Get A $200 Sears Gift Card For $180 – And Why You Want It

eBay has a sale today on a Sears gift with a $200 value – you can buy it for $180 (10% off). That is a pretty decent deal going into the holidays, but because it is for Sears, there is a way to get more points and keep some of those points rolling and rolling. And it all starts with this $200 gift card for $180!   – Sears Gift Card Auction Link – eBay Sears and Rewards Sears has the Shop Your Way Rewards program that allows you to accumulate points based on what you buy and then you can use those points for future purchases. Sometimes, they have special point offerings that let you get back almost as much as the item cost. To make it really lucrative, you buy the items that let you keep on rolling the points and it will basically be getting you a lot of merchandise with almost no money out. Unfortunately, not all of the deals let you roll the points – getting points... ...

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Aegean Fare Sale – 25% Off To International Destinations

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Aegean Airlines and their fare sales will become more relevant going forward since it will remain the easiest way to receive star alliance gold (if you take 4 Aegean Airline flights and credit 12,000 miles per year to retain it). Here is a fare sale that could work well for anyone traveling in Europe over the next several months and it covers every international destination served by Aegean – the fact that the time period is during the off-peak season only makes it better! This fare sale is valid for bookings made by October 24. The fare sale encompasses all the international destinations served by Aegean, which is mostly Europe but they do have flights to Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv as well. The discount is 25% and is valid for travel from November 11 – December 18. While that is not a huge time span, a few weeks of that comes after the new Miles&Bonus program kicks into gear. So, this gives some cheap ways to knock... ...

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Special Hertz Elite Status For United Elites And (Some) Cardholders

A while back, cardholders of the Chase Presidential Plus card (and continued with the United Club card which replaced it) received Avis President’s Club status as one of the perks. The President’s Club was a status that was only comped to certain business partners and Presidential Plus cardholders. It gave quite a few unique benefits including 2 car class upgrade, guaranteed rental availability, and priority access at the counter and garage. Even cardholders that downgraded their United premium card still retained that special President’s Club status until they downgraded that status for all to Avis First. It was a significant downgrade in benefits. Now, United is making a change and switching from their partnership with Avis to Hertz. Hertz and United Partner With Bonus Miles Starting November 1, Hertz rentals made by United members will receive bonus miles in a tiered format (by United card and status). It will range from 500 miles per rental (for basic United members) to 1,250 miles per rental (for United Platinum and 1K. Rentals made... ...

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Airline Fares Go Up While Fuel Goes Down

Sometimes things don’t make a lot of sense – one of those things is airfare pricing. With fuel prices coming down, many flyers were hoping that the decreased fuel costs would see fare prices coming down. However, that was not to be. Reports are that JetBlue kicked off a base fare increase of $4 on their domestic tickets with Delta, Southwest, United and American also hiking base fares by $4. Not only does this show that they are not passing the fuel savings along to customers, but it also shows that the airlines are not worried about a decrease in ticket sales. ...

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Booking Singapore Airlines Suites For Less

Singapore Airlines Suites offer one of the best experiences in the sky. Not only is the plane they are offered on a really cool airliner (the A380), but the product offered on board is excellent. Put all of that together with the somewhat exclusive feeling you get flying in the Suites cabin and it can make for a memorable experience (you can read my review here). Singapore Airlines Suites Class But, the biggest problem with Singapore Airlines Suites class is the price. It is not a cheap ticket by any stretch! While the economy ticket on the same plane can be had for as little as $440 one-way from the US to Europe, a Suites Class ticket will cost you $6,800 for the same one-way ticket! The price goes even higher on the longer routes that Singapore flies their A380 on. Even though the price is high, Suites Class is not out of the range of anyone who can get a single credit card! That’s right, with the points that you can get from... ...

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Good Deal: $20 Back On $100 At City Sports Plus Discounts

There is another offer from American Express and it is a good one. It is with the store City Sports (with retail locations in many cities around America) and works online as well as in store. By carefully planning your approach, you can actually maximize this offer to get 20% off on anything you are going to buy from them – even for items up to hundreds of dollars! $20 Back On $100 Purchase At City Sports I love these American Express offers for many reasons, but one of my main one is that the money you get back comes back in the form of an (almost) instant rebate! This is very important if you are using coupons or discounts as the money you are getting back does not interfere with any minimum amount the discount may require. For example, if you use this offer to buy something at exactly $100, you would still be able to use a discount code that might require a minimum $100 purchase, but you will still receive the $20... ...

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Last Minute Marine Corps Marathon Hotels

The famous Marine Corps Marathon is this Sunday, October 26. This is another of the large marathons with tens of thousands of runners and is definitely a star-spangled race. Every runner I know who has ever been in the Marine Corps has treated this as their goal race. Last Minute Marine Corps Marathon Hotels With such a large race, hotels can be hard to come by. If they are not hard to come by, they certainly become more expensive. This is especially true for any hotels in the vicinity of the starting area or the host hotels. But, that is where the power of points really shines through! Even at this point on the calendar, there are still some great deals to be had. Why You Might Want To Change You may already have a hotel, and if so – congrats on getting one! But, there are some great hotels on this list available with points, including the official host hotel –  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. As the... ...

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Luggage That Is Getting Much Smarter

It is true that the airlines have made advancements in baggage tracking. It is also true that this doesn’t always work (changing carriers, airline personnel not scanning the tags at each location, etc) and it is a pain to have your luggage lost/delayed. It seems as if at least one company realizes that it is time to make a switch to luggage that is much smarter – in fact, this luggage will even know your trip plans and weigh itself! Bluesmart – the Smart Luggage – Bluesmart Crowdfunding Link This is an Indiegogo project that just launched this morning. It seems as if I am not the only one that would like to see luggage become more innovative – the crowdfunded project met its goal in a little over two hours! That is really incredible! The nice part is that you can still participate up until November 24 and that will allow you to lock in at a price that is 1/2 off their suggested retail. BTW, since I started writing this post,... ...

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Great Deal: Sony POV Action Camera For $139 Today Only

Action cameras are awesome! These cameras have switched from being little more than a curiosity to being an actual piece of valuable equipment to video professionals. For those of us who enjoy travel or running (or both), these cameras can be indispensable in allowing us to capture what we see and experience to show others. The Sony AS30V HD POV Action Camera It is back on sale! It will be in stock Thursday, but you have to buy today to get this price. Great deal! – Sony AS30V Amazon Link (I do get a commission if you purchase this camera) While GoPro has really taken a lot of the attention in this field (and they have incredible equipment), they are no longer alone. Garmin has even produced a couple of high quality action cameras to compliment the athlete’s field package. But, another camera that has received some really great reviews is the Sony AS30V. It is also an action POV camera that has some pretty cool features that do not exist on... ...

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