Reminder: activate your Discover Q4 Cashback rewards

This is a reminder alert! If you have Discover credit cards, make sure you activate your Q4 5% credit card rewards for 2017! It’s a pretty good get this quarter, it’s Amazon and Target. There is a maximum spending of $1500 per credit card for the quarter, but that’s a $75 cashback bonus, not a small amount!

The quarter runs from October 1st until December 31st in 2017. Unlike the Chase rewards sign-up, the Discover sign-up is NOT retroactive for the quarter. It starts after you activate it. It may take a couple of days for it to kick in, I haven’t tested the exact timing of it because I usually sign up the moment I see the new quarterly offers appear (they usually appear a month before they start).

Here’s a screenshot from their website to remind you:

AMEX Offer: Make $200+ single purchase at Sherwin-Williams, get $50 Back

If you are planning various purchases at Sherwin-Williams brick and mortar stores by mid-December 2017, you may want to group all those purchases into a big $200+ purchase. That’s IF you have an American Express credit card, and IF you go to the AMEX OFFERS section of their website and locate this offer IF you are being offered it in your account.

But if you are, and you accept it, that’s a pretty good cashback amount! If your order total is just over $200 that’s like a 25% off discount. As Larry David likes to say, it’s pretty, pretty, pretty good!

Champion Men’s Open Bottom Jersey pants for $8 [some options only]

Some of the colors and sizes (definitely not all) of the new condition Champion Men’s Open Bottom Jersey pants are on sale for $8. As of the time of writing, among others, the X-Large in the “Oxford Grey” goes for $8, sold and shipped by

… which means you get free 2-day shipping as a Prime member (otherwise you need a $25+ order total) but also, because it is a clothing item, you get free returns. Amazon wants to encourage people to buy clothes from their website, thus the free returns policy specifically for clothes.

These 100% cotton pants have been around for a while, they have a review score of 4.1 out of 5 based on over 2000 customer reviews, and have almost 90 answered questions. So everything there is to know about them, has probably already been answered.

When you dig around the Amazon website, both the customer reviews and the answered questions are searchable – if you are looking for specific information. Take a deep breath and then locate their own little search boxes, lost in a sea of all kinds of things that is today’s Amazon product pages 🙂

Kaleidoscope Wonders: Color Art for Everyone for $2.57

If you are looking for a bang for the buck coloring book, in terms of price and time spent to finish it (in other words, you won’t finish in a few minutes, so you have more fun/time with it), you can get the new condition Kaleidoscope Wonders: Color Art for Everyone for just $2.57 at This is a sale price, not a lightning deal.

You can buy as many as you want, up to 80 per shopping cart. This is good if you are planning group activities where you want each person to have their own coloring book. The Amazon Gallery has 28 images showing the designs, so you can tell ahead of time what you are getting.

It is an 8×10 inch kind of a paperback with 48 pages and averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 380+ customer reviews. It is currently the #7 best seller among Adult Coloring Books at

I don’t have this one but will add it to my next Amazon order, especially if I’m dealing with the ADD-ON limit of $25.

Speaking of which, despite the low price, [not to jinx it], this is NOT an Add-On item. This is good news 🙂

Cucisina Zester for $11 [limit 2]

If you like a fancy-looking stainless zester with a sheath, to Amazon we go where currently the new condition Cucisina Zester is on sale for $11 with a maximum of two units per customer during this sale. It is sold by a marketplace seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping regardless. Otherwise you need a $25+ total.

It has little rubber feet at the bottom so it won’t damage surfaced or skid…

Kirkland Signature Basic Men’s Athletic Shoes for $7 w/free S&H (Size 11.5 only]

If you wear 11.5 Men’s Shoes or know anyone who does, you are in luck! The Kirkland Signature Basic Men’s Athletic Shoes in the white color scheme are on sale for $7 with free shipping at the Costco website. Anyone can buy it. You may be charged a 5% surcharge as a non-member or not. I haven’t bought these.

But I bought these Fila Trail Shoes going for $20 with free shipping (sizes 8.5 through 12). They average 3.2 out of 5 based on 63 customer reviews over there, but I’ve had no problems with mine that I bought in June 2017. Here’s a text and pictures unboxing of them.

25% off Dyson Vacuums priced $50+ with eBay Coupon [max discount $75 off]

It’s not a Dyson sphere. It’s a Dyson vacuum! The official Dyson outlet store on eBay is running a coupon code promotion until 10/16/17 at 8am pacific!

Enter coupon code P25DYSONOUTLET in the eBay shopping cart on eligible products offered and you will get a 25% off discount. The maximum discount received by the coupon is $75. Items must be priced individually at $50 or higher. That’s why the 41 items you see at the promotional page are all priced above $50.

The coupon can be used twice per PayPal account, so you can have a mini Dyson shopping spree 🙂

YMMV: 5% AT&T Universal Cashback on Popular Categories

If you have an AT&T Universal credit card, check your email or account or snail mail you may have received from them. There is a new cashback promotion running for the 4th quarter of 2017 that gets you 5% cashback on select popular categories.

There are two dates to remember:

  • you must activate the offer by 11/30/17 (there is a 1-click activation in their email)
  • keep shopping on those categories (after activating) until 12/31/17
  • the maximum bonus cashback you will receive from this promotion is $25, which, when you do the math, evens out at $625 in purchases. You already earn 1% in regular cashback, so the $25 maximum is on the 4%, not the 5%

Here are the categories, in the screenshot:

2pk Star Wars Hot Wheels for $2.89 [limit 3 sets]

Star Wars shopping spree time! As of the time of writing, the price of the two-pack of Star Wars Hot Wheels that consists of the X-Wing and TIE Fighters for just $2.89. That’s new condition, and that’s for one of each included! You can buy up to three sets per customer at this per bundle price!

This sold and shipped by Amazon actual. There is one catch however, this is an ADD-ON item, so you must needs place a $25+ order, otherwise their system won’t let you buy it. The 2-pack averages 4.4 out of 5 based on ten customer reviews.

Teva Men’s Abbett Sandal for $43

If you like wearing closed toe sandals, especially if you live or work in situations where you can wear these after the summer, this is a good time of the year to begin looking for deals on the well-known brands.

Case in point, the new condition Teva Men’s Abbett Sandal, in either black or brown, are available in some of their available sizes on sale, for just $43 per pair! It looks like they are sold by Zappos (Amazon company) with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free shipping and since it’s a “clothing item”, you also get free returns without issues.

Being TEVA, they are more reliable that the semi-disposable stuff you find at BIG 5 and Kohls and such. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on over 550 customer reviews.

If you prefer a lower price, you can always keep an eye on the listing and wait for further discounting 🙂

Lucky Rewards Members: Get 2000 Points ($20 buying power) on $100 Gift Card purchases (select options)

Back to Lucky’s again! If you are going to go there to stock up on Ben & Jerry this weekend, or plan to shop there at any time until the close of business on Tuesday 9/26/17, they have a gift card promotion for Lucky Rewards members!

If you $100 in any combination of participating gift cards, you will receive 2000 Lucky Rewards points in your account. The buying power of 2000 points is $20 (or better). Sometimes Lucky has promotions that get you an even better deal for your points. For example, until 9/26/17, 1800 points get you a $20 off discount on your next Lucky’s transaction. What I’m trying to say is that you may get a better than 20% off virtual round-about discount if the offers work for you.

There are some solid gift card options here, including Macy’s, Starbucks, Google PLAY (rarely discounted on their own), Lowe’s, Kohls, and more!

Pay $5, Get $10 Peets e-Gift Card [invited shoppers only!]

Speaking of Peet’s Coffee, Living Social (now owned by Groupon ~ which is why their website looks a lot like Groupon with a different paint job) has an invite-only promotion an electronic Peets e-gift card. Invite-only offers work only if you received an email from LivingSocial that you are eligible for the promotion. Or you can login to your account and try to buy it and see if it allows you or not.

To cut a long story short, for a limited time, you can get a $10 Peets e-Gift Card for $5. That’s a 50% off discount, a great deal for sure! You can use the gift card at the Peets B&M stores or their website.

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Flanger FA-12 Finger exerciser for $2

Exercise is a big thing, but not many people focus on exercising their fingers! If you want to exercise them too, especially of interest if you play musical instruments (eg guitar, piano), then you can get the new condition Flanger FA-12 Finger exerciser for just $2.24, in new condition, at

There is a catch however. Because the price is so low, this is an ADD-ON item, so you must needs place an order of $25+, else-wise, their shopping cart will NOT let you proceed with the transaction.

You can buy as many of these as you like, so you can get to $25+ with a dozen of them.

Mossy Oak Men’s Camo Hoodie for $5 [XL]

Bargain time at Amazon if you like camo-styled hoodies! The X-Large size of the Mossy Oak Men’s Camo Hoodie is down to $5, in new condition, with a limit of up to three per customer! The other sizes are not that far off, the most expensive goes for $9.

All of them are sold and shipped by Amazon, HOWEVER, they are ADD-ON items, so your order total must be $25+ for you to buy them. You can get to $25+ with multiple sizes of this if you don’t need anything else.

All the sizes together, they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews. Note that this is a blend, 70% Cotton and the rest Polyester. It has a pouch pocket (it may be hard to see in the picture since it is …camouflaged) 🙂

Buy $35+ in select Supplies, Get $10 Amazon Gift Card

Amazon continues to roll out more and more Prime benefits. Including exclusive promotions. If you purchase $35+ in select supplies, you can get a $10 Amazon plastic gift card for FREE.

You must add both the supplies and the $10 gift card to your shopping cart, and the price of the gift card will be discounted to $0 in the shopping cart via a -$10 off deduction.

The promotion runs until 9/12/17 at 11:59pm pacific. This is only available to Prime members!

Just like the Prime Pantry free shipping options, you have to reach the $35 minimum with any combination. Multiple different items, or multiple units of the same item. The shopping cart below is with two units of a $20 item: