FREE STUFF AT STAPLES: What’s free at Staples this week? Money, for one:
So you know the drill: buy a couple of $200 Visa prepaids and you’ll come out a couple dollars ahead AND you’ll have the points. Also free this week at Staples: Crayola washable markers, Bic mechanical pecils, and–of course–paper, because this is Staples, and Staples wants everybody to get free paper. Deal details can be found in the Slickdeals thread. And Big Habitat has another idea for how to profit from Staples this week.
$20 / $50 AT LOWE’S: Also on Slickdeals there’s a coupon code 470000RRRR2997R which is giving some people $10 of a $50 purchase. There’s also an Amex Sync deal for $10 off $50: tweet #AmexLowes, or check your offers online in your Amex account. Double dip?
ADIOS AMEX: Some credit card marketing machines are thinning their affiliate ranks. The latest casuality: DeltaPoints.
I have been blogging for the better part of 3 years. American Express has been a huge supporter and partner with Delta Points and I really appreciate all they have done for me and I hope and I know they appreciate all I have brought to AMEX. However, they have decided, at the current time, that Delta Points is no longer a good partner for them. So on Monday morning Delta Points will no longer be able to offer AMEX cards including Delta AMEX cards.
It’s interesting that of all the boardingarea.com bloggers, they cut DeltaPoints loose. How many bloggers are a better fit for selling the Delta Amex? Maybe they just want to work with a few big players? I have no idea what’s going on here. Insert speculation in the comments below, please.
ADIOS SUNTRUST DELTA DEBIT: SunTrust is no longer offering its Delta debit card… or is it?
BITCOIN DEBIT CARD: Apparently there’s a new debit card which will let you convert bitcoins to cash:
Bitcoiners may soon have a new way to use their cryptocurrency in the real world: the Cryptex Card, a new global bitcoin-to-cash ATM and debit card. The Hong-Kong based startup announced on Monday that it will begin shipping its cards in the next four to six weeks.
The Cryptex Card works like this: instead of buying products directly with bitcoin, the cardholder sends bitcoin to an address linked with the card, which converts it to cash. The card can then be used to withdraw money at more than 90 percent of U.S. ATMs or at certain ATMs in 80 countries. The cards are tied to Chinese card provider Union Pay, which lets the debit card work anywhere Discover cards are accepted.
I still don’t see any way to use the Bitcoin phenomenon to get me free points, miles, cash, or Staples printer paper, though.