Bluehost $2.95 a Month Web Hosting – One Day Only

On August 9th, Bluehost is offering web hosting at the killer rate of only $2.95/mo for 12 months. That is one year of hosting for less than $36. Usually when they have promotions like this you have to buy three years of hosting to get the best rate. For this promotion you only have to buy one year of hosting. If you’re curious about starting a blog or other website and don’t want to commit to spending a lot of money then this deal is for you. New accounts with Bluehost also come with a free domain registration. That makes it incredibly cheap to start a new site. But this amazing discount will be available for one day only. Promotional pricing is for first term only. Regular rates apply upon renewal.

The $2.95 a month rate is for the basic hosting plan which includes hosting for one website. If you want hosting for multiple websites then you should upgrade to the Plus hosting plan which includes hosting for unlimited websites.

Bluehost is probably the most popular hosting service for personal finance bloggers. It is the hosting service I use for this blog and my other sites. I haven’t had any trouble with them yet and their price is very competitive so I have no qualms about recommending them.

Bluehost does have a generous affiliate program which is why you will probably see a lot of posts promoting Bluehost today. I would appreciate it if you would sign up through my affiliate link. As with any other income from this blog, any income from Bluehost affiliate sales would be paid towards my student loans. If I could just 1083 people to sign up through my link I’d be able to pay off my student loans. That might be a little optimistic. I would be happy with one. If you’re thinking of starting a blog or moving a current blog to new hosting this could be a great deal for you. Bluehost probably won’t have hosting prices this low again until Black Friday.



Impact Health $25 Online Health Research Study

Impact Health is paying qualified participants $25 for completing a short health insurance research study online. If you sign up through my referral link I will get $25 for referring you and you will receive $25 for successfully completing the study. To qualify for the study you must have purchased health insurance directly from an insurance company or through the online marketplace. If you have your health insurance through your employer then you will not qualify for the study.

I completed the study a couple of weeks ago and found it be pretty simple and it only took about 10 minutes. They paid me in less than a week. You do have to share information about your health insurance and upload a photo of your health insurance ID card. If you’re not comfortable sharing this information then the study isn’t for you. I thought it was an easy $25.

Once you have completed the study Impact Health will send your payment via PayPal, Venmo, or any other format you choose within a few days. They will also send you links so you can refer people to the survey as well. In addition to referral links like the one in this post they have links for Twitter and Facebook. Not only can you make $25 for completing the survey you also have the potential to make $25 when you refer your friends to complete the study.  There is no limit to how many friends can participate in the study. You receive your money for referrals on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Health Insurance Research Study Referral Link

Upromise $20 Referral Sign Up Bonus

UPR1150_Upromise_TAF_LP_FacebookUpromise is one of several cashback portals I use. They are currently offering a $20 bonus to current and new members when a member refers a new member to open an account. The new member must enroll in Upromise through the enrollment invitation within 30 days of receiving the invite and make a qualifying purchase of $20.00 or more within 30 days of his or her enrollment. A qualifying purchase includes making an eligible purchase with any of our 850+ online partners at Upromise.com, making a qualified dine at a participating restaurant location, shopping in-store offers using a registered credit card, and making a purchase using a registered Upromise MasterCard. Your $20 cash back will be deposited into your Upromise account within 3 months of their first purchase. Maximum of 10 contributions per member, up to $200. Upromise reserves the right to revoke or change this promotional offer at any time without notice.

If you would like a referral send me an email at tightfistedmiser@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post requesting a referral. If there are any questions you have about the referral bonus or Upromise in general I would be happy to answer them.

Chase Ink Plus Business Card 60,000 Point Referral Bonus

Right now you can earn a 60,000 point bonus after spending $5,000 in purchases in the first three months after signing up for the Chase Ink Plus card through my referral. You could also get the same bonus by just going directly to the Chase site, but I’d appreciate you using one of my referrals since I’d get 10,000 points for referring you.

The 60,000 points are worth $600 if you redeem them for cash or $750 if you redeem them for travel. I have this card and it has been a great deal for me. I’ve used it to get four free hotel nights already this year and I still have 70,000 points to use later. Having a reselling business is helps me earn a lot of points.

You will earn 5 points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services. You will also earn 2 points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at gas stations and for hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel each account anniversary year. You will have to pay a $95 annual fee which is not waived the first year. If you use the card like I do then it will easily be worth the $95 fee.

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the best reward programs.  Chase rewards can be transferred to United, British Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Korean Air, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, Ritz Carlton and more travel partners. This provides you with a lot of flexibility when using your points.

If you’d like a referral you can click on this Twitter link or leave a comment and I’ll send you a referral email.

Windfall Wednesday – Discounted Gas Cards on Ebay

Mr. RebatesThis week’s windfall is discounted gas cards on eBay. I previously wrote about discounted gas cards on eBay in my post, “How I Get Quadruple Savings on Gas.” At that time I was buying gas cards at a 10% discount. The discount is now 5% which is still pretty good considering that buying a gas card at a third party marketplace such as Raise you only get a 1% or 2% discount.

Ebay currently has Exxon and BP $100 gas cards on sale for $95. There is usually some type of gas card on sale every week. The BP gas card works for me since there are BP gas stations locally, but there aren’t any Exxon stations. If I were to buy a BP gas card my savings would be as follows. I’d save $5 due to the discounted price of the gift card. I’d earn just under $2 cash back (2% of $95) from Ebay Bucks. It is possible that eBay will have a promo for increased eBay Bucks before the gas card sale is over which would make this an even better deal. I’d also get 2% cash back from my Fidelity Amex that I’d use to purchase the discounted gas card. Lastly, I’d go through a shopping portal such as Swagbucks which is offering 2 SBs to the dollar on eBay purchases. With the various cash back and discounts I’d end up paying $89.30 for the $100 gas card.

That wouldn’t be the end of my savings though. I’m also a member of BP Rewards which gives me ten cents off per gallon for every $100 spent. Following these steps allows you to save 10% or more off the cost of gas.

I won’t be buying a BP gas card from this sale though because I already have one that I need to use up. Also, Discover and Chase Freedom will be offering 5% back on $1500 in gas purchases for the first quarter of 2016. Since I am currently getting double cash back at Discover that gives me an easy 10% savings on gas. Therefore, I’ll be using my Discover card for gas purchases after my current discounted gas card is used up. Since I plan on driving for Uber a lot more in 2016 the 10% off gas savings will add up.

Gift Card Deals from Staples, Sears, and Ebay

This time of year there are lots of gift card promotions. I prefer the gift card deals that put money in my pocket. Here are three gift card deals that can save you money.

Staples $20 Gift Card with $300 Visa, Mastercard, or Amex Gift Card Purchase. I’ve already done this deal and I’ll make about a $14 profit from it if I value the $20 Staples card at $20. I might make a lot more than that if I get the Apple Pay bonus.

Staples $50 ePromo Card with the Purchase of $300 in Staples eGift Cards. This is a roughly 14% discount. I most likely won’t be doing this deal since I get a better discount with my Apple Pay bonus and the Discover double cash back promotion. Direct link to promo.

Sears is offering a $10 Sears eAward card for a $50 – $99 Sears Gift Card purchase, or a $20 Sears eAward card for a $100 or more Sears Gift Card purchase. Some cash back portals pay for the purchase of Sears gift cards which can make this an even better deal.

Ebay has a bunch of discount gift cards. Some of the deals are $100 Exxon/Mobil cards for $92, $100 CVS card for $88, and a bonus $20 card with the purchase of a $100 Carnival Cruise card. There are a lot more discounted gift cards, just click through this affiliate link to see more deals.