News You Can Use – $20 Back on Visa Gift Cards, 1,000 Club Carlson Points, Easy Alaska Airlines Miles, & More!

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Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

1.   Buy $300 in Visa or MasterCard Gift Cards, Get $20 Back

Miles to Memories writes, you’ll get a $20 Staples gift card when you spend $300 or more on Visa or MasterCard gift cards.  This deal ends April 25, 2015 (this Saturday).

There’s a limit of 1 rebate per household.

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Buy $300 or More in Visa or MasterCard Gift Cards and Get a $20 Staples Gift Card

You can use Visa or MasterCard gift cards to add funds to your AMEX Bluebird or Serve account at Walmart.

You’ll get the best deal when you buy 2 $200 Visa or MasterCard gift cards.  You’ll pay ~$14 in fees and get a $20 Staples gift card.  So you come out ahead ~$6.

But you’ll do even better when purchasing with a card that earns 5% cash back at Staples like the AMEX SimplyCash, which earns 5% cash back at US office supply stores.

You can use your Staples gift card to buy everyday items such as paper towels, cleaning supplies, and printer paper.  Or some folks prefer to sell their Staples gift card online.

2.   Easy 1,000 Club Carlson Points (Targeted)

Via One Mile at a Time, Club Carlson members can get 1,000 points by choosing paperless statements.  This deal is good through April 28, 2015.

Check your email to see if you qualify.  Then sign-in to your Club Carlson account and look for the banner at the top of the screen.

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Click “Opt Out” to Receive 1,000 Club Carlson Points

The points should post to your account within 4 to 6 weeks.

Remember, those 1,000 Club Carlson points will keep your points from expiring for another 2 years!

3.   10,000 Club Carlson Points With 4 Day Avis Car Rental

Loyalty Lobby writes, you can earn 10,000 Club Carlson points (750 base points + 9,250 bonus points) when you rent a car from Avis for 4 or more days.  This offer expires September 30, 2015, (your rental must begin by this date).

To get the bonus points, enter Coupon Code “MUHA036”  when you book online.  And provide your Club Carlson number at the counter.

Plus you’ll save up to 25% (on time and mileage charges only) when you enter AWD Number “G639308”.

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Earn 10,000 Club Carlson Points With an Avis 4 Day or More Car Rental When You Enter Coupon Code “MUHA036″

This deal is good for Avis airport rentals (on all car groups) in:

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Other important (and vague!) terms:

  • Offer may not be available on some rates at some times
  • Holidays and blackout dates may apply
  • Not valid with any other coupons or offers

Also, check out my post on credit cards that offer primary rental car insurance.

4.   $30 off $150 at Staples.com (Ends Tomorrow)

Oren’s Money Saver reports, when you spend $150 at Staples.com you’ll get a $30 statement credit through Visa Checkout.  Only 1 statement credit per person.

This deal ends April 24, 2015, (tomorrow) or until supplies last.

Note:  Gift cards are not included.

This offer can NOT be combined with coupons or other instant savings.

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You Can Save $30 at Staples.com With Visa Checkout

If you’re new to Visa Checkout, this post has details on how to register.

You can use any credit card with Visa Checkout.  So you can earn 5% cash back with the Amex SimplyCash.

You may be able to combine this with shopping portal bonuses.  Check evreward for current deals.

5.   Up to 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles With Self-Tag Express

Via Free Frequent Flier Miles, you can earn a quick 1,000 Alaska Airlines miles (per online check-in for up to 5,000 miles) by printing your own luggage tag online with Self-Tag Express.   This deal is good through October 20, 2015.

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Printing Your Own Luggage Tag With Save You Time at the Airport and Give You an Extra 1,000 Alaska Airlines Miles

Here’s how to get the points:

  • Select Self-Tag when you check-in for your Alaska Airlines flight online
  • Pay your checked bag fees
  • Print your bag tags
  • Drop your bag off at a Self-Tag airport location

Make sure your Alaska Airlines number is on your reservation when you check-in online.  If there is more than 1 person on your reservation, each member who uses Self-Tag will receive the bonus points.

The bonus miles you earn with this promotion will keep your Alaska Airlines miles from expiring for another 2 years.

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4 responses to “News You Can Use – $20 Back on Visa Gift Cards, 1,000 Club Carlson Points, Easy Alaska Airlines Miles, & More!

  1. FYI – I didn’t get a Club Carlson email about going paperless, but still had the banner showing when I logged into My Account. I recommend you log in regardless.

  2. @Kevin:
    Yes, you see the banner, but, I think, unless you received the email, then you probably aren’t going to receive the 1,000 Club Carlson points (i.e. you weren’t targeted). I wasn’t targeted either and I see the banner as well.

    I’d be very interested to know if one can still earn the 1,000 points without receiving the targeted email.

  3. “Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores” should say:
    “Chase Ink Cash – 5% cashback (5% back) at office supply stores” since it doesn’t accumulate UR points?

  4. I’m flying soon on my F.F. points on Alaska in June and because of my ‘Gold Elite’ status on AAL, (a partner of ALASKA), I can check in up to 2 suitcases at no cost.
    But will I get the 1,000 F.F. Points too if I use their ‘Self Tag Express’ offer to make life easier for all of us?