30% off Tea, Brewing Gear, Packaged Food at Peet’s Stores on 12/17/17

Don’t walk, RUN to your nearest Peet’s coffee store on Sunday December 17 in 2017, because they are offering a 30% off sale on a lot of gift ideas, including Brewing Gear (for coffee or tea), along with Packaged Food (not the ones in the freezer or display case that are made by local bakeries), and more importantly off all, 30% off all the packaged tea (in tea tins or tea bags in boxes). Their tea rarely, if ever, goes on sale, this is a great opportunity to stock up like crazy!

This offer is only good at their brick and mortar stores. They have different offers for their website.

Peetnik Rewards: Free Bakery Item + Drip Coffee with 1 LB of Coffee at Peet’s B&M

Running in parallel with the $10+ offer is another Peetnik Rewards offer running until 12/31/17 as well for members of the Rewards program. If you make a purchase of one pound of coffee at their brick and mortar stores, you get a free bakery item and a free small drip coffee or tea. The offer is automatically loaded in your Peetnik Rewards program.

Starbucks for Life return until January 8 in 2018

The annual “Starbucks for Life” promotion is back as every holiday season, running at Starbucks until January 8 in 2018. You have to first manually accept the terms of the offer and connect it to your Starbucks account. This promotion gets you plays and rewards based on your purchases and various challenges you complete (eg, buy X items on Y days).

The big rewards are the “Starbucks for Life” rewards, but that’s only for a few people. More realistically, you can earn rewards and bonus stars. These are more attainable and practical rewards instead 🙂

December 2017: Earn Double Peetnik Reward points on $10+ orders

For the whole calendar month of December in 2017, if you are participating in the Peet’s Rewards program (Peetniks), every time you make a purchase of $10+ (before taxes), you earn double rewards points. You can use this offer as many times as you like during the month. You have to be a member of their Rewards program (obviously) which is free to join.

Strategically, you can now split larger purchases into parts. So instead of buying two pounds of coffee during one visit, buy one pound on two separate visits 🙂

Starbucks B&M (21-27): 60 Bonus Starts on $20+ purchases

At Starbucks brick and mortar stores, between November 21-27 in 2017, if you make a single transaction purchase of $20+, you will receive 60 Bonus Stars. 60 bonus stars are 48% towards a reward. You will also receive the standard bonus stars on the purchase amount (40+ regular stars on a $20+ purchase) so you are almost getting a full reward with this purchase.

Strategically this is a good way to stock up on coffee and tea and gifts and coffee mugs and such. Comparing this with “Double Stars”, purchases of $30+ would benefit from Double Stars over this. For purchases under $30, this offer wins.

Note that the $20 minimum must be reached BEFORE taxes and other mandatory local or federal fees (eg CRV) and tips.

Black Friday Freebie: Free Coffee at B&N Cafe before 10am

There are freebies on Black Friday today! The latest email newsletter from Barnes and Noble has a little banner in the middle of it all saying that if you visit their brick and mortar stores on Black Friday (11/24/17) before 10am LOCAL time, you will receive a free tall drink. “Tall” is Starbucks speak for small, that’s 12 ounces. And FREE! That’s worth about $2! Refills are 50c 🙂

AmazonFresh: $20 off Turkeys with order total of $100+

AmazonFRESH delivers locally and quickly, it is fresh food after all. If you haven’t bought a turkey yet, AmazonFRESH is running a promotion that gets you $20 off the price of a turkey (select options available over there) when you make an order total of $100+ there. You don’t have to spend $100+ on turkeys, your order total (of everything you buy) has to be over $100.

AmazonFresh requires a Prime membership. Fresh is on top of that, a $15/month membership which you can start/stop at any time. I believe they have a 30-day free trial for new members.

Triple Rewards points on Holiday Baked Goods at Peets

Monday is the day new offers come out for Peet’s Rewards members (aka Peetniks). This week’s offer ends on Thanksgiving (10/23/17) instead of Sunday night. You get three reward points (instead of the usual one) when you make a purchase that includes one of the holiday season bakery items (baked goods). If you are not sure what qualifies, pay attention to the labels and pictures, or *gasp* ask the employees there 🙂

You can use this offer as many times as you like during the promotional period. Regular bakery items are NOT eligible.

Lucky Rewards: FREE Stacey’s Pita Chips

If you are participating in the Lucky’s Rewards program, you have a freebie! The freebie is one bag of Stacey’s pita chips. To get the freebie, these are the steps:

  1. you have to be a member of the Lucky’s Rewards program (free to join)
  2. logon to the Rewards website or the Luckys app
  3. locate the offer and add it your account
  4. go to the Lucky’s store and buy it, making sure you scan your rewards card or type in your phone number
  5. their cash register will deduct the value, making it FREE

The offer expires Sunday night 11/19/17, so don’t delay!

New Prime Pantry coupon, $1 off shipping

Prime Pantry is a different kind of an Amazon beast. They ship products you buy in a single box, and that box is bundled up by your nearest Amazon Prime Pantry facility. So items you buy must be in-stock at order time at that particular place. They won’t ship Pantry overs from all over the country like they do with regular Amazon orders.

For a limited time, to encourage holiday shoppers, Amazon launched a $1 off coupon towards Prime Pantry shipping. Use coupon code HOLIDAYSHIP to drop the Pantry Box fee from $6 to $5.

One dollar may not be glamorous but it has a very good use. Prime Pantry has another Buy 5 eligible items, get $6 off your order total. This essentially offsets the shipping fee, but if you combine it with the coupon mentioned above, you actually get a $1 off discount on your order total, in addition to the discount.

It is important to note that you don’t need to buy five different eligible items to get the $6 off promotion. You can get five units of the same item, or two of this and three of that, or any combination of eligible products that is five units or more.

Glad Container or Zipper Bags for $0.25

AmazonFRESH has a new doorbuster! If you are placing an order anyway, you can add to your order your choice of 25c (that’s a quarter, $0.25) of Glad products. Two of the participating, a 5pk of 24oz medium storage containers or a 40 count of freezer bags. I’m not sure how many of these you can buy as the sale price.

In order to buy these, you have to be an AmazonFresh subscriber. In order to be that, you must first be an Amazon Prime subscriber. AmazonFresh is now a month to month service, Netflix style, you pay $15 per month. Previously they had an annual membership of $300 like AmazonPrime but that’s gone now. The previous $300 Fresh subscription included Prime I believe, but you had to prepay it all.

Hot Deal Alert: Load $20 or more in Starbucks App using Chase Pay, Get 300 Bonus Rewards Points

This is a massively epic Starbucks Reward member promotion! This showed up in the Starbucks Android app earlier today while I was in-store. If you load $20 or more using the Starbucks app, and pay for it using Chase Pay, you will receive 300 bonus Starbucks rewards points (stars).

300 stars translate to two full rewards and an extra 50 points (40% towards a reward). If you use the rewards to buy the most expensive items you like, or the largest most loaded drinks they have, you are essentially getting about $20 worth of food and drinks by redeeming the rewards. It becomes a virtual BOGO 🙂


I did not babysit the offer, I was driving around and running errands, but 1.5 hours after the $20+ load with Chase Pay I checked my Starbucks Rewards History and there they were 300 Bonus Points!

There seems to be a bug in their system because the rewards show earlier in the day, maybe they flipped the AM with the PM. You will notice your score skyrocketing and the number of Rewards increasing by 2 or 3. Here’s the screenshot of the notification:

New Customers: Get 14 RxBars for $20 with Free Shipping [updated]

UPDATE 11/13/17: good news RxBar friends! Until November 19 in 2017, all orders will get TWO free Gingerbread RXbars. A new flavor just in time for the holidays. So this combined with the coupon rxbarnew17 gets you 14 RxBars for $20 at the RXBar website. That’s $1.43 per bar, a pretty good price considering you also get free shipping!

UPDATE 11/9/17: the coupon code rxbarnew17 has been extended until 11/30/17 for this promotion.

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New Starbucks Rewards After 2PM Streak Promotion

A good opportunity to try the new Starbucks Holiday menu is a new after 2pm local time promotion they pushed to customers. As usual, you must first activate the offer on the web or using their app. Once you do, you earn bonus stars depending on how many days you visit in a row after 2pm local time between November 14-20 in 2017. That’s Tuesday AM until Monday PM of next week.

Remember, this particular offer is not number of transactions, but rather number of days in a row you visit. So you have to be there every day to make the most of this. The way the promotion is structured, five days in a row gets you the most bonus bang for your buck.

Peetnik Rewards: $2 Bottled Cold Brew with Any Beverage purchase

If you want to try out the Peet’s Bottled Cold Brew coffees (any available flavor in their B&M stores) but don’t want to pay the full price, they have a promotion running now until 11/19/17 at their B&M stores that gets you any bottled cold brew for $2 AS LONG AS you also buy any other beverage in the same transaction. In other words, you buy your regular/favorite drink as usual, and add the Cold Brew to your order.

You must be a members of their free-to-join Peetnik Rewards. They have apps for Android and iOS now. Won’t likely ever get a Windows Phone app though 🙁