Monday, January 19, 2015

Free Entrance to National Parks Today and other Dates in 2015

All national parks are free today in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Most national parks don't charge any fees, but the ones that do tend to be spectacular.  Enjoy!

The following dates have free entrance to all parks as well.

  • January 19
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 14-16
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Just Bought Something From Amazon? Add it Back into Your Shopping Cart

This may sound counter-intuitive, but after you buy something from Amazon, the first thing you should do is put that same item back into your shopping cart.

Why? If the price drops on an item you bought within the last 7 days, Amazon will match that price.  If you put the item in your shopping cart, you can be alerted of price changes.  This means that if the price goes down, you will know and you can contact Amazon to match the lower price.

You can chat with Amazon about an order through this link

Here is an example of a price match I got back in December

You are now connected to Mike from
Mike:Hello, my name is Mike. I hope you're doing well. How can I help you?
Me:Hi, I'm doing well
I bought an Amazon Kindle on December 9th for $55
You are selling it today for $49
Can I please get a $6 credit for the change in price in such a short time period?
Mike:Sure you can Oren, can I please have the order number?>
Me:one second

Mike:Thank you, just a moment please
Refund is completed, and I emailed you the details on it. Thank you for your time and understanding. Is there anything else I can do for you today?
Me:Thank you
Mike:No problem at all, thank you for everything. It's been a pleasure assisting you today. Have a wonderful evening!
Me:You too!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Free Movie Rental from Target Ticket

Update: 1/19/2015 - Dead!

Sorry for the long break, but it is has been extremely busy at work and I don't forsee much of a change in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, here is something small for free.

Free movie rental from Target Ticket.

Use Coupon code XBOXRENTAL.  Promo code works on any rental, regardless of price.

Sign Up here for Target Ticket for free

Expires January 31st or the first 20,000 redemptions.

HT - Slickdeals

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Ideal Wallet - Q1 2015

Disclaimer: I receive a referral commission for the following link(s) and I greatly appreciate supporting the site: Credit Sesame

These are the Credit and Debit cards that will either be in my wallet from January 1st until the end of March 2015

Make sure to sign up for Credit Sesame and/or Credit Karma to monitor any changes in your credit history for free (I have both).

  • Citi Dividend - 5% cashback on Macy's and other Home Furnishing stores.
    • Up to $6,000 of purchases a year instead of $1,500 a quarter (up to $300 cashback for the year).
    • Unfortunately, unlike last year, pharmacies are not a category at any point.  I likely won't use this card much until July when Airlines are one of the categories.

  • Chase Ink Classic (Business Card) - 5% cashback at Office Supply Stores, Cable, Phone (Landline or cell) and Internet bills.
    • 20,000 Ultimate Rewards for spending $3,000 in 3 months.
    • No annual Fee

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bank of America Museums on Us - This Saturday and Sunday

Bank of America Museums on Us program gives Bank of America card holders free access to select museums on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month.   January 3rd and 4th are the dates for this month so that means this Saturday and Sunday are the free days this month.

You need to have a credit or debit card in the name of each person so you still have to pay for kids, unless you get a credit card for you child, like I did.

Sign up for email or text alerts to remind yourself of the dates here.

Here is a list of the museums in the New York/New Jersey area:
  • NJ
    • Liberty Science Center (Jersey City)
    • Montclair Art Museum (Montclair)
    • Morris Museum (Morristown)
    • Newark Museum (Newark)
  • NY
    • Suffolk county Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport)
    • Long Island Children's Museum (Garden City)
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan)
    • Staten Island Children's Museum (Staten Island)
    • New York Historical Society (NYC)
    • Whitney Museum of American Art (Manhattan)
    • Brooklyn's Children Museum (Brooklyn)
    • Queen's Museum of Art (Queens)
    • Guggenheim Museum (Manhattan)
    • Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)
    • Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carraiges