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$3 Off Any $5.99+ Album At Amazon!

Update: This promotion ends today!

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-8th Day’s brand new album, All You Got, was just released today and Amazon has the entire 11 song album for just $8.99. DDF’ers are giving it a thumbs up and with this promotion the price for the album will be just $5.99!

-You can also pick up Lipa’s new album “Leap of Faith” for just $5.99 with this promo.

-Promotional credits must be redeemed by 11:59 PM PST on June 11, 2012.

HT: jewda and WhyAich, via DDF.

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Have Avis President’s Club Status? Match To Hertz President’s Circle And National Executive Elite!

As I described in the post about the awesome United Club card benefits, one of the benefits is Avis President’s Club status, which guarantees rental car availability even if the location is sold out, and offers a complimentary two car-class upgrade from intermediate or higher (typically you will receive a premium or luxury car when paying for just an intermediate).

Having Avis status also allows you to pickup cars directly at the terminal in Tel Aviv instead of having to be shuttled to the far off-site car rental facility!

To get President’s Club status once you already have the United Club card just fill out this form or call or 757-687-2008. They will verify that you are a primary cardholder and upgrade your status.

Don’t rent from Avis? You can match the status to equivalent elite status levels with Hertz and National.

Hertz Status Match Offer Linky

National Status Match Offer Linky

Just follow the instructions in those links and you’ll have Hertz President’s Circle and National Executive Elite status in no time!

HT: FT

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Chaverim Of The 5 Towns And Rockaways Annual Raffle Is Coming To A Close…

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Update: The raffle will be held on 06/11 at 10pm, get in your order before it’s too late!

Chaverim of the 5 Towns and Rockaways annual raffle is coming to a close, but there is still time for you to become a part of it!

Click here now to buy a raffle ticket and you can win from the following prizes:

· 1st Prize – 2 year car lease / or $3600 cash
· 2nd Prize – $500 gift certificate to Gourmet Glatt
· 3rd Prize – GPS

The price for the tickets (which are 100% tax deductible) are: 1 for $25, 2 for $36, or 7 for $100.

Click here now to buy a raffle ticket!!!

Chaverim of the 5 Towns and Rockaways annual raffle will take place on Monday June 11th at 10pm!

Chaverim’s most widely known service is assisting drivers facing various car related emergencies. These include flat tires, inability to start cars due to battery trouble, empty gas tank and incredibly often and horribly inconvenient – being locked out of cars with the keys inside. Not to worry – our field team has met these challenges and more often arriving on site within 15 minutes or less after receiving the call from our dispatchers. We have gotten cars moving in all kinds of weather and at all hours of day and night, quickly, efficiently and with deep satisfaction to have saved a neighbor from distress.

We are now holding a community-wide prize raffle to raise additional funds. Your support in this raffle campaign and all year round will ensure that we can be there for you and your neighbors with the resources to resolve familiar and unusual problems. Thank you for your support. For a list of the winners, go to www.chaverim5t.org.

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Groupon NYC: $15 For $30 At Sushi Moto!

Groupon NYC: $15 For $30 At Sushi Moto!

1724 Coney Island Ave.
Brookyln, New York 11230
(718) 778-7878

Under OK kosher supervision.

-Expires Oct 10, 2012
-Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts.
-Limit 1 per table.
-Reservation required.
-Dine-in only.
-Not valid toward specials or happy hour prices.

HT: jewda, via DDF

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Endless.com Promotions!

You can use Amazon gift cards saved in your amazon account on Endless.com. If you have a Chase Ink Bold, Ink Cash, or Ink Classic card you can buy these at office supply stores and earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent (or about a 9% rebate) on gift cards and everything else from office supply stores as well as on your cable and landline/cellular bills.

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky
Today Only: Save up to 50% instantly on Men’s Father’s Day Gifts in these categories:

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Save 15% on these sneakers with code (Exp: 06/15): SNEAKERS

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Save up to 40% instantly on these sandals:

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Endless.com:
-Is an Amazon owned site, you just login with your Amazon login info!
-Ships your shoes out overnight or 2nd day for free.
-Return shipping is always free!
-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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International Baggage Fees On The Rise Yet Again.

Last July Continental and United raised the price of checking a 2nd bag to Europe or Israel from $50 to $70.  Shortly thereafter the other airlines matched.

United has once again upped the ante.  Effective for tickets bought as of 06/01/12 it will now cost $100 each way to check a 2nd bag between the US and Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India.

The other airlines will likely match this hike as well within the next month or so as they did last year.

If you do fly to Israel or Europe on United at all (but not enough to earn Star Alliance Gold which gives 3 free 70 pound bags on United) you should definitely look into the United Club card. With it you and 1 companion automatically get 2 free bags. On just 1 round-trip to Europe or Israel for 2 people with 2 bags each that’s a $400 savings. It is the only credit card that gets you 2 free checked bags, though cards like the $450/year American Express Consumer Platinum and Business Platinum charge cards give $200 in fee refunds per calendar year (which will total $400 in refunds per card during your first cardmember year) along with lounge access to most lounges in the world besides for United lounges.

Although the rules say that this is a benefit only for the primary cardholder when purchasing the ticket on the card, in my experience you do not need to purchase the ticket on the card. Plus in my experience (and as was confirmed by United’s social media representative online) you can add additional cardholders for free and they and 1 companion will also get 2 free bags by showing the card to a checkin agent.

The United Club card has a $395 annual fee, but Chase will waive that fee for the first year if you send them a secure message after getting the card (and some have reported being able to keep the $95 signup bonus as well). After the first year you can downgrade to a cheaper card if you want or try to get a retention bonus.

The card also gives numerous other benefits as outlined in this post, including a full club membership even when not flying, waived award expedite fees, 50% more miles on all purchases, and the excellent Avis President’s Club status and Hyatt Platinum status.

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Create A Personalized Father’s Day Card For Free And Send It With Free Shipping!

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Create a personalized father’s day card, upload your own photos, and cardstore.com (an American Greeting company) will send it to you or your recipient all free of charge! You can even upload your own signature to the card!

The cards I made for free on Mother’s day came out really great!

Just use the following promo code on the final checkout page (exp: 06/10): LUVDAD2

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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ParnassahNetwork.com – Post Job Openings For Only $25!

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ParnassahNetwork.com – Post jobs for only $25 (compare to Monster minimum $210). And for a limited time post 4 jobs and get the 5th absolutely free!

You can now post a job opening on a popular Jewish website for only $25! All communities are posting – not limited to any region.

The recently launched ParnassahNetwork.com is a one-of-a-kind site that allows companies to target a broad and diverse group of talented job seekers, without the cost and hassle associated with endless advertisement in print media.

In its first 14 days alone, ParnassahNetwork.com garnered over 60,000 views from around the globe, and has already made countless happy employers and employees. The website is a comprehensive, targeted venue where you can search jobs offers and upload resumes. Companies can view them as a free service.

ParnassahNetwork.com is also offering a special now through July 4 to companies with multiple job openings. You get 5 postings for the price of 4.

And of course it goes with out saying, if you are looking for a job you know where to find one. Check ParnassahNetwork.com daily for our constantly updated job posts!

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Reader Suggestions: What’s Not To Be Missed In Boston?

I’m back again asking for your tips!

I’ve turned to my readers before for suggestions in Buenos Aires, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, and Washington D.C. and readers came up big time (as you can tell from my subsequent trip notes from Buenos Aires, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, and Washington D.C.).

It will be my first Jetblue flight since flying from Chicago to Long Beach for $90 round-trip back in 2007. Price inflation? Nah. This flight will be just a small fraction of that thanks to Jetblue’s free voucher bonanza last month.

We’ll just be there for 2 days and neither my wife or I have ever been there before, so we’ll have to do some prioritizing. The Red Sox aren’t in town, so catching a game at Fenway won’t be in the cards this time.

-What activities shouldn’t we miss and what should we skip? (Stroller friendly is a must these days!)
-Which kosher restaurants should we eat at and what do they make best?

Hit the comments and let’s hear your thoughts!

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Groupon NYC: Car Service To Or From LaGuardia And Anywhere In The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Or Queens For Just $25!

Update: Sold Out!

Groupon NYC: Car Service To Or From LaGuardia And Anywhere In The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Or Queens For Just $25!

-Expires Aug 31, 2012
-Limit 1 per person.
-Reservation by phone required.
-24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply.
-Must be 18 or older.
-New clients only.
-Valid within all boroughs except Staten Island.
-Extra fee for tolls, parking, and wait time may apply.

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$15 Off $30 At Express!

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Get $15 off $30 or $30 off $75 with code (Exp: 06/10): 1471

Valid on top of all current discount offers (up to 50% off), but not valid on clearance items.

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Ashford.com ESQ And Skagen Watch Specials!

ESQ by Movado Men’s Chronicle Watch
-Retails for $295, on sale for $148, now just $95 shipped with code (Exp: 06/12): DANCHRON95

Skagen Women’s Mesh Watch
-Retails for $130, on sale for $99, now just $59 shipped with code (Exp: 06/12): DANMESH59

-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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Honda Odyssey LX ONLY $239 per month!

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Hurry, Expires 6/15/2012!

Lease details:
-39 months/10K miles per year
– Damage Waiver Included!
– No Disposition Fee!

Fine Print: $0 down! Monthly payments (not a single pay lease). All you pay is first month, tax (varies based on where you register the car), bank fee, and registration when you pick up the car! Residency restrictions apply.

The Honda Odyssey LX features
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-Power Driver’s Seat
-Power Windows
-Power Door Locks
-AM/FM/CD

For more details click here or email esales@plazaautoleasing.com

-If you have less than 11 months left on your current lease, you may qualify to get a NEW lease for less right now! This goes for any make or model! Call 718-975-9000 for details!

-Check out all of our specials online at www.plazaautoleasing.com and enter to win FREE Yankee Tickets too!
-Make sure to mention you saw this ad on DansDeals.com to lock in this price.
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Ending Today: Verizon Double The Data.

If you have Verizon and are thinking of getting a smartphone or are thinking of switching to Verizon, today is the last day to signup for the double the data promotion.

Currently Amazon has the Galaxy Nexus for just $0.01 for new customers or new family lines! It runs the latest and greatest 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich stock Android software.  It will unlock at the sight of your face and can instantly sync the open tabs, bookmarks, and settings from Chrome on your computer to Chrome on your phone, among many other features.

Verizon sells the Galaxy Nexus for $199.99 to new customers, so this is a discount of $200 off of their pricing!

The Galaxy S3 is coming out later this month, but by then it will be too late to signup for double the data.  If you order today though you should still be able to exchange phones for the next 14, or possibly 30 days via Amazon.  Note that the Galaxy S3 runs TouchWiz and isn’t a pure Google Android phone like the Galaxy Nexus is.

Normally Verizon charges $30 for 2 GB of data, but until today they will give 4GB of data for the same $30. The promotion is only on 4G LTE smartphones, not phones running on the older 3G data network (sorry Apple fanbois!)

During the Amazon checkout process you will be able to select 4GB of data for the price of 2GB, $30/month.

A data plan is required to activate any smartphone on Verizon.

Since I got my awesome Galaxy Nexus in December (a big upgrade from my Palm Centro :D) I’ve averaged about 3GB of data per month, so although I’m on an old grandfathered unlimited plan, if you are thinking of getting a smartphone with 4G LTE you definitely will want those extra 2 GB.

Fair warning though, once you have a phone like this you will never be able to go back.  The integration with Google is fantastic, internet browsing on the massive screen is perfect, and just the GPS app alone, which is awesome for driving and for walking directions when in unfamiliar places, is worth the price of admission.  Seriously Garmin, you guys need to learn how to do POIs from Google!

While tethering on my laptop via the Galaxy Nexus (free with a free app!) I typically get speeds of about 15 Mbps down and 8 Mbps up which is awesome and is another reason to lock in those 2 extra GB of data!

HT: robi, via DDF

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Today Only! 25% Off + Free Samples + $10 Off $50 And Free Shipping With No Minimum Purchase At Perfumania!

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-Receive free samples with every order!
-25% off with code (Exp: 06/05): DAD25
-$10 off $50+ orders with code: SAVE10
-$60+ orders after discounts will also receive a free duffel bag.
-Shipping is free on all orders today!

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 plus tax. The price from Perfumania is $69.99. With the 25% off code the price comes down to $52.49. With the $10 off code the price comes down to $42.49. Shipping is free on all orders today (normally there is a $50 minimum) and you receive free samples as well!

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Credit Card Benefits, Categorized By Benefit.

06/05/12, This post has been updated with current offers.

Originally posted on 10/04/11:

Related posts:
-Does Opening And Closing Cards Hurt Your Credit Score?
-Credit Card Reconsideration: Don’t Give Up!
-Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Send And Receive $1,000/Month With No Fees Using Amazon Payments!

An important note on American Express cards: To apply for cards with the best possible offer (like 10,000 Starwood points for spending $1 and an additional 15,000 bonus points for spending $5,000) and without any error messages you can either 1. Clear out your browser’s cache and cookies (Keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+Delete), close your browser, and try the link again. 2. Use another browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) to try the link. 3 Open an Incognito window (Keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+P in Internet Explorer and Firefox or Ctrl+Shift+N in Chrome), browse back to DansDeals and then open the link again.

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Want a specific card benefit? Here’s a guide to which card has the benefits you care about!
This isn’t an exhaustive list of every card or every benefit, but it’s a start. Feel free to post corrections or additions in the comments!

Checked Baggage:

American Express Delta Gold Consumer Card (Free for one year, then $95/year): 1 free bag for cardholder and up to 9 traveling companions.

American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card ($150/year): 1 free bag for cardholder and up to 8 traveling companions.

American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card ($450/year): 1 free bag for cardholder and up to 8 traveling companions.

American Express Delta Gold Business Card (Free for one year, then $95/year): 1 free bag for cardholder and up to 8 traveling companions.

Chase United Explorer Visa (Free for one year, then $95/year): 1 free bag for cardholder and 1 traveling companion.

Chase United Club ($395/year, send a secure message to request first year free): 2 free bags for cardholder and for 1 traveling companion.

Companion Certificates:

American Express Delta Gold Consumer Card: Annual $99 coach companion certificate upon renewal

American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card: Annual free coach companion certificate upon renewal.

American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card: Annual free coach or first class companion certificate upon renewal.

American Express Delta Gold Business Card: Annual $99 coach companion certificate upon renewal.

BOFA Alaska Airlines ($75/year): Annual $110 coach or first class companion certificate.

Chase British Airways ($95/year): Get a companion certificate valid in any class on an award redemption when you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.  Companion does have to pay fuel surcharges and taxes.

Elite Status:
American Express Starwood Consumer Card (Free for one year, then $65/year): Get 2 stays and 5 nights towards elite status.  Spend $30,000 in a calendar year for gold status.

American Express Starwood Business Card (Free for one year, then $65/year): Get 2 stays and 5 nights towards elite status.  Spend $30,000 in a calendar year for gold status.

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card ($450/year): Get Starwood Gold status for having the card as well as status with various car rental agencies.

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card ($450/year): Get Starwood Gold status for having the card as well as status with various car rental agencies.

American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card: Earn 5,000 medallion qualifying miles after your first purchase. Earn 10,000 medallion qualifying miles when you spend $25,000 in a calendar year.  Earn another 10,000 medallion qualifying miles when you spend $50,000 in a calendar year.

American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card: Earn 10,000 medallion qualifying miles after your first purchase.  Earn 15,000 medallion qualifying miles for yourself or gift to someone else when you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.  Earn another 15,000 medallion qualifying miles for yourself or gift to someone else when you spend $60,000 in a calendar year.

American Express Hilton Surpass ($75/year): Silver status for as long as you are a cardholder.  Gold status for one year.  Gold status for spending $20,000 in a calendar year. Diamond status for spending $40,000 in a calendar year.

Chase United Club: Hyatt Platinum status, Avis President’s Club status, and waives the four paid flight requirement for United status.

Chase Hyatt Visa Signature ($75/year): Platinum status (with free internet, upgrades, and bonus points) for as long as you are a cardholder. (Extra signup bonuses apply for existing Hyatt Platinum and Diamond members)

Chase Marriott (Free for one year, then $30/year): 10 nights towards elite status and an additional night with every $3,000 in spending.

Chase Marriott Premier ($65/year): 15 nights towards elite status and an additional night with every $3,000 in spending.

Chase Priority Club (Free for one year, then $49/year): Gold status (doesn’t do too much besides a point bonus on paid stays) for as long as you are a cardholder)

Enhanced Award Inventory:

Chase United
Explorer
, and Chase United Club cardholders receive last-seat standard award inventory in coach and first and well as expanded saver class award inventory in coach.

Foreign Exchange Fees Waived:
These are the cards to use when outside the US.

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred (Free for one year, then $95/year)

Chase United Club

Chase Hyatt Visa Signature

Chase Marriott Premier

Chase British Airways

Chase Business Ink Bold (Free for one year, then $95/year)

Chase Priority Club

Global Entry Fee Credit:
Get a statement credit equal to the $100 cost of applying for a 5 year membership for expedited immigration via a kiosk.

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card

In-Flight Discounts:
American Express Delta Gold Consumer Card, American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card, American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card, American Express Delta Gold Business Card: Receive a 20% statement credit on in-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages, movies, television shows, video games and audio headsets.

Lost Item Insurance:
Most cards cover items that are stolen or damaged within 90 days of purchase.  These cards even cover lost items up to $10,000 within 90 days without the need for a police report:

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card

Lounge Access:

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card: Access to American Airlines AAdmirals Club when flying American, Delta SkyClub when flying Delta, and USAirways lounge regardless of the airline you are flying on.  You may bring your spouse and children or 2 guests into these lounges for free.
You also receive Priority Pass which gives free access to the cardholder to hundreds of lounges worldwide.

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card: Access to American Airlines AAdmirals Club when flying American, Delta Sky Club when flying Delta, and USAirways Club even when not flying.  You may bring your spouse and children or 2 guests into these lounges for free.
You also receive Priority Pass which gives free access to the cardholder to hundreds of lounges worldwide.
You can also get a Regus membership for free access to Regus office lounges worldwide.

American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card: Access to Delta Sky Club even when not flying. You may bring your spouse and children or 2 guests into the club for free.

Chase United Club: Access to United Clubs and many partner Star Alliance lounges even when not flying. You may bring your spouse and children or 2 guests into the club for free. You may also obtain gate passes for you and your guests to go past security and into the club.

Chase Business Ink Bold: 2 free lounge visits per year for primary and free secondary cardholders

Mileage Transfers At Favorable Ratios:
These cards allow to transfer into multiple different mileage programs whenever you need to, and at 1:1 or better ratios.

Membership Rewards offers instant transfers to numerous airlines and hotels.

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Charge Consumer Card (Free for one year, then $175/year)

American Express Open Gold Charge Business Card (Free for one year, then $175/year)

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card

Starwood Starpoints offers transfers to dozens of airlines at a 20K:25K or even 20K:50K ratio with no fees.

American Express Starwood Consumer Card

American Express Starwood Business Card:

Chase Ultimate Rewards offers instant transfers into multiple airline and hotel programs with no fees.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Ink Bold Business Card

The following no-annual fee Chase Ultimate Rewards cards can transfer into miles only if you or someone you know has a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold card:

Chase Freedom (No annual fee)

Chase Sapphire Non-Preferred (No annual fee)

Chase Ink Cash Business Card (No annual fee)

Chase Ink Classic Business Card (No annual fee)

Non-expiring miles.

Chase United Explorer, and Chase United Club: Cardholder’s United miles will not expire.

Primary Car Rental CDW Insurance:

Chase United Explorer, and Chase United Club: Free primary CDW collision insurance so that even if you get into an accident the credit card will cover the damage to your rental car without having to file a claim with your insurance company like with most credit cards.

Priority Boarding (To have space for your carry-ons in the overhead bins!):

American Express Delta Gold Consumer Card, American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card,
American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card, American Express Delta Gold Business Card: Receive Zone 2 Priority Boarding for the cardholder and up to 8 traveling companions on Delta flights.

Chase United Club: Board with Silver Premier members.

Chase United Explorer: Board before the general public.

Renewal Bonuses:
You get these bonuses every year upon card renewal.

American Express Delta Gold Consumer Card: $99 coach companion certificate.

American Express Delta Platinum Consumer Card: Free coach companion certificate.

American Express Delta Reserve Consumer Card: Free coach or first class companion certificate.

American Express Delta Gold Business Card: $99 coach companion certificate.

BOFA Alaska Airlines: Annual $99 coach or first class companion certificate.

Chase United Explorer: 2 United Club Passes ($100 value)

Chase Hyatt Visa Signature: 1 free night (up to category 4)

Chase Marriott Premier: 1 free night (up to category 5)

Chase Southwest Visa Signature ($69/year): 3,000 points (good for up to $57 of flights).

Chase Priority Club: 1 free night.

Return Protection:
These cards allow you to return items to the credit card if the store you bought them at won’t take it back.  Return limit is $300 per item except for Sapphire Preferred which allows for $500 per item.

American Express Starwood Consumer Card

American Express Starwood Business Card

American Express Gold Charge Consumer Card

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Charge Consumer Card

American Express Open Gold Charge Business Card

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase United Club: Board with Silver Premier members.

Chase United Explorer Visa

Spending Category Bonuses:
Most airline cards offer double miles for purchases on that airline and aren’t included in this list.

American Express Blue Cash (No annual fee): 3% cash back at supermarkets, 2% cash back at gas stations and department stores.

American Express Blue Cash Preferred ($75/year): 6% cash back at supermarkets, 3% cash back at gas stations and department stores.

American Express Costco Card (No annual fee with paid Costco membership): 3% cash back on gas, 2% on travel and restaurants.

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Charge Consumer Card: Double points on gas and groceries. Triple points on airfare.

American Express Starwood Consumer Card: 25% more miles, earn a 25% mileage bonus for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred into miles.

American Express Open Gold Charge Business Card: 3 points for every dollar spent on airfare, 2 points for every dollar spent on gas, advertising, or shipping. 15,000 bonus points for spending $30,000 in a calendar year. Open Savings for up to 10% cash back at merchants like Hyatt, Hertz, Microsoft, Fedex, HP, OfficeMax, Marriott, Barnes and Noble, and more on top of Membership Rewards points.

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card: Open Savings for up to 10% cash back at merchants like Hyatt, Hertz, Microsoft, Fedex, HP, OfficeMax, Marriott, Barnes and Noble, and more on top of Membership Rewards points.

American Express Starwood Business Card: 25% more miles, earn a 25% mileage bonus for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred into miles. Open Savings for up to 10% cash back at merchants like Hyatt, Hertz, Microsoft, Fedex, HP, OfficeMax, Marriott, Barnes and Noble, and more on top of Starpoints.

American Express Simply Cash Business Card (No annual fee): 5% cash back on wireless and office supplies, 3% cash back on gas.
Open Savings for up to 10% cash back at merchants like Hyatt, Hertz, Microsoft, Fedex, HP, OfficeMax, Marriott, Barnes and Noble, and more on top of cash back.

Chase British Airways: 25% more miles, earn 1.25 miles per dollar spent everywhere

Chase Freedom: Rotating 5% point per dollar spending categories.  10% bonus points if you also have a Chase checking account.  10 bonus points for every transaction made if you also have a Chase checking account.

Chase Sapphire Preferred: 1.07 points per dollar for all purchases, 2.14 points per dollar on flights, hotels, car rentals, and dining (Charges made in airports, with travel agencies, at caterers, and on timeshares, trains, buses, taxis/limos, ferries, bridges, tolls, and parking also all qualify for 2.14 points!), 3.21 points per dollar for booking airfare and hotels through the Chase booking tool.

Chase United Club: 50% more miles, earn 1.5 miles for every spent everywhere.

Chase United Explorer Visa: 10,000 bonus points for spending $25,000 in a calendar year.

Chase Business Ink Cash Card: 5 points per dollar on wireless, landline, cable services, and office supplies, 2 points per dollar on gas and restaurants.

Chase Business Ink Classic Card: 5 points per dollar on wireless, landline, cable services, and office supplies, 2 points per dollar on gas and lodging.

Chase Business Ink Bold Card: 5 points per dollar on wireless, landline, cable services, and office supplies, 2 points per dollar on gas and lodging.

Discover More (No annual fee): Rotating 5% spending categories.

Terminal Access (without a paid ticket):

Chase United Club If there is a United Club in the airport then you can get into the secured terminal area by showing a checking agent your membership card and asking for gate passes to use the club.

Travel Credit:

American Express Platinum Consumer Charge Card: $200 credit to spend every calendar year on the airline of your choice.

American Express Platinum Business Charge Card: $200 credit to spend every calendar year on the airline of your choice.

American Express Blue Sky Preferred ($75/year): $100 credit to spend every calendar year on the airline of your choice.

Upgrades On Award Tickets:
Chase United Explorer, and Chase United Club: Elite cardholders are eligible for upgrades on award tickets when flying on upgrade eligible United flights.

Waived Award Expedite Fees:

Chase United Club cardholders don’t pay the $75 expedite fee for booking award tickets within 21 days of departure.

0% APR:

Chase Freedom: 15 months 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers.

Chase Slate (No annual fee): 15 months 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers. Plus balance transfers have no fees at all within 60 days of account opening!

Discover More: 15 months 0% APR on balance transfers and purchases.

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33% Off Select HP Laptops!

Buy this computer on an American Express card like the Starwood AMEX Consumer Card or the Starwood AMEX Business Card 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 computer, free of any hassle!

Buy anything from HP with an American Express business card like the Starwood AMEX Business Card, the Open Gold Charge card, or the Platinum Charge card, and get 5%-10% cash back on top of the regular points earned for the purchase with automatic Open Savings!  If you spend $200-$999 from HP in a year then the cash rebate will be 5%.  If you spend $1,000 or more then the cash rebate will be 10%!

Use the following coupon code in your cart for 33% off the original prices of the laptops below: NBG5247

-HP dv6t Quad Edition 15.6″ Laptop

-HP dv7t Quad Edition 17.3″ Laptop

-HP Envy 15 Laptop

HP Envy 17 Laptop

-HP Envy 17 3D Laptop

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Los Angeles To Lima, Peru For Just $238.64 Round-Trip Including Tax!

Update: DEAD!

Bookable on Orbitz (with full mileage earning, free cancellations until 10pm CT the day after you book, and price assurance refunds) or direct from the airline.

Valid for travel on TACA in September, October, and November.

Sample valid date: 09/04-09/11.

From Lima you can use BA Avios to fly on LAN around South America for cheap.  For example a one-way flight to Buenos Aires or Iguassu Falls would be just 10,000 Avios with no fuel surcharges and a triangle between all 3 cities would be 27,500 Avios.

HT: rcarentals, via DDF

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Deals Of The Day From Meritline!

Complete List Of Meritline’s Daily Deals

-10′ HDMI Cable, Full 1080p for just $3.99 shipped.

-Logitech C160 USB Webcam with Build-in MIC (Refurbished) for just $6.99 shipped with coupon code: MLC604MN

-Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 (Refurbished) for just $14.99 shipped with coupon code: MLCK604MNL1

-Gigaram 32 GB USB Drive for just $16.45 shipped after coupon code: MLC604MN

-Super Talent 32GB SD Card (Class 10) for just $17.45 shipped after coupon code: MLC604MN

-Loctek 36″-55″ Tilt Low Profile Wall Mount Bracket for Flat Screen TVs for just $19.99 shipped after coupon code: MLC604MN

-Airlink101 Wireless-N Day+Night Vision Network Camera for just $69.99 shipped after coupon code: MLC604MN

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Save 30% At Gap, Banana Republic, And Old Navy!

Update: Offer extended through 06/04!

Gap Linky

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Old Navy Linky

Use the following code for 30% off (Exp: 06/04 AT 11:59PM EDT): 24HOURS

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KitchenAid 3-Speed Classic Blender With 40-Ounce Glass Jar, Normally $99.99, Now Just $58.31 Shipped From Amazon!

KitchenAid 3-Speed Classic Blender With 40-Ounce Glass Jar Linky

-3-speed countertop blender with 40-ounce glass jar and 0.7 HP motor
-Smooth touchpad control panel; “chop ice” and “smoothie” buttons
-Electronic mixing sensor maintains consistent blade speed; step-start function
-All-metal base; cord storage; owner’s manual and recipe guide included
-Measures approximately 8 by 7 by 15 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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The Joys Of HUCA.

Over at the simply awesome DansDeals Forums we have our own acronym language along with a thread for airline/travel acronyms and regular acronyms. PUTPAC means to “pick up the phone and call” for example, the universal YMMV means that “your mileage may vary” and that there is no definite answer, and HUCA means to Hang up, call again.

For example I had to call United over a dozen times to get a bassinet seat when we went to Hawaii last December and had even more fun playing HUCA with United last month trying to navigate through their nightmare process of automatically splitting elite and upgrading travelers onto separate reservations. (Hey, at least United’s miles are still the most valuable in the business!)

Another popular HUCA is with the various Chase Reconsideration departments as often a few reps will deny you a card and then finally you will find a rep that will approve it, as can be seen here. I recently used HUCA with Chase with various arguments in order to be able to have a Sapphire Preferred World Mastercard and Sapphire Preferred Visa at the same time, and of course get the bonus for each of those fully churnable cards.
And at other times HUCA isn’t the way to go, for example with Chase offer matching you’ll want to SM (secure message via Chase.com) instead of talking to a human being to get matched to great offers like 55,000 United miles plus $50 cash for spending just $1 on the United Explorer card.

The past few days I’ve been playing HUCA with American Express (800-AXP-EARN).  I recently did a 3bm for the Platinum charge card, the Premier Gold card, and the Delta card.  All cards were approved automatically and I did the requisite spending ($2K on Plat/Gold and $500 on Delta).  I’ve had all 3 cards before but I left the Delta FFN blank (a strategy that has also worked on Starwood consumer and Starwood business cards for me) and got the 25K signup bonus for the charge cards 30K on the Delta.

Unfortunately for the charge cards those signup points go into pending status until the 1st statement closes, which wouldn’t be until June 7th.  As I wanted to transfer the points over to British Airways by today’s 50% bonus deadline I tried calling a couple of times to either get the pending points posted or to borrow points but had no luck.  Even when I spoke with a manager I was shot down as the first statement hadn’t closed and officially you need to wait 6 months from opening a card until you can borrow points.  I’m not one to just give up though so I tried one last time today and the rep said that there was no way to post the pending points but that since I have been a longterm AMEX customer I would be able to borrow 60,000 points on the Platinum card and 15,000 points on the Premier Gold card (which can be paid back with future card openings or spending over the next year or else they charge 2.5 cents per poin/1.67 cents per Avios).  I heard the same thing from previous reps but after giving them my BA info they reneged on the offer.  However while I was on the phone with her the point advance transfers along with the 50% bonus posted to my BA account:

-And the next time the airlines want $1,500 for a last minute short-haul ticket I’ll be able to laugh and use 9,000 Avios plus $5 for a round-trip, netting a value of a whopping 25 cents for each AMEX point!
-Or the next time an airline wants to charge me 10% of the full $5,000-$20,000 fare for the privilege of holding an infant in my lap? BA only charges 10% of the miles instead of 10% of the full fare when booked together on BA.com, which is definitely worthwhile on flights to South America where BA also doesn’t charge any fuel surcharges. (On domestic flights be sure to add the infant at the airport counter and not at the time of booking as then it will be free).
-And when I want to fly to Europe, Israel, Asia, or Australia in business or first class without paying hefty fuel surcharges? There’s always American, United, USAirways, Chase, or Starwood for that!

Moral of the story? HUCA!
Have you had a HUCA success story? Share it with us in the comments!

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Lenovo 15.6″ Toploader Laptop Case For Just $13.49 With Free Shipping After $16.50 Instant Savings!

Lenovo 15.6″ Toploader Laptop Case

Instant savings valid while supplies last or 06/04.

-Features massive capacity and has a multi-functional design with a work station and pockets inside for accessories and zippered pocket on the front side.
-Well padded back panel and shoulder straps provide added comfort.
-Unique vertical zipper design at front, easy access to personal belongings

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Gilt: 40% Off Prime Butcher Baker In NYC

Gilt: 40% Off Prime Butcher Baker In NYC

Offer 1: $60 for $100 credit to be redeemed in-store on prepared foods and bakery items at Prime Butcher Baker. Not valid on raw butcher items, bread or dry goods.
Offer 2: $360 for a $600 grilling package for 10 people, which includes an assortment of grilling favorites and a bottle of Chef David Koltkin’s Signature BBQ Sauce.
Grilling Package includes:
Chicken
-Eight BBQ Marinated Chicken Thighs
-Eight Boneless Chicken Breasts
-Eight Chicken Sliders
-Eight Chicken Veggie Sliders
-Marinated Chicken Skewers (one package of each, four skewers per package, 16 to 20-oz each package
teriyaki, jalapeno onion yuzo, lemon, wine and vinegar)

Beef and Lamb
-Four USDA 30-Day Dry Age Prime Ribeye Steaks (10-oz each)
-Eight Prime House Burgers (6-oz each)
-Eight Prime House Sliders (2-oz each)
-Eight Beef Hot Dogs (20-oz package)
-BBQ Spare Ribs (two pound package)
-Spicy Italian Beef Sausage (one pound package)
-Lamb Merguez (one pound package)

Seafood
-Eight Salmon Burgers (4-oz each)
-Eight Blue Fin Tuna Burgers (4-oz each)

Offer 3: $2,000 for a $3,600 Chef’s Table Dinner for 10.
You’ll enjoy an evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, flowing wine and cocktails, and great company.
The team at this Upper East Side kosher food shop will shut the store just for you and up to nine guests, and you’ll work with the chefs to create a menu just for your party.
Sample Table Dinner Menu (fully customizable)
-Full pours of wine and cocktails
-Charcuterie Board Featuring In-House Cured Meats (bresaola, salami, pepperoni, and duck pâté served with toasted brioche and exotic olive oils)

First Course
-Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast with warm quinoa salad, duck confit, fresh herbs and pomegranate reduction

Second Course
-Assortment of Marinated Grilled Meats
-USDA prime 30-day dry age steaks, lamb chops, veal, and marinated chicken paired with stuffed zucchini and tabouleh

Third Course
-Tarte Aux Pommes with vanilla bean ice cream

The dinner menu is tailored to the guests. The chef will accommodate if the guests have special meal requests.

“Prime Butcher Baker:
Opened in February 2012, Prime Butcher Baker is the fourth location from Prime Hospitality Group owner Joey Allaham’s. whose team is also responsible for Prime Grill, Prime KO and Sòlo restaurants. The kosher gourmet food shop, located at 1572 Second Avenue offers a full service butcher, bakery, specialty dry goods and a wide assortment of prepared foods from Chefs David Kolotkin and Souad Nigri. BB Prime was designed by international architect Aki Miyazono and features a sleek, yet comfortable interior. The store features natural stones and wood paneling and a display window with our specialty dry aged meats. Once you enter the store you are immediately drawn to the aromas of the bakery tucked away in the back of the store.

Prime Butcher Baker features a private dining table every night where guests get the opportunity to dine personally with the chef. Order for pickup and delivery throughout Manhattan every day except Saturday.

Prime Butcher Baker is under the strict Rabbinic Certification of the Orthodox Union.”

HT: DanishYid, via DDF

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Loaded Lenovo Y480 Quad Core i7 14″ Laptop, Was $1,599, Now Just $799 Shipped After $800 Coupon Savings!

Buy this computer on an American Express card like the Starwood AMEX Consumer Card or the Starwood AMEX Business Card 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 computer, free of any hassle!

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Quad Core i7 14″ Laptop Linky

Use the following code in your cart to drop the price to $799 shipped (Exp: 05/31): USPY4880517

Specs at $799:
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
-Windows 7 Home Premium
-NVIDIA GeForce GT640M 2GB dedicated graphics
-8GB RAM at 1,600MHZ.
-14.0″ HD Glare with integrated camera 1366×768
-1TB Hard Drive
-CD/DVD Burner
-802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
-Bluetooth Version 4.0
-HD 720p webcam
-HDMI
-VeriFace face recognition makes sure unauthorized users can’t access your laptop. And OneKey Rescue makes recovering from technical difficulties a snap.
-Powerful NVIDIA GeForce graphics make images more vivid, while Dolby Home Theater and premium JBL speakers produce stunning, immersive sound.

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Dealfind: $59 Per Night At The Ramada Niagara Falls With A $25 Dave & Busters Play Card!

Dealfind Ramada Niagara Falls Offer Linky

Use the following code on the checkout page for $10 off, dropping the price fro $69 to $59 (Exp: 10am on 06/01): MAY

-Expires on 06/22/12.
-Buy unlimited vouchers for yourself and unlimited as gifts.
-May combine vouchers for multiple night stays up to 5 nights.
-72 hour cancellation policy or voucher is voided. Bookings subject to availability.
-Valid from Sunday to Thursday.
-Package includes accommodations for your choice of 2 Queen bedroom for up to 5 people or a Standard King bedroom for up to 3 people
-Includes $25 game play voucher for Dave & Buster’s
-Includes $10 IHOP voucher and $20 voucher for dinner at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar (not kosher)
-Includes unlimited shuttle service to the Falls and area attractions.
-Refund Policy – within 14 days of purchase.

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Super Talent 32GB Class 10 High-Speed SD Card For Just $17.95 Shipped From Meritline!

Complete List Of Meritline’s Daily Deals

Super Talent 32GB Class 10 High-Speed SD Card Linky

Use code (Exp: After 200 uses!): MLC529GN

4.79/5 average reviews.
I’ve been using this card for some time now and have no complaints!

HT: jewda, via DDF

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Club Carlson Promo Registrations Open Tonight!

Update: For you NYC folk, the Radisson Martinique on Broadway and the Radisson Lexington Hotel in Manhattan are just $99+ tax for a stay tonight to qualify for the 50,000 point bonus!  Be sure to book directly from Radisson and not a 3rd party booking site.
HT: aussiebochur, via DDF

Originally posted on 05/14:

Club Carlson Linky

Club Carlson is the loyalty program for:
-Radisson and Radisson Blu.
-Park Plaza and Park Inn
-Country Inn & Suites.

You can register for each of the following promotions:

-Be one of the first 100,000 to register starting at 12:00am CST on 05/15 and stay 1 night at Radisson or Radisson Blue by 07/15 and get 50,000 bonus Club Carlson points.

-Be one of the first 35,000 to register starting at 12:00am CST on 05/15 and stay 1 night at Country Inn & Suites by 07/15 and get 44,000 bonus Club Carlson points.

-Be one of the first 20,000 to register starting at 12:00am CST on 05/22 and stay 1 night at Park Inn by 07/15 and get 44,000 bonus Club Carlson points. (Link not yet active)

-Most paid rates and cash and points rates will qualify as a stay for this promo.

-If you have elite status with any other hotel you can email a screenshot to goldpointsplus@carlson.com to be matched to Silver or Gold status, which will earn you 2,000 points for online bookings (instead of the standard 1,000 points) as well as 50% bonus points on stays, room upgrades, and late checkout.

-Free nights at Club Carlson hotels range from 9,000 points to 50,000 points per night. They also offer cash and points awards between 5,000 and 15,000 points per night.
Here is a list of their top tier category 6 hotels.

-You can also transfer increments of 100,000 points into 18,000 airline miles, 50,000 points into 8,000 airline miles, or 2,000 points into 250 airline miles with 2 dozen airlines.

-You can also redeem points for gift cards.  For example a $50 gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond is 29,000 points.

HT: Ric and jewda, via DDF

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Ebel Women’s Beluga Manchette Watch For Just $769 Shipped From Ashford.com!

Related deal, ending tonight at 11:59pm: Skagen Watches For Men and Women For $59 Shipped!

Ebel Women’s Beluga Manchette Watch Linky
-Retails for $4,730, on sale for $1,478, now just $769 shipped with code (Exp: 06/04): DANEBEL769

“Relish the unique beauty of the Beluga Manchette Diamond Watch from Ebel with its smooth, uninterrupted lines and exceptional quality. This gorgeous Swiss-quartz powered timepiece features a combination of polished stainless steel and diamonds for a look of supreme luxury. The black face is fashioned into the shape of a square, with a slightly rounded top and bottom, and is decorated with small silver hands and diamond accents at four numeral positions. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial. The H-shaped bezel and 20 millimeter case are crafted from stainless steel and embedded with beaming diamonds on the left and right sides. A 16 millimeter patent black leather band with deployment buckle offers a comfortable fit with a subtle style that compliments the brilliance of the watch face. This watch is water resistant to 99 feet.”

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HOT! Get A 50% Bonus When You Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points Into British Airways Avios!

Update, 05/29: This great promotion will end on 05/31! Using AMEX points for British Airways’ amazing short-haul nonstop flight deals and using other mileage currencies for transatlantic and transpacific flights will allow you to fly free no matter where you are going!

Originally posted on 03/15:

Related posts:
-Using BA Miles To Fly In Business Class For An 80 Minute Flight Can Make Sense.

-Flying With An Infant With Miles In Business Or First Class? Start Collecting Air Canada Or British Airways Mile
-Chase Has A New British Airways Visa Offer, Though It’s Not Quite As Sweet As Last Year’s.
-Short-Haul Flights: BA Avios Versus LAN Lanpass.
-BA Miles Are Now Avios…For Better Or For Worse.

BA/MR Promo Offer Linky

-Through 05/31/12 you will get 1,500 Avios for every 1,000 Membership Rewards (MR) Points transferred to BA.

-There are currently no fuel surcharges for flights wholly within the western hemisphere. These include flights on American (AA), Alaska, and LAN.

-There are no expedite or close-in fees for booking last minute award tickets with BA Avios.

-You can book one-way tickets for half of the miles listed below!

-British Airways only charges 10% extra miles and no extra money for a lap child flying internationally, even when traveling on AA.  AA and other domestic carriers charge a whopping 10% of the full fare.

-You can transfer points from an American Express Membership Rewards account to anyone’s British Airways account, names don’t have to match.

-Points transfer instantly from MR to BA and there are no fees or taxes for transferring points to British Airways.

-You can borrow points by calling up Membership Rewards (800-AXP-EARN) and asking for a points advance. You then have up to 1 year to earn those points from signup bonuses or spending or else they will charge you 2.5 cents per point.

-British Airways charges double miles for business class and triple miles for first class. Beware that on AA’s domestic 2 class planes they charge first class rates for what is really just a poor excuse for business class.

-You can search AA and Alaska award availability on AA.com and looking for sAAver awards. BA can’t book AAnytime awards, but you should be able to find all AA sAAver awards on BA.com. BA.com does not display all available awards on all airlines, so you will have to call if you see a sAAver award on AA.com that’s not showing on BA.com.

Sample uses:

-6,000 MR points will transfer into 9,000 Avios, enough for a round-trip short-haul ticket between New York and places like Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, or Toronto or between Miami and the Bahamas, on OneWorld partner American.

-10,000 MR points becomes 15,000 Avios, enough for a round-trip flight between New York and Chicago or Florida or from LA to Cabo.

-14,000 MR points becomes 21,000 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between Chicago and LA.

-17,000 MR points becomes 25,500 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between the west coast and Hawaii, New York and the west coast, or New York and Costa Rica.  It’s even enough for a round-trip flight between Boston and Dublin or Shannon, Ireland with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus!

-27,000 MR points becomes 40,500 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between Dallas and Hawaii or New York and London (though you’ll be hit with fuel surcharges for crossing the Atlantic on most airlines).   It’s also enough for a round-trip flight between NYC or Chicago and Dublin or Shannon, Ireland with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus.

-34,000 MR points becomes 51,000 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between New York and Brazil or Argentina.

Need more Membership Rewards points?  Here are some Membership Rewards cards, all 3 of which I have personally churned successfully multiple times within the past year:

-American Express Consumer Platinum Card

-American Express Consumer Premier Rewards Gold Card

-American Express Business Platinum Card

-Opening a card like Premier Rewards Gold with no fee for a year will get you at least 27,000 MR points after spending $2,000, which can become 40,500 Avios with this promotion, enough for 9 one-way short haul award tickets on American! You can even borrow points when you have a charge card to transfer to British Airways during the promo period and pay them back with future spending or signup bonuses.

HT: PlatinumGuy, via DDF

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Today Only! 50% At Zagg.com Plus Get ZaggFoam Clearner For Free On $9.99+ Orders!

Zagg.com Linky

Zagg sell items like the Invisible Shield to protect your electronics, Skins to personalize them, and ZaggBuds to better listen to them.

Check out how indestructible your iPhone can become with an invisible shield in this video!

No code is required for the 50% off sale and the ZaggFoam Cleaning spray will be automatically added to your cart for free on all $9.99+ orders.

Keyboards and cases are 20% off.

Shipping is free on orders of $29.98 or more after the discount!

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Best Buy Deal Of The Day: Asus 15.6″ Laptop With Core i3 Processor For Just $309.99 Shipped!

Buy this computer on an American Express card like the Starwood AMEX Consumer Card or the Starwood AMEX Business Card 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 computer, free of any hassle!

Asus 15.6″ Laptop Linky

Specs at $309.99:
-Intel Core i3-2330M processor
-Windows 7 Home Premium
-4GB RAM
-15.6″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
-320GB Hard Drive
-CD/DVD Double Layer Reader/Burner
-802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
-Built-in webcam

HT: AsherO, via DDF

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Children In First Class…

A letter from my inbox:

“I have read with interest your recent trip to Buenos Aires. You are truly not fair and totally inconsiderate to other passengers in First Class, by bringing a 10 month old child. I pay a lot to avoid the discomfort of coach, you on the other hand work the system to achieve what others pay for, and then we have to tolerate a screaming baby or the antics of a restless toddler by some other inconsiderate passenger (like you) And yes I do have children and no I never had them in First class with me until they were old enough to understand and respect the privacy and desire for a secluded environment of the other premium cabin passengers. Were it up to me airlines would prohibit children under the age of 10 from being in the premium cabins.

Have a good Shabbos & Yom Tov and hopefully I will never have to be on a flight in first class with you and your child.”

Harsh! What’s your opinion on the matter? Should children be banned from premium classes? Should people not travel in premium classes with kids even if they area allowed and have the miles or money to do so out of consideration for others? Is it dependent on the child’s behavior or is that irrelevant as any child can always have a bad day?
Hit the comments and sound off!
Somehow I’ll bet the lines will be divided by those with and those without their own kids!

To set the record straight Rafi has flown on 23 flights in his first 10 months on this world (well not counting the 24 flight segments we took when he was in the oven 😉 ) including 4 long haul flight segments (Hawaii and Buenos Aires) in business or first class. After each of those flight segments we have had flight attendants and other passengers come over to us after the flight to let us know what a pleasure and how well behaved he was. The only fit he has thrown was when we were taking from JFK to Buenos Aires and once he was in his carseat he slept soundly through the night. That crying occurred for maybe 25 minutes out of 40+ hours of flying in longhaul premium classes.  If he was not a good flyer then I simply wouldn’t travel with him as much!
Additionally I selected seats in the last row of the cabin even though those aren’t the best seats to sit in, just in order to inconvenience others as little as possible.

And yes, I do use miles to travel for free and make no apologies for that aspect! I do feel bad and apologetic to others when they see us with a child in business or first class, but I sure hope you’re not on my next flight as well…

Persona Non-Grata?

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Ashford.com Skagen Watch Specials!

Skagen Men’s Titanium Watch Linky
-Retails for $130, on sale for $106, now just $59 shipped with code (Exp: 05/29): DANSKAGN59

Skagen Women’s Mesh Watch Linky
-Retails for $130, on sale for $106, now just $59 shipped with code (Exp: 05/29): DANSKAGN59

-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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Endless.com Promotions!

You can use Amazon gift cards saved in your amazon account on Endless.com. If you have a Chase Ink Bold, Ink Cash, or Ink Classic card you can buy these at office supply stores and earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent (or about a 9% rebate) on gift cards and everything else from office supply stores as well as on your cable and landline/cellular bills.

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky
Save an extra 30% on Pour La Victoire shoes. Enter code POURLA30 at checkout.

Pour La Victoire Shoes
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Endless.com:
-Is an Amazon owned site, you just login with your Amazon login info!
-Ships your shoes out overnight or 2nd day for free.
-Return shipping is always free!
-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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Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina

A few weeks ago I asked for your tips and got lots of them, so first of all thanks for your help!  I incorporated many suggestions from there and the Argentina Master Thread on DDF for trip planning.

-My wife and I and our 10 month old son have just arrived home on Wednesday afternoon from a week-long trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  A city with lots to see, incredible Ice Cream and Dulce de Leche baked goods, and home to one of the best kosher restaurants I’ve ever been to.

Here are some of my trip notes:
Click here to read the rest of this post!»

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Great Deal On Jewpon Today!

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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 07/31/12. Hotels can sell out quickly.

I 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 AMEX MR points into 5,000 Priority Club points or 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.

Another nice thing about airport hotels is that they often let you park your car for free or for discounted rates while you travel and provide free shuttle service to the airport.

Sample hotels for $35 per night: (Hotels have a limited amount of PointBreaks rooms and will be taken off the list once they sell out.)

-Holiday Inn Ashkelon, Israel
-Intercontinental Cleveland
-Intercontinental Houston Galleria
-Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor
-Intercontinental Buenos Aires Nordelta Tigre, Argentina
-Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, Cyprus
-Intercontinental Bucharest, Romania
-Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort And Spa
-Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
-Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Australia
-Holiday Inn Select Montreal Downtown
-Intercontinental Kuala Lampur
-Intercontinental Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras
-Intercontinental Resort Mauritius
-Crowne Plaza Beach Resort, Phuket Thailand

HT: Reuven, via DDF

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Free Slurpees On 05/23 At 7-Eleven!

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“Summer’s here and so is FREE Slurpee. Swing by 7-Eleven on May 23rd between 11a-7p and grab yourself 7.11 ounces of cool, refreshing glory juice. Our treat! And don’t miss our new Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-free Mango – 50% fewer calories. Same big Slurpee taste.”

Sugar-free Mango is certified kosher parve by the CRC.

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