Northwest Gets Rid Of Free Standby!

Effective April 24, Northwest Airlines will no longer offer the ability to standby for a same day flight for free.

They casually slipped this policy change into a press release touting a new $25 confirmed standby, which the other major carriers have had for a long time already.(Gotta’ love marketing…)

Confirmed standby allows you to change your flight, on the day of departure, to any other flight departing the same day for $25 if seats are available.

The only difference is that NWA will require you to pay $25, whereas AA, Continental, Delta, And United all allow you to standby for free for a same day flight if you dont want to pay $25 for confirmed standby.

Will the other major carriers match? We’ll have to wait and see…but I can’t imagine at least a couple not going along with NWA…


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Sign up for a free points.com account-get 250 free AA miles!!!
It says that a citi AA credit card is required-but it’s not!
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Get 3 Flash Memory Formats With 1 Purchase! 2GB Micro-SD With Adapters For Mini-SD And Full-Size SD Cards For $35.95 Shipped! ($25.95 With New GCO)

Update: DEAD!
2GB Micro-SD With Mini-SD and SD Card Adapters Linky


Phoenix Airfare Deals!

NYC-Phoenix-$118+ RT On Midwest
Pittsburgh-Phoenix-$124+ RT On Northwest


Lowest Ever! No Rebates! Altec Lansing inMotion Portable Speakers For All Ipod Mini/Nanos For Just $19.99 Shipped! ($9.99 With New GCO Account)

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HURRY! 500GB External Hard Drive For Just $119.95 Shipped After $20 Rebate! ($109.95 With New Gogle Checkout Account)

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Free Dove Energy Glow Lotion…

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HOT!!! Airtran 48 Hour Systemwide Nonstop Fare Sale!

Sale Linky (Purchase by 04/18-11:59pm EDT)
Airtran is having a massive fare sale on all of their nonstop routes, travel is valid until 05/31.

Ctown Prediction: Expect the “Big Six” to match many of these fares in the next airfare filing at 10:00 in the morning.

Sample OW+ fares:

To/From Akron, OH(CAK):
Atlanta: $44
Boston: $44
Ft. Lauderdale: $59
New York/LGA: $34
Orlando: $54
Tampa: $54

To/From Atlanta(ATL):
Akron: $44
Baltimore: $44
Boston: $59
Chicago/MDW: $44
Dallas/DFW: $54
Dayton, OH: $39
Denver: $79
Detroit: $44
Grand Bahama Island/FPO: $44
Houston/HOU: $54
Miami: $44
New York/LGA: $54
Pittsburgh: $44

To/From Chicago(MDW):
Atlanta: $44
Boston: $49
Charlotte: $44
Miami: $59
Minneapolis $29
Orlando: $54
Sarasota: $59

To/From New York(LGA):
Akron: $34
Atlanta: $54
Newport News/Williamsburg: $29

To/From White Plains, NY(HPN):
Atlanta: $49
Ft. Lauderdale: $59
Orlando: $54
West Palm Beach: $59


Continental Airfare Deals!

Save an additional 5% by using your Chase Continental MC and using the code: Onepass

Baltimore-Denver-$96+ RT On Continental

NYC-Denver-$138+ RT On Continental

NYC-Salt Lake City-$138+ RT On Continental


Double Miles On All Purchases With Personal Delta Amex Card Between 04/15 And 06/15 With Registration!!!

This offer is likely targeted and may not work for everyone, please leave a comment whether or not you were successful in registering for this offer.
You will need to have online Amex account management already set up to register.
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$5 Off $25 At Toys R Us!

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Free Rowenta "Art of Ironing" DVD…

Just what every bochur has been clamoring for!
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BOILING HOT!!! HURRY!!! $25 And $50 Fares On Southwest’s Ding!!!

Update: DEAD!
The fares are valid until tonight at 10:00pm edt!
This is a nationwide sale, but seems to be really good for Baltimore, Chicago, and Denver.
Travel is valid between 05/01-05/31, and does not require a RT purchase.
Don’t know what Ding is? That’s why there’s a search button in the top left hand part of this site-just enter “ding” then click search blog, and you’ll see everything I had to say about it since April 2005!

Sample One Way $25 Fares:
Los Angeles, Burbank, or Ontario to/from Oakland, Sacramento, or San Jose.
Baltimore to/from about 20 cities, including Chicago and Cleveland.
Chicago to/from about 25 cities, including Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Sample One Way $50 Fares:

Los Angeles to/from Baltimore, Chicago, or Denver.
Baltimore to/from West Coast or Florida.
Chicago to/from West Coast or Florida.
Denver to/from East and West Coast.


Clarification On The Annual Fee Of A Credit Card…

Based on the apparent confusion of some commenters in the “On The Road” post, I figure this may help some people out.

Apparently people that signed up for the Amex Business Platinum card during the $250 cash back promo haven’t yet been charged the $300 annual fee.
I know I wasn’t, and at least 2 other people haven’t been as well.

Normally a credit card with an annual fee will bill you that fee in the first 2 statements of the card.

Yossi asked in the comments,
“How do you know that when you cancel(the amex plat.) they wont charge you for all the time you had the card??”

I may have never fully explained this, which is an oversight on my part.

When you sign up for a card with an annual fee, or if you sign up for a card which is free for the first year, you are never forced to pay the annual fee.

As long as you didn’t pay the statement with the annual fee charge on it you can call up the credit card and tell them that you do not agree to pay the annual fee.

One of two things will happen, either they will tell you that you may continue using the card for another year for free, or that you must cancel the card.

However, they will not and cannot force you to pay the annual fee!

In the case of the -$250 Amex Platinum, you can request the $250 back as a check, enjoy all of the amazing benefits for the year, and whenever they charge you the fee, just cancel the card!

So you never have to worry about cancelling a card before 12 months are up-just monitor your statements for the charge!(Or better yet, follow my strategy for cancelling cards in the knowledgebase)

Also of note, many companies, including AMEX will pro-rate the annual fee even if you’ve already paid it. So if a card has a $120 fee, but you cancel it 2 months after paying the fee, they will refund the $100.
I know Chase will not pro-rate, I’m not sure about other companies-feel free to comment if you have first-hand experience with another company.


15% Off 2 Or More Clearance Items At Express!

Coupon Linky (Exp: 04/22)


Free $10 GC’s At JCPenney This Sunday Morning (04/15)!

The first 1000 shoppers at every JCPenney that are 16 or older will get a free $10 GC!
Most JCPenney’s will open at 11AM.


Free Aquafresh White And Shine!

Scroll towards the bottom of the walmart page for the link…
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Have An Ipod? Get Headphones That Will Let You Enjoy The Music For Just $25.46 Shipped From Amazon!

The Sony fontopia noise-isolating earbuds fit perfectly in your ear(it comes with multiple earbud sizes) and will really make the music sound better!
This is one of the best “bang for the buck” ipod accessories that you can buy…
I recommend these over the more expensive EX71′s(awkward cord size) and the EX81′s(less comfortable design).
The retail is $40, get them from amazon for just over $25 shipped…
They come in black/silver and in the original ipod “mug-me-white” colors (They also come in blue and pink if you so desire to pay the extra $5 for that).

EX51 Black/Silver ($25.46 Shipped)
EX51 White ($25.96 Shipped)


Hate Rebates? 1 GB Micro-SD Card With Full Size SD Adapter For Just $11.99 From Amazon!

Free shipping if you have amazon prime, otherwise you’ll need to add something else to get it shipped free…

Micro-SD Card Linky


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Use Coupon Code: gdbb776

Unhappy with your current registrar?
Godaddy is currently having a promotion(no coupon necessary) to allow you to transfer your domain to them for just $6.95 and get a free 1-year extension.
After you do that you’ll be able to extend for more than a year with the above coupon at the $5.95 rate.


Bad Month For Continental’s Newark-Tel Aviv Flight…

“Israeli Airforce Nearly Shoots Down A Continental 777″
Previous Incident Linky


On The Road…

Update-04/13: I have now answered many of the questions left in the comments section…

Checking in from the absolutely amazing (All of your clothes come out pressed while you shower!!!) 3-story Continental Presidents Club here in Houston, TX. (You have no idea the routings I’m willing to take in order to get a free upgrade to first class…)

It’s my first time back in Texas since my 2 day, 14 flight Texas sized marathon some 13 months ago.

Anyway there are some really great fares between Continental (Cleveland/Houston/Newark) and United’s(Chicago/Washington DC) hub airports and Brazil, which is normally a very expensive place to fly to. For anyone looking for an amazing vacation there I’d be more than happy to share what I learned during the year that I spent there…

Be sure to come back for regular posting as soon as I get over the jetlag!


HOT! HURRY! Houston To São Paulo Or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil For Just $430+ RT!

This is the lowest fare I’ve seen from the US to Brazil in a very long time…
Total is about $585 after all international taxes.

Houston-São Paulo-$430+ RT On United

Houston-Rio de Janeiro-$430+ RT On United


Free Kodak Gallery Welcome Kit!

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-mini photo alblum
-sample greeting card
-20% savings coupon


Ends Today! $10 Off $20 At Office Depot!

Coupon Linky


Ends Today! 30% At Borders!

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Borders Rewards Membership(Free!) Is Required…


Fare Alert: NYC To/From Burbank For Just $108+ RT!!!!

Update 6: DEAD
Update 5: Don’t forget to save 3%-5% on all Delta tickets with Amex business cards…

Update 4: I have found the $108 fare on aa.com, united.com, and delta.com.
However expect the AA and United fares to be gone very soon!

Update 3: USAirways has pulled this fare, however AA, Delta, and United have all just filed the $108+ RT fares as well!!!
Those fares should be bookable by 2-3pm edt.

Update 2: HURRY! Fare is now bookable on Orbitz.com.
A sample working date is JFK-BUR from 05/08-05/15.

Update: I cant seem to find any dates on usairways.com where the fare isn’t sold out…

This fare should be bookable sometime after midnight tonight…
NYC-Burbank-$108+ RT On USAirways


On The Road…

Stickied: Originally posted 04/01

I’m off to sunny SoCal for Pesach today.

I will however update as often as time permits throughout the next week and a half…


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4 Six Flags Tickets For Just $99 With A Chase Credit Card!

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Enterprise To Buy Alamo And National!

News Linky
Easy Prediction: Higher rental car prices…


LOWEST EVER! 8 GB USB Flash Drive For Just $34.98 Shipped After Rebate!

Hold thousands and thousands of photos or songs in the palm of your hand for under $35!
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$30 Rebate Linky(Exp: 04/10)


$15 Off $75 At Express!

Coupon Linky (Exp: 04/08)
HT: Asher O.


AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For April-June 2007 Released!

Reduced mileage awards is one of the benefits of the AA Mastercard-read about more fringe benefits of the card in the ctownbochur.com knowledgebase in the right sidebar!

Q2 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky
Fly to select cities worldwide for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly charges!

Destination Highlights-Valid From Any US48 City:
-Montreal for 17,500 miles.
-Numerous Carribean and Mexican options for 22,500 miles.
-Paris for 32,500 miles.
-Shanghai for 42,500 miles.

Point-to-Point Highlights
-Los Angeles To Honolulu for 27,500 miles.


Pittsburgh To San Juan For Just $127+ RT!!!

Save an additional 5% by using your Chase Continental MC and using the code: Onepass

Pittsburgh-San Juan-$127+ RT On Continental


500,000 Hit Promo Update!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the promo.
I have now sent out thousands of dollars worth of Amazon Gift Certificates to many dozens of dedicated ctownfans!

There were 2 grand-prize winners who applied for, and were approved for all 7 credit cards!
They are Asher Ohana and Noach Hurwitz, both from Crown Heights, NY.
Great Job, Guys!
They will each receive a a free round-trip domestic business class ticket and a 160 GB hard drive!

I have been unable to reach a few of the participants via email-please contact me asap!

The raffle for the prize winners will be held shortly after Pesach..


Today’s Woot: A $1,000,000 Bag Of Crap!

Update 3: Sold Out!

Update 2: Joy! I finally got my first bag of crap-at a nice discount as well!!!

Hurry before it sells out!


Any Chicagoland Readers Need A Last-Minute Plane Ticket? Get Up To A $600 Rebate When You Fly From Chicago/Rockford(RFD)!!!

Fly on any airline from RFD to any continental US destination besides Denver and get a rebate making your ticket just $200.
Depart RFD on a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday and get an additional $50 Travel cert.
Travel must be booked by 04/05 and you must depart no later than 04/08.
No rebate on refundable tickets.

Rebate Linky


Southwest College Rapid Rewards-Fly 3 Fly Free!

Enroll in Southwest College Rapid Rewards and you’ll get 4 credits off the bat.
Plus you’ll get double credits for flights booked at southwest.com!
Normally a free flight is 16 credits (8 RT’s)
With this program you’ll get 16 credits with just 3 RT’s!!!

Southwest College Rapid Rewards Enrollment Linky


Pennsylvania Airfare Deals!

Pittsburgh-Tucson-$108+ RT On Northwest
Philadelphia-Seattle-$120+ RT On Northwest


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