$50 Gift Card For Every $1,000 Spent On An Airline Ticket To Israel From Global Tours!

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Receive a $50 gift card to the merchant of your choice for every $1,000 you spend on a single ticket to Israel with Global Tours with promo code: INAUGURATION2017

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Today Only: 50% Off Select Florsheim Shoes Plus Free Shipping!

Today Only: 50% Off Select Florsheim Shoes Plus Free Shipping!

Use the following code for 50% off and free shipping (Exp: 1/24): JSD17

Sample deals after 50% off code (Choose from Black or Brown):
-Pascal Plain Toe Monk: $62.50
-Pascal Plain Toe Oxford: $62.50
-Pascal Cap Toe Oxford: $62.50
-Pascal Wingtip Oxford: $62.50

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Emirates Adding a 2nd Nonstop From NYC To Europe; Another Good Use Of Starpoints To Israel

Related posts:
-The Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart
-Getting To Israel Using Starwood Starpoints, 2016 Edition
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Emirates currently flies a daily A380 nonstop between JFK and Milan.

Effective 3/12 they will also fly a daily 777 nonstop between Newark and Athens.

Both flights offer coach, business, and first class, though the 777 has 7 across seating in business class, has no business/first class bar, and doesn’t offer first class showers like the A380 offers.

Partner award inventory hasn’t been loaded for the Athens flight, but for when it does, JAL has the best award chart for Emirates flights. They don’t charge a fuel surcharge for Emirates flights.

A round-trip on either route or an open-jaw (for example departing JFK-Milan and returning Athens-Newark) costs 40K JAL miles in coach, 65K in business, or 100K in first class, round-trip.

The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX have the ability to earn points that are transferable to dozens of airlines at a 20K:25K ratio, effectively 1.25 miles per dollar spent everywhere.

Thanks to the 25% bonus for transferring Starpoints to JAL it’s effectively 32K Starpoints in coach, 52K Starpoints in business class, or 80K Starpoints in first class, round-trip.

From Athens it’s a sub-2 hour flight to Israel on Star Alliance member Aegean or on El Al. In May SkyTeam member Aliatalia will also fly nonstop between Athens and Tel Aviv.

Round-trips from Athens to Tel Aviv start at just $117:

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From Milan you can fly on EasyJet or El Al nonstop to Tel Aviv.

HT: Chapshnell, via DDF

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Buy $300 In Visa Gift Cards From Staples This Week And Get A Free $20 Visa Gift Card Via Easy Rebate

If you buy $300+ in Visa gift cards from Staples between 1/22 and 1/28 you can send in an Easy Rebate online to get a bonus $20 Visa gift card.

This is valid in-store only. Officially there is a limit of 1 rebate per household.

If you buy 2 $200 Visa gift card in store you’ll pay $13.90 in card fees. (A $200 gift card and a $100 gift card would have $12.90 in fees).

That’s 2,070 points for a $413.90 purchase. Plus you’ll get the $20 Visa card via Easy Rebate.

While Staples.com now carries $300 gift cards, I haven’t seen any reports of the $300 cards being found in stores yet.

Use your Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash card and get 5 points per dollar spent. You can view credit card offers by clicking on the “Credit Card Offers” tab on top of the DansDeals banner to view links for card offers.

You can use the gift cards to buy money orders at Walmart or at various grocery stores, gas stations or at some post offices. Just use the last 4 digits of the card as the PIN number to cash them out.

Or you can donate the gift card to charity and get a receipt for the full $200 face value.

Or you can give away a gift card as a wedding or Bar Mitzvah gift.

Or you can always use it for everyday spending.

HT: Aerial Dag, via DDF

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Pens On Sale From Amazon: 100 Ballpoint Pens For Just $5.22, 12 Uni-Ball Jetstream Pens For $8.44, And More

-BIC Velocity Ballpoint Bold Point Retractable Pen, 12 Count: $4.79

-AmazonBasics Ballpoint Pens, 100 Count: $5.22-$5.49 Via Subscribe & Save, which waives the add-on requirement.

-Uni-Ball Jetstream Stick Ball Point Pen, Black Ink, 12-Count: $8.44

-Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Gel Pen, Red Ink, 12 Count: $9.05 Prime Only

Free shipping with $49+ 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 Family (which also gets you 20% off diapers among other benefits) or Amazon Student.

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Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine For $43.19 From Amazon

Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine For $43.19 From Amazon

This was selling for $56.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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-Up to a 2.0 lb. loaf capacity, ideal for larger families
-12 bread settings and 3 crust settings for variety of breads, dough and jams
-Expressbake setting bakes bread in under an hour
-13-hour programmable baking timer allows for fresh breads anytime
-Large LCD display – easily indicates each stage of the bread making process

HT: mileagejunkie, via DDF

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Crock-Pot Oval 8 Quart Manual Slow Cooker For $27.99 From Amazon

Crock-Pot Oval 8 Quart Manual Slow Cooker For $27.99 From Amazon

This was selling for $38.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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-8-quart capacity
-Manual high, low and warm cook settings
-Removable oval stoneware
-Dishwasher-safe stoneware and glass lid

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Today Only: Save On Graco Car Seats, Highchairs, Pack N’ Plays, Swings, And More From Amazon

Today Only: Save On Graco Car Seats, Highchairs, Pack N’ Plays, Swings, And More From Amazon

For example this Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat was selling fot $131.44 yesterday, and is now selling for $83.99, the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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Sample deals:
-Graco Affix Backless Youth Booster Car Seat with Latch System: $18.99
-Graco Highback Turbobooster Car Seat: $27.35
-Graco Simpleswitch Portable High Chair and Booster: $40.37
-Graco Pack N Play Playard Bassinet with Automatic Folding Feet: $43.69
-Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Swing: $48.63
-Graco SnugRide 30 LX Click Connect Car Seat: $79.03
-Graco Dream Suite Bassinet: $95.12
-Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Infant Car Seat: $127.90

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Today Only: Save On An Iron, Crock-Pot, Coffee Brewer, Blender, Heated Throws, Art Supplies, And More From Amazon

-Sunbeam Classic 1200 Watt Mid-size Anti-Drip Non-Stick Soleplate Iron: $16.20

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This was selling for $24.41 yesterdays and is now the lowest price in over a year from Amazon.


-Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender: $41.56

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This was selling for $58.83 yesterdays and is now the lowest in over three years from Amazon.


-Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker: $34.30

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This was selling for $47.99 yesterdays and is now the lowest ever from Amazon.


-Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Brewer: $34.98

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This was selling for $45.62 yesterdays and is now the lowest ever from Amazon.


-FoodSaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit: $125.30

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This was selling for $178.24 yesterday and is now the lowest in over a year from Amazon.


-Sunbeam Xpressheat Heating Pad, Extra Large: $27.99

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This was selling for $38.80 yesterday and is now the lowest price in six months from Amazon.


-Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throws From $19.96

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-Save Up To 25% On Art Supplies From Sharpie, Paper Mate, And Prismacolor

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Sample deals:
-Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Assorted Colors, 12-Count: $7.89
-Sharpie Permanent Markers, Assorted Colors, 24-Count: $9.49
-Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Manga Colors, 23-Count: $9.74
-Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers,  Assorted Colors, 24-Count: $10.99
-Paper Mate Felt Tip Pens, Limited Edition Tropical Colors, 24 Pack: $14.99
-Prismacolor Premier Art Stix Woodless Colored Pencils, 24-Count: $18.99

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Limited Time! Register To Get An Adjustable Car Holder For Only $1.99 (Originally $11.99)!

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Now you can go hands-free on a budget with this Adjustable Car Holder. Simply register and get this car holder for $1.99!

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3 Days Left To Earn 100,000 Points With The Game-Changing Business Platinum Card

Update: This offer is scheduled to end at 2:59PM on 1/25.


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Signup bonus:

Until 1/25/17 the Business Platinum card is offering 50K bonus points for spending $5K and another 50K bonus points for spending another $10K within 3 months.

A tax payment can help you reach those spend thresholds and you can earn 50% bonus points with this card, read more here.

Airline fee credits:

In your first cardmembership you can get a $200 credit in 2017 and a $200 credit in 2018.

You need to register with a specific airline before spending. After you register for an airline you can officially only change your airline in January. However if you haven’t yet used your credit that year you should be able to change it by calling or chatting with AMEX.

You can view sample items that qualify for a airline fee refund here.

Note that the airline you choose will also be the airline that you get back 50% of your points back when redeeming for coach travel. You may want to hold off on spending the $200 until the end of the year if you want to be able to change the airline more easily during the year. You also get back 50% of your points on all airlines in business and first class redemptions without having to register for an airline. It takes about a day to get the 50% points rebate.

“Hybrid Points”

A couple months ago I explained the extreme value offered by “hybrid cards” like AMEX Business Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve.

The Business Platinum card is truly game changing thanks to the ability to choose whether to transfer points into airline miles when tickets are expensive.

You can transfer points to airlines like ANA, Air Canada, or Singapore for Star Alliance travel. Points transfer to Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France/KLM, or Delta for Skyteam travel. Transfer to BA, Cathay Pacific, or Iberia for OneWorld travel. Other transfer options include El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, Virgin America, or Virgin Atlantic. This can make sense for one-way, last-minute, or premium class travel. The value with airline miles can be under a cent each if used poorly, but properly used the points can be worth 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents, or even more per point, the sky is the limit.

Otherwise you can choose to use them for paid tickets when tickets are less expensive at an whopping 2 cents (or higher) value per point. When you use them for paid tickets you don’t pay any taxes and you still earn miles for the flight!

AMEX also offers insider fares on select routes that can make your points be worth as much as 2.5 cents toward paid airfare!

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here. If you want to redeem for travel on Southwest then you’ll need to call AMEX to book.

This hybrid redemption ability makes your points very valuable.

When you combine the card with other AMEX cards you can make your spending even more lucrative.

Supercharge your spending:

-If you spend more than $5,000 on the Business Platinum card you’ll also get 1.5 points per dollar, worth at least 3% back.

However other purchases only earn 1 point each. Rather than doing that you can spend on these other AMEX cards that will supercharge your earnings. And you can then redeem points earned on other AMEX cards with your Business Platinum card so that the points can be transferred into miles or used at a value of at least 2 cents each towards paid tickets!

You can apply for other AMEX cards on the same day and only have 1 credit pull.

-If you have the $95/year AMEX Everyday Preferred and make 30 transactions per month you will earn 4.5 points per dollar at US supermarkets, 3 points per dollar at US gas stations, 2.5 points per dollar on Uber, and 1.5 points per dollar everywhere else. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 9% back at US supermarkets, 6% back at US gas stations, 5% back on Uber, and 3% back everywhere else.

-If you have the no annual fee AMEX Everyday card and make 20 transactions per month you will earn 2.4 points per dollar at US supermarkets, 2.2 points per dollar on Uber, and 1.2 points per dollar everywhere else. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 4.8% back at US supermarkets, 4.4% back on Uber, and 2.4% back everywhere else.

-If you apply for the no annual fee AMEX Blue for Business card during its current limited time promotion you will earn 10.3 points per dollar at US restaurants within 6 months ($2K cap), 3.3 points per dollar on Uber within 12 months, 2.3 points per dollar everywhere for 12 months ($50K cap), and 1.3 points per dollar everywhere (2.3 for Uber) afterward thanks to the 30% annual points dividend. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 20.6% back at US restaurants for 6 months, 4.6% back everywhere for 12 months, and 2.6% back everywhere afterward.

-If you have the consumer Platinum Card you’ll earn 5 points per dollar on airfare. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 10% back

-If you have the Premier Rewards Gold card you will earn 3 points per dollar on airfare, 2 points per dollar at US supermarkets, gas stations, and restaurants. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 6% back on airfare, and 4% back at US supermarkets, gas stations, and restaurants.

-If you have the AMEX Business Gold you will earn 3 points per dollar on your choice of 1 category and 2 points per dollar in the other categories consisting of: airfare, advertising, gas stations, shipping, or computer hardware+software+cloud computing. With a Business Platinum card that’s a minimum of 4-6% back. Plus with Open Savings you’ll get an additional 5% cash back on Fedex, Hertz, or HP, for a total of up to 11% back from Fedex or HP.

Annual fee:

The Business Platinum card costs $450/year. But AMEX has now made that fee a very good value thanks to the ability to make all of your AMEX points worth at least 2 cents each.

The airline fee refunds also help take the sting out of the fee.

Plus there are a plethora of other benefits:

Charge card benefits:

Rather than being limited to a fixed credit line, these cards offer flexibility to spend far more, with the caveat that it needs to be paid back in full on the due date.

Gold elite status with 3 hotel chains:

Both Platinum cards offer Starwood Gold, Hilton Gold, and Marriott Gold elite status.

You can enroll online here for Hilton Gold status. You can also enroll additional cardholders for Gold status, but that needs to be done over the phone.

You need to call 800-525-3355 and select option 3 for Starwood Gold status.

Once you have Starwood Gold status you can match that online instantly to Marriott Gold status.

Hilton Gold status gets you upgrades, bonus points, 5th night free on awards, late checkout, breakfast, and bottled water. Free breakfast doesn’t usually do much for me as a kosher traveler, but we had the pleasure of staying at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem last year where we were treated to a fantastic daily breakfast, which is free for Hilton Gold and Diamond members. There is a mind-boggling quantity of awesome kosher food there, from dozens of daily hot dishes to hard cheeses, fresh fruits and pastries to fresh squeezed juices, as well as on-demand dishes like french toast, pancakes, waffles, and eggs. Unlimited wine, hot or cold chocolate drinks, and espresso drinks are included as well.

Starwood Gold status gets you late checkout, more points per dollar spent at SPG hotels, and a 250 point amenity on stays, even when redeeming points. Starwood 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.

-Centurion lounge access:

American Express has operated Centurion lounges in Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico for some time.  Now they are expanding in the US market with lounges operating in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, LaGuardia, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and more to come such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

Originally the US lounges were designed for free access only for Centurion cardholders, you know them as those black cards that cost a ridiculous $2,500 per year with a $7,500 initiation fee that used to give elite status on airlines like Continental and USAirways but now is down to just Delta.

But once the Platinum card started losing airline lounges due to exclusivity with other banks AMEX opened it up to Platinum cardholders for free as well.

Primary and additional cardholders can access the lounge and they can each bring their spouse and kids into the lounge for free. Or they can bring in any 2 other people with them for free.

The lounges offer varying amenities like premium drinks, showers, and massages. And as they are staffed by AMEX you can even get help with account issues and access the lounge even if you forget your Platinum card.

-Priority Pass membership.

You can enroll here for a Priority Pass membership.

Unfortunately this membership doesn’t include any free guests, but additional Platinum cardholders can get their own free Priority Pass membership.

Lounges include the Art & Lounge in Newark which is the lounge that El Al provides for their business and first class passengers. It’s located before security and doesn’t require a boarding pass, so you can stop in for free kosher food and wine at any time! In Tel Aviv you can access the Dan lounge.

See the Priority Pass site for their complete list of lounges.

Priority Pass gives access to the full network of “The Club” with 8 domestic lounges and growing.

Airspace lounges:

Currently there are Airspace lounges in Cleveland, JFK (JetBlue T5 terminal), and San Diego.

Primary and additional cardholders can access the lounge and they can each bring their spouse and kids into the lounge for free. Or they can bring in any 2 other people with them for free.

These are modern lounges with free premium coffee, bottles water, and self service soft drinks.  Additionally you and every guest also gets a gift card valid towards purchasing premium alcohol, local craft beers, cocktails, and meals.

Delta SkyClub:

You can access Delta lounges for free with a Platinum card when flying on Delta.  You don’t get any free guests, but additional Platinum cardholders can access Delta lounges for free as well.

The Delta SkyClub in JFK even sells kosher meals if you need one!

Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee Refund

It costs $85 to apply for a 5 year TSA Pre-Check membership which makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and freedom baggie with liquids in your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in a nude-o-scope.  If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

It costs $100 to apply for a 5 year Global Entry membership which lets you bypass the customs line. If you have Global Entry you also get TSA Pre-Check. If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

You can read more more about the differences in this post.

Additional cardholders qualify for a Pre-Check or Global Entry fee refund as well.

My whole family has Global Entry and it sure makes traveling a whole lot easier!

Unlimited worldwide Boingo WiFi:

With either Platinum card you now 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.

Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi:

With the Business Platinum card only, you get 10 annual Gogo flight passes to use on any flight with Gogo internet.

You can enroll here for your free passes.

Lost Item Protection:

If you buy something on your Platinum card up to $10,000 and lose it within 90 days of purchase it will be fully covered. Many cards offer stolen item protection, but that requires a police report to be filed and often has a cap of just $1,000.

Car Rental Perks:

A 4 hour late return fee-free grace period at Hertz and fee-waived Gold Plus membership and National Executive guarantee upgrades and faster free award rentals.

The card also comes with free checked baggage insurance and it has no foreign exchange fees.  And of course it comes with all of the amazing purchase protections that other American Express cards have as well.

Business vs Consumer Platinum card:

-The consumer card’s advantages are now the 5 points per dollar on airfare and the bargain additional Platinum user fees.

-The business card’s advantages are now the 50% bonus points for spending $5,000+, the GoGo WiFi passes, Open Savings rebates on purchases from Fedex, HP, Hertz, and more. But the main advantage is the 50% rebate for using points for airfare.

AMEX business cards don’t appear on your credit report. That’s good for several reasons.

First of all they won’t count against your 5/24 count for opening new Chase cards. Only cards on your report that have been opened within the past 24 months count for that.

Second, when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an AMEX business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score.

Third, if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

You may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can just open a business credit card for “Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field

 

Will you be signing up for a Business Platinum card?

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Today Only: T-fal Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill For $92.79 Shipped From Amazon

Today Only: T-fal Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill With Removable Plates For $92.79 Shipped From Amazon

This was selling for $124.85 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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-Sensors: automatically adapts cooking time to the thickness of any food; 6 cooking programs: Burgers, Poultry, Sandwiches, Sausage, Red Meat, Fish
-Cooking indicator light changes from yellow to red to signify the level of doneness; audible beeps alert you when food is at rare, medium and well-done
-Frozen food function to defrost and cook all types of food; manual function for cooking vegetables or personal recipes
-Interface on handle for improved ergonomics; Angled plates for fat release; Drip-tray and plates are removable and dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. 1,800 watts of power; Brushed stainless steel housing; 1-year limited warranty
-When you don’t put food on or put it on the grill before the pre-heating is done then the grill goes into Manual mode since it is not fully pre-heated. To prevent this always keep the lid closed, turn on the machine, select the desired program then press okay. The light will flash purple as the grill pre-heats. Keep the lid closed during this time. Once the light goes solid purple and beeps you can then add the food.

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Is It Worth Paying 1.87% To Pay Your Taxes Via Credit Card?

On the IRS website you can find a processor that charges 1.87% to process your tax payment via credit card.

It can definitely make sense to pay your taxes via credit card if you are signing up for a card and are trying to reach a spend threshold that you won’t be able to reach without some help.

But what about if you don’t have any spend thresholds to meet?

-If you pay at least $5,000 in taxes on your Business Platinum card you’ll earn 1.5 points per dollar spent. Those points are “hybrid” points. You can transfer them into real airline miles from any alliance. Or you can redeem them for paid travel. Thanks to the 50% points rebate those points will be worth at least 2% each, meaning you’ll be earning at least 3% back for the spending.

The $5,000 tax payment will cost you $93.50, but you will earn 7,641 points worth at least $152.82.

If you open the Business Platinum card during the 100K limited time offer that’s ending on 1/25 and spend $15,000 on taxes you will pay $280.50 in fees. You will earn the 100K signup bonus plus 22,922 points for spending, for a total of 122,922 points that are worth at least $2,458.44 towards airfare.

That tax payment fee may be tax-deductible, you should speak to your tax preparer about that. If you can deduct the fee that changes the math based on your marginal tax rate.

You can also request a refund for any overpayment when you file your taxes and the IRS will cut cut you a check or a direct deposit into your checking account.

The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card offers 1.5 points per dollar everywhere if you have 30 total transactions that billing period. The card also offers up to 4.5 points per dollar in categories like groceries, gas, and Uber. A $5,000 tax payment will cost you $93.50, but you will earn 7,641 points transferable to airline miles. If you have a Business Platinum card you can also use them with the 50% points rebate on paid airfare.

The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express OPEN has no annual fee and offers 2.3 points per dollar during the first year the card is open on up to $50,000 in purchases.  A $5,000 tax payment will cost you $93.50, but you will earn 11,716 points. After the first year you’ll earn 1.3 points per dollar or 6,623 points. You’ll need an AMEX Everyday, Gold, or Platinum card to transfer those points into miles. If you have a Business Platinum card you can also use them with the 50% points rebate on paid airfare.

The Amex EveryDay Credit Card is the only no-annual fee card that can transfer points into airline miles.  It offers 1.2 miles per dollar spent. A $5,000 tax payment will cost you $93.50, but you will earn 6,112 points transferable to airline miles.  If you have a Business Platinum card you can also use them with the 50% points rebate on paid airfare.

-The Chase Freedom Unlimited card earns 1.5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent. If you have a Sapphire Preferred/Reserve or Ink Bold/Plus/Preferred you can transfer those points into airline miles or hotel points. If you have a Sapphire Reserve you can also redeem those points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. A $5,000 tax payment will cost you $93.50, but you will earn 7,641 points transferable to airline miles if you or an additional user have one of the aforementioned card or useable for $114.62 towards travel with a Sapphire Reserve.

-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX have the ability to transfer points into dozens of different airlines at a 20K:25K ratio, effectively 1.25 miles per dollar spent everywhere. If you owe $20,000 in taxes and pay for it on your Starwood card you’ll pay $374 and you’ll get 20,374 Starpoints which can be transferred into 25,374 miles. If you spend $30K/year you qualify for SPG and Marriott Gold status.

-The Discover it Miles card gives 3 “miles” per dollar everywhere for the first year that you have the card.  They’re worth 1 cent each, so you’ll come out 1.13% ahead of the 1.87% tax processing fee.

-The Barclaycard Arrival Plus gives 2 points per dollar plus a 5% rebate on redemptions, so you’ll come out .18% ahead of the 1.87% tax processing fee.

-The Citi Double Cash card gives 2% cash back, so you’ll come out .13% ahead of the 1.87% tax processing fee.

Other cards offer benefits for hitting annual spend thresholds.

-The JetBlue Plus World Elite Mastercard offers mosaic status for spending $50K annually. Mosaic status includes free changes and cancellations on JetBlue tickets for the Mosaic member and for everyone on their itinerary, 2 free checked bags, 15K bonus points for earning Mosaic status every year, free even more speed checkin and security access, early boarding, 3 additional points per dollar spent, free alcoholic beverages onboard, and a dedicated Mosaic 24/7 customer service line.

-The Delta Platinum and Reserve consumer cards and Delta Platinum and Reserve business cards offer elite qualifying miles for meeting annual spend thresholds. If you spend $25K/year you’ll also waive the requirement to spend a minimum amount on Delta flights to earn elite status.

-Spending $25K/year on the United Explorer card earns 10K bonus miles and waives the requirement to spend a minimum amount on United flights to earn Silver, Gold, or Platinum elite status. The United Club card offers 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere. Both United cards give access to expanded saver award availability, priority boarding, and keep your miles from expiring for as long as you’re a cardholder.

-Lots of other cards have threshold bonuses. The Chase Hyatt card gives elite night credits if you spend $20K or $40K, though that ends in February. The Chase Ritz Carlton card gives Marriott and SPG Gold status for spend $10K/year and Platinum status for spending $75K/year. The Chase Marriott gives an elite credit for every $3,000 spent. The AMEX Hilton and Citi Hilton cards award Gold status for spending $20K/yead and the AMEX Hilton Surpass and Citi Hilton Reserve award diamond status for spending $40K/year. The Citi Hilton Reserve also gives a free hotel night for spending $10K/year. The Chase Southwest cards give companion pass status if you earn 110K points in a year. The Chase Fairmont gives a free night for $12K/year. The Citi AA Executive card awards 10K elite qualifying miles for spending $40K/year. My grandfathered Ink Bold Exclusives card gives 167,500 miles if you spend $100K/year, etc, etc.

Is it worth it? It all depends on what you do with your miles.

Mimi and I flew to NYC last month on a last-minute ticket that would have cost $1,100. Not a bad deal for 15K Avios.

The value of airline miles is huge if you fly last-minute, one-way, or in business or first class internationally.

57.3K points transferred to Singapore is enough for a ticket in a private couples suite on an A380 one-way from JFK to Frankfurt.

With hybrid points you can always get a great value by using the points directly for paid tickets or you can transfer them into airline miles so that you are always be a step ahead of the airline’s game. Transfer points when outsized award values are available or redeem directly for paid flights when they are not.

Of course there are much cheaper ways of manufacturing spend to buy miles for less, but considering that this takes zero effort, it’s not a bad deal.

You can make 2 payments per credit card processor for each quarterly estimate or for your year end bill. You can make another 2 payments each time by using a spouses name to pay.

You can also pay with a debit card for a $2.25 or $2.59 flat fee in case you have a mileage earning debit card or gift cards to cash out.

Do you pay your taxes with a credit or debit card? Or is it too pricey of a method to buy miles? Sound off in the comments!

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Fly Nonstop From JFK Or Newark To Zurich For $324 (Or 19K Hybrid Points) Round-Trip!

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.


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

-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.

-Search NYC to include JFK and Newark for best results.

-This fare is valid on AA, Delta, Swiss, and United on select dates.

Valid dates:
-You can depart NYC from April 1 until May 3 for $379 (or $324 on Delta via Priceline only)
-You can depart NYC from May 4 until May 10 for $402 (or $347 on Delta via Priceline only)
-You can depart NYC from May 10 until June 16 for $424 (or $369 on Delta via Priceline only)

You must stay at least 7 nights, in other words if you depart NYC on May 7 (arriving into Zurich on May 8) the earliest return will be from Zurich on May 14 (arriving into NYC on the same day).

Sample dates:
-April 23-30 from JFK on Delta via Priceline only for $324
-April 30-May 7 from JFK on Delta via Priceline only for $324
-April 9-19 from Newark on United for $379.
-April 9-23 from JFK on Delta via Priceline only for $324
-May 7-14 from JFK on Delta via Priceline only for $347
-May 7-14 from JFK on AA and Swiss for $402

Mileage earning:
-United fare class: K ($379 fare earns 1,410 United miles or 7,890 Singapore miles).
-AA fare class: O ($402 fare earns 1,525 AA miles, 1,966 Alaska miles, 7,862 Etihad miles, or 12,636 Finnair points)
-Delta fare class: V ($402 fare earns 1,525 Delta miles or 3,931 Alaska miles for flights through 4/30 only)
-Swiss fare class: K ($402 fare earns 1,966 Lufthansa M&M miles or 3,931 United miles).


These fares are not on sale with miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” if you have AMEX or Chase points and a Business Platinum or Sapphire Reserve card.

Using AMEX points:

If you have The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN you can get a 50% rebate on the airline of your choice

The 50% rebate will go back into your account the day after redeeming points.

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

A $379.26 flight will be 37,926 points and you would get a 50% rebate making the effective cost just 18,963 points, a value of 2 cents per point:

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Using Chase points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel.

A $379.26 flight will be 25,284 points. That includes all taxes and you still earn miles for flying!

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here.

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Get $5,000 In Your Pocket From Oorah

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We all like saving money. Saving $500 on a great deal is $500 in your pocket. And $5,000 – imagine if you’d find such a deal. Imagine if you’d get $5,000 to keep!

Here’s a deal that’s about to expire – for $5,000. It’s more valuable than any of the other amazing deals you may have found. The Oorah Auction early bird bonus raffle of $5,000 is active for just another few more days. If you enter the Oorah Auction* before January 31, you will automatically be entered into a $5,000 bonus raffle.

Don’t miss it.

Visit OorahAuction.org today and check out our 50 most valuable prizes!

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The 10 Year DansDeals Facelift; Send In Your Entries For A New Logo Design And Win A Prize!

I’ve been blogging about deals since 2004, though when I started it was at the ever-so-catchy ctownbochur.blogspot.com, later ctownbochur.com, and then ctowndeals.com.

I had always wanted DansDeals.com, but the owner of that domain never responded to my inquiries about its availability.

So I waited until the domain expired and registered the domain name in April of 2007 for all of $10.

In June 2007 I ran a contest for a new logo to be featured on the soon to be launched DansDeals.com domain. You can scroll down this page to view some of those entries. A few of the best logos from that contest rotate as the DansDeals banner today.

In 2007 a big traffic day meant several hundred visitors. Today, tens of thousands of people visit every day. There are over 100,000 social media followers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Page, and the Facebook Group. I’m most proud that it was all done via word of mouth.

The question that I’m always asked is why the design of this site is so primitive. I tweaked a blog template back then myself to make it work, but I have no design background. And I wasn’t about to invest in professional design for what was still a hobby back then.

On the one hand I’m proud that the quality of the content has attracted as large of a crowd as it did despite the layout. Then again, perhaps some of its success could be due to the very scrappyness of the site and the treasure hunt to find useful posts in the archives? Will a polished looking website be helpful or harmful?

At any rate, after a decade of the current site, I’m finally having a professional redesign of the site. The mobile era alone demands something more compatible with the times. We’ll start with a beta site and I look forward to hearing your responses.

 

But I do love to get DansDeals users involved, so I figured, why not try for another logo contest?

If your logo is chosen you’ll have bragging rights of course. But I’ll also give you your choice of:
-A 40 year old bottle of Glenlivet single malt scotch
or
-My help planning your perfect vacation, including help finding the best airfare, hotels, car rentals, activities, etc, while maximizing the use of your points and miles.

These are the requested instructions from our website developer:
Professional: This logo will be featured on the DansDeals website, social media platforms, and other mediums (emails, feeds, etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, memorable, and easily recognizable, it must still be legible.

Theme: Think: Modern, Community, Air/Credit Cards/Coupons/Deals, Dan, Travel, Social Network, Industry News, Credible Source, User Friendly, etc.

Color: We are thinking somewhere in the blue range, but feel free to blow us away with other color options. We prefer using a single primary color (at least for the icon) without gradients, glows, shadows or other effects.

Font: We prefer a sans serif font. The website will most likely be using “Roboto”. Try to avoid using pictographs and icons (like airplanes or cards etc..)

Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published.

File type: For the contest you should submit a mockup and include color version, knockout version, and icons separately. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting (if your design wins, you will need to provide vector & source files)

Dimensions: The final logo will probably display on the website as 272 x 90px – try to stick to that size as the base. The icon should be recognizable at 16x16px (look at your browser tabs for reference)

Slogan (Optional): Feel free to create a slogan to be used in the logo.You can take inspiration from any slogans in this DDF Wiki.  You can also choose not to include a slogan.

Email your entries to Logo@DansDeals.com

By sending in your submission you agree to transfer full legal rights and ownership of the logo to DansDeals.

All submissions must be submitted by 1/27.

Have fun, send in your best ideas, and thanks!

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Fly Nonstop Between NYC Or Philadelphia And Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Or West Palm Beach From $40 (Or 2K Hybrid Points) Each Way!

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
-Get free checked baggage, 10% rebates on point redemptions, 50% off in-flight purchases, and much more if you have the JetBlue Plus World Elite MastercardYou don’t need to use the card to get those benefits.
-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.


Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EST on Monday, 1/23. 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.

-Search NYC to include JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark for best results.

View the full list of valid dates after the jump:

Click here to read the rest of this post!»

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Delta: Fly Nonstop From Minneapolis To Honolulu For $322 (Or 16K Hybrid Points) Round-Trip

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


American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.


Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EST on Monday, 1/23. 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.

Minneapolis to Honolulu $322-$342 dates:
March 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
April 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15

Honolulu to Minneapolis $322-$342 dates:
March 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
April 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24


These fares are not on sale with miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” if you have AMEX or Chase points and a Business Platinum or Sapphire Reserve card.

Using AMEX points:

If you have The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN you can get a 50% rebate on the airline of your choice

The 50% rebate will go back into your account the day after redeeming points.

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

A $322.40 flight will be 32,240 points and you would get a 50% rebate making the effective cost just 16,120 points, a value of 2 cents per point:

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Using Chase points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel.

A $322.40 flight will be 21,493 points. That includes all taxes and you still earn miles for flying!

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here.

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HT: mochjas, via DDF and FDA


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Lenovo 15.6″ Core i3 Laptop For $224.99 Shipped From Best Buy With Visa Checkout

Lenovo 15.6″ Core i3 Laptop For $224.99 Shipped From Best Buy With Visa Checkout

Use Visa Checkout for a $100+ order and $25 will automatically be discounted. Limit once per account. You can use any credit card type with Visa Checkout.

Specs:

-6th Gen Intel Core i3-6100U processor
-1TB hard drive
-Intel HD Graphics 520
-15.6″ HD display
-4GB RAM
-Windows 10

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Children And Infants Advil From $2.45/Bottle Via Amazon Subscribe & Save

-Children’s White Grape Advil Bottle $2.45-$2.74

-Infants’ White Grape Advil 2 Bottles $5.98-$6.68

These are on the recommended kosher medicine list by the CRC and Star-K

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-Using Subscribe & Save waives the requirement to place a $25 order for add-on items.

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

-All subscribe and save orders ship for free with no minimum order amount.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

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Amazon: Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Winter Coats From Just $18.29

Amazon: Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Winter Coats From Just $18.29

Return shipping is free on all clothes that are shipped and sold by Amazon so if you’re unsure of your size you’ll probably want to order both options to grab the current sale price.

Sample deals (prices vary by size and color):
-Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Graham Coat: $18.29-28.50
Discounted sizes include: L, XL, XXL in Olive or Black/White.

-Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Oak Coat: $19.18-$39.91
Discounted sizes include: M, L, XL, XXL in Olive or Black.

-Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Libert Wool Four-Pocket Coat: $20.82-$37.79
Discounted sizes include: M, L, XL, XXL in Ink, Charcoal, or Black.

-Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men’s Terrance Coat: $29.84-$45.44
Discounted sizes include: M, L, XL, XXL in Black.

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Save Up To 70% Sitewide At Saks Off 5TH’s Winter Sale

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Men’s Winter Sale Linky
Women’s Winter Sale Linky

Use the following code for free shipping on $99+ orders: SHIP99

-Buy One Get One Free On Select Suits
-Women’s Shoes Marked Down Up To 70% Off

When you use code SAVENOW at checkout you will receive a:
-$25 off $125+ orders
-$40 off  $200+ orders
-$60 off  $300+ orders

-Men’s Clothing
-Men’s Shoes
-Men’s Shoes
-Men’s Watches

-Women’s Clothing Clearance
-Women’s Shoes Clearance
-Women’s Shoes And Handbags
-Women’s Clothing
-Women’s Accessories
-Women’s Watches

-Boys Clothing
-Boy’s Clearance

-Girls Clothing
-Girl’s Clearance

Post what deals you find!

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Save 35-45% Off Quaker Product From Amazon; 40 Pouches Of Quaker Instant Oatmeal From $3.87-$4.59 Shipped!

Update: Many of these are back in stock or have fallen in price!


Originally posted 1/15.

Click on the 30% off Quaker coupon.

Note: Using Subscribe & Save waives the requirement to place a $25 order for add-on items.

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Sale prices after 30% off+Subscribe & Save discount:

Quaker Instant Oatmeal OU-Parve Flavors:
Lower Sugar Apples & Cinnamon, 40 pouches: $3.87-$4.59
Raisin, Date & Walnut, 40 pouches: $5.79-$6.84
Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal, 128 Ounces: $6.01-$7.10
Original, 48 pouches: $6.05-$7.15
Raisin & Spice, 40 pouches: $5.79-$6.84 for Prime members
High Fiber Maple Brown Sugar, 32 pouches: $6.58-$7.77 Prime only
Lower Sugar Variety Pack, 32 pouches: $6.59-$7.79  Prime only
Lower Sugar Maple Brown Sugar, 60 pouches: $9.08-$10.72 Prime only
Maple Brown Sugar: 72 pouches, $9.94-$11.75

Quaker Instant Oatmeal On-The-Go Cups OU-Parve Flavors:
Kids Banana Bonanza, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $6.47-$7.64
Maple Brown Sugar, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $8.24-$9.74
Medleys Super Grains Banana Walnut, 12 On-The-Go Cups:$9.90-$11.70
Lower Sugar Cinnamon Pecan, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $7.21-$8.52
Lower Sugar Apple Walnut, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $11.49-$13.58
Kids Blueberry Bash, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $12-$14.18

Life Cereal, OU-Parve:
Life Cinnamon Multigrain Cereal, 12 Individual Cups: $6.69-$7.91

Quaker Instant Oatmeal OU-Dairy Flavors:
Peaches & Cream, 40 pouches: $4.95-$5.85
Dinosaur Eggs Brown Sugar Cereal, 32 pouches: $5.76-$6.81 Prime only
Lower Sugar Fruit & Cream, 40 pouches: $5.79-$6.84 Prime only
Honey & Almonds, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $6.47-$7.64
Weight Control Variety Pack, 40 pouches: $6.58-$7.77 Prime only
Cranberry Almond, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $7.21-$8.52
Variety Pack, 12 On-The-Go Cups: $7.83-$9.26
Quaker Select Starts Protein, Banana Nut, 36 pouches: $9.78-$11.23

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.

You can order subscription items with regular one-time purchase 2 day Prime shipping and still get 5% off the order by opting into future subscriptions at checkout:

-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 to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

HT: myi, via DDF

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HOT! British Airways: Fly Nonstop From JFK Or Newark To Paris For $252 Round-Trip!

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.


Use this BA link to book and receive $65 off coach fares. You will need to disable ad-blocker.

-Tickets are refundable for 24 hours from the time of booking by calling BA.

-If you use a consumer Chase Visa and select flights operated by British Airways/Open Skies (American flights won’t qualify for the extra 10% off) you can save another 10% off by using the following promo code on the page after selecting flights as shown below: CARDOFFERU

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-A 7 night stay away from JFK (6 nights in Paris) is required for this sale. In other words if you depart JFK on Tuesday, 8/8 (arriving into Paris/ORY on Wednesday, 8/9) you can’t return until Tuesday, 8/15 (arriving into JFK on the same day). Use Google Flights to help find valid dates if you are flexible.

-Search NYC to include EWR and JFK for best results.

-Limited seats are available on each date.

-Paris is easily one of my favorite cities in the world. You can read my 2010 trip notes here, 2012 trip notes here, and Instagram pictures from my 2016 trip to Paris by scrolling down here. There is plenty to do and eat in the city of lights for a week, though you can always jet or train to another city like Venice .

JFK or Newark to Paris/ORY valid dates:
April 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 25, 30
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30
June 4, 5, 6
July 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

Paris/ORY to JFK or Newark valid dates:
April 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
May 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 23, 30
June 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 25, 26, 27
August 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12


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30% Off Living Social; Save 65% At “Capri Sushi & Italian” Miami Or 48% At “Got Kosher” Los Angeles!

Update: It appears that the code below is targeted, despite successfully being able to apply it when not logged in. You can also try the following code for 20% off: SAVE20


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Use the following code for 30% off items found in the link above, up to $25 savings: SPECIAL30

Be sure to click on “Have a promo code” before clicking buy now.

For example after the 30% off code:
-Capri Sushi and Italian in Miami Beach has a $130 voucher for $45.49, a $70 voucher for $24.49, or a $50 voucher for $17.49.
-Got Kosher in Los Angeles has a $20 lunch eat-in voucher or a $20 take-out voucher for $10.50.

Post what deals you find!

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$20 Off $20 At Shutterfly Or $29.99 Off A Hardcover Photo Book

Shutterfly Photo Books Linky

Use the following code for $20 off $20 sitewide or a $29.99 credit towards any hardcover photo book: BIGTHANKS

If you order $39+ from Shutterfly after discounts are applied (or if you add a lot of extra pages to your book) you can get free shipping on the order with code: SHIP39

You’ll have to use the coupon by 1/22, though chatting or calling Shutterfly usually works to get that extended.

You can click on this link to apply the code to your Shutterfly account.

The 8×11 is my go-to book, we make one for every trip we go on and it’s always stunningly awesome!  I’d highly recommend getting the 8×11 size over the 8×8 size. The extra inches make a huge difference and the 8×11 size is on sale now as well, making it just a $4 difference. All photo books larger than the 8×8 are up to 30% off instantly in your cart.

Photo book sizes:

-The 8×8 Photo Book is $29.99 and will be free (plus $7.99 shipping if you don’t spend $39) after the code above.

-The 8×11 Photo Book is normally $39.99 but is on sale for $33.99. It will be $4 (plus $8.99 shipping if you don’t spend $39) after the code above.

-The 10×10 Photo Book is normally $49.99 but is on sale for $39.99. It will be $10 (plus $8.99 shipping if you don’t spend $39) after the code above.

-The 12×12 Photo Book is normally $64.99 but is on sale for $45.49. It will be $15.50 (plus $11.99 shipping if you don’t spend $39) after the code above.

-The 11×14 Photo Book is normally $74.99 but is on sale for $52.49. It will be $22.50 (plus $11.99 shipping if you don’t spend $39) after the code above.

HT: Yaalili, via DDF

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SAS: Pay For 1 Adult’s Airfare And Bring Up To 8 Kids For Free!

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
-Earn 5 points per dollar on the AMEX Platinum Card or 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card.
-Earn 3 points per dollar and get $300 in airfare automatically refunded every calendar year with Chase Sapphire Reserve.


SAS: Pay For 1 Adult, Bring Up To 8 Kids For Free!

SAS, a Star Alliance member, is offering up to 8 free kids tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket from the USA to Denmark, Finland, Norway, or Sweden. All you need to pay are the taxes.

Kids must be under 12 years old for this promotion.

Tickets must be booked by 1/23 and depart from the USA between 2/7-4/9.

From Newark for example you can fly on SAS nonstop to Copenhagen, Oslo, or Stockholm.

For example an adult and 8 kids from Newark to Copenhagen:

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This also works in SAS Plus with extra legroom, seat width, lounge access, free wifi, power outlets, fast track security, and extra baggage. For example here is Newark-Oslo in SAS Plus for 1 adult and 8 kids:

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You can even travel to the top of the world, Longyearbyen, Svalbard:

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Alas, this promotion does not work for business class.

HT: AsherO, via DDF


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Today Only: Save Up To 60% On Handbags From Amazon

Today Only: Save Up To 60% On Handbags From Amazon

-Rebecca Minkoff Bags Sale
-Kate Spade New York Bags Sale
-Zac Posen Bags Sale

Return shipping is free on all bags that are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Sample deals:
-Tignanello Framed Perfection X-Body: $45
-Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Dot Adalyn Wallet: $50
-Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Karolina Wristlet: $60
-Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchel Cross-Body: $75
-Rebecca Minkoff Biker Phone Crossbody: $76
-Marc Jacobs Gotham Open Face Billfold Wallet, Midnight Blue: $75
-Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Cami Convertible Cross-Body Bag: $80
-Cole Haan Bayleen Tote: $85

Post what deals you find!

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Snow Joe 15″ Electric Snow Blower Bundle For $88 Shipped From Walmart

Snow Joe 15″ Electric Snow Blower Bundle For $88 Shipped From Walmart

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-Ideal for quick snow pickups on mid-sized driveways and walkways
-No gas, oil or tune-ups make it effortless to start and maintain
-Powerful 11-amp motor moves up to 440 lbs. of snow per minute
-2-blade cold-and-abrasion-resistant plastic auger cuts 15 in. wide by 8 in. deep with each pass
-ETL approved; Full 2-year warranty

Includes:
-15-Inch 11-Amp Electric Snow Blower
-Universal Snow Thrower Clean Out Tool
-21-Inch Universal Single Stage Snow Blower Protective Cover

HT: stooges44, via DDF

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Save 25%-30% On Dove Soap, Shampoo, And Conditioner Via Amazon Subscribe & Save

-Clip the 20% coupon on each product page. Each coupon can be used one time.

-Dove Advanced Hair Series Conditioner, Radiant Shine $2.30-$2.47

-Dove Men+Care Shampoo and Conditioner, Thick and Strong $2.37-$2.54

-Dove Nutritive Solutions Conditioner, Daily Moisture $2.46-$2.64

-Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash, Extra Fresh $2.69-$2.88

-Dove Men+Care Shampoo and Conditioner, Anti Dandruff $2.78-$2.98

-Dove Advanced Hair Series Shampoo, Oxygen Moisture $2.79-$2.99

-Dove Advanced Hair Series Conditioner, Oxygen Moisture $2.79-$2.99

-Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash, Cool Fresh $3.07-$3.29

-Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, Clean Comfort, 6 Bar $4.42-$4.73

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

-All subscribe and save orders ship for free with no minimum order amount.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

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Today Only: Bissell AirRam Cordless Vacuum For $159.99 Shipped From Amazon

Today Only: Bissell AirRam Cordless Vacuum For $159.99 Shipped From Amazon

This has never sold for less than $199.99 from Amazon.

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-Delivers high-powered, heavy-duty cordless vacuuming, with wide-range LED lights so you can quickly and seamlessly clean across carpets, hard floors, and area rugs.
-Professional-grade, 22V Lithium Ion battery for 30 minutes of fade-free power and cordless convenience.
-Ultra-light, agile design with swivel steering and lay-flat handle easily maneuvers around and under furniture.
-Removable dirt bin with a built-in, Easy Empty Slider pushes dirt and debris out of a mess-free empty.
-Multi-Surface Brush Roll plus Suction Sweep Technology deliver superior cleaning along edges and across multiple surfaces.

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American Matches Basic Economy; Now Ranked As The WSJ’s Worst US Airline For The 2nd Year Running

Delta currently sells basic economy fares. They award full redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles on those fares. But they aren’t eligible for seat assignments, economy comfort, flight upgrades, changes, cancellations, or standby. If you need to make a voluntary change you have to throw away your ticket and start again.

In November, United announced that they will start selling Basic Economy fares in Q1 2017. United added more restrictions to the ones above. Their fares won’t earn elite qualifying miles or lifetime miles. United also won’t allow large carry-ons unless you have elite status, a United credit card, or are traveling with a United elite member or cardholder.

American has announced that they will start selling basic economy fares on 2/10/17. It will be nearly identical to United’s version except that American will award 1/2 of the normal elite qualifying miles and will allow you to pay to choose a seat, but only within 48 hours of your flight.

These fares are intended to allow the network carriers to compete with Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit. People that want no-frills will be able to fly on a network carrier and still be able to earn miles, have access to roomier seats, free drinks, and more frequent flights in case of irregular operations.

The real question is will they just drive more people to fly on Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America?


In other news, American took the crown for the worst US airline in the WSJs annual ranking for the 2nd year running:

 

 

That’s not much of a surprise. American is notoriously bad at cancelled flights and mishandling luggage, hence our London fiasco. My longest tarmac delays have also all been on American.

Delta runs a very good airline with a subpar mileage program

United runs a mediocre, but improving, airline with a good mileage program.

American runs a subpar airline with a mileage program that could be called a ScAAm these days.

Last year I compiled 23 bullet points asking “What exactly is American’s AAdvantage?” I don’t think the USAirways folks running American could answer that even if they tried.

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iPhone 6 Case And No Rush Shipping Credit For $0.65 Shipped With Amazon Prime!

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iPhone 6 Case Linky

Use code: 2XU3MPHP

If you have Amazon Prime you’ll get free shipping and at checkout you can select “FREE No-Rush Shipping” and you’ll get a no rush shipping credit. The credit posts after your items ships.

You may be targeted for a $20 no rush credit for Amazon Home Services, which can get you an oil change for just $5 depending on your location.

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Save On Core i3, i5 And i7 Laptops From Just $299.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

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

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 1% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.


Check this link to see if your account is targeted for 8% back in eBay bucks.

-HP 15.6″ Touch-Screen Core i3 Laptop: $299.99 DEAD!

Specs:
-6th Gen Intel Corei3-6100U processor
-6GB RAM
-15.6″ touch screen for hands-on control
-1TB Hard drive
-Intel HD Graphics 520
-CD/DVD Burner
-Windows 10


-HP 17.3″ Coore i5 Laptop: $379.99 DEAD!

Specs:
-7th Gen Intel Corei5-7200U processor
-17.3″ HD Display
-6GB RAM
-1TB Hard Drive
-Intel HD Graphics 620
-CD/DVD Burner
-Windows 10


-Lenovo 15.6″ Core i7 Laptop: $449.99 DEAD!

Specs:
-7th Gen Intel Corei7-7500U mobile processor
8GB RAM
15.6″ HD display
Intel HD Graphics 620
CD/DVD Bruner
Windows 10

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Amazon Lighting Deal: 52 Piece Compatible Wooden Train Track Set For $22.36

Amazon Lighting Deal: 52 Piece Compatible Wooden Train Track Set For $22.36

Lightning deal valid until 3:29 pm EST or while supplies last.

As with all lightning deals, you can always join the waitlist if a deal is full and more often than not you will be able to buy the item at a discount. Just keep checking back often to see when you clear the waitlist as you’ll only have a limited amount of time to complete your purchase!

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-52 Pieces of Premium Wood Train Tracks
-Work with All Major Brands of Trains and Track
-The Easiest Way to Expand Your Train Track Collection
-Includes Straight Track, Curved Track, and Curved Switch Track

HT: dandu16, via DDF

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Amazon Add-On Item: 4 Philips 60W LED Daylight A19 Bulbs For Just $3.67; Save On Your Electric Bill!

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Amazon Add-On Item: 4 Philips 60W LED Daylight A19 Bulbs For Just $3.67

This is an Add-on item which requires an order of $25+ from Amazon to be able to checkout.

If you add 7 of these 4 packs to your cart you will be able to checkout with free shipping for Prime Members. The total would be just $25.69 for 28 LED bulbs!

This is the lowest price for this product ever from Amazon.

-This Philips 60 watt equivalent A19 LED bulb uses only 8 watts of energy, saving up to $62.64 over the life of the bulb (based on 3 hours/day, 11 cent/kWh, costs depend on rates and use)
-This Philips LED bulb turns on at full brightness with 800 lumens, and provides a light similar to Natural daylight
-With a life of 10+ years, this Philips LED bulb is perfect for closets, dining, living and bedrooms

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Today Only: Save Up To 50% On Activewear Clothing From Amazon

-Men’s Activewear Clothing Sale
-Women’s Activewear Clothing Sale
-Boy’s Activewear Clothing Sale
-Girl’s Activewear Clothing Sale

Return shipping is free on all clothes that are shipped and sold by Amazon so if you’re unsure of your size you’ll probably want to order both options to grab the current sale price.

Sample deals:
Men’s:
-Champion Men’s Vapor Cotton Pullover Hoodie: $10.99
-Hanes Men’s 10 Pack Ankle Socks: $9.99
-Champion Men’s 6 Pack Crew Socks: $9.99
-Hanes Men’s Short-Sleeve Jersey Pocket Polo (Pack of 2): $11.99
-Hanes Men’s Full Zip Ultimate Heavyweight Fleece Hoodie: $12.29
-Champion Men’s Powerblend Retro Fleece Jogger Pant: $12.29
-Champion Men’s Powerblend Relaxed Bottom Fleece Pant: $12.29
-Hanes Men’s ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 4): $12.29
-Hanes Men’s Nano Premium Lightweight Fleece Hoodie: $13.99

Women’s:
-Hanes Women’s Full-Zip Hooded Jacket: $8.99
-Puma Women’s Athletic Running Sock with Arch Support 6-Pack: $8.99
-Jockey Women’s Judo Legging with Wide Waistband: $10.99
-Champion Women’s Jersey Jacket: $12.29
-Champion Women’s Fleece Pullover Hoodie: $12.99-$13.99

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JetBlue Honoring (Most) Free Vacation Reservations; A History Of Past Free Vacation Glitches

On Sunday I covered a JetBlue vacations deal that offered $150 off domestic vacation packages and $250 off international vacation packages with no minimum purchase requirement. I also wrote about how to use it for free airfare, hotels, and car rentals even if you only needed one of those.

Before I made those posts I booked a dummy booking to confirm that it would give a confirmation number with a $0 purchase. I called back to cancel that booking as I had no intention of using it and the rep confirmed that ticketed vacations for adults would be honored. However vacations booked for those under 18 have been cancelled.

Some DD readers have already flown and stayed in hotels for free with the deal!

4 hours after I posted the deal JetBlue added a $2,000 or $2,500 minimum purchase to the deal’s terms.

JetBlue has to be commended for honoring their glitches though. In December a glitch lowered the price of transcontinental flights to $64 and their website remained jammed for a day. They even honored the fare for people who called about not being able to access their website.

In June they announced a promotion targeting Virgin America flyers due to JetBlue losing the bid to buy them out to Alaska. They had intended to target people that had Virgin America miles but forgot to exclude people transferring in points from SPG with a 25% bonus. In the end, Alaska Airlines even bumped up the Virgin America points by another 30% and JetBlue decided to honor the promotion despite high-level talks about whether to try to bail. We flew to Boston and got over 300,000 points for our mileage run.

But this was far from the first vacation package glitch:

-In 2006 I posted a deal for a flight+hotel package to Hawaii for $87 thanks to a $400 off Northwest Airlines vacation package that didn’t set a minimum purchase. I was in a Smicha program then in LA and went with my chavrusa to Oahu for Purim. In 48 hours we brought a suitcase of food for the local shluchim, bought Hawaiian print Kipot, paid our respects at Pearl Harbor, climbed Diamond Head, hiked to Manoa Falls, snorkeled in Hanauma Bay, and drove around the island.

I fell in love with the state and have been back 6 times since, including a month-long honeymoon spanning 4 islands.

-In March 2010 Expedia offered $400 off vacations packages to the Bahamas, resulting in hundreds of DansDeals readers getting free airfare+hotels there.

-On a Saturday in November 2010 Expedia once again offered $300 off vacation packages to Las Vegas and other cities. A friend had asked me if we wanted to shoot some pool that night. I’m not much of a pool guy, but agreed when Mimi said she was in. When I logged onto my laptop after Shabbos, I saw the deal on DDF and got involved with posting it and writing about its potential.

In the meantime, I told Mimi that the Expedia deal would keep me busy all night. At that time there were only 1,100 @DansDeals followers on Twitter and the deal lasted until 3:40AM the next day.

Eventually, Mimi told me what was really going on that night, there were dozens of people waiting for a surprise birthday party for me. Oops. That wouldn’t be the only birthday party I nearly missed due to a glitch, United’s 4 Mile Island glitch happened just before Rafi’s 1st birthday party.

Meanwhile, once at the party everyone wanted to book all-expense paid vacations to Las Vegas. Just about everyone in attendance wound up booking Vegas vacations with free airfare, Bellagio stays, airport limo transfers, Cirque du Soleil tickets, etc. Due to issues with our room the Bellagio even wound up buying us kosher steak and lamb chops for dinner.

While watching the Pats-Texans game this past Saturday night with a group of friends we got into a discussion of the free Vegas vacation deal and when something like that would return. Less than 24 hours later JetBlue delivered!

-Just a week after the Vegas deal, JetBlue had transcontinental airfares with hotel packages for just $99

-In 2011 JetBlue Vacations offered $100 vacations with no minimum purchase.

-Don’t want to miss a glitch like one of these or $50 first class Delta tickets to Hawaii or LA, $440 business class AA tickets to Asia250 mile Delta flights, $148 Delta tickets from down under$150 Delta Transatlantic fares, $250 AA Transatlantic fares$187 Etihad tickets$336 El Al tickets to Israel, $372 Delta tickets to Israel$281 Air Canada tickets to Israel, $461 USAirways tickets to Israel, or $287 United tickets to Israel?

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SPG-Uber Partnership Earnings Devalued; Which Card To Use For Uber.

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-$25 Off An UberBlack Ride In NYC!


In 2015 Uber started awarding Starpoints for Uber rides.

After staying in a Starwood hotel you could enroll here and earn 1 Starpoint per dollar spent on Uber all year long and up to 4 Starpoints per dollar spent on Uber while you stay at a Starwood hotel.

The best part is that the program even pays out on free rides. A $65 ride from the airport still earned Starpoints despite the ride being free.

Effective 2/1/17 that will go down to 1 Starpoint per $2 spent on Uber all year long and 2 Starpoints per dollar spent on Uber while you stay at a Starwood hotel. For February only though they will offer 5 Starpoints per dollar spent on Uber while you stay at a Starwood hotel.

Of course these points are on top of points earned from credit card spending.

Which card should you use?

-The Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Card offers 1.5% cash back everywhere and offers $15 in Uber credit for every 9 rides that you take through 3/31/17

-Cards offering 2 points per dollar spent on Uber include Chase Sapphire PreferredPremier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressPlatinum Card® from American ExpressThe Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, and the The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.

-The Amex EveryDay Credit Card earns 2.2 points per dollar spent on Uber if you make 20 transactions/month.

The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express OPEN normally offers 2.3 points per dollar spent on Uber, but if you signup with the current limited time signup offer you will earn 3.3 points per dollar spent.

-The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card earns 2.5 points per dollar spent on Uber if you make 30 transactions/month.

-The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 3 points per dollar spent and Uber qualifies for automatic travel refunds.

-The Chase Freedom card offers 5 points per dollar this quarter.

HT: eliteflyer, via DDF

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Free Men’s Dove Full Size Spray Deodorant Bottle From Walmart!

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Free Men’s Dove Full Size Spray Deodorant Bottle From Walmart!

Just fill out the form above and your sample will be received within 6-8 weeks.

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