CREDIT CARDS: View From The Wing reminds: this is your last chance to get 50K MR points with the Amex Biz Gold credit card. No fee first year, $5K minimum spend. It’s about as good as the offer gets for this card, and keep in mind that Amex occasionally has transfer bonuses when you switch points to their travel partners, so you can get more than 50K miles if you’re patient… And in case you’re on the fence about this, The Points Guy gives you the lowdown on how to apply for business cards… Meanwhile, Mommy Points shows you how to get an easy $3,300 in Southwest Airlines travel.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Sandy victims: How to made your insurance pay up…The Simple Dollar on tightening up your entertainment budget. Forbes covers the eternal dilemma: how much to put into your healthcare FSA. Yahoo Finance has a good article on finding treasure at garage sales.
DRUGSTORE FREEBIES: One underappreciated virtue of Black Friday week: free stuff from the big drugstore chains. The slickdeals CVS forum has the details: Coke! Advil! Kleenex! Candy! And about 25 other things, a pretty good haul if you’re into working their ExtraCare Bucks rewards program. Meanwhile, since free isn’t good enough, Rite-Aid actually has a few items that’ll make you some money if you print some coupons. More freebies later this week.
BLACK FRIDAY EXTREMISTS: These people started in July. You’re all a bunch of amateurs. Speaking of which, the mint.com blog has some Black Friday app suggestions to help along those of you who waited until now to figure out how best to battle deal-crazed mobs.