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HOT! Huge Savings On A Women’s Gucci, Seiko, Or A Men’s Movado Watch!

Use Google Checkout on any order of at least $200 from The Watchery and save another $20 instantly-no code is required!

These incredible offers are only good through 12/20/09:

Watch #1:
Women’s Gucci Chiodo Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch Linky

Retail is $940, the price on Amazon is $499, sale price at The Watchery is $470.

Use the following code in your cart at The Watchery for $145 off, making the final price just $325 shipped: Gucci Sale


Watch #2:
Mens’ Movado Series 800 Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch Linky

Retail is $1,600, the price on Amazon is $1,600, sale price at The Watchery is $880.

Use the following code in your cart at the watchery for $431 off, making the final price just $449 shipped: 2600018


Watch #3:
Women’s Seiko Le Grand Sport Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch Linky

Retail is $325, the price on Amazon is $160, sale price at The Watchery is $146.

Use the following code in your cart at The Watchery for $27 off, making the final price just $119 shipped: seiko799

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TODAY ONLY! Flip MinoHD Camcorder, Normally $199.99, Now Just $119.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Plus Get A Free Subscription To Wired Magazine (Or $10 Refund) And And A Free 2010 Personalized Shutterfly Photo Calendar!!!

Flip MinoHD Camcorder Linky

You will get the free shutterfly 2010 photo calendar ($20 value) and the wired magazine subscription after making the order.

Free Shutterfly Photo Calendar Offer

Free Wired Magazine Offer Linky

If you don’t want the Wired Magazine Subscription (This includes those who purchased $75+ of electronics from Amazon over the past month)

Option 1: you can just use the Amazon contact form, login to your account, reference your order number, and ask for the $10 refund in lieu of your free Wired subscription!

Option 2: You can fill out this rebate form for a $10 refund in lieu of the subscription.

Option 3: You can call up Wired at 800-361-8078 and ask for a refund (Thanks Sam for the comment!)

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HOT! HURRY!!! $500 Off $1,399+ HP Customized Notebooks!

HP Notebooks Linky

This coupon is valid on most customized HP notebooks. It will not work on the pre-configured models, you must actually customize it!

Enter in and apply the following coupon in your cart (Exp: After 1,000 uses!): NBK34124

Excluded models: HP Envy, Compaq, HP Mini, HP Pavilion models tx2z, dv6t Quad, and dv8t Quad.

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Endless.com 3 Day Sale!

Related: Endless.com Fall Promotions

Endless.com Linky

Both sales end on 12/16!

Sale 1: Buy More, Save More.

-Save $25 on select $100 orders, use code: 25OFFHOL
-Save $50 on select $200 orders, use code: 50OFFHOL

Buy More, Save More is valid on these:
17,000+ Women’s Styles

6,000+ Men’s Styles

Sale 2: Bags And Accessories sale

-Save 40% off accessories on orders of $75+, use code :EXTRA40OFF

Accessories sale is valid on these:
17,000+ Bags And Accessories

Endless.com:
-Is an Amazon owned site, you just login with your Amazon login info!
-Ships your shoes out overnight for free.
-Offers an entire year to return shoes that you don’t like-and return shipping is always free as well!
-Offers a 100% price guarantee, so if you find a cheaper price on another site, or even if their own price goes down, you will get a refund of the difference!

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HOT! 40% Off Any Regularly Priced Item At Banana Republic!

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Here are some one-time use online coupon codes, please post a comment with which one you’ve used so I can cross it off the list! If you got an email with an online code that you won’t be using please post it as a comment so that someone else will be able to take advantage of it!
Use code:
MJVJWGV33J2Q
BWJFNTXM93WB
LZT8Q994HQZ6

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40% Off Thousands Of Items At Amazon!

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All of the items from the above link will be 40% less at the final checkout page.

You must purchase at least $49 worth of the items (before the 40% off) to qualify for the discount and free shipping!

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HURRY! Movado Watch Deals From Ashford.com!!!

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Ashford now offers free shipping and free return shipping!

Ashford has a great coupon today on 2 great looking watches!

Deal #1:
Men’s Movado Juro Watch (#0605023)
Retail on this watch is $895, This exact watch sells for $895 on Amazon.
The Ashford sale price is $447.
Use the following coupon code to take an additional $198 off the sale price, making the final price  just $249 shipped: juro5023

Deal #2:
Movado Women’s Sports Edition Watch (#0604485)
Retail on this watch is $1,395.
The Ashford sale price is $488.
Use the following coupon code to take an additional $193 off the sale price, making the final price just $295 shipped: se4485

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Today Only! Stackable 20%+10% Savings Plus Free Shipping At Crocs.com!

Crocs.com Linky

Today only there is 20% off sitewide.

Plus you can use this stackable coupon:

Free shipping and bonus 10% off with code: crocswinter09

Crocs.com offers free return shipping as well!

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Sprint Customers: Get Out Of Your Contract For Free!

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Sprint is increasing the cost of their “regulatory charge” to 40 cents per line effective 01/01/10.  This a bogus fee collected by Sprint as a stealth rate increase. The notice is being sent out in cell phone bills. You have 30 days from the date of receiving notice that this cost is rising to cancel your plan for free.

“Regulatory Charge
Effective 1/1/10, the Regulatory Charge will increase to $0.40/line. Visit Sprint Ts&Cs or sprint.com/taxesandfees for details; also effective 1/1/10, the Sprint Terms & Conditions (Ts&Cs) are changing. Please review them carefully at sprint.com or on request.”

According to Sprint’s terms and condition there is no way to simply cancel your contract, you must terminate your service and you will not be liable for the ETF.

It may take a few phone calls to customer service, but you should be able to find a rep to let you out of your plan for free.  If not you can always write to Sprint saying that you do not accept the new terms and you wish to end your contract.

If you want to port your number out of Sprint be sure to tell the rep this before canceling service so that they can notate your account to waive the ETF upon completion of porting your number to another carrier. If you cancel your plan before porting your number out of Sprint you may not be able to get your number back.

If you try to cancel be sure to let us know what happens!

Here are the relevant Sprint Terms and Conditions:

“When You Don’t Have To Pay An Early Termination Fee:
You aren’t responsible for paying an Early Termination Fee when terminating Services: (a) provided on a month-to-month basis; (b) consistent with our published trial period return policy; or (c) in response to a materially adverse change we make to the Agreement as described directly below.

Our Right To Change The Agreement & Your Related Rights
We may change any part of the Agreement at any time, including, but not limited to, rates, charges, how we calculate charges, or your terms of Service. We will provide you notice of material changes, and may provide you notice of non-material changes, in a manner consistent with this Agreement (see “Providing Notice To Each Other Under The Agreement” section). If a change we make to the Agreement is material and has a material adverse effect on Services under your Term Commitment, you may terminate each line of Service materially affected without incurring an Early Termination Fee only if you: (a) call us within 30 days after the effective date of the change; and (b) specifically advise us that you wish to cancel Services because of a material change to the Agreement that we have made. If you do not cancel Service within 30 days of the change, an Early Termination Fee will apply if you terminate Services before the end of any applicable Term Commitment.

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Save $3-$10 Instantly Off Already Deeply Discounted Magazines At Amazon!

Update 2: Alive Again!

Update: DEAD!

Originally posted on 11/03:

Amazon Magazines Linky

All of the 152 magazines found via the link above have instant savings of either $3, $5, or $10 off that will apply itself on the final checkout page!

Just click on the magazine that you want and it will say whether the savings is $3, $5, or $10!

Find a magazine that looks like a great deal? Post a comment!

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HURRY! Tommy Hilfiger Ties, Normally $49.50, Now Just $9.90 From Amazon!

As always, free shipping on $25 amazon order.

Tommy Hilfiger Ties Linky

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Fish Tank Club Tie (4 colors)

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Floaties Plaid Tie (2 colors)

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Beach Boxes Tie

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Native American Coins Back In Stock At The Mint!

Related: 18 Months Later The Wall Street Journal Reports On Coins For Miles…

Native American Coins Linky

The mint has gotten smarter since the WSJ article.  There is currently a limit of 20 boxes, or $5,000 per household through 12/31/09 unless you email them with a reason for needing more coins (like for vending machines, etc.).  Before ordering be sure to set the cash advance limit on your credit card to $0 just in case it doesn’t go through as a purchase.

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Like Dollar Coins, Only Lighter…

Send a card with a dollar bill inside for just $1 chargeable to a credit card.

If only you could send them in bulk!

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Hawaii Trip Notes: Part 1, Oahu.

-Taking a 2 week trip to Hawaii as a religious Jew sure is far from easy. My dear wife spent a good couple days making all of the food for the trip in advance. We then froze the food to get it to be rock hard.

-I did my share as well as well-arranging every trip detail and constantly being on the lookout for Continental First class and BusinessFirst seats to Hawaii (Only fair after my wife slaved over a stove for that long!). It paid off-each of our flights were confirmed in First or BusinessFirst. I locked in the 75K mileage rate before it went up to 80K in October. I love that Continental now gives free date and routing changes on award tickets! It makes planning mileage tickets so much easier!

-Forum member agug was extremely kind and hooked me up with a free room at the Sheraton at the Cleveland airport (Starwood Category 2).  With the mercury clocking in at 10 degrees on Thursday night we were able to leave the food in a suitcase in the car without worry. By staying at the airport we were able to roll out of bed at 5am and get right onto the 6am flight.

-Continental’s BusinessFirst on the Houston-Honolulu leg was great.  It’s not lie-flat (although it will be within a couple years), but it’s probably as good as it gets for flights to Hawaii.  A nice luxuriously wide seat, with plenty of legroom, a footrest, and a personal LCD.  We got a kosher lunch and pre-arrival snack.  Neither were great, although the chocolate mousse dessert was quite good-it was so rich I was able to make it last for hours!  The flight attendants were excellent, some of the best I’ve ever had!

-Anyone even thinking about going to Hawaii must read the “Revealed” series of guidebooks. These are guidebooks like you’ve never seen before.  They are funny, easy to read, detailed, full of great tips, and unbiased straight-talk reviews.  It would be criminal to visit any Hawaiian Island without the appropriate book!  I only wish the author would create more books like this for other places!

-We’re staying at the absolutely gorgeous Westin Moana Surfrider in Honolulu for 2 nights.  One night was with my Platinum free weekend night, the other with a Starwood category 5 free night redemption. They TOTALLY hooked us up! A 17th floor corner suite complete with 2 large oceanfront balconies, a massive living room that has a dining room table, an empty fridge and pantry, a murphy bed in the wall, a couch, chairs for 7, a flat-screen, and a work desk.  The bathroom is all marble and the toilet, um, I’ll let you see it for yourself but I haven’t seen one of those since I was in Japan!  The hotel also sent up a fantastic fruit tray and 4 bottles of water.

-Parking at the hotel is a confiscatory $33/day.  I found $15 parking across the street.  No-brainer there.

-The food arrived in Honolulu frozen solid.  We took out the food we needed until Sunday and sent the rest of the suitcase of food to the hotel freezer.

-While the hotel is great and I’d highly recommend it, it’s far from ideal for sabbath observing Jews. The stairs have sensors that turn on the lights when you enter the stairwell which meant we’d be spending Shabbos in the room.  Mind you, this room was not a bad room to be stuck in!  The air conditioning unit turns off when you open the balcony, but I got an engineer to override that “feature” (he said the sensors for the stairs were not able to be turned off).  The toilet had to unplugged-good thing we noticed it before shabbos or it would’ve been quite unpleasant!

-The Whole Foods in Honolulu has tons of great kosher food, but prices are 10%-50% higher than on the mainland.  Regular grocery store prices can be 25%-80% higher than the mainland, but buying things on sale with a Safeway discount card helps.  Costco’s prices on the other hand are pretty much in line with the mainland and is a great place to stock up.

-My opinion is that Oahu is too overcrowded and touristy.  While there are nice places and fun things to do on the island, the other islands just offer so much more that there is no compelling reason to spend more than a couple days in Oahu.  There’s relatively little of the awesome greenery, hiking, active volcanoes, and serene waterfalls that the other islands offer.

Previously on Oahu I’ve done the following activities (5/5 = must do , 0/5= don’t bother):

-Jet-skied insane waves near the Banzai Pipeline (Now this was exhilarating!): 4/5

-Kayaked to a “sunken island” (So cool to be able to walk in the ocean after kayaking for an hour): 3.5/5

-Walking down the Waikiki Boardwalk, checking out the stores and people (and a lot of them sure are interesting): 3.5/5

-Snorkeled Hanauma Bay (More exciting snorkeling is free on other islands): 3.5/5

-Watch surfers battle 15 foot waves at Banzai (Worth a stop during the winter if you’re at the north shore): 3/5

-Driven the H3 (Some of the best scenery on Oahu): 3/5

-Hiked to Manoa Falls (Pretty falls, nicer ones on other islands that are easier to get to): 2.5/5

-Climbed Diamond Head mountain (Nice view, but not much nicer than a Ocean view room balcony!: 2/5

-Visited Pearl Harbor (I’m pretty sure I was the only non-Japanese person there…weird): 2/5

-Visited the Dole Plantation (Cute store, with great kosher Hawaiian microwavable kettle corn, but not much else worth spending the money on).: 1/5

-Anyway now we’re off to my personal favorite, the Island of Kauai!

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The flight attendant even offered to take our pic!

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Kosher Lunch (appetizer and dessert)

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Kosher Lunch (entrée)

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Kosher snack

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Partial view of living room

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Partial view of bathroom

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Toilet controls…

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Living room balcony

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Hotel fruit tray

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Getting ready for Shabbos

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View from the balcony

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View from the balcony, from left, Sheraton Waikiki (Starwood Cat. 5), Royal Hawaiian (Starwood Cat. 6), and Outrigger Waikiki.

-Agree/Disagree with any of my opinions? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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Get $25 Restaurant Certificates For $2 Or Less!!!!!!

Update: New 80% off code (Exp:12/31): CHEER

Restaurant.com Linky

To get the prices listed below, enter the following code in your cart and then click “apply” to take 80% off of the regular discounted coupon price (Exp: 12/14): SHARE

Certificates are valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Limit of 1 certificate per party. See the site for full terms and conditions of each certificate.

Kosher restaurants include: (Prices listed below are after you apply the coupon above to your cart!)

Chicago:

-De’nali’s-$10 Off $20 Certificate, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.

-Shallot’s Bistro-$10 Off $20 Certificate, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.

Cincinnati:

-Kinneret Cafe-$10 Off $20, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Los Angeles Metro:

-Habayit-$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Sunrise-$10 Off $20, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100, Normally $20, Now $3 after coupon code.

People have reported having issues attempting to use Sunrise GC’s.

Miami Metro:

-Asia Sushi Wok & Grill-$10 Off $20, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Rare Steakhouse-$10 Off 2 Lunch Specials, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off 2 Entrees, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

New York:

-Back To Nature:-$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-El Gaucho Steakhouse-$10 Off $20 lunch, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $50, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Ginger Grill: Asian Steakhouse-$10 Off $15, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $50, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Hibachi Steakhouse Grill & Sushi-$25 Off 2 dinner entrees, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100 dinner, Normally $20, Now $4 after coupon code.

-Madras Mahal:-$25 Off $35 dinner. Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Mendy’s Coney Island:-$25 Off 2 dinner entrees. Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Mendy’s Manhattan-34th St.:-$25 Off $50 dinner. Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Milk ‘N Honey:-$25 Off $50. Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Orchidea:-$25 Off $35 or 2 Entrees. Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Traditions-$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100, Normally $20, Now $4 after coupon code.

-Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse-$25 Off 2 Entrees, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Philadelphia:

-Max & David’s International Kosher Cuisine-$10 Off $20 lunch, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Livingston, NJ:

-Fumio Sushi & Steakhouse-$25 Off 2 Entrees, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Teaneck, NJ:

-Etc. Steakhouse-$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Sacramento:

-Carmita-$10 Off $20 lunch, Normally $4, Now $0.80 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

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8 days – 8 Exclusive Deals!

Check back every day for an exclusive Dansdeals coupon off of these already insanely low priced deals!

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Every day a new deal will be added!

Day 5) Get A Bonus 30% Off Already Deeply Discounted Men’s Accessories

Use the following exclusive coupon for the bonus 30% off: DAN30


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Shaloha Folks!

I’m posting from my favorite Presidents Club, the behemoth in Houston’s Terminal E.  3 floors of privacy and showers with clothes pressing closets!  Although the Cleveland club this morning did have a better selection of kosher cereal and fruit (I picked up a nice stash of my new favorite honey nut chex).

The total miles required for Cleveland-Houston-Oahu (Stopover-2 nights)-Kauai (Stopover- 7 nights)-Maui (Stopover-4 nights)-Oahu-Newark (Stopover-2 nights)-Cleveland in international BusinessFirst Class was 85,000 miles.

It’s hard to explain the appeal of Hawaii to someone that’s never seen it, but I fell in love with it back in 2006 during a mistake fare when I went for $85 for airfare with lodging.  It just feels like paradise!  Like a place you always dreamed of but never knew existed…I’ve been back every year since then!

Honolulu and Oahu can be skipped entirely without missing much, but the other islands are just incredible.  Unfortunately arriving some 4 hours before shabbos means a weekend stay in Oahu.

Plus your cell phone works just like from home, and you don’t need to change money or clear customs!

Expect full trip notes with this trip and I’ll keep on posting the deals as well as time permits!

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$50 Off 3 Night Hotel Stay On Orbitz!

Orbitz Hotels Linky

Use Code: ORBITZRB
Travel must be completed by 12/31/09.

Sample coupon usage:
Las Vegas, 12/20-12/23, Circus Circus hotel will price out at $7 per night after the coupon!

HT: Yechiel M.

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Wii Fit Plus With Balance Board For Just $85.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Wii Fit Plus With Balance Board Linky

Due to great demand, each household may only purchase three units of Wii Fit Plus per order.

Work out with dozens of stretches, aerobics, and yoga positions with your own virtual personal trainer, monitor and set goals for your BMI, and play addictive exercise and balance games right from your living room!

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$15 Off $30 At Express!

Coupon Linky (Exp: 12/13)

Store Locator Linky

Valid for $15 Off $30 or $30 off $75.

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SMOKING HOT!!! 40% Off Any Item At Borders.com, Plus Get Free Shipping!

Update: You can also stack the following code with the code below for 40% off plus free shipping with no minimum order: isg6971r
Thanks to “a” for the comment!

Borders Linky

Use the following code for 40% off any item (Exp: 12/10): BBC3553R
Limit of one use per borders account.

Shipping is free on orders of $25.

If you want an item under $25 you can still get free shipping, just select “ship to store” during the checkout process and your shipping will be free! Borders will let you know when your item is available for pickup at your local borders store.

Alternatively, you get free shipping to your house on any order that includes a gift card.

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SIZZLING!!! HURRY!!! Get A 4 Year Subscription (104 Issues) To ESPN Magazine For Just $3.44 Shipped!!!

Update 2: (Yes, the deal is still dead) Just over a month after I ordered my 4 year subscription I got my first issue!  I checked online and it says that I’m paid through November, 2013!

I also activated the ESPN insider feature which is free as long as you are a subscriber.  You must give them a credit card to activate the insider subscription and they say they will charge you $30 if your subscription lapses and you don’t cancel insider…somewhat dirty tactics in my book, so I simply used a virtual card number on my Citi AA account and set a $1 limit with a 01/10 expiration…that ought to stop them from auto-renewing it without my permission in 2013!

ESPN Magazine Account Manager Linky

Originally posted on 11/01:

Update: DEAD!

Yes folks, you’re reading that price right, it’s just 3 cents an issue! If you’re a sports fan then what are you waiting for???

You will also get free access to ESPN’s paid insider section of their website for the duration of your subscription! (You can signup after you get your first issue.)

ESPN Magazine Linky

Use the following coupon code to make the price just $3.44 for a 4 year subscription (Just use the drop-down menu to pull up the 4 year option): MPSESPN

This will work for new subscriptions or for renewals which will just extend your current subscription by 4 years.  You can always change the address on a subscription.

“Please allow an industry Subscription average of three to twelve weeks for delivery of the first issue of your subscription.”

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LA Mileage Run Trip Notes…

Related: “On A Mileage Run”

Quick thoughts from the trip…

-Total time from take off until landing: 50 hours (16 hours flying, 34 hours in LA) It’s actually kind’ve fun running around town on a quick mini-trip.

-Actual miles flown were 5,216, redeemable miles earned were 8,100, and elite miles earned were 10,500.

-Our Continental elite status is now safe through 02/28/11. Sure I have 2 million miler lifetime platinum status on AA, but they are the only ones to still charge their elites for upgrades…

-Airport Clubs visited: 4. (Continental in Newark and Houston, United in Orange County, USAirways in Pittsburgh)
There’s really nothing quite like taking a nice hot shower in Newark after an overnight transcontinental flight, it’s amazingly refreshing! Don’t forget to ask them for any amenities that you need (Toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deodorant, etc.)

-Rental cars from Orange County are cheap-just $18/day!

-Thanks G-d the I-405 now has carpool lanes running all the way from Orange County airport to LA…even on Sunday the traffic for the regular lanes was insane!

-LA restaurants hit up: La Gondola (Avacado Eggrolls with cilantro sauce, “Chai” Steak with caramelized onion sauce, molten chocolate/cinnamon cake with ice cream), Milk & Honey (Eggplant Parmesan), and Jeff’s (Steak sandwich and homemade onion rings). And no trip to LA is complete without some cake donuts from Elite Cafe and crumb cheese danishes and caramel cake from Schwartz bakery! Calories don’t count when you travel, right?

-The Grove and its equally nice new sister property in Glendale, The Americana at Brand, have launched a loyalty program. Details were scarce, but apparently you will earn Hilton points among other benefits like free valet parking, based on purchases from stores in those “lifestyle malls.” It’s nice to see malls joining in on loyalty rewards…if only they were partnered with an airline or hotel program whose points were actually worth something!

-“Up In The Air” is being advertised on every other block in LA and has quite the buzz. People who want to know more can read Randy Peterson’s nice review of it from a frequent flyer’s perspective.

Sure George Clooney’s character has top-tier super-secret AA status and is always in first class. But what’s with his weak hotel and car rental status’? Hertz giving him Chryslers? Regular small hotel rooms from Hilton? The man needs to get Avis Chairman’s status and Starwood Platinum or Hyatt Diamond status pronto. If I can get those so can he! Hertz and Hilton overpaid for their product placements here.

-Thanks to Ryan and Anit for the digs in LA for the night!

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USAToday On Elite Status, Mileage Runs, Up In The Air…

Related: 18 Months Later The Wall Street Journal Reports On Coins For Miles…

“Up In The Air” has sparked newspapers across the globe to report on my favorite hobby, collecting miles and elite status!

“Big-spending frequent fliers get pampered super-elite status”

“Mileage runs to maintain elite status easier this year”

“Timely ‘Up in the Air’ rises to challenge with humor, heart”

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Buy 200 GB Of Online Storage From Google For $50 And Get A Free 4GB Eye-Fi WiFi SD Card!

Offer Linky

You can backup tons of files online with Google and never worry about losing data!

Plus if you get 200GB of storage for $50/year you’ll get a 4GB Eye-Fi WiFi SD Card that normally costs $70.  The card lets you upload pictures directly from your camera to your computer or online.

You can choose not to continue with the service at any time and it will end after the year is up.

HT: mancunian, via dansdeals.com/forums

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Continental Launches Systemwide Upgrades!

With the upcoming reciprocal upgrades between Continental and United elite flyers you knew this announcement couldn’t be far off. It matches United’s Global Services membership level and systemwide upgrades for United 1K flyers. Now when will Continental build an economy plus section on their planes?

Continental just announced that they will reward flyers who earn 100K elite flyers with 4 one-way systemwide upgrade certificates.  The upgrade certificates are valid from any fare paid.  Currently only AA allows the use of systemwide upgrade certificates with any fare.  And Continental’s new BusinessFirst cabin is light-years ahead of AA’s next generation business class.  Systemwide upgrade earned in 2010 must be used by 02/28/12.

Systemwide upgrades will be fully transferable! They are valid to anywhere Continental flies. A one-way upgrade will upgrade the entire one-way ticket, regardless of the number of segments.

Also for high-spend Platinums there is a new top-tier elite level called Presidential Platinum for people that fly 75K elite miles and spend $30K/year.  They’ll get confirmed upgrades 6 days before the flight and a free presidential plus mastercard which includes a presidents club membership.  Flyers that have 4 million lifetime elite miles will get lifetime Presidential Platinum status.

Both programs start 01/01/10.

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HURRY! FREE Megabus Tickets!!!

Update: I’m finding plenty of free ticket availability on routes that I’ve checked like Cleveland-Chicago and NYC-Toronto.

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Today Only! 40% Off Bearpaw Shoes And Boots For Men, Women, And Kids At Endless.com!

Related: Endless.com Fall Promotions

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No code is required, 40% will come off your purchase instantly at checkout!

Endless.com:
-Is an Amazon owned site, you just login with your Amazon login info!
-Ships your shoes out overnight for free.
-Offers an entire year to return shoes that you don’t like-and return shipping is always free as well!
-Offers a 100% price guarantee, so if you find a cheaper price on another site, or even if their own price goes down, you will get a refund of the difference!

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50% Off KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Mixer, Normally $499.99, Now Just $249.99 After $50 Rebate!!!

Update: The Licorice (Black) color is now just $291.99 shipped before rebate and $241.99 shipped after rebate!!  The Meringue color is $299.99 before rebate and $249.99 after rebate.

Originally posted on 11/24:

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Click on the “Meringue” color for the $299.99 price, which is just $249.99 after the rebate!

The other colors are available for $323.99-$50 rebate=$273.99.

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Purcase $100 Of Hyatt Check Certificates For Just $79.99 From Costco!

Update: I was able to use these on prepaid rates and get a refund to my credit card at my local Hyatt Place, but beware that hotels do not have to accept them on prepaid rates. They are however returnable to Costco at any time.

Costco is selling packs of 2 $50 gift cards good at any Hyatt for just $79.99!

Just call up your local costco and ask for item #485271 to check availability!

You can also check to see if your local Costco is carrying them by going to Costco’s store locator, clicking on your store, clicking on “New Items In the Warehouse” and then see if it lists the Hyatt certificates.  For example Mayfield Heights, OH has them, but Lincoln Pack/Chicago, IL does not.

Warning number 1: “No credit or change will be given on unused portion of certificate.”

So be sure to use the certificates for multiples of $50 and then pay the balance with a credit card.

Warning number 2: It’s unclear if these can be used on prepaid rates. The rules seems to indicate that they cannot, but some people are reporting that they have had success giving them to the hotel at check-in and getting a credit back (you may need to speak to a manager to get the refund if the hotel has already charged your credit card). If they won’t take it you may be stuck paying the full prepaid rate, but you won’t have any problem getting a refund from Costco for the unused gift cards.

HT: FT

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Today Only! 30% Off Guess Boots At Endless.com!

Related: Endless.com Fall Promotions

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Endless.com:
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-Offers an entire year to return shoes that you don’t like-and return shipping is always free as well!
-Offers a 100% price guarantee, so if you find a cheaper price on another site, or even if their own price goes down, you will get a refund of the difference!

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$5 Magazine Subscriptions At Amazon!

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If you already subscribe to any of these magazine if you order now it will just lengthen your subscription time.

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Free Rentals From Redbox DVD Vending Machines!!

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Redbox sent out a code for a free rental via SMS today, but they have started sending out unique codes that work just once. You can signup for your own SMS free code alerts here.

When renting at the kiosk, click on the “I have a promo code” box.
Codes can’t be used online.

The following promo codes are valid once per active credit/debit card and do not expire:

BREAKROOM
DVDONME
DVDATWAG (Walgreens only)

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Kingston 2GB Flash Card With MicroSD, MiniSD, SD, And USB Flash Drive Adapters For Just $9.99 Shipped From Buy.com!

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No Rebates! McAfee Internet Security 2010, Was $49.99, Now Just $11.99 Shipped!

Update 2: Alive again!

Originally posted on 11/04:

Update: DEAD!

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18 Months Later The Wall Street Journal Reports On Coins For Miles…

Literally dozens of people today pointed me to today’s front page WSJ article on buying dollar coins for miles, as well as earning Hyatt nights.

I believe the article was timed to coincide with this weekend’s limited release of “Up In The Air,” in which Geroge Clooney obsessively tries to hit 10 million AA miles. (I haven’t seen it but it’s got a strong 89% positive critical rating from rottentomatoes.com)  At any rate it seems hard to believe it took 18 months for the WSJ to write an article about the fun.  Maybe the author was a coin churner too who didn’t want to prematurely kill the deal?

I first posted about dollar coins for miles back on 06/02/08 and again this past June when ordering became unlimited.

Since then I’ve made dozens of orders for a good couple hundred thousand coins, earning a ton of Starpoints in the interim.

The deal has been basically dead as far as I’m concerned for a little bit now as they pulled the unlimited ordering option of the Native American coins and only have the $500 limit President coins.

As far as the Hyatt deal, the WSJ is also a day late and a dollar coin short.  They left out the meat of the Hyatt deal from October when you were able to get 13,500 miles plus free Hyatt nights. I don’t think anyone in the world had more Hyatt stays in October than I did, plus I picked up over 300K United miles and a couple dozen free nights!

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HURRY! $10 Off $10 + Additional 10% Off For Opening A New Account + Free Shipping + Free Return Shipping At Shoebuy!

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Shoebuy always offers free shipping and free return shipping!

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On A Mileage Run!

Posting from the United Red Carpet Club in Orange County, CA…

So my wife and I took off this morning on a last-minute ticket for a mileage run!  Continental had a fare from Pittsburgh to Orange County, CA for just $150 round-trip and we went with it!  Now a traditional mileage run is when you make tons of stops and gain elite status and miles without even leaving the airport.

The only true mileage run that I’ve ever done was a 14 flight marathon in 36 hours back in 2006 during an insane AA promo.

We’re doing a more modified version, staying overnight in LA and making one stop in Houston on the way to Orange County and a stop in Newark on the return.  Total elite miles for the trip will be 10,500 and redeemable miles are 8,300.  Plus we’ll both extend our lowly Silver elite status on Continental through 02/28/11.

Now before you say that I’m insane and that Silver doesn’t get you anywhere near what Gold or Platinum elite status does, it still gets you:

-Bonus miles on every flight

-500 mile minimum flight segment earning

-Reduced award fees

-Priority phone number

-Priority check-in, security, and boarding lines.

-Priority baggage handling.

-Priority standby and reward waitlisting.

– 2 free bags for everyone traveling with you

-Free first class upgrades (after Golds and Plats)

-Much better award ticket availability for saver award tickets and last seat availability for standard award tickets.

Plus besides for the elite benefits the redeemable miles earned from the trip are worth the cost of the trip, so it made sense in my book!

Ever did a mileage run?  Considering one before the 12/31 deadline? Hit the comments!

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HOT! Canon PowerShot SD1200IS 10MP Digital Camera With 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom For Just $149 Shipped From Amazon!

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