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Tumi is generally the gold standard when it comes to durable luggage for business travelers. My carry-on is a 20″ Tumi Alpha International. While I’m not as obsessed with Tumi as some others, and have had some issues over the years, I continue to use it as my primary carry-on.
The catch is that Tumi is way overpriced, in my opinion. A couple of times a year they have a sale, and then sometimes there are opportunities to stack that with a promotion for further savings, which is when you want to buy Tumi luggage. At the moment there’s an opportunity to buy Tumi luggage for about 40% off, which I think is a much fairer price.
To start, at the moment Tumi is offering 20% off most of their luggage. These discounts are available through Tumi directly, as well as most online retailers that sell their products.
That’s a good start, though it gets much better than that. eBags is one of the retailers that sells Tumi bags, and through tomorrow TopCashBack is offering 24% cash back on Tumi purchases through eBags (if you’re not yet a TopCashBack member, you can sign-up here).
For example, Tumi’s most popular bag is probably the Alpha 2 International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On. It usually costs $595, though at the moment is on sale for $476, after factoring in the 20% discount. If you made the purchase by going through TopCashBack (which works the same as any other shopping portal, meaning you have to log into your TopCashBack account and be directed to eBags that way), you’d earn $114.24 cash back, meaning in the end you’d pay just $361.76, which is about 40% off. I’d say that’s a much fairer price for the bag.
Do note that the 24% cash back won’t be credited instantly, but rather will take a few weeks.
To those who think Tumi is still overpriced at 40% off, I don’t necessarily disagree. However, if you’re in the market for Tumi luggage, then getting 40% off is tough to beat, so this is the time to buy.
Does anyone plan on picking up any Tumi items through this eBags and TopCashBack deal?
(Tip of the hat to Running With Miles)