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Let’s try this again!  I haven’t had good luck with deals and offers that I thought were expiring today (Dec 31).  First there was American Express’s 40% transfer bonus to British Airways (actually expiring Jan 31st) and then the no-fee version of the Chase British Airways card (a commenter found a link to a page that is valid through March 31st)

I posted this a few months ago, but wanted to remind anyone in case they were still looking to sign up.


Over at BeFrugal, they are running a refer-a-friend promotion.  For every friend that you refer, you will get $20 and your friend gets $10.

Official terms and conditions of the offer: Refer-a-Friend program allows for members to receive a monetary reward for participating in the bonus program. During the period of October 16, 2014 – December 31, 2014, BeFrugal members will earn a $20 bonus for each qualified new member they refer through the Refer-a-Friend program. In turn, each qualified new member referred through the Refer-a-Friend program will earn a $10 Sign-Up bonus. Current members are not eligible as new referrals and cannot earn a Sign-Up bonus. To qualify for a bonus, new referrals must click on your unique Refer-a-Friend link and sign up as a member through that click through. . New members must also confirm their account and earn $25 or more in Cash Back (not including bonuses and earnings from non-purchase activity) within 90 days of account creation. Accounts will be terminated and bonuses forfeited for improper abuse of the Refer-a-Friend program, including, but not limited to: using search engine sponsored listings or any other paid advertising; creating multiple accounts for one individual; posting your referral link on merchant site, merchant’s social media page or other similar activity; impersonating; spamming web forums and other online properties. Determination of bonus eligibility will be at the sole discretion of

Here’s my take on it:

  • Program goes from October 16 – December 31
  • New members have to sign up accounts through your referral link and earn $25 in Cash Back (not counting the free $10 that they’ll get)
  • Existing accounts can’t count as “new” accounts (obviously?)
  • There are a couple of things that will forfeit your bonus and/or get your account terminated

Easy $30?

So my first thought for an easy $30 is that while I have an existing account at BeFrugal, and am therefore not eligible, my wife does NOT have an account.  So

I could sign her up, have her make a few purchases, and then she’d get $10 (and I’d get $20).

You do have 90 days to earn your $25 in BeFrugal cash back, but have to sign up by today.  So even though American Express gift cards are not currently offered via BeFrugal, it’s quite possible that they’ll come back sometime in the next 90 days.

Or of course, you can always get your $25 cash back through other purchases.

2.25% cash back on Amex Gift cards at TopCashBack


In related portal news, TopCashBack is offering 2.25% on American Express gift cards today only.  There are some restrictions on how to liquidate these cards (they don’t have PINs and can’t be used to load Bluebird or Serve or the like), but it still can be worthwhile if you are looking to manufacture spending.


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