[Expired] Best deal on Bose QuietComfort 25: $154 w/ targeted offer

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Today there has been a nice sale on the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones at Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. The sale puts these headphones at $179.00 — $100 off of the regular price. I first saw this sale at Running with Miles this morning. A member of our Frequent Miler Insiders posted to ask if these were good for a resale opportunity. I responded that I didn’t think so for a number of reasons. However, another member of our Frequent Miler Insiders group pointed out an even better opportunity with a new Amex Offer that I hadn’t seen today — though it turned out I had it on my SPG Business card:

Ebags: Spend $125 or more, get $25 back (Expires 1/8/18)

This offer seems highly targeted as I only had it on my SPG Business card (as did Mona in our Frequent Miler Insiders group). As Mona pointed out, that’s great because eBags also has the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones in sale for $179.99 today. That drops the net cost to $154.99 before tax (though I think eBags doesn’t collect tax in most states). That would bring these into a range where resale may be possible (though somewhat risky) — and it’s a very good deal if you’re looking to own a pair of these.

Click the image to go to eBags, though don’t forget to try going through a portal before buying.

Most portal terms exclude electronics from eBags in their terms, though some readers have reported success in the past on certain electronics items. I haven’t had success with any electronics from eBags — but there are some attractive payouts today, so it may be worth a shot (please comment if you have made any recent electronics purchases from eBags and successfully earned portal rewards).

And it looks like the claim of these being “$100 off” isn’t just marketing hype. According to camelcamelcamel, this is $100 off of the regular price:

As you can see, the lowest “new” price through Amazon since last June has been about $270.

Bottom line

Thanks to the members of our Facebook group for pointing this one out. It was already a pretty good deal. If you have this Amex Offer, it could be a great deal if you’re looking for a pair of these headphones.

H/T: Frequent Miler Insiders (Thanks to Adam for pointing out the deal and Mona for pointing out the Amex Offer / eBags)

Last updated on November 11th, 2017

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veeRob
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Awesome post! Had the offer on two of my cards. Thoughts on the following?

My item comes out to $192.88 with tax here in San Diego, so debating buying a $125 gift card on each Amex and using that to purchase this item. If my math is correct, I’d have the headphones and a $57.12 gift card for future use (to go along with the $8.95 in eBags rewards) for $200 out the door vs. $167.88 for just the headphones. Essentially I’d be buying a $57.12 gift card for $32.12, so almost half price. Seems like a decent deal.

I’m not sure how the portal payout would work with the gift card, so I’d likely buy a $67.88 gift card so the $125 would go through on my card via the portal, so the most I’d be losing is $13.58 (20% of $67.88). But perhaps I’d get paid the 20% on the entire purchase?

Maybe I should just purchase two of them and resell one. 🙂

WL
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WL

I just read the T&C from Ebates and it does NOT exclude electronics. Anyone have recent experience from Ebates?

Ty
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Sweet deal thank you. Bought two for the wife and myself.

Steve
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Steve

Amazon has them $179.99 today.

Steve
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Steve

$179.00 actually.

Ty
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That and we earned 4296 Alaska miles through the shopping portal.

Ahmed
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Ahmed

Posted immediately? United is paying 20 miles. Probably same company manage these shopping portals.

Ty
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Well worth it versus amazon rebate or not. Plus you get a code for a free electronic bag tag

Amol
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Amol

GoCashBack doesn’t seem to have any restrictions on electronics, though their T&C are pretty light to begin win.

Ian
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Ian

Any info on using the american airlines cash back portal, thats what i used, but it says no electronics, if i cancel the order will i still be able to use my amex offer?

wise2u
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wise2u

product-wise these suck. Bose has top of the line noise cancellation, but these have the microphone that picks up the noise to be canceled placed in a bad spot. When you lean back against the headrest it picks up all the vibration noise, horrible design flaw. I used them as headphones at the resort with no problems. I could not get them to work worth a darn on the plane unless I leaned forward…which made it impossible for me to sleep…so I returned them and went back to my cheapo Sony headphones for the plane.

Eric
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Eric

Can you use multiple Ebags gift cards on a single purchase?

02nz
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02nz

The site doesn’t allow this, but you can call ebags first and get multiple GCs combined into one. Did this a year ago with no problem.

Jose R
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Jose R

Just purchased on BestBuy.com for $179, redeeming a 2x Membership Rewards points offer loaded onto my AMEX card, while earning 1 point per dollar spent through the American Airlines rewards portal. Not too shabby 🙂

Matthew
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Matthew

It’s going to be really cheeky for eBags to deny miles when UA/AA/AS advertise on their site:

Shop all wireless headphones today. Receive free shipping on all orders over $49.
Free expedited shipping on Bose.

The fact that Bose isn’t on the exclusion list of brands is a good sign, I hope.

Matthew
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Well, expedited shipping is slower apparently… Weird!

Value Shipping –
Expected Arrival Tue. 11/14/2017
Free shipping!

Ground Shipping –
Expected Arrival Fri. 11/10/2017
Free shipping!

Expedited Shipping –
Expected Arrival Mon. 11/13/2017
Free 2 day shipping!

avi
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avi

Got the offer for 2.5k mr on amex biz gold and everyday amex. Other cards had it as $25 back.

PJ
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PJ

Deal was still live this morning. Used Ebates 6% and amex offer for $25 off. I also received $8.95 of ebags rewards. I’m 2/2 with deals you’ve posted. Thanks again!

Andre
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Andre

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Mr. Bose
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Mr. Bose

My purchase tracked. (2 days after purchase)

Bough with one of the airline portals, they should therefore all work

Ian
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Ian

Which one?

Andre
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Andre

United Mileage Shopping portal tracked the order.
2,500 MR (Amex offer) + 3,580 United Miles (+holiday bonus) + great price to begin with. Sweet deal!
Thanks for the info!

Andy
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Andy

I went through the United portal for 20x miles and my mileage did track and post to my United account. 3,580 miles on the purchase + the future 500 bonus miles for spending $150 during the Holiday Bonus period. And I was able to stack that with the $25 off at Ebags AMEX Offer. Also had a few Ebags reward dollars to use on the purchase so my final price will be $157.37 without taking into account the value of the miles earned, nor the approximately $8 in Ebags rewards earned from this purchase.

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Matthew
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I had the offer on 4 of my cards, used all 4, received e-mails for all 4, but only 2 have posted.

Not that familiar with Amex offers not working. Do I just need to be patient or is this cause for concern?

TIA 🙂

Mark
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Mark

was it cash back that didn’t post. If it was MR points, they post directly to the account

Matthew
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Ha, good point! I forgot 2 of them had the 2,500 offer. Doh! Thank you!!