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Online Shopping Portals.  What’s next?

All of the online shopping portals, including my favorite Ultimate Rewards Mall have been advertising Valentine’s Day specials for the past month and a half or so.  Now I’m wondering, what will tomorrow bring?  Will there be great new deals?  Will Sears 10X return to Ultimate Rewards?  I haven’t done too well with similar predictions recently, but I’ll try anyway:

My guess is that nothing will change for a few days.  The shopping portal admins will forget to take down the Valentine’s Day displays.  After a few days, we’ll see the references to Valentine’s Day start to disappear, but with no major promotions to replace them until, maybe, March 1.

It’s not an optimistic prediction, but there you go.  Anyone else want to go on the record with your prediction?


A helpful reader recently tipped me off to the fact that a shopping portal named MyDealsAndCoupons offers 3.2% cash back at GiftCards.com for both buying and selling merchant gift cards!  There are exciting gift card arbitrage opportunities here!  I’m testing this out right now and will report back soon with the results.  If you’d like to get started before the results are in, consider using this referral link from the reader who tipped me off, as a thank you for the tip.  You will get the same cash back you would anyway, and he’ll get 10% of any cash back that you get.

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