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Camp Gan Israel of Valencia is holding its 10th Scholarship Auction on May 12.

Prizes include a fabulous Mexican Getaway, Peloton, Breville, Cash, Smoker, Cameras, toys and more.

Last year many prizes had only a few dozen entries, and with only online tickets this year = your chances of winning are great!

Go to www.mycampauction.com and get ready to win big while doing a Mitzvah and giving Maiser. Click on cart to checkout.

Unique: Prizes will be updated every day with the number of tickets purchased, so you can see your odds

Fun: Prizes have Fun incentives that could increase your winnings
Special: Apply the code DAN in your cart to get 30% off of your order
Bonus: Every 10th order (if your order # ends with a 0) receives $50 of auction tickets via email code

Ticket sales end 5/12 at 7pm PT. Drawing will be live streamed 5/12 at 9pm PT.

2021 Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards; Supercharge Your Earnings By Creating Your Own Chase Quinfecta Killer Combo!

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Chase Ultimate Rewards cards

Consumer cards:

  • The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is currently offering a best ever limited time offer of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points+$50 grocery credit after $4,000 of spending within 3 months. Read more here.
  • The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is currently offering a best in 4 years limited time offer of 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 within 3 months. Read more here.
  • The Chase Freedom Flex Card is currently offering $200 cash back in the form of 20,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after $500 of spending within 3 months.
  • The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card is currently offering $200 cash back in the form of 20,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after $500 of spending within 3 months.

Business cards:

Current signup rules

  • All of the cards above are subject to 5/24 restrictions, read more about that here. Note that business cards, even Chase business cards, do not get added to your 5/24 count of recently opened cards. However if you want to open a new business card they will check your 5/24 count. If you apply and get rejected for being over 5/24 your credit will not be pulled and your score won’t be affected.
  • Additional user consumer cards from any bank are counted by the system towards your 5/24 count as they appear on your credit report. However you can have them manually excluded from the 5/24 count by calling reconsideration after you are rejected for a card and pointing out which cards are additional user cards and that you are not responsible for paying the balance on those cards.
  • You won’t get approved for a Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve card if you received a bonus for one of those cards within the past 48 months. You won’t be approved for a Sapphire family card if you already have an open Sapphire card. However you can change a Sapphire card to a Freedom Unlimited or Freedom Flex card, wait a few days, and then apply for a Sapphire card, and you will get the signup bonus.
  • If you apply and get rejected for being ineligible to open a Sapphire card due to the rule above, your credit will not be pulled and your score won’t be affected.
  • As long as you are approved for a Chase Ultimate Rewards card, you will get the signup bonus.
  • If you are an additional user on someone else’s account you can still apply for the same card yourself and get the signup bonus.
  • You won’t get approved for a Freedom Flex card if you received a bonus for a Freedom Flex card within the past 24 months.
  • You won’t get approved for a Freedom Unlimited card if you received a bonus for a Freedom Unlimited card within the past 24 months.
  • If you apply and get rejected for being ineligible to open a Freedom card due to the rules above, your credit will not be pulled and your score won’t be affected.
  • You can receive signup bonuses on Chase Ink cards multiple times. You can get the same card for the same business if you have a reason to need multiple cards or you can open the same card for different businesses.

Which cards are best?

All of these are excellent cards that each excel in their own areas. The good news is that you can convert from any of these consumer cards to another consumer card or from any these business cards to another business card as needed. There is no hard credit pull needed to change cards. You will only get a signup bonus for opening a new card, not for a card conversion. Note that some reps will only allow card conversions after you have had the card for 12 months.

How do these cards stack up against each other?

Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards

 Freedom FlexFreedom UnlimitedSapphire PreferredSapphire ReserveInk CashInk UnlimitedInk Preferred
Signup bonus20K points for spending $500 in 3 months 20K points for spending $500 in 3 months 80K points+$50 grocery credit for spending $4,000 in 3 months
60K points for spending $4,000 in 3 months
75K points for spending $7,500 in 3 months.75K points for spending $7,500 in 3 months.100K points for spending $15,000 in 3 months.
Annual Fee$0$0$95 $550$0$0$95
Additional Cardholder Fee$0$0$0$75$0$0$0
Allows you to transfer Chase points from any card to airline milesNoNoYesYesNoNoYes
Annual Travel Credit (Airfare, hotels, car rentals, Uber, etc) $0$0$0$300$0$0$0
$100 Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee RefundNoneNoneNoneOnce every 4 years for Primary cardholderNoneNoneNone
Doordash Credit in 2021NoneNoneNone$60NoneNoneNone
Doordash Dashpass Membership3 free months3 free months12 free months12 free monthsNoneNoneNone
Lyft Pink, Grubhub+, Seamless+ MembershipNoneNoneNone12 free monthsNoneNoneNone
Peloton Credit in 2021NoneNone$60$120NoneNoneNone
Priority Pass membershipNoneNoneNonePrimary and secondary cardholders can bring 2 guests into a loungeNoneNoneNone
Value of points towards paid airfare, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and activities1 cent1 cent1.25 cents1.5 cents1 cent1 cent1.25 cents
Chase Pay Yourself BackNoneNoneRedeem points at a value of 1.25 cents to offset dining, grocery store, and home improvement purchasesRedeem points at a value of 1.5 cents to offset annual fee, dining, grocery store, and home improvement purchasesNoneNoneRedeem points at a value of 1.25 cents to offset shipping and home improvement purchases
Points earned on everyday spending 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on travel (Airfare, hotels, car rentals, Uber, etc) 1 per dollar (5 during bonus quarters)1.5 per dollar2 per dollar3 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar3 per dollar ($150K cap)
Points earned on travel booked via the Chase portal5 per dollar5 per dollar2 per dollar3 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar3 per dollar ($150K cap)
Points earned on advertising with social media sites and search engines 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar3 per dollar ($150K cap)
Points earned on shipping 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar3 per dollar ($150K cap)
Points earned on internet, cable and phone services 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar5 per dollar ($25K cap on 5x categories)1.5 per dollar3 per dollar ($150K cap)
Points earned on office supply spending, including gift cards 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar5 per dollar ($25K cap on 5x categories)1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on dining 3 per dollar3 per dollar2 per dollar 3 per dollar2 per dollar ($25K cap on 2x categories)1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on drugstores 3 per dollar3 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on $1,800+ Peloton purchases 1 per dollar1.5 per dollar5 per dollar through 3/31/2210 per dollar through 3/31/221 per dollar1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on Lyft purchases 5 per dollar through 3/31/225 per dollar through 3/31/225 per dollar through 3/31/2210 per dollar through 3/31/225 per dollar through 3/31/225 per dollar through 3/31/225 per dollar through 3/31/22
Points earned on gas stations 1 per dollar (5 during bonus quarters)1.5 per dollar1 per dollar1 per dollar2 per dollar ($25K cap on 2x categories)1.5 per dollar1 per dollar
Points earned on rotating quarterly categories 5 per dollar ($1,500 quarterly cap)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
0% intro APR on purchases15 months15 monthsNoNo12 months with no effect on personal credit12 months with no effect on personal creditNo
Foreign transaction fee 3%3%0%0%3%3%0%
Cell Phone Damage and Theft Protection $800 of coverage with a $50 deductible.NoneNoneNoneNoneNone$600 of coverage with a $100 deductible.
US Car Rental CDW CoverageSecondarySecondaryPrimaryPrimaryPrimary on rentals primarily for a business purpose, secondary on rentals for personal reasonsPrimary on rentals primarily for a business purpose, secondary on rentals for personal reasonsPrimary on rentals primarily for a business purpose, secondary on rentals for personal reasons
Worldwide Car Rental CDW CoveragePrimaryPrimaryPrimaryPrimaryPrimaryPrimaryPrimary
Roadside Assistance Available for a $59.95 charge Available for a $59.95 charge Available for a $59.95 charge Free battery boost, flat tire service, 2 gallons of fuel delivery, towing, or lockout assistanceAvailable for a $59.95 charge Available for a $59.95 charge Available for a $59.95 charge
Purchase Protection for items damaged or stolen within 120 days$500 per item$500 per item$500 per item$10,000 per item$10,000 per item$10,000 per item$10,000 per item
Extended Warranty Protection1 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,0001 extra year for items up to $10,000
Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance$1,500 per person, up to $6,000 per trip with multiple travelers$1,500 per person, up to $6,000 per trip with multiple travelers$10,000 per trip or $20,000 per trip with multiple travelers$10,000 per trip or $20,000 per trip with multiple travelersNoneNone$5,000 per trip or $10,000 per trip with multiple travelers
Return Protection
NoneNoneNone$500/item up to $1,000/yearNoneNoneNone
Trip Delay ReimbursementNoneNone$500 per person for reasonable expenses (Hotel, food, toiletries, medicine, etc) required for delays more than 12 hours.$500 per person for reasonable expenses (Hotel, food, toiletries, medicine, etc) required for delays more than 6 hours.NoneNone$500 per person for reasonable expenses (Hotel, food, toiletries, medicine, etc) required for delays more than 12 hours.
Lost Luggage InsuranceNoneNone$3,000 per person per trip (limit of $500 per person for jewelry, watches, electronics)$3,000 per person per trip (limit of $500 per person for jewelry, watches, electronics)$3,000 per person per trip (limit of $500 per person for jewelry, watches, electronics)$3,000 per person per trip (limit of $500 per person for jewelry, watches, electronics)$3,000 per person per trip (limit of $500 per person for jewelry, watches, electronics)
Baggage Delay ReimbursementNoneNone$100 per day per person (max of 5 days) for essential items needed (Clothing, toiletries, charger, etc) for delays more than 6 hours.$100 per day per person (max of 5 days) for essential items needed (Clothing, toiletries, charger, etc) for delays more than 6 hours.$100 per day per person (max of 3 days) for essential items needed (Clothing, toiletries, charger, etc) for delays more than 6 hours.$100 per day per person (max of 3 days) for essential items needed (Clothing, toiletries, charger, etc) for delays more than 6 hours.$100 per day per person (max of 5 days) for essential items needed (Clothing, toiletries, charger, etc) for delays more than 6 hours.
Travel Accident InsuranceNoneNone$500,000 per person$1,000,000 per person$500,000 per person
$500,000 per person
$500,000 per person
Visa Savings Edge RebatesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Emergency Evacuation and Transportation due to injury or illness on a trip NoneNoneNone$100,000 for trips between 5-60 days, more than 100 miles from your homeNoneNoneNone
Repatriation of Remains Insurance NoneNoneNone$1,000 for a coffin and to return your body to your home country if you die on a vacationNoneNoneNone
Emergency Medical and Dental Benefit NoneNoneNone$2,500 for medical expenses on trips between 5-60 days, more than 100 miles from your home
NoneNoneNone
Subject to 5/24 rulesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Adds to 5/24 countYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
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Create your own bifecta, trifecta, quadfecta, or quinfecta killer combo to supercharge your earnings

I’ve been talking about creating a Chase Trifecta since 2011. Over the years the components have changed, but the overall strategy to maximize your earnings has not.

As each Chase Ultimate Rewards card has their own benefits, the more diverse of a portfolio that you and/or your household has, the better you can optimize your spending. Chase allows you to transfer points between authorized users in your household, so you can maximize your spending and limit annual fees by taking advantage of household members. You can give authorized user cards to everyone in your household so that everyone can maximize their spending strategy.

You can transfer points from all of your Chase cards to your most valuable premium Chase card by clicking on combine points in the Ultimate Rewards portal. That portal also allows you to transfer points to authorized users, to airline miles, or to hotel miles. You can also check how much free travel or bonus category spending you’ve done on each of your cards in the portal. You can also book travel at a increased value of 1.25 cents or 1.5 cents by clicking on your most premium card in the portal.

Premium cards

The first key is to determine which of the premium cards to get. The no annual fee cards earn lots of points, but they can’t transfer points into airline miles and hotel points unless someone in your household has a premium card with an annual fee. There are 3 premium cards that will allow you to make those transfers, so someone in your household will want to have at least one of these cards.

The premium cards also don’t have foreign transaction fees.

  • The Sapphire Reserve is a consumer card with a $550 annual fee, but it’s actually only going to cost you $250 out of pocket. Or you can pay for part or all of the $550 annual fee with points at a value of 1.5 cents per point!
    • The signup bonus on this card is 60,000 points, worth $900-$1,200.
    • The card offers $300 in annual refunds that post automatically whenever you charge something that is categorized as travel, which includes airfare, Airbnb, car rentals, cruises, hotels, Lyft, subways, taxis, tolls, trains, Uber, UberEats, etc. It’s pretty easy to spend $300 over the course of a year given the wide range of eligible categories. For 2021, you can also get refunded for gas and groceries as part of the $300 refund.
    • You’ll earn 3 points per dollar on all travel or dining spend.
    • You’ll earn 10 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • You’ll earn 10 points per dollar on $1,800+ Peloton purchases through 3/31/22.
    • You’ll get $120 back on Peloton membership fees through 12/31/21.
    • Cardholders get their first $60 of DoorDash spending in 2021 refunded!
    • Cardholders get a free year of DoorDash DashPass to save money on deliveries, a $9.99 monthly value.
    • Cardholders get a free year of Lyft Pink and Grubhub+ or Seamless+, a $19.99 monthly value!
    • You’ll get a Priority Pass lounge membership that allows you to bring 2 guests with you into over 1,000 airport lounges. There are now many airports with restaurants that have $28 credit per person with Priority Pass membership. I’ve used that to get free granola bars, potato chips, and drinks to go!
    • You’ll get a full rebate every 4 years when you buy Global Entry/Pre-Check membership. That means you can skip the lines and forms when flying back from abroad and you can leave your shoes on, laptops in their bags, and go through metal detectors when flying from the US. It makes flying so much easier!
    • You’ll get free roadside assistance and a plethora of travel/medical/baggage insurance and benefits.
    • All of your Chase points can be used for a minimum value of 1.5 cents each towards travel if you have this card. Or you can transfer Chase points from any of your household’s cards into airline miles or hotel points.
    • Your points are worth even more with Pay Yourself Back. You can points to offset any dining, grocery store, or home improvement purchases at a rate of 1.5 cents per point through at least 9/30 and the program is now a permanent feature of Ultimate Rewards. You also keep the points earned on purchases that you offset with points, which makes your points worth up to 1.57 cents each!
    • You can also pay back all or part of your annual fee at a value of 1.5 cents per point through at least 12/31/21 with Pay Yourself Back, so 36,666 points would cover the annual fee in full.
    • This is the only card that charges an annual fee for additional cardholders as they each get their own Priority Pass lounge membership. If you don’t care about that membership, you can always request replacement cards or non-metal to have spare cards. If you do add an additional user card you can cancel the card within 30 days to get back the fee. The secondary Priority Pass membership will be cancelled, but the credit card will still work as secondary Chase consumer cards have the same exact card number, expiration date, and CVV as the primary cardholder’s card.
  • The Sapphire Preferred is a consumer card with a $95 annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is 80,000 points, worth $1,200-$1,600 when used ideally.
    • This card offers 2 points per dollar on all travel or dining spend.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on $1,800+ Peloton purchases through 3/31/22.
    • You’ll get $60 back on Peloton membership fees through 12/31/21.
    • All of your Chase points can be used for a minimum value of 1.25 cents each towards travel if you have this card. Or you can transfer Chase points from any of your household’s cards into airline miles or hotel points.
    • Your points are worth even more with Pay Yourself Back. You can points to offset any dining, grocery store, or home improvement purchases at a rate of 1.25 cents per point through at least 9/30 and the program is now a permanent feature of Ultimate Rewards. You also keep the points earned on purchases that you offset with points, which makes your points worth up to 1.28 cents each!

Note: The Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve’s spending categories are similar, so you’ll only need one of these cards as part of an optimized spending strategy. Personally, I prefer the Sapphire Reserve as that card allows you to redeem all of your Chase points (including the points of an authorized user) at a minimum value of 1.5 cents per point on paid airfare, car rentals, hotels, and vacation activities. You will still get trip insurances, even when you use points to pay for the trip.

My goal is to receive a value of 2 cents per point via transfers to miles, but having a minimum value of 1.5 cents per point when mileage redemptions aren’t valuable can be very useful and it makes your points much more versatile.

That being said, Sapphire Preferred also makes your points more valuable and transferrable to miles and points. Plus, you can signup for the richer Sapphire Preferred signup bonus and then upgrade to Sapphire Reserve at a later date.

It’s always important to check and see if you’ll do better with airline miles/hotel points for a redemption or if you’ll do better by just using Chase points for a redemption. You’ll also need to bear in mind the taxes owed on an award ticket and the miles you can earn by using Chase points towards a paid airline ticket or hotel stay. Finally you also need to bear in mind that it is typically free to cancel and refund an award ticket, while paid tickets may have free changes, but won’t have free cancellations.

  • The Ink Preferred is a business card with a $95 annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is 100,000 points, worth $1,500-$2,000 when used ideally.
    • This card offers 3 points per dollar on up to $150K in annual spending on online advertising, shipping, and travel.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • All of your Chase points can be used for a minimum value of 1.25 cents each towards travel if you have this card. Or you can transfer Chase points from any of your household’s cards into airline miles or hotel points.
    • Your points are worth even more with Pay Yourself Back. You can points to offset any shipping and home improvement purchases at a rate of 1.25 cents per point through at least 9/30 and the program is now a permanent feature of Ultimate Rewards. You also keep the points earned on purchases that you offset with points, which makes your points worth up to 1.28 cents each!
  • The Ink Plus card is no longer offered to new customers. The Ink Plus card is a premium card with a $95 annual fee. Benefits are similar to the Ink Cash card, with 5 points per dollar earned at office supply stores and telecom, but it has a higher annual cap of $50K in 5x spending instead of $25K on the Ink Cash card. The Ink Plus card also earns 2 points per dollar on up to $50K of annual spending on gas and hotels and it has no foreign transaction fees. You can convert an Ink Plus card into any existing business card, but you can’t convert back to an Ink Plus card again.
  • The JPMorgan Reserve card is only available to JPMorgan private bank clients. It mimics the Sapphire Reserve card, with some added benefits like United Club membership and a credit line that is not reported on your personal credit report.

Non-premium cards

The next step is to determine which of the non-premium cards to get. These no annual fee cards earn lots of points, but they can’t transfer points into airline miles and hotel points unless someone in your household has a premium card with an annual fee. There are currently 4 non-premium cards to choose from, and it’s ideal for someone in your household to have 1-3 of these cards. These cards all carry a 3% foreign transaction fees.

  • The Chase Freedom Unlimited is a consumer card with no annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is marketed at $200, but will actually come in the form of 20,000 points. Used ideally, those points will be worth $300-$400.
    • This card markets itself as earning 1.5% cash back, but really it earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere. Used ideally, that’s 2.25%-3% back everywhere.
    • This card earns 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstore purchases, plus 5 points per dollar on travel booked via the Chase portal.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • 0% APR on purchases for 15 months.
  • The Chase Ink Unlimited is a business card with no annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is marketed at $750, but will actually come in the form of 75,000 points. Used ideally, those points will be worth $1,125-$1,500.
    • This card markets itself as earning 1.5% cash back, but really it earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere. Used ideally, that’s 2.25%-3% back everywhere.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • 0% APR on purchases for 12 months, with the added benefit of there being no effect on your personal credit score as this is a business card.

Note: The Freedom Unlimited and Ink Unlimited cards are very similar, so you’ll only need one of these cards as part of an optimized spending strategy.

  • The Chase Freedom Flex is a consumer card with no annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is marketed at $200, but will actually come in the form of 20,000 points. Used ideally, those points will be worth $300-$400.
    • This card markets itself as earning 5% cash back in rotating categories, but really it earns 5 points per dollar in rotating categories. Used ideally, that’s 7.5%-10% back in rotating categories.
    • The maximum spending in the rotating categories is $1,500 per quarter.
    • Rotating categories have included restaurants, Amazon, Walmart, telecom, department stores, grocery stores, gas stations, wholesale stores, mobile payment purchases, and more.
    • This card earns 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstore purchases, plus 5 points per dollar on travel booked via the Chase portal.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • 0% APR on purchases for 15 months.

Note: The old Freedom Visa card is no longer offered but you can still change from another consumer Chase Ultimate Rewards card to it. The Freedom Visa is very similar to Freedom Flex Mastercard. The Freedom Flex Mastercard adds cell phone insurance, as well as 3x points on dining and drugstores and 5x points on travel booked via the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. One potential downside of the Freedom Flex Mastercard is that Costco only accepts Visa, so the Freedom Flex Mastercard won’t work there. Generally speaking, this isn’t a good card for Costco anyway as it only earns 1 point per dollar there, but when Freedom has wholesale clubs or gas (which works at Costco) as the quarterly bonus then you may want the Freedom Visa. However, you can also purchase Costco Cash cards on Costco.com with a Mastercard that can be used in store.

  • The Chase Ink Cash is a business card with no annual fee.
    • The signup bonus on this card is marketed at $750, but will actually come in the form of 75,000 points. Used ideally, those points will be worth $1,125-$1,500.
    • This card markets itself as earning 2% cash back or 5% cash back in select categories, but really it earns 2 or 5 points per dollar everywhere. Used ideally, that’s 3%-4% or 7.5%-10% back in those categories.
    • The 2 point categories include up to $25,000 of annual spending on gas stations and restaurants.
    • The 5 point categories include up to $25,000 of annual spending at office supply stores and on internet, cable, and cell phone bills.
    • Stores like Office Depot/Max and Staples sell gift cards to hundreds of other stores and you’ll earn 5 points per dollar. If you shop at Amazon, Airbnb, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale’s, BP, Cabela’s, Delta, DisneyLand/DisneyWorld, eBay, Express, Gap, Google Play, Groupon, Home Depot, iTunes, JCrew, Kohl’s, Lands End, LLBean, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Marshalls, Nike, Nordstrom, Safeway, Sears, Shell, Southwest, Starbucks, StubHub, Target, TJMaxx, Uber, Whole Foods, and more, you can be earning 5 points per dollar by buying their gift cards. Some gift cards are available online and many more are available in store.
    • You can even buy $300 Visa gift cards from Staples from the comfort of your home, which will earn 5 points per dollar. Office Depot/Max and Staples often run promotions to save even more on Visa gift cards.
    • Your local school or 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.
    • You’ll earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft through 3/31/22.
    • 0% APR on purchases for 12 months, with the added benefit of there being no effect on your personal credit score as this is a business card.

Creating a Killer Combo with Hybrid Points:

Having cards from the same bank that compliment each other can help you rack up the miles more rapidly and spend them more lucratively. The sum of a killer combo is worth more than its parts.

While airline miles and hotel points can allow you to get some truly insane values for your points, they can also be devalued at any time. That’s why I keep transferable points and send them over to airlines and hotels on demand as needed.

I call points like Chase Ultimate Rewards “hybrid points” as you can get an increased value for your points when they are used towards travel or you can transfer the points into airline miles or hotel points.

The increased value of points sets a minimum value you can get from your points and it protects you from points being devalued. You can get a higher value for your points by transferring them into airline miles and hotel points, but having the ability to use your points at an increased value for paid travel makes them into hybrid points. You can choose to redeem them for either paid travel or award travel, depending on which provides a better value.

Creating A Chase Quinfecta Killer Combo

Stacking multiple Ultimate Rewards cards together can supercharge your earnings by getting you more points per dollar while increasing the value of all your points.

Chase Bifecta would consist of a household that has the Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve or Ink Preferred and the Freedom Unlimited. The total effective annual fees would be either $95 with Sapphire Preferred or Ink Preferred or $250 with Sapphire Reserve after accounting for that card’s $300 annual travel credit, though you can use points to cover the Sapphire Reserve card’s annual fee. With the Sapphire Preferred+Freedom Unlimited bifecta for $95/year you would earn 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 2 points per dollar on all travel, 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores, and 5 points per dollar on travel booked via Chase. You’ll be able to transfer all of your points into airline miles or hotel points or use the pay yourself back feature.

A Chase Trifecta adds a no annual fee card like Ink Cash or Chase Freedom Flex into the mix, so your total effective annual fee will still be $95 or $250. Both of those cards give options to earn a whopping 5 points per dollar in various categories on top of the 2-3 points per dollar that the Sapphire cards offer and the 1.5-5 points per dollar everywhere else with a Freedom Unlimited card.

A Chase Quadfecta would add both the Ink Cash and Chase Freedom Flex on top of a Sapphire card and an Unlimited card, so your total effective annual fee will still be just $95 or $250. The Quadfecta is the sweet spot and allows you to really supercharge your spending everywhere.

Chase Quinfecta could add the Ink Preferred to that mix, adding $95 to the annual fee total. This make sense if you spend money on shipping, social media advertising, or search engine advertising, or if you want free cell phone insurance.

Alternatively, you can create a Chase Quinfecta by adding a card like the Chase United Explorer card or United Quest Card into the mix. You can read more about those cards here. While those cards don’t earn Ultimate Rewards points, they make your Ultimate Rewards points more valuable when transferred to United. Having a United card enables you to have access to significantly expanded United saver and standard award space in addition to benefits like 1 or 2 free checked bags, free carry-on bags, and priority boarding, even when you’re on a basic economy fare.

Or you can add a card like the Chase World Of Hyatt Card which offer exclusive promotions and award rebates for cardholders, and comes with an annual free night at Hyatt category 1-4 hotels. It’s my favorite hotel credit card and program and you can transfer your points to Hyatt to make your Ultimate Rewards points more valuable.

Again, all of these cards don’t need to be in one person’s name. 2 people from the same household can split up the requisite cards that make up the Quinfecta, as they can transfer the Ultimate Rewards points back and forth between themselves freely and they can add each other as an authorized user on their cards!

Once you have these cards and create your own killer combo, here is the the ideal way to spend

  • Everyday spending: Freedom Unlimited or Ink Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back)
  • Airfare: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Airbnb: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Amazon: Buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Car rentals: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Cruises: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Drug stores: Freedom Flex or Freedom Unlimited 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Federal taxes (1.96% processing fee applies): Freedom Unlimited or Ink Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back)
  • Foreign currency transactions: Sapphire Reserve 1x or 3x depending on the spending.
  • Gas: Ink Cash 2x (3%-4% back or 5%-6% back on Chevron, Sheetz, or Texaco with Visa Savings Edge) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x, or buy during Freedom 5x Quarterly spending (7.5%-10% back).
  • Gift cards for other stores or Visa gift cards: Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Groceries: During rotating quarter on Freedom 5x (7.5%-10% back), buy gift cards for stores like Safeway or Whole Foods at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back), or Freedom Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back).
  • Hotels: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Lyft: Sapphire Reserve 10x (15%-20% back)
  • Office supplies: Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Peloton over $1,800: Sapphire Reserve 10x (15%-20% back)
  • Restaurants and restaurant delivery: Sapphire Reserve, Freedom Flex, or Freedom Unlimited 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Rotating category spending (Up to $1,500 of mobile payments, gas, grocery, Amazon, Walmart in their respective quarters): Freedom 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Shipping: Ink Preferred 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Social media and Search Engine advertising: Ink Preferred 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Starbucks: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Subways/Trains: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Taxis: Sapphire Reserve 3x (4.5%-6% back)
  • Telecom/Internet/Cell Phones/Cable: Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back). However Ink Preferred 3x (4.5%-6% back) and Freedom Flex 1x (1.5%-2% back) come with cell phone protection.
  • Travel booked via Chase portal: Freedom Flex or Freedom Unlimited 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Uber/UberEats: Sapphire Reserve, Freedom Flex, or Freedom Unlimited 3x (4.5%-6% back) or buy gift cards at office supply stores on Ink Cash 5x (7.5%-10% back)
  • Wholesale Clubs: During rotating quarter on Freedom 5x (7.5%-10% back) or Freedom Unlimited or Ink Unlimited 1.5x (2.25%-3% back)

There are some caveats to all this of course…

  • This scenario is just for Chase cards and ignores other point currencies. It’s a good idea to have multiple currencies.
  • Using gift cards means the loss of credit card protections like extended warranty or air travel protections, so use them only when it makes sense to earn more points at the expense of potential protections.
  • You may want to prioritize Sapphire Reserve spending for travel related categories like Uber/UberEats before buying gift cards on an Ink Cash card if you otherwise would not hit the $300 in annual free travel spending, though in 2021 gas and groceries also count towards that $300 credit.
  • The value received per point is highly variable based on how you will use it. The nice thing about having a killer combo with a Sapphire Reserve is that you’ll receive a minimum of 1.5 cents per point. 2 cents is a good goal to set, so just compare the cost of a ticket or hotel to the amount of miles you’ll need for it to see how much value you are receiving.

Business card information, benefits, and 5/24

The Ink cards are business cards, but you may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith” 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.

It’s important to just write your own name as the business name if you are just applying for your own small business as a Sole Proprietorship that doesn’t have any business paperwork.

If you’re like me and you run more than one business you can signup for multiple of the same card for each business to manage each businesses expenses separately.

All Chase cards that earn Ultimate Rewards are subject to 5/24 restrictions. That means it will be nearly impossible to get approved if you have been approved for 5 or more consumer credit cards in the past 24 months. Read more about that here. 

However, it’s important to note that business cards from most banks, including Chase business cards, do not get added to your 5/24 count of recently opened cards. That’s because business cards from most banks don’t show up on your personal credit report and the 5/24 count is based off of your personal credit report. That means that applying for these cards won’t “hurt” your 5/24 count.

Another benefit of business cards not reporting on your personal credit report is that your credit score won’t be hurt when you spend money on your cards. When you spend money on personal cards your score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. That’s because a whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization, so you lose lots of points even if you pay your bills before the statement due date. You can pay off your credit card bill before your statement close date to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On business cards from banks like AMEX and Chase the spending is not reported on your personal credit report, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an effect on your credit score.

The great thing about Chase Ultimate Rewards is how versatile and valuable they are

The Sapphire Preferred or Ink Preferred card allow you and anyone in your household to transfer Chase points into miles. They also allow you to use points at a value of 1.25 cents each towards travel.

The Sapphire Reserve also allows you and anyone in your household to transfer Chase points into miles. Plus it allows you to use points at a value of 1.5 cents each towards travel.

The fixed value is excellent and doesn’t require hunting down award space, but those points can be much more valuable by transferring them into airline miles or hotel points.

  • If I want to stay in a 5 star Park Hyatt in the Maldives, Melbourne, NYC, Paris, Sydney, or Tokyo that would cost over $1,000/night, I can instantly transfer 25-30K points to Hyatt to do that, a value of up to 6 cents per point.
  • If I need a one-way flight from Cleveland (or Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Montreal, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Toronto, etc) to NYC that can cost $500 each way, I can instantly transfer 7.5K points to British Airways to book a short-haul on American with no last minute booking fees. Or if American doesn’t have availability I can instantly transfer 10K points to United for their short-haul award. That’s a value of up to 7 cents per point.
  • If I want to stay in a non-chain hotel that costs $300/night and don’t want to pay cash, I can redeem 20K points for the room thanks to my Sapphire Reserve card’s minimum redemption value of 1.5 cents per point.
  • If I want to fly in a $15,000 ANA First Class Suite round-trip from the US to Tokyo, I can instantly transfer 55K or 60K points to Virgin Atlantic. That’s a value of up to 27 cents per point.
  • If I want to book a $2,285 business class ticket on Air Canada to Tel Aviv I can redeem 152K points for the flight thanks to my Sapphire Reserve card’s minimum redemption value of 1.5 cents per point. Plus I’ll earn 25K United miles as it’s considered a paid flight.
  • And thousands of other possibilities from Singapore couples suites to booking Southwest awards with 2 free bags and free cancellations, to stealing 2nd base in middle of an MLB game.

 

Chase 1:1 transfer partners include:

  • United (Star Alliance)
  • Singapore (Star Alliance)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam)
  • British Airways (OneWorld)
  • Aer Lingus (OneWorld)
  • Iberia (OneWorld)
  • Emirates
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Hyatt
  • IHG
  • Marriott

Pay yourself back:

Back in May 2020, Chase added the ability to pay yourself back and redeem your Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve Ultimate Rewards points to offset any dining, grocery store, or home improvement purchases at a rate of 1.25 or 1.5 cents per point. They also added select charities to the program, which you can offset your donation with points.

That makes Chase points more versatile than ever.

Chase has extended those categories through 9/30/21 and tells me that Pay Yourself Back will be a permanent feature of the Ultimate Rewards program, and that they will add more cards and categories for the program in the future. This adds a ton of value to the Ultimate Rewards program as you can buy anything from those stores, even gift cards to other stores, and make them free by redeeming points at a value of 1.25 or 1.5 cents each. The ability to get that kind of value from your points even when you’re not traveling is outstanding.

A great feature of the program is that you keep the original points that the purchase earned, even though you paid yourself back for the purchase. That means your points will be worth more than 1.25 or 1.5 cents each!

In other words, if you spend $300 on groceries or dining on Sapphire Preferred, you can use 24,000 points to offset that purchase and make it free. Plus, you’ll still earn the 600 points for groceries or dining, so you effectively used 23,400 points to offset the purchase. That means your points were actually worth 1.28 cents each!

If you spend $300 on groceries or dining on Sapphire Reserve, you can use 20,000 points to offset that purchase and make it free. Plus, you’ll still earn the 900 points for groceries or dining, so you effectively used 19,100 points to offset the purchase. That means your points were actually worth 1.57 cents each!

Plus until at least 12/31/21, you can offset all or part of the $550 annual fee on Sapphire Reserve by using points at a value of 1.5 cents each!

What cards do you have in your killer combo?

I have 15 active Chase credit cards, including all of the cards in the Quinfecta mentioned in this post (Sapphire Reserve, Freedom Unlimited, Freedom Flex, Ink Cash, United). I also have multiples of cards like Chase Freedom, Ink Cash, and discontinued Ink Plus cards, as those cards have caps on their bonus spending categories.

That has allowed me to build up a nice stash of Ultimate Rewards points over the years:

By transferring points into airline miles and hotel points on demand as needed, I’ll make them worth far more than Chase thinks they are worth.

I don’t save the points as they don’t earn interest. Instead I spend 7 figures of miles every year and see the world in ways that I never imagined possible.

Some will call that crazy, but I just call it the best hobby on Earth.

So, which cards do you have to create a killer combo?

US Bank Altitude Connect Visa Signature Intro Bonus: 50,000 Points And Waived Annual Fee, Plus Global Entry, Annual Streaming Credit, And More!

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US Bank has launched the Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card.

Signup bonus:

You can earn 50,000 bonus points for opening a US Bank Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card and spending $3,000 in 120 days. Those points are worth $500 cash back!

This card is a step up from the US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card which offers 20,000 bonus points, but has no annual fee.


Annual fee: 

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year with the intro offer


Card earnings: 

  • 4 points per dollar on travel
  • 4 points per dollar on gas
  • 2 points per dollar on groceries and grocery delivery
  • 2 points per dollar on streaming
  • 2 points per dollar on dining
  • 1 point per dollar elsewhere.
  • There are no foreign transaction fees.

Point Value: 

You can redeem points at a value of 1 cent each for statement credits or cash sent to US Bank checking or savings accounts.

You can also redeem points to offset the card’s annual fee at a value of 1 cent each.

If you enroll in real-time rewards you’ll get 500 bonus points and you can then choose to instantly pay yourself back for purchases at a value of 1 cent each.

Alas, you can’t transfer these points into miles, so this card won’t be part of a spending and redemption strategy like the Chase Quinfecta. Essentially it’s a cash back card, but with some unique perks and categories for a cash back card.


Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee Refund:

It costs $85 to apply for a 5 year TSA Pre-Check membership which makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and small liquids inside your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in the body scanner.

It costs $100 to apply for a 5 year Global Entry membership which lets you bypass the customs line. If you have Global Entry you also get TSA Pre-Check for free.

If you charge either on your card the fee will be refunded, once every 4 years.

You can read more more about the differences in this post.

My whole family has Global Entry and it sure makes traveling a whole lot easier!


$30 Annual Streaming Bonus:

Put a streaming service on your card for 11 consecutive months and you’ll get a $30 statement credit. You can keep earning this $30 bonus by continuing to charge a streaming service on your card.

Plus, you earn double points on streaming.

Qualifying Streaming Merchants:

  • Amazon Music Unlimited
  • Apple Music
  • AT&T TV Now
  • Disney+
  • Google Music
  • HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • SiriusXM
  • Slacker Radio
  • Sling TV
  • Spotify
  • Tidal
  • Vudu
  • YouTube Music
  • YouTube TV

Cell Phone Protection

When you pay your monthly wireless bill with your card, you can be reimbursed up to $600 for damage to, theft of or an involuntary and accidental parting of your eligible cell phone. Protection is subject to a $100 deductible per claim.


Will you apply for the US Bank Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card?

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[Bonus Points Posted!] Earn Marriott Points When You Use Uber Or Uber Eats, Plus Earn 2,000 Bonus Points!

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Update: My 2,000 point bonus for earning points with this partnership has posted! You can still earn the bonus by linking your account and making an eligible transaction by 5/31.


You can now earn Marriott points when you use Uber or Uber Eats.

You can click on settings in the Uber App or account in the Uber Eats app and then scroll down to Marriott Bonvoy to link your account. I wasn’t able to login and link my account yet, but hopefully that will start working soon. I will update this post when it starts working.

If you make 1 points earning transaction by 5/31 you’ll also get 2,000 bonus points!

  • Earn 6 points per dollar for $25+ Uber Eats orders delivered to any Marriott hotel.
  • Earn 2 points per dollar for all $25+ Uber Eats orders.
  • Earn 3 points per dollar on all UberXL, Uber Comfort, Uber SUV, and Uber Black rides.

Plus of course you’ll still earn points on your credit card and this will work with Uber gift cards.

This is valid in the US only.

I value Marriott points at about 0.65 cents each, so this is like getting 3.9% back on Uber Eats delivered to Marriott hotels, 1.3% back on Uber Eats, and 1.95% back on premium Uber rides.

Earning points will also extend the expiration of all of your Marriott points by another 24 months.

This makes Uber somewhat more competitive with Lyft, which offers stackable bonus Hilton points and Delta miles.

Back in the good old days you used to be able to earn 1 Starpoint (worth 3 Marriott points) for each dollar spend on all Uber rides. It’s nice to see this Marriott partnership return, even if it’s not as lucrative as it once was.

Don’t forget that AMEX Consumer Platinum Cards get $15 ($35 in December) in monthly Uber credits and AMEX Consumer Gold Cards get $10 in monthly Uber credits.

You can also enroll in Uber Eats Pass for free for 12 months if you have an AMEX Consumer Gold Card, an AMEX Consumer Platinum Card, or an AMEX Consumer Green Card.

Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders get a free year of Lyft Pink and Grubhub+ membership, and earn 10 points per dollar on Lyft rides through 3/31/22. Sapphire Preferred, Freedom FlexFreedom UnlimitedInk PreferredInk Cash, and Ink Unlimited cardholders earn 5 points per dollar on Lyft rides through 3/31/22.

Will earning Marriott points make you more likely to use Uber?

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[Update: Airport Reopens, But Several Flights Between The US And Israel Cancelled] After Rockets Fired By Terrorists From Gaza To Tel Aviv, Israel Closes Airspace, Diverts Flights To Cyprus

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Update: Ben Gurion Airport has reopened, but US airlines are cancelling several flights to/from Israel, including:

  • 5/11 United flight 140 from Chicago to Tel Aviv
  • 5/11 Delta flight 232 from JFK to Tel Aviv
  • 5/11 Delta flight 234 from JFK to Tel Aviv
  • 5/11 United flight 90 from Newark to Tel Aviv
  • 5/12 United flight 91 from Tel Aviv to Newark
  • 5/12 Delta flight 233 from Tel Aviv to JFK 
  • 5/12 Delta flight 235 from Tel Aviv to JFK 
  • 5/13 United flight 141 from Tel Aviv to Chicago

Expect more cancellations to follow. If you are trying to fly between the US and Israel this week, El Al may be your best bet.


Israel is facing a barrage of hundreds of rockets fired from terrorists in Gaza into cities like Tel Aviv and Holon as the country’s life saving iron dome defense system tries to take down the most serious threats, but still isn’t perfect.

 

A woman in Rishon Lezion has been killed and more, including a 5 year old, have been injured.

All civilian air traffic in and out of Israel has been suspended:

 

Flights like Ukraine Air 777, from Kiev to Tel Aviv, are being diverted to Cyprus:

 

Prayers for peace in the holy land! If you’re on the ground in Israel, please share updates below.

You can discuss the current situation in Israel on this DDF thread.

Do you think the current violence will end soon or is this just the beginning of a new war?

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  • What You Get: PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable (USB-C cable and Lightning cable not included), travel pouch, welcome guide, lifetime* $25,000 connected equipment warranty, and friendly customer service. *For the purpose of this connected equipment warranty, “lifetime” is defined as the lifetime of the product.

Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage 14-Piece Plastic Lids Leak Proof Food Container Set For $22.49 Shipped From Amazon

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Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage 14-Piece Plastic Lids Leak Proof Food Container Set For $22.49 Shipped From Amazon

This was selling for $38.45 earlier this week and is now the lowest price in the past two years from Amazon.

  • Rubbermaid brilliance; 100 percent leak proof, airtight food storage containers feature crystal clear, BPA free triton plastic that offers 360 degree clarity, and helps keep food fresh and secure
  • Food containers are clear like glass so you can always see what’s inside, but are light and easy to carry; Stain and Odor resistant material keeps plastic food container looking like new
  • Brilliance plastic containers have built in vents under the latches that allow splatter resistant microwave reheating with the lid on
  • BPA free containers stack perfectly to one another to save space and stay organized in the fridge or cabinet, and are safe for the dishwasher and freezer; Lifetime
  • Set includes two 0.5 Cup, two 1.3 Cup, two 3.2 Cup, and one 9.6 Cup containers, plus lids, for a total of 14 pieces

32.8′ Bluetooth RGB Color Changing LED Strip Lights For $3.46 From Amazon

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32.8′ Bluetooth RGB Color Changing LED Strip Lights For $3.46 From Amazon

This was selling for $11.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • Multicolor changing: the RGB LED strip lights kit has not only RGB(Red, Green, Blue), 16 multicolored options, but also DIY selection.
  • Bright LED Lights: it features 300 bright 5050 LEDs that easily light up a room, bedroom, dorm room, kitchen countertop. Suitable for birthday party, home gathering.
  • Remote control: 23-key IR remote allows you to choose colors, adjustable brightness and multiple lighting modes to fit room mood. (remote range: 10m)
  • Easy to install: with back adhesive and flexible strip design, it can stick on any dry and flat surface. Note: use the packaged adapter to meet working power requirement.
  • Notice for using: please do not roll up when using it to avoid whole strip getting overheated. The strip is waterproof for outdoor/indoor use.

Upgraded 6500Lumens Portable Full HD Mini Projector For $74.99 Shipped From Amazon After 50% Off Coupon!

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Upgraded 6500Lumens Portable Full HD Mini Projector For $74.99 Shipped From Amazon After 50% Off Coupon!

Clip the 50% off coupon on the product page until you get a check inside a green circle.

  • PERFECT HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE: 6500Lux brightness provided by upgraded LED lightning and 1080P supported resolution make this POYANK projector a perfect choice to build your home theater for indoors fun and upcoming summer outdoor movies. Grab one POYANK projector and bring your family and friends together.
  • SUPER EASY WIFI & USB CONNECTION: Latest Upgrade 2021 POYANK WIFI projector simplifies the setup with your iOS and Android devices. Wireless connection through your home WIFI and wired connection through USB cable are beyond easy. Additional cost for extra HDMI adapters is avoided.
  • MULTI CONNECTION LIGHTWEIGHT PROJECTOR: POYANK wireless projector is equipped with HDMI port, USB port, VGA port, VA port and works perfectly with TV stick, Chromecast, Smartphones ,laptop, tablets, PC, Laptop, Blue-ray DVD player, USB flash drive and PS4 etc. This projector only weighs 3.23 pounds and comes with handy remote control. Attach any device you could imagine to the projector and take it to the place you like. The joy is on the go!
  • BUILT-IN HIFI STEREO SPEAKERS AND FAN COOLING SYSTEM: Nice sound quality can be enjoyed via our powerful and clear HIFI stereo speakers, no separate speaker is needed. Of course you can boost the sound to get the best theater experience through 3.5mm mini jack output. 2021 upgraded cooling fan system makes the fan noise of this home theater video projector much quieter than other ordinary projectors. Both features offer a feast for your ears.
  • IDEAL GIFT FOR HOLIDAYS: POYANK WIFI projector meets all your daily entertaining needs and its small size enables you to carry it to wherever you want. For sure, this projector is also an adorable gift option on holiday occasions. Buy this projector to your family, friends or even to yourself and open up the gate of more pleasure and happiness.

12 Boxes Of 8 Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee Italian Roast Packets For $35.27-$40.81 Shipped From Amazon

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12 Boxes Of 8 Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee Italian Roast Packets For $35.27-$40.81 Shipped From Amazon

Clip the $11.73 off coupon on the product page until you get a check inside a green circle.

This was selling for $62.35 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

Targeted account may have a 25% off coupon on the product page, those 2 coupons will stack by selecting one time purchase and subscribe and save and clipping both coupons.

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Don’t have 5 monthly subscribe & save items? See this post with 65+ subscribe & save filler items under $3 and easily save 15%-20% off your subscribe & save order this month!

If the Subscribe & Save button is adding the item to your cart instead of taking you to Subscribe & Save checkout you will need to read this post for instructions on how to subscribe to an add-on item!

-All subscribe and save orders waive the add-on requirement and ship for free with no minimum order amount.

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

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-Read all about Amazon Subscribe & Save with lots of tips here.

  • 12 boxes of 8 count sticks
  • Dark Roast
  • Roasty and sweet
  • Instant Coffee

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BLACK+DECKER Infrared Quartz Tower Heater With Manual Control For $20.91 From Amazon After $26 Price Drop

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BLACK+DECKER Infrared Quartz Tower Heater With Manual Control For $20.91 From Amazon After $26 Price Drop

This was selling for $46.47 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • TOWER INFRARED HEATER – This infrared heater is compact but powerful. At 12.2 x 8.5 x 23 in., it fits in your dorm or office, bedroom, basement, garage, RV shelf – just about anywhere you need extra heat
  • DUAL QUARTZ TUBES – Providing fast heating for small spaces, this heater weighs 5 lbs. + has dual quartz tubes with an integrated fan to disperse heat. It’s housing is cool to the touch
  • MANUAL ADJUSTABLE THERMOSTAT CONTROL – Set it to LOW HEAT (750 Watts) or HIGH HEAT (1500 Watts), or to FAN. Just plug it in with the 6 ft. power cord and get warm!
  • DESIGNED FOR SAFETY – Overheat protection lets you rest easy while staying comfortable. This infrared space heater is for indoor use only
  • QUALITY GUARANTEED – BLACK+DECKER products come with a 1-year warranty, so you can be confident about your purchase

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Mercer Culinary 10″ American Butcher Knife For $21.49 From Amazon

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Mercer Culinary 10″ American Butcher Knife For $21.49 From Amazon

This was selling for $32.75 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • high-carbon german steel
  • ice hardened steel for increased blade strength
  • textured, ergonomic glass reinforced nylon handle for sure grip and incredible durability
  • mirror finished blade for smooth cutting and release
  • taper-ground edge for long-lasting sharpness and easy honing
  • Blade material type: High Carbon Steel

HT: Abebee.

Blue Diamond Cookware Big Batch Ceramic Nonstick Blue 5.5QT Dutch Oven For $33.99 Shipped From Amazon

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Blue Diamond Cookware Big Batch Ceramic Nonstick Blue 5.5QT Dutch Oven For $33.99 Shipped From Amazon

This was selling for $49.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

This has fantastic 4.7 star ratings!

  • 50% lighter than cast iron, the forged aluminum body delivers heavyweight results and heats 2x as fast
  • Metal utensil safe, Blue Diamond’s signature diamond-infused ceramic nonstick is 5x harder and 10x longer lasting than traditional coatings
  • Diamonds are 4x more conductive than copper, so Blue Diamond heats faster and cleans up easier
  • Toxin-Free: Free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium
  • A cook and look domed glass lid provides 85% more room than a traditional lid and promotes better airflow
  • Oven and broiler safe up to 600°F, glass lid up to 350°F
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Huge 5QT capacity, fits a whole chicken!
  • For all stovetops, except induction
  • Limited lifetime warranty

HT: Abebee.

El Al Finally Reopens Israeli Call Center!

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El Al closed their call centers when they suspended service last March.

For a while it was nearly impossible to reach them, but they reopened the ability to chat with them over Whatsapp at +972-3-977-1111, though with long wait times.

They have now reopened their Israeli call center, at the same number as above, though with limited hours. They are open Sunday-Thursday from 8am-5pm local time (1am-10am EDT), Friday from 8am-1pm local time (1am-6am EDT), and Saturdays evenings until midnight local time. Hopefully they will restore 24 hour service as their operations return to normal.

You can talk to the Israeli call center in English or Hebrew.

El Al’s US call center is still closed, though people have long said that it was well worth paying Google Voice the 1 cent a minute long distance rate for the far superior customer service offered by the Israeli call center.

HT: tavster, via DDF

Tonight! 9:30pm Major Live Drawing Event For The Famous ATIME Auction!

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Tonight at 12am sharp will be the first drawing!

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Google Pixel 5A Clear Case For $0.78 From Amazon After Stacking $4 Discount And 80% Off Coupon!

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Google Pixel 5A Clear Case For $0.78 From Amazon After 80% Off Coupon!

Clip the 80% off coupon on the product page until you get a check inside a green circle.

Prime members automatically save $4 off.

  • Designed for Google Pixel 5A only. Supports wireless charging.
  • Ultra clear, transparent protective case reveals and enhances the original color and design of the Pixel 5A 5G.
  • Lightweight layer offers easy application and pocket-friendly. Doesn’t add bulk to your phone.
  • Eyes Catching ,Slim, Sleek, Nice and shiny look clean.stylish design with fabulous patterns.
  • Premium material ,Japan imported. Made of shock absorbing, shatterproof TPU and Polycarbonate.

16 Pack Of Amazon Basics AA Performance-Capacity 2,000 mAh Rechageable Batteries For $16.49-$17.59 From Amazon

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16 Pack Of Amazon Basics AA Performance-Capacity 2,000 mAh Rechageable Batteries For $14.29-$16.49 From Amazon

Clip the 20% off coupon on the product page until you get a check inside a green circle. The coupon may be in the subscribe and save box.

This was selling for $29.99 and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

Also available from Amazon is an Amazon Basics Ni-MH AA & AAA Battery Charger for $15.

Don’t have 5 monthly subscribe & save items? See this post with 65+ subscribe & save filler items under $3 and easily save 15%-20% off your subscribe & save order this month!

If the Subscribe & Save button is adding the item to your cart instead of taking you to Subscribe & Save checkout you will need to read this post for instructions on how to subscribe to an add-on item!

-All subscribe and save orders waive the add-on requirement and ship for free with no minimum order amount.

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

-Read all about Amazon Subscribe & Save with lots of tips here.

  • One 16-pack of pre-charged AA rechargeable batteries (2000 mAh), ideal for digital cameras, remote controls, toys, and more
  • Low self-discharge: maintains 80% capacity for 24 months
  • Comes pre-charged and ready to use; can be recharged 1000 times with minimal power loss
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging; recyclable; backed by an Amazon Basics 1-year limited warranty
  • Same product, new look! Appearance of batteries you receive may vary
  • The batteries can be recycled when they no longer hold a charge; to find a recycling location near you, simply copy/paste this link into your browser: call2recycle.org/locator/

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2 Pack Of Aquaphor To Go 0.35oz Healing Ointment Tubes For $3.18-$3.55 Shipped From Amazon

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2 Pack Of Aquaphor To Go 0.35oz Healing Ointment Tubes For $3.18-$3.55 Shipped From Amazon

This has incredible 4.8 star ratings from 6,100+ reviews and is the lowest price ever from Amazon.

Don’t have 5 monthly subscribe & save items? See this post with 65+ subscribe & save filler items under $3 and easily save 15%-20% off your subscribe & save order this month!

If the Subscribe & Save button is adding the item to your cart instead of taking you to Subscribe & Save checkout you will need to read this post for instructions on how to subscribe to an add-on item!

-All subscribe and save orders waive the add-on requirement and ship for free with no minimum order amount.

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

-Read all about Amazon Subscribe & Save with lots of tips here.

  • One essential solution for many skin care needs: use as a lip moisturizer, hand cream, foot cream for dry cracked feet, minor wound care and much more
  • Different from a lotion or cream, this ointment nourishes skin while creating a protective barrier that allows for the flow of oxygen to create an ideal healing environment
  • Extreme weather conditions and frequent exposure to water, hand soap, and hand sanitizer can cause dry cracked hands and cuticles. Use Aquaphor Healing Ointment over night as a hand cream for dry hands to restore moisture to enhance healing
  • Preservative and fragrance free, specifically for sensitive skin and clinically proven to restore smooth, healthy skin
  • Color variations occur due to the nature of the ingredients in the product, but do not affect product safety and performance. Aquaphor Healing Ointment is a white translucent to light yellow ointment
  • Comes with two(2) .35 oz tubes – Fits in any purse or pocket, great for on-the-go

Set Of 6 Prepworks Porcelain Stacking Ramekins For $8.47 From Amazon

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Set Of 6 Prepworks Porcelain Stacking Ramekins For $8.47 From Amazon

This was selling for $16.99 before the price started to drop and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

This has fantastic 4.7 star ratings!

  • ELEGANT CLASSIC DESIGN: The Elegant classic design will impress your guests by serving your dips and desserts by the Prepworks by Progressive Porcelain Ramekins
  • OVEN AND DISHWASHER SAFE: Porcelain doesn’t absorb flavors, colors or odors so you can use the ramekins for a variety of dishes from ice cream to chicken pot pie without having to worry about lingering flavors or odors and are Dishwasher Safe
  • INCLUDES SIX 5 OUNCE PORCELAIN RAMEKINS: These ramekins are excellent for preparing and serving Custard, Souffles or Dips
  • STRONG PORCELAIN WON’T BREAK EASILY: These High-quality porcelain Ramekins do not break easily and are able to be used in ovens at high temperture changes. Enjoy these stackable ramekins for years to come
  • LOOKS GREAT ON ANY TABLE: These classic porcelain ramekins go anywhere and look fantastic on any table are can be used to hold many different types of food in them

HT: boro boy.

[More Accounts Targeted!] Use 1 AMEX Point And Get 10%, 20%, Or 40% Off Anything Sold From Amazon

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Update: More accounts are now targeted for this offer!


If you clip the “Activate now” coupon via this link it will tell you if you are targeted to save 10%, 20% off, or 40% off anything sold from Amazon when you redeem 1 AMEX Membership Rewards Point.

  • If you are targeted for the 10% off offer you can save up to $10 off $100.
  • If you are targeted for the 20% off offer you can save up to $30 off $150.
  • If you are targeted for the 40% off offer you can save up to $40 off $100.

You can use this offer on multiple orders until you reach the max savings for your offer.

This offer expires 6/30 or when all offers have been redeemed.

Save on Amazon deals such as deals found here. Items must say shipped and sold by Amazon to qualify for these offers.

If you aren’t targeted you can try:

This will work with AMEX cards that earn Membership Rewards points, including:

This won’t work for Amazon gift cards, but it will work for 3rd party gift cards sold by Amazon.

Gift cards sold by Amazon that work for this promotion include:

At checkout select the Membership Rewards card that you linked.

You may need to click “Change” by the credit card at checkout if it’s showing a different default credit card.

On the final checkout page click on “Apply rewards points” and enter $0.01 to use 1 point to save 1 cent (Don’t use more than 1 point as buying on Amazon only gives a paltry value of 0.7 cents per AMEX point!):

 

For example I added $150 in gift cards to my cart and got $30 off with my 20% off offer:

 

If you want to pay with your Amazon gift card balance, you can try adding a new Amazon gift card of any amount at checkout. Or you can try adding items until the total exceeds your gift card balance. You can then delete items from your card and it should use your gift card balance for the items you want.

You can also try clicking the promo activation button again and going to checkout.

Are you targeted for this offer?

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Today Only: Eureka PowerSpeed Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner For $44.99 Shipped From Amazon

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Today Only: Eureka PowerSpeed Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner For $44.99 Shipped From Amazon

This was selling for $79.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

Also on sale today only is a Eureka Flash Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $91.99.

  • Powerful vacuum cleaner: The dynamic motor and brush roll can lift stubborn and heavy debris. Plus, the 12.6” wide nozzle cleans more with a quickness.
  • 10 pounds lightweight upright vacuum: The EurekaPowerSpeed is pretty lightweight and easy to maneuver. Designed for whole home clean.
  • 5 height adjustment: It works well on carpets, shag rug, hard floors etc. Smooth wheels ensures hardwood floors won’t sustain scratches or gouges.
  • 4.1L extra-large capacity: The extra-large dust cup holds more dirt and requires less frequent emptying. Clean more, empty less.
  • Multiple accessories included: A quick-release handle connected to the stretch hose for above-floor cleaning. A 7-inch-long crevice tool, dusting brush, and upholstery tool help clean hard-to-reach areas. Extract dirt, pet hair, freshen up your car, curtains, celings or door frames. For your convenience, they are all stored right on board.
  • Actual product may vary in handle material due to manufacture issue. It might be original plastic or metal.

Delta: Fly To Alaska For Just 5,000-10,000 Miles Round-Trip!

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Delta: Fly To Alaska For Just 5,000-10,000 Miles Round-Trip!

Delta is having a fantastic sale to fly to Alaska for just 5,000-10,000 miles round-trip.

You can click on the link above to find valid routes and dates for the sale. You can click on a departure city, skip the destination city, and then click filter to find all deals to Alaska.

For example, flights from NYC to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, or Sitka are available for just 10,000 miles round-trip in basic economy or 12,000 miles round-trip in regular economy!

Note that basic economy awards are not changeable, but regular economy awards can be cancelled with the miles redeposited and taxes refunded for free!

Read more in the Alaska Master Thread on DDF.

You can transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Delta instantly at a 1:1 ratio.

Eligible cards include:

Will you go to Alaska this summer?

HT: A.N. Roth

Lightning Deal: 1080P Webcam For $2 From Amazon

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1080P Webcam For $2 From Amazon

Use code: HVYS6ZR4

The code will stack with the current lightning deal price!

  • 【HD 1080P Video Picture Quality】: Webcam with microphone supports MJPG format, which has excellent video quality with live streaming and records up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. High-definition picture quality, efficient and stable video transmission, and low latency is the best choice for calling, streaming, conferencing and recording
  • 【Wide Compatibility & USB Plug and Play】: 1080P webcam uses USB 2.0/3.0 port, which is compatible with most live streaming and recording software and office entertainment tools on the market. like YouTube, Skype, Twitch, Xsplit, OBS studio, Facebook, Twitch. USB plug and play, perfect for Windows system and Mac OS system. Synchronous support for smart TVs and other smart tools
  • 【Rotating Base Design & 2 Million Pixels Auto Focus】: 360-degree rotating threaded base and An adjustable mounting clip make it a breeze to secure the camera to computer monitors, laptops, and tripods. Built-in autofocus technology to make your images stay razor-sharp, even the most detailed makeup tutorials look crisp and clear, perfect for adjusting the focus of the camera automatically based on its position, show your best side on every video call with a 90-degree field of view
  • 【Facial Beautification & Noise Reduction】: Our webcam added the beauty effect in the chip programming that perfectly preserves the facial details and makes your skin immaculately in an instant. Built-in dual digital stereo microphone with auto noise cancellation. Ensure that the sound is clear and free of noise within 32 feet
  • Built-in autofocus technology to make your images stay razor-sharp, even the most detailed makeup tutorials look crisp and clear, perfect for adjusting the focus of the camera automatically based on its position, show your best side on every video call with a 90-degree field of view

16 Boxes Of Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues Now Just $15.99-$18.46 Shipped From Amazon

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16 Boxes Of Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues For $21.67-$24.81 Shipped From Amazon

Subscribe to a quantity of 2 and you will automatically save $5 at checkout for a total of $21.67-$24.81 shipped.

Save $5 off on 2 or more items here.

Don’t have 5 monthly subscribe & save items? See this post with 65+ subscribe & save filler items under $3 and easily save 15%-20% off your subscribe & save order this month!

If the Subscribe & Save button is adding the item to your cart instead of taking you to Subscribe & Save checkout you will need to read this post for instructions on how to subscribe to an add-on item!

-All subscribe and save orders waive the add-on requirement and ship for free with no minimum order amount.

-Use Subscribe & Save for these prices. If you subscribe to 5 items then the lower price applies. 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.

-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.

Click here to learn how to expedite an Amazon subscribe and save item to receive your subscription item in a week or less.

-Read all about Amazon Subscribe & Save with lots of tips here.

Smarty Flutter Preschool Learning Toy For $4.93 From Amazon

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Smarty Flutter Preschool Learning Toy For $4.93 From Amazon

This was selling for $24.99 before the price started to drop and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • Super-charged learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go
  • Smart Technology identifies colors
  • Fun missions teach directions, shapes, opposites, and emotional intelligence
  • Motion sensors encourage physical play
  • Over 150 actions make the experience different every time a child plays
  • Smarty FLUTTER speaks English and Spanish
  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • Skill level: Beginner

HT: boro boy.

Inkbird WiFi Grill Thermometer With 4 Probes For $49.99 Shipped From Amazon After $50 Off Code

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Inkbird WiFi Grill Thermometer With 4 Probes For $49.99 Shipped From Amazon After $50 Off Code

Use $50 off code: CAZZSG8S

This was selling for $100 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever on Amazon.

  • 【Wi-Fi Connection】Download Inkbird Pro app, this Smoker thermometer is connected over 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi with your phone, support monitor multiple Inkbird devices with your phone easily through one APP as well. Please do not put the unit in high temperature places. The temperature of the plastic unit can bear should not over 176°F/80℃. Please note: If your phone is IOS 13 system, this thermometer will work with IOS13 system or higher system and Android system too.
  • Rechargeable Battery】The 2000mAh lithium battery of this cooking thermometer could last about 26 hours once fully charged. You don’t need to spend extra money on replacing batteries any more and dont need to worry the power off affect your grilling, which is convenient and eco-friendly.
  • Temperature Graph & Calibration】You can save and download the temperature graph of this oven thermometer through the APP, no worry about lose the data any more. What’s more, this wireless thermometer could be calibrated as well, which could keep the high precision after a long period of using. The short time measurement ranges 32℉~572℉ (0℃ to 300℃), and the continuous monitoring range: 32℉~482℉ (0℃ to 250℃)
  • 【Magnet Design】The magnetic design make it possible to adsorb on the surface of household appliances like ovens, refrigerators or other metal surfaces near it.
  • 【Timer&High and Low Alarm】Our digital oven thermometer has count-down timer, which is very convenient if you would like to check the temp during cooking regularly, or you need to know the temp at some specific time. What’s more, IBBQ-4T barbecue thermometer support high and low alarm, the device and phone will trigger the alarm when temp reached, which let you free and have more time to enjoy with family.

200 Pack Of Honeywell Howard Leight Laser Lite Disposable Foam Earplugs For $7.69-$8.09 From Amazon After $19 Price Drop

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200 Pack Of Honeywell Howard Leight Laser Lite Disposable Foam Earplugs For $7.69-$8.09 From Amazon After $19 Price Drop

This was selling for $26.95 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • LASER LITE HI-VIS COLORS: Vibrant yellow & magenta color is highly visible from a distance to help ensure employee compliance and hearing safety; it also helps prevent loss or misplacement
  • EXCELLENT NOISE REDUCTION (NRR 32): Self-Adjusting foam earplugs expand in the ear upon insertion to create a secure seal for excellent hearing protection in loud workplaces and jobsites
  • IDEAL FOR SMALLER & LARGER EARS: Small size of earplug delivers optimal fit and ear protection for smaller ears, but low pressure foam expands to fit virtually any size ear and ear canal
  • COMFORT & HYGIENE: Contoured T-shape allows for easy insertion and removal; Smooth, soil-resistant, closed-cell foam skin helps prevent dirt build-up; 200 pairs of earplugs per box
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Char Broil Performance Extra Large Grill Cover For $15.99 From Amazon After $20 Price Drop

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This was selling for $35.52 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

  • Designed to fit 5, 6 or 7 burner gas grills, x-large combo grills, charcoal grills and smokers up to 72 inches wide
  • Heavy duty Premium cover features 18mil polyester fabric with sun fade protective liner
  • 2 Year fade-free Warranty and adjustable-fit side straps for a more secure fit
  • Sealed seams for water ressistance and UV protection for fade resistance
  • Measures 72-inches w x 42-inches H x 24-inches D

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Van Heusen Men’s Flex Straight Fit Flat Front Black Pants For $14.99 From Amazon

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Van Heusen Men’s Flex Straight Fit Flat Front Pants For $14.99 From Amazon

This was selling for $26.14 yesterday and is now the lowest price this year from Amazon.

  • Keep your look in place from morning commute to mid-afternoon meeting thanks to our clever shirt-gripper – a stellar addition to our comfortable stretch waistband
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  • This pant features a straight leg design from the waist to the ankle, giving you a classic look
  • Stretch: Comfortable stretch fabric makes it easy to move throughout the day, wherever the day takes you

6 Bags Of Fuji & Reds Apple Bare Natural Chips For $8.68-$10.13 Shipped From Amazon After $14 Price Drop

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6 Bags Of Fuji & Reds Apple Bare Natural Chips For $8.68-$10.13 Shipped From Amazon

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This was selling for $24.15 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon.

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  • Contains 6 – 3.4 ounce resealable bags
  • Real apples, baked ’til they’re crave-ably crunchy. Snacks gone simple.
  • One simple ingredient – apples! Baked, never fried. Gluten free, dairy free, no added oil, good source of dietary fiber, Non-GMO, no added preservatives.
  • NOTHING ARTIFICIAL, EVER. There’s no extra stuff. Just simple snacks with an out-loud crunchiness that show how delicious living life a little more simply can be. We believe the less you add, the more you actually taste. Bare snacks have no trans fat or cholesterol, are nut free (except coconut), and high in crunch and flavor — the ultimate healthy snack.
  • BARE VALUES. We may have outgrown the days of selling at farmers market stands, but the bare team is still rooted in our founding values of simplicity, goodness, being real, and living life fully. We remain committed to simplicity both in our products and life outside of the bag.

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Pfizer’s Vaccine Is Now Authorized For 12-15 Year Olds, Will You Vaccinate Your Kids?

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The FDA extended their EUA today, authorizing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in 12-15 year olds.

2,260 participants in that age group were enrolled in a study and while 16 cases of COVID-19 occurred among 978 placebo recipients, there were 0 cases of COVID-19 among the 1,005 vaccine recipients, meaning the vaccine was 100% effective in preventing COVID-19.

That’s impressive.

More than half of the participants were followed for safety for at least two months following the second dose. Side effects in the adolescents were similar to adults, with some having minor side effects that lasted for 1-3 days.

Kids from 6 months to 11 years old are currently being studied, with the hope to have approval later this year.

While most kids do not have severe reactions to COVID, they can still spread it, and it’s unknown what the long-term ramifications of COVID will be. Long-term COVID problems continue to plague many adults that were infected.

Others will argue that we don’t know what the long-term ramifications of the vaccine are, but nearly 100% of vaccine side effects show up within 2 months. The vaccines have been studied for more than a year now and they have proven to be wildly successful in stopping the spread of COVID.

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Israeli Consulate Of NY: Check The Status Of Your Application And Get Sent To The Back Of The Line!

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DansDeals commenter Eileen Greenspun posted,

A warning to those who have sent documents to the consulate in New York — DON’T email to check if you’re approved. I did, and was notified that those who send emails go to the end of the list. So now I have to wait still longer to hear if I can leave the day after Shavuot! Oy!

Could this be for real? That might be the most Israeli response I’ve ever heard!

But sure enough, DDF member cubicles shares that he applied for permission to travel to Israel back on April 20th. He is trying to visit his father in an old age home.

When he inquired on May 6th about the status of his application, he got back this auto-reply with the same warning,

“4.  Do not send more than one email for the same application – every additional email that is sent for the same application resents [sic] the place of the application to the end of the line and prevents the department from processing your application on time”

Wow.

DDF member cubicles says that he had to reschedule his flight to Israel multiple times and still has not received permission to enter the country, some 3 weeks after applying!

It sure seems like having a relative in Israel go to the Misrad Hapnim is the best way to apply for permission to travel to Israel. But that’s not feasible if you’re just trying to visit an elderly parent in an old age home for the first time since before the pandemic. 🙁

Israel needs to rectify this situation. The hoops that people have to jump through in order to visit their first degree relatives are beyond absurd!

How long have you waited to get an ishur to enter Israel? How did you apply to enter?

4 Bottles Of 30oz Pantene Pro-V 2 In 1 Shampoo & Conditioner Classic Clean For $13.83-$15.46 Shipped From Amazon

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