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HURRY! 75,000 (Or Even 100,000!) Point Signup Bonus For Spending $5,000 On The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express Open!

Update, 1pm: The 75K offer appears to be dead.  The current promotional offer is back to 50K signup bonus points.

Related posts:
-Business Cards In My Wallet
-Want To Boost Your Credit Score? Spend On Business Cards Instead Of Consumer Cards.

-ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!
-Singapore Airlines Also Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!
-4BM Success! (2 consumer card and 2 business card approvals with just 1 hard pull!) .
-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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The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN

A single credit card that will give you more than enough miles for 2 round-trips to Israel without fuel surcharges or more than 15 short-haul round-trips tickets…read on!

Currently when using select browsers you can get 75,000 signup bonus points when using the link above.  It’s unknown how long this will stick around for.

When I clicked on the link in IE and Firefox the offer was 50,000, but from Chrome the offer is 75,000.

Definitely try the link from all 3 of those browsers or try the link from your phone to see the 75K offer.  It may also be a cookie issue, so you can also browse incognito and then click on the card link to access the 75K offer.  To browse incognito in Chrome just hold down Ctrl, Shift, and N and the same time. In IE and Firefox you can access this mode by holding down Ctrl, Shift, and P buttons on your keyboard.  Then just return to DansDeals.com and click on the card offer again and hopefully you will get the 75K offer.

Others have had success from their phone’s browser or just trying from another computer.

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Signup bonus:
-75,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $5,000 in 3 months.
Plus this card offers 3 points per dollar spent on airfare, making this one of the best cards to use to purchase airline tickets. You also get 2 points per dollar at gas stations, on shipping, and for advertising.

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.
People have been able to apply for the gold and platinum at the same time and reported success.

Upgrading the card: Earn an additional 25K signup bonus points and $200 airline fee credit!
Numerous DDF membersas well as myself have used this link after getting the card and receiving the signup bonus to upgrade the card from Gold to Platinum. The link gives you 25K bonus points for upgrading within just a few days.  There is no credit pull for this upgrade.
Plus you can get the Platinum $200 cash back in airline fee refunds once it’s upgraded as well!

Offer Terms:
-Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card membership
-Earn points even faster to get more rewards for your business.
-3X points on airfare purchased from airlines. 2X points at US gas stations.
-Up to $100,000 in each category per year, then 1 point.
-Terms and limitations apply.
-Reduce travel costs, show appreciation for employees and clients, and offset everyday expenses by using points to get something back and grow your business.
-$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175.
-Apply online to qualify for this offer. See offer terms for details

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

With options like gift cards with pins that can be easily cashed out, Vanilla Reloads/Bluebird, Vanilla MVD cards that can be combined and cashed out, 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 already written on this stuff:
Having Fun Cashing Out Gift Cards
-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!

American Express Benefits:
-American Express offers the best dispute resolution in the industry. If you have a problem with the item or merchant you’ll be glad if you made the chaarge on an AMEX.
Plus they offer incredible return protection, purchase protection, and warranty service.
With return protection you can return items up to $300 to AMEX for 90 days even if the merchant won’t accept returns.
With purchase protection your items are covered if they break or are stolen within 90 days.
With extended warranty you will have double the manufacturers warranty, up to one additional year, for free. Plus the AMEX warranty year is incredible as they will just refund your purchase price if you have problems with your item, without any hassle at all!

Additionally if you spend $1,000 at Fedex on this card 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:
-Once you’re done with $5K in spending you’ll have at least 80K American Express Membership Rewards points. Or if you do the upgrade you’ll have at least 105,000 points!

With the current 35% bonus for transfer to Avios, 105,000 Membership Rewards points transfer into about 142,000 British Airways Avios.
With the bonus you can get to Israel for as just 45K Membership Rewards points round-trip with no fuel surcharges!
-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. With 142K Avios you’d have enough for more than 31 short-haul flights.
-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. With 142K Avios you’d have enough for more than 18 medium-haul flights.
-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. With 142K Avios you’d have enough for 14 of those flights.
-A flight from NYC to stunning Costa Rica on American booked via Avios is just 12,500 each way with no fuel surcharges. Or 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). With 142K Avios you’d have enough for more than 11 of those flights.
-A flight from NYC to Israel on Air Berlin booked via Avios is just 30,000 each way with no fuel surcharges. With 142K Avios you’d have enough for more than 4 of those flights.
-The only way to fly in Singapore’s First Class Suites, or in their awesome 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. Business would be just 100K on Delta. 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 and Singapore also charge no fuel surcharges on United and USAirways.  You can fly round-trip to Europe for just 38K points or round-trip to Israel for just 60K points.

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.

If you make zero income:
Then why are you applying for credit cards? American Express has the right to ask to see you tax returns at any time. While people have reported passing the financial review as long as they make something (DDF’ers have reported as little as $5K/year) it’s not a good idea to apply for this card if you don’t have income on the books.

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 (Currently 1,000:1,350 ratio) 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)

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

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

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

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Get 4 Jos A Bank Signature Wrinkle Free Cotton Dress Shirt For Just $69.88 Shipped!

Update: DEAD

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Signature dress shirts are Jos A Bank’s excellent top of the line dress shirts, with a “normal” price tag of $135.  I generally consider anything more than 70% off to be a good deal at JAB, so anything under $40 for a signature shirt would be a deal.

Right now select shirts are on clearance at a rock-bottom price of just $19.97.  Plus you can save $10 off $75 and get free shipping knocking the price to under $17.50 per shirt with free shipping which is about 87% off.

Of course you can also just get 1 shirt for $19.97 shipped.

If you want to order 8 shirts you’ll do better making 2 orders of 4 shirts.

Here is a link to the $19.97 dress shirts.

Here are some options in white (first select white to see all remaining sizes.  Sizes will likely sell out quickly!)

-Signature Wrinkle-Free Spread Collar Barrel Cuff Dobby Twill Dress Shirt

-Signature Spread Collar French Cuff Dobby Twill Dress Shirt

There’s also an Executive shirt in white:
-Executive Collection Buttondown Collar Oxford Dress Shirt

HT: ybeeds, via DDF

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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!

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So Long To The 08701

Thanks again to the Lakewood community for their hospitality.  It was my first time visiting and it’s definitely quite a unique community…seeing beis medresh after beis medresh jam packed is indeed an incredible sight.  Hearing from people who have the ability to sustain themselves while continuing to study Torah thanks to following DansDeals was just awesome.   Everywhere I turned people were extremely friendly, almost made me feel like I was back home in the midwest.

I made several adjustments with last night’s DansDeals Seminar and Q&A session and would love to hear your feedback.  Feel free to sound off on both the good and bad in the comments.  For those who attended both the Brooklyn and Lakewood seminars I definitely would like to hear what you thought as well.  Definitely a very different crowd with very different questions…but I had a great time doing each of the seminars.

I head back home tomorrow, but for now I’m enjoying my free room at The Plaza thanks to my lifetime Fairmont Platinum status.  I’ll be back home tomorrow evening and will get back onto my normal posting schedule then.

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Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer For Just $89 After $300 Rebate Gift Card From B&H!

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer Linky

$300 Rebate Linky

B&H is including 50 sheets of 13×19 photo paper with this printer.  This way you will qualify for the $300 rebate with your purchase of this printer.

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The $300 rebate comes in the form of an AMEX gift card, which can be liquidated on Amazon Payments.

-8 Dye based inks for amazing gradients and color, 3 of which are dedicated grayscale inks for beautiful black & white prints
-The Optimum Image Generating System reproduces colors as you intend them by logically selecting the optimum ink combination and placement
-Print Studio Pro Plug-in software offers a seamless and stress free photo printing workflow for professionals
-4800 x 2400 dpi with FINE technology for incredible detail
-Print An 8×10″ Photo In 51 Seconds
-Print Directly On CD/DVD
-Borderless prints up to 13×19″
-Ethernet, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, PictBridge

HT: shreknit, via DDF

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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.

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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: 05/08): MOM

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 always verify kosher supervision before purchasing) include:

Dallas:
-Mon Ami Cafe-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$15 off $22.50, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.

Detroit:

-Cafe One (Southfield)-$5 Off $7.50, Normally $2, Now $0.80 after coupon code.

Los Angeles Metro:

-Sand-Which Bar-$15 off $22.50, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.
$25 Off $37.50, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code

-Stacey’s Cafe Delish-$5 Off $7.50, 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.

Miami Beach:

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

New York Metro:

-Hunki’s Kosher Pizza of Plainview -$10 Off $20, Normally $4, Now $1.60 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.

-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.

-Town Deli and Catering:-$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.
-$25 Off $37.50, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.
-$50 Off $75, Normally $20, Now $8 after coupon code.
-$100 Off $150, Normally $40, Now $16 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.

S. Antonio, Texas:

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

HT: greatdeals, via DDF

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Come Attend A DansDeals Seminar!

Update:

Doors for the Lakewood seminar will open at 7:30pm and will start promptly at 8pm.

The event tonight is completely full once again, but there were no-shows on Sunday and I’m sure there will be tonight as well. If you do show up and do not have a confirmed reservation you will be able to enter at 8pm if there are available seats.

Recording devices are not allowed, so don’t forget to bring something to takes notes with!

We are looking for an additional projector screen, if you have access to one please send an email to me at dan@dansdeals.com
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Originally posted on 04/24:

I will be making a DansDeals seminar in Brooklyn, NY and Lakewood, NJ.

The Brooklyn event will be at the Bais Yaakov of Boro Park on Sunday, May 5th. The address is 1371 46th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

The Lakewood event will be at Park Terrace on Tuesday, May 7th. The address is 200 Park Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701.

-Both events will start promptly at 8pm.
-The duration of the events will vary based on audience questions, but should run for approximately 3 hours.
-Men and Women ages 15 and older are welcome to attend and there will be Mechitza seating.
-Recording devices will not be allowed so be sure to bring something along to take notes with.

The seminar will be similar to the one I gave last year in Crown Heights, but with changes for developments over the past year. If you attended last year’s seminar or if you are already an advanced mileage junkie you will probably be bored.
It will once again be on a beginner to intermediate level but even advanced mileage junkies will learn a thing or 2. Topics covered will include:
-Credit cards and credit scores.
-Tips, tricks, and hacks for award tickets.
-Tricks to help find cheap airfare, hotels, and car rentals.
-A Q&A session.
-Trivia questions with prizes.

Seating is limited and last year’s event sold out in just a few days so don’t procrastinate!

You can reserve a seat at the event for a $5 suggested donation that will go entirely to the local Brooklyn and Lakewood based 501c3 charities that are organizing the events. You must reserve the seat for a specific person and seats will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

Special thanks to DDF members plainbachur, DovtheBear, and the Lakewood South Side Lunch ‘N Learn program for their help with organizing these events.

Hope to see you there!
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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) and you’ll be the first to know about every deal. 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 another deal!

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Ashford.com Watch Specials

In case you’re still looking for a mother’s day gift…

Ending 05/07:

Coach Women’s Legacy Harness Watch
-Retails for $498, on sale for $324, now just $249 shipped with code (Exp: 05/07): DANHARNESS249

Rado Men’s D-Star Chronograph Ceramos Watch
-Retails for $1,695, on sale for $1,135, now just $749 shipped with code (Exp: 05/07): DANSSTAR749
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Ending 05/14:

Nixon Men’s The Juice Watch
-Retails for $90, on sale for $58.50, now just $32 shipped with code (Exp: 05/14): DANSJUICE32

Ebel Women’s E-Type Watch
-Retails for $2,310, on sale for $799, now just $479 shipped with code (Exp: 05/14): DANSTYPE479
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-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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Shutterfly Promo Codes

Shutterfly Linky

-$15 off $30 stackable with all regularly priced and sale items (Exp: 05/07): PERFECTGIFT
You can use that code on top of current site discounts like 40% off photo books.

-Get a free photo cup with every photo plate that you order with code (Exp: 05/07): FREECUP

-Make a personalized Mother’s Day or any other card for free with code (Exp: 05/31): CARD4U

-Free shipping on $30+ orders with code: SHIP30

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Groupon NYC: 24 Hour Pass Icon Parking Pass For $24.99 Or One Month Of Unlimited Parking From $189

Update: Still available. And I can confirm from multiple uses in the past couple days that they still don’t charge the “18.375% NY parking tax” as the fine print indicates. You just hand in the coupon when you go to pickup your car and save a small fortune!
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Groupon NYC: 24 Hour Pass Icon Parking Pass For $24.99 Or One Month Of Unlimited Parking From $189

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The price has gone up on these, but it’s still a good deal for NYC parking.  There are over 190 Icon garages in Manhattan, so you’re never too far away from where you want to be.

-Promo value expires Aug 31, 2013, $24.99 paid value never expires.
-Not valid for exotic cars, full size vans or trucks.
-Limit 5/person, may buy 5 more as gifts.
-ONLY ONE DAY PASS MAY BE USED PER VISIT.
-Valid at all locations.
-$10-$15 oversize parking fee may apply.

HT: 972sg212, via DDF

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HOT! HURRY! Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Core i5 Laptop For Just $349.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Update: DEAD!
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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 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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Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Core i5 Laptop Linky

Use the following code at checkout for an additional $50 off: INTELPCS

This is a lightning deal and will end very soon! The price is normally $599 and is on a nice sale for $469.99 On top of that you will save $70 with the current lightning deal and another $50 with the coupon above!

-3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3337U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
-4 GB RAM
-500 GB Hard Drive
-15.6″ Screen
-Windows 8
-6-cell battery

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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1 Seminar Down, 1 To Go!

Last night in Brooklyn I had a great time meeting so many new people.  I’ll admit to being completely bewildered by some of the paparazzi-like picture taking (holding up your camera phone to my face while talking to me?), but to each their own I guess…I’m just a regular guy folks!

There was a sold out, over-capacity crowd of about 450 people that packed the room.  I’ve heard feedback via email and on DDF from beginners, intermediates, and advanced mileage junkies. People from all levels have told me that they learned a lot.  It’s a tough balancing act to try to keep everyone happy, but I hope I was able to do that.

Many of the beginners felt I didn’t dedicate enough time to the second half of the presentation and that I switched gears far too quickly from a beginner level to a far more advanced level.

It’s fair criticism.  It’s tough to keep the interest of the entire crowd and it’s probably impossible to impart the tips and tricks from the second half in such a short period of time to someone who is a novice.  The intention was more to show what can be done and hopefully people now understand just how much there is to learn and will endeavor to dig deeper on places like the DansDeals Forums.  Don’t just post questions there but search for topics there where many of the concepts I talked about last night are discussed in detail.  With hundreds of thousands of posts it can be overwhelming, but there’s a ton of great info there.

I will however definitely try to dedicate some more time on the latter slides tomorrow night.  But the 2nd half will probably still be more enjoyable for advanced folks than beginners.

I think the best feedback is from those that said I summarized 2 years worth of reading in 2 hours.  That’s exactly what I was trying to accomplish.

The Lakewood seminar is sold out with over 275 confirmed reservations, but again you are welcome to show up without a reservation and if there is space remaining we will make a waitlist in the order you arrive and will try to fit you in.

Have more feedback? Loved it? Hated it? Hit the comments!

I’ll be back home late Wednesday and will resume regular site updates then.

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Business Cards In My Wallet

Business credit cards represent an excellent opportunity for mileage junkies.  They carry great signup bonuses and fantastic benefits.

If you just sell items on eBay or Amazon you can get a business card so that you’ll be able to put business expenses on a dedicated card.  You don’t need to be registered as a business, when asked for the business name you can name it by just using your own name and add Sole Proprietorship (Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship).  Then just use your social security number when you are asked for your Tax ID number.

You can even get a business card if you are just thinking of opening a business and want a card to start purchasing items for a business.  People have gotten approved even without any business revenue.

The really great thing about business cards from banks like American Express and Chase is that they don’t report your spending on your personal credit report.

On personal cards if you spend money on your card your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time.  A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes a lot of effort and laying out money well before you have to.  Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a few dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month.

On a business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due and even max out your line without it having a negative effect on your score.  Plus if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

Get rejected for a business card? It’s no big deal just call Chase Business Recon at 800-453-9719 or AMEX Recon at 866-314-0237.  You can shift lines or close personal cards to have a business card approved.  You can also send a secure message to try to get approved as well.

So which business cards do I personally carry? These are some of my favorites:

Chase Ink Bold, and Chase Ink Plus
These are my favorite business cards. I’ve gotten both approved with one call to Reconsideration. The Bold card is a charge card with a flexible spending line that must be paid in full while the Plus card is a credit card that you can pay over time.

They give 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for spending $5,000 which is awesome. Plus you get 5 points per dollar on cable, telecom, and office supply stores on up to $50,000 in annual spending. And 2 points per dollar on gas and dining.
-Upgrading at your local carrier’s store to an iPhone or Galaxy S4? 5 points per dollar.
-Buying gift cards for gas? 5 points per dollar plus you’ll pay the lower cash rates at the pump.
-Buying gift cards for Amazon, Gap, Groupon, Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, TJMaxx, or hundreds of other places? 5 points per dollar.
-Buying Visa or MC gift cards to fund Bluebird or use to pay credit card bills? 5 points per dollar.

Those points all add up quickly. Plus they can be transferred to extremely valuable currencies like United, Hyatt, Korean, BA, and more.

This card also gives 2 free lounge visits worldwide via Lounge Club. Even authorized user cards which are free qualify for 2 free annual lounge visits!

Plus there are no foreign exchange fees. The fee is waived for a year and is then $95.

The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN

You earn triple points on airfare and double points for gas stations, shipping, and for advertising.
The fee is waived for a year and is then $175.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
For a limited time this card is also offering 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $5,000.
Several DDF members have reported being able to apply for this card together with the Gold card and Starwood card and earn the bonus on all 3.
The benefits this card comes with are numerous
-You can get back $400 from airline fee credits (or airline gift cards in $100 increments) in your first card membership year. That’s $200 in 2013 and another $200 in 2014. See this DDF Wiki for more info on that benefit.
-It also comes with a $100 global entry expedited customs (5 year membership) refund.
-Platinum card airline club access (American, Delta, and USAirways) for you and your entire family or 2 guests. It also works at the Airspace lounge in Baltimore, Cleveland, and the one opening this month in Jetblue’s JFK terminal. Airspace gives you and your guests free gift cards upon entry to buy premium drinks or meals in the lounge.
-Priority pass worldwide unlimited lounge membership
-Starwood gold elite status for 250 points back on all stays (even points stays) or free wifi.
-Car rental perks at Avis, Hertz, and National.
-Lost item and purchase protection up to $10,000/item.
-Regus Office Club Membership with worldwide locations.
-No foreign exchange fees.
There is a $450 annual fee for as long as you keep it at the Platinum level though you can always downgrade it if you so desire.

-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express
This card gives 10K bonus Starpoints for spending $1 and 15K additional bonus Starpoints for spending $5,000 in 6 months.
Starpoints are great for hotel stays (with redemption methods like Cash and points or 5th night free to stretch your points) and for the 25% bonus you get when transferring points to dozens of different airlines including valuable ones like American (which lets you book El Al flights without fuel surcharges), Emirates, JAL, LAN, and USAirways that don’t participate with Membership Rewards or Ultimate Rewards. 20K Starpoints transfers into 25K with most airlines but 20K Starpoints becomes 50K LAN for example where you can book British Airways flights without fuel surcharges.

There’s no annual fee the first year and it’s just $65 thereafter.
Authorized user cards are free and in every November this decade on Small Business Saturday each one of those AU cards has gotten a $25 credit to spend at any small business!

With all AMEX business cards you also get Open Savings benefits which means cash back on top of points at places like Hyatt, Hertz, HP, Microsoft, Fedex, OfficeMax.com, Barnes & Noble, and more.

Chase Ink Cash
With this card you’ll earn 20K bonus Ultimate Rewards points for spending $3,000.
You also earn 5 points per dollar in the same categories as the Ink Bold/Plus card but that’s capped at $25,000 per year. It also earns 2 points per dollar on hotels and dining.
This card also offers 6 months of 0% APR.
You do need an Ink Bold/Plus card or a Sapphire Preferred to transfer these points to airlines/hotels.

-United Explorer Business card.
From the United Explorer consumer card you can click on “Are you a business owner?” in the top-right to access this card.
This card offers 30,000 miles for spending $1,000 though I was able to get matched to 50,000 plus $50 cash back via Secure Message. I was able to get this card and 2 Ink cards in a 3BM.
This card offers a free checked bag,  expanded saver and last seat standard award availability, and 2 free United lounge passes per year.
You also earn 2 miles per dollar on United tickets and at restaurants, gas stations, and office supply stores.

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United Will Soon Sell Annual Economy Plus And Baggage Subscriptions

In the next few weeks United will start selling subscriptions for travel in Economy Plus. A subscription will be good for exactly 12 months.

Economy Plus puts you at the front of coach and it gives you several extra inches of legroom and generally makes coach travel far more pleasant. Plus the odds of getting an empty seat next to you and being able to seat your family together are much greater in Economy Plus.

I’m part of the United.com beta testing program and here is the pricing that I’m seeing:
-US48 subscription: $499
-Intra-Asia subscription: $499
-North and Central America subscription: $599
-Global subscription: $699

That’s for one traveler.
For $200 extra that traveler can bring one guest on the same reservation with them into Economy Plus. Or for $400 extra that traveler can bring up to 8 guests on the same reservation with them into Economy Plus.

Economy Plus for a Newark to Tel Aviv flight normally sells for $222 to $318 round-trip per person depending on how good the seat is.
A global plan that allow up to 9 people on the reservation to have access to Economy Plus would cost $1,099.

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United will also sell baggage subscriptions. These are not a good deal as just having a United Explorer card gives you one free bag. Plus a United Club card (click on the club card tab when viewing the Explorer card) gives you 2 free bags.  In addition those cards give other benefits like primary car rental insurance, expanded saver and last seat standard award availability, and for the Club card waived award close-in expedite fees and 50% bonus miles on all purchases.

-US48 subscription: $349 for 1 bag, $399 for 2 bags.
-Intra-Asia subscription: $399 for 2 bags.
-North and Central America subscription: $449 for 1 bag, $499 for 2 bags.
-Global subscription: $799 for 2 bags.

That’s for one traveler.
For $100 extra that traveler can allow one guest on the same reservation to have the same baggage privilege.

For reasons that I don’t understand here is the variable pricing for that traveler to allow up to 8 guests on the same reservation to have the same baggage privileges
-US48 subscription: $300
-Intra-Asia subscription: $300
-North and Central America subscription: $400
-Global subscription: $200

A global plan that allows up to 9 people on the reservation to check 2 free bags would cost $999.

Normally checking 2 bags from Newark to Tel Aviv would run $200 round-trip per person.  Though that’s free with a Club card.

Again, this is part of the beta site, so these prices are definitely subject to change.

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Earn 3.21 Points Per Dollar With Sapphire Preferred At Restaurants Today…Or 5 Points Per Dollar With Freedom

You can now automatically earn triple points with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card on all dining on every first Friday of the month at least through the end of the year.  Together with the 7% annual dividend that means 3.21 points per dollar.  Spend $100 in a restaurant and you’ll get 300 points on your next statement plus 21 points in your annual dividend.

That’s nice, but at least for today and the first Friday in June (the 7th) you’ll be better off using your Chase Freedom card which is offering 5 points per dollar on all dining from now through June 30.  Spend $100 in a restaurant and you’ll get 500 points on your next statement (though sometimes the 5% doesn’t post until the 2nd statement).  Registration is required for the Freedom 5 point categories which include dining, movie theaters, and Lowe’s purchases through June 30. Spending is limited to $1,500 per Freedom card per quarter.

Plus if your card is linked for Chase Exclusives with a Chase checking account you’ll either earn an extra 10 points per transaction plus a 0.1 points per dollar monthly bonus.  Spend $100 in a restaurant with the old Exclusives program and you’ll have 520 points on your next statement.  Or you will get a 0.5 points per dollar annual bonus with the new Exclusives program.  Spend $100 with the new Exclusives program in a restaurant and you’ll get 500 points on your next statement plus 50 points in your annual dividend.

Personally I’m still in the old Exclusives program, but Chase said they will send me a letter when I am transitioned to the new program.

Bear in mind that if you are outside of the US that you would do better with Sapphire Preferred as that has no foreign exchange fees while Freedom will sock you with a 3% fee.  Also you or your wife need a Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus card to transfer points earned on the Freedom card into airlines or hotels.

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T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 12-Piece Cookware Set For Just $79.99 Shipped From Amazon

Related: If you’re quick you can score lightning deals for kitchen items on Amazon today.

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T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 12-Piece Cookware Set Linky

This is today’s Amazon gold box deal of the day, valid only until 11:59pm PDT or while supplies last!

This was $123.90 on Amazon yesterday. $79.99 is the lowest Amazon price ever for this set.

-Unique heat indicator lets you know when your pan is perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food.
-Prometal Pro Interior is exceptionally durable and scratch resistant.
-Safe for use with metal utensils.
-Dishwasher Safe exterior
-Hard Anodized exterior for long-lasting durability.
-TechnoResist base provides outstanding warp resistance and even heat distribution for optimal cooking results.

-5-quart Covered Dutch Oven with Glass Lid
-3-quart Covered Sauce Pan with Glass Lid
-2-quart Covered Sauce Pan with Glass Lid
-1-quart Covered Sauce Pan with Glass Lid
-10-inch Saute / Fry Pan
-8-inch Saute / Fry Pan
-2 Tools

-Oven safe up to 350-degrees
-Hard Anodized exterior
-Riveted silicone handles
-Limited lifetime warranty

HT: nutcase, via DDF

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Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards (as well as gift cards for airlines, hotels, clothing stores, gas stations, and much much more) at any Office Supply store with your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar (worth roughly 9.5% back)!

For Q2 You can also purchase Amazon gift cards at Lowe’s with your Freedom card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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4 More Hyatt Hotels Now Bookable In France

Update: The Concorde Lafayette has been rebranded as the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and it is only a category 4 property which means you can use just 15,000 points or a Hyatt anniversary night to stay there. A suite would be 23,000 points. It’s located just 0.2 miles away from Le Shine and 0.4 miles away from Darjeeling, easily the 2 best glatt kosher meat restaurants you will find in Paris.  It’s also just a 1 mile walk to Chabad of Champs-Élysées which hosts wonderful friday night and shabbos day meals for locals and tourists alike.

The Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is a category 5 property at 18,000 points per night for a standard room or 27,000 for a suite.
Both are now bookable.
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Originally posted on 04/18:

You can now use Hyatt points to book the Hotel du Louvre in Paris and the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in Cannes.
Coming soon will be the ability to book the Concorde Lafayette, Paris and the Palais de la Mediterranee, Nice.

The Hotel du Louvre is a bargain at a category 5 property. Searching a random date, May 22nd, the paid rate is 500EUR ($652USD) or 18,000 points. That’s a value of 3.62 cents per point.
Of course it has to compete with the excellent Park Hyatt Paris which comes in at 22,000 points per night and can go for as much as $1,000 per night.  A suite at the Park Hyatt is 33,000 points per night.

The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is a category 6 property which will set you back 22,000 points per night.

Hyatt’s top-end hotels are the best points bargain around as the most they can go for is 22,000 points for a standard room or 33,000 points for a suite.  Hilton and Starwood’s top hotels go for several times that.

You can earn Hyatt points with the Hyatt card though you will accumulate points much faster with Chase Ultimate Rewards cards due to purchase bonuses like 2.14x on travel and dining with Sapphire Preferred, 5x with rotating categories on Freedom, 2x on gas on Ink, and 5x on telecom, internet, cable, and office supply stores (including gift cards to hundreds of other stores) purchases on Ink.  Those points transfer instantly to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.  Chase Ultimate Rewards cards include the Freedom Mastercard, Freedom Visa, Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, Ink Plus, and Ink Cash. You or your spouse need an active Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus to actually transfer the points over.

Additionally though the Hyatt card gives 3 points per dollar for spending at Hyatt hotels you can earn points plus 5% cash back at Hyatt hotels in the US by using an American Express business card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American ExpressThe Business Gold Rewards Card(R) from American Express OPEN, or the Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.

HT sky121, via DDF

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Diapers And Wipes On Sale At Amazon

And as always, Amazon Mom gives 20% off on diapers and wipes (in addition to coupon) with subscribe and save.

-Huggies Snug & Dry $2 Coupon

-Huggies Wipes $1 Coupon

-Pampers $1 Coupon

-Pampers Wipes $0.50 Coupon

-Huggies Little Movers $2 Coupon

-Huggies Little Snugglers $2 Coupon

-Pull-Ups $2 Coupon

-GoodNites $2 Coupon

Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards at an 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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 14″ Laptop For $749 Shipped After $500 Off

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 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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 14″ Laptop Linky

Use code: MOMSDOORBUSTER

-3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.40GHz, up to 3.40GHz)
-NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB Dedicated Graphics
-8GB RAM
-14″ HD Anti-Glare
-1TB Hard Drive
-CD/DVD Recordable Dual Layer Drive
-Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
-Bluetooth Version 4.0
-Integrated HD Webcam

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$10 Off $10 At H&M Stores With Wrapp!

$10 Off $10 At H&M Stores With Wrapp

As I’ve blogged about in the past, Wrapp is a Facebook app that allows you to send gift cards to friends.

However if you click on the $10 promo link above you will get $10 to spend at H&M for yourself.  It will be added to your Wrapp wallet and expires in 10 days.

I have used the $6 H&M gift card in the past and had no problem adding the $10 gift card to my wallet as well.

Currently you can send your friends $6 to spend at H&M stores, $5 to spend at Office Depot stores, $5 to spent at American Apparel, and more.

There’s no catch or obligation though your friend will need to signup for the Wrapp app as well on Facebook.  You can send the free gifts to as many friends as you want and they can send gifts back to you.

You will need a smartphone and the Wrapp app to use the gift cards in a store. You can only use 1 Wrapp gift card on a purchase.

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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Today Only! 25% Off + $10 Off $50 + Free Shipping On All Orders At Perfumania!

Perfumania Linky

Stackable offers:
-25% off with code (Exp: 02/05): MOM25
-$10 off $50+ orders with code: SAVE10
-Receive free shipping on all orders on 04/30 only.
-Receive free samples with every order with no code needed!
-$75+ orders will also receive a Mother’s day tote bag, free of charge, automatically added to their cart.

For example, for the extra-large 4.2 ounce bottle of Light Blue for Men By Dolce & Gabbana Cologne, the price you would pay if you walked into Macy’s would be $78.
The price from Perfumania is $76.99.
With the 25% off code the price comes down to $57.74. With the $10 off code the price comes down to $47.74. Normally you need to spend $50 to get free shipping, but today it’s free on all orders!

HT: DGMW, via DDF

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Light Posting For The Next Week

Sometimes you wake up planning to sleep in your own bed that night and then something even better just falls into your lap.

I’ll be all over the place through next Wednesday, so hang in there in the meantime and I’ll be sure to post deals when I get online.

I’m really excited to meet so many of you face to face at the 2 DD seminars next week.  If you are still waiting for a confirmation hang in there, it will be taken care of over the next few days.

Have a question or topic you would like for me to cover or answer during the seminar?

I will not be able to answer everyone’s questions at the seminar, but if you want your voice heard just head onto Twitter and use the hashtag #AskDD

For example you can tweet,

Would love to know which card is the best one to start with for a beginner? #AskDD

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 For Just $117.95 Shipped From Amazon

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 Linky

-Built-in Wi-Fi for wireless file sharing through Canon iMAGE GATEWAY on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other devices.
-Ultra-slim design, 5x Optical Zoom, 24mm Wide-Angle lens
-Canon HS SYSTEM with a 16.1 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor
-3.2-inch wide touch panel Pure Color System LCD with Touch Shutter for interactive shooting
-Improved Smart AUTO with 58 predefined shoting situations and new FACE ID
-16.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
-3.2-inch TFT touch panel PureColor LCD with wide viewing angle
-DIGIC 5 Image Processor
-24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer

HT: jj1000 via DDF

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Reserve A Car Now For Your Israel Travels And Lock In An Amazing Rate For The Summer!

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

Ends in 3 days! Reserve now and lock in an amazing rate for the summer!

For example:
-Mazda 3 for only $236 a week instead of $350
Includes all insurances and taxes.
-Car Pick Up conveniently located in Terminal 3. Cars are only rented from major and reliable rental companies.
Guaranteed no hidden fees or surprises!
Last Chance for this amazing deal! Reserve Now!
Great deals on other cars as well!
Email your dates now and you will get you the best price available.
Please note: This deal is for foreign residents only and includes a coupon for shomer Shabbat from the rental companies.
Or call: 347-534-1111
www.yerent.com (Hebrew)
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40 Crest 3D Whitestrips For Just $17.71 (Or Less) Shipped From Amazon

Update: The price is now $37.08 less the $7 coupon you clip on the page, less the $10 rebate, less the $1.85 subscription discount=$18.23 shipped.  If you have 5 total subscription items from Amazon you will save an additional $5.57 making the total $12.66 shipped.

40 Crest 3D Whitestrips Linky

$10 Rebate Linky

This is for 40 strips of “Crest 3D White Whitestrips With Advanced Seal Professional Effects Enamel Safe Dental Whitening Kit”

-Clip the $7 coupon on the product page.

-Select the Subscribe and save option and then click “subscribe now”

$36.54 is the current selling price as of the time of this post-$10 rebate-$7 coupon-$1.83 subscribe and save discount=$17.71 shipped.

If you have 5 monthly subscribe and save items (including diapers and wipes) then these will come out to be less another $5.48 or just $12.23.

After your order ships you can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions and you can choose to change or cancel your subscriptions at any time. Easy as 1-2-3!

If you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Amazon gift cards at Office Depot, Office Max, or Staples.

HT: jj1000, via DDF

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i CMOS Refurbished Digital SLR Camera For $394.99 With Free Shipping From Canon

Update #2: Alive Again!

Update: Dead

Canon EOS Rebel T3i CMOS Refurbished Digital SLR Camera Linky

$125 will come off instantly when you add it to your cart.

This refurbished camera carries a 90 day warranty which AMEX will double to 180 days.  A new one on Amazon with a 1 year warranty (also doubled by AMEX) goes for $564.99.

HT: jj1000, via DDF

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“Hacking” A Newark To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $868.97 Round-Trip…

There are currently $692 flights from Houston to Tel Aviv for very limited dates in May and June.  For NYC folks this means they can use that sale to their advantage.

A nonstop flight to Israel currently runs at least $1,118.

You can use the Travelocity multi-destination search page and search for NYC-TLV (in flight #1) on 05/27 or 05/28 and then TLV-IAH (in flight #2) on 06/11.

You can choose a nonstop on United from Newark to Tel Aviv.  For the return on 06/11 you can select a United flight from Tel Aviv to Houston connecting in Newark.  Everyone, whether their destination is NYC or anywhere else in the world, must pickup their luggage in Newark on the return and bring it through customs.  At that point you can either recheck your bags or just leave the airport.

In case you want to be in Israel for Shavuos and stick around for a while there’s also a $953 fare using this trick departing 05/08 and returning 06/11.

There are also dates around Chanukah time that I found for $931.97 like 11/24, 25, 26, or 27 to 12/03, 05, 09. 11, or 12.

Dates around Jewish school’s winter breaks for about $930 include 01/12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, or 23 to 01/21, 26, 28, or 30.

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Lenovo N50 Wireless Mouse For Just $9.99 Shipped

Lenovo N50 Wireless Mouse Linky

Use $20 off code (Exp: 04/29): USP1AP451072

HT: Shreknit, via DDF

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Staples Mastercard Gift Card Easy Rebate This Week

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-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!
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It’s not much of a deal (last week’s online deal was far superior) but it’s worth passing on in case you’re in Staples anyway.

You can get a $15 Staples gift card via Easy Rebate rebate on the purchase of $150 or more in prepaid Mastercards in Staples stores. Easy Rebates can be submitted online. There’s officially a limit of 1 rebate per household.

The problem is that Staples only sells Mastercards up to $100, so you’ll wind up having 2 buy at least 2 cards to get the rebate, which is why it’s not much of a deal. Though if you have a Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card you’ll also get the 5 points per dollar.

Staples does sell $200 Visa cards, but those are not included in the rebate offer this time.

HT: jason1960, via DDF

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Sam’s Club Open House This Weekend

Related: Free 60 Day Pass To BJ’s Wholesale Club!
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Through Sunday you can shop at Sam’s Club without a membership and you won’t pay any non-member surcharges.

No coupon is needed, just go to the member services desk to get your shopping pass.

Sam’s Club Locator Linky

HT: kracked dude, via DDF

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Save An Additional 40% Off Gap Sale Items

Gap Linky

Use the following code for 40% off already discounted sale items (Exp: 04/27): GAPSALE

You can also save 35% off everything at Banana Republic with code (Exp: 04/27): B35TREAT

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

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Reader’s Digest Subscription For Just $4.50 Per Year

DiscountMags Linky

Reader’s Digest Magazine Subscription Linky
Today only, use the following code at checkout to drop the price down to just $4.49 per year for up to 4 years: DANSDEALS

You can also save 20% off other magazines on the site with that code.

Subscriptions can take 2-4 months to start.  Subscriptions from DiscountMags will never auto-renew.

 

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3 Extreme Deals From Plaza Auto Leasing!

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

Limited Time Only-Expires 4/30/2013!

Chrysler 200 Limited Mid-Size Sedan $199 per month!
Features: Leather, Sunroof, Navigation, Power Seats, Bluetooth
36 months/ 7500 miles per year

Honda CR-V LX SUV $199 per month!
Features: Bluetooth, Backup Camera
36 months/ 7500 miles per year

Chrysler Town and Country Minivan $189 per month!
Features: Power Sliding Doors, Power Lift Gate, Backup Camera, XM Radio, Power Seats
36 months/ 7500 miles per year

All Leases – Due at signing: First month, applicable taxes, bank fee, registration fees

Restrictions: This deal is only good in the NY Metro area. For great deals specific to your area call 718-975-9000 or email esales@plazaautoleasing.com

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

P.S. For a chance to win Yankees tickets, check out this link to enter!

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$5 Off $15 At Living Social

Living Social Linky

Use code (Exp 04/25): MOM5

HT: yitzyul, via DDF

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Random Posts You May Have Missed If You’re Not On DDF…

Sure you need to put up with a lot of acronyms and being told to search before you post, but DDF (DansDeals Forums) is the place where DansDeals becomes a community.

-In a Trip Report that had me rolling with laughter, DDF veteran AJK and his wife share the most entertaining trip report I’ve ever read. I don’t think too many of us guys could possibly hoodwink our wives like this but still…just awesome. Here are the links to part 2 and to part 3.

-yehuda S writes up an awesome trip report of his own to Sedona (it gets even better in part 2) and proves you don’t need to travel far to have incredible experiences.

-You can now find hundreds of other great trip reports from different cities in the Wiki in this master thread as well as links to destination threads in this master thread. DDF takes the stress out of trip planning!

-After multiple tries to get the 3rd card of a 3BM approved Aaaron’s wife has success via a well-written SM…
…Same story for jacobgo, SM magic.

-Get 50K for the business gold card now and then get another 25K on top of that instantly with no additional pull. That’s over 100K Avios.

-A 3BM without having to make a single call just a few months after an F/R…that’s impressive.

-And yet another 3BM for someone with new credit that was approved without a phone call.

-That $100 Lincoln test drive deal that was posted last year keeps paying dividends.  HSS and others have received a Chicago city print, a space pen, and $329 towards awesome Maui Jim sunglasses for taking another drive.  Wow!

-I’m not the only one to get an Ink Bold and Ink Plus card approved in one Recon call, many others have as well.

-DDF’ers are not only getting $50 Amazon GCs from the WSJ but refunds as well…yikes.

-An AOR from different banks is nice…
…But a 4BM from just one bank and one pull is the real prize.

-Nothing like picking up a 25K retention bonus on the Plat card…
…Except for a 50K retention bonus on a Plat card opened during the 100K bonanza!

-Are approvals for business cards easier than consumer cards for people with a large mortgage?

-Almost no credit? No problem for this Chase 2BM after some HUCA is applied.

-It took perseverance but MosheP completed his 4BM as well.

-50K AMEX signup bonus honored to not cause disappointment?
And again.
-And even 68K.

-Delayed or cancelled departing Israel? You can make out quite nicely due to new laws as meir1 gets 5 grand from Delta.

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10% Off $10+ Orders Placed On The Seamless App

Use the Seamless.com app on your smartphone or tablet to place an order from your favorite restaurant and save 10% off $10+ orders with code (Exp: 04/27): TAPTAP

Lots of kosher restaurants are on Seamless, where will you be ordering from?

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Garmin nuvi 50LM 5″ GPS With Free Lifetime Map Updates Plus Garmin Case For Just $97 Shipped At Buydig With V.me!

Garmin nuvi 50LM 5″ GPS (With Free Lifetime Map Updates)

Use the following code for $20 off: VMEMOMDAY20

You must checkout with V.me for the code to work. V.me is Visa’s response to Google Wallet and Paypal. You can use any of your credit cards with V.me, it does not have to be a Visa. You’ll see the V.me option during checkout.

Additionally, a free Garmin Universal 5″ Premium Carrying Case will be added to your cart automatically when you add the GPS to your cart!

-4.5 star reviews on Amazon from over 2,000 reviewers, where it currently sells for $127.48 without the card.

-This model is compatible with Garmin’s Israel maps.

-5-inch LCD display
-Speed limit indicator
-Memory Card Supported: microSD Card
-Free lifetime map updates with over 6 million points of interest
-Hear spoken street names
-Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
-Lane assist with junction view

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Toy Watch Brand Watches On Sale At Vente-Privee

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

Vente-Privee has some great deals on Toy Watch brand watches today for just $55-$85 for watches that retail at $160-$275.  There are unisex watches as well as Ladies watches for sale.

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Shipping is free for $100+ orders that are charged to your AMEX card.  Otherwise shipping is $5.95.  You can add items from other current sales to reach $100.

Returns are accepted for 21 days after shipping or of course if you buy on AMEX with return protection like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express you’ll have 3 months to do a return.

“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!

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Ashford.com Watch Specials

Wittnauer Men’s Metropolitan Watch
-Retails for $995, on sale for $199, now just $109 shipped with code (Exp: 04/29): DANMETRO109

Ebel Women’s Beluga Manchette Watch
-Retails for $5,340, on sale for $1,695, now just $689 shipped with code (Exp: 04/29): DANBELUGA689
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-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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20% Off $100+ Orders Of Shoes And Clothes From Amazon

Spend $100 on Shoes, Handbags, and Accessories sold directly from Amazon and get 20% off with code: 20SHOE13

Spend $100 on Clothes sold directly from Amazon and get 20% off with code: APR20PCT

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