Money Freebies


Free $35 Uber Credit

Free Uber Credit

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!

Deal: $10 Starbucks Gift Card for $5

Cheap Starbucks Gift Card

Groupon is currently running a promotion where $10 Starbucks gift cards are only costing $5. That’s a savings of … let’s see … gotta carry the one, then find the square root …

Well, calculus never was my strong suit, so let’s say it’s a savings of “a lot.”

Free $5 Amazon.com Credit

Free $5 Amazon.com Credit

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.1

  • 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!]

  1. Here’s the full list of terms and conditions too. []

Free $50 Cash from Capital One 360

Free Capital One 360 Checking Bonus Cash

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:

  1. Apply for a free 360 Checking account.
  2. Use your debit card to make 3 purchases within 45 days.
  3. $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?!

Free $10 Amazon.com Credit & Kindle Sale

Free Student Amazon Prime

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.

Okay. I think that’s everything. Enjoy!

Free $5 Audible Audiobooks Voucher

1 FREE Audiobook Credit RISK-FREE from Audible.com

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.

Send Free Giftcards via Wrapp

Free Office Depot Gift Card

Let’s all give Heather from Freebies4Mom a nice hat tip for pointing Wrapp my way. Why? Because it’s an app that let’s you send free gift cards to your friends in less than 60 seconds! Seriously.

Take the image above for instance. I was able to send a free $5 Office Depot gift card to all of my friends who have the Wrapp app. Why? Well that I can’t answer, but it works and that’s all that really matters if you ask me.

The offers change all the time, but they’re usually in the $5-$10 range. I got two free weeks of Hulu Plus last month and even the classic free Wall Street Journal offer makes an appearance.

Redeeming the credit is pretty simple as well. Just activate it before you checkout, show your phone to the cashier, and let them work their magic.

So have any Hiffers beaten me to the punch and used Wrapp before? What do you think about it?!

Free $25 Uber Car Service Credit

This post may seem a little insider baseball, but I think any fellow Hiffers who know the pain of frequent cab rides will appreciate this. I’ve found a free $25 voucher credit to the mobile car service Uber via Amazon Local. For the uninitiated, Local is Amazon’s answer to those daily deal sites like Groupon and such.

After registering with Amazon Local, change the location in the top left to Chicago. Now scroll to the bottom, click “show more” until the Uber offer appears, then follow the checkout process. It’s worth noting that you have to add a credit card to your Amazon Local account in order to redeem this and that you have until August 31 to use the credit.

Last Day: Free $176 Cash from Capital One 360

Don’t forget today is the last day to take advantage of the sweet offer of a free $176 deposit from Capital One 360.

In case you missed it, new members to Capital One 360 (previously known as ING Direct) can earn $76 by opening a free 360 Savings account by the end of today. After that, you can earn an additional $100 by opening a free 360 Checking account by the end of today as well.

  1. Apply for a free 360 Savings account.
  2. Deposit $500 or more into your account.

That’s it. The $76 should hit your account by July 4th. At that point you’ll have $576 in your account and you can withdraw your initial deposit. It’s worth noting the free $76 can’t be withdrawn from your account for 30 days. Though I don’t really see a drawback to that since you’ll earn interest on it and the withdrawal limit is lifted by August.

I personally use my 360 account as an emergency fund. You never know when you’re suffer an accident or find a really great deal on a vintage Ninja Turtles lunch box.

Now getting the $100 requires a few more steps, but it’s still pretty easy.

  1. Apply for a free 360 Checking account.
  2. Use your debit card to make 5 purchases OR use CheckMate to make 5 deposits OR any combo of the two that equals 5 withint 45 days.
  3. $100 will be added to your account.

Again, after you make 5 total deposits or purchases, you trigger should activate, you’ll get the $100, and you can do whatever you want with the cash. I read through the fine print and didn’t see any specifications on the deposits, so I’m telling my friends to simply open the Checking account then make 5 small deposits of $5 or $10 each.

Free $176 in Cash from Capital One 360

Here’s a classic example of a deal I’d previously only share with my friends and family on Facebook. I hate posting anything that’s not a straight up freebie, but passing on a free $176 is too hard. If even one Hiffer gets this, I’ll be happy.

Basically, new members to Capital One 360 (previously known as ING Direct) can earn $76 by opening a free 360 Savings account before July 3. After that, you can earn an additional $100 by opening a free 360 Checking account before July 3 as well. Want more details?

  1. Apply for a free 360 Savings account.
  2. Deposit $500 or more into your account.

That’s it. The $76 should hit your account by July 4th. At that point you’ll have $576 in your account and you can withdraw your initial deposit. It’s worth noting the free $76 can’t be withdrawn from your account for 30 days. Though I don’t really see a drawback to that since you’ll earn interest on it and the withdrawal limit is lifted by August.

I personally use my 360 account as an emergency fund. You never know when you’re suffer an accident or find a really great deal on a vintage Ninja Turtles lunch box.

Now getting the $100 requires a few more steps, but it’s still pretty easy.

  1. Apply for a free 360 Checking account.
  2. Use your debit card to make 5 purchases OR use CheckMate to make 5 deposits OR any combo of the two that equals 5 withint 45 days.
  3. $100 will be added to your account.

Again, after you make 5 total deposits or purchases, you trigger should activate, you’ll get the $100, and you can do whatever you want with the cash. I read through the fine print and didn’t see any specifications on the deposits, so I’m telling my friends to simply open the Checking account then make 5 small deposits of $5 or $10 each.

So there you go. I don’t know about you, but $176 sounds good to me. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them!