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Chipocalypse Now: How to handle the Chipotle price increase

Oh dear: Chipotle is raising its prices: The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the

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4-18-2014 Maximize Discounts or Points / Miles on Apple Mac Computers

Apple Computer is extremely selective in deciding which merchants can sell their products, both on-line and in-store.  And if you have ever shopped for Apple products, you know that: Sales are rare Coupons or discounts often


Originally: This Year Best Buy Is Going To Pay Me To Shop

The below post was written late 2013 and early 2014 pending UPromise cashback. Given that it doesn’t look likely that I will be paid, I am releasing this post without any confirmation of cash payback

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Tales of extreme frugality in Manhattan

MICRO APARTMENTS ARE THE NEW STUDIOS: The New York Observer reports that as folks debate whether we should be creating tiny apartments, in fact they already exist all over the place: And we’re not just


Goal Orientated Award Booking – Destination to Origin

I talked earlier about being flexible with your ‘home’ airport when planning award travel. Limiting yourself to just the closest one can mean that you really restrict yourself to a specific program that might not

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Can’t find an award deal? What would Mahomet do?

I’ve been procrastinating.  Someone asked me for some help on an award from SLC – FCO, they aren’t really an active reader here so I use that excuse, combined with my preliminary search telling me that Salt


The Best Non Bonus American Express Membership Rewards Earning Card

The other day, I started looking at the public credit card offers available for under my affiliate link (my affiliate link) and saw something that was interesting that isn’t talked about much.   The Card: Sorry

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4-16-14 Staples $50 off $499 laptops; 9-12x at Neiman Marcus and (for today) up to 25% back in GCs

Staples tends to recycle some of its coupon promotions, and here is a fairly regular one.  Use code 84331, expires tomorrow (4/17) Remember the unofficial rules of Staples $50 off $499 coupons. The $499 is

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I’m not an Expert

I’m not an expert, I’m just a guy.  Sure, I’ve done some cool things with points and miles, and yes, my finances have some neat things attached to them, but I’m not an expert.  In


Cashing In On American Express Sync Lowe’s Or Staples

American Express has two great Sync offers, $10 off $50 purchase at Lowe’s and $20 off $100 purchase and for Lowe’s your best bet would be to buy gas gift cards at 20% off and sell