Forget 5% cash back- Track Amazon item with Camel & save upto 50 %

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nishant
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Forget 5% cash back- Track Amazon item with Camel & save upto 50 %

Postby nishant » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:34 pm

Due to Robo pricing, Amazon prices vary constantly- sometimes hourly. Even when you buy from Amazon, price may be lower than other retailers still you may be paying higher than typical average on Amazon- sometimes prices can be 50% lower than max yearly price.

Write the word camel 3 times and you got the item tracking website. Sounds funny but useful. You can get a graph of price changes at Amazon over last few months and set your alert to buy at desired price.

I was disappointed with Amazon when I found, items which I was tracking myself, thought would be cheaper on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, turned out to significantly expensive compared to Oct prices.

Not sure how many people are aware of this, but the rewards are far better than 5% with Q4 Chase Freedom or Discover


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Postby cashback » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:50 pm

Pretty cool site... Will definitely use it.
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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Postby RewardHop » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:05 am

I use this a lot. Its great to see historical prices before buying.
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Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas
Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus
Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities
Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything
Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating
Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters, amazon.com
Discover It: 5% rotating
SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon
US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants
Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]

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Postby Calipso » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:38 pm

I've been using this years. Camelegg also applies to Newegg.com's prices.
My Limits:
NFCU NavCheck: $15,000/NFCU Platinum: $11,500/NFCU nRewards: $8,000
Chase Freedom: $6,500/Chase Slate: $6,000/CSP: $5,000/Marriott Rewards Primier: $5,000/United MileagePlus Explorer: $5,000/Southwest Primier: $3,000
Citi Hilton HHonors: $9,700/Citi Simplicity: $8,200/Citi Forward: $5,500
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday: $8,000/SPG AMEX: $5,000/AMEX Everyday: $5,000/AMEX Delta Skymiles Platinum: $3,400
Discover IT: $7,700
Barclay's NFL Extra Points (Carolina Panthers): $5,000
DCU Platinum: $3,000
RTN FCU CC: $2,000
CCCU Platinum Rewards Visa: $2,000

Current total limit: $129,500

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:41 pm

I have read that some things are actually cheaper in October.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape



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