3 Days Left to Save Money on Christmas Gifts With Amazon Prime!

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There’s a lot going on with Amazon right now in terms of deals:

  • 10X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (10% cashback with Chase Freedom, if you activated the offer in time)
  • 10% cashback with Discover It (5% back now and 5% back after 12th billing cycle for new cardmembers)
  • Amazon’s own deals – which are fantastic

The chance to get 10X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (which turn into 10X United Airlines miles, 10X Hyatt points, 10X Southwest points, etc. when paired with the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus) is too good to pass up. It’s a big reason why the AMEX Jet.com offer is on hold for me.

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3 days left for Prime 2-day shipping

If you’ve put off last-minute gifts, this is a *perfect* weekend before Xmas to knock out last-minute shopping with Amazon Prime membership (you could even buy it today and start using it right away if you really wanted to!).

Tons of good deals

Amazon is serving up the deals. Case in point:

Within each category are some deeply discounted items.

Some deals that caught my eye:

Go camping!

Go camping!

All the classics are here

All the classics are here

There’s also cooking utensils, clothes, household items, sports gear… really a great selection. If anything, use their guides for ideas.

The gift card angle

Or you can do what I did and buy Amazon gift cards, thus giving yourself a 10% discount front-loaded and you can order whenever you want because the gift cards never expire.

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The easiest option

If you max out the $1,500 limit on the Chase Freedom, you’d earn 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which is enough for:

  • 3 Nights at a Category 1 Hyatt hotel
  • 1 round-trip short-haul flight under 1,150 miles with British Airways Avios (think New York to Chicago distances)
  • One-way flight anywhere in the mainland US, Canada, or Alaska with United Airlines miles
  • ~$214+ worth of flights on Southwest

(This is assuming you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus. Otherwise, you could cash it out for a check or statement credit.)

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Amazing

I went ahead and bought a $1,000 gift card a couple of weeks ago. And today I’m finishing up my Xmas shopping. What I don’t spend on gifts, I’ll buy in gift cards.

(You could also send Amazon gift cards to peeps as presents, too.)

But, you only have 3 days left to shop to assure the items arrive before the holiday.

Def sign-up for Paribus before you shop

Paribus was made for Amazon shopping around the holidays.

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I bought gifts on the 17th, and had a processed claim on the 19th – all with no effort on my part

It scans your Amazon account and automatically requests a price adjustment on your behalf – with zero effort on your part.

I bought some gifts on the 17th, and got $3 back on the 18th because of a price drop. It’s not a lot, but it all adds up, especially if you shop at Amazon frequently. And for holiday shopping, I’d call it a must.

They charge 25% of the price difference (so for $3, they’d charge .75 cents – you get $2.25 back + any tax you paid on the item). And you can reduce your fee by referring others.

Love these emails!

Love these emails!

Definitely, definitely worth signing up for.

Bottom line

‘Tis the season to save a lot of money at Amazon right now with various deals. Stack them with 10% cashback from both Chase Freedom and Discover It and save even more.

Throw Paribus into the mix to get money back when there’s a price drop, and it all adds up very nicely.

The Chase Freedom 10X Chase Ultimate Rewards points deal (if you signed up for it) is just too good to pass up. And worth redeeming ahead of other offers.

You have 3 more shopping days to use Amazon Prime 2-day shipping. Or you can always buy Amazon gift cards to lock in the discount now for items you want to buy at any point in the future.

Hope you find some good deals and enjoy the time with your loved ones! Happy, happy holidays!

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