Showing posts from November, 2020

Korean Airlines acquires Asiana; potential JAL and ANA merger

Korean Airlines has announced their intended acquisition of their biggest competitor and Korea's second largest carrier Asiana Airlines.  The deal will be finalized in the second half of 2021, with Korean putting down $1.6 billion for Asiana, which has been bleeding through cash even pre-COVID-19 pandemic.  Korean Airlines will move from the 18th largest carrier in the world to #10 on the list. Asiana business class will soon become Korean Airlines Prestige class Both airlines have had their history of ongoing struggles pre-pandemic.  South Korea is a relatively small nation geographically, with a population of around 50 million.  It's difficult for the country's demographics to support two full service airlines, and that's not even factoring in the international competition from foreign and low-cost carriers. A380s will probably be on the chopping block once the merger is complete What to expect from the Korean and Asiana Airlines merger? Significant consolidation of

PayPal deal: $25 cashback after spending $35 x3 at Walmart, Doordash, and more

PayPal is currently offering a deal where you can get $25 cashback after spending $35 three times (x3) at the following online merchants: Walmart DoorDash GAP Old Navy Athleta Banana Republic Ulta Promo link and enrollment The deal is limited to the first 130,000 customers, and ends on December 31, 2020.  In order to be eligible, you need to first save the offer to your PayPal account and pay with your PayPal account at the respective online merchant.  In-store purchases do not qualify, Most of us shouldn't have a problem making 3 transactions of $35+ at these merchants as Walmart offers free shipping on orders $35+, and your bills at DoorDash can add up really fast.  If you're new to DoorDash, you can sign up using my referral link and get a total of $30 off your first 3 orders.  If you were to spend the minimum of $105 ($35 x3), then the $25 cashback would represent a 24% discount, which is a fantastic offer. Which credit card to use Since these will need to be PayPal paym

Citi offering cardholders additional 5% cashback for online purchases

Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Citi has just announced a promo giving their credit card holders 5% or 5x cashback on all online purchases between 11/24-11/30.  Most if not all Citi credit card holders appear to be eligible for this offer, which maxes out after you hit $500 in online purchases.  Registration is required and open between 11/16-11/30.  If you have multiple Citi cards, enrollment is required for each card, and you'd be able to get 5% cashback on up to $500 in purchases for each card. Registration is required November 16-30, 2020, at Online purchases made November 24-30, 2020, are eligible Cardmembers can receive 5% cash back for up to $500 in online purchases, in addition to the rewards they usually earn The 5% cash back will post within one to two billing cycles Card members must have an eligible account as of 10/23/2020.  New card members and accounts opened after 10/23/2020 are not eligible If you max out on this offer, you'll

2 months free Instacart Express with MasterCard; save $20 on Walmart and $10 on buybuyBaby

Instacart is one of the most popular grocery delivery services, allowing you to get groceries and much more delivered to your door within hours.  It's a great way to not have to set food into a retailer, especially if you want to avoid any potential exposure to COVID-19.  There are currently several Instacart promo codes that can save you money on your next Walmart and buybuy Baby orders: Promo code everyday10 : $10.00 off your next order from Walmart (Expires: Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST) Promo code sparky2020 : $10.00 off your next order from Walmart (Expires: Nov 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST) Promo code bbbaby10 : $10.00 off your next order from buybuy BABY (Expires: Nov 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST) I was able to successfully add all the promo codes to my Instacart account, despite not receiving targeted e-mails.  To add the codes to your Instacart account, go to the "Credits & promo codes" link under your account, and you'll have a text box to enter the promo code a