But this one may just top them all.
ShopRunner is one of those things I wouldn't pay for, but would gladly accept for free.
Now I can: American Express cardholders can get a free, ongoing ShopRunner membership. That's a $79-per-year value.
For those unfamiliar with it, ShopRunner upgrades you to free 2-day shipping at stores ranging from MacMall to Newegg to TigerDirect to Toys R Us. And there's no minimum purchase, either, so you can get that fast, free shipping even if you spend only a couple bucks.
It also entitles you to free return shipping, a huge plus if you've ordered something big … Read more
I think the days of Windows Media Center are drawing to a close, which is a shame. Microsoft no longer bundles the software with Windows, and I suspect few people will bother to pay extra for it.
That said, if you're still running Windows 7 on one or more PCs, or you did decide to splurge on the upgrade for Windows 8, you can still enjoy a truly excellent TV/DVR experience. All you need is a CableCard from your cable company and a CableCard tuner.
Let's talk about the latter. Today only, while supplies last, Woot has … Read more
Halloween may be over (and I've got the candy gut to prove it), but it's still the season of creepy-spooky-scary, right? Heck, the way the wind is howling outside my window, it's the perfect time to hide under the covers -- with a good book, of course.
The good bundlers at StoryBundle have put together their latest, a six-book collection of thrillers. Price: you name it. Well, anything over $3, that is -- a more-than-reasonable minimum for this many quality works. And if you pay at least $10, you'll get a total of 10 novels.
As … Read more
If I can just get my juvenile snickering out of the way right up front... Heh-heh, "Privates," heh-heh.
Now, then. I've featured a ton of Bluetooth speakers in this space, but surprisingly few Bluetooth headphones. All that changes starting...now!
For a limited time, you can get the Outdoor Tech Privates touch-control Bluetooth headphones for $79.95 shipped. That's $20 off the regular price -- and you can't even get these right now on Amazon, they're so popular.
The Privates are overon-the-ear headphones with swipe-able controls on the right earcup. You swipe up or … Read more
Yesterday's flash-drive giveaway met with some skepticism, and in hindsight I agree it was a little too much hoop-jumping for too little reward. That said, I still think cashback services are the bomb, and I hope you're able to put TopCashback or an equivalent to good use.
Today, I've rounded up some freebies that don't involve driving anywhere* or waiting on rebates. So keep that credit card in your wallet and read on!
*OK, one of the freebies does involve a trip to your local Target. But you were headed there anyway, right?
1. Mad Magazine … Read more
Real quick: Thank you so much for the incredible response yesterday to "The Cheapskate Rules." You folks are the best. I'm eternally grateful for the kind words, the support, and the reviews on Amazon. And per your many requests, the book will definitely be coming to Nook, Google Play, iOS, and other platforms! Stay tuned.
Now, back to business. Most smartphones can pull hot-spot duty if needed, though usually that means paying extra to your carrier and dealing with much faster battery drain. And, lest we forget, not everybody has a smartphone. (Crazy, right?)
Another consideration: What … Read more
I love to shop. (Don't tell my guy friends; they already think I'm low on man-cred.) But you won't find me in a mall; most of my shopping takes place in the virtual aisles of online stores.
That's because most of the best deals reside online. You probably knew that. But what you probably didn't know is that you can get a cash rebate on nearly everything you buy, making online shopping an even better deal.
The secret is using a cashback service, which works much like a Discover card: Buy a product, then get … Read more
Woo! Free! Woo!
That's my little written happy-dance way of celebrating today's deal. For a limited time, and while supplies last (yes, even digital downloads can have a fixed supply), Green Man Gaming is offering your choice of Civilization V or Mafia II (Win) absolutely free.
Yeah, but you'll have to "like" it on Facebook, right? Or tweet it to all your followers. Or subscribe to something. Or folk over your credit card. There's always a hoop to be jumped.
Actually, you don't have to do any of that. The only "hoop&… Read more