Google Flights adds a guarantee. Wait, what?

Google Flights is backing up their airfare cost prediction feature with a cash back guarantee.It's a limited time offer, but maybe it's the beginning of something bigger. Cross fingers. This is something. Just when you want to hate Google, they go and do something cool. It's no secret I love Google Flights, which should be … Continue reading Google Flights adds a guarantee. Wait, what?

Groceries: Food For Thought

There's no limit to grocery coupon sites. Is the effort worth it?Get a credit card for groceries, notably the AmEx Blue Cash PreferredDon't forget revolving category cards. I'm not the ideal source for grocery savings for a few reasons: My lovely spouse does most of the grocery shopping, andIt's not primarily an online shopping category, … Continue reading Groceries: Food For Thought

Rotating Category Cards: Sorry, Sam

Revolving category cards (5% cash back in rotating categories) are worth your timeDiscover is particularly lucrative, if you use gift card redemptionChase's Freedom card feeds into their Ultimate Rewards program, another great option. Samuel L Jackson has a problem with rotating category credit cards. Too much trouble. Confusing, says Sam. Who needs it? You do. … Continue reading Rotating Category Cards: Sorry, Sam

Trim in Action: Savings from Thin Air

Trim is a wide-ranging service with big ambitions to help consumers get control of their finances. But Trim started with a simple mission: to track and save money on monthly recurring bills like cable, internet, mobile, and home security. They promise to negotiate better deals and to identify unused services that need cancellation. You pay … Continue reading Trim in Action: Savings from Thin Air

eBates (Rakuten)

I love me some eBates. They sit at the top of the "earning money without effort" mountain, and have for years. Enough so that commerce giant Rakuten bought them lately. So technically, eBates is no more. Same service, though. The concept is that by shopping through the Rakuten portal - or better yet, shopping with … Continue reading eBates (Rakuten)