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$300 Visa gift cards now available online at Staples.com

$300 Visa

Staples.com is now offering $300 Visa gift cards for purchase online. Each card has a fee of $8.95 ($7.95 purchase fee + $1 shipping fee).  While that sounds steep, it’s better than Staples’ previous best option: $200 Visa with $6.95 fee.  As a percentage of total, the fee for the $300 gift card is approximately 3% whereas the fee for the $200 Visa is approximately 3.5%: $200 Visa: $6.95 fee is 3.475% of face value…

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Wide Open AA Premium Cabin Award Availability to South America & Europe


Put this in the column of “won’t last long”, but American Airlines has increased award availability through next Spring on routes between the U.S. and Paris and the U.S. and Santiago, Chile. While this may be a coincidence, I wouldn’t be surprised to see other routes with increased availability as well. As many of you know, premium cabin award availability on American has really dried up over the past couple of years. Since this space is…

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Amazon Bonus $5 with a $25 Gift Card (Amazon Student members ONLY)


UPDATE: This offer is valid ONLY to Amazon Student members with a free trial or paid membership to Amazon Prime. Not an Amazon Student? Go here to learn about and sign up for the program. Through October 9th, Amazon is offering a student-excusive lightning deal offering a free $5 promotion code with the purchase of a $25 gift card. Here are the details from Amazon: Amazon Student-exclusive offer: Buy a $25 Amazon Gift Card (shown below) by October 9,…

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Double Shop Your Way points for partner purchases [UPDATE: Only first purchase gets double rewards]

UPDATE: Please note the terms say “Limit one offer per member“. I’ve confirmed with a SYW phone representative (and her supervisor) that this means that only your first purchase in October is eligible for double rewards, even if your purchases are with different partners. Sears/Kmart offers a rewards program called Shop Your Way Rewards (SYW Rewards).  With this program, points can be earned not just for purchases made at their own stores, but with SYW…

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