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Groupon: 10% Off All Mattresses

Groupon: 10% Off All Mattresses

Use code (Exp: 09/08): BED10
-Coupon valid for one item and once per account. Maximum savings is $50.
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If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying Groupon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

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Bose IE2 Audio Headphones For $59.95 Shipped From Amazon

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones Linky

These were always $90-$100 from Amazon and are now a record low price from Amazon.

-A new standard of audio quality for greater musical detail
-Advanced design, durable materials for lasting quality
-StayHear tips for greater stability during exercise and other activities
-Hours of comfortable on-the-go listening
-Protective carrying case included, 1 year limited warranty parts and labor

HT: NateOren, via DDF
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Save more on Amazon purchases: If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying at least $200 of Amazon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

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1 Week Left: 2 Dress Shirts For $99 Or 4 Shirts For $189 Plus Free Shipping And Returns From Twillory

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

www.Twillory.com

Twillory has a Friends and Family discount and have extended it to DansDeals readers through 09/12.

I was sent a couple of sample shirts and the material has a very premium feel and look to them with ultra-soft cotton, mother-of-pearl buttons, and metal collar stays.

The shirts normally sell for $79 a shirt, but now they are 2 for $99 or 4 for $189 with free shipping and free return shipping.

To receive this discount for 2 shirts use code: DANSDEALS2
To receive this discount for 4 shirts use code: DANSDEALS4

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Create A Family Stick Figure Window Decal From Disney For Free With Free Shipping!

Create A Family Stick Figure Window Decal From Disney For Free With Free Shipping

Create a family decal with Disney images and designs. To unlock all features you will need to enter your email and shipping address, which you’ll need to do anyway to receive the decal.

Valid while supplies last.

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Lunch Boxes And Backpacks Starting At $1.50 From Toys R Us

Sign into your ShopRunner account here to get free shipping. (Don’t have a ShopRunner account? If you have an AMEX you can signup for free).

ShopRunner Eligible Items:
Backpacks Sale Link
Lunch Boxes Sale Link

Free In-Store Pickup Items:
Backpacks Sale Link
Lunch Boxes Sale Link

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Amazon Gold Box Deals: 65% Off Women’s Lightweight Coats And Jackets; Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine For $99.99 Shipped

Amazon Gold Box Deal: 65% Off Women’s Lightweight Coats And Jackets

Deal price valid until 11:59pm PDT or while supplies last.
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Amazon Gold Box Deal: Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine For $99.99 Shipped

This was $219.95 yesterday, has 4 star reviews, and is now the lowest Amazon price ever. Price valid until 11:59pm PDT or while supplies last.

-Extra-high sewing speed of 1,100 stitches per minute gives you professional speed for faster results
-Heavy duty metal frame ensures that the machine remains still for skip-free sewing
-Stainless steel bedplate provides smooth fabric feed for even sewing
-32 built-in stitches – 6 essential, 7 stretch, 18 decorative, 1 fully automatic 1-step buttonhole
-Automatic needle threader is the biggest timesaver

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$5 Off $5 Or $7 Off $10 Of Food Delivery Via Eat24 And Google Wallet

Currently you can save $5 off any order made via the Eat24 app when using Google Wallet to checkout. Valid for pickup or delivery.

On the checkout screen just select the Google Wallet button and you’ll be able to select a credit card on file or add a new credit card.

Plus use the following case sensitive code for $2 off $10: jumbo

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The total doesn’t reflect the $5 off and the receipt won’t reflect both discounts, but if you check the pending charge on your credit card it will reflect the discounts.

Kosher restaurants include (Check hashgocha before ordering):

Boston:
Jerusalem Pita
Rami’s

Chicago:
Hamachi Sushi Bar
Taboun Grill

Denver:
East Side Kosher Deli

Houston:
Suzie’s Grill

Los Angeles:
Beverly Hills Thai Kosher
Bibi’s Bakery & Cafe
Bodhi Kosher Thai Kitchen
Chick ‘N Chow
Delice Bakery
Elite Cuisine
Got Kosher (Memphis-Style pulled BBQ beef sandwich!)
Habayit
Haifa Restaurant
Meshuga 4 Sushi
Meshuga 4 Sushi 2
Pico Cafe
Pizza World
Schwartz Bakery and Deli
Shanghai Glatt Kosher
Taco Flame

Miami Metro:
Beit Burger
Boca Kosher Bagel
China Beach
David’s Kosher Bakery
Gigi’s Restaurant
Grand Cafe
Pita Loca
Seventeen Restaurant
Uncle Noodles Pizzeria

Monsey:
Nussy’s Cuisine

NJ:
Woxx (West Orange)

NYC Metro:
18 Restaurant
About 5
Blossom Restaurant
Bravo Kosher Pizza
Colbeh
Crisp Grill
Empire Grill
Estihana
Gottlieb’s
Hummus Kitchen
Hunan West
Kaff Kafe
King Solomon
Kosher Deluxe: Save 20% on top of all offers here!
Mendy’s Crown Heights
Nish Nush
On The Grill
Orchidea
Perizia Kosher Pizza
Pizza By The Bay
Shuk
Taam-Tov

Philadelphia :
P.S. & Co.

San Antonio:
Green Vegetarian Restaurant

San Francisco:
L’Chaim Sushi

Seattle:
Pabla Indian Cuisine

Silver Spring, MD:
Nut House Pizza

 

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Up To 50% Off Toms For Women, Juniors, And Kids From Nordstrom

Shop more deals from Nordstrom’s Labor Day sale in this post.

These links will work from a computer or by “requesting desktop site” from a mobile browser:
Women’s Sale Link
Junior’s Sale Link
Kids Sale Link

Shipping and return shipping (with no time limit!) is free on all orders from Nordstrom so if you’re unsure of your size you’ll probably want to order both options to grab the current sale price.

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Samsung 64GB Class 10 High Speed Micro-SD With SD Card Adapter For $29.99 From Amazon

Samsung 64GB Class 10 High Speed Micro-SD With SD Card Adapter

-Up to 48MB/s transfer speed
-Great for Cell phones, Smartphones, Android Tablets, Tablet PCs.
-Great speed and performance for full HD video recording, high resolution pictures, mobile gaming, music and more.
-Water proof, Temperature Proof, X-Ray proof, Magnetic proof
-Compatible with devices with micro SDHC and micro SDxC slots.
-Adapter included for use in full-size SD devices.

Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with a free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits) 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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Forever Stamps For Below Face Value On Amazon

Update 2: Alive again!

Update: Sold out.
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90 Forever Stamps
900 Forever Stamps

Add at least 2 books of stamps to your cart and use the following code: 20P5PCK2

2 books of 90 stamps will cost $86 or 47.7 cents per stamp.
1 book of 90 and one book of 900 will cost $462.96 or 46.76 cents per stamp.
2 books of 900 stamps will cost $839.92 or 46.6 cents per stamp.

Face value for a forever stamp is currently 49 cents though of course you can use these stamps even after that price goes up.

Save more on Amazon purchases: If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying at least $200 of Amazon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

If you value your points at 1.6 cents each that’s an additional 9% off. If you value them at 1.75 cents each that’s an additional 9.75% off everything sold on Amazon.

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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16 LARABAR Fruit & Nut Food Bar, Blueberry Muffin For $9.54-12.08 Shipped From Amazon With Subscribe & Save

Update: Receive a free sample of Larabar Renola Grain-Free Granola, Cinnamon Nut when ordering any of the items as a one time purchase in the links below. Just add it to your cart and it will be free at checkout.

The Blueberry Muffin flavor has sold out, but there are still many great flavors such as Cashew Cookie.
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16 LARABAR Fruit & Nut Food Bar, Blueberry Muffin
-OU parve.

-Click on the $4 off coupon to save on your first subscribe and save order of granola bars. You can save $4 off other flavors on this page here. (Note many bars are OU pareve such as Cashew Cookie. but some are OU dairy such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, check each bar for its status.)

Then use Subscribe & Save to pay $16.08 with free shipping, less the $4 coupon= $12.08 shipped.

If you subscribe to 5 items then the price drops to $10.39. 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 $9.54 shipped.

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.

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: Toasted, via DDF

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Dell Inspiron 17.3″ Laptop For $384.99 Shipped After $165 Off

Dell Inspiron 17 Laptop Linky

Use the following code for 30% off: PLXRVQ913BQRT1

-4th Generation Intel Core i3-4030U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)
-Windows 8.1
-4GB RAM (1 slot used)
-500GB Hard Drive
-Intel HD Graphics 4400
-Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
-17.3″ LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD+ resolution (1600 x 900)
-Dell Wireless-N 1705
-Bluetooth 4.0

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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LG Google Nexus 5 16GB Factory Unlocked GSM Cell Phone For $314.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

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

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.
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LG Google Nexus 5 16GB Factory Unlocked GSM Cell Phone For $314.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Excellent reviews from Engadget and from CNET.

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$50 iTunes Gift Card For $40 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

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

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.
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$50 iTunes Gift Card For $40 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Limit of 2 per account.

This can be used for music, tv, movies, audiobooks, games, or any app store purchases or subscriptions.

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Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Classic Fit 100% Cotton White Oxford Shirt For $17.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Update: Buy at least 4 Tommy Hilfiger items and get 25% off!
That drops the price of 4 dress shirts to $53.97 or $13.49 per shirt.
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Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Classic Fit White 100% Cotton Oxford Shirt For $17.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals Sold Out!

This is normally $64.99 and is currently on sale for $44.99 directly from Tommy Hilfiger’s website.

Buy 4 shirts or mix and match with other Tommy Hilfiger items to get another 25% off, bringing the price down to $13.49 per shirt!

Other Tommy Hilfiger Deals on eBay:

-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Classic Fit Stripe Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt: $15.99 ($11.99 with 4 items)
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Classic Fit Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt: $15.99 ($11.99 with 4 items)
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Classic Polo: $17.99 ($13.49 with 4 items)
-Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Pacific V-Neck Sweater: $17.99 ($13.49 with 4 items)

-Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Classic Oxford Shirt (Pink or White): $14.99 ($11.24 with 4 items)

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Free AAA Classic Membership For Residents Of Northern California, Nevada, And Utah

Update 2: Alive again!

Update: DEAD
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Free AAA Membership For Residents Of Northern California, Nevada, And Utah

1. Open an account via the link above.
2. Select the Classic membership.
3. Use promo code: MEMSEM
4. Sign up for auto renewal to make the price for the first year free.
5. Once the account is open you can cancel the auto renewal option.
6. You can then upgrade to Plus for $19/year or Premier for $47/year

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15 KIND Vanilla Blueberry Healthy Grains Granola Bars For $7-$8.61 Shipped From Amazon With Subscribe & Save

Vanilla Blueberry Healthy Grains Granola Bars

Vanilla Blueberry is my favorite flavor of these bars. They are OU parve. You’ll get 3 boxes of 5 bars each.

You can also get 15 KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut Healthy Grains Granola Bars (OU Parve) or Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate (OU-D Cholov Stam) with 15% off+5-20% off though those cost more.

“Perfectly chewy-with-a-crunch. KIND worked tirelessly to reach a perfect granola bar texture, delivering a unique combination that is chewy AND crunchy so you never have to choose between the two.”

-Click on the 15% off coupon to save on your first subscribe and save order of granola bars.

Then use Subscribe & Save to pay $10.23 with free shipping, less the 15% coupon=$8.61 shipped.

If you subscribe to 5 items then the price drops to $7.53. 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 $7 shipped.

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.

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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Today Only: Binah Magazine Is Running Their Annual 12 Hour Callathon Special

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

www.binahmagazine.com

Renew your current subscription or buy a new Subscription for only $99 a year and save $126 off the newsstand price!
This offer will only be available from noon until 11:59pm today. Take advantage and save on a subscription of Binah, the weekly magazine for the Jewish woman.

Call: 718-305-5290

Some restrictions apply. Rates may vary by delivery location.

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Save An Additional 2% Off Gift Cards Sitewide At CardCash!

Update: Save an additional 4.6% on Home Depot gift cards with code: PJUNGLECARDCASH
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CardCash.com offers heavily discounted gift cards with free shipping.

Search through discounted gift cards from dozens of stores and then save an extra 2% off in your cart when you use code (Exp: 09/04): CARDCASHPLASTICJUNGLE

There are many great deals with this discount on stores whose gift cards rarely go on sale. For example Amazon gift cards can now be bought for 3% off.

There is a $20 minimum purchase in order to checkout.

You can also sell your Gift Cards for cash here.

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Toshiba Core i3 15.6″ Laptop For $289.99 Shipped From Amazon

Update: DEAD!
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Toshiba Core i3 15.6″ Laptop Linky

This was $399.99 earlier today, $427.95 last week, and is now by far a record low price from Amazon.

-Intel Core i3-3217U Processor (3M Cache, 1.8 GHz)
-4 GB RAM
-500 GB Hard Drive
-15.6-Inch Screen
-Windows 8.1
-802.11BGN WiFi
-CD/DVD Burner/Reader
-4.85 pounds

HT: Technical Difficulties, via DDF

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Asus 23.6″ Full-HD LED Monitor For $119.49 Shipped After $20 Rebate From Newegg

Asus 23.6″ Full-HD LED Monitor For $119.49 Shipped After $20 Rebate From Newegg

Use the following code to receive $15.50 off your puchase: EMCPAPH43
$20 Rebate Linky

Limit of 2 rebates per household. (Once you go with a 2 screen workstation you will NEVER understand how you managed with just 1 screen!).

Sells for $159.99 from Amazon before $20 rebate.

-23.6″ LED Backlight LCD Monitor with 10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
-Full HD with HDMI
-2ms Response Time
-ASUS SPLENDID is The Secret for Vibrant Image Display
-Mercury Free LED backlit panel

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United Plan B: Pretty Much The Most Awesome, Underutilized, And Underappreciated Thing Ever.

Update: A commenter says he was told by an agent that they will no longer do this process.

Luckily I can confirm that isn’t true as can several DDF’ers.  I recently helped a couple of family members setup a Plan B award to Israel.  They were able to get saver awards on United thanks to having expanded saver class award availability as they had a Chase United Explorer card.

We held the 85K coach saver award online and used the callback line to setup the 140K business saver award with all segments waitlisted for business class.

Their return trip from Tel Aviv cleared into BusinessFirst automatically. 

They were nervous about their outbound trip to Tel Aviv as the domestic portion of the flight cleared into first class in advance while the Newark-Tel Aviv segment was still in coach. United.com was showing that BusinessFirst was completely full with several passengers standing by. Luckily United.com is explicit that if the domestic first class portion clears but the BusinessFirst portion doesn’t clear you can still get a full refund after the flight.

They had the agent waitlist them for BusinessFirst at their departing airport but I noticed that the United.com flight status page showed them at the bottom of the BusinessFirst waitlist.  So in Newark I told them to go to find another agent and explain clearly that they paid for BusinessFirst and were displaced business class passengers and therefore they deserved top priority “PR-1″ status.  They referenced the GG code listed below as well.

They found a competent agent, 3 people in business no-showed for the flight, and they both got their lie-flat business class seats to Israel!

Truly the hidden gem of United miles.
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Note that as the article below was written prior to the 02/01 devaluation, the rates and examples listed were with pre-devaluation numbers that I haven’t updated.

Originally posted on 12/12/13:

I’ve been booking Continental and United award tickets using Plan B for years. I blogged about in passing here in 2009 and here in 2011. I blogged about it still working with United last year as well.  Several DDF members have used it over the years and they have flown in business class every time!

Business class award tickets are typically a sweet spot in award redemption charts.  While you can fly to Israel for $1,000 in coach you would have to shell out 5 times that to fly in business.  Whereas with miles the difference is much smaller, United currently charges 40K miles for a one-way coach ticket or 60K miles for a one-way business ticket.  (Note that for awards booked after 01/31 those rates will go up to 42.5K in coach and 70K in United business.)

Of course that creates a lot of competition for business class award seats which is why they’re harder to find than coach award seats.  Nonstop business class awards to Tel Aviv are among the most challenging award tickets out there.  Not that it’s impossible, I recently booked a friend who is in the air right now on a USAirways business saver award to Tel Aviv and is returning in 2 weeks on a United business saver award.  But it means constantly checking to see if award seats have opened up and possibly waiting until the last minute to book.

And that’s where Plan B comes in handy.  It works as long as there is United saver coach award availability.  I find that I have the best luck booking a Plan B using this web support callback link. Ex-Continental agents staff that line and some are still familiar with this procedure that survived the merger.

Unfortunately Plan B is just the internet name for this type of ticket, there’s no easy way to describe what you want to an agent. You need to tell the agent that you found United coach saver award availability but would like to purchase and be issued a business class saver award, be seated in coach, and waitlisted for a business class seat.  I often tell the agent that I have done this in the past over the phone and was wondering if they know how to set it up.

At this point most agents will think you’re nuts and say that no such thing exists.

Indeed in preparation for this post I had the web support desk call me and the first agent just laughed at my suggestion.  She told me to book the ticket online and call in to waitlist for a business class seat. However that is NOT what I wanted as that would not have the benefits of a Plan B booking, as I’ll soon explain.

Then I called the 1K Premier line and the agent was more courteous but couldn’t help me.  Afterward I used the web support callback link again (I always take note of an agent’s name when I play HUCA (Hang up, Call again) so that I don’t bother the same incompetent agent again) and got Gary H, who turned out to be fantastic.

At first Gary said he recalled such a thing being possible in the Continental days but he hadn’t heard of it being done in years and he wouldn’t even know how to go about doing it.

Then he asked me to hang on while he was looking up documentation.  He found the exact procedure and proceeded to book my Plan B award!

He correctly debited my account the 60,000 miles needed for a one-way business class seat to Tel Aviv while he seated me in coach.  He said that I would need to call back in after the itinerary had ticketed (United itineraries can take anywhere from a minute to an hour to be ticketed with an eticket number) in order to waitlist for the business class seat.  However just 2 minutes later I actually got a call back from Gary letting me know that my reservation had ticketed and that he had waitlisted me for a business class seat!  Now that’s great customer service!

I asked him if there was anything I could tell an agent in the future so that they don’t think I have mushrooms growing out of my head.  He said they have a documentation system called CORE.  In there an agent can lookup the procedure for award waitlist guidelines and it will tell them how to manually issue a business class saver award when there is only coach saver available. If you have to refer an agent to look there I’d tell them that a previous agent who booked such a ticket for you told you to reference that system in case you have any problems in the future.

If you have correctly setup your ticket it will look something like this online:

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Notice how I was charged the full 60,000 miles, the business class rate.  However my fare class is Economy.  The letter code for a coach saver award is either X or XN.  X refers to saver coach award space for general members. XN is expanded saver coach award space for logged-in elites and people who have the Chase United Explorer credit card. (That’s an incredibly valuable benefit of having the card, especially for a Plan B award as you’ll have expanded coach, business, and first class saver award space as well.  The card also gets you free baggage, priority boarding, and it might just be the only credit card in the world that gives free primary car rental insurance in every country in the world-even in your home country and Israel.  Almost every other card only gives weak secondary coverage in your home country).

Then notice how IN class is requested.  I class refers to saver business class award space. IN is expanded saver business class award space for Platinums/1Ks/Global Services.

If you have I or IN class requested AND you were debited the miles for a business class saver award then you’ve properly setup a Plan B award!

If business saver award space opens then you may be automatically moved into business or there may be a message to call in to clear you from the waitlist.  It’s important to keep checking as it may or may not automatically clear you and when you see that it says the space is available you should call in right away.

But what happens if that space never opens up?  The system will stop checking at 24 hours before your flight for that space you need.

Because you paid for a business class seat you are considered a displaced business class passenger.  Thus you should be prioritized ahead of all upgraders trying to nab business seats on the day of departure.

Unfortunately the system is not setup to automatically give you that priority, only an airport agent can do that.  So show up at the airport as early as possible for your flight (or if possible you can go to the airport 24 hours before your flight) and explain to the agent that you are not upgrading with miles but you paid for a business class ticket and are only seated in coach.  This is true as you have paid the full business class rate already.  If the agent doesn’t understand this you should ask for a supervisor, it’s crucial they understand that you’re not a coach passenger trying to upgrade with miles but a displaced business class passenger.

The agent should give you “PR-1 status” which gives you top-priority status and moves you to the very top of the upgrade standby list, ahead of employees and everyone else trying to upgrade with miles+cash.  If one agent won’t put you on the list as a displaced Business class passenger with PR-1 status then find another one who will.  With this status the odds of you getting a business class are very high if there are still open seats (or if anybody no-shows).

If the agents in the airport are all clueless you should direct them to look up “gg onestandby” in their system (they’ll know exactly what this is) and look around lines 85-89 which spell out the details of the procedure for this award. (Parenthetically, when trying to get a gate pass to access a club as a United Club cardholder when I’m not flying I sometimes need to tell an agent to look up “gg checkpoint line 53″ which instructs agents to give you a security pass for you and your guests to access post-security United and USAirways clubs even if you aren’t flying.)

If they don’t believe that you really paid the business class award rate then have them call up the reward desk.  Like I said, it’s good to leave plenty of time at the airport for Plan B tickets.

I can’t stress enough how imperative it is to have this setup correctly: If you don’t get an airport agent to properly give you top-priority status then there is very little chance that you will be flying in business class.

With the United app or on United.com you can search for the upgrade standby list for any flight by searching under flight status.  You will see how many business class seats are still open and you should see your name at the very top of that list.  If you’re on a Plan B ticket and are at the bottom of the business class upgrade list then the agent didn’t give you the right priority status as a displaced business class passenger.

Everyone I know who has properly setup and followed through on a Plan B ticket had flown in business class.  But what if you don’t clear?  Just contact United after the flight (Again, I’d use the web support callback link) and they will refund the extra miles you paid for business class.  For EWR-TLV this means a refund of the extra 20,000 miles each way they charge to fly in business saver over coach saver.

Of course this also works on connecting flights.  If you are on a connecting flight you should be sure to be waitlisted for First Class on all of your flights.  Say you are coming from Los Angeles, even if you clear into first class on the LAX-EWR flight, as long as you don’t clear on the international EWR-TLV flight you will still get the 20,000 miles each way refund!

All of this only works with United flights, it won’t work for partner flights (partner flights can be on the same itinerary, you just can’t use Plan B for them).

This Plan B process would also work for routes with global first class that has only coach or business saver awards available (Tel Aviv does not have Global First class).

Happy flying!  And when you’re flying in a lie-flat business class seat you’re guaranteed to be a whole lot happier, especially when you’re just using the miles you got from opening a single credit card :D

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20% Off $75+ Orders Of Athletic And Outdoor Shoes From Amazon

20% Off $75+ Orders Of Athletic And Outdoor Shoes From Amazon

The sale includes many brands like Ecco, Columbia, Puma, and New Balance

Men’s Shoe Sale
Women’s Shoe Sale
Boy’s Shoe Sale
Girl’s Shoe Sale

Use the following code for 20% off $75+ worth of items found via the links above: SEPT2075

The promotion applies only to products sold by Amazon. It does not apply to the same products sold by other sellers.

These items sold by Amazon have free return shipping!

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5×7 Canvas Wrap From PhotoBucket For $5 Shipped

Update: DEAD!

PhotoBucket Canvas Wraps

Select the 5×7 rectangle canvas wrap and use the following code at checkout to make it free before the $5 shipping fee: FREE5X7

Code expires after 1,000 uses.

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Chase United Explorer: 50,000 Miles For Spending $2,000 Plus 5,000 More Miles For Adding An Additional User

Update: This 50K+5K increased bonus offer will expire at some point in middle of the day today, 09/02. Afterward the bonus will return to 30K+5K.
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Originally posted on 08/01:

Chase United Explorer Linky

This has long been a targeted offer but is now available publicly. The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year.

You’ll earn 50,000 bonus miles for spending $2,000 within 3 months and an additional 5,000 miles for adding a free additional user card and making a purchase within 3 months.

Spend $2,000 on a new card and add an additional user and you’ll have 57,000 miles.

A short-haul United domestic award under 700 miles in distance is just 10,000 miles.  That’s a lot more than the BA 4.5K short-haul, but it allow for a longer distance and you are allowed to have connections for the same rate, something that BA doesn’t allow.

A round-trip ticket to 2 European or South American cities is just 60,000 miles round-trip thanks to a free stopover.  You’re even allowed a free open jaw on the same itinerary as a free stopover to really maximize your travel.

Best of all United never charges any fuel surcharges. Other airlines like American and USAirways collect massive fuel surcharges to fly on British Airways. Delta charges fuel surcharges to fly on some partners and if you originate in Europe and other regions. United will never collect a fuel surcharge and they have access to awards on 36 partner airlines which means better availability on more awards.

The United card is easily my favorite of all of the airline cards:

-It is the only card that gives expanded award ticket availability. Cardholders have access to expanded saver coach award availability (XN class), last seat standard coach award availability (YN class), and last seat standard business/first class award availability (JN class).

-You can read about examples of expanded availability in this post.
-You can learn more about searching for those classes in expert mode in this post.

-As you have better access to saver coach awards you’ll also have better ability to do Plan B awards. Plan B allows you to redeem for saver business and first class awards when there’s only saver coach available. Based on DDF reports and my own experience people have better than 95% odds of being seated in business class on a Plan B redemption.
-Read more about Plan B in this post.

No airline besides United offers a Plan B redemption.

-The United and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards are among the only cards that come with primary rental car CDW insurance. Almost every other card only has 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.

With primary rental car CDW insurance you will not have to file anything with your own insurance company. Chase will cover the entire bill for any damage to your rental car. Just be sure to decline the rental agency’s CDW coverage.  This primary coverage applies in every country in the world.

No airline card besides United offers primary CDW insurance.

-The United Explorer card gives 2 free United Club passes every year for being a cardmember.

-The United Explorer card gives a 10K mileage bonus every year in which you spend $25K.  That means you’ll earn at least 1.4 miles per dollar spent everywhere if you spend $25K in a year. Spending $25K in a year also waives the requirement to spend $2.5K on United flights to get Silver status, $5K on United flights to get Gold status, and $7.5K on United flights to get Platinum status. You only need to fly the 25K, 50K, or 75K miles like in the good old days.

-Your miles will never expire as long as you are a United cardholder even if you don’t have any activity.

-A massive benefit for United elite members is that they can get free upgrades on coach award tickets on upgrade eligible routes if they have a United card.

Plus United is the only airline that assigns elite benefits to people that you redeem awards for.  That means people you book for have access to benefits like Economy Plus, lounge access, and more.

Last Friday morning I flew with my family from Los Angeles to Cleveland on 12.5K saver award tickets and all 4 of us were upgraded thanks to my elite status and having a United card!

Other card benefits:
-No foreign exchange fees
-Double miles on United purchases.
-Priority boarding so that you’ll have space for your carry-ons.
-First checked bag is free.

United has 36 partner airlines which means lots of award opportunities. However not all of them are currently bookable online, you’ll have to call (or use the Aeroplan or ANA sites) to get the full picture:

United partners that currently must be booked over the phone:
-Air India
-Brussels Airlines
-Cape Air
-Copa Airlines
-Great Lakes Airlines
-Jet Airways
-LOT Polish
-Shenzhen
-Singapore

LOT and Brussels are excellent options for Israel flights with great award availability, but you usually won’t find those flights on United.com.

And here’s the list of partners currently bookable on United.com:
-Adria Airlines
-Aegean Airlines
-Aer Lingus
-Air Canada
-Air China
-Air New Zealand
-ANA
-Asiana Airlines
-Austrian Airlines
-Avianca Airlines
-Azul Brazilian Airlines
-Croatia Airlines
-Egyptair
-Ethiopian Airlines
-EVA Air
-Germanwings
-Hawaiian Airlines
-Island Air
-Lufthansa
-Scandinavian Airlines
-Shenzhen Airlines
-Silver Airways
-South African Airways
-Swiss International Airlines
-TAP Portugal
-THAI
-Turkish Airlines
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Other Chase consumer cards you can simultaneously include the Chase British Airways (50K signup points, 1.25 Avios per dollar, and an annual companion award ticket if you spend $30K+ in a  year), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), and the Chase Freedom (which has no annual fee, gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories, and through 12/31/15, 10% bonus points if you have a Chase checking account increasing earnings up to 5.5 points per dollar).

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Acer Aspire Core i5 15.6″ Notebook For $349.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

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

-Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases.
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Acer Aspire i5 15.6″ Notebook For $349.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Scroll down and you can also add an all-in-one printer for just $13.98, a USB cable for $8.05, and a laptop case for just $9.99!

Specs:
-Windows 8.1
-4th Generation Intel Core i5-4210U Processor up to 2.7GHz
-Intel HD Graphics 4400 with 64MB of dedicated system memory
-4GB RAM (Upgradeable to 16GB)
-500GB Hard Drive
-HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
-Precision Touchpad With Dedicated Numeric Keypad
-High-Definition Audio Support
-Built-in Digital Microphone
-Up to 7-hours battery life
-15.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display

HT: chez, via DDF

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$6 Off $10 Food Delivery Or Pickup From Eat24 With Paypal

You can save $3 off any order with no minimum required or you can save $6 off $10. Don’t forget that some restaurants have minimum delivery requirements or charges, but you can always pickup to avoid that.

Step 1: Download either the:
-Paypal app for Android
-Paypal app for iOS
-Paypal app for Windows Phone

Step 2: Search in the Paypal app for any of the restaurants below, click on them, and an offer to get $3 off your next order will popup. Save the offer to your paypal account.  I searched for Empire Grill in Brooklyn, NY, 11213 to save the offer to my account.   It doesn’t matter which restaurant you save the offer for, once you save it to your account you can order from any Eat24.com restaurant.com.

After you save the offer to your account with the paypal app you no longer need to use the app.

Once the coupon is saved to your Paypal account you’ll have until 09/07 to use it.

Step 3: Go onto your computer and make an order from eat24.com or via the direct links below.

Step 4: Use the the following code for an additional $3 off a $10 order: 34h2

You can start with guest checkout but you must create an Eat24 account during the checkout process to be able to use the coupon code on the page before being redirected to Paypal!

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Kosher restaurants include (Check hashgocha before ordering):

Boston:
Jerusalem Pita
Rami’s

Chicago:
Hamachi Sushi Bar
Taboun Grill

Denver:
East Side Kosher Deli

Houston:
Suzie’s Grill

Los Angeles:
Beverly Hills Thai Kosher
Bibi’s Bakery & Cafe
Bodhi Kosher Thai Kitchen
Chick ‘N Chow
Delice Bakery
Elite Cuisine
Got Kosher (Memphis-Style pulled BBQ beef sandwich!)
Habayit
Haifa Restaurant
Meshuga 4 Sushi
Meshuga 4 Sushi 2
Pico Cafe
Pizza World
Schwartz Bakery and Deli
Shanghai Glatt Kosher
Taco Flame

Miami Metro:
Beit Burger
Boca Kosher Bagel
China Beach
David’s Kosher Bakery
Gigi’s Restaurant
Grand Cafe
Pita Loca
Seventeen Restaurant
Uncle Noodles Pizzeria

Monsey:
Nussy’s Cuisine

NJ:
Woxx (West Orange)

NYC Metro:
18 Restaurant
About 5
Blossom Restaurant
Bravo Kosher Pizza
Colbeh
Crisp Grill
Empire Grill
Estihana
Gottlieb’s
Hummus Kitchen
Hunan West
Kaff Kafe
King Solomon
Kosher Deluxe: Save 20% on top of all offers here!
Mendy’s Crown Heights
Nish Nush
On The Grill
Orchidea
Perizia Kosher Pizza
Pizza By The Bay
Shuk
Taam-Tov

Philadelphia :
P.S. & Co.

San Antonio:
Green Vegetarian Restaurant

San Francisco:
L’Chaim Sushi

Seattle:
Pabla Indian Cuisine

Silver Spring, MD:
Nut House Pizza

HT: menachem_m, via DDF

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Playhut Imaginarium 3-Way Rescue Center Play Tent For $24.99 Shipped From Woot

Playhut Imaginarium 3-Way Rescue Center Play Tent For $24.99 Shipped From Woot

The Play Tent is selling for $19.99 and shipping adds $5 for a total of $24.99. If you purchase multiples of this product shipping will remain just $5.

This sells for $69.99 from ToysRUs and for $67.42 on Amazon

-Features a Police Station, Hospital ER, and a Fire Station with front entrances
-Over 7 Feet long when fully assembled
-Also offers side exits and 2 themed graphic play panels inside
-The Fire Station has rear entrance and the fire truck has see-through mesh windows for fun pretend play
-The easy to assemble pop-up tent comes in 2 pieces that connect
-Both parts fold flat for storage when playtime ends

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30% Off Fall Styles Plus $50 Off $200 At Cole Haan With AMEX Offers

Related Offers:
-Save $25 Off $250 At Best Buy With AMEX
-AMEX: Save $10 Off $75 At Whole Foods And $10 Off $50 At JCPenney

-$30 Off $150 Of Hotels From Jetsetter With AMEX
-$20 Off $100+ At Courtyard By Marriott Hotels With AMEX

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Cole Haan Linky

Cole Haan Men’s Clearance Linky
Cole Haan Women’s Clearance Linky
Cole Haan Kids Clearance Linky

Save 30% off fall styles found in the links below with code: FALL30

Cole Haan Men’s Fall Styles Linky
Cole Haan Women’s Fall Styles Linky

Sign into your shoprunner account to get free shipping. (Don’t have a Shoprunner account? If you have an AMEX you can signup for free).
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Plus save $50 off $200 with AMEX:

Twitter method:

Signup for Twitter and you can save money with AMEX.

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

-Tweet #AmexColeHaan for a one-time $50 statement credit for spending a total of $200+ or more at Cole Haan in store or online by 10/02.

Wait a minute and you should have a message in your Twitter notifications tab that you have successfully enrolled.

You can sync multiple cards to save even more.

In the image below you can see where to write the tweet, how to tweet, and where to check for the confirmation in the notification tab.

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You can register all of your primary and secondary AMEX cards on Twitter to save $50 on each card, 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:
#AmexColeHaan
#AmexColeHaan 1
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AmexColeHaan 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.

AmericanExpress.com method:

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

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

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

HT: ah, via DDF
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Noontec Hammo Over Ear Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones For $67.50 Shipped From BuyDig

Noontec Hammo Over Ear Stereo Hi-Fi Headphones For $67.50 Shipped From BuyDig

These are available in:
Red , Blue/Orange , Black , and White

These sell for $147.79 from Amazon and have great 4.7 star reviews.

-Excellent Hi-Fi sound quality
-Metal rack inside , durable
-Includes one 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable
-In-line microphone
-Passive Noise Cancellation Effect, lightweight, adjustable, comfortable

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Unlimited Israel Introduces Hipsim.com, The First Unlimited SIM Card For All Of Europe!

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

Unlimited Israel introduces hipsim.com the first unlimited SIM card for all of Europe! Only $10/day!

Get $10 off on all orders over $100 from hipsim with coupon (Exp: 9/15): BSD

Euro hipsim includes:
•Unlimited local calling
•Unlimited calling throughout Europe
•Unlimited calling to the US
•Unlimited data
•Your current number can ring in Europe

We have one priority: Happy customers.

Options for Israel/Uman
•Unlimited Sim card $5/day
•Unlimited iPhone $45/week
•Seminary special $40/month
•US number available (current number can ring in Israel)
•MiFi’s available
•Uman Sim cards $25

Like us at www.facebook.com/israelunlimited for occasional promotions.
Visit us: www.hipsim.com and www.unlimitedisrael.net/
Phone: 845-371-9800 / 855-972-CELL

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Buy 3 Packs Of Pampers Diapers From Target And Get A Free $25 Target Gift Card

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers: 3 packs for $95.97 after clipping $1.50 coupon

Pampers Cruisers Diapers: 3 packs for $103.47 after clipping $1.50 coupon

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers: 3 packs for $94.47 after clipping $1.50 coupon

A free $25 Target gift card will appear in your cart for every 3 packs that you buy.

HT: Ezra A.

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Rent A Private Jet From Toronto To NYC/Teterboro Tomorrow For $536

Update, 7:20pm: The flight has been booked. I’m expecting a detailed trip report from whoever nabbed it :D
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JetSuite offers last-minute deals to rent out a private jet on the cheap.

Tomorrow they have a flight from Toronto to NYC/Teterboro that can leave between 1:00pm-1:30pm. You can bring up to 7 passengers, so your cost per seat can be as low as $76.

WiFi and refreshments and free. A lap child under 2 is free.

If it says to wait to request that means someone else has it in their cart until the time expires as shown.  It will change to sold out if they actually book it.

The reason it’s so cheap is that they need to ferry the planes anyway for customers paying the big bucks so they offer deals that change daily based on where they need to ferry the planes.

You can fly back to Toronto on Wednesday or Thursday for just 4,500 BA Avios plus $5.60 per person in coach or 9,000 Avios in business class with 3 free checked bags.

If you book it be sure to post a trip report with pics on DDF :D

HT: ilherman, via DDF

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40 Bags Of Popcorners Popped Kettle Corn Chips For $10.77-$12.79 Shipped With Amazon Subscribe And Save

Update 2: Back in stock!

Update: The Kettle flavor is now sold out!
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40 1.1 Oz. Bags Of Popcorners Popped Kettle Corn Chips

(OU-D Cholov Stam Cheesy Jalapeno Popped Corn Chips are also available for the same sale price.)

These are a marriage made in heaven combining the best of kettle popcorn and corn chips.  Best of all they’re popped, not fried.  Trust me when I say they are incredible.  Of course the problem with buying the 5 ounce bag in stores is if you’re anything like me you’ll finish the bag in one setting.  With 1.1 ounce bags they’ll stay fresh and you’ll be able to stop without pounding down 5 ounces of ‘em :D

-OU Parve.
-Shipping is free on all orders made with subscribe and save!

Nutrition facts:


-Use Subscribe & Save to make the total $12.79 at checkout.
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $11.44
-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 $10.77

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.

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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20% Off $50 Baby And Maternity Clothing And Baby Shoes From Amazon

20% Off $50 Baby And Maternity Clothing And Baby Shoes From Amazon

-Maternity Clothing Sale
-Baby Boys Clothing Sale
-Baby Girls Clothing Sale
-Baby Boys Shoes Sale
-Baby Girls Shoes Sale

Use the following code for 20% off $50+ worth of items found via the links above (Exp: 09/15): 20FFBABY
The promotion applies only to products sold by Amazon. It does not apply to the same products sold by other sellers.

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KitchenAid Professional 550 Plus 5.5 Qt. Stand Mixer For $219.99 Shipped From Newegg

KitchenAid Professional 550 Plus 5.5 Qt. Stand Mixer Linky

Use the following code for $80 off (Exp: 09/01): EMCPAPW226

Sells for $329.99 on Amazon.

-This Pro Series 12-cup stand mixer from KitchenAid is a substantial piece of home kitchen equipment. It features 575 watts of mixing power that makes quick work of creaming, kneading and whipping.
-Included items: One KitchenAid Pro 550 Plus Heavy Duty Stand Mixer, one Commercial Style Wide Steel Bowl, one  dough hook, one flat beater, one wire whip
-Finish: Stainless steel – Color: Contour Silver
-Capacity: 5.5 quarts – Wattage: 575
-1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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New Flying Blue Promo Awards Now Bookable: JFK To Tel Aviv For 18,750 Miles, Detroit To Tel Aviv For 12.5K Miles, Washington DC To Tel Aviv In Premium Economy For 25K Miles

Update: The current list of Promo Awards must be booked by 09/30.

Originally posted on 09/01:

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.
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Flying Blue Promo Awards (Click here to view worldwide promo awards)

Air France Flying Blue Award Search (Login required to search for award flights)

Flying Blue is the joint program of SkyTeam member Air France and KLM.
They consider Tel Aviv to be part of Europe which can make for some decent deals.

Flying Blue does charge fuel surcharges on their own flights but not on Delta flights. However availability is much better on their own flights than on Delta flights. When there is Delta availability though it’s significantly cheaper to book the Delta flights with Flying Blue miles than with Delta Skypesos.

-They normally charge 25,000 miles each way in coach, 50,000 miles each way in premium economy, and 62,500 miles each way in business to Israel but they run rotating promo awards valid for select cities.

Currently for North America that includes flights from JFK, Detroit, Or Washington DC.  There are no business class awards this month.

-Promo awards are only valid on Air France or KLM.

-Travel is valid in either direction and is valid for one-way or round-trip travel.

-You need to book the current promo awards by 09/30.

-Promo awards are nonrefundable and non-changeable.

-You can travel between Detroit and Tel Aviv anytime in November or December for 12.5K miles each way.

-You can travel between JFK and Tel Aviv between 11/05-12/18 for 18,750 miles each way.

-You can travel between Washington DC and Tel Aviv in premium economy anytime in November or December for 25K miles each way.

-You can transfer AMEX points to Flying Blue at a 1K:1K ratio or Starpoints to Flying Blue at a 20K:25K ratio.

-For example on 11/17-11/25 you can fly from JFK to Tel Aviv nonstop on Delta for 50,000 Flying Blue miles round-trip plus $84.92 or with a stop on KLM or Air France for 37,500 Flying Blue miles round-trip plus $258.76.

In that case I’d definitely go with Delta.  However Flying Blue can only book Delta saver availability which is much more limited that Air France and KLM saver availability. The easiest way to search for Delta saver availability is to do an award search on Delta.com, click on “View award calendar” and look for the dates in green.  Then plugin those dates on the Air France site and it should pull up the Delta option.

-From Detroit to Tel Aviv for example a flight from 11/24-12/02 is 25,000 miles round-trip plus $299.58.

-From Washington DC to Tel Aviv for example a flight from 11/24-12/02 in premium economy is 50,000 miles round-trip plus $457.90.

Air France premium economy gives a more comfortable seat with a leg rest, 20% more legroom, a 20% wider seat thanks to a 2-3-2 configuration rather than 2-4-2, gives 2 free checked bags, an amenity kit, and more.  It’s a whole lot better  than the sad “premium economy” offerings from the US carriers.

Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
AMEX MR points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio, Citi Thank You points from the Premier, Prestige, or Chairman cards transfer at a 1:1 ratio, and Starpoints transfer at a 20:25 ratio so 20K Starwood becomes enough for a round-trip ticket.

-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Flying Blue with the permanent 25% transfer bonus.  Transfers can take a few days.

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Flying Blue and can be earned from new cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express.

The Preferred card awards 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, 3 miles per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 miles per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month.

The EveryDay card awards 1.2 miles per dollar everywhere and 2.4 miles per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

-You can see the miles and fees for one-way tickets in the images below:

 

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This One Little Trick Saved My Friend’s Expired Miles…

-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Mileage Posts” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site.
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I’ve written articles in the past about when miles from various credit card, airline, and hotel programs expire and a really easy and free way to keep them alive.

And several times last September I reminded folks that their old Continental miles would expire on October 1st. Previously Continental miles dating back all the way to the 80s had never expired.

A good buddy of mine told me on Friday that his old Continental miles expired on 10/01/13.  After chastising him for not being more organized (the only way to get ahead in the mileage and credit card game is to be very organized) I went digging through my emails for car rental receipts.

You see, I’ve been through this before.  A few years ago I rescued my mother’s and another friend’s United miles and a few months ago I rescued my brother’s American miles as well this way.  I intentionally don’t collect miles for some of my car rentals just for these situations.

Typically you can earn 50 airline miles a day when you rent a car, though there are promotions at times to earn thousands of miles when you rent a car. If you have a car rental that never received airline miles and the rental took place before the expiration date of your airline mileage account you can call to have the car rental miles credited to your airline mileage account.  Typically that can be done for up to a year after the rental.  The miles post to your airline mileage account retroactive to the time of the car rental.  It can take a few weeks for those miles to post, but when they do it will reactivate your entire mileage account if the car rental was made before your miles expired.

Another reason to ask for credit afterward: When you give your mileage number before the rental you’ll be charged 75 cents a day for those miles.  When you ask for miles after the rental there is no charge.

I’ve never run into any issues having the miles credited to someone else’s account. In fact I’ve never even been asked for the name of the mileage account holder, I just ask for airline mileage account number XYZ to be credited for the rental.

So I went digging this past Friday, 08/29/14, for an old car rental and found I had one uncredited rental in August and September 2013. I had picked up the rental on 08/29/13 and returned it 08/30/13.  The first agent said it was too late to get credit for the rental and refused to even try as the pickup had been “more than a year ago.” However after a quick HUCA another agent was happy to process the request and I expect that all of his miles should reappear later this month.

Though he won’t be able to just sit on his laurels.  His account will be subject to expiration in just 6 months as the last activity will the car rental from 12 months ago.

If he gets a United credit card his miles will never expire as long as the card is active. Otherwise redeeming a few hundred miles for a magazine subscription is a quick, easy, and free way to generate activity to extend mileage expiration out another 18 months.  Or if you have transferable points you can move any amount of points from Chase, AMEX, or Starwood to an airline to keep your entire account alive.

With Starwood a simple transfer from you to your spouse or someone else living at your address will keep both of your accounts alive for another 18 months.

There are other options to reactive expired miles.  United, American, and USAirways are happy to let you pay to reactivate them.

American also has a unique challenge that I wrote about over 5 years ago that allows you to reactivate miles by completing tasks like opening a credit card or flying on a paid AA flight. Since then they’ve added a small fee to take that challenge, but it should be much cheaper than paying to reactivate the miles outright.

A commenter on the recent airline credit card post notes that he also had his old Continental miles expire on 10/01 and I’m guessing many more ignored my calls last September as well.  Sorry folks, I don’t have any more uncredited car rentals from last September, but if you’re in the same boat be sure to check with your family and friends if they rented a car last September!

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Free Lego Racing Plane Model For Kids Tomorrow In Lego Stores

Lego Store Locator Linky

On the first Tuesday of every month at Lego stores, kids ages 6-14 can learn how to make a Lego model and take it home, all free of charge.

Tomorrow’s model is a Lego Racing Plane.

The event starts at 5pm local time and free models are given away to kids while supplies last.  Limit of 1 free model per child.

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Buy A Dell S2340L 23″ IPS LED Monitor For $152.99 Shipped And Get A $50 Dell Promo eGift Card

Dell S2340L 23″ IPS LED Monitor Linky

Use code: F78SC8K2DCH8T4

Add the LED to your cart and the $50 eGift card is added automatically.

The S2340M version without HDMI sells for $159.99 from Amazon with 4.4 star reviews.  This S2340L version with VGA and HDMI sells from 3rd party sellers on Amazon for $209.99 with 4.5 star reviews.

-IPS (In-Plane-Switching) is a new technology for LCD displays that offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel.
-Contemporary styling: Experience a lifelike view with an elegant, virtually borderless 23″ display featuring an almost-invisible bezel.
-Superb performance: Images come alive with color-boosting Image Enhance, ultra-wide viewing and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 max.) in a 16:9 widescreen format.
-Versatile connections: Connect to a laptop or desktop with VGA connectivity. Explore a world of HD entertainment options with an HDMI port.

You can sell your Dell eGift cards for cash on this DDF thread.

Dell promo eGift Cards ship separately from purchase and typically arrives in 10-20 days from ship date via email. They carry a 90 day expiration (except where prohibited by law) and are valid for anything sold on Dell.com.

Dell.com carries a wide range of computers and electronics.  You can even use Dell eGift cards to buy more items that come with free eGift cards!

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