The End Of Garden Gnomes – Skymall Is No More

Posted by: Jason

The main distraction on long flights used to be Skymall. Skymall opened up a whole new world of the possible – from hot dog bun toasters to rare autographs, I used to flip through the magazine wishing that I was extremely wealthy so that I could buy the Family Ties chess set. As technology has changed, however, more people are surrounded by other electronic distractions and sadly, the need for Skymall became to shrink more and more. Unfortunately, Skymall announced today that they’re filing for bankruptcy.

In their honor, let’s recap a couple of awesome things that you never knew you needed.

1. Kickboard carry on- $399

Designed to move quickly and effortlessly through the airport, the kickboard carry on is the perfect piece for the frequent flyer who’s in a rush. Never miss another tight connection with this gem.

Courtesy: Skymall

Courtesy: Skymall

2. iFetch – $99

Feeling too lazy to throw a ball to your dog? Thankfully, there’s iFetch, a clever tool that puts the control of throwing that ball in the hands of your dog. No more need to throw over and over, teach your dog to drop the ball in themselves so that you can get back to more important things in your life.

Courtesy: Skymall

Courtesy: Skymall

3. Litter Robot – $350

The litter robot can help you automatically take care of your favorite cat without having to handle any of the mess. Let Litter Robot automically clean up the waste, hiding it in a small drawer.

Courtesy: Skymall

Courtesy: Skymall

4. Batman pajamas – $40

Holy comfort, Batman! Designed for either gender, be comfortable and sleuthful in these great Batman pajamas. Lay down in your bed and POW! you’ll be asleep in seconds.

Courtesy: Skymall

Courtesy: Skymall

What were some of your favorite Skymall items?

Save $25 off a $100 hotel booking with Expedia app three times

Posted by: Jason

Expedia is offering a $25 off coupon by providing them with your cell phone number. They will text you a discount code which can be used for booking a hotel room with the Expedia app through March 31, 2015. You can get three $25 off coupons, though you must wait 24 hours per coupon request.

The link to the coupon is http://www.expedia.com/privatecoupon

$25 off $100 at Expedia

$25 off $100 at Expedia

Coupon must be redeemed on Expedia.com by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on March 31, 2015, for travel between December 17, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Limit one (1) coupon per user account, per qualifying hotel booking every 24 hours.

Siri: What’s the best way to smuggle iPhones into China?

Posted by: Jason

Answer: Not this way.

A man was arrested for trying to smuggle 94 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. With prices fetching over $2,000 for phones, there is certainly a financial benefit to trying to bring in phones without declaring them at customs.

However, Chinese customs officials were tipped off when this man was walking strangely and stiffly. After running him through an Xray machine, they had him lift up his shirt to reveal the 94 phones.

He had over 25 pounds of iPhones taped to his body, so mark this down as how not to smuggle iPhones.

1 Day Left For 100 FREE Wings From Buffalo Wild Wings With A Little Work

Posted by: Jason

There is one day left to get your inner glutton on as the postmark deadline is tomorrow.

As a preface, this does involve a little work, but if you’re as crazy as I am for free stuff, you’ll do it.

Courtesy: Buffalo Wild Wings Facebook page

Courtesy: Buffalo Wild Wings Facebook page

Buffalo Wild Wings is currently doing their “Blazin Bonus promotion” where you can get a promotional card with every $25 purchase of gift cards. You can find out the amount of this promotional card after January 1st by going online and entering the card number. The card will be worth $5, $15, $25, or $100 with obviously the majority being $5 and must be used January 1 – February 28, 2015. You can use multiple promotional cards with one order.

As with every contest, no purchase in necessary, so here’s how to get your free promotional cards:

* Send a hand written self-addressed, stamped envelope (Vermont folks don’t need to remit return postage) to BWW Blazin’ Bonus® Game, PO Box 50188, Minneapolis, MN 55405
* inside the envelope include a hand written note with your name, street address (no PO Boxes), age, daytime phone number
* Must be 18 or older
* Limit of four separate entries per person
* Limit of four entries per household

So here are the calculations:

4 entries per person = 4 * at least $5 = $20
4 entries per house = at least $20 * 4 = $80
32 stamps (1 to send it, 1 for return envelope) $15.68

Total profit = at least $64

I personally used the (now expired)$10 off $50 Office Depot sync offer to buy my stamps in order to save some money.

Once you have your gift cards, stretch this free food even further by going on Wing Tuesdays for $.60 for traditional wings or Thursdays for $.60 boneless wings! $64 / $.60 = 105 wings!

Does this take a lot of work? Sure. Is it worth it? Of course! I’ve done this the last three years and have enjoyed free food.

Two Night Hilton Certificate with DirecTV signup

Posted by: Jason

DirecTV is offering a two night Hilton weekend certificate with new DirecTV service. You must select the “Select” package of $49.99 or higher.

hilton

Weekend night certificates are valid for two (2) weekend nights, standard accommodation, double occupancy, subject to availability on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, at properties in the Hilton HHonors portfolio

I signed up for DirectTV back in 2008 when they were offering 15,000 Priority Club points – if you’re in the market for DirecTV service, this may be an interesting offer for you.

Thanks to Sice for the tip.

$25 free for Barclay US Airways credit card holders

Posted by: Jason

Barclay is offering US Airways credit card holders $25 to switch to paperless statements. Simply switch from paper statements to paperless statements and make one purchase by December 31st of any amount in order to get your $25 statement credit.

paperless

If you’re already receiving paperless statements and want the credit, switch to paper statements, log out, then log back in and you’ll receive the offer.

How to get at least 105 free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings

Posted by: Jason

As a preface, this does involve a little work, but if you’re as crazy as I am for free stuff, you’ll do it.

Courtesy: Buffalo Wild Wings Facebook page

Courtesy: Buffalo Wild Wings Facebook page

Buffalo Wild Wings is currently doing their “Blazin Bonus promotion” where you can get a promotional card with every $25 purchase of gift cards. You can find out the amount of this promotional card after January 1st by going online and entering the card number. The card will be worth $5, $15, $25, or $100 with obviously the majority being $5 and must be used January 1 – February 28, 2015. You can use multiple promotional cards with one order.

As with every contest, no purchase in necessary, so here’s how to get your free promotional cards:

* Send a hand written self-addressed, stamped envelope (Vermont folks don’t need to remit return postage) to BWW Blazin’ Bonus® Game, PO Box 50188, Minneapolis, MN 55405
* inside the envelope include a hand written note with your name, street address (no PO Boxes), age, daytime phone number
* Must be 18 or older
* Limit of four separate entries per person
* Limit of four entries per household

So here are the calculations:

4 entries per person = 4 * at least $5 = $20
4 entries per house = at least $20 * 4 = $80
32 stamps (1 to send it, 1 for return envelope) $15.68

Total profit = at least $64

I personally used the (now expired)$10 off $50 Office Depot sync offer to buy my stamps in order to save some money.

Once you have your gift cards, stretch this free food even further by going on Wing Tuesdays for $.60 for traditional wings or Thursdays for $.60 boneless wings! $64 / $.60 = 105 wings!

Does this take a lot of work? Sure. Is it worth it? Of course! I’ve done this the last three years and have enjoyed free food.

The Economist 1 year digital subscription for 1800 miles

Posted by: Jason

Magsformiles is offering the Economist 1 year digital and 1 year print subscription for the following miles:

magsformiles

Alaska Airlines miles: 2,100 miles for 1 year digital, 3,900 miles for 1 year print.
American Airlines miles: 1,800 for 1 year digital, 3,200 miles for 1 year print.
Delta Skymiles:1,800 miles for 1 year digital subscription, 3,200 miles for 1 year print.
Frontier Airlines: 2,100 miles for 1 year digital, 3,900 miles for 1 year print.
Hawaiian Airlines: 2,100 miles for 1 year digital, 3,900 miles for 1 year print.
Spirit Airlines: 2,600 miles for 1 year digital, 4,800 miles for 1 year print.
United Airlines miles: 1,800 miles for 1 year digital subscription, 3,200 miles for 1 year print.
US Airways Dividend Miles: 1,800 miles for 1 year digital subscription, 3,200 miles for 1 year print.

This is a great way to use orphan miles towards a subscription. They also have other magazines available as well at the above links. The fine print says new subscribers only, though in my experience I’ve been able to get it anyways, just not as a renewal to a current subscription.

AwardWallet celebrates 10 year anniversary and you get 25% off

Posted by: Jason

AwardWallet is my favorite tracker of all of my loyalty programs. I have it loaded with my entire families accounts and it’s so convenient and easy to have balances and expirations tracked automatically.

In celebration of AwardWallet’s 10th anniversary, they’re offering 25% off the standard upgrade price today, November 20th, only. If you’re already a Plus member, it will extend your current subscription.

25% off $5 is $1.25 in savings, but I’ll always be using AwardWallet so why not save a buck?

Follow this link to upgrade or extend today.

A floating snowflake hotel in Norway

Posted by: Jason

The architecture firm Dutch Docklands is planning to build a floating 5 star hotel in Tromsø, Norway. The hotel is called The Krystall and would have 86 rooms.

The hotel is set to open in December 2016 and will feature glass roofs to get the picturesque view of the Northern Lights.

The floating star hotel

The floating star hotel

Access to the hotel will only be boat as it will be in the middle of water. The hotel won’t sway in the water either as it will be attached to cables to the bottom of the water.

This same architecure firm has also conceptualized a floating hotel in the Maldives called Greenstar.

greenstar

Given the Norway / Sweden rivalry, I can see how Norway might want to try and trump the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. This may be a step in the right direction in a cool concept hotel.

I was sent someone else’s rental car reservation

Posted by: Jason

I received a car rental confirmation on one of my email addresses from Carrentals.com. It was a reservation in someone’s name.

Dollar Rental Car

Dollar Rental Car

My first reaction was – that person probably is wondering where their car rental reservation is and I thought about perhaps calling them to notify them. The other part of me wonders if it is just some sort of phishing scam and so I chose to just ignore figuring at some point they would perhaps call themselves and sort it out. At the very least, when they pick the car up, perhaps they would change it.

I can’t seem however to let it go and I’m wondering now if I should just call them and tell them. What would you do?

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