Living Social Miami Beach: $16 For $40 At Capri Sushi And Italian

Living Social Miami Beach: $16 For $40 At Capri Sushi And Italian

Use the following code for 20% off sitewide at Living Social (Exp: 06/29): JUNE20

-KM-Kosher Miami certified.
Capri Miami Beach Menu.
-Located in the 41st street kosher haven, a block away from my favorite chocolate store in the world.

Choose from:
-$16 for $40 to spend on food and drink
-$24.80 for one appetizer, two entrées, and two drinks ($63 value)
-$47.20 for two appetizers, four entrées, and four drinks ($126 value)

You can buy multiple packages at the same time, but the 20% off only works once per Living Social account and the max savings is $20 per account.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Samsonite Lightweight Two-Piece Softside Spinner Set For $124.99 After $205 Off

Amazon Lightning Deal: Samsonite Lightweight Two-Piece Softside Spinner Set For $124.99 After $205 Off

This was $329.99 earlier today and is now just $124.99 shipped with the current lightning deal!

Lightning deal valid until 12:59pm EDT or while supplies last.

HT: davidmal, via DDF

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses For $69.99 Shipped Via eBay

Ray-Ban Sunglasses For $69.99 Shipped Via eBay

Choose from Wayfarers or Aviators.

Be sure to check your account to see if you how much you’ll earn back in eBay bucks!

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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15 KIND Healthy Grains Granola Bars For $5.61-$6.91 Shipped From Amazon With Subscribe & Save

Update: Vanilla Blueberry is now out of stock, but other flavors are still in stock.
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15 KIND Granola Bars For $5.61-$6.91 Shipped From Amazon

You’ll get 3 boxes of 5 bars each.

My favorite is Vanilla Blueberry, it is OU parve, as is Oats and Honey with toasted coconut. The delicious looking flavors with chocolate are OU dairy which means I’ll never get to try those.

“Perfectly chewy-with-a-crunch. KIND worked tirelessly to reach a perfect granola bar texture, delivering a unique combination that is chewy AND crunchy so you never have to choose between the two.”

-Click on the 15% off coupon to save on your first subscribe and save order of granola bars.

Then use Subscribe & Save to pay just $8.90 with free shipping, less the 15% coupon=$6.91.

If you subscribe to 5 items then the price drops to $6.05. If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $5.61.

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

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

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Shutterfly Coupon Roundup: 6 Stackable Offers Plus Free Shipping On $30+ Orders

1. New customers get 50 free prints by signing up here.

2. New customers get $15 off $40 orders with code: 15OFF40

Click on this link to apply codes to your Shutterfly account.

3. All customers can get a code for a free 16×20 or 2 free 8×10 prints via the Shuttefly Facebook page.

4. All customers get 30% off their order with code (Exp: 07/01): 3R8AGJD

5. All customers get either a set (24) of address labels, a small luggage tag, or a small magnet for free plus shipping with code: FREEBIE

6. All customers get free shipping on all $30+ orders with code: FREESHIP30

For example a new customer could get 479 4×6 photo prints. a 16×20 print, and a luggage tag for $30.05 with free shipping after $97.15 off:

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By clicking on “See saved offers” in your account you can make sure that all discounts are being applied. If they’re not just select them all and click recalculate:

 

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HT: SomethingFishy and Marco Polo, via DDF

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40% Off SquareTrade Warranties

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Use the following code for 40% off of the original plan price ($40 max savings): SRT4R738

AMEX warranties only cover defective electronics, whereas SquareTrade will cover all physical damage as well.
Plus an AMEX warranty will only cover the price you pay for a phone, so if your phone is $649 without a contract and you paid $199 for it on AMEX, it will only be covered for up to $199, whereas SquareTrade will just replace it.

You can use SquareTrade for items bought online, in-store, on eBay, etc.

Have you have experience with SquareTrade? Hit the comments!

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2 Days Only: 31 Paid Apps For Free From The Amazon Android App Store

2 Days Only: 31 Paid Apps For Free From The Amazon Android App Store

Over $100 in paid apps are free if you download them today or tomorrow!

-You can download the Amazon app store here.

-Every day Amazon has a different app for free for their app store that can be found via this link.

If this is your first Amazon app download, you’ll also get a $1 Amazon MP3 credit for free!

HT: Emkay, via DDF

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Amazon Gold Box Deals Of The Day: 70% Off Memory Cards And 60% Off Joseph Abboud Men’s Suits And Sport Coats

Gold Box Deal #1: 70% Off Memory Cards

For example you can get a high speed:

-Sony 32GB Micro-SD card for $15.99

-Sony 64GB Micro-SD card for $32.99

-Sony 32GB SD card for $15.99

-Sony 64GB SD card for $29.99
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Gold Box Deal #2: 60% Off Joseph Abboud Men’s Suits And Sport Coats

$695 suits are $278 and $595 sport coats are $178.50.

Plus there is free shipping and free return shipping on all Amazon clothes!

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Some Deals Are Not Deals At All

Dan’s Commentary: My personal opinion on what’s going on in the world as I see it:

I’m finally home after spending the past 2 weeks on the road and a wretched travel day today, but a couple things that I’ve encountered on the forums as well as in NYC bothered me enough to get it off my chest tonight.

1. What is it exactly with the obsession in the various communities in NYC and pyramid schemes and thinly disguised MLMs that serve no business purpose other than enriching people at the top of the pyramid? Regardless of what brainwashed people will sell you, real products and services sell themselves without needing to create scammy pyramid structures.
Did people not learn their lesson from past frauds or better yet from Madoff himself?
Sure, people that get in these things early may make money, but that money comes at the expense of everyone later on that will lose everything when the next scheme goes bankrupt.  Is that stolen money really something that you want to have in your pocket?

It’s shameful. And even more shameful that local institutions are encouraging it time and time again. It’s time for people to speak out against it.

2. There were ads everywhere promising people cash for letting companies apply for several credit cards in your name with your personal information. They even encourage you to get your entire synagogue to fork over their social security numbers as a fundraising project.

I mean are you kidding me with this stuff?

First of all why in the world would you ever give someone else your social security number together with all of your personal financial and security information? Do you have any idea what kind of damage can be done if that winds up in the wrong hands or if there is just one careless or malevolent employee??

Equally worrisome is that these companies are creating spend in shady ways so quickly that it’s causing people’s accounts to be shut down or blacklisted.  Several people have told me they’ve run into such issues.

Folks, if you can’t grasp the credit card concept don’t just outsource it to a fly-by-night advertiser. Find a friend who understands the concepts and ask for help, read posts I’ve made here, or start browsing DDF and find answers there.

There’s simply no excuse for that kind of laziness and carelessness.

/End rant.

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Buy $300 In Visa Gift Cards From Office Max And $15 Back Instantly

If you buy $300+ in Visa gift cards from Office Max by 06/28 you’ll get $15 back instantly.  Just have the cashier scan the $15 coupon they will have in their coupon binder.

If you buy 2 of the $200 gift cards in store you would normally pay $13.90 in card fees. In this case you’ll actually be making a small profit.  Use your Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, or Chase Ink Cash cards and get 5 points per dollar spent or about 2,000 points.

Alternatively you can buy a $200 gift card and a $100 gift card or 3 of the $100 gift cards if there are no $200 gift cards to get a $15 credit.

Some stores will limit you to one $15 coupon. Other will allow you to buy as much as you want by splitting up the $300 purchases into separate transactions.

Visa gift cards from Office Max (and Staples) are issued by MetaBank which still work at WalMart (Vanilla gift cards no longer work well at WalMart).

The pin on the Visa gift card is the last 4 digits of the card number, no need to set anything.
-You can cash out the Visa cards using EvolveMoney to pay bills like your mortgage, property tax, auto loan, insurance, store charge card (Gap, Macy’s, Target, etc).  There is no fee for this. As of June 1st there is a limit of 4 payments per bill per month.
-You can load Visa cards to your Bluebird card at a WalMart ATM machine.
-You can load Visa cards to your Bluebird card with a WalMart cashier or customer service.  Just say you want to use your debit card, no need to mention that it’s a gift card. (Note that some Visa cards like Vanilla branded ones don’t load at Walmart but the Visa cards from Office Max or Staples should still be easy to load).
-You can buy a money order with the Visa card at any store that accepts debit cards as payment (except the post office).  Such stores exist even in manufactured spend deserts like NYC.
-You can pay your credit card bill at WalMart with BillPay at Customer Service.
-You can send the funds from the Visa card to a friend via Amazon Payments.
-You can gift a Visa gift card as a wedding gift instead of giving a check.
-You can just use the cards for your everyday spending to earn 5 points per dollar everywhere!

HT: rabbim via MTM

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Buy McAfee Internet Security 2014 For $55 And Get A $55 Visa Card And A $10 Newegg Gift Card After Rebate!

McAfee Internet Security 2014

$55 Rebate Linky

The $10 gift card is automatically added to your cart.

McAfee may not be worth much, but it’s a decent way to get some free miles and a Newegg gift card…

HT: Jose M

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Lease The Hyundai Sonata GLS For $165/Month Only From Plaza Auto Leasing!

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

This Sonata special is the sweetest music all summer!

The most incredible deal on a 2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS EVER: $165 per month!
This deal ends Monday 6/30! Use code “Save12” to get this deal.
$5000 damage waiver available!

2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS features:
Bluetooth, AM/FM/CD, Power Windows, Power Door Locks

Due at signing: First month, applicable taxes, bank fee, registration fees. Residency restrictions may apply. 36 months/12k miles per year

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

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Thanks Monsey!

Thanks to everyone who organized the Monsey seminar and thanks to the 400 people who came out on a rainy night to attend.

Your feedback is always appreciated. So far I heard from one of the mileage bloggers in attendance that he would have used more arrows and circles if it were his presentation 😉

I love talking miles but after giving 3 seminars in a week it’s time for a break!

Normal DansDeals.com posting will resume on Friday.

 

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KitchenAid Professional Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer For $189.99 Shipped Via eBay!

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Sells for $349.99 from Amazon.

Don’t forget to check your email and eBay account for targeted eBay bucks offers for quadruple points!

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.

-Brand new sealed in box. Sold directly from Kitchenaid via eBay.
-450-watt motor with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
-Unique mixing action: beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise
-Ergonomic handle makes lifting the bowl more comfortable
-Hinged hub cover flips up, allowing easy installation of attachments
-Measures 16-1/2 by 12 by 14 inches

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Groupon: Discounted Parking At Newark Airport

Groupon: Discounted Parking At Newark Airport

The one day option is nice for those short trips or just to bring the family to the United Club for some plane-watching or free drinks. United club members and Club cardholders (Click on Club tab) can get a gate pass for themselves and all their guests from any checkin agent. (If the agent gives you issues just have them lookup their internal policies by referencing “GG Checkpoint Line 53”).

Choose from 4 options:
-$6 for one day of airport parking (a $10 value)
-$17 for three days of airport parking (a $30 value)
-$27 for five days of airport parking (a $50 value)
-$70 for two weeks of airport parking (a $140 value)

-Expires 12/24/14
-Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts.
-Limit 1 per visit.
-Extra days are $8.
-Does not include $4 Port Authority fee.

“Newark Liberty Parking houses more than 1,500 self-park spaces less than a mile from the terminal. Shuttle buses run to and from the airport every five to seven minutes.”

HT: Moe’s Tavern, via DDF
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If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash Card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent plus 1% cash back by buying Groupon gift cards at Staples and being registered for Visa Savings Edge.

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The American 100K Offer Is Not Gone, Roundup Of Expiring Credit Card Bonuses From AMEX, Barclaycard, Citi, And Chase

Lots of wasted electronic ink out there today proclaiming the death of the AA 100K card offer.

While Citi may have killed the official landing page, I earned lifetime Platinum status on American back in the day by using direct application links that continue to work after a landing page is pulled.  And the direct 100K application page lives on for now:

Citibank Executive American AAdvantage Card: Normally 50K bonus for spending $10K in 3 months, now 100K. Expiry unknown though the official landing page has been killed and only direct links to the application still work. Annual fee: $450.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/40107
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-Chase Freedom Visa: Normally 10K bonus for spending $500 in 3 months, now 20K through 06/30.. Plus get 2,500 more points for adding a free additional user.  Annual fee: Free.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/45449
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-Chase Southwest Premier Visa: Normally 25K bonus for spending $2K in 3 months, now 50K through 06/29.. Points count towards companion pass status. Annual fee: $99.

More info: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/39279

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Thanks For Attending DDS Brooklyn; Round 2 Tonight In Monsey

Over 500 people packed every seat in the house in Brooklyn last night.  I had a great time and I sure hope you did too!  Over $6,000 was raised for the Yeshiva Gedola of Carteret.

Tickets to tonight’s seminar in Monsey are still available. Doors open at 7:30pm and the seminar starts promptly at 8pm. Best seats go to those who come first!
-Click here to purchase tickets to DDS Monsey on 06/25
Click here to read more information about the Monsey seminar.

Pictures from Brooklyn:

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Ad: 40% Sale On Valco Baby Spark Single & Double Stroller At Lullaby Baby Plus Free Shipping

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

Own a Valco Spark, the three-in-one stroller at a whopping 40% discount. It is best deal you will find for this well designed single and double stroller.

The buggy comes with these great advantages:

·Seat converts into a luxurious bassinet.
·Stroller seat can face front or back.
·Great storage space.
·Easy fold
·Extended canopy for extra sun protection.
·Swivel Wheels make for an easy and have great maneuverability.

This stroller is perfect for parents looking for a comfortable, easy to use and durable stroller.

Valco Baby Spark Single Originally priced at $500.00 Sale Price is: $299.00

Valco Baby Spark Duo Originally priced at $774.00 Sale Price is: $459.00

Place your order online today at LullabyBaby or call us directly at 718-499-2742 for all your baby gear needs.

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Buy A Samsung F90 HD Camcorder For $179.99 From Dell And Get A $125 Dell Promo eGift Card

Samsung F90 HD Camcorder Linky

Add the camcorder to your cart and the $125 eGift card is added automatically.

Dell promo eGift Cards ship separately from purchase and typically arrives in 10-20 days from ship date via email. They carry a 90 day expiration (except where prohibited by law) and are valid for anything sold on Dell.com.

Sells for $136.13 on Amazon, so you’re paying an extra $43.86 from Dell, but you’re getting $125 to use sitewide on Dell.com

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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25% Off $100+ Of Men’s Clothing At Macy’s Plus Free Shipping On $99+ Purchases

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Save on Mens shoes, Mens suits, and more!

Use code: DAPPER

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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20% Off Florsheim Regularly Priced And Clearance Shoes Already Discounted By Up To 40%

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Use code (Exp: 06/30): 20CLRSS14

HT: username, via DDF

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eBay Deals: Targeted eBay Bucks Offers, StubHub Gift Card, Lifestraw, Toys/Babies R Us Gift Card, iPad Air Retina, Windows 7 Laptop On Sale

Don’t forget to check your email and eBay account for targeted eBay bucks offers for quadruple points!

-Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals.
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$100 StubHub Gift Card: $85

Limit 2 per eBay account.
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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: $14.95

$17.99 on Amazon with excellent reviews.
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$100 Toys R Us/Babies R Us Gift Card: $85

Limit 2 per eBay account.
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Apple iPad Air Retina Display 32GB Black or White: $489.99

$599 from Apple.
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Apple iPad Air Retina Display 64GB Space Gray: $579.99

$699 from Apple.
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Dell Latitude 13″ Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop: $499.99

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Buy 24 Bounty Huge Rolls For $56.38 And Get A Free $15 Amazon Gift Card

Related: Spend $50 On Select Household Essentials And Get A $15 Amazon Gift Card

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-Purchase 2 of the 12 packs of Bounty Huge Rolls Select-A-Size Paper Towels for $59.38.
-Clip the $3 off coupon to drop the price to $56.38.

-Add a $15 Amazon gift card to your cart.

Your total for the 24 huge rolls and the $15 Amazon gift card will be just $56.38.  If you treat the Amazon gift card like cash your total paid for the rolls is $41.38.  24 huge rolls is equal to 60 regular rolls so this runs just under 69 cents per regular roll.

HT: erick, via DDF

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Amazon Deal Of The Day: 60% Off New Balance Tactical Boots

Amazon Deal Of The Day: 60% Off New Balance Tactical Boots

Amazon offers free shipping and free return shipping on clothes and shoes!

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Brooklyn Seminar Is Tonight, Monsey Seminar Is Tomorrow Night

Tickets only went up for sale on Thursday but over 470 seats have already been sold for the Brooklyn seminar and over 280 seats have been sold for the Monsey seminar.
Grab your own seat before these events sell out!

-Click here to purchase tickets to DDS Brooklyn on 06/24
Click here to read more information about the Brooklyn seminar.
-Please choose between mixed seating or separate seating when purchasing a ticket for the Brooklyn seminar.
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-Click here to purchase tickets to DDS Monsey on 06/25
Click here to read more information about the Monsey seminar.
-Men and Women will be seated separately for the Monsey seminar.

The full admission price from DansDeals Seminars is donated to the charitable organizations that organize each event.

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Woot-Off Going On Now

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Instead of selling 1 item for 24 hours, for the next 24-72 hours woot will be selling lots of stuff for very short periods of time-expect some very good deals-but don’t expect them to last more than a couple minutes!

Shipping is $5 per order in your Woot cart.

Will this be the time you finally get a legendary BOC?

HT: centro, via DDF

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Early Bird Pesach Deal! Fly Non-Stop To Israel For Pesach 2015 For $1,195-$1,495 After Taxes!

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Non-Stop NYC-Tel Aviv-NYC for Pesach 2015 on prime dates for $1,195-$1,495 after taxes!

Add-ons available from most US cities.

Limited availability so book now. Offer may expire at any time. Restrictions may apply.
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For more info & to book, please call 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email sales@globaltoursinc.com

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Buy A Samsung 32″ 720p LED HDTV For $247.99 From Dell And Get A $150 Dell Promo eGift Card

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Add the TV to your cart and the $150 eGift card is added automatically.

You can also use this HDTV as a computer monitor.

Dell promo eGift Cards ship separately from purchase and typically arrives in 10-20 days from ship date via email. They carry a 90 day expiration (except where prohibited by law) and are valid for anything sold on Dell.com.

HT: DH Data Recovery, via DDF

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Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Doubled For A Limited Time

Update:  This offer will end on June 30!

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The Chase Freedom Visa now comes with a 20,000 point signup bonus. That bonus is marketed as $200 cash back as points can be used for cash back, though you would be wiser not to.  This is double the previous signup bonus and is available for a limited time only.

Additionally it also offers another 2,500 bonus points (marketed as $25 cash back) for adding a free additional user.

DDF members are already reporting success getting matched from the 10K offer to the 20K offer by sending a secure message.  Typically if you applied within the past 90 days Chase will match your bonus to the current bonus offer.

Chase Freedom is one of the best no annual fee cards.  It’s an easier card to get that most other Chase cards as it doesn’t require a Signature level $5,000 credit line. The real beauty of the card is in the quarterly 5% categories. Again, while they call it 5% cash back you’ll really get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent which can be worth much more than 5% cash. For $1,500 in spending per quarter you will earn at least 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points (7,500 points per quarter at 5 points per dollar spent).

The 5 point categories for the rest of 2014 are as follows:
Q2: Restaurants and Lowe’s.
Q3: Gas stations and Kohl’s.
Q4: Amazon.com, Zappos.com, and Department stores.

So go out to eat from now until June 30th and you’ll earn a whopping 5 per dollar spent.  Buy a gift card from your favorite eatery to lock in savings.

Or buy gift cards from Lowe’s.  See this post for gift cards that they sell for all kinds of other stores where you’ll be able to earn 5 or 5.5 points per dollar.

I coined the term “Chase Trifecta” several years ago and it still applies today.  It refers to having a Chase checking account, a Chase Freedom card, and your choice of either a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, Chase Ink Plus Card, or Chase Ink Bold card.

The Freedom card earns a 10% annual point dividend every February on all points earned during the previous calendar year if you have a Chase checking account.  That means you’ll earn an effective 5.5 points per dollar on purchases from the 5 point categories and you’ll earn an effective 1.1 points per dollar everywhere else.

Freedom alone can’t transfer points into much more lucrative airline/hotel/train currencies, but if you or your spouse has a Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold then you can transfer points from Freedom to one of those cards and from there to your favorite travel currency.  You can read at the end of this post which currencies they can transfer to and why those points are much more valuable than just taking cash back.

If you use those points for a trip worth where they are worth 2 cents each and then you’ll have effectively earned 10-11% back on those “5 point categories.”  My coach tickets to Kansas City this week were worth 3 cents each, which means I really get 16.5% back from purchases in “5 point categories” thanks to the Chase trifecta.
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Other Chase consumer cards you can simultaneously include the Chase British Airways (50K signup points, 1.25 Avios per dollar, and an annual companion award ticket if you spend $30K+ in a  year), and the Chase United Explorer (30K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, and it gives free luggage, free primary car rental insurance including in the US, expanded saver and standard award ticket availability, priority boarding, and more), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), and the Chase Southwest (50K signup points).

The Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Bold business cards both offer 50,000 signup points.  They offer 5 points per dollar on telecom, cable, and office supply stores, 2 points per dollar for gas and lodging, no foreign exchange fees, free lounge visits, and a waived annual fee for the first year. The Chase Ink Cash offers 20,000 signup points.

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Ad: All New Must-Read Hatzolah Blog!

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Meet Shmeel. He is an Ambucycle (ambulance + motorcycle) first responder, volunteering for Hatzolah in Yerushalayim. On www.SHMEEL.com he recounts incredible real-life stories from the front lines of emergency medicine in Israel. The narrative is true, intense, and unforgettable. Sometimes sad, often humorous, the vivid prose will leave you with a greater appreciation for life, and a realization of the supreme importance of faith and hope.

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Even In An Age Of Mileage Devaluation, Awesome Uses Abound

As the airlines have undergone relentless consolidation they have been able to devalue their mileage programs with less worries of passengers jumping ship.  They’ve been able to get rid of excess inventory, leading to fuller planes and more expensive flights. They’ve made the cost of awards go up faster than the cost of dollar inflation and they’re going to limit the miles you get when flying on most airfares next year (though that may make miles earned from credit cards that much more valuable and useable).

While the old advice may have been to concentrate on one program so that you would be able to get to an aspirational award more quickly that is hardly the case anymore.

Although many mileage programs have been devalued, they have also improved in some ways.  While prices for domestic tickets continue to climb, there are still 25K domestic saver awards and even better yet, awards for as low as 9K round-trip via British Airways on American and now on USAirways as well.

Many programs now allow for one-way redemptions. That allows you to redeem for an aspirational award, like a one-way ticket on your own private walled-in suite on Singapore for just 57,000 miles.  And you can return with miles from another program, as low as 20K with American for example.

Of course there’s no need to have those miles parked in a Singapore account where they’re subject to devaluation and expiration, you can transfer points over from AMEX, Chase, or Starwood whenever you’re ready.

As for me, this week is the 6th consecutive week I’m flying somewhere with my miles. In that time period I’ve flown to Chicago twice (BA and United short haul awards), Kansas City (United short-haul award), NYC (United short-haul and Flying Blue), Fort Lauderdale (United award), and NYC again later this week.

Many of the tickets were booked last minute, all of them would have been ridiculously expensive without miles.
When I flew to NYC I purchased a ticket just 75 minutes before the flight. Paid flights were over $1,000. Delta only had saver award availability going to NYC and United only had saver award availability for the return later that day.

Of course Delta doesn’t allow you to book a one-way saver award (they will next year) so I hopped onto the Air France Flying Blue site to book the Delta flight. Unfortunately their site can only book flights 3 hours prior to departure so I called them up and booked over the phone while getting them to waive the $20 phone booking fee due to it not being bookable online.

I typically only bank miles I use frequently, like American, BA, and United miles. So as soon as the agent told me they he was able to book the Delta flight for me for 12.5K miles I hopped onto the AMEX MR site and transferred over the miles I needed for that flight to Flying Blue. No reason to stock Flying Blue miles when they transfer instantly when I need them.

I Uber’d around to NYC, finished up what I needed to get done, and even had time for another sublime meal at Mike’s Bistro.  He had a corn soup special that night which was just phenomenal and of course his other other-worldly standbys: duck gnocchi, short ribs, fries, and a passion fruit frozen daiquiri.  And made it back home that night carrying a goodie back from Mike’s for my wife as well.  Truly the best kosher restaurant in the US east of Oxnard, CA.

Sure, miles are “worth the most” when used for aspirational international travel, those business and first class flights that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but are easily attainable for the masses by opening a single credit card.

But as longhaul travel gets harder with a growing family I have no shame in redeeming miles domestically, whether it’s to Banff or Miami. Next month we’ll fly to LA using 25,000 United miles for each of the 4 of us rather than paying $613 for the nonstop flight. No shame whatsoever.

If you only redeem for round-trip coach travel you’ll want to put your spending on the BBarclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®, no doubt.

But if you want to book one-way tickets, trips with stopovers to multiple places, business or first class trips, trips to Canada, or more crucially, last-minute tickets, real airline miles simply can’t be beat. As long as airline miles aren’t tied to the cost of a ticket this game remains fun and lucrative.  The day the airlines make miles worth a set amount each, is the day I switch all of my base spending to a card like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus.  Hopefully the airlines realize that and won’t kill the most (only?) profitable segment they have, the zone or distance based mileage redemption program.

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Additional 50% Off Express Clothes Already Discounted Up To 70%

Update: Orders made between 6pm and 11:59pm EDT tonight will get an additional 50% off clearance items!

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Express Men’s Sale Linky

Express Women’s Sale Linky

Add any sale item to your cart and an additional 40% will be taken off automatically.

Shipping is $8 or is free on $50+ orders.

HT: Moishebatchy, via DDF

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2 8×10 Photo Prints From Shutterfly For Free Plus $2.99 Shipping

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Order 2 8×10 photo prints for $2.99 with shipping (Exp: 06/22): 2XFUN

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$30 Free Uber Ride Credit For New Customers

Related: Signup For Uber Family, Get A Targeted Free Ride Offer?
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New uber customers can get a free ride up to $30 by first signing up via my referral link here.

Uber offers luxury car service via UberBLACK, affordable rides in clean cars at rates lower than taxis in most cities via UberX, rides for the whole family in luxury vehicles via uberSUV, and rides in smaller SUVs via UberXL. They also offer uberT which allows you to hail a taxi from your phone, but you can’t use credit for that.  UberFamily are UberX cars that also come equipped with a carseat.

You can hail a ride via the uber app from anywhere across hundreds of cities worldwide, but they’re really great at the airport where you can skip the long taxi line and get straight into your private ride. When you request a car you’ll get an ETA along with the name, number, and picture of your driver and you can meetup wherever is convenient for you. It took all of 1 minute to have an UberX car waiting at LGA as opposed to waiting half an hour in line for a smelly taxi.

Tax and tip is included in all fares. You do not pay the driver anything in cash. Rides are charged to your account credit and then to your credit card on file when you first open your uber account.

Earn 2.14 points per dollar on Uber with Chase Sapphire Preferred or 2 points per dollar with AMEX Premier Rewards Gold.

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Ad: KikiRiki Shells Black And White Sale For Only $13.99

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Beautiful black and white just got better!

Time to bulk up on the basics with a DansDeals exclusive:

Everyone’s favorite KikiRiki shells in black and white are available for an unbelievable price, only $13.99 at www.shellsheli.com! All styles and cuts of shell can be purchased for this incredible price during Shell Sheli’s Black and White sale. Plus, take 10% off of everything else in the store.

To take advantage of this amazing deal at checkout use code: DansDealsBW

Shell Sheli offers a huge array of styles:
·Cute modest skirts
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·Sleeveless, 3/4-sleeved or long-sleeved
·Layering dresses
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Offer Ends June 30, 2014

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Amazon Lightning Deal: London Fog Men’s Bailey All Weather Coat For $69.99 Shipped

Update: You must select a size to view the lightning deal price.

Amazon Lightning Deal: London Fog Men’s Bailey All Weather Coat For $69.99 Shipped

Choose from Black, British Khaki, or Charcoal.

Lightning deal valid until 12:59pm EDT or while supplies last.

This was $109.99 earlier today and is now the lowest Amazon price ever.

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Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Combo For $29.99 Shipped From BestBuy

Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Combo For $29.99 Shipped From BestBuy

This is selling for $44.99 on Amazon.

-Sleek full-size wireless keyboard with softly rounded keys for hour after hour of typing comfort
Contoured invisible optical mouse that tracks on just about any surface, with rubber grips and smooth, accurate cursor control (The optical sensor does not work on glass or mirrors)
-Virtually no battery changes get up to three years of battery life for the keyboard and eighteen months for the mouse( Keyboard and mouse battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions)
-Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless and one tiny Logitech Unifying receiver give you a reliable connection without delays or dropouts

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Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker With Yeast Dispenser For $99.95 Shipped

Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker With Yeast Dispenser For $99.95 Shipped

Use $20 off coupon code: DEALSEABMKR

This sells for $129 on Amazon.

-Mixes, kneads, rises, and bakes in 3 loaf sizes, up to 2-1/2 pounds
-Settings for white, whole wheat, multigrain, French, quick breads/cakes
-13-hour delay timer makes meal planning easier

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Spend $50 On Select Household Essentials And Get A $15 Amazon Gift Card

Spend $50 On Select Household Essentials And Get A $15 Amazon Gift Card

Add $50+ of products and the $15 Amazon Gift Card via the link above to your cart for this promotion.

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$10 iTunes Gift Card For $5 Via PayPal

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$10 iTunes Gift Card For $5 Via PayPal

Select a $10 iTunes gift card and the total will be $5. You can purchase this multiple times.

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