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Caza Trail K-Cups On Sale At Amazon With Amazon Subscribe & Save

Update: Alive again!

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52 Caza Trail Medium Roast K-Cups
56 Caza Trail Breakfast Blend K-Cups
56 Caza Trail Hazelnut K-Cups
56 Caza Trail Kona Blend K-Cups

Medium Roast: 52 for $14.40-$18
-52 cups are on sale for $24
-Clip the 20% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $18 or 34.6 cents per K-Cup.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $15.60 or or 30 cents per K-Cup.
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $14.40 or 27.7 cents per K-Cup.

Breakfast Blend: 56 for $15.17-$18.97
-56 cups are on sale for $25.29
-Clip the 20% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $18.97 or 33.9 cents per K-Cup.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $16.44 or or 29.4 cents per K-Cup.
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $15.17 or 27 cents per K-Cup.

Hazelnut or Kona Blend: 56 for $15.51-$19.39
-56 cups are on sale for $25.85
-Clip the 20% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $19.39 or 34.6 cents per K-Cup.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $16.80 or or 30 cents per K-Cup.
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $15.51 or 27.7 cents per K-Cup.

Shipping is free on all orders made with subscribe and save!

If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% or 20% off.

It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save up to 20% on all the items you subscribe to!

-Select a 1-6 month subscription offer on the right side of the amazon page and select “subscribe now.” Do not click “add to cart” or you will not get the savings. You must click on the “subscribe now” button.

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

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Traveling To Israel Or Europe? Get Exclusive Discounts With TravelCell!

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

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Ramada West Atlantic City For $8.28 Per Night

Update: DEAD!

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No, it’s nothing fancy, but in case you want a getaway on the cheap there appear to be 2 nights in a row bookable for $8.28/night:

-Click here to book 02/24-02/25.
-Click here to book 02/25-02/26.
-Click here to book 02/24-02/26.

If you find other valid dates please post a comment.

“This hotel is next to Lakes Bay with views of the Atlantic City skyline. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Atlantic City’s casinos and main attractions.”

HT: Mistake Dude and rangersin4, via DDF

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Dell XPS 8700 Core i7 Desktop For $649 With Windows 8 Or $699 With Windows 7

Buy this desktop on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the desktop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your desktop, free of any hassle!
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Linky

Use code: 9M91VCNG1V7CFQ

Specs:
-4th Generation Intel Core i7-4770 Processor, 3.4 GHz
-Windows 8.1 64Bit
Upgrade available to Windows 7 for $50
-8GB RAM (2 of 4 slots used)
Upgrade available to 12GB (4 of 4 slots used) for $75
-16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
-1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
-NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 1GB DDR3 Dedicated Graphics
-Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n
-Bluetooth v4.0
-Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard
-Dell Laser Mouse

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Hamilton Beach Fizzini Hand-Held Carbonated Soda Maker For $14 From Amazon

Hamilton Beach Fizzini Hand-Held Carbonated Soda Maker For $14 From Amazon

This machine comes with a 1L bottle and 10 CO2 cartridges that are recyclable.

It will probably be cheaper to buy a few machines at this low price than to buy new cartridges. Plus you’ll have another 1L bottle with each machine that you buy.

-Compact handheld unit fits on bottle, stores easily
-Bottle features 1/4 turn connection – easy, fast and secure
-Adjustable Fizz control

-Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with Amazon Prime. A prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student.
Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

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Woolrich Men’s Andes II Fleece Jacket, Was $45, Now $13.50 From Amazon

Woolrich Men’s Andes Ii Fleece Jacket Linky

Currently $13.50 while supplies last in select colors and sizes like Deep Indigo and Charcoal Heather.

-Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with Amazon Prime. A prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student.
Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

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20%-40% Off TOMS Shoes From Nordstrom

20%-40% Off TOMS Shoes From Nordstrom

Shipping and return shipping is free!

Sale ends 02/17.

HT: SearchGuy, via DDF
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Save on all your Nordstrom purchases! You can buy Nordstrom gift cards at Office Max or Staples with your Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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Flights To Or From Tel Aviv In United BusinessFirst Round-Trip For $2,371 For United Credit Cardholders

Update: Commenter Dov notes that you can actually get a BusinessFirst ticket to Israel for just $1,743 per passenger.  I have just tried it and it does ticket properly!  Ticketing took about 15 minutes.

To do that just search any of the valid Newark-Tel Aviv dates below and after selecting the flights click “reserve” as pictured below.

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Once you reserve the flights it will be saved in your account, except that it will be saved with a massive price drop discounting the primary fare to the price of the companion fare as pictured below:

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Just go to the saved flights in your account to book it at the lower rate!

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Related: The Unique Benefits Of The United Explorer Card: Expanded Award Space, Primary CDW Insurance, And Much More
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People often ask me to post business class airfares to Israel which can normally go for $4,000-$6,000 per passenger.  My response is usually to start building up miles.  For example 145,000 Starwood Starpoints transfer into 180,000 ANA miles which is enough for 2 business class ticket to Israel.

But for those looking for some paid ticket deals, United is offering United credit cardholders 20% off nearly all international business class fares when they book in multiples of 2 seats (so 4 passengers would also work but 3 would not work as well)

2 passengers can fly round-trip in BusinessFirst with lie-flat seating from Newark to Tel Aviv for just $4,742.64 ($2,371.32 per passenger):

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To book this fare just search for flights on United.com in BusinessFirst using offer code: Chase20
You must be logged into your United account with an attached United credit card for the promo to work.

You can also book by calling United at 800-UNITED-1 and mentioning promo code CH80 or telling them to lookup GG CH80

This offer is valid for tickets booked by May 31, 2014 for travel completed by April 30, 2015.

Valid $2,371 dates from Newark-Tel Aviv:
All valid dates:
Depart EWR-TLV: 02/16, 02/18, 02/20, 02/23, 02/24, 02/25, 03/02, 03/03, 03/20, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26.
Return TLV-EWR: 02/25, 03/04, 03/05, 03/16, 03/19, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 04/08, 04/17.

Tel Aviv-Newark works for $2,413 per passenger:
All valid dates:
Depart TLV-EWR: 03/04, 03/05, 03/16, 03/19, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26.
Return EWR-TLV: 03/19, 03/20, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 04/01, 04/07, 04/13, 04/24, 04/30, 05/06, 05/21, 05/26, 05/27, 05/28, 05/29, 06/01, 06/02, 06/17, 06/17, 06/18, 06/23, 06/24, 06/25.

Other cities work as well:
For example Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for $2,385 per passenger. Sample date: 03/02-03/19

Business class passengers get 2 free 70 pound checked bags each as opposed to 1 free 50 pound bag for a coach passenger.

Will you be booking at these rates? Do you think a night’s sleep on a lie-flat bed for a 10-12 hour flight is worth a $600 price premium each way?  Does adding in a transcon flight from LA change the math? Sound off in the comments!

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Coupon Eligible $40+ NYC Kosher Groupons

Use the following code for $10 off $40+ Groupons to get the discounted prices listed below (Exp: 02/17): 10OFF40LOCAL

-$45.50 for $115 at Mendy’s Restaurant – Midtown

-$35 for a $100 executive breakfast for 10 from Milk N Honey – Midtown  (Free delivery included within delivery range)

-$55 for $129 at Talia’s Steakhouse

-$99 for $169 party package at Schnitzel Express – Midtown

-$89 for $229 kosher holiday meal for 10 people from AviGlatt – Brooklyn

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Groupon: 8 Glass Wine Tasting With Keepsake Glasses For Two And $50 At Tierra Sur For Just $30

Groupon: Herzog Winery

Use code: 10OFF40LOCAL

Even though you are only paying $30, the paid value on the voucher will be $40 and that $40 value will never expire.

The Herzog Winery is located in Oxnard, CA which is about an hour west of LA without traffic or about 17 hours with traffic ;)

Note that some Costco locations in CA sell $100 Tierra Sur gift cards for $80.  Call Costco before you go and ask if they carry item number: 240683

Tierra Sur, located in the Herzog Winery, is the finest kosher restaurant in North America. I reviewed the restaurant as part of these trip notes. The flavors they use are mouth-watering and unique. Their the menu is constantly changing to keep things fresh.

It’s my favorite kosher restaurant in North America and second favorite in the world.

Even just lunch and dinner have completely different options that make it worth eating there twice while skipping off to the nearby massive Camarillo outlet mall or to the Pacific Ocean while building up another appetite.

Or stop off for lunch at Pizza Nosh in Agoura Hills on your way from LA into the valley before hitting up Tierra Sur for dinner.  Or take the scenic PCH instead of the 101 and stop off at Fish Grill for lunch in Mailbu and be sure to check out the free Getty Villa there as well. Or hit up some of the ocean activities there.

With this groupon you pay $40 for a $50 gift certificate to Tierra Sur. You’ll also get free wine tasting for two people with eight glasses of wine per person and two free souvenir wine glasses. No, I won’t be covering your DUI bill if you drive right after imbibing all of that goodness.  Though you can take a self-guided tour of the winery to walk some of it off.

-Expires Apr 1, 2014
-Paid value ($40) never expires.
-Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts.
-Limit 1 per table.
-Limit 1 per visit.
-Dine-in only.
-Must be 21 or older.
-Reservation required and subject to availability. 24 hour cancellation notice required.
-18% service fee will be added to the pre-discounted bill for customers using discount vouchers.
-Must use promotional value in 1 visit.
-Restricted dates: 2/14 and 3/16.

HT: jaywhy, via DDF
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Save on all your Groupon purchases! You can buy Groupon gift cards at Staples with your Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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$10 Off $40 At Groupon!

Groupon Linky

Use code: 10OFF40LOCAL
Code expires 02/17 or when max quantity redeemed.

Valid on $40+ local deals only.

HT: yitzyul, via DDF

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Save on all your Groupon purchases! You can buy Groupon gift cards at Staples with your Ink PlusInk Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar, Plus earn Plink points as well!

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Toshiba 15.6″ Core i7 Laptop With 12GB RAM, Was $899, Now Just $499.99 Shipped After Easy Rebate And Coupon!

Buy this laptop on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Cardand you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the laptop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your laptop, free of any hassle!

Or use your Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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Toshiba 15.6″ Core i7 Laptop With 12GB RAM

Use $100 off code: 15943

$50 Easy Rebate Linky

Easy rebates are the best rebates out there.  Just fill it out online and you’re done, no clipping UPCs or snail mail required!

The $100 code is good on all laptops. So you can also pickup a Dell touchscreen i3 for $299 or a Dell touchscreen i5 for $399 after the $100 off.

Reg : $899.99
Save: – $109.00
Now: $790.99
Instant Savings : – $141.00
Rebate : – $50.00
Now: $599.99
Coupon: – $100.00
Now: $499.99

Specs:
-Intel Core i7 Processor Turbo Boost 2.0, 3.4GHz
-12GB DDR3 RAM
-1TB Hard Drive
-15.6″ display
-DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
-Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
-One Touch Function Keys
-LED backlit Keyboard Premium Raised Tile with 10-Keypad
-HD Webcam and Microphone
-DTS Studio Sound
-5.3 lbs.

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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Another Unlimited Israel Exclusive For Dansdeals Readers!

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

Rent an Unlimited iPhone for as low as $45 per week! Or just simply buy or rent the Unlimited Israel SIM card.

-Get 10% off orders over $100 with code (Exp: 02/28/14): DAN10

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-Unlimited talk within Israel including calling to the US and Canada.
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-Great coverage across Israel on Cellcom’s network.
-For an additional cost, your current US number can ring in Israel.
-SIM cards available for rental or purchase for most iPhone and Androids.
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Reserve your iPhone today by visiting us at www.unlimitedisrael.net

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100 Pack Caza Trail Hazelnut K-Cups For $22.90-$28.63 Shipped With Amazon Subscribe & Save

100 Pack Caza Trail Hazelnut K-Cups For $22.90-$28.63 Shipped With Amazon Subscribe & Save

OU kosher parve.

-100 K-Cups are on sale for $38.18
-Clip the 20% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $28.63 or 28.6 cents per K-Cup.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $24.81 or 24.8 cents per K-Cup.
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $22.90 or 22.9 cents per K-Cup.

Shipping is free on all orders made with subscribe and save!

If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% or 20% off.

It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save up to 20% on all the items you subscribe to!

-Select a 1-6 month subscription offer on the right side of the amazon page and select “subscribe now.” Do not click “add to cart” or you will not get the savings. You must click on the “subscribe now” button.

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

HT: good sam, via DDF

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20% Off Living Social Deals; 24 Hour Pass NYC Icon Parking Pass For $20, $30 At American Apparel For $12, And More

Living Social Linky

20% off code (Exp 02/17): 2014PRESDAY
Max savings is $20.

Sample deals:
Nationwide:
-$30 At American Apparel Stores Or Online For $12

Florida:
-$40 to spend at the Gallery of Cakes (kosher parve under Kosher Miami) for just $16.

NYC:

-$28 for two adult tickets to the NYC Fun City Night Tour on a double-decker bus.

-Living Social NYC: 24 Hour Pass Icon Parking Pass For $20
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The one-day pass can be used at any Icon garage and there are over 200 of them in Manhattan, so you’re never too far away from where you want to be. I’ve used these icon vouchers dozens of times and have never been charged any sales tax. They’re real lifesavers for Manhattan, there’s nothing better than seeing the register ring up $66 and then handing over one of these coupons!

Post what other great deals you find!

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Kenneth Cole REACTION Men’s Down Hooded Jacket For $77.99 Shipped

Amazon Lightning Deal: Kenneth Cole REACTION Men’s Down Hooded Jacket For $77.99 Shipped

This deal is an Amazon Lightning Deal. You may need to click view lightning deal to see the price.  It will expire at 4:59pm EST or while supplies last!

Select your color and size and you should the the $77.99 lightning deal.

-Fully lined with warm down fill
-Hooded collar with faux fur trim and drawstring
-Dual button flap pockets and front angled pockets

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Noot Samsung Galaxy Batteries For Just $4.99 Shipped From Amazon!

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Use the following code for $4 off: 21414VAL

1 $4 off code per order but you can make multiple orders.

These batteries have great reviews and a 2 year money-back guarantee!

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Old Spice Fresh Collection Denali Scent Deodorant For 85 Cents Shipped From Amazon

Update: The one below is now dead but more varieties are on sale as well, find more Old Spice items on sale via this link.

For example:
Old Spice Red Zone Collection Aqua Reef Scent Men’s Deodorant is $1.18-$1.77 with the coupon and subscribe and save.

Or this twin pack of Old Spice High Endurance Fresh Scent Men’s Deodorant is just $1.99 after the coupon. That one doesn’t have subscribe and save and is an add-on item. However you can also order add-on items together with pre-order items like this and cancel the pre-order item later on.

Other add-ons with $2 off coupons include:
-Twin Pack Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Scent Men’s Deodorant
-Twin Pack Old Spice High Endurance Invisible Solid Pure Sport Scent Men’s Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant
-Old Spice Wild Collection Hawkridge Scent Men’s Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant
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Old Spice Fresh Collection Denali Scent Deodorant

-Clip the $2 off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total 85 cents.

-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to 55 cents shipped

-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to 40 cents shipped.

Shipping is free on all orders made with subscribe and save!

If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% or 20% off.

It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save up to 20% on all the items you subscribe to!

-Select a 1-6 month subscription offer on the right side of the amazon page and select “subscribe now.” Do not click “add to cart” or you will not get the savings. You must click on the “subscribe now” button.

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

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Buy One Drink, Get One Free Today

Related posts:
Caribou Coffee: Buy One Drink, Get One Free Today
Buy One Latte, Get One Free At Starbucks Tomorrow Between 2-5pm

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Buy One Drink, Get One Free Today

No coupon required, just walk into any Coffee Bean store and get any 2 drinks for the price of one. Not valid in Ralphs, Airport or Hawaii locations.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Store Locator Linky

HT: BarryC, via DDF

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$14 Sale At 6pm.com

$14 Sale At 6pm.com

Choose from over 4,000 pairs of shoes, clothes, bag, jewelry, and accessories all for just $14 with free shipping! Sale runs while supplies last through 02/16.

6pm.com is a great shoes and clothing closeout website owned by Amazon and Zappos. Shipping is free on all orders.

Post a comment of what you’ll be buying!

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SodaStream 3 Pack 1 Liter Carbonating Bottles For $17.99 Shipped

SodaStream 3 Pack 1 Liter Carbonating Bottles For $17.99 Shipped

Use code: YUM

Sodastream bottles can keep your seltzer fizzy for weeks!  It’s great to have extras to stick in your fridge and keep them cold for when you want them.

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Caribou Coffee: Buy One Drink, Get One Free Today

Just print this coupon or show this facebook page on your mobile phone when in-store for the BOGO offer.

Caribou Coffee Store Locator Linky

Don’t forget that Starbucks also has a BOGO offer between 2-5pm today as well, no coupon required.

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 67% Off Select Klipsch Image Headphones

Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 67% Off Select Klipsch Image Headphones

Choose from the S5i or the Image ONE for just $49.99 shipped.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch For Just $149.99 Shipped From Best Buy

These links will only work from a computer:
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Wild Orange
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Rose Gold
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Oatmeal Beige
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Lime Green

These links will work from a smartphone:
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Wild Orange
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Rose Gold
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Oatmeal Beige
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch-Lime Green

Sells for $272 on Amazon!

-Compatible with Galaxy Note 3 and other Galaxy smartphones
-1.63″ Super AMOLED screen and 1.9 Megapixel camera
-Place calls and answer them directly from your Galaxy Gear
-Enjoy the S Voice personal assistant right on your wrist
-Includes Samsung Galaxy Gear, wall charger, charging cradle, quick start guide

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CLE News I Like To Cover And You Don’t Like Reading About: Ohio Attorney General Will Audit United, Regional Carriers Dropping United, Airlines Adding Flights To CLE, Which Hub Will Be Axed Next?

Related posts:
-Smisek Lies Again: “Our hub in Cleveland hasn’t been profitable for over a decade”
-CLE Is Dehubbed; The Continental-United Merger Has Brought Nothing But Misery To All

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1. The state of Ohio will be auditing United’s claim that Cleveland was not profitable.

I ended off the “Smisek Lies” article asking Ohio’s attorney general to audit United’s profitability claim.  And I tweeted OH AG Mike DeWine as well.

He will do just that, though unfortunately the full details will never become public. The Plain Dealer notes the inherent dilemma in defining profitability. The merger-era agreement with Ohio makes no mention on exactly how profitability is to be determined. Accountants are all too good at shifting around costs to get the result they want.

There’s no doubt that Cleveland is completely extraneous in the merged United system. It made sense as a Continental hub because Newark was at capacity and their only other hub was in Houston which is a poor connecting option for most the US.
As soon as the merger closed I said that Cleveland’s days as an airline hub would be numbered as there’s little point in maintaining a hub located right in between powerhouses Chicago, Newark, and Washington DC.

However I showed numerous examples from the past decade through 2012 that Cleveland was a profitable hub for United. And unfortunately for United they could not fully shut down hub operation in Cleveland until 2015 if it was profitable.

Over the past couple years United has made Cleveland one of the most expensive airports in the nation to fly out of and made connections in Cleveland very hard to come by so I don’t doubt that it’s no longer currently profitable, at least for 2013. But profitable or not I do agree that it makes little operational sense for Cleveland to exist as a hub.

So why shut it down now instead of waiting until late 2015 and avoiding government scrutiny?

As I said last time, I still believe that the real reason is the double whammy of:
-Pilot qualification rules made in late 2013 that have caused a massive pilot shortage.
And
-Minimum rest periods for pilots just instituted last month that have exacerbated the pilot shortage problem.

Cleveland, more than any other United hub, is heavily dependent on regional flights. Those airlines pay their pilots as little as $21,000 per year and rely on pilots fresh out of school hungry to make their way up the ranks.

Now that these new rules came into play the major airlines have been snapping up the experienced pilots at regional carriers to keep their schedules going even with the new pilot rest directives. Additionally pilots must retire by age 65, so the major airlines are going to face a long-term crunch to keep enough qualified pilots.
The regional carriers can no longer just hire more freshman pilots as they now need 1,500 hours of experience as opposed to just 250 hours that they used to need. That sixfold increase is causing a huge crisis.

This isn’t idle speculation. Republic/Chautauqua is about to quit all United flying due to these new rules. Great Lakes suspended service to several airports due to the pilot shortage. ExpressJet told United before they announced the Cleveland hub closure that it would not longer be able to fly all of its contracted routes for United.

So United had to slash lots of regional capacity quickly. And there was no more efficient place to do that than in Cleveland with gobs of low margin regional flights that wouldn’t majorly affect the global system due to the lack of international flights from Cleveland. Taking those regional flights out of other airports would cause much more pain for the system as a whole.

Cleveland’s mainline flights are all staying intact except for the 1 daily flight to Phoenix.

Oh and the small issue of Cleveland continually being told over the past decade that it was profitable? Let’s just add some fixed network costs onto Cleveland and say it wasn’t profitable in a decade so that we don’t wind up paying a fine for closing the hub before 2015…
Riiiiiiiight. Because the same airline that removed pillows from first class to increase their profits by a few bucks would run a hub for an entire decade while it bled money the whole time.

Smisek lies. There is no decade of losses and I would love to be a fly on the wall in Columbus as they look over United’s funny math. Though my guess is that with no defined profitability metric in the agreement there will be nothing that can be done to force United to pay up or even admit playing a number’s game.
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2. In the good news department other airlines see the blood in the water and are already starting to pick up the slack:

-Delta is adding nonstops to Indianapolis and Raleigh/Durham.
-Delta is upgrading the Cleveland-NYC route from 3 daily flights to a whopping 8 daily flights. Come June there will be 3 dailies to JFK and 5 dailies to LGA.
-Frontier just started flying between Cleveland and Trenton, NJ and must like what they’re seeing. They upgrading it from 2 flights per week to 4 in May.
-Southwest will upgrade Akron-LGA from 2 to 3 daily flights. 2 of those flights will be up-gauged from a 717 to a 737.
-Delta is upgrading Cleveland-Atlanta from regional to all mainline jets. Cleveland-Minneapolis is rumored to be upgraded to mainline as well.
-Frontier is increasing Cleveland-Denver flights from 5 to 12 weekly.
-Frontier will add 4 weekly Cleveland-Orlando flights, a new route for them. Intro pricing is just $69 each way.
-Frontier will add 3 weekly seasonal Cleveland-Seattle flights, a new route for them. Intro pricing is just $119 each way.
-Southwest is in talks to beef up CLE service. Don’t be surprised to see new flights to destinations like S. Louis, Tampa, or Phoenix.
-Other good possibilities include Jetblue service to Boston, JFK, Orlando, or Fort Lauderdale and Porter service to Toronto. There may even be a outside shot of landing Virgin America service to LAX or SFO, Sun Country service to Minneapolis, American launching Phoenix service, or Spirit service to Fort Lauderdale or Phoenix.
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3. Cleveland may be unique in being dehubbed twice by the same airline, but it’s only the latest in a long line of closed hubs.

Cleveland is now the most populous metropolitan area in the nation without hub operations and it’s the only metro area of at least 3 million people without a hub airport. No doubt CLE was hurt by having 2 major airports within the metro region. Competition from CAK has been a thorn in CLE’s side ever since Airtran made Akron a focus city.

Not too many airports can lay claim to being dehubbed twice by the same airline. United closed CLE in the 80s, Continental came in and hubbed it, and United has dehubbed it once again.

But just in this century AA has ditched S. Louis, USAirways left Pittsburgh, American West axed Columbus, Delta jettisoned Cincinnati, Dallas, and Memphis, etc.

So which hub will be next to go?
United still has hub operations in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, S. Francisco, and Washington DC.
-An “expert” claims that United only needs hubs in Chicago, Houston, and Newark, and that all of the rest are in jeopardy.
That seems a bit much as that means shrinking down to Continental’s size, but just switching out Cleveland for Chicago.
I do think that both Denver and Los Angeles may be at risk in the coming years.

-On the American/USAirways side it’s hard to see a bright future for Phoenix. It’s days are likely numbered due to being sandwiched between hubs in Dallas and LA.
Philadelphia may also be troubled. Hard to imagine it remaining an international hub with JFK so nearby. I see it being phased out as well with long-haul flights to places like Tel Aviv being shifted over to places like JFK and Miami.

-Delta seems perfectly content to eat everyone else’s lunch as they contract.  Operationally Delta runs the best major airline operation today and is in a position of power vis-a-vis American and United.  Their mileage program is atrocious but they sure do seem to know how to run an airline.  With Cincinnati and Memphis gone they may just hang onto their niche hubs in Detroit, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City along with their powerhouses in Atlanta and LGA/JFK.  They’re even beefing up for a new hub in Seattle to either take down Alaska or force them to merge with them or American.

Which domestic hubs do you think are at risk of closure?

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Great Deal Today On jdeal: “One Egg Is A Fortune” Coffee Table Cookbook

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Get one book for just $18 instead of $50, three books for $50, or ten books for only $140. All with shipping included!

You’ll want to keep a large stock of these books since they make the perfect gift for Shabbat or Chag dinners. Keep one for yourself of course and give one to all your friends.

Take a look on jdeal now for this great offer before it expires!

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Free Entrance To National Parks Between 02/15 And 02/17

Free Entrance To National Parks Between 02/15 And 02/17

For all of those in Hawaii now on Delta glitch tickets you can enjoy cooling off in Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools, sunrise on top of Maui’s Haleakala, seeing volcanoes erupt on the Big Island’s Volcanoes National Park, and check out the Big Island’s City of Refuge all for free this Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

Other free dates in 2014 include 04/19, 04/20, 08/25, 09/27, and 11/11.

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Buy One Latte, Get One Free At Starbucks Tomorrow Between 2-5pm

Buy One Latte, Get One Free At Starbucks Tomorrow Between 2-5pm

-Offer good between 2-5 p.m. local time on 02/14
-Purchase any handcrafted espresso or tea latte and get one of equal or lesser value for free.
-Offer good only at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S.
-Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

You can view the menu of Espresso beverages on the Starbucks site or on the KosherStarbucks site. Most Starbucks drinks can be made with parve Soy Milk, though there may be an extra charge for Soy milk.

HT: ShlockDoc, via DDF

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Use your registered Chase Freedom card to get 5 points per dollar for up to $1,500 in purchases at Starbucks, gas stations, and movie theaters this quarter!  Plus if you have a Chase checking account you’ll get an additional 10% point dividend on your January or February statement.
Related link: Have You Registered For Chase Freedom Q1 Bonus Yet?

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DiscountMags Magazine Sale

Update: When I added 1 year of the magazines via the sale link below it offered me the option of buying a 2nd year at an even more discounted rate!

DiscountMags Magazine Sale Linky
(Disclaimer: This link contains non-tznius pictures.)

Sale ends 02/14.
Motor Trend is $4.50, Popular Science is $4.99, etc.

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42″ Umbrella With Automatic Open/Close For $7.99 Shipped From Tanga

Update: This same umbrella is now available for just $6.99 for one or $10.48 for two with free shipping on eBay!

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42″ Umbrella With Automatic Open/Close

Choose from 5 different colors.

If you are an existing Tanga or DiscountMags customer be sure to login to your account as your price may be lower.  You can also click on “Account” to see if you have any rewards coupons there as well.

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Britax: Save 29% Plus 15% From Amazon!

Amazon has Britax convertible carseats, booster seats, and stroller systems for 29% off regular pricing.

Plus save an additional 15% off items found via the link above with code: BRITAX15

For example:

-The Consumer Reports #1 rated convertible car seat, the Britax Boulevard is on sale for just $228.63 after 29% off.
With the additional 15% coupon it will be just $194.34.

-The Britax 2014 B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System is on sale for just $288.61 after 29% off. It’s the number one selling travel system and includes an infant carseat good up to 30 pounds and a stroller good for up to 55 pounds.
With the additional 15% coupon it will be just $245.32.

-The highly rated Britax Marathon convertible car seat is on sale for just $207.21 after 29% off.
With the additional 15% coupon it will be just $176.13.

-The Britax Frontier 90 Booster Car Seat is on sale for just $235.77 after 29% off.
It’s the number one selling booster seat on Amazon.
With the additional 15% coupon it will be just $200.40.

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Get A Free Item From Harbor Freight Tools Stores

Harbor Freight Tools Free Item Coupon Linky

Harbor Freight Tools Store Locator Linky

Limit of 1 free item per day per customer. The free items coupon expires 02/28. Free items valid in-store only.
Choose daily from a free 27 LED worklight/flashlight, 6 piece screwdriver set, weather resistant tarp, power strip with surge protector, 25′ tape measure, and a magnetic parts holder bowl.

-There are also coupons here for up to 20% off this weekend.
-And a coupon good online or in-store for 20% off any item.

HT: srap, via DDF

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Jamba Juice: Buy One Smoothie Or Juice, Get One Free

Coupon Linky (Exp: 02/17)

Disclaimer: Ask your local orthodox rabbi about the kashrus status of jamba juice.  They do have a fresh squeezed orange juice machine that can only be used to squeeze oranges and you can request fresh squeezed orange juice to be used as the only filler for any fruit-only drink.

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Get An Additional 20% Off Everything At MyHabit; hickey by Hickey Freeman Wool Suit For $239 Shipped

Claim a 20% off coupon for MyHabit at Amazon Local.

Just checkout of Amazon Local with your Amazon account and the 20% off will be automatically applied to your account.  You can login to MyHabit with your Amazon account login.

MyHabit is Amazon’s daily deal site. You need to login to view their deals. If you don’t have an account there yet I’d greatly appreciate if you’d use this referral link to open one up :D

-You’ll have until 03/22 to use the discount once you claim it. (Claim it now as the number of discounts available are limited)
-Coupon can only be used once.
-The maximum discount is $300 (So a $1,500 order will get $300 off)

Sample deals:
-Here are some of the current Men’s clothing sales.
-Here are some of the current Women’s clothing sales.
-Here are some of the current Kid’s clothing sales.

-In this link you’ll find designer suits, pants, and shirts on sale, including hickey by Hickey Freeman and other brands.
A hickey by Hickey Freeman suit retails for $995 and is on sale for $299. With the 20% off it’s just $239 shipped!

MYHABIT is a private fashion sale site offering up to 60% off hand-picked selections from designer and boutique brands. Founded by Amazon.com, MYHABIT sets a new standard in convenience, offering free, instant membership; fast, free shipping on U.S. orders, as well as fast $15 international shipping to 50+ countries.

Returns are accepted for 14 days from the day of delivery. Return shipping is just $3.99. Or you can always use a card that gives 90 days for return protection if you need more time.

New deals added at noon daily.

HT: rb1 and good sam, via DDF

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Save on all your MyHabit and Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards (as well as gift cards for airlines, hotels, clothing stores, gas stations, and much much more) at any Office Supply store with your Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash Card card to earn 5 points per dollar! MyHabit accepts Amazon gift cards.

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Free Lens Cloth And Cleaner From WalMart Stores

Coupon Linky

Valid while supplies last. My local store said they had them in stock, but call before heading out to see if it’s in stock in your local store.

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Free Pizza and “Modim” CD From Eltingville Auction

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Great early bird special extended until tomorow at www.eltingvilleauction.org. Our amazing Kollel Auction has dirt cheap tickets and a free gift bonanza featuring the latest hit “Modim” by Baruch Levine, the new Pupa Cookbook, and many other giveaways!

Promotions ending tomorrow, 02/13:
-Double your money: For just $100 you’ll receive double auction tickets (26 tickets) and a free pie of pizza!
-For just $120 you’ll get 44 tickets, the free pie, and the “Modim” CD.
-Enter the following coupon code by checkout to receive your free pie: danspizza
Phone orders welcome as well, 718-967-1315.

Free pie of pizza valid at Sprinkles Kosher Pizza in Fallsburg NY, or Fellers Woodridge Kosher Pizza, for a summer pizza party the whole family will enjoy! Pies redeemable 06/25-09/01.

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The DansDeals Hawaiian Toaster Oven Chain…

Update: You can now make arrangements to get the toaster oven in this DDF thread.

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You may have noticed the relatively light posting the past 2 weeks while my family and I have been making up for our Vitamin D deficiencies in sunny Kauai and Maui.

Traveling for Orthodox Jews is nothing like it is for anybody else due to our kosher dietary restrictions.  That means bringing our own food or making our own prior arrangements for food when we travel to anywhere where there isn’t a large Orthodox Jewish population.

Over on the DansDeals Forums I got a private message from a member asking if we wanted to split the cost of a large toaster oven and I happily agreed.  Having a toaster oven has proven invaluable on the trip.  He left Kauai 2 days before I arrived but he left it at the front desk of the Grand Hyatt and they had it for me at checkin.

I’ve gotten to meet several couples on this trip who flew here in first class on sub-$100 airfares who nabbed them thanks to following @DansDeals on Twitter.

At any rate I posted yesterday on DDF asking if anyone wanted the oven.  A couple staying at the Westin in West Maui just came to pick it up from us at the Andaz in South Maui.  They also flew in first class for under $100 thanks to the DansDeals notification text :D

Irony of the story?  The wife works for Eli Webster, the man who prodded me into making a forums and who built them from scratch!

They leave paradise on Sunday.  Want to pick the oven up from them and continue the chain?  Post a comment with your email address and we’ll see how long this lasts :D

I’ll be back home tomorrow night and will continue regular posting after that.

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Free Sample Of Pantene Pro-V Shampoo And Conditioner

Free Sample Of Pantene Pro-V 

Allow 4-6 weeks for free sample to arrive.  You will get a small bottle of shampoo and conditioner.

You have to be 18 or older for the free sample.

HT: ybeeds, via DDF

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Free Dunkin Donuts Coffee For Joining Their Rewards Program

Free Dunkin Donuts Coffee For Joining Their Rewards Program

Get a free medium beverage when you join AND a free medium beverage for your birthday.

“A free medium sized beverage is defined as a medium sized hot or iced coffee, tea, latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta®, and excludes all bottled cooler beverages (e.g. bottled water, soda, milk, or bottled juice).”

HT: Benjamin C

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Car Rental Specials For Pesach And Winter In Israel From Noach Car Rental And Hertz!

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Noach Car Rental Deals:

- Only 2 days left for special low season rates for Pesach Rentals on all 5 seaters when booked before Feb 14th!

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-No money is due up front, you only pay when you pickup your car.

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