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Coming off the heels of the 2,500 point stamps.com Ultimate Rewards freebie (which seems to be dead now), I noticed that Pitney Bowes is offering 4,500 points when you get one of their mailing machines. Just log into your Ultimaterewards.com account and search for Pitney in the top right.
When I clicked through, I thought they’d be obscenely expensive, but to my surprise the Mailstation 2 Digital Mailing System was actually free for 60 days. The only charges were $30 in pre-loaded postage and $9.99 and they even have a Satisfaction Guarantee:
“Pitney Bowes Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied, return the meter and scale during the trial period with no further obligation. We will even refund your original shipping charge. Any unused postage will be returned by the USPS.”
Seems like a no-brainer to me! I actually hate going to the post office, so having my own mailing station makes a lot of sense ;-)
4,500 Ultimate Rewards points (the program of the Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold cards) is nothing to scoff at. They can be transferred instantly 1:1 to Continental, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club and Amtrak. Heck, it’s only 50,000 British Airways miles for a Cathay Pacific Business Class one way ticket from the US to Asia, so this promo is almost 1/10 of that!
I just did this so I haven’t gotten the points yet, but I am optimistic about Chase’s Ultimate Rewards shopping mall being more reliable than some of the others we’ve dealt with lately. I absolutely do not think this one is an error.
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Balance Transfer Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195||See Terms||Excellent Credit|