Gift Cards

2 Free Starbucks Gift Cards Every Day Until Christmas!

With today marking the first day of Hanukkah, I’ll now be giving away 2 Starbucks $5 gift cards each day until the end of the year. I’m giving the gift cards away using Starbucks’ Tweetacoffee service.  So, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter and I’ll randomly select people each day. Just a quick aside for those of you not on Twitter.  I avoided signing up for years thinking that I needed to be an active participant.  What I missed was the fact that I could subscribe […]

20% Discount on iTunes Gift Cards

Costco is having an even bigger sale than the last one on iTunes gift cards for the next ten days.  A $100 pack of iTunes gift cards is $79.49 through December 1st: That amounts to a 20% discount, and you can still get another 2% off if you’re a Costco Executive Club member.  Apple rarely discounts their merchandise, especially gift cards.  But, Costco has had two great discounts since starting to carry Apple products again this summer. If you’re on my Christmas list and have an iPhone, at least you know […]

Discounts On Starbucks, JetBlue, Hyatt and SPG

Lots of great discounts to take advantage of right now.  Let’s get right into it: Discounted Starbucks gift card on Groupon today.  Probably won’t last long! JetBlue has a 2-day 20% off sale on a whole ton of dates and not a lot of blackouts.  If you’re thinking about travel on JetBlue between now and mid-February, think about booking it now. Hyatt gift cards 15.5% discount, with a bit of elbow grease. Starwood Preferred Guest is having a pretty cool Cyber Monday sale. American Airlines has added the ability to […]

What If It Was Free To Buy Visa/MC Gift Cards At Staples?

A couple of quick updates on my post about the possible restriction of Visa and MasterCard branded gift card sales at Staples: Some Different Math on Gift Cards: I’m not a fan of buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards from office supply stores. I used to be before the fees went up. But, Shawn from Miles to Memories decided to lay out the math for a way to buy gift cards “for free”. How does he do it? This only works with a card that earns flexible currency like Chase […]

Is Staples No Longer Accepting Credit Cards For Visa/MC Gift Card Purchases?

Neil, one of my friends who’s also a regular reader of the blog, has just recently gotten hooked on buying gift cards at Staples with his Chase Ink Bold card.  He wrote me an e-mail last night letting me know he had an interesting experience at Staples yesterday. He picked up a gift card for a retail store to go along with the printer he was buying and headed to the register.  The clerk told him that he couldn’t pay for the gift card with a credit card.  When Neil […]