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I went ahead and plunked down over $4200 at Nordstrom thanks to the British Airways 36 points per dollar deal.  Just two days later, over 150,000 points already show up as pending!  Woo hoo!  Now, hopefully I can sell some of this junk…

Cheap Nook!

While the contest to Win a Nook continues, you might be interested in buying one for yourself at a huge discount.  Frequent reader (and contributor and Nook story writer) SteelSnow tipped me off to this thread on SlickDeals.  The basic idea goes like this:

  • Buy a coupon worth $30 off at Staples for about $2
  • Use the coupon at Staples.com to buy a Nook
  • Staples.com is currently offering an instant rebate (in the form of a $20 gift card) for Nook purchases
  • Contact Staples to ask for a price match on the Nook you just bought since it is even cheaper at a store called Quill.com.

The total discount varies depending on which Nook you buy, but it is quite good.  Of course, you can do even better:

  • Go through the Ultimate Rewards Mall to get 4 points per dollar for your purchase.
  • Use your Ink Bold for the purchase to get 5 points per dollar!

Make sure to read the Slick Deals post for more information if you’re interested.

Win a Nook!

Reminder: Until Feb 14th, you can win a Barnes & Noble Nook Color simply by adding a comment to our ever growing story. Visit this page to participate!

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Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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  1. Sell @ Plastic Jungle for 13% loss –> $546 for 150K miles credited in 2 days –> Great deal!

    Do you even get the AA Sears gift card shopping 10 miles/$? i am still fighting!

  2. @Peter: What exactly are you selling at Plastic Jungle? These aren’t Nordstroms gift cards he’s buying as those aren’t eligible for the 36 Avios per $. He bought $4200 in Nordstroms merchandise that he is planning to pawn off on eBay/CL for as little of a loss as possible.

    Not to mention that he didn’t even get his miles credited yet, rather they are PENDING.

  3. I used the link to buy something at Nordstroms for the 36 Avios points per dollar.
    It didn’t work.
    Any ideas how I can correct?
    It isn’t a ton of miles but I still want them.

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