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Get A 40% Bonus When You Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points Into British Airways Avios!

Update: Just 3.5 weeks left for this transfer bonus, how many points have you transferred over?

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Originally posted on 12/15/14:

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-Be sure to read the British Airways knowledgebase and the 22 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Avios for everything you NEED to know about the BA program
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BA/MR Promo Offer Linky

-Through 01/31/15 you will get 1,400 Avios for every 1,000 Membership Rewards (MR) Points transferred to BA.

This is only valid for US cardholders.

This is the first transfer bonus into Avios in 2014!
Previous MR->Avios bonus offers:
11/27/11=30%
03/15/12=50%
08/28/12=40%
12/03/12=30%
04/22/13=35%
10/15/13=20%

About British Airways Avios:

-BA Avios are awesome.  They effectively fill the gap that is left by the major programs like American AAdvantage and United MileagePlus.  The major programs provide a fantastic value for long-haul flights, especially for one-way flights, last-minute flights, stopover flights, or flights in business or first class.  But most programs are not great for short flights.

In 2011 BA launched the Avios program and for the past 3 years it has continued to provide an incredible value for short-haul flights.  I’ve booked dozens of short-haul tickets using Avios for travel on American.  A Cleveland-NYC ticket can cost $1,200 round-trip if you don’t stay for at least 3 days or if you book last-minute.  But BA allows me to use just 9,000 Avios for that same flight, a whopping value of over 13 cents per mile.  I can hop over to Chicago or NYC on a whim without any kind of mileage regret like I used to have in the pre-Avios days.

-Avoiding fuel surcharges:
-There are no fuel surcharges for travel on American or USAirways within the Western Hemisphere. Flights start at 4,500 Avios plus $5.60.
-Air Berlin flights still have no fuel surcharges systemwide and remain the cheapest way to get to Israel. They have flights to Israel from Berlin, Dusseldorf, or Munich for 10K Avios. Flights to several US cities cost just 20K Avios.

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-Niki flights have no fuel surcharges systemwide. They fly from Israel to Vienna for 10K Avios.
-Aer Lingus flights have no fuel surcharges systemwide, though they can only be booked over the phone.. A flight from Boston to Dublin or Shannon is just 12,500 Avios in coach or 25,000 Avios in business. From there you can fly elsewhere within Europe without paying fuel surcharges.  Plus you can fly to Boston from cities like Buffalo, NYC, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or Washington DC for just 4.5K Avios. These flights can only be booked over the phone.
-Alaska flights have no fuel surcharges systemwide with flight starting at just 4,500 Avios. These flights can only be booked over the phone.
-LAN and TAM flights have no fuel surcharges systemwide. Some of their flights can only be booked over the phone.
-Flights within Australia, Europe, Japan, and many other countries and regions have little to no fuel surcharges.
-There are also no fuel surcharges for flying on Qantas within Australia.
-Fuel surcharges on award-winning carrier Cathay Pacific are also pretty low and you don’t even need to fly all the way to Hong Kong (though you should-great city with awesome kosher food, airport lounges with kosher food, and a business or first class flight you’ll never forget!) to get a taste of their awesome service, seat, pajamas, and amenities. They fly a daily 777 nonstop between JFK and Vancouver which I reviewed in this trip report.
-You can significantly cut the fuel surcharges when flying on Iberia by transferring your BA Avios into Iberia Avios
-British Airways 5th Freedom Flights (flights that don’t depart from or arrive to the UK) have significantly lower fees. For example even though Singapore-Sydney is a longer flight than NYC-London the fees in first class on Singapore-Sydney are less than half of those from NYC-London.

-There are no expedite or close-in fees for last minute award ticket bookings with BA Avios.  That saves you $75 compared to other programs.

-You can book one-way tickets for half of the miles listed below!

-Earning or redeeming any amount of Avios extends your entire account validity for another 36 months.

-You can cancel tickets and redeposit miles for the lessor of $55 or the taxes you paid.  That means you pay just $5.60 for cancel a one-way domestic itinerary (and you always should book domestic flights as one-ways). That saves you $200 compared to opther programs when you need to cancel.

-British Airways only charges 10% extra miles for a lap child flying internationally, even when traveling on AA. AA and other domestic carriers charge a whopping 10% of the full fare, which can add up to be a small fortune.

-Points transfer instantly from MR to BA and there are no fees or taxes for transferring points to British Airways.

-You can search American, Alaska, and USAirways award availability on AA.com and looking for sAAver awards. BA can’t book AAnytime awards, but you should be able to find all AA sAAver awards on BA.com. BA.com does not display all available awards on all airlines, airlines like Alaska, Aer Lingus, and LAN have to be booked over the phone.  Additionally you will have to call BA to make a booking if you see a sAAver award on AA.com that’s not showing on BA.com.

Sample uses:

-7,000 MR points will transfer into 9,800 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip short-haul ticket between New York and places like Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, Pittsbugh, or Toronto or between Miami and the Bahamas or Cancun, on OneWorld partner American. It’s also enough to fly from Melbourne to Sydney, or to many cities within Europe.

-11,000 MR points becomes 15,400 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between New York and Chicago or Florida, from LA to Cabo, or from JFK to Bermuda.

-15,000 MR points becomes 21,000 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between Germany or Austria and Tel Aviv, Chicago and LA, Hong Kong to Singapore, or JFK to Cancun, S. Maarten, or S. Juan,

-18,000 MR points becomes 25,200 Avios, more than enough for a 25K round-trip flight between the west coast and any of the Hawaiian islands, New York and the west coast, or New York and Costa Rica. It’s even enough for a round-trip flight between Boston and Dublin or Shannon, Ireland with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus! You’ll have to call to book trips on airlines like Aer Lingus or Alaska.

-25,000 MR points becomes 35,000 Avios, more than enough for a 34K round-trip flight from NYC-Boston-Ireland on Aer Lingus with no fuel surcharges. You must call BA to book Aer Lingus flights.  Fly from Ireland to elsewhere in Europe for 9K Avios round-trip without fuel surcharges by booking over the phone as well.

-29,000 MR points becomes 40,600 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between Dallas and Hawaii or New York and London (though you’ll be hit with fuel surcharges for crossing the Atlantic on most airlines). It’s also enough for a round-trip flight nonstop flight between NYC or Chicago and Dublin or Shannon, Ireland with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus.

-36,000 MR points becomes 50,400 Avios, more than enough for a round-trip flight between New York and Brazil or Argentina.  It’s also more than enough for a round-trip in a lie-flat business class seat between JFK and Vancouver on Cathay Pacific or on business class between Boston and Ireland.

-43,000 MR points becomes 60,200 Avios, enough for a 60K round-trip flight between New York and Tel Aviv on Air Berlin with no fuel surcharges.

-50,000 MR points becomes 70,000 Avios, enough for a round-trip flight between the US and Hong Kong in coach. Or fly round-trip in Cathay Pacific lie-flat business class for 100,000 MR points (140,000 Avios).
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American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

Need some Membership Rewards points?

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Flying Blue and can be earned from credit cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from charge cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

-Key perks of The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express:
-Signup bonus: 15K Membership Rewards points (21K Avios with a 40% bonus) plus for a limited time 1 year of Amazon Prime (a $99 value) for spending $1,000 within 3 months. There is a $95 annual fee.
-One of the best cards that exist for everyday spending thanks to a 50% point bonus for making 30 transactions per billing period. That’s 1.5 points per dollar everywhere you shop. At a conservative 1.6 cents per point valuation that’s a minimum of 2.4% back.
-4.5 points per dollar on up to $6,000 per year at grocery stores if you make 30 transactions that month (3 points if you don’t). At a conservative 1.6 cents per point valuation that’s 7.2% back.
-3 points per dollar on gas and Uber if you make 30 transactions that month (2 points if you don’t). At a conservative 1.6 cents per point valuation that’s 4.8% back.
-Up to 99 fee-free additional cards that each qualify for AMEX promotions.
-Transfer points to all Membership Rewards airline and hotel partners.
You can easily track how many transactions you have on the AMEX site and at the end of the month you can just buy $0.50 Amazon gift cards in as many transactions as you need to get up to 30 for that month. Or just swipe to add a quarter to people’s parking meters. Note that even if you return an item it doesn’t subtract the original transaction.
Signup bonus:
The EveryDay Preferred card has a $95 annual fee, but that’s low considering it’s one of the only card that gives 1.5 real airline miles (not fake bank miles) per dollar everywhere. The only other card that does that is the United Club card which costs $395 per year.

-Key perks of The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express:
-Signup bonus: 10K Membership Rewards points (14K Avios with a 40% bonus) plus for a limited time 1 year of Amazon Prime (a $99 value) for spending $1,000 within 3 months. There is no annual fee.
-The only no-annual fee card that can transfer points into real airline miles.
-20% point bonus for making 20 transactions per billing period. That’s 1.2 points per dollar everywhere you shop.
-2.4 points per dollar on up to $6,000 per year at grocery stores if you make 30 transactions that month (2 points if you don’t).
-3 points per dollar on Uber if you make 30 transactions that month (2 points if you don’t).
-Up to 99 fee-free additional cards that each qualify for AMEX promotions.
-Transfer points to all Membership Rewards airline and hotel partners.

-Key perks of the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
-Signup bonus: 25K Membership Rewards points (35K Avios with a 40% bonus) for spending $2,000 within 3 months. The $175 annual fee is waived for the first year.
-3 points per dollar on airfare.
-2 points per dollar on gas and groceries.

-Key perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express.
-Signup bonus: 40K Membership Rewards points (56K Avios with a 40% bonus) for spending $3,000 within 3 months. $450 annual fee.

-Every calendar year you can get a $200 airline fee refunds.  That means in your first cardmembership year you can get a $600 refund thanks to a $200 credit in 2014, a $200 credit in 2015, and a $200 credit in 2016 if you get the card right now…

-Centurion lounge access: Bring your entire family or you and 2 guests into lounges in Dallas, Las Vegas LaGuardia, San Francisco, and more to come. Miami will be the next to open.  There are also lounges in Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
-Airspace lounge access: Bring your entire family or you and 2 guests into lounges in Baltimore, Cleveland, JFK (JetBlue terminal), San Diego, and more to come.  These are modern lounges with free premium coffee, bottled water, and self service soft drinks.  Additionally you and every guest also gets a gift card valid towards purchasing premium alcohol, local craft beers, cocktails, and meals.
-Priority Pass lounge access.  There are over 600 lounges worldwide that accept Priority Pass and you can access all of them for free.  In Newark you can access the Art & Lounge.  That’s the same lounge that El Al provides for their business and first class passengers. It has exclusively kosher food and Israeli art.  In Tel Aviv you can access the Dan lounge.  See the Priority Pass site for their complete list of lounges. Note that you can’t access United lounges with the Priority Pass membership that you get from the Platinum card.  You don’t get any free guests, but secondary Platinum cardholders can get their own free Priority pass membership.
-Delta SkyClub access:  Platinum cardholders can also access Delta Skyclubs, though they can no longer bring in free guests there.  However you can add 3 additional users onto a personal Platinum card for $175 (That’s just $58.33 per additional cardholder per year).  Secondary users do get full lounge access so they will have access to Delta and Priority Pass lounges for themselves and they will be able to guest others into Airspace and Centurion lounges.
-TSA Pre-Check makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and freedom baggie with liquids in your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in a nude-o-scope.  It costs $85 for 5 years but you’ll get an $85 statement credit when you pay with a Platinum card. Additional cardholders get it free as well.
-Or you can get Global Entry which includes TSA Pre-Check for free.  Normally Global Entry costs $100 and it also lets you bypass the customs line when returning from abroad. If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.  Additional cardholders qualify for a Global Entry fee refund as well.
-Platinum cardholders get Starwood Gold elite status for free.  That gets you free Wi-Fi or you can get a 250 point rebate every time you stay at a Starwood hotel-even if you are on an award stay!  It also gets you free upgrades and 4pm late checkout.
-The card also comes with free checked baggage insurance and it has no foreign exchange fees.  And of course it comes with all of the amazing purchase protections that other American Express cards have as well.
-Lost item protection: If you buy something on your Platinum card up to $10,000 and lose it within 90 days of purchase it will be fully covered.  No other card I’m aware of offers lost item protection.  Many cards offer stolen item protection, but that requires a police report to be filed and often it has a cap of just $1,000.

Editorial Note: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

HT: Meir613, via DDF

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2 Chicago Cutlery 5 Inch Steakhouse Knives For $2.97 Shipped From Bon-Ton

Update: DEAD!

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2 Chicago Cutlery 5 Inch Steakhouse Knifes For $2.97 Shipped From Bon-Ton

These knives have 4.3 star ratings on Amazon.

Receive free shipping sitewide with code: FREESHIP

-High-carbon stainless steel blades resist rust and stains for lasting beauty
-Serrated edges never need sharpening
-Extra-thick stamped high-carbon stainless steel adds strength and control
-Full-length tang extends from the tip of the blade to the end of the handle adding stability and control

HT: rots5, via DDF

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16-Piece T-fal Initiatives Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set For $74.99 Shipped From Amazon

16-Piece T-fal Initiatives Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set For $74.99 Shipped From Amazon

This was selling for $99.99 earlier this week and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

Clip the $15 coupon to drop the price down to $74.99 shipped.

-Innovative ceramic interior offers superior stain resistance, superior scratch resistance. The most durable coating suitable for all cooking utensils.
-Quality ceramic non-stick interior promotes healthy cooking by lessening the need for fats and oils.
-The heavy gauge aluminum construction offers efficient cooking, even heat distribution and durable usage.
-Safe for all cooking methods except induction.
-Cooking surface able to reach 700 Degrees and oven safe to 350 Degrees.
-Dishwasher Safe.
-Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Sesame Street 16-Book Read-Along Nursery Rhymes Set For $17.99 Shipped From Staples

Update: Sold out!

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Sesame Street 16-Book Read-Along Nursery Rhymes Set For $17.99 Shipped From Staples

This sells for $34.73 on Amazon.

Signup and login to a free Staples Rewards account and you’ll get free shipping on all of your Staples.com orders with no minimum order size required on top of rewards earnings.

Books included are:
-Itsy Bitsy Spider
-Hey Diddle Diddle
-Jack and Jill
-Rock-A-Bye, Baby
-Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
-Hickory Dickory Dock
-Little Miss Muffet
-Little Boy Blue
-Old Mother Hubbard
-Good Night
-The Evening is Coming
-Pease Porridge Hot
-Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
-Mary Had a Little Lamb
-This Little Piggy
-Humpty Dumpty

Use your Ink Plus or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar.

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Renting A Car With A Credit Card? Here’s What You Need To Know About Insurance.

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Car rental companies love to upsell insurance options when you rent a car.

Most are bogus. but 2 are legitimate. There’s liability insurance and there’s the collision damage waiver insurance or CDW.

No credit card covers liability insurance.
When you drive in the USA you need to have liability coverage which covers damage to other people and their property. If you own a car and are insured you’ll be covered when you rent a car in the US, so there’s no need to take out liability insurance. If you don’t own a car you can rely on the state minimum liability that the car rental agencies are required to provide free of charge. However you can be on the hook if you cause damage in excess of the minimum requirement, so you may want to take out that coverage if you don’t have a personal car insurance policy. Note that in California and Texas there is no state minimum liability, so any damage you cause will be your responsibility.

In some countries, like Israel and Mexico, you are always required to pay for liability insurance.

Many credit cards provide CDW insurance. That covers damage that occurs to your rental car. However most cards only provide secondary coverage in your home country, which means that if you have your own car insurance you would have to file a claim with them and only if they deny it will the credit card cover the damage.

AMEX cards have the option to add a premium car rental insurance option that changes coverage from secondary to primary, but that will set you back about $20 per rental.

2 popular Chase cards provide free primary CDW coverage even in your home country, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase United Explorer. If you damage your rental car then those cards will cover the damage without having to file a claim with your personal auto insurance policy.

Both cards have no foreign transaction fees.
The Sapphire Preferred also gives double points on car rentals, making it the best card to use when renting a car anywhere in the world.

Most cards exclude CDW coverage in select countries such as Israel and Jamaica.  All Chase cards provide coverage worldwide, including Israel.  Just call the number on the back of your card to be connected with the CDW insurance department who can provide you with a letter of coverage to provide the car rental agency in any country that you specify.

In a country like Israel you’ll still need to purchase liability insurance, but you won’t have to pay the CDW insurance.  Which is a good thing as the basic CDW insurance in Israel comes with a high deductible, so even if you pay the daily CDW fee you may still wind up paying for the small scratches that car rental companies in Israel love to charge to everyone without ever repainting their cars.

With CDW coverage insurance from your credit card there is no deductible as long as you decline to take out the CDW coverage from the car rental agency.  You won’t be responsible for a thing as long as you use the right card.

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15% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Roundup Of Activity Deals In Baltimore/DC, Central Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland, LA, Miami, And NYC

Groupon: Local Deals

Use the following code for 15% off local deals (Exp: 01/07): NEW15

Sample event and activity groupons, prices listed reflect final price after all discounts:

National:

-Flight Ticket for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride in over 200 locations: $169.15 (View locations via this link.)

New York:

-Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle Pavilion Visit: $17

-3-Hour Pass for One Person at Modern Pinball: $12.75

-Golf-Class Packages with Range Balls at Golf Club at Chelsea Piers: $46.75

-Tactical Shooting and Self Defense Course for One or Two at Israeli Tactical School: $58.65

-Tandem-Skydiving Experience: $126.65

-Four-Hour Soap-Making Class for One or Two at Brooklyn Creative Studio (Williamsburg): $67.15

-2-Hour Wheel-Throwing Workshop for One at La Mano Pottery : $38.25

-Admission to Wax Attraction, Harbor Cruise, and Empire State Building from CitySights NY: $58.65

-Two- or Four-Hour Bike Rental for One or Two from Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing: $8.50

-Private Helicopter Flying Lesson: $106.25

-Classic Manhattan Helicopter Tour with Photo at Manhattan Helicopters: $109.65

-90-Minute Archery Lessons with Equipment Rental from Hidden Gems Archery: $21.25

-In the Poconos Treetop Zipline and Challenge Course for Two at The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge: $33.15

Central New Jersey:

-Private Helicopter Flying Lesson: $106.25

-Four Private or Group Fencing Lessons: $41.65

-Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two at Glowgolf: $7.65

-5 Open-Bounce Sessions or Birthday Party with Cake and Pizza for Up to 12 at BounceU: $17-$203.15

Los Angeles:

-Private 45-Minute Beginners Helicopter Lesson: $97.75

-Gondola Cruise for Up to Four People: $56.80

-Night Helicopter Tour for Three: $339.15

-Two-Hour Rental of a Single or Double Kayak from Marina Paddle: $12.75

-Four 16-Lap Go-Kart Races at Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting : $39.10

-Hollywood, Hollywood Sign, and Star-Homes Tours from Hollywoodland Tours: $11.90

-Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying: $8.50

-Flying Lesson with Classroom Time, Simulator Time, and In-Plane Instruction at Encore Flight: $109.65

-Museum Of Tolerance 2 adult tickets: $14.45(membership also available)

-Beginner Ninja or Intermediate Basic-Training Paintball Package: $17

-2 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Session: $41.65

Miami:

-Jetpack Flying Lesson and 20 Minutes of Flying Time: $127.50

-Speedboat Tour: $21.25

-2 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Rental And Instruction: $8.50

-Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One at Miami Shooters Club : $34

-Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight Package from Miami Hang Gliding: $58.65

-Paintball package for 2: $8.50

-Tandem Skydive Photo Shoot with 50 Digital Images at Skydive Spaceland: $143.65

Chicago:

-Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two: $6.80

-150-minute painting classes: $27.20

-Day or Night Helicopter Tour for Two: $219.30

-Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago: $24.65

Cleveland:

-Introduction to Glassblowing or Lampworking Class: $33.15

-Tandem Skydiving Jump: $135.15

-Skating Package for 2 at United Skates of America: $14.45

-All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for at Paintball International: $16.15

Baltimore/Washington DC:

-Shooting Experience For Two: $43.34

-Canopy Zip-Line Tour: $40.80

-Four Hour Moon Bounce Rental: $106.25

-Ceramics Classes: $17.85

-60 minute horseback experience: $24.65

-5 Open Play Passes at Fun Bounce Paradise: $14.45

-Tandem Skydive: $129.20

-DC Highlights Day Tour: $24.65

-Visit for Two to the National Building Museum: $6.80

-Haunted Pub Tour for Two: $21.25

-Whitewater-Rafting Trip: $50.15

-Unlimited Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals for First-Time Season Pass-Holders at Boating in DC: $109.65

Post what deals you find!

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If you have a Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash card you can earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points (transferable to several airlines and hotels) per dollar spent by buying Groupon gift cards at Staples

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Amazon Gold Box: Save Up To 50% Off Fitness Workout Essentials

Prices valid today only.

Amazon Gold Box: Save Up To 50% Off Fitness Workout Essentials

For example this Lifecore Fitness Assault Air Bike Trainer was $999 yesterday and is now just $749, an all time low by over $100. And it has fantastic 4.8 star ratings.

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Today Only: Amazon Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime For $189

Amazon Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime For $189

The unlocked Fire Phone was $449 and is on sale for just $189.

Plus you’ll get a free year of Amazon Prime, a $99 value.  If you already have Prime then your membership will be extended by a year.

-U.S. compatibility: All GSM networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint
-Fire phone features nine bands of 4G-LTE, four bands of GSM for worldwide coverage, five bands of UMTS for better voice coverage, faster data speeds, and international roaming, plus 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, NFC and Bluetooth support.
-Includes a full year of Prime benefits (a $99 value).
-2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for ultra-fast app launch times and smooth multi-tasking
-Bright 4.7″ HD display
-13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash
-Includes unlimited free cloud storage for photos taken with Fire phone
-Amazon-exclusive features: Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective
-Over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and more

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15% Off All Groupon Local Deals: Kosher Groupon Roundup

Groupon Linky

Use the following code for 15% off local deals (Exp: 01/07): NEW15

Kosher deals (Always check local kosher supervision):

-Save 52% on Kashrus Magazine Subscription

Los Angeles:

-Save 40% at Got Kosher? (Memphis-Style BBQ Pulled Beef Sandwich…heaven!)

-Save 37% at Schwartz Bakery

-Save 40% at Orange Delite

-Save 56% at Unique Bakery And Cafe

Miami/Boca Raton:

-Save 55% for breakfast at Mozart Cafe in Boca

-Save 50% for lunch at Mozart Cafe in Boca

-Save 48% at Beit Burger Miami

-Save 55% at Holy Bagels & Pizzeria

New York:

-Save 51% at China Glatt

-Save 42% at Garden of Eat-In

-Save 52% at Mendy’s Restaurant Midtown

-Save 64% off dinner at Talia’s Steakhouse

-Save 60% off brunch at Talia’s Steakhouse

Phoenix:

-Save 30% at LaBella Pizzeria

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Car Rental Specials In Israel For Pesach And Winter From Noach Car Rental And Budget!

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

Noach Car Rental Deals:

-Pesach rentals limited time, low season rate on all 5 seaters, plus pay no rental fee (mandatory liability fee will apply) for Shabbos/Yom Tov days. Must be booked by Jan 28th.
-Super rates on all classes for January, February, and March reservations (this deal can end at any time!).
-Car pickup is at terminal 3.
-2nd driver is free and customer service is second to none, our customers love us for good reason.

We are here to help and assist you by phone and by email and are around to help when you pickup and dropoff your rental! We are open from 8am-11:30pm Israel time(1am-4:30pm EST).
Phone: Israel: 0722-777-200. US: 212-901-5205.
E-mail: Rent@NoachCar.co.il Web: NoachCar.co.il

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HOT! Spend $250 At Rite Aid On Select Products And Get 2 Free Nights At Select Hyatt Hotels!

Rite Aid is running a “Happy You Year” promotion through 01/24 with 5 levels of potential rewards.

Purchase these participating products in store or online at Riteaid.com and you’ll get a reward code (worth 50 credits) for every $50 that you spend. You need to provide your Wellness+ card number to get the reward codes.

Spend $250 total (it doesn’t have to be in shot) and you’ll get 5 reward codes. Every time you reach another $50 threshold a reward code will print on your receipt.  If you spend $100 in one transaction then 2 codes will print, if you spend $250 then 5 codes will print, etc.  Online orders also qualify and the amount you spend online will combine together with in-store purchases to reach the thresholds. There’s a limit of 5 codes per person.

With 5 reward codes for example you can choose from:
-2 night camping/cabin reservation
-7 night RCI time-share resort
-2 night Hyatt Premier Certificates

You can select 1 of the level 5 reward code prizes per household.

I don’t know much about the cabin or time-share offers, they may be great. But I do know about the Hyatt premier certificate level award that they are giving out. Hyatt used to sell Premier certificates to the public for $189 per night, so theoretically that’s a $378 value. Though it can be worth much more (or less) than that depending on the hotel you redeem at.

I wrote all about Hyatt Stay certificates on DDF several years ago before they stopped selling them to the public.

Now Rite Aid’s terms of actually claiming the free nights is incredibly awkward. You can find them here.
In short, you need to select your reward choice online by 02/24 which will provide you with a registration form.
You must send in that form with a copy of your provide photo ID by 03/03.
You’ll then be emailed an online booking form that must be completed by 03/22 where you must select where you want to stay.
The stay must be at least 4 weeks in advance but not more than 365 days in advance.

Now here’s the really odd part, they ask that you select 3 different Hyatt hotels and 3 different dates.

The only good reason that they would ask for that is because Hyatt stay certificates are capacity controlled.

Luckily there’s a trick to check if your desired dates are available.
First locate the hotel where you want to stay that will accept Premier certificates.

Say you want to stay in the Hyatt Place Secaucus, located just 6 miles from Times Square, from 06/07-06/09.
Just go to Hyatt.com and search for Secaucus but expand the special rates section and in the special offer code section type in: HSPRN2

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Then click through for the Hyatt Place Secaucus and you’ll see that they will accept Premier certificates that night:
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The paid rate for each of those nights is $299+tax=$687.70.
Not a bad value for buying $250 worth of everyday stuff from Rite Aid!

If there is no availability for your dates you’ll get an error message like this:
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So what will happen if you only submit the form with 1 desired hotel and set of dates? Good question. It would probably be fine if your dates do have availability but personally I’d just submit choices #2 and #3 as hotels that I know won’t have availability thanks to the code above :D

Hint: The Hyatt Place Cleveland and the Hyatt Place Canton both seem to have terrible availability ;)

Post what items you’ll be buying online or in-store to hit the $250 if you decide to go for this!

HT: catonis, via FT

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Baby Products On Sale From Kohl’s With Stackable Coupons; Great Deals On Britax And BOB Strollers And Car Seats

Kohl’s Baby Products Linky

Use the following codes in your cart for 20% off baby products (Exp: 01/13): HEYBABY20

Plus use the following code for 15% off orders below $100 sitewide (Exp: 01/07): TODAY
Or use the following code for 20% off orders over $100 sitewide (Exp: 01/07): SAVE

There is free shipping on $75+ orders.

There are many great deals on strollers and car seats.

-BOB Stroller Sale

Sample deals:

-BOB Revolution CE City Stroller: $291.83
This sells for $384 from Amazon where it has 4.6 star reviews.

-BOB Revolution SE Duallie Double Stroller: $407.35
This sells for $536 from Amazon where it has 4.6 star reviews.

-BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller: $419.83
This sells for $552 from Amazon where it has 4.7 star reviews.

-BOB Sport Utility Stroller: $237.11
This sells for $312 from Amazon where it has 4.4 star reviews.

-BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller: $291.83
This sells for $384 from Amazon where it has 4.7 star reviews.

-Britax Stroller and Car Seat Sale

Sample deals:

-Britax B-Agile 2014 Double Stroller: $273.59

-Britax Boulevard G4.1 Convertible Car Seat: $200.63
This sells for $269.44 from Amazon where it has 4.2 star reviews.

-Britax Marathon G4.1 Convertible Car Seat : $176.31
This sells for $232 from Amazon where it has 5 star reviews.

-Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat: $114.20
This sells for $149 from Amazon where it has 4.2 star reviews.

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24 TERRA Original, Sea Salt Chips, 1 Ounce Packs For $8.36-$9.47 From Amazon With Subscribe & Save

Update: Alive again!
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24 TERRA Original, Sea Salt Chips, 1 Ounce Packs For $8.36-$9.47 From Amazon With Subscribe & Save

Instructions:

-Click on the 10% off coupon.

-Then use Subscribe & Save to save even more.  If you subscribe to 5 items then the price drops even further.

-If you add enough items before your next monthly Subscribe & Save order goes out then the price for all subscription items will automatically drop to the lower price with the 15% off. It can be worth adding more subscribe and save items before they ship so that you save 15% on all the items you subscribe to.

-With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase.

-You can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty once the item ships. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions.

HT: mileagejunkie, via DDF

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HURRY! Macy’s 40% Off Pop Up Sale For Home Goods!

Macy’s Home Goods Pop Up Sale

Save 40% off items found in the link above with code: ATHOME

Officially this sale should have already ended at 2pm EST, but the code is still working for now!

Shipping is free on $99+ orders and returns can be made at any time online or in-store.

For example a Cuisinart Stainless Steel 12 Piece Cookware Set is normally $199.99 and will be just $107.99 shipped with 40% off.

A Circulon Classic Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set is normally $229.99 and will be just $77.99 with 40% off. Shipping adds $9.95 but would be free if your order total is $99 after coupons are applied.

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3 Charles Tyrwhitt 100% Cotton Non-Iron White Shirts For $24.62 Each With Free Shipping!

Charles Tyrwhitt Shirt Sale Linky

Use the following code for $10 off $75: us10d5

Select from hundreds of shirts starting at just $25, and free shipping with no minimum.

Sample Deals:
-White Non-Iron Slim Fit Shirt: $24.62 when buying 3.
-White Non-Iron Classic Fit Shirt: $24.62 when buying 3.
-White Non-Iron Short Sleeve Slim Fit Shirt: $26.42 when buying 3.

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From My Inbox…Why I Recommend Priceline And The Potential Pitfalls Of Booking Directly With An Airline

Yisroel F. wrote to me last month,

“I booked a ticket on AA.com last night and now when I try to cancel (less than 24 hours) they are telling me I can’t cancel because they offer a hold for flights more than 7 days in advance.”


Alas he was told correct info.
Tickets booked on AA.com more than 7 days in advance can’t be cancelled as they offer a hold option that you are able to use. Because they offer the hold option they are exempt from the DoT mandate to allow refunds within 24 hours of booking.

I advised him to use Priceline the next time. Had he done so he would have been able to cancel that ticket. Priceline makes it easy to cancel tickets for flights departing from the US until 11:29pm the business day after booking. That means a ticket bought at 12:05am EST on Wednesday can be cancelled until 11:29pm EST on Thursday. A ticket bought at 12:05am EST on Friday can be cancelled until 11:29pm EST on the following Monday.

You can cancel online by just clicking through from your email confirmation to view your itinerary.

The Priceline free cancellation policy even applies within 7 days of a flight when the DoT mandate doesn’t even apply.

Jacob G wrote to me last month,

“I booked a ticket online with Turkish and I before I checked out I didn’t realize that the price doubled. I called them yup they say there is nothing to do because its non-refundable”


I asked him how and what he booked. And why he booked direct instead of with Priceline.
And he replied,

“A few hours ago. From NYC to Israel through Istanbul. I thought its better by them.”


Of course there’s no advantage to booking direct. Had he booked through Priceline he could have clicked cancel and been done with it.

Now the rule is that he deserves a refund within 24 hours. However more customer service reps of foreign carriers aren’t familiar with US laws.

I first advised him to call back, but he had no luck with that. The rep incorrectly told him that the DoT rule only applied for domestic US flight. Jacob asked me if he should dispute the charge.

Disputing a charge can be a messy affair and is really just for a last resort. Instead I told him to file a DoT complaint against Turkish and give as much detail as possible.

Within 5 days he had his refund thanks to the DoT.

All is well that ends well in that case, but life would have been easier by booking through a site like Priceline (or Orbitz for that matter, though Priceline seems to have the easiest and most generous cancel time.)

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Get A Paypal Mobile Card Reader For Negative $3.31

Update 2: Commenter yitzys writes that he was able to get the $15 Paypal credit yesterday on his account, so it appears that this is indeed still alive!
He also notes that this is eligible for the Visa Checkout $30 off $150 discount for items (excluding gift cards) bought on Staples.com.

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Update 1: The terms on Paypal’s website say the code must be redeemed by 12/31/14, but Staples.com is still advertising you will receive $15 back from Paypal for this product:

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Save a screenshot of the Staples.com page in case of any issues that Staples will need to stand behind.
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Get A Paypal Mobile Card Reader For Negative $3.31

Signup and login to a free Staples Rewards account and you’ll get free shipping on all of your Staples.com orders with no minimum order size required on top of rewards earnings.

Staples is selling the Paypal reader for $11.69 shipped, plus you can get $15 added to your Paypal account balance by entering the code found on the card reader package at www.paypal.com/redeem

Limit of 3 $15 bonuses per Paypal account.

Use your Ink Plus or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar.

HT: Moishebatchy, via DDF

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16 Happy Tot Organic Baby Food, Spinach, Mango And Pear Pouches For $10.91 Shipped Via Amazon Subscribe & Save

Update: DEAD!

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16 Happy Tot Organic Baby Food, Spinach, Mango And Pear Pouches For $10.91 Via Amazon Subscribe & Save

-With Subscribe and Save you will get free shipping without any minimum purchase.

-You can cancel the subscribe and save service with absolutely no obligation or penalty once the item ships. To do so just click here to manage your subscriptions.

-OU-Parve
-Organic fruit & veggie mixes with Salba the SUPER Chia for added nutrition
-800mg omega-3s (ALA) per pouch
-Certified organic, non-GMO ingredients
-On-the-go pouch made without the use of BPA
-Pack of 16 4.22-oz pouches

HT: mileagejunkie, via DDF

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Groupon: $24 For Dinner For Two With Two Entrees And Two Sides At The Kosher Taco In Lakewood, NJ

Update: Sold out!

View kosher Groupons in other cities via this link.
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Groupon: $24 For Dinner For Two With Two Entrees And Two Sides At The Kosher Taco In Lakewood, NJ

-Expires 120 days after purchase.
-Limit 1 per person.
-Limit 1 per visit.
-Limit 1 per table.

HT: grodnoking, via DDF

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YTT Auction Exclusive For DansDeals

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

Chabad’s Largest Chinese Auction is offering a special for DansDeals readers.

Make a purchase at Chabad Auction and receive a $25 worth of free tickets on $50+ orders with code: DD25

Select from over 100 great prizes including flights to Israel, $10,000 cash, $5,000 gift cards, shaitels, and more!

Hurry and place your order now!

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HOT! Save Another $30 Off $50 On Amazon Fresh Orders In Philadelphia And New York For Amazon Prime Members When Paying With A Citi Credit Card

Amazon Fresh Linky

Use the following promo code for $30 off your $50+ Amazon Fresh order in Philadelphia and New York: CITIBANK

You must pay with a Citibank credit card.

Officially this is supposed to work with your first order only, but I suggested on DDF that people who already got $30 off $50 give it a try anyway and there have been several confirmations that it works even if you already saved $30 off $50 with last week’s promo!

Amazon Fresh offers local products and produce delivered same day to your door.  With this code you’ll get an effective 60% off your first order.

I tried popular Brooklyn zip codes and some like 11211, 11219, and 11225 worked while others like 11213 and 11230 do not have service as of yet.

Here are some of the kosher options
-Zomick’s
-Beigel’s
-Dagim
-Meal Mart
-Empire
-Sabra
-Osem
-Gefen
-Paskesz

Post what else you find!

Amazon Prime is required.  You can get a free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits) 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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United: Fly From Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, Or Salt Lake City To Tel Aviv From $710 Round-Trip

Related: Fly Delta From Cleveland, Denver, San Francisco, And Other Cities To Tel Aviv From $696 Round-Trip

-Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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

-Limited seats are available. Always search for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

As predicted earlier tonight, United has $710 round-trip fares from Delta’s hubs and focus cities to Israel.  Gotta love hub retaliation fares!

Note that flights through 02/28 will earn full flown miles, while flights on 03/01 or later will only earn a fraction of that as United is moving to a revenue based mileage earning program in March.

For example:

Atlanta-Tel Aviv for $710.96
01/12-01/20
01/19-01/27
01/25-02/02
02/01-02/09
02/08-02/16
02/15-02/23
02/22-03/02
03/01-03/09 (Purim)
03/09-03/17
04/26-05/10 (Lag B’Omer, $742)

Cincinnati-Tel Aviv for $710.96
Sample dates:
01/19-01/27
01/26-02/03
02/09-02/17
02/15-02/23
02/22-03/02
02/24-03/09 (Purim)
03/02-03/10 (Purim)
04/26-05/04
04/26-05/10 (Lag B’Omer, $742)

Detroit-Tel Aviv for $710.96
01/12-01/20
01/19-01/27
01/27-02/04
02/03-02/11
02/10-02/18
02/15-02/23
02/23-03/02
03/02-03/09 (Purim)
04/22-04/29

Minneapolis-Tel Aviv for $710.96
01/12-01/20
02/01-02/09
02/08-02/16
04/22-04/29

There are also $710 fares on United from Salt Lake City to Tel Aviv.

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Delta: Fly From Cleveland, Denver, San Francisco, And Other Cities To Tel Aviv From $696 Round-Trip

-Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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

-Limited seats are available. Always search for 1 seat and then work your way up to the number of seats you need in order to book as many seats on sale as you can.

Delta has some decent sales from United’s hubs and focus cities to Israel.

For example:

San Francisco-Tel Aviv: $696.36
Sample dates:
01/20-01/28
01/25-02/03
02/08-02/16
02/16-02/24
02/23-03/04
03/01-03/08 (Purim)
04/26-05/04
04/29-05/12 (Lag B’Omer)
05/05-05/16 (Lag B’Omer)

Cleveland-Tel Aviv: $710.96
Sample dates:
01/20-01/28
01/25-02/02
02/01-02/10
02/08-02/16
02/22-03/02
03/01-03/09 (Purim)
04/26-05/05
04/26-05/12 (Lag B’Omer)
04/29-05/12 (Lag B’Omer)

Chicago-Tel Aviv: $710.96
Sample dates:
02/09-02/17

Denver-Tel Aviv: $714.96
Sample dates:
01/19-01/26
01/25-02/01
02/01-02/08
02/08-02/15
02/15-02/22
02/22-03/01
03/01-03/08 (Purim)
03/08-03/15
04/20-04/29
04/26-05/05
05/03-05/12 (Lag B’Omer)
05/10-05/19

There are also some inexpensive fares on Delta from Houston and Washington DC to Tel Aviv.

HT: gtyossi, via DDF

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Activate Freedom Q1 And Start Bonus Spending Now; How To Find If Your Local Grocery Will Qualify And How Much Bonus Spending You’ve Done This Quarter

The Chase Freedom Visa is an excellent no annual fee card.  They market the signup bonus as $100 for spending $500 in 3 months, but really it comes in the form of 10,000 bonus points which are worth much more than $100 when transferred into miles.  Plus if you add an additional user and make a purchase within 3 months you’ll get another 2,500 bonus points, for a total of 12,500 points.

But the real beauty of the card is in the quarterly 5% categories. Again, while they call it 5% cash back you’ll really get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent which can be worth much more than 5% cash. For $1,500 in spending per quarter you will earn at least 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points (7,500 points per quarter at 5 points per dollar spent).

I say at least because if you have a Chase checking account active by December you’ll get a 10% bonus on all points earned this year.  So if you spend the $1,500 per quarter and have Chase checking you will earn 33,000 points per year, or 5.5 points per dollar.  You’ll also earn 1.1 points per dollar on all other purchases that you make.

If you and your spouse only has a Freedom card you won’t be able to transfer points to airlines and hotels. However if you or your spouse has a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus card (or will get one in the future) you can transfer Freedom points over to one of those cards and then transfer them at a 1:1 ratio into much more valuable airline miles (United, British Airways, Southwest, Korean, etc) or hotel points (Hyatt, etc).

Click here to activate this quarter’s Chase Freedom 5% categories.

The 5 point categories for 2015 are as follows:
Q1: Grocery stores, Movie theaters, Starbucks
Q2: Restaurants and more to be announced.
Q3: Gas stations and more to be announced.
Q4: Amazon.com and more to be announced.

So shop at your favorite grocery store from now until March 31st and you’ll earn a whopping 5 or 5.5 points per dollar spent.

Many grocery stores sell gift cards that can be cashed out as well.

Target and WalMart are excluded from bonuses.

Starbucks purchases and reloads online, in-store, and in-app all qualify.

There are 4 ways to tell if a grocery store will qualify.

1. Chase has a listed of qualifying merchants.  However it just shows national chains that will qualify like Pathmark and ShopRite.

As long as the store is categorized as grocery you’ll get the 5 points per dollar even if it’s not on that list.

2 You can lookup the merchant code on Visa’s site.

It’s a useful site and you can search for grocery stores only, but it’s far from perfect and it’s not an exhaustive list.

3. If you purchased from the store in the past you can click on any card to see your account activity, click on the “I’d like to” menu, and click on dispute a charge:

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Then click on all transactions and scroll down to the last time you shopped at the store.

For example Tibor’s butcher shop in Cleveland would qualify:

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But Boris’ butcher shop would not:

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(For Clevelanders: GFS, Giant Eagle, Heinen’s, and Ungers would all qualify as well according to this method).

4. Make a small test purchase to see if you get 5x points for the transaction.  Once your purchase switches from pending status to posted status you can click on the purchase to see how many points you earned.  This same method works for other Chase cards with bonus categories.

Note that different terminals in the same store can have different classifications.  If you purchase something in a specific department or at customer service in can have a different category than at the regular cashiers.

DDF user “clear thinker” points out that his purchase from the coffee counter at Breadberry only shows 1 point per dollar, while the regular grocery purchase shows as 5 points per dollar:

 

Coffee counter purchase:

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Regular grocery purchase:

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The coffee counter register is categorized as dining and therefore didn’t get the 5 points per dollar even though both charges posted from the same exact store.

 

Chase now also shows you how much you have earned for the current quarter. 

Just click on Ultimate Rewards under your Freedom card and you’ll be redirected to a page showing how much you’ve earned this quarter:

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The maximum earnings is 7,500 points per quarter for $1,500 of spending. In “Freedom-speak” that’s $75 cash back even though the rewards come in the form of points.  Just multiply your rewards by 20 to see how much you have already spent this quarter. If you have $30 in rewards showing that mean you’ve spent $600 so far and can earn 5 points per dollar on another $900 in spending this quarter.

Don’t use the points for cash back as they’re worth significantly more when transferred into airline miles, hotel points, or Amtrak points!

Of course if you have an Ink Plus or Ink Cash card you will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent all year round on telecom, cable, internet, as well as everything from office supply stores, which includes gift cards to other stores and prepaid cash cards that can be used anywhere. With the Plus card that’s capped at $50,000 per year and with the Cash card that’s capped at $25,000 per year. The cards also earn 2 points per dollar year-round at gas stations and either hotels (Plus) or dining (Cash).

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Dell 23 Inch 1080p LED Monitor And A $100 Dell eGift Card For Just $161.99

Related: A Dell IPS monitor with HDMI is $9 more.
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Dell 23 Inch 1080p LED Monitor And A $100 Dell eGift Card For Just $161.99

Use 10% off code: 78M4SHHJ4JC9WW

Sells for $149.99 from Amazon with 4.2 stars.

The $100 Dell promo eGift Card typically arrives in 10-20 days from ship date via email. It carries a 90 day expiration (except where prohibited by law) and is valid for anything sold on Dell.com.

You can make multiple orders and get the $100 gift card for each order placed!

You can sell your Dell eGift cards for cash on this DDF thread.

Dell.com carries a wide range of computers and electronics.  You can even use Dell eGift cards to buy more items that come with free eGift cards!

-Plenty of room to work and play with a 16:9 widescreen format
-Convenient onscreen access to your peripherals through the available plug-and-play VGA and DVI-D ports
-Handy preset auto modes with Dell Display Manager

HT: ybeeds

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Omnitech 10 Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder For $19.99 Shipped From Staples

Omnitech 10 Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder For $19.99 Shipped From Staples

Signup and login to a free Staples Rewards account and you’ll get free shipping on all of your Staples.com orders with no minimum order size required on top of rewards earnings.

Use your Ink Plus or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar.

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Jos A. Bank Doorbuster Specials: Merino Wool Sweaters For $19.97, Wool/Cashmere Dress Pants $39.97, Topcoats For $99

Jos A. Bank Doorbuster Specials

Sale ends tomorrow at 11:59pm. There is currently free shipping on $50+ orders.

-Merino Wool Sweaters: $19.97
-Wool/Cashmere Dress Pants: $39.97
-Topcoats & Raincoats: $99
-Executive Wool/Cashmere Topcoat: $127
-Executive Wool/Cashmere Topcoat Extended Sizes: $127

Returns are accepted in-store or by mail for 90 days for cash back, or at any time for store credit.

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Synthetic Blend Oil Change, New Filter, And Battery Check For $19.99 At Firestone

Firestone $19.99 Synthetic Blend Oil Change Coupon Linky

Schedule your appointment online and you won’t have to wait when you get there.

Offer valid 01/01-01/31. See store for complete service description and details.

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HOT! Dell 23 Inch 1080p IPS Monitor And A $100 Dell eGift Card For Just $170.99!

Dell 23 Inch 1080p IPS Monitor And A $100 Dell Gift Card For $170.99

Use 10% off code: 78M4SHHJ4JC9WW

This has 4.6 star ratings on Amazon.

The $100 Dell promo eGift Card typically arrives in 10-20 days from ship date via email. It carries a 90 day expiration (except where prohibited by law) and is valid for anything sold on Dell.com.

You can make multiple orders and get the $100 gift card for each order placed!

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You can sell your Dell eGift cards for cash on this DDF thread.

Dell.com carries a wide range of computers and electronics.  You can even use Dell eGift cards to buy more items that come with free eGift cards!

-IPS (In-Plane-Switching) display offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel.
-Contemporary styling: Experience a lifelike view with an elegant, virtually borderless 23″ display featuring an almost-invisible bezel.
-Superb performance: Images come alive with color-boosting Image Enhance, ultra wide viewing and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 max.) in a 16:9 widescreen format.
-Versatile connections: Connect to a laptop or desktop with VGA connectivity. Explore a world of HD entertainment options with an HDMI port.

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Amazon Deals Roundup: Softball Bat, Toothbrush, Headphones, Treadmill, Bathroom Scale, Baby Jogger Stroller And More

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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-Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat: $10.13
(Lowest Amazon price ever)
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-iPhone 6 Lightning Cable: $5.99 after 40% off coupon: C5PUARF7
(Lowest Amazon price ever)
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-Baby Jogger City Lite Stroller and a $50 Amazon Gift Card: $168.46 will be the final price at checkout.
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-Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush, Special pack: $29.95 after the $10 clip coupon.
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-Nubee Temperature Gun Non-contact Infrared Thermometer: $11.98 after $5 off coupon code: 83805OFF
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London Fog Men’s Down Puffer Jacket For $79.99 After $107.51 Amazon Lightning Discount

Update: DEAD!

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London Fog Men’s Down Puffer Jacket For $79.99 After $107.51 Lightning Discount

Available in L, XL, or XXL only. Choose from 4 colors.

List price is $250 and this was $187.50 before the lightning deal.

Lightning deal discount ends at 9:29am or while supplies last.

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Amazon Gold Box: Up to 67% Off Select MEElectronics Headphones

Amazon Gold Box: Up to 67% Off Select MEElectronics Headphones

Prices valid today only.

Sample Deals:

-MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire: $10.99. This was $19.23 yesterday. Select from 7 different colors.
-MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6P Memory Wire In-Ear Headphones with Microphone, Remote, and Universal Volume Control: $16.99. $10.99. This was $26.62 yesterday. Select from 7 different colors.
-MEElectronics Atlas Diamond IML Graphics On-Ear Headphones with Headset Functionality: $34.99. This was $49.99 yesterday. Select from 5 different colors.
-MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6P Memory Wire In-Ear Headphones with Microphone, Remote, Volume Control, and Sports Armband: $21.99. This was $33.98 yesterday. Select from 2 different colors.

Free shipping with $35+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders witha free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Mom (which also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes among other benefits) 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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Flying Blue Promo Awards Now Bookable For Flights Between Atlanta, Houston, Montreal, Or Toronto And Tel Aviv From 18,750 Miles Each Way

Flying Blue Promo Awards (Click here to view worldwide promo awards)

Air France Flying Blue Award Search (Login required to search for award flights)

Flying Blue is the joint program of SkyTeam member Air France and KLM.
They consider Tel Aviv to be part of Europe which can make for some decent deals.

Flying Blue does charge fuel surcharges on their own flights but not on Delta flights. However availability is much better on their own flights than on Delta flights. When there is Delta availability though it’s significantly cheaper to book the Delta flights with Flying Blue miles than with Delta Skypesos.

-They normally charge 25,000 miles each way in coach and 62,500 miles each way in business to Israel but they run rotating promo awards valid for select cities.

-Promo awards are only valid on Air France or KLM.

-Travel is valid in either direction and is valid for one-way or round-trip travel.

-You need to book the current promo awards by 01/31.

-You need to travel with the current promo awards between 03/01-04/30.

-Promo awards are nonrefundable and non-changeable.

-Promo awards require Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles. You can’t use Delta miles for these awards and you can’t transfer Delta miles to Flying Blue.

Current deals:
-You can travel between Houston and Tel Aviv in March or April for 18,750 miles each way in coach.
-You can travel between Atlanta and Tel Aviv in March or April for 25,000 miles each way in premium economy.
-You can travel between Montreal or Toronto and Tel Aviv in March or April for 31,250 miles each way in business class.

-Air France premium economy gives a more comfortable seat with a leg rest, 20% more legroom, a 20% wider seat thanks to a 2-3-2 configuration rather than 2-4-2, gives 2 free checked bags, an amenity kit, and more.  It’s a whole lot better than the sad “premium economy” offerings from the US carriers.

-You can transfer AMEX or Citi points to Flying Blue at a 1K:1K ratio or Starpoints to Flying Blue at a 20K:25K ratio.

Want to pickup some Flying Blue miles?
AMEX MR points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio, Citi Thank You points from the Premier, Prestige, or Chairman cards transfer at a 1:1 ratio, and Starpoints transfer at a 20:25 ratio so 20K Starwood becomes enough for a round-trip ticket.

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser.

-The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express awards 25K signup points with no fee for the first year. 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Flying Blue with the permanent 25% transfer bonus. Transfers can take a few days.

-American Express Membership Rewards points transfer instantly at a 1K:1K ratio to Flying Blue and can be earned from new cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay Credit Card from American Express.

The Preferred card awards 1.5 miles per dollar everywhere, 3 miles per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 miles per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month. You can easily track how many transactions you have on the AMEX site and at the end of the month you can just buy $0.50 Amazon gift cards in as many transactions as you need to get up to 30 for that month.

The EveryDay card awards 1.2 miles per dollar everywhere and 2.4 miles per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month.

Both of those cards also give a free year of Amazon Prime for a limited time only.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from cards like the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

-You can see the miles and fees for one-way tickets in the images below:

 

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Montreal in business class:

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Buy $300 In Visa Gift Cards From Staples And Get A Free $20 Visa Gift Card Via Easy Rebate

If you buy $300+ in Visa gift cards from Staples between 01/04 and 01/10 you can send in an Easy Rebate online to get a bonus $20 Visa gift card.

This is valid in-store only.  Officially there is a limit of 1 rebate per household.

If you buy 2 $200 Visa gift card in store you’ll pay $13.90 in card fees. Use your Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash card and get 5 points per dollar spent. That’s 2,070 points for a $413.90 purchase.  Plus you’ll get the $20 Visa card via Easy Rebate to bring your cost basis down to $393.90 without accounting for the points.

Even without the Staples gift card the argument can be made to buy gift cards from Staples for your everyday spending.

Say you spend $2,000 on everyday spend.  On a typical card earning points or cash back worth 2% you would save $40.

If you bought $2,000 in Visa gift cards for $2,069.50 you’ll earn 10,348 points that are worth $181.09 at a 1.75 cents per point value.  After backing out the $69.50 it cost to buy those gift cards you’ll still left with a $111.59 profit, or about triple the rewards you would earn from other cards.  It’s an effective rebate of 5.58% everywhere you shop.

Even if you only value the points at 1.6 cents each that would value the 10,348 points at $165.57, leaving a profit of $96.07 or an effective rebate of 4.8% everywhere.

Want to just cash out the Visa gift card instead of using it for everyday purchases?

The pin on the Visa gift card is the last 4 digits of the card number, no need to set anything.
-You can load up to $5,000 per month onto a Target AMEX REDCard for free.
-You can cash out the Visa cards using EvolveMoney to pay bills like your mortgage, property tax, auto loan, health insurance, store charge card (Gap, Macy’s, Target, etc).  There is no fee for this but you can only make 1 payment per biller per month month.
-You can load Visa cards to your Serve card with a Family Dollar cashier for no fee (though some stores won’t do this)
-You can load Visa cards to your Bluebird or Serve card at a WalMart ATM machine for no fee.
-You can load Visa cards to your Bluebird or Serve card with a WalMart cashier or customer service for no fee.  Just say you want to use your debit card, no need to mention that it’s a gift card.
-You can buy a money order with the Visa card at any store that accepts debit cards as payment (except the post office).  Such stores exist even in manufactured spend deserts like NYC.
-You can pay your credit card bill at WalMart with BillPay at Customer Service.
-You can swipe the card on an Amazon card reader for a 1.75% fee.
-You can gift a Visa gift card as a wedding gift instead of giving a check.
-You can… ;)

HT: Moe’s Tavern, via DDF

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Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers, Calibrate, 1901, And Nordstrom Non-Iron Dress Shirts On Sale From $24.75 Shipped

-Non-Iron Shirts Sale Linky

-Wrinkle Free Shirts Sale Linky

Via the links above select Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers, Calibrate, 1901, Hugo Boss And Nordstrom non-iron and wrinkle free dress shirts from just $24.75.

Shipping and return shipping (with no time limit!) is free on all orders from Nordstrom so if you’re unsure of your size you’ll probably want to order more options to grab the current sale price.

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Last Day: Nordstrom Clearance Sale: Save Up To 70% Off Categories Sitewide

Update: This sale ends today.
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Save up to 70% at Nordstrom through 01/04.

Nordstrom Clearance Sale Linky

Toy Clearance Sale:

-Kid’s Toys Sale (Includes Melissa & Doug Toys)

Clothing Clearance Sale:

-Women’s Clothing Sale

-Women’s Designer Sale

-Men’s Clothing Sale

-Junior’s Clothing Sale

-Kid’s Clothing Sale

Accessories Clearance Sale:

-Men’s Accessories And Luggage Sale

-Women’s Hand Bag & Accessories Sale

Home & Gifts Clearance Sale:

-Home & Gifts Sale

Shoes Clearance Sale:

-Men’s, Women’s, And Kid’s Uggs

-Men’s Shoes Sale

-Women’s Shoes Sale

-Junior’s Shoes Sale

-Kid’s and Baby Shoes Sale

Shipping and return shipping (with no time limit!) is free on all orders from Nordstrom so if you’re unsure of your size you’ll probably want to order both options to grab the current sale price.

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15,000 Sheets Of Staples Multipurpose Paper For Negative 3 Cents After Easy Rebate

Update: The $30 Visa Checkout discount is dead, however you can get an even better deal!

Just check your AMEX account for a $25 off $100 offer.

Then you can text the word “SAVE” to 555-444 (Or sign up your phone via this online form) for a $5 off code.  If you’ve received that code in the past you can even have the code sent to a Google Voice number!

-3 cases would be $161.97, less the $25 AMEX discount, less the $5 Staples.com coupon, and less the $132 rebate and your total will be negative 3 cents with free shipping (plus sales tax where applicable).

-Or you can get 2 cases for $107.98 less the $25 AMEX discount, less the $5 Staples.com coupon, and less an $88 rebate and your total will be negative $10.02 with free shipping (plus sales tax where applicable).

-If you have or make multiple Google Voice accounts and you have 2 cards with the AMEX offer you can order 4 cases of paper in 2 separate orders for negative $20.04 after 2 of the $88 rebates!

I ordered paper on Sunday, it was delivered on Tuesday and yesterday I already got confirmation that my $132 rebate is being processed!

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Staples Multipurpose Paper Linky

Add 3 cases of paper (15,000 sheets) via the link above to your cart and your total will be $161.97.

Visa Checkout offers $30 off $150 on Staples.com

Just select Visa Checkout during the checkout process and $30 will be taken off instantly, making your total $131.97 with free shipping (plus sales tax where applicable).

You can use any credit card type with Visa Checkout.

You will get a $44 Visa gift card via Staples Easy Rebate for each case on up to 4 cases of paper.

Just click on the form from the Staples.com offer:

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You can then read the terms of the offer (4 per household) but rather than print out the rebate just follow the online link to submit the rebate electronically with your order number.  The easy rebate will cover all of the cases in your order.

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That’s $132 back on 3 cases of paper that only cost $131.97 (plus sales tax where applicable).

Or you can buy 4 cases for $185.96 and get $176 back.

You can submit the rebate immediately after ordering, though it will not state the amount of the rebate right away. The rebate can take 4 to 11 weeks to arrive.

Don’t forget to use your Ink Plus or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar!

HT: sm8542, via DDF

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Oorah Auction Early Bird $5,000 Raffle Ends January 5th

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

Your donation to the Oorah Auction is always a great deal, with a mere $5 getting you entry into outrageously valuable prizes such as $36,000 cash, a sefer Torah, a Lexus lease, and 40-odd other great prizes. But with your $40 minimum donation on or before January 5th, you get an even sweeter deal. Besides all those prize entries, you’re automatically entered into a bonus $5,000 raffle. No promotion code required.

You know you’re going to enter the auction anyway. (How can you resist, when you get the best prizes of any auction for the lowest price?) So do it now, and get your bonus raffle entry too. Browse the selection of 50 luxury $5 prizes and enter the auction at www.oorahauction.org

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Rent A Private Jet From Westchester County To West Palm Beach Tomorrow For $1,073

Update: The flight has been booked!

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JetSuite offers last-minute deals to rent out a private jet on the cheap.

Tomorrow they have a flight from HPN (White Plains/Westchester County) to PBI (West Palm Beach, FL) at 1:30pm. You can bring up to 6 passengers, so your cost per seat can be as low as $178.

If you’re looking for a return flight, there are at least 6 seats available to fly back from West Palm Beach nonstop to LaGuardia on Wednesday or Thursday for just 7.5K BA Avios per person.

There’s also a flight tomorrow from Toronto to West Palm Beach and from Westchester County to Vero Beach, FL.

WiFi and refreshments and free. A lap child under 2 is free.

The reason it’s relatively cheap is that they need to ferry the planes anyway for customers paying the big bucks so they offer deals that change daily based on where they need to ferry the planes.

If it says to wait to request that means someone else has it in their cart until the time expires as shown. It will change to sold out if they actually book it.

If you book it be sure to post a trip report with pics on DDF :D

Don’t need the whole plane? In the past DDF members have split a plane, so make a post there if you want to join in on some fun!

HT: chucksterace, via DDF

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Amazon Local: $20 To Spend At Deli Kasbah Or Garden of Eat-In For $10

-$20 to Spend at Garden of Eat-In: $10

-Limit 1 voucher per purchaser; additional 1 voucher may be sent as a gift
-Limit 1 per table per visit
-Entire value must be used in a single visit
-Excludes holidays, takeout, and delivery
-Promotional value expires 180 days from the purchase date
-Paid value expires 5 years from the purchase date
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-$20 to Spend at Deli Kasbah: $10

Remember you get a free dessert if you say a d’var torah at the meal!

-Limit 2 vouchers per purchaser; additional 2 vouchers may be sent as gifts
-Limit 1 per table per visit
-Valid only Monday–Thursday
-Entire value must be used in a single visit
-Excludes takeout, and delivery
-Promotional value expires 180 days from the purchase date
-Paid value expires 5 years from the purchase date

HT: Daganster, via DDF

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