Look for the image above after logging into Marlboro to request a free movie ticket worth up to $15. After voting between two items (today is Memphis ribs vs. Texas ribs), look for a red button that says “claim your free gift.” I’m not sure when the tickets or voucher will be sent, but it’s supposed to arrive via email. Mine’s probably with all those birthday party invites my friends swear were sent my way.
Frequent Hiffers should recall Capital One 360’s awesome 4th of July promos the past few years where they gave new members a bonus for opening accounts. Well it turns out they’re running a second offer this year, though the Capital One 360 Savings offer requires a hefty sum. Still, I’m just passing along what the deal is. Hopefully a few people will be able to get a bonus out of it!
Through the end of today, at 11:59 pm ET, new members can receive the following offers:
- 360 Checking: Earn $100 when you open a 360 Checking® account with a $250 minimum deposit and make 5 Debit Card purchases or mobile deposits.
- 360 Savings: Snag $100 when you open a 360 Savings® account with a $1,000 minimum deposit.
If either $100 or another $100 sounds interesting to you, here are details on both offers.
For some reason Bing is bribing people to use their search engine over Google and you know what? I’m totally cool with it. I mean who doesn’t want a free $3 Amazon.com gift card? We’ve got a few steps though.
- Head directly to Bing.com and search for Amazon.
- Now you should see a box like this at the bottom of the page. Click the link asking you to sign up for Bing Rewards.
- Log-in with a new account (or create one) and look for this pink icon that says “Thanks for joining. Here’s 340 credits for a $3 Amazon.com gift card.”
- Enter your personal info.
- Finally some people will be asked to verify your phone number.
After all that is finished, you’ll have a $3 gift card on the way! Now if it’s cool with you, I’d like to go ice my aching feet. They’re still sore from all those hoops I just jumped though.
Veteran Hiffers will remember last summer’s Capital One 360 Financial Independence offer where new members who opened a free savings or checking account online were rewarded with up to $176 in free money. Yep, you read that right. Over $150 in free cash. Pretty sweet, huh?
Well, I’m thrilled to say that the same offer is back! It’s only running through the end of July 3, so you have two days to get the ball rolling on this sweet deal. Here are the full details for those interested.
- This promotion applies to NEW Capital One 360 members only. If you participated in this last year, like many Hiffers did, you’re out of luck
- Open either one or both of the following accounts by July 3rd 11:59pm ET to trigger the promotion:
- 360 Checking: Earn $100 when you open a 360 Checking® account and make 5 Debit Card purchases or mobile deposits within 45 days and snag a cool $100 on day 50.
- 360 Savings: Grab $76 when you open a 360 Savings® account with a $500 minimum deposit after 30 days.
- It’s worth noting one last time: this only works for new members to Capital One 360.
So what you’re looking at is this: if you open a savings account and deposit $500, you’ll get a free $76 added to your account. If you open a checking account and make 5 debit card purchases or mobile deposits, you get a free $100 added to your account. That’s it!
I did call and ask about credit checks for opening these accounts. I was told there is no pull at all for a savings account, but there’s a soft pull for checking accounts and a hard pull if you end up applying for the overdraft line of credit (which doesn’t really apply for us here).
So what are you planning on spending your free money on? I already have an account, obviously, so I don’t qualify for this deal. However my brother missed out last year, so I just Skyped him and walked him through it. When asked what he planned to spend his cash on, he laughed and quickly answered “food and bills!” Smart man.
To my fellow Hiffers living in metropolises (metropoli?), you’ve probably heard of Uber. It’s an on-demand car service that I honestly find a bit pricey, especially when I can wait around on the corner for an extra few minutes and hail a cab. However they’re occasionally amazingly convenient, like last week when I had a hot plate of food in one hand and a gift in the other while it was snowing. Ordering a car by my phone was about as much multitasking as I could handle at that point and within minutes a driver was outside my building.
Luckily Uber offers free credit to new users from time to time, which is the case today! New users always get a free $10 credit upon signing up. But after signing up, head to Amazon Local to score another free $25 Uber credit! That should give you more than enough for a comfy free car ride sometime soon!
Well, calculus never was my strong suit, so let’s say it’s a savings of “a lot.”
Amazon is just full of crazy offers right now. First it was doling out $10 for basically giving your friends free Amazon Prime accounts and now it’s a free $5 Amazon gift card in exchange for sending your friends a birthday gift on Facebook, which costs as little as $1.
Here’s how it works. ((Here’s the full list of terms and conditions too.))
- Head over to Amazon and connect your Facebook account.
- Search for a friend with a birthday before September 22 and send them a $1 Amazon gift.
- Pay for the gift.
- Your $5 credit will be applied to your account between Sept. 22-27.
It’s worth noting the credit will expire on Sept. 30, so you don’t have much time to spend it. For me the tricky part here was finding a friend with a birthday before Sept. 22. I ended up using my dummy Facebook account, but I’m sure you’re more popular than me and have more friends to choose from.
[thanks Freebie Finding Mom!]
Quite a few people were skeptical about the free $176 cash money offer from CapitalOne 360 last month, but as the image below shows, it was legit! If you missed out, then I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Capital One 360 is still running a promotion, albeit for slightly less free money. The bad news is I can’t find my baseball glove and I have a game in three hours.
New Capital One 360 online checking accounts can get $50 in free cash as long as you make 3 purchases with your debit card within 45 days. Seriously, the full steps are:
- Apply for a free 360 Checking account.
- Use your debit card to make 3 purchases within 45 days.
- $50 will be added to your account on day 50.
That’s it. Simply making 3 total purchases should trigger the free money bonus. I made a few extra purchases last month just to be safe, but feel free to only make the minimum.
So how many other Hiffers got the $100 bonus today? What are you going to do with your free money?!
Amazon Student Free Credit
It’s rare to find an offer that is completely free, gives you a bonus for referring friends, and is worthwhile. It’s like a fabled Freebie Trifecta written about in the ancient scrolls and yet I’m sitting here with exactly such an offer. I don’t know whether to blog about it or hide it under my bed to keep all to myself.
Well, I guess we know which option I went with.
Remember when I raved about the wonders of Amazon Prime earlier this month? I mentioned that anybody with a .edu email address can get a free semester of Amazon Student, thus giving them a free semester of two-day shipping. Well, now through September 15, 2013, you can also get a free $10 Amazon.com credit for every friend you refer to Amazon Student.
Think about that for a second. You can get $10 for every friend who joins the free Amazon Student service. Nobody’s paying any money here! It’s win-win-win-win-win for all involved. I don’t care if I put too many wins back there. That’s how good a deal this is. You get free money, your friend gets free shipping, and Amazon gets…well I don’t know what the hell Amazon gets, but I’m sure they’re happy with things.
Amazon Mom Free Credit
But hey, the fun doesn’t stop there! Amazon Mom is another free service that comes bundled with Amazon Prime and, yep, you guessed it. For every friend you refer who also makes a $10 purchase, you’ll in turn get a free $10 Amazon.com credit.
Remember, these are basically trial memberships for Amazon Prime, so you’ll need to cancel if you don’t want to pay a dime after six months. Of course, since I’m such a nice guy, here are the steps to canceling both services!
So to sum up, both of these programs are free, both provide an awesome two-day shipping perk, and both can net you some extra cash.
Amazon Kindle Deals
And finally, Amazon has a limited time sale on Kindles for Amazon Students through September 1.
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for $199 instead of $269 via code FIREHD89.
- Kindle Fire HD 7 for $149 instead of $199 via code FIREHDST.
- Kindle Fire 7 for $129 instead of $159 via code FIREDEAL.
Okay. I think that’s everything. Enjoy!
If you signed up for a free Audible.com trial membership last week (or are already a member), be one of the first 100,00 to add $5 worth of free credit to your account. Simply log-in then visit this promotion page to get the free credit.
I’m not sure if they have any items listed under $5, but how about this. For $5, I’ll come to your house and follow you around for a few weeks while periodically reading aloud your latest book.