FREEBIES: U Can Fly Free 2 helpfully points out that OfficeMax is selling money at a discount on Friday. Specifically, $15 off a $100 Visa/MC giftcard. You’ll lose a little of that when you pay the activation fee, but still… Want more discounted money? You can get a $20 credit when you use your Amex to make a $200 purchase at Best Buy (follow the link for instructions). If you can’t find any Visa GCs there, you can at least get a kindle GC and use that for future Amazon purchases. And as long as we’re linking to slickdeals, here’s the scoop on how to get a free $20 credit at Shutterfly. Their photobooks are actually pretty nice, so give it a try. And don’t forget your free 8×10 at Walgreen’s and an easy $5 Amazon MP3 credit. Finally, it looks like registration is still open for Amex Shop Small Business Saturday. This gets you $25 per Amex card (min $25 purchase) at a whole bunch of places. And since Amex gives different account numbers for authorized users, that’s actually $25 for every user on an account. Look here to find eligible retailers near you.
TRAVEL: Deals We Like has a summary of Black Friday travel deals. The benefactors: Loews Hotels, Club Med, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, and Orbitz. They’re not technically Black Friday, but I would also add the Jet Blue and Virgin America discounts covered by The Points Guy, to this list… Hack My Trip explains why you should be using awardwallet.com to track you rewards and loyalty programs. I use it, I’m a big fan, and you should be using it too even if you’re not a big traveler.
HATS OFF TO YOU, GOOD SIR: Somebody over at Bogleheads laid out in detail exactly how they cleared $7K in credit card bonuses this year.