Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I spent Saturday at Treasure Island (the island in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland) at the Treasure Island Flea Market and at Woods Beer Company. On Sunday, I took my girlfriend back to school shopping at Staples (she is a teacher and needed to purchase school supplies for her classroom). While we were checking out, she told the cashier she was a teacher and needed a lot of school supplies for her classroom. Without missing a beat, the cashier reached under the counter and pulled out a big envelope. Inside the envelope, there were a few freebies along with some very good coupons. The cashier was a really cool guy and let her use the coupons on that purchase. The envelopes are supposed to be for teachers only, so be prepared to show your teacher ID card, if the cashier asks.
Buenos dias everyone. A few months ago, I wrote about VirtualPostMail, the service I use to receive, scan, and forward my physical mail. I typically have them collect items for me over the course of a few weeks, and then I select the items I want to keep and have them shipped to wherever I’m going next. Since I was heading to Washington, DC for work last week, I asked VPM to mail a package to my post office box in Washington, DC a few days before I was going to arrive. This package included several important items:
- My replacement AT&T Access More Credit Card (since someone tried to hack my account)
- My new Discover It Credit Card in a different design
- My Amazon Prime Store Credit Card
- 1 $50 Hotels.com gift card from Amazon
- 2 $50 Petco gift cards
- 6 iTunes gift cards from Staples (3 x $100 and 3 x $50)
- 2 sets of Cabela’s gift cards I purchased from SVM on eBay
- My Hyatt Explorist welcome packet
- My new Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. In January, Staples ran a Free After Rebate (FAR) deal on McAfee Antivirus software (Frequent Miler’s post). Long story short, I purchased 10 copies of the software, submitted the Staples Easy Rebate and received the Visa Gift Card rebate a few weeks ago. I haven’t downloaded or installed the antivirus software (I’m an ESET Smart Security kind of guy), so the download link and serial numbers have been taking up space in my inbox.
Good afternoon everyone. American Express added a few new AMEX Offers over the last few days. The offers include Staples, TurboTax, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, and Porsche Design. Receive a 5% statement credit at Staples or staples.com after spending $100 or more. This is not any better than the Chase Ink Bold/Plus Business Credit Cards, but I suppose if you have already maxed out the $50,000 yearly cap on your Chase Ink card, you may be interested in this AMEX Offer.
After you enroll all your eligible AMEX cards, you will receive a bunch of enrollment emails from American Express explaining how to shop at Staples and earn cash back via a statement credit. Too much hand holding from Staples and AMEX for me.
Good morning everyone, I’m sure everyone knows about the Target memo (thanks Bill!), but if not, here it is below. I’m not going to lie, this sucks big time. I had 4 Redbird Cards (myself, mom, dad, and brother) and Redbird was involved with 95% of all my MS activities. With the demise of debit card reloads, there is a mass exodus to Bluebird and Serve. Not me. I’m not switching to Bluebird or Serve. There are no Walmarts within walking distance (like my local Target) and I have no interest in driving to Walmart.