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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Omega Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer For Just $249.95 Shipped

Omega Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer For Just $249.95 Shipped

This was $378.95 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever on Amazon.

Sale valid until 11:59pm PST tonight or while supplies last.

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Today Only: 30% Off Plus Free Shipping At The Children’s Place!

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Free shipping and 30% off sitewide with code (Exp: 03/03): MONDAY3

Valid on regularly priced and clearance items!

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Get A Text Message Whenever A Deal Is Posted

Update: Several people are reporting that they aren’t receiving text messages anymore.

Twitter has apparently deleted the cell phone numbers from many people’s account so be sure to go through all of the steps below to verify that your phone number wasn’t removed from your Twitter profile and that you are still setup to receive notifications from @DansDeals. You may need to turn them off and restart them to get messages again.

You can also text ‘follow DansDeals’ to 40404. However if you do that without having a Twitter account and following @DansDeals you will only receive a limited amount of daily alerts. So don’t blame me if you do that and miss out on the next $25 first class ticket glitch ;)
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-Stay Connected And Never Miss Another Deal!
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I get constant complaints from people who subscribe to the daily email digest of deals posted on DansDeals that the deals are dead by the time they get the email the following day.
That’s why I recommend following @DansDeals on Twitter to get instantly alerted of every deal.

Lots of people have asked for a step-by-step guide to get text messages when there is a deal.  Here’s how to do it via Twitter.  This whole process will just take a few minutes and you’ll never have to logon to Twitter again if you don’t want to.

Step 1: Signup for a free Twitter account. (Once you setup this quick process there will be no need to visit Twitter if you don’t want to.)

Step 2: Click here to customize SMS messages.
You’ll need to verify your cell phone number.
Then be sure to check “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications.”
If you don’t want to be bothered at night then also be sure to turn off updates during any hours that you can specify.

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Step 3: Click here to go to the @DansDeals page.
Click on the follow button.

Step 4: Click on the drop-down menu next to the follow button to “turn on mobile notifications” in order to get a text message whenever there’s a new deal posted on DansDeals.com

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You can always turn off mobile notifications in the future from the same menu.

If you change cell phone providers you may need to undo this process and do it again from scratch to re-enable text message alerts.

You will never again be kicking yourself for missing another deal!

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Ad: Dell Latitude E5420 Laptop: Best Price On The Web At $299 Delivered!

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The Dell Latitude E5420 Laptop delivers powerhouse computing that’s ideal for anyone looking for a sleek, high-performance laptop at a great price. Built to last, this fast and durable machine will give you secure and reliable performance for years to come. Perfect for work, home or school.

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DiscountMags Multi-Year Magazine Sale

DiscountMags Multi-Year Magazine Sale
(Disclaimer: This link contains non-tznius pictures.)

Sample titles:
Architectural Digest: 2 years for $5.50/year or 3 years for $5.33/year
Car and Driver: 2 years for $4.50/year or 3 years for $4/year
Conde Nest Traveler: 2 years for $5/year or 3 years for $4.33/year
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Tonight Only: $5 Off $15 At Living Social

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Use code (Exp 03/02): REDCARPET5

HT: askmoses, via DDF

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Starwood 2014 Annual Category Changes

Update: Tomorrow is the last day to book hotels that are getting more expensive at the current lower rate.  Remember that hotels change local time, so if you want to book the S. Regis Rome you would have to lock that in before 6pm EST.
Don’t forget to call back on the 4th to get back points if you have booked a hotel that is getting cheaper.

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Originally posted on 02/20:

Related:
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express:
Earn 10,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $1 and another 15,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $5,000 within 6 months for a total of 30,000 earned Starpoints with $5,000 of spending.

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Starwood 2014 Complete List Of Annual Category Changes

Book stays before 03/04 local hotel time to lock in current rates for future stays.  Almost all hotel stays are cancellable for free until a certain amount of time before the stay (read the fine print).

Just over 20% of SPG hotels are changing category, of these 56% are moving down and 44% are moving up.

Most hotels chains reorganize their categories yearly to keep them current with the average rates that they charge.  The beauty of hotel points is that there are no blackout dates or capacity controls, if there is a room you can use points for it.  So even if a major event is in town and rates are quadruple what they normally are you can still use the regular amount of points as long as the hotel is not sold out of standard rooms.

This list is subject to change and other hotels can still be added to it.

Starwood’s standard award chart will not change:
If you stay 5 nights with points the 5th night is free.
Category 1 = 2,000 (weekend), 3,000 (weekday).
Category 2 = 3,000 (weekend), 4,000 (weekday).
Category 3 = 7,000
Category 4 = 10,000
Category 5 = 12,000 (Low Season), 16,000 (High Season).
Category 6 = 20,000 (Low Season), 25,000 (High Season).
Category 7 = 30,000 (Low Season), 35,000 (High Season).

The capacity controlled cash and points chart doesn’t change either:

 

Point transfers to airlines with a 25% bonus for 20K transfers remains unchanged as well.

Sample hotels going more expensive:
S. Regis Rome, was 6, now 7.
Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, was 5, now 6.
Sheraton Maui, was 5, now 6.
Westin Maui, was 5, now 6.
W Westwood Los Angeles, was 5, now 6.
W S. Francisco, was 5, now 6.
W Austin, was 5, now 6.
S. Regis Atlanta, was 5, now 6.
Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach, was 4, now 5.
The Nines, Luxury Collection, Portland, OR, was 4, now 5.
Hotel Ivy, Luxury Collection, Minneapolis, was 4, now 5.
Westin Hilton Head, SC, was 4, now 5.
Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls, OH, was 3, now 4.
Sheraton Anchorage, was 3, now 4.
Westin Baltimore Airport, was 3, now 4.
Sheraton Edison, NJ, was 2, now 3.
Sheraton Garden Grove, Anaheim, CA, was 2, now 3.
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport, was 2, now 3.
Aloft Chicago O Hare, was 2, now 3.
Sheraton Baltimore Airport, was 2, now 4.
Aloft Baltimore Airport, was 2, now 3.
Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Airport, was 1, now 2.

Sample hotels getting cheaper:
Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs, was 6, now 5.
W Minneapolis, was 5, now 4.
Aloft Arundel Mills Hanover Baltimore, was 3, now 2.
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport, was 3, now 2.
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, NY, was 3, now 2.
Sheraton at the Falls, Niagara Falls, NY, was 3, now 2.
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Orlando Resort, was 3, now 2.
Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City, was 2, now 1.

S. Regis Beijing, was 6, now 5.
S. Regis Shenzhen, was 6, now 5.
Westin Tokyo, was 6, now 5.
Westin Panama, was 5, now 4.
Westin Bund Shanghai, was 5, now 4.
The Laguna, Luxury Collection, Bali, was 5, now 4.
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, was 5, now 4.
Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort, was 3, now 2.
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana, was 2, now 1.

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise Cancelling Headphones For $264 Shipped From BuyDig

Update: DEAD

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Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise Cancelling Headphones For $264 Shipped

Use code: PotofGoldBGsave5

Currently sells for $349 from Amazon.

-High-performing noise reduction for home, work or travel
-Rich, detailed audio highlights musical nuances
-Comfortable, on-ear fit for hours of easy listening
-Includes two audio cables, one with mic/remote for iPhone/iPod control and hands-free iPhone calling, and a travel case
-25 hours of use on average from rechargeable Li-ion battery; includes charger

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Targeted: $5 Off $5 iTunes With AMEX Offers

American Express is always running fantastic promotions.  Along with their incredible purchase protections it makes having their cards quite valuable.

After logging onto my online account and clicking on my Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express I have an offer to get a $5 credit for spending $5 on iTunes.

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I actually have the offer on 3 of my Starwood cards.  By opening all 3 cards in their own tabs I successfully saved the offer to all 3 cards.  You can confirm that the offer was successfully saved by clicking on “my offers.”

Not everyone is going to see the offer, but it’s definitely worth checking!

HT: rots5, via DDF

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Free Museum Admission Today With A Bank Of America Debit Or Credit Card

Today is the first weekend of the month which means you can get free admission to select museums nationwide with a BOFA debit or credit card.

Each cardholder gets 1 free admission ticket.

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Today Only: Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 For $79.99 Shipped From Amazon Or Best Buy

Update 2: Alive Again!

Update: DEAD

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 Linky-Amazon

Canon Powershot ELPH 130-Best Buy

-3-inch TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle monitor
-16.0 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
-DIGIC 4 image processor for exceptional performance
-8x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens
-720p HD video with a dedicated movie button

HT: bubble347 and elikay, via DDF

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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car For $38 Shipped From Amazon

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car Linky

-For generations children have been taking adventure and imagination on the road with one of the original ride on toys-the COZY COUPE
-New features include removable floor and handle on back for parent controlled push rides
-Designed with a high seat back and storage in the rear
-Includes special features like an “ignition switch” and an open-and-close gas cap
-Cozy rolls on rugged, durable tires, front wheels spin 360 degrees

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Last Chance To Purchase Tickets – Drawing For Split The Pot Raffle Is Tonight!

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The official drawing of the Camp Emunah Scholarship Fund Split The Pot Raffle is tonight. You’re running out of time and excuses.

Don’t wake up when its too late – get your tickets today at at campemunah.org/splitthepot

Tickets may also be ordered by email: CampEmunahSplitThePot@gmail.com or by phone at 718.735.0226

Please contribute (ir)responsibly!

Good Luck!

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10% Off Frontier Flights

Related: Earn 40,000 miles for spending $500 on the Frontier credit card. Award tickets within the US48 and Alaska are just 10,000 miles each way and credit cardholders get discounted companion awards as well.

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10% Off Frontier Flights

-Use code: USWINSGOLD
-Book by 03/06
-Travel domestically by 06/12.

For example:
-Cleveland to Trenton, NJ from 04/13-04/24 is $90.56 round-trip.
-Chicago to Trenton from 03/18-03/25 is $108.56 round-trip.
-Trenton to Fort Lauderdale on 04/28-05/05 is $144.57 round-trip.

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Israel Airfare Roundup

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Bookable on Priceline. Priceline tickets are refundable until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase.

Now that yesterday’s fun was over, here’s a quick roundup of decent airfares:

1. Nonstops from NYC to TLV from $912 (including Pesach if you can stay a while)
-03/03 until 03/11 is $912 on United from Newark
-03/03 until 03/11, 03/12, 03/03 on El Al From JFK or Newark.
-03/23, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 03/27, 03/29, 03/30, 03/31 until 04/06, 04/07, 04/08, 04/16, 04/17, 04/18, or 04/30 is $912 on El Al from JFK or Newark.

2. Connecting flights from JFK to TLV on Turkish from $699
Depart JFK on 03/17, 03/18, 03/19, 03/20, 03/23, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 03/27, 03/29, 03/30, 03/31, Return 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 03/27, 03/28, 03/30, 03/31, 04/01, 04/02, 04/03.

You can view pictures from the grand opening of the stunning newly expanded Turkish lounge on DDF.

3. Connecting flights from JFK to TLV on Air France from $790
Lots of valid options in March.

4. Nonstops from Tel Aviv to NYC from $901
Depart Tel Aviv on 03/05, 03/07, 03/10, 03/11, 03/12, 03/13, Return 03/16, 03/17, 03/23, 03/24, 03/25, 03/26, 03/27, 03/29, 03/30, 03/31, 04/01, 04/02, 04/03, 04/05, 04/06

Depart Tel Aviv on 03/04, 03/05, 03/06, 03/08, 03/10, 03/11, 03/12, 03/13, 03/14, 03/05, 03/06 Return 03/17, 03/19, 03/23, 03/24, 03/27

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12 Pairs Of Dress Socks For $15.29 Shipped From Tanga

12 Pairs Men’s Dress Socks by Focus – Argyle
12 Pairs Men’s Dress Socks by Focus – Fancy Print

Save 10% sitewide from Tanga with code (Exp: 02/28): SAVETEN

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Amazon Deals Of The Day: 02/28 Edition

Prices can change and items can sell out at any time.

-Clip coupons on this page to save on hundreds of items from Amazon.

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-OtterBox Defender Series for Apple iPad Mini (2 colors): $29.99
Lowest price on Amazon ever.

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-Play-Doh Sweet Bakin’ Creations Playset: $17.99

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-Buy two select Graco car seats, Save an extra 20% at checkout

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-Britax 2 Pack EZ-Cling Sun Shades: $6.19

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-Polaroid 32GB Class 10 SD Card: $13.99

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-Nostalgia Electrics Mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain: $15

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Board Book:
$4.41
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-Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with Amazon Prime. A prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student.
Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

-Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards (as well as gift cards for airlines, hotels, clothing stores, gas stations, and much much more) at any Office Supply store with your  Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash Card card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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Beats urBeats Headphones With Mic For $44.99 Shipped From Woot

Beats urBeats Headphones With Mic For $44.99 Shipped From Woot

Sells for $99.95 from Amazon.

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Kenneth Cole Reaction Top Grain Leather Messenger Bag For $42.39-$52.99 Shipped From Amazon

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Currently $52.99 with 82% off list price.

Plus you can save another 20% by signing up for this promotion good on all clothes, shoes, watches, jewelry, handbags, and luggage sold from Amazon to drop the price to $42.39

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Exclusive Offer For DansDeals Readers: 50% Discount Off Auction Tickets

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www.mychabadauction.com Annual Chinese Auction is this Sunday, March 2nd  at 8:30pm est. 60 prizes worth $100,000. Fighter pilot for a day! $1,000, Google Glass, Apple Macbook Air, iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad, iPod, vacations, and electronics are just some of the great prizes you can win.

Valid for the first 50 customers ONLY: Use coupon code “DD” in your Ticket Cart and receive 50% of your ticket purchase.

You must act now as the coupon code will only be available to the first 50 costumers and then will expire. 

Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes NO MINIMUM is required. Excludes Split the Pot and Jack Pot ticket purchases.

These are the final days to buy now.

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Sony NEX-3NL/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Kit For Just $299.99 Shipped From Amazon

Buy this camera on an American Express card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and you’ll get a 2nd year of top notch warranty coverage from AMEX for free! Have a problem with the camera during the AMEX warranty year? AMEX will pay to fix the problem or refund the entire purchase price of your camera, free of any hassle! ————————————————————————-

Sony NEX-3NL/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Kit

This is a mirrorless camera which offers SLR type performance and sensor size in a compact and intuitive package. In fact it even does things better than an SLR such as video.  It’s bigger than the point and shoot you might be used to, but the pictures it takes are just incredible.

A versatile wide angle 16-50 lens is included but there are other interchangeable lenses you can purchase as your photo skills grow.

I finally switched from 12 years of using a point and shoot to a NEX this past July.  My Banff trip report photos were taken with the Sony NEX-6. The pictures came out awesome even just left on the automatic setting.

-16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
-World’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera
-New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control
-Create easy self-portraits with 180° tilting LCD screen
-Full HD movie shooting

HT: Something Fishy, via DDF

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Chicago-Tel Aviv: $506, Dallas-Tel Aviv: $538, Miami-Tel Aviv: $689

Update 3: DEAD!

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Update 2: This can work from NYC as well.  Just book a one-way ticket nonstop flight to Chicago on American for 7,500 British Airways Avios.

For example a flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv for a long Pesach from 04/01-04/29 is $537 on Orbitz.
That flight goes from Chicago to Tel Aviv via Philadelphia. You can’t miss the Chicago to Philly outbound segment but you can fly Tel Aviva-Philadelphia nonstop and miss the Philadelphia to Chicago return segment. All bags must be claimed in Philly.

Or you can book a multi-city trip, just search for leg 1 from NYC to Chicago on 04/01, leg 2 from Chicago to Tel Aviv on 04/01 and leg 3 from Tel Aviv to Chicago on 04/29. The total will be $633.

Same story to go to Tel Aviv for Lag B’omer from 05/07 to 05/22.  Search for leg 1 from NYC to Chicago on 05/07, leg 2 from Chicago to Tel Aviv on 05/07 and leg 3 from Tel Aviv to Chicago on 05/22. The price will show $749 but drop to $633 after selecting flights.  Or just use 7,500 Avios to get to Chicago and book the $537 flight from Chicago (price drops only after selecting flights)

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Update: This works from Chicago, Dallas, and Miami. Select an American flight and watch the price drop!

If you want a long Pesach trip you can go from 04/01-04/29 from Chicago for $537 or from Dallas or Miami for $641
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Bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 10pm CT the day after purchase.

I searched for a flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv from 03/16-03/24, 03/17-03/24, and from 03/18-03/24 and a flight sold by American and operated by USAirways came up from just $628.32.

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However after selecting the flight the price drops to just $506.32!

 

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Some other dates that I found insane deals on: 05/04-05/12 or 05/07-05/15: $537

Other dates like 05/04-05/22 or 05/07-05/22 (Lag B’omer) drop in price to $537 after selecting the flights.

More to come. Post a comment if you find other valid dates or departure cities!

I’m sure there are more valid dates and departure cities so start sleuthing!

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Tumi T-Tech Cargo Continental Carry-On In Red, Normally $295, Now $119-$149 Shipped From Amazon

Update: Sold Out!

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Tumi T-Tech Cargo Continental Carry-On In Red

Currently $149 with 49% off instantly.

Plus you can save another 20% by signing up for this promotion good on all clothes, shoes, watches, jewelry, handbags, and luggage sold from Amazon!

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RadioShack Trade-In Promo Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day to trade in old electronics to Radio Shack for a gift card.
You get a $5 gift card for each item traded in.

I just went today and traded in the maximum of 5 items per person and got a $25 Radio Shack gift card.
I traded in a few airplane headphones and an obsolete modem and router.
Then I used the gift card to buy a $25 Amazon Kindle gift card which is good for anything sold on Amazon!

The process was surprisingly easy and it was nice clearing out some old junk!

HT: Ari Chi town, via DDF

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The Unique Benefits Of The United Explorer Card: Expanded Award Space, Primary CDW Insurance, And Much More

Update, 02/27: It’s worth making an update to this post to note that if you use United.com’s “Remember Me” button it can cause your award searches to exclude your expanded availability.

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You must be logged into your mileage account to have access to expanded award availability. If you check the “remember me” option it will look just like you are logged in, but after a short period of time it will stop searching for expanded awards.

I was searching for an award flight to Tel Aviv on 01/25/14 while logged into my account with “Remember Me” and got this goose egg:

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However after logging out and back in again that same search came up with award seats:

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Using expert mode (as described in the original post below) you can see exactly what’s going on:

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There are no award seats available for non cardholders (X class) but there are at least 9 award seats available for cardholders (XN class).

Same thing happened when I searched yesterday for an award from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale for Pesach and expert mode shows why, 3 seats available just for cardholders or elites who are logged in without remember me:

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Moral of the story is simple, don’t have United.com remember you if you have elite status or a United credit card.

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Originally posted on 01/15/14:

The Chase United Explorer card and the United Club card are the only currently available credit cards that gives you access to expanded award ticket availability.

It also is one of the only cards that comes with primary rental car CDW insurance.  Almost every other card only has secondary coverage when you rent a car in your home country. This means that if you damage your rental vehicle you must file the claim with your own personal insurance policy first, and only if they won’t cover the damage will the credit card cover the damage.  Even additional cardholders get primary coverage when they rent.

With primary rental car CDW insurance you will not have to file anything with your own insurance company. Chase will cover the entire bill for any damage to your rental car. Just be sure to decline the rental agency’s CDW coverage.  This primary coverage applies in every country in the world.  The Sapphire Preferred is what I use in Israel and other foreign countries, but that’s just because of the 2.14 points per dollar it awards on car rentals.  In the US the United card is the way to go.

How do you find expanded award availability? All you need to do is login to your United.com account before you search for award flights.

How do you know if your card is properly linked to your account? Just login on United.com and then hover over the words “Mileage Expiration”

If your card is properly linked you will see the following message that your miles won’t expire as long as you remain a cardholder:
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If your card isn’t properly linked then you will see the following message that your miles will expire if you don’t have activity every 18 months:

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Expanded saver coach example:

When logged into an account with a United Explorer card there is 40K saver award space from Newark to Tel Aviv on November 23, 25, and 30:

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When not logged in or when logged into an account without a credit card or elite status there is no space on any of those dates.

Just how much space is there?  Using this link you can click the box to enable United.com expert mode.

After enabling expert mode you can search for a paid flight from Newark to Tel Aviv on 11/23 and then click on “fare class” which will bring up the available cabins box:

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Everything in that alphabet soup stands for important stuff but all we care about right now is XN and X class availability. There are at least 9 XN seats, meaning there are at least 9 saver award seats available to someone who has a United Explorer card or who has United elite status.  It never shows more than 9, so 9 means 9 or more.

There are 0 X seats, meaning that if you don’t have a United credit card and want a seat on that flight you would have to book a standard award for 75K miles.  Those 75K coach standard seats actually come out of the HN bucket for non-cardholders, so there are at least 9 of those.

Expanded standard coach and business example:

When logged into an account with a United Explorer card there is 75K coach standard award space and 150K business standard award space from Newark to Tel Aviv on the red-eye flight on 04/12.  This is an extremely popular flight for people flying to Israel for Pesach.

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When not logged in or when logged into an account without a credit card or elite status there isn’t even standard award space available for that flight. The flight doesn’t even show up when performing an award search from such an account.

How many seats are available for cardholders and elites?

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HN class is standard coach availability for non-cardholders, no seats there.  ZN is standard business availability for non-cardholders, no seats there either.

YN is standard coach availability for cardholders and elites, at least 9 seats there. JN is standard business availability for cardholders and elites, at least 9 seats there.  In fact as long as there is a seat on the plane you can use the standard mileage award for get it if you are a cardholder.

Expanded saver business example:

Only United Platinum, 1K, and Global Services elites have access to expanded business class award availability (IN class as shown in expert mode).

However anyone can use United Plan B to book a business saver award even if there is only coach saver available. 

As United cardholders have more coach saver award space available they will automatically have more business saver award space as well thanks to Plan B.

Other card benefits:
Besides for the signup bonus of 30K miles for spending $1,000 and another 5K miles for adding a free authorized user, the primary CDW insurance, and the expanded award space, there are other nice benefits of the Explorer card:
-First checked bag free.
-Priority boarding so that you’ll have space for your carry-ons.
-No foreign transaction fees.
-2 free United passes per year.
-10K mileage bonus every year that you spend $25K, a 40% mileage bonus which means you’ll have earned 1.4 miles per dollar everywhere. Spending $25K in a year also waives the requirement to spend $2.5K on United flights to get Silver status, $5K on United flights to get Gold status, and $7.5K on United flights to get Platinum status. You only need to fly the 25K, 50K, or 75K miles like in the good old days.
-Double miles on United purchases.
-Elite members can get upgrades on coach award tickets on upgrade eligible routes if they have a United card.
-Miles don’t expire as long as you are a cardholder.

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year.

-You can also get the business version of the Chase United Explorer card.  Just click on “Are you a business owner” in the top-right of the Explorer card link.

-Want a 2nd free bag, a 50% mileage bonus per dollar spent everywhere, United club access for you and your entire family, post-security terminal access without a ticket, priority baggage handling and priority security access, and waived award expedite fees? The United Club card comes with all of that.  Just click on the MileagePlus Club tab at the top of the Explorer card link.

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Other Chase consumer cards you can get at the time as the United card include the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), Chase Southwest (50K signup points), Chase British Airways (50K signup points and 10% off BA flights), and Chase Freedom (which gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories and 10% bonus points if you have a Chase checking account).

The Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Bold business cards both give 50,000 signup points and offer 5 points per dollar on telecom, cable, and office supply stores, 2 points per dollar for gas and lodging, no foreign exchange fees, free lounge visits, and a waived annual fee for the first year.

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Free Sample Of Yogi Teas

Free Sample Of Yogi Teas

Most Yogi teas seem to be OU kosher, but check the packaging.

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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HURRY! Samsonite Luggage Winfield 3 Piece Nested Spinner Set, Was $499, Now $199.99 Shipped From Amazon

Update, 1pm: DEAD!
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Samsonite Luggage Winfield 3 Piece Nested Spinner Set (Blue)
Samsonite Luggage Winfield 3 Piece Nested Spinner Set (Silver)

List is $1,000 but Amazon was selling these for $499.99 yesterday and they are just $199.99 if you’re quick on the trigger! You may need to click “View Lightning Deal” to claim it at this price.

This will sell out very soon!

HT: Eli

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Split The Pot Drawing This Sunday!

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The drawing for the Camp Emunah Scholarship Fund Split The Pot Raffle is just 3 days away!

Don’t wake up when its too late – get your tickets today at campemunah.org/splitthepot

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Official drawing is this Sunday, 03/02 at 11:50pm

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50% Off Tumi Luggage From Amazon And Walmart!

-Amazon has 49% off the Tumi T-Tech Cargo Continental Carry-On and 55% off Tumi T-Tech Cargo Medium Trip Packing Case.

-Walmart also has 50% off of their entire stock of Tumi luggage as well!

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Pictures Worth A Chuckle

1. Look at what customers who bought a certain 49 cent power toothbrush have also bought on Amazon :D #DDEffect

 

 

2. I was sent these that are also worth a laugh:

 

Planes delayed for too many gate checked strollers…only in our world.

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United: Fly First Class Between Detroit And Houston For $128.50 Round-Trip

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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-Bookable on United.com. United.com gives 24 hours from the time of purchase to refund a ticket.

Be sure to search for First Class in the United.com search box!

Sample dates from Detroit-Houston:
03/18-03/26
04/13-04/23 (Pesach)
05/11-05/18
06/17-06/22

Sample dates from Houston-Detroit:
03/17-03/24
04/13-04/23 (Pesach)
05/20-05/27
06/19-06/24

HT: Myccrabbi via DDF and vandesa via FT

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Caza Trail K-Cups On Sale With Amazon Subscribe & Save

Update: The 20% off coupon is now dead.
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-100 Caza Trail Breakfast Blend K-Cups: $22.43-$28.04 (22.4-28 CPC)
-100 Caza Trail Colombian  K-Cups: $22.76-$28.45 (22.8-28.5 CPC)
-100 Caza Trail Donut Shop K-Cups: $21.64-$27.05 (21.6-27.1 CPC)
-100 Caza Trail Kona Blend K-Cups: $21.84-$27.30 (21.8-27.3 CPC)

All cups are OU parve.

What do all those numbers mean?
Take for example the 100 pack of Donut Shop K-Cups:
-100 cups are on sale for $36.06
-Clip the 20% off coupon (located just below the Amazon price) to make the price $28.85.
-Use Subscribe & Save to save another 5% to make the total $27.05 or 27.1 CPC (Cents per cup).
-If you subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 15% off, dropping the price to $23.44 or 23.4 CPC.
-If you have Amazon Mom and subscribe to 5 items to be shipped in your next monthly shipment then you will get 20% off, dropping the price to $21.64 or 21.6 CPC.

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HURRY! $10 Off $10 Plus Free Shipping From ideeli!

Update 2: Many $10 and under Progressive items are back in stock.  People probably added several items to their cart which locks the item up for 20 minutes before going back into inventory.

Update: Most of the cheap Progressive stuff is gone but there are still bargains to be had in other categories.  Men’s ties and shirts for $9.99 shipped, Marc New York wallets for $9.99 and belts for $14.99, and much more! Just click on a sale and sort from lowest price.

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$10 Off $10 Plus Free Shipping From ideeli

Use code (Exp: 02/27): GRPN10

You can pickup free stuff with free shipping from sales like Progressive kitchen goods while they last!

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HT: JayMatt19, via DDF

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Delta: NYC And Other Cities To Johannesburg For Just $740 Round-Trip

-Earn 3 points per dollar with American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or 2.14 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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-Bookable on Priceline or on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 10pm CT the day after purchase. Priceline gives until 11:30pm ET the day after purchase.

Valid from Chicago, Houston, Newark, S. Francisco, or Washington DC to Johannesburg. (Apparently Delta agrees with my assessment that Denver and LA are both at risk of being dehubbed by United in the coming years)

The flight to South Africa must occur in March.

Sample dates:
Newark-Johannesburg from 03/02-03/10, 03/09-03/18, 03/24-04/08, etc.

HT: citsfo, via FT

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Amazon Add-On Item: Oral-B Complete Action Power Toothbrush For 49 Cents

Update: DEAD!
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Oral-B Complete Action Power Toothbrush Linky

-Clip the $3 coupon on the product page to drop the price to 49 cents.

-Add-on items ship with orders of $25+.  However you can also order add-on items together with pre-order items like this and cancel the pre-order item later on.

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-Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with Amazon Prime. A prime trial is free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Student.
Or you can always share Amazon prime for a fraction of the regular cost in this DDF thread!

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Ad: Special Offer! Win 4 Tickets To LA For Just $20!

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The Golden Treasures Chinese Auction benefits Kollel Ner Dovid, the Rabbinical Graduate Institute of the renowned Rabbinical Seminary of America-Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens. Did you know that we have 19 affiliate Yeshivos, over 475 alumni in Harbatzas Torah, over 180 musmachim in the last 10 years and OVER 4000 students in our network? Talented young men come here from around the country to train and develop the skills necessary to serve Klal Yisrael with dedication, integrity and sincerity.
You do not have to be a NY resident to claim any prizes but some restrictions may apply.

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Groupon: $5 For A $10 Whole Foods Digital Gift Card

Groupon: $5 For A $10 Whole Foods Digital Gift Card

You’ll have to search for Whote Foods in the Groupon search bar to get this deal!

-Doesn’t expire.
-Limit 1 per person.
-You can print the digital gift card or show it to a cashier on your phone.
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Save on all your Groupon purchases! You can buy Groupon gift cards at Staples with your Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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Current Mega Signup Bonuses From Chase

A quick roundup of mega signup bonus offers from Chase. Did you know that all Chase cards give free car rental CDW insurance in Israel?

-Chase Sapphire Preferred
Signup bonus: 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for spending $3,000 within 3 months plus 5,000 points for adding a free additional user. The annual fee is waived for the first year.

The Sapphire card is a great all-around card thanks to no foreign exchange fees and a 7% annual points dividend which means that you’ll earn at least 1.07 points per dollar spent. You will also earn 2.14 points per dollar spent on restaurants, airfare, hotels, car rentals, charges in airports, travel agencies, caterers, timeshares, trains, buses, taxis/limos, ferries, bridges, tolls, and parking. On the first Friday of every month this year you earn 3.21 points per dollar on dining.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are extremely flexible.  They can be transferred instantly to several great airline and hotel programs like United (Star Alliance), British Airways (OneWorld), Korean (Skyteam but they also have a great Alaska and Hawaiian Air chart partner chart), Southwest, Hyatt, and more. You can even transfer points to Amtrak if that’s your thing.

Those program each have their niches where your points can be worth a ton.  A $1,300 last minute ticket can be had for as little as 9,000 points, a $6,000 business class ticket for 115,000 points, or a $1,500 hotel room/villa for 25,000 points or just 12,500 points plus $150 with points and cash.

Read more about the Chase Ultimate Rewards program in this post.

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-Chase Southwest Visa Signature
Signup bonus: 50,000 Southwest points for spending $2,000 within 3 months.

There are no foreign exchange fees.

Southwest charges a variable amount of points based on the airfare. Starting 03/31 this will get a bit pricier.  For example a flight from Los Angeles to S. Francisco from 03/12-03/18 is currently $116. Or it’s points it’s 5,358 points plus $5.  So 5,358 points saves you $111 or a value of 2.07 cents per point.  On other tickets you may only get a value of 1.8 cents, but it will stay within that range.  On 03/31 that ticket will cost 6,252 points for a value of 1.78 cents per point.

If you don’t fly you can also get $500 in gift cards to dozens of stores for the 50,000 points.

The great thing about Southwest is that you can cancel award travel tickets and have the points redeposited into your account for free.  That means during a fare sale you can speculatively book a ticket and not worry if your plans don’t work out.  Or if the paid fare goes down just rebook your ticket and get back points.

And everyone gets 2 free checked bags.
If you collect 110,000 Southwest points in a year from select sources (including all points from Southwest credit cards and transfers from hotel programs like Hyatt) you can to bring along a companion for free on all of your Southwest flights for the remainder of the year and for the entire following year. That’s good on paid flights and on award flights, so you can effectively get twice the value out of your points .
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-Chase British Airways Visa Signature
Signup bonus: 50,000 BA Avios for spending $2,000 within 3 months.

There are no foreign exchange fees.
With short-haul flights starting at just 4,500 Avios you can get a TON of free travel from your Avios. Plus BA doesn’t charge any last minute expedite/close-in fees, doesn’t collect massive fuel surcharges for flights on American within the Western Hemisphere, Qantas within Australia, or worldwide on Aer Lingus, Alaska, Air Berlin, or LAN, and only charges $2.50-$10 (just the 9/11 fees) to cancel a domestic award online.

This program has great one-way bargains like 4.5K miles from Miami to the Caribbean, 7.5K miles from JFK to Bermuda, 12.5K miles from the west coast to any of the Hawaiian islands, and 12.5K miles from Boston to Ireland, all without fuel surcharges.

In just a month from now you’ll also be able to book all USAirways flights with Avios.
Cardholders also get 10% off paid BA tickets and can earn a companion award ticket if they spend $30K.

Want to learn more about the BA Avios program? I’ve written up an entire knowledgebase of facts that you can peruse.

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-Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Bold business cards.
Signup bonus: Both of these cards give 50,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points each for spending $5,000 within 3 months.  The Ink Plus is a credit card and Ink Bold is a charge card.

They both have no annual fees for the first year, no foreign transaction fees, and 2 free lounge visits per year.

But even more importantly you earn 5 points per dollar at office supply stores, where you can find hundreds of gift cards to other online and retail stores. And that’s besides for 5 points per dollar on telecom, cable, and internet as well as 2 points per dollar on gas and hotels.  Plus you also get cash back on top of points with Visa Savings Program and Mastercard Easy Savings

50,000 signup points and 5 points per dollar earning makes the Ink cards a must-have for any mileage junkies.

Read more about getting business cards and the credit benefits of using business cards in this post.

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Other awesome Chase cards with lesser published signup bonuses that you can add onto a “3BM” (using 3 different internet browsers to apply for 3 different cards from the same bank at the same time) include the Chase Ink Cash (which has no annual fee and has 5 point per dollar and 2 point per dollar categories along with free lounge passes), Chase Freedom (which has no annual fee, gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories, and 10% bonus points if you have a Chase checking account making it 5.5 points per dollar), the Chase United Explorer (which gives free luggage, free primary car rental insurance in most countries worldwide besides Israel, expanded saver and standard award ticket availability, priority boarding, and more). There is also a business version of the United Explorer (click on “are you a business owner” on the Explorer application) and a Club version of the United card (click on the Club tab on the Explorer application) that gives 1.5 miles per dollar spent, 2 free checked bags per person, a United Club membership with unlimited free lounge and airport terminal access for you and your family, and waived expedite fees on United awards.

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51.3%-55% Off At Banana Republic Today

Update: Normally Banana republic coupons exclude suit jackets, but today only if you have a Gap Inc card you’ll be able to get 55% off of a suit!

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Banana Republic Linky

You can currently save 35% off regularly priced and sale items at Banana Republic with any credit card or 40% with a Gap Inc card with code (Exp 02/26, valid online only, exclusions apply): BRSAVE

Plus subscribe to Banana Republic emails and get a 25% off coupon so you can save 25% on top of the 35% or 40%.  That creates an effective 51.3% or 55% discount.

After you enter your email address and select your preferences you’ll be sent a one-time use coupon.

If you already subscribe you can use another email address or just add a +1, +2, +3 after your Gmail address. If your address is banana@gmail.com then banana+1@gmail.com, banana+2@gmail.com, banana+3@gmail.com, banana+4@gmail.com, etc will all work and be sent to your regular banana@gmail.com address.

The email confirmation will only show the 25% discount under promotions as the base price of the item itself will already be discounted by the 35% or 40%.

Post what deals you find!
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If you have a Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Gap Inc gift cards at Office Depot or Staples.

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Don’t Miss This Deal: 2014 Honda Accord LX For Just $179/Month From Plaza Auto Leasing!

Update: Sold Out!
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What a deal! The 2014 Honda Accord LX features back up camera, Bluetooth, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, AM/FM/CD.

-All colors available. $500 damage waiver included! $5,000 damage waiver available!
-Must take delivery from in stock units by 2/28/2014-No Exceptions!
-Lease details: 36 months/10k miles per year. Due at signing is first month, bank fee, applicable taxes, registrations fees.
-Residency restrictions apply. Tier 1 credit approval required.

For more great deals on any vehicle, make or model call 718-975-9000 or click here to see our specials!

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