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AAdvantage MAAsacre News Continues To Trickle Out

Part 1: American Modifying AAnytime Award Chart Rates
Part 2: The Other Shoe Drops: American Eliminates Free Stopovers On Awards
Part 3: The Unannounced MAAsacre Continues
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The new American is at best clueless, though I’d just call it deceitful.  What a shame the government didn’t make good on their threat to block USelessAirways’ CEO Doug Parker from taking over American.

Clueless because they don’t know how to just give all the bad news in one shot.  They’ve updated different parts of their website without any announcement, leaving us to try to figure out the damage.  Just rip off the band-aid in one-shot please!

Deceitful because it’s wrong to make changes without giving prior warning.  That’s not loyalty, that’s punishment.

Deceitful because they emailed everyone this press release which makes the masses think that good things are happening.  They make everything sound great when the only mildly good news here is that the USAirways credit card will finally play catch-up and give free luggage.

The latest bad news:
-AA award ticketing fees for international tickets booked over the phone will climb from $25 to $35 per ticket. These fees are mandatory for tickets that can’t be booked online like flights on El Al and Cathay Pacific.
-AAdvantage Gold and USAirways Silver members will only get 1 free checked bag when flying AA, the same as any AA credit card holder.
-Alaska MVP members will go from having 2 free bags when flying AA to apparently not getting any free bags.
-Full fare passengers will go from having 2 free bags when flying AA to not getting any free bags.
-AAnytime award passengers (who just got hit by massive increases) will go from having 2 free bags when flying AA to not getting any free bags.
-AAdvantage Platinums flying on USAirways will go from having 3 free bags to having 2 free bags.
-USAirways Golds and Platinums flying on USAirways will go from having 3 free bags to having 2 free bags.

Unannounced changes are wrong: #AAdvantageMAAsacre

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The Unannounced MAAsacre Continues

More nasty surprises since the elimination of stopovers and new AAnytime award chart I covered in the wee hours of the moring:

1. On the USAirways side of the airline they have updated their partner award chart by raising the business class award from the US to North Asia from 90K to 110K round-trip.  This was a real redemption sweet spot, especially since joining Oneworld with that rate working for Cathay Pacific.  Bizarrely though, first class remains a real bargain, unchanged at just 120K.  Even more bizarrely other awards like Caribbean/Mexico/Central America to South Asia remain at 90K in business class.

Their High level award has also been split into 2 levels for travel starting in June. This I could care less about.

2. American has eliminated their aspirational OneWorld Explorer/Round-The-World award.

I was able to take a 16 flight segment first class round-the-world tour back in 2010 off of their awesome, yet underutilized Explorer award chart.

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Never got around to finishing those trip notes, though I did cover Khao Lak , Chiang Mai , Melbourne , and Sydney.

And now it’s gone. Completely unannounced.  At least United (which does still offer a round-the-world award) had the courtesy of letting us know several months ahead of their devaluation. This is just wrong. #AAdvantageMAAsacre

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The Other Shoe Drops: American Eliminates Free Stopovers On Awards

Ever since American started allowing one-way awards they have allowed for a free stopover at the North American international gateway. That meant 2 free stopovers on a round-trip award.

That policy created all kinds of loopholes.  If you were flying from Tel Aviv to JFK it allowed you to add on a free ticket to anywhere in the US50/Canada at any point over the next year.  Then you could fly back from say Kauai or Los Angeles to JFK and onto Tel Aviv anytime in the next year as well for just the price of the US-Tel Aviv award.

I’ve had a lot of fun at DansDeals Seminars over the past few years demonstrating just how far you could take that by combining awards and transforming 2 peak one-way awards that may have cost 52.5K or 55K miles into 1 off-peak award costing just 20K or 25K miles by using stopovers.

Of course people will say that bloggers have killed another deal, while others will be mad that I never explicitly made a post spelling out this stuff in full detail.  In the end I felt that a seminar was a good medium to convey these kinds of tips with illustrated pictures and away from the prying eyes of the airlines.  Though slowly but surely these loopholes are being plugged.

DDF member PlatinumGuy was the first to report last week that stopovers were going to be eliminated.  He called it the first major hit of the American/USAirways merger.  As of today with the launch of the new American AAnytime award chart it seems that they have indeed quietly taken away the ability to take any stopovers on an award.

I’ve confirmed this on AA.com as well as with several phone reps.   Another one bites the dust.

For now USAirways still allows for a free stopover, though they require you to book a round-trip award.  Other airlines, like Air Canada, Delta, and United still allow for a free stopover on a round-trip award as well. Alaska even allows for a free stopover on a one-way award.

You can still have up to 15 stopovers on an OneWorld Explorer/Round-The-World award ticket booked with American miles.

American provided no official notice of this rule change or of the new AAnytime award chart changes. Enjoy the lucrative SAAver award chart still offered by American and USAirways while you can as they’re probably going to change that one day as well without warning.  Though hopefully that won’t happen until the programs are combined, most likely in 2015.

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American Modifying AAnytime Award Chart Rates

I’ve never redeemed miles for an AAnytime award, but American did have the best value AAnytime award chart, charging only double miles to book an award without capacity controls.  Personally I don’t care too much about the AAnytime award chart so I’m not too worked up over changes to it.

Here is the old award chart which remains in effect for travel through 05/31.

Effective for travel starting 06/01 this new award chart will go into place. The cheaper MileSAAver award rates remain unchanged but AAnytime award are split into at least 2 levels.

On some routes the AAnytime changes are minor.  For example coach AAnytime within the US48 goes from being 25K each way to being either 20K or 30K each way.  Business AAnytime within the US48 goes from being 50K each way to being either 45K or 55K each way.  However First AAnytime within the US48 is hit hard, going from being 65K each way to being either 85K or 95K each way.  First AAnytime is only for airplanes with 3 cabins like JFK to LAX and SFO, most domestic first class is sold as business.

For flights to Europe coach AAnytime goes from being 60K each way to being either 45K or 65K each way. The premium cabins are harder hit. Business AAnytime goes from being 100K each way to being either 110K or 135K each way. First AAnytime goes from being 125K each way to being either 140K or 175K each way.

Of course partner awards aren’t effected as those only have the MileSAAver level anyway, which remains unchanged.

Again, for anyone that normally redeems at the lowest levels, nothing will change here. I don’t think it’s fair to compare this change to Delta’s upcoming 5 tier award system.  Delta rarely has availability in the lower tiers and I don’t trust that they ever will.  American will continue to have peak and off-peak MileSAAver awards as they always have and I fully expect that American will continue to offer the same about of MileSAAver availability that they have in the past.

HT: Yosef and Lucky

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40% Off Cufflinks From Gift4Him.com

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Deluxe Suite At The Signature At MGM Grand Las Vegas For Just $27.86 On August 28th

Update, 8:15pm: DEAD!

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Deluxe Suite At The Signature At MGM Grand For $27.86 On August 28th

Seemingly the only valid night for this deal is Thursday, August 28th.

The rate for a deluxe suite on Hyatt.com for 08/28 is $250. The hotel is ranked #10 of 271 hotels in Vegas.

A $25 resort fee will be owed at checkin.

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Israel November 2014-February 2015 Airfare Sales

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Bookable on Priceline. Priceline tickets are refundable until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase.

Read about using ITA Software here as that can really make it easy to find cheap dates besides for the sample dates listed below.

Boston-Tel Aviv: $683 on Air Canada
Sample dates: 11/26-12/11, 11/30-12/08, 02/05-02/19

Chicago to Tel Aviv: $683 on Air Canada.
Sample dates: 11/30-12/08, 01/28-02/05

Washington DC-Tel Aviv: $683 on Air Canada.
Sample dates: 11/16-11/27, 11/23-12/01, 11/30-12/08, 01/28-02/05.

JFK to Tel Aviv for $689 on Turkish.
Sample dates: 11/16-11/24, 11/23-12/01,
11/30-12/09

Houston-Tel Aviv: $756 on Air Canada
Sample dates: 11/25-12/04,  11/30-12/08, 01/27-02/04.

Los Angeles to Tel Aviv for $758 on Air Canada.
Sample dates: 11/30-12/08. 01/28-02/05.

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Spend $35 On Baby Toys From Amazon And Get $5 Off Instantly

Spend $35 On Baby Toys From Amazon And Get $5 Off Instantly

Spend $35 on any of the toys sold by Amazon found via the link above and $5 will be taken off automatically at final checkout.

You can also get a $10 Amazon.com credit when you buy 3 Mattel Basket Stuffers and when you buy 3 Fisher-Price Basket Stuffers.

HT: Zevwolf, via DDF

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Apple iPad Air Wifi 32GB For $539.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

Apple iPad Air Wifi 32GB For $539.99 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals

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

Sells for $599 plus tax directly from Apple.

HT: BBPAPA, via DDF

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up to 50% Off Select PC Peripherals

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 50% Off Select PC Components and Peripherals

Sample deals:
-Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive: $129.99, lowest Amazon price ever.
-SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD: $259.99, lowest Amazon price ever.
-ViewSonic 27″ Screen LED Monitor: $209.99, lowest Amazon price ever.

HT: HP58, via DDF

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Canon imageCLASS LBP6000 Compact Laser Printer For $39.99 Shipped

Update, 11:45am: This deal has been fully claimed but you can still join the waitlist and check back frequently until 12:59pm EDT to see if you clear the deal waitlist.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Canon imageCLASS LBP6000 Compact Laser Printer For $39.99 Shipped

This is a lightning deal and will only be available for a short amount of time.

-Print in black and white at up to 19 ppm
-Quick First Print provides first print time of approximately 8 seconds or less
-150-sheet front loading paper cassette

Sure beats paying Adorama $149.99 for the same printer ;)

HT: nyminute, via DDF

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Drive A Rental Car Out Of Florida On The Cheap

It’s getting close to that time of year again, when everyone wants to get out of Florida.  Which means cheap rental cars for anyone willing to drive one out of Florida:

Alamo Offer Linky

Avis Offer Linky

Budget Offer Linky

Enterprise Offer Linky

Hertz Offer Linky

National Offer Linky

HT: Emkay, via DDF

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Traveling To Israel This Pesach?

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Looking for a convenient and cost effective way of staying connected? Traveling2Israel.com has a deal for you!

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Air France: Boston To/From Tel Aviv Round-Trip For 25,000 Miles Plus $305

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.

Air France is currently having a promo award special for flights from Boston to Europe for just 12,500 miles each way.  Air France’s Flying Blue program considers places like Tel Aviv and Moscow to be part of Europe.

There are fuel surcharges and fees. A one-way flight from Boston to Tel Aviv will be 12,500 miles plus $132.  A one-way flight from Tel Aviv to Boston will be 12,500 miles plus $173.  And a round-trip in either direction will run 25,000 miles plus $305.

You’ll have to change planes in Paris.

Availability to and from Tel Aviv is excellent right now:

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You have to book this by 04/30 and travel in June or July.  Seats are limited of course.

You can fly to Boston for just 9,000 BA Avios round-trip from cities like Buffalo, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and more. Or it can even pay to book a paid flight to Boston for a cheap flight to Israel.

AMEX MR points transfer to Flying Blue 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 2-9 days.

-American Express Membership Rewards points can be earned from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.
These points can transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio.

-You can get 50,000 BA Avios for spending $2,000 on the Chase British Airways card.

HT: koshergourmetmart, via PM&M

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 45% Off Strategy Board Games; Ticket To Ride For Just $29.99

Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 45% Off Strategy Board Games

For example, one of the top-rated board games out there, Ticket To Ride, is just $29.99, a record low price on Amazon.  It retails for $49.99 and was $37.95 yesterday on Amazon.

Prices valid through 11:59pm PDT.

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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Tonight Only: 10% Off Virgin America Flights

Tonight Only: 10% Off Virgin America Flights

-Use code: MAY10
-Book by 04/05 at 11:59pm PT.
-Travel must occur between April 29, 2014 and May 21, 2014.

HT: jmansour, via DDF

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Trip Notes: Maui No Ka ‘Oi

-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site.

This is a long trip report but my philosophy on trip reports is to write everything on a destination in one shot as opposed to dragging it out into dozens of annoying installments. I’m always open to suggestions though, so sound off in the comments!
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Continued from Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth

Preface:

It’s not much of a secret that I have a bit of a love affair with the Hawaiian islands.

$87 was the cost for my hotel and airfare on my first trip in 2006. I’ve been back 5 times since.

In this post I’ve included activities and pictures from 5 trips to Maui.

Why go back to the same place so many times? I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many far-flung corners of the world but there’s no place where I’m in as good of a place of mind as Hawaii.  The air is fresh, the people friendly, the water warm, the scenery extraordinary, and last but not least as a US state it has nearly all of the creature comforts of being back home.  You can really appreciate our wondrous world when in Hawaii.

I’m a big Kauai fan. My wife is a Maui girl. It’s arguments like this that are easy to solve, we go to both!  We got back from Kauai and Maui in February, it was our first big trip since Talia was born. Talia was 4.5 months at the start of this trip and Rafi was 2.5 years old.

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More on the trip after the jump…

Click here to read the rest of this post!»

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Free Sample Of Seattle’s Best Coffee House Blend Via Facebook

Free Sample Of Seattle’s Best Coffee House Blend Via Facebook

Like them and request a free sample.  Probably only works from a computer.

HT: Eli C.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Canon MX392 Color Photo Printer, Scanner, Copier And Fax For $49.99 Shipped

Amazon Lightning Deal:  Canon MX392 Color Photo Printer, Scanner, Copier And Fax For $49.99 Shipped

This is a lightning deal, so grab it quickly while supplies last!

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24kt Gold-Plated Playing Cards With Wooden Carrying Case For $12.49 Shipped From Amazon

24kt Gold-Plated Playing Cards With Wooden Carrying Case For $12.49 Shipped From Amazon

Shipping is free with no minimum purchase required.  Makes for a really neat gift!

-Package Contents: 1 x 24K Gold Plated Poker Cards; 1 x Certificate of Authenticity; 1 x Wooden Box.
-Certified 99.9% Pure 24 Carat Gold Foil.
-52 cards and 2 jokers.

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Free Sample Of Lipton Black Tea

Free Sample Of Lipton Black Tea

Click on “Image, Background, Greeting” and click next to get your free sample.

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Ad: Just In Time For Pesach! Soda Buddy Home Soda Machine For Just $49.99 Shipped!

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United Business Class Fares To Europe From $1,468 Round-Trip!

Update: You can go from JFK or Newark to picturesque Venice in business class for just $1,498 this summer!
Thanks bubble347 for the comment!
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-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

United and Air Canada have some incredible business class fares to Europe for this summer. You can travel outbound from 06/28 through 08/29 and complete travel on 09/04.

Sample travel date: 07/06-07/13.

Here are some of the valid departure cities:
Albany, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, VT, Erie, PA, Honolulu, Harrisburg, PA, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando, Palm Springs, CA, Portland, OR, Rochester, NY, S. Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Sacramento, Syracuse, NY, Tampa.

Here are some of the valid destinations cities:
Amsterdam, Florence, Milan, Nice, Paris, Rome, Venice.

Post a comment with which other cities this is working for!

HT: FT

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An Updated List Of Gift Cards Sold At Lowe’s

Related: A List Of Gift Cards Sold By Office Supply Stores

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Here is a new list (updated as of 04/03/14) of all gift cards sold by Lowe’s.  They have added several new cards since last year.  When buying anything at Lowe’s this quarter you’ll earn 5 or 5.5 points per dollar on your Chase Freedom card on up to $1,500 in spending per Freedom card.

Of course you can always buy Lowe’s (or Home Depot) gift cards with your Ink Bold or Ink Plus card at an office supply store to earn 5 points per dollar year-round on up to $50K in spending. However you can’t buy gift cards at Lowe’s when using a Lowe’s gift card.

For the sake of being comprehensive I have included all of the gift cards I saw, including to non-kosher restaurants.  For what it’s worth, the kosher Subway in Cleveland for example does accept Subway gift cards even though they don’t participate in any other national Subway coupons or promotions.

-AMC Theaters
-AT&T GoPhone
-Aeropostale
-Amazon
-American Eagle
-Ann Taylor
-Applebees
-BP
-Babies R Us
-Barnes & Noble
-Bass Pro Shop
-Bath & Body Works
-Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby
-Bob Evans
-Boost Mobile
-Buffalo Wild Wings
-Build-A-Bear
-Burger King
-Cabela’s
-Catherine’s
-Cheesecake Factory
-Children’s Place
-Chili’s
-Claire’s
-Coldstone Creamery
-Cracker Barrel
-DSW
-Darden Restaurants
-Disney
-Domino’s Pizza
-Facebook
-Fandango
-Fashion Bug
-Finish Line
-Foot Locker
-GNC
-Game Stop
-Gap Inc (Gap, Banana, Old Navy, Athleta, Piperlime)
-Golfsmith
-Google Play
-Groupon
-Hulu
-Ihop
-iTunes
-JCPenney
-Jiffy Lube
-Jo-Ann Fabric
-Justice
-Kohl’s
-Lane Bryant
-Little Ceasers
-Loft
-Longhorn Steakhouse
-Lowe’s
-MLB.com
-Macy’s
-Marriott
-Marshalls
-Michael’s
-MovieTickets.com
-Nascar Superstore
-Nike
-Nintendo
-Nook
-Nordstrom
-OfficeMax
-Olive Garden
-Outback Steakhouse
-Panda Express
-PFChang’s
-Panera
-Petco
-Petsmart
-Pizza Hut
-Papa John’s Pizza
-Playstation Plus
-Red Lobster
-Red Robin
-Regal Cinemas
-Ruby Tuesday
-Rue21
-Sephora
-Shell
-Southwest
-SpaFinder
-Sports Authority
-Staples
-Starbucks
-Steak ‘n Shake
-Stubhub
-Subway
-Sunglass Hut
-TGIFriday
-TJMaxx
-Toys R Us
-T-Mobile Prepaid
-Tracfone
-Uno Pizzeria & Grill
-Verizon Prepaid
-Virgin Mobile
-Xbox
-Zappos

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Activate Freedom Q2 Spending Now

The Chase Freedom Visa is an excellent no annual fee card.  They market the signup bonus as $100 for spending $500 in 3 months, but really it comes in the form of 10,000 bonus points which can be worth much more than $100.  Plus if you add an additional user and make a purchase within 3 months you’ll get another 2,500 bonus points, for a total of 12,500 points.

But the real beauty of the card is in the quarterly 5% categories. Again, while they call it 5% cash back you’ll really get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent which can be worth much more than 5% cash. For $1,500 in spending per quarter you will earn at least 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points (7,500 points per quarter at 5 points per dollar spent).

I say at least because if you have a Chase checking account active by December you’ll get a 10% bonus on all points earned that year.  So if you spend the $1,500 per quarter and have Chase checking you will earn 33,000 points per year, or 5.5 points per dollar.  You’ll also earn 1.1 points per dollar on all other purchases that you make.

If you and your spouse only has a Freedom card you won’t be able to transfer points to airlines and hotels. However if you or your spouse has a Sapphire PreferredInk Plus, or Ink Bold card (or will get one in the future) you can transfer Freedom points over to one of those cards and then transfer them at a 1:1 ratio into much more valuable airline miles (United, British Airways, Southwest, Korean, etc) or hotel points (Hyatt, etc).

Click here to activate this quarter’s Chase Freedom 5% categories.

The 5 point categories for the rest of 2014 are as follows:
Q2: Restaurants and Lowe’s.
Q3: Gas stations and Kohl’s.
Q4: Amazon.com, Zappos.com, and Department stores.

So go out to eat from now until June 30th and you’ll earn a whopping 5 or 5.5 points per dollar spent.  Buy a gift card from your favorite eatery to lock in savings.

Or buy gift cards from Lowe’s.  See this post for gift cards that they sell for all kinds of other stores where you’ll be able to earn 5 or 5.5 points per dollar.

Of course if you have an Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card you will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent all year round on telecom, cable, internet, as well as everything from office supply stores, which includes gift cards to other stores and prepaid cash cards that can be used anywhere. With the Bold/Plus cards that’s capped at $50,000 per year and with the Cash card that’s capped at $25,000 per year. The cards also earn 2 points per dollar year-round at gas stations and either hotels (Bold/Plus) or dining (Cash)

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Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Core i5 Touchscreen Laptop & Toshiba 32GB Windows Tablet For $599.99 Shipped

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!

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This laptop+tablet package is the Best Buy deal of the day.

Laptop specs:
-4th Gen Intel Core i5 processor up to 2.6GHz.
-4GB RAM, expandable to 16GB.
-15.6″ LED-backlit TFT high-definition widescreen touch-screen display
-500GB hard drive
-Built-in high-definition webcam with microphone
-Intel Wireless-N 7260 2×2 LAN (802.11b/g/n)
-Bluetooth 4.0
-Weighs 4.7 lbs. and measures just 0.9″ thin
-Raised-tile, LED-backlit keyboard.
-Brushed-aluminum finish in smart silver
-Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Tablet specs:
-8″ WXGA LED-backlit widescreen capacitive touch screen
-Windows 8.1
-32GB SSD
-Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor
-802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN
-Bluetooth 4.0
-8.0MP rear-facing camera
-2.0MP front-facing camera
-microSD card slot

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Exclusive Savings On Watches At Jomashop

-Longines Heritage Collection Chronograph Silver Dial Leather Men’s Watch, retails for $4,725, on sale for $2,995, now just $1,995 with code (Exp: 04/06): AFLNG1000

-Raymond Weil Tradition Men’s Watch, retails for $995, on sale for $636.80, now just $536.80 with code (Exp: 04/06): DANRW100

-Frederique Constant Index Worldtimer Silver Dial Black Leather Men’s Watch, retails for $1,050, on sale for $630, now just $480 with code (Exp: 04/06): DANFC150

-Raymond Weil Tango White Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch, retails for $995, on sale for $626.32, now just $496.32 with code (Exp: 04/06): DANRW130

-Frederique Constant Slim Line Silver Guilloche Dial Black Leather Ladies Watch, retails for $795, on sale for $399, now just $299 with code (Exp: 04/06): DANFC100

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Mets Baseline Box Seats For $4 Plus Ticketing Fees

Mets Baseline Box Seats From $4 Plus Ticketing Fees

Use code: DONUTS

I found $4 baseline box seats available for Sunday afternoon 04/20 (Chol Hamoed) and 04/27. There may be other dates as well.

Total with fees for:
2 tickets=$15.50 ($7.75/ticket)
4 tickets=$25 ($6.25/ticket)
6 tickets=$34.50 ($5.75/ticket)
8 tickets=$44 ($5.50/ticket)
10 tickets=$53.50 ($5.35/ticket)

HT: Alexander F.

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Amazon Deals Of The Day: 04/03 Edition

Prices can change and items can sell out at any time.

-Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 60% Off Select Men’s Dress Shoes
Select shoes from Bass, Deer Stags, and Dockers are just $26.99-$38.99 with the sale.
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-PaperPro StandOut Standup Stapler: $5.58 after sale and clipping 25% off coupon. Lowest Amazon price ever.
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-Mpow Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Foldable Headphones Headset-Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling: $32.99 after $9 off code: APTXMPOW
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-Early Learning Melody Panda Electronic Learning Toy with Six Sing-Along Melodies: $10.41
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-Amazon Fire TV: $99
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-Caravan Canopy Zero Gravity Chair: $38.56. $15 price-drop, now lowest price ever.
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-Buy 3 Mattel Basket Stuffers, Get A $10 Amazon.com Promotional Credit Credit emailed 3 days after order fulfillment. Includes games like Uno, Blink, SkipBo, Phase 10, Apples to Apples Expansion pack, and other toys.
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-Buy 3 Fisher-Price Basket Stuffers, Get A $10 Amazon.com Promotional Credit Credit emailed 3 days after order fulfillment.
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-Quilted Northern 3-Ply Ultra Facial Tissue Cube (16 Boxes): $14.39-$17.47 with Subscribe & Save and $2 coupon clipped on product page.
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-$20 Amazon.com Gift Card with Select $100 Progress Lighting Purchase

In fact it seems you can add a $25 Amazon gift card to your cart and when you purchase $100 or more of lighting the price of the $25 gift card is deducted on the final checkout page.
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-Sony A65VM 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-135mm Lens: $598.
$200 price-drop, now lowest price ever.
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-Clip coupons on this page to save on hundreds of items from Amazon.

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-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!

-Save on all your 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!

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Express Semi-Annual Clearance Sale: Additional 40% Off Items Already Discounted By Up To 70%

Express Semi-Annual Clearance Sale: Additional 40% Off Items Already Discounted By Up To 70%

Clearance center items are already marked down up to 70% off. After you add them to your cart you’ll get another 40% taken off automatically!

Shipping is $8 or free on $125+ orders. Post a comment of what you’re buying!

HT: mlomni, via DDF

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Excellent Delta Business Class Award Availability To Tel Aviv

Update: Many of the dates have been snapped up, I’ve updated the available dates below.
In the good news department, it seems that only Alitalia’s night staff is incompetent. I made 3 phone calls to them 2 nights ago when I posted this and they weren’t able to see the award space.

Today a DDF’er reported that he was able to book this morning via Alitalia for just 80,000 miles round-trip in business class as per my suggestion in this post. Unlike when booking with Delta or Flying Blue, they do tack on a $275 fuel surcharge (plus $46 in taxes that everyone charges=$321), but that’s well worthwhile considering the mileage savings.
Note that Alitalia allows free date changes but they do not allow award cancellations.

I just called Alitalia myself a few minutes ago and the rep also had no issue seeing the award space.
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Originally posted on 04/01:

Delta typically is very stingy with business class award seats, especially so to Tel Aviv.  They have 3 levels of award prices and often flights to Tel Aviv are at the highest level or not even available at all. Hence the name, Skypesos.

Currently though there are a surprising number of saver award dates available.

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Delta offers the best business class from NYC to Tel Aviv with lie-flat seating and direct aisle access for all passengers.

-You can book a one-way for 62,500 Air France Flying Blue miles or a round-trip for 125,000 miles. Points transfer instantly from American Express Membership Rewards. You can also transfer from Starwood with a 25% bonus, though those points aren’t instant.  There are no fuel surcharges for Delta flights.
-You can book a round-trip for 140,000 Delta miles. Delta does not allow for one-way award redemption. Points transfer instantly from American Express Membership Rewards. You can also transfer from Starwood with a 25% bonus, though those points aren’t instant. There are no fuel surcharges.
-You can book a round-trip for 120,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. Points transfer instantly from American Express Membership Rewards and from Chase Ultimate Rewards. You can also transfer from Starwood with a 25% bonus, though those points aren’t instant. There are no fuel surcharges.
-You can book a round-trip using 120,000 Korean miles, though that would have to be booked over the phone. Points transfer instantly from Chase Ultimate Rewards.
-You can theoretically book an round-trip for just 80,000 Alitalia miles, though in several test calls their agents were too incompetent to search Delta award flight availability. Points transfer instantly from American Express Membership Rewards but call them first to see if they can book it for you. You can also transfer from Starwood with a 25% bonus, though those points aren’t instant. A $275 fuel surcharge will be added.

Saver award dates from JFK-TLV in business class:
April: 1
July: 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 30
November: 26, 27, 30
December: 7, 8, 9, 10, 27, 28, and 29.
January 2015: 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 19, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29
February 2015: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 18, 19, and 26.

Saver award dates from TLV-JFK in business class:
July: 2
November: 26
December: 8, 9, 11, 17, 20, and 24.
January 2015: 17,
February 2015: 5, 10, 11, and 12. 14

Even if you can’t book a round-trip with this, you can still book a one-way via Air France and book a return trip with miles from another airline that allows for one-way redemption like American (partners with El Al and USAirways) and United (partners with Air Canada and several European carriers that also fly to Tel Aviv).

HT: ilherman, via DDF

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123 Direct Flights From Philadelphia That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios; Fly Across The Atlantic With No Fuel Surcharges!

-Click here to view Direct Flights From NYC That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios
-Click here to view Direct Flights From Chicago That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios
-Click here to view Direct Flights From Los Angeles That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios
-Click here to view Direct Flights From Miami That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios
-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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British Airways Avios can’t be beat for short-haul nonstop flights thanks to ultra-low award rates, no expedite/close-in fees, and practically free award cancellations.  Below are all of the direct flights from Philadelphia that can be booked with Avios.

Be sure to read the British Airways knowledgebase for everything you NEED to know about the BA program and how to best search for BA award availability with tips like always booking one-way awards.  If you have a question it’s probably already been answered there!

Notes:
1. Rates in the chart are for one-way flights.
2. Routes that display the airline in bold are subject to fuel surcharges.
3. There are no fuel surcharges for flights on: Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Alaska, LAN, and USAirways. There are also no fuel surcharges for American flights within the western hemisphere and for Qantas flights within Austrlia. Fuel surcharges for intra-Europe flights are also typically quite low. Fuel surcharges for travel on Cathay Pacific aren’t too bad while fuel surcharges to fly on British Airways borders on the criminal.
4. In the charts below I’ve only included direct flights as BA charges Avios for each flight segment. For example Maui isn’t on the chart as BA does not have any partners that fly nonstop from Philadelphia-Maui.  Though you can always fly to Maui via Los Angeles, S. Diego, or Seattle, for 12.5K for the PHL-west coast segment and 12.5K for the West coast-Maui segment with no fuel surcharges. Plus you can stopover in the connecting city for as long or short as you want.
5. BA.com does not display availability for all airlines! If you want to book travel on airlines like Alaska, Aer Lingus, and LAN you’ll need to pick up the phone and call BA! You can search Alaska award availability on AA.com before calling BA to book it.
6. In rare cases connecting flights can be cheaper than nonstop flights when using Avios and I’ve noted that in the chart.
7. Cities in the chart may only have seasonal nonstop service.
8. A dash means that class of service isn’t offered on that route.
9. If you are originating in NYC and don’t want to drive to PHL to pickup a flight you’ll probably be better off searching for and booking the NYC-PHL leg for 4.5K separately from the PHL-XYZ leg.
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Want to pickup Avios? You’re in luck as you can transfer points from all over the place to BA.

-The Chase British Airways Visa Signature offers 50,000 Avios for spending $2K.

-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 Avios with the permanent 25% transfer bonus.

-American Express Membership Rewards points can be earned from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and the and The Platinum Card® from American Express.
These points can transfer instantly 1:1 to Avios and typically several times per year there are bonuses that range from 20%-50% to transfer points to BA.

-Chase Ultimate Rewards points are earned from consumer cards like Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Non-Preferred, Chase Freedom and business cards like Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, or Chase Ink Cash. These points also can transfer instantly 1:1 to Avios.

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View the complete 123 route chart after the jump:

Click here to read the rest of this post!»

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Iberia/El Al: Tel Aviv To NYC For $592 Round-Trip

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

Flights are sold by Iberia. Some legs may be operated by El Al. Full miles can be credited to American.

These are the only dates I found, post if you find others:
Valid Tel Aviv-NYC outbound flight dates: 11/11, 11/18, 11/19, 11/25, 11/28, 12/09, 12/11

Valid NYC-Tel Aviv return flight dates: 11/18, 11/19, 11/25, 11/26, 12/01, 12/02, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/15, 12/16, 12/31

Not valid from NYC.

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Turkish: NYC To Tel Aviv For $689 Round-Trip This Fall/Winter

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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-Bookable on Priceline with free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

Flights are via Istanbul with a total travel time of 12-15 hours with a 1 or 2 hour stopover.

Valid for departures from NYC in November, January 2015 and February 2015.  For $100 more you can also depart in September.

Sample valid date: 11/04-11/13.

Turkish is a perfectly safe airline and thousands of religious Jews have taken their flights without issues.  They are also a very good airline that still gives 2 free bags and they have an awesome Star Alliance lounge in Istanbul. You can view pictures from the grand opening of the stunning newly expanded Turkish lounge on DDF. Their Premium Economy comfort class product has rave reviews, so if you have the chance to upgrade to that at the gate on the cheap you should definitely go for it.

Note that these deeply discounted Turkish fares do not earn miles on partner airlines. But they do earn miles in Turkish’s own Star Alliance program.

HT: SearchGuy, via DDF

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Ecco Men’s New Jersey Loafer For $89.99 Shipped From Amazon ($71.99 For New Email Subscribers)

Ecco Men’s New Jersey Loafer For $89.99 Shipped From Amazon.

New Amazon Fashion email subscribers can save an additional 20% off all clothes, shoes, watches, luggage, handbags, and jewelry from Amazon. That will drop the price to $71.99 shipped.

HT: george, via DDF

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Vanilla Reload Cash Only Rollout At CVS Continues

Related post: No More Credit Card Fun At CVS: Reports From FL And NJ Say That You Can Stick A Fork In It.
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CVS stores in Cleveland were coded today to no longer take credit cards for Vanilla Reload and other reloadable cards:

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The cashier was very nice and even tried cards like Vanilla Reload and Vanilla MVD for me, but they were all were denied for credit card purchase.

OneVanilla and other Visa cards were able to be purchased by credit card.  Those have a $4.95 fee for $500 and can be loaded to Bluebird at Walmart, used for money orders, etc.

In some regions of the country the rollout will happen tomorrow or on the 4th, so buy them while you can!  If your store will rollout the changes on the 4th you can still purchase $5,000 now, $5,000 after 8pm tonight, and another $5,000 after 8pm tomorrow night.  Those are per person limits. Only purchases of $1,000 are limited based on your driver’s license, purchases of $999.99 or less are unlimited.

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