51.3-64% Off At Banana Republic

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You can currently save 35% off women’s clothes at Banana Republic with code (Exp 06/04, valid online only, exclusions apply): BRPICK1

You can currently save 40% off Men’s clothes at Banana Republic with code (Exp 06/04, valid online only, exclusions apply): BRPICK2

You can currently save 40% off women’s dresses at Banana Republic with code (Exp 06/04, valid online only, exclusions apply): BRPICK3

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

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

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

Alternatively if you received an email from Banana with the title “Waiting to wow you” then you have a one-time use coupon good for 40% off!  Even if these codes have a stated expiration they actually don’t expire!

You can use the 40% off on top of the 35-40% off codes for an effective 61% or 64% savings.  This won’t stack with the 25% off new email subscriber coupon.

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

Post what deals you find!

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Amazon Deals Of The Day: Savings On Tools

1. Bonus savings on tools from Bosch, Stanley, DeWalt, Black & Decker, Dremel, Hitachi, Makita, and more via this link.

2. DEWALT 20V MAX Lithium 3-Tool Combo Kit with Hammer Drill and Impact Driver: $259 and lowest Amazon price ever by $80.

3. DEWALT Corded Jig Saw and Sheet Sander Combo Kit: $109 and lowest Amazon price ever by $40.

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25% Off + $10 Off $50 + Free Shipping At Perfumania

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Stackable offers:
-25% off with code (Exp: 06/03): DAD25
-$10 off $50+ orders with code: SAVE10
-Receive free shipping with no minimum purchase required on 06/03 only.
-Receive free samples with every order with no code needed!
-A Black Duffle Bag will be added to all $75+ orders for free.

For example, for the 3.3oz/100ML bottle of BURBERRY Brit Sheer Women’s Eau de Toilette from Amazon is $84.
The price from Perfumania is $69.99.
With the 25% off code the price comes down to $52.49. With the $10 off code the price comes down to $42.49.

Free shipping normally requires a $50+ purchase but it’s free on all orders today.

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2 Days Only: Buy 2 Cases Of Illy Coffee Capsules And Get A Free Illy Espresso Machine!

Buy 2 Cases Of Illy Coffee Capsules And Get A Free Illy Espresso Machine

Until 9am EDT on 06/04 if you buy $216 of coffee capsules you can get the machine for free. That’s 2 cases of coffee consisting of 12 cans of coffee which each hold 21 capsules. In other words, 252 total capsules of coffee.  Shipping is free as well.

The Illy Caffe Touch Francis Francis Y1.1 Espresso Machine sells for $249 on Amazon and has incredible 4.8/5 star average reviews!  That’s just for the machine without any coffee. With this deal you’ll get the machine and 252 coffee capsules for less than the Amazon price!

-Choose from a Black, Red, or White machine.

-Mix and match between 10 varieties of coffee capsules. Just choose any 12 cans to get the espresso machine for free.

-All Illy Coffee is certified OU kosher parve.

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Current AMEX Offers Roundup

Join the 36,500+ people who follow @DansDeals on twitter and you’ll get a tweet when a deal is posted on DansDeals.com!
You can even have Twitter send you a text message whenever a new deal is posted.

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Current AMEX Twitter offers:

Signup for Twitter and you can save money with AMEX.

All you have to do is sync your American Express card with your twitter account to save money at rotating stores.

Then tweet the codes listed below to enroll, so for example just write #AmexBP and then click tweet.  Then wait a minute and you should have a message in your notifications bar that you have successfully enrolled along with the offer terms.

In the image below you can see where to write the tweet and where to check for the confirmation.

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You can register all of your primary and secondary AMEX cards on Twitter, it just entails either: Unsyncing and resyncing cards via this link or making a Twitter account for each card.  If you do unsync and resync multiple cards on the same Twitter account you must change the tweet slightly each time like:
#AmexBP
#AmexBP 1
#AmexBP 2
And so on.

When resyncing there is no need to fill out your billing address, just fill out the first half of the form with your name, email, and your credit card number.  You can skip the optional fields asking for your billing address, card expiration, and the 4 digit code.  You can use the same email address for all of your cards.

Offers valid once per card:

-Tweet #AmexVP, get $200 back on $2,000+ on Vente-Privee.com through 06/05. Vente-Privee account required.

-Tweet #AmexCoStore, get $50 back on $250+ at TheCompanyStore.com through 06/06.

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

-Tweet #AmexAbt, get $25 back on $250+ at ABT Electronics through 06/16.

-Tweet #AmexDunkinDonut, get $5 back on $5+ at Dunkin Donuts through 06/30.

-Tweet #AmexLordandTaylor, get $20 back on $100+ at lordandtaylor.com and in-store through 06/30.

-Tweet #AmexBP, get $5 back on $30+ at BP through 06/30.

-Tweet #AmexHomeDepot, get $15 back on $75+ at Home Depot online or in stores through 06/30.

-Tweet #AmexHilton, get $50 back on $250+ at Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the US through 09/02. Other brands in the Hilton portfolio are excluded.

-Tweet #AmexNewegg, get $15 back on $150+ at Newegg.com through 07/31.

-Tweet #AmexExxonMobil, get $5 back on $30+ at Exxon or Mobil through 07/31.

-Tweet #AmexKCole, get $50 back on $150+ at Kenneth Cole stores, at kennethcole.com, or reaction.com through 07/31.

-Tweet #AmexCathay, get $200 back on $2,000+ on Cathay Pacific through 07/31.

-Tweet #AmexVictorinox, get $30 back on $150+ at Victorinox stores through 07/31.

-Tweet #AmexColumbia, get $10 back on $50+ at Columbia.com through 08/01.

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Online account offers:

There are a couple offers that I found in my account that I couldn’t find a working Twitter code for:

-Save $25 on $75+ from Ticketmaster.

-Save $15 on $50+ from TigerDirect

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

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

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

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

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

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Amazon Student: Buy A $50 Amazon Gift Card And Receive A $10 Amazon Promotional Credit

Amazon Student: Buy A $50 Amazon Gift Card And Receive A $10 Amazon Promotional Credit

Amazon students with Amazon Prime: Select any of the listed $50 gift cards in the link above by June 15th and you will receive a $10 promotional credit via email by June 30th.  The promo code is valid for items sold by Amazon and will expire 07/31/14.
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Not a student?

If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, or a Chase Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying Amazon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

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

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Air France: Houston-Tel Aviv For 12.5K Miles Each Way, Boston-Tel Aviv For 18,750 Miles Each Way

Flying Blue Promo Awards (Click here to view worldwide promo awards)

Air France Flying Blue Award Search (Login required to search for award flights)

Flying Blue is the joint program of SkyTeam member Air France and KLM.
They consider Tel Aviv to be part of Europe which can make for some decent deals.

They do charge fuel surcharges on their own flights but not on Delta flights. However availability is much better on their own flights than on Delta flights. They normally charge 50,000 miles round-trip in coach to Israel but they run rotating promo awards valid for select cities. Currently for North America that includes Boston and Houston. You need to book the current promo awards by 06/30 and travel between 08/01 and 09/30.

In some cases it may make sense to use BA Avios to get to Boston or Houston.

You can see the miles and fees for one-way tickets in the images below:

Houston-Tel Aviv:

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Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and Starwood Business AMEX award 30K signup points for spending $5K in 6 months. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Flying Blue with the permanent 25% transfer bonus.  Transfers can take 2-9 days.

-AMEX MR points can be earned from cards like the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold. These points can transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio.

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Citibank Checking Customers: Earn Up To $100 With Billpay, Mobile Deposit, And Popmoney

Citibank Checking Customers: Earn Up To $100 With Billpay, Mobile Deposit, Or Popmoney

-Enroll via the link above by 07/31.
-Valid for new and existing checking customers.
-Get $10 every month that you do an online bill pay through the end of 2014.
-Get $10 every month that you do a mobile check deposit through the end of 2014.
-Get $10 every month that you do an outgoing popmoney transfer through the end of 2014.
-You can get a total of $100 over the course of this promotion.
-Activities made prior to enrollment don’t count.
-In June 2014, as an example, you can earn a $10 cash bonus for having one or more mobile check deposit transactions post, an additional $10 cash bonus for having at least one or more online bill payment transactions post, and an additional $10 cash bonus for having one or more outgoing Popmoney transactions post, for a total of $30 for June, 2014.

-Mobile Check Deposit is a free service available on your Citi Mobile App for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android
-Online Bill Payment is a free service available to Citibank customers with a checking account that is also enrolled in the Citibank Online service. Qualifying online bill payments for this promotion are those using Citibank Online or Citi Mobile.
-Popmoney enables you to transfer funds for free from a Citibank Regular Checking account to an account at a U.S. financial institution.

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eBay Deals Roundup: iPad Air, MacBook Pro, Kids’ Kitchen, And Cookware

Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.
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Paula Deen 15-Piece Kitchen Porcelain Cookware Set Nonstick Pots Pans: $59.99
-Set Includes: 1qt.cov. Saucepan, 2 qt. cov. Saucepan, 6 qt. cov. Stockpot, 2.75 qt. cov. Saute, 8″ Skillet, 10″ Skillet, 5 Piece Measuring Spoon Set

This sells for $100.61 from Amazon.
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Apple iPad Air 64GB Tablet With Retina Display: $579.99
-Apple iOS 7; 9.7 Retina display; 2048 x 1536 resolution
-A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
-Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO; 64 GB capacity
-5 MP iSight camera; 1080p HD video recording
-Up to 10 hours of battery life; 1 lb

This sells for $667.99 from Amazon and $699 from Apple.
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Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Notebook w/ Retina Display & Core i5 2.4 GHz ME864: $1,099.99
-2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
-128GB PCIe-based flash storage; 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
-13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 2560×1600 pixel Resolution; LED-backlit with IPS
-Intel Iris Graphics; 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
-Mac OS X Mavericks, Up to 9 hours of battery life

This sells for $1,234.99 from Amazon and $1,299 from Apple.
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KidKraft Modern Toddler Kitchen Kids Play Set: $79.95
-Microwave and oven doors open and close
-Knobs on the oven and sink that turn and click
-Convenient storage above and below the sink

This sells for $99.99 from Amazon where it has 5/5 star reviews.
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Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: $74.99

This sells for $100.96.
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-Shop this sale page for gifts for Fathers Day or Graduates

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Admission Tickets To Canada’s Wonderland

Update: This is what happens when I leap before reading. This is just for a voucher to buy $29.99 discounted tickets, it’s not actually giving free tickets.

Sorry folks!

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Groupon Canada has free vouchers for admission to Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto

A Canadian address is required.

HT: Jonah B

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Graco Affix Highback Booster Seat For $54.39 Shipped

Amazon Lightning Deal: Graco Affix Highback Booster Seat For $54.39 Shipped

Lightning deal valid until 8:59pm EDT or while supplies last.

This was $71.99 earlier today, $78.98 last week, and it now the lowest Amazon price ever.

-AFFIX Highback Booster Car Seat with Latch System offers a secure connection keeps booster seat properly in place
-Keeps booster steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child
-Unique front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the booster to the vehicle seat
-Side Impact Tested
-This Graco Highback Booster Car Seat is engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213

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Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush With Travel Case For $29.95 Shipped From Amazon

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Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush With Travel Case

If you don’t have a good electric toothbrush you should. Your teeth will feel like they do when you come home from the dentist!

Clip the $10 coupon to drop the price to $29.95. Even if you don’t have prime you’ll still get free shipping as the price is above $35 before the coupon.

Choose from White, Pink, or Green. Find other higher end Philips toothbrushes that work with the $10 coupon here.

-Up to 2x better plaque removal versus a manual toothbrush
-Includes soft-grip handle designed for comfort and control, 1 contoured brush head, charger base, and travel case
-Patented sonic technology- dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between teeth and along the gum line to gently remove plaque
-2-minute smartimer ensures dentist recommended brushing time

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10% Off At 6pm.com

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Use the following code for 10% off (Exp: Today after 20K uses):
6PMSW6220141017

6pm.com is a shoes and clothing closeout website owned by Amazon and Zappos offering discounts up to 89% off retail. Shipping is free on all orders.

-Up to 72% off Men’s Loafers

-Up to 80% off Uggs

-Up to 76% off Women’s Flats

-Up to 80% off Coach

-Up to 89% off Men’s Clothing

-Up to 61% off Men’s Calvin Klein Shoes

-Up to 80% off Women’s Mia shoes

-Up to 75% off Puma products

-Up to 60% off Crocs

-Up to 80% off Cole Haan

Post a comment of what you’ll be buying!

HT: greatdeals, via DDF

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Ad: Earlybird Deadline: Spend Succos In Yerushalayim And Win An Extra $18,000!

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

Bais Yaakov High School of Chicago’s 19th annual “Succos in Yerushalayim” Raffle click here to participate!

-Win 7 round-trip tickets to Israel, 11 day hotel stay & $1,000 spending money; or $12,000 cash!
-Second Prize: 7 round-trip tickets to NY, 11 day stay at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, and $1,000 for shopping on the Avenue.
-We are continuing the option of “Taking it to a new Chai”, you have the potential to win an additional $18,000 just by adding $50 to any ticket package!

Drawing will iy”h be September 15th, 2014.

Early bird purchase must be done by June 16th for free tickets. Call 800-974-9743 or visit succosraffle.com

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Final Day For Increased Signup Bonuses On Chase Ink Cards

Update: DEAD!

Related: Ink Is Beautiful: 12 Reasons You Should Have A Chase Ink Card
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Originally posted on 05/01:

-Chase Ink Plus Credit Card 60K Limited Time Offer
-Chase Ink Bold Charge Card 60K Limited Time Offer
-Chase Ink Cash Credit Card 30K Limited Time Offer

The Chase Ink business cards are some of the best credit cards out there.

For a limited time only you can earn additional bonus points for signing up for them.
Last week the limited time increased bonus for these cards lasted just 1 week, though I don’t have any information on when it will end this year.

The bonus for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards is temporarily increased from 50,000 to 60,000 points for spending $5,000 within 3 months.
The bonus for the Ink Cash card is temporarily increased from 20,000 to 30,000 points (they advertise this as $300, but it comes in the form of 30,000 points which can be far more valuable than cash) for spending $3,000 within 3 months

Typically if you got a Chase card within the past couple months and the offer increases they will match the better offer for you. Just send a secure message to request that when logged in at Chase.com.

Here is a chart with the differences between these cards.

 Ink BoldInk PlusInk Cash
Signup Bonus50,00050,00020,000
Spend Threshold$5,000 in 3 months.$5,000 in 3 months.$3,000 in 3 months.
Type of cardCharge Card: Must be paid off in full every month.Credit Card: Can be paid back over time. Credit Card: Can be paid back over time.
Annual FeeNone for the first year, then $95None for the first year, then $95None
Points transfer into miles?YesYesNo, but they can be transferred if you or your spouse also has a Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Sapphire Preferred
Annual limit for 5 point per dollar categories$50,000 of spending.$50,000 of spending.$25,000 of spending.
Double point categoriesGas and HotelsGas and HotelsGas and Dining
Foreign Transaction Fee0%0%3%
APR for purchases and balance transfer.N/A15.24%0% intro APR for 12 months then 13.24%

As you can see, there’s no major difference between Ink Bold and Ink Plus other than charge versus credit.  One advantage of Ink Plus would be that you can shift credit lines to that card to get it approved and if you ever decide to close it, you’ll be able to shift the credit line elsewhere.

A great thing about these business cards 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 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 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.

On a card like Ink Cash with 0% APR for purchases and balance transfers for 12 months you can owe money without having any negative effect on your credit score.

Benefits on all Ink cards:

All Ink cards give 2 free lounge visits per user, even on free additional user cards. Here is a link to find valid lounges worldwide. Lounges include the Dan Lounge in Tel Aviv and the Art & Lounge in Newark which both have kosher food.

Ink cards are now all issued as Visa cards, so you can register them for Visa Savings Edge.

With that program you earn cash back on top of points.  You’ll earn 1% cash back at Staples, Chevron, and Texaco, 2% cash back at TigerDirect, 4% cash back at Alamo and National, 5% cash back at Lenovo, Sony, and several hotel brands, etc.

Plus all of the Ink cards offer 5 points per dollar on internet/cable service and telecom purchases, so that’s a nice rebate when you purchase a new cell phone and off your cable bill.

They also earn 5 points per dollar at office supply stores. There are hundreds of gift cards sold by office supply stores.

-Upgrading at your local carrier’s store to an iPhone or Galaxy? 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, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Marshalls, Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, TJMaxx, etc? 5 points per dollar.

At Staples of course you would earn 1% cash back plus 5 points per dollar.

Your local school or other charity will be more than happy to accept donations of Amazon gift cards for supplies or any other useful gift cards for chinese auctions, raffles, fundraisers, etc.

They will give you a tax deductible receipt for the full face value-the price you paid for the gift cards. And at the same time you’ll earn 5 points per dollar. So while doing good you can still get a nice chunk of points and you’ll save on your taxes.

You can buy $200 Visa gift cards (now sold online from Staples) that earn 1,000 points and can be used to pay bills with EvolveMoney, uploaded to Bluebird or used for cash back, bill pay, money orders, etc. Or you can use them for everyday spending thereby getting 5 points per dollat on everything you buy anywhere via the Visa gift cards.

The Bold and Plus cards offer 2 points per dollar for spending on gas and hotels (plus 1%-5% cash back with Visa Savings Edge)
The Cash card offers 2 points per per dollar for spending on gas (plus 1% cash back with Visa Savings Edgeand dining.

Point Currency:

Chase Ultimate Rewards offer instant and fee-free transfers to top-notch mileage and points programs at a 1:1 ratio.

Transfer partners include:
Singapore (Star Alliance) offers private walled-in first class suites that can only be booked with their miles. A suite one-way from JFK to Europe is 57,375 miles. Travel to the US48, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and Israel can all be had on the cheap. There are no close-in booking fees and changes and cancellations are very cheap. Fuel surcharges apply when flying on most airlines besides United. More info here.
United (Star Alliance) is still an excellent currency, even after their devaluation a few months ago.  They never charge fuel surcharges, have very flexible routing rules, they allow one-way awards for half the mileage, they have short-haul awards for 10,000 miles, they allow for a stopover and an open-jaw so that you can really maximize a single award ticket into several free trips, and they have dozens of partners to fly on, most of which can be booked on their website.
British Airways (OneWorld) is awesome for short-haul awards. Just 9,000 miles for a round-trip zone 1 or 15,000 miles for zone 2 short-haul award. The zone 3 award for 25,000 miles round-trip can also be a bargain, for example for flights between the west coast and any of the Hawaiian islands or between Boston and Ireland with no fuel surcharges. Flights to Israel on USAirways or Air Berlin are just 60,000 miles with no fuel surcharges. They allow one-way awards for half the mileage. There are no close-in or expedite fees. You can cancel an award for as little as $2.50. Infants are only charged 10% of the miles on international trips instead of 10% of the full fare like US carriers charge. Plus they don’t collect fuel surcharges on AA within the western hemisphere, on Qantas within Australia, on USAirways, Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Alaska, or LAN and you can transfer points to Iberia to limit fuel surcharges there as well.
You can read more in the BA knowledgebase. And you can see 102 places you can go to nonstop from NYC with Avios.
Korean (Skyteam) offers unbeatable first class availability (A380 First Class Trip Report here) and they also have true bargains on partner travel, just 30,000 miles to fly round-trip on Hawaiian or Alaska to Hawaii in coach or 60,000 miles in first. And it’s just 20,000 miles to fly to Alaska in coach or 40,000 miles in first. You can even get a free stopover on the way to or in Alaska!
Southwest offers a value of about 1.7 cents per point towards award travel.  Plus you get 2 free checked bags, free flight changes or flight cancellations. and you can even get a point refund if the price of your flight goes down. You can also transfer points to Airtran for flat-rate awards like business class upgrades or free tickets at a flat rate instead of a rate that corresponds to the ticket price. From Airtran they can even be converted back into the old Southwest program that also offers flat rate awards.
Virgin Atlantic has some niche uses with awards on Delta and Cyprus Air.  For example a round-trip from Tel Aviv to Cyprus is just 5,000 miles!
Hyatt is a powerful hotel currency. They have added a new cash and points option that offers some excellent values and more importantly those stays earn points, elite stay credits, promo credits, and you can use suite upgrades on cash and point stays as well.  It remains far less expensive for high-end hotel stays than any other hotel program, a $1,500/night villa at the Park Hyatt Maldives would run just 25,000 points or 12,500 points+$150.
You can also funnel points through Hyatt to Southwest to qualify for a free Southwest Companion Pass which gives you a free companion every time you pay for or redeem for a free ticket.
-You can also transfer points to Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Priority Club, and Amtrak. I’ve never been on an Amtrak in my life, but some people have reported getting some really nice bargains on Amtrak travel via their program.

The beauty of miles over points or cash-back:
The great thing about being able to transfer points into airlines or hotels are the incredible values you can attain.
-A first class ticket to Hawaii can cost $3,000 but you can use 60,000 miles for that same ticket, a value of 6.7 cents per mile. If you were using Capital One points you would need 300,000 points per ticket.
-A last minute ticket or a ticket where you don’t stay for 3 nights from New York to Detroit costs $1,500 in coach but just 9,000 miles. That’s a value of 16.7 cents per mile. If you were using Capital One points you would need 150,000 points per ticket.
-A first class ticket to Asia can cost $27,000 but you can use 135,000 miles for that same ticket, a value of 20 cents per mile. If you were using Capital One points you would need 2,700,000 points per ticket.
-A night at a Park Hyatt in Paris, Sydney, or the Maldives can run $1,500 with tax but you can use 25K-30K points for that room, a value of 5-6 cents per point. Or you can use less points and get even better values with cash and points. If you were using Capital One points you would need 150,000 points per night.
And that’s all besides for the fact that getting a Capital One card costs a minimum of 3 credit pulls whereas you can get several Chase cards with just 1 credit pull.

Yes, the Ink cards are business cards. But you may be already running a business that qualifies for a business cardand there are several huge advantages that business cards have over consumer cards as you can read here.

For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business/hobby and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you 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.

If you’re like me and you run more than one business you can get the same type of card for each business to manage each businesses expenses separately.

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Other Chase consumer cards you can apply for simultaneously include the Chase British Airways (50K signup points, 1.25 Avios per dollar, and an annual companion award ticket if you spend $30K+ in a  year), and the Chase United Explorer (30K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, and it gives free luggage, free primary car rental insurance including in the US, expanded saver and standard award ticket availability, priority boarding, and more), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), the Chase Southwest (50K signup points, 2 free checked bags, no award expedite fees, and no award cancellation fees), and the Chase Freedom (which has a limited time offer for 20,000 point for spending $500 plus 2,500 points for adding a free additional user, it also gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories and 10% bonus points if you have a Chase checking account).

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Vente-Privee $40 Off $200 Ends Thursday: Zanetti And Façonnable Wool Suits From $155 With AMEX, Hickey Freeman, Valentino, And Others On Sale As Well

Update: The Zanetti and Façonnable sales end tomorrow at 8:59am EDT.
The $40 off $200 AMEX offer ends 06/05.
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If you don’t yet have a Vente-Privee account I’d love it (well, to be honest my dear wife will probably wind up loving it :D ) if you would use my Vente-Privee referral link here to open your account.

Shipping is free for $150+ orders that are charged to your AMEX card.

An account is required to view the sales:

-Link to all 12 current Vente-Privee sales.

Plus you can save another $40 off $200+ orders with AMEX on top of sale prices!

Current sales include:

-Body Glove has tons of water sports clothing and men’s boardshorts from $19.

-Hickey Freeman Jackets and Pants on sale.

-$127 Valentino ties are on sale for $55.

-Zanetti has $325 suit jackets for $125, $175 pants for $69, $495 suits for $195, and $59 ties for $19.

If you live in a state with tax then buying a suit will put you over the $200 threshold to get $40 back from AMEX.
If you live in a state without tax then you can either pay for expedited shipping or add a filler like a tie to get over $200.

-There is a sale for Façonnable clothing here. They have $145 dress shirts for $42, $795 suits for $239, $250 wool pants for $75, $155 trousers for $45, an $115 swimwear for $35 before the bonus AMEX savings.

Sizes are selling out quickly!

Don’t forget to click on the size chart to convert the European sizing into US sizing.

Plus save $40 off $200!

Sync your American Express card with your twitter account and get bonus savings.

Tweet #AmexVP and receive a $40 statement credit for making $200 worth of purchases by 06/05/14

You do not need to spend the $200 in a single purchase.  Allow 90 days for a statement credit to be issued on your credit card.

You can also register by logging in on americanexpress.com, on Facebook, on Foursquare, or on the AMEX app.

You can register all of your primary and secondary AMEX cards on Twitter, it just entails either: Unsyncing and resyncing cards via this link or making a Twitter account for each card.  If you do unsync and resync multiple cards on the same Twitter account you must change the tweet slightly each time like:
#AmexVP
#AmexVP 1
#AmexVP 2
And so on.

When resyncing there is no need to fill out your billing address, just fill out the first half of the form with your name, email, and your credit card number.  You can skip the optional fields asking for your billing address, card expiration, and the 4 digit code.  You can use the same email address for all of your cards.

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

HT: alpicone, via DDF

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Expiring Credit Card Bonus Roundup From AMEX, Barclaycard, Citi, And Chase

The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®: Normally 30K bonus for spending $1, now 40K. This card is slated to be discontinued and no longer available for new signups at some point this year. $89 annual fee which may be able to be waived by asking an account specialist after opening the card.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43739
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Citibank Executive American AAdvantage Card: Normally 50K bonus for spending $10K in 3 months, now 100K. Expiry unknown. Annual fee: $450.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/40107
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-Chase Freedom Visa: Normally 10K bonus for spending $500 in 3 months, now 20K. Plus get 2,500 more points for adding a free additional user. Expiry unknown. Annual fee: Free.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/45449
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-Chase Southwest Premier Visa: Normally 25K bonus for spending $2K in 3 months, now 50K. Expiry unknown. Annual fee: $99.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/39279
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-Chase Ink Plus Credit Card: Normally 50K bonus for spending $5K in 3 months, now 60K. Expires today, 06/01. Annual fee: $0 first year then $95.

-Chase Ink Bold Charge Card: Normally 50K bonus for spending $5K in 3 months, now 60K.Expires today, 06/01. Annual fee: $0 first year then $95.

-Chase Ink Cash Credit Card: Normally 20K bonus for spending $3K in 3 months, now 30K.Expires today, 06/01. Annual fee: Free.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43804
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/44310

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DiscountMags Multi-Year Magazine Sale

DiscountMags Multi-Year Magazine Sale
(Disclaimer: This link contains non-tznius pictures.)

Sample titles:
-Architectural Digest: 1 year for $5.99, 2 years for $5.50/year or 3 years for $5.33/year
-Baseball Digest: 1 year for $9.99, 2 years for $9/year or 3 years for $8.33/year
-Bon Appetit: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Car and Driver: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Conde Nest Traveler: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Entrepreneur: 1 year for $4.50, 2 years for $4.25/year, 3 years for $4.17/year, 4 years for $4.13/year.
-Fast Company: 1 year for $4.50, 2 years for $4.25/year, 3 years for $4.17/year, 4 years for $4.13/year.
-Home Business: 1 year for $5.99, 2 years for $5.50/year
-Inc: 1 year for $4.50, 2 years for $4.25/year, 3 years for $4.17/year, 4 years for $4.13/year.
-MacWorld: 1 year for $7.50, 2 years for $6.75/year
-New York: 1 year for $5.99, 2 years for $5.50/year or 3 years for $5.33/year
-The New Yorker + Digital: 1 year for $34.99, 2 years for $59.99/year
-Popular Mechanics: 1 year for $7.99, 2 years for $7.50/year or 3 years for $7.33/year
-Popular Photography: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Popular Science: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Slam: 1 year for $5.99, 2 years for $5.50/year, 3 years for $5.33/year, 4 years for $5.25/year.
-The Atlantic: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year
-Thomas & Friends: 1 year for $14.99, 2 years for $14/year
-Wired: 1 year for $4.99, 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4.50/year

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Florsheim Men’s Dress Shoes For $39.99 Shipped

Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Florsheim Men’s Dress Shoes For $39.99 Shipped

These are normally $100 each and are on sale for $39.99 until 11:59pm PDT or while supplies last!

Enjoy free shipping and free return shipping on all shoes sold by Amazon!

HT: ah, via DDF

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Groupon: 15% Off Health And Fitness Deals

Groupon: 15% Off Health And Fitness Deals

Use the following code for 15% off (Exp: 06/01): FIT15

HT: Joe4007, via DDF

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Macy’s Suit Clearance: Suits From $104.99 Shipped

Macy’s Suit Clearance: Suits From $104.99 Shipped

Use the following code for a bonus 15% off suits (and 10%-20% off other items sitewide, Exp: 06/01): SUPER
Only suits that say “EXTRA 15% OFF” will work with that code.

Shipping is free on $99+ orders and returns can be made at any time online or in-store.

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It’s Back: 30,000 Starpoints Signup Bonus On Both The Starwood Consumer And Business AMEX Cards

Update: DEAD!

-Starwood AMEX Consumer Linky
New AMEX Consumer Terms: “This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.”

-Starwood AMEX Business Linky
AMEX Business Terms: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product within the last 12 months.”

This offer expires 06/30.

With this offer you will get 10,000 bonus points for spending $1 and 20,000 bonus points for spending $5,000 within 6 months. So spend $5,000 within 6 months and you’ll have 35,000 Starwood points.
The $65 annual fee is waived for the first year.

Key benefits:
-The card doesn’t have bonus spending categories except in SPG hotels, but you get a 25% bonus when you transfer points into miles. Note that SPG point transfers can take from 2 days to 2 weeks to complete.
-Starwood has gutted the cash and points program, but the regular hotel redemption rate can still be a bargain in some hotels. Starwood charges insane amounts of points at their high end hotels though. While the Park Hyatt Maldives is 25,000 Hyatt/Chase points or 12,500 points+$150 per night, the W Maldives would run at least 90,000 Starpoints per night. Room rates at either resort are more than $1,000 per night.
-AMEX benefits like return protection, warranty protection, etc.
-Promotions like Twitter savings and Small Business Saturday that work on primary and secondary cards.
-The business card gets open savings cash rebates.
-Just by having a Starwood card you earn Preferred Plus status. This status earns you the right to checkout at 4pm at Starwood hotels.
-If you spend $30,000 in a year on either Starwood card you earn SPG Gold status.
-Cardholders get 2 elite qualifying stays and 5 elite qualifying nights towards earning Gold or Platinum status.

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LAN: Los Angeles, Miami, Or NYC To Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil For $449 Round-Trip

 -Bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 10pm CT the day after purchase. Priceline gives until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase. Earn 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Iguaçu Falls (also spelled Iguazú or Iguassu Falls) is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever been. I’ll let Google Images do the talking even though it’s so much more awe-inspiring in person than a picture can possibly do.

Eleanor Roosevelt had it right when she said “Poor Niagara” upon seeing it. Instead of being in middle of a concrete jungle it’s in middle of beautiful rainforest with wonderfully fresh air. It’s much bigger and grander than Niagara Falls.

You can see it up close and personal from the Argentine side and you can view the majesty of it from the Brazilian side. Both sides have their own airport, IGU on the Brazilian and IGR on the Argentine side.  Unfortunately both Argentina and Brazil charge a $160 reciprocity fee for Americans to visit, though the visas do last for a decade.

A ticket to either airport from the US is typically well over $1,000 but can be had now for just $500.  Miles can be credited to OneWorld airlines like American and British Airways.

It takes at least a full day on each side to explore. There is an SPG category 5 Sheraton in the Argentine side in the national park.

You can use 7,500 Avios to fly from IGR to Buenos Aires/AEP on LAN, 4,500 Avios to fly from IGU to Sao Paulo on TAM, or 7,500 Avios to fly from IGU to Rio de Janeiro on TAM.  Those tickets will likely need to be booked over the phone with British Airways. No fuel surcharges apply.

This fare is valid on select dates between September and December. This fare can’t be found on ITA.
Sample valid dates for JFK-IGU:
$449: 10/21-10/27
$514: 10/12-10/19, 10/19-10/26, 11/02-11/09, 11/09-11/16, 11/16-11/23.

You can use Orbitz +/-3 day flex search option to help find valid dates.

HT: jmansour, via TFD

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Hours Left To Join Our Unique Chinese Auction

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

Camp Gan Israel of Valencia is having their third Chinese Auction to benefit the scholarship fund. Orders will be accepted until Sunday, 5pm PDT (8PM EDT). Drawing, Sunday, June 1, 7:00PM PDT (10PM EDT)

Prizes include a Mexican Getaway, New iPad Air 4G, Kindle Fire, SLR Camera, and much more.

Last year there were only a few dozen entries in most prizes so your chances of winning are great! 65% of prizes were won by people using the code DAN.

Go to www.mycampauction.com and get ready to win big while doing a mitzvah and giving maiser.

Unique: Prizes will be updated regularly with the number of tickets in that prize, so you can see your odds.

Special: Apply the following code in your cart to get 30% off of your order (This is the only code for this auction): DAN

Bonus: Every 10th order will automatically receive $50 of auction tickets via email for free! (if your order number ends with a 0 you win).

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Exheed iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S HD Screen Protector For $0.92-$1 With Free Shipping From Amazon

Exheed iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S HD Screen Protector Linky

Price is $1 with free shipping if you order 1 or 2 screen protectors. If you buy 3 or more the price is 92 cents each with free shipping.

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Sony NEX-6 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit For $519.99 Shipped From Amazon

Sony NEX-6 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit

This is the lowest price that I’ve ever seen this camera sell for.

I finally switched from 12 years of using a point and shoot digital camera to the NEX-6 last July.  Some trip reports with NEX pictures include the Banff trip report, and some pictures from the Kauai trip report, the Maui trip report and NYC trip notes.  Pictures came out significantly better than with a point-and-shoot even if  left on the automatic setting, but instructions are provided on the LED screen for how to use all of the other settings as well.

It offers SLR type performance and sensor size in a compact and intuitive package. In fact it even does things better than an SLR, such as video.  It’s bigger than the point and shoot you might be used to, but the pictures it takes are just incredible.  In a pinch it can still fit into your pocket even with the 16-50 lens on, something that can’t be done with an SLR.

A versatile wide angle 16-50 lens is included but there are other interchangeable lenses you can purchase as your photo skills grow.

The NEX-6 also has a stunning digital viewfinder, allowing you to take pictures even in the brightest sunlight.

HT: centro, via DDF
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Save on everything you buy from Amazon:

If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, or a Chase Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying Amazon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

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

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eBay Deals Roundup: GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition, iPad Mini, Samsung Smart TV On Sale

-GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition: $329.99
$399.99 from Amazon.

You’ve seen the incredible HD videos taken with a GoPro on Youtube, now grab it with a $70 discount on a product that has never been cheaper than $399.99 from Amazon.  The Black edition is the best GoPro version out there.

-Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
-Capture up to 12MP Photos at 30 fps
-Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
-Camera Housing Waterproof to 131 feet
-Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Compatible
-Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
-Wi-Fi Remote Has 600′ Transmission Range
-Auto Low Light & SuperView Video Modes
-HERO3+ is 20% Smaller than HERO3
-Battery Lasts 30% Longer than HERO3
-Super View video mode captures the world”s most immersive wide angle perspective

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-Apple iPad Mini 64GB: $349
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-Samsung 32″ 1080p 60Hz Smart Wifi LED HDTV: $259.99
Also useable as a computer monitor.
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-Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 32GB: $429.99
$499 from Apple.

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Daily Getaway For 05/30: Sea World And Busch Gardens

Update: Sea World is now sold out!

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Related: Highlights Of Daily Getaways 2014
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Daily Getaways Linky

With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick.  At 1pm EDT every weekday until June 20th there is a new offering.

The best ones will sell out in seconds, so you need to be waiting on the page at 12:59pm and refreshing the page.

There are 2 offers today:

-Visit Any SeaWorld Park for $44.10 (Price reflects 10% discount for using AMEX).
-1 single-day admission for an adult or child to your choice of either SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego or San Antonio.

Visit Any Busch Gardens Park for $40.50 (Price reflects 10% discount for using AMEX).
-1 single-day admission for an adult or child to your choice of either Busch Gardens Florida or Virginia.

-You can purchase up to 6 tickets for each offer.
-Tickets will be mailed via US Mail within 7 to 10 business days.
-Tickets expire 05/15/15.
-No blackout dates.

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Amazon Mom Members: Buy $45 In Amazon Gift Cards And Get A $5 Amazon Promo Credit

Update: Tomorrow is the last day for this promotion!

Note that there is also a targeted offer for a $10 credit for buying $50 in Amazon gift cards, you can see if you’re eligible for that one by clicking here.

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Originally posted on 05/01:

Amazon Mom Members: Buy $45 In Amazon Gift Cards And Get A $5 Amazon Promo Credit

This is valid for Amazon Mom Prime members only.  It works whether you join a free trial or if you have a paid membership.

Purchase any gift card pack via the link above by 05/31 and you’ll get a $5 Amazon promo credit by 06/15. You must use the promo credit for items sold by Amazon by 06/30.

Last time they ran this they ran out of the $45 gift card option, so grab it before it sells out this time as well.

Amazon Mom members always get:
-20% off subscription orders of diapers and wipes.
-20% off all subscribe & save orders when 5 or more products ship that month.
-15% off to complete unordered items from a baby registry
-All benefits enjoyed by Prime members, free 2 day shipping, free instant video streaming, free kindle books, etc.

HT: NewYorker11219, via DDF

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KIND Minis Variety Pack 12 Count Healthy Snack Bars For $5.84-$7.19 With Amazon Subscribe And Save!

KIND Minis Variety Pack 12 Count Healthy Snack Bars

-OU Parve.
-Shipping is free on all orders made with subscribe and save!

-These were $12.69 on Amazon yesterday and are now $8.99, the lowest they’ve ever been on Amazon.
-Clip the 15% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price)
-Use Subscribe & Save to make the total $7.19 at checkout thanks to the coupon and subscription savings
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $6.29
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $5.84

If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% or 20% off. It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save up to 20% on all the items you subscribe to.

With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase. You can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty once the item ships. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions.

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NOOT Deals On Amazon: Phone Chargers, Galaxy S5 Case, Note 2 And Galaxy S4 Batteries On Sale

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

All products below are shipped by Amazon and sold by NOOT with free shipping. To see the below pricing you must use this $3 off code at checkout: JCECOGST

Samsung Galaxy S4 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery: $4.99

Samsung Note 2 3100mAh Li-ion Battery: $4.99

Dual USB 2.1A Universal Wall Charger for all Samsung, iPhone, iPad, and other USB powered devices: $4.99

Dual USB 4.2A Universal Car Charger for all Samsung, iPhone, iPad, and other USB powered devices: $9.99

Samsung Galaxy S5 Case (Hybrid Protector Series), 5 colors available, dual layer, and shock absorption: $4.99

All items have a 24-month warranty: no hassle, money-back guarantee.

Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with Amazon Prime. A prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student.
You can buy a Prime Gift Subscription for yourself using your Amazon gift cards via this link.
-Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

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Get A Free 8×8 Shutterfly Hardcover Photo Book From Coke Rewards

Click here to get a code for a free 8×8 hardcover photo book from Shutterfly by logging in or making a new Coke Rewards account.

After clicking “Get it” via the link above you’ll get a code instantly sent to your Coke Rewards email address.

You can click on this link to apply the code to your Shutterfly account.

You’ll have until 07/31 to get your book.

20 pages are included, extra pages are normally $1 each but often are on sale as well.

Shipping for the 8×8 book is $7.99 which is a true bargain for a stunning high quality hardcover photo book.

If you order $30 of other items from Shutterfly (or if you add a lot of extra pages to your book) you can get free shipping on the order with code: SHIP30

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Join Me In The Windy City

Last week a DDF member invited me (and several other guys) to join him in an SPG suite at the Yankees/Cubs game in Wrigley Field that he won in a Starpoints auction.

I’m way behind in writing trip reports, but I’ll give the gist of this one quickly. I burned some miles (gotta love short-haul Avios awards!) and took a day trip to Chicago for my first visit to The Friendly Confines.  Had breakfast with my grandparents in Northbrook and then it was off to meetup with several other mileage fanatics that had flown in for the day from Miami, NYC, and Toronto.

Milt’s is less than a mile from Wrigley Field and we got to dine with Jeff Aeder, Chicagoan of the year, and owner of Milt’s.  Great guy and he’s got his hand in a million different projects at once, but still has time to enjoy an afternoon Cubbies game. Love that!

At that point I’m already involved in 3 of my passions, travel, kosher food, and baseball.  Jeff is involved with a project  called Milt’s Night Out where people can donate tickets to sports games, shows, or concerts, get a tax-deductible receipt, and a family going through any kind of hardship gets a free meal as well as the tickets.

In fact all of the profits from Milt’s are donated to charity, the only kosher restaurant in the world that operates like that as far as I know.

Anyway we got into discussing kosher food (of course) and we talked about Mendel Segal, who (makes a killer BBQ sauce that I hope to be sold on Amazon shortly,) runs the Kansas City Vaad and the annual KC Kosher BBQ competition there that I’ve judged in 2012 and in 2013.

Long story short, Milt’s is hosting the 1st annual Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition and Festival (with advisory help from Mendel) and I’ll be one of the judges.

It will be from 11:30am-4pm this Sunday at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. If the KC BBQ contests are any indication, this one will be lots of fun for all as well.

My taste buds can’t wait.  If you see a bearded 29 year old fellow looking like a stuffed turkey from having judged dozens of plates of smoked chicken, ribs, and brisket come and say hello 😉

And ask me about my flight yesterday from Kansas City to Cleveland where I made a complete fool of myself. You’d think after having flown on 70 some flights with my kids over the past couple years that I’d know every airline regulation down pat.  But a little humility is always a good thing as I learned a new brand new one on that flight.

Guess I’ll just have to write up a trip report triple-header once I get back from Chicago next week.

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0% APR Cards

People often ask me about 0% APR cards.

There’s a reason I don’t talk about them often.  Credit card interest is why the house always wins.  0% is just a teaser to get you to fall into a very dangerous trap.  People that treat a credit card as anything different than cash are only fooling themselves.  If you don’t have cash on hand to pay for an item, then don’t buy it.  It’s a really bad idea to use your plastic as a way of getting an item you can’t afford.

Banks would love nothing more than to charge you 20 or 30% interest on your purchases and those charges will easily overwhelm the benefits of signing up and spending on a card.  If you can’t control yourself to spend within your limits than you’ll be far better off not even applying for a credit card.

But if you already do owe money that you can’t pay back right away, a 0% card can be a good thing in the short-term.

Here are some of the best ones out there:

1. The Chase Ink Cash Business card offers 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months.
If you have to carry a balance then this is a fantastic card to do it on as the credit utilization isn’t reported to the credit bureaus on Chase business cards. While on other cards carrying a balance can have a negative effect on your score while the balance is there you won’t have that issue with this card. However there is a 3% fee for transferring a balance to this card.
There is no annual fee for this card.

The great thing about this card are the rewards. Besides for the signup bonus you also earn 5 points per dollar on telecom, cable, and office supply store (including gift card) purchases and 2 points per dollar on dining and gas. Plus cash back
Additional cardholders are free and each one of them gets 2 free airport lounge visits per year.

The difference between this card and Chase Ink Plus (besides the signup bonus and spend threshold requirement) is that you or your spouse must have an Ink Plus or Sapphire Preferred card to transfer the rewards points into miles.
Additionally the Plus/Bold cards don’t have a foreign transaction fee while this card does. And the Plus/Bold cards have a cap of $50,000 in annual spending that can earn 5 points per dollar (for 250,000 points) while this has a $25,000 cap (for 125,000 points)

You can read more about business card benefits in this post.

2. The Chase Slate Visa offers 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months.
The awesome thing about this offer is that if you transfer a balance to this card within 60 days of opening it there will no fees at all!  Almost every other card out there will charge a balance transfer fee.

There is no annual fee for this card.
The reason this card doesn’t earn the number one spot is that it doesn’t have a signup bonus and doesn’t earn any points.

Ink Cash or Slate? If you care about keeping your credit score higher you will be better off with Ink Cash which also has a signup bonus and earns points on purchases.  If you care more about saving the 3% fee and less about your score and the points then you’ll be better with Slate.

3. The Chase Freedom Visa offers 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months.
There is a 3% fee for transferring a balance to this card.
There is no annual fee for this card.
The great thing about this card are the rewards. Besides for the signup bonus you also earn 5 points per dollar in quarterly rotating categories. Plus if you have a Chase checking account you’ll also get an annual 10% bonus on top of all point earnings.
Like with the Ink Cash card, you or your spouse must have an Ink Plus or Sapphire Preferred card to transfer the rewards points into miles.

4. The Barclays USAirways World Mastercard offers 0% interest on balance transfers only for 15 months.
There is an $89 annual fee for the card. This card will be discontinued soon, but for now you can still get 40,000 USAirways miles, which will soon be convertible into American miles.
There is a 3% fee for transferring a balance to this card.

5. Offer expired The no annual fee version of the Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard offers 0% interest on on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months.
There is no annual fee for this card.
There is a 3% fee for transferring a balance to this card.
You earn 2 points per dollar on travel and dining and 1 point elsewhere. You also get a 10% points rebate every time you cash out your points.

6. The Discover It card offers 0% interest on purchases for 6 months and 0% interest on balance transfers for 18 months.
There is no annual fee for this card.
There is a 3% fee for transferring a balance to this card.
This card offers 5% cash back in rotating categories.

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Amazon Deals Of The Day: Running Shoes, Lipton Tea, Headphones, And More

Prices can change and items can sell out at any time.

-Clip coupons on this page to save on hundreds of items from Amazon.)
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-Save 20% On Running Shoes From Amazon: Use code (Exp: 06/04): RUNSHO14
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Lipton Tea, 312Count Tea Bags: Clip 25% off coupon to drop price to $9.74. Then use Subscribe & Save to drop the price to $9.25 shipped. If you subscribe to 5 Amazon items the price will drop to $7.79 with Amazon Mom or $8.27 without Amazon Mom.
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-Noontec Zoro Adjustable On Ear Stereo Hi-Fi Earphone Headphone : $38 (The lowest Amazon.com price for this item ever on Amazon.)
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-Cohesion XP 10.0 Gaming Chair: $42.61 (The lowest Amazon.com price for this item ever on Amazon.)
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-Sunbeam King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeat Technology: $13.98 (The lowest Amazon.com price for this item ever on Amazon.)
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-RevJams Xec On Ear HD Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with In-line Microphone (black or white): $19.99 after using $5 off coupon code: W97PXSD2 (The lowest Amazon.com price for this item ever on Amazon.)
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-Tiny Love Gymini Sunny Day Activity Gym: $27 (The lowest Amazon.com price for this item ever on Amazon.)

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Get A Paypal Mobile Card Reader For Negative $14.01!

Update: DEAD!
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Get A Paypal Mobile Card Reader For Negative $14.01!

CDW is selling the Paypal reader for 99 cents shipped via the link above plus you can get $15 added to your Paypal account balance by entering the code found on the card reader package at www.paypal.com/redeem

Limit of 3 $15 bonuses per Paypal account.

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Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer For $55 Shipped From BuyDig

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Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer For $55 Shipped From BuyDig

Use code: WIFIPRINT

-PIXMA Printing Solutions lets you print directly from Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox
-2.5″ Touchscreen LCD and Intelligent Touch System
-Wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from compatible iPad, iPhone or iPod touch devices
-4800 x 1200 dpi photo resolution, Load plain and photo paper right into of the printer at the same time!

$68.49-$70.09 from Amazon.

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Andaz Hotels On Jetsetter Flash Sale

Andaz is Hyatt’s upscale, hip, boutique inspired hotel brand. All properties have free minibar snacks and drinks and free WiFi.
Resorts like the Andaz Maui and Andaz Costa Rica even have free all-day camps for children!

A Jetsetter account is required to view flash sale rates. If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love if you would sign up via this referral link.
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Andaz Maui at Wailea
Price comparison: A Garden 2 Queen room on June 8th is $330+tax= $387 on Jetsetter or $569+tax= $645 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 25,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 12,500 Hyatt or Chase points plus $150.

An Andaz suite on June 8th is $770+tax= $901 on Jetsetter or $1,199+tax= $1,359 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 40K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).

Click here to read my Trip Report from the Andaz Maui.
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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica
Price comparison: An Andaz room on July 6th is $245+tax= $315 on Jetsetter or $325+tax= $399 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 15,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 7,500 Hyatt or Chase points plus $100.

An Andaz suite on July 6th is $455+tax= $583 on Jetsetter or $625+tax= $768 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 24K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).
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Andaz S. Diego
Price comparison: An Andaz Queen room on July 6th is $167+tax= $195 on Jetsetter or $239+tax= $269 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.
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Andaz Napa
Price comparison: An Andaz King room on November 9th is $148+tax= $175 on Jetsetter or $239+tax= $272 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.

An Andaz large loft suite on November 9th is $235+tax= $278 on Jetsetter or $339+tax= $386 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 40K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).
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Andaz Amsterdam
Price comparison: An Andaz King room on July 6th is $326+tax= $338 on Jetsetter or $424+tax= $446 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.

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eBay Deals Roundup: Garmin GPS, Smart TV, iPad Mini Retina, Gravity Chair, Dyson Vacuum, Unlocked Androids, And Batteries On Sale

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.
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Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5″ GPS w/ Built-in Bluetooth and Lifetime Map and Traffic: $139.99
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-Samsung 32 inch 1080p 60Hz Smart Wifi LED HDTV: $259.99
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-Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 32GB: $429.99
$499 from Apple.
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-Two Zero Gravity Chairs Black Lounge Patio Chairs: $69.95
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-Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GSM Unlocked – Dual Sim – 8GB: $249.99
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-100 Pack of AA or AAA Alkaline Batteries: $14.99
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-Dyson DC39 Animal Bagless Ball Canister Vacuum Cleaner: $249.99
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-HTC One Max – 32GB – Silver 4G LTE Unlocked GSM: $429.99
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-Shop this sale page for gifts for Fathers Day or Graduates

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Make A Free Personalized Father’s Day Card And Get Free Shipping!

Make A Free Personalized Father’s Day Card And Get Free Shipping!

Use the following code at checkout (Exp: 06/01): DAD14C

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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