Hudson’s Bay: 72 Hour Home Sale (May 26-28)

Hudson’s Bay  is having a 72-Hour Home Sale.

Find big savings on their largest home items.

Here’s a sample of the sale:

  • Up to 60% off mattresses
  • Up to 55% off furniture
  • Up to 15% off select major appliances.
  • Plus, save an extra 10% off with quote code 72HOUR

The 3-day only sale is available from May 26-28, 2017.

Hudson’s Bay offers free shipping on online orders over $99, or $45 with a Hudson’s Bay Credit Card.

Click here to shop TheBay.com now or for more details.

Step by Step Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking – How to Get at Least 90K Amex MR Points and 20K SPG Starpoints

I just published a new post on my new blog RayTravelsFree.com that I don’t want you to miss.

In case you’re new to the whole concept of travel hacking, here’s a breakdown of what it’s all about.

Travel hacking is taking advantage of loyalty and rewards programs to amass lots of frequent flyer points or miles to access free flights, hotel stays, tours, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and more. It’s about making good use of free promotions and bonuses to gain as many points as possible while spending (relatively) very little.

All you need to do is follow the 3 simple steps below and you’ll get at least 90,000 Amex Membership Points (worth a cool $2,340) and 20,000 SPG Starpoints (valued at $540) – a great way to kick off your Travel Hacking Journey! Would you like to see all the great things you can do with points? Here’s what you can do with Points & Miles!

And it gets better. If you have a spouse or significant other, you’ll likely get 180,000 Amex MR points and 50,000 SPG Starpoints.

Please note this is a quick beginner’s guide. For a more comprehensive Travel Hacking Guide please click here.

Let’s get started! Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Get 30,000 MR Points – Sign up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card, TODAY.

American Express® Gold Rewards Card

The American Express Gold Rewards Card offers a 30,000 Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus with no fee for the first year, making it the #1 Best & Most Flexible Travel Credit Card.

  • The 30,000 points comprise a sign-up bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points and an additional 5,000 Membership Rewards points for one approved supplementary card.
  • That’s enough points to redeem for two round-trip short-haul flights, or one round-trip flight rewards to anywhere in North America.
  • No annual fee for the first year, including for the approved supplementary card. Thereafter you pay an annual fee of $150 and $50 for the supplementary card.

After you get the card, charge $1,500 to the card within the first 3 months of card membership.

Extra Bonus Points (not required): Refer your spouse or friends to sign-up the card too. You’ll get your own referral link when you get the card and log into your online account.

  • Get 5,000 extra bonus points for each approved referral.
  • Your spouse/ friend will get 30,000 points for signing up for the card like you did.
  • You can refer up to 15 people and get a maximum annual referral bonus of 75K Membership Rewards Points.
  • It’s easy to refer people because the card sells itself – courtesy of its great perks!

Summary
Basically, sign-up for the card, get 2 round-trip short-haul flights or 1 round-trip flight rewards to anywhere in North America. At the very least, you’ll get 30K points for completing this step and up to 105K points (your 30K sign-up bonus, plus an extra 75K bonus for referring 15 people). Most people will get 65K points (30K sign-up, 5K bonus to refer your spouse, your spouse’s 30K sign-up bonus).

Put the card away as soon as you charge $1,500 to your American Express Gold Card within 3 months or less.

When you reach the $1,500 minimum spend requirements and get the sign-up points, cancel the card within 1 year and you won’t pay any annual fees

Click here to sign up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card now or for more details.

Step 2: Get 20,000 Starpoints – Sign-up for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from American Express.

Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express

After you complete Step 1, sign-up for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from American Express.

  • Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from American Express is the best card to earn Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints, considered in some circles as the most valuable loyalty currency.
  • Get a nice sign-up bonus of 20,000 Starpoints – enough for up to 5 free nights’ hotel stay at a category 2 property.
  • Enjoy a reasonable $120 annual fee.

After you get the card, charge $1,500 to the card within the first 3 months of card membership.

Extra Bonus Points (not required): Refer your spouse or friends to sign-up the card too. You’ll get your own referral link when you get the card and log into your online account.

  • You’ll get 10,000 extra bonus points for each approved referral.
  • Your spouse or friend will get 20,000 points for signing up for the card like you did.
  • You can refer up to 15 people and get a maximum annual referral bonus of 150K Starpoints.

Summary
Basically, sign-up for the card and get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel at a Category 2 SPG property! At the very least, you’ll get 20K Starpoints for completing this step; you stand to get up to 170K Starpoints if you refer 15 more people (your 20K sign-up bonus, plus an extra 150K bonus for referring 15 people). Most people will get 50K Starpoints (comprising a 20K for sign-up, 10K bonus to refer your spouse, plus your spouse’s 20K sign-up bonus).

Put the card away as soon as you charge $1,500 to your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from American Express within 3 months or less.

When you reach the $1,500 minimum spend requirements and get the sign-up points, cancel the card within 1 year and you’ll only be charge the $120 annual fee one time.

Click here to sign up for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG Card) from American Express now or for more details.

Step 3: Get 60,000 MR Points – Sign-up for The American Express Platinum Card.

The Platinum Card®

This step takes you to the next level in travel hacking which involves a more costly annual fee. Do it only after completing steps 1 and 2.

As soon as you charge $1,500 to your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG Card) from American Express – within 3 months or less – you can put the card away and sign-up for The American Express Platinum Card.

The American Express Platinum Card is the ultimate premium credit card to own. Although it comes with a hefty $699 annual fee, it’s well worth it if you spend a lot and travel often. Plus, the card actually only costs $299 out of pocket after the $200 + $200 annual travel credit.

Its features include:

  • An incredible sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your card within the first three months of card membership.
  • Enough points to redeem for two round-trip flight rewards to anywhere in North America.
  • Access to over 600 airport lounges worldwide including the Amex Centurion Lounge and Priority Pass.
  • Extensive travel benefits, including a $200 Annual Travel Credit.

After you get the card, charge $3,000 to the card within the first 3 months of card membership.

Extra Bonus Points (not required): Refer your spouse or friends to sign-up the card too. You’ll get your own referral link when you get the card and log into your online account.

  • You’ll get 15K extra bonus points for each approved referral.
  • Your spouse or friend will get 60,000 points for signing up for the card like you did.
  • You can refer up to 15 people and get a maximum annual referral bonus of 225K MR Points.

Summary

Basically, sign-up for the card and get two round-trip flight rewards to anywhere in North America. At the very least, you’ll get 60K points for completing this step, and you stand to get up to 285K points (your 60K sign-up bonus plus extra 225K bonus for referring 15 people). Most people will get 135K points (60K sign-up, 15K bonus to refer your spouse, your spouse’s 60K sign-up bonus).

Put the card away as soon as you charge $3,000 to your American Express Platinum Card within 3 months or less.

When you reach the $3,000 minimum spend requirements and get the sign-up points, cancel the card within 1 year and you’ll only be charge the $699 annual fee one time.

Click here to sign up for The American Express Platinum Card now or for more details.

Conclusion

Complete the 3 steps above and you’ll get 90,000 Amex Rewards Membership Points and 20,000 SPG Starpoints.

Travel hacking is basically a numbers game, and the only numbers you need to know here are 30K MR Points + 20K Starpoints + 60K MR Points earned. Refer your relatives and friends, and you add a whole new dimension in travel opportunities thanks to the extra points you get. All it takes is 3 simple steps and you’re well and truly on your way to getting your dream holiday – for free (or almost)!

Click here to visit my other blog RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips.

GROUPON: Extra 20% Off Local Deals Promo Code (May 25-26)

Groupon.com is offering a 20% off promo code.

Save an incredible extra 20% off local deals on Groupon when you enter the promo code YES20 at checkout. I’ve tested the code and can verify that it works.

This promo code is valid for 2-days only from Thursday, May 25th to Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. This is going to be a very popular offer so don’t miss out!

This is a hot deal because most of the deals featured on Groupon is already discounted 50-90% off. You’ll find lots of amazing deals with the extra 20% off (sale on sale).

The promo code works on most local deal in Canada or U.S. (Ie. restaurants, things to do, spas, events & activities, heath & beauty, automotive, home, golf, etc…). Valid on 1 unit per transaction; max 3 uses per customer. Max $50 discount per deal. Must click through to be eligible. Must use mobile or desktop site.

Hurry, only a limited amount of people can use the code so take advantage of the offer while it lasts!

Click here to shop on Groupon.com now or to view all the latest local deals near you.

Essence: $54 for a delicious 3-course tasting menu for 2 people (value of $108)

Tuango Montreal Deal of the Day: Essence: $54 for a delicious 3-course tasting menu for 2 people (value of $108)

Buy now for only $54
Value $108

What you get

  • $54 for a delicious 3-course tasting menu for 2 people (value of $108) including, per person:
  • 1 glass of wine (value of $8) OR a $16 credit valid on a wine bottle available on the list
  • A choice of appetizer from the menu (value up to $14)
  • A main dish of your choice (value up to $25)
  • 1 dessert of your choice to share (value up to $8)
  • Parking refunded (up to $6) *see details section for information
  • An exquisite international cuisine prepared with ingredients from Quebec
  • A unique atmosphere: why choose between restaurant, bar and lounge when you can have it all in one place!
  • Restaurant Essence is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Montreal, close to major boutiques and renowned hotels

This deal is a very hot seller. Tuango has already sold over 100+ vouchers at the time of this post.

This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more details about the deal.

Comme Chez Soi: $69 for a 5-Course Belgian Dinner for 2: Includes Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert (55% Off)

LivingSocial Montreal Daily Deal of the Day: Comme Chez Soi: $69 for a 5-Course Belgian Dinner for 2: Includes Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert (55% Off)

Buy now for only $69
Save 55% Off

• $69.00 ($154.40 value) for Five-Course Belgian Dinner for Two: Includes One Potage, One Appetizer, One Granite Maison, One Entree, One Dessert Per Person with Choice of Glass of Red or White Wine or a Beer Tasting Palate

This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more details about the deal.

LAST CHANCE: TOMS.ca – Sale on Sale – Extra 15% Off Promo Code (May 23-25)

Last Chance Reminder: I first blogged about this deal on Tuesday. Here’s a reminder that the promo code expires tonight. This is a very popular deal so don’t miss out!

TOMS.ca is having a Sale on Sale!

Save an extra 15% off all sale items when you enter the promo code 15EXTRA at checkout. I’ve tested the code and can verify that it works.

There’s lots of good deals when you stack the extra 15% off items already on sale (sale on sale).

The promo code is available online only for 3-days from Tuesday, May 23rd to Thursday, May 25, 2017. Hurry, quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection.

This is a good deal because TOMS Shoes rarely go on sale.

Extra 15% off select items from TOMS.ca from 12:00 am PDT on May 23, 2017 through 11:59 pm PDT on May 25, 2017. Offer only applies to sale items (located at www.TOMS.ca/sale). Offer does not apply to gift cards, taxes, shipping or any other fees. Cannot be combined with other promotions, offers or discounts (other than any shipping promotions that may be in effect). Offer not valid on previously purchased merchandise. Please enter promotion code 15EXTRA upon checkout.

TOMS is committed to match every pair of shoes purchased by donating a new pair given to a child in need. One for One.

TOMS.ca offers free shipping on orders of $70 or more.

Click here to shop TOMS.ca now or for more details.

TheBay.com: Flash Sale – Up to 65% Off Luggage Sets (May 24)

Hudson’s Bay is having a 1-day only Flash Sale today (Wednesday, May 24, 2017).

You’ll find the following amazing sales today:

  • Sale $99.99 for Delsey Valence 2-Piece Luggage Set (Regular $325, Save 69% Off)
  • Plus, up to 65% Off Other Select Luggage

The sale is available online only at TheBay.com until 11:59pm EST or while quantities last. There’s no rain checks or price adjustments.

TheBay.com offers free shipping on orders over $99, or $45 with HBC Credit Card.

Click here to shop TheBay.com now or for more details.

Entertainment.com: $9.99 for All Coupon Books + Free Shipping (Up to 80% Off)

Entertainment.com is having a big Memorial Day Sale.

All 2017 Entertainment Coupon Book’s are on sale for only $9.99 + Free Shipping!

Plus, get an extra 25% off when you buy 2 or more books by entering the promo code SUMMER at checkout.

This is one of the lowest price I’ve seen the 2017 books sell for. The books retails between $35-$50 each (depending on the city) so that’s a savings of up to 80% off!

The sale and is available online-only from Wednesday, May 24th to Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

NOTE: All prices on Entertainment.com is in USD. So $9.99USD per book comes out to around $13.50CAD (still a very good deal)

I’ve bought Entertainment’s coupon book the last 10+ years and highly recommend it to everyone. I’ve saved a lot of money over the years thanks to all the fantastic 50% off coupons and 2-for-1 coupons. I usually buy a book at the start of the year and another book near the end of the season when they’re heavily discounted sale.

The Entertainment Book is widely recognised as the best coupon book on the market. Their books save consumers money on restaurants, shopping, services, movie tickets, car care, local attractions, hotels, travel, groceries and more! There are 126 local Entertainment editions, covering every major city throughout Canada and the US.

You can visit Entertainment’s website to see all coupons and merchants in the book. There’s a lot of very good coupons this year.

Click here to buy your 2017 Entertainment Coupon Book now or to see all the coupons and merchants.