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Last Day: Save An Extra 5% Off Sitewide At CardCash On Top Of Gift Cards Already Discounted By Up To 35%!

Update: This deal ends tonight.
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CardCash.com offers heavily discounted gift cards with free shipping.

Save an additional 5% off sitewide with code (Exp: 12/24): INSTANT5

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

CardCash now offers digital delivery on many of their gift cards. Follow the steps below to receive your gift card within 2 hours of purchase:

1. Click on the merchant whose gift card you want to purchase.
2. Click on the eCodes filter under the merchant’s name.
3. Make sure to select digital gift cards only. Orders that also contain physical cards won’t be emailed instantly.
4. Enjoy your eGift Cards that will be emailed to you within 1-2 hours.

Sample stores:
-Abercrombie: 1% off plus 5% off
-Aldo: 13% off plus 5% off
-American Airlines: 5% off plus 5% off
-American Apparel 20% off plus 5% off
-American Eagle: 12% off plus 5% off
-Ann taylor: 20% off plus 5% off
-Apple: 2% off plus 5% off
-Banana Republic: 6% off plus 5% off
-Barnes & Noble: 8% off plus 5% off
-Bed Bath & Beyond: 5.3% off plus 5% off Works at Buy Buy Baby
-Big Lots: 5% off plus 5% off
-Brooks Brothers: 11% off plus 5% off
-Burlington Coat: 18% off plus 5% off
-BuyBuy Baby: 5% off plus 5% off
-Carters: 12.8% off plus 5% off
Childrens Place: 15% off plus 5% off
-Claire’s: 30% off plus 5% off
-Cole Haan: 11% off plus 5% off
-Converse: 15% off plus 5% off
-CVS: 11.9% off plus 5% off
-Dell: 6% off plus 5% off
-Dicks: 11% off plus 5% off
-Dillards: 8.5% off plus 5% off
-Disney: 9% off plus 5% off
-DSW: 15.5% off plus 5% off
-Dunkin Donuts: 4% off plus 5% off
-Family Dollar: 7% off plus 5% off
-Famous Footwear: 11% off plus 5% off
-Finish Line: 12% off plus 5% off
-Francescas: 21% off plus 5% off
-Game Stop: 2% off plus 5% off
-Gap: 8% off plus 5% off
-Gulf: 1% off plus 5% off
-Gymboree: 15% off plus 5% off
-HH Gregg: 4% off plus 5% off
-H&M: 15% off plus 5% off
-HP: 8.5% off plus 5% off
-Hollister: 6.5% off plus 5% off
-Home Depot: 5.6% off plus 5% off
-Hyatt: 6% off plus 5% off
-Jamba Juice: 21% off plus 5% off
-JCPenney: 9% off plus 5% off
-Jiffy Lube: 7% off plus 5% off
-Jo-Ann: 13% off plus 5% off
-JoS. A. Bank: 15% off plus 5% off
-K&G: 17% off plus 5% off
-Kohls: 3.2% off plus 5% off
-Lands End: 6% off plus 5% off
-Lowes: 6% off plus 5% off
-Macys: 8.5% off plus 5% off
-Mandee: 35% off plus 5% off
-Marshalls: 15% off plus 5% off
-Mens Wearhouse: 13% off plus 5% off
-Michaels: 16.5% off plus 5% off
-Motherhood Maternity: 15% off plus 5% off
-Nike: 5.5% off plus 5% off
-Nordstrom: 4% off plus 5% off
-Office Max: 2% off plus 5% off
-Old Navy: 10.2% off plus 5% off Works at Athleta, Banana, Gap, and Piperlime.
-Payless: 23% off plus 5% off
-Perry Ellis: 15% off plus 5% off
-Picture People: 20% off plus 5% off
-Radio Shack: 8% off plus 5% off
-Rite Aid: 9% off plus 5% off
-Saks: 3% off plus 5% off
-Sears: 4.5% off plus 5% off
-Shell: 2% off plus 5% off
-Southwest: 5% off plus 5% off
-SpaFinder: 17% off plus 5% off
-Speedway: 4% off plus 5% off
-Staples: 2% off plus 5% off
-Subway: 8.5% off plus 5% off (Works at kosher Subway)
-Sunglass Hut: 13% off plus 5% off
-Stride Rite: 15% off plus 5% off
-Swarovski: 7% off plus 5% off
-Target: 0% off plus 5% off
-Tiffany: 3.5% off plus 5% off
-Toys R Us: 2.7% off plus 5% off
-TJ Maxx: 14.5% off plus 5% off
-Walgreens: 11% off plus 5% off
-WalMart: 0% off plus 5% off
-Whole Foods: 2% off plus 5% off

You can also sell your Gift Cards for cash here.

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Save Up To 60% Off Sitewide At Saks Off 5th! Last Day To Use Your Living Social Vouchers.

Saks Off 5th Linky

Use the following code to receive the discounts listed below on regularly priced and clearance items: HOLIDAY
Use the following code for free shipping on all orders: FREESHIP

Today is the last day to use your living social vouchers purchased from this deal.

Save up to 60% off the following categories:
-Men’s Watches
-Women’s Watches
-Home And Bath Goods
-Beauty Products

Save 50% off the following categories:
-Men’s Shoes
-Boys Clothing
-Girls Clothing
-Women’s Clothing Clearance
-Women’s Shoes Clearance
-Boy’s Clearance
-Girl’s Clearance
-Home Goods Clearance
-Men’s Accessories

Save 40% off the following categories:
-Women’s Shoes And Handbags
-Women’s Clothing
-Women’s Accessories
Post a comment with that you’re buying!

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196 Direct Flights From Dallas That Can Be Booked With British Airways Avios

8th in a series.

-Chase British Airways Visa: Earn 50,000 Avios for spending $2,000, that’s enough for 11 one-way flights! Until 12/31/14 this card’s annual fee is waived for the first year.
-Click to view 94 Direct Avios Flights From Baltimore/Washington DC
-Click to view 29 Direct Avios Flights From Boston
-Click to view 126 Direct Avios Flights From Chicago
-Click to view 77 Direct Avios Flights From Los Angeles
-Click to view 120 Direct Avios Flights From Miami
-Click to view 103 Direct Avios Flights From NYC
-Click to view 123 Direct Avios Flights From Philadelphia
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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Did you know that there are 196 places you can fly direct to from Dallas with your BA Avios?

British Airways Avios can’t be beat for short-haul nonstop flights thanks to ultra-low award rates, no expedite/close-in fees, and dirt cheap award cancellations. Below are all of the direct flights from Dallas that can be booked with Avios.

Be sure to read the British Airways knowledgebase and the 22 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Avios 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. Generally speaking it’s a good idea to book BA flights as one-ways to give you maximum flexibility.

2. Rates are always given in Avios. Currently there is a 40% bonus for transferring AMEX MR points into Avios and there is always a 25% bonus for transferring increments of 20K Starwood Starpoints into Avios. That just means that if a route requires 25K Avios for example you will only need 20K Starpoints and if a route requires 35K Avios for example you will only need 25K AMEX MR points with the current promotion.

3. Routes that are displayed in bold are subject to fuel surcharges, which can add up to to several hundred dollars each way.

4. There are no fuel surcharges for flights on: Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Alaska, LAN, and TAM. There are also no fuel surcharges for American and USAirways flights within the western hemisphere, for JAL flights within Japan, and for Qantas flights within Australia. 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 border on the criminal.
You can save on the fuel surcharges imposed on Iberia flights by transferring British Airways Avios into Iberia Avios.

5. In the charts below I’ve only included direct flights as BA charges Avios for each flight segment.

For example Kauai isn’t on the chart as BA does not have any partners that fly nonstop from Dallas-Kauai.  Though you can always fly to Kauai via Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, or Seattle for 10K for the Dallas-west coast segment and 12.5K for the West coast-Kauai segment with no fuel surcharges on American or Alaska. Or fly to Phoenix for 7.5K and from Phoenix to Kauai on USAirways for 12.5K. Plus you can stopover in the connecting city for as long or short as you want.

6. 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.

7. In rare cases connecting flights can be cheaper than nonstop flights when using Avios and I’ve noted that in the chart.

8. Cities in the chart may only have seasonal nonstop service.

9. A dash means that class of service isn’t offered on that route.
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American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

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. Until 12/31/14 the $95 annual fee is waived for the first year as well.  This card earns 1.25 Avios per dollar spent.  You also get 10% off British Airways flights and can earn a companion pass that is good for a free companion on a coach, business, or first class award ticket if you spend $30K in a calendar year.

-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express awards 25K signup points with the $65 annual fee waived or 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 Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express.

Those cards both offer a year of Amazon Prime for a limited time only.  The Everyday Preferred card earns more points per dollar for everyday purchases than any other card in its class. The Everyday card is the only no annual fee card that allos points transfers into airline miles.

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

AMEX MR points normally transfer instantly 1:1 to Avios but until 01/31/15 you’ll get 1,400 Avios for every 1K AMEX MR points transferred to British Airways.

-Chase Ultimate Rewards points are earned from consumer cards like Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom. They can also be earned on business cards like the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash. These points also can transfer instantly 1:1 to Avios.

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View the complete 196 route chart after the jump:

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End Of The Year Blowout: 2015 Honda Accord LX For $149 Per Month!

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

Don’t miss out on this!

2015 Honda Accord LX: 36 month lease, 10,000 miles per year.
Just $149 per month + tax and bank fee ($695) + DMV fees.

Only 39 left at this price!

PLUS: DansDeals readers get free roadside assistance just use code “chanukah.” Doesn’t matter how you spell it 😉

Includes $500 damage waiver, lease is with Honda finance.

Offer expires 12/31/14-no exceptions.

No college grad required! No lease loyalty required!

For more great deals on any vehicle, make or model call 718-975-9000 or click here to see our specials!

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Today Only: Free Coffee At Peet’s Coffee & Tea Stores

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Store Locator Linky

Peet’s Coffee has locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Announced via this Facebook post, Peet’s is offering free coffee and tea in all of their stores on 12/24 until they run out. No coupon is required.

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Wilson’s Leather Sale On Amazon: Save Up To 80% Off Plus An Extra 30% Off 1 Item Or An Extra 70% Off 2+ Items

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Wilson’s Leather Store Linky

If you add one product via link above it will be discounted by 30% on the payment page. If you add 2+ products via the link above it will be discounted by 70% on the payment page.

For example this Wilsons Leather Mens Lamb Bomber Jacket was originally $600, is on sale for $167.99, and when you add 2 to your cart the total price comes down to just $50.40 per jacket!

Sample deals after 70% off for buying 2:
-Black Rivet Womens Knit Open Work Beret With Sparkle: $2.70
-Wilsons Leather Womens Audrey Two-Tone Leather Tote W/ Printed Scarf: $12.95
-Black Rivet Womens Asymmetric Zip Belted Trench: $16.20
-Wilsons Leather Mens Black River Faux-Leather Basketweave Bomber W/ Sherpa Lining: $23.40
-Black Rivet Mens Big & Tall Faux-Leather Military Style: $27

Post what deals you find!

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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40 Free Android Apps From Amazon!

40 Free Android Apps From Amazon!

Via the link above you can download over $220 in free apps.

-You can download the Amazon app store here.

-Every day Amazon has a different app for free for their app store that can be found via this link.

If this is your first ever Amazon app download, you’ll also get a $1 Amazon MP3 credit for free!

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YTTL Auction Exclusive For DansDeals Readers

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Chabad’s largest chinese auction is offering a special Chanukah offer for DansDeals readers.

Make a purchase at Chabad Auction and receive a 15% discount on $50+ orders with code: DD15

Select from over 100 great prizes including flights to Israel, $10,000 cash, $5,000 gift cards, shaitels, and more!

Hurry and place your order now!

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20% Off Groupon Deals Ending Today

Groupon: Local Deals

Groupon has 20% off up to 5 local deals with code (Exp: 12/23): HURRY20

This means great savings on already discounted, restaurants, activities, gift cards, and more.

If you’re flying down to Miami with the rest of Brooklyn for yeshiva week there are lots of discounted activities (from Lion Safaris to hang gliding to stand-up paddling) and restaurant deals.

See the roundups below for sample deals:

-20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Roundup Of Activity Deals In Baltimore/DC, Central Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland, LA, Miami, And NYC

-20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Kosher Groupon Roundup

-20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Gift Cards Roundup

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Samsung NX3000 Mirrorless Compact Digital Camera With WiFi And NFC For Just $299.99 Shipped From Amazon

Amazon Lightning Deal: Samsung NX3000 Wireless Smart Mirrorless Compact Digital Camera For Just $299.99 Shipped From Amazon

If you bought an Amazon Camera Gift Card this deal or this deal you will save another $25 or $50 off making it as low as $249.99 (it does not work with the most recent deal as that only works for DSLRs)

This is the lowest price ever for this product from Amazon.

Prices valid while supplies last!

A mirrorless camera is a hybrid combining the compactness and superior video quality of a point and shoot camera with the full manual controls, fast shutter speeds, and interchangeable lens options that an SLR offers.

-20.3MP CMOS Sensor for high-quality images and life like colors with crystal clear resolution
-Share your best photos instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
-SMART features – Social Media Upload, E-mail, Photobeam, DirectLink, MobileLink, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder PRO, AllShare, Baby Monitoring
-1080p HD Video

HT: Centro, via DDF

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Save An Additional 50% Off Permanent Markdown Clothing At Banana Republic

Men’s Permanent Markdown Clothing Sale
Women’s Permanent Markdown Clothing Sale
Petite’s Permanent Markdown Clothing Sale
Shoes and Accessories Permanent Markdown Sale

Receive 50% off permanent markdown items (found via the links above) with code (Exp: 12/28): BRWINTER

Permanent markdown prices end with .97 or .99.

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Groupon Goods Winter Mystery Deal For $8.99 Shipped

Groupon Goods Winter Mystery Deal For $8.99 Shipped

A mystery deal costs $5 plus $3.99 for shipping. Shipping is free on orders $24.99+.

-25% to 99% off a randomly selected mystery product.
-Modest savings on dozens of likely possibilities such as earbuds and spa robes. Limited number of high-value items also possible.

AMEX cards offer 90 days of return protection and typically don’t require that items under $100 be returned.

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Lenovo Flex 2 15 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC For $499.99 Shipped From Microsoft After $200 Off Instantly

Lenovo Flex 2 15 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC For $499.99 Shipped From Microsoft

$637.99 on Amazon.

“Whether you’re working on a paper, giving a presentation, or just watching a movie, the Lenovo Flex 2 handles it all with ease. Its 10-point touchscreen flips 300 degrees, which makes it perfect for working in laptop mode or enjoying a movie in the unique stand mode. Plus, at under an inch thick, it’s lightweight and portable. Combine that with its roomy Full HD display and long battery life, and you’ll find it’s the laptop you’ll want with you all the time.”

-15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen
-Intel Core i5-4210U up to 2.70 GHz
-6GB RAM
-CD/DVD Burner
-500GB Hard Drive + 8GB SSD
-Up to 6 hours battery life
-HD webcam
-802.11b/g/n+Bluetooth
-Backlit keyboard
-No Junkware or 3rd party trialware

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Canon imageCLASS Laser Printer For $89.99 Shipped From Amazon

Canon imageCLASS LBP6670dn Laser Printer For $89.99 Shipped From Amazon

This was $159.28 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon. It has 4.3 star ratings.

-Resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
-Print Color: Monochrome
-Double-sided printing capable
-Print at blistering 35 page-per-minute speed
-Print from variety of applications with PCL and Adobe Postscript support
-Print right from your iOS or Android device with the Canon Mobile Printing app
-Canon’s GENUINE supplies combines both the toner and drum to provide excellent print quality, and can help extend the life of the machine.

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500 Free Virgin America Elevate Points

500 Free Virgin America Elevate Points

Offer expires 12/31.

Allow 3 weeks for points to post to your account.

HT: bb1836, via DDF

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Transaero Sub-$400 Round-Trip Airfares To Israel Still Bookable…

Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident insurance with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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There are still sub-$400 Transaero fares available from JFK to Tel Aviv bookable on Airfare.com

Seats are very limited, especially on the flights with shorter connection times.

Airfare.com only allows free cancellation until 11:59pm on the day of purchase.

The shortest flight is with a 3:25 connection in Moscow on the outbound (16:25 total travel time) and a 4:25 connection in Moscow on the return (18:20 total travel time).

Be sure that the total travel time isn’t longer than that or else the flight may require an overnight in Moscow and you are not allowed to leave the airport without a Russian Visa.

Kids rates apply to children 2-11.

You may want to splurge to get your infant a seat as a lap child is $110 while a infant in a seat is $330.  Well worth the extra $110 each way to have a seat for your infant (bring a carseat) so that they can sleep on the plane.  Safer as well and your arms will thank you.

Wednesdays have the most availability.

For example as of the time of this posting, a flight from 02/25-03/04 has at least 9 seats available for $368 round-trip, a flight from 02/25-03/11 (Purim) has at least 5 seats available for $383 round-trip.

Other dates seem more limited.  A flight from 02/18-02/25 would only be available for 3 people.  When you search for more people than they have cheap tickets for that you’ll pay the higher price for all passengers.

Note that the $353 flight below has a 13:15 connection but the $368 flight has the shorter connections:

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iPhone 5 Screen Protector And $1 Amazon eBook Or Video Credit For $1 Shipped With Amazon Prime!

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“The World’s Best iPhone 5 Screen Protector”- iPhone 5s & iPhone 5c Screen Protector Compatible

Use code: DQNYW6AY

Limit 1 per account.

If you have Amazon Prime you’ll get free shipping and at checkout you can select “FREE No-Rush Shipping” and you’ll get a $1 Amazon eBooks, digital music and videos Credit. The credit posts after your items ships. Credit expires 2/28/15.

-The World’s Best HD Ultra Crystal Clear Premium Quality Film Screen Protector
-Very Tough and Durable Anti-Scratch and Fingerprint Resistant Properties
-Guaranteed Easy to Apply and Have Bubble Free Operation
-Guaranteed to Satisfy & Last for the Lifetime of Your Device Or Your Money Back
-Order 5 or more and Get Free Shipping with Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping

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Up To 50% Off Fuzzy Style Crocs

Fuzzy Crocs Sale Linky

Stay toasty in fuzz lined crocs.  The discount has already been applied to these styles and the prices are valid until 12/24.

No further coupons (such as 20% off for joining the Crocs club) apply to these styles.

Shipping is free on $24.99+ orders.

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Ends Today: $10 Off $50+ Black & Decker Purchases From Amazon

Ends Today: $10 Off $50+ Black & Decker Purchases From Amazon

Valid only on products shown in the link above.
The $10 will be taken off automatically on the final checkout page when $50 of eligible products have been added to your cart.

Choose from Tools & Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, or Home & Kitchen. Use the arrows to scroll through eligible products in each category.

For example:

-A Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit with 100 Accessories will be $89.97 after $10 off.

-A Black & Decker 16 volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vac will be $43.89 after $10 off.

-A Black & Decker Flex Auto Vacuum will be $51 after $10 off.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: WearEver Nonstick 15 Piece Ceramic Cookware Set For $73.99 Shipped After $126 Coupon And Lightning Savings!

Update: DEAD!

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Amazon Lightning Deal: WearEver Nonstick 15 Piece Ceramic Cookware Set For $73.99 Shipped

Lightning deal ends at 1:59pm EST or while supplies last!

This was $199.99 earlier today and is now just $98.99 with the lightning deal.  Plus clip the $25 coupon to pay just $73.99 for this cookware set, a record low price!

-The softtouch silicone handles allow for a comfortable and secure grip. The handles can cook with high temperature up to 350 Degree F
-The PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free, Cadmium-Free and Recyclable allow you to cook healthily and is environmental friendly
-The heavy gauge aluminum with ceramic coating offers superior stain resistance, superior scratch resistance and is the most durable ceramic cookware for WearEver
-High quality aluminum base provides even heat distribution for you to cook efficiently
-Limited Lifetime Warranty. Safe for all cooking methods except induction. Cooking surface able to reach 700 Degree F; oven safe to 350 Degree F; Dishwasher Safe

HT: keepsmiling123 via DDF and KOAB

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Living Social Deals Ending Today

If you signup for a new Living Social account via this referral link you can get $10 off $20.
You should see a popup to register a new account and get $10 of deal bucks added instantly to your account.

There is also 20% off sitewide with code (Exp: 12/22): INSTANT20

With the discounts above you can get the following deals:

-NY: Talia’s Steakhouse dinner for two ($129 value): $42
-Miami: $50 To Capri Sushi & Italian Restaurant: $10
-Icon NYC parking pass: $14
-The Westin Cleveland Downtown: $55.60

Post what deals you find!

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Today Only: Shark Navigator Vacuum For $89.99 Shipped From Amazon

Shark Navigator Vacuum Linky

This was $119.99 last week and is now the lowest price ever on Amazon. It has 4.2 star ratings.

-Never Loses Suction Technology
-Lightweight and Easy to Maneuver
-Premium Pet Hair Cleaning Tools with Pet Power Brush
-Easy Access Extended Reach Wand
-Large Capacity, Bottom Empty Dust Cup

HT: keepsmiling123, via DDF

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Hyatt Will Offer Free In-Room Internet To All Guests Effective February 2015, Roundup Of Policies At Other Hotel Chains

Hyatt has announced that all guests will get free in-room internet effective 02/01/15.

This applies for bookings across all channels and doesn’t require that you belong to their loyalty program.  That means even a priceline customer who doesn’t belong to Hyatt Gold Passport will get free internet.

Hyatt elites will get free premium internet where available.

-Last week Starwood announced free in-room internet effective 02/01/15, but that only applies to loyalty members who book their stays on SPG.com.

-In October Marriott announced free in-room internet effective 01/15/15, that only applies to loyalty members who book their stays on Marriott.com, over the phone with Marriott, or directly with the hotel.

IHG and Fairmont already give free internet to all loyalty members, regardless of booking method.

Hilton only offers free in-room internet to gold or diamond elites, though I’d have to imagine that will change in the coming days.

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Roundup Of Activity Deals In Baltimore/DC, Central Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland, LA, Miami, And NYC

Groupon: Local Deals

Use the following code for 20% off local deals (Exp: 12/23): HURRY20
(Code is valid for up to 3 local deals, max discount of $50)

Sample event and activity groupons, prices listed reflect final price after all discounts:

National:

Flight Ticket for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride in over 200 locations: $159.20 (View locations via this link.)

New York:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle Pavilion Visit: $16

-3-Hour Pass for One Person at Modern Pinball: $12

Golf-Class Packages with Range Balls at Golf Club at Chelsea Piers: $44

Tactical Shooting and Self Defense Course for One or Two at Israeli Tactical School: $44.80

Tandem-Skydiving Experience: $119.20

Four-Hour Soap-Making Class for One or Two at Brooklyn Creative Studio (Williamsburg): $63.20

2-Hour Wheel-Throwing Workshop for One at La Mano Pottery : $36

Guided City-Tour Passes for Two from Skyline Sightseeing: $52

Admission to Wax Attraction, Harbor Cruise, and Empire State Building from CitySights NY: $55.20

Two- or Four-Hour Bike Rental for One or Two from Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing: $8

Private Helicopter Flying Lesson: $100

Classic Manhattan Helicopter Tour with Photo at Manhattan Helicopters: $103.20

90-Minute Archery Lessons with Equipment Rental from Hidden Gems Archery: $20

-In the Poconos Treetop Zipline and Challenge Course for Two at The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge: $31.20

Central New Jersey:

Private Helicopter Flying Lesson: $106.25

Four Private or Group Fencing Lessons: $39.20

Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two at Glowgolf: $6.40

5 Open-Bounce Sessions or Birthday Party with Cake and Pizza for Up to 12 at BounceU: $16-$191.20

Los Angeles:

Private 45-Minute Beginners Helicopter Lesson: $92

Gondola Cruise for Up to Four People: $56.80

Night Helicopter Tour for Three: $304

Two-Hour Rental of a Single or Double Kayak from Marina Paddle: $12

Four 16-Lap Go-Kart Races at Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting : $33.60

Hollywood, Hollywood Sign, and Star-Homes Tours from Hollywoodland Tours: $11.20

Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying: $8

Flying Lesson with Classroom Time, Simulator Time, and In-Plane Instruction at Encore Flight: $103.20

Museum Of Tolerance 2 adult tickets: $13.60(membership also available)

Beginner Ninja or Intermediate Basic-Training Paintball Package: $16

2 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Session: $39.20

Miami:

-Safari-Park Visit with Parking: $15.20

Jetpack Flying Lesson and 20 Minutes of Flying Time: $150

Speedboat Tour: $19.20

2 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Rental And Instruction: $8

Parasailing Ride for Two at Aloha Watersports: $60

Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One at Miami Shooters Club : $32

Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight Package from Miami Hang Gliding: $55.20

Paintball package for 2: $8

Tandem Skydive Photo Shoot with 50 Digital Images at Skydive Spaceland: $135.20

Chicago:

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two: $6.40

150-minute painting classes: $25.60

Day or Night Helicopter Tour for Two: $206.40

Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago: $23.20

Cleveland:

-Introduction to Glassblowing or Lampworking Class: $31.20

-Tandem Skydiving Jump: $127.20

Two-Day Concealed-and-Carry Course with Expiration Protection:: $69.60

Skating Package for 2 at United Skates of America: 13.60

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for at Paintball International: $15.20

Baltimore/Washington DC:

-60 Minute Flying Lesson: $44

-Shooting Experience For Two: $40.79

-Canopy Zip-Line Tour: $38.40

-Four Hour Moon Bounce Rental: $100

-Ceramics Classes: $16.80

-Two Hours of Jump Time for Two at Stratosphere Trampoline Park: $24

-60 minute horseback experience: $23.20

-5 Open Play Passes at Fun Bounce Paradise: $13.60

-Tandem Skydive: $127.20

-DC Highlights Day Tour: $23.20

-Visit for Two to the National Building Museum: $6.40

-Haunted Pub Tour for Two: $20

-Whitewater-Rafting Trip: $47.20

-Unlimited Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals for First-Time Season Pass-Holders at Boating in DC: $103.20

Post what deals you find!

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What’s Your IHG Point Purchase Bonus?

Update: This offer ends tomorrow!

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Originally posted on 12/11:

IHG Point Purchase Linky

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. And you can transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each, though that hack requires that you have points to start with.

They currently have a promotion to get a bonus when you buy points.

There’s a DDF thread on the promotion and people are reporting 0%, 25%, 50%, 75, and a 100% bonus when buying points.

Login to your account via the point purchase link above to see what offer is on your account.

My account has a 100% bonus offer:

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In other words I can buy 60K points plus a 60K bonus for $690.  That’s just 0.575 cents per point for 120K points..

If you have a 75% bonus you would be able to get 105K points for $690 or 0.657 cents per point, also a good deal.

This promotion expires on 12/23.

IHG points never expire.

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night.   That’s just $28.75 for a room if you can buy points at .575 cents each. Those hotels rotate every couple of months and a new list will be out very shortly.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties.  The highest tier is 50K points.
-Intercontinental has a heavy presence in French Polynesia with properties on Tahiti and Moorea islands for just 40K points ($230 at .575).

-An overwater bungalow in Bora Bora at the Intercontinental Thalasso can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 50K points. That’s just $287.50 at .575 cents per point.

-Bargains can be had for high end Intercontinental hotels in NYC, Hong Kong, Paris, London, etc. thanks to the 50K redemption level.

-There are lots of IHG hotels in Israel including Ashkelon (10K), Dead Sea (30K), Eilat (30K), Haifa (30K), Jerusalem (20K), and Tel Aviv (30K).

So what’s your bonus? And will you be a buyer at that rate?

HT: yoss1, via DDF

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HOT! Roundup Of Valid Transaero Flights From NYC To Tel Aviv For $282 Round-Trip For Kids And $352 Round-Trip For Adults!

Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident insurance with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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Bookable via Kayak

Kayak will send you to CheapOAir which will be cheaper than going to CheapOAir directly.

CheapOAironly allows 4 hours for free cancellations. After 4 hours but before 24 hours you can cancel for a penalty.

Flights have a 3:25 connection in Moscow on the outbound (16:25 total travel time) and a 4:25 connection in Moscow on the return (18:20 total travel time).

Be sure that the total travel time isn’t longer than that or else the flight may require an overnight in Moscow and you are not allowed to leave the airport without a Russian Visa.

Kids rates apply to children 2-11.

You may want to splurge to get your infant a seat as a lap child is $100 while a infant in a seat is $282.  Well worth the extra $90 each way to have a seat for your infant (bring a carseat) so that they can sleep on the plane.  Safer as well and your arms will thank you.

These are sample dates for a week stay in Tel Aviv.  Most cheap fares from JFK depart and return on Wednesdays, so you can stay for 2 or 3 weeks as well.

Sample dates for $282 kids/$352 adults round-trip from JFK-TLV:
02/04-02/11
02/25-03/04
03/04-03/11
03/11-03/18
03/18-03/25
03/25-04/01
04/15-04/22

Sample dates for $299 kids/$367 adults round-trip from JFK-TLV:
01/07-01/14
01/21-01/28
01/28-02/04
02/11-02/18
02/18-02/25
03/25-04/15

There are also fares from TLV-JFK starting from $416 round-trip.
For example a flight from 02/01-02/08 will be $444 with a 3:25-4:25 connection.

Use Kayak’s flexible search option to search within 3 days on either side of your selected dates.

HT: Chevron, via DDF

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Amazon Gold Box: 30% Off Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets; 70% Women’s Jewelry And Watches; Cast Iron Fire Pit For $94.99; Spiralizer Pro For $34.95

-30% Off Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets

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-70% Women’s Jewelry And Watches

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-30 inch Round Cast Iron Copper Finish Fire Pit with Screen and Cover: $94.99. This was $148.75 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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-World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blades: $34.95. This was $49.95 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Kosher Groupon Roundup

Groupon Linky

Use the following code for 20% off local deals (Exp: 12/23): HURRY20
(Code is valid for up to 5 local deals, max discount of $50)

Kosher deals (Always check local kosher supervision):

-Save 52% on Kashrus Magazine Subscription

Los Angeles:

-Save 40% at Fish Grill in Malibu

-Save 40% at Got Kosher? (Memphis-Style BBQ Pulled Beef Sandwich…heaven!)

-Save 37% at Schwartz Bakery

-Save 56% at Unique Bakery And Cafe

Miami/Boca Raton:

-Save 55% for breakfast at Mozart Cafe in Boca

-Save 50% for lunch at Mozart Cafe in Boca

-Save 48% at Beit Burger Miami

-Save 55% at Holy Bagels & Pizzeria

New Jersey:

-Save 40% at Shalom Bombay, Teaneck.

New York:

-Save 51% at China Glatt

-Save 42% at Garden of Eat-In

-Save 52% at Mendy’s Restaurant Midtown

-Save 64% off dinner at Talia’s Steakhouse

-Save 60% off brunch at Talia’s Steakhouse

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20% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Gift Cards Roundup

Groupon: Local Deals

Use the following code for 20% off local deals (Exp: 12/23): HURRY20
(Code is valid for up to 5 local deals, max discount of $50)

-$16 for a $40 or $32 for $80 in-store only Gift Card to American Apparel

-$28 for a $50 Spa or Salon eGift Card from SpaWish

Find an eligible spa near you on spawish.com.

See the gift card pages for applicable terms and conditions.

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Give The Gift Of Health This Chanukah!

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Freeda Vitamins is offering a 2 day Chanukah special of 42% off our entire website!

All 400 plus products on Mega Sale with no promo code needed!

Just choose your daily vitamins or nutritional products, add them to the cart, and receive the present you deserve this Chanukah! Only at FREEDAVITAMINS.COM

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Nespresso D60 Pixie Espresso Maker With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother And 16 Sample Pods For $199.99 From Amazon, Plus Get $100 In Free Nespresso Pods!

Update: There is now a 3-5 week shipment delay from Amazon, but the price has dropped to $199.99 shipped.  In general items from Amazon ship much earlier than their estimated shipping day.

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Originally posted on 12/18:

Nespresso D60 Pixie Espresso Maker With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

This was $265 yesterday on Amazon and is now a record low price from Amazon. It has outstanding 4.7 star average ratings.

Additionally, Nespresso is offering a $100 club credit with the purchase of any $199+ Nespresso machine.  That offer is valid for purchases between 11/28/14-01/31/15.  Limit of $500 of club credit during this promo period per person.

Nespresso pods cost about 70 cents each through the Club, so in total you’ll get:
-The Nespresso machine
-Milk frother
-16 sample pods
-About 140 additional pods with the Nespresso credit

All Nespresso branded pods are kosher parve:
-Nespresso Pods Kosher Certificate 2014 (Year-Round and Passover)

-Nespresso Pods Kosher Certificate 2 2014 (Year-round use only)

“Hot, hot, hot in under 30 seconds, this 19-bar high pressure espresso maker gets great taste in your hand in no time at all. Simply pop in a capsule, prep steamy milk with the built-in Aeroccino Frother and enjoy a bold brew made your way. Model C60/D60″

-Patented single touch hot milk system; simply slide the milk tank onto front of the machine; clean button makes it easy to maintain
-Convenient illuminated control panel buttons allow you to choose your favorite drink with ease, with 3 milk and 2 coffee selections
-Patented coffee capsule system
-Energy-saving with adjustable auto-off timer
-Accommodates latte cups with the unique sliding drip tray
-Auto shutoff in 9 minutes
-Water level detection
-Convenient cord storage
-Folding drip tray
-Backlight indicator
-Holds 10 used capsules
-Removable 24-oz. water tank
-Automatic Aeroccino milk frother prepares light & creamy hot or cold froth
-No noise, no vibration!
-Measures 20.75″ x 8.25″ x 12.62″
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Save more on Amazon purchases:
-If you have a Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying at least $200 of Amazon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

-Use your registered Chase Freedom card to get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar for up to $1,500 in Amazon, Zappos, and department store purchases this quarter.  Plus if you have a Chase checking account you’ll get an additional 10% point dividend on your February 2015 statement.

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Today Only: $50 Off $100 Plus 30-50% Off Neiman Marcus Last Call With Visa Checkout; $198 Dress Shoes For $54 Shipped!

Today Only: $50 Off $100 Plus 30-50% Off Neiman Marcus Last Call With Visa Checkout

1. Sign into your shoprunner account to get free 2nd day shipping. (Don’t have a Shoprunner account? If you have an AMEX you can signup for free).

2. Select Visa Checkout in your cart, signin or create a Visa Checkout account, and you will automatically get $50 off $100. That comes on top of the 30-50% off sitewide sale.

You can use any credit card type with Visa Checkout.

 

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3. Select Shoprunner shipping for free 2nd day shipping:

 

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Don’t have ShopRunner or AMEX 😯   Use the following code for free shipping on $75+ orders: LCHURRY

You can’t stack any other dollar off coupons (like the $10 new subscriber coupons) with the Visa Checkout savings.

For example you can save $50 on $100 of Men’s shoes that are already 30-50% off.

-A pair of Cole Haan Adams Cap-Toe Lace-Up Oxford Shoes that were $198, on sale for $149, and $104.30 with 30% off. With Visa Checkout and Shoprunner you’ll pay just $54.30 with free 2 day shipping!

-A pair of Cole Haan Adams Venetian II Slip-On Shoes that were $198, on sale for $149, and $104.30 with 30% off. With Visa Checkout and Shoprunner you’ll pay just $54.30 with free 2 day shipping!

-A pair of Kenneth Cole Bump Into You Leather Slip-On Shoes that were $200, on sale for $149, and $104.30 with 30% off. With Visa Checkout and Shoprunner you’ll pay just $54.30 with free 2 day shipping!

-A pair of Kenneth Cole Detailed Double-Zip Boots that were $285, on sale for $199, and $139.30 with 30% off. With Visa Checkout and Shoprunner you’ll pay just $89.30 with free 2 day shipping!

-A pair of Cole Haan Air Infinity Driver Shoes that were $188, on sale for $149, and $104.30 with 30% off. With Visa Checkout and Shoprunner you’ll pay just $54.30 with free 2 day shipping!

Post what deals you find!

HT: EMCC, via DDF

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Toshiba Core i3 15.6″ Laptop For Just $279.99 From Staples After Coupon And $50 Easy Rebate

Toshiba Core i3 15.6″ Laptop For Just $279.99 From Staples After $50 Easy Rebate

Use the following code for $100 off: 14620

Use this online easy rebate for a $50 Visa card rebate.

Specs:
-15.6″ TruBrite TFT display
-4GB RAM
-500GB Hard Drive
-Intel i3 4005U
-CD/DVD Burner
-802.11b/g/n
-Windows 8.1
-HD webcam with microphone

-Use your Ink Plus or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar and 1% cash back on top of points if your Visa business card is registered at visasavingsedge.com

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$10,000 Cash Can Be Yours!

Please note: This is a paid advertisement.

Only 3 days left- Only 360 tickets being sold

Drawing will be held on the last night of Chanukah, 12/23

The Chestnut shul located in Lakewood NJ is one of a kind. It has grown into a community center, warmly welcoming all from Lakewood and surrounding towns. The shul offers multiple Minyanim, Breakfast & Learn, Night Kollel, and multiple learning events throughout the year.

The Shul is currently undergoing an expansion to IY”H be able to offer more minyanim, space, and parking to accommodate our continued growth.

The Chanukah Mega Raffle makes it even more possible for you to be the winner! Tickets sales are capped at only 360 tickets!

One lucky winner is going to be $10,000 richer, while helping an amazing makom Torah U’Tefiila.

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Today Only: Nokia Lumia 520 Windows No-Contract GoPhone For $19.99 From Amazon!

Nokia Lumia 520 Windows GoPhone For $19.99 From Amazon

There is no contract needed for this phone, you can use this as a $19.99 Windows device with just WiFi service to use all of its features…

Limit 3 per Amazon account.

This was $59.52 yesterday and is now a record low price. Price valid until 11:59pm or while supplies last.

-No annual contract – 4G coverage with data plans starting at $40/month.
-Meet Cortana, your personal assistant, with the improved Windows Phone 8.1 experience. (This device ships with Windows Phone 8.0, and is eligible for a free “Over the Air” update to 8.1.
-Snap creative photos with built-in digital lenses and 5MP camera.
-View video and share images on the 4inch WVGA LCD display.
-Get all the best apps: Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, OneDrive, Facebook and Uber.

Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with a free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits) or Amazon Student.  Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread

HT: Twin, via DDF

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51% Off At Gap

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Use the following code for 51% off (Exp: 12/21): DEAL

If you have an Ink Plus or 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.

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Free Shipping On The Zman Switch At ZmanTechnologies.com Through Chanukah

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ZmanTechnologies.com

Receive free shipping on the popular Zman switch with coupon code (Exp 12/24): freeship

Unlike conventional Shabbos clocks, the Zman switch is pre-programmed with the entire Hebrew calendar through the year 2050, as well as candle lighting times and nightfall for any location across North America. It requires only a one-time setup, with all on and off preferences for Shabbos and Yom Tov. Then it will be permanently set, based upon weekly candle lighting times.

Another great feature is the automatic locking of the switch’s on and off function for the duration of Shabbos. This will eliminate inadvertent desecration of Shabbos and ensure that lights remain as desired, for the duration of Shabbos without tape or velcro.

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HURRY! Buy A $100 Nordstrom Gift Card And Receive A $20 Amazon Promo Code!

Update: DEAD!

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Nordstrom Gift Card Linky

Add at least $100 of Nordstrom gift cards to your cart and use the following code on the final checkout page: NORD20BB

After entering the code you should see the following items come up on your checkout page:

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-A Amazon.com promotional code of $20 will be sent within 5 days to the email address associated with the Amazon.com account used to purchase the gift card.
-The $20 Amazon credit expires 02/28.
-Limit one Promo Code per Amazon account.
-Promo Code may be applied only to products sold by Amazon.com and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants through the Amazon.com site.

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Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones For $149.99 Shipped From Focus Camera

Update: Sold out!

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Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones For $149.99 Shipped From Focus Camera

-Sells for $199.94 from Amazon, where they have 4.4 star ratings.
-Sells for $229.95 from B&H, where they have 4.8 star ratings.

-Closed back, over-ear design isolates ambient noise to maximize musical enjoyment.
-Premium leather ear pads and headband deliver softness and breathability for extreme comfort during long listening sessions
-Precision metal ear cups and stainless steel headband provide durability and enhance sonic performance
-18-ohm operating impedance produces outstanding dynamics and overall output level with portable audio devices
-Luxurious hard carry case, standard and “i” device cables, and 1/4-Inch stereo adapter included. Two-year warranty.

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American Express Platinum Card End Of The Year Housekeeping; Be Sure To Double Dip Or Apply Now For A Triple-Dip!

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Every calendar year you can get up to $200 in airline fee refunds with The Platinum Card® from American Express.

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

If you have a Platinum card don’t forget to make a $200 airline fee purchase in 2014 and again in 2015.

Triple dip if you apply now: If you don’t have a card yet you can actually apply now and get 3 fee refunds in your first cardmembership year.  You would be able to get credit in December 2014 as well as in January 2015 and January 2016 before you would have to pay a 2nd annual fee.  Yes, the card has a $450 annual fee, but that’s $600 in potential fee refunds to cover that.

Double dip for 2014: Many cardholders were targeted for an additional $100, $200, or ever $500 fee refund for spending on American or USAirways when cardholders lost access to those lounges on 03/22/14.

That spending must be completed by 12/31/14 as well.

If you don’t recall what your offer was or if you weren’t targeted call the number on the back of your card and ask.  I just called today on my business Platinum card that wasn’t targeted and the rep was able to add the $100 offer to my account!

Others have called about not being targeted and have even received flat-out account credits as a courtesy.

It Platinum worth it?

It definitely is for the first year with the 40K signup bonus. Especially if you apply now and can triple dip the airline fee refund before you have to decide whether to keep the card for a 2nd year.

But what benefits does the card have?

-Centurion lounge access:

American Express has operated Centurion lounges in Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico for some time.  Now they are expanding in the US market with lounges operating in Dallas, Las Vegas, LaGuardia, San Francisco, and more to come. Miami will be the next to open.

Originally the US lounges were designed for free access only for Centurion cardholders, you know them as those black cards that cost a ridiculous $2,500 per year with a $7,500 initiation fee that used to give elite status on airline like Continental and USAirways but no longer do.

But once the Platinum card started losing airline lounges they opened it up to Platinum cardholders for free as well. You can bring your spouse and kids into the lounge for free. Or you can bring in any 2 other people with you for free.

The lounges offer varying amenities like premium drinks, showers, and massages.  And as they are staffed by AMEX you can even get help with account issues and access the lounge even if you forget your Platinum card.

-Priority Pass membership.

There are over 600 lounges worldwide that accept Priority Pass and you can access all of them for free.

For example:

-In Newark you can access the Art & Lounge.  That’s the same lounge that El Al provides for their business and first class passengers. It has offers kosher food and Israeli art.

-In Tel Aviv you can access the Dan lounge.

See the Priority Pass site for their complete list of lounges. Note that you can’t access United lounges with the Priority Pass membership that you get from the Platinum card.

You don’t get any free guests, but secondary Platinum cardholders can get their own free Priority pass membership.

Airspace lounges:

Currently there are Airspace lounges in Baltimore, Cleveland, JFK (JetBlue terminal), and San Diego.

These are modern lounges with free premium coffee, bottles water, and self service soft drinks.  Additionally you and every guest also gets a gift card valid towards purchasing premium alcohol, local craft beers, cocktails, and meals.

You can access these even with an inactive Platinum card until the card expires 5 years from the date of issue.

Delta SkyClub:

You can access Delta lounges for free with a Platinum card when flying on Delta.  You don’t get any free guests, but secondary Platinum cardholders can access Delta lounged for free as well.

The Delta SkyClub in JFK even sells kosher meals if you need one!

You can access Delta lounge with an inactive Platinum card until the card expires 5 years from the date of issue.

Secondary cardholders:

You can add 3 additional users onto a personal Platinum card for $175 ($58.33 per additional cardholder per year).  Secondary users do get full lounge access so they will have access to Delta and Priority Pass lounges for themselves and they will be able to guest others into Airspace and Centurion lounges.

Annual fee:

The annual fee on this card is a doozie, $450.  But it’s not as painful as it sounds.

As with annual fees from most banks, they are refundable if cancelled within 60 days.  It is also pro-rated if cancelled after 60 days and you have another American Express card (i.e. if you have the card for 3 months and then cancel you would get a $337.50 refund), and it is pro-rated if you downgrade the card even if you have no other American Express card.

Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee Refund

It costs $85 to apply for a 5 year TSA Pre-Check membership which makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and freedom baggie with liquids in your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in a nude-o-scope.  If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

It costs $100 to apply for a 5 year Global Entry membership which lets you bypass the customs line. If you have Global Entry you also get TSA Pre-Check, which allows you to avoid the nude-o-scope machines and lets you leave your shoes on and laptop in your bag. If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

Additional cardholders qualify for a Pre-Check or Global Entry fee refund as well.

Starwood Gold Elite Status:

Platinum cardholders get Gold elite status for free.  That gets you free premium Wi-Fi and a 250 point rebate every time you stay at a Starwood hotel-even if you are on an award stay!

It also gets you 50% bonus points on paid stays, and room upgrades and 4pm late checkout on all stays.

Lost Item Protection:

If you buy something on your Platinum card up to $10,000 and lose it within 90 days of purchase it will be fully covered.  No other card I’m aware of offers lost item protection.  Many cards offer stolen item protection, but that requires a police report to be filed and often it has a cap of just $1,000.

Car Rental Perks:

A 4 hour late return fee-free grace period at Hertz and fee-waived Gold Plus membership and National Executive guarantee upgrades and faster free award rentals.

The card also comes with free checked baggage insurance and it has no foreign exchange fees.  And of course it comes with all of the amazing purchase protections that other American Express cards have as well.

So, is it all worthwhile? It’s not for spending.

I value Starpoints earned from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express more than Membership Rewards points.

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

But the Platinum card does continue to have very unique benefits. I’ve laid most of them out for you and you’ll just have to decide for yourself if its worth it based on your own situation :D

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