For a limited time, Jet.com is selling $50 Brinker restaurant gift cards for $40. These can be used at Chili's, Romano's Macaroni Grill, On The Border and Maggiano's restaurants, so if you're a regular at any of those eateries, you can basically get $10 in free credit!0
I've recently begun buying more products in bulk since I'm sick of running to the store every other week for something I ran out of. That's why I just picked up this deal on Amazon for 48 double rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper for $19.75. That's $0.41 per double roll, making them $0.215 per regular roll after you clip the $2 coupon on Amazon! Simply click the green $2 coupon near the top right and it'll apply to your order at checkout.
First, we had the used cigarette butts joke from a few days ago and now this. That's twice I've had to hold back on every ounce of juvenile Goob left in me. You're welcome 🙂5
My main computer went the way of the Dodo on Monday and one of the only things keeping me calm during all the troubleshooting and realizing it was dead was my fidget spinner. I'm sure if you have kids (congrats on the offspring!) or watched the news lately (oh, you poor soul…), then you've seen these toys. I'm the kind of guy who is always tossing a baseball around, so when I saw them on sale at my corner deli a few weeks ago, I picked one up.
Turns out Newegg is selling packs of 5 fidget spinners for only $9.99 with free shipping! That's only $2 a pop, which is 0.33% of what it's going to cost to fix my computer! 😫
A lot of sites and articles say these help with ADHD, ADD, etc. I have no idea about any of that. All I can say is that since getting mine, I've stopped throwing a baseball around indoors or spinning my expensive phone while reading or watching TV. They're just fun, mindless toys to play with!2
This freebie from 2009 has returned!
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.5
One of the latest scripts I've built is to search the Internet for active car rental promo codes and discounts! It uses the car rental companies own feeds to update with every sale, promotion, and coupon code available. As the codes expire, the script will automatically remove them and update with new ones!
Currently, I have deal feeds for the following car rentals set up.
- Alamo Rent A Car
- Avis Rent A Car
- Budget Rent a Car
- Dollar Rent A Car
- Fox Rent A Car
- National Car Rental
- Payless Car Rental
- Thrifty Rent-A-Car
Today is May 4th and if your Twitter feed is anything like mine, you've seen “May the Fourth Be With You” appear approximately twenty billion times so far. You could say I'm friends with a lot of nerds 🙂
It turns a bunch of stores are offering Star Wars sales today as well. Below is a list of all the best deals I could find for any fellow Star Wars fans out there.
Best Buy – Over 60 Star Wars items are on sale for today only. Shipping is free with $35 orders, but many items less than that can be shipped to your local Best Buy for free.
Build a Bear – Get a free Star Wars Furry Friend with a lightsaber with any $50 order via code STARWARSDAY17.
Disney Store – They've marked down a lot of their Star Wars items to $10.
Gamestop – They're selling both regular and collectible Star Wars items for 30% off today only.
Hallmark – 25% off your $15 purchase of select Star Wars gifts.
Hot Topic – Another 25% off Star Wars merchandise both today and tomorrow.
Target – They're offering 20% off select Star Wars toys and clothing.
ThinkGeek – Anywhere from 20% to 60% off Star Wars items!
Walmart – They don't seem to have a set percentage they're offering, but instead have tons of Star Wars items on random sales.0
Released to much online fanfare last year, Jet.com was founded by an ex-Amazon executive who was looking to marry the world of membership warehouse stores with his expertise in online shopping. Basically, he wanted to make an online version of Costco or Sam's Club. He ultimately got Jet.com off the ground and with it came a $50 per year fee. Shockingly, very few people used the site.
I was one of those initial, skeptical users. I liked the idea, but I wasn't shelling out $50 for some brand new website. Plus buying a membership to Costco or Sam's Club has different expectations than what you want out of something like an Amazon Prime membership. But I could see the niche Jet.com wanted to build and fill. Even those of us who love Amazon have to admit they don't do a great job selling everyday items you typically buy at a membership store. Sure, Amazon has everything from entertainment to electronics to office supplies nailed down, plus they kill it with their Daily Deals, but rarely do they have the cheapest snack food or laundry detergent or six pack of white undershirts.
It wasn't long until my earlier prediction came true. In October 2015, just months after launched, Jet.com dropped their membership fee entirely. Based on news reports since, it's been a resounding success, as their customer base has surged. And just recently, they started offering amazing discount codes, so now they really have my attention!
So have any Hiffers used Jet.com? What did you think?! I know my sister found cheaper Clif bars on there and my mom asked if they sold plane tickets since it only had Jet in the name. So I'm 1 for 2!0
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!3
I've written about ShopRunner plenty of times before, but for those of you unfamiliar with the site, it's a service that offers 2-day shipping at hundreds of stores. Normally ShopRunner subscriptions cost $79 a year, but for a limited time you can pick up a ShopRunner subscription for only $5 through Groupon! Just think of all the times you can procrastinate on buying Christmas presents or birthday gifts or that tent you need for this weekend but thought your significant other was the one who ordered it.
After you purchase the subscription, head to My Groupons and click on the ShopRunner account you just purchased. Then look for a green button that says “Redeem online,” which will take you to ShopRunner's site and ask you to activate your code. Doing this step is important, otherwise you won't get your yearly subscription!
I'm not sure how much longer this sale will be going for at Groupon, so I went ahead and snagged my $5 subscription today!1
Not to be outdone by Amazon's Prime Day, other retailers are running flash sales today only in an effort to give Amazon a run for their money!
Macy's is offering 25% off all orders AND giving free shipping with no minimum! Simply use code BFJULY and you should be all set. In addition, they're having a “Black Friday in July” one-day only sale with some great items. I just picked up a new 3-piece queen comforter set as a backup for under $20.
Aeropostale is offering a whopping 60% off sitewide as well as free shipping through 11:59PM PT tonight. Code HAPPY will trigger all the savings.
Walmart is also offering free shipping on any order with no minimum purchase as well. My friends and I broke our camping grill over the 4th of July weekend, so I'm looking for a replacement like this Colman propane grill for half off.
…okay, fine, you caught me. It was all me who broke the grill. But it was dark out and I was drunk, so cut me some slack! I was 100% convinced the rustling in the trees was a bear planning to eat us and my only solution was to grill up all the remaining meat and throw it at him as an offering. I can feel your relentless mocking even from across the Internet, you're as bad as my friends! 😀
Again, like the Amazon Prime deals post, I'll keep updating this post as I find more stores offering sales to rival Amazon!1
Today and tomorrow only, Shutterfly is giving away a free custom pet tags since it's Pet Appreciation Week (it is?). Simply use code LOVEMYPET at checkout and you'll get this $6.99 item at no cost (aside from shipping, which came out to a few dollars). Now comes the hard part of actually finding a photo of my dog where she doesn't look 100% derpy.
They've also got a Father's Day sale of 50% off cards, select photo books and calendars that ends today. Code BEST4DADS will help you out there.0