MoviePass $89.95 Annual Plan Limited Time Offer


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A couple of months ago I signed up for MoviePass when they came out with their $9.95 a month offer. The basic idea of MoviePass is that allows you to see one movie per day at the theater each day of the month. Since I’m a movie fan it was easy to see that this would be a good deal for me. After a couple of matinees or just one evening movie visit I save money compared to buying tickets individually.

MoviePass wasn’t prepared for how popular their offer would be and it took over a month for me to receive my card. There wasn’t much communication during that time either. I had a negative perception of the company before I received my card. Since receiving my card everything has worked great. I hope things continue to work since I don’t have a lot of faith in being able to get help if something goes wrong.

To use MoviePass you have to download their app to your phone. When you arrive at the theater you have to check in and then choose which movie you want to see. The app will then authorize the purchase of the ticket and you have 30 minutes to purchase the ticket. The app uses the location on your phone to make sure you are within 100 yards of a theater. I haven’t had any problems using the app or debit card yet.

I haven’t used the card as much as I thought I would. I’ve only been going to a couple of movies a month. I plan on going more often during the holiday season. I’m still coming out a little ahead of what I would have otherwise spent  on movie tickets.

MoviePass is now offering their plan for $89.95 for the year. That bring the monthly cost down to $7.50 a month.  I’m strongly considering switching to this option. I am a little worried about MoviePass going broke before my plan year is over since I am sure they are losing a lot of money on this deal.  I think it might be worth the risk.

If you want to sign up for the plan you can do so at MoviePass.com.  That isn’t a referral or affiliate link. I just think this is a good deal for some people and wanted to share it.

Ebay Price Match Guarantee

eBay has announced that for products in their eBay Deals category they now have a price match guarantee. eBay now guarantees that an eligible deal will be the best price online, or they will match the lower price of a competitor (i.e. Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Jet.com, HomeDepot.com, Sears.com, Target.com, Walmart.com or Wayfair.com.)

All that’s necessary for the Price Match Guarantee to be met is that both items have to be the same and also must be currently in stock. No membership or fees are necessary – deals are open to everyone and always ship for free.

The price match needs to be requested before purchasing the product. Once the lower price is verified, eBay will offer a coupon for the difference in price that can be used towards the purchase of the item.

This guarantee will be of limited benefit to me. Needing to request the price match before purchasing the product will be inconvenient and it could be a waste of time if the product sells out before eBay responds to your price match request. The bigger issue is that the guarantee is only for certain items in their eBay Deals category. It won’t apply to the large majority of items for sale on eBay. Although the guarantee is of limited use, it is something to keep in mind when making a purchase at eBay.

Purchases made through the eBay affiliate links in this post will help support this site.

Motif Investing $100 Referral Bonus Ending Soon

Motif Investing has changed the referral bonus offer on their website from a $100 cash bonus to three free months of their Motif BLUE Unlimited automated investment service. The new bonus isn’t nearly as good as the $100 cash bonus in my opinion. Luckily, the $100 cash referral bonus links are still working. I’m not sure how long they will continue working since it seems likely that Motif will want to transition everyone to the Motif Blue bonus. If you’re at all interested in signing up for Motif investing and getting the $100 referral bonus I suggest you sign up now or risk not being able to get the bonus. Here is my Motif Investing Referral link. If you sign up through the link and fulfill the bonus requirements we will each receive a $100 bonus. When you click through you should still see the language offering the $100 bonus. If you don’t see that language then the bonus has probably ended.

Here are some more details on the terms of the $100 referral bonus. Your friend will receive $100 for each friend that opens a new Motif Investing non-retirement account via the referral link, funds it with at least $1,000 and executes one motif trade. To ensure you and your friend receive the offer, you must use the link in the Motif invite to open your account. The link creates a unique electronic cookie as an identifier. Therefore, your cookie setting must be enabled. Your new funds must be posted to your new account within 10 calendar days of account opening, and must remain in the account for 45 calendar days. Once your first motif trade is executed, you and your friend will each receive a $100 credit to your Motif Investing non-retirement accounts – or a $100 Amazon gift certificate via email if your friend, as the referrer, does not have a Motif Investing non-retirement account – within 30 calendar days after the end of the 45-calendar-day period is complete.

Motif also has a $150 affiliate bonus available. Although this bonus is bigger the drawback is that it requires a $2000 investment rather than the $1000 investment required for the $100 bonus. If you would like to sign up for the affiliate bonus just click on the affiliate ad below.


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Up to 50% Off Dollar General Gift Cards – Burger King, Chili’s, Taco Bell and More

4801987-attachDollar General is having a great sale on select gift cards now  through 12/10/2016. You save $10 instantly when you buy two gift cards in any combination of Burger King, Taco Bell, Dominos, Cabelas, Chili’s, TGI Fridays, and Facebook gift cards.  This gives you a savings of 50% off on $10 gift cards.

I’ve already gone to Dollar General and tried this deal for myself. I was able to get two $10 Burger King gift cards for a total of $10. Since I eat at Burger King often being able to use a 50% off gift card will save me a lot of money. I also tried to buy two variable load Chili’s gift cards at $15 each, but the discount didn’t apply.  They didn’t have any fixed value Chili’s gift cards at the DG closest to me, but I’ll try another location tomorrow. There have been conflicting data points in this Slickdeals thread on whether the variable load cards will work.

Since the deal is for $10 off two cards the lowest denomination cards give you the best savings. Burger King is the only card that has a $10 card available. Taco Bell and Chili’s have $15 gift cards available which is still a very good savings. I wouldn’t bother with the Domino’s or TGI Fridays cards since I never eat there. I don’t have any use for a Facebook card either. The Cablela’s card has a minimum denomination of $25 which would result in only a 20% savings. Since it is frequently possible to get Cabela’s gift cards at 20% off I wouldn’t bother with that deal.

It would be nice if there were more cards to choose from, but I shouldn’t complain when a store is giving me 50% off already cheap food. I plan to stock up on enough Burger King cards to last me six months or so. Do you plan on buying any gift cards from this deal?

Make $44 Buying Bluehost Web Hosting via Swagbucks

*Update: They changed the terms of this promotion to only pay 3500 SB*
You can make up to $44 buying Bluehost web hosting with a special limited time Swagbucks offer. Follow the steps as listed and you should receive 8,000 SB which are good for over $80 in Amazon gift cards of $80 through PayPal.

1. Log in to your Swagbucks account. If you haven’t yet signed up for Swagbucks please sign up through my referral link. It will make me a few extra SB and won’t cost you anything.

2. Once you’re logged in look for the Bluehost offer on the Swagbucks home page. If you don’t see it you can go straight to the Swagbucks Bluehost offer page and you should get the deal.

3. Sign up for the $2.95 basic plan for one year. There are additional options you can choose if you want. Doing so will reduce the amount of money you make from this offer.

4. If you chose the $2.95 basic plan for one year and declined the additional options your total should be $35.40.

5. Your Swagbucks account will be credited with 8,000 SB within 32 days.

That is all you have to do to make $44. It might be possible to make a little more money by canceling the hosting after 30 days. I’m not going to try that myself.

Here is the small print from the Swagbucks offer.

Offer valid 09/26/16 12:00am MST through 09/27/16 11:59pm MST . Please allow 32 days for SB to credit. Cancellations prior to 30 days will not earn SB. This offer may only be redeemed (1) one time per user. This offer is presented to you by Swagbucks on behalf of a third-party merchant or sponsor (“Merchant”). Swagbucks does not endorse (and therefore is not responsible to you for) the Merchant’s views, policies, products or services. Have questions? Please contact the Swagbucks Help Center.

Dealspotr Deal Site $5 Sign Up Bonus

Social deals & sales Dealspotr is a deal site similar to FatWallet or SlickDeals but with a twist. The twist is that at Dealspotr you earn points for being a helpful member of the community, and you can trade your points in for gift cards. You earn points for sharing deals, spotting (curating) deals, flagging invalid deals, referring new members, making comments on deals, and many other actions. You also earn points whenever a shopper uses your deal and sends you a kudos.

I think this is a great idea for a deals site and I think it should help keep the quality of the deals on the site higher than on other sites. Since I barely keep up with writing for this blog I haven’t posted any deals to the site yet. I have perused the deals though and there are plenty of good deals on the site.

If you would like to sign up for Dealspotr you can earn 5,000 points (which are worth $5) for signing up through my referral link. I’ll earn a bonus for referring you as well. If for some reason you can’t or don’t want to click through the referral link you can use the promo code “TIGHTFISTEDMISER’ when you sign up to receive the referral bonus.

If anyone signs up let me know what you think of the site and how the sign up process worked for you.