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Mr. Coffee Latte Machine For $47 Shipped From Amazon

Mr. Coffee Latte Machine

4.5/5 star average reviews.  Other stores like Target and Bed Bath and Beyond charge $100.

“-Delicious lattes in one simple touch
-24-ounce capacity to serve more than one drink at a time
-Auto power off once drink is ready
-Also makes hot chocolate; recipe book with 20 latte and hot chocolate recipes included
-Uses 4-cup basket coffee filters

Be Your Own Barista: The recipe book includes 20 different varieties of easy to make drinks that are tasty, fun and will help you save money compared to visiting the coffeehouse chains. From a basic latte to a decadent gingerbread latte, the process is easy and consistently delivers great results. Bring coffeehouse-style beverages from the latte maker to your cup in minutes.

The Café Latte features easy to use controls and an automatic latte cycle. In just three steps, you can create your perfect latte.
1. Load water and espresso or coffee grounds into the top of the lid
2. Add milk and desired ingredients to the latte carafe (froth may vary by type of milk used)
3. Push the Power lever down to turn on the latte maker

When the latte creation process is complete, the machine will turn off automatically and your latte will be ready to serve. Fill your favorite mug, spoon any additional foam into your cup to complete your latte, and enjoy.

You can also treat the whole family to hot chocolate. Simply add milk and hot chocolate ingredients to the latte jar and switch the selector lever to the heat & froth function. When the unit is turned on, it will heat and froth the milk without activating the brewing function.”

HT: DP7, via DDF

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Apple iPad Mini Wifi 16GB For $259.99 Shipped From DigJungle Via eBay

Apple iPad Mini Wifi 16GB For $259.99 Shipped From DigJungle Via eBay

Choose from White or Grey.
Limit 5 per person.
Sells for $299 plus tax directly from Apple

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Keurig Brewers On Sale With Free Shipping From Office Depot

Keurig Brewers are on sale from Office Depot.
Plus you can save an additional 25% off with code: 54170767

-Keurig K10 Mini Plus Personal Brewer, $59.99 after sale and coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $87 shipped

-Keurig OfficePRO B145 Coffee Brewer, $74.99 after sale and coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $117 shipped

-Keurig K45 Coffee Brewer, $74.99 after sale and coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $99.95 shipped

-Keurig Vue V500 Brewing System, $89.99 after coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $98.48 shipped

Keurig Vue V1255 Brewer, $97.49 after coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $174.37 shipped

-Keurig K65 Coffee Brewer, $112.49 after coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $142 shipped

-Keurig K75 Platinum Brewing System, $134.99 after coupon.
Lowest Amazon price: $169.99 shipped

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

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Free Shutterfly 8×8 Hardcover Photo Book Or $29.99 Towards Larger Books; Did You Have Your 8×11 Credit Extended?

Update: The free 8×8 code has been extended until today, 03/26. Order yours now!

Originally posted on 03/19:

Shutterfly Photo Books Linky

Use the following code for a free 8×8 hardcover photo book or a $29.99 credit towards a more expensive photo book: STORYTIME

You’ll have to order the book by 03/25.

You can click on this link to apply the code to your Shutterfly account.

20 pages are included, extra pages are normally $1 each but often are on sale as well.

Shipping for the 8×8 book is $7.99 which is a true bargain for a stunning high quality hardcover photo book.

If you order $30 of other items from Shutterfly (or if you add a lot of extra pages to your book) you can get free shipping on the order with code: SHIP30

In other news, my wife ordered a free 8×11 photo book of our recent jaunt to Kauai and Maui but I didn’t get around to using my credit.  I used the online chat and they first offered to extend it by one night.  I said that wouldn’t really be enough to use it and they extended the 8×11 credit through 05/17!  Others have gotten the same by calling them.

HT: ShlockDoc, via DDF

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Amazon Local: Save On Lunch Or Dinner At Mocha Bleu In Teaneck, NJ

Related: New Amazon Local users can save $5 off any Amazon Local Deal by following the instructions here.

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Amazon Local: Save On Lunch Or Dinner For Two At Mocha Bleu

Kosher under the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County
Promo value expires 180 days from purchase date, paid value never expires.

Choose from:
-Lunch for Two (Monday – Friday): $24 ($48 Value)
-Lunch for Two (Sunday): $24 ($48 Value)
Lunch includes 1 pizza or salad per person (up to $19 value each) and 2 fountain sodas or virgin cocktails (up to $5 value each); virgin cocktails listed on separate menu
-Dinner for Two (Monday – Friday): $49 ($98.50 Value)
-Dinner for Two (Saturday and Sunday): $49 ($98.50 Value)
Dinner includes 1 appetizer (up to $19 value), 2 entrées (up to $32 value each), 2 fountain sodas or virgin cocktails (up to $5 value each; virgin cocktails listed on separate menu), and 2 large Mocha Bleu Bakery macaroons to take home ($2.75 value each)

See fine print for restrictions. It says that you can use 1 voucher for a party of 2 and 3 vouchers for a party of 6.

HT: NJDevil, via DDF

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Get Up To $350 Off Milano Wigs Pesach Sale + $100 Trade-In + Exclusive Free Offer

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

Get up to $350 off @ Milano Wigs Pesach Sale + $100 Trade-In + Free Clip-On Bangs Facebook offer. Over $500 of total savings. Must print coupon from Facebook.com/MilanoWigs

Sale locations/dates:
Brooklyn Showroom – 1427 Coney Island Ave – March 27, March 29 & March 30
Los Angeles Showroom – 115 N. La Brea Ave – March 30
Teaneck – 389 W. Englewood Ave – March 31
Cedarhurst – 620 Central Ave – April 1
Monsey – 401 Rt. 59 – April 2
Toronto – 846 Sheppard Ave – April 7
OnlineMCwigs.com – March 27 – April 7

See MCwigs.com/Pesach for full details.

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ESPN Magazine For Just $4.99/Year

ESPN Magazine is currently on sale for just $4.99/year (up to 2 years).

The magazine itself is nothing special but included with an ESPN subscription is free access to ESPN.com’s excellent Insider premium membership that gives access to tons of exclusive articles. ESPN Insider alone is normally $8.95/month or $39.95/year but is free for magazine subscribers.

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FILA Classic Canvas Shoes For Just $14.39-$17.99 Shipped

FILA Men’s Classic Canvas Shoes
FILA Women’s Classic Canvas Shoes

Buy 1 pair for $17.99 shipped. Add 3 or more pairs to your cart and get another 20% off, dropping the price to just $14.39 each!

Compare to Amazon pricing here.

FILA shoes are made from cotton canvas and have a rubber sole, so they’re perfect for Tisha B’av and Yom Kippur.

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20% Off Select Baby Goods From Amazon

20% Off Select Baby Goods From Amazon

Add items found via the link above to your cart and an additional 20% off will automatically be taken off on the final checkout page.

You can sort items via the options on the left side of the screen.

For example:
-The number one rated infant carseat, the Chicco Keyfit 30 in Midori or the Chicco Keyfit 30 in Granita will be $151.99 after 20% is automatically taken off at final checkout.
-The Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision is $116.77 after 34% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Motorola MBP26 Wireless 2.4 GHz Video Baby Monitor with 2.4″ Color LCD Screen, Infrared Night Vision and Remote Camera Pan and Tilt is $79.99 after 33% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Vibrating Rock n’ Play Sleeper is $46.79 after 22% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Karma Baby Slings Organic Sling is $37.59 after 22% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym is $27.19 after 36% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Tiny Love Super Deluxe Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym is $38.40 after 20% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer is $79.99 after 20% off instantly at checkout.
-The American Baby Company Heavenly Soft Minky Dot 4-Piece Crib Set is $90.24 after 25% off the list price plus 20% off instantly at checkout.

You can also save on hundreds of other items. Post what you’re buying!

HT: bubbles, via DDF

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Seamless Food Delivery Coupon Codes

Related: $8 Off Food Delivery From Eat24.com Via Android App And Google Wallet
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Seamless Offer Linky

Note that restaurants won’t be displayed until they are open!

ll customers can use the following code for 15% off $10+ orders (Exp: 03/28): 49f3b172f
Or
New customers can save $7 on orders of $15+ with code: Mj922J
Or
New customers can save $5 on orders of $12+ with code: High5

Lots of kosher places are on Seamless. I have not checked into the Kashrus of any of these places and there are likely more kosher places besides for those in the lists below.
Brooklyn Kosher Restaurants
Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Queens Kosher Restaurants

Boston Kosher Restaurants
Greenwich Kosher Restaurants
Los Angeles Kosher Restaurants
Miami Kosher Restaurants
Stamford, CT Kosher Restaurants
Washington DC/Silver Spring Kosher Restaurants
Yonkers Kosher Restaurants

HT: ORD747, via DDF

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Free 2 Month SiriusXM Trial

Free 2 Month SiriusXM Trial

Our Minivan came with 3 months of free service when we got it, but we didn’t pay to extend it.  I entered the VIN and started another free 2 month trial.  No credit card was required.

HT: springles, via DDF

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Order Wine For Pesach With This Exclusive Sale For DansDeals Readers

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

Pesach is around the corner and we are offering DansDeals readers an exclusive sale for 3 days only.  Order a case of wine from KosherWine.com and not only will we pay the shipping, we’re going to cut the price.

The more you buy, the more you save:
-Spend $200 and get $10 off with coupon code: DANSDEALS10
-Spend $400 and get $25 off with coupon code: DANSDEALS25
-Spend $600 and get $40 off with coupon code: DANSDEALS40

KosherWine.com is the nation’s largest and most respected Kosher wine retailer.  With the widest selection of Pesach Wines and rewards points for every dollar you spend, now is the time to stock up on wine for the Pesach and the rest of the year.

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Get A Free Year Of UPS My Choice Premium Membership

Update 3: Dead once again.

Update 2: HURRY! Alive again with new code below!

Update: DEAD!
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Get A Free Year Of UPS My Choice Premium Membership

Login to a UPS account via the link above (or make a new account) and follow the instructions to upgrade to UPS My Choice Premium Membership.

Then use the following code to waive the $40 annual fee: BJFMXJ8J3

You do not have to select a credit card, just apply the code as shown below and then click next:
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As a Premium Member you’ll receive all the benefits of the free membership plus the ability to redirect or reschedule all your UPS Home deliveries at no additional charge. Premium Members can also:
-Manage and track UPS home deliveries with a convenient, online calendar
-Request unlimited delivery change requests (reroutes) at no additional charge
-Request a 2-hour Confirmed Delivery Window ($5 per shipment)

They automatically select auto-renew, so in a year from now you will be charged $40 unless you follow these steps to cancel auto-renew.

On the upgrade confirmation page click on “Update Preferences” in the yellow box:

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Then click edit on the Membership information line:

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Uncheck the auto-renew box and then you should see your membership renewal option set to “Do no auto-renew” as shown below:

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HT: ShlockDoc, via DDF

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Sheraton Brooklyn For Just $48.78 On May 11th

Update 2: DEAD!

Update: You can also book a prepaid, fully refundable Club Room with lounge access and 1,000 bonus Starpoints for just $59.73 on SPG.com:

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Seemingly the only valid night for this deal is Sunday, May 11th.

You can book the Sheraton Brooklyn via Booking.com for $48.78 including all taxes. This rate allows for free cancellation.

You can also book it direct on SPG.com with SPG benefits for $59.73 including all taxes. The SPG.com rate is prepaid (and is therefore more likely to be honored).

HT: nbnuti via EHD

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out: Hotel Rooms For $35/Night

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 05/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50, though that won’t post instantly. You can also instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.  Not a great use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 05/31:
-Intercontinental Cleveland
-Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly, AZ
-Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater, NJ
-Holiday Inn Philadelphia South-Swedesboro, NJ
-Holiday Inn San Diego North Miramar
-Candlewood Suites Orange County/Irvine Spectrum, CA
-Candlewood Suites Nanuet-Rockland County, NY
-Holiday Inn Express Toronto-Mississauga
-Holiday Inn Milan-Linate Airport, Italy
-Holiday Inn Vilnius, Lithuania
-Holiday Inn Express Sumare Ave. Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, Costa Rica
-Intercontinental Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras
-Crowne Plaza Lima, Peru

The Intercontinental Cleveland is on PointBreaks. You can pay $380+tax for a room on 05/13 for example or use 5,000 that you can purchase for $35 as described above:

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20% Off Groupon Home Services Deals

20% Off Groupon Home Services Deals

Use code (Exp: 03/25): HOME20

Coupon valid only for deals in the home services or home improvement category as linked to above.
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Save on all your Groupon purchases! You can buy Groupon gift cards at Staples with your Ink PlusInk Bold, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar.

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 79% Off Samsung High Speed SD And Micro-SD Cards

Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 79% Off Samsung High Speed SD And Micro-SD Cards

Sale valid today only while supplies last.

-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!

HT: chucksterace, via DDF
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-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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Today Only: OfficeSuite Professional 7 App For Android For Free

Today Only: OfficeSuite Professional 7 App For Android For Free

This app normally sells for $14.99 but is free today only as part of specials going on all week long for the Amazon App store birthday week.

You do need to download the Amazon app store here before you can get the free app.

If this is your first Amazon app store download you’ll also gte a $1 Amazon MP3 credit.

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Ad: Two Super-Fast Computers At The Lowest Prices Anywhere

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

Choose Your Laptop or Desktop Deal:

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•250GB HDD
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Ink Is Beautiful

The Chase Ink cards are some of the most powerful tools in any mileage junkie’s arsenal.  They are truly a must-have.

-Chase Ink Plus Card Linky
-Chase Ink Bold Card Linky
-Chase Ink Cash Card Linky

Many people don’t even realize that they can get a business card. If you or your spouse have any business, side business, or even if you are just in the planning stages of a business you can get a business card.  For example if Joe Smith sells items or wants to start selling items online and wants a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures he can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship” as the business name. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field as well as in the social security number field.

Here are some of the reason that Ink Is Beautiful:

1. The signup bonus.
Both the Ink Bold and Ink Plus offer a very generous 50,000 point signup bonus for spending $5,000 in 3 months.  The $95 annual fee on those cards is waived for the first year.
Not only that, but you can have the same card at the same time for different businesses, each with their own signup bonus.

The Ink Plus and Ink Cash cards are credit cards that can be paid off over time if needed.  The Ink Bold is a charge card that must be paid off in full monthly.

The Ink Cash card has no annual fee and a 20,000 point signup bonus for spending $3,000 in 3 months. It says $200 cash back but that’s just because you can use the 20,000 points for $200 cash back. I sure hope you don’t.

2. 5x points on telecom.
You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on internet/cable service and landline/cellular purchases.  That’s a nice rebate when you purchase a new cell phone and off your telecom/internet bills.

3. 5x points on office supplies.
You’ll earn 5 points per dollar at office supply stores.
Office supply stores like Office Max, Staples, and Office Depot sell gift cards to hundreds of other stores. You can click here to view a list I compiled last year.

By buying gift cards you can get 5 points per dollar at hundreds of places you shop at anyway, including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby, Marriott (You can even use these to cater a wedding!), Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and hundreds of others.

Plus Office Max and Staples accepts credit cards for Visa prepaid gift cards.  Even when there isn’t a sale the 5 points per dollar easily is worth more than the $6.95 fee on a $200 gift card.  But they often go on sale where they sell them for less than the $200 face value AND you get the 5 points per dollar.  They can be loaded onto Bluebird or just used anywhere you shop and you’ll still come out ahead.

On the Ink Plus or Bold card you can earn 5 points per dollar on up to $50,000 of spending per cardmember year per card.
On the Ink Cash card you can earn 5 points per dollar on up to $25,000 of spending per cardmember year per card.

4. Earn 5x points on Charity?

Your local school or other charity will be more than happy to accept donations of Amazon gift cards for supplies or any other useful gift cards for chinese auctions, raffles, fundraisers, etc.

They will give you a tax deductible receipt for the full face value-the price you paid for the gift cards.  And at the same time you’ll earn 5 points per dollar.  So while doing good you can still get a nice chunk of points and you’ll save on your taxes.  Sounds like a win-win-win to me.

5. Cash back on top of points.

Ink cards used to be issued as Mastercards though now they are all Visa cards.

Programs like Mastercard Easy Savings and the Visa Savings Program offer cash back on top of points at select stores just for registering your card.

For example with an Ink Visa you’ll get an additional 1% cash back on top of 5 points per dollar every time you spend $200 or more at a Staples store or online.  That makes gift cards even more lucrative!

With Visa you’ll also get cash back on top of 2 points per dollar at several gas stations and hotels.  You’ll even get a 4% cash rebate at Alamo and National rent a car.

With Mastercard you’ll 5% cash back at Avis or Budget and cash back at 19,000 participating gas stations nationwide on top of 2 points per dollar.

6. Double point categories.
The Bold and Plus cards offer 2 points per dollar for spending on gas and hotels.
The Cash card offers 2 points per per dollar for spending on gas and dining.

7. Free lounge visits.
The primary cardholder and additional cardholders (which are free!) can each get a free Lounge Club membership that allows access 2 free lounge visits per year.

There are participating lounges all across the globe.

A recent addition to Lounge Club is the new Art & Lounge in Newark. That lounge is intended for use by El Al business and first class passengers and offers exclusively kosher food. With a Platinum card you can get unlimited free access to this lounge.

8. No foreign exchange fees.

The Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards have no fees for using their cards when abroad. Just opt to pay in the local currency and you’ll always get the best exchange rate with no fees.

9. Spending won’t hurt your credit score.
The really great thing with these business cards is that they don’t report your spending on your personal credit report.

On personal cards if you spend money on your card, your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes a lot of effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a few dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month.

On an Ink business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That makes life a lot simpler.

Plus if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

10. A year of 0% APR

The Ink Cash card offers a full year of 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers.  So do many other cards.  The difference is that because spending on the Ink cards won’t show up on your credit report (unless you’re delinquent), carrying a balance on an Ink card won’t hurt your credit score like it will on other cards.  The 0% APR is just icing on the cake.

Note that there is a one-time 3% balance transfer fee. If you want a card with 0% APR and no fees for balance transfers you’ll want to look into Chase Slate which gives 15 months of 0% APR. However that is a consumer card, so carrying a balance there will hurt your score.

11. The Chase Trifecta.

Years ago I coined the term “Chase Trifecta.”

It refers to having a:
-Chase checking account
AND
-A Chase Freedom card
AND
-Either a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, a Chase Ink Plus card, or a Chase Ink Bold card.

The reason is that the Chase Freedom is a very generous no annual fee card thanks to its rotating 5 point categories (such as gas stations, restaurants, etc).  Plus if you have a checking account you’ll even get an annual 10% bonus making those 5.5 point categories and making all purchases earn 1.1 points per dollar.

The problem is that Chase Freedom points can’t be transferred into much more valuable airline miles and hotel points.  To rectify that either you or your spouse has to have either a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, a Chase Ink Plus card, or a Chase Ink Bold card.  That way you can transfer the Freedom points to one of those cards and from there into airline miles or hotel points.

12. Chase UR points are still awesome.

Chase Ultimate Rewards offer instant and fee-free transfers to top-notch mileage and points programs at a 1:1 ratio.

Transfer partners include:
-United (Star Alliance) is still an excellent currency, even after their devaluation last month.  They never charge fuel surcharges, have very flexible routing rules, they allow one-way awards for half the mileage, they have a short-haul awards for 10,000 miles, they allow for a stopover and an open-jaw so that you can really maximize a single award ticket into several free trips, and they have dozens of partners to fly on, most of which can be booked on their website.
-British Airways (OneWorld) is awesome for short-haul awards. Just 9,000 miles for a round-trip zone 1 or 15,000 miles for zone 2 short-haul award.  The zone 3 award for 25,000 miles round-trip can also be a bargain, for example for flights between the west coast and any of the Hawaiian islands or between Boston and Ireland with no fuel surcharges.  Flights to Israel on Air Berlin are 60,000 miles with no fuel surcharges. They allow one-way awards for half the mileage. There are no close-in or expedite fees.  You can cancel an award for as little as $2.50. Infants are only charged 10% of the miles on international trips instead of 10% of the full fare like US carriers charge. Plus they don’t collect fuel surcharges on AA within the western hemisphere, on Qantas within Australia, on Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Alaska, or LAN and you can transfer points to Iberia to limit fuel surcharges there as well. Read more in the BA knowledgebase. Next week you’ll have access to book USAirways flights with Avios. See 102 places you can go to nonstop from NYC with Avios.
-Korean (Skyteam) offers the best first class availability of any airline in the world (777+A380 First Class Trip Report here), it’s truly incredible.  Did you know that they fly to 13 US cities as well as Tel Aviv and the Maldives?  They also have amazing bargains on partner travel, just 30,000 miles to fly round-trip on Hawaiian or Alaska to Hawaii in coach or 60,000 miles in first.  And it’s just 20,000 miles to fly to Alaska in coach or 40,000 miles in first. You can even get a free stopover on the way to or in Alaska!
-Southwest offers award travel without capacity controls, though the value per point will dip effective 03/31. It will still offer a great value for award flights and they don’t charge for changes or cancellations. Plus you get 2 free checked bags and you can even get a point refund if the price of your flight goes down. You can also transfer points to Airtran for flat-rate awards like business class upgrades or free tickets at a flat rate instead of a rate that corresponds to the ticket price. From Airtran they can even be converted back into the old Southwest program that also offers flat rate awards.
-Virgin Atlantic has some niche uses like discounted awards on Delta and Cyprus Air.  For example a round-trip from Tel Aviv to Cyprus is just 5,000 miles!
-Hyatt is a powerful hotel currency. They have added a new cash and points option that offers some excellent values and more importantly those stays earn points, elite stay credits, promo credits, and you can use suite upgrades on cash and point stays as well.  It remains far less expensive for high-end hotel stays than any other hotel program, a $1,500/night villa at the Park Hyatt Maldives would run just 25,000 points or 12,500 points+$150.
You can also funnel points through Hyatt to Southwest to qualify for a free Southwest Companion Pass which gives you a free companion every time you pay for or redeem for a free ticket.
-You can also transfer points to Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Priority Club, and Amtrak. I’ve never been on an Amtrak in my life, but some people have reported getting some really nice bargains on Amtrak travel via their program.

When you use your points for travel you can get far more value out of them than when you sell them or cash them out.  It’s easy to get an insane value from your points when flying in business or first class or staying in 5 star resorts.  But even when you are in a pinch and need a last-minute ticket, a one-way ticket, or a ticket with stopovers in several cities, you can do far better using real miles than booking with cash or proprietary bank points that directly correlate with the cash price of the travel.  That $1,200 last-minute coach ticket would cost 120,000 Capital One points versus 9,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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$60 In Free uber Ride Credit For New Customers!

Update: 03/24: uber has just restricted the $40 off code to use in Chicago only.  I’m not sure if that applies only to people signing up now or for folks who used the code yesterday, you can ask at t.uber.com/support

For new signups use can still use code HIPMUNK for $25 that will expire 05/02/14 or code KALEB for $20 that will expire 08/08/15.

Both of those stack with the $20 new account credit when signing up with my referral link.

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About uber:

uber offers luxury car service via UberBLACK, affordable rides in clean cars at rates lower than taxis in most cities via uberX, and rides for the whole family via uberSUV. They also offer uberT which allows you to hail a taxi from your phone, but you can’t use credit for that as you pay the driver directly with that service.

You can hail a ride via the uber app from anywhere across hundreds of cities worldwide, but they’re really great at the airport where you can skip the long taxi line and get straight into your private ride. When you request a car you’ll get an ETA along with the name, number, and picture of your driver and you can meetup wherever is convenient for you. It took all of 1 minute to have an uberx car waiting at LGA as opposed to waiting 20 minutes in line for a smelly taxi.

Tax and tip is included in all fares. You do not pay the driver anything in cash. Rides are charged to your account credit and then to your credit card on file when you first open your uber account.

1. New customer $20 non-expiring credit:

New uber customers can get $20 of free uber credit by first signing up via my referral link here.

The $20 signup credit never expires and can be used on multiple rides.

2. New customer $40 single ride credit, expiring 05/31/14 at 8:09pm EDT:

See the post update for a new restriction added to this code.

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Note that you will only see $20 as an account credit. The $40 ride credit will be in the promo field.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive For $99.99 Shipped

Update 2: The lightning deals below are both dead, though the black color is now available for $107.99.

Update: The Blue color below is now dead but now the Silver color is also available for $99.99 via a lightning deal!
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Amazon Lightning Deal: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive For $99.99 Shipped

Amazon lightning price valid until 12:59pm or while supplies last!

-Powered solely by the USB cable, no bulky power supply is needed
-42% thinner than the competition
-Metal design allows you to slide the drive into your pocket, purse or briefcase and carry it with you
-Use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive.
-Back up photos and videos directly from your mobile devices with the Seagate Mobile Backup App.
-Compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0

HT: tvvitteryid

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Exclusive DansDeals Discount At Eichler’s: 25% Off Matzah Covers

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

To receive 25% off matzah covers use code: DANSDEALS25

Also available for one week only is a great deal on Mishna Torah Sets with Hebrew and English translation: Normally $610.99, now only $499.99!

Free shipping on most orders of $79 or more within the US from Eichlers.com

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Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 56% Off Thermos Products

Amazon Gold Box Deal Of The Day: Up To 56% Off Thermos Products

Valid today only while supplies last.

-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.

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$10 Off $10 At Shutterfly

Today Only: $10 Off $10 At Shutterfly

Use code (Exp: 03/23): SAVE10
Not stackable with free photo books.

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2 Days Only: 2 Dozen Free Android Apps From Amazon, Plus Get A Free MP3 Credit

2 Days Only: 2 Dozen Free Android Apps From Amazon

I downloaded Monopoly for free and Amazon also sent me a $1 MP3 credit.

You can download the Amazon app store here.

Post what you will be downloading!

HT: Miracle, via DDF

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Groupon: 20% Off Health And Fitness Deals

Groupon: 20% Off Health And Fitness Deals

Use code (Exp: 03/23): ACTIVE20

HT: Marco Polo, via DDF

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Earn American AAdvantage Miles On Facebook: Extend Your Mileage Expiration Date

Earn American AAdvantage Miles On Facebook

Play trivia games and earn AA miles.

I maintain an extra Facebook account with no friends for apps like this where you have to share your complete friend list and more.  You can skip having them post on your wall, but in the games they will offer you more miles to do that.

Frankly it’s probably not worth most people’s time. Each game/trivia earns just 50 to 100 miles.  Though more importantly for some, the miles will extend the expiration date of all of your banked miles for another 18 months. But who knows when they will get around to crediting miles earned from this promotion  Wondering when your other miles expire here’s a chart. And here’s a quick and easy way to extend them.

All together you can earn about 1,000 miles if you are pretty bored and complete everything. You can also earn more miles by flying on specific paid flights.

Here are the answers for the AA trivia that earns a whopping 50 miles:
-330
-DFW, LAX, JFK, MIA, ORD, CLT, PHL, PHX
-American Eagle
-http://www.aa.com/findyourway
-All of the above

HT: jmansour, via DDF

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Coming To Orlando For Pesach?

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

Coming to Orlando for Pesach? Don’t schlep! Get your Pesach groceries in Orlando.

Pesach is fast approaching, as is our April 1st purchase deadline for guaranteed product availability.
Make sure to place you order now at www.centralfloridakosher.com

For any questions please contact us at 407-276-1509

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$8 Off Food Delivery From Eat24.com Via Android App And Google Wallet

Download the Eat24 app for Android.

Through 03/31 you can save $6 off any order made via the Android app when using Google Wallet to checkout. On the checkout screen just select the Google Wallet button and you’ll be able to select a credit card on file or add a new credit card.
You will see a $6 off offer for using Google Wallet.

Plus use the following code for $2 off any order (Exp: 03/28): relax

I ordered a honey BBQ steak sandwich from Empire Grill for my brother in yeshiva in Crown Heights.  The total is normally $10.89 delivered.  The app showed the $2 discount in the pricing but it didn’t account for the $6 discount before clicking checkout though it did mention it on the checkout page.

After checking out it showed the $6 discount but not the $2 discount on the receipt.

But I checked the pending charge on my credit card and it was for just $2.89, so it did properly take off the $8 in discounts even though it was rather confusing.

Kosher restaurants include (Check hashgocha before ordering!):

Boston:
Jerusalem Pita
Rami’s

Chicago:
Taboun Grill

Houston:
Suzie’s Grill

Livingston, NJ:
Fumio Grill & Sushi

Los Angeles:
Beverly Hills Thai Kosher
Bibi’s Bakery & Cafe
Bodhi Kosher Thai Kitchen
Chick ‘N Chow
Delice Bakery
Elite Cuisine
Got Kosher (Memphis-Style BBQ beef sandwich for $6!)
Habayit
Haifa Restaurant
Meshuga 4 Sushi
Meshuga 4 Sushi 2
Pico Cafe
Pizza World
Shanghai Glatt Kosher

Miami Metro:
Beit Burger
China Beach
Lul Grill Cafe
Seventeen Restaurant

NYC Metro:
18 Restaurant
Colbeh
Crisp Grill
Empire Grill
Gottlieb’s
Kosher Deluxe: Save 20% on top of all offers here!
Nish Nush
Perizia Kosher Pizza
Pizza By The Bay
Shalom Bombay
Shuk

Philadelphia Metro:
Burger.Org

Providence, RI:
Veggie Fun

S. Antonio:
Green Vegetarian Restaurant

Washington DC Metro:
Eli’s Restaurant
Nut House Pizza

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Sheffield Watches On Sale From JomaShop

Save an additional $30 off any of the watches below with code: DANSH30

The price for any of the watches will be $29.99 after the code.

Shipping is $5.99 per order.

Exclusive DansDeals Savings at JomaShop on Sheffield Watches

-Sheffield Automatic Silver Dial Stainless Steel Ladies Watch

-Sheffield Automatic Black PVD Stainless Steel Mens Watch

-Sheffield Automatic Skeleton Dial Black Leather Mens Watch

-Sheffield Automatic Skeleton Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch

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$5 Off $5 At Amazon Local For New Customers Only

$5 Off $5 At Amazon Local For New Customers Only

Follow the instructions in the link above for how to apply a promo code to your account and use promo code: SPRING05

Valid on any Amazon Local deal for new Amazon Local customers only.

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Today Only: VistaQuest 8″ Digital Photo Frame, Was $79.99, Now Just $29.99 Shipped From Best Buy

Deal of the day valid until midnight or while supplies last:

PC Link:
VistaQuest 8″ Digital Photo Frame

Mobile Link:
VistaQuest 8″ Digital Photo Frame

HT: how, via DDF

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Free Rita’s Italian Ices Today

Rita’s annual free ices for the first day of Spring is today!

Rita’s Store Locator Linky

All locations will have free ices between 12pm-9pm.  Limit of 1 free ices per person in line.

Flavors rotate by the day, but if you’re lucky your local store will have some of my favorites, like Passion Fruit or Chocolate Peanut Butter. What’s your favorite flavor?

Disclaimer: While Rita’s products are all kosher, only select stores are under rabbinical kosher supervision and only the water ices are parve. There are more than a dozen kosher certified stores in CT, FL, NJ, NV, NY, MD, PA, and VA.

HT: davidmal, via DDF

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10% Off At 6pm.com

6pm.com Linky

Use the following code for 10% off (Exp: Today after 20K uses):
6PMEU320141053

-Up to 67% off Uggs

-Up to 58% off Crocs

-Up to 80% off Cole Haan

6pm.com is a great shoes and clothing closeout website owned by Amazon and Zappos. Shipping is free on all orders.

Post a comment of what you’ll be buying!

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Price Mistake: Royal Pita Maha Bali 5 Star Resort For 4 Cents Per Night

Update: Appears to have been fixed already…they must be following me on Twitter ;)

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Bookable on Kayak for pretty much every date I tried.

This is a 5 star resort with excellent reviews.

When you click through to book it takes you directly to the hotel site, which means nothing can really stop them from cancelling your reservation. So don’t go booking nonrefundable tickets to Bali unless they say that they will honor it.

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HT: T for the email.

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Ad: 75% Off Stainless Steel And Plastic Collar Stays!

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Quality Stays is offering 75% off a newly released set of collar stays that come in a plastic box with dividers between each size. No more precious time need be spent looking for matching pairs in the correct sizes.

36 stainless steel collar stays - 4 sizes in a divided box, use the following code to drop the price to $4.95 shipped: JHOFVO9T

These collar stays are not only conveniently packed, but are also made of highly quality magnetic stainless steel. Each collar stay has a beautiful brushed finish and is individually wrapped for protection.

100 plastic collar stays – use the following code to drop the price to $3.25 shipped: JHOFVO9T

Limited quantities available at these discounted prices! Sold exclusively by Quality Stays.

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El Al To Add “Bed-Like” Seat In Business Class, Reupholster First Class Seats In “Prestigious” Plastic

Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing against El Al. I have everything against El Al’s incompetent management, which seemingly has not a clue about how to properly run a viable 21st century airline. Trust me, I’d love nothing more than to be singing El Al’s praises.
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I’d like to officially welcome El Al to 1994.

Their business and first class are woefully behind the competition.  They have bled out business travelers that aren’t forced to fly on El Al to airlines like Air Canada, Delta, United, and USAirways that have high-quality lie-flat beds in business class.

So what do they do? They announced this week that they are finally upgrading their business and first class.

And how are they doing that?

 

EL AL is redesigning the look of its seats, enlarging the pitch between rows for the comfort of its Business Class passengers, and upgrading to “Bed Like” seats for a comfortable, more pleasant experience on flights to/from New York (JFK).

 

Yay. “Bed-like.” While many years ago every other major airline has upgraded their business class to true lie-flat beds, El Al will be making it more “bed-like”

At least 1 plane has been converted and reports are that the new “bed-like” is extremely hard and there’s an awkward gap between the top third and the middle cushion that makes it a literal pain in the back.  Plus it’s now harder to climb over your aisle seatmate.  Compare that to business class on Delta or USAirways where every seat has direct aisle access. Air Canada is launching 787 Dreamliner service to Israel in a few months and will offer state-of-the-art business class, also with every seat getting direct aisle access. That will leave United as the only other airline not offering all business class passengers direct aisle access, though at least they have true 180 degree flat business class seats.

El Al doesn’t miss the opportunity to say that they offer the only first class service between North America and Israel.  The problem with that statement is that their first class seat is not nearly as good as the business class offered by the other airlines.

So what are they proud to announce?

EL AL offers its First Class customers an intimate, newly restyled cabin with a prestigious look. The seats have been redesigned and re-upholstered in a faux leather fabric, bestowing a fresh and elegant look to the seats and to the entire cabin. 

They are going to reupholster them in shiny new plastic and hope that people will line up to pay for them! And there’s nothing quite as prestigious as a faux-leather that offers practically no privacy.  Just look at all that shiny goodness:

It’s the sorriest looking 3 class international first class I’ve ever seen.

First class is being cut from 12 seats to 8 seats, probably because very few are paying for it anyway. They are also eliminating the first class bathrooms, so now first class passengers can prestigiously make their way into business class to use the bathroom.

Compare that to a real first class on a foreign carrier where they scrub down the entire bathroom after every first class passenger uses it.

Now people will say, but they have the best kosher food in the sky! I’ve got news for you:

1. People paying for business class care about the hard product, getting a good night’s sleep and privacy.  The business class on El Al’s competition offers far more privacy and comfortable seating than El Al’s first class.  And most offer direct aisle access so that you won’t be woken up in the middle of the night by your seatmate going to use the bathroom for the 5th time.

2. Bring a double wrapped meal from a restaurant or Pomegranate onboard and have the flight attendant heat it up for you and it will be way better than any rubbish served onboard an airplane.

While other airlines invest in actually improving their product so that people will want to pay for it, El Al has put lipstick on a pig.  Airlines live and die by their international premium cabin profits. The capital cost of new seats is nothing compared to the revenue gain of business passengers paying for flights.  To refurbish an extremely dated cabin so that it still is light years behind the competition. Are you guys kidding me?

Instead El Al is plowing money into a costly venture named “Up” to try to compete with European low-cost carriers.  It’s a losing battle as the new airline within an airline has the same high legacy costs that El Al has while they compete against airlines with ultra-low cost structures. Continental (Lite, 93-95), Delta (Song, 03-06), United (Ted 04-09), and USAirways (MetroJet 98-01) have all tried to create airlines to compete with the low-cost carriers and they’ve all failed miserably and shut down.  Airlines with high cost structures can’t compete on price with airlines that have ultra-low cost structures.  They need to compete on service and product, but seemingly nobody at El Al gets that.

Who in the world is in charge of making terrible decision after terrible decision at this airline?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

1. El Al doesn’t compete on price, service, or product right now. They need to figure out where to excel if they are going to survive.

2. Israel now pays for El Al’s security costs. Now is the time to tackle labor costs head-on. El Al has far too many employees and managers per aircraft that they own, far and beyond the worldwide average. The unions will be the real death of El Al unless they can be tamed.

3. El Al needs to invest in true 180 degree lie-flat seats in business class that have direct aisle access if they want to compete for business class passengers. They ought to ditch First Class just as everyone else already has and focus on making business class something that will sell itself instead of something travel agents push on people because El Al pays top dollar to them to get those seats filled.  If you’re going to keep First Class then make it something that people will actually pay for, offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort, not something that is worse than business class on most airlines.

4. The Matmid program needs to be scrubbed and redone from the bottom up. It’s confusing, it’s not rewarding, and it stinks. Hire an executive familiar with loyalty programs and how mileage programs have created billions of dollars of annual revenue for other airlines and make a program that everyone will want to earn miles with.

5. Outgoing CEO Eliezer Shkedi has said that the alliances were being anti-semitic and refused to allow El Al to join. Regardless of the claims veracity El Al can safely forget about alliances as they are slowly becoming things of the past anyway. Create strategic partnerships with more airlines and have it all tied into a new Matmid program that earns real miles like every other network carrier in the world. Ditch annoyance aspects like expiring points even with activity and fuel surcharges, and have robust partner options. People will then be happy to collect El Al miles while banks fill El Al’s coffers with cold hard cash. Airlines like American and United make all of their money from selling miles, the actual flying aspect loses money and exists only to sell more miles to the banks.  Perhaps El Al can take a page from their book.

6. The El Al website needs to thrown away and redone from the bottom up as well.  How is it possible that the flagship airline of such a high-tech country seems like it was designed as a 4th grade school project from 1994?

7. Hire Gordon Bethune to run your airline and turn it around the way he did for Continental :D   OK, half kidding here, but seriously, hire someone in the airline industry to run your airline and loyalty program, not ex-military folk with no aviation or business background!  El Al’s CEO and CFO are both on their way out, now is the time to make a critically important hire.

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Free Paper After Easy Rebate In Staples Stores

Staples Coupons Linky

These deals expire 03/22:

You can print coupons for 5 reams of Staples paper and 1 ream of Hammermill paper.

They will be free after the coupon and an Easy Rebate that can be submitted online, no postage required.

The Staples paper should be $24.99, less $7.99 with the coupon, and less $17 Easy Rebate=Free.

The Hammermill paper should be $7.99, less $3.99 with the coupon, and less $4 Easy Rebate=Free

The Easy Rebate has a limit of 4 for each of those, so potentially you can get 20 free reams of Staples paper and 4 reams of Hammermill paper.

However the Hammermill coupon is officially 1 per customer and the Staples paper is officially 2 per customer. Some stores may let you buy more than that, other may require that you come back a different time.  Or go to the store with your spouse or kids if you want more free paper.

Use your Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and the Chase Ink Cash Card card to earn 5 points per dollar on the pre-rebate price!

HT: zvido, via DDF

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Popular Science Magazine For $4.99 Per Year

Popular Science Magazine Linky

Just use the following code today only to drop the price down to $4.99/year for 1, 2, or 3 years: DANSDEALS

That code also takes 20% off other magazines.

Other magazines available for $4.99 per year today only:
-Digital Photo Magazine
-Golfweek Magazine

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