ShopRunner Subscription Discount

Unlimited 2-Day Shipping with Free ShopRunner Membership

PayPal members (so basically everybody) can get a free 2 year ShopRunner membership. For those new to the neighborhood, ShopRunner gives you free 2-day shipping at over 100+ participating stores, such as Bloomingdales, NFL.com, Staples, and 1-800-Flowers. An annual membership normally costs $79, so this freebie is valued at $158.

If, for some reason the link above doesn't work, then here's a free 1 year ShopRunner subscription link that has worked for years.

If you're unfamiliar, ShopRunner provides 2-day shipping (similar to Amazon Prime) to over 140+ major stores.

Also, you're welcome for me avoiding the painful “I never run to shop!” joke.

Original ShopRunner Review

We're 40 days away from Christmas. Yep, you read that correctly. I'm going to highlight a few services and websites over the coming weeks that might make your life easier during the holidays (and beyond), but remember that there are tens of thousands of Hiffers out there. Every service isn't going to be best for you, so I'm only focusing on ones that I use or ones that I think most people would find helpful.

You've probably heard of Amazon Prime. For $79, you can get free two-day shipping on pretty much every Amazon purchase. It's awesome. The problem is when you go to buy something on another site, you're back to paying $6 for shipping that takes a week if you're lucky. And we haven't even got to potential return fees!

Enter ShopRunner is a yearly $79 membership site in the mold of Prime. But instead of being available for just one store, it's works on over 150 participating stores (with dozens more on the way) that have banded together to offer free two-day shipping. A membership gets you free shipping from NewEgg, Toys and Baby-R-Us, MLB and NFL.com, American Eagle, PetSmart and tons more. Even better, you get free shipping on any returns as well. Because, let's be honest, we all occasionally make a regrettable 2am drunk purchase.

Aside from the free shipping for yourself, you can also designate up to four fellow household family members to share your account. And if you need to return something, you get free return shipping as well.

Is this for you? I don't know. I have no idea what your online shopping habits are. However, if you and your family shop even a handful of times online at participating stores, you'll make your money back through saved shipping costs rather quickly. In fact, ShopRunner is so confident you'll love them, they're giving people a free 30 day trial with no strings attached. If you like the service, you can keep it past the trial. If not, you are free to cancel it.

So if you do as much online shopping as myself, give ShopRunner a shot and see how awesome they are.


Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals

Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals

Amazon's Prime Day is once again upon us. Half their site crashed when it launched this afternoon, so we're off to a roaring success!

I'm not going to try and cover everything you can get on Prime Day. There's simply too many deals to cover and I value my sanity.

So I've put together a few general groups of good Prime Day Deals along with a few hot items I have my eyes on.

Prime Day Freebies

Free Honey Nut Cheerios – If you're making an Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pantry, or Amazon Now order, then simply add a family sized box of Honey Nut Cheerios to your basket and it's 💯🆓

Amazon Prime members also get free $5 promo credit wyb a $25 Amazon giftcard. That's literally $5 for free!

A $5 promotional credit will be applied to your account within two days after your qualifying Amazon.com Gift Card purchase is completed or, in the case of physical gift cards, shipped. The promotional credit is only valid towards qualifying items sold by Amazon.com and expires on September 2, 2018.

Amazon Services on Sale

Amazon Fresh users get $30 off your next $100 order with code 30FRESH! I personally placed an order for $105 in groceries, so it was like getting a 30% coupon for my total grocery bill! Code expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) July 17, 2018.
Amazon Unlimited is only 99Β’ for 3 months! (Reg $29)

This pairs perfectly with our daily Kindle eBook roundup list! For less than a dollar, you'll have access to every single free book Amazon offers!

Amazon Device Prime Day Deals

Children's Devices Prime Day Deals

Prime Day Deals Goob Likes

Sale
target="_blank"> LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, and Emergencies
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, and Emergencies
  • Award-winning LifeStraw water filter is a must-carry tool for hiking, camping, travel, and emergencies; no disaster kit is complete without it
  • Filters up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; does not require batteries and has no moving parts
  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards
  • An alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers, it weighs 2oz for ultralight portability, and has a high flow rate for drinking from the source

I love the idea of maybe, potentially, one day going outside. Just thinking about “grass” and and “nature” sends excited shivers down my back!

Realistically, I need something in my Bug Out Bag for water purification and fixes that exact problem.

Sale
target="_blank"> National Geographic Atlas of the World
National Geographic Atlas of the World
  • National Geographic Society
  • Hardcover Book
  • National Geographic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

I love maps. I love picking them out when I travel and have a smattering of them all over my apartment. So it's no surprise this gorgeous Atlas of the World by National Geographic caught my eye.

target="_blank"> Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel West Loop Travel Mugs
Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel West Loop Travel Mugs
  • Travel mug's Autoseal technology is Leak- and spill-proof
  • Drinks stay hot up to 5 hours or cold up to 12 with Thermalock vacuum insulation
  • One-Handed drinking with the push of a button
  • Easy-clean lid opens completely for thorough cleaning and locks for added peace of mind

Last month, I spilled coffee on my lap while rushing to the airport. After screaming the proper amount of obscenities, I pulled over and noticed my old coffee mug had a frayed seal.

Into the trash it went and into my cupboard goes these new Contigo coffee mugs.

6 Quart Instant Pot for Half Off
  • 7-IN-1 APPLIANCES: electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sautΓ© pan and food warmer
  • QUICK ONE-TOUCH COOKING with 13 Smart Touch customizable programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more on autopilot
  • COOK FAST OR COOK SLOW with pressure cooking up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cooking for traditional grandma-approved recipes
  • QUICK AND EASY CLEAN-UP with finger-print resistant, stainless-steel sides and dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories

I've heard a million good things about Instant Pots and I already use my Crock Pot quite a bit, so I wanted to pull the trigger on this 6-quart Instant Pot for almost 50% off.

Sadly, Amazon kept crashing for me and now the deal is gone. I've got my fingers crossed it comes back before Prime Day is over.

Honestly, if you're in the market for anything, it's worth having a look at Amazon's Prime Day offerings.


Discounted eBay Gift Cards

Discounted Gift Cards via eBay

Discounted eBay Gift Cards

If you're hunting for last minute Mother's Day gifts, take off the camouflage and head over to eBay. Every week they have a ton of gift card deals available via PayPal. After purchasing a discounted gift card, they'll email you redemption code within 24 hours, so you don't have to worry about stuffing your wallet full of cards and ending up like George Costanza.

With this, you can make your next meal, trip, or purchase just a little bit cheaper!

These offers come and go pretty quick. Thus, similar to our now DAILY updated free Kindle eBooks list, I've hired somebody to keep this list updated weekly!


Free Shutterfly Gifts

Deal: Three Free Shutterfly Gifts

Free Shutterfly Gifts

Through March 28, 2018 (11:59 pm, PT), Shutterfly is offering 3 free gifts with promo code 3FREE4U at checkout – all you have to pay is shipping. That means you get to pick any combo of three of the following items, limit 1 per item.

  • 12 free Thank You cards (4×5 flat, 3×5 folded, one set of 5×7 mix and match or one set of 3×5 mix and match) – $23.88 value
  • 1 free notepad – $14.99 value
  • 1 free non-Disney 5×8 notebook – $14.99 value
  • or 1 free 12-month wall calendar (8×11 size) – $24.99 value

Unique Gift Idea

With the value of some of these items, you could get some great deals on Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter gifts. One possible gift set would be the following:

Buy personalized photo wall calendar, $24.99
Buy folded stationery cards, $23.88
Buy customized notepad, $14.99
Save $63.86 with code 3FREE4U
Pay $18.97 for all items, shipped!

To any Hiffers taking advantage of this great deal, what kind of personalized items are you making for 👩 or 👨 or 🐇 or … uh, 🌎?


Free Amazon Sample Boxes

Amazon Prime Sample Boxes with Full Credit

Free Amazon Sample Boxes

Amazon Prime's unique “buy a box of freebies, then get credit on those items” campaign got a shot in the arm this month with two new boxes to choose from.

Like before, each sample box comes with 5-20 sample-sized products. Boxes cost anywhere from $4.99 – $19.99, but they're “free” since you get the same amount of Amazon credit to buy similar items. So if you buy the Women's Beauty sample box for $9.99, you'd get $9.99 Amazon credit to buy full-sized versions of the beauty items.

Here are all of Amazon's current Sample Boxes. If you see a price in the widget, then Amazon has that sample box in stock!

Current Amazon Sample Boxes

None. As of 2019, it seems Amazon has sunset this program.

Past Amazon Sample Boxes

If you were planning to buy any of these items in the future, it makes sense to treat yourself today with a little sample box!


Free Fandango Promo Code

Deal: $3 off Fandango Movie Tickets

If you're headed to the movies this weekend, be sure to buy your tickets through Fandango and score $3 off with code ANDROIDPAY2. While it's an offer promoting Android Pay, you can actually pay with any method, like a credit card. The promo code is valid through 7/12/17.

If you use the code, let us know in the comments what movie you saw and how you liked it!


Free BJs Wholesale Membership

Free BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership

While the free membership deal is no longer available, BJ's is constantly offering their $55 membership for only $25!

My East coast Hiffers might be interested in a free 90-day BJ's Wholesale Club membership. You'll need to scroll down to the bottom right of their homepage, then click on the green box that says “get a free 3-month membership.” (Look for the image below) After filling out the form, you'll receive a confirmation email and can pick up your membership card at your local BJ's Member Service Desk.

I know I've got one of these fairly close to me, so I might stop in and check it out. At the very least, I could buy a 20-gallon jar of honey mustard that should last me until July. Oh, who am I kidding, June at the latest.

They only have stores in 15 states, so I wouldn't be surprised if some Hiffers don't find this useful. You know, when I open my own brick-and-mortar company one day, I'll build a store in every town in America! That way, anybody anywhere can visit one of my stores and participate in a freebie. I won't even bother with all of those nerdy things like “return on investments” or “profit margins.” Who cares about that stuff?!

*KAPERRRZ* A time machine suddenly appears, future Goob steps forth and punches current Goob in the face while muttering something about potential investors digging up this post in the future.


Squatty Potty Shark Tank Deal

Squatty Potty Deal via Amazon

Squatty Potty Shark Tank Deal

I've joked on HIF and Twitter that my family is addicted to Shark Tank. It's the perfect show to throw on in the background while wrapping presents or drinking on vacation. But I never in a million years imagined it would have me interested in a Squatty Potty deal!

I bring it up because that's where I first saw the Squatty Potty. It was a rare product where I was 100% wrong from the getgo. I thought it was a stupid idea, then all the sharks were interested. I thought they wouldn't have any sales, at which point they announced they'd already broken $1 million in sales. I finally predicted I'd never again hear of Squatty Potty, which was strike three!

Flash forward a year later and a close relative of mine had trouble using the bathroom. They'd tried every home remedy and half the pharmaceutical ones, all to no avail. Just as they were about to give up, their spouse got a Squatty Potty as a gag gift. I'll spare you the rest of the details, but let's just say I started hearing about the Squatty Potty all over again.

You could say I was skeptical, but then I read the mountains of glowing reviews. Even the scant scientific data backed it up: “There is indeed scientific evidence that squatting results is faster and more complete defecation.”

It feels weird to say that when I later visited their home, I was stupidly excited to use the bathroom. I wanted to see if the Squatty Potty could live up to the hype now here we are.

Look, I don't know how or why the Squatty Potty became “unicorn improved,” as promised in the banner image above. However, I can attest to it providing the best poop of your life. So much so that I bought one for myself just now since they're on sale for $17.92.

Fingers crossed I'm not the only Hiffer who's become a Squatty lover, but if so, this is a great price for some comfort and relief!


Sponsored: Free Nike 2-Day Shipping

Free Nike Shipping

This post is sponsored by Savings.com

Summer is amazing for so many reasons. Warm weather. Vacations. Afternoon beers with friends. Warm weather. Baseball! Did I mention warm weather?

Part of the reason I love this time of year is all the time it allows me to spend outside. I'm no health nut, but I do enjoy a weekly game of pickup softball or kickball. What can I say, I'm still a kid at heart. I'm also a kid who hates chaffing and running around in old 100% cotton t-shirts that feel like they weigh 100 pounds.

Enter Nike and their sweet shipping deal. It's pretty rare to see free 2-day shipping outside of Amazon or ShopRunner, but that's exactly what Nike is offering! All you have to do is sign up for the Nike email newsletter and you'll receive free 2-Day shipping on any sized order.

Free shipping. New clothes to enjoy summer with. And of course those afternoon beers with friends πŸ™‚


Free Amazon Student Account

Free Amazon Prime Membership for College Students

I don't subscribe to many membership clubs. Amazon Prime is the rare exception. I pay every year and actually enjoy doing so. That's how much I love Prime! But did you know that college students or anybody with an .edu email gets free Amazon Prime 2-day shipping perks on top of all the other Amazon Prime perks? The main draw of Prime has always been free two-day shipping on millions of products from Amazon (laughing at their oversized boxes is a nice bonus too!), but the shipping perk is quickly taking a backseat to the ever increasing trove of free streaming TV show, movies, and Kindle book rentals Amazon offers.

Image via Jason Grube
Image via Jason Grube

So how do you sign up? Easy.

  1. Click this free Amazon Prime membership for college students link.
  2. Sign up.
  3. Enjoy 6 free months!

See? Told you it was easy.


Free Pizza Coupons

I don't think it's any great secret that the economy is nosediving right now and as such, coupons are becoming more and more valuable with each passing day. At the same time, what's the first thing to fly out the window whenever money gets tight? That's right, eating out. There's a whole slew of reasons to make your own meal every night: it's cheaper, usually healthier, etc.

But admit it, sometimes it's nice to treat ourselves to a large meat lovers pizza after a long week. That's why I thought it might be a good idea to put together a list of some pizza companies that offer free coupons & deals on their website. Here's to enjoying a little treat every now and then while lessening the wallop it puts on our wallet!

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