Over the past few weeks, I started helping people plan and book their vacations. I learned a few tricks to getting really great deals on hotels and flights by stacking gift cards, shopping portals, rebates, special promotions, price match, credit card miles/points, and hotel/airline rewards programs.
Not everything can stack at the same time, but when the stars are all aligned, the savings could be 30-50% cheaper than the best rate on the Internet! However, the “savings” aren’t always cash savings or immediate, so I usually offer people about 10% savings while the rest goes towards FPT Gift Box’s vision of serving the community. The extra savings sometimes include a rebate check that comes weeks/months after the trip is over, 10% credit towards next booking, free groceries, free gift cards, and/or portal cashback that usually pays out weeks/months later. Not everything tracks or pays out, but when they do, it means FPT Gift Box has more goodies to give away! That’s “The FPT (5+2) Model” – generating free resources to give away!
Jet Anywhere Shopping Portal
One of the best “savings” on hotel booking comes from the Jet Anywhere shopping portal. Jet.com is a new online retailer trying to compete with Amazon.com. Jet.com is like the marriage of Amazon and Costco – buy in bulk for greater savings and shipping is free!
Doctor of Credit wrote a review of the Jet Anywhere shopping portal so I won’t say much here other than the credit comes in the form of JetCash which you can use to buy anything on Jet.com! I use Jet Anywhere to make bookings from Hotels.com because Jet pays a generous 14% in JetCash! This is remarkable and double the next highest portal payout (7% from TopCashback). For example, if you booked a hotel for $1,000, you’ll receive $140 in JetCash (a few weeks later)!
It does take a while for the JetCash credit to post because once you make the booking on Hotels.com, you have to forward the email confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then after the trip is over, you have to submit a proof of stay (e.g., invoice, statement, etc.). Jet adds the JetCash credit to your account, which is held pending for 30 days. After the credit is approved (I’m guessing Jet verifies with the hotel to confirm your stay), you can use the JetCash towards your next purchase on Jet.com.
Free Groceries to Help Someone in Need
Over the past few weeks, I’ve made several bookings on Hotels.com using Jet Anywhere. I’ve waited patiently and finally, my first few JetCash credits just got posted! This is exciting news because now I can add another giveaway to my site!
In the past, I’ve given away movie tickets, gas, clothing, iPads, Disneyland tickets, and more – some to people in need, some to various charity / auction events, some to my readers, and some just for fun.
Now I have free groceries to give away! With all the Hotels.com bookings I’ve made and will be making in the coming weeks/months, I anticipate I’ll have hundreds if not thousands of JetCash to use towards free groceries, which I’d like to offer to people in need.
Please fill out the entry form below and include the following information:
- Contact person and email address
- Who’s the groceries for and why (e.g., yourself, neighbor, friend, family, charity event, etc.)
- List of groceries items (about $50 value) from Jet.com that you’d like sent to the person.
This will be an ongoing giveaway, so whenever I have JetCash credits posted to my account, I’ll be reviewing the entries and sending out free groceries. I’ll reach out to the contact person first to obtain shipping address.
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