Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Free Depend Silhouette Active Fit for Women

HT - Hey It's Free

Walmart is giving away a free sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit for Women.  In case, you know, there are some issues you don't want to discuss in public.  ;)

Be aware of tzniyus when clicking on the link.


$75 of Staples Gift Cards for $65 - 13.3% off + More!

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Update: dead!

eBay has 3 $25 Staples gift cards for $65 from PayPal Digital gifts.  Limit of 3 gift cards per person (1 offer).

This is 13.33% off

Use Chase Ink and you should get 5x points

Ebates is currently offering 4% cashback for gift card purchases on eBay. You can use my referral link.

You should also receive eBay Bucks (a minimum of 2%) towards a future purpose.

This is a monster deal!

I Was Sloppy but Raise Comes Through Anyway!

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Here is a nice customer service story from Raise:

This past Friday, I received an email from Raise about their regular weekend sale.  Every weekend, there are certain gift cards which are an extra 5%.  This weekend, Staples was on sale.  I decided to buy gift cards since it would be an extra 5% off.  You can normally buy Staples gift cards for  3-4.5% off.

I bought $168 worth of gift cards for 4.3% off, which comes out to about 9% off after the promo code.

The problem is that I got really excited and I forgot to add in the promo code so now I am stuck with $168 of gift cards.  I would get 5x Ultimate rewards points with a Chase Ink without buying anything upfront!

Where to go from Here?
I checked out Raise's return policy and it says:
The Raise guarantee does not cover:
  • Buyer's remorse/change of mind
  • Misinterpretation of delivery method/time
  • Misinterpretation of redemption method
  • Neglect to apply promo code before purchase

That's not very good.

So, I decided to call anyways.

I was told immediately that it would be no problem and tRaise would add the promo code after the fact and refund my credit card the difference.  I even got an email confirmation from them:

Hello Oren,
We appreciate you taking the time to call in to Raise today. It was my pleasure speaking with you!
Just wanted to confirm, I will be refunding you for the promotion on Monday morning!
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us.
Have a great long weekend,
Raise Member Services
(888) 578-8422

Moral of the story:  Most companies have really great customer service.  If you make a genuine mistake or didn't know about a promotion, just ask for it after the fact and most of the time the company says yes.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Turnover Tuesdays - Bed Bath and Beyond

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For those who are not familiar, I started a series three weeks ago called Turnover Tuesdays. Every Tuesday I would like to highlight one item that I have resold. This will include profitable and non profitable sales. I hope that there is always something to learn.

Week 1 - First attempt at reselling
Week 2 - My second straight fail
Week 3 - My iPad mini collection

Here is some interesting information regarding buying and reselling at Bed Bath and Beyond. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chevron/Texaco Gift Card Deals on eBay - Easy and Quick Pajama Money

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HT: Doctor of Credit

eBay is a having a sale on Chevron/Texaco Gift Cards that can be a big money maker for reselling or just a really gift discount, all from the comfort of your Pajamas.

You can buy up to 3 $100 gift cards for $90 each, $270 for $300 is the limit.

- You can break even (even getting a small profit) by reselling the gift cards to either ABC Gift Cards, Saveya (same as according to Gift Card Granny.  No profit at this point.

- Some people including myself have been targeted for up to 5x purchases from eBay for today and tomorrow on anything over $150.

  • If you have the regular eBay Bucks offer of 2%, you will earn $5.40 if you bought the full $300 of gift cards.  $27 if you have been targeted.

- You can buy eBay Digital Gift Cards from Paypal (limit of $5,000 per 180 days) with a Chase Ink for 5x Ultimate Rewards Points.  Alternatively, you can eBay gift cards in a store that earns extra points.

  • You should be earning at least 2% on this so let's says a minimum of $5.40 profit, but can be a maximum of $13.50

- Ebates is currently offering 4% cashback for gift card purchases on eBay.  You can use my referral link or Doctor of Credit's Link as a thank you.

  • $10.80 profit.

If you already have all the accounts set up, this will take no more than 5 minutes and will earn you over $20 at a minimum and over $50 at the maximum.  Not too shabby!

A Word of Caution

  1. No tracking given to you for the cards to be mailed out, but you should be covered by eBay guarantees.
  2. Gift card reselling prices are always in flux.  When big deals like these come out, you should sell as soon as possible to minimize the chance that the price being offered for your gift card lowers because of resellers.

Getting the Transaction to Work 

It might just be me, but I've been having a lot of trouble being able to pay with Paypal recently.  Ever since I got myself a Chase Ink and AMEX Platinum and added those to Paypal it seems like I can't checkout at all.

A few hours on the phone with Paypal didn't seem to help the situation.  Argh!

If this is happening to you, try this:

The only thing that works for me, at least sometimes, is to clear all of my cookies, go back to eBay and then get back to the login screen at Paypal.  It should look like this:

Click on the area that says "Don't have a PayPal account?"

In this way, you can add a credit card (or prepaid card) and pay without actually logging in to PayPal.

The next time I tried to use PayPal this option was gone.  I had to clear cookies again.  So be it.