To get the free $20 Shutterfly Photo Calendar after you buy the SD card: -Go to www.amazon.com/gp/library -Click on downloads. -Copy and save the code for the photo calendar -Sign up for a Shutterfly account. -Go to your “My Shutterfly” account page then click on “Enter special offer code” in the special offers section. -Enter your photo book code to save the offer to your account. -You now have until 09/30 to place your order for your free photo book!
Originally posted on 07/25: Restaurant.com Linky Enter the following code in your cart and then click “recalculate”: Present (Exp: 07/31)
I have weeded out the many kosher restaurants that have participated in the past but no longer do. If You Find Any More Kosher Restaurants Then Please Post A Comment!
Kosher restaurants include: Chicago: -BB’s Bagels-Category: American-$10 Off $15 Certificate For $0.90 -De’nali’s-Category: Vegetarian-$10 Off $20 Certificate For $0.90 -Michael C’s-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $3 Miami: -Tea For Two-Category: Italian-$10 Off $15 Certificate For $0.90 or $25 Off $35 Certificate For $3 New York: -Park East Grill-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $3* -Talia’s Steakhouse-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $35 Certificate For $3*
Please Note: Certificates are valid for dine-in only, and may have other restrictions! *To get the $3 price at Park East Grill or Talia’s Steakhouse, you must purchase a $25 gift certificate for a “friend” in the “give a gift” section, and then redeem that restaurant.com GC for the actual restaurant certificate that you want…
“QuickCam Ultra Vision uses Logitech RightLight 2 Technology to give you the highest quality image regardless of your lighting, and RightSound for clear, echo-free audio. It’s video calling that truly is true-to-life.”
Dan, So I caved in and switched to the starwood card (The 20,000 point tickets to Brazil was the deal sealer for me, I can flip that for $$$$) Card came a couple weeks ago and I spent $25,000 on it already. Just checked my starwood balance and there is over 52,000 points sitting there! 10,000 for opening the card 2,500 for an additional card 15,000 for the 15,000 bonus 25,000 for base spend
You have made a convert of me!
Glad to hear it-and it’s good to know that the 15,000 starpoints post so quickly. Don’t forget that once you spend $30,000 you’ll be upgraded to Starwood Gold Elite Status-Enjoy!
To get the free $20 Shutterfly Photo Calendar after you buy the camera: -Go to www.amazon.com/gp/library -Click on downloads. -Copy and save the code for the photo calendar -Sign up for a Shutterfly account. -Go to your “My Shutterfly” account page then click on “Enter special offer code” in the special offers section. -Enter your photo book code to save the offer to your account. -You now have until 09/30 to place your order for your free photo book!
At this point I only recommend buying this if you have an AMEX card to put it on. They are by far the easiest to deal with in case you don’t get the laptop and need to file a dispute.
‘Medison Celebrity’ wants to revolutionize the computer world. They are offering a laptop for just $150 shipped! For that price though don’t expect Vista-this piece comes pre-loaded with Linux as its operating system! “Medison Celebrity is a high quality laptop for the everyday user. It is adapted to functionality that does not demand the highest performance, but rather to everyday tasks such as e-mailing, surfing the Web, word processing and working with spreadsheet programmes. Built-in Wireless and slim design makes this a truly flexible and mobile laptop for the active user.”
Offer Linky -2 transfers from a paypal/google account will qualify as 2 direct deposits… -Key accounts cannot be opened up from all states. -Offer available to individuals without an existing checking account at KeyBank as of July 20, 2007. -Opening a Key account should not result in a hard credit pull. -If I knew which Nano they are giving then I would post it, but I think that it’s safe to assume that it will be a 2nd Generation Nano…
“The new Norton Ghost 12.0 provides advanced backup and recovery for your computer with powerful new features including on-disk system recovery environment and integrated desktop search indexing. Incremental backups and enhanced compression help reduce the amount of required storage, while available encryption keeps it safe. And, whether you choose full backups or file and folder archive, Norton Ghost 12.0 delivers faster backups with less impact on system resources.”
Update: Alitalia has shut down all bookings from their site in order to fix the price mistake.
They have also removed all business class tickets from their phone agents-you can’t buy a business seat at any price right now!
Website is having major problems now-Congratulations to all who got in! For those who didn’t get it, I’ll bet your Tisha B’av just got a little more depressing…these kinds of deals rarely stick around for longer than an hour…
Worked for me from LAX, CLE, and NYC to TLV on Alitalia! Seems to have the best availability from CLE Many flights are flown with Delta via codeshare. The ticket is refundable!!!!!!!! alitalia.com
Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera Power Kit Linky Kit Includes: -Four AA Kodak rechargeable digital camera batteries with charger. -Camera Bag (2.75 x 5 x 2 inches) -Adjustable tabletop tripod. -Memory card carrying case -20 sheets of glossy Ultra Premium Photo Paper one memory card carrying case
Free shipping if you have Amazon Prime, otherwise you’ll need to add $15.01 worth of stuff sold by Amazon to get free shipping…
Jetblue: Annual fee=$40 Special Offer: -Get 50 award points (instead of the regular 25) with your first purchase. Neat card benefits: -When you have a Jetblue AMEX you can keep all of your Jetblue Trueblue mileage account points from expiring simply by using your card or flying Jetblue! -Double points for speding on entertainment, leisure, travel and dining!
Starwood: Annual fee=Free for 1 year, $30 thereafter. Special Offer: -Get an additional bonus 15,000 points on top of the 10,000 signup points and the 15,000 points earned for the purchases when you spend $15,000 in the first 6 months of getting the card! Neat card benefits: -Ability to use Starwood points in so many ways, including transferring to airlines mileage at very favorable rates (20,000 starpoints=50,000 Lanpass Kilometers) -90 day window to return any purchase up to $300 to AMEX regardless of the store’s return policy.
Hilton: Annual fee=None. Special Offer: -Get an additional bonus 15,000 points on top of the 10,000 signup points and the 15,000 points earned for the purchases when you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months of getting the card! -Earn 2,500 points for each of your fitst 4 stays at a Hilton paid for on your Hilton AMEX. Neat card benefits: -Earn 5 points per dollar spent at Hilton, supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations, dining, U.S. Postal Service, and for wireless phone bills. -Earn 3 points per dollar spent elsewhere.
AMEX Business Gold Rewards: Annual fee=Free for 1 year, $125 thereafter. Special Offer: -Earn 25,000 AMEX Membership rewards points after your first purchase-enough points for a free ticket when you transfer the points into miles on a US carrier! Neat card benefits: -Baggage Insurance: Up to $1,250 for carry-on and $500 for checked. -Event Ticket Insurance: If you can’t go to a ticketed event due to a medical emergency, or if your ticket is stolen, you can get a refund.
Save 3% on Jetblue tickets and get Starpoints/Skymiles by using a Starwood or Delta business amex…
The Amex 3-5% savings is rebated back to you on your statement.
Who’s up for a mileage run?!? Fly from PIT-JFK, or anywhere else for that matter, and you’ll fly free to any Jetblue city! Registration Linky
The cheapest ticket that I could find was from PIT-JFK for $39+ Each way ($98 including all taxes) Here is Jetblue’s interactive route map, which can show you all non-stop and connecting options.
This unreal offer is in response to the still low traffic numbers for Jetblue in Pittsburgh, where people have some sort of strange love exclusively reserved for USeless Airways.
This offer was alerted to me by 2 Pittsburghers from a Pittsburgh-Post Gazette article. That article just says that you get a free ticket by booking on Jetblue.com-it neglects to mention that you NEED TO REGISTER FIRST, or even how to register! (Insert Pittsburgh newspaper joke here…)
Rules: -Register and book a roundtrip ticket by 06/30/07 (11:59pm MT) Travel must be completed by 11/15/07. -Travel must originate in Pittsburgh. -After travel is completed (just buying the ticket is not enough!) you will receive 100 Trueblue points, which is automatically converted into 2 one-way systemwide vouchers. -Vouchers expire 12 months from when they are converted from points into vouchers -You must sign up for a Trueblue account to register. -Limit one bonus per Trueblue account. -Offer does not apply to previously booked travel. -The free ticket does not have to include Pittsburgh.
I noticed another slight inaccuracy in the article which says, “Travelers who book flights through www.jetblue.com will receive 100 TrueBlue points at the conclusion of their travel, which can be redeemed for a free trip anywhere JetBlue flies. JetBlue serves 54 cities with up to 575 daily flights. The TrueBlue points will expire in one year from the date of issuance.” Actually the 100 points that you get after flying automatically becomes 2 one-way vouchers, and those vouchers expire in 12 months.
Thank you for a great deal at that Tudor Hotel — my wife did not believe the deal was legit until we were checked in and in the room.
We stayed there last Sunday night and it was a nice place!
I noticed at least another 5-10 Lubavitchers that I saw in the lobby, etc.
Update 2: A kind reader has emailed me that he has room reservations for August 5th at the $19.31 rate available to the first responders! Just send me an email and I’ll put you in contact with him.
Additionally, if anyone has an extra $19.31 reservation for July 29th, please let me know!
Deal Status: DEAD!
Originally posted on 06/04: This 42nd street hotel, circa 1931, was a Crowne Plaza and is celebrating the return to its original name.
Rate is valid on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in July and August, and is selling out quickly!
Step 1: Open IE. Step 2: Go to www.tudorhotelny.com Step 3: Click “Make a reservation.” Step 4: Click “Group, company or special rates” Step 5: Choose dates and enter the following code in the promotion box: 1931
Update: Packet 8 was chosen as the official partner for ex-sunrocket customers. The firms have made arrangements to expedite the number porting from sunrocket to Packet 8. Packet 8 is now the 2nd largest independent VOIP provider, trailing only Vonage. The signup link below has been updated to an offer that will give you an instant credit for the $30 activation fee when added to your cart, as well as a $25 statement credit!
Uniden UIP165P $30 Rebate (Free After Rebate) Remember to port your sunrocket phone number to another carrier asap so that you won’t lose your phone number!!! When placing an order, just select “Keep my old number” instead of “Get a new number.”
Packet 8 has a Residential 1 year unlimited calling plan to US and Canadian phones for just $199.99 (that’s under $17/month!) Other plans include a $24.99/month monthly plan and a $49.99/month plan with unlimited calling to numerous countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East (And the answer is yes, Israel is included in the unlimited global plan).
Additionally they give you a free(after rebate) Uniden cordless/expandable phone with a built-in router when you sign up.
A very neat benefit of having VOIP service is realized when you are traveling internationally. You can simply plug an ethernet cable into your phone and you will have a US based number and be able to make free phone calls back to the US from wherever in the world that you may find yourself!
There is a $29.99 activation fee, but when you go through the link above you will receive a $24.99 credit on your first bill to help offset the fee.
As far as call quality goes, in Brazil we used Packet 8 for a year, and it worked out very well for us.
There is a 30 day money back guarantee-as long as you use less than 300 minutes, you will not be charged for the monthly fee, and the activation fee will be refunded as well.
From my inbox, “Dan, I live in New York and I always look forward to your fare postings. My problem with your farecompare links is that most of the time the fare says sold out for the dates that I want. Can you explain to me this phenomenon?”
You’re in luck-there are 3 great deals out of NYC tonight!
Here’s some behind the scenes info.
Airlines publish airfares 3 times daily. From the time they are published it takes between 3-5 hours for it to reach all of the booking sites. Often I post the deal soon after the fares are published-so they are not yet bookable.
Airlines have a very complicated system of class codes. In coach itself an airline can have 20 different fare codes. The price that I write about is the lowest published fare code-of which there are only so many available on any given flight.
When farecompare tells you “sold out” after you try to price out an itinerary that means that on at least one of your flights there are no more seats available in the low fare code.
Mind you, sometimes if you go directly to the airline’s website, it will actually have availability for the dates that you want even though farecompare said sold out!
I passed on the essence of your question to farecompare, and the CEO of farecompare, Rick Seaney, answered me that later this year they will roll out a new system that will actually tell you if the lowest published fare code is available on any given day, before you have to go and price out the Round-Trip ticket.
Until that point, there are a few other options. One is to use Travelocity.com’s flexible booking tool. Just type in your origin and destination and choose “dates flexible.” What comes back is a listing of the lowest published fares, separated by airline. By choosing a fare it will take you to a calandar, of which you choose your preferred dates. If the date you chose turns into an X, that means try again-the fare code is sold out for that date. Keep trying until it allows you to choose a return date and prices out the itinerary.
Travelocity however will only do this for a domestic flight. For an international flight, Zuji will give you the same functionality with the flexible search.
Other Booking Tips: -Unless you require a highly complicated itinerary, it is almost always best to buy directly from the website of the airline that you are traveling on.
-If you do find a cheaper fare on a site like orbitz, be sure to take advantage of the airline’s price guarantee policies!
-Always search for 1 ticket, even if you are a larger party. Many times there will only be 1 seat in a lower fare code-but if you search for 2 seats it will sell you both of them at the higher fare code!
-Nearly all domestic fares that I post are valid in either direction.
The nation’s newest Jetblue copycat (LCC with high-tech, leather seats, and good customer service) is now selling tickets!
Routes: -They will begin service between NYC/JFK and S. Francisco on August 8, with 4 flights a day offered on that route by September 9. -S. Francisco to Los Angeles begins August 8 with 5 daily flights. -JFK to Los Angeles service begins August 29, with 3 flights offered on that route by September 16. -S. Francisco to Washington DC/IAD starts September 26 with 2 flights a day -S. Francisco to Las Vegas begins on October 10 with three daily flights -Los Angeles to Washington DC/IAD begins on October 24 with two daily flights.
Pricing: -Vegas and intra-California flights start at $44+ each way in coach and $149+ in first. -Washington DC fares start from $129+ each way in coach and $389+ in first. -New York fares start from $139+ each way in coach and $389+ in first.
Mileage: Mileage club will be called “eleVAte” Sign up by 12/31/07 to become a “founding member for life,” and you receive better benefits and rewards for life! It will be a spending based reward system, instead of a true mileage/points program. Earn 5 points for every $1 you spend for travel on Virgin America. Redeem a free trip starting at 4,900 points. Yawn.
Future Plans: Expect about 10 cities served within 1 year and 30 within 5 years. S. Diego service is coming soon.
Additional cities that they are considering: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Portland, OR., Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, S. Antonio, S. Jose, CA., Seattle, S. Louis, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Virgin’s Planes: Overview: Coach class has custom-designed leather seats, mood-lighting throughout the cabin, and an advanced in-flight entertainment system with on-demand movies, TV, games, music, and online chat rooms to chat with specific or all fellow passengers. In First Class, massage chairs offer 55 inches of seat pitch and 165-degree recline.