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Congrats To davidmal: 100 Hat Tips!

Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 5:36 pm

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Over at DDF (the DansDeals Forums), there’s a wonderful community of 21,212 members who share deals, travel tips, trip reports, with get-togethers held frequently around the world. The forums have been around since May 2008 and it’s a great place to hang out.

When a member posts a deal on the forum that is later featured on DansDeals.com they receive a hat tip, thanking them for their contribution. That’s the “HT” you might notice at the bottom of a post.

2 years ago I treated some of the folks with the most hat tips to a dinner at Mike’s Bistro.

Last year DDF member Marco Polo was the first to reach 100 hat tips and he won a $1,000 Amazon gift card!

davidmal joined the forums in December 2013 and has been a true asset to the community. He recently reached 100 hat tips, the 2nd forum member in that exclusive club.

Today he received this thank you package consisting of a complete set of United’s hub city collectible amenity kits, a bottle of 40 year old single malt scotch, and a $500 Amazon gift card!

 

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He even treated us to an unboxing:

 

Last month I celebrated 12 years of blogging and it’s all only made possible by DDF members like davidmal and by readers like you. Thanks!

Mazal Tov To Marco Polo On 100 Hat Tips!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 2:10 pm

Regular site posting will resume 10/07.

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Over at the DansDeals Forums there’s a wonderful community of 18,651 members who share deals, travel tips, trip reports, with get-togethers held frequently around the world.

When a member posts a deal that is featured here on DansDeals.com they receive a hat tip, thanking them for their contribution.

Last year I treated some of the folks with the most hat tips to a dinner at Mike’s Bistro.

For the first person to reach #100 though a little extra tip of the hat seemed in order, so DDF member Marco Polo has received a $1,000 Amazon gift card! (Don’t worry, I used my Chase Freedom card for the 5.5 points per dollar this quarter 😉 )

Marco Polo has been a DDF member since 2012 and his contributed deals can be found here. Aside from being a very helpful member and active poster, he’s also contributed lots of awesome trip reports on the forum that are must-reads.

I’m closing in on 11 years of blogging here and it’s all only made possible by readers like you. Thanks!

100 Photo Prints From Adorama For Free With Brooklyn/Manhattan In-Store Pickup Or $4.95 Shipped

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, 1:43 pm

If you don’t yet have an Adorama Pix account (which means you missed this great deal) you can open up an AdormaPix account via the referral link here.

I won’t get any credit unless you make a $15 order, but you’ll get $5 code via email by signing up that way. Unfortunately the code isn’t valid for shipping, but you can add other items to your order for free with this code.

If you already have an account just click on photo prints here and click order now.

Upload photos, add 100 4×6 photos to your cart, and use the following code in your cart to make them free (Exp: 7/5): freeprints

Choose free in-store pickup in Brooklyn or Manhattan to make these prints completely free, or choose $4.95 nationwide shipping.

HT: ben89, via DDF

Designer 100% Wool Suits From Just $53.49 And 100% Cotton White Dress Shirts From $8.25 Shipped From Amazon With Free Returns!

Monday, February 27th, 2017, 12:54 pm

-Calvin Klein 100% Wool Suits From Just $66.46
-Kenneth Cole New York 100% Wool Suits From Just $60.38
-Ben Sherman 100% Wool Suits From Just $70.70
-DKNY 100% Wool Suits From Just $76.77
-Jones New York 100% Wool Suits From Just $61.50
-Kenneth Cole REACTION Suits From Just $62.61
-Perry Ellis Suits From Just $48.17
-Vince Camuto 100% Wool Suits From Just $53.49
Tommy Hilfiger Suits From Just $47.74

-Button Down Shirts From $3.13
-White Button Down Shirts From $4.89
-Non-Iron Button Down Shirts From $12.62

-Dress Shirts From $5.04
-White Dress Shirts From $6.96
-Non-Iron Dress Shirts From $14.50

Prices vary by size.

Return shipping is free on all clothing that is 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 100% Wool Suits:
-Calvin Klein Men’s Mabry Slim Fit 2 Suit: $65.49
-Calvin Klein Men’s Michael Two-Piece Wool-Blend Suit: $74.33
-Calvin Klein Men’s Mabry Notch Lapel Trouser Solid Suit: $77.33
-Calvin Klein Malik Regular Fit Grey Plaid Suit: $70.09
-Calvin Klein Mabry 2 Suit: $69.55

-Ben Sherman Men’s Slim Fit Two Button Windowpane Suit: $74.24
-Ben Sherman Men’s Pinstripe Suit: $90.42

-DKNY Dekalb Tonal Plaid 2 Button Slim Fit Suit: $76.77

-Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Pin-Dot Two-Button Suit: $60.38
-Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Gery Herringbone Slim-Fit Suit: $62.23
-Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Slim-Fit Two-Button Side-Vent Suit: $72.35
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim Fit Two-Button Side Vent Suit: $84.34
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim Fit 2 Button Side Vent Suit: $72.88
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim-Fit Suit: $77.99

-Vince Camuto Men’s Grey Solid Suit: $53.49
-Vince Camuto Men’s Two Button Slim Fit Solid Suit: $56.63
-Vince Camuto Men’s Flannel Two-Button Suit: $68.80

Sample White Shirts:
-Weatherproof Vintage Men’s 100% Cotton Shirt: $8.25
-Geoffrey Beene Men’s Regular Fit Sateen Solid Dress Shirt: $10.24
-Kenneth Cole REACTION Men’s Long Sleeve Solid Military Shirt: $10.60
-Axist Men’s Solid Polished Twill Long Sleeve Woven Shirt: $11.33
-Lee Uniforms Men’s Short-Sleeve Oxford Shirt: $11.87
-GUESS Men’s Laguna Military Shirt: $12.04
-French Toast Men’s Short Sleeve Poplin Dress Shirt: $12.99
-Nautica Men’s Long Sleeve Textured Cotton Button Down Shirt: $13.49
-French Toast Men’s Short Sleeve Oxford: $13.99
-Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Reaction Men’s Slim Fit Dress Shirt: $14.99

Post what deals you find!

Sample Deals For Amazon’s $8.63 Off $50 Coupon, What Will You Use The Coupon For?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 6:39 pm

Today only Amazon is offering a one time use per account code for $8.63 off all $50+ orders of items sold by Amazon.

If you haven’t already used the discount on Gift Cards for places like Uber, Gap, Nordstrom, Southwest, Starbucks, or Whole Foods or Ecco Shoes here is a list of deals you can add together in your cart to reach the $50 threshold and make them even better deals than they currently are.

Save $8.63 off $50+ orders from Amazon with code (Exp: 2/22): BIGTHANKS
Valid for one use per account.

If you need a filler item to reach $50 you can use this $0.35 book.

Sample deals after discount code for $50+ items:
-Instant Pot Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt: $71.63

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-4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing: $167.36

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-Evenflo Symphony DLX All-in-One Car Seat: $116.47

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-Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Change ‘n Carry Portable Changing Pad: $63.36

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-Baby Trend Deluxe Nursery Center: $71.36

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-Logitech MX Master Wireless Large Mouse: $51.36

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-220 Dixie Everyday 10″ Paper Plates: $13.29-$14.85

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-3 Pack Of Scrub Daddy Color Sponges: $9.99

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-Totes Auto Open Umbrella: $8.68

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-100 Pack Of AmazonBasics Ballpoint Pens: $4.74-$4.99

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-Brother Wireless Color Laser Printer With Scanner, Copier, And Fax: $281.36

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-Cosco Centerfold Folding 6 Foot Table: $38.88

Available in White or Black.

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-AmazonBasics 360-Piece Clear Plastic Cutlery Set: $11.11

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-6 TCP 60 Watt LED Daylight Light Bulbs: $11.99
-6 TCP 60 Watt LED Soft White Light Bulbs: $12.49

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-Suave Cocoa Butter And Shea Body Lotion: $0.96-$1.11 after 20% off coupon.

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-YumEarth Organic Lollipops: $3.05-$3.41

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-36 Cottonelle Toilet Paper Family Rolls: $12.43-$14.13 after $2 coupon.

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-The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books: $6.93

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-Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein (OU-Parve): $11.21-$11.95

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-Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier: $49.99

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-VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Launch and Go Ride On: $20.98

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-Axe Body Wash And Deodorant From $2.11.

What will you be using the $8.63 discount for?

The Shot Glasses That Went From #146,767 To #1 On Amazon Today…#DDEffect

Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 7:45 pm

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This morning the 2,500 pack of 1oz Clear Shot Glasses was ranked as #146,767 on the Amazon best seller list for “Industrial & Scientific”, #2003 for “Shot Glasses,” and #35,369 for “Glassware & Drinkware”

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Then DDF member “mileagejunkie,” who is part of the exclusive 100 Hat Tip club, noticed that the price from Amazon had dropped from $110.51 to $19.88.

It was then posted on this site and thousands of Twitter followers jumped online to check out the deal.

Not long afterward it jumped to the #1 selling item in all 3 of its categories:

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#DDEffect at its finest 🙂

Save $25 Off $100+ Orders From Best Buy With Visa Checkout

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 8:51 am

Save $25 Off $100+ Orders 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.

“Online offer valid through 02/22/17 at 11:59 p.m. CT or while supplies last and is only available in the U.S. when displayed on this page. Discounts not available on gift and prepaid card purchases, and/or services purchased and/or taxes paid. Excludes Amazon streaming players; Amazon Echo; Amazon Echo Dot; Google Wifi; Bose® audio products; Sonos; Polk Audio; Denon; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Sony audio, TVs and 3D glasses, select LG TVs and Blu-ray players; subscription software services; GoPro cameras and accessories; digital music services and download cards; select Dyson products; Pacific Sales products; and all Magnolia Home Theater products. No cash value. Limit 1 offer per customer. We may terminate this promotion at any time without notice. Discount will be automatically applied to a qualifying BestBuy.com purchase of $100 or more when you select Visa Checkout as your only payment method. All digital items require you to sign up for or sign in to a BestBuy.com account.”

Sample deals after $25 off:

-WD My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $94.99 or $84.99 for Elite Accounts.


-Fitbit Charge 2: $104.95


-Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Bluetooth: $94.99 after 20% occ code: SAVEONSMALLS


-Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Internal Solid State Drive For Laptops: $134.99


-Lenovo 15.6″ Core i3 Laptop: $224.99


-Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smart Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm: $74.99


-Sony – Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Retractable Lens: $274.99

Post what deals you find.

Get A 100% Bonus When Purchasing IHG Points; Lock In PointBreaks For $28.75/Night And Hotels In Israel From $57.50/Night

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 10:47 am

IHG: Get 100% bonus points through 2/17.

An IHG account is required, you can join here for free.

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. You can also transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each but with the current sale you can buy them directly for less than that without jumping through hoops. And that hack requires that you have points to start with.

IHG will double all the points you purchase, but to get the lowest rate (.575 cents per point) you’ll need to purchase at least 26K points which will be doubled to 52K points for $299. Of course you’ll also earn points on your credit card which will make the effective rate less than .575 cents per point.

You can purchase 60K points per member per year, so you can get up to 120K points with this promotion which would cost $690.

Note that IHG points require activity every 12 months, but you can just redeem for a hotel award and cancel it to extend the expiration for another 12 months.

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.

Plus you don’t pay tax on award nights.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties in NYC, London, Paris etc. For example an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 60K points. That’s just $345 at .575 cents per point.

There are several IHG hotels in Israel. They won’t necessarily be a deal with this promotion, but they may be depending on the price of your desired travel dates.
Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K ($57.50 with this promo)
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K ($115)
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Eilat: 25K ($143.75)
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K ($172.50)
InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K ($230)

Last Chance To Earn 100,000 Points With The Game-Changing Business Platinum Card

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 12:00 am

Update: Offer expired!


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-American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.


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.

Offer expired! -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?

Save $25 Off $100+ Orders From Best Buy With Visa Checkout

Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 2:10 pm

Save $25 Off $100+ Orders 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.

“Online offer valid through 01/21/17 at 11:59 p.m. CT or while supplies last and is only available in the U.S. when displayed on this page. Discounts not available on gift and prepaid card purchases, and/or services purchased and/or taxes paid. Excludes Amazon streaming players; Amazon Echo products; Google Home; Google Chromecast and Chromecast Audio; Google Wifi; Bose® audio products; Sonos; Polk Audio; Denon; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players; Sony audio, TVs and 3D glasses, Blu-ray and DVD players, and set-top boxes; select LG TVs and Blu-ray players; subscription software services; GoPro cameras and accessories; digital music services and download cards; select Dyson products; Pacific Sales products; and all Magnolia Home Theater products.”

If you are signed up for Best Buy emails be sure to check your inbox for a targeted $10 off $10 coupon.

Sample deals after $25 off:

-WD My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $94.99


-Fitbit Charge 2: $104.95


-Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Retractable Lens And A 32GB SD Card: $274.99

Post what deals you find.

HT: Mountain Man, via DDF

Last Chance For Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Signup Bonus; Get $2,100 In Travel!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Update, 1/12: This offer is set to expire at about noon, EST. As long as the landing page shows the 100,000 point bonus you can still signup for the card!


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 click on the link that says “View all card offers by issuing bank” and scroll down to view all card offers from the bank of your choice.


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The Chase Sapphire Reserve took the mileage world by storm last year by offering 100,000 signup points and a boatload of other benefits. Chase took a $200-$300MM loss just in the 2016 Q4 on the card, so it’s no surprise that the massive signup bonus is coming to an end.

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Currently the card offers 100,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months. Effective 1/12 that will go down to 50K points for spending $4,000. This offer will go offline sometime on the 11th, so try to apply by 1/10 to lock in the 100K bonus. The 100K bonus should be available in branch until 3/12.

You can use the 100K points for $1,500 in travel or you can transfer them into airline miles or hotel points.

The $300 in travel spend and $100 Global Entry fees that are refunded count towards the $4K threshold. You’ll even get the keep the bonus points for travel spending that is refunded. The annual fee does not count towards the spend threshold.

Note that if you have opened up 5 or more consumer credit cards in the past 2 years it can be difficult to get approved for most cards from Chase. Read more about 5/24 here.

Annual fee:

The card has a $450 annual fee which is not waived for the first year. The effective annual fee though is much lower thanks to the travel credit.

Travel credit:

The Sapphire Reserve offers a $300 automatic travel credit to offset the annual fee.

The credit is good for any kind of travel related spending including airfare, car rentals, hotels, Disney tickets, Cruises, subways, taxis, and much more. Read a list of confirmed transactions that will trigger a credit here.

As the credit is per calendar year that means you’ll get $600 of travel refunds in your first cardmembership year with a $300 credit in 2017 and a $300 credit in 2018.

You must finish 2017 travel spending before your December 2017 statement closes and you you can start 2018 travel spending in December 2017 after your December statement closes.

Combined with the signup bonus that means you can get $2,100 in travel in your first cardmembership year.

After the first year, the annual travel credit effectively lowers the annual fee of the card to $150 per year. That’s only $55 per year more than Sapphire Preferred and it comes with a lot of valuable benefits that make the card a keeper:

Sapphire Reserve offers 3 points per dollar on all of the travel items listed in this post. It also offers triple points on dining including restaurants, fast food, coffee shops, bars, lounges, and cafes.

There are no foreign transaction fees.

You’ll be able to access over 900 clubs worldwide with Priority Pass and you can bring unlimited guests with you into the lounge for free! That includes lounges with kosher food and wine in Newark and Tel Aviv. You can call Chase to enroll in Priority Pass or you can enroll online here. You can even pay to access Priority Pass lounges before you get your membership card and you can call Chase to refund those lounge entries!

The Newark Art & Lounge in Terminal B is located before security and doesn’t require a boarding pass, so you can stop in for free kosher food and wine at any time!

Every 4 years you can get a $100 credit for a 5 year Global Entry membership which also includes TSA pre-check. That means you can skip the lines and forms when flying back from abroad and you can leave your shoes on, laptops in their bags, and go through metal detectors when flying from the US. It makes flying so much easier!

Additional cardholders cost $75/year and include a Priority Pass membership with free guesting privileges as well.

Increased cash back or miles:
The Sapphire Reserve allows you to use all your Chase points for 1.5 cents each per dollar towards travel.

The ability to choose between 1.5 cents per dollar or mileage transfers make Sapphire Reserve an incredibly versatile credit card. Thanks to their ability to be used at a high value as miles or when redeemed directly from Chase for travel, I called them “Hybrid points.”

You can choose to hunt for award tickets bargains and then transfer them into real airline miles instantly. The value of airline miles can be extremely high for one-way tickets, last-minute tickets, and first class tickets.

Or you can just use them for paid airfare, hotels, car rentals, or activities at a value of 1.5 cents each.

You can earn even more by spending on other Chase cards and transferring those points to Sapphire Reserve:
-If you have a Freedom Unlimited card you earn 1.5 points per dollar everywhere that are worth 2.25% towards travel when you transfer them to Sapphire Reserve.
-If you have a Freedom card you earn 5 points per dollar on rotating categories that are worth 7.5% towards travel when you transfer them to Sapphire Reserve.
-If you have Ink Plus or Ink Cash card you earn 5 points per dollar on office supplies, gift cards from office supply stores to hundreds of other stores, and telecom that are worth 7.5% towards travel when you transfer them to Sapphire Reserve. Gas, hotel, and dining purchases also have double point bonuses worth 3% towards travel.
-If you have Ink Business Preferred card you earn 3 points per dollar on travel, shipping, internet, cable, and telecom, and advertising on social media and search engines.that are worth 4.5% towards travel when you transfer them to Sapphire Reserve.

That means you can be earning between 2.25%-7.5% back everywhere.

If you already have a Sapphire Preferred card you can downgrade it to Freedom or Freedom Unlimited to take advantage of their spending benefits and you can always transfer those points to Sapphire Reserve to make them 50% more valuable.

As a Visa Infinite card, it also comes with some benefits like discounts on car rentals, including 30% off at Silvercar.

Sapphire Reserve comes with primary rental car CDW insurance in every country in the world. Most other cards only have secondary coverage when you rent a car in your home country. This means that if you damage your rental vehicle you must file the claim with your own personal insurance policy first, and only if they won’t cover the damage will the credit card cover the damage. Even additional cardholders get primary coverage when they rent.

Most credit cards also exclude countries like Israel from coverage, however all Chase cards cover you worldwide, including in Israel. And they will give you a letter of coverage stating that you are covered in Israel so that you don’t have to argue at the rental car counter that your Chase Visa does give CDW coverage.

Plus you get triple points on car rentals, meaning there is no better card out there for car rentals!

-Roadside Assistance: Coverage for up to 4 incidents per year. The battery in my 2011 Altima died on me twice in the past month and Chase sent out assistance with ease. And yes, I did finally buy a new car battery.

-Trip cancellation insurance is free.
Trip cancellation reimburses up to $10,000 per person, up to $20,000 per trip, and up to $40,000 per year if you need to cancel for injury, death, or sickness experienced by you, a traveling companion, or an immediate family member of you or your traveling companion. Other covered reasons include severe weather, military orders, terrorism, jury duty, home dwelling becoming inhabitable, quarantine, or financial insolvency of the travel agency or operator of your trip.

Other card benefits include:
-Price protection. Find a lower price in a store or online on a non-auction site within 90 days and get back up to $500/item and $2,500/year.
-Return protection. Return an item to a store that won’t take back an item for up to 90 days ($500/item, $1,000/year)
-Purchase protection: 120 days of protection in case of damage or theft on items you buy ($10,000/item, $50K/year)
-Warranty protection: An extra year of warranty coverage on purchases ($10K/item, $50K/account)
-Lost Luggage Protection: If your checked or carry-on bags are lost you can be reimbursed by up to $3,000 per person.
-Trip Delay Protection: If you are delayed that either requires an overnight stay or is more than 6 hours you can be reimbursed for up to $500 in expenses per person.
-Baggage Delay Protection: If your bags are delayed by more than 6 hours you can be reimbursed for up to $100 in expenses per person per day, for up to $500 per person.
-Travel Accident Insurance: Coverage if you are injured or killed on a trip.
-Visa Infinite Concierge is included free of charge.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card earns Ultimate Rewards points and has the ability to transfer points into miles.  It also gives you the ability to transfer points from fantastic no annual fee cards like Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Cash into miles as well, as those cards can’t transfer points directly into miles without having the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Plus card.

You can also transfer points at an equal ratio to your own or to one authorized user’s airline and hotel programs:
-United (Star Alliance)
-Singapore (Star Alliance)
-British Airways (OneWorld)
-Korean (Skyteam)
-Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam)
-Southwest
-Virgin Atlantic
-Hyatt
-Marriott
-Ritz Carlton
-IHG

Point Currency:

Chase Ultimate Rewards offer instant and fee-free transfers to top-notch mileage and points programs at a 1:1 ratio.

You can transfer points to a household member’s Chase card or to an authorized user’s airline/hotel programs.

You can also transfer points to Chase business Ink cards like Ink Plus and Ink Cash where you can transfer from there to other business owner’s cards and/or programs.

Transfer partners include:
United (Star Alliance) is an excellent currency. They never charge fuel surcharges, they allow one-way awards for half the mileage, they have short-haul awards for 10,000 miles, they often run discounted award promotions, they allow for an “excursionist perk“, and they have dozens of partners to fly on, most of which can be booked on their website.
British Airways (OneWorld) is awesome for short-haul awards, though partner American has been stingy with award space of late. Awards start from just 4.5K miles. Flights to Israel on Air Berlin are just 60,000 miles round-trip with no fuel surcharges. They allow one-way awards for half the mileage. There are no close-in or expedite fees. You can cancel an award for as little as $5.60. Infants are only charged 10% of the miles on international trips instead of 10% of the full fare like US carriers charge. Plus they don’t collect fuel surcharges on American within the western hemisphere, on Qantas from or within Australia, on Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Alaska, or LAN and you can transfer points to Iberia to limit fuel surcharges there as well.
You can read more in this post on everything you need to know about BA Avios. And you can see 110 places you can go to nonstop from NYC with Avios.
Korean (Skyteam) offers unbeatable first class availability (A380 First Class Trip Report here) and they also have true bargains on partner travel, just 30,000 miles to fly round-trip on Hawaiian or Alaska to Hawaii in coach or 60,000 miles in first. And it’s just 20,000 miles to fly to Alaska in coach or 40,000 miles in first. You can even get a free stopover on the way to or in Alaska! If there is Delta saver availability you can even fly to Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands round-trip for just 25,000 miles in coach or 45,000 miles in business. 
Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam) offers promo awards from rotating North American cities to Europe, Israel, and Russia from just 12,500 miles each way. Regular awards to Israel are just 25K miles each way, though some fuel surcharges apply on most airlines except for Delta.
Singapore (Star Alliance) offers private walled-in first class suites that can only be booked with their miles. A suite one-way from JFK to Europe is 57,375 miles. Travel to the US48, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and Israel can all be had on the cheap. There are no close-in booking fees and changes and cancellations are very cheap. Fuel surcharges apply when flying on most airlines besides United. More info here.
Southwest offers a value of about 1.7 cents per point towards award travel, though that rate can now vary. Plus you get 2 free checked bags, free flight changes or flight cancellations. and you can even get a point refund if the price of your flight goes down.
Virgin Atlantic has some niche uses with awards on Delta.
Hyatt is a very powerful hotel currency. They have a cash and points option that offers some excellent values and more importantly those stays earn points, elite stay credits, promo credits, and you can use suite upgrades on cash and point stays as well. It remains far less expensive for high-end hotel stays than any other hotel program.
-You can also transfer points to Marriott, Ritz Carlton, and IHG.

-Generally speaking you’ll want to use the 1.5 cents per point option when redeeming for round-trip coach tickets booked in advance. You’ll generally want to transfer to miles for business class, first class, last minute and one-way coach awards. You’ll be better off with 1.5 cents per points for IHG and Marriott hotels, but Hyatt points can often be worth more than 1.5 cents each, so you’ll want to transfer points to Hyatt in those cases.

Will you be signing up for Sapphire Reserve before the 100K bonus goes away? Hit the comments!

HT: 12HRS, via DDF and TPG

Final Hours To Earn 100K+ Chase Ultimate Rewards Points On 1 Card; Here Are 22 Ways You Can Use Those Points!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 12:38 pm

The Chase Sapphire Reserve’s whopping 100,000 point bonus ends this afternoon for online applications.

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 click on the link that says “View all card offers by issuing bank” and scroll down to view all card offers from the bank of your choice.

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You need to spend $4,000 to get the bonus within 3 months, though the card counts the $300 in refunded travel expenses and $100 in refunded Global Entry/Pre-Check fees towards the $4K. If you visit Priority Pass lounges before you get your physical membership card you can get those charges refunded and they will also count towards the $4K. The Newark Art & Lounge used by El Al is located before security and doesn’t require a boarding pass. You can stop in there for free kosher food and wine at any time!

When you’re done spending $4,000 you’ll have between 104K-112K points depending on your spending categories.

If you and your spouse each signup you can quickly have double that. I helped a friend apply and get approved for a Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, and an Ink Business Preferred card via 3BM and now he has a quarter million points!

What can you do with the 104K-112K points you’ll have after opening a Sapphire Reserve and meeting the spend threshold?

There are endless possibilities, but here are 20 in no particular order.

Point transfers to all airline and hotel partners are at a 1:1 ratio.

1. You can redeem them for $1,100 in cash.

I hope you don’t, but the option is available if you just want to take the cash and run.

2. You can redeem 110K points for $1,650 in travel.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve allows you redeem for travel at a value at 1.5 cents per point, a 50% bonus from cards like Chase Freedom. (Or course you can still spend on Freedom to earn 5 points per dollar and then transfer them to Sapphire Reserve to make them worth 1.5 cents each).

You can transfer points from your other cards and from cards belonging to your spouse or additional cardholders to your Sapphire Reserve as well to redeem them for 1.5 cents each.

That includes airfare, hotels, car rentals, or travel activities redeemed via the Chase travel portal.

You can also call to book awards not found on the portal, like to book Southwest flights.

You can save tons of miles this way when redeeming for inexpensive coach flights.

The same United flight that is 49.9K Chase points…

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…would cost 170K United miles+$46:

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The same Delta flight that is 49.9K Chase points…

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…would cost 140K Delta miles+$46:

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3. You can transfer points to United to book 11 short-haul one-way awards (10K each) or 8 long-haul domestic one-way awards (12.5K each).

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Even last-minute flights are just 10K-12.5K miles. I’ve redeemed for last-minute flights that would have otherwise cost more than $1,000 for 10K miles, talk about a good use of miles!

4. You can transfer points to Korean to book 4 round-trips to Hawaii (25K miles) on Delta or 5 round-trips to Alaska on Alaska Airlines (20K miles).

There are no fuel surcharges.

JFK-Honolulu nonstop for 25K miles round-trip:

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The 25K coach award and 45K first class award within North America applies for any travel within “Mexico, United States (including Hawaii), US Virgin Islands, Canada, and Puerto Rico” Read more about this option here.

5. You can transfer points to Korean to book a first class suite from JFK to Asia or Asia to Tel Aviv for 80K miles:

You can fly in a Kosmo 2.0 walled-in suite on a brand new 747-8 from JFK to Seoul for just 80K miles+$104. If you were paying cash for the flight it would set you back over $10,000, so this is a value greater than 12 cents per mile:

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80K miles plus $23 is enough to fly in first class from Seoul to Tel Aviv. Or fly from Asia to Tel Aviv for 35K in coach or 62.5K in business.

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6. You can transfer to British Airways for 24 one-way international short-haul awards (4.5K each) or 14 domestic short-haul awards (7.5K each).

You can fly short hauls like London-Milan, Iguazu Falls-Sao Paulo, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, Hong Kong to Taiwan, Melbourne to Sydney, and between most cities within Europe for 4.5K Avios.

You can fly between New York and places like Bermuda, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Montreal, Pittsburgh, or Toronto, or between Miami and the Bahamas or Cancun, or between LA and Cabo on OneWorld partner American.for 7.5K Avios.

7. You can transfer to British Airways for 7 one-way domestic first class short-haul awards (15K each).

These used to cost 30K Avios as American coded their domestic first class flights as true first class, costing 4 times the price of coach. Now they have been reclassified as business class which means it only costs twice the price coach.

There are no fuel surcharges.

If you find nonstop MileSAAver award space on AA.com then BA can book it. For example NYC-Miami in business class is 25K AA miles or just 15K BA Avios. Plus BA only charges $5.60 to refund your award versus $150 to refund an AA award.

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8. You can transfer to Singapore for 5 one-way flights on United in a lie-flat business class bed between Newark and Los Angeles or San Francisco (20K miles each).

Singapore only charges 20K miles each way for domestic business or first class on United. The same rates apply for United’s premium service between Newark and Los Angeles or San Francisco!

There are no fuel surcharges.

9. You can transfer to Singapore for 2 one-way flights in a couples suite between JFK and Frankfurt.

You can fly in Singapore suites class from JFK to Frankfurt for just 57,375 miles one-way with the 15% online booking discount that is applied after selecting a flight.  This is truly an aspirational award and Singapore service is second to none.  You’ll even have access to the Virgin Clubhouse in JFK with good kosher meals as well.

Fuel surcharges are about $200.

You can read my trip report on flying Singapore to Paris here.

There are single and double suites available. This is the double:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. You can transfer miles to British Airways for 9 one-way nonstop from the West Coast to any Hawaiian Island.

You can fly from the west coast nonstop to Hawaii on AA or Alaska for just 12.5K Avios each way.

Note that you must call BA to book awards on Alaska.

There are no fuel surcharges.

11. You can transfer to Hyatt for 4-9 nights in resorts like the Park Hyatt Maldives.

The Hyatt award chart is great for high-end hotels.  It caps out at 30K points for real gems like the Park Hyatt Sydney, the Park Hyatt Paris, and the Park Hyatt Zurich that can go for $1,500 per night.  Other hotel chains charge double, triple, or quadruple that amount of points for their high-end properties and they’re not nearly as good as the Park Hyatt chain.

Park Hyatt Sydney

A real sweet spot for Hyatt points are cash and points for category 6 hotels. These include real gems like the Park Hyatt Maldives, Grand Hyatt Kauai, the Andaz Maui, the Confidante Miami Beach, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, and the Andaz 5th Avenue.

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The Park Hyatt Maldives can also go for $1,500 per night but it’s just 25K points!

 

You can stretch your points even farther by using just 12,500 points plus $150 per night for a category 6 hotel.  Best of all it’s considered a paid stay, so you qualify for promotions and can use suite upgrade certificates.

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There are also incredible uses for lower categories.

Category 3 hotels include the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Honolulu, the Hyatt Place LaGuardia, the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, the Hyatt Palm Springs, CA.

You can stay in a category 4 property for just 15K points or 7.5K points+$100 in hotels like the highly rated Andaz Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica, the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, the Park Hyatt Toronto, the Hyatt Regency Kowloon, Hong Kong, the Park Hyatt Seoul, or the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile.

Category 5 hotels include the Andaz West Hollywood in LA, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort an hour south of LA, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort just north of San Diego, the Hyatt Regency Maui, the Hyatt Place NYC, and 2 of my favorite Hyatt hotels, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, and the Park Hyatt Melbourne.

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12. You can transfer points for 2 or 3 one-ways from Bangkok to Sydney.

Want to get to the Park Hyatt Sydney and see the opera house from your bed?

When Mimi and I flew around the world in 2010 we started off in Thailand and then flew down under to tour Australia for a few weeks.

It’s just 40K miles for a 10 hour flight in Thai first class from Thailand to Australia. You’ll even get an hour long massage for free in the Bangkok first class lounge.

There are no fuel surcharges.

13. You can transfer points to Korean to fly round-trip from Australia to New Zealand in an Emirates First Class A380…with a shower spa onboard.

While you’re down under, hop from Australia to New Zealand in gilded style on Emirates and brag about taking a shower 39,000 feet in the air.

An A380 first class flight from the US to Dubai would run 210K Korean miles.  There are cheaper ways of doing that with miles from JAL, though you’ll need Starpoints to transfer to JAL.

14. Transfer to Hyatt to help earn a Southwest companion pass.

Until 3/31 you can transfer hotel points to Southwest and they will count towards the 110K points needed to earn a companion pass valid for unlimited uses 12/31/18.

While transfers from Chase don’t count for companion pass, transfers from Hyatt do.

50K Chase points transfers into 50K Hyatt points. 50K Hyatt points transfers into 30K Southwest points and those points will count towards the 110K requirement.

If you transfer 100K Chase points to Southwest via Hyatt you’ll have 60K points towards the 110K requirement.

If you don’t have any Starpoints or Marriott points to transfer to Southwest you would need 200K Chase points which would become 120K Southwest points via Hyatt and you would have the companion pass.

Points earned from the Southwest credit cards also count towards the 110K requirement.

15. Transfer to Southwest points.
There are no aspirational awards with Southwest, but you will get a decent value per point towards award travel.
Plus you get 2 free checked bags, free flight changes and flight cancellations. You can even get a point refund if the price of your flight goes down. There are no fuel surcharges.

A flight from Long Beach to Vegas is just 987 points+$5.60 one-way, a value of 2.4 cents per point. And it can be cancelled at any time with no penalty!

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16. Transfers points to Singapore and fly round-trip on United between the US48 and Alaska for 25K miles in coach or 40K in business class.

United charges 35K miles to get to stunning Alaska in coach and 60K in business.  Transfer miles to Singapore and they’ll book those same flights for just 25K or 40K.

There are no fuel surcharges.

Never thought of going to Alaska?  Read Something Fishy’s epic trip report with his trademark stunning pictures and you’ll want to start planning a trip.


Photo credit, Something Fishy, Trip Report part 2.

 

17. Transfer points to Singapore to fly round-trip on United between the US49 and Hawaii for 35K miles in coach or 60K in business class.

United charges 45K miles to get to the paradise also known as Hawaii in coach and 80K in business.  Transfer miles to Singapore and they’ll book those same flights for just 35K or 60K.

There are no fuel surcharges.

Need some inspiration for a Hawaii trip? This should keep you busy for a while:

DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler:
Part 1: General Info And The Island Of Oahu
Part 2: The Big Island of Hawaii
Part 3: Maui
Part 4: Kauai

Trip reports and posts on Hawaii:
-Trip Notes: Maui No Ka ‘Oi (2014)
-Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth (2014)
-The Hawaiian Islands. (2011)
-Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old (2011)
-View From The Room (2011)
-Pearl Harbor…70 Years (2011)
-Shaloha! (2011)
-Hawaii Trip Notes: Kauai (2009)
-Hawaii Trip Notes: Oahu (2009)

DDF forum threads:
Hawaii Master Thread: General Questions And Which Island To Visit?
Big Island Of Hawaii Master Thread
-Kauai Master Thread
-Lanai, Molokai, and Niihau, Hawaii Master Thread
Maui Master Thread
-Oahu Master Thread
-Links to trip reports from other DDF members.
-Something Fishy’s Maui trip report.

18. Transfer points to Singapore and fly one-way on United between the US and Israel for 37.5K miles in coach or 57.5K in business class.

Singapore charges fuel surcharges on most airlines, but not on United.

While you may be better off redeeming points for a round-trip, one-way tickets are notoriously expensive and can be a great use of a mileage redemption.

Note that if you want to travel on other airlines you may do better transferring to United, where fuel surcharges are never collected.

You’ll need to call Singapore to book.

19. Transfer points to Air France/KLM Flying Blue to book travel to Israel for 12.5K-18,750 miles each way.

Air France and KLM have monthly promo awards where you can book travel to/from the US and Europe, Israel, or Russia for just 12.5K or 18,750 miles each way in coach or 46,875 miles in business class.

You can view this month’s promo awards here.

Fuel surcharges can add $90 in coach or $220 in business.

20. Transfer to United for the excursionist perk.

Sure you can use 85K miles to fly from Tel Aviv to NYC.

But why not make life more interesting and fly to NYC and Alaska for the same amount of miles thanks to the excursionist perk.

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21. Transfer to British Airways and fly from JFK to Vancouver in Cathay Pacific business class for 37.5K Avios or first class for 50K Avios.

Cathay Pacific has the most comfortable seat, bed, and first class Pajamas in the sky.

You can fly in business class nonstop from JFK to Vancouver for 37.5K Avios in business class or 50K Avios in first class each way.

I’ve flown this route in 2011 and 2016 and it’s by the far the best flight within North America. Vancouver is also a fantastic city with amazing sights and great kosher food. I keep finding myself wanting to return and I’ll do just that for Pesach this year where I’ll talk more about some great redemption options.

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22. Bid on United exclusive experiences.

United auctions off some incredible experience with their miles.

Until I tossed the first pitch before game 7 of last year’s World Series I thought that my coolest use of miles when redeeming 25K United miles to steal 2nd base in middle of the 7th inning.

Another reader then bought their son a Bar Mitzvah present that he’ll never forget with their United miles.

Have you used United miles to bid on experiences yet?

 

Points can also be transferred to Virgin Atlantic, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, and IHG.

What is your favorite use of Chase Ultimate Rewards points? Hit the comments!

HOT! Designer 100% Wool Suits From Just $44 From Amazon With Free Returns!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017, 1:33 pm

Update: This deal is still alive!


Originally posted 12/26.

-Calvin Klein 100% Wool Suits From Just $46.97
-Kenneth Cole New York 100% Wool Suits From Just $45.81
-Ben Sherman 100% Wool Suits From Just $63.75
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-Kenneth Cole REACTION Suits From Just $34.15
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Tommy Hilfiger Suits From Just $57.13

-Rockport Dress Shoes From $22.16
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-Calvin Klein Dress Shoes From $16.87

Prices vary by size.

Return shipping is free on all clothing that is 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 100% Wool Suits:
-Calvin Klein Men’s Malik Notch-Lapel Medium Grey Pinstripe Suit: $86.74
-Calvin Klein Malik Regular Fit Notch Lapel Trouser In Navy: $81.73
-Calvin Klein Malik Regular Fit Grey Plaid Suit: $57.40
-Calvin Klein Mabry 2 Suit: $94.75
-Calvin Klein Marbry Extreme Slim Light Grey Suit: $69.64

-DKNY Delroy Moden Fit Notch Lapel Suit: $51.46
-DKNY Driver 2 Button Side Vent Modern Fit Charcoal Suit: $78.18
-DKNY Driver Side Vent Modern Fit Suit: $84.46
-DKNY Driver Modern-Fit Two-Piece Suit: $55.96
-DKNY Dekalb Tonal Plaid 2 Button Slim Fit Suit: $63.20

-Kenneth Cole New York Slim Fit Two-Button Side Vent Suit: $45.81
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim Fit 2 Button Side Vent Suit: $60.72
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim-Fit Suit: $62.65
-Kenneth Cole New York Black Solid Side-Vent Suit: $71.63
-Kenneth Cole New York Black Solid Slim Fit 2 Button Side Vent Suit: $70.37

Post what deals you find!

HT: nafnaf12, via DDF

Amazon Prime Members: Today Only Save Up To 50% On Lark & Ro Women’s Clothing, 100% Cashmere Sweaters From Just $23.99

Friday, December 30th, 2016, 9:47 am

Today Only: Save Up To 50% On Lark & Ro Women’s Clothing

-100% Cashmere Sweaters From $23.99
-Dresses From $3.99
-Tops From $1.99
-Skirts From $4.99

Sample deals:
-Lark & Ro Women’s 100% Cashmere Slim-Fit Basic Crew-Neck Sweater was $48.30, now $23.99. It is available in 8 different colors.

-Lark & Ro Women’s 100% Cashmere Slim-Fit Turtleneck Sweater was $48.30, now $23.99. It is available in different colors.

-Lark & Ro Women’s 100% Cashmere Relaxed-Fit Turtleneck Sweater: $27.99. It is available in 5 different colors.

Return shipping is free on all clothing that is 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.

This sale 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 Family (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits)orAmazon Student.

Sony Compact RX100, A6000/A6300 Mirrorless, And Full Frame Cameras On Sale From B&H, Plus Get A $50-$500 Gift Card; Why A “Real” Camera Is Still Worth Using

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, 4:44 pm

Update: B&H has added a gift card to more cameras and Amazon is now offering a $50 gift card with the A6000 and a $100 gift card with the RX100 V


Originally posted on 12/15:

-If you have a Visa business card, like a Chase Ink card, you can enroll in Visa Savings Edge for an additional 5% automatic cash rebate at B&H.

-B&H doesn’t collect sales tax for orders shipped outside of NY.

Earlier this year a baby deer was born in my front yard. This picture was taken of it with a Galaxy S6:

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When I got home from my office I took a picture of it with the telephoto lens on my Sony a6000:


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I haven’t edited these pictures at all. You can tell the difference in quality that you can get from a phone’s camera versus a mirrorless camera.

I’ve been using the A6000 for several years and love it, it takes fantastic pictures very quickly. The quality of pictures in low-light situations and with zoom are far better than from even the most advanced smartphones. And I can easily transfer the pictures to my phone over WiFi or even use my phone as a remote with the phone displaying the camera screen. The electronic viewfinder also does wonders when it’s sunny out.

Mirrorless digital cameras offer SLR type performance and sensor size in a compact and intuitive package. In fact it even does things better than an SLR, such as video. It’s bigger than the point and shoot you might be used to, but the pictures it takes are just incredible. In a pinch it can still fit into your pocket even with the 16-50 lens on, something that can’t be done with an SLR.

Mirrorless cameras:

-Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens: $548 ($520.60 with Visa business) with a free $50 B&H gift card.
-Choose from Black, Silver, or White.
-24.3MP
-Tru-Finder 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
-3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
-Full HD 1080p XAVC S Video at 24/60 fps
-Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
-Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
-Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
-Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
-Includes wide-angle Sony 16-50mm Zoom Lens


-Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses: $698 ($663.10 with Visa business) with a free $50 B&H gift card. Plus earn 5% ($34.90) back in B&H rewards!
-Choose from Black, Silver, or White.

Same specs as A6000 above, but this package includes a wide angle and a telephoto lens. If you can swing it, I’d definitely recommend going with this option. I primarily use the wide-angle lens, but the telephoto lens comes in handy when I want shoot farther away subjects.


-Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens: $1,148 ($1,090.60 with Visa business) with a free $200 B&H gift card.

This adds 4K video to the a6000 with even faster auto-focus capabilities.


High-end Compact Digital Cameras without interchangeable lenses:

The Sony RX100 line contains the highest rated compact cameras:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera: $398 ($378.10 with Visa business) with a free $50 B&H gift card. Plus earn 5% ($19.90) back towards a future purchase.
-20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Sensor
-BIONZ Image Processor
-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-4.9 Lens
-28-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
-3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor
-Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
-Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
-ISO 6400 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
-Manual Control Ring and PASM Settings
-Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop-Up Flash


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera: $898 ($853.10 with Visa business) with a free $50 B&H gift card. Plus earn 5% ($44.90) back towards a future purchase.
-20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
-BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
-Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
-24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
-Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
-HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
-0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
-3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
-ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera: $998 ($948.10 with Visa business) with a free $100 B&H gift card.
-20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
-BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
-Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
-24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
-Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
-HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
-0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
-3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
-ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting


Full frame cameras:

Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera $2,998 ($2,848 with Visa business) with a free $500 B&H gift card.

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) $3,198 ($3,048 with Visa business) with a free $200 B&H gift card.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera: $3,898 ($3,748 with Visa business) with a free $200 B&H gift card.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Unlocked Smartphone For $499.99; Add A Wireless Fast Charger, Keyboard Case, And Gear VR For $70-$100

Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:08 pm

-The Samsung S7 Unlocked Smartphone is on sale from Samsung for $499.99 shipped.

This unlocked phone is compatible with all major CDMA and GSM carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more.

-Alternatively, B&H has the Samsung Galaxy S7 Unlocked Smartphone on sale for $599.99 shipped and they include the following for free:
-Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad  (Normally $49.99)
-Samsung Galaxy S7 Keyboard Cover Case (Normally $24.99)
-Gear VR 2016 (Normally $99)

-If you have a Visa business card, like a Chase Ink card, you can enroll in Visa Savings Edge for an additional 5% automatic cash rebate at B&H. That drops the price to $569.99.

-B&H doesn’t charge sales tax for orders shipped outside of NY.

-GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable
-North American Variant
-f/1.7 12MP Rear + 5MP Front Cameras
-Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core Chipset
-32GB Storage Capacity and 4GB of RAM
-microSDXC Expansion up to 256GB
-5.1″ Super AMOLED Display
-Quad HD 2560 x 1440 Native Resolution
-IP68 Water-Resistant Construction

HT: Reuven P

100 Little Tikes Ball Pit Balls For $9.99 Or 200 Little Tikes Ball Pit Balls For $14.99 From Amazon

Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 3:33 pm

-100 Little Tikes Ball Pit Balls For $9.99

This was selling for $19.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.


-200 Little Tikes Ball Pit Balls For $14.99

This was selling for $29.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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 Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers among other benefits) or Amazon Student.

HT: troyarcher, via DDF

Today Only: Save On Cold-Weather Accessories, Levi’s Clothing, Sports Hats, Jewelry, And More From Amazon

Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 3:28 pm

-Save Up To 60% On Cold-Weather Accessories

-Men’s Sale
-Women’s Sale
-Kids’ Sale
-Babies’ Sale

Sample deals:
-Williams Cashmere Men’s 4-sPly Gloves with Stripes: $27.99
-Phenix Cashmere Men’s Ombre Water Scarf: $39.99
-Lacoste Men’s Green Croc Cashmere Jersey Knit Cap: $42.99

-Sofia Cashmere Women’s Reversible Beanie: $27.99
-Sofia Cashmere Women’s 100 Percent Cashmere Moss Stitch Twofer Long Gloves: $34.99

-Weatherproof Big Boys’ 3 Piece Set: Beanie, Fingerless Gloves and Neck Warmer: $5.98

-Weatherproof Big Girls’ 4 Piece Set Beanie Wrist Warmer Fingerless Glove Set: $6.99


-Save Up To 50% On Levi’s Clothing


-Save Up To 55% On Special Occasion Jewelry


-Save Up To 40% On Sports Hats


-Memorex Sing Stand 3 Home Karaoke System with Bluetooth and Two Microphones: $49.99

This was selling for $89.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.


-Brother Combination Computerized Sewing and 4×4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts: $224.97

This was selling for $315 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon, it has very good 4.6 star ratings.

Get A 100% Bonus When Purchasing IHG Points; Lock In PointBreaks For $28.75/Night And Hotels In Israel From $57.50/Night

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, 9:33 am

IHG: Get 100% bonus points through 12/2.

An IHG account is required, you can join here for free.

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. And you can transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each but with the current sale you can buy them directly for less than that without jumping through hoops. And that hack requires that you have points to start with.

You can purchase 60K points per member per year, so you can get up to 120K points with this promotion which would cost $690.

Note that IHG points require activity every 12 months, but you can just redeem for a hotel award and cancel it to extend the expiration for another 12 months.

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.

Plus you don’t pay tax on award nights.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties in NYC, London, Paris etc. For example an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 60K points. That’s just $345 at .575 cents per point.

There are several IHG hotels in Israel. They won’t necessarily be a deal with this promotion, but they may be depending on the price of your desired travel dates.
Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K ($57.50 with this promo)
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K ($115)
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Eilat: 25K ($143.75)
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 25K ($143.75)
Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K ($172.50)
InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K ($230)

Jos. A. Bank Cyber Monday Sale: Save 25% Off $100+ Orders, Suits From $74.25, Pants From $19.99, Signature Dress Shirts From $19.12, And More!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 12:54 pm

Update: This sale has been extended until tonight!


Jos. A. Bank Cyber Monday Sale

-All 1905 & Executive Suits for $149.25 after 25% off $100 discount.

Save an additional 25% off $100+ orders with code: CYBER2016

For example if you add 4 of the following shirts and a filler item the total will be just $19.12/shirt:
-Signature Spread Collar French Cuff Tailored Fit Royal Oxford Dress Shirt
-Signature Slim Fit Spread Collar Dress Shirt
-Signature Slim Fit Spread Collar Dress Shirt
-Signature Wrinkle-Free Spread Collar Tailored Fit Dress Shirt

50% Off Clearance Sale

-Non-Iron Dress Shirts From $12.49
-Dress Pants From $18.74
-Suits From $49
-Socks From $2.99
-Silk Cufflinks from $1.99

There is free shipping on all orders.

Sample deals after 50% off:

Pants:
-Executive Tailored Fit Plain Front Wrinkle Resistant Pants: $19.99
-Joseph Tailored Fit Corduroy Plain Front Trousers: $24
-Traveler Plain Front Heathered Pant : $24.99
-Traveler Wool Slim Fit Pants: $24.99

Suits after adding a $1 filler item and 25% off code:
-Traveler Slim Fit 2-Button Suits with Plain Front Trousers: $74.25
-Traveler Slim Fit 2-Button Suits with Plain Front Trousers: $74.25
-Joseph Slim Fit 2-Button Suits with Plain Front Trousers: $74.25
-Joseph Slim Fit 2-Button Suits with Plain Front Trousers: $74.25
-Joseph Slim Fit 2-Button Suits with Plain Front Trousers: $74.25
-Executive 2 Button Tailored Fit Suit Plain Front Trousers Big/Tall: $74.25

Silk Cufflinks:
-Silk Knot Fashion Cufflinks: $1.99
-Silk Knot Cufflinks: $2.48

Shirts:
-Classic Collection Formal Wing Collar, French Cuff Dress Shirt: $14.99
-Classic Collection Non-Iron Spread French Cuff Dress Shirt B&T: $14.99
-Classic Collection Formal Point Collar, French Cuff Dress Shirt: $14.99

Tie:
-1905 Wool Knit Tie: $4.99

Topcoats:
-Classic Collection 3/4 Length Car Coat: $60
-Classic Collection Traditional Fit Full Length Topcoat: $80
-Classic Collection Traditional Fit Herringbone Full Length Topcoat: $80

Post what deals you find!

HT: sam2015, via DDF

Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera With Wide Angle And Telephoto Lens, PRO-100 Printer, Photo Paper, And Bag For $429 After Mail In Rebate!

Friday, November 25th, 2016, 3:14 pm

-Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm lens and 75-300mm lens, PRO-100 Printer, Photo Paper, And Bag For $429 After Mail In Rebate

-Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm lens and 75-300mm lens, PRO-100 Printer, Photo Paper, And Bag For $529 After Mail In Rebate


Price comparison: The T5i with the 18-55mm lens is $549 from Amazon with great 4.6 star reviews, the 75-300mm lens is $199, the qualifying printer is $343.41, the shoulder bag is $20.81, and the qualifying photo paper is $38. The total would be $1,150.22-$350=$800.22 after rebate from Amazon.

The total from Adorama is $779 less the $350 rebate = $429. 


Price comparison: The T5i with the 18-135mm lens is $749 from Amazon with great 4.6 star reviews, the 75-300mm lens is $199, the qualifying printer is $343.41, the shoulder bag is $20.81, and the qualifying photo paper is $38. The total would be $1,350.22-$350=$1,050.22 after rebate from Amazon.

The total from Adorama is $879 less the $350 rebate = $529. 


Adorama also includes a shoulder bag that sells for $20.81 from Amazon.

Sales tax is only charged for shipments to NJ or NY.

$350 Mail In Rebate Linky 

-After getting the rebate card you can call the number on the AMEX rebate card, reject the terms of the rebate card, and get a check instead of the card.
-You do not need to purchase the camera on an AMEX to get the rebate (though it’s worth using an AMEX for the extra year of warranty coverage)
-This is a new rebate for November-December purchases. You can use this rebate even if you have taken advantage of it before March. Limit 1 March rebate per household.

Sony Mirrorless Cameras On Sale From B&H, Plus Get A $50-$100 Gift Card; Why A “Real” Camera Is Still Worth Using

Friday, November 25th, 2016, 12:52 am

If you have a Visa business card, like a Chase Ink card, you can enroll in Visa Savings Edge for an additional 5% automatic cash rebate at B&H.

Earlier this year a baby deer was born in my front yard. This picture was taken of it with a Galaxy S6:

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When I got home from my office I took a picture of it with the telephoto lens on my Sony a6000:


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I haven’t edited these pictures at all. You can tell the difference in quality that you can get from a phone’s camera versus a mirrorless camera.

I’ve been using the A6000 for several years and love it, it takes fantastic pictures very quickly. The quality of pictures in low-light situations and with zoom are far better than from even the most advanced smartphones. And I can easily transfer the pictures to my phone over WiFi or even use my phone as a remote with the phone displaying the camera screen. The electronic viewfinder also does wonders when it’s sunny out.

Mirrorless digital cameras offer SLR type performance and sensor size in a compact and intuitive package. In fact it even does things better than an SLR, such as video. It’s bigger than the point and shoot you might be used to, but the pictures it takes are just incredible. In a pinch it can still fit into your pocket even with the 16-50 lens on, something that can’t be done with an SLR.


-Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens: $348 with a free $50 B&H gift card.
-Choose from Black, Silver, or White.
-20.1MP
-3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
-Full HD 1080 Video at 60i & 24p
-Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
-Hand-Held Twilight Mode and ISO 16000
-25-Point Contrast Detection Autofocus
-Continuous Shooting up to 3.5 fps
-Includes wide-angle Sony 16-50mm Zoom Lens


-Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens: $548 with a free $50 B&H gift card.
-Choose from Black, Silver, or White.
-24.3MP
-Tru-Finder 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
-3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
-Full HD 1080p XAVC S Video at 24/60 fps
-Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
-Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
-Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
-Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
-Includes wide-angle Sony 16-50mm Zoom Lens


-Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses: $698 with a free $50 B&H gift card. Plus earn 4% back in B&H rewards!
-Choose from Black, Silver, or White.

Same specs as A6000 above, but this package includes a wide angle and a telephoto lens. If you can swing it, I’d definitely recommend going with this option. I primarily use the wide-angle lens, but the telephoto lens comes in handy when I want shoot farther away subjects.


-Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens: $1,148 with a free $100 B&H gift card.

This adds 4K video to the a6000 with even faster auto-focus.

HT: Work-for-ur-muny, via DDF

Today Only: Save Up To 70% On Calvin Klein Clothing, Accessories, And More From Amazon. 100% Wool Suits From $129.99 Shipped

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 8:18 am

Today Only: Save Up To 70% On Calvin Klein Clothing From Amazon

-Men’s Clothing Sale
-Men’s Jacket And Coat Sale
-Men’s Sweater Sale
-Men’s Accessories Sale
-Women’s Sale
-Women’s Jacket And Coat Sale
-Women’s Sweater Sale
-Women’s Accessories Sale
-Boy’s Sale
-Girl’s Sale
-Baby’s Sale

Receive free return shipping on all clothes shipped and sold by Amazon.

Sample deals:

100% Wool Suits:
-Calvin Klein Men’s Two-Button Side-Vent Suit with Flat-Front Pant: $129.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s X-Fit Two-Piece Suit: $159.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Two-Button Side Vent Slim Fit Suit: $167.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Michael Two-Piece Wool-Blend Suit: $167.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Plaid Two-Button Side-Vent Slim-Fit Brown Suit: $167.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Solid 2 Button Side Vent Peak Lapel Slim-Fit Suit: $167.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Check Plaid Two-Button Side-Vent Slim-Fit Suit: $167.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Two-Button Three-Piece X-Slim Fit Suit: $199.99

Shirts:
-Men’s Non Iron Slim Fit Herringbone French Cuff Dress Shirt: $37.49
-Calvin Klein Men’s Slim Fit Infinite Cool Solid Button Down Shirt: $37.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Infinite Cool Shirt: $37.99

Belts:
-Calvin Klein Men’s 32mm Reversible Flat Strap Plaque Buckle: $15.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s Reversible Leather Belt: $15.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s 32mm Reveversible Flat Strap Buckle: $16.99
-Calvin Klein Men’s 40mm Reversible Belt: $17.99

Post what deals you find!

Save 20% Off Men’s Clothing From Amazon: Suits From $55.11, 100% Wool Suits From $93.19, Dress Shirts from $6.95, And More!

Friday, November 18th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Save 20% Off Shoes, Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Luggage, And More From Amazon

Sweaters from $7.52
Coats & Jackets from $7.98
Dress Shirts from $6.95
Pants from $8.16
Suits from $55.11
Socks from under $1/pair
Underwear/Undershirts from $4.94

20% will automatically be deducted from products in the links above for at final checkout.

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

Sample Men’s clothing deals:

Dress Shirts:
-Ben Sherman Solid Houndstooth Slim Fit, White, 15.5 x 32/33: $13.55
-Lee Uniforms Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt: $11.59
-Van Heusen Poplin Regular Fit Solid Spread Collar Dress Shirt: $15.99
-Haggar Fitted Mechanical Stretch Solid Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt: $14.70
-Van Heusen Long Sleeve Twill Shirt: $14.86
-Perry Ellis Slim-Fit Spread Collar Solid Dress Shirt: $16.76
-Arrow Poplin Regular-Fit Solid Spread Collar Dress Shirt: $17.59
-Arrow Poplin Athletic-Fit Solid Spread-Collar Dress Shirt: $17.59
-Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Reaction Slim Fit Dress Shirt: $19.20

Non Iron Shirts:
-Eagle Non Iron Regular Fit Solid French Cuff Dress Shirt: $23.99
-Calvin Klein Slim Fit Non-Iron Herringbone Point Collar Dress Shirt: $28.15
-Calvin Klein Non Iron Slim Fit Herringbone French Cuff Dress Shirt: $29.99

Pants:
-Dickies Original 874 Work Pant: $15.87
-Lee Uniforms Loose-Fit Classic Pant: $13.55
-Lee Uniforms Utility Pant: $13.59
-Dickies Slim Straight-Fit Lightweight Five-Pocket Twill Pant: $13.96
-Lee Uniforms Slim Straight Pant: $14.95

Non-Iron Pants:
-Haggar Work-To-Weekend No-Iron Pant with Hidden Expandable Waist: $23.79
-Dockers New Iron-Free Flat-Front Khaki Pant: $23.99
-Dockers New Iron Free Khaki D2 Straight-Fit Flat-Front Pant: $23.99
-Van Heusen No-Iron Classic-Fit Flat-Front Pant: $28.79

Suits:
-Geoffrey Beene Nested Two-Button Suit: $59.09
-Perry Ellis Modern Fit Blue Sharkskin Suit: $79.99
-Perry Ellis Two Button Vested Navy Slim Fit Pindot Suit: $79.99
-Kenneth Cole REACTION Trim-Fit Suit: $79.99

100% Wool Suits:
-Kenneth Cole New York Slim-Fit Two-Button Side-Vent Suit: $93.19
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Side Vent Suit 2 Button, Light Gray: $109.66
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Pinstriped 2 Button Side Vent Suit, Light Grey: $109.76
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Pin Striped 2 Button Side Vent Suit, Light Gray: $111.83
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Sharkskin 2 Button Side Vent Suit, Light Gray: $113.14
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Pin Striped 2 Button Side Vent Suit, Light Gray: $113.18
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Pin Striped 2 Button Side Vent Suit, Light Gray: $113.14
-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Side Vent Suit 2 Button, Light Gray: $115.86
-Vince Camuto Grey Windowpane Suit: $120.01
-Jones New York Classic Fit Black Solid Suit: $159.99

Socks:
-Gold Toe Fashion Sport Crew Sock 6-Pack: $5.40
-Fruit Of The Loom 6 Pack Cushion Ankle Crew White Socks: $5.42
-Fruit Of The Loom 6 Pack Ankle White Socks: $5.98
-Fruit Of The Loom 6 Pack Crew White Socks: $5.98
-Gold Toe Cotton Sport Liner 6-Pack Black Socks: $12

Post what deals you find!

Register To Save $20 Off $100 At Staples With AMEX Offers

Monday, November 14th, 2016, 10:01 am

Update: DEAD


Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your connected Amex card when you spend $100 in one or more transactions online at Staples.com by 12/31/16.

For example:
-A $100 Visa gift card will be $86.95 shipped with this offer (13.05% off)
-A $100 and a $25 Gap Inc eGift card will be $80 shipped with this offer (36% off)
-Or you can get 20% off other gift cards.

This is not valid in stores.

-You can enroll on AmericanExpress.com or on Twitter with: #AmexStaples

Follow the steps below to sign up for this offer via Twitter:

1. Signup for Twitter and you can save money with AMEX.

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

3. Then paste #AmexStaples 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.

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:
#AmexStaples
#AmexStaples 1
#AmexStaples 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.

You can also check to see if you have this offer in your account by  just logging in 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.

You can also register your secondary cards for their own AMEX login and register each of those cards as well.

HT: raccah, via DDF

32 Pack Of Apple & Eve 100% Juice Variety Pack For $6.78-$7.58 Shipped Via Subscribe And Save

Saturday, November 12th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Update: Alive again!

Update: DEAD!


32 Pack Of Apple & Eve 100% Juice Variety Pack For $6.78-$7.58 Shipped Via Subscribe And Save

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

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-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices and free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement. If you subscribe to 4 items or less you’ll pay $7.58. If you subscribe to 5+ items then the price drops to $6.78. If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out, all previously ordered subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price. 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.

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

HT: davidmal, via DDF

SCHI Chinese Auction Special For DansDeals Readers: Choose $400 Worth Of Tickets And Only Pay $100!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, 9:21 pm

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

For the next 24 hours, SCHI is offering an incredible discount exclusively for DansDeals readers: Choose $400 at www.schiauction.org & pay only $100 for your order!

To get this great deal use promo code: DD

The vast array of magnificent prizes that are being offered include a two-year car lease with car insurance and free gas, $5,000 cash, a European custom sheitel by Esther Aron, two round trips tickets to Eretz Yisroel, $2,000 at Reich Jewelers, and much, much more. Buy your tickets now to take advantage of amazing early bird discounted ticket packages.

Place your order today at www.schiauction.org

HURRY! Register To Save $100 Off $300, $200 Off $600, Or $300 Off $900 From Dell With AMEX Offers!

Monday, November 7th, 2016, 8:25 am

Update: Registration is now full!


This offer won’t last long and it will work with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so save it to your account now!

-Get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your connected Amex card when you spend $300 in one or more transactions online at Dell Home and Dell Small Business by 12/31/16.

The great thing about Dell is that they allow you to split your purchase between 3 credit cards, allowing you take advantage of this offer 3 times for one purchase!

In other words you can sync 2 cards and save $200 off $600+ by splitting a purchase across 2 cards or you can sync 3 cards and save $300 off $900+ by splitting a purchase across 3 cards

-You can enroll on AmericanExpress.com or on Twitter with: #AmexDell

Follow the steps below to sign up for this offer via Twitter:

1. Signup for Twitter and you can save money with AMEX.

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

3. Then paste #AmexDell 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.

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:
#AmexDell
#AmexDell 1
#AmexDell 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.

You can also check to see if you have this offer in your account by  just logging in 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.

You can also register your secondary cards for their own AMEX login and register each of those cards as well.

HT: lunatic, via DDF

Office Depot/Office Max: No Purchase Fees For $100 Mastercard Gift Cards

Sunday, November 6th, 2016, 3:07 pm

Office Depot/Office Max stores are not charging any purchase fees on $100 Mastercard gift cards from today until Tuesday, 11/8.

DDF member eliraps sent me this image of the promo.

Although it says there’s a limit of 1, he was able to buy 5 of the $100 Mastercard gift cards for $500 total without any issue.

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. Note that the Ink Plus card is slated to be discontinued in the very near future.

These Mastercards should have the PIN number in the package. They’re a bit trickier to use at WalMart, you need to hit cancel on the keypad after swiping it in order to change it to a debit payment before using it to load Bluebird, buying money orders, or using bill pay.

You can also buy money orders at various grocery stores, gas stations or some post offices.

Or you can donate the gift card to charity and get a receipt for the full 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: eliraps, via DDF

SCHI Chinese Auction Special For DansDeals Readers: Choose $400 Worth Of Tickets And Only Pay $100!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 7:50 pm

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

For the next 24 hours, SCHI is offering an incredible discount exclusively for DansDeals readers: Choose $400 at www.schiauction.org & pay only $100 for your order!

To get this great deal use promo code: DD

The vast array of magnificent prizes that are being offered include a two-year car lease with car insurance and free gas, $5,000 cash, a European custom sheitel by Esther Aron, two round trips tickets to Eretz Yisroel, $2,000 at Reich Jewelers, and much, much more. Buy your tickets now to take advantage of amazing early bird discounted ticket packages.

Place your order today at www.schiauction.org

100 Caza Trail Coffee Creamy Hazelnut K-Cups For $22.74-$26.24 Shipped Via Amazon Subscribe And Save

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 12:54 pm

100 Caza Trail Coffee Creamy Hazelnut K-Cups For $22.74-$26.24 Shipped Via Amazon Subscribe And Save

-Clip the 20% coupon on the product page.

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-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices and free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement. If you subscribe to 4 items or less you’ll pay $26.24. If you subscribe to 5+ items then the price drops to $22.74. If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out, all previously ordered subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price. 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.

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

HT: davidmal, via DDF

Save 70% Off Men’s Suiting And Accessories Today Only From Amazon: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Jones NY 100% Wool Suits From $109.99 And More!

Friday, October 28th, 2016, 9:24 am

Save 70% Off Men’s Clothing
Save 60% Off Men’s Accessories

-Winter Coats From $62.95
-London Fog Wool Coats From $77.95
-100% Wool Ben Sherman Suits From $134.99
-100% Wool Calvin Klein Suits From $134.99
-100% Wool Jones New York Suits From $109.99
-100% Wool Kenneth Cole New York Suits For $147.99
-100% Wool Tommy Hilfiger Suits From $134.99
-100% Wool Vince Camuto Suits From $169.99
-Tommy Hilfiger Ties For $16.99
-Tommy Hilfiger Wallets From $15.99
-Tommy Hilfiger Belts For $16.99

Return shipping is free on all clothing orders shipped 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:

-Kenneth Cole REACTION Tonal Stripe 2 Button Peak Lapel Suit (Black): $84.99
-Kenneth Cole REACTION Stripe Notch Lapel Suit (Grey): $84.99

100% Wool Suits:

-Jones New York Colt Side-Vent Suit with Flat-Front Pant (Charcoal): $109.99
-Jones New York Daniel Side Vent Suit with Flat Front Pant Notch (Tan): $109.99

-Tommy Hilfiger Vasser Suit (Charcoal/Navy/Royal Blue): $134.99
-Tommy Hilfiger Nathan Wool Suit (Navy/Blue): $134.99
-Tommy Hilfiger Pin Dot Suit (Charcoal): $134.99

-Calvin Klein Malik Texture Side-Vent Suit with Flat-Front Pant (Grey): $134.99
-Calvin Klein X-Fit Two-Piece Suit (Black/Charcoal): $154.99

-Ben Sherman Worsted Wool Two-Piece Suit (Black/Grey): $134.99
-Ben Sherman Pinstripe Suit (Black Stripe/Dark Grey): $134.99
-Ben Sherman Camden Black Solid Side-Vent Suit (Black): $154.99

-Kenneth Cole New York Gery Herringbone Slim-Fit Suit (Grey): $147.99
-Kenneth Cole New York Two-Piece Suit (Extreme Black): $147.99

-Andrew Marc Claude Regular Fit Side Vent Peak Lapel Solid Suit (Black): $147.99

-Vince Camuto Slim Fit Side-Vent Suit with Flat-Front Pant (Black): $169.99

Post what deals you find!

Save An Additional 30% Off Macys Sale And Clearance Items: 100% Wool Suits From $104.99, Non-Iron Dockers Pants From $20.99, And More!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 1:20 pm

Save An Additional 30% Off Macys Sale And Clearance Items

Use coupon code (some exclusions apply): JMR4L7

Sample deals:

-100% wool suits are on sale for $149.99, and are now just $104.99 shipped after the code above.

-Button down shirts from $6.29 after code.

-Dockers Non-Iron Khakis from $20.99 after code above.

-Dockers Alpha Slim Khakis from $20.99 after code above.

-Dockers Signature Khakis from $20.99 after code above.

-Dockers Easy Khakis from $24.49 after code above.

Post what deals you find!

Shipping is free on $50+ orders, otherwise it is $9.95. In-store pickup is free with no minimum. Alternatively you can receive free shipping with no minimum on everything if your purchase includes a beauty item like this $4 lip balm. Return shipping is free with no time limit for all Macy’s purchases.

HT: myi, via DDF

Today Only: $100 Off $300+ Of Select Hotels On Travelocity; 2 Bedroom Apartment Suite In Jerusalem For $82/Night And Much More

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 11:59 am

Travelocity Hotels Linky

-Use the following code for $100 off $300+ after selecting a hotel room: ONEBIGDAY100

-Book travel by 11:59pm PDT tonight (Coupon may expire earlier if supplies are exhausted).
-Travel must be completed by 12/31

Most chain hotels are excluded, but the code will work for Hyatt.

After selecting a room type click “pay now” and then click on “enter a coupon or promo code”:

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Sample deals with $100 off:

A 2 bedroom apartment suite at the Lev Yerusalayim will be just $82/night:

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Mamilla Jerusalem for $242/night:

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The awesome GHK for $307/night:

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And the excellent Andaz 5th Ave for $238/night:
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Post what deals you find!

HT: Could have been Dan, via DDF

AMEX Upgrades Platinum Card Benefits; Business Platinum Card 100,000 Point Signup Bonus And New Game Changing Benefits!

Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 11:11 am

Update: 100K Offer Expired

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

Chase stole the show in August and September with Sapphire Reserve mania. It’s truly an excellent card thanks to a 100K signup bonus, $300 in ultra-easy to obtain annual travel credits, Priority Pass lounge access with unlimited guests, triple points on all traveling and dining, Global Entry fee credit, and points that are transferable to excellent mileage currencies or that are worth 1.5 cents per dollar everywhere for travel. As Chase also offers a Freedom Unlimited card that earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, that means you earn 2.25 cents per dollar everywhere or 4.5 cents per dollar on travel purchases.

Now AMEX is striking back in a big way.

The consumer Platinum Card® from American Express now offers 5 points per dollar on airfare. By itself that isn’t a game changer, though it’s an excellent new benefit.

The game changing news comes with The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. It now offers a 50% rebate when you redeem coach airfare with your choice of an airline and a 50% rebate when you redeem for business or first class airfare with any airline on amextravel.com. Be sure you are logged in to redeem points.

If there’s a $100 airline ticket you want to book it will cost 10,000 points and you’ll get 5,000 points back. That means your points are effectively worth 2 cents each. And unlike with mileage tickets, you will also earn miles for these tickets. AMEX also offers insider fares that can make your points be worth even more than 2 cents each towards paid airfare.

Until 1/25/17 the Business Platinum Card is offering 50K points for spending $5,000 and another 50K points for spending an additional $10,000 within 3 months for first time Business Platinum cardholders.

The Business Platinum card now also earns 1.5 points per dollar on large purchases of $5,000 of more. You can earn up to 1 million points annually with that bonus.

But there’s a much easier way to earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere:

-The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card earns 4.5 miles 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 if you make 30 transactions per month. It has a $95 annual fee.

-The Amex EveryDay Credit Card earns 2.4 points per dollar at US supermarkets, 2.2 points per dollar on Uber, and 1.2 points per dollar elsewhere. It’s the only no-fee card that allows you to transfer points into miles.

The points all combine, so thanks to points being worth 2 cents each on the Business Platinum card for airfare, you can earn an effective 9% rebate at US supermarkets, 6% at US gas stations, 5% on Uber, and 3% everywhere else by spending on the Everyday Preferred card and redeeming with the Business Platinum card.

If you also have a Consumer Platinum card you’ll earn an effective 10% rebate at all airfare (5 points per dollar spent) by redeeming them with the Business Platinum card at a value of 2 cents each.

If you have an American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card you can earn an effective 6% rebate on flights, 4% rebate at US gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, and Uber by spending on the Premier Gold card and redeeming with the Business Platinum card.

For example:

A nonstop flight round-trip from JFK to Tel Aviv on Delta is $870 or 86.979 points. If you have a Business Platinum card and select Delta as the airline for your $200 airline fee credit and 2 cents per point on coach tickets you’ll get a rebate of about 43,490 points within 6-10 weeks. Effectively you’ll have paid just 43,490 points for this round-trip flight to Israel:

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You can also use cash plus any amount of points that you choose to redeem and you’ll still get a 50% rebate of all the points that you used!

A nonstop flight round-trip from JFK to Tel Aviv in business class on Delta for those dates is $2,998 or 283,179 points thanks to an insider fare discount that drops the mileage requirements from 299,779 to 283,179. If you have a Business Platinum card you get a 50% rebate on all airlines when you book business or first class travel, so no matter which airline you select for the $200 airline fee credit you’ll get a rebate of about 141,590 points within 6-10 weeks. Effectively you’ll have paid just 141,590 points for this round-trip flight to Israel, a value of 2.12 cents per points. There’s no need to hunt for saver award travel, this works on any paid fare.

 

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A one-way flight from NYC to Miami on 11/1 is $53 or 5,210 points. If you have a Business Platinum card and select American or United as the airline for your $200 airline fee credit and 2 cents per point on coach tickets you’ll get a rebate of about 2,605 points within 6-10 weeks. Effectively you’ll have paid just 2,605 points for this flight to Miami:

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A nonstop one-way flight from LAX to JFK in business class on JetBlue is $549 or 54,810 points. If you have a Business Platinum card you get a 50% rebate on all airlines when you book business or first class travel, so no matter which airline you select for the $200 airline fee credit you’ll get a rebate of about 27,405 points within 6-10 weeks. Effectively you’ll have paid just 27,405 points for this flight. There’s no need to hunt for saver award travel, this works on any paid fare. JetBlue business class offers lie-flat seating and amenity kits. Single mint suites have doors that close for privacy in the sky, so grab single suites in rows 2 and 4 if you’re traveling alone. JetBlue also offers the best business class kosher meals in the contiguous US. Here is the JetBlue Mint kosher menu.

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Annual fee:

Both Platinum cards come with a hefty $450 annual fee. Besides for the new improvements mentioned above, here’s what else they offer to make that fee worthwhile:

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.

Airline fee refunds:

You can register here for $200 in annual fee credits for the airline of your choice. Officially you can only change the airline in January, but I’ve been able to chat and change the airline in other months as well.

If you get a Platinum card now you’ll get $400 of refunds in your first cardmembership year, $200 in 2016 and $200 in 2017.

Officially these are intended to be used for bag fees, seat upgrades, and lounge passes/memberships. However they also work for items like $100 American Airlines gift cards, and $100 United gift registry contributions.

If you have multiple primary Consumer or Business Platinum cards they can each take advantage of this annual benefit.

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 and Los Angeles.

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 offers kosher food, wine, and Israeli art. 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.

Additional cardholders:

You can add 3 additional cardholders onto a consumer Platinum card for $175 ($58.33 per additional cardholder per year).

Additional cardholders on a business Platinum card are $300 each, though you can add additional Green cardholders with no annual fee to a business Platinum card.

Additional Platinum cardholders do get full lounge access so they will have access to Delta and Priority Pass lounges for themselves and they will be able to guest others into Airspace and Centurion lounges. They also get the Global Entry credit.

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 card:

-The consumer card’s advantages are now the 5 points per dollar on airfare and the inexpensive additional 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

So, is it all worthwhile?

The lounge and other benefits are great, but the 50% rebate on the Business Platinum card really shines.

However you’ll better off spending on cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express to earn more points per dollar than the Platinum card.  The American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card is a charge card like the Platinum card but earns more points on airfare, gas, and groceries than the Business Platinum card.

But having those cards and a Business Platinum card seems like a winning strategy. You’ll get lots of benefits and a great redemption rate without having to hunt for saver award space.

Will these new benefits change your mileage earning strategy?

25% Off Men’s Suits, Shirts, And Accessories From Amazon; 100% Wool Suits From Just $70.79 Shipped With Free Return Shipping!

Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 8:32 pm

25% Off Men’s Suits, Shirts, And Accessories From Amazon

-25% off Men’s Suits
-25% off Men’s Shirts
-25% off Men’s Belts and Ties
-25% off Men’s Pants
-25% off Men’s Suit Separates

Use the following code for 25% off any items found via the links above: SUITSTYLE

-Return shipping is free on all orders of clothes that are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Sample deals after 25% off (prices will vary by color and size):

100% Wool Suits:
-Jones New York Men’s Classic Fit Charcoal Solid Suit: $70.79
-Jones New York Men’s Classic Fit Navy Solid Suit: $70.85
-Jones New York Men’s Classic Fit Blue Solid Suit: $71.26
-Jones New York Men’s Classic Fit Grey Solid Suit: $74.27
-Jones New York Men’s Rubin 2 Button Side Vent Classic Fit Suit: $76.36
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-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Keene Two-Button Side-Vent Classic Fit Suit: $86.51
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Vasser Two-Button Suit: $93.28
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Black Weave 2 Button Side Vent Trim Fit Suit: $96.14
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Charcoal Twill Slim Fit Suit: $96.56

Post what deals you find!

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JetBlue Points Match: It’s The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016, 1:13 pm

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-Roundup Of JetBlue Sale Fares From $66 Round-Trip To Earn Up To 75K JetBlue Points
-Should You Buy Or Transfer Starpoints To Join The Most Lucrative JetBlue Promotion Of All Time?
-Is This The Secret To Get A 60K JetBlue Signup Bonus?
-Where Are You Mileage Running On JetBlue?
-Virgin Strikes Back At JetBlue, Weakly
-Thanks JetBlue!


Last month we flew from Cleveland to Newark via Boston and wound up with this:

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With the JetBlue Plus World Elite Mastercard you get an additional 10% of your points back every time you redeem them, making the promotion even more lucrative.

Last month Virgin America emailed a 25% off flight coupon to people who they believed transferred points to Virgin to participate in the JetBlue promo.

I wrote a “Thanks JetBlue” post last month and today I got an email from JetBlue thanking me for participating in Points Match and offering double points on my next JetBlue flight.

One DDF’er reports that JetBlue wrote to him “We see you registered for the promotion, but missed out on earning points” and he was offered triple points on his next flight!
In fact he did get the Points Match bonus but he had to call to request that the points be manually posted to his account, so that worked out pretty well for him!

Did you get a JetBlue bonus points offer via email today?

Samsung Is Shipping Orders From Their $100 Off Fire Sale!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, 12:05 pm

Update, 9/22: Both of my orders arrived, vote in the pool and post what you’ve received in the comments!

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Originally posted on 9/20:

On Saturday evening I posted a Samsung.com coupon code that was good for $100 off anything.

Their site slowed to a crawl with traffic, but lots of people were still able to make orders.

I ordered a wireless fast charger and a 2016 Gear VR.

There was a debate about whether the orders would be honored. Many said there was no chance, but I wrote that the last thing Samsung might want right now is more bad PR.

A few people reported that they got emails saying their orders had been cancelled.

But as of today several DDF’ers have already received their orders!

You can track your order shipment here by entering your order number in the reference box, destination country, and zip code. You don’t need to enter the correct ship date.

Some people have received order cancellation emails but report that Fedex shows that their item is already in transit.

My wireless fast charger is in transit and expected to arrive tomorrow. My Gear VR’s label has been created, but it hasn’t shipped yet.

Is your item in transit or delivered? Has it been cancelled? Hit the comments!


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Expedite Your 100,000 Point Sapphire Reserve Signup Bonus; Can You Get The Signup Bonus With Only $3,700 In Spending?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, 3:52 pm

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-On The Topic Of Chase 5/24


Chase launched the Sapphire Reserve card 4 weeks ago and it’s been a wildly successful card launch. Within a week they ran out of the metal that the cards were supposed to be made out of and started sending out temporary plastic cards to new signups.

The card offers 100,000 points for spending $4,000 as well as $300 in automatic travel refunds every calendar year. 100,000 points is worth a minimum of $1,500 towards travel with this card.

The first year’s annual fee is $450, but the actual out of pocket fee for the first year is negative $150 due to $300 of refunds in 2016 and $300 of refunds in 2017. Purchases that can be refunded include any charges for airfare, car rentals, hotels, Airbnb, campgrounds, cruises, or transportation which includes trains, buses, subways, Uber, Lyft, taxis, limos, ferries, bridges, tolls, E-ZPass, and parking. Every time you charge one of those items to your card you’ll get an automatic credit until you’ve used $300 in credits that calendar year.

A common question has been whether you will get the signup bonus if you spend $4,000 but it falls to just $3,700 in charges due to the automatic travel refunds. People were also wondering if you will receive the 3 points per dollar on travel spending that is refunded.

I just received my 100,000 point bonus after spending $4,000 including $300 of travel spending and can confirm that you will get the bonus even if you spend falls to $3,700 after the $300 is refunded. You also will earn 900 points from the $300 of travel spending even though Chase refunds it. That’s another $13.50 of free travel just for using the $300 annual free travel benefit!

Chase awards the 100,000 points either on the statement on which you complete the spending or on the following statement if you complete the spending requirement too close to the statement close date.

You can check if your next statement will include the 100,000 bonus by going to the Sapphire Reserve’s Ultimate Rewards page:

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I was also able to get those points added to my account within a few days by just changing my bill’s due date. To do that from the old Chase.com interface click on “See more information” under the Sapphire Reserve and then “Change bill due date.” To do that from the new Chase.com interface click on “things you can do,” then “Update settings and preferences” and then “Payment due date.” Or you can just call the number on the back of your card.

I got a statement on September 3rd for my Sapphire Reserve with a bill due date of the 28th of the month. On 9/16 I noticed that my 100,000 points were pending. I changed my due date to the 16th of the month and the bill printed yesterday along with the 100,000 points:

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-I was able to help a friend apply for and get approved for a Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, and Ink Plus via 3BM for over 200K signup points!

-If you haven’t yet applied for Sapphire Reserve you should read the post on 5/24. It contains important information about what you should do about additional user cards that may hinder an approval.

Dozens of DDF’ers have been able to get approved after becoming Chase Private Clients by requesting that status from a Chase banker.

Sapphire Reserve offers 3 points per dollar on:
-Airfare, including tickets bought from travel agents and online agencies.
-Timeshares (just in case you’re a real sucker)
-Car rentals.
-Hotels, Airbnb, and campgrounds.
-Restaurants, fast food, coffee shops, bars, and lounges.
-Cruises
-Transportation including trains, buses, subways, Uber, Lyft, taxis, limos, ferries, bridges, tolls, E-ZPass, and parking.

There are no foreign transaction fees.

You’ll be able to access over 900 clubs worldwide with Priority Pass and you can bring unlimited guests with you into the lounge for free! That includes lounges with kosher food and wine in Newark and Tel Aviv. You can call Chase to enroll in Priority Pass or you can enroll online here.

Every 4 years you can get a $100 credit for a 5 year Global Entry membership which also includes TSA pre-check. That means you can skip the lines and forms when flying back from abroad and you can leave your shoes on, laptops in their bags, and go through metal detectors when flying from the US.

Additional cardholders cost $75/year and include a Priority Pass membership with free guesting privileges as well.

Increased cash back or miles:
The Sapphire Reserve allows you to use all your Chase points for 1.5 cents each per dollar towards travel. You can transfer points from any Chase card to Sapphire Reserve to make them more valuable.
Previously it’s always been worth transferring Chase points into real airline miles and hotel points.
But at about 1.5 cents per dollar it can start making sense to consider redeeming points directly for paid travel without transferring them into miles. That’s especially true as those fares, as opposed to traditional mileage tickets, also earn additional miles. You can still do much better with miles when hunting for last minute tickets or for premium class tickets, but for regular coach tickets this will be hard to beat.

The ability to choose between 1.5 cents per dollar or mileage transfers make Sapphire Reserve an incredibly versatile credit card.

The 1.5 cents per dollar redemption option also means the travel and dining categories on this card earn at least 4.5% per dollar.

The Chase Freedom Unlimited card earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere. Having the Sapphire Reserve makes everyday spending on that card worth at least 2.25%. I downgraded my old Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited and use it for everyday purchases.

Chase Freedom and Ink cards also have 5 point category bonuses and those will be worth at least 7.5% if you have the Sapphire Reserve.

As a Visa Infinite card, it also comes with some benefits like discounts on car rentals (including 30% off Silvercar).

Sapphire Reserve comes with primary rental car CDW insurance in every country in the world. Most other cards only have secondary coverage when you rent a car in your home country. This means that if you damage your rental vehicle you must file the claim with your own personal insurance policy first, and only if they won’t cover the damage will the credit card cover the damage. Even additional cardholders get primary coverage when they rent.

Most credit cards also exclude countries like Israel from coverage, however all Chase cards cover you worldwide, including in Israel. And they will give you a letter of coverage stating that you are covered in Israel so that you don’t have to argue at the rental car counter that your Chase Visa does give CDW coverage.

Plus you get triple points on car rentals, meaning there is no better card out there for car rentals!

-Trip cancellation insurance is free.
Trip cancellation reimburses up to $10,000 per person, up to $20,000 per trip, and up to $40,000 per year if you need to cancel for injury, death, or sickness experienced by you, a traveling companion, or an immediate family member of you or your traveling companion. Other covered reasons include severe weather, military orders, terrorism, jury duty, home dwelling becoming inhabitable, quarantine, or financial insolvency of the travel agency or operator of your trip.

Other card benefits include:
-Price protection. Find a lower price in a store or online on a non-auction site within 90 days and get back up to $500/item and $2,500/year.
-Return protection. Return an item to a store that won’t take back an item for up to 90 days ($500/item, $1,000/year)
-Purchase protection: 120 days of protection in case of damage or theft on items you buy ($10,000/item, $50K/year)
-Warranty protection: An extra year of warranty coverage on purchases ($10K/item, $50K/account)
-Lost Luggage Protection: If your checked or carry-on bags are lost you can be reimbursed by up to $3,000 per person.
-Trip Delay Protection: If you are delayed that either requires an overnight stay or is more than 6 hours you can be reimbursed for up to $500 in expenses per person.
-Baggage Delay Protection: If your bags are delayed by more than 6 hours you can be reimbursed for up to $100 in expenses per person per day, for up to $500 per person.
-Travel Accident Insurance: Coverage if you are injured or killed on a trip.
-Roadside Assistance: Coverage for up to 4 incidents per year.

-Visa Infinite Concierge is included free of charge.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card earns Ultimate Rewards points and has the ability to transfer points into miles.  It also gives you the ability to transfer points from fantastic no annual fee cards like Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Cash into miles as well, as those cards can’t transfer points directly into miles without having the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Plus card.

You can also transfer points at an equal ratio to your own or to one authorized user’s airline and hotel programs:
-United (Star Alliance)
-Singapore (Star Alliance)
-British Airways (OneWorld)
-Korean (Skyteam)
-Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam)
-Southwest
-Virgin Atlantic
-Hyatt
-Marriott
-Ritz Carlton
-IHG

Point Currency:

Chase Ultimate Rewards offer instant and fee-free transfers to top-notch mileage and points programs at a 1:1 ratio.

You can transfer points to a household member’s Chase card or to an authorized user’s airline/hotel programs.

You can also transfer points to Chase business Ink cards like Ink Plus and Ink Cash where you can transfer from there to other business owner’s cards and/or programs.

Transfer partners include:
United (Star Alliance) is an excellent currency. They never charge fuel surcharges, have very flexible routing rules, they allow one-way awards for half the mileage, they have short-haul awards for 10,000 miles, they often run discounted award promotions, they allow for a stopover and an open-jaw so that you can really maximize a single award ticket into several free trips, and they have dozens of partners to fly on, most of which can be booked on their website.
British Airways (OneWorld) is awesome for short-haul awards, though partner American has been stingy with award space of late. Awards start from just 4.5K miles. Flights to Israel on Air Berlin are just 60,000 miles round-trip with no fuel surcharges. They allow one-way awards for half the mileage. There are no close-in or expedite fees. You can cancel an award for as little as $5.60. Infants are only charged 10% of the miles on international trips instead of 10% of the full fare like US carriers charge. Plus they don’t collect fuel surcharges on American within the western hemisphere, on Qantas from or within Australia, on Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Alaska, or LAN and you can transfer points to Iberia to limit fuel surcharges there as well.
You can read more in this post on everything you need to know about BA Avios. And you can see 110 places you can go to nonstop from NYC with Avios.
Korean (Skyteam) offers unbeatable first class availability (A380 First Class Trip Report here) and they also have true bargains on partner travel, just 30,000 miles to fly round-trip on Hawaiian or Alaska to Hawaii in coach or 60,000 miles in first. And it’s just 20,000 miles to fly to Alaska in coach or 40,000 miles in first. You can even get a free stopover on the way to or in Alaska! If there is Delta saver award space you can fly to Hawaii round-trip for just 25,000 miles in coach or 45,000 miles in business.
Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam) offers promo awards from rotating North American cities to Europe, Israel, and Russia from just 12,500 miles each way. Regular awards to Israel are just 25K miles each way, though some fuel surcharges apply on most airlines except for Delta.
Singapore (Star Alliance) offers private walled-in first class suites that can only be booked with their miles. A suite one-way from JFK to Europe is 57,375 miles. Travel to the US48, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and Israel can all be had on the cheap. There are no close-in booking fees and changes and cancellations are very cheap. Fuel surcharges apply when flying on most airlines besides United. More info here.
Southwest offers a value of about 1.7 cents per point towards award travel, though that rate can now vary. Plus you get 2 free checked bags, free flight changes or flight cancellations. and you can even get a point refund if the price of your flight goes down.
Virgin Atlantic has some niche uses with awards on Delta and often has sales for discounted awards to London.
Hyatt is a very powerful hotel currency. They have a cash and points option that offers some excellent values and more importantly those stays earn points, elite stay credits, promo credits, and you can use suite upgrades on cash and point stays as well. It remains far less expensive for high-end hotel stays than any other hotel program.
You can also funnel points through Hyatt to Southwest to qualify for a free Southwest Companion Pass which gives you a free companion every time you pay for or redeem for a free ticket.
-You can also transfer points to Marriott, Ritz Carlton, and IHG.

Generally speaking you’ll want to use the 1.5 cents per point option when redeeming for round-trip coach tickets booked in advance. You’ll generally want to transfer to miles for business class, first class, last minute and one-way coach awards. You’ll be better off with 1.5 cents per points for IHG and Marriott hotels, but Hyatt points can often be worth more than 1.5 cents each, so you’ll want to transfer points to Hyatt in those cases.

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