Tag Archive: Purchases


Chase announces 5% cash back on gas purchases

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Listen up folks, it’s almost July 1st, the start of the 3rd quarter, which means a whole new set of 5% cash back opportunities with the Chase Freedom® card. This year, from July 1 to September 30, cardholders will be able to earn 5% cash back (or points)  [Read More…]

How to customize your PUBG Mobile character without in-app purchases

PUBG Mobile is a free-to-play game where you only ever need to spend real money on the game if you’re interested in participating in the Elite Royal Pass challenges or want to open crates for chances to get that rare cosmetic upgrade you really want — or spend even more just to buy it outright.

Farming the free items

For thrifty PUBG Mobile players, you’re going to need to grind through your daily challenges to collect as much  [Read More…]

Amazon purchases Mesh WiFi Company Eero

Have a Google WiFi system in your house? Or maybe another mesh network by Lenovo, Netgear, or Cisco? Well, most of that can be attributed to the launch of an independent company named Eero back in February of 2016. Eero is making a new splash in the market today but it’s not technology related. It is being bought by Amazon.

Amazon and Eero announced the acquisition in a press release today. Amazon’s SVP of Devices and Services, Dave Limp, says  [Read More…]

Save on your digital purchases with this discounted Google Play gift card

Here’s your shot!

It’s not every day that we get a chance to save on Google Play gift cards, but today is thankfully an exception. Right now, Amazon is taking $ 5 off Google Play gift card purchases of $ 50 or more when you enter promo code GOOGLE during checkout. At $ 45 for a $ 50 gift card, that’s matching the best deals we saw on the cards during Black Friday. This deal is for  [Read More…]

How to limit child purchases on Fortnite for Android

With Fortnite on Android avoiding Google Play, here’s how to limit child purchases on the platform.

Fortnite is skipping Google Play on Android and the beta is already in full-swing. If you have a child eager to play Fortnite on their Android device, its imminent full release is great news. But as a parent, you’ll be missing out on the parental controls that come with Google Play.

Children might be inclined to make unauthorized purchases in Fortnite,  [Read More…]

Save an additional 20% on your Prime Day purchases by using American Express Reward points

The savings just keep piling up.

We already know that we will see millions of deals across the world on Prime Day, but did you know that you could drop the prices even lower by just shopping with your American Express points? Amazon frequently offers an additional percentage off select purchases when you checkout and pay for part of the transaction using your Rewards points, and come Prime Day, the company is offering 20% off on a variety of  [Read More…]

My Logitech Harmony remote is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made

My Logitech Harmony remote makes my mismatched smart home “just work”.

I have what I like to refer to as a piecemeal smart home. I’m fairly certain I’m not alone here and have different bits and pieces from various companies like Philips, Samsung, Nest, Ring, Leviton and more attached to my Wi-Fi and do my best to find ways to get them all working together. I’d love to have a custom wired automated house of the future  [Read More…]

Save on digital purchases with a $50 Google Play gift card for $45

This one doesn’t come around too often, so don’t miss out.

Amazon is offering $ 5 off Google Play gift cards of $ 50 or more when you enter promo code GOOGLE at checkout. This digital gift card will be emailed to you quickly after purchase.

The promo code is limited to 1 use per customer, but if you want to save more on your Google Play purchases, head over to Walmart where you can grab 10% off digital  [Read More…]

Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It’s time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.

You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in full-priced video games. The topic has been a point of frustration for many of us, but it’s been getting a lot of attention over the past few weeks, largely due to EA’s recent attempts at implementing those mechanics in “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” If you need a refresher, our friends over at Windows Central have  [Read More…]

Kick off your weekend with $1 movie rentals and $5 purchases at Amazon

Team Thrifter is back again, this time with some great deals on Amazon movie rentals and purchases ahead of Prime Day!

Before you know it, we will be in the midst of the Prime Day madness, but before that, we should all take some time this weekend to sit back, relax, and watch a movie. Amazon’s latest offer brings $ 0.99 rentals and $ 4.99 purchases to Prime members. The deal, as you’d expect, doesn’t cover the company’s entire  [Read More…]