Free Tzumi Pocket Juice Portable Charger from TopCashBack and Rather-Be-Shopping

February 23, 2017 by Kyle
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Okay, I’m really excited about this deal. The folks at my favorite cashback site, TopCashBack, and Rather-Be-Shopping have teamed up to bring you a REALLY cool exclusive freebie offer. Here are the details….

Tzumi Pocket Juice 4,000mAh Solo Portable Charger

Freebie Details:

Just last week I was traveling when my smartphone died on me before I could get to a electrical outlet. I really wish I had this slick pocket charger with me then.

Well now you can get this Tzumi Pocket Juice charger for free from via this exclusive offer.

It actually sells for $8.88, but if you sign-up with TopCashBack and buy it from, you’ll get $9.90 added to your TopCashBack account within 7 days. This offer is only good for new TopCashBack members.

So basically TopCashBack is paying you a buck to get this way cool pocket charger which gets amazing reviews on the Walmart website. Many of the reviewers say they actually get two full smartphone charges from this little pocket charger.

Great for traveling this spring and summer and now thanks to TopCashBack, it’s totally free if you sign-up.

Wow, sorry, I’m sounding a little bit like an infomercial, but it’s such a cool deal that I’m a little over-excited.

Click Here to Get Your Free Pocket Charger

Wait, Hold On…What Is TopCashBack?

It’s a really cool cashback website that gives you money back on your online purchases whenever you start your shopping on their site or mobile app.

Totally free to join, and they offer coupons as well, to allow you to “double dip” your savings.

They get paid a referral fee by retailers and actually give back 100% of it to their users in the form of cashback. Way cool and a total no-brainer if you do any shopping online at all.

Freebie Fine Print:

  •  Good until 11:59pm PT on Feb. 27, 2017 or when supplies run out; whichever happens first.
  • Available while it’s priced at $8.88; if the price changes, the deal’s over.
  • Subject to supplies and pick-up availability.
  • Applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback.
  • Only one Tzumi Pocket Juice portable charger is eligible for $9.90 cashback per TopCashback account.

Enjoy this cool freebie and I hope to bring you more soon.

Also, let me know in the comments if you have any questions on how this works and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

By Kyle James

Disclaimer: While TopCashBack didn’t pay my a penny to write this, and all opinions are my own, I do get a kickback if you sign-up and snag this freebie.

Today Only: Amazon Offers Coupon for $8.62 OFF your order

February 22, 2017 by Kyle

To celebrate their top “Corporate Reputation” ranking in a recent Harris Poll, Amazon is offering you $8.62 off your next purchase. How did they come up with the $8.62? Apparently their score in this poll was 86.27. How about $86.27 off $100 then? Haha. Here are the coupon details.

Amazon coupon code

Amazon Coupon Details:

Simply add at least $50 to your Amazon shopping cart and you’ll score $8.62 off your order total. Must enter coupon code BIGTHANKS when checking out. You DON’T have to be a Prime member to get the discount. This coupon is good today only, February 22nd, 2017.

When you reach the “Checkout” page, go to step 2, “Payment method”, and enter the coupon code in the “Add a gift card or promotion code” box. Make sure your $8.62 discount is received correctly before you finalize your purchase.

Click Here to Get Your $8.62 at Amazon

Where to enter your coupon code

Coupon Fine Print:

  • Make sure you ONLY enter the coupon code when you’re 100% sure about your purchase. I made the mistake of changing my mind on a product after I entered the code. Then when I went to use the code again it said that I had already redeemed the coupon. Pain in the butt as I had to call Amazon to get it straightened out.
  • Does not apply to digital content, video games, or Amazon Gift Cards.
  • Offer does not apply to orders placed through Alexa, Prime Now, Amazon Restaurants, or any mobile application other than the Amazon Shopping App.
  • Coupon code limited to one per customer and account.
  • Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.

Hope this coupon helps and happy savings.

By Kyle James

Costco Coupons: Insider Tips to Maximize Your Savings

February 21, 2017 by Kyle
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Many shoppers are still confused how Costco coupons work. Do you need to cut them out? Do you need the coupon booklet to get the actual discount? Are there other coupons or rebates you can use to save even more at Costco? Let’s dive right into this meaty topic and set the record straight once and for all when it comes to coupons at Costco.

Costco Coupons: Clever Ways to Maximize Your Savings

Where Can I Find Costco Coupons?

If you’ve been a Costco member for a while, you probably get the monthly coupon booklet in the mail already.

Back in 2013, they came out with the coupon booklet and it was designed to make the process of finding and clipping coupons easier every month.

If you’re not receiving their coupon booklet, which has about 115 separate product coupons per month, ask for one the next time you visit the warehouse.

Better yet, visit the customer service desk and make sure you’re mailing address is set-up to receive the coupons.

You can also go online to the Costco site and visit this page to get access to all of their current coupon offers.

See Also: How to Essentially Get a $55 Costco Membership for Free

How Do I Redeem Their Coupons?

When Costco first came out with the monthly coupon booklet, they required you to have the actual coupon in-hand when you checked out.

Then a couple years later, Costco made their coupon policy even easier to use. The monthly Costco coupons were automatically added to your membership card every month and your discount was automatically given to you when you purchased the discounted item.

The coolest thing about this change was that you’d get the coupon discount on a product even if you didn’t know a coupon was available.

This is the policy they still currently use, and it’s pretty darn awesome.

What’s the Best Way to Organize Their Coupons?

Here are a couple practical ways to organize your coupons to Costco:

  • Clip the Old-Fashioned Way – You can simply cut out the coupons you want to use and stick them in your wallet or purse. Then when you’re shopping, you can pull them out and make sure to take advantage of the savings opportunities.
  • Use the Costco App – Free on iOS and Android, the Costco app is a must use as it allows shoppers to peruse their monthly coupons and “clip” the ones that interest them. A “clipped” coupon automatically gets added to your shopping list within the app so you don’t forget about it when you’re in the warehouse.

Now on to some bonus hacks to help you save even more.

BONUS: Costco Coupon “Hacks”

Like any smart couponing strategy, there are always a couple hacks to help you save even more.

  • Can Their Coupons Be Used Online? – Absolutely. It’s a smart technique to shop via the Costco website as you’ll not only get the coupon discount, but in many cases, free shipping too.
  • Does Costco Take Manufacturer Coupons? – No, they don’t accept them. But if they did, you probably couldn’t use them anyways because Costco sizing is typically different than at grocery stores, which would make the coupons unusable.
  • Use the Ibotta App to Stack Your Savings – A cool workaround to manufacturer coupons is the free Ibotta app. The app is super cool and instead of coupons, has a bunch of instant rebates at dozens of stores, including Costco. For example, right now they have a $5 rebate on Shock Top beer, $1 back on any Dunkin’ Donuts coffee product, and even $0.25 back on milk. You can easily use the Ibotta app at Costco and make it pay for your annual membership.

See Also: Ibotta Review: Insider Tips on Using the App to Save Money

Ask the Reader: What’s your coupon strategy for maximizing your savings at Costco Wholesale?

By Kyle James

Photo credit to m01229.

The 14 Absolute Coolest Things to Buy On Amazon for Under $10

February 15, 2017 by Kyle

In the past, I’ve talked about the coolest things on Amazon priced under $25. Today I thought I’d step up my game and lower the maximum price to a measly $10. After some fun research, I was blown away with the number of high-quality items and brands Amazon sells for less than $10. With no further ado, here are the 14 best things to buy on Amazon for under $10.

The 14 Absolute Coolest Things to Buy On Amazon for Under $10

1. Amazon Basics CL3 Rated HDMI Cable – 6 Feet

AmazonBasics CL3 Rated HDMI Cable

Why would you ever buy a different HDMI cable?

For under $6, you can get this Amazon Basics 6 foot HDMI cable that get fantastic reviews. It actually get 4.5 stars out of 5 with over 525 customer reviews. You can also get the 10-foot variety for only $7.49.

Price: $5.99

2. Maxxima 2 Outlet Dual USB Grounded Adaptor Plug 2.4A

Maxxima 2 Outlet Dual USB

If you need to charge multiple smartphones and still need to have an outlet open for everyday use, this Maxxima 2 Outlet USB charger is the perfect solution.

I know my busy family would be lost without this handy device plugged into an outlet in the kitchen.

Price: $9.99

3. Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat A18

Carhartt Men's Acrylic Watch Hat A18

If you’ve ever owned anything from Carhartt, you know just how well their stuff is made.

With that said, this Carhartt beanie for under $10 will probably be the last one you’ll need to buy for many winters to come.

It also comes in over 20 different colors. Some are kinda crazy colors too, especially for the more conservative Carhartt brand.

Make sure you buy the beanie directly from Amazon as some of the colors come from a Chinese seller and could potentially be counterfeits.

Price: $9.99

4. Casio F91W-1 Classic Resin Strap Digital Sport Watch

Casio F91W-1 Classic Resin Strap Digital Sport Watch

This classic Casio watch takes me back to growing up in the 80’s.

While it doesn’t have a calculator, it’s water resistant and has a cool looking resin band that’ll last you forever.

4.5 stars (out of 5) with over 1,400 reviews tells you just how good of a buy this Casio watch is.

Price: $9.75

5. TaoTronics Bluetooth Selfie Stick with Built-in Remote

TaoTronics Bluetooth Selfie Stick with Built-in Remote

The aluminum design of this TaoTronics selfie stick is light, firm, and stable.

It’s stretches out to full length of 29 inches and allows for 30 hours on a single charge with fast Bluetooth pairing.

For under 10 bucks, this selfie stick packs a huge number of features and will be the only stick you’ll ever need.

Price: $9.99

6. Thumbs Up! Golfball Finder Glasses

Thumbs Up! Golfball Finder Glasses

Do you golf? These special golf ball illuminating glasses will save you hours when looking for your wayward golf shots.

They work by having a special blue lens which highlights anything white. Pretty cool idea that any golfing hacker will enjoy and use.

Price: $9.99

7. Under Armour Men’s Hitch Heavy II Crew Boot Socks

Under Armour Men's Hitch Heavy II Crew Boot Socks

I have a couple pairs of these Under Armour socks and absolutely love them. They are incredibly durable and stay soft even after months of washing and heavy wear.

Go for the Legion Blue/Cabana Orange color as Amazon practically gives them away at less than $4 a pair.

Price: $3.59

8. Denim Jean Waist Extender Set of 3

Denim Jean Waist Extender Set of 3

Can you say Thanksgiving dinner? Not sure what else to say about these denim waist extenders.

Price: $9.95

9. Mens Slim Front Pocket Minimalist RFID Leather Wallet

Mens Slim Front Pocket Minimalist RFID Blocking Leather Wallet Card Holder

I love a small wallet as they are so much easier to put in your pocket and sit on. I usually carry mine in my front pocket.

This RFID wallet is awesome, not just because it’s made in the USA and under $7. It’s made from Genuine Fine Grain Hand Selected Cow Hide Kingston Leather and has 7 Card Slots. 3 in the front, 3 in the back, and 1 in the middle.

This stylish compact wallet will last for years and turn heads every time you take it out of your pocket.

Price: $6.99

10. 4ucycling Easy Carry Raincoat Jacket

4ucycling Easy Carry Raincoat Jacket

This portable rain coat from 4ucycling only weighs 6.2 ounces, making it perfect for exercising outdoors or riding your bike in bad weather.

The best part? It’s 100% water and wind resistant and completely adjustable.

Price: $9.99

11. 1byone 25 Miles Super Thin HDTV Antenna

1byone 25 Miles Super Thin HDTV Antenna

Okay, so this powerful 1byone HD antenna comes in at a little over $10, but I was blown away by the value and had to share it.

It’ll score you over-the-air 1080p HD channels from up to 25 miles away. Why pay over $50 for a Mohu Leaf when you can get this for a fraction of the price.

It also comes with a 16.5-foot coaxial cable so you can place it at the best position in your house. If you’re thinking of cutting the cable cord, this antenna is a must-have.

Price: $12.99

12. LEDMO LED Glow Stream Faucet Tap

LEDMO Kitchen Sink Faucet Sprayer Nozzle

Designed for kitchen or bath, the LEDMO LED light makes for a really cool and fun water feature.

It’s actually water powered and doesn’t require a battery. Comes with 7 colors which change every 1-2 seconds depending on the water pressure. Kids will love it, trust me.

Price: $7.99

13. Dexas Popware for Pets Collapsible Travel Cup/Bowl

Dexas Popware for Pets Collapsible Travel Cup

Whenever we travel with our dog we inevitably need to find water for the little guy. We’ve used everything from a Burger King cup to our cupped hands to try and hydrate the little fella.

Road trips got a lot easier once we bought this clever collapsible travel bowl from Dexas.

It stows really easily on road trips and is ready to pop-up and be used at a moments notice.

Price: $6

14. Apple Slicer and Corer by B-Chef

Apple Slicer and Corer by B-Chef

I’ve been using this clever B-Chef apple slicer for years when making my kid’s lunches.

It stays really sharp and works like a charm every time I pull it out of the kitchen drawer. For under 8 bucks it’s a must-have if you love a nice crisp slice of your favorite apple variety.

Price: $7

Ask the Reader: What do you think are the best items to buy on Amazon that are priced under $10?

By Kyle James

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Disclaimer: While all opinions are my own, I get a small kickback from Amazon if you go through the links on this page and make a purchase. Also, be aware that Amazon prices fluctuate often so the prices I have posted may be a little different than current pricing.

Ebates Review: Is It Legit? How Does It Work? (Plus Some Insider Tips for Success)

February 13, 2017 by Kyle

While I’ve talked about the power of cashback websites in the past, I figured it was time for a stand-alone Ebates review. After all, they are the granddaddy of all cashback sites and have been around the longest. So in the review I talk about how Ebates works, how you get paid, along with some insider tips to help you get the most out of using Ebates when shopping online as well as in-store.

Exactly […] Continue Reading…

Best Buy Return Policy: 8 Things You Need To Know (Plus a Few Hacks Too!)

February 9, 2017 by Kyle
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I’m not gonna lie, the Best Buy return policy is kind of confusing. Different lengths of time to return stuff, different ways to return items, and some products that you flat-out can’t return. Because of all these factors I figured it was time to put the fingers on the keyboard and straighten it all out for my readers. Here’s everything you need to know about Best Buy’s return policy, plus a few hacks to […] Continue Reading…

The Shake Shack Secret Menu Will Make You Drool

February 8, 2017 by Kyle
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Started in 2004 in Manhattan, Shake Shack has grown to over 100 locations spread out over the entire United States. From tasty burgers, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, custards, and even beer and wine, they have something for almost everyone. But the goodness doesn’t stop at their regular menu, the Shake Shack secret menu takes the yumminess one step further. Here’s how their secret menu currently breaks down.

The Shake Shack Secret Menu:
Interestingly, there isn’t a milkshake to […] Continue Reading…

Trader Joe’s Return Policy: 4 Things That Make it Ridiculously Awesome

February 6, 2017 by Kyle

A good return policy is a beautiful thing. It let’s you shop freely without worrying about getting stuck with something you don’t need or want. So when I recently discovered just how awesome the Trader Joe’s return policy is, I knew I had to write about it. Here is everything you need to know about Trader Joe’s liberal return policy.

1. The Trader Joe’s Return Policy is Risk-Free
From the Trader Joe’s site, “Try it. We think […] Continue Reading…

Try Amazon “Prime Now” and Get $10 Off Your First Order

February 2, 2017 by Kyle
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If you haven’t tried Amazon Prime Now, which promises 2-hour delivery in a bunch of cities across the U.S., the time to “give it a go” has arrived. This is due to a pretty attractive $10 Prime Now coupon discount that Amazon recently rolled out. The coupon essentially allows you to get something that costs $10.50 delivered to your home within 2-hours and pay only $0.50. Sounds pretty good to me, and a fairly […] Continue Reading…

Product Out of Warranty? Ask Company For a Coupon on a Replacement

February 1, 2017 by Kyle

Here’s a cheap (and brilliant) way to score a deal on a replacement product. So, this tip is short and sweet. If you have a product that is broken and out of warranty, and the company that manufactured it is unable to fix it (or it’s cost prohibitive), ask them for a coupon that you can use to save money on a replacement.

Example #1: Fitbit

I recently had my Fitbit activity tracker break, and unfortunately […] Continue Reading…