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The Amazon Prime Day deal that real-world travelers are actually buying

July 13, 2022
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While some prefer to tune out the noise of hyped-up sales such as Amazon Prime Day, others take the opportunity to save on items they have long been planning to purchase. Sometimes this means super fancy items but other times it's the little things.

Amazon Prime Day 2022 has many deals for travel enthusiasts, but after polling some world travelers and staffers, it seems it's the very practical travel items that are making their way into virtual carts.

Specifically, we've heard this is a good time to stock up on discounted AirTags to track those checked bags in a season of uncertain air travel. So, before Prime Day 2022 ends tonight, here's how one TPG staffer stacked multiple Amazon Prime Day-related offers to get a really good price on something that will help make life -- and travel -- that much easier.

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Stacking deals to buy discounted AirTags

Apple AirTags. (Screenshot from Amazon)

TPG director of content operations Andrea Rotondo used Prime Day discounts to purchase a pack of four AirTags so she can keep an electronic eye on her checked luggage on future trips.

To do this, she took advantage of the discounted Prime Day price and also stacked two more deals to drive the price down even more.

She purchased a $50 Amazon gift card which gave her $12.50 in promotional Amazon credit. She used that credit and gift card toward her AirTags.

Next, she used her targeted American Express offer to use 1 point to get 10% off the order to reduce that price. If she had been targeted for a higher version of that offer she could have saved up to 40%. There's also a Chase version of this offer than can save buyers up to $15 on eligible orders by using 1 Chase point.

By purchasing during Prime Day and stacking all the offers available to her, she'll receive a four-pack of AirTags for just $75.35 — an average of just more than $18 per tag.

If you don't have Amazon Prime but want discounted AirTags, try heading over to Walmart. The store offers a discounted price that matches the Prime Day price (just without the ability to stack the extra discounts).

Related: Using Apple's AirTags to track your luggage

Bottom line

From $14 headphones to brand-new luggage, TPG has a roundup of our favorite travel-related items in the Prime Day sale. But sometimes, it's easier to know what other travelers are actually getting rather than browse a theoretical list of options.

In addition to AirTags, TPG staffers have made some other Prime Day purchases perfect for traveling, including Kindles for easy reading on planes (for about half off) and FuelRods to bring that phone battery back up. (FuelRods are cheaper via this sale, and then you can swap them out for free while at Disney, among other places.) Others purchased compression leggings and even an RFID Travel passport wallet.

These items might not be as fun to buy as, say, a new big screen on Black Friday. However, they are infinitely practical and perfect for a time when so many things cost more than we wish.

Related: These are the best credit cards for Amazon purchases

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases