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Fly To Israel For Succos For Only $1,195 With Tax On Air France With Just A Short Stop!

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Fly To Israel For Succos For Only $1,195 With Tax On Air France With Just A Short Stop In Paris – even on prime dates!

Sample itinerary is as follows:
Depart:
9/23/12 from JFK 7:15pm, Arrive Paris 8:35am on 9/24/12
Connect to
Air France 9/24/12 from Paris 10:35am, Arrive Tel Aviv 3:00pm on 9/24/12

Return
Air France 10/10/12 from Tel Aviv 7:10am, Arrive Paris 12:10pm on 10/10/12
Connect to
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Departures must be between Sep.01.2012–Oct.25.2012.
Minimum Stay: Sunday. Maximum Stay: 3 Months.
Limited availability so book now.
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For more info & to book, please call 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

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HOT DEAL! $300 in FREE Google Adwords PPC!

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300 FREE is a Google Adwords PPC management company that has devised a method to run Google Adwords (PPC) and to pay off the bill with Google’s own coupons & vouchers.

They give a 50% discount on Google Adwords PPC. Spend $2000 in cash and receive $4000 in PPC ad spend.

They back their claim of being able to use googles own coupons for advertising with $300 in FREE Advertising on Google.

For more information check out www.300free.com email Avi@300free.com or call 203-658-5904.

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Doing Good For Free: Donate $10 To Chabad Of NYU And Get A $10 Statement Credit!

Update: This deal ends today, here are some other uses that DDF members reported to have worked for the $10 Lower Manhattan reimbursement:
A $10 Adorama Gift Card
Paying $10 of a NYC parking ticket.
Buying a $50 Gift Card from Century 21 online, getting a total of $20 off $50 stacked with the Century 21 twitter promo: #AmexC21stores

Here are more charities reported by commenters below to work for $10 in free donations:
Chabad Jewish Latin Center
Smile Train

Originally posted on 04/19:

As mentioned in the Twitter offers post,  you can Sync your American Express card with your twitter account and tweet #AmexTFF10 to get $10 back on next $10+ purchase in Lower Manhattan below 23rd street (Zip codes: 10011, 10014, 10012, 10013, 10008, 10006, 10004, 10005, 10038, 10002, 10009, 10003, 10010) (QtyLtd, Exp 4/29).

I just tweeted and made an $18 donation to Chabad of NYU and just a couple minutes later AMEX emailed me that I will receive a $10 statement credit within 3-5 days. Of course you can also make a $10 donation and it will cost you absolutely nothing to support their good work.

In the details you can put DansDeals.com to let them the where you’re coming from!  They have no clue what’s up now, but they sure will soon 😀

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Today Only! 50% Off Select Jetblue Flights To The Caribbean!

Jetblue Offer Linky

Bookable at www.jetblue.com/promo

Travel is valid on some routes until 05/19 and on others until 06/13.
For routes valid until 05/19 use code: FLYHOMEMAY12
For routes valid until 06/13 use code: FLYHOMEJUNE12

Sample deals:
-West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) to S. Juan, PR (SJU) from 06/05-06/12 for $110.40 with tax.
-Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to S. Juan, PR (SJU) from 05/09-05/16 for $110.40 with tax.
-Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) from 06/05-06/12 for $183.51 with tax.
-Orlando (MCO) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) from 05/08-05/16 for $183.80 with tax.
-JFK to Bermuda (BDA) from 06/05-06/12 for $200.20 with tax.
-Westchester County, NY (HPN) to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) from 06/05-06/12 for $206.40 with tax.
-JFK to Barbados (BGI) from 06/05-06/12 for $234.40 with tax.
-JFK to Santiago, DR (STI) from 06/06-06/13 for $243.50 with tax.

HT: lafan, via DDF

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Tweet And Get $3 Amazon Video On Demand Credit!

Amazon Offer Linky

Just click on “tweet and get $3″ and you’ll be able to link your twitter account to your amazon account and you’ll get a $3 Amazon Video On Demand credit!

-Tweet by 05/01 at 11:59pm PDT.

-Credit expires 05/31 at 11:59pm PDT.

Don’t have a twitter account? It just takes a minute to open one up and then you’ll be able to receive great discounts from American Express, and you can sign up to get a tweet when a deal is posted on this site by following @DansDeals! You can can even choose to get a text message (and choose which hours of the night not to bother you) whenever DansDeals.com is updated!

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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Current Vente-Privee Offers.

Vente-Privee Signup Linky (And thanks for allowing me to refer you 😉 )

Even if you have received a Vente-Privee credit in the past, you can sync your American Express card with your twitter account and tweet #AmexVentePrivee to get $10 back on next $50+ purchase from Vente-Privee until 05/09.

As with all twitter offers, you can register one card per twitter account. You can also receive the credit on secondary accounts, but they must register and tweet with a separate twitter account.  Allow up to a week for the statement credit to post.

For a limited time, you will also receive free shipping on orders of $100+ that are charged to your AMEX card.

“vente-privee is a joint venture between American Express and vente-privee.com. The site features member-only sales events with premium European and American brands at up to 70 percent off. Each day’s sale will begin at 10am EST.

For those of you still wondering, it’s pronounced “Vohn-Pree-Vay”

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Stackable $25 Off $75 Plus 15% Off Plus Free Shipping At Lord & Taylor!

Lord & Taylor Linky

As mentioned in the Twitter offers post,  you can Sync your American Express card with your twitter account and tweet #AmexLandT to get $25 back on next $75+ purchase in Lord and Taylor stores or online until 04/30.

They are also offering 15% off with code: BEST

A $100 purchase will cost $85 with free shipping after the 15% off and you will get another $25 off the purchase with your AMEX card, dropping the price down to just $60 shipped!

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HURRY! Wipe Thousands Of Dollars Off Your Car Lease!

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Car Lease Linky

For just $50 you can get a chance at $10,000 towards the Car Lease of your choice.

The Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes Chinese Auction is a small auction, and the Grand Prize still has very few tickets in it. Odds have never been better to win a prize this large!

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Endless.com Promotions!

You can use Amazon gift cards saved in your amazon account on Endless.com. If you have a Chase Ink Bold, Ink Cash, or Ink Classic card you can buy these at office supply stores and earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent (or about a 9% rebate) on gift cards and everything else from office supply stores as well as on your cable and landline/cellular bills.

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky
Save up to 40% instantly on gifts for Mom and Grads in the following links:

Watches

Handbags

Women’s Wallets

Women’s Sunglasses

Jewelry
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Formal-wear Sale:
Through 05/07, get 20% off $100+ orders at the final checkout page on items found in the following links with code: FORMAL12

Men’s Dress Shoes

Women’s Dress Shoes

Formal Handbags
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Mother’s Day Sale:

Through 05/13, get 20% off $100+ orders at the final checkout page on items found in the following links with code: MOTHER20

Women’s Shoes

Handbags

Sunglasses/Reading Glasses

Accessories (including Backpacks, Business & Laptop Bags, Diaper Bags, Handbags, Messenger Bags, Sunglasses & Eyewear, Travel, and Wallets & Keychains)
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Save up to 30% instantly on Men’s Allen Edmonds styles found in this link.
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Endless.com:
-Is an Amazon owned site, you just login with your Amazon login info!
-Ships your shoes out overnight or 2nd day for free.
-Offers an entire year to return shoes that you don’t like-and return shipping is always free as well!
-Offers a 100% price guarantee, so if you find a cheaper price on another site, or even if their own price goes down, you will get a refund of the difference!

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Have United Elite Status? Match It To American!

Update: 6:30pm, The program has been pulled due to overwhelming response (from disgruntled United elites), however some AA representatives are still processing status matches. At this point you may have to make a few phone calls until you get a rep to enroll you in the match. Either way this will be dead very soon.

American normally doesn’t match elite status from other airlines. They have a challenge that grants elite status after you pay a fee and complete a flying challenge, but only for Gold or Platinum status

For a limited time they are poaching matching United elites to the following levels:
United Silver=AA Gold
United Gold=AA Platinum
United Platinum=AA Platinum
United 1K=AA Executive Platinum
United Global Services=AA Executive Platinum (or Concierge Key according to some reports)

You can call AA and ask for AAdvantage customer service by calling 800-882-8880. The elite status will be valid until 02/29/13.

Now the challenge lasts for an extra year if you complete it in July or later. Does this mean that if you wait until July do do a status match that the status will last until 02/28/14? Possibly, but then again this is a limited time offer and definitely may be pulled before then.

HT: FT

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Jos A Bank: Get 3 Top-Rated Wrinkle Free Cotton Dress Shirts For Less Than $30 Each With Free Shipping!

Update 2: The free shipping with no minimum purchase code is now dead. If you find a new code please post a comment. You will now need to make a $195+ order to get free shipping. If you order $195+ and then make a return items will be prorated at $29.17 per shirt.

Update: This sale will end tomorrow, 04/28.

Jos. A Bank Offer Linky

The entire site right now has buy 1 item, get 2 free. One of the best uses for this is on their wrinkle-free dress shirts which are normally $87.50 each and will be 3 for $87.50 with this sale, or $29.17 each. Another good use is on their dress pants.

Normally you need to spend $195 for free shipping, however you can use the following coupon code in the “Promotion Code 2” box in your shopping car to get free shipping on all orders right now: SHIPAPR

Dress Shirt Categories:

There are tons of solid white, wrinkle-free, non-iron, 100% cotton dress shirts on sale. Just click on your preferred category and choose the shirts you like best.

Traveler Wrinkle-Free 100% Cotton Dress Shirts

Traveler Wrinkle-Free 100% Cotton Tailored Fit Dress Shirts

Stays Cool Wrinkle-Free 100% Cotton Dress Shirts

Executive 100% Cotton Dress Shirts

Traveler Wrinkle-Free 100% Cotton Short Sleeve Shirts

Consumer Reports ranked Jos A. Banks Traveler Pinpoint 100% Cotton wrinkle-free cotton dress shirts higher than any other brand, and they tested them against Brooks Brothers, Lands End, Nordstrom and more!
Click to enlarge:

Returns or exchanges can be made in-store or by mail.

“Your satisfaction is the cornerstone of our business. With 105 years of manufacturing expertise, we guarantee our clothing to be of the finest quality. Every item will give you complete satisfaction, or you may return it for a refund.”
There is no time limit for returns to Jos. A. Bank!

HT: jewda, via DDF and slefko for the email about the deal, in which he calls it the “best price for best shirt in the world”

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$15 iTunes Gift Card For Just $7.50 Shipped From Saveology!

Update 2: Alive Again!

Originally posted on 04/17:

Update: Dead.

$15 iTunes Gift Card For Just $7.50 Shipped From Saveology
Valid for new Saveology accounts only!

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$5 Starbucks eGift Card For Just $1.80 From Half Off Depot!

Update 2: You can use the following code to drop the price down to $1.80 again: HURRYBACK

Update: The code below is now dead.

Related: Basic Starbucks Spending Strategies.

$5 Starbucks Gift Card For Just $1.80 From Half Off Depot!
Use coupon code: moviebuff3

Important: After placing your order go to “my account,” click on your order, copy the voucher number, go to http://halfoffdepot.com/redemption, paste the voucher number, and submit your information. You have 30 days to complete this step after placing your order.  The gift card itself does not expire.
They will then email you the eGift Card code within 3-5 business days.

Limit of 1 code per person.

Once you get the eGift card code you will be able to signin at Starbucks.com and transfer over your $5 code onto your existing Starbucks plastic gift card.

HT: jewda, via DDF

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200,000+ Posts At The DansDeals Forums!

Been to Dansdeals.com/forums lately? If not you’ve been missing out!

There are now over 4,100 members that have made over 210,000 posts in over 12,700 thread topics since the forum launched in 2008! The DDF (DansDeals Forum) community is expanding faster than ever!
There have been over 4 Million hits on the Dansdeals Forums just in 2012 so far and over 50,000 posts made just this year!

Ever wondered how to best use your miles for a trip? Or did you just want to know about the kosher restaurants and shuls in a destination and what else there is to do there? The forum is in incredible resource with input from users spanning the entire globe.

You can of course continue to comment on every deal here at the main Dansdeals.com site, but it’s much easier to discuss miscellaneous issues over at the forums. Whenever a topic is discussed at the forum it is automatically bumped to the top of the page, so that unlike a comment on a deal, it isn’t lost once the deal falls off the page.

There’s a “smart” search engine on the forum for you to look up topics that have been discussed in the past. If you’re on the home page the search engine will search everything on the forum. If you’re in a specific board topic it will only search that board. If you’re in a specific post it will only search that post. Easy as 1-2-3!

Registration for the forum will just take a minute of your time, and best of all it’s free! You can read all of the discussions at the forum without registering, but registration is required in order to participate in the discussions. Once there you can easily search to see if your issue is already being discussed, or find the category that your topic falls into and start a new topic thread.

Before staring to post on DDF have a look around and search.  Odds are your questions have already been asked and answered.  If it’s being discussed already just make a reply in the appropriate thread.  It’s it’s not being discussed yet you can start a new thread by choosing the correct board subject to put it in (A credit card question will go in the credit card board) and making a descriptive title.

Members can also send a private message (PM) to each other on the forum.

There is a learning curve, reading though the Airline acronym thread or the regular Acronym thread may help you figure out some of the abbreviations being used.

Don’t know how to use or make a new topic in the forum? Post a comment on this post and I’ll help you out.

Members of the forums have a real sense of community, and many have gotten together to finally speak to each other in person after communicating so often online. On this forum thread people in NYC have made dozens of impromptu meetups and I’ve even had the chance to have meetups with a number of members within the past year in LA, NYC, and in Cleveland.

Here’s a small selection of what people are talking about over at dansdeals.com/forums

General Discussion:
-Buying a car? DDF’ers discuss different models and strategies to knock the price down.

Tech Talk:
-What is your favorite Android app? Using your phone as a free wifi hotspot? Check.

Trip/Destination Reports:
-Links to 90 threads with tons of helpful information for places all across the globe.

Up In The Air:
-Can’t figure out how to find a free award flight? Post what you need in this helpful thread and a DDF’er may help you out for free!

-Airline make a mistake? DDF’ers share how much they received for compensation.

On The Road:
Did you register for 5% off at BP in January and fillup there on your AMEX card? Surprise! You just got 5% cash back on top of points for every single purchase made on that statement!

Credit Cards:
-Don’t close that card, get a retention bonus or leverage it to get approved for a new card!

Deals/Deal Requests:
-OK, fine, it’s a Chalice, not a glass. But happened to the wood case?

Just Shmooze:
-Interesting Poll: Do you sign the back of your credit cards?

Goods For Sale/Trade:
-Making Amazon Prime more affordable…

And I’ll even post some tutorials on the forum that you may find helpful, such as how I:
Bought my freezerBought my washer, Booked my brother, and Booked my shver.

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Living Social: Timbuk2 Control TSA Compliant Laptop Case For Just $45 Shipped!

Living Social: Timbuk2 Control TSA Compliant Laptop Case For Just $45 Shipped

(If you are new to Living Social and signup with my referral link here you should get $5 off your 2nd purchase about 24 hours after your first purchase)

My wife got me a TSA compliant laptop bag as a present a few years ago (I didn’t even know they existed back then!) and it’s easily my favorite travel item, it makes life much easier at the security checkpoint.

This laptop case sells for $80.39 directly from Amazon and has excellent reviews.

-TSA compliant external laptop compartment unzips and lies flat which allows you to go through security without removing your laptop from the bag!
-Fits laptops up to 15.6″
-Durable oxford nylon fabric feels smooth and has a subtle sheen.
-Separate dedicated pockets for your laptop and iPad.
-Fits all iPad models with Smart Cover (iPad, iPad 2, and new iPad)
-Special pockets for storing power brick and cords.
-Waterproof flap.

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Free Chance To Win The New iPad For DansDeals Readers!

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Free iPad Raffle Linky

DansDeals readers can enter for free to win The New iPad.

Use this link to access a hidden page on the Yeshiva Toras Chaim of Miami Chinese Auction website to enter a special drawing for The New iPad.

While there, don’t forget to check out many of the other prizes you can win.

Win vacations to IsraelSwitzerlandThe Grand Canyon or Disney. Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride,  $1000 Shopping Spree or a Diamond Necklace. Get the latest technology with a MacBook ProThe New iPad or a Kindle Fire. Or simply – lower your tuition bill by $10,000.

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HURRY! Join El Al’s Matmid Frequent Flyer Program For Free And Get 64 Matmid Points!

El Al has a fairly terrible frequent flyer program (which is why I’m not a fan of the HAS credit card for example).

Points from flights expire after 3 years, redemption rates are poor, you can’t redeem points on any partners, and they charge a fuel surcharge ($349 in total fees for JFK-TLV) on redemptions to boot. al613 points out in the comments that you can actually redeem for travel on AA now, though the rates are exorbitant.

Adding insult to injury: They also charge $25 to join the program.

Use this link however and you’ll be able to join for free and you’ll get 64 points for signing up. (A “free” JFK-TLV flight starts at 1,400 points)

Why do you want to join if the program is so terrible, you ask?

Primarily because if you are a member you are able to check award availability online. You can use AA miles to book El Al flights, but that must be done by calling AA. Best of all AA allows you to even book one-way awards on El Al AND they don’t charge a fuel surcharge for redeeming miles to fly on El Al!

I know someone is going to ask this, so I’ll preempt them, no you can’t use British Airways Avios to travel on El Al. Period, end of story.

Bear in mind that AA can only book coach and business seats on El Al.  If you want to fly in First Class you will need 5,000 Matmid points+$349.  You can transfer 250,000 American Express Membership Rewards points into 5,000 Matmid points.  A terrible value compared to the 120K that United charges in business class (or the 135K Membership Rewards points that you can transfer to Air Canada to book you on United or USAirways with no fuel surcharges), but on the upside El Al First Class award availability is generally very good.

Need AA miles?
You can signup for an AA credit card, however that card has become very difficult to churn and you will do better spending money on the Starwood card as you can always transfer 20,000 Starwood points for 25,000 AA miles. The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX both give 25,000 bonus Starpoints for opening them up and spending $5,000 in 6 months (browse incognito or delete cookies if you do not see the 25K offer). Plus AMEX runs incredible promotions year round that easily make up for the $65 annual fee (which is waived the first year anyway) and they have top-notch return and warranty protections.

Here is a link to the AA partner award chart.

You can book a one-way between Israel and the following zones (For Coach, Business, and First) for the following amounts (you can mix and match OneWorld and non-alliance partner airlines like El Al on the same ticket with this award chart):

-North America (Including Hawaii, as AA counts Hawaii as part of North America for intercontinental awards which can make a Buenos Aires-Honolulu ticket in May be fewer miles (20K) than Los Angeles-Honolulu (22.5K) and you can “stopover” in New York on the way back from Tel Aviv and book a JFK-Honolulu flight for anytime in the future for free and you’ll be able to change the dates for free as well): 45K, 67.5K, 90K

-Europe: 20K, 30K, 40K.

-Asia: 22.5K, 30K, 45K

-India/Middle East: 17.5K, 25K, 35K

-Africa: 30K, 45K, N/A

-South Pacific: 30K, 45K, 60K

-South America Zone 1: 60K, 82.5K, 102.5K

-South America Zone 2: 67.5K, 90K, 110K

Because the way the chart is set up, sometimes it is cheaper to book a flight stopping in Europe during off peak periods (10/15-04/15 annually) for 40K instead of 45K from the US-Israel. You won’t be able to go nonstop from the US to Israel for 40K…but you can check out any European city for as short or long as you want, or just use it as a connection point.

HT: bentziony

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ESQ By Movado Men’s Beacon Watch For Just $109 Shipped From Ashford.com!

Related deal, ending tonight at 11:59pm: Movado Women’s Museum Watch For $239 Shipped!

ESQ By Movado Men’s Beacon Watch Linky
-Retails for $295, on sale for $146, now just $109 shipped with code (Exp: 05/02): DANBEACON109

$221.25 directly from Amazon

-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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25% Off At Macy’s Plus Free Shipping On $99+ Purchases With Friends And Family Sale!

Macy’s Friends And Family Sale Linky

Enter the following code in the promo code box at checkout for 25% off (Exp: 04/30, Shipping will also be free on orders that are $99+ after the 25% off): FRIEND

Valid on regularly priced and sale items!

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Yet Another Incredible Use Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Points: Transfer To Korean For Flights On Alaska, Hawaiian, Or Emirates!

Chase Ultimate Rewards has some great transfer partners that they transfer to at a 1:1 ratio:
Airlines: United (Star Alliance), British Airways (Oneworld), Korean (Skyteam), and Southwest (which can in turn transfer to Airtran).
Hotels: Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, and Ritz Carlton.
Trains: Amtrak.

The most valuable partners in my opinion are United (which never charges fuel surcharges, allows free date changes, has flexible routing rules, allows one-way awards, and has dozens of partners to fly on) and Hyatt (where you can stay in incredible hotels that charge $1,000 per night with awards as low as 5K and up to a maximum of only 22K points per night).

Most foreign carriers tack on huge fuel surcharges on award tickets, however Korean is worth taking a 2nd look at.  They are partners with some airlines outside of the Skyteam Alliance that they don’t collect a fuel surcharge on.
These include Alaska, Emirates, and Hawaiian. Here is a link to their non-alliance partner award chart.

These are some amazing values here.

Hawaiian Airlines Route Map Linky

Seeing this I looked on AA.com for a first class flight from JFK to Honolulu.  By limiting the search on the calendar page to non-stop flights only I was able to narrow the calendar down to only show dates with Hawaiian availability as they have the only nonstop flight in that market (starting in June).  On AA.com the first class Hawaiian flight can be found by clicking on the business/first option.

I then called up Korean’s Skypass office in Los Angeles at 800-438-5000 (and then prompts 2, 4, and 0) to confirm the rate.  They saw the same availability as I had found on AA.com and confirmed that the round-trip ticket in coach from JFK to Honolulu would be just 30,000 miles and in first would be just 60,000 miles plus $5 tax!  Using AA miles it costs 35K to fly coach on Hawaiian off-peak, 45K to fly coach during peak season (which is 03/09-08/21 and 12/16-01/11 annually), and 75K to fly in first, so it’s quite the bargain using Korean miles!

Note that on Hawaiian you pay per segment, so if you want to add an inter-island round-trip to your mainland trip that will add 10,000 miles.  If you want to fly from the US to Tahiti or Pago Pago it will be 60,000 in coach or 120,000 in first.

Alaska Airlines Route Map Linky

You can also search for Alaska award flights on AA.com using the same method as with Hawaiian.  You can fly anywhere in the US, including to Alaska for just 20,000 Korean miles in coach or 40,000 Korean miles in first with no fuel surcharges!  That’s 5,000 miles less than AA charges in coach and 10,000 less than AA charges in first!

Plus you are allowed a free stopover when using Korean miles for Alaska.  Does this mean you can fly from Los Angeles to Anchorage, stopover there, and then fly to Hawaii?  I didn’t try that kind of extreme routing over the phone yet, but if you do then post a comment!  At any rate you’ll definitely be able to fly from JFK to Anchorage and stopover in Seattle for as long as you want.

For Mexico the rate is 30,000 Korean miles in coach or 60,000 Korean miles in first with no fuel surcharges. That’s 5,000 miles less than AA charges for the coach flight.

For Hawaii, Alaska flies from all over the west coast and Alaska to Hawaii and it costs just 30,000 Korean miles in coach or 60,000 Korean miles in first with no fuel surcharges.   That’s 5,000 miles less than AA charges in coach during off-peak, 15,000 miles less than what AA charges during peak season, and 15,000 less than AA charges in first!

Now it is worth pointing out that for short haul flights like from the west coast to Hawaii or to Mexico on AA or on Alaska you will be better off transferring points to British Airways instead of to Korean. With British Airways there are no fuel surcharges within the western hemisphere and a flight like LAX to Cabo will be just 15,000 miles and a flight from the west coast to any of the Hawaiian islands will be just 25,000 miles. Bear in mind that BA however is not partners with Hawaiian, despite the fact that AA and Korean are partners with them.

Emirates Route Map Linky

Emirates partners with just a small handful of airlines. If you’ve dreamed of flying in an incredible First class suite on the A380 with the ability to even take a shower on the plane than Emirates has the best availability for your dream. You can transfer Starpoints to Emirates, but other than that if you are flush with Ultimate Rewards points you can transfer to Korean to book you on Emirates with no fuel surcharges.  To fly round-trip from Toronto or JFK for example to Dubai in a first class suite on the A380 would be 210,000 miles.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards:

Cards that can transfer points into miles:
-Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature
-Chase Ink Bold

Cards that earn Ultimate Rewards, but requires one of the 3 previous cards to transfer the points into miles.
-Chase Freedom Mastercard,
-Chase Freedom Visa
-Chase Sapphire Non-Preferred
-Chase Sapphire Non-Preferred Visa Signature
-Chase Ink Classic
-Chase Ink Cash

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Dealfind: $119 Per Night For A Whirlpool City View Room, A $100 Dave & Busters Play Card, And $10 In Casino Chips At Four Points By Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview!

Update: Use this link to get the same deal without a whirlpool in your room for just $109!

Dealfind Four Points By Sheraton Offer Linky

For $119 per night you get:
-Package includes 1 night stay in a King or 2 Queen whirlpool city view room.
-Falls & Attraction shuttle passes for use throughout your stay and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
-One block away from Niagara Falls and connected to Fallsview casino by an indoor walkway
-Hotel boasts a new indoor pool, 2 hot tubs and fitness center
-$100 Game Play Card at Dave & Buster’s four story, 40,000 square foot Fun Centre and Arcade with video games and attractions
-$40 voucher for Fallsview dining at the Keg Steakhouse & Bar overlooking Niagara Falls, $20 Outback Steakhouse dining voucher, and $10 IHOP dining voucher
-$10 Casino Chips (valid at the Fallsview Casino)

-Expires on 06/14/12.
-Not valid on Friday and Saturday nights. Blackout dates are May 20, 2012 and May 27, 2012.
-Buy unlimited vouchers for yourself and as gifts.
-May combine vouchers for up to 5 consecutive nights.
-72 hour cancellation policy or voucher is voided.
-May reserve immediately after purchase.
-Refund Policy – 100% within 14 days of voucher purchase.

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Here are the upcoming deals that caught my eye. You’ll need to be quick on the trigger to get them though!

04/25: 100K Hilton points  for $495 with AMEX. 150K Hilton points for $742.50 with AMEX. 250K Hilton points for $1,237.50. Those numbers come out to .495 cents per point which could be worthwhile at upscale Hilton properties, though they are infamous for being extremely stingy with award availability (just try searching for Bora Bora availability) and for constantly devaluing their points.  Even when the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem does come online (it was supposed to be open years ago and has been pushed back for years since then) it will cost at least 50K-80K points per night (though elite members like Hilton cardholders do get point discounts for extended stays) and they’ll likely play games with availability like other Israeli properties do making it very hard to redeem points there, but time will tell.

04/30: Universal Orlando 3-Day Admission Ticket for $85.50 with AMEX (normally $171). You can purchase up to 6 in a transaction. “The 3-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one adult (ages 10+) admission to BOTH Universal Orlando Resort theme parks on the same day for three days. The ticket is valid for any three calendar days during a fourteen consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. This ticket also includes fourteen consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk which commences and includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used.”

05/02: Repeat of the Hilton offer from 04/25.

05/04: 5K Hertz points (enough for a 1-week rental of a standard vehicle) for $252 with AMEX, 9K Hertz points (enough for a 4 day weekend rental of a prestige collection vehicle like Mercedes Benz E Class) for $387 with AMEX, 15K Hertz points (enough for a 1 week rental of a prestige collection vehicle) for $648 with AMEX.

05/08: 6 nights at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui or Fairmont Orchid Big Island for $1,575 with AMEX ($262.50 per night). The nights never expire. Breakfast in included. The Kea Lani is an awesome all-suites hotel and kicks the Hyatt and Starwood properties on Maui to the curb based on location, service, amenities, and room size.

05/09: 24K Hyatt points for $234 with AMEX (.974 cents per point). 30K Hyatt points for $297 with AMEX (.99 cents per point). 36K Hyatt points for $373.50 with AMEX (1.038 cents per point). 69K Hyatt points for $697.50 with AMEX (1.01 cents per point). Hyatt points are an excellent currency. Their luxury hotels are generally in category 4 (15K per night), category 5 (18K per night), or category 6 (22K per night). Category 6 hotels can normally cost over $1,000 per night. You can also get Hyatt points via Chase cards like the Hyatt card, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, etc.

Which ones (from my list or not from my list) will you be trying for?

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HOT Deal From Global Tours: Fly To Israel For Lag Ba’omer & Shavous For Only $1,045 With Tax Or For Succos For Only $1,095 With Tax On KLM Via Amsterdam!

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Trip Notes: SoCal Luscious Spring.

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Hopefully you’ll find my trip notes helpful for something. If not, just scroll on down and don’t let them bother you too much!

We got back last Wednesday from 2 weeks of soaking up Southern California sunshine.

The timeline of our trip went something like this:

-04/03: After having lots of fun dealing with the new United I finally got us switched for free with confirmed standby onto a Tuesday night flight nonstop from CLE to LAX so that we wouldn’t have to get up at 4 in the morning to travel the next day.  In the end my seat on the old Airbus was broken, so that caused lots of fun as well. We stayed Tuesday night at the Sheraton LAX for 3,500 points (that I had booked before it rose from a category 2 to a category 3) where they stuck our 4 suitcases each packed with 70 pounds of cooked frozen food in their hotel freezer.  We were upgraded to a corner suite with a wrap-around view.

-04/04: An Avis manager dropped off a Chevy Tahoe for us at the Sheraton and we hit up the Fish Grill location on Pico.  Maybe it was because we were the first customers of the day or maybe the Pico location is just inferior to the Beverly location, but the Grilled Salmon over Angel Hair Pasta with fries was not nearly as good as it was the last time we went to the Beverly location.
After spending a couple hours getting everything we would need for the entire holiday at Western Kosher (thanks Chase Freedom for making grocery stores one of the rotating categories for Q2!) I picked up food for the entire family from Shnitzly’s and Pizza Mayven and sped off to Palm Springs. Well, with LA traffic it was more like crawling along, but that’s the price you pay for amazing year-round weather I guess?

-We start looking for vacation houses for rent on sites like vrbo.comhomeaway.com, vacationrentals.com, craigslist.net about 6 months before Passover. We know already that The Twin Palms and Deepwell neighborhoods are within walking distance of the local Chabad House, so that makes things easier. After finding a place with sufficient bedrooms and a nice private pool it’s just a matter of negotiating a good rate. Orlando and Palm Springs are both communities where there are many houses that people own to vacation in for a few weeks a year and rent out for the remainder so rentals can be very cheap.  This year we landed a stunning house with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 massive dining tables (1 indoors and 1 outdoors in what was possibly the most idyllic setting for a Passover seder that I have ever experienced), a pool table, and of course a large, private heated pool.

Sure it’s a lot of shlepping to do all this, and my dear mother has been cooking since January in her basement Pesach kitchen, but we really have an amazing time with the entire family in a magnificent house for a tiny fraction of the cost of a real Pesach program.  And the weather in Palm Springs is always simply perfect around Pesach.

-04/05: The local Ralph’s grocery store had a surprisingly nice selection ranging from Passover Ice Cream to Passover Pizza made from potato starch and I’m definitely a sucker for every flavor of Passover Ice Cream I could get my hands on.  Their wine prices ($9.79 for Moscato) were very good as well.  Best of all during chol ha’moed they marked down everything by a whopping 80%, even on non-Passover items like Silver Polish gloves!

No longer needing the towing space of the Tahoe I went to Avis at the Palm Springs Airport and tried to get a convertible but they were sold out.  In the meantime they gave me a Caddy CTS and promised a Camaro convertible for me on Monday.  Boy was the Camaro fun to drive out in the desert!

04/06-04/14: Pesach in Palm Springs was as relaxing and beautiful as always.  Rabbi Denebeim always captivates the crowd with his speeches, and this year was no exception.  Engaging with personal stories and fun to listen to, there’s nobody falling asleep during his sermon!

There’s no shortage of things to do in Palm Springs, nature buffs have incredible hikes and scenic drives galore, and there’s no end to damage to your wallet that shopping will cause between the high end stores in Palm Desert to the quaint shops that line downtown Palm Springs, and the Thursday evening street fair.  Of course at the nearby outlet mall there’s always the small tricks you can do to help alleviate the pain like joining Premium Outlet’s VIP club to print up a voucher for a free coupon book or taking stores up on their free shipping policies which also will cause them to drop the tax by shipping out of state…

04/15: After 8 days of Pesach food it was time to head back to LA and start fressing! The drive back to LA on Sunday took less than 2 hours, or about half the time it took to get out Palm Springs on a weekday.

-Our first stop was Basil & Berry, a new Pizza and yogurt bar on Pico.  The menu looks great with mushroom and cheese stuffed crust pizza and lots of innovative toppings and fun sauces and pestos are available as well.  The pizza itself was quite good, but service here is a disaster.  The lady at the counter spoke zero english.  When I ordered eggplant as a topping she was trying to figure out why I wanted eggs on pizza. The restaurant doesn’t have any plates!  They were out of caramelized onions on Sunday and when I went back a few days later to pick up a pie I ordered with caramelized onions it had red peppers instead.  The yogurt isn’t bad though I preferred Yogo on Melrose.  The yogurt toppings here were also sorely lacking compared to YoGo.
The nice part? 20% off for checking in on foursqaure or facebook!
Pizza: 7/10.
Yogurt bar: 4.5/10
Service: 1.5/10.

-We checked into our hotel, the SLS Beverly Hills, a Starwood category 5 hotel, located on La Cienega just south of the Beverly Center. There are literally dozens of “suggestions” scattered throughout the hotel (and on billboards outside the hotel) of what SLS may stand for (Soft Like Silk. Scribble Little Somethings, Style Luxury Service, See Luxury Spread, in other words it stands for whatever you want it to stand for!) and pretty soon my wife and I couldn’t stop coming up with new things that SLS may stand for throughout the day.

We had stayed at the Andaz West Hollywood in the past and I even have a couple free category 1-4 nights that come as a built-in retention bonus feature of the Hyatt card. But service isn’t great there, I’ve read a number of ongoing strange reports of employees protesting in the wee hours of morning outside the Andaz, and the location of the Andaz isn’t as good as the SLS.  Plus I’ve never stayed at the SLS, so I was in the mood to try something new and I was able to get a cash and points room for Sunday night.   I booked the 2nd night using 12,000 points from my wife’s Platinum account.

The reason for booking it as 2 separate reservations was multifold.  First of all that way we both got a 500 point Platinum amenity, dropping the cost of the first night down to 4,300 Starpoints+$90 and dropping the 2nd night down to 11,500 points. With paid rates of about $450-$500 after tax for standard rooms, using points are a great value.  Second of all we each got a stay credit towards requalifying for Platinum status.  Third of all I find that the odds of getting a suite are generally increased on one night stays.  At checkin they said that no suites were available just then and that they didn’t know when one would become available.  They showed us to a terrace room, but frankly the terrace isn’t that exciting.  It doesn’t offer any real privacy and the room was small.  I picked up the phone before the bellhop even started unloading our bags and the front desk managed to find a studio suite for us that was just down the hall.

The studio suite was awesome, a very unique and modern design with a nook for the crib.  The bedding in the room is wonderful and the pillows were amazing. Overall I was very impressed with it except for the soap/shampoo situation.  The soap and shampoos were great actually, but they are in large public bottles that stay from guest to guest.  It’s a little creepy and gross in my opinion and is quite bizarre to see in a luxury hotel.

Otherwise service in the hotel was excellent.  We were often greeted by name and employees were very friendly without being overbearing.  Valet service was lightning quick and there was never a need to have or recite the ticket number.  The location of the hotel is centrally located just minutes from kosher eateries in the Pico/Robertson and Beverly/La Brea neighborhoods.

The rooftop pool is tiny but was nicely heated when I went for an evening swim and it was completely deserted. I guess the folks who hang around poolside during the day were at the vibrant bar scene downstairs or enjoying the rest of the city’s nightlife.

Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to return to the SLS and I just hope it doesn’t climb any higher than a category 5!
Room: 8.5/10
Service: 8/10

-On Sunday night we walked down down the block from the SLS to LA’s latest kosher steakhouse, La Seine, also on La Cienega. (Thanks Mom for babysitting!) I had heard some extremely positive and extremely negative things about this place, so I was quite curious to try it out. The place itself and the ambiance is wonderful with comfortable chairs and booths as well as fireplaces giving it a very cozy feel. We started with Sushi that was outstanding. We ordered short ribs, a la carte off of the tasting menu and a flat-iron steak with fries. The ribs were melt-in-your-mouth but unfortunately lacked much flavor. The steak was perfect and the variety of sauces they brought out with it were great as well. The fries were nearly perfect. For dessert we had a disappointing chocolate trio, which consisted of hot chocolate cake, cold chocolate cake, and a chocolate rum shot, and an incredible hot lemon tart. Service was phenomenal all around.
Food: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Service: 10/10

-04/16: On Monday we hit up the cholov yisroel Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Beverly. The Iced Vanilla and Iced Mocha Coffee were both awesome.

-The Grove is always a nice spot to walk around and shop. I bumped into a fanwalking back from the Grove who recognized who I was and thanked me profusely for my Paris trip notes which he studied and copied to a T eating at each of the places I had been to and ordering the same foods down to the Farandole. Now that’s dedication!

-For lunch we had the La Gondola special, a Gondola Burger with soup, fries, or pasta for $10.95, which is a great deal. You really can’t go wrong here.
For dinner a half dozen DansDeals Forums members got together at La Gondola where we chowed down on Asian Spring Rolls, Avocado Egg Rolls, and their famous Ribs and Chai steak, topped off with a hot chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. Pretty soon folks from tables surrounding us started realizing who we were and started coming over to chat with us, so good times were had by all and the conversation went on for hours longer than the restaurant cared for it to carry on.
Food: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Service: 7/10

-04/17: On Tuesday for lunch we tried out a new Sushi place, Meshuga 4 Sushi. They have a nice lunch bento box special, about $12 for a Miso soup, roll of sushi, salad, rice, and the best part, panko salmon sticks.
The food is decent, nothing to really write home about, but the lunch special is a pretty sweet deal. Service was very good and when I checked in on Facebook my wife and I both got free cans of soda.
Food: 6.5/10
Service: 8/10

-Yogo, on Melrose, can always be counted on for a great variety of cholov yisroel frozen yogurts with a plethora of fun toppings. Definitely worth a visit.

-Of course I couldn’t head home without bringing back from cinnamon crumb cake donuts from Cafe Elite or the crumb topping Cheese Danishes from Schwartz Bakery, conveniently located next door to each other on Beverly.

-For dinner we went to an old classic, PKD, or Pico Kosher Deli. After a hot pastrami and homemade onion rings it was off to LAX and a quick stop in the very nice Terminal 7 United Club (boy does it beat the Terminal 6 club I’m used to!). We had the bulkhead again on the A319 aircraft, it’s not as spacious as the bulkhead on the A320, but it was still very nice. We had an empty seat for our car seat and Rafi slept the entire red-eye home.

Pictures (Click to enlarge) :

Corner suite at the Sheraton LAX

View from our suite at the Sheraton LAX

The always yummy fries at Fish Grill

The fish however was dry and the pasta soggy at the Pico Fish Grill location.  Next time it’s back to Beverly for me!

Thanks for the fun times Avis!

A partial view of the master bedroom in our rented Palm Springs vacation home.

A partial living/dining  room view in our rented Palm Springs vacation home

A small part of the backyard in our rented Palm Springs vacation home

Outdoor dining area in our rented Palm Springs vacation home

Basil & Berry stuffed crust pizza with eggs, I mean eggplant.

SLS Beverly Hills

Original Terrace room at the SLS.

Original Terrace room at the SLS.

View of the Terraces from the pool deck at the SLS

Pool Deck Entrance, SLS

SLS Pool Deck

SLS Studio Suite.

SLS Studio Suite.

SLS Studio Suite.

SLS Studio Suite.

SLS Studio Suite Bathroom.

SLS Studio Suite Bathroom.

La Seine.

Excellent Sushi ($8, Salmon, Avocado, and Jalapeno in a tempura batter served with a delicious dipping sauce) at La Seine.

The Bordeaux Braised Short Ribs, $34, melt in your mouth, but the flavor itself is somewhat underwhelming.

The Flat-Iron steak, $29, was seared to perfection and served with a number of very good dipping sauces and well spiced fries, at La Seine.

La Seine’s Hot Lemon Tart dessert, $12, was out of this world.

The Chocolate Trio, $8, however was surprisingly merely OK.

Enjoying a short night out without our adorable little one, at La Seine.

Addictive Ice Blended cholov yisroel Vanilla and Mocha coffee drinks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Cholov Yisroel items at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

A succulent Mushroom/Onion Gondola Burger with Pasta, $10.95 lunch special plus $2 for the sauteed mushrooms and onions, at La Gondola with delicious Pasta.  The soup option of the day, split pea with artichoke, was even a better choice.

Divine Hot chocolate chip cookie with Ice Cream at La Gondola.

Avocado Eggrolls with Cilantro dipping sauce, $12.95, are a absolute must have at La Gondola.

Asian Spring Rolls, $12.95, made with duck and chicken and served with peanut and teriyaki dipping sauces, are an excellent choice at La Gondola.

Chicken Salad, $13.95, at La Gondola.

Chai Steak, $38, in a caramelized onion sauce, can be inconsistent at times, but was perfect this time at La Gondola.

La Gondola’s famous BBQ Ribs, $38.

Of course at a DDF meetup we all pulled out our Sapphire Preferred cards, can’t beat 2.14 points per dollar!

Meshuga 4 Sushi’s lunch special.

Miso Soup at Meshuga 4 Sushi was quite salty.

Bento Box from Meshuga 4 Sushi had some great panko salmon sticks.

Yogo with raw cookie dough and chocolate chips!

Yogo.

A small sample of toppings at Yogo.

Cobb Salad with chopped chicken breast and grilled pastrami, $13.75, at PKD.

Excellent homemade Onion Rings, $3.95, at PKD.

Hot Pastrami, $12.95, at PKD.

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AirlineMileage TransfersAllianceExpiration
ANAAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Starwood 20K:25K
Star AllianceMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
AegeanNoneStar AllianceNo expiration as long as you credit one flight to Aegean every 24 months.
AeroMexicoAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Starwood 20K:25K
SkyteamMiles expire if you don't earn new miles every 24 months.
Air BerlinStarwood 20K:25KOneWorldMiles expire after at the end of each quarter, 3 years after they were earned, regardless of activity.
Air CanadaAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Starwood 20K:25K
Star AllianceYou must redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 12 months or account will expire.

Accounts belonging to minors under 18 are exempt from the expiry policy until they turn 18.
Air ChinaStarwood 20K:25KStar AllianceMiles expire on 12/31 that occurs more than 24 months after they were earned, regardless of activity.
Air New ZealandStarwood 20K:385Star AllianceMiles expire on account signup anniversary that is at least 48 months from when miles were earned, regardless of activity.
Alaska Starwood 20K:25KNone, but partners with select airlines from OneWorld and Skyteam.No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 24 months.
AlitaliaAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Starwood 20K:25K
SkyteamAll miles earned through 12/31/15 will expire on 06/30/16.
AmericanStarwood 20K:25KOneWorldNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 18 months.
AsianaStarwood 20K:25KStar AllianceMiles expire after 10 years regardless of activity.
AviancaNoneStar AllianceNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 24 months.
British AirwaysAMEX MR 1K:1K (250:200 effective 10/01)

Chase UR 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
OneWorldNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 36 months.
Cathay PacificAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Citi TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
OneWorldMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
China EasternStarwood 20K:25KSkyteamMiles expire on 12/31 that occurs more than 36 months after they were earned, regardless of activity.
China SouthernStarwood 20K:25KSkyteamMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
DeltaAMEX MR 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
SkyteamNo Expiration.
EVACiti TY: 1K:1KStar AllianceMiles expire at the end of the 36th month after they were earned, regardless of activity.
El AlAMEX MR 1,000:20None.All points earned after 02/09/15 expire after 3 years regardless of activity.
Non-flight point transfers from 02/09/15 and earlier never expire.
EmiratesAMEX MR 1K:1K.

Starwood 20K:25K
None, but partners with select airlines like Alaska, JAL, and KoreanMiles expire after 3 years (at the end of your birth month) regardless of activity.
EtihadCiti TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
None, but partners with select airlines like American.Miles expire 24 months after they were earned, regardless of activity.
Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)AMEX MR 1K:1K

Citi TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
SkyteamMiles expire after 20 months unless you fly on a paid mileage accruing Skyteam flight and credit the miles to Flying Blue.
FrontierNone.NoneMiles expire if you don't earn new miles every 6 months.
Garuda Citi TY: 1K:1KSkyteamMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
GOLStarwood 20K:12.5KNone, but partners with select airlines like Delta.Miles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
HainanStarwood 20K:25KNoneNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 24 months.
HawaiianAMEX MR 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
None, but partners with several airlines.No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 18 months.
IberiaAMEX MR 1K:1KOneWorldNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 36 months.
JALStarwood 20K:25KOneWorldMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
Jet AirwaysStarwood 20K:25KNone, but partners with select airlines like United.Miles expire after at the end of each quarter, 3 years after they were earned, regardless of activity.
JetblueAMEX MR 250:200NoneNo Expiration.
Korean Chase UR 1K:1K
SkyteamMiles expire after 10 years regardless of activity.
LANStarwood 20K:37.5K
OneWorldMiles expire after 36 months and are only renewable by taking a paid LAN flight.
MalaysiaCiti TY: 1K:1KOneWorldMiles expire at the end of the 36th month after they were earned, regardless of activity.
Miles & More (Lufthansa/Swiss, etc)Starwood 20K:25KStar AllianceMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
Miles & More cardholder's miles do not expire if they maintain card activity.
QantasCiti TY: 1K:1KOneWorldNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 18 months.
QatarCiti TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
OneWorldMiles expire on 06/30 or 12/31 that occurs more than 36 months after they were earned, regardless of activity.
SaudiaStarwood 20K:25KSkyteamMiles expire on 12/31 that occurs more than 36 months after they were earned, regardless of activity.
SingaporeAMEX MR 1K:1K

Chase UR 1K:1K

Citi TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
Star AllianceMiles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
SouthwestChase UR 1K:1KNoneNo expiration as long as you earn at least 1 mile every 24 months.
SpiritNoneNoneMiles expire if you don't earn new miles every 3 months.
ThaiCiti TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
Star AllianceMiles expire after at the end of each quarter, 3 years after they were earned, regardless of activity.
United Chase UR 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:12.5K
Star AllianceNo expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 18 months. If you have the United Explorer or Club credit card miles will never expire.
Virgin AmericaAMEX MR 200:100None, but partners with select airlines.No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 18 months.
Virgin AtlanticAMEX MR 1K:1K

Chase UR 1K:1K

Citi TY: 1K:1K

Starwood 20K:25K
None, but partners with several airlines.No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 36 months.
Virgin Australia Starwood 20K:25KNone, but partners with select airlines.No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 mile every 36 months.
Best WesternAMEX MR 1K:1K-No Expiration for residents of North America, Central America, South America, Asia and South Africa
Choice PrivilegesAMEX MR 1K:1K-Points expire on 12/31, 2 years after points were earned.
Club CarlsonNone-No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 point every 24 months.
HiltonAMEX MR 1K:1.5K

Chase UR via Virgin Atlantic 1K:1.5K

Citi TY: 1K:1.5K

Starwood via Virgin Atlantic 20K:37.5K
-No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 point every 12 months.
Hyatt Chase UR 1K:1K-No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 point every 24 months.
IHGChase UR 1K:1K-No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 point every 12 months.
Expirations will begin 05/01/16.
Marriott Chase UR 1K:1K-No expiration as long as you redeem or earn at least 1 point every 24 months.
Expirations will begin 02/01/16.
Starwood AMEX MR 1K:333-No expiration currently enforced as long as you redeem, earn, or transfer at least 1 point every 18 months (12 months stated policy plus 6 months grace period)
Points can be reactivated if you call and ask nicely :)
AmtrakChase UR 1K:1K-Points expire 36 months after your last paid Amtrak ride or after account opening and are renewable only with a paid ride. Amtrak cardholder points don't expire.
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Today Only! Stackable $25 Off $75 Plus 25% Off Plus Free Shipping At Lord & Taylor!

Lord & Taylor Linky

As mentioned in the Twitter offers post,  you can Sync your American Express card with your twitter account and tweet #AmexLandT to get $25 back on next $75+ purchase in Lord and Taylor stores or online until 04/30.

Today only they are also offering 25% off nearly everything sitewide (cosmetics and fragrances are 10% off) including some brands that usually don’t go on sale, like Michael Kors watches.
For the 25% off (plus free shipping on $99+ purchases) just use code (Exp: 04/22): FRIENDS

A $100 purchase will cost $75 with free shipping after the 25% off and you will get another $25 off the purchase with your AMEX card, dropping the price down to just $50 shipped!

HT: jewda, via DDF

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Daily Getaway For 04/23: Wyndham Points

Tomorrow you will be able to buy Wyndham points on the cheap. The sale starts at 1pm EST or at noon with a presale passcode that you get attain by following Wyndham on Facebook and checking out their wall on Monday.

Why should you care?

Because you can get 1 airline mile for every 2.5 Wyndham points as follows (Login required for link to work) :
-8,000 Wyndham points transfers into 3,200 miles with airlines like Air Berlin, Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and USAirways.
-17,500 Wyndham points transfers into 7,000 miles with those airlines.
-30,000 Wyndham points transfers into 12,000 miles with those airlines.

-Package 1: “1 Night at a Super 8 for Only $55” This is actually 16,000 points and the price will be $49.50 (.309 cents per Wyndham point) if you pay with an AMEX card. They will be selling 750 of these packages including 150 sold at presale. You can transfer 16,000 points into 6,400 miles, or .773 cents per mile.
-Package 2: “2 Nights at a Days Inn for Only $76” This is actually 28,000 points and the price will be $68.40 (.244 cents per Wyndham point) if you pay with an AMEX card. They will be selling 350 of these packages including 75 sold at presale. If this is the only package you get and you have nothing to do with the leftover points you can transfer 25,500 points into 10,200 miles, or .67 cents per mile.
-Package 3: “2 Nights at a Ramada for Only $110” This is actually 32,000 points and the price will be $99 (.309 cents per Wyndham point) if you pay with an AMEX card. They will be selling 350 of these packages including 70 sold at presale. You can transfer 32,000 points into 12,800 miles, or .773 cents per mile.
-Package 4: “2 Nights at a Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: $143” This is actually 50,000 points and the price will be $128.70 (.257 cents per Wyndham point) if you pay with an AMEX card. They will be selling 300 of these packages including 70 sold at presale. If this is the only package you get and you have nothing to do with the leftover points you can transfer 49,500 points into 19,800 miles, or .65 cents per mile.
-Package 5: “3 Nights at Wingate for Only $165” This is actually 48,000 points and the price will be $148.50 (.309 cents per Wyndham point) if you pay with an AMEX card. They will be selling 250 of these packages including 50 sold at presale. You can transfer 48,000 points into 19,200 miles, or .773 cents per mile.

“1 set of points may be purchased for this offer per Wyndham Rewards account number. Up to 6 sets of points may be purchased in total for any Wyndham Rewards offer in this promotion per customer/account number.”

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HOT: Get Small Odds On Big Prizes + Get Free Gifts!

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

Auction Linky

The Yeshiva Toras Chaim of Miami Chinese Auction is arguably the best odds you will EVER get at a Chinese Auction for prizes of this magnitude.

Win vacations to IsraelSwitzerlandThe Grand Canyon or Disney. Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride,  $1000 Shopping Spree or a Diamond Necklace. Get the latest technology with a MacBook ProThe New iPad or a Kindle Fire. Or simply – lower your tuition bill by $10,000.

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AA.com Now Showing Award Availability For 3 Partner Airlines!

AA.com added the ability to search for and book awards on Alaska Airlines not long ago and has now added the ability to search for and book awards on British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines.  As always, fuel surcharges do apply for travel on British Airways.

AA.com’s search calendar makes it much easier to find award flights than BA.com does for their own flights, so this is definitely a welcome addition.  Hopefully they will add the ability to book all partner airline flights in the near future, such as world-class carriers Cathay Pacific and Qantas.

Click to enlarge screenshots:


Sample Alaska (AS) and Hawaiian (HA) flights on AA.com from S. Diego to Honolulu.

Sample Hawaiian (HA) flight on AA.com From Sydney to JFK via Honolulu.

Sample British Airways (BA) flight on AA.com from Orlando to the Maldives via London.

Or you can see AA logic: Where a flight on 03/17 from Honolulu to Seattle costs 22,500 miles but a flight from Honolulu to London via Seattle on 03/17 costs 20,000 miles and you’re also free to stopover in Seattle for as long as you want.  I discussed this more at length in this post on Hawaiian Airlines flying nonstop from JFK-Honolulu starting in June.

HT: Yosef, via DDF

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Today Only! Stackable Savings Offers And Free Shipping At Express!

Express.com Linky

Express Clearance Linky

All 3 of these offers are stackable for today only!

Offer 1: Free shipping on $125+ purchases.

Offer 2: Buy 1 item and get 50% off any second item.

Offer 3: Save $15 for every $75 you spend (so $30 off $150, $45 off $225, etc.)

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Groupon: Up To 58% Off Sushi At Ready to Roll In Brooklyn!

Groupon: Up To 58% Off Sushi At Ready to Roll In Brooklyn!

2 Groupon options:

Option 1: $22 for a makimono sushi meal for two (up to a $52.45 total value) which includes:
-One side dish of kani, seaweed, edamame, or sushi salad (up to a $7.95 value)
-Two sushi, fruit, or vegetable rolls (up to a $9.50 value each)
-Two tempura or chef’s special rolls (up to a $12.75 value each)
-This option is valid for dine-in or carryout.

Option 2: $29 for a medium 85–100-piece makimono takeout platter for 12–14 people, including three vegetable, five regular, and three special rolls (a $60 value).
-This option is valid only for carryout.

-Expires Oct 24, 2012
-Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts.
-Limit 1 per table.
-Valid only for option purchased.

Ready to Roll Website Linky
992 E 15th St. Brooklyn, New York 11230, (718) 676-9860
“Behind the counter of a brick-lined Flatbush storefront, the chefs at Ready to Roll assemble edible works of art with fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables. Along with a wide array of salmon and tuna confections, many rolls enfold simple combinations of produce, from portobello mushroom and avocado to kiwi, mango, and banana. Inside the brand-new sushi bar, which opened in March 2012, glass cases showcase the day’s sea harvest, and low-backed chrome barstools tuck under wall counters, allowing for tiny staff roller-skating parties during off hours. The restaurant keeps kosher under the supervision of Rabbi Yisroel Gornish.”

-The Groupon Promise: If you’re let down, we’ll refund your purchase. Period.

HT: jewda, via DDF

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HOT! Caravelle By Bulova Mens Leather Watch For Just $29.98 Shipped From Jomashop!

Caravelle By Bulova Mens Leather Watch Linky

Retail is $79.99, sale price is $59.99. It sells for $59.99 directly from Amazon.

Use the following coupon code for $36 off, dropping the price down to $29.98 shipped ($23.99 plus $5.99 shipping): DAN36
The code will expire on Monday, 04/23.

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Dell OptiPlex 790 Mini Tower Desktop With Dual 22″ Monitors And 3 Year Onsite Warranty For Just $728 Shipped After $540 Off And $100 Coupon!

Dell OptiPlex 790 Mini Tower Desktop Linky

The original price is $1,389. There is $540 in instant savings to drop the price down to $849. You can delete the included mouse, keyboard, and speakers (the ones from your last computer should work just fine) to save another $21.
Then use the following coupon in your cart to save another $100 to drop the price down to $728 with free shipping: ?$9JKKWBGTNZMM

If you also have already registered for the American Express Dell Twitter promotion you will get another $100 off the desktop, dropping the price down to just $628 with free shipping! If you haven’t registered already it is too late to register.

Fair warning from experience: Once you have a desktop with 2 screens you’ll never want to go back to having just 1 screen! Plus 2bm/3bm multiple credit card apps from the same bank are so much easier with the second screen 😀

Specs at $728:
-2 Dell E Series E2211H 22″ Widescreen Monitors
-Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor (3.1GHz, 6M)
-Windows 7 Professional
-CD/DVD Burner
Upgrade available to a 19-in-1 Card Reader for $14.
-Microsoft Office Starter 2010
-3 Year Warranty with next day onsite service after remote diagnosis
-Intel HD Graphics 2000
Upgrade available to 512MB AMD RADEON HD 6350 for $74
-250GB 3.5” SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive and 8MB Cache
Upgrade available to 320GB/16MB Cache for $8.
Upgrade available to 500GB/16MB Cache for $40.
-4GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz
Upgrade available to 8GB for $80.
-Dell Quiet Key Keyboard
Downgrade available to no Keyboard to save $7.
-Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse
Downgrade available to no Mouse to save $5.
-Internal Dell Business Audio Speaker
Downgrade available to no Speaker to save $9.
Upgrade available to Dell AX210 Two Piece Speakers for $10.

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Discount Mags Magazine Subscription Deals!

Discount Mags Linky

Just use the following code to get the price listed below: DANSDEALS
You can also save 15% off other magazines on the site with that code.

Shape Magazine for $3.50 per year.
Teen Vogue Magazine for $3.50 per year.
Family Circle Magazine for $3.99 per year.
Taste of Home Magazine for $3.99 per year.
Weight Watchers Magazine for $3.99 per year.
Yoga Journal Magazine for $3.99 per year.
Outdoor Photographer Magazine for $4.44 per year.
Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine for $4.50 per year.
Budget Travel Magazine for $4.79 per year.

If you already have a subscription just select “renew my subscription” and it will add the time onto your existing subscription! You can order as many years as you like. If you make multiple orders of the same magazine it can just be added onto the length of your subscription!

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$2 Of Free MP3s From Amazon!

Amazon $2 MP3 Offer Linky

Click on “Enter Your Code” and use code (Exp: 04/22): MOMROCKS

Limit of $2 in free MP3′s per amazon account.
You must redeem the credit by 11:59 p.m. PST on April 22, 2012.

You can use this code in Amazon’s MP3 store to find downloads like 8th day, Moshav, Avraham Fried, Matisyahu, Blue Fringe Lipa Schmeltzer, Benny Friedman, Yossi Green, and hundreds of other albums by Sameach Music!

Post a comment of what you will download!

Limit of one free $2 MP3 code per amazon account.

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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