Detailed Ultimate Rewards Mall changes

This morning I posted some of the changes I saw in the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  In the comments of that post reader HikerT posted a very helpful complete list of changes.  Unfortunately, WordPress cut off his comment after a few rows.  Here it is in it’s entirety:

Wish it was just an April Fools.  Here is what I’m seeing as far as changes.  I will try to update my web page summary later.  Also, New Ink seems to have reverted to Old Ink (no unique merchants now).

Ink Specials
HSN    10x
OfficeDepot    10x
HP Home & Office Store    5x

Sapphire Specials
drugstore    10x
Nordstrom    10x
Crate & Barrel    5x

Freedom Specials
drugstore    10x
Sephora    10x
Lands’ End    5x

Drops from last month (some are just last month’s specials going away)
-15x    Magazines    25x
-8x    Barnes & Noble    2x
-7x    Shoes    8x
-6x    1-800-FLOWERS    9x
-6x    homedepot    4x
-5x    Groupon    7x
-5x    H&R Block At Home    10x
-5x    Shari’s Berries    10x
-4x    Brookstone    6x
-4x    Godiva    3x
-3x    Buy    2x
-3x    Dell Home    2x
-3x    NBC Universal Store    3x
-3x    NikeStore    7x
-3x    Under Armour    7x
-2x    dELiAs    2x
-2x    Eddie Bauer    4x
-2x    ICE    8x
-2x    Lancome    8x
-2x    OfficeMax    3x
-2x    Pottery Barn Kids    3x
-2x    Pottery Barn Teen    3x
-2x    Saks    4x
-2x    Staples    2x
-2x    west elm    3x
-1x    Dell Small Business    2x
-1x    jcpenney    5x
-1x    Kmart    3x
-1x    Macys    4x
-1x    Music123    2x
-1x    Origins    5x
-1x    Pottery Barn    4x
-1x    Priceline    1x
-1x    Sears    4x

Increases
+5x    Shoebuy    15x
+4x    Sunglass Hut    10x
+4x    The North Face    6x
+3x    Crabtree & Evelyn    8x
+3x    Famous Footwear    10x
+3x    gap    6x
+3x    Things Remembered    10x
+2x    Bare Necessities    6x
+2x    Dick’s Sporting Goods    7x
+2x    Finish Line    5x
+2x    FragranceNet    6x
+2x    Lord & Taylor    5x
+2x    Lowe’s    5x
+2x    Piperlime    5x
+1x    Ace Hardware    4x
+1x    AVON    5x
+1x    Bath & Body Works    4x
+1x    Bed Bath & Beyond    3x
+1x    Camping World    4x
+1x    Chico’s    4x
+1x    Enterprise Rent-A-Car    3x
+1x    iTunes    4x
+1x    kate spade    5x
+1x    MLB Shop    5x
+1x    oldnavy    4x
+1x    Overstock    3x
+1x    PetSmart    5x
+1x    Puma    7x
+1x    Tire Rack    4x
+1x    Walgreens    4x
+1x    White House Black Market    4x
+1x    Wine    3x

Removals (Most were unique to Ink)
1-800-GOT-JUNK?
1st Wishes
Adorama
Adorn
Affliction Clothing
AllPosters
Apothica
Art
AutoZone
BabyAge
Baymont Inn & Suites
BeachCamera
Beauty Encounter
BeautyBar
Belk
Bergners
Big Fish Games
Bob and Ron’s World Wide Stereo
Bobby Jones
Bon-Ton
BookIt
BookRenter
Boston Store
Bradford Exchange Checks
buybuy Baby
BuyOnlineNow
Carbonite
Carol’s Daughter
Carsons
Celebrate Express
CengageBrain
Christopher Blue
CircuitCity
Coffees of Hawaii
Conde Nast
Costume Express
Country Door
Create Your Own Successories
Darphin
David’s Bridal
Department of Goods
Diamond
Dick Blick Art Materials
Dockers
dyson
Ed Hardy
eDressMe
Elder-Beerman
Ella Moss
Elyse Walker
Especially Yours
ESPRIT
Exclusively Misook
Executive Essentials
Fashion Playtes
FedEx Office
Frames Direct
French Connection
Gemvara
Ginny’s
GuitarCenter
Harbor Freight Tools
Harmon Face Values
Herberger’s
Hotel Club
HotWater Source
Hush Puppies
Intrepid Travel
Jessica London
Julianna Rae
KaTom Restaurant Supply
Kerastase
Kipling
Lee Jeans
LightingCatalog
LittleMissMatched
LuckyVitamin
Madewell
Melissa and Doug
Merrell
Metrostyle
MindWare
MISSION
Mountain Hardwear
OfficeDesigns
Orbitz
Organize
P.S.
Paula Young
pcRUSH
Pure Collection
Rawlings Gear
Red Roof Inn
Reiss
RenewLife
Soap
Sonos
Sorel
Sunny Sports
The Great Courses
The Shade Store
Tommy Hilfiger
Tsubo
UFC Store
Vitamin World
Wig
Wind & Weather
Wolferman’s Gourmet
Woodwind & Brasswind
Younkers

Additions
ULTA Beauty    4x

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RakSiam
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RakSiam

wow. That’s a pretty giant torpedo in the program. Buy.com’s 5x points was really awesome and access to their marketplace gave you all sorts of other vendors.

Bummer. Does complaining to either party (Buy or UR) do any good?

Autolycus
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Autolycus

This might be excellent news for me on one purchase, although it’s going to require some luck. I’m planning to buy an elliptical, and because of my wife’s knee, we’ll have to go with a precor. Dick’s sells Precor ellipticals, but only in store. So I’m thinking I’m going to try to buy a gift card through UR mall to cover it and then use the gift card in store. Have you heard any reports of success with that at Dick’s?

Other online options are amazon with 1x Hawaiian Miles or just straight from precor. Last I checked, all were the same price, so that’s not a consideration.

Brian
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Brian

Removing Orbitz hurts, but at least there are still offers for travelocity and priceline.

@kevinjrwagner
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@kevinjrwagner

“Eligible within 3 weeks of booking.” That’s what is says on the 2X Travelocity T&Cs in the UR Mall. So does that mean that I only get 2X on flights booked within 21 days of when I’m traveling? I need more advance than that! Or does it mean something else?

clayd333
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clayd333

Back to the Amex mall for me..

HikerT
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HikerT

Thanks for posting in an easier to read format. Unfortunately when I posted the comment I needed to remove the .com from all merchant names (to get around the spam filter) so merchants like buy.com and magazines.com may not jump out. Here’s the updated summary by card:

http://www.lakebagger.com/ur/
 
Note: you may need to hit refresh to see the 4/1 updates.

al613
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al613

Is this new offer that can be used for a new purchase?
Product: Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 1 User
Rebate reward: $35.00 Rebate Visa Prepaid Card
Learn more about the Rebate Visa Prepaid Card
Purchase dates: 04-01-2012 through 04-07-2012
Postmark date: Purchase Date Plus 60 Days
Promotion: Get a $35 Visa (R) Prepaid Card on Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus 1 User (SKUs 368177, 368658, 368655) at Staples
Rebate Offer
Number: 12-84828

FrequentMiler
Guest

Al613: yes. That’s my upcoming Monday morning post 🙂

James
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James

@al613, yes this is a different rebate offer # than last week’s

James
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James

Unfortunately, Staples is down to 2X as well…

@kevinjrwagner
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@kevinjrwagner

I just bought 10 copies of the same product yesterday but with the expired Rebate number. Can I buy 10 more copies today with the new Rebate number and still get the Rebate?

FrequentMiler
Guest

kevinjrwagner: Yes. Details to follow in the morning.

al613
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al613

Discover still gives 5% back on staples and every time when I go through their mall with a not Discover card, it’s still posts to my cashback

al613
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al613

Any other good rebates at Staples?

Ryan from MA
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Ryan from MA

I agree with Travelocity…does anyone know what this means “Eligible within three weeks of booking”

gpapadop
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Looks like I am going to buy those toner cartridges from Office Depot now:-) 10X gets my attention:-)

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[…] The Frequent Miler posted today with a list of all the changes in earnings for the Ultimate Rewards Mall. I am hoping that some of the decreases are simply April Fool’s jokes and will return to the higher amounts tomorrow, but I am not very optimistic about that. For those who don’t know, the Ultimate Rewards Mall is one of the best online portals for earning points for your purchases, but you have to have a Chase UR card to have access. Details HERE. […]

BothofUs2
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BothofUs2

Thanks for the info in this format, really helpful!

arye
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arye

can u get 10x office depot for buying gcs? Add to that 5x for the ink bold and thats 15x. Then what about using the gc to go in store and buy gas cards to sell to pj? Sounds too good to b true.

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[…] Keep an eye on the Ultimate Rewards mall at the beginning of each month as you will frequently see new point bonuses appear (and old ones go away). If you want more details about the various point bonus that appeared and disappeared this month, then head over to the Frequent Miler as he has a pretty comprehensive list. […]