15% off site-wide at RXBar until 1/22/18

Good until January 22nd at 11:59pm, the RXBar website has a 15% off site-wide sale. The sale price is factored in automatically in the shopping cart, there’s no coupon code needed to enter. Additionally, you get free shipping with orders of $20+, in other words a 12-pack or more.

Subscriptions (similar to Amazon’s “Subscribe & Save”) are NOT eligible for the discount since they get their own discount.

After I got tired of the Kind Bar “Strong and Kind” (the spicy and protein-boosted bars), the RXbars are now my new favorites! I scoop them up whenever there’s a sale.

If you haven’t tried them before, the sell various flavors individually at Trader Joe for $2 each, so that’s a low risk way of trying them.

1 lb Organic Ground Cinnamon for $5 [limit 4]

Cinnamon fans, unite and take over! Amazon is offering their house brand of Happy Belly 1 lb of Organic Ground Cinnamon for $5 with up to four of these per customer at this price.

There is a catch however, they are an add-on item, so you must place a $25+ order, elsewise the shopping cart won’t let you buy them. Four of these are $20~, so you just need another small thing to get to $25+. May I recommend the Sencha Mints or the RXbar 12-packs?

6pk Sencha Naturals Green Tea Mints for $4.43

If you are a fan of mints in a tin, grab your Amazon wallets! They are back on sale again, you get a SENCHA NATURALS Green Tea Mints (Moroccan Mint) for $4.43, with up to four bundles per customer. $4.43 gets you SIX tins of mints, not one!

I bought this the previous time they were on sale, here’s what your $4 gets you. Six tins sealed together in a nice little cardboard-y box. Not a bad idea as a gift either. Or if you want to “send a message” to someone about their mouth “aromas” 🙂

You can easily pay close to $4 for a single tin at coffee shop and health-centric retailers! Instead you get six of them. Or if you want to max out, you can get 24 tins for under $18.

They are however an Add-On item, so your total order must be $25+, otherwise the Amazon shopping cartt won’t let you buy them.

12pk RxBar Peanut Butter Chocolate for $18 [limit 4]

Rxbars, another deal is here! In addition to the previously mentioned Mixed Berries, Amazon also has a sale on the Peanut Butter Chocolate 12-pack for $18. No coupon needed, no Subscribe and Save needed, but this is currently restricted to Prime members. It comes out to $1.50 per bar, which is a pretty good price for these! Limit four 12-packs per customer at this sale price.

This is a nice mix of chocolate and peanut butter, “facilitated” by the underlying date flavor that dominates most of these bars. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, and I’m typically not the #1 fan of all things peanuts 🙂

This is a relatively new flavor, thus the sale to encourage more people to give it a try.

12pk RXBar Mixed Berries for $15.30 after coupon

If you are a fan of the RXBars, grab your wallets and run to Amazon, where thanks to a 15% off clip-on coupon, you can get a 12-pack of RXBar Mixed Berries for $15.30 after the clip-on coupon. This is the normal purchase. The “Subscribe and Save” is about a dollar less.

Both the price of the 12-pack and the coupon are running separately from each other. For example, the price of the RXbars can go up and down. The discount will be a flat 15% off on the current price, not a fixed discount.

Note also that the coupon only works for items sold and shipped by Amazon actual. Marketplace sellers are not eligible for the 15% off coupon.

Kindle First choices for January 2018 are here!

Happy New Year to one and all! 2018 is here and a new month means, among many other things, a reload of the free selections for Prime members through the Kindle First program, which is now rebranded as “Kindle First Reads”, because the new twist is that the pre-release e-books are also available for purchase as hardcovers before their ebook release. Confusing, I know 🙂

But as Prime members, we still get one of the six for FREE. The hardcovers are NOT free 🙂 As usual, you have until the end of the month to make a pick, so you can give them a few more days, so more customer reviews will get published. These can help you which decide book to pick, or which book(s) to avoid picking.

The options for January 2018 are:

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3pk AmazonBasics Water Filters for $9

If you are looking for replacement water filters for Brita or Amazon’s own AmazonBasics pitcher, you are in luck, because as of the time of writing, Amazon actual is offering their own 3pk of AmazonBasics Water Filters for $9, that’s $3.33 per replacement filter. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a subscribe and save, but normal Amazon purchase.

This is product name B06XYGW6DB, since Amazon doesn’t give them actual model names. Check the listing for compatibility and usage info. These have 179 customer reviews with an average of 3.6 out of 5, and they also have 17 answered questions.

Based on this price, the 3pk is actually a better deal than the 6pk and the 10pk. However, the 3-pack is an ADD-ON product, so you MUST place an Amazon order of $25 or more. If not, the shopping cart will refuse to let you buy them no matter what. It’s a stubborn shopping cart 🙂

FREE Hershey’s Gold chocolate bar w/Lucky Rewards

You get GOLD! Well, sort of! If you are a Lucky’s Rewards member, logon to your Lucky rewards account before the end of day on Sunday 12/24/17 and look under the offers. One of them is a FREE 1.4 ounce bar of the brand new Hershey’s Gold chocolate bar. Add the offer to your account, and then visit a local Lucky’s store and get it for FREE! You have to get it by the close of business on Sunday 12/24/17.

You have to enter your reward number (phone number typically) or scan your rewards card at checkout, so their computer will recognize the offer and make it a freebie. Note that Sunday is Christmas Even, so depending on when you go and how busy it is, the lines may be long, so keep that in mind if you are planning to go out of your way to go there just for the free chocolate bar 🙂

Chase Q1 2018 5% Cashback Rewards are Epic!

Chase is taking their 5% cashback bonus categories for the first quarter of 2018 to the next level! Not only you have specific 5% earning product categories (gas stations, internet, cable, and phone services) BUT you will also earn 5% on purchases made with the three major mobile wallets, along with Chase’s own ChasePAY. That’s right, all Android PAY, Apple PAY, and Samsung PAY purchases get you 5%!

The limit is the same as always, up to $1500 for the quarter will earn 5%. Everything after that will earn at the standard 1% cashback. The limit is per card, so if you have multiple Chase cards, make sure you activate the offers on all of them, and plan your purchase so you can max out each one of them!

It’s certainly not hard to get $1500 just with gas and internet and phone and cable for a household, the way prices are going up on all of them! But if you have additional cards, or you are still under $1500, then the four mobile wallets will certainly get you to $1500+!

Since nowadays most major chain stores accept one of those mobile payment methods, just about everything, from groceries to drugstore purchases can get you that 5%! And Chase’s 5% can be converted straight up (1 point = 1 cent) to cash or statement credit. It’s not like the AMEX Membership Points that you get less than that.

PS: further strategizing, if you have a Discover credit card, their Q1 2018 5% cashback rewards include gas stations, so you could off-load your gas purchases to Discover, and use your Chase for everything else.

Samsung Chromebook PLUS for $400 with boatload of FREEBIES: $50 Amazon Giftt Card, $20 Google Play Gift Card, SIX Months of Netflix, Two Years of 100GB Google Drive, Etc

If you are looking for both a Chrome laptop and an Android tablet, don’t walk, RUN to this offer because the clock is ticking!

It is the new condition Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop, model XE513C24-K01US, that is currently going for $400 by Amazon actual. For a limited time, you also get a FREE $50 Amazon.com plastic gift card. You have to add both the Chromebook and the gift card in your shopping cart. Then you go through the checkout process, you will see a $50 off discount at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page that makes the gift card free!

GREAT FREEBIES FROM GOOGLE UNTIL 12/31/17

The clock is ticking because this deal is made great with a handful of freebies offered by Google, and these must be CLAIMED from your brand new ACTIVATED device by December 31st in 2017. So not only must you buy the laptop, you must open it, and login with your Google account. Then visit the Chromebook Offers page and claim these offers. You can’t claim them with a different device – you must use your brand new Chromebook to do so.

The freebies that Google offers, for either this PLUS model (using ARM processors) or its sister PRO model (uses Intel and costs $100 more) are:

  • SIX months of Netflix at the $11/mo streaming plan (you can also use this credit towards a different Netflix streaming plan)
  • $20 Google Play store credit (make sure you use your Google account that has your Google Play apps/store content)
  • two years of an extra 100GB block of Google Drive storage
  • over $60 in in-game freebies for Asphalt 8 Android game

The Netflix and Google Play store credit along are worth $86! Add the $50 Amazon gift card, and you are getting $136 back in practical gifts. And that’s before you factor in the value of the Google Drive and the Asphalt 8 car pack, which are more niche in that not everyone is interested in them.

THE CHROMEDROID that was PROMISED

This is a really nice 2-in-1 ChromeDroid device! I picked it up during the Black Friday festivities and I plan on posting a lot about it. It has exceeded expectations so far! So far I have two posts:

+ Text and Pictures Unboxing

+ Recap of the Initial Setup and configuration

NOTE that this is a USB-C device (it has two of them). You have to use adapters or USB hubs for standard USB Type A or micro USB connections!

It includes a built-in stylus and works with other styli as well (eg Samsung’s Norris which I will also be reviewing)…

15% off Amazon coupon for RxBars

Amazon has a brand new 15% off digitally-clip green-colored coupon on select RXbar protein bar 12-packs. Better yet, along with the coupon, the Peanut Butter flavor is discounted to $22.44 as a normal purchase or $21.32 as a subscribe and save. These prices are _before_ the 15% off coupon is factored in. So that’s a pretty good value, dropping them under $20 for the 12-pack!

Use their search bar over there to check the prices of your other favorites. Remember, the clip-on coupon only works when Amazon actual is the seller, not when marketplace sellers are the sellers of record.

But wait, there’s more! If you’ve never purchased RXbars before from the official RxBar website (Chicago Bar Company), they have a new customer coupon code that gets you 12 bars for $20 with free shipping in the six flavor sampler pack.

Activate your Discover Q1 2018 5% Cashback Rewards!

Time sure does fly! It’s time once again to activate your Discover credit card quarterly rewards for the first quarter of 2018, which runs from January 1st until March 31st in the year. There are two main categories for this quarter, Gas Stations (not superstore or supermarket ones) and Wholesale Clubs.

You can activate this from the Discover email announcing it (without the need to login), or you can login to the Discover website or app and activate them at the appropriate place.

The limit of $1500 is per card, so if you have multiple Discover credit cards, the limit for the 5% earnings is $1500 per individual (separate account) credit card.

Christmas Coupon: $10 off $100+ orders at Smart & Final

If you are a fan of Smart and Final, don’t throw away the weekly grocery ad circulars just yet! The front page of the Smart and Final circular has a circular-exclusive coupon that gets you $10 off on purchases of $100+ at your local Smart and Final store. The coupon works for five days, December 20-24 in 2017. The usual coupon exclusions apply (gift cards, alcohol, fluid dairy, etc).

You won’t find the coupon in the ads inside the stores, so you have to use the coupon from their ads found in the weekly mailbox circulars. That’s based on what the ad says. The offer has not gone live yet as of the time of writing (it is Tuesday night; the offer goes live on Wednesday morning).

(ENDED) 30% off Tea, Brewing Gear, Packaged Food at Peet’s Stores on 12/17/17

This 2-day coupon expired…

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Peetnik Rewards: Free Bakery Item + Drip Coffee with 1 LB of Coffee at Peet’s B&M

Running in parallel with the $10+ offer is another Peetnik Rewards offer running until 12/31/17 as well for members of the Rewards program. If you make a purchase of one pound of coffee at their brick and mortar stores, you get a free bakery item and a free small drip coffee or tea. The offer is automatically loaded in your Peetnik Rewards program.