I have a love/hate relationship with CFL light bulbs. I love the low energy consumption, but I hate certain other aspects of them. They’re fragile, they contain mercury, they have to warm up to reach full brightness, and they often die young. In other words, they’re far from being a […]
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Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, once said “What consumerism really is, at its worst, is getting people to buy things that don’t actually improve their lives.”
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This is just a quick update to say that, as expected, the $25 credits from the recent Amazon/AmEx deal have already been posted to our accounts. The terms of the offer said that the credits would show up within 90 days, but AmEx has always been very good posting their […]
Earlier today, I highlighted a nice $25 off $75 deal from AmEx and Amazon. In that post, I suggested buying a $75 Amazon gift card to lock in the $25 savings before you forget. As a quick followup, I just wanted to point out a potential gotcha with gift cards […]
This is a pretty sweet deal for those with an AmEx credit card… During the month of December, you can get $25 off $75 at Amazon.com. Based on my read of this offer, it looks like you can get the discount for a total of $75 in Amazon purchases anytime […]
Check this out… You can get 30% off any print book sold and shipped by Amazon through Sunday night (Dec 1st) at 11:59PM PST. The short version is that you should enter promo code “BOOKDEAL” at checkout. For complete details, including exclusions and limitations, click this link. Not a bad […]
With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, it’s time once again to enroll your American Express credit cards in their “Small Business Saturday” promo. As a reminder, this is a promo that was launched back in 2010 as a way to reward cardholders for shopping at small businesses […]
This is just a quick note to let you know that Amazon will be offering Sunday delivery in select markets starting this week. They’ve teamed up with the USPS and will offer this as a free service to Amazon Prime customers. While Sunday delivery will only available in LA and […]
Earlier this week, I mused about whether it’s worth booking longer than necessary flights to earn extra frequent flyer miles. The main point of doing this would be to maximize your elite qualifying miles, which count toward status upgrades. That being said, the redeemable miles do have some value themselves. […]