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Getting To Israel Using Starwood Starpoints

Related: The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express gives 10,000 points after your first purchase and a 15,000 point bonus for spending $5,000 within 6 months besides for the 5,000 points you’ll get from base spending.
You can also use your Starpoints to stay free at the the highly rated Sheraton Tel Aviv and next year at the W Tel Aviv – Jaffa
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As you probably know already, the Starwood card is one of the best cards out there for general spending. You can use just a couple thousand points for free hotel stays or transfer points into miles with dozens of airlines at favorable ratios. If you are transferring points you may also want to consider Starwood’s Nights & Flights option where you can save 8,000 points on a mileage transfer and any future 5 night stay in a category 3 or 4 hotel.

To make a mileage transfer just login to your Starwood account at SPG.com. If you have never made an account at SPG.com you may need to set one up. Locate your SPG number on the Starwood AMEX statement where it lists how many points you earned in the past month and for the year. Then you can setup for SPG.com account. Click here to transfer Starpoints into airline miles. Transfers don’t happen instantly. They can take between 1-20 days. On average figure on about 2-7 days though.

The rates in this chart are for flights from NYC to Tel Aviv. Rates from other North American cities should be similar, but may differ depending on the airline. Remember to try to do your own research online when searching for award flights. With enough time and effort you should be able to easily book something over the phone. Remember the phone agents just want to get you off the phone as quickly as possible and aren’t likely to want to try to find any creative routings to get you your free flight.
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Summary:

Rates listed in this post are for round-trip travel and are assuming that you maximize the 25% point bonus for transferring Starpoints in blocks of 20,000 points (which you may or may not be able to do depending on the number of passengers so you may have leftover miles)

Before you transfer try to find availability to see which transfer you should do!

Star Alliance:
-For United travel, transfer points (from 48K) to ANA (no fuel surcharges)
-For Star Alliance travel on airlines besides United, transfer points (from 48K) to ANA (fuel surcharges apply)
-For Star Alliance travel with lap children or on select carriers, transfer points (from 64K) to Air Canada (fuel surcharges on select carriers)
-For travel on Singapore, transfer points (from 60K) to Singapore (fuel surcharges apply)
-For travel on Lufthansa or Swiss, transfer points (from 48K) to Lufthansa (fuel surcharges apply)

OneWorld/El Al:
-For USAirways travel, transfer points (from 40K) to JAL (no fuel surcharges)
-For OneWorld travel, transfer points (from 40K) to JAL (fuel surcharges apply)
-For Air Berlin and USAirways travel, transfer points (from 48K) to BA (no fuel surcharges)
-For BA travel, transfer points (from 52K) to BA (fuel surcharges apply)
-For OneWorld or El Al travel besides for BA travel, transfer points (from 64K) to AA (no fuel surcharges)
-For OneWorld travel on airlines besides Air Berlin and USAirways, transfer points (from 64K) (no fuel surcharges)

Skyteam:
-For Delta travel transfer points (from 40K) to Flying Blue (no fuel surcharges)
-For Skyteam travel on airlines besides Delta transfer points (from 40K) to Flying Blue (fuel surcharges apply)
-For Skyteam travel on airlines besides Delta, transfer points (From 68K) to Delta (no fuel surcharges)
-For Air France/KLM travel during a promo period (Such as this one), transfer points (From 20K) to Flying Blue (fuel surcharges apply)
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Tips for finding saver award availability:

Award tickets to Israel are always tough, though that’s a function of it being an expensive route to fly compared to the distance of the flight.
1. Check availability at least daily as award seats can come and go quickly.
2. Be willing to connect in Europe for much better availability. Flights on low cost carriers from Europe to Israel can also be dirt cheap and it can make sense to use miles to get to Europe and then buy a flight to Israel from there.
3. If you are ready to fly on a whim airlines often open up saver awards the day of or the day before a flight. Otherwise a couple months in advance is a typical sweet spot.
4. Realize that not all partners will be displayed online and you need to do your own research on partner sites and/or call to find partner availability.
5. Airline search engines are only so powerful. Use free stopovers and open-jaws to your advantage. If you are flying from somewhere besides NYC just search from NYC-Tel Aviv instead of from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv. You can always piece together an award by searching for Los Angeles-NYC separately then NYC-Tel Aviv, especially if you are willing to have a long connection, change airports in NYC, or are willing to stay overnight in NYC.
6. The same goes for tickets from NYC. Search from other gateways like Toronto and Philadelphia and piece together the flights to get there afterward. Consider searching from NYC to European cities and piece together an award from Europe to Israel. You may find availability from NYC to London and then from Paris to Tel Aviv but a computer would never put that open jaw ticket together. Instead you can check out London and Paris on the way to Tel Aviv. Maybe you’ll even get to check out Venice and Rome on the way home. Sometimes you can even save miles by doing that!
7. Don’t forget to book a free domestic trailing flight anytime in the year after you arrive back to your destination. Delta, United, and USAirways will allow you to fly NYC-Tel Aviv-NYC and then stopover in NYC for up to a year before continuing on to say, Los Angeles, for no extra miles.
8. Find award availability before transferring miles. Once they’re transferred they can’t be reversed!
9. Need help? You can post your travel dates and which miles you have in this DDF thread and ask for help. Consider offering a monetary or mileage reward to the forum member that can come up with the best award ticket to meet your needs and you may find that suggestions will come flooding in!
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Airlines that fly nonstop from North America to Israel:
-Air Canada from Toronto (bookable via Star Alliance miles)
-United from Newark (bookable via Star Alliance miles)
-Delta from JFK (bookable via Skyteam miles)
-El Al from JFK, Los Angeles, Newark, and Toronto. (bookable via AA, connections to Eilat for the same mileage available)
-USAirways from Philadelphia (bookable via OneWorld miles)
None of these carriers offer First Class seating to Israel for miles on nonstop flights. (El Al does offer First Class, but you can only use AA miles to redeem for Coach or Business Class on El Al).

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Star Alliance:
Nonstop flights from North America include Air Canada from Toronto and United from Newark. These flights all have lie-flat business class seating and have no first class. In July the Air Canada flight will switch to a 787, offering what will likely be the best business class between North America and Israer.

Star Alliance offers the best availability for flights to Israel by leaps and bounds. Besides for the nonstop flights from North America there are many options via Europe in coach, business, and first class worth looking into including Swiss via Zurich, Lufthansa via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich, Brussels via Brussels, Austrian via Vienna, Turkish via Istanbul, SAS via Copenhagen, Singapore via Frankfurt, Aegean via Athens, LOT via Warsaw, or a mix of carriers like United from Newark to one of dozens of European cities and a European carrier to Tel Aviv.
By utilizing free stopovers and open jaws the possibilities are endless if you take the time to research your options leg by leg.

You can search for Star Alliance award availability on sites like United.com and Aeroplan.com. ANA also offers a powerful Star Alliance search tool though you’ll need to have 100 miles in your account to use their Star Alliance search. Though if you perform an ANA-only search on a route they serve (like JFK-Tokyo) the site will then allow you to search Star Alliance airlines on different routes as well (just remember to click on connecting flights to expand the selection).

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Using ANA miles, from 48,000 Starpoints.
-Miles required: 60K coach, 90K business, 140K first.
-Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 ANA miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 48,000 Starpoints in coach, 72,000 Starpoints in business, or 112,000 Starpoints in first.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio.
-Fuel surcharges: None on United awards.
-Mileage expiration: 3 years after they are earned regardless of activity.
-One-way awards: Officially not allowed but there are “workarounds.”
-Stopovers: ANA allows for 4 stopovers, though each additional flight will add to the fuel surcharges.
-Changes/Cancellation: ANA allows free date changes, but other changes or cancellation results in a 3,000 mile penalty.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.

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Using Air Canada Aeroplan miles, from 64,000 Starpoints.
-Miles required: 80K coach, 165K business, 230K first.
-Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 Aeroplan miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means the equivalent of 64,000 Starpoints in coach, 132,000 Starpoints in business, or 184,000 Starpoints in first.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio.
-Fuel surcharges: If you fly on these carriers you will pay a fuel surcharge: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI.
If you fly on these carriers you will not pay a fuel surcharge: Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Singapore, South African, Swiss, TAM, Turkish, and United.
-Mileage expiration: Air Canada miles require activity every 12 months to keep them active.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: Air Canada generously allows for 2 free stopovers, so you can check out 2 American or European cities in addition to Tel Aviv for the same amount of miles!
-Changes/Cancellation: There is a $90 charge to change or cancel an award ticket and an effective $180 charge to cancel within 21 days of departure.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: Flat fee of just $50 in coach, $100 in business, and $125 in first.

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Using Singapore miles, from 60,000 Starpoints.

-Miles required: 75K coach, 115K business, 150K first.
-Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 Porringer miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means the equivalent of 60,000 Starpoints in coach, 92,000 Starpoints in business, or 120,000 Starpoints in first.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio.
-Fuel surcharges: None on United.
-Mileage expiration: 3 years after they are earned regardless of activity.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: 1 free stopover
-Changes/Cancellation: $20 change fee, $30 cancellation fee.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
-With Singapore miles you can fly on Singapore from NYC to Tel Aviv on Singapore to Frankfurt in business or first class and then to Tel Aviv on Lufthansa which you can’t do with other miles.

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-Miles & More Group (Adria, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, and Swiss): For departures from the USA nonstop to Tel Aviv: 80K coach, 135K business. For departures from the USA to Tel Aviv via Europe: 100K coach, 185K business, 290K first. For departures from Israel to the USA nonstop or via Europe for Miles & More accounts with an Israeli address on file: 60K coach, 105K business, 170K first.
-Transfer partners: Starwood transfer partner at a 20K:25K ratio.
-Fuel surcharges: Apply on all airlines except LOT.
-Mileage expiration: Miles expire 36 months after they are earned regardless of activity.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: 2 free stopovers.
-Changes/Cancellation: There is a $60 charge to change or cancel an award ticket.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: None except for airport departure taxes.
-Children ages 2-11: Receive a 25% discount on the mileage requirement on Miles & More flights.
-Expanded award availability on Lufthansa and Swiss business and first class.

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OneWorld:
Oneworld finally has a nonstop option between North America and Israel thanks to USAirways flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. Other flights to Israel include Air Berlin via Berlin and Dusseldorf, BA via London, Iberia via Madrid, and Royal Jordanian via Amman. BA availability is good, but has high fuel surcharges.

El Al is not part of OneWorld (and therefore can’t be booked with miles from other airlines like BA) but they are non-alliance partners with AA. It’s more advantageous to book El Al travel with AA miles than it is with El Al miles (the miles received from the HAS Advantage card, a terrible card for your spending) because El Al adds fuel surcharges onto their own tickets, but you do not pay any fuel surcharges for booking El Al tickets with AA miles. However you can only book coach or business on El Al when using AA miles, first class must be booked with El Al points. El Al has nonstop flights from JFK, Newark, Los Angeles, and Toronto to Tel Aviv.
You can check OneWorld availability on flawed sites such as AA.com, BA.com, and Qantas.com. (BA or Qantas frequent flyer account required) You can check El Al availability on elal.com (Matmid account required). You can also check availability by calling AA.

Using USAirways miles, from 64,000 Starpoints.
-Miles required: 80K coach, 120K business, 180K first.
-Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 USAirways miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means the equivalent of 64,000 Starpoints in coach, 96,000 Starpoints in business, or 144,000 Starpoints in first.
-Fuel surcharges: Apply for flights on partners British Airways (very high) and Iberia (nominal). There is a $50 award ticketing fee.
-Mileage expiration: USAirways miles require activity every 18 months.
-One-way awards: Not allowed.
-Stopovers: USAirways allows for 1 free stopover OR 1 free Open jaw.
-Changes/Cancellation: There is a $150 charge to change or cancel an award ticket
USAirways is draconian in not allowing any changes to partner award tickets once travel has begun.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: $75 within 21 days
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
-Partner airline awards must be booked over the phone.
-5,000 mile discount on USAirways flights with a USAirways credit card.

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Using American miles, from 64,000 Starpoints.
-Miles required: 80K coach off-peak (10/15-05/15 annually) via Europe, 90K coach on El Al flights from North America or peak via Europe, 135K business on El Al flights from North America or via Europe, 180K first via Europe.
Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 AA miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 64,000 or 72,000 Starpoints in coach, 108,000 Starpoints in business, or 144,000 Starpoints in first.
-Fuel surcharges: Apply for flights on partners British Airways (very high) and Iberia (nominal).
-Mileage expiration: AA miles require activity every 18 months.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: Allowed at the North American gateway city.
-Changes/Cancellation: AA allows free date and routing changes, but changes to the origin or destination city or cancellation costs $150 for non-elites.  If you cancel more than 1 ticket at a time the fee is just $25 after the $150 fee for the first ticket.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: $75 within 21 days for non-elites.
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
-Some partner airline awards must be booked over the phone.
-USAirways flight has no fuel surcharges.  Otherwise the best shot at availability without paying fuel surcharges would be to take AA to London or anywhere else in Europe and then El Al from London or anywhere else in Europe to Tel Aviv. This routing would be 80,000 miles between October 15-May 15 or the same 90,000 miles as the nonstop El Al flight from the US during the summer.
You need to call American to book travel on El Al. You should do your research first by opening a Matmid account and searching for awards on elal.com. Remember to search for flights from all of El Al’s cities in North America and in Europe as you can use other American and partner flights to reach those El Al cities.

The image below shows a business class award found on El Al’s site which is the same as the availability that American can access. While El Al charges 3,000 points (150,000 AMEX MR) + $350 for fuel surcharges American would charge 135,000 miles (~108K Starwood) and no fuel surcharges for the same flight.

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Using BA Avios, from 48,000 Starpoints
-Avios required: 60K coach on Air Berlin and on USAirways, 65K coach on other carriers, 100K business on Air Berlin, 120K business on USAirways, 130K business on other carriers, 195K first.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio, Chase Ultimate Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio.
Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 BA miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 48,000 Starpoints in coach, 80,000 Starpoints in business, or 156,000 Starpoints in first.
-Fuel surcharges: Apply for all Trans-Atlantic flights except on Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, and USAirways.
You can drastically reduce fuel surcharges for travel on Iberia via Madrid by transferring your BA Avios into Iberia Avios. You must have your Iberia account open for 3 months before you can do such a transfer.
-Mileage expiration: BA miles require activity every 36 months.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: Each leg costs additional mileage, but you can stopover at any connection city for as long as you want.
-Changes/Cancellation: $40.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None
-Infant fees: Instead of cash, BA charges just 10% of the adult mileage required on international segments.
-Some partner airline awards must be booked over the phone.

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Using JAL miles, from 40,000 Starpoints
-Miles required: 50K coach, 80K business, 115K first.
Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 JAL miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 40,000 Starpoints in coach, 64,000 Starpoints in business, or 92,000 Starpoints in first.
-Fuel surcharges: Applies to most travel, none of USAirways.
-Mileage expiration: 3 years after they are earned regardless of activity.
-One-way awards: Not allowed.
-Stopovers: JAL allows for 2 stopovers, though each additional flight will add to the fuel surcharges.
-Changes/Cancellation: JAL allows free date changes, but other changes or cancellation results in a 3,000 mile penalty.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
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Skyteam:
Skyteam generally has the worst award availability. You can try searching some Skyteam availability on Delta.com and AirFrance.com. Options to Israel besides Delta’s nonstop JFK flight are on Czech via Prague, KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Nice or Paris, Aeroflot via Moscow, and Alitalia via Rome.

Using Flying Blue (Air France/KLM) miles, from 20,000 Starpoints
-Miles Required: 25K coach during a promo period, 50K coach otherwise, 62.5K business during a promo period, 125K business otherwise.
Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 Flying Blue miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 20,000 Starpoints in coach or 50,000 Starpoints in business for a promo award. For regular tickets and partner ticket 40,000 Starpoints per ticket in coach or 100,000 Starpoints per ticket in business.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio
-Fuel surcharges: Apply on all airlines except Delta.
-Mileage expiration: Flying Blue miles expire 20 months unless you credit a Skyteam flight to Flying Blue.
-One-way awards: Allowed for half the amount of a round-trip.
-Stopovers: Flying Blue allows for 1 free stopover.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
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Using Delta miles, from 68,000 Starpoints.
-Miles Required: 85K-170K coach, 140K-350K business.
Transfer Ratio: 20,000 Starpoints=25,000 Delta miles. At a 1:1.25 ratio this means 68,000-136,000 Starpoints in coach or 112,000-280,000 Starpoints in business.
-Other transfer partners: AMEX Membership Rewards partner at a 1:1 ratio
-Fuel surcharges: Apply on select partners but generally won’t apply to/from Israel.
-Mileage expiration: None.
-One-way awards: Not allowed.
-Stopovers: Delta allows for 1 free stopover OR 1 free Open jaw.
-Changes/Cancellation: There is a $150 charge to change or cancel an award ticket. No changes or cancellations are allowed within 3 days of the flight.
-Expedite/Close-in fee: None.
-Infant fees: 10% of full fare.
-It can be brutal trying to find Delta low award availability and Delta’s terrible website only makes it more difficult. Plus Delta used to be a good option for booking Air France/KLM but now availability when booking those direct with Flying Blue is much better than when booking with Delta.

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Find a mistake or better method of getting to Israel with Starpoints? Hit the comments!

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Originally posted on 04/02:

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-ECCO Men’s Helsinki Slip-On: $95.99 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Cairo Apron Toe Slip-On: $95.97 after 20% off for rust, $135.96 after 20% off for black.
-ECCO Men’s Helsinki Cap-Toe Oxford: $111.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Boston Lace-Up: $111.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Edinburgh Bike Toe Loafer: $119.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Edinburgh Bike Toe Oxford: $119.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Dublin Apron Toe Slip-On Loafer: $135.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Dublin Cap Toe Oxford: $135.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Cairo Perf Slip-On: $139.96 after 20% off.
-ECCO Men’s Windsor Slip-On: $183.96 after 20% off.

HT: mikehoff0341, via DDF

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51.3%-55% Off At Banana Republic Today

Banana Republic Linky

You can currently save 35% off regularly priced and sale items at Banana Republic with code (Exp 04/09, valid online only, exclusions apply): BRTODAY

Alternatively if you are subscribed to their emails you should have a one-time use coupon good for 40% off one regularly priced items.

Plus subscribe to Banana Republic emails and get a 25% off coupon so you can save 25% on top of the 35% or 40%.  That creates an effective 51.3% or 55% discount.

After you enter your email address and select your preferences you’ll be sent a one-time use coupon.

If you already subscribe you can use another email address or just add a +1, +2, +3 after your Gmail address. If your address is banana@gmail.com then banana+1@gmail.com, banana+2@gmail.com, banana+3@gmail.com, banana+4@gmail.com, etc will all work and be sent to your regular banana@gmail.com address.

The email confirmation will only show the 25% discount under promotions as the base price of the item itself will already be discounted by the 35% or 40%.

Post what deals you find!
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If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Gap Inc gift cards at Office Depot or Staples.

If you have a Chase Freedom card you can earn up to 5.5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Gap Inc gift cards at Lowe’s through 06/30.

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In-Flight Zmanim: Times Fly

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If you’re traveling overseas this Pesach, there’s a good chance you’ll need to daven at least one tefillah on the airplane. Did you know that on some flights, you have a window of only 60 minutes to say shema in the proper time?

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Current AMEX Offers Roundup

Update: Several new Twitter offers have been added below. Don’t forget that stores like Staples and Lowe’s sell gift cards to lots of other stores that you can use with these promos on each of your primary and secondary cards.  At Staples they also sell $100 Visa cards for $105.95 that will be $85.95 with this promo and $200 Visa cards for $206.95 that will be $186.95 with this promo!

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American Express is always running fantastic promotions.  Along with their absolutely incredible purchase protections it makes having their cards quite valuable.

Online account offers:

After logging onto my online account and clicking on my Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express here are the offers I have.

Check all of your cards as they can have different offers.

Be sure to save the offer to the card you want to use before spending on the card as shows below:

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 Current offers (all valid once per card)

-Spend $30 at BP, get $5 back through 05/31.
-Spend $100 at Staples, get $20 back through 04/30.
-Spend $150 at Zappos, get $30 back through 05/31.
-Spend $50 at Lowe’s, get $10 back through 05/31.
-Spend $50 at Crate And Barrel or CB2, get $10 back through 05/22
-Spend $25 at Petsmart, get $5 back through 04/30.
-Spend $150 at Hampton Hotels, get $25 back through 05/31.
-Spend $150 at Bonobos, get $50 back through 05/30.

Don’t have an offer in your account? You can chat with AMEX and ask them to honor the deal for you as well.

Want to get an offer multiple times on different cards?
Normally when you save an offer from one card it disappears from other cards. But you can have each of your AMEX cards offers opened in multiple tabs. Then click save offer to each of the cards at the same time!

Want to get an offer on authorized user cards as well?
You can make a separate login for AU cards and then save the offer to those as well.

Current AMEX Twitter offers:
You can also signup for offers via Twitter.

You can register all of your cards on Twitter, it just entails either: Unsyncing and resyncing cards via this link or making a Twitter account for each card.  If you do unsync and resync multiple cards on the same Twitter account you must change the tweet slightly each time like:
#AmexBP
#AmexBP 1
#AmexBP 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.

Make sure to check by clicking on Notifications that your registration went through before unsyncing. It should come within a minute. If you are unsure whether a card is registered you can always sync it again and reregister. If that card has already been registered then you will get a message after clicking Notifications that the card was already previously registered. Otherwise you should get a registration confirmation.

Offers valid once per card:

-Tweet #AmexStaples, get $20 back on $100+ at Staples through 04/30

-Tweet #AmexLowes, get $10 back on $50+ at Lowes through 05/31.

-Tweet #AmexPetSmart, get $5 back on $25+ at PetSmart through 04/30

-Tweet #AmexZappos, get $10 back on $50+ at Zappos through 05/22

-Tweet #AmexCrateBarrel, get $10 back on $50+ at Crate & Barrel or CB2 through 05/22

-Tweet #AmexBP, get $5 back on $30+ at BP through 05/31.

-Tweet #AmexHampton, get $25 back on $150+ at Hampton Hotels through 05/31.

-Tweet #AmexElieTahari, get $75 back on $300+in store and online on ElieTahari through 04/30

-Tweet #AmexDelivery, get $5 back on $25+ at delivery.com through 04/06

-Tweet #AmexCoffeeBean, get $10 back on $50+ online at CoffeeBean.com through 04/15.

-Tweet #AmexJasonWu, get $200 back on $700+ at JasonWuStudio.com through 04/30

-Tweet #AmexPetco, get $5 back on $25+ at Petco.com through 06/14

-Tweet #AmexFreshMarket, get $10 back on $50+ at The Fresh Market stores through 05/10. Store Locator Linky

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10% Off At 6pm.com

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Use the following code for 10% off (Exp: Today after 6.5K uses):
6PMFB4920141013

6pm.com is a shoes and clothing closeout website owned by Amazon and Zappos offering discounts up to 80% off retail. Shipping is free on all orders.

-Up to 80% off Men’s Clothing

-Up to 64% off Men’s Calvin Klein Shoes

-Up to 80% off Women’s Spring sandals

-Up to 80% off Women’s Mia shoes

-Up to 77% off Puma products

-Up to 70% off Uggs

-Up to 55% off Crocs

-Up to 80% off Cole Haan

Post a comment of what you’ll be buying!

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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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Gift4Him.com has over 800 styles of cufflinks starting as low as $8.97. Take an additional 40% off of our already discounted prices with code (Exp: 04/15) : DD40

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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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HT: HP58, via EHD

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Join the 34,400+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
You can even have Twitter send you a text message whenever a new deal is posted.

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Ad: 20% Off Clics Toys

ToyLinksInc.com is home to Clics Toys in the USA. Imported from Belgium, Clics is an educational building toy promoting fine motor skills and creativity.

Save 20% off sitewide with code (Exp: 04/14): WEB20

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Hurry and order now to have as an Afikoman prize for your kids!

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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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You can even have Twitter send you a text message whenever a new deal is posted.

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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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Ad: Two Super-Fast Computers At The Lowest Prices Anywhere

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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!

Get your own Israeli SIM Card, cell phone, or modem for your next trip to Israel. Get an additional 10% off our already low prices for orders placed before Pesach with code: passover2014

For just $3.99/day you’ll get unlimited talk and text within Israel, unlimited data, and unlimited incoming and outgoing calls to North America. Come for just three days, pay for only three days! Your SIM card and cellular number are yours to keep forever and will always be ready to use whenever you visit Israel. Just call us each time to activate.

Pickup available in Crown Heights or in Ben Gurion Airport. You can receive notification of your new phone numbers shortly after placing your order.

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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

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

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

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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!
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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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