I AM A DEGENERATE GAMBLER AND I NEED HELP: I’m hooked on this stupid LaQuinta game and I need more tokens, so if you haven’t signed up for it already, here’s my link so I can keep clicking that stupid virtual slot machine. Damn you, LaQuinta.
ANOTHER INK RECYCLING OPPORTUNITY: Some of you may partake of the Staples ink recycling program covered by Saverocity’s own Matt so eloquently a while back. Did you know that you can also earn $20 per month by recycling ink with Quill.com? Neither did I. But BigHabitat knows all about it:
The program appears very similar to the other store programs like Staples, OfficeMax, and Office Depot that I wrote about less than one week ago here. All programs start off by allowing you to recycle 10 cartridges per month for $2 each in store rewards for up to $20 per month. Staples will let you do twice that once you hit Premier or Plus membership (spend $500 or more per year).
So how does Quill.com differ from the other programs?
- It is online only
- They give you free labels and/or free prepaid boxes to ship your ink cartridges to them
- There is no minimum purchase requirement to participate in the program.
- You get $2 QuillCash per cartridge. The QuillCash is good for 90 days from issuance.
There are more details, read the full article if you’re curious.
I’M PRETTY SURE THE AVIOS PROGRAM IS DOOMED: This thing is just getting too good. Starting March 31st you’re going to be able to use them for flights on The Artist Formerly Known As USAir, which means nonstop Avios flights from DC, Philly, Charlotte, and Phoenix. The Flight Deal has laid out the cost of everywhere you can fly to from those cities, so take a look.
A CREDIT CARD WITH A COMPASS: It’s high time we caught up with the Turkish credit card industry! From the Hurriyet Daily News:
Türkiye Finans, an Islamic participation bank, has launched a new credit card that shows the direction of Mecca with a built-in digital compass. The bank’s representatives say the new card is a first in the country.
First in Turkey? Try first in the world! As far as I know anyway. Here’s a picture of the card:
When do we get to see one of these here? For that matter, when is somebody going to launch one of those cool LED credit cards without a ridiculous annual fee or a weird, borderline unusable rewards program–remember this one?
Citi actually did a pilot test with the Dynamics ePlate a year or two ago–but again, they did it with the harebrained “choose your rewards at the point of sale” approach that only a corporate marketing department could love instead of the “Hey, here’s a card with lights on it! Sweet!” approach.
Getting back to the digital compass idea: why not stick this thing into the REI credit card? Seems as good a place as any.