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15% Off Your Entire Purchase At H&M With A Student ID

H&M Coupon Linky (Exp: 02/03)

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Ashford.com Watch Specials

Ending today, 01/29:

Locman Men’s Sport Stealth GMT Watch
-Retails for $450, on sale for $262.50, now just $120 shipped with code (Exp: 01/29): DANSTEALT120

Ebel Women’s Beluga Manchette Watch
-Retails for $3,360, on sale for $899, now just $599 shipped with code (Exp: 01/29): DANSMNCT599
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Ending 02/05:

Skagen Women’s Mesh Watch
-Retails for $95, on sale for $55, now just $38 shipped with code (Exp: 02/05): DANSMESH38

Ebel Women’s Beluga Tonneau Watch
-Retails for $2,860, on sale for $979, now just $479 shipped with code (Exp: 02/05): DANSBELUGA479
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-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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JetBlue NYC Flight Week, Day 2

JetBlue NYC Flight Week Linky

Quoted prices are as of 12pm. Prices will climb as seats are sold!

From today through Friday JetBlue will run 80% off specials from NYC.  The specials will be published daily at noon and must be booked by 11:59pm that day. The 80% off applies to base fare only. The codes are case sensitive.

Fares are bookable at www.jetblue.com/promo

Here are the specials for 01/29:
JFK-Bermuda
Depart: 01/31, 02/01, or 02/03
Return: 02/03. 02/04, or 02/07
Use code: JFKBDA80
Sample fare: From 02/03-02/07 the round-trip fare with tax is $134.20

JFK-Portland, OR
Depart: 01/31, 02/01, 02/03 or 02/04
Return: 02/03. 02/04, 02/07, 02/08, 02/10, or 02/11
Use code: JFKPDX80
Sample fare: From 02/04-02/11 the round-trip fare with tax is $137.80

JFK-Grand Cayman
Depart: 01/31, 02/02, or 02/04
Return: 02/04. 02/07, or 02/11
Use code: JFKGCM80
Sample fare: From 02/04-02/11 the round-trip fare with tax is $155.55

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40% Off At Banana Republic

Banana Republic Linky

Use the following code for 40% off at Banana Republic on 01/29: BRSAVE40

Exclusions: Monogram, Heritage, Men’s Performance, women’s leather apparel, women’s cashmere, women’s blazers, select men’s and women’s shoes and boots, and new arrivals.

Shipping is free on $50+ orders or with any orders on a BR Luxe or Gap Silver card.

Return shipping is free on all orders or can be done in-store.

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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New Priority Club PointBreaks List Is Out

Priority Club PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays from now through 03/31/13. Hotels can sell out quickly.

I’ve stayed using PointBreaks in Toronto And Tiberias, Israel and got awesome rooms at both hotels even though the hotel is only reimbursed $30/night on PointBreaks stays.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50 or you can instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards points into 5,000 Priority Club points.

After you have 5,000 points in your account you can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel using cash and points for $70+5,000 points. Just search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70. When you cancel the hotel you will get 15,000 points in your account. In other words the cost per each 5,000 point stay is just $35 after you already have 5,000 points in your account.

Sample hotels for $35 per night:

-Crowne Plaza Suffern-Monsey
-Staybridge Suites Cleveland-Mayfield Heights/Beachwood
-Hotel Indigo Newark
-Crowne Plaza Washington DC-Rockville
-Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn
-Candlewood Suites Denver
-Candlewood Suites Phoenix

-Intercontinental Fiji Resort
-Holiday Inn Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Holiday Inn Auckland, New Zealand
-Holiday Inn Express Krakow
-Crowne Plaza Johannesburg

HT: Drago, via DDF

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JetBlue NYC Flight Week: Save 80% On Select Flights!

JetBlue NYC Flight Week Linky

From today through Friday JetBlue will run 80% off specials from NYC.  The specials will be published daily at noon and must be booked by 11:59pm that day. The 80% off applies to base fare only. The codes are case sensitive.

Fares are bookable at www.jetblue.com/promo

Here are the specials for 01/28:
JFK-St. Maarten
Depart: 01/29, 01/30, 02/04. 02/05, or 02/06
Return: 02/04. 02/05, 02/06, or 02/07
Use code: JFKSXM80
Sample fare: From 02/04-02/07 the round-trip fare with tax is $170.90

LGA-Fort Myers, Florida
Depart: 01/29, 01/30, 02/03. 02/04, or 02/05
Return: 01/31, 02/01 02/02, 02/05, 02/06, 02/07, or 02/08
Use code: LGARSW80
Sample fare: From 02/05-02/07 the round-trip fare with tax is $83.40

JFK-Liberia, Costa Rica
Depart: 01/29, 01/30, 02/04. or 02/05
Return: 02/05, 02/06, 02/07, or 02/08
Use code: JFKLIR80
Sample fare: From 02/04-02/07 the round-trip fare with tax is $187.49

HT: Lev, 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.

Restaurant.com Linky

To get the prices listed below, enter the following code in your cart and then click “apply” to take 60% off of the regular discounted coupon price (Exp: 01/29): BOWL

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

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

Los Angeles Metro:

-Stacey’s Cafe Delish-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $1.60 after coupon code.
$15 off $22.50, Normally $6, Now $2.40 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.

Miami:

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

New York Metro:

-Hapina Steakhouse-$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.

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

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

-Traditions-$25 Off $50 dinner, Normally $10, Now $4 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100 dinner, Normally $20, Now $8 after coupon code.

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

S. Antonio, Texas:

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

HT: greatdeals, via DDF

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Advance Auto Parts Coupons

Advance Auto Parts Linky

Use the following code for $10 off $30: A124

Use the following code for $20 off $50: ES123

Use the following code for $25 off $70: A124

Use the following code for $30 off $90: HUGE30

Use the following code for $40 off $100: TRT41

Use the following code for $50 off $175: HUGE50

Shipping is free on $75+ orders after the coupon is applied or free with in-store pickup.

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Lenovo Notebook Stand, Normally $24.99, Now Just $6.99 With Free Shipping After Coupon!

Related: Lenovo Wireless Mouse N3903A For Just $11.99 Shipped!
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Lenovo Notebook Stand Linky

Use code (Exp 01/28): USP1JA346484

-Adjustable height over a continuous range of motion
-Lightweight design for easy movement and storage
-Accommodates notebooks ranging from 9 inches to 17 inches with only minor hinge adjustment required for very light and very heavy models

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Should You Get A United Club Card?

Update, 01/27/13: Today is the last day to apply for Avis President’s Club if you are a United Club cardholder. That benefit is being discontinued and on April 1st Avis President’s Club members with status from United credit cards will be downgraded to Avis First elite status.

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Originally posted on 04/30/12:

United MileagePlus Card Linky

The United Club card is the premium version of the United Explorer card, just click on the MileagePlus Club card tab.

The United Club card costs a whopping $395 per year, though you get a $95 statement credit for signing up.  People have had success sending a secure message to get it matched to a first year free offer.

It is a heavy metal card, like the Sapphire Preferred.

You can have the card even if you already have an Explorer card. While the Explorer card offers 30K miles for signing up and spending $1,000 (and you can SM to be matched to 55K miles+$50 cash back) on the Club card there’s no mileage bonus for signing up.

So should you get the card?  That depends on how often you travel with luggage, how much you spend, and how you value having a full club membership.  Even if you just value 1 of those things it can be worth being a cardholder.

So what do you get for having the card? These incredibly sweet benefits:

-Full United Club membership:
This membership normally costs $500 per year for non-elites and it’s the only club network that can’t be accessed with the AMEX Platinum card or the Priority Pass lounge membership that comes with that card.
A full United Club membership allows your entire family, or you and 2 guests, to enter hundreds of United and partner lounges worldwide, regardless of which airline you are flying of even if you are even flying at all!  Just show your membership card and you’re in!
Here is a dreadfully incomplete list of lounges. For example I’ve used my United membership card in Tel Aviv but they’re not listed.

-Unlimited Airport Terminal Access:
Another very nice benefit of being a full United Club member is that you can access the secured part of the airport even when you’re not flying! When I pick someone up from the airport I often like to meet them at the gate and surprise them and go for a free drink in the club. All you have to do is go to the checkin counter, show your United Club membership, and request a gate pass to get past security to access the lounge.
This will work in any airport where there is a United or USAirways lounge.
With free wifi, snacks, drinks, newspapers, magazines, and even showers and free ironing services in some locations, you can even make the United Club your new office if you wanted to!
Or you can just take your kid past security to see the planes taking off when not rushing to a flight, just like in the pre 9/11 days.

-1.5 United Miles per dollar spent everywhere!
This blows every other card out of the water. You’ll get 1.5 miles for every dollar you spend anywhere.  No other card out there offers anything near this earning rate on everyday purchases!  Even the great Starwood card earns an effective 1.25 miles per dollar spent and those can’t be directly transferred to United (though they can be used on United via an airline like USAirways though they have harsher award policies), or the excellent Freedom card with checking offers 1.1 points per dollar spent on everyday purchases.

It’s not hard at all to get at least 1.8 cents value per mile (or much more than that), but at that rate it’s a 2.7% rebate on everything you buy. Considering you can pay your federal income taxes for a 1.88% fee, you will be able to load up on miles the next time you pay taxes and be excited about getting a discounted vacation out of it!  It would come out to a cost of just 1.25 cents per United mile, which is an incredible bargain (A business class ticket to Europe is 100,000 miles with no fuel surcharges, so you would be paying just $1,250 for business to Europe or $1,500 for business to Israel or the Maldives), plus you may even be able to deduct the 1.88% fee!

You also earn 2 miles per dollar on United purchases, though that is beat by the 2.14 points per dollar offered by Sapphire Preferred.

-2 Free Checked Bags:
You and one companion automatically get 2 free checked bags on United worldwide. If you bring 2 bags each that’s a savings of $240 domestically or a savings of $400 to most international destinations (Europe, Israel, Argentina, Asia, Australia, etc) on a round-trip.

Not only that but additional cards are free, and although additional cardholders don’t automatically get 2 free bags like the primary cardholder, they will at the checkin counter by just showing the agent their United Club card if you purchase their ticket using the United Club card. I have tested this out many times to confirm that this works. For a family of 4 with 8 checked bags you can split your itinerary into 2 after purchasing it, and then with 1 primary card and 1 additional card all 8 checked bags will be free, a savings of $480 domestically or $800 to most international destinations on a round-trip.

As the free luggage benefit can be attained by just showing a checkin agent your credit card, it will last until the card’s expiration date, which is 3 years from when you are approved.

-Premier Access and Boarding:
You’ll get priority check-in, priority baggage handling (your bags will arrive ahead of the general public’s), and priority security line access.
Plus you will board at the same time as Premier Silver elite members, ahead of Explorer cardholders, ahead of families with children, and way ahead of the general public, so that you will have plenty of space for your carry-ons.

-Waived Award Expedite/Close-In Fees:
Those pesky $75 per passenger fees for booking an award ticket within 21 days (which is right when the best award availability starts to open up) are automatically waived for cardholders!

-No foreign Transaction fees:
Get the best rates and pay no exchange rate fees.

-Avis President’s Club Elite Status:
Cardholders get Avis’ invite only President’s Club elite status!
With this status you get guaranteed 2 class upgrades, and often will get free luxury car upgrades, just like Chairman members!

-Hyatt Platinum Elite Status:
Cardmembers get Platinum status at Hyatt, giving them free internet, upgrades, bonus points, and a sweetened offer when they apply for the Hyatt credit card.

As with the Explorer card, you also get these benefits:

-Primary CDW Rental Car Insurance:
Almost all credit cards only offer secondary CDW rental car insurance, meaning that you must first file a claim with your personal insurance which will affect your rates. The United consumers cards cover accidents without the need to make any claim with your personal insurance and should definitely be your go-to card for all car rentals outside of Israel.

-Premier upgrades on award tickets:
Premier members will be eligible for upgrades by being a United cardholder.

-Non-expiring miles:
As long as you’re a United cardholder your miles will never expire.

-Last-Seat Standard Awards:
As long as there’s a seat on the plane you’ll be able to use double miles for it. This level is now capacity controlled for general members.

-Other protections:
-Travel Accident Insurance
-Emergency Assistance
-Trip Cancellation Insurance
-Lost Luggage Reimbursement
-Delayed Luggage Reimbursement
-Delayed Trip Reimbursement
-Extended Warranty Protection
-Price Drop Protection
-Purchase Protection
-Return Protection
-Worldwide Emergency Card Replacement

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75,000 Point Signup Bonus For The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express Open!

Update #2: DEAD!

Update: This offer expires on Monday, 01/28 at 10:59am EST.

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Related posts:
-ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!
-Is it Worth Transferring Membership Rewards Points To USAirways With A 16% Loss Of Points?

-4BM Success! (2 consumer card and 2 business card approvals with just 1 hard pull!) .
-Want To Boost Your Credit Score? Spend On Business Cards Instead Of Consumer Cards.
-Which Miles To Use To Fly To Israel?
-Flying Round-Trip To Israel On Air Berlin For 47K American Express Membership Rewards
-Credit Score FAQs: Opening And Closing Cards
-Credit Card Reconsideration: Don’t Give Up!

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Link removed-Offer is now dead!

Signup bonus:
75,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $10,000 in 4 months.

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

Limited Time Offer:
This will expire early next Monday morning, 01/28.

You will earn:
-3X points on airfare
-2x points on purchases in the U.S. for advertising in select media, gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations, and shipping
-1X points on other purchases
-Points are earned only on eligible purchases. Bonus points limitations apply.
-$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175
-Introductory annual fee for Additional Gold Cards in the first year is $0; then, $50 for the first Additional Gold Card and no fee for other Additional Cards
-Terms & Restrictions Apply.
-Offer expires January 28th, 2013.

Spending $10,000 in 4 months:
Spending $10K isn’t what it used to be.
I spent that much at CVS just 2 nights ago in a single shot (well, 10 shots)!

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

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

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

What can you do with the points:
-You can wait for another Avios bonus. These come by every few months and usually range from 30%-50%. That means you get to Israel for as little as 20K points each way instead of the normal 30K points eacy way. Once you’re done with $10K in spending you’ll have at least 85K points.
-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 85K points you’d have enough for about 19 short-haul flights. Or wait for the return of a transfer bonus and you’ll have enough for as many as 28 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 85K points you’d have enough for more than 11 medium-haul flights. Or wait for the return of a transfer bonus and you’ll have enough for as many as 17 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 85K points you’d have enough for more than 8 of those flights. Or wait for the return of a transfer bonus and you’ll have enough for as many as 12 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. Of you can fly from the West Coast to any Hawaiian Island for that rate. Or you can even fly from Boston to Ireland for the same rate with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus (you’ll have to call to book trips on airlines like Aer Lingus or Alaska). With 85K points you’d have enough for about 7 of those flights. Or wait for the return of a transfer bonus and you’ll have enough for as many as 10 of those flights!
-The only way to fly in Singapore’s First Class Suites, or in their great business or first class products, is with Singapore miles. Book on their website to save 15% of the miles needed. I flew to Europe last month in a couples suite with my wife for about 58K miles each.
-Air France/KLM Flying Blue charges only 25K miles round-trip to Israel during a Promo award or just 50K miles round-trip to Israel on Delta with no fuel surcharges. Plus there are occasionally bonuses to Flying Blue as well, dropping those rates even lower.
-The only way to fly in El Al First Class, which includes the best glatt kosher food in the sky, is with El Al points.
-Air Canada can book you on other Star Alliance carriers, like United and USAirways and many more, with no fue surcharges. Bonus: They also allow for 2 free stopovers, so you can checkout 3 different cities on 1 ticket.

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 (or any American Express card for that matter) 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 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, currently on special for 1,000:2,000)
Starwood: (1,000 MR:333 Starwood ratio)

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

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

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

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Lowest Price Ever! Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing For Just $99 Shipped From Amazon!

Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing Linky

This was $127 yesterday on Amazon and even with a 20% off coupon at BuyBuyBaby still runs for $132.

This swing pretty much kept us sane for Rafi’s colicky start to life.  He would swing and take all of his naps in it to the soft lullabies it plays.

-Eligible for Free 90-Day Returns on Baby items fulfilled by Amazon.com in the Amazon Baby Store.
-Soothing music and alternate swinging motions help calm baby and promotes a sense of security
-Choice of three positions in one swing-variety for baby and convenience when you want baby facing you
-Easy to convert from one position to another
-Folds for storage and portability
-Plug-in adapter saves money on batteries

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Save $200 On MacBook Air Models From Amazon!

Update: This is in response to Best Buy’s 2 day sale that will end tomorrow, so this will likely end tomorrow (while supplies last) as well.

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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 OPEN and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the laptop during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your laptop, free of any hassle!

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Apple 11.6″ 128GB MacBook Air: $899.99 after $200 off

Apple 13.3″ 128GB MacBook Air: $999.99 after $200 off

Apple 13.3″ 256GB MacBook Air: $1,299.99 after $200 off

These prices are $200 off the prices that Apple sells them for.
Plus tax is only charged for shipments to: CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX, and WA.

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

HT: YeahThatsKosher

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$7 Off $15 Of Delivered Restaurant Food From Seamless.com!

$7 Off $15 Of Delivered Restaurant Food From Seamless.com

Just like them to get a code. The code will expire 02/10.

Tons of kosher restaurants are on Seamless, post where you will get your food from in a comment!

HT: DP7, via DDF

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My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone.

Update #3, 01/25/13: The OBi100 is currently on sale for just $37.99 and the OBi110 is currently on sale for just $39.99 shipped from Amazon!
HT: arch, via DDF
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Update #2, 12/26/12: Google has once again announced that US and Canada calling will remain free throughout 2013!
I also use GrooveIP on my Android when abroad to make free calls back to the US via Google, so that will remain free for 2013 as well. Thanks Google for the gift that keeps on giving!
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Update #1, 12/20/11: Google has announced that US and Canada calling will remain free throughout 2012! My OBi110 continues to pay dividends, hopefully it stays free for years to come as well!

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Originally posted on 03/28/11:
OBi100 Linky

OBi110 Linky

If you used to be landline-free like me, don’t forget to also pick up a phone like this VTech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID for $19.95, or the 2 handset version for $29.96, or the 2 handset version with a digital answering machine for $39.99.

Quick FAQ’s about this device:
-It works with any regular phone.
-It makes regular outgoing and incoming calls with caller ID.
-Calls are free from anywhere in the world to US and Canada numbers.
-You can call international numbers for very little per minute. Israel is 2 cents per minute to landlines and 10 cents for cell phones. All rates are listed here: https://www.google.com/voice/rates
-You can only port a cell phone number to Google, so if you want another number you’ll have to first port it to a prepaid cell service (page plus, att, tmobile, etc) and then port it to google.
-It costs nothing per month after you buy the machine.
-You don’t need any other phone service, just broadband (DSL/FIOS/Cable) internet service.
-You do not need a computer.
-You do not need a phone jack.
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Thanks to the heads-up of David, a DansDeals Forum member, I purchased the Obihai OBi110 from Amazon back on March 7th.

The device is a conduit between your broadband connection and a landline phone for free phone calls with no monthly service fee and no cost for making calls!

It performs all kinds of tricks, but the main feature that I got it for was its very easy setup with Google Voice.  It works with any regular or cordless landline phone for free incoming calls, free outgoing calls to the US and Canada, and Google Voice’s dirt-cheap international dialing rates. Your computer does not need to be on for your phone to work.

You can also plug in a landline phone, or another VOIP service like Ooma or Magic Jack, into the device and you’ll be able to access multiple different lines of service from your landline phone.

Here’s what I did:

-I bought the OBi110 for $49.99 and a Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54 last week. Additional cordless phones are available for just $14.95

-I opened up a new Google Voice account (there’s a limit of 1 per email address) and got a vanity number. (Google Voice allows you to search their database of free phone numbers for any combination of numbers or letters)

-I charged the cordless phone for 24 hours and then set it up.  With the easy instructions I was able to set it up in less than 15 minutes and the call quality has been very good! It displays the caller ID number for incoming calls and Gmail will even notify you of and transcribe voicemails!

Google has already announced that the free calling will last through 12/31/11. After that nobody knows, but here’s hoping Google continues to allow the free calls forever!

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Samsung Galaxy Phones For Just $0.01 With New Sprint Plan At Amazon!

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

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: New customer: $0.01, Add-a-line: $39.99, Upgrade: $39.99

Samsung Galaxy S III (Blue): New customer: $0.01, Add-a-line: $59.99, Upgrade: $119.99

Samsung Galaxy S III (White): New customer: $0.01, Add-a-line: $59.99, Upgrade: $119.99

A Galaxy S3 sells for $199.99 with a new plan on Sprint.com

HT: Achas Veachas, via DDF

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Is it Worth Transferring Membership Rewards Points To USAirways With A 16% Loss Of Points?

When American Express Membership Rewards lost Continental as a partner a couple years ago it lost the best gateway towards the Star Alliance. The Star Alliance is a network of dozens of airlines on which you can redeem miles from one partner to the other. With so many airlines it’s usually easy to find award availability.

The problem is that most airlines outside of the US collect a fuel surcharge on award tickets. United and USAirways do not collect a fuel surcharge even if you fly on an airline that would charge heavy fuel surcharges had you been redeeming their miles.

The Star Alliance airlines that you can transfer to from American Express Membership Rewards now include just Air Canada, ANA, and Singapore.

Those all have pluses and minuses.

-Air Canada Aeroplan miles require activity every 12 months and expire after 7 years even with activity. Their award chart can be pricey. If you fly on these carriers you will pay a fuel surcharge: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI.
If you fly on these carriers you will not pay a fuel surcharge: Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Singapore, South African, Swiss, TAM, Turkish, United, and USAirways.
On the bright side they do allow 2 stopovers on awards. There are no close-in/expedite fees. Plus they have the best infant lap child policy in the industry, you pay just $50 for a coach award, $100 for a business award, or $125 for a first class award. No 10% of the full fare rubbish that many other airlines do.

-ANA has an incredible award chart, but unless you want to fly United and USAirways you’ll pay fuel surcharges.

-Singapore has perhaps the best business and first class in the industry and they can only be had if you have Singapore miles. However they collect fuel surcharges so the value of this program is mostly limited to redeeming miles to experience flying in your own suite on a plane.

If you open a points.com account you will be able to transfer points from Air Canada Aeroplan into USAirways at a 100:84 ratio.  This is much better than other typically terrible points.com exchange rates.
You need to transfer a minimum of 15,000 points.
15K Air Canada nets 12,601 USAirways miles. 100K Air Canada miles nets 84,011 USAirways miles.

If you transfer 85,000 Membership Rewards points from the current promotion you would have over 71,000 USAirways miles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So is that worth it?
-USAirways does not collect a fuel surcharge on any airline, however they do collect an award processing fee of $25-$50.
-USAirways will hold awards for 3 days.
-USAirways award tickets on partner airlines must be booked over the phone. But at least they waive the phone fee for Star Alliance redemptions.  You can search for Star Alliance award availability on United.com or Aeroplan.com and then call USAirways to book.
-USAirways miles never expire if you have activity every 18 months.
-USAirways does not allow redemptions for Lufthansa First Class.
-USAirways also has a number of non-alliance partners, including Bahamasair, Jet Airways, Hawaiian, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, and until June 12th, Virgin Atlantic.

-Bear in mind that USAirways miles are not as valuable as United, though you can’t get United miles with Membership Rewards points or Starpoints. While United allows free date and routing changes on award tickets USAirways charges $150 for that. United allows for changes to award tickets at any time while USAirways prohibits them completely on partner awards once your you fly on the first leg. And United allows for one-way bookings, allows online bookings, and does not charge an award processing fee.

Here is USAirways partner award chart.
And here is Air Canada’s chart.

Noteable differences:

-North America to Israel in business class is 120K USAirways miles versus 135K Air Canada miles. Air Canada is 12.5% more miles.

-Domestic 3 class First Class is 50K USAirways miles versus 70K Air Canada miles. Air Canada is 40% more miles.

-Hawaii is 40K coach/70K Business/70K 3 class First USAirways miles versus 45K coach/80K Business/110K 3 class First Air Canada miles. Air Canada is up to 57% more miles.

-North Asia (China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, etc) is 60K coach/90K Business/120K First USAirways miles versus 75K coach/125K Business/175K 3 class First Air Canada miles. Air Canada is up to 46% more miles.

-Australia/New Zealand is 80K coach/110K Business/140K First USAirways miles versus 80K coach/135K Business/185K 3 class First Air Canada miles. Air Canada is up to 32% more miles.

-South Africa is 70K coach/110K Business/150K First USAirways miles versus 100K coach/150K Business/210K 3 class First Air Canada miles. Air Canada is up to 42% more miles.

Conclusion:

As you can see in many cases USAirways gives more than a 16% discount from Air Canada on many routes plus they don’t collect fuel surcharges on any airlines, so it definitely can make sense to transfer, albeit depending on the exact situation.

However where USAirways really gets lucrative is that they are very generous on award routing. People have booked travel to Asia, Australia, and South Africa with a stopover in Europe or Israel! Because of their bizarre award pricing a business class ticket to Asia is cheaper than to Europe, but even if you stopover in Europe or the Middle East on the way to Asia, Australia, or South Africa you just pay the rate of the final destination.  Plus you can get multiple connections of up to 24 hours on an award to check out even more cities for free.

Sometimes you’ll have to play HUCA (Hang up, call again) as they have many incompetent agents, but then again that can work in your favor…that’s probably how this Twitter follower of mine tweeted about how they got a ticket from NYC to South Africa with a stopover in Israel for just 40,000 USAirways miles!

-USAirways also has an award chart for flights on USAirways only with gems like off-peak awards to Europe or South America for just 35,000 miles round-trip.

Plus if you have a USAirways credit card you get 5,000 miles off every award ticket when you are only flying on USAirways.

Bear in mind that USAirways is currently trying to convince American to merge with them and if they do they will join OneWorld.  Not that that’s the end of the world as American miles are quite valuable.

Also award charts are always subject to change, so it’s probably not wise to stick too many points into USAirways.

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Want to start collecting USAirways miles? Here are some credit cards with points that will transfer to USAirways:

-Starwood points transfer to USAirways at a 20K:25K ratio.  It can take 2-10 days for a transfer and transfer names do not have to match.  100K SPG=125K USAirways.

-Membership Rewards points transfer instantly to Air Canada at a 1:1 ratio and transfer names do not have to match.  Air Canada points currently transfer to USAirways at a 100:84 ratio though that is subject to change. 100K MR=84K USAirways.

American Express Consumer cards:
These cards all have a 25K signup bonus:
American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

American Express Business cards:
The Gold card has a 75K signup bonus for this week only while the Starwood card has a 25K signup bonus.
-The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN

Barclay cards:
Barclay cards are fully churnable with no need to use a new frequent flyer number.
-40K USAirways Consumer Card
-40K USAirways Chairman’s Preferred Elite Consumer Card
Other cards from Barclay that you can apply for with 1 credit pull if done the same day include Barclay Rewards, Frontier, Lufthansa, and Virgin America.

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HURRY! Get $5 Amazon Credit With A Facebook Share

Update: DEAD!
It’s just one of those days…
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Get $5 Amazon Credit With A Facebook Share

-Login to your Facebook and Amazon account via link above and share your thoughts and a $5 credit will be applied to your account to use for your next purchase.
-Items must say “Ships from and sold by Amazon.com” to qualify for the promo credit usage.
-Credit expires 06/30/13.
-Registration for this filled quickly last time, so don’t delay!

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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Thermo Wear Insulated Touchscreen Gloves For Just $2 Shipped From Tanga!

Update: More colors now available!

Thermo Wear Insulated Touchscreen Gloves-Three conductive finger tips

Thermo Wear Insulated Touchscreen Gloves-Two conductive finger tips

Use the following code to get $3 off each pair: 687336

“Tired of taking off your gloves to text someone back, change a song, or even check the freezing weather outside? Us too. That’s why we’re bringing you into the 21st century with these innovative touch screen thermal gloves! Insulated for extra warmth and comfort, use your smartphone, tablet, or other touch screen devices with ease! Use this years hottest technology in the coldest of temperatures!”

HT: FoSho, via DDF

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2 Pack Pantene Pro-V Conditioner For $2.54 From Amazon

Update: DEAD!
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2 Pack Pantene Pro-V Conditioner Linky

Be sure to clip the $3 coupon on the product page.

Be sure to select “Moisture Balance

Each bottle is 25.4 ounces.  They will ship in 2-4 weeks.  The product page only hints that it’s a 2 pack, but when you add it to your cart and in your confirmation email it clearly says 2 pack.

Last time they had this they cancelled most people’s orders as they had insufficient stock.  However when people contacted them and complained they received credits ranging from $8-$20.  They had me order a comparable product and adjusted the price downward by $11 to match the $2.54 price.

Free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement with Amazon Prime.  (Prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student)  Otherwise free shipping with $25+ purchases at Amazon as always.  Or share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

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Get 2 Bottles Of Tide High Efficiency Detergent For Just $9.38 Shipped From Amazon

Update: The Free and Gentle is sold out but the Bleach Alternative can still be ordered with the $2 off coupon though it is no longer available for Subscribe and Save.

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Related: How To Expedite An Amazon Subscribe And Save Item

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2 Pack: Tide High Efficiency Free and Gentle Unscented
2 Pack: Tide High Efficiency Bleach Alternative Original Scent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular price is $22.29. The current sale price is $11.98.

-Scroll down the product page and clip the $2 coupon.

With Subscribe & Save the price is $11.38, less the $2 coupon=$9.38. Plus shipping is free even if you don’t have Amazon Prime!

-Select a 1-6 month subscription offer on the right side of the amazon page and select “subscribe now.” Do not click “add to cart” or you will not get the savings. You must click on the “subscribe now” button.

With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase and you will get 5% off which will be reflected on the final checkout page.

You can cancel the subscribe and save service at any time, even immediately after you make the order, 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!

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

HT: yitzyul, via DDF

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Groupon: 2 Pairs Of 180s Fleece Ear Warmers with Headphones For $16 Shipped

Groupon: 2 Pairs Of 180s Fleece Ear Warmers with Headphones For $16 Shipped

Choose from Men’s black ear warmers or Women’s white ear warmers.

1 pair will be $10 shipped.  2 pairs will be $16 shipped and additional pairs are $8.

HT: SPGDUDE, via DDF

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3 Year Reader’s Digest Subscription For Just $11.97 Shipped

Discount Mags Linky

Reader’s Digest Magazine Subscription Linky
Today only, select a 3 year subscription and use the following code at checkout to drop the price down to just $11.97 for 3 years: DANSDEALS

This discount only applies to 3 year subscriptions.

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

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Today Only! Save 35% At Gap!

Gap Linky

Banana Republic Linky

Use the following code for 35% off at Gap on 01/23: GAPTREAT
Use the following code for 30% off at Banana Republic on 01/23: BRSHOP30

If you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Ink Cash, or Ink Classic 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.

HT: Smart, via DDF

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ANA Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Award Travel On United Or USAirways!

Update: Several commenters below have mentioned that they were told by ANA reps that I was wrong about the lack of fuel surcharges for travel on United and USAirways.
Others wanted to know about one-way workarounds.

Well, the proof is in the pudding. These screenshots were taken from ANA’s website today.

Find other great uses for ANA miles (and consequently for American Express Membership Rewards points or Starwood Starpoints)? Hit the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A coach United flight between Newark and Tel Aviv is 60K miles plus $44 in government taxes with no fuel surcharges.

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A coach United flight between Newark and Paris is 43K miles plus $88 in government taxes with no fuel surcharges.

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A BusinessFirst United flight between Newark and Tel Aviv is 90K miles plus $44 in government taxes with no fuel surcharges.

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A coach USAirways flight between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv is 60K miles plus $44 in government taxes with no fuel surcharges.

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A one-way “workaround” to Tel Aviv.

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A one-way “workaround” to London.

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Originally posted on 01/23/13:

Related: Which Miles To Use To Fly To Israel?
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ANA, or All Nippon Airways, is a Japanese airline that is a Star Alliance member.  They also have an awesome partner award chart that you can use for travel on their dozens of partners.

You can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards at a 1:1 ratio to ANA.  You can also transfer Starpoints to ANA at a 20K:25K ratio.

A few years ago they used to not collect fuel surcharges on United and USAirways, then they started collecting on both.  Last year they stopped collecting it on USAirways and just recently they have stopped collecting it on United once again!

This means there are now 2 partner airlines you can fly from the US to Israel using ANA miles without paying fuel surcharges.  Plus you can save lots of miles in the process! Nonstop flights to Israel with this method will start at just 53K Starpoints or 60K Membership Rewards in coach or 75K Starpoints or 90K Membership Rewards in business.

101K Starpoints or 126K Membership Rewards is enough for 2 passengers to fly to London round-trip in business class.

Here is the distance based award chart:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use the Great Circle Mapper to determine a trip’s cost.
For example:
-A trip on United from Newark to London and back is a distance of 6,930 miles and thus will cost 38,000 ANA miles in coach and 63,000 ANA miles in business.
United would charge 60,000 miles in coach and 100,000 miles in business.
ANA saves you 22,000 miles in coach and 37,000 miles in business for the same flight.

-A trip on United from Newark to Paris and back is a distance of 7,298 miles and thus will cost 43,000 ANA miles in coach and 68,000 ANA miles in business.
United would charge 60,000 miles in coach and 100,000 miles in business.
ANA saves you 17,000 miles in coach and 32,000 miles in business for the same flight.

-A trip on United from Newark to Tel Aviv and back is a distance of 11,384 miles and thus will cost 60,000 ANA miles in coach and 90,000 ANA miles in business.
United would charge 80,000 miles in coach and 120,000 miles in business.
ANA saves you 20,000 miles in coach and 30,000 miles in business for the same flight.

-A trip on United from Los Angeles to Sydney and back is a distance of 14,976 miles and thus will cost 65,000 ANA miles in coach and 105,000 ANA miles in business.
United would charge 80,000 miles in coach and 135,000 miles in business.
ANA saves you 15,000 miles in coach and 30,000 miles in business for the same flight.

I don’t have enough miles in my ANA account so based on a tip from a commenter yesterday I called them (800-235-9262) to verify the taxes due. For all 4 of those flights the taxes were right in line with United.com award pricing which also has no fuel surcharges. Taxes to Tel Aviv were about $40, Paris about $80, Sydney about $130, and London about $170.  These are government mandated taxes however, not fuel surcharges.

Best of all you can have up to 4 stopovers on an ANA award booking, so you can check out multiple cities on a single award.

I did check for flights on Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic and those flights still have whopping “fuel surcharges” of over $1,000.

Things to bear in mind:
-Only Saver awards can be booked. To find availability from Newark to Tel Aviv on United or Philadelphia to Tel Aviv on USAirways just search on United.com for award travel and check the box for nonstop flights only. Remember than ANA can only book dates with saver award availability.
-Transfers to ANA are not instant. From Membership Rewards they can take 2 days and from Starwood they can take from 2-10 days. There is no way to hold an award ticket with ANA without miles already in your account.
-Miles expire after 36 months regardless of activity.
-Collections of fuel surcharges can change at any time.
-Date changes are free.
-Cancellations will cost 3,000 miles.
-There are no expedite/close-in fees.
-One-way awards are not allowed but there are “workarounds” for that that people have used and discussed on DDF.

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Want to start collecting ANA miles? Here are some credit cards with points that will transfer to ANA:

Consumer cards:
American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Business cards:
The Gold card has a 75K signup bonus for this week only.
-The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN
-Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN

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Purchase A Panasonic Viera Full HD IPC LED And And Get A $100 Amazon Promotional Credit!

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

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Panasonic Viera 42″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD IPS LED TV, $529 Shipped, plus get $100 towards future Amazon purchases!
Panasonic Viera 47″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD IPS LED TV, $649.99 Shipped, plus get $100 towards future Amazon purchases!

-The IPS LED Panel panel delivers a wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room.
-The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images.
-Viera Connect, Wifi ready
-120Hz screen refresh rate
-4x HDMI, 2xUSB, SD Slot
-Thin LED design – 9.8″ with stand, 1.6″ without stand

“-Order a qualifying Panasonic HDTV (TC-L42E50 and/or the TC-L47E50) and receive a $100 Amazon.com promotional credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads).
-The promotional credit will be applied to your Amazon.com account within seven days after your order ships.
-Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com.
-Offer good on the TC-L42E50 and the TC-L47E50 from 12:00 a.m. PST January 20, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. PST on January 26, 2013, while supplies last.
-The promotional credit expires April 30, 2013.”

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

HT: Moggie, via DDF

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USAirways: Newark To/From Las Vegas For Just $156.60 Round-Trip With Tax!

Update, 01/23 at 1pm: DEAD!
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-Bookable on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning, free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, and price assurance refunds) or direct from the airline. Orbitz works on central time, so the day ends at 12:59am ET. A ticket bought at 1am ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 46 hours. A ticket bought at 11pm ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 24 hours.

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

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Routing is via Charlotte or Phoenix.

Sample dates for Newark-Las Vegas for between $156.60:
02/20-02/26
02/20-02/27
02/26-02/27 (Same-day turn Mileage Run)
02/26-03/05
02/27-03/05
03/05-03/05 (Same-day turn Mileage Run)
04/09-04/16
05/01-05/08
05/07-05/08 (Same-day turn Mileage Run)

In case you’re gunning for what could be lifetime Star Alliance Gold status, this fare does earn full Aegean miles. When routing via Charlotte that’s 4,889 out of the 19,000 required after the 1K signup bonus.

HT: Mocha

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USAirways: Newark To/From S. Fransicso For Just $151.10 Round-Trip With Tax!

Update, 01/23 at 1pm: DEAD!
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-Bookable on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning, free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, and price assurance refunds) or direct from the airline. Orbitz works on central time, so the day ends at 12:59am ET. A ticket bought at 1am ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 46 hours. A ticket bought at 11pm ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 24 hours.

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

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Routing is via Charlotte or Phoenix.

Sample dates for Newark-S. Fransisco for between $151-$157:
02/20-02/26
02/26-03/05
02/27-03/05
03/05-03/05 (Same-day turn Mileage Run)
04/23-04/30
04/24-04/30
04/30-05/07
05/01-05/07
05/07-05/07 (Same-day turn Mileage Run)

In case you’re gunning for what could be lifetime Star Alliance Gold status, this fare does earn full Aegean miles. When routing via Charlotte that’s 5,649 out of the 19,000 required after the 1K signup bonus.

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4 Days Left! Win $25,000, A Honda Odyssey Lease, A Trip To Israel, Or Any One Of 27 Awesome Prizes

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

Click HERE to participate!

Update: We have received a matching challenge grant, and each dollar given will be matched, up to $10,000!

The deadline to purchase tickets online is Friday, 01/25. The raffle will be held on motzei shabbos, 01/26.

Only $36 per ticket! You can buy 15 tickets for $250, that’s just $16.67 per ticket! Each ticket gives you a chance to win one of 27 amazing prizes!

The Foxman Torah Institute is raffling off $25,000 plus 26 awesome 2nd prizes. You could win $25,000, a Honda Odyssey Lease, 2 tickets to Israel, a Dell Laptop, a Camcorder, a Digital Camera, a GPS, 6 $500 gift cards, and much more!

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Samsung Series 9 13.3″ Premium Ultrabook, Normally $999, Now Just $699.99 From Amazon!

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

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Samsung Series 9 13.3″ Premium Ultrabook Linky

If you’re looking for a modern and sleek looking MacBook Air style ultrabook with Windows this may be it.  It weights just 2.5 pounds and is just half an inch thick.   That actually half a pound lighter and .2 inches thinner than the 13″ MacBook Air.

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

HT: Name Changed, via DDF

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El Al: New York To Tel Aviv Or Tel Aviv To NYC Nonstop For $998.97 Round-Trip With Tax

Update: United has finally matched and travel is valid round-trip starting in New York or Tel Aviv!  You will earn full MileagePlus miles (11,384) with this fare.
Sample date for EWR-TLV-EWR: 05/07-05/20 for those who want to celebrate Shavuos in the holy land (An awesome experience!)
Sample date for TLV-EWR-TLV: 04/15-04/29

Use the following ITA advanced routing code to find all of the valid dates on United: UA

This sale is scheduled to end sometime today.
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Originally posted on 01/21:

-Bookable on Orbitz (with regular mileage earning, free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, and price assurance refunds) or direct from the airline. Orbitz works on central time, so the day ends at 12:59am ET. A ticket bought at 1am ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 46 hours. A ticket bought at 11pm ET would have until 11pm ET the day after, or 24 hours.

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

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These prices are for nonstop travel.  Connecting flights from Tel Aviv to NYC start at $776 and connecting flights from NYC to Tel Aviv start at $929. To help find those dates I highly recommend that you read about using ITA Software and use their awesome month-long calendar search to help find dates with cheap flights.

Deals are available from other cities as well.  Connecting flights from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv start at $847 and nonstop flights from LAX to TLV or from TLV to LAX start at $1,199 for example.  From Chicago flights start at $855.

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-This fare is currently valid on El Al from JFK or Newark to Tel Aviv or from Tel Aviv to JFK or Newark.  This fare (U class) will not earn any AA miles so don’t credit it there!

-You can purchase a maximum of 4 El Al tickets at a time.

-There is a strong chance that this fare will be matched later today by Delta and United.  You can lock in the El Al price by booking now and cancel by tomorrow if Delta or United matches the price.

-Outbound travel is valid from 04/14-05/31, though not all dates will be available.

-Travel must be booked by 01/22.

-Travel originating in Tel Aviv is about $100 extra.

Sample valid $998.97 dates from NYC to Tel Aviv:
04/16-04/24
04/21-05/05 (Lag B’omer)
04/25-05/08 (Lag B’omer)
05/08-05/21 (Shavuos)
05/09-05/21 (Shavuos)
05/13-05/23
05/15-05/28
05/16-05/27

Sample valid $1,008.97 dates from NYC to Tel Aviv:
01/27-02/06
01/30-02/07
02/03-02/18
02/17-02/28 (Purim)

For tickets from Tel Aviv it’s best to book from Priceline They allow free cancellations until 11:30pm the day after purchase.

Sample valid $998.97 dates from Tel Aviv to NYC:
04/15-04/25
04/24-05/07
05/02-05/09
05/13-05/25 (Shavuos)

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Groupon Miami: Save Up To 55% At Mozart Cafe Sunny Isles Beach

Groupon Miami: Save Up To 55% At Mozart Cafe Sunny Isles Beach

-$10 for $20 worth of kosher breakfast
-$18 for $40 worth of kosher breakfast
-Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
-Expires Apr 3, 2013
-Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table.
-Valid for dine-in only.
-Valid only at Sunny Isles location.
-Must use promotional value in 1 visit.

Mozart Cafe Sunny Isles Beach
18110 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

HT: A3, via DDF

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Today Only! 25% Off + $10 Off $50 At Perfumania!

Perfumania Linky

Stackable offers:
-25% off with code (Exp: 01/21): VDAY25
-$10 off $50+ orders with code: SAVE10
-Receive free samples with every order with no code needed!
-Receive free shipping with any $50 purchase.
-$75+ orders will also receive a normally $25 pair of stereo headphones, 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 $73. The price from Perfumania is $71.99. With the 25% off code the price comes down to $53.99. With the $10 off code the price comes down to $43.99.  Shipping would be $5.95 as the order fell below $50, but is free if you spend $50 or more after the coupons are applied.

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Today Only! Alfani Slim Fit 100% Wool Suits For Just $89.10 From Macy’s After 60% Off+50% Off+10% Off Stackable Savings!

Update: Here are more Alfani items in this clearance.
Add items to your cart to see the price after all 3 stackable discounts.

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Alfani Suit Separates: Black Stripe Slim Fit

Alfani Suit Separates: Navy Solid Slim Fit

Alfani Suit Separates: Grey Solid Slim Fit

Alfani Suit Separates: Brown Taupe Weave Slim Fit

Alfani Suit Separates: Grey Sharkskin Slim Fit

The retail price for the suit jacket and tje suit pants is $495. A 60% and 50% promotion will apply automatically, dropping the price for both down to just $99.

Use the following code for an additional 10% off: WKND

That will drop the price to $89.10.

You likely won’t be able to exchange sizes as these are being discontinued, so if you want to lock in this pricing order a few different sizes and you can always return the ones you don’t want.

There is no time limit for Macy’s returns and they can be done in-store or by mail.

If you spend $99 or more then shipping will be free, so order 2 suits or find something else to order for at least $10. You can always return it later on if you don’t want it.

HT: k

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HOT! Save $50 Off $100 On Select Items From Best Buy With A Mastercard!

Update #2: The coupon will expire today and won’t be valid until the 27th as originally stated.

Update: A commenter has already used this for a Visa Prepaid gift card and a Kindle gift card good for anything from Amazon.com! Go sooner rather than later if you want to get in on the fun before this is pulled!

Best Buy Offer Linky (Exp: 01/27)

This is valid in-store only.

The real question here is if this will work on gift cards to places like Amazon and iTunes.  If you try please post a comment

Coupon excludes the following:
-Bose audio products; Polk Audio; Denon; Boston Acoustics; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Blu-ray DVD players; Sony home audio & headphones, TVs & 3D glasses, Blu-ray players, DVD players & set top boxes
-Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, Sony TVs, Blu-ray players and projectors, Sharp 90” TVs, Epson projectors, URC, Sennheiser, Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Oppo and SpeakerCraft Audio and special order merchandise;
-Apple iPods
-Sony camcorders, digital cameras, NEX cameras, DSLR cameras, lenses & flashes; Nikon DSLR & compact system cameras, lenses & flashes & P510; GoPro cameras;
-No-contract phones, broadband and airtime cards on all carriers, no contract airtime cards; gaming hardware; Pacific Sales products;
-C.O.D. Geek Squad services.
-Not valid on any BestBuy.com orders, including store pickup.

HT: sb5917, via DDF

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HURRY! Stacking Banana Republic Coupon Codes!

Update: The BRSAVE30 code is now dead.

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Banana Republic Linky

This is sure to die soon, grab it while you can!

This 30% off code was supposed to expire at 11:59pm ET on 01/20 but it is still working as of the time of this post: BRSAVE30

PLUS you can combine that with the following code that is valid for 01/21 only for 30% off regularly priced items or 40% off sale items: BREXTRA

For example a button-down shirt that was $64.50 and is on sale for $39.99 will be $16.79 after the 2 codes above.

Exclusions: Monogram, Heritage, Men’s Performance Collection, 100% Cashmere, women’s leather apparel, and select men’s and women’s shoes and boots.

Shipping is free on $50+ orders or with any orders on a BR Luxe or Gap Silver card.

Return shipping is free on all orders or can be done in-store.

If you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, Ink Cash, or Ink Classic 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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Asus 24″ Full-HD LED Monitor For Just $139.99 Shipped From Amazon After $20 Rebate!

Asus 24″ Full-HD LED Monitor Linky

$20 Rebate Linky

-3-year system and panel warranty.
-Slim Form Factor – Brand new Slim and Elegant design; Built-in Power Adapter; VESA Mountable
-Signal Input: HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D
-Versatile viewing positions with Smart View Technology

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New Balance Fitness Evolved Headphones For $45 Shipped From Groupon

New Balance Fitness Evolved Headphones Linky

GadgetReview.com has a review of these.

-Free shipping and free returns
-Lightweight hook-style headphones
-Custom fit in-ear cushions
-Removable earhooks
-Built-in one-touch heart-rate monitor
-Pedometer tracks steps taken
-Stopwatch
-Calculates calories burned
-Real-time voice-over feedback
-HeartPal graphing software
-Monitor syncs and tracks workout data with computers via USB cable
-Monitor recharges via USB cable

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New Rules? What New Rules?

Lots of people have been talking about language AMEX added to their apps early last year about new rules that specify getting the bonus if you haven’t had the card in the past 12 months.  While some have had these enforced it’s been haphazard.  Some people have been told they wouldn’t get points and they wound up getting them once completing the spending and paying off the bill.  Many others were even denied the points, wound up closing their cards, and were then sent checks in the mail for a value of 2 cents for every point they didn’t wind up receiving…go figure?

All I can do is report my own experience.

Last May I did a 3BM for 1 pull and got a Platinum card, a Delta card, and a Premier Rewards Gold card.  I had all 3 of those cards previously and got the points for them automatically.

Last August I did a 4BM for 1 pull and got a Premier Rewards Gold card, a Starwood Consumer card, a Starwood Business card, and a Delta business cards. I had all 4 of those cards previously and currently even had 3 of them open but I got the points for them automatically.  I did use a new Starwood number though.

Earlier this month I was approved for a 2nd Platinum card.  I was denied for additional credit cards though as apparently there’s a new rule (and this new rule they actually did enforce as I tried calling multiple times) that you can have as many charge cards as you want (Gold, Platinum, Green, etc) but just 4 total credit cards. So if I wanted to get that additional Starwood app approved I’d have to close 3 other credit cards. Time to find some more charge card opportunities!

Today I’ve got quite the beautiful site on my new Platinum account though:

 

 

 

That just about covers the 2 suites we flew on Singapore on our dash to Paris last month.

And so on top of 13 active Chase cards and dozens of other cards I now have 10 active American Express cards, as follows. You can read more about them and my strategies in this post.

-Platinum #1
-Platinum #2
-Premier Rewards Gold #1
-Premier Rewards Gold #2
-Starwood Consumer #1
-Starwood Consumer #2
-Delta Consumer
-Starwood Business #1
-Starwood Business #2
-Delta Gold

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Save On Hotel Stays With Groupon Getaways

Groupon Getaways Linky

Sample current deals:

-Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls ON, Rooms for $55 for 1 night or $95 for 2 nights with Dave & Busters credits.

-Plantation Hale Suites, Kauai, HI, Suites from $112.

-Fairmont Millennium Park Chicago, Rooms from $115, Suites from $150.

-Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls ON, Rooms for $129 for 1 night or $249 for 2 nights.

-Hotel Breakwater South Beach, FL, Rooms from $160.

-Starmark Vacation Homes Orlando, FL, 2 Bedroom condos for $167 for 2 nights or $249 for 3 nights. 3 Bedroom homes with private pools for $299 for 3 nights or $498 for 5 nights.

Save on all your Groupon purchases! You can buy Groupon gift cards at Staples 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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