News You Can Use – $15 Off Mastercard Gift Cards, $20 Off Clothes, 600 United Airlines Miles, Discover it 5% Categories
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1. $15 off $300+ in MasterCard Gift CardsDoctor of Credit reports, you can save $15 when you purchase $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards at Office Depot or Office Max.
The discount is applied instantly at checkout. This deal is good until August 8, 2015.
MasterCard gift cards charge a ~$7 activation fee. So if you buy 1 $200 and 1 $100 gift card it will cost ~$314 ($300 in gift cards + $14 in fees). But with the discount you’ll pay ~$299 (~$314 for 2 gift cards – $15 discount).
Pay with a card that earns bonus points at office supply stores, such as:
- AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
2. Discover it Cash Back 5% Categories Released
Next quarter’s Discover it Cash Back 5% categories have been released. You can earn 5% cash back (on up to $1,500 in spending) from October 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, when you make purchases at:
- Department Stores
- Clothing Stores
Activate the bonus starting September 1, 2015.
With Discover it® Cash Back you get $50 in cash back after your 1st purchase in the 1st 3 months of opening your account. And your cash back is doubled (only for new cardholders and current cardholders who’ve already registered) and the end of your 1st 12 billing cycles.
3. Save $20 on $100+ at Century21 Department Stores (Targeted)Check your American Express account to see if you have this offer. And if you have more than 1 AMEX card, you may be able to get this deal multiple times!
And it’s known for it’s big discounts! If you’re looking for other ways to save in New York City, check out my post on how to experience the Big Apple with Small Money!
Even if you weren’t targeted for this AMEX Offer, you can still get discounts at places like Diapers.com, Reebok, Pottery Barn, and Eat24.
4. 600 United Airlines Miles for Taking a Survey
But I’ve tried surveys like this before and they may not be worth it, unless you have a LOT of free time!
And there are lots of other ways to earn United Airlines miles.
Don’t forget, Saturday is the Million Mile Secrets giveaway! This week’s prize will help you while traveling.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
2X points on dining at restaurants including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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