Possible 105 miles per dollar with 1800Flowers!

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Valid through May 3 2014:

Amazon Local is offering $30 vouchers to 1800Flowers for $15.

http://local.amazon.com/national/B00JKWL1UC

The terms and conditions do say “Voucher cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions,” but I suspect that’s not true.  The voucher comes in the form of an e-gift card with a code and PIN, and I’ve successfully combined gift card codes with promo codes at 1800Flowers in the past.

Here is how I tried to maximize this deal:

  • I logged into the Ebates cash back portal and clicked through to Amazon Local for 6% cash back.
  • I then found and purchased a $30 1800Flowers gift card for $15.
  • I then went through the ShopAtHome cash back portal to 1800Flowers for 16% cash back.
  • I found flowers for $29.99.
  • I have previously enrolled in the 1800Flowers Passport program, so there was no additional charge for shipping and handling.
  • I entered the $30 gift card code and PIN.
  • I entered the code RR22 to get 1000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for the purchase (I could have used code A54 for 30X AA miles, but with a $30 purchase that would come to only 900 miles).
  • My gift card now has 1 cent remaining.  They can have it 🙂

I expect that the Ebates cash back will work and I expect to earn the 1000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points.  I’m not sure that the 16% cash back from ShopAtHome will post.  However, if all of it does work, the math works out like this:

  • Initial out of pocket cost: $15
  • EBates rebate:  90 cents
  • ShopAtHome rebate: $4.80
  • Total cost: $9.30
  • Miles earned: 1000
  • Miles per dollar: 107.5
  • Cost per mile:  Less than 1 cent each (.93 cents)

More realistically, if the ShopAtHome rebate doesn’t post:

  • Total cost: $14.10
  • Miles earned: 1000
  • Miles per dollar: 70.9
  • Cost per mile: 1.4 cents each

Given that Rapid Rewards points are worth 1.5 cents or more towards Wanna Getaway Fares, this is an amazing deal!
 
Note that Amazon local only allows 2 of these per person.  And, 1800Flowers only allows one voucher per person, so you really need to buy something for exactly $30 to maximize this deal (and you’ll need the Passport service to avoid shipping and handling charges).

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