Thursday, May 18, 2006

May Deals

I am the queen of promotions. I like to sign up for stuff, I love rebate and love points! I am going to start posting deals and I find them :) If you decide to do multiple credit card offers and they give extra $ in the first few months, be sure to stagger them. After all you can only buy so much.

1. I got this from the coupon machine at Food City. I was really surprised because I work for Citi and didn't know we had this deal. Go to and use code N1C1 to get a new credit card. You get 0% APR for a year, your balance transfers are free for the first round (normally 3%). But here is the fun part, you get 10,000 Thank You points the first time you use it. Once you make your first purchase, you get these points that you can redeem for $100 gift card. Citi likes to give points out as rewards to employees and I will be able to hook up my work account with my personal account and merge points. Some of the gift cards include The Home Depot, Target, Exxon and lots of restaurants. Be sure to set your cable bill and power bill for auto pay on the card to get more points :) 3 month potential is 10,000 plus another 1200 points (gas, power, cable, groceries). Cash value = $112

2. At a BP station coming back from the beach, there were paper brochures attached to the pump. You get this BP card and get a $40 gas credit when you make your first purchase (not sure if this comes in a gift card or on your card statement). For the first 2 months, you get a 10% rebate on BP gas purchases. Plus if you charge $1,000 the first 3 cycles, you get an extra $35 credit. So let's pretend you spend 1K in 3 months and $300 of that is in gas. In three months you will get a $40 bonus, a $35 bonus, $30 in gas rebates ($150 X 3 X .10) and another $7 from your other charges (1% rebate). Interesting that it comes out to $112 just like offer #1. I have not found the online link for this card yet, I will post it when I find it!

3. The Disney Card by chase is offering a $40 credit good towards the Disney store or a Disney trip. If you have a trip planned, every person in your party should apply for one and apply the credit to your trip. As an update, we added an extra day to our Disney trip and we are paying about $475 each for 6 nights in a Disney hotel, 6 days of tickets, and 6 days of a meal plan. I used a $44 credit that I had saved up on my part and my mom applied for a new card. You can go to and click on a banner ad to get this offer. 3 month potential is $40.

4. Walgreens Rebates - I love them! This month you get an Oral-B CrossAction Battery Operated Toothbrush, Softsoap Body Wash, 18 oz. & Advil PM Caplets, 20 Pack for free after rebate. To get started on Walgreen's rebates, go in and buy a $30 gift card. Pay for your order with this gift card (you'll have some left over, this month's rebates are about $15). When you fill out the rebate form, you'll have the option put your rebate back on the giftcard that you just bought. They will give you a 10% bonus for this option (its much cheaper for them to credit a card than cut a check) and you get it in 2-4 weeks. You keep cycling this $30 credit over and over. Some months are $40, some are $15, it averages out to $25 a month (yes I'm a nerd and I used to track it hehe). 3 month potential is $75

That is it for now, I'll post more when I find them :)

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