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It’s Back: 30,000 Starpoints Signup Bonus On Both The Starwood Consumer And Business AMEX Cards! Plus: New Benefits For Existing Cardholders!

Update: This limited time offer ends in less than 2 weeks!

Originally posted on 08/11:

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-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

This is a limited time offer scheduled to run until 09/14.  It offers 20% more points than the standard offer and there has never been a better public offer for this card.

For the consumer card you will get 30,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $3,000 within 3 months. The consumer offer is for first time Starwood consumer cardholder’s only.

For the business card you will get 30,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $5,000 within 3 months. The business offer is available as long as you haven’t had a Starwood business card in the past 12 months.

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year on both cards.

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Spending on the Starwood card:

The Starwood card remains a very good card for general spending. Best of all, as of 08/11 there are no longer any foreign transaction fees on the Starwood card!

While other cards have better bonus categories, the Starwood card is strong for general spending as Starpoints continue to be the most valuable mileage currency thanks to valuable hotel usage and the 25% bonus for transfers into dozens of airlines.

They also generously allow members at the same address to transfer points between their accounts for free.

The Starwood card earns 2 Starpoints per dollar at Starwood hotels, or a 4.4% rebate at a value of roughly 2.2 cents per Starpoint. It earns 1 Starpoint per dollar everywhere else, or a 2.2% rebate.  There are thousands of uses for Starpoints, some of which have been over 50 cents each for me, but I aim for a minimum value of about 2.2 cents per point and am happy when I’m able to exceed that level.

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American Express Benefits:

The card also carries American Express’ awesome top-notch protections that are light-years better than any other banks. Most other banks always look for a way to get out, but that’s not the case with American Express.
-If you need to return an item up to $300 they will gladly refund you. Most of the time you’ll be able to keep the item, but if you do need to send it back the return shipping will be free.
-You get an additional year of warranty coverage and if you have any issue in the extended warranty year they’ll pay to have it fixed or refund your entire purchase price without a hassle.
-If you need to dispute a charge there’s nobody who makes it easier or as pain-free as American Express does. It’s the best in the industry by leaps and bounds and you can do it all online.
-If your item is stolen or broken within 90 days you’ll be covered.
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Annual fee: Making it pay for itself.

There’s no fee on the Starwood card for the first year and $95 thereafter though you can often get bonus points or account credits for keeping it open for additional years. If you cancel a card within 60 days of being charged the fee on your statement you will receive a full refund of the fee. If you cancel after 60 days you get a pro-rated refund based on how many months you had the card.

That small annual fee is nothing compared to what you can make from promotions like Small Business Saturday, AMEX Offers/Twitter offers, and other promotions that American Express runs all year long such as AMEX Express Checkout. Up to 99 additional cardholders are free on the Starwood card, and each one qualifies for their own promotion credits! 9 months later and we still haven’t spent through all of our prepaid credit at my local pizza shop or grocery stores thanks to SBS.  And it will be quite a while before we finish our collection of free diapers and wipes.

You can also always downgrade the card to a card with no annual fee.

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Spending $3K or $5K in 3 months:

With cards like Bluebird, Serve, and REDcard, it’s not hard to hit a spend threshold.

You can buy gift cards with your Starwood card and then cash out the gift cards with Bluebird, Serve, or REDcard.

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Business cards and Open Savings:

With the Starwood business card you will get Starpoints AND automatic cash back on purchases from these select retailers with Open Savings.  That means an additional 5% off at HP, Hertz, Hyatt, Barnes & Noble online, and Fedex.

In other words if you use your Starwood business card at a participating Hyatt hotel you’ll earn 1 Starpoint per dollar spend plus 5% cash back.  That’s better than the triple points that the Hyatt card awards for Hyatt spending!

Getting a business card is simple. If Joe Smith sells items on Ebay or on Amazon, or has any other side business/hobby and wants a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures he can just open a business credit card for “Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship” as the business name.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field as well as in the social security number field.

A perk of business card spending is that it doesn’t count against your credit utilization. On a personal card you should pay off your spending before the statement is even printed so that you don’t cost yourself points on your credit score. On a business card that’s not necessary and the spending isn’t reported as long as you pay your bills.

It’s also worth remembering that the credit line (and utilization) of business cards are not reported on your personal credit report, thus closing them also won’t effect your score.
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Sheraton Club Lounge Access:

Effective 08/11, with the Starwood business card you will get free club lounge access when staying at Sheraton hotels.

There have been rave reviews of the Sheraton Club lounge in Tel Aviv for example.  If you have a Starwood business card you’ll get free access to it and its free food, beverages, and sweeping view of the Mediterranean Sea. A free night at the Sheraton Tel Aviv is 12K points, 6K points+$110, or 9.6K points per night on a 5 night stay.

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Premium Internet Access:

Effective 08/11 with either Starwood card you will get free premium in-room internet at Starwood hotels. All SPG guests get free internet, but cardholders will now get the faster version for free.

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Unlimited worldwide Boingo WiFi:

Effective 08/11 with either Starwood card you will get free unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi worldwide, perfect for avoiding confiscatory rates at airports when traveling.  Search from over 1 million hot-spots here.

Enroll for free Boingo access here.

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Elite Status and Crossover benefits with Delta and Uber:

Just by having a Starwood card you earn Preferred Plus status.  This status earns you the right to checkout at 4pm at Starwood hotels and get upgraded to preferred rooms.

If you spend $30,000 in a year on either Starwood card you earn Gold status.  Gold status gets you more points per dollar spent at SPG hotels and a 250 point amenity on stays, even when redeeming points.  You can also get gold status for free with no spending requirement by opening The Platinum Card® from American Express or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

When you have the Starwood card you also get 5 elite qualifying nights and 2 stays for each Starwood card that you have that count towards earning Gold or Platinum status!

Starwood Gold and Platinum elites can also register here to earn Starpoints on Delta flights on top of the regular Delta miles in addition to other benefits while Delta elites can get benefits at SPG hotels.

And all members can earn bonus Starpoints for Uber rides as well after making a single SPG stay.

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Using Starpoints:

Points are deposited directly into your Starwood account, so you do not lose your points if you cancel your card like you would with American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, or Citibank ThankYou points.  You do need to maintain some activity in your Starwood account every 18 months to keep it active, though Starwood is very good about reactivating accounts that have been closed due to inactivity.

Award nights count towards elite status. Gold members receive 250 points back and Platinum members receive 500 points back per stay.

How can you use your points?

1. Hotel award nights with no blackouts or capacity controls. If a standard room is for sale you can use points to book it:

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2. If you book 5 consecutive hotel award nights at category 3-7 hotels then the 5th night will be free:

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For example:
-5 nights at the category 7 blinged out S. Regis Bal Harbour is 120,000 points, still that’s not a bad value when you consider that the cheapest rooms during peak season go for more than $1,000 per night.
-At the category 6 ultra-modern W Hong Kong with a 76th floor rooftop infinity pool or at the breathtaking Westin Venice would cost 80,000 points.
-5 nights at the category 5 Westin Maui, Sheraton Kauai, W Hollywood, or the highly rated Sheraton Tel Aviv will be 48,000 points.
-5 nights at the category 4 Sheraton Big Island of Hawaii or Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will be 40,000 points.
-5 nights at the category 3 Sheraton Agoura Hills (great base for eating out at Tierra Sur, arguably the best kosher restaurant in the world) would set you back 28,000 points.
-The fantastic category 2 Le Meridien Chiang Mai Thailand would set you back just 3K points over an awesome Shabbos at the nearby Chabad House.
-A night at the category 1 Aloft S. Jose Costa Rica starts at just 2,000 points.

Click on the category links to explore other hotels that can be obtained for those rates.

 

3. Cash and points allows you stretch your points when reserving a standard room, upgraded room, or suite:

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Starwood’s cash and points chart make expensive hotel stays cheap. Take the Sheraton at my hometown Cleveland airport for example. The rate there for tonight is $219+tax=$260. Using Starpoints you can either pay 4,000 points for a value of 6.5 cents per Starpoint. With cash and points a category 2 hotel would be 2,000 points and $35 cash for a value of 11.3 cents per Starpoint! A weekend night is just 3,000 points.

4. Nights and Flights allow you to combine a 5 night hotel stay and get 50,000 miles for less than the cost of booking a 5 night stay and transferring points separately:

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In other words you can stay 5 nights at a category 4 hotel like the Sheraton Big Island of Hawaii or Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and get 50,000 miles transferred into the airline of your choice for just 70,000 Starpoints.

When done separately that 5 night stay would cost 40,000 Starpoints and the airline transfer would cost 40,000 Starpoints.

5. SPG Moments allows you to  purchase or bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Starpoints.

Throw out the first pitch at a ballgame, watch the game from a suite, etc. Starwood will even cater their suite with kosher food upon request with no additional charge! People have done that at the US Open, Cubs, Knicks, Rangers, and more games.

6. Keep your eyes peeled for promotions like this 50% off promotion where I spent 5 nights in the S. Regis Bal Harbour for just 48,000 points. Other point savings promotions have included this one for 35% off resorts.

7. Of course you can transfer your Starpoints into miles with dozens of airlines at great ratios. 20,000 Starpoints becomes 25,000 miles on dozens of airlines thanks to the 25% bonus.

Airlines also often incentivize transfers, like American is doing now by offering a 50% bonus for transfers to them through 08/31.  Air Canada and United are also currently offering promotions.

Curious about the 33 Starwood transfer options and ratios? Here they are!

With so may different airlines to transfer to it’s just a matter of figuring out which one has the lowest rates to where you want to go. I’ve separated them by alliance so you can know which airlines are partners and will therefore let you book award travel on partner airlines. Of course airlines also have lots of non-alliance partners, but by definition they are partners with all airlines in the same alliance.

In parenthesis you can see if American Express Membership Rewards (MR), Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR), or Citibank Thank You (TY) points transfers to the airline as well.

OneWorld Alliance:
Air Berlin: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
American: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
British Airways Avios: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR, UR)
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR, TY)
JAL: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
LAN: 20,000 Starpoints=37,500 kms (No other transfers)
Qatar: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (TY)

Skyteam Alliance:
AeroMexico: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Air France/KLM Flying Blue: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR, TY)
Alitalia: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
China Eastern: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
China Southern: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Delta: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Korean: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (UR)
Saudia: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)

Star Alliance:
ANA: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Air Canada/Aeroplan: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Air China: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Air New Zealand: 20,000 Starpoints=385 points (No other transfers)
Asiana: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Lufthansa Miles & More: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Singapore: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR, TY, UR)
Thai: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (TY)
United: 20,000 Starpoints=12,500 miles (UR)

Unaligned:
Alaska (Partners with several airlines from different alliances): 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Emirates: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Etihad: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (TY)
Gol/Varig Smiles: 20,000 Starpoints=12,500 miles (No other transfers)
Hainan: 20,000 Starpoints==25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Hawaiian: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR)
Jet Airways: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)
Virgin Atlantic: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (MR, TY, UR)
Virgin Australia: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 miles (No other transfers)

Points can also transfer to Amtrak at a 1:1 ratio. Amtrak rides on select routes are just 1,500 points in coach or 2,000 points in business. Within the Northeast corridor a ride is 4,000 points in coach, 6,500 points in business class, 8,000 points in Acela Express business class, or 12,000 points in Acela Express first class.  A private bedroom and bathroom with kosher meals from NYC-Miami would be just 12,500 points per adult. More about these options in this post.

You can view the expiration policies for each transfer program here. Remember that points can only transfer from Starwood to an airline, they can never transfer from an airline to Starwood.

I don’t recommend using the SPG Flights or the SPG Merchandise/Gift Card programs as the value per point is way too low.

How do you normally redeem your Starpoints? Hit the comments!

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Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?

We all love AMEX for their nonstop year-round AMEX Offers, promos like $10 off $0.01 with Express Checkout, 20% off NYC restaurants, and for SBS of course.

But where they really shine are their purchase protections. Here are just a few of my experiences:

Purchase protection covers items that are stolen or broken within 90 days of purchase. On most cards you’re covered for items up to $1,000 but if you use a Platinum or Delta Reserve card it covers items up to $10,000 and it will even cover you for items that are merely lost!

A couple months ago a friend of mine was celebrating the birth of his first son. I bought and brought over a bottle of his favorite scotch, Lagvulin, but he wasn’t home and I managed to break it as I brought the bottle back into my house.

Officially consumable items are excluded from purchase protection, but having nothing to lose I went online and submitted a claim in the AMEX Claims Center.  And sure enough, they issued a full refund!

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AMEX offers free CDW car rental coverage, but only on a secondary basis. That’s great if you don’t have personal car insurance, but it means they won’t cover anything if you do.
They offer Premium Car Rental Protection that makes the coverage primary for a $19.95/rental fee ($15.95/rental for CA residents) for $75K of coverage or $24.95/rental ($17.95/rental for CA residents) for $100K of coverage.

Of course the Chase Sapphire Preferred card gives free worldwide primary coverage, though the claims process is more cumbersome than it is with AMEX.

But a big difference is that your Chase Sapphire Preferred card won’t cover what they consider to be luxury cars and SUVs.

With AMEX Premium car rental protection luxury cars and SUVs are covered. They had no problem covering the damage that the valet at the S. Regis Bal Harbour did to the Lincoln Navigator that Avis upgraded me to earlier this year. No messy paperwork required, just a quick online claim took care of everything. And yes, it will even cover the $75,000 scratch on the door of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo should you miraculously find yourself in a rented one 😉

Of course it’s worth noting that AMEX won’t cover rentals in Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, and New Zealand, while Chase will cover all countries (though you should always carry a letter of coverage when traveling abroad from the insurance that your card offers).

The lesson here is to always check with the insurance provider to see if your upgraded car is covered.

 

Extended Warranty

Extended warranty matches the manufacturer’s warranty up to an extra year of warranty coverage on items up to $10,000. The irony is that most manufacturer’s warranties stink. They make you send in your item and typically have long turn-around times. Or they find reasons why the warranty doesn’t cover your problem.

Wait it out until the manufacturer’s warranty ends and you’ll be in luck. Often times you’ll receive a refund of your entire purchase price within a few days of making a claim without even hassling you at all.  DDF members report this happening often for cameras, cell phones, and computers. For some more expensive items they may ask for a repair quote but when you send in the quote you’ll typically be credited with that amount (up to the purchase price paid) within a few days.  People on DDF have even reported getting refunded for computers with cracked screens and other physical damage during the AMEX warranty bonus year, something that the manufacturer would never cover.

 

Dispute Resolution

I’ve had to file a few disputes over the years. I learned early on that disputes on cards from most banks can be very tough for a consumer to win, even with all of the documentation in the world.

AMEX is light-years ahead of the competition in this regard, it’s much easier for a consumer to win a dispute and disputes can be easily filed online or over the phone.

From contractors that didn’t perform, to the dive shop in Maui that sold us an intro-dive tour but stuck us with pro divers who had no patience for us, AMEX dispute resolution has come in handy many times.

Back in February 2011 I ordered a Bugaboo on sale and paid the extra $1 for lifetime free returns. The store went out of business before I realized in September 2011 how far superior the UppaBaby Vista is to the Bugaboo in just about every way, but AMEX had no problem standing behind the stated lifetime return policy and refunded the charge in full. They didn’t even want the Bugaboo back.

Frankly AMEX dispute resolution may be too good. I had one person dispute the $13 they paid for on an AMEX to attend a DansDeals seminar (the full proceeds of which were donated to charity).  When I asked the attendee why they disputed the charge they said that they just didn’t recognize the charge, so they disputed it. He called AMEX right away to drop the dispute, but by that point it was too late and they refunded him the money and I got hit with a chargeback fee on money I had already donated.

Yes, the person made up for the chargeback fees I was hit with in the end, but just be careful to only dispute things after attempting to contact the merchant to make things right or clarify what the charge is for as AMEX dispute resolution works incredibly well. If you ever receive goods or services that you’re not happy with, just let the merchant know that you do plan on disputing the purchase and see if they will come to a compromise without it coming to that. But if they won’t, AMEX will have your back more than any other bank.

 

Return Protection is by far one of the most underrated benefits that AMEX offers.  If you buy something from a retailer with a return policy less than 90 days long, even if they have no return policy at all or if the item is on final sale, you can use AMEX return protection.

Return protection works for items that cost $300 or less and can be used to return up to $1,000 of items per card per year. If the item is under $100 AMEX will typically issue an immediate refund.  If it’s between $100-$300 usually an examiner will review the claim to ensure that the item isn’t on the excluded list. Usually the examiner will then issue a refund though on occasion AMEX will request that you email a photo of the item or mail the item in for a refund.

The current return protection policy is that AMEX will pay for return shipping if they do require that you actually return the item to them. In the past AMEX didn’t used to cover the return shipping and they were more inclined back then to request that the item be returned. I used it 6 times and wound up with a $305.70 check as apparently they were supposed to cover the return shipping.

Of course all of these benefits make the equation on which card to use even more complicated. It’s important to remember that although another card may give you extra points in some categories, what is the ability to return, dispute, or have extended warranty coverage worth?

 

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The following are some of the cards that have all of the above benefits:

Consumer cards:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

-The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express

-The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express

American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card

Platinum Card® from American Express

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

-Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

 

Business cards:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN

 

Share your experiences in the comments!

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25 Free Hertz Points: Extend Your Points Expiration Date

Register for the Hertz Fall Promo here and you’ll instantly be awarded with 25 points.

25 points won’t do much (a free weekend rental day is 550 points), but it will extend the expiration of your account balance by 24 months.

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55%-62.5% Off At Banana Republic With Stackable Savings!

Banana Republic Linky

Men’s 50% Off Items

Women’s 50% Off Items

Petite 50% Off Items

Jewelry and Accessories 50% Off Items

Receive 40% off sitewide and receive 50% off the items found in the 50% off links above with code (Exp: 09/08, though ability to stack may end sooner): BRFALL

Plus subscribe to Banana Republic emails and get a 25% off coupon so you can save 25% on top of the 40% or 50% off. That creates an effective 55% or 62.5% discount. After you enter your email address and select your preferences you’ll be sent a one-time use coupon. The coupon should come within a few minutes, be sure to check your Promotion and Spam folders.

If you already subscribe you can use another email address or just add a +1, +2, +3 after your Gmail address. If your address is banana@gmail.com then banana+1@gmail.com, banana+2@gmail.com, banana+3@gmail.com, banana+4@gmail.com, etc will all work and be sent to your regular banana@gmail.com address.

Alternatively if you have ever received an email from Banana with the title “Waiting to wow you,”  “Here’s what you’re missing,” “What are you waiting for,” or “You’re running out of time” then you have a one-time use coupon good for 40% off! Even if these codes have a stated expiration they actually don’t expire, so search your inbox for “Waiting to wow”

You can use the 40% off on top of the 50% off code for an effective 70% savings. This won’t stack with the 25% off new email subscriber coupon.

The email confirmation will only show the 25% or 40% email code discount under promotions as the base price of the item itself will already be discounted by 40-50%.

Post what deals you find!

HT: doodle52, via DDF

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American: Fly Between Miami And Los Angeles For $93 Each Way

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Priceline. Priceline tickets purchased today are refundable until 11:29pm ET tomorrow.  Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.

-Limited seats are available on each date. Always search one-way for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

Valid Miami-Los Angeles $93 dates:
September: 12, 13, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
October: 1, 3, 5, 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31.
November: 4.

Valid Los Angeles-Miami $93 dates:
September: 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
October: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 24, 25, 27.
November: 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

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Frontier: $15 Nationwide Airfare Sale!

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Priceline.

-Limited seats are available on each date. Always search one-way for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

This sale includes flights originating in: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Philadelphia, Trenton, And Washington D.C.
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Philadelphia-Miami $15 dates:
September: 3, 10, 11, 13, 14.

Miami-Philadelphia $15 dates:
September: 3, 10, 13, 14, 16.
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Philadelphia-Orlando $15 dates:
September: 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 15, 16.

Orlando-Philadelphia $15 dates:
September: 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16.
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Philadelphia-Chicago (ORD) $15 dates:
September: 6, 12, 14.

Chicago (ORD)-Philadelphia $15 dates:
September: 2, 11, 14, 16.
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Chicago (ORD)-Miami $15 dates:
September: 9, 13, 14, 16.

Miami-Chicago (ORD) $15 dates:
September: 2, 3, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16.
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Valid Chicago (ORD)-Salt Lake City $15 dates:
September: 2, 13.

Salt Lake City-Chicago (ORD) $15 dates:
September: 6, 11, 15.
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Chicago (ORD)-Orlando $15 dates:
September: 2, 10, 16.

Orlando-Chicago (ORD) $15 dates:
September: 11, 15.
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Chicago (ORD)-Austin $15 dates:
September: 4, 12, 13, 15, 16.

Austin-Chicago (ORD) $15 dates:
September: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
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Denver-Miami $15 dates:
September: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

Miami-Denver $15 dates:
September: 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15.
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Trenton-Chicago $15 Dates:
September 3, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15.

Chicago-Trenton $15 Dates:
September 10, 11
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Cleveland-Seattle $15 Dates:
September 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Seattle-Cleveland $15 Dates:
September 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16
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Cleveland-Las Vegas $15 Dates:
September 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14

Las Vegas-Cleveland $15 Dates:
September 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16
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Cleveland-Orlando $15 Dates:
September 2, 3, 7, 10, 11, 13

Orlando-Cleveland $15 Dates:
September 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
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Washington DC/IAD-Las Vegas $15 Dates:
September 12, 13, 14, 15

Las Vegas-Washington DC/IAD $15 Dates:
September 10, 12, 15, 16
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Washington DC/IAD-Miami $15 Dates:
September 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16

Miami-Washington DC/IAD $15 Dates:
September 10, 11, 16
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Washington DC/IAD-Orlando $15 Dates:
September 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16

Miami-Washington DC/IAD $15 Dates:
September 9, 11, 15, 16
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Washington DC/IAD-Chicago $15 Dates:
September 6, 13, 14

Chicago-Washington DC/IAD $15 Dates:
September 10, 11, 14, 15
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Atlanta-Washington DC/IAD $15 Dates:
September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16

Washington DC/IAD-Atlanta $15 Dates:
September 14, 15, 16

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Crayola Products On Sale From Just $0.97 Shipped From Amazon With No Minimum Order Required!

Update 2: Everything is back in stock!

Update: Sold out.

Crayola Sale Linky

Sample Deals with free shipping for all Amazon members. These items ship free even without Prime and don’t require a $35+ order:
-Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12 count : $0.97
-Crayola Ultraclean Broadline Classic Washable Markers (10 Count): $1.57
-Crayola Ultraclean Fineline Classic Markers (10 Count): $1.97
-Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 24 count: $2.99

Sample Deals with free shipping for Amazon Prime members or with $35+ orders for non-Prime members. Prime members that select no-rush shipping on these products will also receive a $1 ebook/music/video credit!
-Crayola Washable Crayons, 24 count: $1.97
-Crayola Washable Watercolors, 8 count: $1.97

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White/Orange Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair For $138 Shipped From Amazon Or Walmart

White/Orange Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair For $138 Shipped From Walmart

White/Orange Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair For $138 Shipped From Amazon

We’ve been using this high chair for our kids for four years, it’s awesome!

This is the lowest price ever from Amazon, it has 4.4 star ratings.

-Fits easily under tables with pedestal base
-Glides smoothly in all directions
-Five-point harness and safety post
-Six urethane casters to protect floors
-Effortless continuous height positioning.

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100 Caza Trail K-Cups For $24.49-$27.99 Shipped

Update: DEAD
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100 Caza Trail Kona Blend K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Dark Roast K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Breakfast Blend K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Coastal Blend K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Extra Bold Medium Roast Organic K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Hazelnut K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Colombian K-Cups
100 Caza Trail Donut Shop K-Cups

-All cups are OU parve.
-Compatible with all 1.0 & 2.0 Brewers

-100 cups are on sale for $34.99
-Clip the 15% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price) to make the price $29.74..
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $27.99.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $24.49.

If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% off. It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save 15% on all the items you subscribe to.

With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase. You can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty once the item ships. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions.

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American/JetBlue/United: Fly Between Miami Or Fort Lauderdale And Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Or Philadelphia For $48-$68 Each Way

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Priceline.

-Tickets purchased today from Priceline are refundable until 11:29pm tomorrow night. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.

-Limited seats are available on each date. Always search one-way for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.
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JetBlue: Detroit-Fort Lauderdale $48 dates:
September: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30.
October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
November: 4, 10, 17, 18.
December: 8, 9, 15.

JetBlue: Fort Lauderdale-Detroit $48 dates:
September: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30.
October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
November: 4, 10, 11, 17, 18.
December: 8, 9, 15, 16.

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American: Baltimore-Miami $48 Dates:
September: 8, 9, 15, 16, 29.
October: 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28.
November: 3, 4, 10, 17, 18.
December: 8.

American: Miami-Baltimore $48 Dates:
September: 23, 30.
October: 6, 7, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
November: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18.
December: 9.

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American: Philadelphia-Fort Lauderdale $53 Dates:
September 6, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
October 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
November 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14
December 2, 5, 8, 12, 15

American: Fort Lauderdale-Philadelphia $53 Dates:
September 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
October 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
November 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14
December 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16

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American/United: Chicago-Miami $53 dates:
September: 2, 5.
October: 21, 26.
November: 16, 17.
December: 8.

American/United: Miami-Chicago $53 dates:
September: 1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30.
October: 3, 6, 7, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30.
November: 4, 5, 10.
December: 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 25.

United: Chicago-Fort Lauderdale $53 dates:
October: 26, 28.
November: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16.

United: Fort Lauderdale-Chicago $53 dates:
October: 27, 28, 30, 31.
November: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19.
December: 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.

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American: Dallas-Miami $53-$58 dates:
September 9, 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, 30
October: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
November: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18
December: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13

American: Miami-Dallas $53-$58 dates:
September: 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
October: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16, 20, 21, 31
November: 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 16
December: 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15

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American: Cleveland-Miami $58 dates:
September 18
October: 13, 14, 20, 24, 26, 27, 28.
November: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18.

American: Miami-Cleveland $58 dates:
September: 9
October: 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
November: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18.

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American: Houston-Miami $58 dates:
September 9, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
October: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 27
November: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15

American: Miami-Houston $58 dates:
September: 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30
October: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
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American: Boston-Miami $68 dates:
September: 8 9, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30.
October: 3, 5, 6, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31.
November: 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14.

American: Miami-Boston $68 dates:
September: 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30.
October: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
November: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.

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JetBlue: JFK To/From Palm Springs, CA Nonstop For $99 Each Way

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Jetblue.com

JetBlue is launching seasonal nonstop flights between JFK and the desert oasis of Palm Springs, CA.
The route will operate from 01/14/16-05/01/16.

If you purchase tickets today you can take advantage of intro-pricing:
Flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings are $99 from 01/14 through 03/19 and $119 from 03/21-04/28.
Flights on Sunday and Friday evenings are $134-$149 from 01/15-05/01.
Flights do not operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Palm Springs is a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles or S. Diego, a 4 hour drive from Las Vegas, and a 6 hour drive from the Grand Canyon.

There are wonderful homes you can rent in Palm Springs with private pools on sites like Airbnb and VRBO, including many within walking distance of Chabad in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

In 2010 and in 2012 I reviewed renting a house and making Pesach in Palm Springs. Rabbi Denebeim runs a wonderful Chabad House and Palm Springs is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has lots of activities including an aerial tramway and Joshua Tree National Park. There’s a nearby outlet mall for people who prefer retail therapy to nature.

You can read more about Palm Springs on DDF.

Hyatt Palm Springs in the heart of town is a category 3 hotel for 12K Chase/Hyatt points or 6K points+$75. The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort (formerly Hyatt Grand Champions) is a wonderful category 5 resort for 20K points of 10K points+$125.

Starwood has 4 resorts in the Palm Springs area starting at 10K points or 5K points+$75.

HT: Yaalili, via DDF

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Save 20% Off Shoes, Clothes, Accessories, And Luggage From Amazon; Pants From $11, Shirts From $18, And Shoes From $20 With Free Return Shipping

Save 20% Off Shoes, Clothes, Accessories, And Luggage From Amazon

-20% Off Men’s Shoes, Clothes, And Accessories.
-20% Off Women’s Shoes, Clothes, And Accessories.
-20% Off Kid’s And Baby’s Shoes, Clothes, And Accessories.
-20% Off Luggage.

Use 20% off code (Exp: 09/07): LABORDAY20

-Shipping and return shipping is free on all orders of shoes, clothes, and luggage that are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Sample deals after additional 20% off at final checkout (sizes are limited):

-Geoffrey Beene Men’s 100% Cotton Chino Flat Front Extender Pants: $11.74

-Ben Sherman Men’s White On White Check Oxford Shirt: $18.16

-Florsheim Men’s Oslo Moc Slip-On: $20

-Florsheim Men’s Asset Cap Oxford: $22.20

-Steve Madden Men’s Sutterr Oxford: $23.73

-Rockport Men’s Dressport Moccasin Front Oxford: $29

-Cole Haan Men’s Elton Slip-On Loafer: $34.03

-Cole Haan Men’s Kilgore Apron Oxford: $38.32

HT: dovy2, via DDF

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2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks

Update: You can use this intro pricing up to 6 times, see below for instructions.

4Checks Promo Linky

Step 1: Find a check style that you like and enter the following offer code on the product page and click “update pricing”: DWF120

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Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped with that code.

This code is generally limited to once per customer, however you can get the special from each of the check vendors (Artistic Checks, Check Gallery, etc), so if you’ve ordered in the past just look for a new vendor. In total there are 6 different vendors, so you can take advantage of this offer 6 times.

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2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

Step 2: You will need to click “no thank you” on both of the EZShield offers that will in your cart. (One appears after declining the other)

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Step 3: Decline in-plant rush and select USPS bulk shipping

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Sales tax may be additional depending on your state.

HT: Marco Polo and Baruch, via DDF

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TAM: JFK To Toronto In Lie-Flat Business Class With 3 Checked Bags For $105, Toronto To JFK For $142

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

TAM is a Brazilian airline and they fly JFK-Toronto as a tag-on flight while the plane idles between flights to Brazil. Business class comes with lie-flat seats and 3 free 50 pound checked bags.

Bookable on Priceline. Priceline tickets purchased today are refundable until 11:29pm ET tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.

-Limited seats are available on each date. Always search one-way for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

JFK to Toronto for $105.48:
September 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30

Toronto to JFK for $142.60:
September 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30

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Save $10 Off $50 At NYC Restaurants With AMEX!

You can register each of your AMEX cards here for $10 off $50 at NYC restaurants in September.

You can search for qualifying restaurants by typing them into this map. It appears that any restaurant in the 5 boroughs that is properly coded as bring a restaurant will qualify for this promotion. Every kosher restaurant that I searched for is on the map.

Most restaurants will sell you a gift card, so you can lock in 20% savings on future dining or catering bills. You must register each of your cards and spend at least $50 in one transaction for the $10 statement credit on each card.

-Personal and business AMEX cards (as long as they don’t say corporate on the card) qualify for this promo.
-Primary and secondary AMEX cards qualify.
-Serve and Bluebird cards qualify.
-AMEX cards issued by 3rd party banks qualify, but if the credits don’t post for any reason it can be difficult to request credit on these cards.
-Limit of 1 $10 statement credit per card.

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Consumer cards include:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express(Limited time offer: 30K signup bonus for spending $3K in 3 months,25% point bonus for transfers to airlines in 20K increments. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express (10K AMEX MR points for spending $1,000 in 3 months.  20% point bonus for making 20 transactions per month for an effective 2.4 points per dollar on groceries and Uber and 1.2 points per dollar elsewhere. No annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express (15K AMEX MR points for spending $1,000 in 3 months.  50% point bonus for making 30 transactions per month for an effective 4.5 points per dollar on groceries, 3 points per dollar on gas and Uber and 1.5 points per dollar elsewhere. $95 annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card (25K AMEX MR points for spending $2,000 in 3 months. 3 points per dollar on airfare and 2 points per dollar on restaurants, US gas stations, US supermarkets, and Uber. $100 annual airline fee credit. No foreign transaction fees. $195 annual fee waived for first year. 5 free additional cardholders are free, 6+ additional cards cost $35/year each.)

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (30K Delta miles for spending $1,000 in 3 months. $50 cash back for making a purchase with Delta within 3 months. No foreign exchange fees. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Platinum Card® from American Express (40K AMEX MR points for spending $3,000 in 3 months. Free Starwood gold elite status for discounted paid and award stays. Free Centurion lounge access, Delta lounge access, Airspace lounge access, and Priority Club lounge access. $200 cash back in airline fee refunds per calendar year ($400 cash back in refunds during first cardmembership year). Free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.  Free insurance for any items bought on credit card and lost within 90 days. No foreign exchange fees. $450 annual fee. 3 additional cardholders for a flat $175 fee ($58.33/year each) which includes full lounge access and free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.)

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express ($100 cash back for spending $1,000 in 3 months. 3% cash back on groceries, 2% cash back on gas and department stores, no annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express ($150 cash back for spending $1,000 in 3 months. 6% cash back on groceries, 3% cash back on gas and department stores, $75 annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Business cards:

Business card signup bonuses can be earned if you haven’t had the card within the past 12 months. All business cards give automatic OPEN Savings rebates on top of points.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express ((Limited time offer: 30K signup bonus for spending $5K in 3 months, 25% point bonus for transfers to airlines in 20K increments. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (25K AMEX MR points for spending $5,000 in 3 months. 3 points per dollar in your choice of one of the following categories and 2 points in the other categories: Airfare, advertising, gas stations, shipping, or hardware+software+cloud computing. 2 points per dollar on Uber. $175 annual fee waived for first year.)

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN (40K AMEX MR points for spending $3,000 in 3 months. 10 free annual Gogo in-flight internet passes. Free Starwood gold elite status for discounted paid and award stays. Free Centurion lounge access, Delta lounge access, Airspace lounge access, and Priority Club lounge access. $200 cash back in airline fee refunds per calendar year ($400 cash back in refunds during first cardmembership year). Free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.  Free insurance for any items bought on credit card and lost within 90 days. No foreign exchange fees. $450 annual fee.)

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express(30K Delta miles for spending $1,000 in 3 months. $50 cash back for making a purchase with Delta within 3 months. No foreign exchange fees. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express ($250 signup bonus for spending $5,000 in 3 months. 5% cash back at office supply stores and telecom. 3% cash back on your choice of Airfare, Hotels, Car rentals, gas stations, restaurants, advertising, or shipping. No annual fee.)

Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (5K AMEX MR points for spending $1 in 3 months. $95 annual fee waived for first year.)

The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express OPEN (10K AMEX MR points for spending $1 in 3 months. 30% annual point bonus. No annual fee.)

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Apple 11.6″ Core i5 Macbook Air Laptop For $729.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.

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Apple 11.6″ Core i5 Macbook Air Laptop For $729.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

This sells for $899 directly from Apple and $799 on Amazon.

-The latest 2015 version
-1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache
-4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
-128 GB PCIe-based flash storage
-11.6-Inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display
-Intel HD Graphics 6000
-OS X Yosemite
-Up to 9 Hours of Battery Life

HT: mendy from lakewood, via DDF

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Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat For $187.49 Shipped From Amazon

-Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat (Vibe): $187.49
-Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat (Domino): $187.49
-Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat (Cowmooflage): $187.49

These were selling for $200.04-$249.99 yesterday and are now the lowest price ever from Amazon, they have 4.7 star ratings.

-Safe-cell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, including an impact absorbing base, impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection
-Safe-cell complete side impact protection plus gives your child an advanced layer of protection with an energy-absorbing head restraint designed to keep your baby’s head and neck extra secure
-Safe-cell impact absorbing base reduces the potential for injury by compressing to absorb crash energy

HT: mileagejunkie, via DDF

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Frontier Flights From $24; Fly Between Miami And Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Or Washington DC For $44 Each Way

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
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Frontier Sale Linky

Frontier Booking Linky

Use $5 off promo code: 5OFF

Philadelphia-Miami $44 travel dates:
September: 6, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 29.
October: 6, 20, 21, 27, 28.
November: 3, 10.
December: 3, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16.

Miami -Philadelphia $44 travel dates:
September: 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 30.
October: 3, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28.
November: 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14.
December: 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16.

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Deer Stags Men’s Dress Shoes For Just $12 From Amazon!

-Deer Stags Men’s Hank Oxford: $12
-Deer Stags Men’s Marshall Oxford: $12
-Deer Stags Men’s Neil Oxford: $12
-Deer Stags Men’s Cody Oxford: $12
-Deer Stags Men’s Optic Slip-On Loafer: $12

Use 20% off code (Exp: 09/07): LABORDAY20

Prices will vary by size. Shipping and return shipping is free on all orders of shoes that are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with a free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers among other benefits) or Amazon Student.

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Amazon Gold Box Deals: Save Up To 57% Off Select PC Gaming Gear; Vacuum Sealing System For $86.50

-FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit: $86.50

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-Save Over 50% Off Men’s And Women’s Jeans
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-Save Up To 57% Off Select PC Gaming Gear

Sample deals (all products listed below are the lowest price they have ever been from Amazon):

Monitors:
-ViewSonic 28″ SuperClear Full HD LED Monitor: $186.99
-ViewSonic 24″ SuperClear MVA LED Monitor: $127.49

Mice:
-Corsair Gaming Compact Edition High Speed Gaming Mouse Mat: $12.99
-Corsair Gaming Standard Edition High Speed Gaming Mouse Mat: $17.99
-Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse: $29.99
-ROCCAT KONE Pure Military Edition Core Performance Gaming Mouse: $29.99
-ROCCAT TYON All Action Multi-Button Gaming Mouse: $59.99

Keyboard:
-Das Keyboard 4C Professional Compact Mechanical Keyboard: $94.99

Headphones:
-SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism Gaming Headset: $64.99
-SteelSeries Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Gaming Headset: $119.99

Router:
-ASUS Dual-Band AC1750 Wireless Gigabit Router: $119.99

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TOMS Shoes Surprise Sale: Discounts Up To 70% Off

Men’s TOMS Shoes Surprise Sale Link
Women’s TOMS Shoes Surprise Sale Link
Kid’s TOMS Shoes Surprise Sale Link

You must enter an email address to view this sale.

You will receive free shipping on $25+ orders.

All items via the links above are final sale, so buy it on a card with return protection in case you don’t like it.

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Raffle Is Next Week: Win $25,000 And More From Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim

Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts.

Participate here

Win $25,000, 2 Round-trip Israel tickets, 4 Round-trip domestic tickets, and support a great Yeshiva!

Since 1933, Rabbinical Seminary of America, popularly known as Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, has been fulfilling its two-fold objective: to provide Jews with an outstanding Torah education of the highest caliber, and to equip them with the training and commitment to serve in leadership positions for Jewish communities throughout the world. RSA is at the forefront of a Torah renaissance, producing the rabbonim, principals, teachers and outreach workers who are revitalizing Jewish life on this continent and beyond. Hundreds of communities worldwide benefit from RSA alumni, and the demand for qualified graduates continues to grow.

Enter the raffle here.

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HOT! Delta: JFK To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $590 Round-Trip!

Update: DEAD!

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Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.

Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased today from Priceline are refundable until 11:29pm ET tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.

-Also Bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 11pm ET the day after purchase.

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-Limited seats are available on each date. Always search for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

-1 free checked bag per person is included, an additional checked bag is $100 each way.

-A Saturday stay in Israel is required.

Prices for the following sample dates will vary between $590-$655:
Outbound JFK-TLV sample dates:
October 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
November 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
January 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
March 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 15
July 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Return TLV-JFK sample dates:
October 28, 29, 30, 31
November 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
January 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
March 6, 11, 14, 21
July 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27

Not valid for traveling originating in TLV.

HT: Moishebatchy, via DDF

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Get A WD-40 Specialist Product For Free After Mail In Rebate

Update: Today is the final day to purchase a WD-40 Specialist Product to qualify for the rebate!

Originally posted on 06/13:

Sample free products after rebate from Amazon (Amazon.com is a WD-40 authorized retailer).
-WD-40 Specialist Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant Spray
-WD-40 Specialist Lithium Grease Spray
-WD-40 Specialist Foaming Machine and Engine Degreaser
-WD-40 Specialist Dirt and Dust Resistant Dry Lube PTFE Spray
-WD-40 Specialist Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray
-WD-40 Specialist Rust Release Penetrant Spray

Mail In Rebate Linky

-Limit 1 per household.
-Rebate up to $11.99 purchase price excluding taxes.
-Must purchase by 08/31.
-Must mail in rebate by 09/15.
-Offer valid only on eligible purchases made from participating authorized WD-40 Specialist dealers in the USA.
-Excludes Rust Remover Soak and original WD-40 Multi-Use Product

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Lowest Price Ever: Amazon Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime ($99 Value) For Just $125 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Update: The 64GB version is also on sale for just $155 with a free year of Amazon Prime.
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-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.

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Amazon Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime

This is cheaper than the phone has ever been sold on Amazon.

Plus you’ll get a free year of Amazon Prime, a $99 value.  If you already have Prime then your membership will be extended by a full year.

-U.S. compatibility: All GSM networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint
-Fire phone features nine bands of 4G-LTE, four bands of GSM for worldwide coverage, five bands of UMTS for better voice coverage, faster data speeds, and international roaming, plus 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, NFC and Bluetooth support.
-Includes a full year of Prime benefits (a $99 value).
-2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for ultra-fast app launch times and smooth multi-tasking
-Bright 4.7″ HD display
-13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash
-Includes unlimited free cloud storage for photos taken with Fire phone
-Amazon-exclusive features: Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective
-Over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and more

HT: mendy from lakewood, via DDF

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Roundup Of Deals Ending 08/31

-Are 2 Chase Limited Time Card Offers Ending This Afternoon?

Ends Today: Buy Discounted Miles From Alaska, United, Hilton, Hyatt, And IHG

Last Day: Save 20% Off Shoes For Men And Women From Amazon

-AMEX Offers: iTunes, Google Play, WalMart, Macys, Four Season, and Dollar General.

Transfer 20K Starwood Starpoints Into 30K American AAdvantage Miles

United Hotel Transfer Bonus

Use AA miles to book Hawaiian Airlines Awards Between The Continental US And Hawaii

Amazon $3 eBooks, Digital Music, And Instant Video Credits valid at the Amazon Digital Music Store, Amazon Instant Video Store, and Amazon eBook Store

Amazon $5 Prime Day Credits

-And of course every last day of the month is a good day to check if you maxed out your Serve/REDcard/Bluebird manufactured spend limits

What other deals end today? Hit the comments!

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GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera For Just $318.99 Shipped From REI

GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera Linky
Add the camera to your cart and the price will drop to $318.99.

This sells from Amazon for $399.99 with 4.4 star reviews.

GoPro cameras are awesome and the Silver version rarely goes on sale and is arguably the best product they make. You can view several videos and pictures I took with my HERO4 Silver camera in my Koror, Palau trip notes. I’d highly recommend bringing one along on any trip that involves any underwater or action activity, being able to accurately capture those memories is priceless. I only wish I had bought mine sooner after scoffing at it for so long.

Unlike the Black version, the Silver version comes with an awesome touchscreen display. The GoPro comes with easy to use software to make video editing a fun process.

-Built-In Touch Display: Frame your shots. Easily adjust settings. Play back videos and photos. Improved Camera Control: New dedicated button enables quick access to camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings easier than ever.
-Fast, Powerful Photo Capture: Captures high-quality 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps.
-Built-In WiFi + Bluetooth: Delivers enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote
-Durable + Waterproof to 131 feet: Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions. Wearable + Mountable: Enables immersive self-capture during your favorite activities. Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories – and counting – for capturing a wide variety of perspective and activities. GoPro App + Software: Control your camera remotely. View and share your content. Easily create gorgeous GoPro-style videos.

HT: Something Fishy, via DDF

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Crest Toothpaste On Sale From Amazon

Crest Toothpaste On Sale From Amazon

Sample deals:

-Crest Complete Extra White Plus Scope Outlast Fresh Breath Whitening Toothpaste (Twin Pack): $2.24-$2.74
-Crest Pro-Health Advanced Smooth Mint Toothpaste (Twin Pack): $2.65-$3.20

Add on item: -Crest Pro-Health Whitening Fresh Clean Mint Flavor Toothpaste (Twin Pack): $2.97

-Clip the $2 off coupon.

-Use Subscribe & Save to save even more.  If you subscribe to 5 items then the price drops even further. If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% off. It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save 15% on all the items you subscribe to.

-With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase.

-You can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty once the item ships. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item

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Save On Gas, CVS, Michael’s, The Limited, And More Gift Cards From eBay Daily Deals

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.
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$100 Conoco Gas Gift Card: $90

Valid for use at all Phillips 66, Conoco, and 76 Gas Stations.

Limit 3 per account.
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$100 CVS Gift Card: $90

Limit 3 per account.
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$25 Michael’s Gift Card: $20

Limit 3 per account.
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$60 The Limited Gift Card: $50

Limit 5 per account.
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$50 Jiffy Lube Gift Card: $40

Limit 3 per account.
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$60 Sports Authority Gift Card: $50

Limit 5 per account.
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$50 Catherine’s Gift Card: $40

Limit 3 per account.
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$100 Choice Hotels Gift Card: $90

Limit 3 per account.
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$50 Cabela’s Gift Card: $40

Limit 5 per account.
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$50 Aéropostale Gift Card: $40

Limit 5 per account.
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$50 Build-A-Bear Gift Card: $40

Limit 297 per account.
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$50 Regal Entertainment Gift Card: $40

Limit 5 per account.

HT: mendy from lakewood, via ddf

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Are 2 Chase Limited Time Card Offers Ending Today?

-Until sometime this afternoon, you can get 80K points for signing up for the Chase Marriott Visa and spending $3K in 3 months. The normal bonus is 50K.

You also get a free night every year that you renew the card at any category 1-5 hotel , which takes the sting out of the $85 annual fee.

There are no foreign transaction fees and you earn 2 points per dollar on airfare, car rentals, and restaurants and 5 points per dollar at Marriott hotels.

5 free nights start at 30K points thanks to 5th night free, and spouses are allowed to combine their points. You can read more about the program and learn about Marriott hotels in Israel in this post.

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The Chase British Airways Visa is offering 50K miles for spending $2K in 3 months, with the $95 annual fee waived for the first year and it was being advertised as ending today as well:

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I’m no longer seeing that language, but regardless of whether the annual fee waiver continues, it’s a valuable offer.

50K points is enough for more than 11 free zone 1 short-haul flights, more than 6 free zone 2 short-hauls flights, or 5 free zone 3 flights with no fuel surcharges, no close-in fees, and cancellations that cost just $5.60.

Zone 1 includes flight between New York and places like Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, Pittsburgh, or Toronto or between Miami and the Bahamas or Cancun. It’s also enough to fly from Melbourne to Sydney, or to many cities within Europe. Zone 2 includes flights between New York and Chicago or Florida, from LA to Cabo, or from JFK to Bermuda. Zone 3 includes flights between Tel Aviv and Germany or Austria, Chicago to LA, Hong Kong to Singapore, or JFK to Cancun, S. Maarten, or S. Juan.

You can learn everything you need to know about the British Airways program in this post.

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Ends Today: Buy Discounted Miles From Alaska, United, Hilton, Hyatt, And IHG

-United: Get 50% off purchased miles through 08/31
For example 150K miles will cost $2,821.88, or 1.88 cents per mile.

-Alaska: Get 40% bonus miles when purchasing miles through 10/06
For example 56K miles will cost $1,182.50, or 2.11 cents per mile. There is no limit to how many Alaska miles you can buy.

-Hilton: Get 80% bonus points when purchasing miles through 08/31
For example 144K points will cost $800, or 0.55 cents per point.

-Hyatt: Get 30% bonus points when purchasing miles through 08/31
For example 71.5K points will cost $1,320, or 1.85 cents per point.

-IHG: Get 50%-100% bonus points through 08/31.
This promotion varies based on your account. With a 100% bonus 120,000 points would cost $690 (0.575 cents per point).

Buying miles is hardly the most cost-effective way to collect miles. It’s always better to earn the miles from opening and spending on credit cards for example.

However it can make sense to buy miles, when they are discounted, in 2 scenarios. The first is when you’re close to an award but need some topping-up.  The second is when you have a specific award in mind and it makes financial sense to buy the miles.

Hilton:

-Let’s say you want to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, probably the nicest hotel in Israel. A 5 night stay from October 6-11 for example would run $750/night (plus 18% VAT for locals). However it’s just 64K points per night with a 5 night stay or 80K points per night without a 5 night stay.
When buying points for 0.55 cents each that’s $352 per night on a 5 night stay or $440 per night without a 5 night stay.

Need the full 320K points for a 5 night stay? Just open multiple Hilton accounts in your name and then merge the accounts via this link.

Alaska:

-Say you want to fly from JFK to the Maldives in Emirates First Class. You know, the one with the golden suite and a shower onboard.

You could spend $18K:

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Or you can use 90K Alaska miles, which would set you back some $1,899 with this promotion. There’s a limit of 56K miles per transaction, but there’s no limit on how many transactions you can make.

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With Alaska you can also get a free stopover on a one-way award, so you’d be able to stopover in Dubai/Abu Dhabi for as long as you want.

-A round-trip award from JFK to Tel Aviv via Seoul in Korean business class would set you back 140K while a round-trip award from JFK to Johannesburg via Hong Kong in Cathay first class would be 140K round-trip as well. Each of those come with 2 free stopovers to boot.

United:

-A flight from Bangkok to Sydney will set you back 30K United miles in business or 40K in first.

 

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A paid flight would be $3,150 in business or $3,650 in first. But at 1.88 cents per mile you can effectively buy the business flight for $564 or the first flight for $752 with a 1 hour massage in the first class lounge in Bangkok included.

IHG:

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night.   That’s just $28.75 for a room if you buy points at .575 cents each. Those hotels rotate every couple of months.

IHG also has 9 hotels in Israel that start at 10K points, or as low as $57.50 per night when buying points with a 100% bonus.

Hyatt:

Once you’re used Alaska miles to get to the Maldives, the Park Hyatt has exceptional reviews and is a great value.

Checking random rates in January and February shows a nonrefundable rate of $1,335 or a refundable rate of $1,570 after tax. The refundable rate with points is just 25K. If you buy points at 1.85 cents each that’s $462.50 per night.

Other award winning Park Hyatt hotels in Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Milan, NYC, Paris, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, and Zurich will also provide exceptional values.

Of course there are dozens more examples for each of these programs, the key is having a specific redemption in mind before buying.

Do you ever buy miles from the airlines or hotels? Sound off in the comments!

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Amazon Prime Members: T-fal Specialty Nonstick 8-Inch, 9.5-Inch, And 11-Inch Fry Pan Cookware Set For $16.06 Shipped

Update: Now just $16.06 shipped for Prime members!

Amazon Prime Members: T-fal Specialty Nonstick 8-Inch, 9.5-Inch, And 11-Inch Fry Pan Cookware Set

This discount is for Amazon Prime members only.  You can sign up for a free trial of Prime here. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits) or Amazon Student.

-Non-stick interior for easy cooking and easy clean up.
-Non-stick exterior which makes it fast and easy to clean. Dishwasher safe.
-Even heat base delivers even heat distribution for reliable cooking results.

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Last Day: Save 20% Off Shoes For Men And Women From Amazon

Update: This sale ends tonight at 11:59pm PDT.
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Originally posted 08/24.

Amazon 20% Shoe Sale Linky

Save 20% Off Men’s Shoes From Amazon

Save 20% Off Women’s Shoes From Amazon

Save 20% off items in the links above with code (Exp: 08/31): NEW4FALL

Shipping and return shipping is free on all orders of shoes, clothes, and luggage that are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Save on Ecco Men’s black dress shoes and many other men’s dress shoes here.

Post what deals you find.

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30% Off Party Packages For DansDeals Readers Only At Posh Party Supplies

Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts.

With over 100 party packages to choose from, starting at $18.99, we’re sure to please any style or budget. Stock up now for the holidays, summer entertaining, or any other elegant affair where easy cleanup is a must.

Save 30% off all party packages plus get free shipping within the contiguous United States when entering the following code at checkout (Exp: 09/03): Dans30

Save now on these great party packages.

Posh Party Supplies is an online superstore for elegant plastic platessilver like disposable cutlerydesigner paper napkins, plastic miniature dishes and much more.

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American Is Pulling Out Of Tel Aviv 01/04/16, Grab Award Seats Now For Reaccommodation…

Update, 08/30: American has reached a protect agreement with El Al, in addition to previously available options to be reaccomodated on British Airways and Iberia. And you can request a refund as well if no options work for you.

A commenter has already been rebooked on El Al.

There are fare class requirements to be moved to El Al:

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So if you are booked in an inexpensive O or Q fare class on American you might get lucky and be put on El Al, but officially they will only put you on BA, Iberia, or offer a refund. It appears that the commenter was on an O class fare and got lucky, so it’s worth using HUCA if you get shot down at first.

If you are booked in N class for example, you will officially only be rebooked on El Al if El Al has U class availability for the flight you are requesting. You can fly El Al out of Boston, JFK, Newark, or Toronto, and dates may be slightly flexible, so it is worth asking about all of those options to try to find a flight with inventory that matches what they can provide you.

HT: Chaikel

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Update, 08/20 at 5:30pm: The flights have now been pulled from AA.com. The final flight from Philadelphia-Tel Aviv will be on 01/04 and the final flight from Tel Aviv-Philadelphia will depart on 01/05.

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Originally posted on 08/20 at 1:30pm:

American Airlines will end service to Tel Aviv after 01/04/16.

USAirways has been serving the Philadelphia-Tel Aviv route since 2009 and now just as their merger is finalized the route is going away, proving once again that airline mergers are never good for consumers.

I flew the route to Tel Aviv with my family earlier this year due to the business class award availablity glitch, and it’s definitely one of the best business class seats that fly between North America and Tel Aviv, so it’s a real shame to lose the route.

On 11/19/13 I made a number predictions about the American-USAirways merger. Several have already come true. The American OneWorld round-the-world award chart was killed. USAirways started collecting fuel surcharges on British Airways and killed their lucrative off-peak awards. American and El Al ended their relationship.

And in that same post I wrote that the unresolved TWA pensions may well doom the Philadelphia-Tel Aviv route for American.

American still owes Israeli ex-TWA employees over $15 million.

However American is saying that the reason for the cancellation is that the route has always been a money-loser.

That’s rather curious as USAirways’ president Scott Kirby has called the route among the most lucrative in their system. Newark-Tel Aviv was also publicly called the most profitable in Continental’s system in the past.

Of course profit is a funny thing. United CEO Jeff Smisek lied about Cleveland’s hub not being profitable when the real reason for the cuts was a severe regional jet pilot shortage. But that couldn’t be the stated public reason because that would make United liable to pay millions of dollars to Cleveland and Ohio for pulling out against their promise to keep the Cleveland hub alive as long as it remained profitable. United is even adding flights back to Cleveland , including several nonstops to Florida and more routes will be returned as well according to sources.

Profit can easily be manipulated by attributing various costs to the flight. And no doubt the cost of paying back the ex-TWA workers is a factor here.

Or perhaps American doesn’t want to pay off TWAs debts to avoid setting a precedent of paying off TWAs debts when they only purchased TWAs assets in the first place?

I’m sure some people will say the BDS movement was a factor here. I find that difficult to believe as OneWorld airlines like Royal Jordanian, Air Berlin, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia continue to serve Tel Aviv. That makes about as much sense as the ZoA boycotting Lufthansa.

At any rate, American is stating that they will not be serving Tel Aviv from other hubs. Both their JFK and Miami routes are natural fits for service to Tel Aviv, so if American’s issues are ever resolved I’d expect routes from those hubs rather than Philadelphia.

American will be contacting customers booked to fly the Philadelphia-Tel Aviv route next year with options for alternate arrangements or a refund.

For now the route is still bookable, so you can still grab an award seat or cheap ticket and you’ll be reaccommodated on another airline or you’ll get a refund if you don’t agree with the reaccommodation offer.

American has a whopping 9 hubs now. I have to wonder if hubs like Phoenix or Philadelphia, that are so close to Los Angeles and JFK respectively, will be around in 5 years from now?

I do think that other airlines will pick up the slack here.

This should be a golden opportunity for United to add Chicago-Tel Aviv service on a 787-900. Perhaps El Al will use their upcoming 787s to serve Miami or San Francisco?

Will American restart their relationship with El Al? That would indeed be a nice consolation prize for losing this route.

HT: aussiebochur, via DDF

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Roundup Of Dozens Of Current And Expiring Targeted And Non-Targeted AMEX Offers

Update: The Petco offer ends today. The iTunes, Google Play, WalMart, Macys, Four Season, and Dollar General offers end tomorrow. The Zappos offer ends Thursday.
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Originally posted on 07/13:

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

1. AMEX Twitter (non-targeted) offers:

Signup for Twitter and you can save money with AMEX.

All you have to do is sync your American Express card with your twitter account to save money at rotating stores.

Then tweet the codes listed below to enroll, so for example just write #AmexTravel100 and then click tweet. Then wait a minute and you should have a message in your notifications bar that you have successfully enrolled along with the offer terms.

In the image below you can see where to write the tweet and where to check for the confirmation.

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You can register all of your primary and secondary AMEX cards on Twitter, it just entails either: Unsyncing and resyncing cards via this link or making a Twitter account for each card. If you do unsync and resync multiple cards on the same Twitter account you must change the tweet slightly each time like:
#AmexTravel100
#AmexTravel100 1
#AmexTravel100 2
And so on.

When resyncing there is no need to fill out your billing address, just fill out the first half of the form with your name, email, and your credit card number. You can skip the optional fields asking for your billing address, card expiration, and the 4 digit code. You can use the same email address for all of your cards.

Forgot which card you registered? Just unsync and resync.

You can even bulk tweet for all of your cards with multiple Twitter accounts via TweetDeck.

Offers valid once per card:

-Tweet #AmexPetco, get $15 back on $50+ on purchases from Petco.com through 08/30. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexHenriBendel, get $50 back on $200+ on purchases from HenriBendel.com and stores through 09/02. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexZappos, get $40 back on $200+ on purchases from Zappos.com through 09/03. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexWestElm, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from WestElm.com or in-store through 09/15. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexPotteryBarn, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from PotteryBarn.com or in-store through 09/15. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexPBKids, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from PotteryBarnKids.com or in-store through 09/15. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexWS, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from WilliamsSonoma.com or in-store through 09/15. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexBoxed, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from Boxed.com through 09/15. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexCarters, get $5 back on $25+ on purchases from Carters.com through 09/20. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexAllenEdmond, get $50 back on $200+ on AllenEdmonds.com and in-store through 09/20. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexDiapers, get $10 back on $50+ on purchases from Quidsi Brand stores like Diapers.com through 09/30. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexYelpEat24, get $5 back on $25+ on purchases from Eat24.com through 09/30. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexTravel100, get $100 back on $600+ on hotels from AmexTravel.com through 09/30. Terms.

-Tweet #AmexReebok, get $25 back on $100+ on purchases from Reebok.com through 10/03. Terms.

Find more Twitter offers here.

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2. Online account offers:

There are a couple offers that I found in my account that I couldn’t find a working Twitter code for.  Offers in your account will vary by card, so check all of your cards.

To see if you have this offer in your account just login to your AMEX account, click on any of your cards to go the activity page, click on “AMEX Offers For You,” and save the offer to your account.

If you also have multiple cards with the offer don’t rush to save the offer to your account!  Open up the Offers page for each card in a separate tab in the same browser.  Then go between the tabs to save the offer to each of your targeted cards.  Otherwise once you save the offer to one card it disappears from your other cards.

Always check all primary and secondary card offers, as secondary cards will often have offers that the primary card does not.  You can add some secondary cards to your primary login or you can create a new login for other secondary cards.

Sample targeted offers (be sure to check all of your primary and secondary cards as offers vary by card!)

-$5 off $5 on iTunes.com through 08/31.

-$5 off $5 on Google Play through 08/31.

-$15 off $79 at WalMart.com through 08/31.

-$20 off $100 at Macy’s through 08/31.

-Save $150 off $800 at Four Seasons Hotels through 08/31.

-$40 off $200 at Zappos.com through 09/03

-$50 or $75 off $300+ of airfare from any airline through 09/15

-$20 off $100 at Century 21 through 09/18.

-$10 off $50 at eBags.com through 09/20.

-$50 off $250 at Cole Haan through 09/24.

-$20 off $100 at J. Crew Factory through 09/28.

-Save $15 off $15 on Amazon.com through 09/30. Buy a $15 gift card here for free!

-Save $15 off $30 on Amazon.com through 09/30. Buy a $30 gift card here for $15!

-$10 off $50 at Shoes For Crews through 10/20

-$15 off $75 at American Eagle through 10/20

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3. AMEX Express Checkout Offers:

Save $10 from every merchant that offers AMEX Express Checkout, earn up to $110 in statement credits on each primary and secondary card that you have. No minimum purchase is required. See this post for more details.

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4. Previously registered expiring offers:

-Don’t forget to finish $5 off $25 Dollar General spending by 08/31 if you previously registered for it

-Don’t forget to finish $25 back on $75+ at Gap, Gap Baby and Gap Kids in-store only located in the US through 09/07. Terms.

-Don’t forget to finish $20 off $20 Sam’s Club spending by 09/30 if you previously registered for it

-Don’t forget to finish $25 off $250 on purchases from BestBuy.com through 09/30.  Terms.

-Don’t forget to finish $5 off $25+ on gas purchased at Exxon or Mobile Stations through 09/30. Terms.

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Don’t want to miss out on AMEX Offers? Want to get ready for SBS 2015 with free spending at small businesses for each primary and secondary cardholder?

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

Consumer cards include:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (Limited time offer: 30K signup bonus for spending $3K in 3 months, 25% point bonus for transfers to airlines in 20K increments. $65 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express (10K AMEX MR points for spending $1,000 in 3 months.  20% point bonus for making 20 transactions per month for an effective 2.4 points per dollar on groceries and Uber and 1.2 points per dollar elsewhere. No annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express (15K AMEX MR points for spending $1,000 in 3 months.  50% point bonus for making 30 transactions per month for an effective 4.5 points per dollar on groceries, 3 points per dollar on gas and Uber and 1.5 points per dollar elsewhere. $95 annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card (25K AMEX MR points for spending $2,000 in 3 months. 3 points per dollar on airfare and 2 points per dollar on restaurants, US gas stations, US supermarkets, and Uber. $100 annual airline fee credit. No foreign transaction fees. $195 annual fee waived for first year. 5 free additional cardholders are free, 6+ additional cards cost $35/year each.)

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (30K Delta miles for spending $1,000 in 3 months. $50 cash back for making a purchase with Delta within 3 months. No foreign exchange fees. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Platinum Card® from American Express (40K AMEX MR points for spending $3,000 in 3 months. Free Starwood gold elite status for discounted paid and award stays. Free Centurion lounge access, Delta lounge access, Airspace lounge access, and Priority Club lounge access. $200 cash back in airline fee refunds per calendar year ($400 cash back in refunds during first cardmembership year). Free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.  Free insurance for any items bought on credit card and lost within 90 days. No foreign exchange fees. $450 annual fee. 3 additional cardholders for a flat $175 fee ($58.33/year each) which includes full lounge access and free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.)

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express ($100 cash back for spending $1,000 in 3 months. 3% cash back on groceries, 2% cash back on gas and department stores, no annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express ($150 cash back for spending $1,000 in 3 months. 6% cash back on groceries, 3% cash back on gas and department stores, $75 annual fee. No fee for additional cardholders.)

Business cards:

Business card signup bonuses can be earned if you haven’t had the card within the past 12 months. All business cards give automatic OPEN Savings rebates on top of points.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express ((Limited time offer: 30K signup bonus for spending $5K in 3 months, 25% point bonus for transfers to airlines in 20K increments. $65 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (25K AMEX MR points for spending $5,000 in 3 months. 3 points per dollar in your choice of one of the following categories and 2 points in the other categories: Airfare, advertising, gas stations, shipping, or hardware+software+cloud computing. 2 points per dollar on Uber. $175 annual fee waived for first year.)

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN (40K AMEX MR points for spending $3,000 in 3 months. 10 free annual Gogo in-flight internet passes. Free Starwood gold elite status for discounted paid and award stays. Free Centurion lounge access, Delta lounge access, Airspace lounge access, and Priority Club lounge access. $200 cash back in airline fee refunds per calendar year ($400 cash back in refunds during first cardmembership year). Free TSA PreCheck or Global Entry membership.  Free insurance for any items bought on credit card and lost within 90 days. No foreign exchange fees. $450 annual fee.)

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express(30K Delta miles for spending $1,000 in 3 months. $50 cash back for making a purchase with Delta within 3 months. No foreign exchange fees. $95 annual fee waived for first year. No fee for additional cardholders.)

SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express ($250 signup bonus for spending $5,000 in 3 months. 5% cash back at office supply stores and telecom. 3% cash back on your choice of Airfare, Hotels, Car rentals, gas stations, restaurants, advertising, or shipping. No annual fee.)

Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (5K AMEX MR points for spending $1 in 3 months. $95 annual fee waived for first year.)

The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express OPEN (10K AMEX MR points for spending $1 in 3 months. 30% annual point bonus. No annual fee.)

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Transfer 20K Starwood Starpoints Into 30K American AAdvantage Miles

Update: Transfers for this offer must be initiated by tomorrow!

Originally posted on 07/01:

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser. For a limited time only, earn 25K signup points with the Starwood Consumer AMEX or the Starwood Business AMEX

Starwood-American Transfer Bonus Details Linky

Starwood Airline Miles Transfer Linky

From today through 08/31 you can get 30K AA miles (instead of the standard 25K miles) for every 20K Starpoints that you transfer.
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The Starwood-AA transfer bonus in June 2010 gives some perspective on what’s happened in the past 5 years, I mentioned in that post that:
-US Mint coins are a great way to meet the spend threshold on the Starwood card (Indeed I wound up churning so much money that the US mint sent me a nastygram to knock it off)
-American has an awesome round-the-world award chart (Mimi and I would wind up going on a monthlong round-the-world adventure later that year, while she was 3 months pregnant with Rafi)
-You could earn American lifetime elite status with Starwood transfers (Mimi and I both wound up earning lifetime Platinum status)
All 3 of those those options are long gone though…
I also wrote that the deal was emailed out to “2,318 DansDeals Facebook members” and “761 DansDeals Twitter followers.” There are now over 20K Facebook members who talk about pretty much anything under the sun but no longer get emails of deal alerts and there are now 58K(!) Twitter followers who can get a text message every time a deal is posted.
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The current promotion offers a 20% bonus that’s fulfilled by American which stacks on top of the 25% bonus that Starwood always offers for making transfers in 20K increments.  When you transfer Starpoints to American it will only say that you’ll get 25K American miles, as the remaining 5K if added by American.

There’s no minimum or maximum on this offer, but it’s always wise to transfer Starpoints in increments of 20K and the most you can transfer in one day to maximize that is 60K Starpoints, which would net 90K AA miles. You can make 1 transfer per day.

-The names on the Starwood account and the AA account must match or the transfer will be rejected. You are able to transfer Starpoints for free between people living at the same address, though if you are changing the address on one of the accounts you’ll have to wait 30 days before transferring Starpoints to someone else’s Starwood account.

-The 20% bonus miles fulfilled by American will be posted within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Starwood Preferred Guest. The initial transfer usually takes a couple of days.  You can hold an AA award for 5 days which is enough time for the transfer to process.

-You are able to do a Starwood Nights and Flights redemption for 60K Starpoints in exchange for 60K AA miles and 5 nights in a category 3 property (normally 40K+28K Starpoints), or 70K Starpoints in exchange for 60K AA miles and 5 nights in a category 4 property (normally 40K+40K Starpoints).

American has an excellent award chart. It’s so much better than their competition’s award charts that you can’t help but wonder when the devaluation will come…

For the time being you can enjoy awesome one-way values from the US48/Canada like:
-12.5K to Alaska (17.5K on United)
-12.5K to the Caribbean and Mexico during off-peak times (17.5K on United)
-17.5K to Hawaii during off-peak times (22.5K on United)
-20K to South America during off-peak times (30K on United)
-20K to Europe during off-peak times (30K on United)
-25K to Japan/Korea during off-peak times (35K on United)
-55K business class to Hong Kong (70K-80K on United)
-67.5K first class to China (80K-120K on United)

From Israel there are many bargains as well, some examples include:
-25K to the Maldives in business (35K on United)
-30K to Thailand in business (60K on United)
-45K to Australia in business (60K on United)

You can also save another 10% on awards (up to a 10K rebate per year) with an AAdvantage credit card. The card also offers up to 7.5K off round-trip awards to rotating destinations.

Now there are some caveats to all that. In some cases, especially within North America on nonstop flights, it will be cheaper to use BA Avios. An American flight that might cost 12.5K AA miles can be had for as little as 4.5K Avios. Plus there are no close-in fees and cancellations are as little as $5.60 with Avios.

United may be pricier in most cases, but they have more partner airlines which makes for generally better availability, never charge a fuel surcharge (American collects a big one for travel on British Airways), allows for a free stopover on round-trip tickets (American doesn’t allow any), and allows you to connect pretty much anywhere you want (American is very strict about where you can connect, so forget about connecting in Asia on the way to Australia with American).

Still, with the right award in mind, it can definitely make sense to make a transfer from Starwood to American.  It’s worth noting that many AAdvantage partner awards (such as on like Air Tahiti Nui, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and JAL) can only be booked by calling American to hold or book them.

HT: Moishebatchy, via DDF

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Amazon Gold Box Deals: Rowenta Steam Station For $179.99; Save Up To 35% Off Graco Car Seats

-Rowenta Pro Precision Steam Station With 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate: $179.99

This was selling for $299.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon, it has 4.3 star ratings.
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-Save Up To 35% Off Graco Car Seats

Sample deals:
-Graco Affix Highback Youth Booster Seat with Latch System: $51.99
-Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat: $115.99
-Graco Argos 80 Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat: $147.99
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2 Months Left To Use American Miles To Book Hawaiian Airlines Awards Between The Continental US And Hawaii

Update: Tomorrow is the last day to use AA miles to book travel on Hawaiian between the US48  and Hawaii.

Originally posted on 06/22:

Related posts:
-The Ultimate Hawaii Mileage Award Chart And Everything You Need To Know About The Hawaiian Islands

-20%-25% Off United Awards To Hawaii
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American announced over the weekend that 08/31 will be the last day to use American miles to book award on Hawaiian Airlines between the US mainland and Hawaii.

That was always USAirways’ policy and it brings the new USAirways’ run AA into their old policy. Other airlines like Delta and United have the same policy of allowing redemptions for Hawaiian intra-island flights, but not for flights between the US mainland and Hawaii.

You’ll still be able to fly on American or Alaska between the US mainland and Hawaii.

And you’ll still be able to use 5K AA miles for intra-Hawaii flights on Hawaiian (though those don’t come with free checked baggage as a DansDeals corporate booking would. For a Hawaiian ticket with 2 free checked bags per person and free standby on earlier flights you can email jj@dansdeals.com with the exact flights, dates, and time that you want, passengers names and dates of birth, and the price you found on hawaiianair.com to make a booking. A $6 per person per leg fee applies on intra-island flights.)

But it hurts as Hawaiian has good award availability to Hawaii and they have nonstop flights from JFK to Honolulu.

Nonstop award availability on Hawaiian nonstop from JFK to Honolulu:

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And on the return as well:

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American charges 17.5K miles to fly in coach to Hawaii during off-peak travel dates (01/12-03/08 and 08/22-12/15) and 22.5K during peak season.

2 ironic things about that.

1. JFK to Honolulu is a longer flight than Philadelphia to Tel Aviv.  Yet it costs 61% less than it in miles:

45K miles for PHL-TLV on a 10:55 flight:

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17.5K miles for JFK-HNL off-peak on a 11:15 flight:

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2. Hawaii off-peak isn’t aligned with the off peak dates for other regions (South America Region 2: March 1 – May 31, August 16 – November 30. Europe: October – May 15. Asia Region 1: October – April 30) and other regions overrule the peak Hawaii dates.

Which leads to situations where Honolulu-JFK costs 22.5K:

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But Honolulu-Paris (via JFK…) costs just 20K:

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Same goes for travel to South American and Asia.  That was far more useful before American stealthily eliminated stopovers on awards, but there are still some uses for that.

Luckily for those looking to travel on Hawaiian there’s another way.  Korean charges just 30K miles in coach or 60K miles in first class to fly round-trip on Hawaiian Airlines between the US mainland and Hawaii.

Korean charges the same rate to fly on Alaska Airlines to Hawaii and they charge even less to fly on Delta to Hawaii, just 25K in coach or 45K in first round-trip, though Delta availability is tough to come by.

You can transfer Chase points instantly to Korean at a 1:1 ratio or Starwood Starpoints to Korean at a 20K:25K ratio.

If you’re based on the west coast, the best value to Hawaii is with BA Avios at just 12.5K Avios each way on American or Alaska, though you need to call BA to book travel on Alaska to Hawaii.

Perhaps the biggest loss here is that we’ll lose AA.com’s excellent calendar award search to find Hawaiian award flights, which corresponded to what Korean phone agents are able to book.

At any rate, if you are wanting to use AA miles on Hawaiian you’ll have until 08/31/15 to book travel through 07/26/16.

HT: Emkay, via DDF

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