Sweepstakes: Drive Strong Truck Sweeps Code List – Enter Over 200 Times!

What’s the prize?

A 39-month lease on a new truck. Weird, huh? This comes from Sears Shop Your Way (which I’ve discussed here most recently.) If you aren’t a member, join! You can always save on your Sears purchase, whether through discounts or with loyalty rewards (Shop Your Way Rewards.) Rewards are redeemable just like cash on purchases at Sears and Kmart – not a bad program! More on that at the very end…

How do I enter?

There are many ways to enter this sweepstakes; you can answer a few poll questions daily for up to 93 entries, refer friends by grabbing and sharing your unique URL (yep, mine is all over the page,) or enter Sweeps Codes. Let’s be honest – the poll takes a while to load and you don’t need to clog up your feed asking friends to click here and join there. The most efficient way to get a ton of entries with very little work is to use the list of Sweeps Codes I’ve compiled below.

Step One

I’ve compiled the list of Sweeps Codes, posted just below. Simply head on over to the sweepstakes page and click the “Get Started Now” button – do the poll once to activate your entry.

Step Two

Go to the Drive Strong page and start submitting all of the codes listed below; enter right where it says “Sweeps code” and hit GO. You’ll see the codes partitioned by section that says “Updated On” so you don’t try to reuse codes. The website is a little slow; plan on around 15 seconds per entry. You can submit up to 204! That would take around an hour, so I’ll finish mine up over the weekend while we’re cheering on the St. Louis Blues. The entry period runs through June 1st; I’ll post weekly (until I hit ~215 codes) and that should be more efficient for everyone than a daily update!

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Updated on 4/28/2016

From 4/25

28T3SAM4
3TGFWGUE
4VJMN64D
FTELFCRB

From 4/18

UKYTPX3H
M4GK28ZD
2C5WSWRW
6K9BESHB

From 4/11

HWHHFX3L
4Z4ZEU4M
7QW3QV6W
DWJJTAAP

From 4/4

TV8G4P8D
BSK6CZ5Q
56HW4GF5
LDGFKS2U

10 Random Codes

8M6XZYYT
236LD9WK
95B4JVQR
5BRFM7TY
TS5Q2XNR
T9T8MYPM
46GWNUCE
TZ8MTKLC
95W6MBL9
KLL6AMJQ

40 Random Codes

HSET7X8X
WDXUNG79
25UVG5ZJ
TG4W8QNY
TZL24SWD
254ZGW5H
3TR72ESQ
XJRXMLB5
6AV2L4XJ
AFSP3B7L
65MKB4KK
D2HLEFRY
6BN3RY5K
CTV62W3X
WBAVXT48
4YGJ2KYE
BZDVFZ7S
DJCF537Z
SZBGK2CT
X2LSR8JA
8CG7UW5U
LUXBFU3T
JD9XB8JC
T92NZMCC
M7RH68XP
A3GGJSTW
RD2ZZRHG
N6GAMEY3
DWX2VFQR
GTU5HZ79
ES3FJGB8
ZJNE4AF9
YSNUYNTA
LVDFNMPX
WFMMQJWY
34GRXNJL
RWRN7W2P
JNR53NZ9
CWX2Y37Z
XL26VRDK
DDXNJ3QK

From 3/28

B9HV3VBQ
88TAGND4
XJBPTVKW
6MWL6LWM

15 Random Codes

3Z568YTY
FZ4PLFBX
W5F29TYP
ZK6X49DC
L62VD6NG
EEVSUB9U
KXPTQAYC
TJBSKTVM
2HZ4BCHB
NZPQX88U
4GUJYET6
S6F7YBK2
2E4UW6K2
KSXEH5VK
DTKUTR74

From 3/22

FT957K9W
5K9VJPND
828KRGSC
QCJX9AER

 From 3/21

FT957K9W
5K9VJPND
828KRGSC
QCJX9AER

From 3/15

GZL99CY9
8NM2J2DZ
HP7PCULS
HJB3R8ZV

From 3/7

WUW6HLA2
ZXGUGNAE
EV6T4EVY
3M8AS5CR

From 3/1

CJEM9Q4L
AQHF9H3P
VE94PJLX
U7KJ3EW7

Are you going to play?

Is it worth the time? I estimate these codes to take roughly one Family Guy episode to enter!

 

Get my BEST finds while you support Unveiled Savings 

I have a Catalog of great sale items from Sears/Kmart – my secret list of resale opportunities. Please let me be your Personal Shopper. You won’t get any emails from me – they’re all on the Shop Your Way site, so you have as much or little exposure to the program as you want. I point you to ideas for bridesmaid gifts, accessories, etc plus sales to help with manufactured spend and credit card minimums while you help me earn a small 2% commission and support the Unveiled Savings website. It costs you nothing and will be completely transparent after you follow this link. (Yes, you can be a Personal Shopper, too!)

Thanks in advance!

Bridesmaid Gift Idea: Monogrammed Jewelry

This cute online shop, Ally Anna Gifts, has a number of steals available through Groupon and Living Social. Here is the Living Social list:

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The Groupon list is similar. Don’t forget to shop through a portal. Start at cashbackmonitor.com for ideas; I shopped through Discover for an extra 10% back! With the double-cashback promotion from last year, that’s going to be 20% back!

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Other AllyAnna Gift Ideas

If you make a selection from one of these vendors, don’t rush off the AllyAnnaGifts.com site! Check out the sale section. I know a few friends at my Alma Mater (Clemson!) that might love the bangle with orange and crystal beads.Screenshot (132)

The prices are great, although I won’t know anything about the quality of the piece until it arrives (review are 83% positive…biggest detriment is for issues with the redemption code – yes, I’m having this problem – and, oddly enough, that the bracelets smell…?)

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Bridesmaid Wedding Day Jewelry

I think it’s great if you can give your bridesmaids a gift they’ll use again; jewelry intended for your wedding day might never fit into their wardrobe again. With prices like these, you might have some room in your budget to buy a tasteful gift along with costume jewelry for your event. Or, just the contrary; these would make great gifts if you’ve already picked out wedding day jewelry!

I’m a big fan of gift baskets. You’ll be able to pick out a handful of small items that will be fun to open, especially if you wrap them up and use a trendy tote instead of a woven basket (unless your gals are into that sort of thing.) Take a look at my Bridesmaid Gift catalog for more ideas (please consider the no-obligation option to add me as your personal shopper – I would be flattered!)

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What gifts did you discover for your bridesmaids?

Leave a comment!

Apple Pencil at Best Buy, $79.88 ($74.88 for Newbies!)

Here’s a great price on a gift idea – or a ‘resale’ opportunity if you aren’t in need of this product…

The Apple Pencil retails for $99.99 (and $114.55 on Amazon…yes, hold that thought…) but we can get it for as little as $74.88! 25% off on a brand new product isn’t bad!

 

Start With A Price Match

Best Buy will price-match to Sam’s Club, who currently has the Apple Pencil for $94.88. That was a quick $5 savings! We just showed them the item from our phone. Here’s the link! You can stop here if you want, but we haven’t got to the fun part…

Use Ibotta to get $15-20 Back!

Ibotta is offering two promotions affiliated with Best Buy that add up to a big discount!

  • $10 Rebate on a $100 Purchase at Best Buy (fine print: this excludes Apple laptops, tablets, phones, and watches…but not accessories or Apple Pencils! Act fast before the rules change!)
  • $5 Criss Cross Bonus

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If you’re new to Ibotta, use my link to get $5 back on your first rebate redemption! Not bad, right?

Although Ibotta is extremely intuitive, let me go through the details on the Criss Cross Bonus:

  1. Complete two ‘Grocery’ or ‘Beer, Wine & Spirits’ rebates. See my recommendations below.
  2. Complete one ‘Specialty’ rebate. This is the $10 rebate on $100 at Best Buy! One purchase completes both!

My Recommendations on Step 1

Obviously, try to spend as little out of pocket as possible or the rebate loses value!

  • Buy ONE banana and redeem the $0.25 rebate. Valid almost everywhere. Eat the banana! It’s good for you!
  • At Walmart, buy the smallest Smithfield Tenderloin you can find (under the Meat category.) Mine was $3.15 and I redeemed a $2 rebate. Things taste better when they’re bought with coupons!
  • At Walmart, check the clearance section for McCormick Grill Mates. I purchased a Blue Moon inspired seasoning for $1 and redeemed a $0.50 rebate. Happy shopper!

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  • Buy a mango, onion, head of lettuce, avocado, bread, gallon of milk, or any-brand of bacon – whatever is cheapest or most usable in your household and available via Ibotta.

How to Complete Step 2

I checked with Ibotta…unfortunately, you have to complete $100 or more. Not the $99.99 retail on the Apple Pencil and certainly not the $94.88 price-matched version. This means you’ll need to buy a “filler” item that costs enough to meet the spend threshold without being excessive. We found a $6.99 canister of pet-stain carpet cleaner (yeah, we’ll use it) so our total was $101.87. You can probably get even closer to $100 if you check the snack section by checkout. There were items as low as $0.49, which will serve you well if you have any trouble with the price match ($99.99 + $0.49 = $100.48 – good job!) Otherwise, shop around! Your target price is $5.12 without going under. How close can you get? Remember…if you don’t buy a filler, you won’t get the rebate. So yes! It makes sense to buy another item and spend more because you’ll get even more back!

When you are ready to check out at Best Buy, be sure to have the Ibotta app open. Click through the Best Buy link (under Specialty) to the $10 rebate offer. Follow all of the prompts and you should see a QR code. The Best Buy employee will scan this link and can show you right on their monitor that “IBOTTA” is displayed toward the top right corner. Our associate was so helpful to point that out! And that’s all you have to do; the rebate gets processed automatically. Mine took about 12 hours to post!

Final Tally

Here’s what you’ll get instead of just spending $99.99 at Best Buy (or more at Amazon):

  • $0.25-$2.25 back from Step 1 (depending on what you chose to purchase)
  • $10 Best Buy rebate on $100 purchase
  • $5 Criss Cross bonus
  • $5 Referral Bonus if you’re new to Ibotta
  • $5.12 Sam’s Club price match
  • A ~$5 item you found at Best Buy
  • A banana!
  • A steak!
  • An Apple Pencil!

That’s a couple products plus up to $20! I like percentages, so even if you aren’t getting the Referral Bonus, you’re spending $79.88 on an item that would have otherwise cost $99.99 – that’s a 20% discount! You’ll also get a handful of other items that don’t cost any extra. Not bad, right?

So, will you do it?

Leave a comment! What did you redeem on Ibotta? And what “filler” item did you buy at Best Buy to reach $100?

Don’t need an Apple Pencil? Sure, sell it on Amazon! You’ll pay ~$80 and sell it for around $110. After shipping and fees, you’ll still pocket $10 and get the easy credit card spend. I love the Amazon Seller program and regularly use it on great promotions or to finish credit card spend. Leave a comment if you need some help!

 

Up to $75 Worth of Free Food!

It appears that LivingSocial is rolling out a “portal” of their own called Restaurants Plus – but, unlike the online version, all you have to do is register your card and remember to use it at participating stores.

The current offer is valid in Atlanta, DC, and San Francisco only – though I am looking into whether or not that is actually true. Here’s the summary:

Restaurants Plus

You can participate once per day through Jan 3 for up to $15 cash back, which is a total of $75 in free food. I would expect that you can simply purchase a $15 gift card every day and redeem it all at once or when convenient. That’s what I’d do if I was in a participating city!

An Easy $75 Worth of Credit Card Spend – and Free Miles!

This is my favorite type of offer. You’ll spend $15 and they’ll give you $15 back. That’s a manufactured-spend dream! This spend should trigger miles, cash back, or whatever promotion you’re working on. If you’re trying to meet a spend minimum (such as spend $500, get $100 back on Chase Freedom) this will count toward that as well!

Will you use this offer?

If you have a bachelor or bachelorette, bridal shower, or any other activities coming up and any of these restaurants are potential venues, it might be worth trying to stock up on gift cards to see if the promotion comes through! Or, maybe you could use the gift cards as welcome gifts to your out-of-town guests.

Leave a comment if you’re able to participate. I’d love to hear how it works and how you’re using the credit!

$150 worth of Free Stuff (after rewards) for you, $100 For Me

 

It would be pretty cool if you took advantage of this offer.

First, I’ll tell you what’s in it for you:

Sears (via Shop Your Way Rewards, or SYWR) is offering up to 100% back “in points” on a handful of items. Here are the item numbers I found at the moment – you can also get 50% back on one electronic item (I’m buying an Amazon tablet) but that’s another conversation…get one for you or as a gift:

Portable Battery Chargers for Smartphones/Tablets:

  • Item #05738687000
  • Item #05739378000
  • Item #05739377000
  • Item #05749743000

Wireless Mouse

  • Item #00351048000

DSLR Shoulder Bag

  •  Item #00349767000

Prices range from $14-$36 per item.

If you join Ebates via my referral code, you’ll get 3% back on your Sears purchase plus a $5 credit or $10 gift card (you’ll see the details when you click through to sign up.)

This means you can get about $150 worth of stuff, 3% + $5 back via Ebates, and the entire $150 back in the form of Shop Your Way Rewards for use on a future purchase. If there is a Kmart nearby, you can use your rewards there for household items – food, toiletries, etc.

When you’re checking out, just be careful to note the number of points it says you will be receiving. 1,000 points = $1, so if you’re buying the $28 DSLR bag, make sure it adds up to 28,000 or so points! Ensure that you don’t accidentally apply any points in your account, or you won’t earn any more.

Below is the screen shot of my total. I’ll be paying $333.43 and receiving the equivalent of $250 back in points. I intend on selling one of the items for $100 (it’s worth well over that, but I don’t really care) and I’m also getting a $40 bonus via the eAwards promo I’ll mention in a moment. On top of that, I’ll trigger a United bonus worth 1200 miles. I haven’t decided what to do with the other items I’m getting for “nothing.” Told you it was good!

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Then, what’s in it for me:

Beyond the stacked deals, I owe a full disclosure as to the Ebates references! Ebates is running a promotion where three referrals that result in $25+ purchases = an $85 bonus. Quite nice! So, pick one (or more) of the $25+ items (I like the camera bag!) and they’ll reward me handsomely! Thanks!

If you just want loyalty miles:

If you’re frantically collecting mileage points, United Mileage Plus is offering a bonus of 300 points when you spend $100, and 1200 on $300, so you could trigger that by stocking up on these “freebies.”

Which card should you use?

Pay with either the card you’re trying to meet a spend minimum on OR your Discover  card, which is offering 5% back at department stores…doubled to 10% for those of us in the Discover.com/Double promotion. That could be quite lucrative!

Earn more with the eAward Promotion

Use your credit card to take advantage of the “buy $50, get a $10 eAward card” promotion. I purchased two $100 e-gift cards, received a $40 bonus, and spent around $300 on merchandise I plan to get “for free.” There does not appear to be a particular link for this; just start at Sears.com (via a portal!) and find the link down on the bottom left. Yes, you will generally earn points for BUYING a gift card and also for REDEEMING a gift card, therefore doubling your rewards!

So, which gift are you getting yourself?

Wine, Magazines, and 1600 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for $50

Vinesse Wine Club: $42 for 1400 Points

I think this is a good deal, since I would pay $50 for six bottles of wine, anyway. If you are hosting or need gifts (you wouldn’t show up to a holiday party empty handed, would you? New Year’s Eve is coming up!), this is an even better opportunity. As for us? We don’t need an excuse to stock up…

There do not appear to be any restrictions requiring a year long membership and the policy says you can cancel your membership immediately. For me, that means when the first shipment arrives, I’ll call to cancel. This comes out to around 32 pts/dollar, depending on your state’s tax situation. There aren’t many valuable offers out there for products you’ll actually use at this earn rate. Simply navigate to rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com for this offer.

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$7 for 200 points (oh, and a magazine subscription…)

I’m not a big magazine reader – but paying $7 for 200 points is a rate of around 28 pts/dollar. This is actually slightly less than the price to buy points (36 pts/dollar) – but these count toward your Companion Pass and you get the magazine subscription out of it.

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Here’s a snapshot of the cheapest subscription offers. Note that there does not appear to be a 1 per household limit, so you could stock up on this. Price is going to be somewhere around $35/1000 points. If you’re close to that Companion Pass or in need of topping off for an award flight, it’s worth considering.

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What do you think?

Are these offers worthwhile to you? Which magazine did you choose?

Kohl’s Black Friday Offer SCALED BACK: Updated Information

Well, dang. I have some good news and some bad news. The offer is still definitely worth taking advantage of! Read all the way to the bottom for at least one way to get the appliances for free. That’s up to ten gifts – holidays, wedding events, your own registry…while the rebates are valid now at Kohls.com, you want to wait until midnight tonight or you won’t get Kohl’s Cash!

Bad News First

Kohl’s teased us with their Black Friday ad a few weeks ago, and left out an important details: how many rebates could we actually redeem?

Now that the rebate forms came out today (posted below) we can see that they allow only five ITEMS per HOUSEHOLD per OFFER. Bummer! I’ll only be taking advantage of Offer #15-42482 and Offer #15-42401. The Toastmaster rebate isn’t allowed online; if it pops up, I’ll jump on it…but for now, I think it might be an in-store only offer.

The items are still $19.99 each. One offer provides a $12 rebate per item; the second is a $10 rebate per item. Here’s the updated math:

First Group: $19.99 each, $12 Rebate, 5 Items Allowed

  • Buy one of each, total $19.99 * 5 = $99.95
    • Submit $12 rebate per item = $60
    • Earn two $15 Kohl’s Cash credits = $30
    • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $5 (maybe, not sure about rounding)

Second Group: $19.99 each, $10 Rebate, 5 Items Allowed

  • Buy one of each, total $19.99 * 5 = $99.95
    • Submit $10 rebate per item = $50
    • Earn two $15 Kohl’s Cash credits = $30
    • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $5 (maybe, not sure about rounding)

Totals

  • Cost: $99.95 + 99.95 = $199.90
  • Rebates earned: $60 + 50 = $110
  • Kohl’s Cash earned: $60
  • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $10, not counted in math
    • $199.90 – 110 – 60 = $29.90
    • Price each: $29.90/10 = $2.99
      • Doesn’t include tax!
      • Price is “after rewards,” so you’ll still have Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You to redeem.

Good News

It sounds like a 15% off coupon will be going life tomorrow. Try code DEALS15 or RMN15OFF. Let’s look at how that affects our math, going with the total price of $199.90:

Totals

  • Cost: $99.95 + 99.95 = $199.90
  • Rebates earned: $60 + 50 = $110
  • 15% Discount on $100 or more = $29.98, new total = $169.91
  • Kohl’s Cash earned: $45

  • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $5, not counted in math
    • $169.91 – 110 – 45 = $14.91
    • Price each: $14.91/10 = $1.49
      • Doesn’t include tax!
      • Price is “after rewards,” so you’ll still have Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You to redeem.

Obviously, it’s worth using that 15% discount and foregoing the $15 Kohl’s Cash!

Don’t Forget a Portal!

There are a number of holiday portal promotions going on. You’ll qualify for a bonus with this purchase! Here’s a brief summary, since I need to decide which to use:

  • American Airlines: 450 bonus miles on $150+ purchase plus 8 miles/dollar = 1176 miles for ~$15
  • United Airlines MileagePlus: 500 bonus miles on $150+ purchase plus 4 miles/dollar = 1176 miles for ~$15
  • Discover Deals: 10% Back (Doubles to 20% if you’re in on that deal!) = $16.90 or $33.80, makes your appliances free!
  • Southwest: 500 bonus miles on $150+ purchase plus 2 miles/dollar = 838 miles for ~$15

There are bigger bonuses on ~$500 or ~$1000 purchases, but I doubt we will get to that with this promo alone.

How will YOU use this deal?

 

2,000 IHG Rewards Points with your Dinner Date

The IHG Rewards Club Dining program is well worth joining with their current generous promotion: spend $30 within 30 days, get 2,000 points. It’s worth pointing out that this is a whole 66 points per dollar! Wow!

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This offer is only available to new members. Simply join before the 12/30/2015 deadline and spend $30 at a participating restaurant within 30 days. Don’t forget to complete the review; it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, and in past experience most of these programs send a reminder.

If you aren’t planning a night out (and hey, if you’re pinching pennies, I understand!) you should be able to buy a $30 gift card and qualify for the bonus – save the gift card for a special occassion. Other options are to find places like The Wine Steward (in Hampstead, NH) or WineNot (in Nashua, NH) and pick up gifts for the holidays, wedding events, and so on.

Don’t rush to join until you know you’re going to be splurging; I definitely should have held off another few days to hit up WineNot, but instead it looks like we’ll be visiting the Biergarten before our pals’ wedding in a few weeks!

Where are you going to go to get your 2,000 points?

22 Kitchen Appliances for ~$2.49 Each!

EDIT: The rebate forms are out and restrict us to 5 ITEMS per HOUSEHOLD per OFFER. However, an extra 15% and great holiday portal bonuses make this an outstanding buy. Check here for the details.

One of my favorite annual sales is Kohl’s Black Friday. It takes into account all of the fun ways to save…sale prices, rebates, store loyalty credit, and manufactured spend…plus, portal points if we’re lucky! This is an awesome opportunity to stock up on 22 brand new kitchen appliances, regularly $20-$40 at 95% off, or grab gifts for the holidays/wedding showers/registries/wedding party gifts…the list goes on!

You can find the Black Friday ad here. This offer will be available in-store and online; online quantities tend to sell out pretty quickly, so stay tuned to find out exactly when the deal goes live (midnight central time?) or get to the store and grab a shopping cart!

Take a look below for newspaper clippings of my favorite deals:

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Rebates

Each of these items is eligible for either a $10 or $12 rebate ($12 on the first set, $10 on the two subsequent.) You’ll be able to find them by going to Kohls.com and searching “rebates.” They’re valid only on Thurs-Fri, Nov 26-27. In years past, a shopper could get five rebates per product. That’s a total of 110 rebates!

Because you’ll be mailing in a lot of UPC codes with a lot of money at stake, I recommend printing a label (my preference is paypal.com/shipnow) and insuring it up to the value of your rebates. I don’t even want to think about that important envelope getting lost in the mail. Be sure to stop by the post office and get a receipt for dropping off your package in case they lose it, or you’ll have no claim!

Loyalty Credit – Kohl’s Cash

To make it better, Kohl’s has a once-a-year $15 Kohl’s Cash on $50 purchase offer. The cash triggers at 96% of the $50, or $48…so don’t worry that you’re missing it by a couple pennies!

Loyalty Credit – Yes2You Rewards

On top of Kohl’s Cash, you’ll earn one Yes2You Rewards point for each dollar spent; at 100 points, Kohl’s will issue a $5 reward. In other words, it’s a 5% credit issued on each $100 spent. I didn’t actually include this in the calculations below; consider it a little bonus for your hard work.

Portal Points

If we’re able to order online, we can plan on at least two points per dollar at the airline or hotel company of our choice.

Manufactured Spent

If your friends are interested, you could sell them appliances for just a few dollars. They’ll get an amazing deal, and you get to spend money on your credit card for points! For example, you might spend $20 on a given product that, after all the rebates, only cost you $2.50. That’s a good deal for something you want to keep, and a great deal if you have someone to sell it to for $2-3! Who wouldn’t spend $3 for a Crockpot?

Let’s Add It Up

I’ll do the math for one of each item, and then multiply it by five – although it’s extremely unlikely anyone will be able to pick up all the items before they sell out. I would encourage you to do a little advance planning and work out the numbers – increments of $50 are important to maximizing the Kohl’s Cash returns. Here’s how it goes:

First Group: $19.99 each, $12 Rebate, 5 Items

  • Buy one of each, total $19.99 * 5 = $99.95
    • Submit $12 rebate per item = $60
    • Earn two $15 Kohl’s Cash credits = $30
    • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $5

Second Group: $19.99 each, $10 Rebate, 10 Items

  • Buy one of each, total $19.99 * 10 = $199.90
    • Submit $10 rebate per item = $100
    • Earn four $15 Kohl’s Cash credits = $60
    • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $10

Third Group: $14.99 each, $10 Rebate, 7 Items

  • Buy one of each, total $14.99 * 7 = $104.93
    • Submit $10 rebate per item = $70
    • Earn two $15 Kohl’s Cash credits = $30
    • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $5

Totals

  • Cost: $99.95 + 199.90 + 104.93 = $404.78
  • Rebates earned: $60 + 100 + 70 = $230
  • Kohl’s Cash earned: $120
  • Earn $5 Yes2You Rewards per $100 = $20, not counted in math
    • $404.78 – 230 – 120 = $54.78
    • Price each: $54.78/22 = $2.49
      • Doesn’t include tax!
      • Price is “after rewards,” so you’ll still have Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You to redeem.

If you’re able to get five units per item, here’s the math:

  • Cost: $99.95*5 + 199.90*5 + 104.93*5 = $2023.90
  • Rebates earned: $60*5 + 100*5 + 70*5 = $1150
  • Kohl’s Cash earned: $600
  • Yes2You earned: $100, not counted in math
    • $2023.90 – 1150 – 600 = $273.90
    • Price each: $273.90/(22*5) = $2.49
      • Doesn’t include tax!
      • Price is “after rewards,” so you’ll still have Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You to redeem.

Will you take advantage of this deal?

I know this is an opportunity to spend $2,000 on a credit card of my choosing, earn at least 4,000 points to the program of my choosing, get an extra $100 bonus in Yes2You Rewards for whatever I want to spend them on, and give great gifts at awesome prices. Some of these items retail for $40, so a price of $2.49 is around 95% off! You might be wondering how I’ll spend that $600 in Kohl’s Cash; haven’t decided! I’m an Amazon reseller, so I usually find a few products to buy at Kohl’s and sell online. If you’re not into that, maybe you have some regular Christmas shopping to do. Think through whether or not you can make good use of that $600 in Kohl’s Cash; else, you’ve lost that money and need to incorporate it into the price of each appliance.

I’m interested in your thoughts! Leave a comment if you’ll be shopping the Kohl’s Black Friday deal!

$15 off $15 with Chase Freedom Plus Miles

Totally free stuff from your choice of 100+ stores. Fantastic. Just enroll your Chase Freedom card and start shopping.

Shop between now and 12/31/2015 and get a $15 statement credit on a $15+ purchase. Easy as that! The fine print does not appear to exclude tax and shipping, so if your total (with tax and shipping) is $15+, you should get the $15 credit. When you shop through a portal, you’ll earn points even though the $15 will be refunded via statement credit. Free miles!!

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Don’t have a Chase Freedom card?

Sign up and get a $100 credit when you spend $500 with your card. Not planning on charging $500 in the next three months? One easy way to do this is to head over to your favorite drug store (that starts with a W and ends with a “greens”) and buy a $500 Visa gift card. You’ll pay a $6 fee, but you’ll get a $100 credit…that’s like getting a $500 gift card for $406. Then, use that gift card whenever you’d normally use your credit card, but without the rush to spend $500 in three months.

Combine with Other Offers for $35 in Free Shutterfly or $66.50 in Free Under Armour

If you use this offer on an order at Shutterfly before Nov 16, they’ll send you a promo code for $20 off your next order. So, make an initial $15 order to trigger the $20 promo code, then of course use that code off a $20 purchase. Shutterfly is offering free shipping on $39+, otherwise it’s usually around $10 – so scope out their offers and see what works for you. Try combinations, too – you might be surprised with how many promotions will work together! Don’t forget to start at a portal to each points, such as the current 4pts/dollar through Southwest Rapid Rewards.

Under Armour is offering $25 off $100 through Visa Checkout, plus the $15 credit when you enroll through the link up top. That’s a quick $40 off $100, or 40%. Discover Deals is offering 15% back at Under Armour (and that will be doubled to 30% if you’re a new card holder or otherwise enrolled in the double-rewards promotion)…however, it appears that Discover is cracking down and only rewarding cash-back when paying with a Discover card. If you want to take the gamble, you could potentially get 30% back on your $75 purchase ($22.50) on top of your $40 discount through Visa. That would be a $66.50 discount (after rewards) on a $100 purchase…a major savings! I happen to think that’s a big risk, so my suggestion would be to check cashbackmonitor.com for current portal rewards – Chase Ultimate Rewards at 5 pts/dollar looks like the best option to me.

Wedding Ideas

There are over 100 participating stores on the Visa Checkout list. Jo-Ann, 1800Flowers, Neiman Marcus, Jos A Bank, Shutterfly…certainly you can find a clever way to save a few dollars on your wedding budget with this promotion. Jewelry? Accessories? Don’t forget to shop through a portal to get a few free points toward whatever travel or cash back program of your choosing.

So, how will you spend your free $15?