This flash deal is only until 5PM PT today (December 3) so act fast if interested!
Like all eBag deals, there are a few different components to making this be a really great cost saver. One of the components, their midday dash sale, ends in a few hours so figure out what you want and move on it!
eBags Flash Deal
There are three separate components to maximizing this deal. Given the lower dollar amount for the sale to kick in, this would make a great chance to get a present for someone or get some travel accessory you have been wanting.
Amex Offer – $10 Back on $50 Spent at eBags
Before you go on, make sure you login to your Amex account and save the eBags offer to your Amex card(s). I have written about this offer before so hopefully you have already done so. If not, here is what you do.
Log in to your American Express account and click on any of the cards you have in the account. Scroll down to the Offers portion and you should see the following offer waiting for you!
Here are the details:
- Must be used by January 14, 2015
- Must be used online
- Enrollment limited (in other words, save this offer to your card now)
To maximize it, add the offer to separate cards, simply login to your American Express account and then choose to duplicate the tab (if using Google Chrome) as many times as you have cards. Once they are all open, select a different Amex card in each tab and select to save the offer to the card. This shows up as available on every one of my cards – charge cards, business cards, and personal cards.
Choose A Shopping Portal
Now that you have the offer saved to your Amex card of choice, decide which shopping portal you would like to use. Top Cashback is currently paying out 15% cashback on purchases at eBags made through their link. If you do not already have a Top Cashback account, you can sign up using my link – here – and I will get $10 for you signing up (thanks:).
As for miles/points, the AAdvantage shopping portal is paying out 7 miles per dollar and is the highest paying airline with Ultimate Rewards paying out 8 UR points per dollar. To see the full list of available portals, click here.
Shop At eBags And Save With Code
Once you have selected your preferred shopping portal, click through to go to the eBags website. The special offer going on is for $15 off on purchases of $50 or more and $35 off for purchases of $100 or more. To make this work with the Amex offer, you must find an item(s) that make a minimum of $65 before the $15 off. That way, the $50 spent will trigger the Amex offer.
The offer code is EMDC3MD. It also includes free shipping. It does not work on all brands (like the higher-tiered brands, but we are looking for cheaper items anyway), but there are still a lot of items to use it on. You apply the code in the promo field at checkout and it will let you know if it is applicable or not.
Putting It All Together
For simplicity’s sake, let’s assume you used the Top Cashback to get the 15% cashback and look at what your final out-of-pocket cost is on the minimum items.
If you chose an item(s) that adds up to $65, using the eBags code will bring that down to $50. Your checkout price will be $50 but you will shortly receive a credit to your Amex card from Amex for $10. After you get your cash from Top Cashback, you will receive another $7.50. This brings your total out-of-pocket cost on a $65 item to $32.50!
Now, let’s see what happens if you choose a $100 item. You will receive $35 off from the eBags code and the will shortly receive the $10 Amex credit. From Top Cashback, you will receive $9.75 back. This brings your total out-of-pocket cost on a $100 item to $45.25!
Obviously, the better deal may be the $100 threshold as you will only be paying $12.75 more for an item that costs $35 more. Either way, this is a great way to use multiple offers to maximize savings!
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