In this community, I often see things that stop me in my tracks. Strangers helping others, things like sharing insight to make travel easier or more enjoyable, or guesting folks into lounges. It often costs nothing, but can make a world of difference for many. So it occurred to me that, with all the deals being posted on so many blogs, that there is a chance to do good.
Tons of Opportunity
Black Friday is full of deals. Dia has one listing, Shawn has multiple posts of Amex Offers, FrequentMiler has shared gift card deals, and incidentally, I received an 8x ebay bucks email today too. Some retailers are making it just too easy to get huge discounts either for future purchases (like Kohl’s Cash) or on the day-of purchase. FatWallet also has roundups.
Kohl’s for example is doing their once a year $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50, which stacks with the 20% discount code (NOVSAVE15), and Kohl’s Yes2You rewards (another $5 earned per $100).
Even better, Kohl’s and other deals can be stacked even further by going through shopping portals!
Really it comes down to the fact that there are many opportunities to earn tons of miles and points for non-manufactured spending this week.
A Chance to do Good
Given the potential for larger than normal portal bonuses, plentiful Amex Offers, and store specific rewards, the potential for generating many points and buying products at ~50% off is high.
What if you could make a child’s holiday, while you’re at it?
Toys for Tots is an excellent organization that collects toys and other gifts for less fortunate kids. Toys for Tots is an official U.S. Marine Corps activity, which I think gives it more credibility, and since its founding has delivered over 512 million toys to nearly a quarter billion kids. You can find your local Toys for Tots program here.
As I mentioned before. If there is one thing that has struck me about this great community of miles and point collectors and avid travelers, it has been the openness to help others. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’s put the various data points together about the various promotions and specials this week, and saw the chance to do good. So I would offer, as you are perusing the various sales, specials, and promotions this week, please consider adding an extra toy to your order for someone less fortunate.