Ladies: if you are tired of lugging huge packages of paper towel or toilet paper into the house, why not have them delivered to your door? ( have you noticed the husband or significant other is always gone when this chore comes up?)
When Katy and I head south for the winter we always place an order for our sundries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, paper towels, cleaning supplies etc) with drugstore.com and it is delivered right to our door.
Of course some items are overpriced, but there are some bargains as well. In addition they keep track of your previous shopping list so reordering is easy. Free shipping usually starts at $25.
As an added feature you can redeem your airmilesmart points into anybody’s frequent flyer or hotel program account. All you need is their account number and password.
And airmilesmart.com is not just about drugstore.com. Use them for other needed purchases and gift cards as well, and watch your points balance grow.
Katy’s New Citi Platinum Amex is on the Way
Several months ago we cancelled her previous one as we encountered an unsuccessful retention call for a bonus. The renewal was $125 (Not us).
She reapplied last week and just got notice of the approval. First year free, 3 thank you points per $$ on most purchases including US Mint coins and 5 points on select categories. Now the call to increase her credit line “and away we go” for the big coin purchases.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49