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My view is that you should only buy things in your purchase plan on major shopping days. Get a discount for what you’d buy anyway, don’t make impulse purchases of things you don’t need.
For many travelers though that may include noise cancelling headphones. They’re something I travel with. I use Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones. I paid $300 for mine when I bought them. Amazon has them on sale for an amazing $109.99.
List price is $299. They went on sale for Black Friday last year at $179. $110 is the lowest I’ve seen.
Some people are targeted for 20% off anything at Amazon when redeeming 1 Membership Rewards point. I’m not. Others are targeted for $15 of $60 when redeeming 1 Chase point. I’m not. But if you are and aren’t already using those deals price gets reduced further.
To be sure this isn’t the latest generation headphone, that’s the Bose QuietComfort 35 which is wireless. But I am still very happy with my QC25s, and I’m definitely not spending $300 for new headphones that don’t seem to sound any different.