5 Tools for weeding through Prime Day deals and reducing buyer’s remorse

As the first day of Amazon Prime Day comes to a close (see our Prime Day Deals post for a continuously-appended list of deals) and we prep for day two, I thought it might be useful to share a couple of quick tips for evaluating Prime Day (and other) deals. While there are certainly good deals happening on many Amazon products, it’s also important to make sure you’re not just getting pressured into buying because…

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Good deal: 1yr Office 365 + $50 Amazon GC for $99.99

Update: This deal is back again. We’ve seen it a couple of times previously. As noted below, you can buy this deal and redeem the code to extend your Office 365 subscription by a year. We’ve added this to our running list of Prime Day deals. Amazon is offering a Microsoft Office 365 Home subscription (6-user subscription) for $99 and get a $50 Amazon gift card. While $99 is the regular price for Office 365, the $50 gift card makes…

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Aeroplan changes: lower fees, fewer options

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Aeroplan has announced a few changes today. Some of them are positive and take effect immediately (lower fees and greater flexibility) while others are negative and take effect in September (changes to stopovers & open jaws). Time will tell how much the negative will sting. Positive changes Aeroplan made a couple of positive changes that thankfully take effect immediately: Free refunds within 24 hours of booking: Truthfully, I didn’t even realize that you couldn’t refund…

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IHG points & cash promo: 20% off cash portion (buy points for 0.56c, maybe less)

IHG has launched a new (targeted) promotion to get 20% off the cash portion of a points & cash reservation. These promos have historically been a good opportunity to buy IHG points cheaply. I’m seeing a low rate of 0.56c per point, with packages varying a bit in price from one property to the next. In past sales, certain properties have had even better cash rates, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it were possible to buy…

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[Dead] Wow: 120x Membership Rewards points at LifeLock (buy at 0.8cpp)

Update: Wow, that died fast. Down to 80% now — no longer a deal. As reported by WallersWallet, Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 120% cash back today at LifeLock, which is part of the 3x cash back event that Stephen reported here at Frequent Miler late last night. Those who have their Rakuten accounts set up to earn American Express Membership Rewards can alternatively earn 120x in Membership Rewards points. That’s a potentially great deal as you can…

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Awesome offer: Save up to $100 on $333.33 at Newegg [Targeted]

There is an awesome new Amex Offer out this morning to save up to $100 on $333 at select technology providers. This offer is appearing on some business cards. The awesome thing is that one of the merchants listed is Newegg.com. That’s good news as Newegg sells an array of gift cards where this offer could be very attractive indeed. The Deal Get 30% back (up to $100 back) at select technology providers via a new targeted Amex offer available on some…

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Staples offer: Spend $40+, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points

There is a new current Amex Offer out this morning for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back depending on the card on which you find it (see your offer for details) The Deal There is a new Amex Offer out for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back (see your offer) Key Terms Expires 9/30/19 Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government,…

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Prime Day Deals [Both Amazon and more updated all day]

Amzaon Prime Day begins today. If you’ve somehow managed to miss the lead-up sales and previous years, Prime Day is a summertime shopping holiday that Amazon has developed over the past couple of years and has turned into a 2-day shopping event. The good news for deal hunters is that lots of other retailers have gotten into the game in order to try to compete, resulting in some solid deals that represent good opportunities for savings (and sometimes…

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Ebates/Rakuten Offering 3x Cashback At 200+ Stores: JCPenney 9%, Walmart 10%, IHG 9% & More

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The Ebates/Rakuten shopping portal has launched a three day promotion offering triple cashback at more than 200 stores. You’ll want to check Cashback Monitor to make sure you’re getting the best rate, but many of these rates represent great deals. The Deal Earn 3x cashback at 200+ stores through Ebates. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires July 16, 2019. Quick Thoughts As always, you’ll want to check Cashback Monitor for rates on other portals,…

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