I was curious and decided to check the history of my orders from…  My first order was placed in January of 1999!  Amazon is the first place where I go to check out the product I’m thinking about purchasing.  One of the most helpful features is their user reviews that are usually spot on if you know how to use them and don’t get discouraged by “I hate it!” and “I love it!” usually appearing for the same exact item.  It would be much appreciated if you support this site by shopping on via this link:


I tried Uber for the first time in Panama City and I won’t take a taxi again if I can help it! There is just something cool about tracking your driver on the phone as they get closer and closer. It’s usually cheaper than a taxi too and there is no awkward money exchange/tipping at the end. Get a nice discount or even a free ride with this link.

Capital One 360 Referral Bonus – Get $25

I have been using INGDirect for many years and they have consistently been ranked at the top of the online banks.  INGDirect was bought out by Capital One but so far, they provide the same great service with a few added features, like smartphone check deposits and access to Capital One ATMs. If you sign up through this referral link you can get $25 for opening a new Savings account and $50 for opening a new Checking account.  When you click on the link you will be taken to a special page where you can sign up and receive this offer.  Make sure to read the fine print so that you definitely get the bonus! If you sign up through the link this blog will get a small referral so it is a win-win!


AIRBNB – Get $25 $40

It’s always fun to participate in a technology that is disrupting the travel industry while providing unique experiences that hotels will never match. Most of the time it’s cheaper too.   I wrote a review of our Airbnb stay in this post.  If you are not yet a member, you can join and receive a $40 travel bonus if you use my referral link. You can then use it instantly to reduce the cost of your first trip.


Cashback Sites – Get $$ Back for Most Online Shopping

I try to use cashback sites as much as I can whenever shopping online. You can even get cashback at places such as Home Depot and Lowes as long as you place your order online and pick up at the store or ship to your home.  How much can you save?  It depends on the store, but it all ads up. Shopping at Home Depot?  You can get 3% back just because you shopped through Ebates!  If you don’t have an account, sign up with this link and start getting cashback on almost everything you buy online!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Another site I use all the time is BeFrugal. Sign up with this link and get $10!