Roundup: Cyber Monday, Save on Amazon, Southwest Companion Pass, Plastiq Promo

Cyber Monday: 11/26/2018

Cyber Monday is the online equivalent to Black Friday. Before you shop online, be sure to check an online shopping portal like Ebates to maximize cash back.

Sign up for Ebates and earn $10 when you spend $25 (referral):

20% Amazon w/ 1 MR point (Targeted)

Check if you’re targeted to get 20% off items sold and shipped by Amazon by using one Membership Reward point. Offer valid until 12/23/2018, or when Amazon decides to end it.

Link to offer:

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Get $15 off $60 at Amazon when w/ 1 Chase Ultimate Reward Point (Targeted)

Unlike the Amazon offer, the Chase one takes up to 24 hours to activate after linking your Chase Ultimate Rewards account. There’s also a very small percentage of people that are able to activate the offer.

How to use Chase offer:

  1. Link your Chase Ultimate Rewards account to Amazon:

  2. Wait up to 24 hours to see the ability to activate the offer

  3. Activate the offer here:

  4. Find $60 worth of items that are shipped and sold by Amazon to qualify

  5. Select a Chase card that earns UR points to pay

  6. Use 1 point = $0.01 to pay, and the $15 off $60 should be reflected at checkout

Travel Credits Reminder

A handful of premium travel credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Amex Platinum come with an annual travel credit or airline incidental fee credit. Be sure to use the credit before your December statement closes, otherwise, you’ll lose the credit.

Southwest Companion Pass

As a reminder, November-December is the optimal time to apply for Southwest credit cards if you want to earn Southwest Companion Pass for 2019.

To qualify for Companion Pass, you’ll need to earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards in one calendar year. You cannot transfer UR points to meet this requirement.

You need to apply for one personal and one business Southwest credit card, and time completing the minimum spend in January 2019.

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

  • Welcome bonus: Earn up to 60,000 Rapid Rewards points

    • 40,000 points after $1,000 in spend within the first three months of account opening

    • Earn an additional 20,000 points when you spend a total of $12,000 within your first year

  • Travel credit: 7,500 points ($75) based on cardmember year

  • Earn 2X points on Southwest and hotel/car rental partners

  • Earn 1X points everywhere else

  • 4 Upgraded boarding passes per card anniversary year

  • 20% back on in-flight drinks, wifi, messaging, and movies

  • Foreign transaction fees: 0%

  • Earn tier qualifying points towards A-list status

Plastiq for Business: Earn 5,000 Fee Free Dollars

Plastiq is a service that lets you pay merchants with a credit card for a flat 2.5% fee.

If you have a business credit card, Plastiq is running a promotion exclusively for Ask Sebby subscribers to earn earn 5,000 fee free dollars when you make $15,000 in payments (via Plastiq) by December 31, 2018.

How to activate the Plastiq for Business promotion (new users only):

  1. Signup for Plastiq using this link:

  2. Make payment(s) that total $15,000 on a business credit card

  3. Payment(s) must be done by Dec 31, 2018

  4. Earn $5,000 fee free dollars (FFD)

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