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Super Cheap, Basically Free Sam’s Club Membership

free Sam's Club Membership

Groupon is currently selling cheap Sam’s Club memberships for $45, which usually retail for about $100. That’s a great bargain right off the bat, but the reason I’m posting this is because they’re also offering coupons for items that basically give you a free Sam’s Club membership!

To start, you immediately get a $20 gift card, which means you’re really only paying $25. However, if you enjoy eating, then you probably won’t have trouble putting down a free 54 ounce cheesecake! I know I won’t and we’ll get that along with some other food as part of a free family holiday dinner package valued at a little over $43. Between the free food and the gift card, you’re coming out ahead!

The sale ends April 3 and is valid for new Sam’s Club Members only; not valid for those with a current membership or those who were Sam’s Club members less than 6 months prior to March 21, 2016. However if you have a spouse … ;)

The full package available on Groupon includes:

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Instant Savings offers loaded directly to the membership card within 72 hours of activating membership in club
  • A family holiday dinner package, including:
    • Main St. Bistro Scalloped Potatoes (40 oz – $6.97 value)
    • Daily Chef Dinner Rolls (36 ct – $4.98 value)
    • $10 off a $12.98 Daily Chef New York–Style Cheesecake (54 oz)
    • $10 off a $19.46 Daily Chef Boneless Spiral Ham (6 to 7 lbs; priced per pound)

I know paying $45 off the bat isn’t exactly free, but I figured it’d be worth it for any Hiffers with a family or who might be sitting on the fence about buying a membership to a store like Sam’s Club. Heck, this is the closest you’ll find to a true free Sam’s Club membership!

Free Shipping Day

Free Shipping Day 2015

While bundled in bed with a heavy case of the Watching Football, I vowed last month to get my Christmas shopping completed by the start of December. “No, to heck with that,” I said, “I’m gonna have it finished by Thanksgiving!”

I have three gifts bought so far.

Thankfully this year’s Free Shipping Day takes place tomorrow, Friday, December 18. Over 950 online merchants (I lost count after 20) have promised to offer free shipping on any orders made tomorrow along with the guarantee that your purchase arrives before Christmas. Most of the merchants have no minimum order requirements either.

It appears Amazon is also offering free one-day shipping on a bevy of items as well. What a time to be alive for procrastinators!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to hunt for yet another Adventure Time t-shirt. For, uh, my brother. *looks around sheepishly*

eBay & Amazon Gift Card Deals

eBay & Amazon gift card deals

If you’re hunting for last minute Christmas gifts, take off the camo and head over to eBay or Amazon. eBay has a ton of gift card deals right now for varying levels of savings with some expiring today and others later this week. A partial list can be found here, but I’ve listed some of the offers I saw below. It’s also worth mentioning Amazon’s Lightning Deals heavily feature discounted gift cards as well!

Like most gift cards bought online, these will be delivered via email, so you don’t have to worry about stuffing your wallet full of cards and ending up like George Costanza.

$3 off $5 Panda Express Order

Panda Express Coupon

Now through Nov 30, code HONEY will knock $3 off any online order of $5+ at Panda Express. Awesome, I just figured out what I’m eating for dinner tonight! I wish HIF took more decision making opportunities out of my hands. Maybe then I wouldn’t be wearing a bathing suit today.

[thanks to everybody who sent this in!]

Deal: $100 eBay Gift Card for $95 (+3 more)

Ebay Gift Card Deals

Last week’s $100 eBay gift card for only $95 offer has returned for today only. If you know of a frequent eBayer, they’d probably love to know they can basically get $5 for free. eBay is also selling $100 ChevronTexaco gas gift cards for $95 as well, today only.

Both of these will be delivered via snail mail, so please don’t don’t pull a Goob and lose your card 16.8 seconds after getting it. I’m the absolute worst at that!

Deal: Amazon Echo $30 Off (today only)

Amazon Echo 25% Discount

Amazon Echo normally retails for $179, but it’s on sale for $149 today only, which is 17% off. If you were thinking of picking one up for a large Christmas gift this year, chances are this is going to be one of the better prices of the season given that it’s a rather new & hot item. I could understand trying to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday too, but I’m a tad wary of huge Amazon sales given what happened on Prime Day this past summer.

Deal: $15 Starbucks Giftcard for $10

Starbucks Gift Card Sale

EDIT: Judging by the traffic on this post, tons of Hiffers are taking advantage of this offer, so I wanted to bump it for anybody who missed it the first time around!

Good thing I didn’t drift off to sleep quickly tonight, as it allowed me to clean my fridge and find this Groupon offer for a $15 Starbucks gift card for only $10. Seeing as how this is from Groupon, it’s bound to die fast, so good luck. On a similar note, last week’s free Starbucks k-cups offer that kept bugging out should be working again if you missed yout.

So if you’re a fellow insomniac / caffeine hound (annnnnnnnnd I think I’ve found my problem), pick up a $15 Starbucks gift card for $10 before the deal expires!

Deal: X-Box Live Membership

discount x-box live membership

This deal has returned for a single day only, again!

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Well I suck at buying gifts! In fact, the one thing that bit me in the ass last Christmas was waiting until the last minute to accept this fact, which meant I missed all the gift card sales. Well not this year! Don’t worry, I’m not about to turn into a deal blogger who floods your inbox with a million posts each day, but I’ll definitly be posting offers through Christmas like this 12-month X-Box Live membership. It normally retails for $59.99, but it’s only $34.50 for the next few days. That’s 42% off plus the seller has 14,344 positive ratings versus 14 negative over the past 6 months, so I think it’s fairly safe to buy from them. :)

Amazon Prime on Sale This Friday

Free Amazon Prime Membership

It’s no secret that Prime Day was a huge dud this summer. I guess that’s why this time Amazon is doing away with the gimmicks and simply dropping the price of Prime from $99 to $67 on Friday, Sept. 25 from 12:01 am ET thru 11:59pm PT. This only applies to new members, so it’s nice to Amazon is still maturing as a company and learning new skills. I think they should have enough EXP to level up in Screwing Over Current Customers now!

If you’ve been on the fence of buying Prime (and you’ve already used your free 30-day trial Prime offer that everybody gets), then picking up Prime at a 33% discount isn’t too shabby. Also $67 seems like an odd number (and it is, huzzah first grade math!) but it’s in reference to the fact that Amazon won 5 Emmys at this year’s 67th Emmy Awards.

Amazon Prime Day is July 15

Amazon Prime Day Sales

With less crazy people!

By now I bet you’ve heard about Amazon’s Prime Day, a 24-hour event on July 15 that Amazon promises to rival Black Friday. There will be “thousands of lightning deals,” with new ones popping up as frequently as every 10 minutes, along with seven “deals of the day.” While anybody can view the deals, the kicker is that only Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase them.

From the sneak-peak offers I’ve seen, I’m convinced there will be some crazy sick deals, but I also think many will fall into the category of nice deal if you’re already in the market for X.” You’re probably not going to hop on tomorrow and impulse buy a 32-inch LED TV just because it’s $75 off. But if you’re in the market for a certain item, chances are there will be a deal worth investigating.

That said, I’m personally psyched for the Amazon Fire Stick being $25, down from $40. The Fire Stick is Amazon’s fasting selling device of all time and it’s easy to understand why. I’m actually launching a new site next month teaching people how to cut their cable bill, save tons of money, and still keep all their favorite TV shows and sports.

Cheap devices like a Chromecast or Fire Stick are vital for pulling this off and the Fire comes with a remote control, which I’ve quickly grown to wish my Chromecasts had. If you’ve ever entertained the thought of canceling or slimming down your seemingly ever-growing, out of control cable bill, I’d strongly recommend picking up a Fire tomorrow. Spend $25 tomorrow and potentially save hundreds if not thousands in the not-too-distant future.

PrimeSavings Giveaway

As if tomorrow wasn’t awesome enough, is celebrating Prime Day by giving away $1,000 in Amazon gift cards! Twenty total winners will each receive a $50 gift card and all you have to do is enter your email before July 16 at 11:59pm ET for a shot at winning one. You don’t need to have Amazon Prime nor do you need to shop tomorrow to enter either! Winners will be notified by Tuesday next week, so if hope to get some comments from a few happy Hiffers then!