Real world extreme stacking in-home dining and more

1800Flowers Stockyards Filet Mignon

I often write about ways to extreme stack deals for huge rewards or savings.  In this post I’ll document one approach that I use regularly to treat my family to great steaks, seafood, treats, and more.  First, here are some real world examples of what is possible… Stock Yards sells four 6 ounce Filet Mignon cuts for $99.99.  After stacking, I would pay $30.46 (or less), delivered. Harry & David sells their Maine Shore Seafood…

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Business Class for 25.5k one-way to Europe from several US cities!

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Iberia Plus is running a great promotion that results in fully-flat business class seats from Chicago, New York, or Boston to Madrid, Spain for just 25,500 Avios + ~$125 tax– or from Los Angeles or many cities in Central/South America for just 31,875 Avios + ~$125 tax. Iberia is offering 25% off already-reasonable off-peak award flight prices from now until April 11th for flights occurring before June 15th or between October 1st and December 15th, 2017. The Deal 25% off…

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Can you split payment for Alaska Airlines companion fare?

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Arguably the most valuable benefit of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual companion fare. This discount code allows the cardholder to add a companion to a reservation for just $99 + taxes/fees (starting from $121 total). Practically any Alaska Airlines itinerary seems to qualify — one-way, round trip, open-jaws, etc. The merger with Virgin America has only enhanced this benefit as cardholders can now book travel with either Alaska or Virgin…

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Update: 20% off Hotels.com gift cards may be available online this week

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We previously reported that this week Staples is offering $10 off a $50 Hotels.com gift card in-store. It now appears that the discount applies online as well, though gift cards are currently out of stock. Sometimes, items like this go in and out of stock during the week, so it’s worth taking a look now and then if you’re looking for these cards. Click the image for a link to the item: While the “add…

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WOW Air: Chicago to Iceland from $249 round trip

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WOW Airlines has announced new service from Chicago, and to kick off the new route they have one-way flights to Reykjavik, Iceland from $99.99 and round trip flights starting at $249.99: Availability is also shown on Google Flights, but pricing was higher ($269 for the same flights above) As a budget carrier, remember that WOW Air will charge additional fees for everything from checked bags to selecting your seat. They even charge for a carry-on bag, and…

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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works March 2017?

Gift Card Churning

Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s important to keep up with the latest news of what works and what does not. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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Stacking for big discounts on unique hotel experiences

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This morning, we published a quick deal alerting readers to the opportunity to get $10 off of a $50 Hotels.com gift card at Staples this week. While that amounts to a 20% discount on a $50 gift card, Hotels.com only allows one gift card to be entered as a method of payment. So then — can you really get 20% off of a hotel stay with this deal, or are you limited to a $10…

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Lots of Sears Shop Your Way deals today

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Sears has a number of very good deals today with high numbers of Shop Your Way points back on purchases of a number of different Craftsmen tools. Many of the items come with points that are available to be used immediately on other items. For example, this Craftsman impact wrench and angle grinder kit is on sale for $150 and it comes with $110.00 back in Shop Your Way points: Currently, the best available portal…

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5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for joining MileagePlan and taking a flight

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Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous promotion for new members — join mileage plan before April 30th and take your first flight with Alaska before September 30th, 2017 and get 5,000 bonus miles. That is a great bonus for joining as we rarely see loyalty program signup bonuses like this anymore. A couple of months ago, Alaska was giving 10,000 miles to members of Virgin America Elevate who created a new Mileage Plan account…

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