$100 FREE Postmates Food, Alcohol, and Most Anything Delivery Credit

$100 FREE Postmates Food, Alcohol, and Most Anything Delivery Credit


Postmates has been an incredible freebie generating app since its debut. The on-demand app that delivers food, coffee, and alcohol has also brought us many free food offers which are much better than a free sample people chase around the web. These are legit freebies such as Potbelly sandwiches, Free Pizza Slices, Free Smoothies On-Demand, Free Lattes at Starbucks and so on.

To start using Postmates we can also save you $10 in delivery fees so you can start out with several free deliveries. Once you sign-into the app and enter the promo code 478n you should be able to see if there are any freebies available that day for your area. Last week we had Free Thai On-Demand and Free Chili’s Burgers On-Demand which was fantastic! The $100 in credits offer is limited and will go back down to $10 soon so sign-up today!

Here is how to get your $100 Free Credit on Postmates and local freebies such as Free Lattes On-Demand or Free Kale Smoothies:
1. Download the app or head over to Postmates.com to sign up.
2. Select your location then and add any free offers to your cart or the meal that you wish to have delivered or good from any local business. Add them to your cart, and create an account. Use this promo code 478n and you should get $100 in credits to cover the delivery fee.
3. To get a FREE Starbucks Drink Delivered select your city, and look for the “Free Starbucks On Demand” box(or other free promotions for your area). You should have enough delivery credit to get the free drink delivered with free delivery.

April Special (New and Existing Users): There’s no delivery fee on all orders from Postmates Plus orders. Last week they were giving away Free Jamba Juice 16oz Smoothies. Strawberries Wild, Mango, Caribbean, and Aloha Pineapple. Stay tuned it seems to change weekly!

Earn Rewards
Postmates is currently rolling out a new rewards program which will make it more competitive compared to Grubhub and Door You will receive an email that states “You’ve been selected to try Postmates Rewards. It’s our brand new, invite-only loyalty program. Best of all, it’s free!
To sign up, just open your iOS or Android app. Each purchase you make after that will count towards your rewards (it could be free delivery, it could be a boat—the sky’s the limit).” You’ll also get a stamp card to track your progress in-app! We are excited they have added this new program.

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Top 3 NYC Ridesharing and Taxi Alternatives

nycrainbowNew Yorkers have always had the convenience of hailing a cab easily for the most part and never really a need for someone in Manhattan to have rideshare as much as someone living in Houston or Miami. Now they are even more spoiled and so spoiled now with ride share apps that you really don’t even have to take the subway as much with apps like Via. Black is definitely becoming the new Yellow and this is not a trend. You even see less yellow cabbies on the streets now that Uber has dominated the market. Black is the new yellow. With over 15,000 black and luxury cars operating in the five boroughs compared to around 13,500 medallion cabs it is unstoppable. First we hated cabs that overcharged with steep prices but now as Uber and Lyft are charging outrageous surge rates we always need as many alternative apps as we can fit on our phone for a ride.

Uber ($20 off), Lyft ($50 off), Gett and Via are the top NYC taxi alternatives and we also found some newbies.

Gett ($50 off) -Gett looks to become the new ride-sharing game-changer with absolutely no ”
surge pricing.” They are known to offer $10 for any ride in Manhattan south of 110th Street which is a relative bargain also if your trip rings in under that threshold then you pay the lower price. Tips can be pre-set for zero percent to 20 percent. The driver waits for free for three minutes, and you’ll be charged $1/min after that. An extra stop costs $5. Best yet, there’s no surge pricing—ever. You can pick from Gett Standard, Gett Premium, Gett SUV, and Gett Deal where you have drivers Active in 30-plus cities (Tel Aviv, London, and Moscow included), Gett, which used to go by GetTaxi, arrived in NYC in 2013, though its recent $10 deal has raised its profile along with the new $50 off offer. According to CNBC, it has a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles serving NYC.
March 2017 Update: We changed the promo offer above for $50 off. Get $5 off your next 10 rides which is $50 in value. Gett has also added firm quotes that will now include taxes along with the upfront pricing they had already provided with No ranges or estimates. Tolls, surcharges, and optional tip aren’t included.

April 29, 2017 Update: On-demand ride service Gett confirms acquisition of Juno
The competitive landscape for transportation apps has become a little smaller today. Gett has announced that it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market. The ride-hailing industry just got a whole lot more interesting with Uber (Goliath) vs Lyft (David) no longer being the big players in town. A third and very credible player is suddenly in the picture with this merger. Gett has the support and a $300 million investment from the world’s largest automaker, Volkswagen. Gett already has a presence in 100 cities in Europe. This move positions them to establish a competitive United States presence beyond their current footprint in New York City.

30% Off Rides with Juno – currently in “beta” but that is a GOOD THING. They are preparing to disrupt the New York City ride share app market currently dominated by Uber and Lyft. Juno just launched a beta app which gives 30% off rides + no surge fees in New York City (that’s 30% off of Uber’s prices using our link). This was my favorite app to use while in NYC because it was the cheapest without being restricted to certain areas. I could hail a Juno from a restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen and ride over to the 9/11 Memorial or to Central Park without having to pay the higher prices the other apps charge.
March 2017 Update: Juno rideshare just announced they will be offering rides as of now at JFK and LGA airports. You also get the beta discount of at least 10% off Uber on these rides and 30% off the first two weeks with our link! If you refer friends you get 30% off Rides for an additional two weeks.

Via – Considered an On-Demand Transit which is basically an alternative to the subway with carpooling which seems to really be catching on in the NYC area. If you sign up with my code, dj9i7, we’ll both get $10 of free Via Credit. You can download the app here. It’ll only cost $2.25 more than the subway and you can avoid waiting in the hot subway stations this summer. While it’s dirt cheap to use Via it is a bit awkward with others in the car if you are used to taking private cars. It also does not run after midnight for those of you going out for late night fun in the city that never sleeps.

$40 in Bonuses to Let “Trim Assistant” Monitor Credit Cards & Save Money!

$40 in Bonuses to Let “Trim Assistant” Monitor Credit Cards & Save Money!

Trim is a free service that offers automated statement credits to your Visa credit or debit card when you connect your card, activate cashback coupons via Facebook Messenger, and make qualifying purchases on your card at participating retailers or in select shopping categories. It not only monitors your credit cards but your bank accounts to help cut down on unnecessary bills or overpaying.

Save up to $40 in Bonus Statement Credits

You can earn $40 in bonus statement credits on your everyday purchases when you sign up for Trim. After linking your Visa card you get a grocery offer then after activating that offer in Facebook Messenger they send two more offers. Here are some example offers:

  • Spend $5 or more at any U.S. grocery and get $1 back. Can be repeated up to ten times for a total savings of $10. Expires 7/3/17. Tip: You could charge this on a card that is paying a quarterly 5% cashback bonus to double up on the rewards. Chase Freedom Visa is paying a 5x Bonus on Grocery stores during this quarter.
  • Spend $5 or more at any U.S. restaurant and get $1 back. Can be repeated up to ten times for a total savings of $10. Expires 7/3/17.
  • $10 Back On $50+ Grocery Purchases
  • Spend $20 or more at any U.S. movie theater and get $10 back. Expires 8/31/17.

How To Activate Trim Savings

1. Head over to Trim to Sign-Up!

2. Click “Savings” under the Menu in your Trim account and register your Visa credit card or Visa debit card with Trim Savings. Tip: We recommend using a credit card over debit cards for any purpose.

3. Once you register, Trim Savings will offer you cashback coupons via Facebook Messenger.

4. Activate the cash back coupons that you want to use via the “Activate” button on Facebook Messenger.

5. After you’ve Activated the offers, you simply use your Visa card to make qualifying purchases.

6. Once you’ve made a qualifying purchase, the statement credits will be automatically applied to your Visa card account.

Trim Remembers To Cancel “Free Trials” So You Don’t Get Charged

While some may love the bonus incentives to use Trim they offer some possibly really helpful services as well.  Trim  also helps you cancel unwanted Credit Card Subscriptions. If you are like me you sign up for tons of “free trial offers” such as Netflix and Hulu then lose track of all the subscription services that are registered with what promotion. Trim can easily find and cancel unwanted credit card subscriptions. Trim finds all the subscriptions on your credit card or debit card such as Amazon Prime or Google Play renewing then sends you a list of them in a text message and then cancels the ones you don’t want.

Save on Your Cable Bill

Trim is offering an exclusive Comcast cost-cutting service. Perhaps, this will keep you from cord-cutting if you save money with your cable bill. Trim will monitor your Comcast bill and use chat to get reductions. They basically negotiate your rate and you pay 25% of the first bill’s reductions so if they save you $10 per month then you’ll pay $2.50. That certainly beats calling into the cable service but we recommend you do that every 6 months or so anyway no matter what the hassle to get deeper discounted rates or promotions. We hope they expand to include Spectrum and other cable providers such as Cox Communications.

Statement Credits for Targeted Visa Transactions

Trim also offers a card link program as part of Visa Trial Link. When you link your Visa card with Trim, you’ll get targeted cash back offers in the form of a statement credit. This works with Visa cards only. Any account linked in Trim with the bank login should automatically be part of the card-link program (without inputting the card numbers) managed exclusively via Facebook messenger.

Should I Share My Login and Credit Card Information with Trim? Is it Safe?

The Login you give them is actually converted to a token where Trim only gets read-only access to your transaction data. They cannot move money or make any changes to your account. You can revoke their read-only access token at any time. They also use 256-bit SSL encryption for their website and all server-side databases using Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure online data storage and hosting service that is used by the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). They have stated that your data on our servers will never be accessed or used by any other party and they will not sell your data or use it in any way without your permission.

Conclusion

As a credit card and frugal nerd I am more than excited to give this service a go. I am not worried about sharing login information as I will be using a credit card that is not connected to a bank account. I will most likely use my Capital One Visa and Chase Freedom cards. My only worries are that this program will interfere with Rewards Network or Shell Fuel Rewards in which I get a big savings on my gas and that is much needed right now. I plan on testing this service out and seeing how it goes and writing more as I go along so make sure and bookmark this page or add us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

$5 in Curb On-Demand Taxi Credits (Free Ride for Most with improved app)

app-rideshareThe Curb app formerly known as Taxi Magic is the most popular way to book taxi’s on demand in 60 cities across the U.S. With the Curb app you can book taxis from New Orleans to New York City in the U.S. and when traveling to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. They offer an alternative to on-demand ride share services that have surge pricing but remember cabbies regular rates are often more expensive. We recommend these as our #1 and #2 ride-sharing apps.

Curb is offering new users a free $5 credit toward your first ride, and you can earn additional $5 credits for referring your friends.

How To Get $5 New Curb User Credit:
1. Create a new Curb account and download the app for the first time.
2. On the credit card registration page that appears after creating an account, click the “Enter Promo Code” text link.
3. Enter Referral Code o91l92 to receive $5 in Magic Credits added to your account instantly.
4. Complete the registration of your credit card with Curb. 

2017 April Update: Curb finally launched a new and improved Curb app experience for booking and paying for your taxi rides. This was long overdue and a reason why we haven’t posted in over a year on this Uber Alternative because the old app was slow and unresponsive at times. This latest release includes a new look, time-saving features, and easier ways to choose your payment method. You can now provide special instructions for your driver right from the home screen something that Uber and Lyft could use. The best new feature is the “Pair & Pay” if you’re in a taxi, simply enter a 7-digit code and pay for a ride. The Pair & Pay is not available everywhere yet but they have worked hard to speed up this payment and it’s way faster than using the old credit card system that taxi’s are known to use. Make sure to update the app.
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Shell Fuel Rewards Network to Save Up to 65¢/Gallon Today!

fuelrewardscardThe Shell Fuel Rewards Network program is a Free loyalty program that helps you spend less on gas. Fuel Rewards Network members can make purchases at participating grocery stores, dining out, Shell gas stations, and online retailers to earn discounts on gas prices.

The program is free to join and you can start saving money on your gas purchases immediately with a bonus offer of 25 cents a gallon when you sign up here.

After you request a free Fuel Rewards Network Card online or pick one up at any Shell gas station then link it to your account with any retailers’ rewards cards to combine savings earned across participating grocery stores, retail locations, restaurants, and online merchant purchases. Make sure that any credit cards you add to the program are not enrolled in RewardsNetwork or another network that may interfere with this fuel savings network when dining or shopping at certain retailers. They are offering a bonus on Mastercard purchases at Shell stations right now so make sure you use one that also pays bonus cash back category on gas.

T-Mobile Tuesdays for an Extra 25 cents a Gallon!
Save 25 cents a gallon from T-mobile Tuesdays when you are signed up for the Shell Fuel Rewards program on top of the 25 cents a gallon you get to sign up here.

How To Earn an Additional 15¢ Per Gallon:

  1. If you have a Mastercard and a Fuel Rewards member, visit the Shell Fuel Rewards promotional site to link your card. If not, you have the option to sign up on the promotional site.
  2. Simply link your Mastercard to your Fuel Rewards account by June 4, 2017 to earn 15¢ per gallon.

Bottom Line:

Gas prices are on the rise again so any sort of extra savings can help us save a few bucks every time we pump. If you have a Mastercard, simply link it to your Fuel Rewards account to earn 15 cents per gallon. If you’re looking for more ways to save money online, you can do so by checking out our list on more ways to Save Money! In addition, check out our sections on how you can eat free on your birthdayand score free food deals!
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