Sample Box Success!!!

I've posted about Influenster and PinchMe before (Free Samples). It took a bit, but they have started to show some consistent dividends. PinchMe has provided the most bounty. With 4 full boxes and other smaller shipments, I've received 27 samples in all within about one year. Not too shabby. I haven't been as consistent about reviewing …

Free Museum Admissions

Getting cultured can be expensive. But you don't need to go to a fancy finishing school to get it done. There are quite a few ways to get DIY culture for free. Some don't even require you to be a resident. The newest program is the Culture Pass. All you need is a New York …

Free Samples

I think when you're okay with getting mayonnaise samples in the mail in the summer, you may have a problem. Freebies in Your Mail is my jam. It's web design leaves a lot to be desired, but they provide content almost daily. I honestly don't know my success rate because it takes some of these …

Future-proof Your Phone

If you're anything like me, with an income that goes up and down like the tide, there are ways to avoid getting priced out of the phone you so desperately need: Buy the Phone Outright - There's nothing more anxiety producing than trying to pay not only for your plan, but the never ending installments …

Free Movie Premiers

What if I told you that not only could you see free movies, but that you could see them before anyone else?!? I have to thank NYC on the Cheap for this freebie. They regularly offer access to these types of events. Something I have been hoping to offer here. Because of them I ended …

Amazon Prime Discount Programs

If Amazon Prime at $99 per year is out of your grasp, there are some alternative programs for us poor people. There's Amazon Prime Student, but that ship may have sailed for most of you. But did you know that there's a discount for anyone on Medicaid or with an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card??? …

NYC on the Cheap

NYC on the Cheap is what I want to be when I grown up. Do yourself a favor and sign up for their newsletter. They have movie preview giveaways and information to tons of info to free events all over the city. Their most recent ticket giveaways have been for Annihilation and the Bruce Wills …

Utilizing Rain Checks for Grocery Shopping

It never hurts to ask!

Kaella

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Yesterday, for the first time, I went to customer service at my local grocery store and asked for a rain check. I have never done this and didn’t even know it was still a thing some stores do until someone talked about it in my couponing group. Rain checks are still a thing so how and when do I ask or use them?

Typically in my shopping adventures, if the store is out of something on sale then I won’t worry about it. This week was a different story because I went to Shoprite twice for my Creamate French Vanilla creamer and they were out. The creamer was on sale for $1.66 so I wanted to stock up on it because I go through creamer now that I am back to drinking coffee everyday.

With my coffee, I am a creature of habit either French Vanilla or Pumpkin Spice (I…

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Cut the Cord: Pt. 2

I’m the sort of person that will watch people play video games on YouTube, yet not have owned a gaming system since a Sega Genesis. My friend Dan (hi Dan!) told me that I could have hundreds of channels for the low, low price of $40! “How’d you manage that Dan???” I say. “Get a …

And the Money Starts Flowing In…

After you put in the effort, money starts coming in left and right. October really started to pay dividends. In a single day I got paid for a Surkus event - $10, an Apple anti-trust settlement Amazon credit for $8.94, a completed User Interviews telephone interview Amazon gift card - $15, and a $20 Amazon …