Archives for October 2017

New Starbucks After 2PM Dash with maximum 100 Bonus Stars

Another new “After 2pm local time” Dash promotion is running at Starbucks Rewards. You have to manually activate this offer by web browser or the Starbucks app IF you have been invited by their computers to participate.

Once you do that, if you make five purchases during the promotion period of October 31st until November 6 in 2017, you will earn 25 Bonus Stars, but the real reason to participate in this promotion is the top of the promotion, if you make seven of more purchases, you get 100 bonus stars, which are 80% towards a reward. So those extra two purchases are a jump of 75 in reward stars!

This is a separate transactions promotion, not a consecutive visits in consecutive days promotion.

50c off Kind Bar Sweet and Spicy coupons at Whole Foods B&M

Kind Bars have their famous fruit and nut bars, but after they became famous, they also launched a “Strong and Kind” line that is varying degrees of spicy, and have more protein and are bigger (wider) in size. This line now morphed into the “Sweet and Spicy” line-up.

For this line only (not the regular Kind bars), at Whole Foods brick and mortar stores, you will find a coupon next to them that gets you 50c off one bar. The bars go on sale on their own, and the coupon is stackable with the sale. The sale is per unit, so even if the display says “2 for $X”, you can buy one and get the sale price.

I haven’t tried buying two bars with two coupons yet, I only do one bar with one coupon 🙂

This is a picture of the coupon (on top of their flyer):

The coupon expiration is December 31st in 2017.

These bars are flying under the radar as far as the general population is concerned, so don’t worry, they won’t sell out 🙂

Dockers Men’s Full-Zip French Terry Jacket for $12 [X-Large; Oatmeal]

Inspired by a Larry David style jacket? Do you like the “Oatmeal” color and you are confident you can keep it clean? Then you are in luck, because just $12 can get you the new condition Dockers Men’s Full-Zip French Terry Jacket in the X-Large size only. The other sizes go for a lot more. Given the style of the jacket, you probably have flexibility by getting a larger/smaller size than you usually get.

Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. Since it’s clothing, you get FREE RETURNS if Amazon actual is the seller. And it is in this case.

If “Oatmeal” is not your thing, the X-Large size is going for only a few dollars more in other sizes. The Olympian Blue goes for $14~, while the modest red goes for $15~. The other sizes go for more, so X-Large is the name of the game for this sale 🙂

6pk of Green Tea Mints for $2.38

If you like green tea flavored mints, hurry up to where they have a limited time offer, the “Sencha Naturals” (that’s the brand name) is offering is a 6-pack of Moroccan Mint flavor mint canisters for $2.38 total. That’s right, that gets you six canisters, with about 60 mints per canister!

Limit up to four six-packs per customer. So if you max out on this, you pay just under $10 and you get around 1440 mints! Mints for everyone! That’s 144 mints per dollar!

Only the “Moroccan Mint” flavor is on sale. Moroccan Mint is typically a mix of green tea and mint, taking its name from the tea. These are tea-flavored mints after all 🙂

YMMV: $1 renewal offer for expiring ESPN the Magazine subscriptions

This is YMMV as I have no way of knowing how their computers decide to whom to offer this and when, but if you have an expiring “ESPN The Magazine” subscription, you may get offered by email a promotion to renew it for an extra year for just $1 for that whole year. I’m not even sure if my subscription is expired or expiring as of the time of writing. I think they keep sending magazines, so it must have no expired yet.

I signed up either during a doorbuster magazine promotion or through a T-Mobile freebie, I don’t remember. I have/had no intention of renewing 🙂

1 lb of Happy Belly Yogurt Trail Mix for $2

Clip-on coupons to the rescue! Amazon’s Prime Pantry is currently running a green clip-on coupon promotion on their one pound of , with the coupon dropping the price down to $2.07 or so. Not bad for a pound of this stuff!

Not only that, but this qualifies for the Buy Five or More Qualifying Items, get $6 off your order total promotion that is running until October 31st in 2017. This almost counters the $7 Pantry Box delivery fee. So you pay $1 instead of $7. Not as good as the free shipping no-rush credit, but if you don’t have that, and they are not offering it, $1 is better than $7 🙂

For more ideas, check our previous Prime Pantry posts.

IMPORTANT: Prime Pantry product availability varies by region, so items that are in-stock at one location, may not be in-stock at another. Prime Pantry operates locally, you can only buy what’s available at your local warehouse. This is different from regular Amazon purchases where they ship items from all over the country.

$1 Small Coffee or Tea at Peets Bay Area Every Wednesday during the NBA Season

If you live or work or travel or go on vacation in the Northern California SF/SJ Bay Area during the NBA Season, and there is a Peet’s Coffee store near you, every Wednesday, you can get a Small Coffee or Tea for $1 IF you visit their stores wearing Golden State Warriors logo gear.

The promotion runs October 18th, 2017 until June 15th, 2018.

Their email does not specify exactly what qualifies. A shirt or a jacket for example would have to qualify. What if you take a Warriors licensed coffee mug? A hat? Shorts? Shoes? Rings? Scarf? Only way to find out – ask in-store or show up with it.

Or to be on the safe side, wear EVERYTHING Golden State Warriors 🙂

Six RXBAR Trial 4-packs (24 total bars) for $36 w/free S&H

If you are a fan of RXbars or want to try different flavors, they are currently running a pretty good “Buy Two, Get One Free” promotion on 4-packs on their website for a limited time!

They offer 4-packs of various flavors for $9 each. You have to add 4-packs in multiples of three in your shopping cart to get the deal. They can be three different 4-packs or three of the same, your choice. For every two you have the in the shopping cart, the third becomes free!

Free shipping is with orders of $40+ (before the discount), so you have to buy six 4-packs in order to get free shipping. That’s 24 Rxbars for $36 with free shipping. It comes out to $1.50 per bar! Since it’s food, there shouldn’t be any sales tax (unless your state sales-taxes food).

Here’s a screenshot of the shopping cart with six 4-packs:

There is no coupon code to enter, the shopping cart automatically adjust the prices while this offer is running!

As of the time of writing, these trial 4-packs are available:

  • Maple Sea Salt
  • Blueberry
  • Peanut Butter
  • Kids trial packs are also available however note that the kids bars are almost half the weight of the standard size bars!

2 lbs Tim Horton’s Original Blend Whole Bean Coffee for $8 [Prime Pantry]

If you are planning a Prime Pantry order, and you want to stock up on some coffee beans at a great price, you are in luck! The 2 lb bag of Tim Horton’s Original Blend Whole Bean Coffee is currently on sale for $10.73 but that’s not all. This has a 25% off clip-on coupon, dropping the price down to $8 while the clip-on coupon is running.

That’s $4 per pound for name-brand coffee beans, pretty pretty pretty good! It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 89 customer reviews.

Note however that because of the way Prime Pantry works, this may not be available in all regions. Unlike the regular Amazon, Prime Pantry is locally based, so if they don’t have something in their local warehouse, they can’t put it in your Prime Pantry box and deliver it to your front door.

PS: if you don’t want to pay the whole $7 flat shipping fee, and you need more items, there is currently a promotion that gets you a $6 off discount when you buy five or more items from a select list of qualifying products. You don’t have to get five different eligible items, you can get five units of the same item. It doesn’t matter what combination, as long as you have five eligible items.

PS2: if you have any leftover free Pantry shipping credits, you may be able to stack them with the $6 off. I’m not sure – I haven’t tried this combination before.

Citizen Eco Drive (BL5440-58E) Watch for $337

If you are looking for an analog world, the water resistant and scuba diving friendly Citizen Men’s Signature Collection Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch, aka model BL5440-58E, is currently on sale for $337 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three per customer during this sale.

This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews.

Speaking of watches, if you are interested in smartwatches, I have an in-progress review of the Fossil Q Explorist FTW4004 going at our content blog.

Starbucks Dash on Teavana Teas

This is a very easy dash to complete, if you have been invited to participate either by email or within the Starbucks Rewards app. After opting in / activating the offer, all you have to do is buy any three Teavana between October 24-30 in 2017 (start and end dates included), and you’ll get 30 bonus stars, which are 24% of a full reward. You will also earn the normal reward starts on the purchase price of the three teas.

Better yet, you can combine the above purchases with some of the challenges in the Starbucks BINGO, so you can get checkmarks on both promotions with the same purchase. For example, if you plan a big $12+ purchase that coincides with the time period of the $6+ purchase, then you’ll get both of those covered. And if that order includes a tea, you’ll get a checkmark on this offer too!

Peetnik Rewards: Three Bonus Points on TWO Check-Ins this week

If you are a regular at Peet’s, this week is a good week to score extra rewards points! All you have to do is check-in (make a purchase) TWO times between 10/23 and 10/29 in 2017. Unlike Starbucks, all the Peets offers are automatically activated for anyone participating in their Peetknik Rewards program, so you just use the app to pay and you’ll score the points.

The way the promotion is phrased, it suggests that you will get three extra bonus points, in addition to the usual point you receive with every check-in.

You need 15 points to earn a reward. Assuming you redeem the reward for your most expensive item, let’s say a $6 item, this places a value of $0.40 per reward point. So the three bonus points are worth $1.20 in virtual redemption value. Plus the two regular points for the two check-ins/purchases.

Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze for $12 after coupon

We are about two months away from Christmas 2017, and buying for gifts is already in progress for the early planners! A $2 off clip-on coupon at Amazon brings the price of the new condition Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze down from $14 to $12, and Prime eligible.

This is part of their Wooden Educational Toy series and together with their Personalized version, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on nearly 1000 customer reviews and they have 20 answered questions.

2-Year Prepaid Kindle Unlimited for $6/month [$144 one time payment]

If you love reading the millions of e-books now found in the Kindle Unlimited (KU) program, Amazon is running a sale on prepaid subscriptions as part of their 10-year anniversary.

A two year prepaid KU subscription drops to $144 in the shopping cart. There’s no coupon to enter, it just magically drops from $240 to $144 in the shopping cart (40% off). This comes out to $6 per month when you do the math ($144 divided by 24). The regular month-to-month price for Kindle Unlimited it $10 per month.

As expected, the 1-year prepaid plan has a smaller discount, it is 33% off, so the $120 one-time annual fee drops to $80, which averages to $6.67 per month.

These prices are only for this prepaid subscription term. Renewals will be at the regular prices.

1-Year Prepaid Audible Subscription for $100

If you love audiobooks and the way Audible runs their service, you are in luck! Good until 10/25/17, Amazon is offering a prepaid 1-year Audible subscription for $100 as a one-time payment as part of their Kindle 10-Year Anniversary sale. This gets you 12 audiobook credits. This makes it $8.33 per audiobook.

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