A mighty stack for last minute gifts


Sometimes its possible to stack multiple deals towards great value.  We refer to that as “extreme stacking”.  Fortunately, for those of you who need to ship a list minute holiday gift, Harry & David has you covered.  And I’ll show you how to stack the snot out of it…

Here are the components you’ll need for the ultimate Harry & David stack:

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Amex Offers: Spend $75, Get $20; and Get 10% Back

Log into your Amex account to see if you have a card that has both of the targeted offers shown above.  It’s possible that the 10% back offer is only available on business cards, so begin your search on a business card if you have one.  Once you find a card with both offers, load both to your account.

Dosh 10% Back

Dosh is an app that lets you earn cash back at certain merchants automatically just by linking your credit cards.  And Dosh happens to be offering 10% back at Harry & David at the moment!

It used to be necessary to click through from Dosh for online offers like this one, but that’s no longer the case.  See: Dosh — Now stack card-linked offers with portals.

Make sure to install Dosh on your smartphone and link your Amex credit card before making any purchases at Harry & David.  If you haven’t yet installed Dosh, here’s my referral link (thanks!).

Portal $10 per purchase or 20% Back

Most portals don’t offer much for Harry & David purchases, but they tend to offer quite a bit more for 1-800-Flowers, which is a partner site.  All of the above stacks will work if you click through to 1-800-Flowers rather than to Harry & David.  Once, there, you can click the Harry & David tab if you prefer their products.  But, actually, you can buy from any of the 1-800-Flowers associated stores such as Harry & David, Cheryl’s, Wolferman’s, etc. (see image for the full list):

At the time of this writing, the two best portal options for 1-800-Flowers are TopCashBack and Ebates (both are offering 20% cash back) and the investment site, Acorns, which offers $10 back per purchase when you click through from their “Found Money” section.  If you plan to spend more than $50 per order, then you’re better off with 20% back from either portal (but always check CashBackMonitor first to see current portal rates).  If you plan to spend less than $50 per order, then go with Acorns.  Here are my referral links to each of these:

Add Up the Stack

With the Spend $75, Get $20 Amex offer, you’ll increase your savings by spending as little above $75 as possible.  Here are two examples in which you spend $80 total.  Note that sales tax is not considered in the calculated savings…

Scenario 1: One $80 purchase for $28 after rebates

  • $20 Back from Amex for the Spend $75, Get $20 offer
  • $8 Back from Amex for the 10% back offer
  • $8 Back from Dosh (10% back)
  • $16 back from from TopCashBack or Ebates (20% of $80)
  • Total rebate: $52
  • Total cost after rebate: $80 – $52 = $28

Scenario 2: Two separate $40 purchases for $24 after rebates

  • $20 Back from Amex for the Spend $75, Get $20 offer
  • $8 Back from Amex for the 10% back offer
  • $8 Back from Dosh (10% back)
  • $20 back from Acorns as long as you click through separately for each order
  • Total rebate: $56
  • Total cost after rebate: $80 – $56 = $24

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