Activate your Q3 Chase Freedom 5% Rewards!

Another quarter is almost over, so the time is right to plan ahead for your Q3 5% cashback bonus promotions for your various credit cards. If you are a Chase Freedom cardholder, check your account online or your email inbox or the Chase app or ChasePAY mobile wallet. You can now activate the Q3 offers!

There is a versatile trio of categories that can earn a 5% bonus up to $1500 in purchases between July 1st and September 30 in 2018. With gas prices going up, that extra 5% from gas stations is a nice silver lining. With stress increasing, that 5% from Walgreens can help too. Or if you don’t want to drive or need select lifts to different places, and you are not a fan of Uber, fear not. Lyft is also participating in the 5% promotions of Q3 of 2018.

As usual, the $1500 limit is per credit card, not per account holder, so if you have more than one Chase Freedom credit card, plan ahead so you can split your purchase between them to maximize your bonus cashback.

Every penny counts 🙂

ZeroWater 6-cup Pitcher with FREE Water Quality Meter for $20

If you are filtering water at home and want to take your filtering to the next level, a water quality meter device is in order! And you don’t have to buy it separate thanks to this bundle. As of the time of writing, $20 gets you the ZeroWater 6-cup Pitcher bundled with a TDS water quality meter. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. You can buy up to three bundles per customer at the sale price.

This set averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 370+ customer reviews and it has 70+ answered questions, so there’s enough known about it to help you make a decision.

200 yards Reach Mint Waxed Floss for $2.49

If you are a fan of the Reach Mint Waxed floss or want to try a new brand, for a limited time, Amazon actual is offering the 200 yards Reach Mint Waxed Floss for just $2.49 each. You can buy as many as you like. There is only one catch, it is an add-on item, so you must place an order of $25+, otherwise the shopping cart will refuse to let you buy it. At least it’s not Prime Pantry or Amazon Fresh or PrimeNOW, those are harder to assemble orders if you don’t need anything else.

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$10 Lucky Gift Card with $50 in select Gift Card purchases

There is a very nice offer running this shopping week (until Tuesday 4/10/18) at Lucky’s brick and mortar stores. For every $50 in select retailer gift cards you purchase, at the checkout register, you will receive a $10 Lucky Gift Card. The maximum you can do is $300 in gift cards which would result in $60 Lucky cards. Not bad because the participating stores are pretty solid this time:

  • Home Depot
  • REI
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Homegoods
  • Regal, Cinemark
  • Fangango

Assuming you’d spend money anyway at any combination of the above retailers, and you also spend money regularly at Lucky’s, it’s like getting a 20% off discount on the purchases made with the purchased gift cards!

Philips Sonicare Essence+ for $26 w/FS with coupon

Brushing teeth many may consider a boring chore, but when you see the dentist bill for a crown or a root canal, you’ll see it as a financial savings task instead! And if you are too sleepy at night to brush vigorously, a powered toothbrush can do most of the work for you.

Which brings us to a limited time $10 off clip-on coupon at Amazon, it’s the new condition Philips Sonicare Essence+ rechargeable electric toothbrush going for $26 with free shipping after the clip-on coupon is factored in. The price is just over $25, so non-Prime members get free shipping too.

The color scheme, the “Mid Blue”, model HX3211/30 goes for this price. On the same listing there are two other colors that currently go for $4 more.

Note that both the prices of these and the coupon can change at an time. They are not a gold box deal, so there’s no preset amount of time. On the other hand, they could continue to be offered for days or weeks. Only Amazon’s bots know for sure 🙂

Q2 is coming, activate the Chase 5% Bonus Categories

If you have a Chase Freedom credit card that has the 5% quarterly promotions, don’t forget to activate the second quarter of offers because it’s a good one! The second quarter runs from April 1st until June 30 in 2018 and the 5% categories are Grocery stores (excludes Walmart and Tarjay and warehouse clubs) and also 5% PayPal and ChasePay (accepted at Starbucks and Best Buy). So load up your Starbucks gift card in-store using ChasePAY and get 5%)!

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7pk Hanes White Men Underwear for $7 [S, M, L]

If you are a fan of the classic white men’s briefs, Amazon is currently having a 7-pack of them on sale for $7, that’s $1 each. You can buy up to four 7-packs on sale, so $28 gets you four weeks worth 🙂 As of the time of writing, only the Large, Medium and Small sizes are going for $7. The other sizes go for more.

This is not a lightning deal, so it’s hard to guess when the offer will expire. One way these offers expires is when they sell out. If not, they may continue until Amazon’s AI robots decide to change the prices 🙂

Make a Chase PAY purchase at a Starbucks store and get 300 Bonus Stars [UPDATED]

UPDATE 3/17/18
It’s here! It’s here! Three days after I used Chase PAY to reload my Starbucks gift card, paid at the register at a participating brick and mortar store, the 300 Bonus has arrived! So as suspected, you don’t have to buy an actual product (and miss out on the bonus stars), a reload of your gift card also counts a purchase.

The promotion ends 3/19/18! If you haven’t done this yet, I highly recommend you activate it in the ChasePAY app and get to it! 300 bonus stars are two FREE rewards plus 50 points (40% of a reward)…

This is a super hot deal if you are participating in the Starbucks Rewards program AND are using (or do not object to start using) Chase Pay, Chase’s mobile payment method. The offer gets you 300 Bonus Stars if you make a purchase at a Starbucks brick and mortar store using the Chase PAY app by March 19 in 2018.

But first, you must activate the offer in the ChasePAY app. Activating the offer also links your ChasePAY account with your Starbucks Rewards account, so have the Starbucks password ready because you have to login to connect them.

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Discover reveals Q3 and Q4 5% Cashback Categories

We already mentioned the Discover Q2 Bonus Cashback category but if you are the planning ahead type, the confirmation email when you activate the Q2 cashback also reveals the 5% categories for the rest of the year. The terms are similar, up to $1500 in bonus-earning purchases per quarter per credit card…

And they are both great categories! Q3 is restaurants, we all have to eat after all, while the fourth quarter of the year is the return of Amazon and Warehouse Clubs. If you have the Amazon Chase PRIME VISA, you can use that for your Amazon purchases since it gives you 5% and has no limited, and “save” the Warehouse Club purchases for the Discover since it has a $1500 quarterly limit…

Sign up now – Discover Q2 2018 5% Cashback Rewards are GROCERIES!

Time flies and the second quarter of 2018 is almost upon us! If you are a Discover credit card holder, check your emails or the app or their website. You can already begin to sign-up for the second quarter 5% cashback rewards. This cycle runs from April 1st (not an April Fool’s Day joke!) until June 30 in 2018.

The category is a great one, GROCERY STORES! Every single person has to eat, so that’s very utilitarian and an easy way to stock up on rewards. You earn 5% on first $1500 of eligible purchases per credit card during the quarter. If you spend over $1500 on this category, purchases over $1500 will earn the normal purchase percentage (eg 1% or whatever the card features). If you have multiple Discover credit cards, the limit is per credit card, not per customer!

The emails have a 1-click link, meaning you click on that link and you get activated. You don’t have to login to your Discover account. Or if you don’t trust that, go directly to their website and login and locate the 5% Cashback pages to activate the promotion. Their website or app will probably prompt you after you login.

Dr. Scholl’s Comfort Air-Pillo Insoles for $2

If you are a fan of the Dr. Scholl’s Comfort Air-Pillo Insoles, which are unisex, they work for the most common men and women shoe sizes (7 to 13 in Men, 5 to 10 in Women), you can stock up, you can buy up to forty five (45) of them at the moment at where they are on sale for $1.88 each. They are however an add-on item, so you must place a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy them.

They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 51 customer reviews. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown…

Attack on Titan Keychain Funko: Levi for $2.50 [limit 3]

Season 3 of Attack on Titan is coming in a few months but in the meantime, you can take Levi with you! Three of them even! The official Levi keychain FunkoPop is now on sale for $2.50, in new condition, at You can buy up to three at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, so the price can change or stay the same, no one knows. It is however an Add-On item, so you must place a $25+ order before you can buy it!

Breville’s Nespresso Creatista Plus for $389

Keurig may have won the mindshare wars but they are hardly the only name in coffee as coffee has so many ways to make drinks. One such is the union of two name-brands for this gadget that is on sale, a collaboration between Breville and Nestle’s Nespresso…

It’s their “Creatista Plus” stainless steel device, currently on sale for $389 with free shipping by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so it doesn’t have a ticking-clock; but the price can also change at any point in time; or remain the same for weeks on end.

IF you are not familiar with this device, and if the name “Nespresso” didn’t give it away, note that this can only be used with the Nespresso coffee capsules (similar to the Keurig K-Cups). Check the description, and gallery pictures and nearly 100 customer reviews if you are not already familiar with this!

Tom’s of Maine Creamy Coconut Beauty Bar is new $2 Amazon sample

There are over 110 items eligible for redemption of Amazon samples credit in the Lotions and Skin Care category. And now they have added a new $2 sample item that sounds hard to resist. If nothing else, it looks so edible [do NOT eat it]! It’s the Tom’s Of Maine 1.35oz Natural Beauty Bar: Creamy Coconut, with virgin coconut oil! Once this ships, you’ll have a $2 credit to spend on those 110+ items on the first link.

Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Green Canvas for $54

I just recently began to dabble in the world of smartwatches with the Fossil Q Explorist, but for now I remain a fan of “real” watches. Not that you have to make a binary choice. After all, we have two wrists and more space up the arm 🙂

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