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2 Dansdeals.com Readers Have Won “Main Items” In This Year’s AMEX My Wishlist Promotion!!!

Will You Be Next?

Today: Fully Loaded Dell Ultra-Portable XPS M1330 For $900!

Just a week into this years’s promo, and already 2 readers have emailed me about winning the right to buy “main prizes” from the AMEX my wishlist promo!

AMEX My Wishlist Promo Linky

Good luck, and be sure to write if you win!

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Save 12% At Staples!

Coupon Linky (Valid in-stores only; Exp: 12/08)

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HOT! 25% Off + Additional 10% Off For Opening A New Account + Free Shipping + Free Return Shipping At Shoebuy!

Shoebuy Linky
Shoebuy Crocs Post Linky

Use the following code for 25% off your entire purchase:
PRIVATE07

When you register for a new Shoebuy account 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!

HT: Mendel

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YMMV (Unless you’re from the UK or Ireland): 30% Off At Gap Today…

This coupon is officially only for Gap stores in the UK and Ireland, however people have been having success using it in the US, so your mileage may vary…

It expires today.

Coupon Linky 

If you are in the UK, you definitely need this coupon.  When I was in London I noticed that prices at US based clothing stores (like the GAP) are practically triple what they are for the same exact clothes here in the US. (Great arbitrage opportunity!) 

If you do try to use it, please post if you were successful!

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Get $5 Off 2008 Entertainment Books And Free Shipping! Plus Get Another $5 Off If You Agree To Buy Next Year’s Book!

Update: Price has been lowered-now save $10-$15 per book with free shipping!!!

Originally posted on 11/06:

Promo Linky

Every Entertainment book comes with thousands of valuable coupons, ranging from discounts when flying AA, to car rental upgrades, to all kinds of massive discounts on local activities and sporting events. In the Cleveland book there’s even a sweet coupon for the local kosher ice cream store!

The books normally range in cost from $25-$40, depending on the city. Most books, including Cleveland, Los Angeles, and NYC are normally $30+shipping.

With this coupon most books are just $25 shipped-you can easily recoup that cost by using just a few of the thousands of unique coupons that every city has!

If you agree to get the 2009 Entertainment book next November you can save an additional $5 off the book, bringing this year’s book cost down to $20 shipped.

Entertainment books make for an excellent gift!

After you get the book be sure to register online to get access to even more coupons!

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The AMEX/Continental/Starwood – Amtrak – Choice – Southwest Transfer Train Has Been Slashed By 40%;

Does Is Remain Worthwhile?

As predicted when I made the original mileage transfer post in October, Amtrak was indeed the weakest link in the deal.

As is customary for Amtrak, they changed the transfer rate to Choice from 1:5 down to 1:3 without any advance notice.

Additionally, Choice is now requiring you to have stayed in a Choice hotel since 01/01/06 or have a Choice credit card in order to transfer points to Southwest.

This certainly cools the deal down, so is it still worth it?

-Under the new exchange rate 25,000 AMEX/Continental points (or 20K/25K starpoints) will net 30 Southwest credits instead of 50.

-20,000 AMEX/Continental points will net 60,000 Choice points instead of 100,000 Choice points. A $350 Manhattan hotel room costs just 20,000 choice points, so there is still a lot of value in this exchange.

-It will no longer be possible to funnel AMEX/Continental points into 9 other airlines on a 1:1 basis.

-In order to get the 12 free RT Southwest tickets with the companion pass it will require 85,000 Continental/AMEX points instead of 50,000. A compelling value to be sure, just not as compelling.

However the additional requirement to stay in a Choice hotel or open the patently uncompetitive Choice Visa definitely puts a damper on the deal…

Do you think it’s still worth it? Post a comment!

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It’s Friday-Here Is This Week’s Amazon Friday Sale Items!

Apparel Sale Linky

Electronics Sale Linky

Footwear Sale Linky

Home & Garden Sale Linky

Home Improvement Sale Linky

Jewelry & Watches Sale Linky

Kitchen & Dining Sale Linky

Personal Care & Grocery Sale Linky

Sporting Goods Sale Linky

Toys & Baby Sale Linky

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Is It Worth It To Buy Starpoints?

Starwood sells Starpoints to consumers for 3.5 cents each in increments of 500. (Businesses that buy $3,000 worth pay only 3.0 cents)

Is is worth it to buy them?

Considering how easy it is to just open 2 credit cards and get 20,000 Starpoints (with thresholds to earn bonuses with purchases) off the bat, you would have to be crazy to go spend $700 to buy that same amount of points!

However, there is a scenario due to its’ possible time limitations where it can be an incredible deal.

To get in on the Choice/Southwest deal before it’s too late!

40,000 Starpoints = 50,000 Amtrak points = 250,000 Choice points = 100 Southwest credits.

100 Southwest credits net you 12 free RT tickets with the free year-long companion pass.

250,000 Choice points net you over 12 nights in expensive Manhattan hotels.

Let’s assume that you have 2 Starwood AMEX’s (Shame on you if you don’t!)

You’ve only spent $1 on each one, so your Starpoint balance is holding steady at 20,000

You could really use of all those free Southwest flights, but you just can’t handle churning credit cards right now.

You can buy 19,500 Starpoints on your Starwood AMEX for $682.50. You will also get 683 Starpoints for the purchase, giving you enough Starpoints to get in on the Southwest deal.

Or you can just churn each of your cards and not pay a cent!

Caveat: Not everyone has had success in transferring 20,000 Starpoints for 25,000 Amtrak points. Some people have only gotten 20,000 Amtrak points.

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Double AMEX MR Points For Donating To Charities Online!

Promo Linky

AMEX has millions of charities online that you can directly donate to!

The value of AMEX MR points is at an historically high point because of the ability to turn them into tons of Choice or Southwest points. 

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Save 25% Off Of Kitchenaid Attachments With Rebate!!!

Kitchenaid Attachments At Amazon Linky

Rebate Linky (Purchase by 12/31, Postmark by 01/30)

The rebate is valid for 1 of each attachment per household, but you must send in separate rebates for multiple attachments.

HT: Mish

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KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Normally $349.99, Now Just $179.99 After 43% Off And $20 Rebate From Amazon!!!

Update 2: If you are not seeing the cheaper prices on the Kitchenaid try these alternate links:

Alternate KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer-Chrome: $179.99 After $20 Rebate
Alternate KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer-Onyx Black: $179.99 After $20 Rebate
Alternate KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer-White: $189.99 After $20 Rebate

Update: The White 5-Quart Kitchenaid has gone up to $189.99 after the $20 rebate, but the Chrome and Onyx Black versions are now just $179.99 after the $20 rebate!

Originally posted on 11/25:

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer Linky (White)

$20 Rebate Linky

You can also receive a free Seasonings Cookbook by mail with purchase of this kitchenaid:

Free Seasonings Cookbook Linky (IE Only)

This mixer is also available in Cobalt Blue or Onyx Black for an additional $20.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer Linky (Cobalt Blue)

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer Linky (Onyx Black)

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Chanukah Gifts And Novelties On Clearance At Walmart.com!

Update: Price cuts made after the time of this posting have been added next to each item.

Here are some of the sale and clearance items, search for “chanukah,” “menorah,” or “dreidel” to find more items!

6 Foot Outdoor Inflatable Lighted Chanukah Dreidel-$36 SOLD OUT!

8 Foot Outdoor Inflatable Lighted Chanukah Menorah-$39 SOLD OUT!

Set Of 2 Crystal Dreidels with Stand-$16 NOW $15!

Aluminum Modern Tree Menorah-$19 NOW $17!

Ceramic Chanukah Salt and Pepper Shakers-$9 NOW $8!

Ceramic Chanukah Spreaders, 4 Pieces-$9 NOW $8!

Deluxe Plush Chanukah Set In Vinyl Carrying Case-$12

Hand-dipped Blue & White Chanukah Candles-$7.96 NOW $7!

Hand-dipped Multi-color Chanukah Candles-$7.96 NOW $7!

HT: Motti G.

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Is Amazon Crazy?

I got a kick of how Amazon shipped me the Pinzon Wine-Opener…maybe you will too!

The massive box and all of the packaging were just for the one item!

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AMR, Parent Company Of American Airlines, To Let American Eagle Fly Away…

AMR announced today that in a nod to shareholders they will divest of their wholy owned subsidiary, American Eagle.

Why do I care?

As airlines start to realize that they are not being properly valued as a whole they will continue to divest units of themselves in order to unlock greater shareholder value.

I do not want to see frequent flyer programs divested.

It is said that in this era of $100 oil that the only profitable airline operation is the frequent flyer business. Credit card companies buy billions of dollars worth of miles to throw at consumers as incentive to use affinity co-branded airline credit cards. The incremental cost to the airlines is minimal, the vast majority of seats given away as mileage tickets would not have been sold anyway.

Some programs have been estimated to be worth upwards of $20 Billion, far more than the airline itself.

The problem as I see it is that airlines still view mileage programs as a way to gain customer loyalty, and for the most part are very careful to preserve its’ value.

If the program is spun off into its’ own for-profit entity, the benefits of the program will surely be eroded…

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Virgin America Launches Fare Sale-Fully Combinable With Existing 25% Off Or Free Companion Promotions!

Current Virgin America Promotions (Choose one):
Buy One Ticket-Get One Free Companion Ticket (Originally Posted: 11/25)
25% Off Virgin America Tickets (Originally Posted: 11/23)

Virgin America’s tickets are fully refundable for 24 hours, if you did purchase tickets within the past 24 hours and the price for your flights fell, go ahead and cancel/rebook.

After 24 hours there is a $40 cancellation fee, it may or may not pay to cancel/rebuy, be sure to check the current prices for your flights and find out!

Virgin America is having a fare sale, here are some sample OW+ (One-way plus tax) fares:

To/From S. Fransisco:
Los Angeles: $39
Las Vegas $39
NYC/JFK $129
S. Diego: $39
Washington D.C./IAD: $119

To/From Los Angeles:
S. Fransisco: $39
NYC/JFK $129
Washington D.C./IAD: $119

HT: Elly A.

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Clevelanders And Houstonians Get Ready, It’s Your Turn To Celebrate Northwest’s Crazy $98+ RT Tickets!

Update 2-4:45pm: DEAD!

Update: Fare is now bookable on nwa.com!
Fare info:
Valid travel dates are as follows:12/01/07-11/14/08.
Blackout dates: 12/21, 12/22, 12/29, 12/30, 01/06.
All dates subject to available seats in K class.
RT after tax price should range from $118-$139.

Not sure what Continental did to Northwest, but I just love these little airline spats. The fighting airlines both end up bleeding while the travelers finally get to come out ahead! Expect Continental to retaliate against Northwest’s hubs soon…

Cleveland-Las Vegas-$98+ RT On Northwest

Cleveland-Los Angeles-$98+ RT On Northwest

Cleveland-Phoenix-$98+ RT On Northwest

Cleveland-S. Fransisco-$98+ RT On Northwest

Houston-Las Vegas-$98+ RT On Northwest

Houston-Los Angeles-$98+ RT On Northwest

Houston-Phoenix-$98+ RT On Northwest

Houston-S. Fransisco-$98+ RT On Northwest

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Roundup Of Canon Powershot Elph Digital Cameras On Sale At Amazon!

PLUS Get A Canon And An Epson Printer For As Low As $13.99 After Rebate-

PLUS Get A $20 Shutterfly Photo Calendar!

Canon’s highly acclaimed Powershot Elph compact digital cameras are consistently rated among the best point and shoot’s available. The IS, or image stabilizing cameras, will do wonders for your photos if you find that your some of your digital pictures come out slightly blurred.

Canon SD1000 7.1MP/3x Optical Zoom Digital Camera-$178.15

Canon SD750 7.1MP/3x Optical Zoom Digital Camera-$209.99

Canon SD800IS 7.1MP/3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Digital Camera-$239.94

Canon SD850IS 8.0MP/4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Digital Camera-$258.99

Canon SD870IS 8.0MP/3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Digital Camera With 3″ LCD-$309.99


Canon is running a promotion for a $50 rebate when you purchase a Canon camera at the same time/on the same receipt as a Canon printer. The only UPC required is from the Canon printer!
Epson is running a promotion for a $75 rebate when you purchase any camera at the same time/on the same receipt as an Epson printer. The only UPC required is from the Epson printer!

Canon Offer:
$50 Canon Rebate Linky

Prices listed are before the $50 rebate:

Canon Pixma MP210 Photo All-In-One Inkjet Printer: $63.99
Canon iP3500 Photo Printer: $74.99
Canon Pixma MP470 Photo All-In-One Inkjet Printer: $75.99
Canon MX300 Office All-In-One: $99.99
Canon MX310 Office All-In-One : $109.99

Link to more qualifying Canon Printers at Amazon


Epson Offer:

$75 Rebate Linky

Some of the qualifying Epson Printers currently in stock at Amazon.com:

Epson C88+ Ink Jet Printer: $62.60
Epson CX7400 All In One Printer: $69.99
Epson R280 Photo Printer: $79.99
Epson CX8400 All In One Printer: $99.98
Epson CX9400f All In One Printer: $147.82
Epson RX680 Photo All In One Printer: $159.99


Shutterfly Offer:
To get the free Shutterfly Photo Greeting Cards after you buy the camera:
-Go to www.amazon.com/gp/library
-Click on downloads.
-Copy and save the code for the photo greeting cards
-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 01/15/08 to place your order for your free greeting cards!

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Creative Live Web Cam With Voice For Just $14.99 Shipped From Amazon After $60 Rebate!

Creative Live Cam With Voice Linky

$60 Rebate Linky

“You can now sound your best with Creative Live Cam Voice and its revolutionary Directional Live Audio Technology blocks out almost all unwanted surrounding noise, so all you hear is your voice — and nothing else.
Live Cam Voice’s advanced CMOS sensor and high quality ultra-wide angle lens lets you capture large 1.3-megapixel videos, and snaps up to 5-megapixel photos!”

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Airfare Deals-11/27: More $98+ RT Northwest Specials!

Travel is now bookable through the end of NW’s scheduling!

Washington D.C.-Denver-$98+ RT On Northwest

Chicago-Seattle-$98+ RT On Northwest

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Airfare Deals-11/26: NYC Edition!

Update 2: 12/27 @ 3:30pm: Hurry! All of these fares are alive again and are now bookable! 

Update 12/27 @ 1:00am: DEAD

Travel to/from Dallas and S. Louis is now bookable through the end of NW’s scheduling!

Travel to/from Denver will be bookable through the end of NW’s scheduling within a few hours.

“NYC” denotes that travel is valid to/from JFK or LGA.

NYC-Dallas/DFW-$98+ RT On Northwest

NYC-Denver-$98+ RT On Northwest

NYC-S. Louis-$98+ RT On Northwest

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Airlines Match Sun Country’s $98+ RT Minneapolis Airfare Sale!

Update 2: 12/27 @ 3:30pm: Hurry! All of these fares are alive again and are now bookable!

Update 12/27 @ 1:00am: DEAD

Original Post Linky

All of the following cities have $98+ RT fares on Sun Country. Next to each city are the airlines who have matched the sale so far.

Round trip price including all taxes is about $118.

Travel is only valid between 11/29 and 12/14.

Valid cities to/from MSP:

-Dallas (DFW): AA, Frontier, Northwest.

-Ft. Myers (RSW): Frontier, Northwest.

-Harlingen, TX (HRL): –

-Las Vegas (LAS): Frontier, Northwest.

-Laughlin, NV (IFP): –

-Los Angeles (LAX): Frontier, Northwest.

-New York (JFK): AA, Northwest.

-Orlando (MCO): Frontier, Northwest.

-Palm Springs, CA (PSP): –

-Tampa, FL (TPA): Northwest.

-Washington D.C. (IAD): Northwest.

-Phoenix (PHX): Frontier, Northwest.

-S. Diego (SAN: Frontier, Northwest.

-S. Francisco (SFO): Frontier, Northwest.

-Seattle (SEA): Frontier, Northwest.

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HURRY! Free Tickets To Tonight’s New Jersey Nets Game!

Update 2: Due to the overwhelming response to the giveaway, Smallworldtickets.com is now offering dansdeals.com readers who missed out on the free tickets the ability to get incredible seats to tonight’s Nets game at a fraction of the face value!

They are going to offer 2 pairs of tickets in a “lightning round” silent auction.

Auction 1 is for 2 tickets located in section 112, row 17.

Auction 2 is for 2 tickets located in section 110, row 16.

Email: Tickets@smallworldtickets.com to place your bids.

The opening bid for each pair is just 99 cents!


Update: All of the tickets have been given away! Thanks again to smallworldtickets.com for this giveaway, and be sure to check them out for all of your ticket needs!

Check out Jefferson, Kidd, and Carter take on the Memphis Grizzlies in East Rutherford, NJ tonight at 7:30pm.

Well, don’t just check them out, check them out FOR FREE!

Smallworldtickets.com is giving away 6 tickets to tonights game to lucky dansdeals.com readers!!!

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The first 3 people who email me will each get 2 seats for the game, free of charge, with absolutely no strings attached.

First come, first served!

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Comprehensive Starwood Program Refresher!

Update: Multiple users are reporting having success at getting approved multiple times for the same Starwood card without canceling the previous card. See the comments for more info.


Starwood AMEX Consumer Credit Card Linky
Starwood AMEX Business Credit Card Linky

Churning Info:

Both versions of the card are fully churnable, meaning that you can earn another signup bonus each time that you apply for a new card!

AMEX, unlike Chase and Citi, may not let you have more than one of the same card.

In other words, you can have a Starwood consumer and a Starwood business card, however you may not be able to get 2 Starwood consumer or 2 Starwood business cards at the same time.

Therefore you might want to cancel your current Starwood consumer or business card before applying for the same card again.

The fee for both Starwood cards continue to be waived for the first year.

When you apply for a Starwood card online you will get an approval decision within 60 seconds along with the amount of your new credit line!

You may have good luck and be able to get another 2,500 bonus points for adding an additional cardmember for free when you call up AMEX to activate your new card after you receive it in the mail.


Program Background:

Starwood Preferred Guest is a loyalty program, just like any airline’s mileage program, except that Starwood is a hotel brand and the currency is Starpoints.

Starwood hotels include chains such as Sheraton, Westin, and W hotels.

You can manage your Starwood Preferred Guest on the Starwood website: www.spg.com

You will never lose your Starpoints by canceling the Starwood credit card. The points you earn are automatically transferred by AMEX into your Starwood Preferred Guest account every month. AMEX will never take back points once they are deposited into your Starwood Preferred Guest account.

Another great benefit of the program is the ability to transfer Starpoints between household accounts for free! (Raise your hand if you wish that your favorite mileage program had the same benefit…)

If you apply for a Starwood card without providing AMEX with your Starwood Preferred Guest member number you will be automatically assigned a new Starwood Preferred Guest member number by AMEX.

Just call AMEX to find out what the number is. If you have been assigned more than one Starwood Preferred Guest member number, just call up starwood to merge the accounts.



Card Benefits:

You earn 1 starpoint per dollar spent. There is currently no points/mileage currency in the world that I know of that is more valuable than Starpoints, which is why this is my favorite card on which I do all of my spending!

Both the consumer and business Starwood AMEX cards come with AMEX’s premium return privilege-if you don’t like something that you bought for up to $300 on the card, you have 90 days to return it to AMEX for a refund!

Both cards get you Preferred Plus status in the Starwood Preferred Guest. This allows you to get free late check-out and space-available room upgrades when staying at Starwood hotels.

If you spend $30,000 on either card within 1 year, you will be upgraded to Gold status in the Starwood Preferred Guest program.

The business card also comes with AMEX Open Savings, use it when you buy a Delta or Jetblue ticket and get an automatic 3% statement rebate. Use it at Fedex/Kinko’s and many other places and get an automatic 5% statement rebate!



Redemption Options:

The possibilities for Starpoints are practically endless. One of the great aspects of the program is that you are effectively hedging your bets by earning Starpoints instead of miles. If you earn miles with one carrier, you are limited to the availability of that carrier and its’ alliance members. With Starpoints you will always have dozens of possible avenues to find the availability that you need.

Here are just a few of the many redemption possibilities:

-You can redeem them for unrestricted free nights at Starwood hotels starting at 2,000 Starpoints.

-You can redeem them for restricted Cash & Points stays starting at 1,200 points+$25.

-You can transfer them to dozens of airlines worldwide at a 1:1 ratio and get a 5,000 mile bonus for each 20,000 starpoints transferred.

-You can transfer 20,000 Starpoints to LAN and get 50,000 kilometers in the exchange. LAN will even give you 5,000 more kilometers for free just for signing up!
A RT ticket from the US to/from Brazil is just 48,000 kilometers. A RT One-World alliance ticket from the US to Israel is under 100,000 kilometers!

-You can redeem them for a Nights & Flights reward where you book 5 nights at a Starwood hotel stay at the same time as transferring points into an airline. There is a significant Starpoints savings by redeeming in this manner.

-You can transfer 20,000 Starpoints into 25,000 Amtrak points which transfer into 125,000 Choice privileges (Enough for over 6 nights at $350 Manhattan hotels!).

-You can also then transfer 250,000 Choice points (40,000 Starpoints) into 100 Southwest credits, enough for 12 free RT tickets with a yearlong free unlimited use companion pass.



What do you do with your Starpoints? Please post a comment and share!

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SMOKING HOT! NEW GOOGLE CHECKOUT PROMOTIONS!!! NOW YOU CAN SAVE MONEY AND EARN MILES!!!

I didn’t think it was possible, but Google has outdone themselves!!!

This is a 3-tier promotion, and it’s valid for new or existing customers!


1. EARN UP TO 10,000 MILES WITH GOOGLE CHECKOUT!

-Earn 2 miles for every dollar that you spend with Google checkout though 12/31/07 up to a maximum of 10,000 miles!

Miles will be posted in your selected frequent flyer account by 01/31/08.

You must register your frequent flyer account with Google to earn miles.

“A given frequent flyer account may not be associated with multiple Google Checkout accounts and if a participant enters multiple mileage accounts, all miles will be credited to the most recently entered frequent flyer account.”

Earn miles in any of the following programs:

-Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

-Continental Airlines Onepass

-Delta Skymiles

-Midwest Airlines Miles

-Northwest Airlines WorldPerks

-USAirways Dividend Miles

-United Mileage Plus


2. SAVE UP TO $50 AT STORES WITH GOOGLE CHECKOUT!

Best of all? No paypal-scammy-rebate-garbage!

These are actual coupons codes, and all of them (besides for buy.com) are valid for multiple uses by existing customers!




3. FREE SHIPPING OFFERS!

A selection of stores with free shipping offers.

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AMEX’s “My Wishlist” Promo Returns With Improvements!

AMEX My Wishlist Linky

“My Wishlist” is a promo that AMEX has run during the past few holiday season’s.

AMEX My Wishlist Tutorial Video Linky

It is back again starting today. It will run though 12/13.

You can scroll through the calendar to check deals for upcoming days.

There are 2 main promotions:

1. The main items: AMEX cardholders can attempt to buy different items (Such as a $17,000 Round-The-World in BusinessFirst for just $3,000, a $17,000 BMW Motorcycle for $5,000, or a $2,000 Plasma TV for $700, etc.) three times a day at discounted prices.

These will be available every day at exactly 12pm, 3pm, and 7pm.

There is a limit of 1 main item per household per day, and a limit of 4 main items per household for the duration of the promo.

2. The wish certificates: AMEX cardholders can attempt to get coupons for all kinds of stores and items.

These will be available every day at exactly 11am, 2pm, and 6pm.

There is a limit of 1 wish certificate per household per day, and a limit of 4 wish certificates per household for the duration of the promo.

New this year:

-You will need to enter in your AMEX credit card number to unlock the screen and allow you to request the promotion.

-This year there will 4 “ultimate wish giveaways”

-On 12/05 at 7pm AMEX will be awarding a free Jetblue private RT flight and $60,000 cash to a cardholder. You can fill up the whole plane with your friends and fly them to any city served by Jetblue.

-On 12/13 at 12pm, 3pm, and 7pm an AMEX cardholder will be awarded with a free Volvo C30 or C70.

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A Paypal Promotion That Actually Works: $20 Off $50 At Shoebuy!

Just to show that I have nothing against posting a legitimate Paypal deal…

This is a much better deal that the $10 off $30 promotion that Shoebuy occasionally runs because this deal will get you $20 off any 2 pairs of crocs, whereas the $10 off $30 only works on limited styles that are priced at $30 or higher. 

Shoebuy Linky

Shoebuy Crocs Post Linky


Use the following coupon for $20 off $50: PAYPAL20
You must checkout with paypal to use the coupon!

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

“S.B.S.” left a comment that he got the $20 off and the 10% off when checking out with Paypal.

Shoebuy always offers free shipping and free return shipping!

HT: S.B.S.

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Paypal: How Not To Run A Promotion 101…

Update: If you did make an order thinking you would get 20% off here is Paypal’s CS email address to check if you qualified in time: customercare@paypal.com
You’re better off emailing than writing because then you have proof in case they promise that you’ll get the cash back and never do.  HT: Asher O.

Paypal has got to be one of the most crooked companies on this planet.

Their marriage to Ebay means that you pretty much must use them and pay their outrageous credit card processing fees when selling on Ebay. Ebay doesn’t allow you to use Google Checkout to process sales because they don’t like competition. (Especially because Google currently charges nothing to process credit cards)

Paypal has also been known to freeze your entire selling account with all of your assets in it for 6 months based on their whims.


Today, Paypal ran a promotion that I purposely didn’t cover.

Normally I have no problem covering companies that I don’t care for, especially when they run a great promo that will cost them big bucks!

At first I was getting ready to run the promotion-Then I read the ridiculous full terms and conditions.
They were purporting to offer a 20% automatic rebate (up to $50 cash back) at a variety of online stores for paying with Paypal.

The automatic rebate would show up as a credit in the user’s paypal account by 01/31/08.

They said that the promo is valid for purchases between 11/26 and 12/10 and that any participating store can be pulled at any time without notice.


Lo and behold they pulled a number of stores such as Dell, Newegg, Toys R US, and others just hours into the promo leaving users scratching their heads. The claim was that there was an “overwhelming response” to the promo.

Now everyone who bought stuff just because of the promo has no idea if they actually qualified for the promo!

There was no confirmation of promo eligibility.

If you ever want to create an obscene amount of badwill during a promotion look no further than Paypal.


Last holiday season Google ran a promotion done right. They offered $10 off every $30 order to all customers with unlimited uses. The $10 off was reflected at checkout. There were no smokescreens about receiving a possible rebate in 2 months time. There was no bait and switch with regard to stores only being eligible for a few hours. At a cost of millions of dollars Google continued to offer the promo even to existing customers throughout the holiday season.

If you ever want to create a significant amount of goodwill during a promotion look no further than Google.

Trust me, you’ll thank me later for not posting this ridiculously stupid promotion.

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Clearance On Pinzon Crystal Glasses From Amazon!

Set Of 4 Pinzon Swirl Highball Glasses, Was $40, Now $9.98

Set Of 4 Pinzon Rumba Double Old-Fashioned/DOF Glasses, Was $60, Now $12.35

Set Of 4 Pinzon Swirl Martini Glasses, Was $40, Now $14.08

Set Of 4 Pinzon Rumba Highball Glasses, Was $60, Now $21.47

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Buy.com Deals Of The Day…

If you create a new Google Checkout account during the buy.com checkout process you will get $10 off any order. You must create the new account while checking out from buy.com in order to get the $10!

All prices shown are without the Google discount.

Cavalry 500GB External Hard Drive With One-Touch Backup-$102.11 Shipped


Kingston 4 Format 2GB Memory card-Includes Adapters For USB Flash Drive, Micro-SD, Mini-SD, and SD card formats-$24.99 Shipped


Samsung ML-2510 Laser Printer-Was $149.99, Now Just $49.99 After $50 Rebate

$50 Rebate Linky

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The Obligatory Site Anniversary/Birthday Post …

Related Posts:
2nd Anniversary Post Linky
1st Anniversary Post Linky

Well, today’s the 3rd anniversary of this site, which for me means that I just turned 23 years old!

It’s been an exciting year for me:
-I escaped shaken, but thank G-d miraculously unharmed, from an angry slum uprising in Brazil. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!
-I was able to experience Israel for my first time, and spent an incredible 3.5 weeks there.
-Ctownbochur.com became Dansdeals.com!
-Dozens of graphic designers submitted logos in a successful logo design competition. They were whittled down to the awesome primary site logo, designed by impactingimage.com, which is displayed for about half of the time. 6 secondary logos were just too good to pass up on and rotate the other half of the time.
-This site has continued to grow, and recorded its’ 500,000th hit in February and its’ millionth hit last month.

It’s also been a year of some incredible deals. Please post a comment about what your favorite deal was!

Thank you for your continued support of this site, for posting helpful comments, and for “spreading the word!”

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SMOKING HOT!!! HURRY! FREE COMPANION TICKETS ON VIRGIN AMERICA!!!

Update 5: Some dates now work online, others still don’t. If your dates don’t work, just give them a call!

Update 4: Now confirmed: You can book this by calling them. Just give them the promo code listed below and tell them that it’s not working correctly online. You may have to speak to a manager to get them to waive the $5/ticket telephone agent fee. (HT: Smicha program in YOEC)

Update 3: As this is an official promo, feel free to call them up at 877-FLY-VIRGIN and see if they’ll honor the promo over the phone. While you’re at it, tell them to fix their website!

Update 2: The promo is now working online for certain flights, like JFK-LAX, but not LAX-JFK. Stay tuned for further updates.

Update: The promo is not currently working correctly, (it prices the flights out at half price, but then says not available when you try to proceed with your selected flights) I will update as soon as it’s operational!

Related posts:
Virgin America Prelaunch Roundup (With video clips)
25% Off Virgin America Flights

This does not appear to be combinable with the 25% off.

www.virginamerica.com

Before searching for a flight click on “Got a Promo Code?” and use the following code for a free companion ticket: DIGGNATION

You must book travel for 2 people traveling on the same flights for the promo!

Virgin America does not charge any fee for cancellations within 24 hours of the time of booking!

Rules:
-Book travel by 11:59pm PST on 12/07/07.
-Valid for coach travel between 11/26/07 and 03/19/08.
-Blackout dates: 12/19/07-01/06/08 and 02/14/08, 02/15/08, and 02/18/08.

HT: DY

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Roundup Of Nuvis On Sale At Amazon!

There have been tons of deals on the Nuvis this past week, here is some background info:

The Garmin Nuvi is arguably the best GPS system. They are always very highly ranked by Consumer Reports and other rating agencies.

I personally tried out many GPS systems before settling on the Nuvi series, and have never looked back.

They are:
-Very compact and lightweight.
-Much quicker to lock onto satellites than other GPS units.
-Very intuitive and easy to use.
-Have excellent points of interest.

-All of the Nuvis numbered 300 and higher have text-to-speech, meaning that they speak the actual street names that you will need to turn onto. This is a very important feature to look for when you’re buying a GPS unit!

Bluetooth is a nice feature to have on your GPS unit. The Nuvi easily syncs with any bluetooth phone. It will automatically have your entire phone’s phonebook and voice-dialing capabilities. Any outgoing or incoming phone calls will be routed through the Nuvi’s speaker and microphone while you’re driving. The incoming caller’s information will be displayed on the Nuvi, and you will have the option of accepting or rejecting the phone call.

The Nuvi 600 series units retain the compactness of the 300 series, but adds a noticeably bigger and easier to read screen.

Garmin Nuvi 350-$299.95 (Ultra-compact, no bluetooth or traffic)

Garmin Nuvi 360-$329.99 (Ultra-compact, has bluetooth)

Garmin Nuvi 660-$399.99 (Compact, but with a larger screen size, has bluetooth and traffic)

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Hey-They Do Know Why I Fly…

AA Video Ads Linky

The ad “I’ll Go” does a poor job as far as demonstrating how AA is better than anyone else, (you could insert any airline into the ad) but I liked it anyway!

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Hurry! MLB Power Pros For Nintendo Wii For Just $19.99 Shipped From Best Buy!

In response to requests for more wii game deals…

$19.99 MLB Power Pros Linky

This is $37.99 from Amazon.

Seems to have excellent customer reviews at Amazon…

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Ad: Miraculous Chanukah Sale! Special Low Price On AURA 100% European Multidirectional Sheitels (Wigs) – PLUS Save Even More With $150 Off Coupon!!

Valid on Custom Orders or 100% European Specials

Offer good now through the end of Chanukah (12/12/07)

Use the following coupon code at checkout: 8lights

See AURA Custom European Wigs Thursday Night in TARZANA, California:

November 29th 8-10 pm, 5021 Otis Avenue, Tarzana 91356


or Saturday night and Sunday in NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California:

December 1st & 2nd by appointment; call Chira 651-235-7293 (cell)


ALSO: Check Out the Savvy Online Chinese Auction

Tickets just $5 – $18

WIN GREAT PRIZES!!!

• Custom European Wig ($1,480 Value)
• Handmade Oriental Rug ($990 Value)
• Georgie Mono French Part Wig ($349 Value)
• Young Living Essential Oils ($277 Value)
• Sushi Metsuyan Dinner for Two ($100 Value)
• DVD Chanukah Story Package ($50 Value)
• Chocolate Lover’s Organic Truffles ($42.50 Value)
• And more!

Winners announced Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
Proceeds will be used to help a young family with a preemie baby.

BID NOW!

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SMOKING HOT! GET $50 CASH BACK FOR SIGNING UP FOR A FREE 30 DAY TRIAL WITH CITI IDENTITY MONITOR AND GET ALL 3 OF YOUR CREDIT REPORTS AND SCORES!!!!!!

Update 2: Don’t forget to cancel this if you don’t want to pay the $12.95 monthly fee! 

Update: By now you should have received the $50 rebate form, send in any receipts totaling $50 and enjoy the cash (no need to send me a thank you note)! You do not need to keep your account active in order to receive the $50!

Originally posted on 10/25:

Whoever said that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” obviously was not a dansdeals.com reader…

Offer Linky

This offer is incredible!


Just sign up for a free 30 day trial with Citi identity monitor and you will get a $50 rebate form sent to you in the mail!

You will get the rebate form within 2-3 weeks after signing up. With the form you will have to send in receipts showing at least $50 worth of purchases from anywhere! Multiple receipts totaling up to $50 are allowed!

After you get the rebate form you are free to cancel-there is no requirement to have identity monitor active in order to receive the $50 rebate!

You will receive the $50 within 4-6 weeks of sending in the rebate form and receipts.


With Citi identity monitor you will get all 3 of your credit reports and scores!

Canceling is easy, just call them at 866-279-9637, they have never given me a hard time, and they’ll even waive the $12.95 monthly fee if you forget to cancel within the 30 day trial!


I am happy to report that even after opening too many credit cards to possibly count, I still have an “excellent” score!


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Hurry! More Amazon Jewelry Possible Price Mistakes-Save 40% Off Of Already On Sale “Journey” Jewelry!

Update: DEAD!

20% Off Items Linky

Most (but not all!) of the items on this page will take off 20% twice-for a total of 40% off-at the final checkout page!

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Hurry!!! Price Mistake? Sterling Silver Flat Link Charm Bracelet-Was $60, Now $20 Shipped From Amazon After Double Promo Savings!

Update 2- 11/25 @ 10:00AM Double promo savings is now dead!

Update: It says currently out of stock-but they will still let you place an order for it at just $20 shipped!!!

Sterling Silver Flat Link Charm Bracelet Linky

Comes out to just $20 shipped at the final checkout page after $10 off and 2 discounts of 30% each!

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HURRY! HOT! Fly To/From Minneapolis (MSP) And Any Domestic City Served By Sun Country For $98+ RT!!!

Update 12/27 @ 1:00am: DEAD

Sun Country Airlines Reservations Linky

Round trip price including all taxes is about $118.

Travel is only valid between 11/29 and 12/14.

Valid cities to/from MSP:

-Dallas (DFW)

-Ft. Myers (RSW)

-Harlingen, TX (HRL)

-Las Vegas (LAS)

-Laughlin, NV (IFP)

-Los Angeles (LAX)

-New York (JFK)

-Orlando (MCO)

-Palm Springs, CA (PSP)

-Tampa, FL (TPA)

-Washington D.C. (IAD)

-Phoenix (PHX)

-S. Diego (SAN)

-S. Francisco (SFO)

-Seattle (SEA)

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