FREE United and American Airlines Miles

For a limited time only, you can get up to 1,500 FREE miles from United and American Airlines. These are quick, free miles which only require a few minutes at most, so grab them before they’re gone!

United Airlines: Get 400 miles by signing up for You can register with an existing MileagePlus account number or create a new BCKSTGR account and enroll with MileagePlus. Get an additional 200 miles each for linking your Facebook, Twitter, and FourSquare accounts. Select your social media accounts from the “Profiles & Preferences” tab.

American Airlines: “Like” both the American Airlines and AAdvantage Facebook pages. Then, on either page, find the “Miles for Your Thoughts” tab and complete the survey for 500 miles. Note that you can’t complete the survey on both pages and get extra miles. Offer valid through December 17th.

Discover Shop Smart

Discover has rolled out Shop Smart Price Protection just in time for the holidays. Price Protection is similar to Citi Price Rewind. Use your Discover card to do your holiday shopping and if you find a lower price within 90 days, Discover will cover the difference. Unlike Citi Price Rewind however, prices will not be monitored for you and you must find the lower price yourself.

However, Discover Shop Smart has these other great benefits:

  • Protected for 90 days on stolen or damaged Discover card purchases, up to $500
  • Return your Discover card purchases within 90 days regardless of store policies
  • Automatically extended manufacturer’s or purchased warranty up to a year for FREE
  • and more year-round benefits!

Amazon $5 off $25 Share & Claim

Amazon has a new, sweet “Share & Claim” promotion. Fill in the blank in “______ is at the top of my holiday gift list.” and get $5 off $25 when you share on Facebook. Credit will be automatically applied to your Amazon account. Credit expires 11:59 PST December 9, 2012.

Free Amazon 1-Day Shipping for Discover Cardholders

Shop with your Discover Card or Cashback Bonus and get FREE One-Day Shipping on qualifying items.

To take advantage of this deal, especially during this holiday season:

  1. Add eligible item(s) to your Shopping Cart
  2. Ship your item(s) to a single address
  3. IMPORTANT: Select One-Day Shipping at checkout.
    PRIME members: Select $3.99/item One-Day Shipping.
  4. Select your Discover Card or Cashback Bonus as your method of payment. See the Payment section in Your Account for more information on Cashback Bonus.
  5. Enter promo code “DSCVRHSP” in the “Gift Cards & Promotional Codes” area and click the “Apply” button.
  6. The shipping discount will be reflected in the Order Summary.
  7. Enjoy free shipping on qualifying items shippted to your specified address.

Starbucks 12 Days of Gifting

Starbucks’ 12 Days of Gifting is back for 2012! TOMORROW’s (Dec. 3rd) deal is especially good: Buy the 16-oz. featured gold brewed coffee tumbler ($30) and get FREE coffee during January (valued at $70). Quantities will be limited at each store.

The subsequent deals are as follows:

  • Dec. 4th: Buy a Stainless Steel Tumbler ($9.95) and get any 1lb. Christmas Blend and a Red Stainless Tumbler for $19.95 ($30 value)
  • Dec. 5th: Get a Red, Blue, or Gold acrylic tumbler for $5.95
  • Dec. 6th: Merry Moments Cocoa Gift Set for $12.95
  • Dec. 7th: Buy any 1 lb. or Christmas Blend Coffee or K Cup 12 pack for $9.95. Buy a Starbucks VIA Christmas Blend 12 pack for $7.95 and buy one Christmas Verismo Pod Pack for $8.95
  • Dec. 8th: 16 oz. Cold Cup Filled with Frappuccino inspired flavored chocolates for $10.95
  • Dec. 9th: Starbucks 12 oz. Red Cup Collection Mug $3.95
  • Dec. 10th: 30% off on Gift Packs
  • Dec. 11th: 40% off on Cold Cups & Cold Cup Straws
  • Dec. 12th:40% off a Cranberry Bliss Bar Tray

American Expess x Twitter – Recent Deals Roundup

Here is a roundup of current American Express Twitter deals. Use these to supplement your holiday purchases or just treat yourself!

Be aware that some deals are regional or for online purchases only. All purchase minimums must be from a single purchase and are only allowed once per card unless otherwise stated.
New Deals:
Previously posted, but still ongoing, deals:

Remember that to qualify for these offers, you must:

  1. Sync your American Express & your Twitter accounts together
  2. Tweet with the corresponding hashtag
  3. Receive an “@ reply” message from @amexsync
  4. Use your qualifying card and enjoy your savings!

Be sure to check out past posts and happy savings!

FREE $5 Amazon Gift Card for Visa Cardholders

Join Visa NFL Fan Offers and get a FREE $5 gift card. Be sure to use program code “AMAZON5” or you won’t quality for the offer. Offer available to new enrollees only. Expect the gift card to be e-mailed to you about a week after enrollment. For more information about NFL Fan Offers, visit here.

Bank of America – Museums on Us – December 1 and 2, 2012

Bank of America’s last Museums on Us of the year is THIS weekend! Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card at over 150 nation-wide museums on December 1st & 2nd and receive FREE general admission.

Museums range from children’s & musical to historical & art to gardens & zoos, catering to all audiences. Check online or call your intended museum(s) for hours of operation. Credit and debit cardholders are valid, as long as they are both accompanied by photo ID. Limit of one free general admission per card.

A full list of participating museums is available from Bank of America. Bank of America’s Museum on Us takes place on the first full weekend every month.

American Expess x Twitter – Sony $25 Statement Credit

Spend $100+ with your synced Amex card at Sony this holiday season and get $25 statement credit. To take advantage of this deal:

  • you must have an American Express Card that is synced with Twitter (see for more details on how to sync your Card)
  • you must tweet using hashtag “#AmexSonyOffer
  • make sure you receive an “@ reply” message from @amexsync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card
  • AND then use your synced card to make a single purchase of $100+ at a Sony Store or any time before 2/23/2013


For even more American Express Twitter deals, check out our other posts!

No coupon code needed; just use your AmEx card and your statement credit will automatically be applied to your account. Limit of one offer per qualifying card. Statement credit issued within 3-5 business days after your qualifying purchase, but it could take up to 2 billing periods to be posted on your account.

Starbucks Holiday Drinks Tasting Card

Here’s yet another Starbucks offer: for every 5 holiday drinks you purchase, you can get a FREE grande beverage. To redeem:

  • Pick up a holiday beverage tasting card at your participating store’s register
  • Each time you purchase a holiday drinks through January 2nd, you’ll get a sticker
  • Fill up all 5 stickers and get FREE grande-sized handcrafted beverage of your choice (does not have to be a holiday drink flavor)
  • Card can be redeemed through March 4th, 2013

MasterCard Stand Up To Cancer

Use your MasterCard to shop this holiday season and help Stand Up To Cancer. For every $10 spent online (purchases & bill payments) with your credit or debit MasterCard, MasterCard will donate 1¢ to Stand Up To Cancer, up to $2 million.

To learn more about Stand Up To Cancer, you can visit their website.

Reminder: American Express Small Business Saturday Enrollment

Here’s your reminder to register for American Express Small Business Saturday! Registration begins at MIDNIGHT MST (2AM EST). Remember that enrollment is limited! On Small Business Saturday, you’ll get $25 statement credit for spending $25 with your American Express card at a small business. Check the map on the site to see which businesses near you are participating!

Citi Price Rewind

With the holidays comes holiday shopping and meticulous searching for the best deals and prices. Citi is helping to take some of the load off of you and help you find the best prices. With Citi Price Rewind, you can track your holiday purchases and if there is at least a $25 discount within 30 calendar days, you will be refunded the difference.

Keep in mind that you do need to create an account for this free service and that you should save all your receipts to claim a refund. You can search for products by UPC code, product name, model number, or product description. Citi Price Rewind monitors the daily progress of your list of products and you’ll be notified by e-mail whether or not you quality to request a refund.

Virgin America Elite Status Match

Through April 30, 2013, Virgin America will match your status on United Air Lines or American Airlines. If you have elite status on either of those carriers, Virgin America will upgrade you to Elevate Gold or Elevator Silver, without losing your benefits on other airlines. The full benefits of Virgin America’s Elevate status levels can be found here.

To take part, you must:

  • Join Elevate
  • Then, e-mail with your Elevate number + one of the following:
    • A copy or screenshot of your most recent mileage summary showing your name and current elite level.
    • A copy of your membership card that identifies your name and current elite level in the United Air Lines or American Airlines frequent flyer program.

This is how Virgin America will determine whether you will receive Elevate Gold or Elevate Silver:

Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drinks – Nov 15-18

Starbucks lovers: starting tomorrow, November 15th, through the 18th, Starbucks is offering their annual BOGO Holiday Drinks. This offer is available from 2PM-5PM on the inclusive dates: perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or help unwinding after a day of work. Holiday drinks include: Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte, and Eggnog Latte. Hot, iced, and blended versions, as well as skinny (non-fat) options are also eligible. by Visa

Visa has joined the digital wallet game, joining PayPal, PayPass, and Google Wallet, with by Visa. To be clear, you do NOT need a Visa card to use; your account can store Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. Visa has said that they have signed with over 50 financial institutions, combining to service over 55 million people. Online merchants, such as 1-800-Flowers are also on board with

Unlike Google Wallet, though, is only for online payments made through your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. In the future, plans to allow you to pay via mobile phone in stores, give you customized deals, and help you create a budge and track spending.