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Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher!

Groupon: $20 For A $40 Avis Voucher

-Reserve by 4/30/12 & redeem in full by 5/31/12
-Limit 1 per rental car
-Valid only in Canada and United States (excluding Alaska)
-Minimum 2-day rental

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: Levi B.

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Woot-Off Going On Now!

Woot Off Linky

Kids Woot Off Linky

Home Woot Off Linky

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

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

HT: isaacs, via DDF

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Coach Men’s Movado Collection Watch For Just $275 Shipped From Ashford.com!

Coach Men’s Movado Collection Watch Linky

Use the following code to drop the price down to $275 shipped (Exp: 01/23): DANCOACH275

Ashford.com offers:
-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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Renting A Car In Israel? Convert Your Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature Card Into A World Mastercard!

Update, 01/16/12: Through the help of commenters here I realized that Chase had accidentally downgraded my account from Sapphire Preferred to the plain Sapphire (which doesn’t have the benefits of the Preferred card like No foreign transaction fees, double points on airfare/car rentals/hotels, point transfers to airlines/hotels, and the 7% annual dividend) during the conversion process.
I just got home from visiting the in-laws in Kansas City and my brand new Sapphire Preferred World Mastercard was waiting for me. And yes, it is made from that great heavier metal cardstock we all know and love 😉


Originally posted on 01/06/12:

Chase Sapphire Preferred Linky

Renting a car in Israel can be a challenge.  And I’m not talking about the rental car facility being located ridiculously far from the terminal.  You are required to buy CDW and liability insurance when you rent even if your personal insurance at home covers you and the insurances they make you purchase also have high deductibles.  The rental agencies are all franchises and they love to create imaginary damages to upcharge you with at the end of your rental.  (Always take lots of pictures when you rent and get every nick and scratch signed by an agent on a paper when you rent!)

Most credit cards exclude Israel from their CDW coverage (with agencies like these I can’t imagine why…)  For a while all World Mastercards covered Israel, but then many, such as the Continental OnePass Plus world Mastercard stopped providing CDW coverage in Israel (although the Continental and United cards provide excellent primary CDW coverage in almost every other country in the world).

The Sapphire Preferred card is a Visa Signature by default, but I was able to call up Chase and have them switch it to a World Mastercard without any hassle at all.  Once I received the card I called up MasterRental and they confirmed in writing that my card does provide CDW coverage in Israel!

You still are forced to buy liability coverage in Israel, but with the Sapphire Preferred world MasterCard you will be able to decline the CDW coverage as you receive zero deductible coverage from the card free of charge.  Without a valid World Mastercard that works in Israel you pay for CDW coverage and you pay for imaginary charges as they fall within the deductible.  With a valid World Mastercard you don’t pay for CDW coverage and MasterRental will pay you back for any damages done to your rented car.

Best of all?
-The Sapphire card does not charge any foreign exchange or transaction fees so you will get the best possible rates!
-You will get 2.14 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on the car rental!

The downside of making the card into a World Mastercard? My new card is not the heavy card made from metal and no longer says “Preferred” on the front, but all other benefits remain the same.

Instead of switching and losing your nice metal card, you are actually allowed to have 2 Chase Sapphire cards. You probably won’t get automatically approved for a 2nd card, but if you apply for a new card you can just tell a reconsideration rep, a credit analyst rep, or your local banker that you want a Sapphire World Mastercard and a Visa Signature card and if your credit allows (or even if it doesn’t allow but you can shift around credit lines or close other older cards in exchange) you will be able to get both cards.

The argument for needing 2 Sapphire cards should be fairly easy to make, Mastercards can come in handy if you want to shop at Sam’s Club and for renting in Israel.  Visa cards are accepted at more locations internationally than Mastercard and most dollar stores only take Visa.  Plus both cards charge no foreign transaction fees, so the need to have both should be easy to explain.  And I have been successful getting the signup bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card multiple times…

Front image (Visa/Mastercard)

Back image (Mastercard/Visa)

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Logitech Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones, Was $149.99, Now Just $93.44 Shipped From Amazon!

Logitech Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones Linky

These have been selling in the $140-$150 range from Amazon recently and are $140 or more from all other major retailers on Google product search.

-Reproduces the highs and lows separately with two custom-tuned drivers per ear
-Provides big sound from a sleek micro-design that virtually disappears in your ear
-Reduces outside noise by 26db
-Fits comfortably with five sizes (XXS-L) of soft silicone ear cushions and two Comply Foam Tips
-Wears in two directions, straight down or over the ear

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$5 For $20 At Overstock.com With A New Tippr Account!

Update: Tippr has changed the terms and the $5 signup credit can no longer be used for this deal.

$5 For $20 At Overstock.com Linky
Signup via the link above and you will both get $5 off your first purchase, making the $20 Overstock cert just $5.

Check out the Overstock.com site to see what you can buy.

-Promotional value may only be redeemed through April 21, 2012, by 11:59 PM MST, except where prohibited by law.
-The cash value does not expire.
-Offer excludes orders comprising products from Books, Music, Movies, Games, and Electronics categories, as well as items within the Cars, Travel, Insurance, and Gold Redemption categories.

 HT: jewda, via DDF

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Free Shout Color Catcher Sample.

Free Shout Color Catcher Sample Linky

“With Color Catcher you can mix whites, lights and colors without worrying about color runs. No need to separate clothes by color! Color Catcher traps loose dyes and dirt released during the wash cycle. At the end of the wash, the dye and dirt come out on the Color Catcher sheet, not your clothes. The Proof is on the Sheet.”

HT: jj1000, via DDF

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Hurry!! 5 Days Left! Win $25,000, A Trip To Israel, Laptop, GPS, Or Any One Of 26 Awesome Prizes!

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

Click HERE to participate!

The One Ticket Chinese Auction – Each $36 ticket buys a chance to win one of 26 prizes!

THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Only $36 per ticket!

You can buy 26 tickets for $360, that’s just $13.85 per ticket and a chance to win ALL 26 PRIZES!

The Foxman Torah Institute, Mesivta Bais Dovid of Cherry Hill is raffling off $25,000 plus 25 awesome 2nd prizes. You could win $25,000, 2 tickets to Israel, a Dell Laptop, a Camcorder, a Digital Camera, a GPS, gift cards, and much more!

The Foxman Torah Institute, Mesivta Bais Dovid of Cherry Hill was established to fill a critical void in Jewish secondary education in the Delaware Valley. Our purpose is to provide young men with a comprehensive Torah education that will serve as the foundation of their development as mature Bnei Torah, distinguished by their dedication to ongoing Torah study, their commitment to personal character development and Torah values, and their understanding and appreciation of the richness and beauty of a Torah lifestyle. Following the tradition and principles of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, the Mesivta’s program is designed to engage the intellect of each student so that skills, knowledge, and values critical to his total development are most effectively transmitted.

To participate, just click HERE

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$450 Off HP Envy Laptops!

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!

Buy anything from HP with an American Express business card like the Starwood AMEX Business Card, the Open Gold Charge card, Delta AMEX Business Card, or the Platinum Charge card, and get 5% cash back on top of the regular points earned for the purchase with automatic Open Savings!

HP Notebooks Linky

-Use the following code for $450 off Envy laptops with code (Exp: After 900 uses): NBQE3876
Not combinable with instant rebates.

Envy laptops include the HP Envy 14, HP Envy 14 Beats Edition, HP Envy 17, and HP Envy 17 3D.
The code will also work on the dv7t Quad.

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Groupon NYC: $15 For A Dessert AND $30 At Shalom Bombay AND A Three-Month Kosher Advantage Membership!

Groupon NYC: $15 For A Dessert AND $30 At Shalom Bombay AND A Three-Month Kosher Advantage Membership!

-Valid for $30 of food AND a free dessert.
-OU Kosher
-Expires Jul 18, 2012
-Limit 3 per person.
-Limit 1 per table.
-Dine-in only.
-Not valid for lunch.
-For Kosher Advantage membership, valid for new members only and may not be combined with any other offer; must set up a Kosher Advantage account.

You also get a free 3 month Kosher Advantage Membership which gets you up to 15% off at an array of kosher butchers, markets, and restaurants nationwide!

HT: jewda, via DDF

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HOT! $20 Off $20 At Ice.com, Plus Get Free Shipping!

First, click on this link to activate the $20 off $20 coupon with free shipping.

The coupon is not valid on “persona” items or clearance/sale items.

Here is a link to search results for jewelry under $100. It will take you directly to page 5, where the cheapest qualifying jewelry (including a silver and a tungsten ring) appears to start at $45.  If you find any qualifying jewelry under $45 please leave a comment.  Remember that if it says “persona” in the title or is on sale the coupon won’t work.

A $45 ring will be just $25 with free shipping in your cart.

Post what jewelry you’ll be buying in the comments!

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Today Only! Leather Or Cashmere Outerwear For Just $137 Shipped From Jos. A. Bank!

100% Cashmere Bomber Jacket Linky

New Zealand Open Bottom Lambskin Jacket Linky

New Zealand Sheepskin Open Bottom Jacket Linky

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

This is part of their deal of the day for 01/13, there are also wool/cashmere suite available for just $117 shipped after the $10 code above as part of the deal of the day.

For a limited time only, shipping is free on $50+ 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!

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

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Endless.com Friday Sale!

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky

-Today only: Save up to 70% on watches
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Save 20% at the final checkout page on $100+ orders of these new arrivals of shoes and accessories.

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DealFind NYC: Get An Oil Change, Interior And Exterior Car Cleaning, And A 53 Point Inspection For Just $19!

DealFind NYC: Get An Oil Change, Interior And Exterior Car Cleaning, And A 53 Point Inspection For Just $19

Get your car cleaned this winter, for Pesach, or anytime as these vouchers don’t expire until 01/16/2014,

This is valid at G & E Auto Repair located in Williamsburg at 225 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211

-Buy up to 5 vouchers for yourself and unlimited as gifts. Limit 5 vouchers per household.
-By appointment only, please call 718.599.6056 for bookings.
-Package includes: An oil change, one “full service” interior and exterior car cleaning package, including exterior wash and dry, interior vacuum, plus a 53-point inspection. Valid for 5 quarts of regular oil.
-Voucher is valid for sedans, minivans and SUV’s.
-New customers only.
-Cannot be redeemed before Monday, January 16, 2012.


“Nothing is more important to us than ensuring all of our customers are happy. If you feel disappointed with anything you bought from Dealfind, let us know within 30 days and we’ll return your purchase – it’s that easy.”

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DansDeals.com: Stay Connected And Never Miss Another Deal!

How many site features are you taking advantage of?

  • Discuss or ask about whatever is on your mind and dig deeper into all kinds of deals at the DansDeals Forums at dansdeals.com/forums.  There are now over 3,700 members at DDF who have made over 165,000 posts in more than 10,600 different topics!  Feel free to browse the wealth of information there and click on “register” in order to be able to start posting your own tips or ask questions about anything you’d like to know about.  After you register just click on the appropriate forum (credit cards, tech talk, up in the air, etc.) and you can search for information, add your own new thread, or reply to any existing one.  It’s fun and easy!  Need help with registering or getting started? Just post a comment right on this post and I’ll help you out!
  • Join the 4,096 people following the DansDeals.com facebook group who used to get email alerts of only the hottest deals before facebook turned off the “email group” feature.  Now it’s become somewhat of a secondary forum for people to scared to signup for an actual DDF account…feel free to post suggestions on how to better utilize it!
  • Thousands of people also receive a daily digest of everything posted on Dansdeals.com via Google’s Feedburner service!  Bear in mind that with this service you will receive emails a day after a deal is posted, so there’s a decent chance that by the time you get the email the deal will be dead already…which is why I prefer the twitter option.  Anyway to subscribe just locate the “Google Feedburner” section in the sidebar of this site, enter your email address, and subscribe. You can also use the Feedburner RSS feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/Dansdeals
  • Post your comments and share your thoughts right on the site under every single deal posting!  Participating and interacting is what makes this site fun!
  • Advertise on DansDeals.com and reach tens of thousands of unique visitors. Advertising on DansDeals delivers serious results! See for yourself why everyone from small businesses and major corporations are seeing better from results from DansDeals.com than from other websites! For more info just send an email to dan@dansdeals.com

Want any other features added to the site? Post your ideas in a comment below!

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Run A School Or Non-Profit? Get A Free Keurig Brewer With K-Cups To Use As An Auction Or Raffle Prize!

Update: DEAD!

Keurig Brewer Donation Request Form

Keurig Product Donation Rules

HT: szk, via DDF

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Save An Additional 25% Off Already Reduced Shoes At Shoes.com!

Shoes.com Linky

Use the following code for 25% off already reduced shoes (Exp: 01/16): 25SALE

The code works on all Uggs that are on sale as well! (Shoes.com codes normally don’t apply to Uggs)

Women’s Sale Uggs Linky

Men’s Sale Uggs Linky

Kids Sale Uggs Linky

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Today Only! Trio Suits From Jos. A. Bank For Just $119 With Free Shipping!

Deal of the day for 01/06 until 11:59pm PST: Trio Suits, Normally $595, Now Just $129.

Trio suits come with an extra coordinating pair of pants.

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

Outerwear (including merino and cashmere coats) is 70% off.
If you buy 1 suit at full price, you can get 2 more suits for free with code: 2FREE

For a limited time only, shipping is free on $50+ 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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Win $25,000, A Trip To Israel, Laptop, GPS, Or Any One Of 26 Awesome Prizes!

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

Click HERE to participate!

THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Only $36 per ticket! You can buy 15 tickets for $250, that’s just $16.67 per ticket! Each ticket gives you a chance to win one of 26 amazing prizes!

The Foxman Torah Institute, Mesivta Bais Dovid of Cherry Hill is raffling off $25,000 plus 25 awesome 2nd prizes. You could win $25,000, 2 tickets to Israel, a Dell Laptop, a Camcorder, a Digital Camera, a GPS, gift cards, and much more!

Mesivta Bais Dovid of Cherry Hill was established to fill a critical void in Jewish secondary education in the Delaware Valley. Our purpose is to provide young men with a comprehensive Torah education that will serve as the foundation of their development as mature Bnei Torah, distinguished by their dedication to ongoing Torah study, their commitment to personal character development and Torah values, and their understanding and appreciation of the richness and beauty of a Torah lifestyle. Following the tradition and principles of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, the Mesivta’s program is designed to engage the intellect of each student so that skills, knowledge, and values critical to his total development are most effectively transmitted.

To participate, just click HERE

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Paul Fredrick Intro Offer: 100% Spun Silk Knits For Just $29.95!

Paul Fredrick Intro Offer: 100% Spun Silk Knits For Just $29.95!

Use code: SXSSDD

Order up to 4 knits at the intro price (normal price is $69.50).  Choose from 2 different collar styles and 6 different colors.

Plus you can add up to 2 white dress shirts (with your choice of fit, collar, cuff, and free monogramming) to your order for just $19.95.

“We want your order to fit you perfectly. If you are not satisfied, we will gladly exchange or refund your purchase for the useful life of that item. If it does not fit, and you need to exchange it for another size, you will not be charged for using our merchandise return label that is included in with your order. No return authorization number is required. Simply send the item back using the USPS return label or the UPS label included in your packing slip.”

Also be sure to check out their deals of the week and the main Paul Fredrick site for more great deals.

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Airlink101 Wireless 802.11N Mini USB Adapter For Just $9.99 Shipped From Meritline!

Airlink101 Wireless 802.11N Mini USB Adapter Linky
Use the following code for $3 off: MLCK111XNL1

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Groupon: Discounted Admission To Ripley’s Believe It Or Not In Times Square!

Groupon: Discounted Admission To Ripley’s Believe It or Not In Times Square!

-For $16, you get one Ultimate Adventurer admission (up to a $32.61 value, including service charge and tax).

-For $29, you get two Ultimate Adventurer admissions (up to a $65.22 value, including service charge and tax).

-For $55, you get four Ultimate Adventurer admissions (up to a $130.44 value, including service charge and tax).

-Expires Mar 31, 2012.

Located in Times Square, 234 W 42nd St. Manhattan, New York 10036.

HT: jewda, via DDF

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Groupon: Kodak Underwater 1080p HD Camcorder For Just $69 Shipped!

Groupon: Kodak Underwater 1080p HD Camcorder For Just $69.99 Shipped!

See all Groupon Goods offers here.

Take awesome pictures and video of the oceanlife while you snorkel, or just use it to film your kids swimming in the pool!

-Hand-held camcorder captures full 1080p HD footage & 5-megapixel stills up to 3 meters (10 feet) underwater or with image stabilization.
-Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts.
-Available in a black or camo shell.
-128MB internal memory with SD/SDHC card expansion slot up to 32GB.
-Includes mini HDMI, AV, and USB 2.0 cables to hook up to HDTVs or computers.
-Must provide shipping address, recipient’s name, and email address at checkout.
-Any return must occur within 14 business days of receiving goods.
-Includes free shipping.
-Ships within contiguous U.S. only.
-Ships out within 12 business days from purchase date

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ASUS 23″ 1080p Widescreen HD LCD With Built-In Speakers For Just $129.99 Shipped After $20 Rebate From Buy.com!

ASUS 23″ 1080p Widescreen HD LCD With Built-In Speakers

$20 Rebate Linky (Limit of 2 rebates per household, purchase by 01/31 and postmark within 30 days of purchase)

-Select free budget shipping at checkout.
-45 day return policy.
-Tax applies for orders shipped to: California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, New York, and Washington.

-23-inch Full 1080p HD widescreen with spectacular vibrancy
-HDMI/DVI/VGA inputs with built-in stereo speakers for instant HD multimedia enjoyment
-ASUS TraceFree 2ms quick response time for flawless gaming and video playback
-Stylish design with practical wall-mount options for fitting into any type of décor
-Built-in stereo speakers enhance multimedia and movies
-Covered by ASUS three year LCD monitor warranty for casing and panel for worry-free enjoyment

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Air Canada Aeroplan Mileage Program Fuel Surcharge Update.

Air Canada should have been a great option for using American Express Membership Rewards points on Star Alliance carriers after those points stopped transferring to Continental.  (That didn’t stop me from transferring out all of my points and reccomending that you also transfer them all out to Continental before it was too late.) Instead Aeroplan has been adding fuel surcharges, making it more and more difficult to travel free.
As you can’t transfer Membership Rewards points directly to Continental, United, or USAirways (which never charge fuel surcharges on award tickets) there is no better option for transfers for Star Alliance travel than Aeroplan.

Of course there are some other options for using Membership Rewards points to Israel, but most (BA, El Al, Alitalia, Flying Blue) involve fuel surcharges besides for Delta and their poor Skyteam availability.

If you book travel on the following Star Alliance airlines with Air Canada Aeroplan miles you will be charged a fuel surcharge.
-Adria (Surcharge effective 01/25/12)
-Air Canada
-ANA (Effective 11/30/11)
-Asiana (Effective 11/30/11)
-Austrian (Effective 11/30/11)
-bmi (Effective 11/30/11)
-LOT Polish (Effective 11/30/11)
-Lufthansa (Effective 11/09/11)
-TAP Portugal (Surcharge effective 01/25/12)
-THAI. (Effective 11/30/11)

If you book travel on the following Star Alliance airlines with Air Canada Aeroplan miles you will not be charged a fuel surcharge.
-Aegean
-Air China
-Air New Zealand
-Brussels
-Continental
-Croatia
-EgyptAir
-Ethiopian
-TAM
-SAS
-Singapore
-South African
-SpanAir
-Swiss
-Turkish
-United
-USAirways.

If you are sitting on Air Canada miles book sooner rather than later as they are sure to start charging fuel surcharges on many more of those airlines in the near-future.

A DDF member asked “So what’s really the problem with Membership Rewards not transferring to Continental if they still do to Air Canada which books you (on) Continental)?

Frankly there are tons of different nuances if you book the travel with Air Canada miles instead of Continental miles. Some of those are:
-With Air Canada you are limited in which partners you can use with no fuel surcharges.
-Air Canada miles require activity every 12 months and expire after 7 years even with activity.
-Air Canada charges $90 for date changes/connecting flight changes/airline changes that are free with Continental miles.
-Air Canada charges more than half the round-trip rate if you want just a one-way award.
-You can’t redeposit Air Canada miles within 21 days of a trip without paying a double change fee.
-While coach to Israel is the same 80K, awards like business to Israel are more (135K) than Continental (120K)
-Air Canada won’t let you hold an award. You can with Continental for 3 days if you don’t have sufficient miles (or if you shift your miles to United)
-Air Canada enforces maximum permitted mileage rules that disallow creative routings on awards.
-If you have Continental elite status or credit cards you get access to various expanded award availability depending on your status and desired class of service if you use Continental miles.

Then again there is a plus side to using Aeroplan miles:
-Air Canada allows lap children for just $50-$100. Continental and all other US carriers charge 10% of the fare.
-Air Canada allows for 2 stopovers, meaning you can see 3 cities for as long as you want on one award, versus 1 stopover with Continental miles.

Continental miles can be earned via their own Continental (30K signup with a 50K bump potential) or United (30K signup with a 50K bump potential) cards or via Ultimate Rewards cards like Sapphire Preferred (50K signup for a limited time only and may be ending soon) and Ink Bold (50K signup), or Freedom (20K signup with huge quarterly incentives and checking account incentives and no annual fee)and Ink Classic (25K signup with no annual fee) via anyone’s Sapphire or Ink Bold account.

You can also book Star Alliance travel without massive fuel surcharges via USArways, albeit with less friendly policies than Continental.  The Starwood Consumer and Starwood Business cards (10K-25K signup bonus on each) will give you Starpoints that convert at a 20K:25K ratio to USAirways.  Starpoints can also be converted at the same favorable ratio into AA miles which is the only place you can book surcharge-free travel nonstop to Israel on El Al.

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We Flew Southwest…

So I flew Southwest yesterday for the first time since my 2006 mileage-run extravaganza. Yes, there was some irony at the time taking an airline that doesn’t award real flight miles on the way to a mileage run, but when you need a positioning flight for cheap you do what you gotta’ do!

Continental pricing on nonstop flights from Cleveland is just insane these days, it’s almost like they are trying to close the hub by driving people to other airlines and/or airports. A nonstop round-trip flight on the sub-700 miles flight to Kansas City on Continental is now $400 (Typical pricing used to be under $250) and Southwest was just $135 all-in. That’s just 7,000 Southwest points required for the round-trip flight to be free.

I’ll pay a nice premium for Continental, but not that nice!
We booked a direct flight on Southwest that claimed there would be “no plane change.” Sounded pretty good on paper at least. When you book direct flights, Southwest.com makes it as hard as possible to find out where you’re connecting. You need to manually search for all possible nonstop destinations (Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, etc) to figure it out.

I’m spoiled with elite status whenever I travel. When I booked the Southwest flight I worked some magic to get matched to their “A-List” status and hoped that would help out.

Some thoughts on the experience:

-2 free checked bags are nice, but I get that and then some with elite status on other airlines. If you have credit cards from Continental, Delta, or United then 1 bag is free as well.

-The checkin agent wanted to see a birth certificate for my son who turned 6 months old…first time that happened!

-A-List status did nothing for me. There were 50 people on the flight and we boarded close to last. It doesn’t have any value besides for that.

-Do people really like the cattle call boarding process with no assigned seats? I for one can’t stand it. Reminds me of this beauty of an ad:

-It’s strange seeing a one-cabin plane on the 737.  I’ll definitely miss Airtran and their easy free upgrades for elites once Southwest swallows them up.

-Honey Roasted peanuts (Star K-parve) made just a few miles from my house. Like!
Asked for more and was given a handful of ’em.

-Flight attendants are definitely jollier/friendlier than on the major carriers.

-Wi-fi was $5.  Workarounds exist…

-Got 4 free premium drink coupons in the mail for being a Southwest credit card holder.

-Before deplaning they asked that all customers continuing onto Kansas City remain on the plane until everyone else deboards and then we would be counted and allowed to change seats and stretch while remaining on the plane.  After waiting for everyone to get off the plane they then announced that there would be a plane change after all and that we had to hustle from B19 to the A4a satellite gate at the other end of the airport.  Then they had to get us our stroller that was gate-checked through to Kansas City.  The people outside the gate were going to West Palm Beach, so what was the deal?  Why did they make us stay on the plane and then have to run to the next gate? It definitely wasn’t a last-minute change.

After running to our new gate in the rush of boarding the plane my wife left her new Galaxy Nexus phone in the cupholder of the stroller that was being gate-checked under the plane.  Somehow, someway, impossibly, and maybe even miraculously, the phone was still in the cupholder when they brought the stroller back up after the flight to Kansas City.  Go figure!

-No honey-roasted peanuts on the new plane, someone had an allergy.  No wifi either on the 2nd flight.

-The bulkhead has tons of extra room on the floor, but there were no tray tables or seatback pocket space at all and of course all of your bags have to be in the overhead bins during takeoff and landing.  Still not sure if it’s worth the tradeoff or not.

So what’s your take on Southwest? Love ’em? Hate ’em?

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DealFind NYC: $99 For 3 Laps In A Ferrari Or Lamborghini With A Souvenir Image CD!

DealFind NYC: $99 For 3 Laps In A Ferrari Or Lamborghini With A Souvenir Image CD!

Located at 241 William Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631

-Drive your laps in your choice Ferrari or Lamborghini
-Makes for a great gift!
-Buy unlimited vouchers for yourself and unlimited as gifts.
-Escape the city for an open stretch of track
-Capture your experience with souvenir images
-Expires on 11/01/12.
-By appointment only, please call 212.957.4400 for bookings.
-10 day cancellation policy or voucher is voided.
-Bookings dates available starting 02/01/12; must register online at www.dreamcarsprint.com.
-Package includes 3 laps around an autocross course with a final sprint up to 100mph in your choice of Ferrari or Lamborghini, and a CD with souvenir images of your experience.

“DealFind Promise: Nothing is more important to us than ensuring all of our customers are happy. If you feel disappointed with any­thing you bought from Dealfind, let us know within 30 days and we’ll return your purchase – it’s that easy.”

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Continental/Delta: NYC To Dublin For Just $412 Round Trip Including Tax!

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.

-Travel valid 01/23/12-03/22/12 with 14 day advance purchase.

Sample valid date: 01/24/12-01/31/12.

HT: mocha, via DDF

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

Update 2: New code added below.

Update: According to commenters, Tea For Two is not accepting their certificates!

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: 01/16): DINNER

Once bought the certificated never expire!

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:

-Orange Delite & Grill-$25 Off $45, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

-Paprika Grill-$10 Off $15, 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.

-Stacey’s Cafe Delish-$10 Off $15, 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:

-17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar-$10 Off $20, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $50 dinner, Normally $10, Now $2 after coupon code.

New Jersey:

-Hummus Elite-$25 Off $50 dine-in, Normally $15, Now $3 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.

New York:

-David’s Restaurant:-$10 Off $20 dinner, Normally $5, Now $1 after coupon code.
$25 Off $35 dinner, Normally $20, Now $4 after coupon code.

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

-Tea For Two, $25 Off $35 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 for $3.99. Codes are not accepted here.

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Skagen Men’s Watches For Just $49 Shipped From Ashford.com!

Skagen Men’s Mesh Watch, White Face
Use the following code to drop the price to $49 (Exp: 01/16): DANMESH49

Skagen Men’s Mesh Watch, Black Face
Use the following code to drop the price to $49 (Exp: 01/16): DANBLACK49

“A tough-looking watch featuring a unique steel mesh bracelet, the Skagen Men’s Steel Black Dial Watch has a sophisticated industrial feel. This silvery timepiece begins with a round 34mm stainless steel case with a fixed stainless steel bezel and a textured crown. These elements surround a dashing black dial, which is protected by a mineral crystal and features silver-toned Arabic numeral hour markers and silver-toned luminous hands powered by quartz movement. A stainless steel mesh bracelet straps this watch to the wrist, while a fold-over safety clasp ensures its secure placement. Finally, this watch boasts water resistance up to 99 feet”

Ashford.com offers:
-2-year warranty on all watches
-30-day money back guarantee
-100% brand-new, authentic watches

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Bonus 30% Off All Clearance Items Already Discounted Up to 70% At Express!

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Select from Men’s or Women’s clearance. When you add any clearance item to your cart it will automatically take an extra 20% off of the already discounted clearance price!

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City Navigator Israel Maps For Garmin GPS Devices For Just $72.14 Shipped From Amazon!

City Navigator Israel Maps For Garmin GPS Devices Linky

View compatible models on Garmin’s site before purchasing. All 4 digit models are compatible as well as selected 2 and 3 digit models.

-Just plug the card into your Garmin GPS and you’ll be good to go.
-Includes highways, interstates, and business and residential roads in metropolitan and rural areas.
-Includes turn restrictions, roundabout guidance, speed categories.
-Displays roads and names in English and Hebrew.
-Gives turn-by-turn directions.
-Speaks street names and highways when giving directions.
-Includes thousands of points of interest (Gas stations, gravesites, synagogues, restaurants, stores, lodging, attractions, etc)
-Options to avoid or to go through Yehuda and Shomron.

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Continental: Discounted Economy Awards To Europe And Africa!

Continental has discounted awards to Europe and Central/South Africa.
For example for Europe, flights on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are 22,500 miles each way instead of 30,000 miles each way. Flights on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are 24,000 miles each way instead of 30,000 miles each way.

For example:
Newark-Zurich, 02/07-02/13, 45K miles+$64.40 tax.
Newark-Zurich, 02/08-02/19, 46.5K miles+$64.40 tax.
Newark-Zurich, 02/05-02/19, 48K miles+$64.40 tax.

Just type in your dates and the discount will apply automatically as long as you are traveling on valid dates (see rules below). Select flights and continue to see the discount.

Flights must have a Continental or United flight number, so flights on Virgin Atlantic for example with a Continental flight number will qualify.

You can transfer points from your Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold cards to Continental (or from Freedom or Ink Classic cards if you have or know anyone that has a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold card). And of course you can transfer United miles to Continental miles for this promotion (and to extend the life of your miles).

Important rules:
-Valid for travel from the US49 and Europe and from the US49 and Central/South Africa.
Book by 11:59pm CST on January 16, 2012.
-Travel between January 27, 2012 and March 22, 2012.
-Reduced reward mileage prices apply only to travel on United®, United Express®, Continental, and Continental Express-operated flights.
-Reduced rewards only valid on round-trip travel on a SaverPass reward.
-Stopovers are not permitted.
-A 21 day advance purchase is required.
-Saturday night stay required.
-Save 20% on peak travel days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 25% on off-peak travel days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Can combine peak and off-peak.
-Open jaw allowed within the same region (i.e. fly into LHR and out of FRA).
-This offer cannot be applied to previously issued tickets.
-Reward only eligible for travel in Economy.
-No upgrades are permitted on reward travel tickets.
-If a wholly unused ticket is exchanged for travel outside of the validity period, the mileage will be credited back into the member’s account for the applicable service charge, and a new ticket will be issued at the appropriate number of miles for the new reward.
-On a partially used ticket, if the new travel date requested is outside of the validity period, a new one-way ticket needs to be purchased or a new one-way reward at the applicable mileage level needs to be redeemed. The unused return ticket is not valid for travel and cannot be credited back into the member’s account.

HT: Hudi, via DDF

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Current Shoebuy.com Coupon Codes!

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-When you register for a new Shoebuy account with a new email address an additional 5% off is taken off automatically at the final checkout page for the first 60 days that the account is open!
Or
-Automatically save 5% on any purchase if you have made a purchase with your account in the past 60 days!

You can use one of the following codes to stack on top of the 5% discount:

-Use the following code for 20% off your purchase: BLOWOUT
Or
-Use the following code for $10 off $10: EMLNEWYEAR2012
Or
-Use the following code for $12 off $35: EMLBDAY12
Or
$15 off $70, $25 off $100, or $75 off $275 with code: EMLMELT12

Shoebuy always offers free shipping and free return shipping and a 100% Price Guarantee!

HT: jewda, via DDF

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Groupon: Discounted Parking At Newark Airport

Update: All 4 options below are alive again! You can add additional days onto any of the options for $8/day at the Newark Liberty Parking location.

Groupon: Discounted Parking At Newark

Don’t keep earning worthless Delta Skypesos just to be able to fly from JFK/LGA, use this Groupon to earn far more valuable United miles and fly from Newark 🙂

Choose from 4 options:
-$4 for one day of airport parking (an $8 value)
-$12 for three days of airport parking (a $24 value)
-$20 for five days of airport parking (a $40 value)
-$55 for two weeks of airport parking (a $112 value)

-A fleet of new shuttle buses cruises between Newark Liberty International Airport and Newark Liberty Parking 24 hours a day.
-Expires 180 days after purchase.
-Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts.
-Limit 1 per visit.
-Must use promotional value in 1 visit.

HT: BigChef, via DDF

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Groupon: See The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit In Times Square For Half Price!

Groupon: See The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit In Times Square For Half Price!
Adults are normally $30 and are just $15 with this Groupon!
Children 4-12 (under 4 are free) are normally $20 and are just $10 with this Groupon!

Discovery Times Square
226 W 44th St.
Manhattan, New York 10036

-Expires Mar 4, 2012
-Limit 8 per person, may buy multiple as gifts.
-Not valid from 2/18–2/26.

HT: jrose8486, via DDF

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Today Only! Executive Wool Suits From Jos. A. Bank For Just $119.27!

Deal of the day for 01/06 until 11:59pm PST: Executive Wool Suits, Normally $595, Now Just $129.27.

Then 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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Endless.com Friday Sale!

Endless.com Friday Sale Linky

-Today only: Save up to 60% on cozy boots for Men, Women, and Kids

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Amazon Family Clothing Stock Up Sale!

Related: Save 5% at Amazon and at the pump with Chase Freedom (or 5.1 miles per dollar plus 10 miles per transaction if you also have a Chase checking account) through 03/31/12!

Amazon Family Clothing Stock Up Sale Linky

Save $10 off $50 or $20 off $100 on clothes that are already discounted at Amazon!
Valid on all clothes, for adults, kids, and infants!

-Save $10 on a purchase of $50 or more with promo code: STOCKUPA
-Save $20 on a purchase of $100 or more with promo code: STOCKUPB
Please note: You must shop with Amazon.com (items must say “ships from and sold by Amazon.com) to qualify for the promotion.

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HOT! Get $10 Of Free Photo Gifts From mpix.com!

Update: DEAD!

www.mpix.com

Use code: tendollars

Shipping is $6, but you can still get photo keychains or photo magnets for free with free shipping and no credit card required!  We just ordered 2 photo keychains for free!

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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