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Groupon: Costco New Membership $60 w/ $40 Costco Gift Card

The Groupon deal for a new Costco Gold Star Membership is back, this time for the regular price of $60 you can get the following:

  • 1-year Gold Star membership ($60 normally by itself)
  • Membership card for the Primary Cardholder and one additional Household Card for anyone living at the same address, over the age of 16.
  • $40 Digital Costco gift card (valid at Costco locations and

Valid only for new members and those whose previous memberships (Primary and Household) have been expired for at least 18 months or more. I know that some people like to cycle between Sam’s Club and Costco memberships. (We personally spend so much at Costco that 2% Executive rebate basically covers the membership fee.)

Save even more on your Groupon with a cashback shopping portal. For example, trigger the Rakuten new member bonus ($40 right now) since this costs over $40.

Buy $100 Apple Gift Card, Get $15 Amazon Promo Credit

As part of their Amazon’s Cyber Week gift card deals, get a $15 Amazon Credit with $100 Apple gift card purchase. Must use promo code APPLET5USAP at checkout, or see the “Qualifying offers” box with promo details. While supplies last, and it will probably sell out.

Apple gift cards are now good for everything from Apple Watches to iPhones to music to iCloud storage. The code just adds to the balance in your Apple account, allowing you to lock in a discount even if you buy as soon as a new Apple product is released (most other Apple “deals” are on older models). I now view them as sort of an “iPhone + Apple Watch layaway plan”.

Buy $100 Apple Gift Card, Get $15 Target Gift Card Free

Deal is back again through 11/27. Get a $15 Target GiftCard with $100 Apple Gift Card purchase. A simple deal if you plan to buy any Apple products/services in the future (and shop at Target). While supplies last. May be able to get more … [Read the rest]

TurboTax Desktop 2023: Deluxe Federal & State $45.99

The benefit of “old-school” desktop tax software is that it doesn’t require your Social Security Number and income details to be stored in the “cloud”, a fancy word for a third-party server where it can be copied or hacked. They can also offer more … [Read the rest]

Stuff I Bought Myself and Would Buy Again (2023 Edition)

Many "buying guides" are bland and generic, but I find that I still enjoy hearing what works for the discerning creators that I follow. I went through my buying history and these are random items that I have bought myself from Amazon (no free … [Read the rest]

H&R Block Tax Software 2023: Federal w/ e-File $20 (w/ State $25)

The benefit of "old-school" desktop tax software is that it doesn't require your Social Security Number and financial details to be stored in the "cloud", a fancy word for a third-party server where it can be copied or hacked. Amazon often runs … [Read the rest]

NBC Peacock TV Premium Black Friday: 1-Year for $20, or $2/Month

For Black Friday, you can sign up for Peacock TV Premium (ad-supported) at $1.99/month for 12 months with promo code BIGDEAL or 1 year of for $19.99 with promo code YEARLONG. Works for new and returning customers. Regular price is $5.99/month. … [Read the rest]

AmEx Offers: Shop Small Saturday, Walmart+, Gas Stations, Wireless Bills

New offers added, including Shop Small credit that expires Saturday. Amex Offers are targeted offers that either offer discounts in the form of statement credits on your account or as extra reward points earned. To view your offers, visit your … [Read the rest]

Capital One Shopping Black Friday: $50 Bonus after $10 Purchase (Actually Useful)

Capital One Shopping is a shopping rewards portal that works via a web browser plugin, while also looking for eligible coupons and lower prices from different sellers. When you shop through an eligible merchant, you earn cashback rewards. Right … [Read the rest]

Rakuten Black Friday: $40 New Member Bonus via Referral, Cashback Boosts

Rakuten (formerly eBates) is one of the biggest cashback shopping portals, where you earn a rebates on your online (and possibly in-store, see below) purchases. Right now, they have an limited-time $40 new user bonus via referral when you make your … [Read the rest]

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests via US Postal Service (New Round Available)

Updated November 2023: You can now order another round of at-home COVID tests, this time 4 tests per household, or 8 if you didn't order in September. Order via this US Postal Service website. Shipping is free. Details from site: As of November … [Read the rest]

Hulu Black Friday: $0.99/Month for 12 Months (w/ Ads), Add Disney+ For $2/Month

Hulu has a Black Friday deal of $0.99/month for 12 months on their Ad-supported plan that includes two devices and HD resolution. Regular price is $7.99/month. You can also add on Disney+ (Ad-supported) for $2/month or add Starz for $0.99/month … [Read the rest]