Shop at Costco.com and Use a Credit Card Their Warehouses Won’t Accept

September 30, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

If you don’t have a Visa in your wallet, but rather a MasterCard or Discover Card that earns points or rewards, shop via Costco.com. Since Costco warehouses have an exclusive relationship with Visa, your other credit cards are ice scrapers when checking out. But alas, all hope is not lost for those who use their credit cards to earn reward points. (See also: How to Essentially Get a $55 Costco Membership for Free)

Clever Costco Credit Card Hack

Here’s how this Costco hack breaks down. Let’s start with the payments the Costco website currently accepts.

The Payment Methods Costco.com Accepts:

If you’re a credit card churner, or a smart rewards junkie, you can shop the Costco website via these methods.

  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card
  • Costco Cash Card: (Smart Tip Alert) It’s worth noting that you can buy a Costco cash card online, with your MasterCard or Discover. Then you can take the cash card into the warehouse to buy your grocery items, or items that are cheaper in the warehouse compared to the online price.
  • Visa: This is the default Costco payment method that’s accepted on their site and in their warehouse.

Let’s also take a look at a few of the pros and cons of this Costco tip.

Pros & Cons of this Costco Hack:

The Pros:

  • Earn Rewards/Points: If you only have a MasterCard or Discover card, and earn points/rewards on your card, this Costco hack is definitely worth a look. Even if you have a Visa card, you might have a different non-Visa card that earns you more points or rewards. Use it to shop on Costco.com and rack in the reward points that way.
  • Free Shipping: It’s worth noting that many of the items on Costco.com include free shipping and some are even priced cheaper than their warehouse, especially laptops.

The Cons:

  • Higher Prices Online: Some would argue that the Costco site has higher prices than their warehouse on specific items. It could be that Costco is trying to make up for free shipping by raising their online prices hoping shoppers won’t notice.

The bottom line here is don’t loose out on those credit card reward points at Costco if you don’t currently have a Visa in your wallet. This is especially true on big-ticket items where the price online is the same, or less, than the Costco warehouse.

Ask the Reader: Have you tried this Costco credit card hack before? If so, did you notice a difference in the price of online vs. warehouse?


By Kyle James

Photo credit to Nicholas Eckhart.

McDonald’s Secret Menu: Mickey D’s in a Whole New Light

September 28, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

My love affair with McDonald’s started when I was in college when the local Golden Arches offered 2 Big Macs for $2. Needless to say I indulged often and my waistline paid the price. The prices have gone up quite a bit since my college days, but there are still smart ways to save money at McDonald’s. There are also interesting items on the McDonald’s secret menu that I recently discovered. Some of which will actually help you save money on your next meal. Enjoy, and let me know in the comments if I missed any secret menu items and I’ll investigate.

The McDonald's Secret Menu

The McDonald’s Secret Menu has Arrived…

I figured we’d break down the McDonald’s secret menu by category, hope it helps and bon appétit. Keep in mind that some of these secret menu items are known by all McDonald’s employees and some are a bit more “off the radar” and may require some assembly on your own. Drum roll please…

McDonald’s “Burger” Secret Menu:

  1. All American Burger: This is basically a cheeseburger without the cheese, mustard, and onions. So, in case you’re keeping score, the All-American consists of a bun, beef patty, ketchup, and pickles.
  2. Big Mac N Cheese: For the vegetarians out there, this is a BigMac without the cheese. Hmm, I think I’d just stay home and eat before I ordered this.
  3. Big McChicken: This is a BigMac, but instead of 3 pieces of bread, you use 3 chicken patties. Yes, the chicken is like the bun, and you still have the 2 beef patties, cheese, lettuce, onions, and special sauce. What has the world come to?
  4. Chicken McGriddle: Order a McGriddle and substitute a fried chicken patty in place of the sausage or bacon. Yum.
  5. Grilled Cheese: When you want to go meatless or maybe your kid loves grilled cheese sandwiches. This is simply a bun with melted gooey cheese in the middle.
  6. The Land, Sea, and Air Burger: This bad boy is created when you combine a BigMac, Filet O’Fish, and McChicken between a single bun. Wow, has anyone ever ordered this one successfully? I’m guessing you’ll need a fork and knife to eat it. You’ll probably have to order all 3 separately and create this behemoth on your own.
  7. Mc10:35: Get to McDonald’s around 10:35 am, when breakfast and lunch is available and create the Mc10:35. Order an Egg McMuffin and a McDouble and take the patties and cheese from the McDouble and add it to the McMuffin. The Mc10:35 is born.
  8. McGangBang: A very unfortunate name for a burger that combines a McDouble with a McChicken. To make it happen, you simply place the McChicken directly inside the McDouble and chow down.
  9. McKinley Mac: This is a BigMac, but ask for two 1/4 pound patties instead of the little patties that typically come on the “Mac”. This burger magically turns into a meat lovers dream sandwich.
  10. Monster Mac: Hungry? Forget about the BigMac. The Monster Mac consists of 8 beef patties, 3 buns, and a whole bunch of cheese, lettuce, onions, and special sauce.
  11. Poor Man’s Big Mac (Money Saver): Simply order a McDouble with no pickles and ketchup. Replace them with onion, lettuce, and special sauce. Boom, you have a Big Mac for a fraction of the cost. Sure, no bread in the middle, but I always that was odd anyways.
  12. 2 Cheeseburger Meal: This use to be my go-to meal when I was driving and eating at the same time. Tasty, filling, and not messy. Apparently it’s not on the regular menu anymore, but you can still indeed order it.

McDonald’s “Breakfast” Secret Menu:

  1. Hash Browns McMuffin: Order any Egg McMuffin, or breakfast sandwich, and add an order of hash browns to the middle. Fried potato heaven is the outcome.
  2. McChicken and Waffles: Fried chicken and waffles is all the rage these days. Get this by ordering a McGriddle, minus the eggs, and substitute chicken instead of sausage or bacon. It’s heaven in a bite, heck, even throw on a little syrup for some sweetness.
  3. Portugese Sausage McMuffin: When in Hawaii, order the Sausage McMuffin but substitute the spicy Portuguese sausage for a mouthful of Hawaiian flavor.

McDonald’s “Fries” Secret Menu:

  1. Animal Style Cheese Fries: Okay, this one’s a stretch, but if you love animal style fries from In-N-Out Burger, you can duplicate it at the Golden Arches. Start by ordering a Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger, fries, and Big Mac sauce. Then take the onion and cheese from the burger, add it to the fries, followed by the Big Mac sauce. Boom, go to town and your animal-style creation.
  2. Big Mac Sauce Fries: Ask for some BigMac “special sauce” to dip your french fries in. Most locations will give you some for free if you politely ask.
  3. McCheese Fries: Two ways to make this happen. First, order extra cheese on your burger then transfer it to your fries. Or politely ask for a piece of cheese on top of your fries and let the heat of the fries do the melting.
  4. No Salt: If you don’t want salt on your fries, just politely tell them. This is a great way to get fresh and hot fries too.

McDonald’s “Dessert” Secret Menu:

  1. Apple Pie McFlurry: This is when they add their yummy apple pie straight to a McFlurry and blend it. It’s a delicious blend, trust me.
  2. Caramel Apple Sundae: This is the hot caramel sundae with nuts along with some chunks of fresh apple. If they won’t do it for you, just order the apple wedges separately and do it yourself.
  3. Cinnamon Melt A la Mode: Order a batch of Cinnamon Melts and a small vanilla soft-serve with a cone. Then throw the soft serve directly on top of the Cinnamon melts and let the party in your mouth begin.
  4. McLeprechaun Shake: To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, McDonald’s rolls out the minty green Shamrock shake every March. Ask for a McLeprechaun shake in March, and they’ll blend a Shamrock shake with a chocolate shake. The result is pure heaven in a cup.
  5. McCrepe: The McCrepe is made with a pancake wrapped around a yogurt parfait and sounds really yummy.
  6. McCoffee Float: Just ask for some vanilla soft serve in your hot coffee. Apparently, many McDonald’s locations around the world already have this item on the regular menu.
  7. Neapolitan Shake: Ask for it by name and you’ll get a milkshake with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. They won’t be swirled together, but will instead be layered, but you can ask for whatever layering you want.
  8. Orange Creamsicle: Order the vanilla soft-serve in a cup and add a little Orange Hi-C for a creamy citrus treat.
  9. Root Beer Float: Similar to the In-N-Out secret menu, you can ask for a scoop of vanilla ice cream to be added to your root beer or Coke. Or any soda for that matter.
  10. Strawberry Egg Nog Shake: When December rolls around, ask for a blend of the eggnog shake and strawberry shake and you’ll never go back…to, um, something else. Oh, be sure to get it topped off with whipped cream too.

Ask the Reader: Have you ever ordered anything from the McDonald’s secret menu? If so, what did you order and was it tasty?


By Kyle James

Photo credit to Mike Mozart.

Amazon Who? All the Retailers Who Also Offer Free 2-Day Shipping

September 27, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

Fast delivery is awesome. Just ask anyone who shells out $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership. But guess what, Amazon is not the only online retailer offering everyday 2-day shipping at no extra cost. Sure, most websites have the option to get it delivered in 2 days, but it’ll usually cost you an arm and a leg. With that said, here are all the retailers that will deliver your order within 2 days without charging you a penny extra.

Free 2-day Shipping

Amazon.com

The gold-standard for free 2-day shipping is the online behemoth known as Amazon.com. Here’s the skinny.

  • Pay $99/year for an Amazon Prime membership and get 2-day guaranteed shipping on EVERY order.
  • Because they offer a guarantee, be sure to hold their feet to the fire if they don’t deliver on time. You’ll either get a $5 credit, a $10 credit, or a 1-month Prime membership extension (an $8.25 value).

Also, check out my Amazon savings hacks article to learn how to really maximize your savings.

Apple.com

Whether you’re ordering a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, Apple will deliver it within 2 days. Here’s how it works.

  • Free 2-day shipping is available only on in-stock items from Apple.com.
  • The only exclusions are customized Macs, engraved items, and items paid for via financing and bank transfers.
  • Delivery to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico will take 2-5 business days.

If you’re ordering an in-stock iPhone you’ll actually get it delivered for free via next-day shipping.

BackCountry.com

The folks at BackCountry.com sell all kinds of gear and clothing for the outdoor enthusiasts. Think REI, but a little cheaper, but still with hundreds of name brands. Here’s how their 2-day shipping policy works.

  • Add at least $50 worth of merchandise to your virtual cart and you qualify for free 2-day shipping.
  • At checkout, just make sure you select the “Two Business Days” shipping option.
  • Exclusions: Complete bikes, bike frames, bike wheels, ABS airbag packs, kayaks, SUP boards, cargo boxes, car racks, indoor cycles, pre-orders, and back orders.

It’s worth noting that you must live in the lower 48 to get 2-day delivery. Sorry Hawaii and Alaska residents.

Best Buy

The consumer electronics super store, Best Buy, recently introduced free 2-day shipping on thousands of items. Here’s how it works.

  • When shopping the Best Buy site, look for items that display a “Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders $35 and Up” message.
  • The main items that do not qualify for 2-day delivery are movies, music, pre-owned games, special orders, and any items removed from an online order.

To qualify, your Best Buy order total must exceed $35 before any coupons or state taxes. (See also: 7 Insider Tips to Save Money at Best Buy)

Blue Nile.com

Blue Nile is a popular online jewelry site that offers free 2-day shipping with some contingency.

  • To get free 2-day FedEx shipping your jewelry purchase must exceed $500.
  • You need to place your order by 4:30 pm in your local time zone to get 2-day delivery.
  • Alaska and Hawaii not eligible.

If you need Saturday delivery they have options available for a small fee.

Diapers.com

Need diapers quickly? Diapers.com will ship items within 2 business days if the following criteria is met.

  • Place $49 worth of stuff in your virtual basket and and you’ll get free 1-2 day delivery.
  • Any order under $49 will trigger a $7.99 shipping charge.
  • Gotta place your order by 6pm for 1-2 day delivery to apply.
  • Orders placed on Friday, Saturday, or over a major holiday may take longer than 2 days to arrive.
  • Diapers.com is owned by Quidsi Inc, who also owns Soap.com, Wag.com, BeautyBar.com, YoYo.com, and Casa.com. All 6 websites offer the same 2-day shipping policy.

The only 2-day shipping exclusions at Diapers.com are to Alaska, Hawaii, and P.O. boxes.

GearCoop.com

If hiking, backpacking, or rock-climbing is your thing, you’re probably familiar with GearCoop. Here’s how their 2-day policy works.

  • Place $49 or more in your shopping basket and select “2-Day Shipping” at checkout.
  • They only provide 2-day shipping on orders within the contiguous United States.
  • If you order more than 1 item, be aware that you might get your order delivered in multiple boxes as they ship via various fulfillment warehouses.

It’s also worth noting that they only charge sales tax on items delivered to California.

Jet.com

Recently purchased by Walmart, Jet.com is trying hard to compete with Amazon. Here’s how their 2-day shipping policy works.

  • Jet will deliver all “Everyday Essentials” items via 2-day delivery.
  • A minimum order size of at least $35 is required.
  • When you think about “Everyday Essentials”, think about grocery items, paper products, laundry, baby items, pet supplies, and health & beauty. As long as you buy at least $35, they all ship free and quick.

As long as your order totals at least $35, all such items will get to your door for free in 2 business days.

Optics Planet.com

For those unfamiliar, Optics Planet sells top-of-the-line rifle scopes, spoting scopes, and holsters.

  • While Optics Planet doesn’t offer site-wide 2-day shipping on every product, they have a webpage that lists over 1,100 eligible products.
  • Eligible items change frequently so it’s worth bookmarking and checking back often.
  • At checkout, you have to select “Two Day Shipping” and use code 2DAYAIR to get 2-day delivery. No minimum order size required.

Also, the coupon code only works for orders delivered in the 48 contiguous states.

Ray-Ban

When ordering sunglasses, eyeglasses, or lenses from Ray-Ban, they’ll happily ship via 2-day shipping. Here’s the scoop.

  • No minimum order size required to qualify for 2-day delivery.
  • This includes Alaska and Hawaii although orders may take an extra day or 2 to be delivered.

A cool bonus is that all Ray-Ban shipments are fully insured.

Running Warehouse.com

The Running Warehouse sells name brand running shoes, apparel, and outdoor shoes, plus a killer shipping offer.

  • They offer free 2-day shipping on ALL orders in the lower 48 states.
  • Place your order by 3 pm PST and it’ll get shipped within 1 business day.
  • Their sister website, Tennis Warehouse.com, also has the same 2-day shipping policy.

It’s also worth noting that they offer free returns, no questions asked.

Sephora.com

If you shop regularly at Sephora, you’ll want to consider the Sephora Flash 2-day shipping program.

  • For a measly $10 a year, the Sephora Flash program will get you unlimited 2-day free shipping.
  • No minimum order size required. Overnight shipping available for a reasonable $5.95.
  • Exclusions include orders to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, P.O. Boxes, and APO/FPO addresses.

If you don’t want to drop $10 on the Flash program, Sephora offers free 3-day shipping on orders over $50.

Verizon Wireless

Verizon will also ship for free within 2 business days of delivery. Here are the details.

  • When ordering a new phone, you’ll get free 2–day shipping when you order online Monday – Friday by 4:30 pm.
  • Some customers may need to select free 2–day shipping option in drop down at checkout.
  • When ordering accessories, you’ll need to spend at least $49 to get free 2-day shipping.

Also, be sure to plan accordingly as a signature will be required upon delivery.

Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that Walmart.com offers a membership program called ShoppingPass which gives you unlimited 2-day shipping for $49 a year. Definitely worth a look, especially since they offer a free 30-day trial.

Happy savings.


By Kyle James

Photo credit to Scott Reed.

The Jamba Juice Secret Menu : 45+ Yummy Smoothies and Counting

September 26, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

The Jamba Juice secret menu is totally fun and completely delicious. In the past I’ve talked about how to save money at Jamba Juice, but today I want to break down their mysterious secret menu so you can discover your new favorite smoothie. If for some reason the smoothie artist hasn’t heard of the one you order, I’ve included the ingredients to the best of my knowledge. Enjoy.

Jamba Juice Secret Menu

The “Unofficial” Jamba Juice Secret Menu:

Here are all the secret menu smoothies at Jamba Juice. I dug around and came up with a whole bunch of drinks that aren’t on the big board. So go get a brain freeze with a secret new flavor.

  1. Andres Surprise: This tropical favorite has an orange juice base, then add a little raspberry juice. Next, it comes with 2 scoops of orange sherbet, 1 scoop of pineapple sherbet, 1 scoop of mango, and 1 scoop of peaches. Who the heck is Andres?
  2. Apple Pie: Ask for an Apple Pie smoothie and get the delicious fall favorite all year long. If they don’t know how to make it, just pie a pie and throw it in the blender.
  3. Banana Cream Pie: Banana lovers will dig this one. It’s made with frozen yogurt, soy milk, and of course bananas.
  4. Berry Depressing: Nothing sad about this one. Ask for it and you’ll get a scrumptious blend of a bunch of different berries.
  5. Berry Lime: This one is similar to the “Strawberry Surfrider” and comes with raspberry juice, oj, 2 scoops of raspberry sherbet, 1 scoop of strawberries, 1 scoop of raspberries, and ice.
  6. Bluetopia: This is one of my favorite smoothies. Made wit blueberry juice, non-fat yogurt, soy milk, ice, and blueberries. Try it once and you’ll never go back to their regular menu.
  7. Bubblegum Blast: The next best thing to blowing real bubbles is this smoothie made up of soy milk, frozen yogurt, strawberries, pineapple sherbet, and raspberry sherbet.
  8. Butterfinger Heaven: This one sounds weird but I’ve heard it’s delish. It’s carrot juice, 2 scoops fro-yo, chocolate, peanut butter, and ice.
  9. Chocolate Covered Strawberries: This is a Chocolate Moo’d smoothies with 1 scoop of frozen yogurt and 1 scoop of strawberries.
  10. Dirty Orgasm: This x-rated smoothie is peach juice, 1 scoop orange sherbet, 1 scoop pineapple sherbet, 1 scoop of strawberries, and 2 scoops of peaches. I might be embarrassed to order it though…
  11. Dream Machine (Lemon): Half parts lemonade and soy milk. Then throw in 1 scoop of lime sherbet and 1 scoop of frozen yogurt and blend with ice.
  12. Dream Machine (Orange): Half parts OJ and milk. Then throw in 2 scoops of orange sherbet and 2 scoops of frozen yogurt and then blend with ice.
  13. Dream Machine (Pineapple): Half parts pineapple juice and soy milk. Then throw in 1 scoop of lime sherbet and 1 scoop of frozen yogurt and then blend with ice.
  14. Dream Machine (Raspberry): Half parts raspberry juice and soy milk. Then throw in 1 scoop of raspberry sherbet and 1 scoop of frozen yogurt and then blend with ice.
  15. Dream Machine (Strawberry): This creamy beauty has a soy milk base, 2 scoops of strawberries, 2 scoops of frozen yogurt, and it’s then blended with ice.
  16. Fruity Pebbles: Fred and Wilma would be proud of this one, bam-bam too I’m guessing. It has soy milk, a scoop of lime sherbet, a scoop of raspberry sherbet, a scoop of pineapple sherbet, and then a scoop of orange sherbet.
  17. Gummy Bear (Chocolate): Think of it like drinking a gummy bear dipped in chocolate. It has a lot of stuff in it including peach juice, soy milk, and a scoop of lime, pineapple, orange, mango, and raspberry sherbet. Then add ice and a chocolate base and blend’r together.
  18. Gummy Bear (Green): Prefer the green gummy bear? Order this and you’ll get lemonade, soy milk, 3 scoops of lime sherbet, and a single scoop of pineapple and peach sherbet.
  19. Gummy Bear (White or Clear): If you like the white gummy bear, order this bad boy. It consists of peach juice, soy milk, strawberries, and a scoop of the following 4 sherbets: lime, raspberry, pineapple and orange.
  20. Hello Jesus: I’m guessing the name of this smoothie is the first thing the employee said when they tried this concoction. It consists of  soy milk, peach juice, lime sherbet, orange sherbet, strawberries, and ice. Sounds good and fruity.
  21. Lemonade Lightning: If lemonade is your thing, then you’ll want to catch lightning in a bottle and ask for this Jamba Juice secret menu smoothie by name. Apparently it’s lip-smacking delish.
  22. Melonade Wave: This smoothie is part watermelon, part lemonade and rides to the roof of your mouth like a Santa Cruz wave.
  23. Now and Later: Another candy from my childhood. Now I can get the Now & Later taste in my next smoothie. Cool, I think.
  24. Orange Whip: I love orange smoothies, probably my favorite. This has an OJ base, then add orange sherbet and a scoop of froyo and ice. Yes, please.
  25. Orchard Oasis: The Orchard Oasis has a peach juice base, then add a scoop of pineapple sherbet along with a scoop of fresh blueberries and strawberries. Then blend with the frozen water.
  26. Pacific Passion: I like this one as it brings in the little-used passion fruit/mango juice. Then throw in a couple scoops of pineapple sherbet, 2 scoops of strawberries, and a scoop of peaches. Blend with ice and you’re good to go.
  27. Peanut Butter & Jelly: This sounds really gross, but to each their own. It’s got a soy milk base, 2 scoops of froyo, 2 scoops of strawberries and a scoop of blueberries. No peanut butter? Huh, okay.
  28. Piña Colada: Start with pineapple juice, add coconut, froyo, pineapple sherbet, ice, and a scoop of bananas. I’d probably bring it home and throw some rum in too.
  29. Pink Starburst: This sweet Starburst smoothie has equal parts lemonade and soy milk. Then throw in some raspberry and plain sherbet, fro-yo and of course, strawberries.
  30. Purple Dinosaur: I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family. This secret Jamba Juice smoothie is made with soy milk, froyo, pomegranate juice, blueberries, strawberries, banana, and raspberry sherbet.
  31. Push-Pops: I loved push pops when I was a kid. My dentist? Not so much. What’s in it, nobody knows, but it’s quire popular apparently.
  32. Rainbow Sherbet: You can probably guess what this one tastes like. It has a soy milk base and a whole bunch of fruit.
  33. Raspberry Rainbow: If you love raspberries more than life, order this sucker. It’s got raspberry juice, low-fat milk, real raspberries, ice, and a scoop of bananas.
  34. Raspberry Refresher: Similar to the Rainbow, but it has raspberry sherbet rather than the milk.
  35. Reeses Pieces: Fun fact: After ET phoned home he sauntered down to Jamba Juice and ordered one of these. It’s got soy milk, chocolate, and of course some peanut butter and suppose to be delish.
  36. San Diego: This SoCal citrus themed smoothie is a secret menu classic. Features orange juice, lemonade, orange sherbet, lime sherbet, and frozen water.
  37. Simply Red: If you like strawberry and banana yogurt, you’ll love the Simply Red.  It’s made with soy milk, froyo, strawberries, banana, and blended with ice.
  38. Skittles: I’m guessing Marshawn Lunch loves this smoothie. It’s made with lemonade, lime sherbet, froyo, and a scoop of strawberries. Tastes just like the classic chewy candy.
  39. Smarties: This one is amazingly similar to the popular candy. It consists of soy milk, pineapple, blueberries, and raspberry sherbet.
  40. Sour Patch Kids: The popular candy comes to a smoothie. It gets its sourness from lemonade, then add a scoop of these sherbets: blueberry, raspberry, lime, orange, and pineapple.
  41. Strawberry Cheesecake: Oh wow, this one sounds good. It consists of a white grape juice base, a couple scoops of froyo, some ice, and a scoop of strawberries.
  42. Strawberries Lightning: This one is a take on Strawberries Wild but is apparently a little more tart as it has some lemonade in it.
  43. Sunny Delight Smoothie: Sunny D comes to a smoothie, finally! It’s got OJ, lemonade, 2 scoops each of orange and lime sherbet and finally blended with some ice.
  44. Thank You Jesus: Similar smoothie to the “Hello Jesus”, just substitute lemonade for the peach juice. Word of warning, it’s lip-smacking tart.
  45. Tootsie Roll: Ask for it by name and hopefully your JJ location has a smoothie artist familiar with this tasty concoction that tastes just like the classic candy.
  46. Tropical Awakening: This tropical beauty has mango/passion fruit juice, a scoop of bananas and a scoop of mango.
  47. Tropical Tango: Throw in some mango, some peach, some passion fruit juice and what do have? A Tropical Tango smoothie of course.

Now go forth and indulge from the Jamba Juice secret menu. A brain freeze is completely optional but highly recommended.


By Kyle James

Photo by Social Woodlands.

Mystery Shopping Jobs: The Legitimate Companies to Work For

September 22, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

Ever wondered if mystery shopping jobs were really legitimate? After all, the idea of someone paying me to be a secret shopper seems kinda crazy. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely a legit way to make some extra money. Retail stores, restaurants, and banks want to get honest feedback from secret shoppers so they can improve customer service, product placement, and overall processes.

As with most things online, you have to be careful to […] Continue Reading…

The Dutch Bros Secret Menu Will Make Life a Little Sweeter

September 20, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

Dutch Bros has been serving delicious coffee since 1992. Founded in Grants Pass, Oregon, they now have over 230 kiosk locations throughout the western United States. Over the years they’ve built a loyal, almost cult-like, following of coffee connoisseurs who love their fun & wacky customer service and delicious coffee drinks.

But their “regular” menu is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can order at Dutch. The “hidden” Dutch Bros secret […] Continue Reading…

The Ultimate Chipotle Secret Menu is Awesomely Delicious

September 19, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

Let’s admit it, secret menus are really fun. The only thing more fun than researching Chipotle’s secret menu was placing an order for something that wasn’t on their regular menu. Secret menu items that were kinda wacky, highly customizable, and definitely delicious. Here’s how the secret menu at Chipotle breaks down.

1. Quesarito
This super burrito, known as a Quesarito, is the thing of legend. It’s basically everything that comes in a standard Chipotle burrito wrapped inside […] Continue Reading…

5 Painless Ways to Lower Your Verizon Bill

September 16, 2016 by Kyle
3
comments

Verizon is ridiculously expensive. There, I said it, now let’s move on with life and find some ways to lower your monthly Verizon bill. Ways that won’t require much work on your end, which if you’re like me, are some of the best ways to save some cash. Let’s do this…

1. Go With a Verizon Pre-Paid Plan
Are you even aware that Verizon offers a pre-paid smartphone plan? I wasn’t until recently and I’m here to tell ya that it can save […] Continue Reading…

6 Things Every Man Needs to Know When Shopping for His Wife

September 14, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

My wife’s birthday is coming up later this week and it got me thinking about some hard lessons I’ve learned over the years when buying gifts for her. I should preface this by saying that she loves any “thoughtful” gift and by no-means has to be expensive. Ironically, it’s because of her amazing attitude about gifts that I try hard to get her something she’ll actually like and really enjoy.

With that said, I sure […] Continue Reading…

All of the Discounted Cell Services That’ll Save You the Most Money (Plus Hacks to Save Even More)

September 13, 2016 by Kyle
0
no comments

It’s absolutely crazy how expensive a smartphone plan is these days with the four big carriers, also known as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. I have a good friend who’s always telling me how I need to look at Republic Wireless as it’s saving him a butt-load of money every month on his cell phone bill. Being pretty happy with my $30/mo T-Mobile secret plan, I just kinda blew him off. But after he brought it up […] Continue Reading…