Cyber Monday: Keep Calm and Stack On

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It’s Cyber Monday!  That means that you are currently being bombarded with emails and ads for Fantastic Deals!  Sales of the Year!  Just for You Discounts!  Deals that Won’t Last! 

If you’re like me, you find the torrent of deals overwhelming.  But you may also worry that you’ll miss the best deals if you don’t Act Now!  This can lead to irrational purchases.

"I guess I don't really need a unicycle, but I got a great price!"
“What a great price!  I’ll learn to ride this someday!”

My advice?  Keep Calm and Stack On.

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Through methods described on our Extreme Stacking pages and posts such as “Holiday giving and getting: Prepare now“, it’s possible to score big discounts all year, on almost anything. For example, in the post “Extreme Stacking gifts for over 60% back in rewards,” I showed how it was possible to average over 60% back in rewards for a variety of purchases.  Of course, savings that big can’t be had every day, but sizable savings are almost always possible.

The key is to stack as many of the following as possible:

  • Offers linked to your credit card (such as Amex Offers)
  • Credit card category bonuses
  • Online Shopping Portal deals
  • Gift card deals
  • Coupons
  • Membership discounts
  • Promotions
  • Merchant rewards

Instead of worrying about today’s deals, I’d argue that its better to learn how to get great deals all year long.  That way, there’s no pressure to hurry and buy things now that you may or may not really need.

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