Category Archives: Promotions + Deals

PSA: Price Match In-Store Items with Online Items from Staples and Office Depot & Stack with Rewards

Good evening everyone, happy Friday.  A few weeks ago, my wife and I received emails regarding our Staples Rewards and Office Depot Rewards.  Somehow, I had $29 in Staples Rewards and my wife had $8.59 in Office Depot Rewards.  This afternoon, I printed out my $29 Staples Reward coupon and went to my local Staples Store to buy some ink for my printer.  Strangely, the price for the ink was more expensive at the Staples Store than on Staples.com.  When I went to check out, I asked the cashier if she would price match to the price on Staples.com and she said yes.  It seemed like a fairly common request to the cashier.  She looked at the price of the ink cartridge on Staples.com on my phone and matched the price.  I was then able to use my Staples Rewards to pay for the item.  In this post, I will show you more information regarding the price match process and show a similar process for Office Depot items.

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Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, October 2 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  If you have no plans tomorrow, Saturday, October 2, I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, October 2 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last year and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers.

If you register for the seminar on Saturday, but are unable to watch the live stream, you can access the recording of the seminar and watch later on.  This is also a great way to re-watch your favorite presentations and catch any details that you originally missed.

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Changes Brewing for Peet’s Coffee Peetnik Rewards Program on October 6 [Now Live]

Updated at 8:40am PT on 10/6/21: The new Peet’s Coffee Peetnik Rewards program is now live.  You get 125 points when you join, 1 point per dollar spent, and 25 points on your birthday.  Continue reading to find out all the other changes to the Peetnik Rewards program.


Updated at 8:40am PT on 10/5/21: The conversion rate will be 1 check-in = 8 points.  I just received an email from Peet’s Coffee that said, “Tomorrow morning, the 5 point(s) you have right now will be converted to 40 point(s), in line with the new program.” Continue reading

6 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Air France / KLM (100%), Hilton (100%), American (75%), Frontier (100%), Southwest (30%) & JetBlue (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 6 offers that end in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 6 offers that end soon.  Up first, Air France / KLM is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Air France / KLM Miles you purchase.  This offer expires tomorrow – September 30.

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How to Book Holiday Inn Club Vacations Properties with IHG Points & Free Night Certificates

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  My friend Brian just told me that it is possible to use IHG Rewards Points and IHG Free Night Certificates to book rooms at Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties (the timeshare and vacation rental wing of IHG).  I never knew this was possible, but Brian sent me a list of tips in order to book the reservation.  Long story short, you can book rooms online with IHG Points (with all points or with Cash and Points), but if you want to use a Free Night Certificate, you will need to call IHG Reservations (877-318-5890).

To see the 28 Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties, you can view the map here.  This map is not super helpful, but don’t worry, I created a list of the 28 properties below.

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