One of the things I advocate when traveling is to bring less, and pack lightly. You will find me and my family with just a carryon and backpack, and we avoid checking our luggage, which not only saves money, but more importantly, a time saver!

6 Reasons We Travel with only a Carry-On Luggage and Backpack

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Carryon  and backpack – that’s how we travel. Getting ready to leave Taiwan – Dec 2019

Looking for a backpack that’s light enough to travel with and light enough on your wallet? Here’s one for you, a backpack deal that you could stack with other cashbacks and credit deals.

You can’t miss the Dark Raspberry Columbia Pocket Daypack II – on our way to Costa Rica

My family actually used this backpack during our most recent trip to Costa Rica. It was perfect for grabbing things on-the-go. It was light, and packable, making it truly ideal for travel.

La Fortuna Waterfalls, Costa Rica


What’s the deal

  • Columbia Pocket Daypack II (click here)
  • Dimensions: 17.7″ Height x 11.7″ Width x 5.7″ Depth
  • Capacity: 18.3L (1114 cu. in)
  • Current sale price before all discounts $12.50 or 50% off regular  price $25.00
  • Pricing below reflects the additional 25% discount (see below how to get this discount)
Pocket Daypack II
Pocket Daypack II. Image courtesy of Columbia
  • Available in 5 colors
    • One main compartment
    • Adjustable shoulder straps
    • Front zippered accessory pocket
    • Interior zippered accessory pocket


How do you get this for $9.37 and free shipping

Walking down Chollin Hot Springs – Tabacon, Costa Rica


Get another $5 off + 12% discount

  • Use Active Junky, a cashback portal
  • By joining and make a qualifying purchase, you get $5 credited to your Active Junky account
Image courtesy of Active Junky
  • There’s also a 12% cash back when you shop at Columbia with Active Junky (offer varies)
  • Membership is free. You sign up, you shop, you earn, you collect.
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Image courtesy of Active Junky

How to get it for as low as $3.25

  • Current Regular Sale Price – $12.50
  • Join Greater Rewards Membership  and get 25% discount, brings the sale price down to $9.37
  • Join Active Junky  get 12% cashback offer  ($9.37 – 12%) = $1.12
  • Active Junky Credit (click to join) = $5
  • Once you factor in all these credits, you could get one backpack for as low as $3.25
Perfect little daypack!

If you do all of these steps today, you will pay $9.36 out the door, and you will get the Active Junky credits separately. Make sure you read the offer terms in details.

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By Jason

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