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Amazon Prime Photos: Free $15 Amazon Credit for First-Time Users

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One of the perks of Amazon Prime membership is that you get unlimited cloud storage of your photos in full resolution.

Amazon Photos is currently offering targeted users a free $15 Amazon promo credit if you download the Amazon Photos app (iOS, Android, or desktop) and upload at least one photo for the first time. Offer expires at 11:59pm Pacific on December 31, 2019.

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Amazon Cyber Week 2019: Gift Cards, Apple iPad, MacBook, Samsung, Bose Deals + Stackable Discounts

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Updated with new deals. Most recently added:

Full post with all the deals:

Here are the highlights of all the Amazon Black Friday/Cyber Week deals in one post, updated daily. You can view all of the Amazon Cyber Monday Deals here. Here are the Amazon Device deals.

Pay With Points promotions. First, if you have credit cards with Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, AmEx Membership Rewards, Discover CashBack, or Capital One points, see if you are eligible for one of these stackable discounts. I was mostly ineligible after doing them in the past. You may also try removing any old linked cards from your profile and then adding them back if you are ineligible.

If you have a Discover card, Amazon is one of their 5% cashback categories this quarter.

Apple. If these are shipped and sold by Amazon, you can stack with above.

Electronics

Other Stuff

Amazon Services

Amazon Devices

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Buy $100 Netflix Gift Card, Get $10 Amazon Credit (Expired)

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Update: I would check the link in case it comes back in stock, but it shows as expired now. Sorry, thought it would last longer!

Amazon has a Netflix gift card promotion where if you buy a $100 in Netflix gift cards, you will receive $10 Amazon promo credit. Enter the promotional code NETFLIX at checkout. One offer per customer. While supplies last.

You can also stack this with the 5% back at Amazon from Discover card this quarter (or the Amazon Prime credit card).

Besides gifting, if you subscribe to Netflix anyway, you could apply these gift cards to your own account to almost get a free month of streaming for yourself. Treat yo’ self!

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Amazon Prime Discount For Veterans & Active Military $79 a Year (Limited-Time Offer)

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Amazon is offering discounted rate of $79 for a year of Amazon Prime ($119 normal price) for verified U.S. veteran, Active Duty or Reserve or National Guard members. This only applies for the first year and is a limited-time offer that ends November 11th (Veterans Day). Basically, a $40 savings if you were going to buy Prime anyway.

Both new and existing Prime members can apply. If you are an existing Prime member, it will extend your Prime membership by one year. You can attempt verification a maximum of three times. Discharge date is the day you left the military.

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Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Now Free for Prime Members

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Grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods (Prime Now) is now free for Amazon Prime members (previously $14.99 per month). If you are an existing Amazon Fresh member, your price drop applies immediately. Newly interested members should register for an invite now to get on their waiting list.

It’s not just Whole Foods, they work with other local grocery stores as well. You can buy meat, seafood, produce, snacks and household essentials, often delivered within a 1-2 hour window. They are not available everywhere, but Amazon says they now cover 2,000+ cities. For most areas, the minimum order amount will be $35 ($50 in New York City).

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Amazon Prime: $9 Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Music Unlimited Trial

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Amazon has a another good deal for Prime members interested in a cheap Echo Dot (newest 3rd generation). Sign up for a 1-month Amazon Music Unlimited membership for $7.99, and you get can get an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for only $0.99 (total cost $8.98). Here’s how:

  1. Click here for the combined Echo Dot + 1-month trial. You must pay with a credit card (no gift card), which will be used to enroll in Amazon Music Unlimited at $7.99 per month. The shipping is free at checkout.
  2. The membership will auto-renew, but you can cancel your Amazon Music Unlimited trial at any time, even before the month is up if you’d like.

This promo sold out quickly last time.

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5% Cash Back Cards: PayPal, Amazon, Target, and Automotive – October thru December 2019

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5percentbackActivation time for 4th Quarter! The credit cards below offer up to 5% cash back on specific categories that rotate each quarter. It takes a little extra attention, but it can add up to hundreds of dollars in additional rewards per year without changing your spending habits. You can also buy gift cards with the 5% back now but spend the gift cards later. New cardmembers may also get an upfront sign-up bonus.

Chase Freedom VisaChase Freedom – $150 Bonus

From October 1st through December 31st, 2019 you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent in the following categories:

  • Department Stores
  • Purchases made with PayPal. Many online stores take PayPal as a checkout option, including eBay. You can also pay your taxes online with PayPal and still make money after the 1.96% fee with PayUSATax.
  • Purchases made with Chase Pay

Enroll each quarter at ChaseBonus.com. As long as you activate by the end of the quarter the rewards are retroactive. All other purchases earn 1% back, with no tiers or expiration of rewards. Technically, you earn Ultimate Rewards points which can also be converted to airline miles or hotel points instead of cash if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve card. Currently, the Chase Freedom card is offering $150 bonus cash back if you sign up and make $500 in purchases in your first three months. No annual fee.

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From October 1st through December 31st, 2019 you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent in the following categories:

  • Amazon.com
  • Target (both in-store and online)
  • Walmart.com (Walmart.com and via Walmart app if you pick Grocery Pick Up or Instart Pickup.)

Enroll after logging into your online account (look on the right-hand side). 5% rewards won’t apply until after you activate your rewards, so it is best to activate now before you forget. No annual fee.

New cardmember bonus details. If you are a new applicant and sign up via my Discover Card referral link, you will get a $50 Cashback Bonus after your first purchase within 3 months of being approved. You will also get Cashback Match for an entire year – a dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically. During those 12 months, your $50 Cashback Bonus becomes $100, your 5% cash back rewards becomes 10% cash back, and your 1% cash back rewards become 2% cash back. You can verify this on the application by clicking on “See rates, rewards and other info” and searching for this text:

Cashback MatchTM: : No purchase minimums. After the first 12 consecutive billing periods that your new account is open, we will match all of the cash back rewards you’ve earned and apply them to your account in the following one or two billing periods. If your account is closed or no longer in the cash back reward program at the time we calculate your potential award, your cash back will not be matched. You’ve earned cash back rewards when they have posted to your account by the end of the 12th consecutive billing period. This promotional offer may not be offered in the future. This exclusive offer is available only to new cardmembers.

TERMS OF CASHBACK BONUS OFFER: Get a $50 Cashback Bonus after you make your first purchase within 3 months of being approved. Promotional award will be applied within 8 weeks. The promotional award is in addition to the Cashback Bonus earned on all purchases.

ABOC Platinum Rewards Card – $150 Statement Credit Offer

From October 1st through December 31st, 2019 you can earn 5X rewards on up to $1,500 spent in the following categories:

  • Automotive, including qualifying qualifying automotive parts, service and repair purchases. They list the eligible MCC codes, including those of Auto dealers, Service shops, Auto parts, and Tire stores.

You must register each quarter at ABOCRewards.com or in your online account. Currently, the ABOC Platinum Rewards Mastercard is offering a $150 statement credit if you sign up and make $1,200 in purchases in your first 90 days. No foreign transaction fees. No annual fee.

U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card. You get to choose the two 5% cash back categories every quarter, out of a preset selection of specific categories:

  • Fast Food
  • Cell Phone Providers
  • Home Utilities
  • Ground Transportation
  • Select Clothing Stores
  • Electronics Stores
  • Car Rentals
  • Gyms/Fitness Centers
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Furniture Stores
  • Movie Theaters
  • TV, Internet, and Streaming Services

Unfortunately, you can’t pick a broad category like gas stations, restaurants, or grocery stores. Make sure to choose your categories each quarter, even if you want them to stay the same. If you do not choose your categories, all purchases revert to only earning 1% cash back for that quarter.

Currently, the U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa card is offering $150 bonus cash back if you sign up and make $500 in eligible net purchases in your first 90 days. No annual fee.

American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card. This card earns 6% cash back at US supermarkets all year long (on up to $6,000 per year) and. 3% cash back at US gas stations. New: 3% cash back on transit and 6% cash back on Netflix/Spotify/Hulu. I use this card all year long for groceries, and then in December use up the $6k annual limit on gift cards bought in the supermarket aisle. New cardholders are also eligible for a $250 statement credit after $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. $95 annual fee. See details in link.

Amazon Prime Rewards Card. Earn 5% back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods all year long. Prime membership required. 2% cash back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores (yawn… see below). New cardholder bonus varies by person. No annual fee.

Citi Dividend Card. This card is no longer available to new applicants, but if you still have the grandfathered card you can view and activate your quarterly 5% category here. Limit of $300 cash back for the calendar year.

Don’t settle for the “1% on everything else” that these cards offer. Get 2% cash back or higher. Check out the card-specific reviews for details.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: Big List of Deals and Discounts (Updated)

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Last call for deals + good stacking offer: Up to $60 Amazon credit for buying through the app. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is July 15th and 16th. I’ll try to keep this post updated with the most recent offers (and remove the expired ones). There are usually many opportunities to save some money without buying stuff you don’t need (and thus offset a chunk of that membership fee). In fact, if you have any things you’ve been looking for on your Wish List, you should just look them up and see if they are on sale today. (I bought an Eero mesh Wifi system to replace my 5-year-old router.)

As the name suggests, most deals require a Prime membership. New members can sign up for a 30-day free trial. If you’ve already done the trial, you can simply buy a month of Prime for $12.99.

Free Amazon Credit Offers

Site-wide

Specific Items

Amazon Device Deals

Targeted deals

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Amazon Prime: Spend $10 at Whole Foods, Get $10 Amazon Credit on Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 is going to start on July 15th, where they offer big discounts because the holidays are too far away. If you’re selective, you can grab some nice savings and promo deals. Here is a $10 Whole Foods promo – if you are an Amazon Prime member and spend $10 at Whole Foods from now until July 16th (be sure scan your Prime code or linked phone number at checkout), they will give you $10 Amazon credit on July 15th and 16th. The details:

Prime members: scan your Prime Code, use your linked mobile phone number at checkout, or make an order via Prime Now for delivery or pickup in the U.S. between July 3, 2019 and July 16, 2019 on a single purchase of $10 or more from Whole Foods Market. Exclusions apply. You’ll get $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day, a two-day parade of epic deals starting July 15, 2019 12am PT. Limit one per customer.

If you haven’t done them already, you can also load up these past deals:

  • Amazon App promo: Get a $10 Amazon credit with first app sign-in, plus another $10 after first in-app purchase, plus $5 Amazon for using camera and Alexa features for the first time.
  • Amazon Gift Card reload promo: $10 bonus on your first reload of $100+.
  • Amazon Assistant promo: Install this browser extension and receive desktop notifications for a $10 off $50 discount.
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Keep Your Hilton Honors Points From Expiring with a $1 Amazon Purchase

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hiltonhonors0Updated with alternative method. My relative lack of travel these days means that I am constantly keeping miles and points from expiring. Here’s the official policy of Hilton Honors point expiration:

Hilton Honors Points do not expire as long as Members remain active in the program. To keep an account active, Members can stay at one of Hilton’s hotels, or earn or redeem Hilton Honors Points within 12 months. [For Hilton Honors credit card holders, Hilton Honors Points will not expire as long as the Member is a cardholder in good standing.]

You need to earn or spend Hilton points every 12 months, which is on the short side. My usual strategy is to use Hilton Honors Dining to earn a few points at my neighborhood burger joint, but I was running short on time. I found that you can redeem Hilton points at Amazon through their Shop with Points program. The redemption ratio is 500 Hilton Honors points = $1 on Amazon.

First, link your Hilton Honors account to Amazon.

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Next simply use as little as 5 Hilton Honors points to offset $0.01 of any purchase. If you were planing on buying something for $25, just pay for $0.01 with Hilton points, and $24.99 on your credit card. You used to be able to simply buy a $1 Amazon gift code for 500 points and call it a day, but that is no longer an option. If you have Amazon Prime and no other needs, you can still buy one of the following items that cost only $1 or less:

Checkout and choose to pay with Hilton Points, where you can specify to only use as little as 5 points ($0.01). You would want to make sure that it is in stock, so they charge you immediately.

Check for the activity to show up in your Hilton.com account the same day as it is shipped:

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Bottom line. If you have Hilton points expiring soon, you can redeem as little as 5 Hilton points for $0.01 off any Amazon purchase and create qualifying activity that posts the same day. If you have Amazon Prime, I share some $1 ideas. Hilton points are more valuable when redeemed for a free hotel night, but in this case it can be worth sacrificing a few to keep the rest alive and active.

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Amazon Prime Reading: Free $3 Amazon Credit w/ First Book

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Amazon Prime reading has been around since 2016, offering “unlimited reading” from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics – all free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Right now Amazon is offering a free $3 Amazon credit when you borrow your first Prime Reading ebook. Easy few bucks if you’re a Prime member. Offer expires April 19, 2019.

The Prime Reading library consists of roughly 1,000 titles, which are basically a rotating sample of the bigger Kindle Unlimited library which costs $10 a month. But hey, free is free. It looks like they swap things out once a month. Here are some business and finance-related titles that caught my eye:

Besides a Kindle or Fire tablet, you can read using the Kindle app for iOS/Android, Kindle desktop app for PC/Mac, or simply use the Kindle Cloud Reader in a computer browser.

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Start Audible Trial via Amazon Echo, Get 4 Free Audiobooks

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If you have any Amazon Echo device, you can start an Audible trial by simply saying “Alexa, start my Audible trial”. This will start a 30-day free trial, but through February 8th, 2019 at 4pm PT, signing up in this voice manner will get your 4 free Audiobook credits, not the usual two. Even better, I have been an Audible trial member before, and I was still eligible for this promotion. Here are the promotion details.

Offer valid from 2/1/2019 at 12:00 a.m. PT until 2/8/2019 at 4:00 p.m. PT or while supplies last. Offer available only to new Audible customers who sign up for an Audible trial on an Alexa-enabled device through voice sign-up. You will receive a 1-month Audible free trial that includes 2 credits as well as an additional 2 bonus credits (for a total of 4 credits). At the end of the free trial, your membership will continue until cancelled at the then current full price (currently $14.95 per month) with your designated credit card or another available card on file. Cancel anytime by visiting the Account Details page.

I just signed up and saw the 4 free credits in my account online immediately. I believe that you need an active account to redeem credits, so I would recommend redeeming them all in the next 30 days if you don’t wish to keep up the membership (purchased audiobooks stay in your account forever, no matter what).

I used to buy personal finance and business books on Audible, but I disliked how I couldn’t make highlights and take notes while listening. Nowadays, I mostly listen to biographies and memoirs. My most recent purchases were The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper) and The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish.

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