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HOT! $25 Off $25 At Amazon’s MYHABIT Daily Deal Private Fashion Sale Site!

Update 2: Via DansDeals Forum member Finckmyster, you can use the following code for $25 off $25 through 09/01: INTLSHIP

Update: My wife is enjoying the diaper bags (with changing pads!) and clothes that I got for her for free from MyHabit.
Be sure to go onto the site exactly at 12:00 noon EDT to grab the new items posted daily. Item can sell out within a minute of being posted at noon.
The items remain in your cart for 10 minutes for you to checkout before they are released out of your cart and back to the public.
The $25 off code expires on Monday.

Originally posted on 07/05:

MYHABIT Linky

Use the following code for $25 off $25 (Exp: 08/01): SUMMER25
-You can use your Amazon login for MYHABIT. You can also use your Amazon Gift Card balance to pay for items!
-Limit of 1 $25 code per Amazon account.
-There are items that will be free with free shipping with the $25 code!
-Shipping and return shipping are free!
-Don’t like the current items for sale? Every day there is new inventory, so just check back tomorrow!

MYHABIT is a private fashion sale site offering up to 60% off hand-picked selections from designer and boutique brands. Founded by Amazon.com, MYHABIT sets a new standard in convenience, offering free, instant membership; fast, free shipping on U.S. orders and free return shipping in the U.S., as well as fast $15 international shipping to 50+ countries. The site also offers shoppers a complete fashion experience including 360-video shot on models, lavish photography and editorial segments.

Our Events:
Most of our events start daily at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET and last 72 hours. Prices are up to 60% off list prices. Categories include women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, including accessories.

HT: Finckmyster, via the DansDeals Forums

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Pampers Diaper Sale At Amazon!

Update: You must be logged into your Amazon.com account in order to see the $1 or $2 pampers coupon!

Ever get confused by all the different package sizes that diapers come in?  Does it pay to buy a bigger package if you’re not sure you’ll need all the diapers?  I’ve done the research and broken out each package size down to the price per diaper.  It turns out that sometimes it may be nearly the same price or actually be cheaper to buy a smaller package!

Amazon continues to have 30% off for using Subscribe & Save when you have Amazon Mom.  You must join Amazon Mom (it’s free and comes with free Prime shipping!) to get the 30% off.

There is also a $1 or $2 coupon now on each Pampers product page.  Just click on “Clip this coupon.”  You may not see the coupon if you have an NY address listed as the default shipping address on your Amazon account.

To get the 30% off just click on the product link and then on “Subscribe & Save.” Select a 1-6 month subscription offer on the right side of the amazon page and select “subscribe now.” Do not click “add to cart” or you will not get the savings. You must click on the “subscribe now” button.

With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase and you will get 30% off which will be reflected on the final checkout page.

You can cancel the subscribe and save service after your item ships with absolutely no obligation or penalty. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions and you can choose to change or cancel your subscriptions at any time. Easy as 1-2-3!

Prices listed are for the subscribe and save price, after the 30% off.
cpd=cents per diaper.
Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
Size N, 124 diapers. $24.49 less $1 coupon=$23.49. 18.94 cpd.
Size 1, 276 diapers. $31.49 less $1 coupon=$30.49. 11.05 cpd.
Size 2, 246 diapers. $31.49 less $1 coupon=$30.49. 12.39 cpd.
Size 3, 144 diapers. $20.92 less $1 coupon=$19.92. 13.83 cpd.
Size 3, 222 diapers. $30.73 less $1 coupon=$29.73. 13.39 cpd.
Size 4, 128 diapers. $25.19 less $1 coupon=$24.19. 18.90 cpd.
Size 4, 192 diapers. $31.49 less $1 coupon=$30.49. 15.88 cpd.
Size 5, 116 diapers. $24.95 less $1 coupon=$23.95. 21.51 cpd.
Size 5, 172 diapers. $30.73 less $1 coupon=$29.73. 17.28 cpd.
Size 6, 92 diapers, $25.19 less $1 coupon=$24.19. 26.29 cpd.
Size 6, 140 diapers, $31.49 less $1 coupon=$30.49. 21.78 cpd.

Pampers Swaddlers Dry Max Diapers:
Size 1, 92 diapers. $12.83 less $2 coupon=$10.83. 11.77 cpd.
Size 2, 84 diapers. $17.46 less $2 coupon=$15.46, 18.40 cpd.

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers:
Size 1, 234 diapers. $30.73 less $2 coupon=$28.73. 12.78 cpd.
Size 1-2, 252 diapers. $32.89 less $2 coupon=$30.89. 12.26 cpd.
Size 2, 204 diapers. $32.19 less $2 coupon=$30.19. 14.80 cpd.
Size 2, 248 diapers. $37.09 less $2 coupon=$35.09. 14.15 cpd.
Size 3, 76 diapers. $17.49 less $2 coupon=$15.49. 20.38 cpd.
Size 3, 174 diapers. $33.89 less $2 coupon=$31.89. 18.33 cpd.

Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers:
Size 1, 192 diapers. $30.79 less $2 coupon=$28.79. 14.99 cpd.
Size 2, 168 diapers. $32.19 less $2 coupon=$30.19. 17.97 cpd.
Size 3, 66 diapers. $17.41 less $2 coupon=$15.41. 23.47 cpd.
Size 3, 156 diapers. $30.73 less $2 coupon=$28.73. 18.42 cpd.
Size 4, 56 diapers. $16.39 less $2 coupon=$14.39. 25.70 cpd.
Size 4, 136 diapers. $30.73 less $2 coupon=$28.73. 21.13 cpd.

Pampers Cruisers Diapers
Size 3, 80 diapers. $17.49 less $2 coupon=$15.49. 19.36 cpd.
Size 3, 120 diapers. $27.05 less $2 coupon=$25.05. 20.88 cpd.
Size 3, 186 diapers. $32.19 less $2 coupon=$30.19. 16.23 cpd.
Size 3, 222 diapers. $35 less $2 coupon=$33. 14.86 cpd.
Size 4, 68 diapers. $12.59 less $2 coupon=$10.59. 15.57 cpd.
Size 4, 104 diapers. $23.56 less $2 coupon=$21.56. 20.73 cpd.
Size 4, 160 diapers. $32.89 less $2 coupon=$30.89. 19.31 cpd.
Size 4, 198 diapers. $39.56 less $2 coupon=$37.56. 18.97 cpd.
Size 5, 58 diapers. $16.09 less $2 coupon=$14.09. 24.29 cpd.
Size 5, 96 diapers. $25.19 less $2 coupon=$23.19. 24.16 cpd.
Size 5, 140 diapers. $32.19 less $2 coupon=$30.19. 21.56 cpd.
Size 5, 168 diapers. $37.46 less $2 coupon=$35.46. 21.11 cpd.
Size 6, 76 diapers. $25.19 less $2 coupon=$23.19. 30.51 cpd.
Size 6, 112 diapers. $32.19 less $2 coupon=$30.19. 26.96 cpd.
Size 7, 100 diapers. $32.89 less $2 coupon=$30.89. 30.89 cpd.

HT: AsherO

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Ultra-Compact Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 12MP Digital Camera With Full HD 1080p Video And 4X Optical Zoom For Just $169 Shipped From Abe’s Of Maine!

Plus Get A Free 8GB SD Card!

Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 (Silver)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 (Gray)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 (Blue)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 (Orange)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 (Pink)

Use the following code for $10 off: LOYALTY10

No tax for orders shipped outside of NJ!

An 8GB SD card will be automatically added with the camera for free!

-Canon’s HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash!
The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.

-Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.
Dedicated movie button for easy access. Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

-Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.2fps
-Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
-4x Optical Zoom with a Wide-Angle lens (28-112mm) Optical Image Stabilizer and a 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD.
-12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor; 4x wide optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
-3.0 in. Pure Color LCD with wide viewing angle; Built-in flash with Red-Eye Correction; Full 1080p HD video with Dynamic IS
-Lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.
-Smart AUTO (32 scenes); New Scene Modes: Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome
-Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.

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American Express Membership Rewards Points News…

Update: A deal has been reached by Congress and can be finalized as early as tomorrow!  Once it is finalized the FAA should be able to charge taxes on airfare and miles, which will restore the taxes on of .0006/point on Membership Rewards point transfers to US based airlines. Transfer now while it’s free!
And don’t forget about discounted infant tickets as well!
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-Via Gary, effective immediately American Express is not collecting the excise tax they normally collect for transferring points into Airtran, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, or Jetblue miles.

Normally there is a tax of $0.0006 per point when you transfer the points to a US based airline. This works out to a relatively small amount, $15 for every 25,000 points transferred. The fee caps out at $99 per transfer.

Because Congress didn’t reauthorize the FAA on Friday the airlines no longer have to collect certain taxes. Most of them raised their fares to make up for that, but some like Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, and Virgin have not as of yet.

In addition American Express has also stopped collecting the $0.0006 transfer fee, so if you transfer points now you won’t have to pay the fee!  This fee will return once Congress gets their act together and reauthorizes the FAA.

Other points that transfer into miles, such as Starwood Starpoints and Chase Sapphire Ultimate Rewards points never charge a fee, so nothing has changed there.
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-The last day to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Continental will be 09/30.
By far and away Continental are my favorite and most valuable miles, so it’s a shame to see that going away. There are still other good transfer options, but the loss of Continental sure hurts. At least we can still use Chase Sapphire Ultimate Rewards points to transfer into anyone’s Continental account…

This is probably the last chance you’ll have to open up American Express charge cards for bonus points to transfer over to Continental!

Be sure to clear your browser’s cookies to receive the best offer for each card.

American Express Consumer Platinum Card

American Express Consumer Premier Rewards Gold Card

American Express Consumer Gold Rewards Card

American Express Business Gold Rewards Card

American Express Business Platinum Card

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50% Off British Airways Award Flights!!!

50% Off British Airways Award Flights Linky

All BA awards in coach or premium economy are 50% off if booked by 08/12/11!
Travel is valid anytime.

You can also travel in business class on intra-Europe flights for 50% off.

Travel is only valid when you fly on BA, not on partner flights, so you will get hit with heavy fuel surcharges.

Sample deals:
JFK-Tel Aviv from 11/08-11/17 for 32,500 miles (normally 65K) round-trip, plus $539 in fees/surcharges.
JFK-London from 10/04-10/11 for 25,000 miles (normally 50K) round-trip, plus $529 in fees/surcharges.

Find any other great deal? Post a comment!

Points can be transferred to BA from American Express (1K:1K, the 50% bonus that was running the past few months is now dead), Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards (1K:1K), or from Starwood (20K:25K).

HT: sky121, via the DansDeals Forums

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10% Off Select TVs From Amazon When You Pay With An American Express Card!!!

Buy a TV on a credit card like the Starwood American Express Consumer Card, the Starwood American Express Business Card or the American Express Premier Rewards Gold and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with it during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price!


10% Off Select TVs From Amazon When You Pay With An American Express Card

Amazon TV Store: Lowest-price guarantee, free shipping, and free return shipping for 30 days from the date that you actually receive the TV.

Use the following code for 10% off with an AMEX (Exp: 08/31 or while supplies last): AMEXTV10
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10% Off LG TVs

Sample deals:
LG 37″ 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV. Retail: $599. Amazon: $495.33. Amazon after coupon: $445.80
LG 42″ 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV. Retail: $699. Amazon: $539. Amazon after coupon: $485.10
LG 37″ 1080p 60 Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $799. Amazon: $559. Amazon after coupon: $503.10
LG Infinia 42″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV with Smart TV. Retail: $1,099. Amazon: $690.63. Amazon after coupon: $621.57
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10% Off Panasonic TVs

Sample deals:
Panasonic VIERA 42″ 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV. Retail: $799.95. Amazon: $629.94. Amazon after coupon: $566.95
Panasonic VIERA 42″ 1080p LED HDTV. Retail: $949.95. Amazon: $675.52. Amazon after coupon: $607.97
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10% Off Sony TVs

Sample deals:
Sony BRAVIA 40″ 1080p LCD HDTV. Amazon: $555.94. Amazon after coupon: $500.35
Sony BRAVIA 40″ 1080p LED HDTV with Integrated WiFi. Amazon: $850.33. Amazon after coupon: $765.30
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10% Off Samsung TVs

Sample deals:
Samsung 22″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $299.99. Amazon: $249.99. Amazon after coupon: $224.99
Samsung 32″ 1080p LED HDTV. Retail: $699.99. Amazon: $619. Amazon after coupon: $557.10
Samsung 40″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $899.99. Amazon: $771.94. Amazon after coupon: $694.75
Samsung 40″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $1,199.99. Amazon: $849. Amazon after coupon: $764.10
Samsung 40″ 1080p 120Hz 3D LED HDTV. Retail: $1,299.99. Amazon: $995.44. Amazon after coupon: $895.90
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10% Off Toshiba TVs

Sample deals:
Toshiba 40″ 1080p LCD HDTV. Retail: $699.99. Amazon: $449. Amazon after coupon: $404.10
Toshiba 40″ 1080p 60 Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $999.99. Amazon: $547.70. Amazon after coupon: $492.93
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10% Off Sharp TVs

Sample deals:
Sharp 42″ 1080p LCD HDTV. Retail: $649.99. Amazon: $494.99. Amazon after coupon: $445.49
Sharp Quattron 40″ 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV. Retail: $1,099.99. Amazon: $829.11. Amazon after coupon: $746.20
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10% Off Vizio TVs
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HOT! Ultra-Compact Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 12MP Digital Camera With Full HD 1080p Video And 5X Image Stabilized Optical Zoom, Was $249, Now Just $199 Shipped From Amazon!

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 Linky

A great deal on one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market today.  Plus it doubles as a full-hd camcorder!

World’s thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.

-Canon’s HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
-Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
-Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.0fps
-Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
-12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
-2.7 in. TFT color LCD display with wide angle viewing; Built-in flash; Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
-Optical Image Stabilizer; DIGIC 4 Image Processor; High-speed Burst Mode
-Smart AUTO (32 scenes); Movie Digest Mode; Toy Camera Effect; Monochrome; Face Detection; Red-eye Correction
-Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.
-Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS.

HT: Finckmyster, via the DansDeals Forums

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Bring Your Kids To The Mets Game For Free!

NY Mets Promo Linky

Get up to 3 kids tickets for free with the purchase of 1 adult ticket to any game through 08/07.

HT: E. Spalter, via the DansDeals Facebook Group.

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Movado Men’s Museum Watch, Normally $550, On Sale For $274, Now Just $229 Shipped After Bonus Coupon Savings From Ashford.com!

Movado Men’s Museum Watch Linky

Use the following code in your cart to lower the price to just $229 shipped (Exp: 08/08): DANMUSEUM229

This watch has 40 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars on Amazon. It sells there for $550! Get it now with this code for less than half of that!

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Credit Cards That Give Free Checked Luggage!

Tired of paying baggage fees?  Some of these cards can pay for their annual fees in just one trip!

Airline of your choice:
American Express Consumer Platinum
American Express Business Platinum
Either of these cards will cover $200 of fees, including baggage fees or other fees like change fees, per calendar year.
Annual fees of $450 applies, but you can get $400 in fee refunds in that year and a boatload of signup miles
Other benefits: Lounge access via AMEX Platinum (AA, Delta, and USAirways. Continental access ends 09/30). Worldwide lounge access via Priority Pass. No foreign exchange fee. Regus worldwide business office access. Free Global Entry Expedited Immigration Pass. Lost Item Purchase Protection. Starwood Gold Status. Avis, Hertz, and National status and other benefits.

Continental/United:

Chase Continental OnePass Plus Mastercard: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Continental and United.
Annual fee: $0 first year, then $95.
Other benefits: 30K miles for spending $1,000 and adding an additional cardholder. Free Priority boarding. Non-expiring miles. Last seat EasyPass award avaialbility. Free primary Car Rental CDW. 2 annual lounge passes. $2 Continental in-flight LiveTV and Premium Drink discount. 10K bonus miles for spending $25K annually. Comp. upgrades for elite cardholders on award tickets. Double miles for Continental and United purchases.

Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Visa: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Continental and United.
Annual fee: $0 first year, then $95.
Other benefits: Same as OnePass Plus Mastercard

Chase Continental Presidential Plus Mastercard: 2 free bags for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Continental and United.  Effective 01/01/12 only the cardholder and one companion receive 2 free bags.
Annual fee: $395.
Other benefits: Full Presidents Club Membership, Hyatt Platinum, Avis Presidents Club, 1K Flex Elite Miles per $5K spending.

Delta:

Delta Gold Consumer American Express: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Delta.
Annual fee: $0 first year, then $95.
Other benefits: 25,000 miles for spending $1 and adding 2 cardholders. $99 annual coach companion ticket.

Delta Platinum Consumer American Express: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Delta.
Annual fee: $150
Other benefits: 25,000 miles and 5,000 MQMs for spending $1 and adding 2 cardholders. Free annual coach companion ticket. Up to 20,000 MQMs annually based on spending.

Delta Reserve Consumer American Express: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Delta.
Annual fee: $450
Other benefits: Delta SkyClub membership. 10,000 MQMs for spending $1. Free annual coach or first class companion ticket. Up to 30,000 MQMs annually based on spending.

Delta Gold Business American Express: 1 free bag for cardholder and everyone traveling with cardholder on Delta.
Annual fee: $0 first year, then $95.
Other benefits: 25,000 miles for spending $1 and adding 2 cardholders. $99 annual coach companion ticket. AMEX Open Savings.

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Save An Additional 30% On Already Discounted Products From Neutrogena, Johnson’s Baby, Aveeno, Band-Aid, Clean & Clear, Oral Care, And More From Amazon!

Save An Additional 30% On Already Discounted Products From Neutrogena, Johnson’s Baby, Aveeno, Band-Aid, Oral Care, And More From Amazon with promo code (Exp: 08/07): FAVBRAND

Neutrogena Linky

Johnson’s Baby Linky

Aveeno Linky

Band-Aid Linky

Clean & Clear Linky

Oral Care Products Linky

More Sale Products Linky

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3 Days Only! Get 40% Off Shutterfly Photo Books Plus Free Shipping On $30+ Orders!

Shutterfly Photo Books Linky

Shutterfly’s photo books are tops in the industry.  I make an 8×11 Shutterfly hardcover custom cover 8×11 photo book to document every trip we go on and they always come out looking amazing!

Shutterfly has just come out with new Custom Path software to make it easier than ever to make your own personalized photo book.

Use the following code for 40% off photo books (Exp: 08/03): BOOK40
Use the following code for free shipping on $30+ orders: SHIP30

New Shutterfly customers can also get 50 free photo prints for signing up here.

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Today Only! Stays Cool Wool Suits From Jos. A. Bank For Just $127!

Deal of the day for 08/01 until 11:59pm PST: Stays Cool Wool Suits (12 styles), Normally $595, Now Just $137.

Use the following code for $10 off $75 at Jos A Bank: SAVETEN

Shipping is free on $195+ orders and you can make returns or exchanges in-store or by mail.

“Your satisfaction is the cornerstone of our business. With 105 years of manufacturing expertise, we guarantee our clothing to be of the finest quality. Every item will give you complete satisfaction, or you may return it for a refund.”
There is no time limit for returns to Jos. A. Bank!

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Save $25 On Your Groceries With Jewpon!

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

Jewpon: $50 for $75 Worth of GROCERIES at Wasserman’s Supermarket!

Fine Print:
-Expires Nov 06, 2011
-Valid starting August 5.
Wasserman’s Supermarket: 72-68 Main Street, Flushing, NY.
www.wassermanskosher.com

-Under the supervision of the Vaad of Queens.

-One coupon per person.
-Not to be combined with rebate program.
-An amazing deal on something everyone needs-FOOD!!
-Wasserman’s Supermarket- your one stop shop for all your favorite kosher foods!!
-Great prices, large selection!
-FREE DELIVERY!!!

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100 Free Continental Miles For Continental Credit Cardholders!

Related:
100 Free Continental Miles For Continental Credit Cardholders (TB3M36)
Continental OnePass Plus Card Linky
Continental: Take Advantage While You Can…

100 Free Continental Miles Linky (TB3M37)

Just enter your Onepass number and click the little arrow to register and you’re done!

It usually takes Continental up to 4 months to post miles for these types of offers, so please don’t hold your breath!

HT: springles, via the DansDeals Forums

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Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Send And Receive $1,000/Month With No Fees Using Amazon Payments!

Amazon Payments Linky

This has been discussed on the DansDeals Forums for the past year or so, but it’s good info in case you’re not (yet) a DansDeals Forum user!

Amazon payments lets you send and receive up to $1,000/month per Amazon account without any fees!  Send $1,000 to a friend from your credit card and your friend will get $1,000 deposited to their bank account without any fees and you’ll get 1,000 miles or points, and more importantly, be $1,000 closer to that spending threshold you need to meet to get signup bonus miles!

Just be sure to select that the payment is for goods/services and not cash advance when making the payment on Amazon.

This can help you meet thresholds on cards with spend hurdles like the Starwood American Express

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HURRY! Free 26 Week Subscription To The Wall Street Journal!

Update: DEAD!

Free 26 Week Subscription To The Wall Street Journal Linky

I’m still getting my current WSJ subscription for free from these guys!

HT: Hans Mast, via FT

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Transfer AMEX MR Points To British Airways And Get A 50% Bonus! Fly Round-Trip Domestic For Less Than 17,000 Points Or To Hawaii For Less Than 24,000 Points!

Update: Today is the last day for this promotion!

Originally posted on 06/01:

Related posts:
Transfer AMEX Points To Delta And Get A 50% Bonus! Transfer At Least 100,000 Points And Get 25,000 Elite Miles!

Transfer 100,000+ AMEX Points To Delta And Get A 40% Bonus (for non first-time transfers)

Membership Rewards Offer Linky

Just hover over “British Airways” and you should see the 50% bonus offer.

It says that you will only receive the 50% bonus on your first transfer to BA that occurs between 06/01/11 and 07/31/11, however when they ran a 40% promo earlier this year it also said that it would would only work on the first transfer and yet it worked on all transfers.

Now here’s the thing with BA miles, they do collect fuel surcharges when you travel on most carriers. If you want to travel on BA those fuel surcharges can be quite heavy, especially on long-haul and on connecting flights. But you don’t have to travel on BA.

If you redeem for domestic tickets on Oneworld Alliance partner AA, then it can be a pretty good as they won’t charge a fuel surcharge for that and BA does not charge an award expedite fee.  When you book an AA ticket within AA miles within 21 days of departure you pay a $50-$100 expedite fee. When you book an AA flight with BA miles you don’t pay that fee.

-17,000 AMEX points would transfer into 25,500 BA miles which is more than the 25K miles required for an AA round-trip domestic ticket!

-24,000 AMEX points would transfer into 36,000 BA miles, which is more than the 35K miles required for an AA round-trip ticket from the US48 to Hawaii!  Tax on that ticket to one of my favorite places in the world is just $5!

-27,000 AMEX points would transfer into 40,500 BA miles, which is more than the 40K miles required for an AA or a LAN round-trip ticket from the US48 to South America.  Great deal for travel to Peru, Brazil, or Argentina!

-34,000 AMEX points would transfer into 51,000 BA miles, which is more then the 50K miles required for a Cathay Pacific round-trip ticket to Hong Kong or China.

-44,000 AMEX points would transfer into 66,000 BA miles, which is more then the 65K miles required for a BA flight to Israel.  Beware that redeeming BA miles for a trans-atlantic flight will mean heavy surcharges.  You may be able to limit part of those surcharges by flying other OneWorld airlines, like Iberia or Malev.

Business class is double the coach miles and first is triple the coach miles.
A Cathay Pacific First Class (150,000 miles) ticket may have $250 in fees, but that’s still not bad on a ticket that sells for a whopping $18,000 normally!

BA allows one-way ticket awards at half the miles of a round-trip. While AA doesn’t generally allow stopovers on any awards anymore using AA miles (except at the north american gateway city of an international award) You can use BA miles even while traveling on AA to take an unlimited amount of free stopovers, even on a one-way ticket! You can theoretically fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, stay there for a couple nights, then to Dallas for a few nights, onto Chicago for a few nights, and Cleveland for a few nights before finally flying to New York. And you can book that whole one-way ticket for just 12,500 miles and $10 tax!
A stopover ticket like this would have to be booked over the phone. You can check award availability on AA.com. BA will have access to the same sAAver awards that AA.com shows availability for.

BA is part of the OneWorld alliance so you can also redeem to fly on OneWorld airlines (American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Malev, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines) and they also have non-alliance partners like Aer Lingus, Alaska, and Kingfisher.

You can book some partner travel online but they don’t make it easy, you will probably need to book over the phone at 800-452-1201

Fuel surcharges are worse on some airlines than others.  While flying on BA can be very expensive you can fly on some partner airlines for much smaller fuel surcharges.

They do not currently charge fuel surcharges for travel on AA unless it’s a trans-atlantic flight. They also don’t charge fuel surcharges for travel on LAN.

BA allows families to pool miles together into a “household account.” Up to 6 people at the same address can pool their miles together!

BA has a number of award charts, here are links to them:

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on one partner only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA and one partner

BA Award Chart: Traveling On Multiple Carriers Round The World Chart

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Endless.com Friday Sale!

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky

-Today only: Save 20% off of the listed prices at the final checkout page on hiking and trail running shoes found in these links:

Men’s Hiking and Trail Running Shoes

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

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Lenovo G470 Intel Core i5 14″ Laptop, Was $899, Now Just $549 Shipped! Or Get 2 For $948 Shipped!

Buy this computer on a credit card like the Starwood AMEX Consumer Card, the Starwood AMEX Business Card or the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold 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!

With AMEX’s “Link, Like, Love” promotion on Facebook you can register your AMEX card to get a $150 statement credit when you spend $999+ in a single purchase from Lenovo! If you buy 2 of these on an AMEX you will pay $1,098 after the coupon, less a $150 statement credit=$948, or $474 each.

Lenovo G470 14″ Laptop Linky

Use the following code in your cart to drop the price to $549 shipped: USPG426728

Specs at $549:
-2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor
-Windows 7 Home Premium
-2 MP Webcam
-14″ HD Glare 1366×768
-4GB RAM at 1,333MHZ.
-500GB Hard Drive
-DVD Burner
-802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
-Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
-HDMI

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HOT! HURRY! Get $100 Of Gas Gift Cards For Just $80 From Office Depot!

Update: DEAD!

$20 Gas Gift Card Linky

Add 5 cards to your cart and use $20 off $100 code: 81356016

-Redeemable at any of the following National chains: ARCO, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Shell, Speedway, and Sunoco.
-Receive your promotion code in the mail in 1-2 weeks.
-You have 2 months to redeem your code online for gift cards
-Once you have your promotion code go to www.rebateandrewardcenter.com/officedepot to redeem for gasoline gift card of your choice.
-Your gasoline gift card will arrive in 7-10 days.
-Gift card never expires!

HT: mow

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LG 42″ 1080p Ultra-Slim LED HDTV, Was $899.99, Now Just $599.99 Shipped From Buy.com!

Related deal: LG 37″ 1080p Ultra-Slim LED HDTV, Was $799.99, Now Just $559 Shipped From Amazon!

Buy this LED on a credit card like the Starwood American Express Consumer Card, the Starwood American Express Business Card or the American Express Premier Rewards Gold and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with it during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price!

LG 42″ 1080p Ultra-Slim LED HDTV Linky

The $599.99 price will be displayed at final checkout. Be sure to select free budget shipping!
Free shipping and no tax in most states!

Read 4.5 star average reviews at Amazon, where this goes for $677.44

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JetBlue Bluepass: Unlimited Travel From Long Beach Or Boston!

Jetblue Bluepass Linky

I wish more airlines did this…or if just Jetblue would do this from more cities.

As long as there is a seat on the plane it’s yours and there are free changes and cancellations allowed.
Free travel is allowed between 08/22/11 and 11/22/11.
The pass must be booked by 08/31/11, but will likely sell out before then.

Package options:

Boston All (Earns 12K TB points): Unlimited travel systemwide to/from Boston for $1,999.

Boston Select (Earns 9K TB points): Unlimited travel to/from Boston and Bermuda, JFK, Newark, Baltimore, Buffalo, Washington DC/IAD, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotts, Chicago/ORD, and Jacksonvill for $1,499.

Long Beach Select (Earns 8K TB points): Unlimited travel to/from Long Beach and Las Vegas, Oakland, S. Francisco, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Portland, OR, Seattle, Austin, and Chicago/ORD.

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Motorola CommandOne With MotoSpeak Bluetooth Headset For Just $57.99 Shipped From 101Phones!

Motorola CommandOne With MotoSpeak Bluetooth Headset Linky

-Bluetooth headset with dual microphone technology for reducing background noise
-Listen and dictate text messages with MotoSpeak application (requires Android 2.2 smartphone)
Listen to music and navigation with embedded A2DP Bluetooth profile
-Advanced MultiPoint for taking calls from 2 phones at the same time
-Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 168 hours (7 days) of standby time
-Voice controls allow you to manage your calls hands-free by using your voice to “answer” or “ignore” calls.
-CommandOne keeps you updated with audible voice prompts that tell you when you’re connected, which phone is ringing, and current battery level.
-With Rapid Charge you can get up to 2.5 hours of talk time with just 15 minutes of charging and a battery meter also appears on select phones, so you can easily track you current power level.
-With CrystalTalk technology, you know your calls will be clear. This innovative technology uses dual-microphone noise cancellation that wipes out the sound in the background. Amazing audio quality can be heard on both sides of the conversation.

$79.72 at Amazon with 4.5 star reviews.

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Groupon: $20 For $40 At Shoebuy.com!

Groupon: $20 For $40 At Shoebuy.com

Shoebuy Linky
Shoebuy Crocs Post Linky

The Groupon Promise: If you’re let down, we’ll refund your purchase. Period.

When you register for a new Shoebuy account with a new email address an additional 10% off is taken off automatically at the final checkout page for the first 60 days that the account is open!

Shoebuy always offers free shipping and free return shipping!

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LG 42″ LCD Full HD 1080p HDTV For Just $499.99 Shipped From Buy.com!

LG 42″ LCD Full HD 1080p HDTV Linky

The $499.99 price will be displayed at final checkout. Be sure to select free budget shipping!
Free shipping and no tax in most states!

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Groupon: $25 For A $50 Frontier Airlines Voucher!

Groupon: $25 For A $50 Frontier Airlines Voucher!

Groupon has confirmed that this will work for any flight in Frontier’s entire system!

-Book travel by Nov 26, 2011, travel by 02/28/12
-May buy multiple groupons
-Limit 1 per flight
-Valid only for new bookings
-Valid with other offers

Groupon Getaway Booking Guarantee: If you aren’t able to book the stay you want after purchasing, we’ll give you a refund.
The Groupon Promise: If you’re let down, we’ll refund your purchase. Period.

HT: aussiebochur, via the DansDeals Forums

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2011 Entertainment Coupon Books Are Now Just 2 For $12 Including Shipping!!!

Update 2: Commenters say that NYC and Long Island, NY have the $20 AA coupons in addition to Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA. People are also saying that they can be used one one-way flights, so if you buy 2 books you can save $40 off a round-trip flight for up to 6 people!

Update: While all books have $10 off coupons for travel on AA some books also have $20 coupons on top of the $10 coupon.  The Los Angeles book for example comes with a $20 off AA coupon, good for $20 off per person for up to 6 people on a reservation in addition to the $10 coupon.  Both of those coupons must be used by 12/15/11.
You can access the $20 and $10 coupon instantly online after you purchase the LA book.
If you have to buy an AA ticket buying the LA book will save you money!

Do any other books come with the $20 AA coupon on top of the $10 coupon?

Entertainment Promo Linky

With this promotion you can get 2 coupon books for just $5 each with free shipping! You can pay that back by just using 1 or 2 of the thousands of coupons in the book.

Every Entertainment book comes with thousands of valuable coupons, ranging from discounts when flying, to car rental upgrades and discount coupons, to all kinds of massive discounts on local activities and sporting events.
Travel coupons include $10 off per person when flying AA, $20 off a 3 night priceline hotel bid, rebates for booking on hotwire ($5 for air, $10 for cars, $20 for hotels), and much much more.

Buying just one flight on American Airlines will more than cover the cost of the entire book!

Going on a vacation? Pick up the entertainment book for that city and you’ll save a bundle!

HT: Shmais

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Wittnauer Women’s Laureate Watch, On Sale For $295, Now Just $195 Shipped After Bonus Coupon Savings From Ashford.com!

Wittnauer Women’s Laureate Watch Linky

Use the following code in your cart to lower the price to just $195 shipped (Exp: 08/01): DANLAUREATE195

The price for this watch on Amazon is $295.

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

Restaurant.com Linky

To get the prices listed below, enter the following code in your cart and then click “apply” to take 80% off of the regular discounted coupon price (Exp: 07/31): SAVE

Some restaurants may have already sold out of their June inventory of certificates, be sure to check back on 07/01 to grab them!

*Note: For restaurants (including Orchidea, and Wolf & Lamb) that charge more than $15 normally for the $25 GC just purchase a “$25 for $15″ restaurant.com eGift Card. Use the coupon to pay just $3. You will then be able to exchange it for a $25 GC even if the original price is more than $15.

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

Las Vegas:

Panini Cafe-$25 Off $45 Dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

Los Angeles Metro:

-Jerusalem Pizza-$10 Off $20, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100, Normally $20, Now $4 after coupon code.
$75 Off $150, Normally $30, Now $6 after coupon code.
$100 Off $200, Normally $40, Now $8 after coupon code.

-Jerusalem Sushi-$10 Off $20, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.
$50 Off $100, Normally $20, Now $4 after coupon code.
$75 Off $150, Normally $30, Now $6 after coupon code.
$100 Off $200, Normally $40, Now $8 after coupon code.

Miami Metro:

-Cafe Emunah-$25 Off $35, Normally $15, Now $3 after coupon code.

-17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar-$10 Off 2 combos, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

New York:
-Orchidea:-$25 Off 2 Entrees. Normally $20, Now $3 after coupon code-See Note above!

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

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

-Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse-$25 Off 2 Entrees, Normally $20, Now $3 after coupon code.-See Note above!

Sacramento:

-Carmita-$10 Off $20 lunch, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.


Aventura Pita still sells certificates but is apparently no longer kosher hashgocha.

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Jos. A. Bank: Buy One Executive Suit, Normally $550, For Just $177, Get A 2nd Executive Suit For Just $77!

Jos. A Bank Linky

Pick up an Executive Suit. (normally $550) on sale for just $177 and the 2nd one will be just $77! That’s just $254 for 2 suits!

This offer will expire on 07/28.

Other offers include:

-Buy 1 Traveler Wrinkle-Free Buttondown Sportshirt, polo shirt, or shorts for $29 and get a 2nd for $15.

-Buy 1 Traveler Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirt for $59 and get a 2nd for $15.

Shipping is free on $195+ orders and you can make returns or exchanges in-store or by mail.

“Your satisfaction is the cornerstone of our business. With 105 years of manufacturing expertise, we guarantee our clothing to be of the finest quality. Every item will give you complete satisfaction, or you may return it for a refund.”
There is no time limit for returns to Jos. A. Bank!

HT: dac2800, via the DansDeals Forums

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Costco Offers!

New membership offers:

Join Costco online and:
Get a $10 cash card for becoming a Gold Star member with code: 1080GOLDSTAR
Get a $20 cash card for becoming an Executive member with code: 1080EXEC

Existing membership offers:

Refer a friend to Costco in-store and you’ll each get a $10 cash card.

Enroll any AMEX card in automatic renewal in-store and get 2 free months of membership.

Costco American Express:

Costco American Express No annual fee with your paid Costco membership. Get 3% cash back on all gas purchases. Get 2% cash back on purchase at restaurants, airlines, hotels/lodging, car rentals, cruises, travel agencies, and tour operators. Get 1% cash back everywhere else.  0% interest on all purchases for 6 months.  Includes American Express’ excellent purchase protection, extended warranty, and dispute resolution. You do not have to carry your Costco membership card with you if you have your Costco American Express card on you.

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Are You Constantly Being Declined For Credit Cards, Car Leases, Or Mortgages?

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

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Fully Loaded Lenovo Y460p Intel Core i7 14″ Laptop, Was $1,499, Now Just $799 Shipped After Coupon! Plus Add A 3 Year Accident-Proof Warranty For Just $79 With An AMEX Card!

Update 2, 07/25 at 10:45am: Alive again with new code listed below!

Originally posted on 07/21:

Update: DEAD!

Buy this computer on a credit card like the Starwood AMEX Consumer Card, the Starwood AMEX Business Card or the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold 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!

Lenovo Y460p Intel Core i7 14″ Laptop Linky

Use the following code in your cart to drop the price to $799 shipped: USPY429721

With AMEX’s “Link, Like, Love” promotion on Facebook you can register your AMEX card to get a $150 statement credit when you spend $999+ in a single purchase from Lenovo!
Click on the “Services and software” tab and you can add “3Yr In-Home Warranty + 3Yr LenovoCare Notebook Protection” for $229. With this you will get 3 years of next day, at-home warranty service and you get full accidental damage protection. So if you ever drop, break, spill water, or do any other damage to your laptop in the next 3 years Lenovo will fix or replace your computer at no charge.
The $229 charge bring your total up to $1,028, so you will qualify for the $150 statement credit. In effect the warranty package only winds up costing you $79 to add!
Plus by paying on your AMEX you will get a 4th year of AMEX warranty coverage after those 3 years are done and if the computer malfunctions in the 3th year then AMEX will pay any repair bills or more typically will just refund the entire purchase price of the computer!

Or you can add other products to get the price over $999, such as Microsoft Office, a printer, or a monitor, etc.  As long as you hit $999 or more charged to your credit card you will get the $150 credit on your AMEX bill!

Specs at $799:
-2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630M Quad-Core processor
-Windows 7 Home Premium
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550M 1GB Graphics
-8GB RAM at 1,333MHZ.
-14″ HD Glare 1366×768
-1.3 MP Webcam
-750GB Hard Drive
-DVD Burner
-802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
-Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
-HDMI

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6 Hours Only! 40% Off At Banana Republic!

Valid today from 6:00pm-11:59pm EDT only!!!

Banana Republic Linky

Men’s Sale Linky
Women’s Sale Linky

Use the following code for 40% off your entire Banana Republic purchase with code (Exp: 07/24): BRSUMMER

Shipping is free on $50+ orders!

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Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Get Waived Fees On AMEX Gift Cards!

AMEX Gift Cards Linky

For waived card fees use code (Exp: 09/01/12): EMGRADCM

You can use any Visa, MC, or American Express, and the Gift cards are treated as a purchase and will earn miles or points.

Shipping is normally extra, but under the shipping method you can pick the “premium shipping” option for a free trial period of $99/year next-day air free shipping. Just cancel the trial within 3 months and you won’t pay any card fees or shipping fees! You can easily cancel your trial online.
“If you choose to cancel before your 3-month free trial ends, all shipping charges during this period will be waived and you will not be charged the annual enrollment fee.”
You need to login to your AMEX account (or register and login) in order to get the the free trial shipping.

If you need to meet spending thresholds for bonus points (like on cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, the Starwood American Express, the American Express Platinum, the American Express Premier Rewards card,. etc.) but don’t have enough stuff to buy right away than this may be for you!

Just buy the amount of Gift Cards you need to get you over the spending threshold bonus and then you’ll be able to use the GC as you need them on your everyday purchases.

There are never any fees for inactivity on the card. If you don’t finish using the GC by the expiration date then AMEX will send you a check for the remaining balance.

Terms and Conditions: “By using the Card you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions in their entirety. Should you wish not to be bound by these Terms and Conditions in their entirety you must, prior to using the Card, request and obtain a refund of the value of the card by calling 877-297-4438”

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SMOKING HOT!!! Get 100% MaxPerks Bonus Cash On Backpacks, Rolling Duffel Bags, Laptop Bags, Messenger Bags, Tote Bags, Multipurpose Paper, And More From Office Max!

Offer Details Linky

Office Max has a bunch of items that have 100% MaxPerks Bonus Cash! When you buy these items you will get a credit for future purposes at Office Max equal to the price you bought the items for!

Plus get free shipping on $50+ orders!

Items include:

-Backpacks, Rolling Duffel Bags, Laptop Bags, Messenger Bags, Tote Bags, and more. (Limit of 2 in this category per member)

-500 sheet ream of multipurpose printer paper. (Limit of 2 per member)

-Smead SuperTab folders, assorted or manilla. (Limit of 3 per item with 3 different items available for a total of up to 9 per member)

-SJ Paper Color Index Cards. (Limit of 3 per item with 3 different items available for a total of up to 9 per member)

“Bonus Rewards for backpacks messengers and select totes will be available in a members account in September, 2011; Bonus Rewards on backpacks, messengers and totes for MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers members will be available in October, 2011. All other Bonus Rewards for remaining offers, along with any other rewards a Member may have earned during the same period, will be issued in the next statement cycle in the form of a Reward Card redeemable toward future purchases at OfficeMax. Reward Cards expire 90 days from date of issuance, except in Florida where they expire one (1) year from date of issuance. See officemax.com/bonusrewards for full details.”

You must have a MaxPerks account. If you don’t have a MaxPerks account you can enroll in the program here. Anyone can enroll in the MaxPerks Rewards program.

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Cheaper International Infant Tickets Due To Airfare Tax Lapse!

Looks like some more good is coming out of the Congress/FAA tax lapse even though the airlines raised their regular fares to make up for the taxes.

DansDeals Forum member “bitbythedog” reports that they are flying to Tel Aviv on Continental in BusinessFirst using their miles.
While infants don’t need to pay for their own seat, they do have to pay a fee including a number of taxes on international tickets.

They had paid $358 in fees for their infant, but were able to get that infant ticket refunded and rebooked for just $150 due to the FAA tax lapse!

If you have any infant tickets booked be sure to call ASAP to get that refunded and rebooked and if you are planning to book international travel with an infant now is the time to do so!

If you try it lets us know how it goes in the comments!

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Flying Blue Not Charging Fuel Surcharges For Delta Flights From Israel…Fly Round-Trip For 40,000 Starpoints Plus $77 Tax!

Background info:
With flexible currencies like Starwood Starpoints (SPG) and American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points you have the option of dozens of different airlines to transfer to.

With 3 major alliances (Skyteam, Oneworld, and Star Alliance) there lots of transfer options so if you want to travel say on Continental with MR or SPG points.

You can transfer your miles directly to Continental or to Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Lufthansa, Thai, or USAirways.

-Each of those airlines have their own set of redemption rates, so you have to check which of them makes the most sense for the flight you want to book.

-Once you transfer it to one of those airlines it’s pretty much stuck in that airline and can’t be transferred again.

-A key thing to keep in mind are fuel surcharges. Many foreign carriers add fuel surcharges to award tickets, making them worthless in many cases if you redeem for coach tickets.  Generally US carriers don’t charge these fuel surcharges.  Continental/United never charge them.  AA only charges them if you fly on BA.  Delta only charges them if you originate in certain regions (like Europe) or fly on select partner airlines.  USAirways charges a minor award processing fee, but doesn’t collect a fuel surcharge.  Air Canada only charges a fuel surcharge if you fly on Air Canada, so you are free to fly on any other Star Alliance carrier without surcharges.  Etc, etc…it can get complicated!
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Back to the subject at hand.

Flying Blue is the mileage program of Air France and KLM, Skyteam airlines, as is Delta.

Flying Blue is known for low mileage rates but high fuel surcharges. If you can find availability, they have promo awards for as little as 25,000 miles. But finding that availability is tough and fuel surcharges are sky-high, $600-$700!

A nice thing about the program is they allow one-way redemptions, something that Delta does not allow.

While Delta charges 80,000 miles to Israel in coach and 120,000 miles in business (if you find low tier availability) if you book on Flying Blue it’s only 50,000 in coach and 100,000 in business on Delta.

What I learned is that Flying Blue doesn’t charge fuel surcharges when you fly on Delta from Israel!

Delta flies nonstop from Tel Aviv to Atlanta and JFK

So how many points do you need to transfer to Flying Blue?
-20K Starpoints or 25K AMEX MR gets you 25,000 Flying Blue miles, enough for a one-way coach ticket.
-40K Starpoints or 50K AMEX MR gets you 50,000 Flying Blue miles, enough for a one-way business ticket or round-trip coach ticket.
-80K Starpoints or 100K AMEX MR gets you 100,000 Flying Blue miles, enough for a round-trip business ticket.


Another good use for this is that you can book a one-way ticket to Israel with another carrier and then the return trip from TLV to the US with Flying Blue on Delta without any surcharges.

For example:
-You can use 40K (coach) or 60K (business) Continental/United miles to fly one-way nonstop from Newark on Continental, Toronto on Air Canada, Philadelphia on USAirways, or via Europe on many other Star Alliance carriers to Tel Aviv and then use 25K (coach) or 50K (business) Flying Blue miles to return. You won’t pay any fuel surcharges for the trip.
-You can use 45K (coach) or 67.5K (business) AA miles to fly one-way nonstop on El Al from New York, Toronto, or Los Angeles, or via Europe on many other OneWorld carriers to Tel Aviv and then use 25K (coach) or 50K (business) Flying Blue miles to return. You won’t pay any fuel surcharges for the trip.

Here are the tax rates I found. If you need a one-way or round-trip ticket from TLV then Flying Blue can be very good.
If you need a ticket from the US then you’ll want to book a one-way ticket from the US to TLV and then another one-way ticket from TLV to the US. That way on the round-trip you’ll pay $285+$58=$343 instead of $611! Or just use the strategy I wrote about above to avoid fuel surcharges completely from the US.

From Israel:
Coach:
TLV-JFK one-way, 25K miles+$58.65 tax. (Sample date: 09/07)
TLV-JFK round-trip, 50K miles+$77.45 (Sample date: 09/07-09/13)
Business:
TLV-JFK one-way 50K miles+$58.65 (Sample date: 09/14)
TLV-JFK round-trip, 100K miles+$77.45 (Sample date: 09/14-09/19)

From the US:
Coach:
JFK-TLV one-way, 25K+$285.80
JFK-TLV round-trip, 50K+$611.45
Business:
JFK-TLV one-way, 50K+$339.
JFK-TLV round-trip, 100K+$719.45

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US Mint No Longer Accepting Credit Cards For Dollar Coins…

I first wrote about using a credit card for dollar coins over 3 years ago.

People on the DansDeals Forums started discussing strategies and the best banks to use.

I covered it again when they imposed a 5,000 coin limit and yet again when they lifted that limit. In the end of 2009 I wrote about the WSJ covering the story.

Back in 2008 and 2009 I was churning those coins like nobody’s business.  After going through over a quarter million dollars worth of coins I got a letter from the US Mint thanking my enthusiasm but asking politely to curtail my orders. Apparently they sent that letter to their “top 20 customers.”  They still fulfilled more orders from me after the letter…

Last week Yahoo ran a front-page story about the coins again and that was the nail in the coffin. The US Mint just announced that they will no longer accept credit cards to buy coins.

Was fun while it lasted…on to other ways to meet spending thresholds!

HT: LAXtraveler, via the DansDeals Forums

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