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Get $5 Off $5 Of Patriot SD Cards And Flash Drives And Free Shipping From BeachCamera

Patriot SD Cards And Flash Drives Linky

Get $5 off $5 of Patriot SD Cards and Flash Drives from BeachCamera when checking out with V.me and using code: VmePatriot5

You must checkout with V.me which works with any credit card.

Sample items:
-4GB MicroSD with full size SD adapter for $0.99 shipped.
-8GB MicroSD with full size SD adapter for $3.99 shipped.
-16GB USB Flash Drive for $6.99 shipped.
-16GB Class 10 SD Card for $7.99 shipped.
-32GB USB Flash Drive for $12.99 shipped.
-32GB Class 10 SD Card for $14.99 shipped.

The coupon is valid once per account and expires 03/11 or while supplies last.

Post a comment of what you’ll be buying.

HT: ShmuliT, via DDF

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Buy Amazon Gift Cards And Get Free Kindle Accessories

Buy Amazon Gift Cards And Get Free Kindle Accessories

-Buy a Amazon gift card $50-$99.99 and get $10 credit towards Kindle Accessories sold by Amazon.
-Buy a Amazon gift card $100-$499.99 and get $20 credit towards Kindle Accessories sold by Amazon.
-Buy a Amazon gift card $500+ and get $100 credit towards Kindle Accessories sold by Amazon.

-They made this a bit more confusing than they should have. The gift cards you are buying are called “Amazon.com Kindle Accessories Gift Cards” but in fact the gift cards are valid for everything on Amazon.com.
-You can only get 1 promo credit per account. It’s implied that all of your “Amazon.com Kindle Accessories Gift Cards” will be combined to determine the amount of promo credit you’ll receive.
-You will get the $10, $20, or $100 promo credit code by 04/01 and you can spend that promo credit only in the Kindle Accessories store on items that are sold directly from Amazon. The promo credit code expires 04/30. Of course the Amazon gift cards you purchased never expire.

Don’t need Kindle accessories? You can always buy Amazon gift cards from any office supply store on your Chase Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable into highly valuable miles) per dollar!

HT: Drago, via DDF

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FREE SHIPPING On $29+ Orders From PaperGoods.com Plus Get $10 Off $99+ Orders!

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PaperGoods.com has the largest selection of paper goods, houseware, party goods, and dinnerware at fantastic prices. We also offer FAST FREE SHIPPING (Tri-state in 1-2 Business days) on all orders above $49 all year round!

We have two exclusive limited time offers for Dansdeals customers:

-Use the following code to receive FREE SHIPPING on all $29+ orders (Exp: 03/14): SHIPDAN

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Office Max 5 Hour Flash Sale

Office Max 5 Hour Flash Sale
Valid 1pm-6pm.

Pickup a $130 all-in-one printer for $39.99 shipped and more.

Don’t forget to use your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card for 5 points per dollar!

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Living Social: $45 For A Sam’s Club Membership And A $20 Sam’s Club/Walmart Gift Card

Living Social: $45 For A Sam’s Club Membership And A $20 Sam’s Club/Walmart Gift Card

HT: SPGDUDE, via DDF

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Join Amazon Mom And Get $10 Off Your First Pack Of Diapers

Amazon Mom Offer Linky

-Valid for new Amazon Mom accounts only.
-Free 3 month trial, $79 annual prime fee afterwards. You can set your account not to auto-renew.

HT: Steven, via DDF

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AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For April-June 2013

Related: Q1 Award List

Q2 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky

-You can book tickets for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly charges if you have an eligible AA card.
-Consumer cardholders also get a 10% rebate on miles redeemed, so a coach reduced award will now cost just 15,750 miles round trip after the instant 7,500 mileage reduction and the 10% (in this case 1,750) mileage rebate.

To book these awards just call AA’s AAdvantage desk at 800-882-8880 and reference the following award code:
7,500 miles off Coach: TC8X7A
7,500 miles off Business/First: UC21X2A

Below is a sample list of some of Q2’s valid destinations, origination is allowed from any US48 City.
While BA Avios may be a better deal for nonstop short-haul flights, bear in mind that you pay for each segment when redeeming Avios, whereas with AA miles you pay for the entire journey.

-Atlanta
-Charlotte
-Cincinnati
-Cleveland
-Colorado Springs
-Columbus
-Dallas
-Detroit
-Houston (IAH and HOU)
-Miami
-Minneapolis
-Nashville
-New York (LGA)
-Newark
-S. Barbara, CA
-S. Louis
-Salt Lake City
-Vail, CO
-Washington D.C (DCA and IAD)

-Calgary
-Montreal
-Ottawa
-Toronto

Note: Some readers have reported success in:
-Originating from one of the cities on the list and flying to anywhere with a 7,500 mile discount.
-Getting them to waive the $25 phone fee as these can’t be booked online.
-Getting a 3,750 mile discount on one-way travel.
-You can always pull a hidden city trick (for example for fly JFK-LAX-SBA and just get off at LAX), though you’d probably have to forgo checked luggage.

YMMV! (Your mileage may vary)

HT: Ya’alili, via DDF

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Starwood 2013 Category Changes

Just as a reminder, 03/04 local hotel time is the last chance to book at the old rates.  For example if you want to book the W Taipei which is moving from category 5 to 6 you would have to do so before 10:59am EST which is 11:59pm there.

Originally posted on 02/20:

Starwood 2013 Category Changes Linky

Book stays by 03/04 to lock in current rates for future stays.  Almost all hotel stays are cancellable for free until a certain amount of time before the stay (read the fine print).

For now, somehow, someway, the Le Meridian Dead Sea Israel remains a category 1 hotel even with its $500 paid rates. Go figure?

Hotels that are not on the list are still subject to change without any warning on 03/05.

All in all these changes are worse than Hyatt, but far better than the massive devaluations going on with Hilton, Marriott, and Priority Club as point rates catch up to hotel prices that continue to creep up.

Most hotels chains reorganize their categories yearly to keep them current with the average rates that they charge.  The beauty of hotel points is that there are no blackout dates or capacity controls, if there is a room you can use points for it.  So even if a major event is in town and rates are quadruple what they normally are you can still use the regular amount of points as long as the hotel is not sold out of standard rooms.

Sample hotels going more expensive:
-The great SLS Beverly Hills (reviewed here) goes from category 5 to 6. This leaves the Andaz West Hollywood at LA’s best points bargain as a Hyatt category 4 property.
-The Westin Kierland Villas, Scottsdale goes from category 5 to 6.
-The St. Regis Princeville Resort Kauai (which I didn’t particularly care for) goes from category 6 to 7. All the more reason to opt for the GHK.
-The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas goes from category 5 to 6.
-The Westin Moana Surfrider Honolulu (which we loved) goes from category 5 to 6.
-The Westin Ka’anapali Maui Ocean Resort Villas goes from category 6 to an insane category 7.
-The Westin Southfield Detroit near the jewish community there goes from category 2 to 3.
-The Aloft Brooklyn goes from category 3 to a whopping category 5.
-The Sheraton Brooklyn goes from category 4 to 5.
-The Danieli Venice goes from category 6 to 7, leaving the Westin (reviewed here) as the only affordable SPG property in that stunning city.
-The St. Regis Beijing goes from category 5 to 6.
-The W Taipei goes from category 5 to 6.
-The Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort (so good and yet so bad) goes from category 3 to 4.
-Sheraton Denarau Villas Fiji goes from category 4 to 6.

Sample hotels getting cheaper:
-The Westin Aruba goes from category 5 to 4.
-The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, Beaver Creek goes from category 6 to 5
-The Luxury Collection’s Hotel Ivy Minneapolis goes from category 5 to 4

Starwood’s standard award chart will not change:
If you stay 5 nights with points the 5th night is free.
Category 1 = 2,000 (weekend), 3,000 (weekday).
Category 2 = 3,000 (weekend), 4,000 (weekday).
Category 3 = 7,000
Category 4 = 10,000
Category 5 = 12,000 (Low Season), 16,000 (High Season).
Category 6 = 20,000 (Low Season), 25,000 (High Season).
Category 7 = 30,000 (Low Season), 35,000 (High Season).

Cash and Points Changes:
While all hotels must offer standard points rates at all times, they don’t have to ever offer cash and points availability. The cash and points award chart is getting more expensive in an effort to get more hotels to open up additional cash and points availability.

The current chart is bookable until March 4th for future stays:
Category 1 = 1,200+$25
Category 2 = 1,600+$30
Category 3 = 2,800+$45
Category 4 = 4,000+$60
Category 5 = 4,800+$90
Category 6 = 8,000+$150
Category 7 = 15,000+$275

The new cash and points chart is as follows:

 

Point transfers to airlines with a 25% bonus for 20K transfers remains blissfully unchanged.

HT: Drago, via DDF

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$50 iTunes Gift Card For $40 From Staples

$50 iTunes Gift Card Linky

The discount will be applied automatically on the final checkout page.  This is available online and in-store.

This can be used for music, tv, movies, audiobooks, games, or any app store purchases or subscriptions.  It can even be used for the Artscroll Shas app.

Don’t forget to use your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card for 5 points per dollar!

HT: jason1960, via DDF

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HP Pavilion p7-1520t Desktop PC For $444.98 Shipped

Buy this laptop on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the laptop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your laptop, free of any hassle!

Buy anything from HP with an American Express business card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN or the Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN and get 5%-10% cash back on top of the regular points earned for the purchase with automatic Open Savings! If you spend $200-$999 from HP in a year then the cash rebate will be 5%. If you spend $1,000 or more in a year then the cash rebate will be 10%!
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HP Pavilion p7-1520t Desktop PC Linky

Use the following code for $15 off: SAVE15HP

-Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3330 quad-core processor, 3.0GHz
-1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
-Windows 8 (64 bit)
-6GB RAM
-SuperMulti DVD Burner
-15-in-1 memory card reader
-Beats Audio integrated studio quality sound
-HP USB keyboard and optical mouse
-Wireless-N 802.11 LAN card

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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A List Of Gift Cards Sold By Office Supply Stores

Update: Want to save money on gas while earning more points?
Several DDF users have confirmed that they paid the lower cash price for gas when using a gift card instead of the higher credit card price.  Plus by buying those gas gift cards at office supply stores on Ink you earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar. Additionally some DDF users report that they even received a 10 cent discount off of the cash price at Shell for using a Shell gift card!
For more info:
-http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18471.msg398873#msg398873

-http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14434.msg195250#msg195250

-http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18471.msg400779#msg400779

-http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18471.msg399028#msg399028

-http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14434.msg198470#msg198470
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Originally posted on 12/10/12:

Related posts:
-A Rundown Of The Chase Ultimate Rewards Program And Ultimate Rewards Cards

-Want To Boost Your Credit Score? Spend On Business Cards Instead Of Consumer Cards.
-Updated Chase Ink Offers
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I’ve mentioned numerous times that the Chase Ink cards can be used at Office Supply stores to buy gift cards and earn 5 points per dollar.  As the points can be transferred to many valuable currencies (see the related articles above) that means a rebate of about 9.5%.

I personally have all 4 Ink flavors, the Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Ink Cash, and Ink Classic cards.  I just finished my collection with the last 2 flavors I could get and a United business card which earned me 50K miles and $50 cash back a few weeks ago in a 3BM.  It took a call to Business Recon to get them approved, but with some shifting of personal credit lines that didn’t pose any problem and I even got the 2 Ink cards approved in one call.

The money you spend on business cards doesn’t show up your credit report so spending on them doesn’t hurt your credit utilization ratio like spending on a personal card does.  The Ink Cash card comes with 6 months of 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers, which also won’t hurt your credit score like those would if carried on a personal card.  Canceling a business card won’t hurt your score either as the credit line was never reported.

Getting a business card is quite simple. As a 12 year old I was buying beanie babies from Nordstrom to flip on eBay once they were “retired” when a $5 purchase could fetch $300 a week later. Once I hit 18 I was able to get a business card by just calling the business my name with Sole Proprietorship at the end. I just used my social security number in the Tax Identification Number field as well as in the social security number field. I never had a problem getting approved after a quick chat with reconsideration. You can reach Chase business reconsideration at 800-453-9719.

Besides for the office supply store bonus you also earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent all year round on telecom (cell and landline), cable, internet, and TV.  With the Bold/Plus cards that’s capped at $50,000 per year and with the Classic/Cash cards that’s capped at $25,000 per year.  The cards also earn 2 points per dollar year round at gas stations and either hotels (Ink Bold/Plus/Classic) or dining (Ink Cash). The Bold/Plus cards have no foreign exchange fees and you need one of those cards or a Sapphire Preferred to transfer points to airline miles or hotel points.

Amazon Payments can cash out AMEX/MC/Visa gift cards with no fees.  Of course if you do $5,000 like that on a new Ink Bold or Ink Plus card you’ll also have earned the 50,000 point signup bonus plus 25,000 points at 5 points per dollar, so you’ll have a total of 75,000 points, all transferable to United, British Airways, Korean, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.

Or pick up gift cards to stores you shop at anyway, like Amazon or Nordstrom, to earn 5 points per dollar there.

You should never pay tax on a gift card.  If you are being charged tax by mistake be sure to ask for a manager or call their corporate customer service.

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

Office Max:
-Prepaid AMEX (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Mastercard (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Visa (Fee applies)
-Amazon
-American Eagle
-AMC Theaters
-AT&T GoPhone
-Babies R Us/Toys R Us
-Baja Fresh
-Barnes & Noble
-Bass Pro Shop
-Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby
-Boost Mobile
-Build-A-Bear
-Cabela’s
-Catherine’s
-Cheesecake Factory
-Chili’s
-Claire’s
-Coldstone Creamery
-Cracker Barrel
-Disney
-Express
-Fandango
-Foot Locker
-Home Depot
-Ihop
-iTunes
-JCPenney
-Jo-Ann Fabric
-Justice
-Kindle
-Kohl’s
-Lowe’s
-Macy’s
-Michael’s
-Nike
-Nook
-Nordstrom
-Olive Garden
-Outback Steakhouse
-Outdoor Adventure Gift Card
-Panera
-PFChang’s
-Pizza Hut
-Prepaid phone cards
-Red Lobster
-Red Robin
-Regal Cinemas
-Ruby Tuesday
-Sephora
-Southwest
-SpaFinder
-Starbucks
-Subway
-TGIFriday
-TJMaxx
-T-Mobile Prepaid
-Verizon Prepaid
-Virgin Mobile

Staples:
-Prepaid AMEX (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Mastercard (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Visa (Fee applies)
-Aeropastle
-Amazon
-American Eagle
-AMC Theaters
-Applebees
-Babies R Us/Toys R Us
-Barnes & Noble
-Bath & Body Works
-Bass Pro Shop
-Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby
-Bloomingdale’s
-Cheesecake Factory
-Chili’s
-Coldstone Creamery
-CPK
-eBay
-Express
-Fandango
-Foot Locker
-Gap Inc (Gap, Banana, Old Navy, Athleta, Piperlime)
-Google Play
-Groupon
-Home Depot
-Hulu Plus
-iTunes
-JCPenney
-Jiffy Lube
-Kindle
-Kohl’s
-Lowe’s
-Macy’s
-Marriott
-Marshalls
-Michael’s
-Nintendo eShop
-Nook
-Nordstrom
-Olive Garden
-Outback Steakhouse
-Red Lobster
-Regal Cinemas
-Ruby Tuesday
-Panera
-Petco
-PFChang’s
-Pottery Barn
-Prepaid AMEX
-Sephora
-Shell
-Southwest
-SpaFinder
-Starbucks
-Subway
-TJMaxx
-Whole Foods

Office Depot:
-Prepaid AMEX (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Visa (Fee applies)
-Prepaid Vanilla Gift Card (Fee applies)
-Prepaid OneVanilla Gift Card (Fee applies)
-AMC Theaters
-American Eagle
-Applebees
-AT&T GoPhone
-Barnes & Noble
-Bass Pro Shop
-Bath & Body Works
-Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby
-Bloomingdale’s
-Burger King
-Burlington
-Chili’s
-Express
-Exxon/Mobil
-Fandango
-Foot Locker
-Game Stop
-Gap Inc (Gap, Banana, Old Navy, Athleta, Piperlime)
-Ihop
-iTunes
-Macy’s
-Marshalls
-McAfee
-Olive Garden
-Panera
-Pier 1 Imports
-Pizza Hut
-Red Lobster
-Sephora
-Shell
-Starbucks
-TJMaxx
-T-Mobile Prepaid
-Verizon Prepaid
-Virgin Mobile
-Wendy’s
-Whole Foods
-Xbox

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Turkish: Tel Aviv To NYC For Just $601 Round-Trip With Tax!

-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book.

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

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Lots of valid dates in April and May. Only valid for round-trip flights originating in Tel Aviv. Flights connect in Istanbul.

A sample flight itinerary looks like this:
Outbound:
04/14 Tel Aviv-Istanbul, 12:55 am-3:05 am
4:20 connection time
04/14 Istanbul-JFK, 7:25am-11:20 am.
Return:
04/23 JFK-Istanbul, 12:50 pm-5:40 am
3:50 connection time
04/24 Istanbul-Tel Aviv, 9:30am-11:35 am

Here are some sample valid dates that currently work on Priceline (dates may sell out at any time):
-04/03-04/22
-04/10-04/22
-04/10-04/23
-04/14-04/22
-04/14-04/23
-04/17-04/23
-04/17-05/07
-04/21-05/07
-04/23-05/07
-04/25-05/06
-04/28-05/06
-04/29-05/06
-04/30-05/06
-05/01-05/07
-05/02-05/07
-05/08-05/21
-05/08-05/22
-05/08-05/28
-05/09-05/22
-05/09-05/28
-05/13-05/22
-05/19-05/28
-05/20-05/28
-05/21-05/28
-05/22-05/28
-05/23-05/28

HT: israrcher, via DDF

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LAST CHANCE: Exclusive 50% Discount Offer For DansDeals Readers, Plus Free Split The Pot!

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United: Fly Between Fort Lauderdale And Los Angeles For Just $155 Round-Trip With Tax!

Update: DEAD!

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-Bookable on Priceline (with regular mileage earning and free cancellations until 11:30pm ET the day after you book , from Orbitz or direct from the airline.

Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, or 3 points per dollar with The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN, or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Valid in either direction on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April, May, and June.

Sample valid date for $155: LAX-FLL on 05/22-05/29.

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Gift Card Deal Next Week At Staples

Page 11 of next week’s Staples ad shows a $15 Visa prepaid card for buying $150 or more in Visa prepaid cards.

You get the $15 prepaid card via filling out an online EasyRebate. Limit of 1 per household.
I know that the $200 Visa card they sell has a $6.95 fee.

If you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card of course you earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points for every dollar you spend at office supply store like Staples, so you’ll come out ahead 1,035 points and $8.05.

Plus of course it helps you reach that $5,000 spend threshold to earn 50,000 bonus points on the Ink Bold or Ink Plus.

Even without the $15 prepaid card rebate it can make sense to buy $200 Visa cards on Ink cards.

Last time I scaled this quite nicely. Still working on all of the Amazon Payments from it, gotta go finish my February spending tonight!

HT: dovy2, via DDF

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Vivitar Digital Video Recorder Kit For $104.95 Shipped From Vente-Privee

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

Vente-Privee has a Vivitar Digital Video Recorder Kit on sale for $99 through tomorrow morning at 8:59am EST.

This is listed as a final sale item, but just purchase it on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN and you will have 90 days to return the item to American Express. Many DDF users have even reported that when filing for return protection they didn’t even have to send back the item, though that seems to be “YMMV” (Your mileage may vary).  Plus you’ll have warranty protection so if it breaks in your 2nd year of ownership you can get a refund of your purchase price.

Included in the kit is:
-1 digital video recorder
-1 neoprene fitted case
-1 spider tripod
-1 hard shell gadget case
-1 50-in-1 card reader
-2 4GB SD cards
-1 LCD cleaning kit

-Compact size and light weight
-Records 1080p full high definition (HD) video
-Captures 16.1 megapixel still digital images with crystal clear, high resolution color and razor sharp clarity
-Bright 3″ touch screen LCD lets you access key features with one-touch ease
-High-sensitivity microphone for more realistic sound effects
-Lithium ion battery
-Face detection technology
-HDMI video output & TV output
-Compatible media: SD/SDHC
-Includes easy-to-use Vivitar ‘Experience’ Image Manager software CD to edit, organize, add special effects and then email or upload to YouTube, Facebook & Twitter

You can watch it in action here.

Shipping is free for $100+ orders that are charged to your AMEX card. Otherwise shipping is $5.95.
The “C. Wonder” event has earring starting at $7 (just sort by price) so you can get the video camera and the earrings for $106 shipped due to clearing the $100 free shipping threshold.

“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 and items will often sell out quickly!

HT: good sam, via DDF

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Today Only! Save 80% On Men’s Outerwear From Amazon!

Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards at any Office Supply store with your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar (worth roughly 9.5% back)!

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Save 80% on men’s outerwear

Today only while supplies last Amazon has 80% off Pea Coats and Parkas from Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, London Fog, and more. A normally $250 coat will set you back just $50!

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Samsung Series 5 14″ Laptop, Was $799.99, Now Just $499.99 Shipped From Amazon

Buy this laptop on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the laptop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your laptop, free of any hassle!

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Samsung Series 5 14″ Laptop Linky

Amazon was selling this laptop for $799.99 just last week and has slashed the price to just $499.99!

-Intel 3rd generation Core i5-3210M (2.5 GHz, turbo up to 3.10 GHz)
-500GB Hard Drive
-14″ LED
-Windows 8 (64 bit)
-NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1GB dedicated graphics
-4GB RAM
-DVD±RW Super Multi dual-layer burner
-JBL Speakers
-HDMI output + VGA
-802.11bgn WiFi
-Bluetooth 4.0
-1.3-megapixel HD webcam
-4-in-1 memory card slot
-Up to 6.6 hours of battery life

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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1SaleADay Sell-Off

Sort of like a woot-off, 1SaleADay.com is having a sell-off today.
A new item will be featured for sale every 30 minutes.

HT: SPGDUDE, via DDF

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Final Day To Redeem Airtran Points For Flights On Other Airlines

Airtran has long run an excellent program that allowed you to redeem points for travel on other airlines.

Today is the last day to redeem for a voucher for that option.  If you do redeem for that voucher you will have 1 year to use the voucher to book a ticket on another airline. You can redeem for a voucher by logging into your Airtran account under My Rewards>Redeem Other Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 credits gets you a roundtrip domestic US48 ticket, 50 credits gets you a roundtrip ticket to Alaska/Hawaii/Mexico ticket, and 100 credits gets you a roundtrip ticket worldwide.

You can also transfer increments of 1,200 Southwest points into 1 Airtran credit, so 38,400 Southwest points or Chase Ultimate Rewards points gets you 32 Airtran credits.

Airtran actually buys the ticket, so you do earn miles on the ticket.  The rules are fairly simple, you need to book 7 days in advance, a Saturday night stay at your destination is required, you can stay up to 30 days, and no stopovers are allowed.  They’ll generally book you on the least expensive option, but you can request for the most direct option.

It’s a shame to see this go away as I’ve used this many times over the years for pricey tickets.  Mergers are rarely ever good news for consumers.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 For Just $129.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards at any Office Supply store with your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar (worth roughly 9.5% back)!

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 Linky

This is the lowest Amazon price ever for this model. Earlier this month the price was $169.
Silver and red are available $129.99.

-World’s thinnest camera with a 12x Optical Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
-Canon’s HS SYSTEM with a 10.1 MP CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor (up to 3200 ISO)
-3.0-inch PureColor System LCD
-Smart AUTO with 58 predefined shooting scenarios and the new Face ID function
-Full 1080p HD Video in Stereo Sound with a dedicated Movie Button and HDMI Output for HDTV viewing
-10.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
-3-inch TFT PureColor system LCD with wide-viewing angle
-DIGIC 5 Image Processor
-Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound and dedicated movie button
-28mm wide-angle lens (12x optical zoom, approx. 4x digital zoom and 48x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer

HT: Red, via DDF

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Free 39 Week Wall Street Journal Subscription!

Free Wall Street Journal 39 Week Subscription Linky

It can take a long time until these free subscriptions start coming, but they do eventually come and there’s no catch!

The previous link for this deal has been dead for a little while now, so I’m glad to see this come back again so that my subscription shouldn’t lapse.

I typically alternate the subscription name between myself, my wife, and my son. I’ve been getting my daily WSJ fix for years now this way 😀
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You can even set up your mobile device to receive text messages (and choose which hours of the night not to bother you). After setting up your device be sure to opt into mobile notifications from DansDeals (it’s in the drop-down menu next to the blue “Following” button), so that you will never again be kicking yourself for missing a crazy deal!

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Asus Touchscreen Laptops On Sale At Best Buy

Asus Ultrabook 11.6″ Touchscreen Laptop: $399.99 Shipped

Asus Ultrabook 14″ Touchscreen Laptop: $499.99 Shipped

Windows 8 was created to be used with a touchscreen. Unleash its power with one of these touchscreen laptops.

HT: Mark W

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Get 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for Just $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks

4Checks Offer Linky

Enter the following offer code on any product page and click “update pricing”: DB4305

2 boxes will be $8.95 shipped or 4 boxes are $19.80 shipped.  This code is generally limited to once per customer, but if you have used it already in the past you can try the code with a different check style.

4Checks and its affiliated printing companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.

To get the $8.95 price:
-You will need to click “no” on both of the EZShield offers in your cart
-Decline in-plant rush
-Select USPS bulk shipping

Choose from over 800 styles of checks and get 2 boxes for just $8.95 shipped. 2 boxes of carbon-copy checks are also available for $9.95 shipped.

-Boxes of single checks contain 125 checks, so you’ll get 250 checks with this option.
-Boxes of carbon-copy checks contain 100 checks, so you’ll get 200 checks with this option.

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Toro Electric Power Curve Snow Blower For Just $134.99 Shipped From Woot

Update: Sold Out!

Toro Electric Power Curve Snow Blower Linky

This is less than half the price that other retailers charge.

-Combining a 15 amp electric motor with patented Power Curve technology, the blower moves more snow in less time, virtually eliminates clogging, and cleans all the way down to the pavement
-In one pass, the blower can clear a path 18″ wide and 12″ deep
-Move up to 700 pounds of snow in a minute
-15 amp electric snow blower, just plugs in and throws snow up to 30 feet
-Use the snow blower’s Zip Deflector control to throw snow high, low, or in-between, and with just a simple touch, the unit’s positive-locking ratchet deflector adjusts in less than a second
-Weighs only 26 pounds, making it easy to maneuver and use by many members of the family
-Full-bail ergonomic handle provides maximum comfort and leverage, its lift handle makes it easy to transport from the deck to the patio or pathway, and its cord lock system means you don’t have to stop because of interrupted power
-Handle folds for compact storage

HT: greatdeals, via DDF

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Sony 32GB Class 10 High-Speed SD Card For Just $14.95 Shipped From B&H!

Update: DEAD!

Sony 32GB Class 10 High-Speed SD Card Linky

HT: rots5, via DDF

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Trip Notes Maldives: The Longest Flight In The World And 2 Nights In Paradise

-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site.

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Trip Planning:

I’ve long dreamed of staying in an overwater bungalow.  The main places where they can be found are in French Polynesia (Bora Bora, Moorea, etc) and the Maldives (pronounced Mahl-deeves).  Neither of which are easy to get to and both of which are among the priciest places to stay in the world with few good point options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long road to paradise.

More after the jump…
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Get $25 Restaurant Certificates For $4 Or Less!

All certificates listed below are currently in stock, but some will sell out quickly. If you find any more kosher restaurants please post a comment!

You can only use 1 certificate per table.

Restaurant.com Linky

To get the prices listed below, enter the following code in your cart and then click “apply” to take 60% off of the regular discounted coupon price (Exp: 02/26): HURRY

Once bought the certificates never expire! Be sure to read the restrictions that apply to each restaurant before purchasing. Note the hours listed on restaurant.com are often incorrect (it shows many eateries being open on Saturday when they are not, etc).

Kosher restaurants (Remember to verify kosher supervision before eating at any restaurant) include:

Los Angeles Metro:

-Stacey’s Cafe Delish-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.

Miami:

-17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar-$10 Off $20, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$15 off $22.50 Dinner, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.
$25 Off $50 Dinner, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code

New York Metro:

-Kaff Kafe-$5 Off $10, Normally $2, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$10 off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$15 Off $22.50, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.

-New York Bagel of the Month Club (Parve/Pas Yisroel)-$10 off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$25 Off $37.50, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.

-Roslyn Village Pizza-$10 Off $20 Dinner, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.

-Safa:-$15 off $22.50 Dinner, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.
-$25 Off $35 Dinner, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.
-$50 Off $100 Dinner, Normally $20, Now $8 after coupon code.

-Turquoise Kosher Fish Restaurant-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$15 off $22.50, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.
$25 Off $37.50, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.

S. Antonio, Texas:

-Cafe Aroma-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.

HT: greatdeals, via DDF

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Southwest.com Now Selling Airtran Flights In 39 Markets

Effective today, Southwest is expanding their Airtran integration and you can now book travel for Airtran flights on Southwest.com as a Southwest codeshare between 39 cities.
This is good for travel beginning 03/10.

Why should you? Because if you book on Southwest.com you’ll get 2 free bags, a savings of up to $120 round-trip per person!  Plus Southwest doesn’t charge for flight changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current cities are: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Buffalo, Cancun, Charlotte, Dayton, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Grand Rapids, Hartford/Springfield, Islip, Jacksonville, Louisville, Manchester, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, New York/LaGuardia, Norfolk, Oakland, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose Del Cabo, San Jose, CA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay, Washington/Reagan National, and West Palm Beach.

By April you’ll be able to book all Airtran flights on Southwest.com.  And in 2014 Airtran will cease to exist.

HT: aj26, via DDF

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Diapers And Wipes On Sale At Amazon

-Huggies Snug & Dry, Huggies Pure & Natural, Huggies Little Snugglers, and Huggies Little Movers diapers all have $1 off coupons to clip on their product pages.

-Huggies wipes have a $1 coupon to clip.

-Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Extra Protection Diapers, Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants for Girls, and Pampers Splashers diapers all have $1 off coupons to clip on their product pages.

-Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers with Ultra Leakguards has a $1 coupon.

And as always, Amazon Mom gives 20% off on diapers and wipes with subscribe and save.

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Sony VAIO T 13.3″ Ultrabook For $569.49 Shipped

Buy this laptop on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the laptop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your laptop, free of any hassle!

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Sony VAIO T 13.3″ Ultrabook Linky

Use the following eCoupon during the checkout process: SONYT1329X

-Intel Core i3 3rd generation 3217U
Upgrade available to Core i5 for $70
-Windows 8 64-bit
-13.3″ LED
Upgrade available to touchscreen for $100
-320GB (5400rpm) + 32GB MLC hybrid hard drive
Upgrade available to 500GB hybrid for $30
-4GB RAM
Upgrade available to 6GB for $30
-Battery: Up to 5 hours 30 minutes
-HD 1.3MP Webcam
-Bluetooth 4.0
-Memory card reader
-3.54 lbs.
-12.72″ (W) x 0.71″ (H) x 8.90″ (D)

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Save 15% Off At Mike’s Bistro And 30% Off At Solo Via Savored.com

Savored NYC: Mike’s Bistro

Savored NYC: Solo

This is nothing new, but for some reason I don’t think I’ve blogged about it yet.

If you make your reservation for Mike’s Bistro or Solo via the links above you will save 15% and 30% respectively on your meals. There are limited dates and times available, though even when I showed up 40 minutes late for a Mike’s reservation in the past they still happily honored the discount.

When you go to the restaurant just remind them that you reserved via Savored.com to receive the discount off everything on the menu.

Mike’s Bistro is one of the best kosher restaurants in the world, possibly behind only Buenos Aires’ Asian and Los Angeles’ Tierra Sur. Portions may be on the small side, but their Braised Boneless Short Ribs are simply heavenly and the Black Angus Rib Eye holds its own as well. Cocktails and appetizers are very good as well.

With 30% off at Solo the menu prices become quite reasonable and are a good value. Don’t wait too long though, Solo is actually going to convert from a meat restaurant to a dairy one in the near future.

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Save $5 Off $25 Seamless.com With AMEX Link, Like, Love

AMEX Link, Like, Love Facebook Offers

Add the Seamless offer to you linked credit card and spend $25 in one purchase 05/30/13 and you will receive $5 back by via statement credit.

You can use this offer on top of any other coupons you may have.  There are lots of kosher restaurants on Seamless, post which one you’ll be ordering discounted food from.

Forgot which card is synced to your facebook account? You can unsync and resync cards here.

HT: jmansour, via DDF

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ESPN Magazine For Just $4.99/Year

Today only, ESPN Magazine is just $4.99/year (up to 2 years) with code: DANSDEALS

Included with an ESPN subscription is free access to ESPN.com’s excellent Insider premium membership that gives access to tons of exclusive articles. ESPN Insider alone is normally $7.95/month or $3.33/month with a yearlong commitment but is free for magazine subscribers.

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Save 15% On Amazon Subscribe & Save With 5+ Monthly Items

Related: How To Expedite An Amazon Subscribe And Save Item

15% Off Subscribe & Save Details

Last year Amazon lowered Subscribe & Save to a 5% savings except for 20% for diapers and wipes for Amazon Mom members.

Now you can get back up to 15% by having at least 5 subscription items.  Diapers and Wipes count towards the 5 items, however you only save 20% on those if you have Amazon Mom.

HT: Deal Guy, via DDF

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Samsung Galaxy Phones On Sale At Amazon Wireless

The Galaxy line of phones are awesome.  A removable battery plays no small part of that as you can always have a charged battery with an inexpensive separate battery charger and never again have to plug your phone into the wall.  With the huge screens on Galaxy phones along with Google Maps you’ll also never need to buy another GPS.  And Android Jelly Bean’s incredible predictive Google Now service kicks Siri to the curb.

The Galaxy S4 will likely come out soon, so if you want the latest and greatest you may want to wait for it.  Though it will start off with a much heftier price tag than the prices below.

Sprint:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus: New customer: $0.01, Add-a-line: $39.99, Upgrade: $39.99
Samsung Galaxy S III: New customer: $0.01, Add-a-line: $99.99, Upgrade: $99.99
Samsung Galaxy Note II: New customer: $69.99, Add-a-line: $169.99, Upgrade: $199.99

Verizon:
Samsung Galaxy S III: New customer: $49.99, Add-a-line: $49.99, Upgrade: $99.99
Samsung Galaxy Note II: New customer: $149.99, Add-a-line: $149.99, Upgrade: $189.99

AT&T:
Samsung Galaxy S III: New customer: $79.99, Add-a-line: $119.99, Upgrade: $119
Samsung Galaxy Note II: New customer: $199.99, Add-a-line: $239.99, Upgrade: $239.99

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Groupon NYC: 24 Hour Pass Icon Parking Pass For Just $19 Or One Month Of Unlimited Parking From $169!

Update: Alive Again!

Groupon NYC: 24 Hour Pass Icon Parking Pass For Just $19 Or One Month Of Unlimited Parking From $169!

-$19 for a one-day parking pass, valid at more than 190 locations (up to a $66 value). Passes expire April 30, 2013, though they will forever hold their $19 paid value. Limit 5 day passes per person, may buy 5 more as gifts. They are valid for up to 24 hours of parking.

I’ve been using these passes in NYC whenever I visit. While hotel parking can go for $70 with tax per night I found Icon spots nearby that I used a groupon for. I never once had to pay tax, I just handed them a Groupon and that was it. Even if you don’t use the pass by the expiration date they still retain their $19 value that you paid for.

I saved several hundreds of dollars with these Groupons last year, it’s one of the best deals out there!

-Monthly parking passes at 24 locations from $199-$339. Customers who continue the monthly service may do so at the same Groupon rate through April 30, 2013. Limit 1 monthly pass per person, may buy multiple as gifts; new clients only.

HT: wierdal832, via DDF

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Vanilla Reloads Transfers To American Express Prepaid

Update: No news here at all, but if you only started paying attention to Vanilla Reloads once Bluebird came around then you can come out from under the same rock that I was under!

Related:
-Is Bluebird The Next Dollar Coin Churn?
-Another Flavor Of Vanilla: My Vanilla Debit Card
-Today’s Escapades
-Meeting A Spend Threshold In One Night.

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Maybe I’ve been asleep at the wheel, but this is news to me at least.  You can transfer funds from Vanilla Reload cards to American Express Prepaid cards.

I still have a few prepaid cards from back when they were offering a bonus to signup for them.

My wife and I both have bluebird cards, so that’s an easy $10,000 of spending we can do per month and cash out for free.  This just adds a little more free spending.  With a prepaid card you get 1 free ATM transaction per month and additional transactions are $2.

You can find more info on loading your prepaid card from Vanilla Reload or from Green Dot on the FAQ page.

In case you need to meet spend thresholds cards like Vanilla Reloads or Vanilla Debit are just perfect.  They’re also great for just getting cheap miles, especially with CVS earning 5x on Freedom this quarter.

You can find free ATMs in Brooklyn inside and outside the Barclays Center.  In Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh you can go into any Getgo gas stations for free ATMs along with your free gas.

You can withdraw up to $400 per day from your prepaid card.  My wife and I have 6 cards, so that’s nothing to sneeze at!

HT: @chiefmbh via Twitter and Thingywingy via DDF

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Very Few Seats Left To Israel For Pesach For Only $1,495 With Tax!

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

Fly JFK-Tel Aviv-JFK for Pesach on March 20th – April 3rd for only $1,495 after taxes!

-If you’ve waited until now to buy your ticket to Israel for Pesach you know that tickets are a small fortune.  We can save you a whole lot!

Depart:
Air France 3/20/13 from JFK 8:10pm, Arrive Paris 8:25am on 3/21/13
Connect to Air France 3/21/13 from Paris 10:15am, Arrive Tel Aviv 3:40pm on 3/21/13

Return:
Delta 4/3/13 from Tel Aviv 12:40am, Arrive JFK 5:40am on 4/3/13
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For other departure dates please call.
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Signup Bonus Returns For The American Express Business Platinum Card

Related posts:
-Singapore Airlines Also Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!
-ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!
-Is it Worth Transferring Membership Rewards Points To USAirways With A 16% Loss Of Points?
-4BM Success! (2 consumer card and 2 business card approvals with just 1 hard pull!) .
-Want To Boost Your Credit Score? Spend On Business Cards Instead Of Consumer Cards.
-Which Miles To Use To Fly To Israel?
-Flying Round-Trip To Israel On Air Berlin For 47K American Express Membership Rewards
-Credit Score FAQs: Opening And Closing Cards
-Credit Card Reconsideration: Don’t Give Up!

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Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

For a while now there has been no signup bonus for this card, but as of today for a limited time the 25K bonus is back. You can get this bonus even if you have the consumer Platinum card.

Signup bonus:
25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $5,000 in 3 months.

Having consumer charge cards (Green, Gold, Platinum, etc) , consumer credit cards, or business credit cards will not stop you from earning this signup bonus.
If you have had a business charge card (Green, Gold, or Platinum) in the past 12 months the terms state that you will not receive the bonus. YMMV.

Annual fee:
$450. Though that can be offset by the $400 in fee refunds you can receive in your first cardmembership year.

Card benefits:
-Platinum card lounge access for you and 2 guests or your wife and kids at American (must be flying American), Delta (must be flying Delta), and USAirways (can be flying anyone) lounges.
-Priority Pass lounge access to hundreds of additional clubs worldwide.
-Regus lounge membership for access to wifi equipped offices with free snacks worldwide.
-$200 per calendar year in airline fee refunds, so $400 in refunds for 2013 and 2014 during your first cardmembership year.  More info here.
-Refund of Global Entry/Nexus/TSA PreCheck expedited security membership.
-Automatic Starwood Gold elite status for bonus points on paid and award stays/free wifi, room upgrades, and 4pm late checkout.
-Car rental elite status and special benefits like 4 hour return grace at Hertz with free #1 Gold, free reward days at Avis and elite status with National.
-No Foreign exchange fee.
-This is one of the only cards that will refund you if you lose any item that you purchased (up to $10,000) within 90 days in additional to many other enhanced American Express benefits.

Spending $5,000 in 3 months:
Spending $10K isn’t what it used to be.

With options like Vanilla Reloads, Vanilla MVD cards, and prepaid gift cards sold at a discount there are lots of ways to help you meet thresholds.
And of course there’s trusty old Amazon Payments made even easier with free additional user cards.

No need to rehash everything, Here are articles I’ve written on this stuff:
-Is Bluebird The Next Dollar Coin Churn?
-Another Flavor Of Vanilla: My Vanilla Debit Card
-Today’s Escapades
-Meeting A Spend Threshold In One Night.
-Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Send And Receive $1,000/Month With No Fees Using Amazon Payments!

If you spend $1,000 at Fedex for example you’ll get a 5% automatic cash rebate and 2,000 points (double points for shipping as stated above). $1,000 at HP gets a 10% automatic cash rebate and 1,000 points plus their awesome extended warranty coverage as long as you have any open American Express card at the time of the claim.

What can you do with the points:
-You can wait for another Avios bonus. These come by every few months and usually range from 30%-50%. That means you get to Israel for as little as 20K points each way instead of the normal 30K points each way.
-A flight from NYC to short-haul destinations (like Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, and many others) on American booked via Avios is just 4,500 each way with no fuel surcharges or less with a transfer bonus.
-A flight from NYC to medium-haul destinations (like Miami) on American booked via Avios is just 7,500 each way with no fuel surcharges.
-A flight from NYC to resort destinations like Cancun or Puerto Rico on American booked via Avios is just 10,000 each way with no fuel surcharges.
-A flight from NYC to stunning Costa Rica on American booked via Avios is just 12,500 each way with no fuel surcharges. Of you can fly from the West Coast to any Hawaiian Island for that rate. Or you can even fly from Boston to Ireland for the same rate with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus (you’ll have to call to book trips on airlines like Aer Lingus or Alaska).
-The only way to fly in Singapore’s First Class Suites, or in their great business or first class products, is with Singapore miles. Book on their website to save 15% of the miles needed. I flew to Europe in December in a couples suite with my wife for about 58K miles each.
-Air France/KLM Flying Blue charges only 25K miles round-trip to Israel during a Promo award or just 50K miles round-trip to Israel on Delta with no fuel surcharges. Plus there are occasionally bonuses to Flying Blue as well, dropping those rates even lower.
-The only way to fly in El Al First Class, which includes the best glatt kosher food in the sky, is with El Al points.
-Air Canada can book you on other Star Alliance carriers, like United and USAirways and many more, with no fuel surcharges. Bonus: They also allow for 2 free stopovers, so you can checkout 3 different cities on 1 ticket.
-ANA miles can get you round-trip to Europe for 38K miles with no fuel surcharges or Israel for 60K miles with no fuel surcharges.
-Singapore miles can get you round-trip transcontinental flights in lie-flat business class for 40K or business class to Hawaii for 60K with no fuel surcharges.

What do you do with your points? Post a comment!

Getting a business card:

Getting a business card is quite simple.  You don’t need to be a traditional “business owner” as you might think of one.

For example if Joe Smith sells items on Ebay or on Amazon, or has any other side business/hobby and wants a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures he can just open a business credit card for “Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship” as the business name.  You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field as well as in the social security number field.

I’ve had business cards since I turned 18 as a Sole Proprietor and never had a problem getting approved with reconsideration if needed. You can reach reconsideration at 866-314-0237.

Best of all, spending you make on a business card won’t hurt your credit score as spending on a consumer card does.

Charge card:
This is a charge card without a defined credit line, so even when you’re ready to close the account you won’t lose that line of credit.

Plus it’s not subject the limit of 4 American Express credit cards per person, as charge cards are not limited in the way credit cards with a credit line are limited.

Membership Rewards points transfer to:
Transfers are at 1K:1K ratios or are otherwise listed.
Airlines:
Aeromexico (Skyteam)
Air Canada (Star Alliance)
Alitalia (Skyteam)
ANA (Star Alliance)
-Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific (OneWorld)
Avios, British Airways and Iberia (OneWorld)
Delta (Skyteam)
El Al (1,000 MR:20 El Al ratio)
Flying Blue, Air France/KLM (Skyteam)
Frontier
Hawaiian
Jetblue (250 MR:200 Jetblue ratio)
Singapore (Star Alliance)
Virgin America (200 MR:100 Virgin ratio)
Virgin Atlantic

Hotels:
Best Western
Choice
Hilton: (1,000 MR:1,500 Hilton ratio)
Starwood: (1,000 MR:333 Starwood ratio)

You can apply for both consumer and business American Express cards on the same day with just 1 credit pull.  Other cards you may want to consider include:

Consumer cards:
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
-TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express
American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
-American Express® Gold Card
-Blue Cash Preferred Card® from American Express
-Blue Cash Everyday Card® from American Express
-Blue Sky from American Express®

Business cards:
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN
-Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN
-SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express OPEN

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