Save 20% on iTunes Gift Codes

20% Discount on iTunes Cards at PayPal
20% Discount on iTunes Codes at PayPal

If you have a PayPal account you may be eligible for a special 2-day offer:  20% off an iTunes code, redeemable for yourself, or sent as  a gift.  Try this link to pull up the offer.

The 20% off offer is only applicable to one iTunes Code valued at $25, $50 or $100.  Please note that this is an e-code only; this offer is not for a physical gift card.

The offer is only available from March 20, 2014 (6 am PST) to March 21, 2014 (7:00 pm PST).   Hat tip to SlickDeals

Gift Card Purchases to Meet Minimum Spend on Rewards Credit Cards

Sometimes gift card purchases are helpful if you are trying to meet the minimum spend requirement on a new credit card to qualify for the rewards bonus.  Essentially, you can front load your purchases of essentials like groceries, or in this case iTunes credits, for use on future purchases.

For instance, the Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® offers new applicants $200 toward your next travel redemption, after you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days after opening the account.  A few gift card purchases for items that you know you will need in the near future can help you meet the minimum spend requirement.

Caution:  In no circumstances should you open a credit card for the rewards if it will cause you to spend more than you would otherwise.  Furthermore, if you do not pay off your bills in full and on time every month, you will be socked with high interest fees that far outweigh the value of any rewards.  

My Go To Women’s Travel Vest — $10 off @ Duluth Trading

Travel Vest from Duluth TradingI needed a lightweight travel vest with lots of pockets to hold my iPhone, tickets, passport, etc.

After surveying the options, I chose this utility vest from Duluth Trading.

It’s marketed as a gardening vest but I think it makes a great travel vest.

It would also work for bike riding, dog training, horseback riding, hiking, etc.

It’s not perfect, but it serves the purpose.

What I like:

Women's Travel Vest
Women’s Travel Vest from Duluth Trading
  • plenty of pockets, 12 to be exact:  2 zipped pockets on the inside (lower); inside slip pocket with velcro fastener for a cell phone; 2 zipped chest pockets on the outside; 2 deep front pockets with snaps, and a few smaller pockets
  • the large lower pockets are elasticized to keep items secure
  • you can unzip the vest from the top and the bottom
  • there is a bit of shape to the vest

What I don’t like:

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This Week Only: KIND Bars on Sale at Staples

KIND Bars on Sale at Staples
This Week: $13 for a Box of 12

I have some business travel to North Carolina scheduled later this month.

Whenever I travel, even on a short trip, I like to bring an assortment of KIND fruit and nut bars with me, just in case.

They have just the right combination of sweet and salty, and they are loaded with protein, fiber and antioxidants to get me through the day.

These snacks can be expensive, so I was happily surprised to find them on sale at this week.

This Week Only:  KIND Bars on Sale at Staples

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Deal Alert: Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door 2014 Edition

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back DoorYesterday, after I featured two new Lonely Planet travel guides available for free from iTunes and Amazon, The Deal Mommy alerted me to an even better deal!
Amazon has discounted the 2014 Kindle edition of Rick Steve’s travel skills handbook:  Europe Through the Back Door.
The ebook retails for $24.99, but for the month of March, it is on sale for just $1.99.
I snapped up a “copy” right away!
Rick Steves, of public television fame, shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders.
The 856 page book tells everything you need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

  • Plan your itinerary
  • Pack light
  • Find value hotels and restaurants
  • Travel by train, bus, car, and plane
  • Avoid crowds and tourist scams
  • Hurdle the language barrier
  • Connect with locals
  • Save money

While you’re at it, you can pick up a Kindle today only for just $49!

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Kind Bars — Best Travel Snack — Deep Discount

Kind Bars from Relay Foods
Kind Bars from Relay Foods

When I travel, I like to throw a few healthy snacks in my overnight bag.  Just in case.  Kind Bars are my latest healthy snack obsession.  These delicious bars are made from nuts, fruit, and whole grains and are packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants.

I love them, but they are expensive.  I’ve seen them sell for $1.50 per bar at Walmart, and for $4.00 apiece at an airport vendor.

When The Girl and Globe alerted me to an opportunity to save $30 on $50 at Relay Foods, I jumped on it.  Relay Foods sells over 20 varieties of Kind Bars — and until October 31, 2013, they are on sale for $1.

With the introductory discount, you can pick up Kind Bars for as little as 40 cents each!

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