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I’ll let you know the best deals right now! And show you how to earn extra miles or points!
Most AMEX cards come with a subscription to ShopRunner, which normally costs $79 per year. Once you activate it, you get free 2-day shipping, free returns, and special discounts at their stores.
Note: All AMEX cards come with ShopRunner EXCEPT corporate cards, prepaid cards like Bluebird and Serve, and AMEX cards issued by other banks like Citi or US Bank.
You must set an AMEX card as your default payment method with ShopRunner or you won’t get the free shipping and discounts. But you do NOT have to pay with an American Express card!
To be certain, enter your AMEX card to check if you’re eligible for ShopRunner!
What’s the Deal?
Link: ShopRunner Deals
Note: To get the deals to appear on partner websites, log into your ShopRunner account.
Even though some stores have discounts, always shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price!
Save Money on Tablets, Readers, and Beats Headphones at Staples
Link: Chase Ink Plus
Link: AMEX SimplyCash
Through August 1, 2015, get up to $150 off tablets and readers at Staples.com.
When you’re logged into ShopRunner, you’ll see the Staples offer on the ShopRunner Deals page.
When you click the deal, it will show up on the Staples webpage.
Remember that some items are NOT eligible for free 2-day shipping through ShopRunner. But the tablets and readers are.
There’s also a deal for Beats headphones and speakers.
When I clicked through to the Staples website, some items actually had a discount of more than $100!
Remember to use a card that will earn bonus points! The Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold (no longer offered), and Chase Ink Cash earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points or 5% cash back at office supply stores.
And the AMEX SimplyCash earns 5% cash back at US office supply stores.
Save 20% at Tommy Hilfiger
Link: Tommy Hilfiger
Through August 3, 2015, take 20% off your entire order at Tommy Hilfiger.
Be sure to use promotion code “THILJULY20“.
Also through August 3, 2015, take 50% off sale items with promo code “JULY50” to save even more money!
Save on Samsonite and Luggage Accessories at eBags
Take $20 off when you spend $99+ on luggage and travel accessories at eBags through July 28, 2015 (today!) with promotion code “TRAVEL“.
And if you’re shopping for Samsonite luggage, get 20% off through July 31, 2015, with promotion code “SAM25“.
10% Off at Hershey’s
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, take 10% off when you shop at Hershey’s through July 31, 2015.
Use promotion code “HERSHEYSAVE” to get the discount.
Get Bonus Miles or Points!
Link: Delta Shopping Portal
Be sure to start your shopping through a shopping portal!
Right now, there are shopping bonuses for American Airlines miles, Delta miles, and Southwest points through August 16, 2015. And United Airlines has a promotion for bonus miles through August 12, 2015.
For example, on the American Airlines shopping portal, you’ll earn 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at Staples.com. And you’ll also earn bonus miles for spending certain amounts through August 16, 2015.
For example, if you spend $1,000 at Staples.com, you’ll get 5,500 American Airlines miles (2,000 miles for spending $1,000, and 3,500 miles from the back-to-school shopping bonus).
And you can combine any offers you find on ShopRunner deals and get free 2-day shipping on eligible items!
That’s an amazing deal!
ShopRunner deals are a great way to save money on things you’re planning to buy anyway.
And if you have a card that earns bonus points in a certain category, be sure to pay with it! Because you do NOT have to pay with an AMEX card.
In addition to member discounts, start your online shopping through a shopping portal to earn even more miles and points!
These are great deals for back-to-school shopping, and I love stacking discounts to save even more!