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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Free Amazon Kindle Books

Here are a few of my favorites.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Free $5 Lowe's Giftcard

TopCashBack is offering $5 cash back when you purchase a $5 Lowe's gift card.  TopCashBack is a rebate website just like Ebates.  It has been offering very generous deals lately.  I've already received a couple hundred dollars in freebies so they are legit and super easy to use.  Follow the steps below and get your free $5 gift cards.

1. In up with or sign into your TopCashBack account. It only takes a few seconds.

2. Type Lowe's in the search box.

3. Click the orange "Cashback" button.

4. As you scroll down the page you can read the details.  Then click the orange "Get Cashback" button. 

5. You will be taken to Lowe's website.  Purchase a $5 gift card and NOTHING else.  It will be mailed to you and within 30-90 days you will be able to request a credit to your checking, Paypal or an Amazon gift certificate which gets you a 5% bonus!

Note that only one deal is allowed per account but TopCashBack encourages each of your household members to open an account!

6 Ways to Save at Kohl's This Weekend

You can save a lot of money this weekend at Kohl's with the following coupon codes and cashback.  Here are 6 ways to save and how to maximize your savings.

1. If you received a mailing you may have a $10 promotional gift good through 6/3 on a purchase of $10 or more.  If your pre-coupon total is below $35 use this AND code SAVE20 because if this promo reduces the total to below $25 the $10 on $25 coupons below won't work.

2. If your total is between $35 and $50 use codes MEMORIES AND SAVE20.  If your total is between $50 and $60 use code MEMORIES AND HONOR10:

Spend $25 and get $10 off with codes MEMORIES and/or HONOR10 good through 5/26. You can print it here and here or send a text to your phone.  You should only have to mention them at the register if you don't bring it with.

3. If your order is over $60 use code SAVE20 through 5/28 AND one of the codes mentioned above for $10 off plus 20% off for maximum savings. 

You can only use 2 of the 4 promos listed per order online and I would assume they would let you do the same at the register.

4. Additionally shop online through Ebates to receive 6% cashback!

5. Shipping is free over $75 

6. You will earn $10 Kohl's cash for each $50 spent.

I'll use my absolute favorite item to give you an example.

* Click Kohl's link at Ebates.
* Add to cart: Nutribullet on sale for $90 and Superfood Mix for $20.
* Use code MEMORIES for $10 off bringing total to $100 AND
*Use code SAVE20 for 20% off of $100=$80
* Shipping is now free (over $75).
* Get $4.80 cashback from Ebates or $9.80 with new member bonus.
* Receive $10 Kohl's Cash.
* Cost for Nutribullet and Mix is as low as $60 (before tax)!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Up to 67% off Blue Nile Deal

If you're looking for a BlueNile coupon code here is a deal for you.  Get this Blue Nile deal for up to 67% off with Ebates and Living Social. Here's how:

1. Sign up for Ebates to receive 15% cashback plus $5 bonus for being a new member.

2. Click the Living Social (a site like Groupon) link and purchase a $200 Blue Nile Voucher for $85 with this 15% off coupon 15OFFMAY.  Expires 5/18/14.

3. After 15% off at Living Social and Ebates15% cashback and $5 sign on bonus you pay as little as $67.25 for a $200 Blue Nile voucher. 

You could effectively purchase the above Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings in 18k White Gold (7.0-7.5mm) for 67% off. 

Select Platinum Jewelry is also 15% off with code PLATINUM14 at Blue Nile checkout.

Living Social voucher cannot be used toward tax and shipping.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Happy 15th Anniversary to Ebates But You Get the Gifts!

Ebates celebrates it's 15th anniversary and  they are giving you 15% (or more) cash back at several stores.

Anytime you shop online you should always, always, always check to see if cash back is offered.  You can save A LOT of money and it only takes about 3 seconds to do! Not only that, you can make money by referring your friends.  Right now you can earn $75 when you make three referral (after a $25 purchase).

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cheap Weekend in Philadelphia Reviews and Tips,Double-Decker Bus and Duck Tours, Ben Franklin Yacht and Eastern State Penitentiary

Three of us spent the weekend in Philadelphia and had a very nice time seeing the sites.  Excluding transportation to the city and food it cost approximately $51 to park, take the Big Bus Tour, take the Ben Franklin yacht for a cruise and tour the Eastern State Penitentiary.  Here's a review of what we did and how we did it:

The Big Bus Tour is one of the double-decker bus tours you can take through the city.  It cost $52 for 1 adult and 2 children and is good for 2 consecutive days.  It is a 90 minute, hop on-hop off, "21 stop" tour of Old City, Chinatown, Center City, the museum district, Washington Square and Society Hill.  The Big Bus was infrequent and inconsistent as were the tour guides though you will learn and see a lot and have fun too. I walked 15 blocks of the route and did not see 1 Big Bus in over an hour.  I was lucky to arrive at one stop as the bus finally appeared, only to have it continue another 1/4 block before realizing we were standing there for a reason. At one point I wanted to get off but that didn't happen when I wanted it to either.

Enough complaining, just beware, you may be sitting, standing or walking more than you would anticipate.  

Next time I will consider the Philadelphia Siteseeing Tours.  Right now you can buy tickets on Goldstar for the half price of $12.15 each plus $4 fee per order.  This price is only for one day, 105 minutes, hop on-hop off at 27 stops. I didn't think the extra stint and time through University City would be worth it but I saw these buses everywhere.  In fact 2 passed us while I was waiting for just 1 Big Bus! Also, I've been told you can ride the train from 30th Street to the Reading Terminal Market free as long as you don't tell the ticket taker you are going to the Market.  Since the bus stops at both these places it could be a neat side trip if you're a county bumpkin like me.

Tip: Apparently Town Car drivers will drive you for the same cost as a taxi so they aren't sitting around not making money.  I would google taxi prices before you go to have something to compare prices with.

You can take an amphibious city tour from Ride the Ducks.  This is supposed to be a lot of fun too.  Save 41% by shopping through Groupon. Save even more by shopping Groupon through Ebates for 6% cashback.

Parking: I knew this would take up a big chunk of change so I searched and came across this nifty site,  They guarantee some of the rates you see, otherwise you just never know what you might be charged.  The cheapest I saw for a Saturday was $6 valet parking.  The Holiday Inn Express was $8.  You have to leave your key with the attendant here.

I purchased tickets for the Ben Franklin Yacht from Living Social for $20 each.  I was offered a credit card deal that knocked $30 off so they were $10 each.  After I purchased the tickets and went back to the deal I was offered $2 off per ticket.  You need to be signed out of Living Social to see this offer.  You can get them free when 3 friends buy the deal. Use code 5FORMOM for $5 off till 5/11.

This 2 hour tour on the Delaware river starts as a tour with a guide mentioning points of interests along the way and ends in a huge dance party.  The "snacks" they served were much more elaborate than I expected.  Lots of fun exploring the 3 decks, eating, drinking and dancing.  We parked at Pier 24 for the ride.  The yacht website stated the cost to park is "usually $5". It was $13. The site now says "average $5-$12".  

The Eastern State Penitentiary was very interesting.  Get a coupon for $2 off admission at the Independence Visitor Center. Definitely take the headsets for the audio tour and stop to talk to the guides.  There is also a schedule of talks and tours of off limit sections. The last entry is 4pm but I would say give yourself at least 2 1/2 hours to see and hear everything.  There is a parking lot across the street that charges $3-$10 but there is also ample unmetered parking.

Tip: Philadelphia Museum of Art admission is free the first weekend of each month with your Bank of America credit or debit card. The first Sunday and every Wednesday after 5pm is pay what you wish.

Revolution House at 200 Market Street has delicious, not sloppy, gyros and the veggie burger was good too.  I've been told "no self respecting Philadelphian eats at Pat's or Geno's, they are tourist attractions".  Sonny's at 228 Market St. was recommended for Philly Cheesesteak's.  

So how did I do all this for $51? A few weeks ago I got the Bank of America Travel Rewards Credit Card and after $500 in purchases in 90 days, I recieved a $100 statement credit that I used for the Penitentiary and the Big Bus Tour making them free.  The yacht came to $30 after the Living Social vouchers and the credit card bonus. Parking cost $8 and $13.  I stayed with a relative in the city but if I hadn't had that option I could have used a free night voucher or points to pay for a room from a credit card bonus such as the Marriott Rewards credit card.

Wow! That was a lot of info, hope you find some value in it!