Category Archives: Shopping

Do You Know the Secret of Getting Free Shipping Using Your AMEX Card?

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Did you know you can get free 2-day shipping from dozens of online shops just by having an American Express card?

American Express cardholders get a free membership in ShopRunner, which normally costs ~$9 per month or $79 per year.  Once you enroll, you’ll get unlimited free shipping and returns at participating online merchants as long as you keep an AMEX card registered with them.

Do You Know The Secret Of Getting Free Shipping Using Your AMEX Card

American Express Cardholders Get Free 2-Day Shipping With ShopRunner

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1 Minute Gets You 5X Points (or 5% Cash Back) at Restaurants & Lowe’s

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It’s time to activate your 5X Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) Chase Freedom category bonus for April to June 2014.

1 Minute Gets You 5X Points Or 5% Cash Back At Restaurants And Lowe's

Earn 7,500 Ultimate Rewards Points at Restaurants and Lowe’s This Quarter

Activating takes less than a minute.

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The Easy Way to Get the Extra 6,000 Southwest Points for the Companion Pass

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So you’ve signed up for 2 Southwest credit cards or have got ~104,000 Southwest Companion Pass points.  But how do you earn the remaining points for the Companion Pass?

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You Will Get 104,000 Southwest Points From 2 Southwest Credit Cards, but You Still Need 6,000 More Points to Reach the Companion Pass

There are 2 easy ways to earn more Companion Pass points for your Southwest Companion Pass:

Note: If you don’t have hotel points, don’t worry!  I’ll explain the fastest and cheapest ways to get them.  I’ve also experimented with whether the transfers count towards the Companion Pass and how long it takes to transfer points.

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1,750 (~$29) Southwest Companion Pass Points for Valentine’s Day Flowers

I haven’t ordered Valentine’s day flowers yet.  So I was glad to receive an email from Southwest for 1,750 Southwest points for buying at least $29.99 in flowers from 1-800-FLOWERS!

What’s better is that these points will count towards the Southwest Companion Pass!  The Companion Pass is valuable because whenever you fly on Southwest, your companion flies with you for (almost) free!

Southwest Flowers 1,750 Points

Get 1,750 Southwest Points When You Buy Flowers From 1-800-FLOWERS

Southwest points are worth ~1.67 cents per points if you book your flight by March 31, 2014, so 1,750 points are worth ~$29 (1,750 Southwest points x 1.67 cents per Southwest point). Continue reading

$10 For Every American Express Card With Small Business Saturday!

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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 30, 2013 this year), American Express encourages folks to shop at Small Businesses and offers a $10 statement credit for using an American Express credit card on a purchase of $10 or more.

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We took Emily’s Grandma For Some Saturday Shopping!

Emily and I registered all 6 of our American Express cards the last few years and got $300 in free money (6 cards X $25 per card X 2) by using our American Express cards.  We took Emily’s grandma for some holiday shopping in Ohio! Continue reading