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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Cash Back, Ebates, Mr. Rebates, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Google Shopping Express: Free $15 and 6 Months Same-Day Delivery

Previously, I wrote about how to get free two-day shipping via ShopRunner. Well, it was only a matter of time before free same-day delivery became reality. Google recently launched Google Shopping Express in San Francisco and Manhattan, and the service offers same-day delivery from a variety of retailers. That means now, we can all become more of a hermit than ever before! For a limited time, sign up for Google Shopping Express and get the service free for 6 months. After 6 months, the service will automatically expire unless you choose to renew so even if you forget that you signed up, you won’t be charged anything later on. In addition, you’ll also get $15 off your first purchase if you use my referral link; the normal signup link only gives you $10 off your first purchase. [Update 6/9/14] The special referral $15 signup bonus is no longer available, but you can still get $10 off your first purchase by signing up for Google Shopping Express through the public offer available...

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Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Amazon, Cash Back, Citi Forward, Credit Cards, Mr. Rebates, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Top Cash Back Offers New Payment Option with 5% Bonus

If you’ve read my introduction to cash back on everything, you know that Top Cash Back is one of my favorite cash back portals, because they tend to offer the highest cash back rates for online shopping you would normally do anyways. Now, Top Cash Back has introduced a new payment option in the form of an Amazon gift card. By choosing this option, users get a 5% bonus.   Top Cash Back and Amazon Gift Card For example, I recently decided to cash out my own Top Cash Back account, where I’ve earned $90 by simply clicking through Top Cash Back when I start my normal online shopping. I normally have Top Cash Back deposit my payment directly into my bank account. Now, however, I can choose to forgo cash and take payment in the form of an Amazon gift card. By doing so, Top Cash Back will give me a 5% Bonus.     Because the Citi Forward credit card no longer offers new cardholders 5 Thank You...

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Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Amazon, Cash Back, Mr. Rebates, ShopDiscover, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Big Savings at Amazon When Using Subscribe and Save

Lately, we’ve been buying more and more of our household supplies from Amazon rather than Drugstore.com. Even as early as college, Drugstore.com was my go-to store, because I could save big at Drugstore.com using five easy shopping tips. That’s all been changing as Amazon offers more diverse items, lower prices and more importantly, subscribe and save.     Introduction to Amazon Subscribe and Save Even though Amazon subscribe and save has been around for a while now, a lot of people are still not familiar with it. The basic premise is that shoppers tend to buy the same household goods on a regular basis whenever they run low on supplies. For example, you may buy a 12-pack of toilet paper every month or the same Colgate brand toothpaste every two weeks. Companies, such as Amazon, realize this and want you to keep buying from them instead of buying from them today but from Drugstore.com next month, because of a sale. Think how profitable it would be for Amazon if you committed to...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Airline, Barclays Arrival, Cash Back, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Thank You Premier, Credit Cards, Delta Air Lines, Hotel, Hyatt, JetBlue, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Tips on Dealing with a Honeymoon Trip Cancellation

We were supposed to go to Aruba on Saturday and stay at the Hyatt Regency Aruba but because of the snowstorm and frigid temperatures that hit the Northeast and Midwest, our flight was delayed, delayed some more, and eventually cancelled. Quickly looking for another way to get to Aruba in the next couple of days, I realized it was near impossible. Instead, I rebooked us on a last-minute trip to Turks and Caicos leaving three days later. Unfortunately, that flight ended up being cancelled as well. As a result, I thought I’d share with you my experience on dealing with these trip cancellations. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use these tips for your honeymoon!   Aruba Trip Cancellation Our flight to Aruba was leaving from LGA (LaGuardia Airport), and we made it as far as Delta’s Terminal D :P. I will say that Terminal D looks great after the renovation not too long ago. Almost every table has an iPad with the ability to surf the Internet, check on...

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Cash Back, Mr. Rebates | 0 comments

Get Cash Back from Seamless Via Mr. Rebates

If you get married and one of you loves to cook plus has time to do so, then you’re all set. If you’re more like the rest of us where takeout and delivery will be needed every once in a while, then you’ll be happy to know that you can indeed use a cash back portal for food orders via Seamless.   Mr. Rebates and Seamless Mr.Rebates used to offer 3% cash back on Seamless orders but as you can see, the current cash back is 1%. While the rate is lower than before, it’s still pretty good considering most cash back portals don’t give any cash back for Seamless. If you’re not a Seamless customer, sign up now and get $7 off your first order. For those not familiar with Seamless, it’s an online food ordering website that is available in over 40 cities. Not only can you view the restaurant’s menu with up-to-date prices right on the Seamless website, but you can also place a pick up...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Blue Nile, Cash Back, Ring, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Diamond Certification Advice about GIA vs EGL

A diamond engagement ring retailer contacted me the other day asking me if I would be interested in featuring their site to the readers of Wedding Spend. I’m always interested in vendors that can help readers save money and get more value so I looked over their site and reviewed it. At first glance, their prices appeared to be extremely competitive even compared to Blue Nile. Looking more closely, however, I realized their lower-cost diamonds were EGL-certified rather than GIA-certified.   GIA vs EGL A lot of people may not know about diamond certification labs (I certainly didn’t at one point), but it’s one area that should not be glossed over, as it can significantly impact the price and value of a diamond. The most common diamond certification comparison you will probably come across is GIA vs EGL. GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America while EGL stands for European Gemological Laboratory (USA), and you should be aware of some key differences between the two. Firstly, EGL certification is...

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Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Cash Back, Credit Cards, Discover It, Gift Cards, ShopDiscover, Wedding Registry | 0 comments

How to Get 45% Off Shopping at Kmart or Sears

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving means Black Friday is just around the corner but to be honest, you can save just as much money shopping from the comfort of you home these days as camping in front of a store. For a limited time, you can get 45% off shopping at Kmart or Sears. Both stores have a large variety of items to choose from and are perfect choices for wedding registry shopping or holiday shopping.   Amex Sync Lands End The key to getting 45% off shopping at Kmart or Sears is the current Amex Sync Lands End deal (expires 12/31/13) where you will receive a $25 statement credit for spending $100 or more at Lands End. I’ve highlighted Amex Sync before and how easy it was to earn free money via the Amex Sync Best Buy deal by simply buying gift cards. In this case, you will buy a $100 Lands End gift card. In addition, you will first go through the ShopDiscover cash back portal to access the Lands...

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Amazon, Amex Business Gold Rewards, Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Cash Back, Credit Cards, Gift Cards | 0 comments

Free Money from Amex Sync Best Buy Deal is Back

I can’t believe it, but the Amex Sync Best Buy deal is back until 12/31/13. Back in August, I posted about Amex Sync and the fantastic deals offered through the program. At the time, the Amex Sync Best Buy deal was offering a $25 statement credit for spending $250 or more at Best Buy. You could buy a $200 Visa gift card plus $50 in Amazon gift cards and get $25 back. In addition, you would earn a $5 Best Buy reward certificate for every $250 you spend at Best Buy. As a result, I bought the above combination with 10 different American Express credit cards and earned $250 ($25 * 10) and $50 in Best Buy reward certificates, which I used to redeem for a $50 Amazon gift card. Since the Amex Sync Best Buy deal just came back, I repeated that purchase today and bought 10 $200 Visa gift cards and 10 $50 Amazon gift cards. For step-by-step instructions on how to get the Amex Sync Best...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Cash Back, Ebates, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

Lucrative Ebates Referral Promotion

I’ve highlighted Ebates before in my introduction to cash back on everything since cash back portals can save you lots of money whether you are planning a wedding or attending a lot of weddings. In fact, Ebates is my top pick for online cash back portals. I use Top Cash Back or another portal if the cash back rate is higher there but if the cash back rate is the same, I always go with Ebates, because of Ebate’s superior customer service. And if you haven’t signed up for Ebates already, now is the perfect time to sign up and refer your friends. As I found out from Personal Finance Digest, Ebates is currently running an Ebates referral promotion, which will allow you to earn quite a bit from referring your friends.     Ebates Referral Normally, you would earn just $5 for every friend you refer to Ebates who makes qualifying purchases. Through the current Ebates referral promotion, however, you earn a bonus for every level you hit. When you...

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Blue Nile, Cash Back, Credit Cards, Ring, Top Cash Back | 0 comments

$30 Off $100 at Blue Nile Via Amex Sync Blue Nile

From now until 10/15/13, you can get $30 off a $100+ purchase at Blue Nile via Amex Sync Blue Nile. Earlier this week, I introduced Amex Sync and wrote about one example where you can use the current Amex Sync Best Buy deal to score free money. As a result, I won’t elaborate too much about Amex Sync again, but I will mention this fact – you can combine Amex Sync with a cash back portal, such as Top Cash Back, to get even bigger savings! For example, Top Cash Back currently gives you 10% cash back if you make a Blue Nile purchase of $499 or less. Let’s say you decided to buy a wedding ring that was $300. If you clicked through Top Cash Back AND used Amex Sync, you would get $30 from Top Cash Back (10% of $300) and a $30 statement credit from Amex Sync. $60 off a $300 purchase is a 20% saving!   Amex Sync Blue Nile If you are going to buy...

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