We’ve spoken before about Postmates and their beta rewards program. This one is much better for deliveries! Ibotta is a smart new way to earn cash when you shop. It’s way better than coupons but you need to use an app and normally take photos of your receipt inside the app. With this new 10% cash back offer with Postmates deliveries (and Delivery.com) there’s no need to get receipts because its all mobile. Read more on our review of Ibotta here.
If you launch the Ibotta app then launch Postmates before your order you automatically get 10% cashback on any delivery. This includes alcohol or even a trip to the drug store you need that someone else runs for you.
Here is how to get 10% Cash Back + $101 Free Credit on Postmates + $10 in Ibotta credits:
1. Sign-up here to get a $10 Bonus from Ibotta if you’re new to the cash back app.
2. Download the Postmates app or head over to Postmates.com to sign up. Use this promo code 478n and you should get $101 in credits to cover the delivery fee.
3. Search for Postmates inside the Ibotta app then after opening Postmates through the app you place your order. (more…)
Swag Bucks is a free rewards program that lets you get merchandise, gift cards, and miles for searching online, referring friends, and other online tasks such as surveys.
To start out you’ll get 1,000 free Swag Bucks just for joining the SwagBucks online rewards program. You can also earn Swag Bucks for recycling old electronics, shopping online, commenting on their blog, interacting on their Facebook page, submitting poll ideas, and inviting your friends to join. The “Bucks” can then be redeemed for gift cards, electronics, merchandise, airline miles, MP3s, and a wide range of other prizes.
Here’s how to get the Biggest Sign-Up Bonus Ever of 1,000 SB Bonus or $10 Gift Card:
- Sign-up here
- Member must “Activate” the Bonus in the Swag Ups section of your account. Bonus value is earned in the form of points, called SB. Get a 1000 SB bonus, which is equivalent to $10 in value, when you spend at least $25 at a store featured in Swagbucks.com/Shop.
- Make sure to complete within 30 days of registration.
Halloween Cash Back
Because it’s Halloween Costume shopping season you can get 8% back at halloween niche stores such as Halloween Express and 5% back at Costume Discounters. All you do is log-into Swagbucks and click on the links for these stores under the shop tab.
Free Gillette Razors + $15 Moneymaker with Swagbucks
One great promotion going on now is with Gillette razors. You can get Free Gillette Razors plus earn $15. You get 2,000 Swagbucks when you buy a Gillette razor (handle + five Cartridges) for $10. The Mach3 razor is $13 with a $3 discount bringing it down to $10 + sales tax. You’ll get 2,000 Swagbucks for the purchase, worth at least $20.
If you like to get points for in-store purchases then they now offer an offline alternative. Swagbucks is now offering SB Local for stores such as Sam’s Club, Forever 21 and Cost Plus World Market. To sign up for local just click on your account info on the right and connect one of your credit cards. Here’s an example of some of the cash back:
- Sam’s Club: over 600 locations offering 2 SB per dollar
- Forever 21:over 500 locations offering 5 SB per dollar
- Cost Plus: over 100 locations offering 2 SB per dollar
One thing we do lots of is searching Google and you can actually earn Swag Bucks for doing just that using their Swag Bucks search engine. This will randomly provide you with free Swag Bucks during your search activities. It does come with some issues you may not have in your regular search results but it’s rather easy to just open up another tab and use another engine if there is a problem. Do not plan on using their search if you want to really search deep for something. On average you may earn 15 Swag Bucks over a 5-day work week by doing searches online but I would put more time into the friend referral.
You can also earn Swag Bucks for recycling your old Apple iPods or cell phones. Simply look up your cell phone or iPod model through your online Swag Bucks account, and print out the prepaid shipping label and trade-in receipt to receive your credit. Of course, the amount of Swag Bucks you’ll earn depends on the make and model of your Android / iPhone or Apple iPod.
They offer a shopping portal where you can earn Swag Bucks for clicking on links and making purchases in their online shopping network. You then get access to online promotions and special savings through the Swag Bucks discount shopping network like you would with Ebates.
My favorite moneymaker is referring new Swag Bucks members and there is no limit to the amount of new members you can refer at this point. So you can tell all your friends and family. For each person you’ll receive up to 1,000 matching Swag Bucks for any Swag Bucks that your referrals win while searching within 48 hours after you invite them.
You also get a percentage of the Swag Bucks they make at 1 Swag Buck for each 1 Swag Buck your referrals earn, with a maximum of 1,000 Swag Bucks for each new member you invite.
One example of redeeming Swag Bucks is an Amazon.com $5 gift certificate for 450 Swag Bucks. You can exchange Swag Bucks for airline miles from American Airlines, Delta, U.S. Airways, and other airlines. This would be great for topping off accounts that need extra miles to book a trip or where the miles are about to expire and to keep airline frequent flyer programs current.
Keep in mind you have a limit of 5 orders per prize each calendar month and be aware of time limits of redemption.
The food takeout wars have been heating up as new entrants into the market set their sights on market leader GrubHub which currently controls 20% of the $70+ billion market. GrubHub is the most established online ordering service, with over 8.75 million active diners ordering more than 324,600 grubs a day in over 1,000 cities.
Enter your address into the Grubhub app or online here and a list of local restaurants appear. You can refine your search by type of cuisine, rating (one through five stars and up), time of delivery, price, or restaurants that have tracking for your order, restaurants that are new, or restaurants that have coupons.
I only had 25 restaurants on my list. Most of them require you to order about an hour in advance. Only one had an option to order 30 minutes in advance. Nearly every restaurant also had an additional fee, from $2 to $6. Make sure to plan ahead when making orders with any delivery service as it may take an hour.
Compare Grubhub to Yelp and Eat24
Yelp has more than 1 million restaurants reviewed on its site, it also owns OpenTable and UrbanSpoon where its users can make reservations at restaurants they have reviewed. Yelp’s purchase of Eat24 added online ordering of restaurant takeout food. For the restaurants that Eat24 serviced, which numbered about 20,000 at the time, Yelp added a widget to takeout diners’ orders after they reviewed the restaurant.
At the core of the services offered by both companies is an online ordering engine that quickly connects diners with the restaurants of their choice. Both of their applications, which are available on desktop and mobile devices, provide users with easy navigation experiences to search for restaurants by a multitude of criteria. With Eat24, users can find their restaurant directly through the Eat24 application or from Yelp’s review site. The list can be parsed by categories like “Top Rated,” “Distance,” “Newest,” and “Minimum Order.”
In comparison, GrubHub has a library of twice as many restaurants to order from. Both offer free delivery in one hour or less, notifications updating order status, 24/7 customer service and order recall. Eat24 relies on the restaurant’s own delivery driver or a third-party service. GrubHub has operated the same way in the past but uses its own drivers in certain cities. That gives GrubHub an edge in the delivery wars because the biggest complaint from food delivery customers is late delivery.
Grubhub has a larger footprint and has built a solid reputation for customer service. Eat24 is less established, but it has access to Yelp’s 130 million monthly visitors. If you use Yelp to look at restaurant reviews, you connect to Eat24 by clicking a button.
Compare Grubhub to Postmates
One of the biggest problems with using Grubhub and Yelp Eat 24 compared to Postmates is that you cannot order from any restaurant. You can order anything from virtually anywhere with Postmates even if they do not have a relationship. You also are not stuck with trying to come up with a minimum order. Minimum orders are not a thing at all with Postmates are you can just order a Starbucks Latte if you pay the delivery fee. Although, Postmates does not offer ratings of restaurants to help you decide which ones are best they also do not let you use coupons. The best thing to find which app offers a better deal from the restaurant you frequent the most. One other benefit of using Grubhub is that when they give you a promo code you can use it towards the entire bill and you cannot do this with Postmates. For example. The current promo code for Grubhub is $7 off which you get off the total bill compared with Postmates you only get $10 off only the delivery fee and not the food or drink.
How Does Grubhub Make Money?
GrubHub’s success has been driven by providing a superior customer experience on both sides. For its restaurant clients, its online ordering platform provides an instant boost in takeout sales. For its grubbers, they promise a fully cooked made-to-order meal at their doorsteps within an hour of ordering.
Diners can even track their orders on a special GrubHub app. GrubHub charges the restaurants 14.2% of the food bill. Although it doesn’t charge diners for using its service, restaurants can apply a small delivery charge.
The food delivery business is still growing rapidly. The only way to determine which one deserves your business is to try them both and compare them to their next competitor such as Door Dash or UberEats.
Here is a list of Coupon Codes for the month of March on Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline and Shared rooms such as AirBnb:
$40 Off Plus 8% OFF at Hotels.com with a $300+ Booking, Stackable Promo.
Save 8% Off Get an extra 8% off with code SAVE8MAY17 while earning up to 20% cash back with Swagbucks on Hotels.com this week. You will also get a $5 bonus for signing up with Swagbucks.
$40 NEW! in AirBnB Travel credits. Plus, Earn up to $100 for everyone you invite. Read more about AirBnb here. There’s also a competing service called MisterBnb aimed at the LGBT community but friendly to everyone.
$35 credit on Travel Pony which you can sign-in your Facebook to book hotels easily.
3,000 Free AAdvantage Miles using Rocketmiles (Bonus) to book hotel for one night
Sign up through and book a hotel through a Rocketmiles link to get 3,000 bonus miles after your first stay plus any other miles you accrue.
Tweet These Hashtags for Savings at Embassy Suites and MGM Resorts:
Save $45 at Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites
Click Here to Tweet #AmexESHW to get $45 back when you spend $225 or more at Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites with Amex Offers. Expires 6/30/2017.
$60 Off MGM Resorts Stays in Las Vegas
Click Here to Tweet #AmexMGM to get $60 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend $300+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with select MGM Resorts International properties from 3/1/2017 – 6/30/2017. Read here about the MGM Resorts rewards program. This is valid at these Las Vegas MGM Resorts including ARIA, Vdara, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, and Mirage.
Get FREE Stuff on T-Mobile Tuesdays! You will be able to access this promotion using their Android or iOS app. Non-T-Mobile customers may also be able to access this promotion here: amoe.t-mobiletuesdays.com.
- $0.25 off per gallon at Shell Gas Stations through Fuel Rewards Program. See below to increase it up to 65 cents a gallon!!
- FREE VUDU Movie Rental or Purchase (Up to $5.50 value)
- $2 Dunkin’ Donuts Promo Card
- 25% Off Halloween Gear from HalloweenCostumes.com
- $10 Off at Nordstrom
- 1 Free Month of Study Blue Pro (Free Online Course)
The no-brainer in this week’s gifts for T-Mobile customers is $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell, up to 20 gallons. The biggest prize if you ask us is that they are giving away free Gas! This is $0.25 off per gallon at Shell. Make sure to sign-up for the Fuel Rewards program here (to extend this to up to 65 cents a gallon savings) for the Free Shell Gas and the promo code will automatically open in your app after you redeem it in the T-Mobile Tuesdays App.
One grand prize winner will get a VIP movie experience that includes a two-night trip for two to Seattle, Wash., in August to appear as an extra in an upcoming indie film. Also included with the grand prize is a lifetime subscription to IndieFlix, an Apple TV, a 55-inch 4K TV, and a check for $2,845 to cover taxes or other expenses. Twenty-five first prize winners will each receive a lifetime IndieFlix subscription and an Apple TV. Finally, 300 second prize winners will each get a one-year subscription to IndieFlix.
T-Mobile is known for doing things a little differently to other carriers, and its rewards program is much the same. When T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that the company will give all customers a weekly gift, one share of stock, and free in-flight Wi-Fi we were grateful.
The weekly rewards program is pretty simple: it’s called T-Mobile Tuesdays, and it gives every subscriber a free gift every Tuesday. Examples are things like a free (carryout) pizza from Dominos, food from Wendy’s, movie tickets, or free rides with Lyft. There will be some recurring gifts you can claim (like dinner and a movie), while others will be happening on a week-by-week basis. This week, everyone’s going to get a ticket to see Warcraft. Whether that gift makes you happy or afraid probably depends on how many Warcraft trailers you’ve seen so far.
Subscribers have also had a chance for a free hour of Gogo inflight Wi-Fi on every flight they take, in addition to the free texting T-Mobile subscribers already get on planes. One hour of internet means this won’t be a replacement for truly frequent flyers, but an hour of emails and tweeting per flight is a pretty decent perk, all things considered.
To get these rewards, users just need to download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app from the Google Play store or iTunes, verify their T-Mobile number, and start spending the free stuff. It’s possible to spin T-Mobile’s motives here as being a straight publicity grab, in partnership with movie theaters that are mostly empty anyways on Tuesdays, and just want people to come in and buy popcorn. But in all honesty, free stuff is free, and the amount of free stuff you can potentially get in return for a $40 cell contract is sweet.
FREE MLB.TV Premium for T-Mobile Customers ($112.99 value) on 4/4
Get FREE MLB.TV Premium for T-Mobile Customers! – On April 4th, T-Mobile is giving every customer a free season-long subscription to MLB.TV Premium (a $112.99 value) PLUS MLB.com At Bat Premium–$19.99 value! Download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app to redeem.
T-Mobile customers can score a free order of chips and guacamole from Chipotle, giving you some Mexican food to follow your pizza from last week. Also available will be a code good for $5 toward a movie rental or TV show purchase from FandangoNOW and two Lyft credits worth $5 each.
Everyone is raving over the Free Chips and Guac at Chipotle but the Lyft credits this week are actually something to be excited about not like the normal ones that expire the next day. This week you can get $5 off two rides each until 3/20 at 11:59pm so you have all weekend to use this deal! If you are new to Lyft sign-up here first with our promo code to save $20 more.
You Can Score More Than Guac!
One grand prize winner will receive “Burritos for One Year” in the form of 52 $10 Chipotle gift cards. Twenty-five first prize winners will receive a “Catering for 20” prize that includes include a gift card good for Burritos by the Box for 20, The Two Meat Spread, The Big Spread, or Veggie Spread. Finally, 200 second prize winners will get a “Dinner for Two” prize that includes a $20 Chipotle gift card.
Enter for a chance to win the T-Mobile Chipotle Instant Win Game! This giveaway is open to all, not just T-Mobile customers.
- One (1) Grand Prize: The winner of the Grand Prize, subject to verification, will receive “Burritos for One Year,” awarded as fifty-two $10 Chipotle promotional gift cards.
- Twenty-Five (25) First Prizes: Each winner of this prize, subject to verification, will receive “Catering for 20”, awarded as one Chipotle “Catering for 20” promotional gift card which includes a choice of Burritos by the Box for 20, The Two Meat Spread, The Big Spread or Veggie Spread.
- Two Hundred (200) Second Prizes: Each winner of this prize, subject to verification, will receive “Dinner for Two,” awarded as one gift card, Chipotle promotional gift card for two free burritos, bowls, salads or orders of tacos including chips & guacamole and two fountain drinks.
FREE Firecracker Chicken at Panda Express (Open to Everyone not just T-Mobile Customers)
Through February 1st, Panda Express is offering up a FREE Order of Firecracker Chicken ($3.90 value)! You can redeem online by using promo code FCCB2017 at checkout. You may be able to use this offer at the restaurant by showing/telling your cashier the code FCCB2017 (be sure to call ahead). REDEEM BY 02/01/2017 AT 03:59 AM CST.
Free Firecracker Chicken Breast entree from Panda Express. The meal is “spicy and sweet” and is available both online and in participating physical locations while supplies last. In addition, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a $20 discount at Fanatics.com. This is an online store that sells sports apparel and fan gear. Among the items it sells are officially licensed MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL merchandise.
The weekly contest will have two Grand Prize winners. Each will get $5,000 to buy a big screen T.V. for the Super Bowl, or to spend on anything that the winners want to buy. In addition, the two Grand Prize winners will each be given a check in the amount of $2,142 to cover taxes, or to be used at the winner’s discretion. 50 First Place winners will receive a $100 Fanatics.com eGift Code that can be used to purchase merchandise. The $100 includes taxes and shipping. Two Hundred Second Prize winners will win a $50 gift code from Fanatics.com. That $50 includes taxes and shipping.
Non-T-Mobile customers may also be able to access this promotion here: amoe.t-mobiletuesdays.com
T-Mobile customers can get $10 off any costume from Spirit Halloween. T-Mobile is also giving customers a treat in the form of two free Subway cookies. The final gift next week is a free VUDU movie rental, with customers getting to choose one of 24 Halloween “classics.” This week’s grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree at any Spirit Halloween store. The purchase must be made in one transaction, and the $1,000 must be used by October 26. The winner will also get a $428 check to use for taxes or other expenses. Five first prize winners will get a 7-foot Boogie Man Animatronic from Spirit Halloween. This statue is worth $199.99, and you can see it for yourself below. Finally, 30 second prize winners will get a $25 Spirit Halloween gift card valid for in-store or online purchases.
T-Mobile received a free 12-week digital subscription to Billboard Magazine and 25 percent off most JBL products, including Bluetooth speakers and headphones, from T-Mobile stores. T-Mo is also touting a Billboard Music Awards playlist as a gift for its customers. That week’s grand prize winner will get a trip for two to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 21. This prize includes roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas from May 20 to May 22, two nights in a hotel room, two tickets to the BBMAs including walking the magenta carpet and the after-party, and $500 in spending money. T-Mobile will also provide a check for $2,915 for taxes and other expenses. Fifty first prize winners will each receive a JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker, and 100 second prize winners will each get a pair of JBL E55BT Bluetooth headphones.
Tacos have become a huge hit in the United States. In fact, according to the National Taco Day website, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos just last year so why not have a day where everyone is crunching on the beloved food. We have found many free offers you can use for lunch or dinner today only:
Texas Taco Deal
Free Delivery and $5 off your order. Just download the Favor app and add the promo code DJS4X2 under promotions. You’ll see a banner reading Free Delivery for National Taco Day and click there and order from one of the restaurants listed. (more…)
Ibotta is an app and site which offers rebates and cash back for in-store purchases and, app purchases, and online shopping.
Sign-up here to get a $10 Bonus from Ibotta! See how to get the bonus below.
The majority of the site is dedicated to in-store rebates which offers cash back when you purchase specific items from a participating store.
After saving a specific deal in the app, proceed to buy the product and get cash back into your Ibotta account. You might get $.75 back on the purchase of Toiletry Wipes, $.25 back on milk, or $3 back on a case of beer, for example. They normally offer cash back on just taking a photo of a receipt or buying a generic (any) brand of milk or cheese.
Just make sure to save or unlock the deal before making the purchase. Go to the Unlocked Deals tab in the app to see which ones you’ve already added. Once added, it doesn’t need to be added again until it expires.
Sometimes you have to answer a poll or question about the brand before being able to save the deal. Which is no hassle at all and is probably how the brands pay iBotta to give you generous discounts.
Finding the best deal
Most deals are specific to a given store. Before shopping in Target, browse the Target section of the app and see if there’s a deal on any products you’re planning to buy. Alternatively, you can search by category, such as Grocery or Clothing, for all items in that category from all stores combined.
To be eligible for the rebate, items need to be purchased at specific stores. Usually, the deals are specific to one store such as Target, Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc). Other times you can get the rebate by purchasing the item at any partner store. Here is a list of all ibotta store partners. Look at the offer details carefully before buying.
Confirm your Purchase
In order to confirm that you purchased the item and thus qualify for the rebate, Ibotta requires one of two things:
1. Scan the barcode and submit receipts after the purchase.
For products which need receipt submission, they need to be scanned into Ibotta within 7 days of the purchase and before the offer expiration date which might sometimes be just one or two days away.
2. Another option is to link your store loyalty card before the purchase (Plenti card for Rite Aid or SYW for Sears). This option is only available at select retailers.
Aside from the item-specific offers such as Kombucha Probiotic drink, Tom’s toothpaste or Redbull, we’ll occasionally see an offer to get a few dollars off any purchase at a given retailer for something generic. For example, there was once a deal to get $5 off $50 for any Staples purchase or $5 off $100 for any Best Buy purchase. Currently, I see any cheese, any milk offers for purchase in-store.
These offer are way more useful since they’ll work for anything purchased at that store.
Ibotta also has a shopping portal for select merchants with competitive rates. The portal is only found in the app, not on the Mac or PC.
Before we dive into their portal rates, here’s how to find the available shopping portal merchants. Go to the bottom of the home page in the app and click on Mobile Shopping > All to see all merchants. You can also pull up a specific online retailer that from the search bar in the app.
There are currently around 30 retailers on their shopping portal; it’s by no means a full-scale shopping portal. You will see however far better deals than on Ebates and Swagbucks at various times. One example is Boxed.com offered a 10% cash back when on Ebates it only comes up at 2% as of this writing.
One interesting portal deal is a 2% eBay cash back rate which is a bit higher than other portals. You can either click through Ibotta to the eBay app or shop within the Ibotta app on eBay. We’ve used both of these options and they’ve consistently tracked the portal properly. There’s a limit of $10 per transaction, though, so keep that in mind for large purchases. (more…)
While there are some great sign-up bonus miles and points cards you should always pay attention to the 5% back on bonus categories that rotate quarterly. This is true especially with Chase and Discover. If you are a Chase Freedom, Discover It, Citi Dividend, or US Bank Cash+ cardholder, make sure to activate your 2017 Q4 bonus categories.
1. Discover it: 10x Back at Amazon.com & Target
The Discover it has a quarterly cap of $1500 in spend on 5x categories. Remember that all new Discover IT cardholders will earn a 2x bonus on cash back earned in the first 12 months of card membership, You can learn more about that here and apply here for an additional spend bonus. including on cash back earned in bonus categories, making quarterly category spend worth 10% cash back in the first year!
2. Chase Freedom: 5% Back at Walmart & Department Stores
Now is a great time to apply for the Chase Freedom card and get $150 bonus after spending $500 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. You will also get the Holiday spending 5% cash back bonus at Walmart and Department Stores. The Chase Freedom has a quarterly cap of $1500 in spend on 5x categories per account.
New Chase Freedom card members can get a $150 bonus after $500 in purchases, a $25 bonus for adding an authorized user, and a $50 bonus for each new card member that you refer for up to an extra $500 cashback in referrals.
The Chase Freedom card is available directly on the Chase Bank website, in Chase branches, and through our application link here for the up to $175 in bonuses offer.
Chase Freedom Card $175 Bonus Details
The Chase Freedom credit card is offering a $150 bonus after $500 in spending within 3 months.
Plus, you can also earn an extra $25 bonus when you add your first authorized user to your account and make a purchase within the same 3-month period.
SIGN UP HERE!.
Chase Freedom is a cash rebate credit card that provides new applicants with cash bonus promotions and excellent card features. The Chase Freedom card has no annual fees, so you’ll never pay an annual fee with this cash rebate card from Chase Bank.
Chase Freedom 5% Quarterly Rebates for 2017 Holiday Season – see here!
Chase Freedom 5% past cash back categories include:
- 5% Back at Department Stores
- 5% Back at Drug Stores
- 5% Back at Wholesale Clubs (such as Costco and Sam’s Club)
DoorDash is another on-demand restaurant delivery service but they have no minimum order size and are not as limited in geographical area as some of the other related apps. They bring food from your favorite restaurants directly to your door.
DoorDash allows you to order from some of the best restaurants that may not normally deliver. It is also timely as it is normally less than 45 minutes. When you order on DoorDash they provide you with the full restaurant menus to select your order then you add special instructions to make sure your food is the way you want it.
Free Chocolate Milkshakes from Shake Shack! 🍔🍟
Door Dash has teamed up with Shake Shack for a week full of surprises, starting with something sweet for National Chocolate Milkshake Day. They’re giving away FREE chocolate milkshakes today from 11 – 2 PM. Plus, get FREE delivery on Shake Shack orders of $12 or more — today through 9/18! Use promo code SHACK to get these deals. Sign-up for Door Dash here!
DoorDash $7 Sign-Up Bonus and First Delivery Free
When you sign up for DoorDash to get your first delivery for free ($6.99 value) you also get a $5 free credit to your account. You will also earn a $5 credit for each new user that you refer to DoorDash.