@therealjrn sort of jumped the gun by a day, innit. Fortunately I was able to delete my newly created topic just in time to avoid dups.
Discover 5% bonus cash back categories for Q3-2021 are restaurants and PayPal.
I don’t hate it when PayPal is one of the cash back bonus categories for the rewards cards. Many retail merchants, both online and B&M, accept PayPal across a variety categories. Several small merchants, service type businesses and vertical businesses accept PayPal which may not normally be included in a bonus category.
Chase Freedom et al 5% bonus cash back categories for Q3-2021 are grocery stores and select streaming services. Very select streaming services. A much narrower list of providers than that offered by Discover in Q2. But they do include:
Don’t forget to check your Chase Offers and AMEX offers for new stuff. Some of those can turn into significant discounts for things and services you already need. The AMEX offers in particular have netted me some big bucks, equaling as much as 40% off a big ticket item I already needed.
I wish you could use the CB categories directly on the streaming sites to prepay against a card. Instead, I buy discounted GCs from places like Raise.com and giftcardgranny.com at better than 5% savings and prepay that way.
I’ve averaged a 14% discount on Cricket that way for the last 5 years at least. Netflix, not so much with an occasional BestBuy deal. Prime, not so much with only discounted “Gift of Prime” on Prime Day and not even that this year. I guess Bezos needs to recoup the losses after his divorce. Boo hoo.
@ruouttaurmind Not Netflix and not Amazon. I don’t do cable or other streaming (except on the recent $2 for 2 months deals for prime day to binge Showtime, Acorn, and Paramount). The annual value isn’t there for any of them.
Didja hook up with the 30 day free Prime trial back on Prime Day so you could scarf some gnarly exclusive offers during this latest installment of Amz’s annual non-event?
I found better bargains at Target during their competing Deal Days sale. But I also did the 30 day free Prime thingy so I could get a couple exclusives at Amz and Woot.
Tonight I popped into my Amz account, selected the Prime section so I could cancel prematurely and avoid being billed for a month after forgetting to cancel later (their bread & butter from these free trials are dingdongs like me). Anyway… I picked the “Update, cancel and more” menu. A pop up appeared offering me an additional 30 days if I don’t cancel now. So a total of 60 days of free Prime.
Why not? Not costing me anything and I will have free shipping at Woot for the next Woot-off.
I suspect this is a targeted offer based on some mystical magic algorithm. Of course YMMV, but if you did the free Prime offer within the past couple weeks, head into your Amz account and see if the magic algorithm pulled your golden ticket too!
This is a pretty sweet set, even by Technic standards. I don’t collect any of the Technic stuff. I find most of them to be a bit too rough around the edges for my taste, and the scale precludes them from becoming part of a standard LEGO set dio. That said… I am very much considering this set. It’s very detailed, with tons of cogs and moving parts.
I really like this one because it fits into the LEGO campground/wilderness/rural area dio I’ve been working towards for quite some time. This is a 3in1 set, so the finished model isn’t quite as polished as the Creator Expert stuff, but on par with the City sets. I’ll be doing this one as the RV option. Hoping I have enough spare bits in my bins to salvage the Mini Cooper as a second vehicle.
MSRP is $16 per knife in the single pack so at $15 for two this is a steal.
I own one of these. This thing is stout. Solid, thick steel frame, sturdy lock back mechanism, heavy duty pocket clip, very easy one button quick blade change… I absolutely love this thing. The info on the Lowe’s product page list the handle material as “hard plastic”. Nope. It’s a super comfortable, extra grippy rubber.
I do have two issues with it though:
It’s a stout bastard and very well made, but all that strength comes at a cost. It’s hefty. Close to half a pound. Drags my britches down when I clip it to my pocket.
Another cost of all that solid steel construction… it’s thick. About an inch thick. Too thick for me to comfortably put in and out of my jeans pocket on the reg, especially one handed. But all that thick rubberized handle also gives me a firm grip when using. So I leave it in my toolbox for the bigger jobs and keep a compact Kobalt folder clipped to my pocket for quick cuts.
Definitely a ruouttaurmind recommended buy!
CONVENIENT - Uses the same replaceable blades as standard retractable utility knives for multiple applications
QUICK BLADE CHANGES - Designed with a quick release for fast changes for new, sharp blades or when specialized blades are needed
INCLUDED BLADE - Knife comes with one SK-5 hardened carbon steel utility blade
LOCK-BACK DESIGN - Lock back mechanism on the mid point of the knife’s spine secures the blade in position during use
RUBBERIZED ERGONOMIC HANDLE - High-visibility, dual layer rubberized ergonomic handle for increased comfort and superior grip
LANYARD HOLE - Lanyard hole in the handle is ideal for a wrist strap or para cord loop
OVERALL LENGTH - Each knife measures 7-in overall (including blade) when fully opened
(Buy the way it’s $7 for one not a two pack. I think you got overexcited when you posted.)
I see what you did there.
Yes, I mistakenly stole the header from my post above and neglected to correct it to a single knife before I ran out of edit time. Maybe one of the mods will happen along, take pity on my pathetic soul, and correct my gaff before I die of embarrassment. What say you @narfcake? @RiotDemon? @Ignorant?
@Barney@mike808 It was a Marketplace seller fulfilled by Amz, so unlikely there weren’t any shenanigans afoot. The $7 seller was Mr. Customer Service. Their supply seems to have been depleted so Amz is subbing another Marketplace seller.
@compunaut half the pics have a Prima brand on them. I wasn’t familiar with Prima but the local dirt cheap building supplies place had a bunch of their tool belts back this spring and they felt really sturdy. Should do well for her, and at a nice price!
Not a price deal, but man, this is one good looking set.
Lego Pickup Truck
Lego revealed this new model in a very under-the-radar fashion, which is a shame because the 1,677-piece 1950s-era vintage Pickup Truck set is an absolute charmer with some of the loveliest curves we’ve ever seen on a Lego vehicle. Officially available October 1 but available for
The truck features doors, a hood, and tailgate that all open, working steering, removable wooden side rails on the bed, and farm-related accessories like produce, a wheelbarrow, and a milk jug. It also comes with a festive wreath that can be attached to the front so you can park this beauty on the fireplace mantle when Christmas rolls around.
Usually 7-11 stores have free slurpees on one day a year, July 11. This year, it’s free slurpees every day until July 31. Have to download the app, small size, limit 1 per day, no purchase required. I got pineapple.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: A Song of Ice and Fire (eBook) for $2.99
Deal available thru multiple outlets. Easier for me to link slickdeals for them.
A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals – in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg – whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory.
@mikibell 11717 was 29.99 on black friday deal if I’m remembering correctly, but 39.99 still beats every other price per brick I have found. Costco has an identical set minus the plates, at a higher price, so don’t buy the costco one.
If you’re into gaming Aukey has 50% off sale code 4THOFJULY which is nice. Like a 45" gaming desk it ends being like $80 or their blue switch mechanical keyboard.
Oh and if you’re looking for cheaper games I highly recommend eneba.com for cheaper games, in game tokens, subscription currency etc. It’s not pirated or anything so it’s legal and I’ve purchased from them a few times. I just picked up Dead by Daylight for $5.
Sizes from small to 3X at this price. Other colors are also available for $6 but you’ll have to dig around a bit as prices vary. Sorry, no french cut or v-neck shirts at this price.
I have no idea about the quality and comfort of Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts. I’m thinking these might be on the thinner side, but I am only guessing. Gildan specs say this is a 6oz fabric, which would make it only slightly lighter weight than the durable Hanes Beefy Ts I wear and love, but I’m dubious about the actual weight.
@PHRoG This helps. I prefer a heavier t-shirt. I do quite a bit of DIY stuff. The thinner ones, although generally more comfy, wear out and tear from snags in pretty short order. I appreciate your info! I’ll give them a shot. Though not in really, really purple.
@PHRoG@ruouttaurmind we use the g2000 for silk screening our BSA troop shirts. The ultra cotton last quite a while. We were using the lighter weight, and the shirts from 1999-2001 are starting to show holes. The ultras haven’t shown any signs of wearing out. I sleep in my husband’s shirts, so they do get used quite often!!
P.S. that is an awesome price on the larger sizes… going to get some 2x and 3xs to have in the supply closet.
@mikibell Twelve years for a t-shirt is pretty darned good! Depending on what I’m working on, sometimes I can wear out a heavyweight shirt in a few months. So over ten years from the “lightweight” shirt even sounds great!
And don’t even get me started on shoes. I’ve been deep into the renovation project for just shy of two years and I just killed my fourth pair of shoes. I’m going to have to invest in a pair of top shelf kicks I guess. Terra or Keen maybe.
@mikibell@ruouttaurmind My career is engineering (generally office work), but I do a LOT of DIY/handyman work around various family properties. For shoes, I buy the cheapest pair of leather high-tops I can find on eBay and hope for the best (I do have some steel-toe work boots for serious construction work, but they are NOT as comfortable as sneakers)
Not a normal deal, but was able to pick up a used U-Line compact (3.5cuft) ‘countertop’ refrigerator at a local restaurant equipment auction for $1.86
It will fit perfectly in the laundry/mud room next to the upright freezer. It’s a nice replacement for the plastic crate currently storing adult beverages; ice machine will sit right on top.
The subway I went to lunch at today had new toaster ovens, and the old ones were sitting in the back of the dining room waiting on a ride out apparently. I wanted to ask what they wanted for one until I saw both how big they are up close and that each of them has a 220V 30A plug on it. I guess it takes a lot of juice to cook that fast.
The photo looks mauve, the description says pink. You be the judge. I can tell you after searching for a cover for my leather reclining sofa… this is dirt cheap. Like throwaway cheap. I’ll even accept the pink color as long as it fits ok. Sitting on those leather seats in the summertime is sucking my will to live!