Evening, everyone. Here are a few quick notes on some good deals.
eBay gift card sale
The eBay gift card sales are back!
Pick up a $100 76 gift card for $90:
Or a $200 Hyatt gift card for $175:
Here are some other offers:
These are from reputable corporate sellers (not a random person selling on eBay) and the good ones tend to sell out quickly.
To double dip, pay with eBay gift cards acquired at a discount. For example, Kroger grocery stores currently have a digital coupon for $10 off when you purchase $50+ of eBay gift cards. (Download the store’s app to your phone, log in to load the coupon to your account, then go to the store and buy the gift card.)
To triple dip, earn 2% back by via eBay Bucks (enrollment is free).
Spirit airfare sale
Spirit Airlines is having a nice sale, with routes priced at $68 roundtrip including taxes.
Many routes are included; here are just a few examples:
From Los Angeles:
Book by 11:59pm on July 21, 2015 for travel on select dates from August to November.
Spirit is a low-cost carrier so do factor in extra costs (such as carry-on bag fees, although a personal item is still free) and set your expectations for a no-frills experience.
But $68 for a long-haul flight across the country is a bargain (albeit only a mediocre deal for the shorter routes)!
Just a quick post to share a good deal for your summer road trips.
But first, happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re having a wonderful day, but don’t forget the significance of the holiday and take a moment to remember the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom.
eBay has nice discounts on a selection of gift cards. Here’s the full list:
There’s a $100 Chevron/Texaco gift card for $90. Shipping is free and there is a limit of 3 per buyer.
There’s also a $200 Hyatt Hotels gift card for $175. Shipping is also free and the limit is 2 per buyer.
Other participating cards are Sears, Cold Stone Creamery, Cabela’s, TGI Fridays, and GILT. The iTunes cards appear sold out at the moment, but if interested I would check again later in case they restock.
The seller, SVM, is a reputable eBay seller so it’s not as if you are buying from a random person on eBay.
For additional savings, enroll in the eBay Bucks loyalty program to earn 2% back. And if you previously managed to acquire discounted eBay gift cards, pay with those for further savings.
Finally, since gift cards are just a form of payment, they’re almost always combinable with store promotions as well.
Enjoy the remaining holiday weekend.
Just a quick note that eBay has a deal offering a free $10 promotional gas card when you purchase a $100 Chevron and Texaco gas card.
While $10 is not life-changing for you (I hope), being able to buy gas on sale is rare enough to make this a nice deal. Note the $10 promotional card expires on February 28, 2015.
If you managed to buy a discounted eBay gift card, using that to pay for this purchase adds another layer of savings. 🙂
While you’re here don’t forget to visit the permanent Deals Page where I added a few new ones today, such as:
- Half off H&R Block tax software
- 33% off a Jamba Juice gift card
Have a great rest of the day!
UPDATE – Deal gone.
Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and productive Black Friday.
First, a quick reminder that today is Small Business Saturday. Don’t forget to participate and get $30 in free money for every American Express card you have! Details in this post.
Discounted eBay gift cards
Currently there is an offer for 10% off eBay gift cards. They are sold in $50 denominations and you can buy up to 3 per account.
This is a good deal not only for the 10% off (if you regularly shop on eBay anyway, it’s a no-brainer), but also for the double-dip potential because you can use the gift cards to buy other gift cards afterwards.
For example, GiftCardMall, the large gift card seller whose racks you’ve probably seen in retail stores, has a storefront on eBay. Occasionally they offer discounts through that channel, such as this (now expired) offer of 15% off Toys R Us gift cards.
Another example is Skype, which occasionally sells Skype credit at a discount on eBay.
There are all kinds of travel offerings on eBay as well (but personally I have never purchased one so can’t recommend them one way or the other).
Tip: Enroll in the eBay Bucks loyalty program to earn 2% cash back on most purchases. (I am not sure if eBay gift card purchases qualify for cash back though).
Enjoy the remaining weekend!
Skype is a great travel tool as it makes international phone calls economical – whether you’re at home calling abroad or vice versa.
Last week I wrote about how to save money on Skype. Today there is a new deal that’s just as valuable – but easier to obtain.
You can simply buy Skype credit for 30% off through eBay.
I made a purchase and received my redemption code within minutes. (However, once redeemed, Skype itself took a while – about an hour – to reflect my updated account balance. Just FYI.)
You do need a PayPal account for this transaction but it only takes a few minutes to create one if you don’t already have.