Fly business class to Africa for 50,000 miles round-trip (DC to Senegal)

Fly South African Airways Business Class to Africa for 50,000 miles: I can get you from the US to Africa in business class for 50,000 miles round-trip. Yep, it’s true. I don’t blame you for not believing me, as Africa is typically one of the most expensive continents to visit with miles. But today, I’m going to show you how to use an award sweet spot to get there for about 70% fewer miles than…

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Stacking big savings at Gap/Banana Republic today

Earlier today, Dan’s Deals reported stacking coupon codes at Gap and Banana Republic where you can save close to half off the retail prices across the board. You can further stack another extra bit of savings on top if you have a Gap or Banana Republic credit card, but if you don’t have that card you can use techniques from our Instant Gift Card Deals resource page to nearly match that. Finally, although these codes are not…

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Ebates Green Monday: Double cash back at 600+ stores

It’s Green Monday, so for 12/11-only, there is an Ebates Green Monday Double Cash Back event, offering “double” cash back at over 600 stores (though be sure to shop around and compare portal rates as not all doubles truly feel like doubles). The Deal Double cash back at 600+ stores through Ebates.com Direct link to Ebates Green Monday Double Cash Back promo Quick Thoughts Some of the payouts are better than others. While not necessarily rare, it’s always…

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Target Green Monday: $20 off every $100 for Green Monday (12/11 only)

The Target Green Monday sale is on: Today (Monday, 12/11) only, Target is offering $20 off of every $100 on a wide assortment of items as part of its Green Monday sale (though note that there are some exclusions noted below). This sale would combine nicely with this morning’s announced last-minute portal bonuses as most of them are triggered with a $150 purchase — and with this sale, $200 in merchandise comes down to $160. Toys are excluded on this…

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Discounted iTunes gift cards at Costco; stack w/ coupon?

Costco is again offering discounted iTunes gift codes. The $100 denomination is out of stock, but they currently have a $200 gift code for $164.99 or a $25 gift code for $21.59. Prices are valid through 12/16 or until they run out of stock. These deals might stack with a $25 off of $250 coupon, which have been widely available at Costco customer service counters. Alternatively, I got a coupon code just by chatting with support and asking for one (or you may…

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Airline portals offering last-minute shopping bonuses

A number of airline shopping portals are offering last-minute holiday bonus miles. These can be a great way to tack on some easy extra miles for purchases you plan to make anyway.  Click the portal name or images below to go to each portal and read more about the bonus being offered: Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping The Deal Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles Expires 12/17/17 at 11:59pm ET Delta SkyMiles Shopping The Deal Spent $150, earn 500 bonus miles Expires 12/17/17 at 11:59pm ET United…

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Ebags policy: no more combining gift cards

We’ve recently written a number of Quick Deals for various items at eBags.com (see: $109 for Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise-cancelling headphones; Tumi more than half off (some bags). One of the best ways to stack for savings at eBags has long been to use Amex Offers (or more recently Chase Offers or Chase Pay promotions) to buy multiple gift cards, later combining them via chat. Unfortunately, ebags has instituted a policy to no longer allow the combining…

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Get $60 back on $300 at Hilton & Curio [Targeted]

Hilton free night certs

A new Amex Offer came out a couple of days ago that could come in handy if you have holiday travel on the horizon: Spend $300 at Hilton or Curio, get $60 back. This offer is targeted, but it seems pretty widely available. The Deal Spend $300+ at participating Hilton or Curio properties in the US & US territories, get a $60 statement credit Key Terms Only valid at Hilton Hotels & Resorts or Curio Collection properties (not valid at Hampton Inn, Doubletree,…

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Last Chance Deals: Oodles of Ultimate Rewards, money back on gifts, transfer bonuses, and more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, the most notable deal ending is 10x at Walmart.com using Chase Pay. That offer is good on up to $325 in purchases per card — if you have a Freedom, a Freedom Unlimited, and a Sapphire Preferred/Reserve, you could be looking at just shy of 10K Ultimate Rewards if you were to max out…

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