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Old Oct 13, 13, 5:44 pm
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35 points/$ eBags AAdvantage Mall

35 points/$ eBags AAdvantage Mall through October 14
Short term crazy high bonus on eBags purchases. If you were waiting to buy something on the site, now is a good holiday weekend to do it.
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Old Oct 13, 13, 6:22 pm
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I'm still waiting to receive my 20x+ bonus from eBags from a couple of months ago, freaking Cartera...
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Old Oct 13, 13, 7:19 pm
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35 points/$ eBags AAdvantage Mall

Sadly it looks like everything on ebags is WAY overpriced compared to Amazon. I suppose at 35mi/$ that makes up for the difference, but t doesn't put it into the category of buying something I don't need...
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Old Oct 13, 13, 7:27 pm
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Sadly it looks like everything on ebags is WAY overpriced compared to Amazon. I suppose at 35mi/$ that makes up for the difference, but t doesn't put it into the category of buying something I don't need...
Agreed. Buy only what you were seriously thinking of buying anyway. I see 35 miles per dollar as ~50 cents per dollar, assuming a conservative 1.5 cents per AA mile. 50% off ain't a bad deal.
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Old Oct 13, 13, 7:28 pm
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Sadly it looks like everything on ebags is WAY overpriced compared to Amazon. I suppose at 35mi/$ that makes up for the difference, but t doesn't put it into the category of buying something I don't need...
Certain luggage brands (like Tumi, Briggs & Riley) are rarely discounted. Are there any brand restrictions on the 35 miles/$1 promotion? If not, then this is a great opportunity to buy some higher-end luggage.
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Old Oct 13, 13, 10:45 pm
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eBags.com 35x via AAdvantage eShopping

I believe this ends tomorrow, 10/14. eBags.com offering 35x when you get there via the AAdvantage eShopping portal.

Shop carefully as not everything is a deal at eBags! I spent $605 on a few pieces I was buying anyway, and will earn 21,780 AAdvantage miles (35x from eBags, 1x from Citi).
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Old Oct 13, 13, 10:49 pm
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Probably unwisely, I bought something there a few weeks ago. Haven't used it yet.

Free return shipping, so I'm returning and reordering.

I say 'unwisely' because any store that can offer this type of bonus basically has to have a huge margin.
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I bought a couple of these recently - checked price for comparison and ebags is $10 higher than Amazon and others. $10 for 4060 miles is not too bad, and not that ridiculous of a margin. http://www.ebags.com/product/high-si...-straps/221656
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Certain luggage brands (like Tumi, Briggs & Riley) are rarely discounted. Are there any brand restrictions on the 35 miles/$1 promotion? If not, then this is a great opportunity to buy some higher-end luggage.
Yep I bought a beautiful bag I had my eyes on. $425.00
Should be getting 14,200ish AA miles, 23.00 worth of ebags for future purchases and hopefully 5% rebate on my Discover card. No taxes or shipping.

The key is to know the product and the retail value somewhere else. Usually the brands you mentioned are the same price everywhere else. Here in FL we have a Tumi outlet but it has old merchandise and you have to pay taxes.

Took screenshot of everything !

(Rimowa is the only brand excluded)
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Old Oct 14, 13, 7:02 am
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Certain luggage brands (like Tumi, Briggs & Riley) are rarely discounted. Are there any brand restrictions on the 35 miles/$1 promotion? If not, then this is a great opportunity to buy some higher-end luggage.
Tumi isn't "rarely" discounted. It's discounted (at my last count) around 6 times per year, the past 2 years. Try gilt.com or ruelala.com. Also, if you're fortunate enough to live near a Tumi outlet, you'll find tons of product at 50% off or more.

Never used a B&R bag so can't comment there.

Re: the 35 cent per dollar spent on eBags..it CAN be worth it, if: (1) you have a specific redemption in mind, or need a top off, or can't apply for another Citi card AND (2) you actually need (two) new Tumis!
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I took advantage of this promotion to pick up a new Eagle Creek rolling duffel and a new JanSport daypack. I desperately hope the 35x points post, but if they don't at least I will have some quality luggage to show for my efforts (plus the regular FF miles I get from using my AAdvantage credit card).

Why are shopping portals so unreliable when it comes to posting points? It's a real disincentive to using them. Customers shouldn't need screenshots, etc., in order to get the points they've earned. The current portal should work reliably, or the airline/credit card program should jettison it in favor of another one which does.
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Certain luggage brands (like Tumi, Briggs & Riley) are rarely discounted. Are there any brand restrictions on the 35 miles/$1 promotion? If not, then this is a great opportunity to buy some higher-end luggage.
Tumi isn't "rarely" discounted. It's discounted (at my last count) around 6 times per year, the past 2 years. Try gilt.com or ruelala.com. Also, if you're fortunate enough to live near a Tumi outlet, you'll find tons of product at 50% off or more.

Never used a B&R bag so can't comment there.

Re: the 35 cent per dollar spent on eBags..it CAN be worth it, if: (1) you have a specific redemption in mind, or need a top off, or can't apply for another Citi card AND (2) you actually need (two) new Tumis!
Thanks. I've occasionally seen Tumi discounted by 20% on selected styles. Have the sales you've seen been for the entire line?
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Old Oct 14, 13, 10:49 am
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Sadly it looks like everything on ebags is WAY overpriced compared to Amazon. I suppose at 35mi/$ that makes up for the difference, but t doesn't put it into the category of buying something I don't need...
Not only that, but it doesn't even have as good a selection as Amazon has! I've been thinking of buying this Case Logic 14" Security Friendly Laptop Case on Amazon (and so have it "bookmarked" on my Wish List there), looked for it every which way at eBags (including browsing through all Case Logic as well as all Security Friendly), and it's simply not there at any price:

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-Sec.../dp/B007Z92RIW
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(Rimowa is the only brand excluded)
AFAIK, eBags no longer sells Rimowa.
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I took advantage of this promotion to pick up a new Eagle Creek rolling duffel and a new JanSport daypack. I desperately hope the 35x points post, but if they don't at least I will have some quality luggage to show for my efforts (plus the regular FF miles I get from using my AAdvantage credit card).

Why are shopping portals so unreliable when it comes to posting points? It's a real disincentive to using them. Customers shouldn't need screenshots, etc., in order to get the points they've earned. The current portal should work reliably, or the airline/credit card program should jettison it in favor of another one which does.
I bought the Jansport Driver 8 for $72 (20% backpack discount) and it was cheaper than Amazon.
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