Alright guys, I’ve gotten a couple emails asking for referrals for free stuff (I know you love your free stuff!), and there are a couple of these promos ending soon, so I figured I’d put them out there. Full disclosure, I get referral bonuses for many of these, so if you don’t want to use my links, feel free not to, but if you do use mine, I highly appreciate it! Once you sign up, make sure to give them to family and friends.
-First off, the $30 signup bonus for first time Uber users ends in a week, on the 23rd. If you haven’t signed up for Uber yet, use my link to get a free ride up to $30.
-Silvercar is a really cool rental car concept that I used once in Dallas and it went swimmingly. They only rent out silver Audi A4s, and only in the following cities thus far; Austin, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, and San Francisco. If you’re interested and want a free $25 off your first rental, sign up using this link. \
-If you like the app Hoteltonight, but would like to use it in Asia, I suggest trying the very similar app Hotelquickly. It’s the same concept – highly discounted hotel rooms when booking for that same day. I used it to book a room in the Best Western Harbour View in Hong Kong for $70, and with the $15 credit I had from using a referral, it was only $55. If you download the app, use my referral code ASHEE1 for a $15 credit.
-I use cashbackmonitor to decide which shopping portal to use whenever I shop online – it takes barely any time and adds valuable points or cash back on the majority of my online purchases. I usually use portals for airline miles, but oftentimes I get a better rate on cashback, and it’s usually through Topcashback. If you are new and sign up through this link, you get a free $10. I’ve gotten $196.62 back so far this year, and never had a problem with redemptions.
-No purchase fees for American Express gift cards. If you purchase Amex GCs for manufactured spending (this is not something I do with any frequency, but I know a lot of our readers do), use the code OCT14FC to get 100% off purchase fees, good until 2/28/2015.
Free credit scores
There are many ways to check your credit scores for free. I use Creditsesame most often, or maybe Creditkarma. There are also free scores by using credit cards, such as your Transunion score when using Barclaycard cards, or your Experian score when using US Bank cards. Doctor of Credit is a great blog to add to your RSS feeds, and in addition to everything else, he gives several ways to get your credit scores for free, but here is an interesting one – getting it through Lendingclub. If you’re a lendingclub user, you’re golden. If you wanted to join, and want $25 credit, email me and I’ll send you a referral link. Also, if you’ve used a credit card at Home Depot in the past year, you are entitled to a free year of credit monitoring – check it out on this page.