Amazing Deal: 61% Off Amazon With 60% Off Groceries

There is an amazing combination of promotions going on right now that can achieve 45% off groceries. I just found out about these deals by a visit to my local Albertsons and from a friend who just took advantage of a portion of it.

First, Albertsons is promoting gift cards. Currently, when purchasing $125 or more in gift cards to a variety of places, including Amazon, we’ll receive a coupon for $15 off the next purchase of $25 or more within the next 7 days. $15 off of $25 is a 60% return.

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Buy an Amazon gift card for atleast $125, $150 if you have friends or family who will let you use their Amazon Prime Now accounts or let you create one for them. Limit one coupon per transaction, so make sure to separate transactions into totals of $125. This promotion ends 12/1/15, but can be taken advantage multiple times.

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Next, when purchasing the gift card(s), use a credit card with a high earning rate such as Wells Fargo’s Cash Back card which earns 5% back at grocery stores. That starts you out with 5% cash back on the gift cards, so 5% at Amazon in this strategy.

Wells Fargo Cash Back

Another option is to use a loyalty card such as the SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest card by American Express. It only gets one point per dollar, but with the flexibility of SPG points, they’re worth a lot more than a penny each.

SPG cards

Next, Amazon is currently promoting their Amazon Prime Now app and delivery system. They now deliver within an hour to metro areas around the country. With the promo codes 20PRIMENOW or GETITNOW (from the PrimeNOW app,) shoppers will receive $20 off their first purchase of $50 or more.

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Also, since the purchase will be above $35, in Chicago, Orlando, Northern New Jersey, and some zip codes in New York City and Philadelphia, along with other metro area’s, shoppers will receive free shipping. That’s another savings of $8.

So take your Amazon gift card to Amazon.com. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account already, sign up for one. Use the free trial if you haven’t already to access the next part of the deal for free. The best return is if you have at least 3 accounts that have not used PrimeNOW and use the coupons for each account.

This promotion, including the free shipping savings and 5% cash back credit card, brings a return of 61% when making a purchase of exactly $50. If you have friends or family who don’t live in a metro area who can take advantage of this promo, use their accounts to get this return multiple times.

In total, $92.50 will be spent to receive $199 on Amazon and at Albertsons. $90 will be spent on Amazon for $174 in goods and shipping. $7.50 will be received from cash back bringing the amount spent down to $82.50. $10 will be spent at Albertsons for $25 in groceries.

To receive this, download the Amazon Prime Now app, put in your zip code and start shopping. Add your items to your cart and put in the code 20PRIMENOW or GETITNOW. Check out.

Finally, wait for your discounted goods to arrive. Enjoy.

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How I made $1300 Grocery Shopping Last Month

update: BlueBird has shut down many accounts of people who have used them to Manufacture Money Spent as in this article and others. While not all have been shut down and it is still possible to open accounts and do a bit of MMSing, it is dying and should not be seen as a guaranteed option.

Ever felt like you needed a bit of extra cash? Ever been unemployed and unsure of where your income will come from?

Travel Hacking is not only good for earning points and miles toward travel. It can be used to create a decent source of income, enough to mimic a $20,000 job after taxes at least.

I’m currently living in Las Vegas for a few months before my upcoming trip to Europe in February. I’m sharing a house with a resident teacher while I explore a new relationship.

My plan before coming was to become a substitute teacher as soon as I got here, but it took longer than expected, leaving me unemployed. However, thanks to Travel Hacking, that doesn’t mean I’ve been without income.

Wells Fargo Rewards

I created over $1,300 in September from Wells Fargo Cash Back Rewards by shopping at grocery stores. Of that, only $300 was expenses, leaving a profit of $1000, non-taxable income.

How do I do this? I recently wrote about a Manufacturing Money Spent (MMS) strategy that I use to make it look I’m spending up to $35,000/month. I actually only take a max of about $400 out of the profits. I do this at grocery stores such as Smith’s, Albertson’s, and Wynn Dixie.

With the Wells Fargo Cash Back Rewards Card new card holders earn unlimited 5% cash back at grocery stores, gas stations, and drug stores the first 6 months. When applied to the MMS strategy, the only limit to how much can be earned is how many like you.

Things to consider:

  • Currently, there is no sign up bonus, although if you are a WF account holder, there may be a offer of up to $100 cash back.

 

  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then 12.15% – 25.99% variable APR. It’s always best to pay off credit cards in full each month, but it’s nice knowing that for the first 15 months, it’s not necessary, just remember to pay the minimum.

 

  • No annual fee. This makes this card great for the first 6 months and then forget about while it slowly boosts your credit score.
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Ask not what you can do for it, but what it can do for you!

I have run into some issues with Wells Fargo that has caused me to lose out on quite a bit of cash back, but I have solved the problems so you don’t have to.

First, when going to buy gift cards or make a large purchase, call WF and have them put a pre-authorization on the account. After a while, WF will notice the pattern and large purchases can be made without pre-authorizations.

Second, when paying off the card, instead of sending money from BlueBird straight to the card account like normal, withdraw the money to a checking account using BB’s settings page (preferably a WF checking so payments will apply instantly,) and then pay the credit card.

This is a bit more of a hassle, but since BB isn’t a checking account, WF says they can’t verify that the money is there. They will hold payments for up to 15 days before allowing it to effect available credit.

A bank account can only be added to 2 BB accounts, so I send the money from my other accounts to the 2 that are linked to make the withdraw. BB states that accounts are limited to sending up to $2,500 per month and receiving up to $10,000, including the $5,000 load limit.

This means that $20,000 can be withdrawn to one checking account each month. If you plan to MMS more than that, then have a second bank account ready or plan to send some money straight to the card and be prepared for a possible hold on the credit limit.

I recently wrote about how to earn up to $3,000 per Discover Card account.

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