This morning, I saw eBags is running a gift card promotion. This could bring about some big savings for you, especially if you are in the market for some new travel gear. So, how can you take full advantage of these discounted eBags gift cards?
Update: According to Jason in the comments, “Thanks for the quick reply! I chatted with eBags and you’ll actually have to get someone to combine all the codes before placing the order. Just a heads up! Thanks for the great info.” Once you buy your gift cards, you will need to have someone at eBags combine all your codes before placing your order.
How You Can Save with eBags Current Promotion
If you head on over to eBags, you can see they offering an extra $10 e-gift card with every $50 gift card you purchase. This deal goes until December 24th and they are limiting you to 5 free gift cards. The most you’ll earn is $50 in free gift card money for yourself. 🙂
This deal in itself gives you about a 17% discount at eBags. Now let’s make this better!
Stacking this Deal
If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a big fan of stacking offers with Amex Offers. These offers are probably why I keep so many American Express cards around!
Currently, you can receive a $10 statement credit when you spend $50 or more at ebags.com. Also, if you read the language of the offer, this does not exclude gift cards!
So, if you are able to purchase this with your American Express you can receive a $60 eBags Gift card for $40.
Using a Portal
There are portal pay outs for eBags as well, and typically the payouts are in the double digit percentages.
Usually, gift cards are excluded from portal payouts, but I have had luck with one portal for paying out on gift cards. The Ultimate Reward portal I have had the most success in receiving points for gift card purchases. Now, as with most situations, YMMV, but it can’t hurt to try, right?
Now, you’ll see the Ultimate Reward portal is 8 points per dollar, which is a very good pay out (I think so at least). If you were to take full advantage of this offer and received points as well, you would earn an extra 2,000 Ultimate Reward points for $200, really making it 10 points per dollar.
After you receive your gift cards you can go back into the portal and use the gift cards to make your purchase. If Ultimate Rewards is your currency of choice, this is again 8 points per dollar. If you prefer cash back there are a few options.
Looking at cash back portals the highest payouts are 12% cash back, which is $36 if you were to use the full $300 in gift cards you received. Now they also are offering 20% cash back on Tumi and Select Handbags: Fossil, Skagen, The Sak, Sakroots, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Frye, Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, Baggallini, and Anuschka.
Now, TopCashBack is also has a promo code for Brics, where if you use the promo code BRICS, you’ll receive $50 off every $250. If you prefer Briggs, use the promo code BRIGGS and you’ll receive $50 off every $350. This is in addition to the cash back earned.
On top of this, you’ll earn 5% eBags rewards toward your next purchase. If you haven’t used eBags before, if you use my personal referral link you’ll receive 20% off your first order (exclusions do apply) and I’ll receive a $10 eBags credit.
Using for Other Gear:
I also noticed eBags sells Bose Headphones and other running gear, like Under Armour. This is a great way to stack savings to buy some new headphones for running or if you prefer over the earn headphones.
If you are able to stack these deals, you can save up to 45% on these headphones.
If you are looking at running gear, like Under Armour, you can use this stacking method as well for some discounted running gear.
Another great perk of American Express is Shoprunner. You will receive free 2 day shipping at retailers that are enrolled in Shoprunner. The great news is that eBags is part of this program, so you’ll be able to not only save money on your purchase, but it will arrive quickly and cost you nothing!
Just another great perk of an American Express cards!
Stacking some of these deals can lead to some pretty solid savings on your travel gear, or even other gear like headphones, or running.
There is a limit of 5 free gift cards, and must be ordered by December 24th. If you are in the market for some new bags or gear, this might b worth jumping on.