Updates to a few short term deals
Last night I wrote about how to leverage a SkyMall deal to get business class tickets to Australia. Before anyone could actually read that post, however, the offer sold out.
Today is the day! December 2nd only, get 10 extra Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent. As several people have pointed out, you could get an extra 5 points per dollar if you pay with your Chase Freedom card.
December 3rd only, get 10 extra points per dollar. Double dip by signing up for the American Express Gift Chain. Thanks to SteelSnow for that tip! And more from SteelSnow:
25% off 150, 30% off 250, FS
25% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $150 to $249.99 and 30% discount applies to qualifying purchases of $250 or more before shipping, handling and taxes are added.
December 9th, 10 points per dollar. Sears awards points for both the purchase and use of gift cards. So, you can earn 20 points per dollar by buying e-gift cards for yourself and then when they arrive about an hour later, go through the Ultimate Rewards mall a second time to use the gift cards. Use your Chase Freedom card on the initial purchase of gift cards and you’ll earn a total of 25 points per dollar! Thanks goes to Evan for that tip!
Kohl’s will continue to offer 10 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards mall until the end of the year. Multiple people have reported success in double dipping by buying Kohl’s gift cards and then using them through the UR mall. Again, use your Chase Freedom card to up the total to 25 points per dollar! Also note this 20% off promo code: HOLLY20
Chase Freedom Card Notes
I don’t yet have the Freedom card, but it offers some great bonus opportunities. It has revolving categories in which you will earn 5 points per dollar at certain merchants. The categories change each quarter and you must sign up each time. Also note that the 5 points per dollar is only good for up to $1500 of spend each quarter. I also have my eye on the Chase Ink Bold now that it offers 5 points per dollar for Office Supply purchases. That will open many opportunities in the future! Stay tuned for more about that.