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Gadget's Referral Links
Please feel free to use my referral links below. If you have questions about the products, the links, or just want me to know you used my link, please E-mail me. I would be glad to hear from anyone.
I am requesting help on Arcadia and asking everyone to please consider opening an account. It's free to join, and if you don't like the program, you can cancel and resume your normal way of paying for your electric bill. Much appreciated!
Arcadia Get $10 off your power bill. If you want to be "greener", Arcadia finds ways to lower your power bill and connect you to clean energy like wind and solar power. I like them because I pay my electric bill via credit card and avoids my local power company CC fee. Also, it still counts as utilities for the U. S. Bank Cash+ rewards credit card. Thank you! 🕵️♂️
American Express offers change frequently. Also, the offers may change if you use incognito/private mode.
Capital One Quicksilver $200 bonus for $500 of spending in 3 months. This is a no annual fee card.
Chase Disney $200 bonus for $500 of spending in 3 months. The statement credit usually posts within days of meeting spend requirement, even before your first month's statement is mailed if you spend the $500 quickly. This is a no annual fee card.
NEW!!! Chase Freedom Flex or Chase Freedom Unlimited $200 bonus for $500 of spending in 3 months. This is a no annual fee card.
Discover It $50 Statement Credit when you make your first purchase in 3 months. First year cashback is doubled at end of year. That makes the 5% quarterly rotating categories equivalent to 10% cash back, subject to the standard quarterly limits, of course. This is a no annual fee card.
Banks - Investments - Prepaid Cards
BANKS (Brick & Mortar)
New!!! First Tech Federal Credit Union is offering $100 for opening a checking account and keeping a balance of $250 or more for 30 days. Available NATIONWIDE if you join the Financial Fitness Association, and they pay the $8 fee on your behalf .
NEW!!! Redstone Federal Credit Union is offering $100 for opening a checking account and using their debit card five times within 30 days. Available NATIONWIDE if you join the Financial Fitness Association (costs $8). $2500 in credit card funding available as well. My referral code: SCH856441.
UMB Bank (Specific states - not nationwide) You get $150 when you meet these Transaction Requirements within 60 days after account opening:
- Enroll in UMB Online Banking, set up bill-pay, and make three (3) or more online bill payments; AND
- Receive one (1) direct deposit of at least $250 into the account; AND
- Complete six (6) or more UMB Visa® debit card transactions.
Associated Bank Regular Promo OR Associated Bank Brewers Promo You get $50 to open a checking account, fund with $100+, Direct Deposit of $500+ in 90 days, and have a total average daily balance greater than $1,000 after 90 days. Stacks with their checking promotions; just be sure to signup for the referral before opening the checking account. Footprint states are WI, IL, MN, IN, or past customers , YMMV.
Capital One 360 Offers vary. A very useful bank account to have for large ACH transfers and triggering Direct Deposit requirements on new account promotions at other banks. UPDATE: Referral program not currently operational & not sure when it will be fixed.
Chase You earn $200 for opening an account and setting up direct deposit.
SkyOne You earn a $25 Amazon Gift Card for depositing the minimum opening balance amount of $5, then maintain the new account and credit union membership in good standing for a period of thirty (30) days. (Marginally Chex inquiry sensitive)
Wings Financial Credit Union (Nationwide if you join the Wings Foundation for $5 - Chex inquiry sensitive though.) You get $50 to open a checking account, set up eDocuments, and do either 5 debit card transactions of $5 or more each OR a Direct Deposit of $300+ in 60 days. Stacks with their checking promotions, if/when available; just be sure to signup for the referral before opening the checking account.
NEW!!! Porte Use this link on your phone (not a desktop computer) to open an account. Once you Direct Deposit $500, and activate your debit card, you earn a $50 bonus, and you have the ability to earn $50 per referral. Program is backed by Metabank, which runs the Netspend cards, but has better terms/no fees for most activities.
Chime Open an account, Direct Deposit $200+, and earn a $50 bonus. Almost any bank-to-bank external transfer works as a Direct Deposit with Chime. Just setup the transfer via your other bank's online bank and push the money into the Chime account.
Oxygen E-mail me to get a link. Open an account, deposit $200+ and use the debit card for 5 purchases within 60 days, and earn a $25 bonus.
SoFi Money Open an account and fund with $500 to earn a $50 bonus. They also have a $75 Direct Deposit bonus that should be stack-able.
Aspiration Spend & Save $50 for you, & Aspiration will plant 25 trees. Open an account, fund with $10+, and spend $250+ on the Aspiration debit card in 60 days to earn the bonus.
OnJuno A new banking service that plans to offer 2.15% APY and debit card rebates of 5%. Not sure it will happen, but it's free to signup. Just link another bank account via Plaid to get off the wait-list. Earn $25 for using my link once they go live and you open an account with a $1000 opening deposit.
Yotta Savings Not your normal savings bank, as the promised interest rate is not high, but you have chances to win cash prizes. We'll both get 100 tickets to win up to $10,000,000 when you download Yotta Savings! Just sign up with code JEFFREY27.
P2P & Money Transfer Apps
Cash App Good P2P payment app. Signup with my link to earn a $5 bonus for sending $5+. Transferring funds back to your bank may work to trigger bank bonuses that require Direct Deposit. Another use is for P1 - P2 money transfer situations without having a joint account.
PayPal $10 Bonus - E-mail me! You provide your e-mail address, I send you a penny via PayPal, and you sign-up. Worth $10 for each of us. New PayPal customers only. Referral program details can be found here.
Money Management Tools
Stash Open a new Stash invest individual taxable brokerage account and/or new individual Stash debit account, fund with $5+, and earn $20. They also have a $50 bonus available for initiating a cumulative Direct Deposit(s) totaling $300+ within any 30 day period.
SoFi Invest Open and fund a new Active Invest Account with at least $1000 in 14 business days, and earn $50 in stock.
WeBull Open an account, fund with $100, and you get two free stocks. Free stocks are valued up to $1000.
Moomoo Open an account, fund with $500, and you get two free stock cards. Stock cards are valued from $8-$200, and $10-$1000.
Robinhood Get one share of stock when your brokerage application is approved. Free stock is valued from $2.50 to $200.
Dough Get one share of stock when your brokerage application is approved. Free stock is valued from $2-$200.
Schwab You get $100, or more... I get the joy of helping someone. Schwab no longer does a hard credit inquiry for a new account.
Acorns Get $5 to signup. Also serves as a shopping portal, except your earned rewards are put into your investment account.
$5,000-$9,999 will receive $25
$10,000-$24,999 will receive $50
$25,000-$99,999 will receive $200
$100,000-$249,999 will receive $300
$250,000-$499,999 will receive $600
$500,000-$999,999 will receive $1,200
$1,000,000 or more will receive $2,500
SoFi Loans Get $300 for refinancing your student loan, or $300 for opening a new personal loan.
Netspend Prepaid Variants: Netspend, Western Union, & ACE Elite Choose one of these. Earn a $20 bonus after loading at least $40. Then you can open the savings account and earn 5% APY on the savings balance, capped at $1,000. You can have up to at least 5 different Netpends without issue, useful for the savings accounts, but you will likely only collect one $20 bonus.
Crypto - Digital Currency - Wallets
eToro Get $50 for funding with $50 and doing $100 in crypto trades. Also, you can earn $50 for each referral, up to 10.
G-Coin Get 1 G-Coin (worth about $60) for purchasing at least $50 in G-Coin. Also, you can earn $10 in G-Coin for each referral, up to 5.
Join Coinbase Open an account, and if you buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, you'll receive $10 worth of free bitcoin.
Get free EOS Get up to $50 in EOS crypto. This is available to existing Coinbase users.
Binance They recently revamped their referral program and removed the signup bonus. I'd recommend waiting.
Money Saving Apps - Portals - Sites
PASSIVE EARNINGS APPS - Link your existing credit or debit cards and/or banks, and watch the points accrue. Optionally, they also have offers inside the app that require using their link.
Dosh App Referral Code: JEFFRES58
Drop App Referral Code: a2pak
Pei App Use Invite Code- pnbrql -to bypass wait-list.
Bumped Earn stock for your purchases. Currently on a wait-list.
ACTIVE EARNINGS APPS - Requires you to select coupons or offers, upload receipts, use their portal, etc. to get money back on purchases.
Ibotta App Referral Code: pdlhgpr Many offers for grocery items, mainly, but also works as a shopping portal.
Checkout 51 App Has a wide variety of grocery coupons.
PORTALS TO GET CASHBACK - Login to their site or app, use their links to shop online, and you earn cashback on ELIGIBLE purchases at 3rd party sites.
Swagbucks Besides the cashback portal, frequently offers money-making opportunities, usually when subscribing to services.
MyPoints Almost identical to Swagbucks, and owned by the same company, but occasionally has a better offer or different selection than Swagbucks.
Fluz App Great app for saving a few dollars on instant gift cards & good for some couch manufactured spending. Several Fluz retailers sell $200 digital Visa gift cards not only with no fee, but actually earn you cashback too. This is on top of what you are earning from your credit card and/or helping you meet minimum spending on a new credit card.
Raise.com Use my link to get $5 off already discounted gift cards from a wide variety of merchants and restaurants. They frequently offer potentially stack-able promo codes to further discount your desired gift card(s) as well. For sellers, not exactly a money saver, but if you find yourself with unused gift cards, and a desire to sell them at least a 15% loss, it is a viable option.
Groupon Occasionally has some decent deals on local event tickets and services. I would be wary of the shopping deals, as from what I have noticed, items are usually available elsewhere for less, or are poorly rated closeout products.
Walmart Grocery I am very new to this one, but I can see the benefit in saving time and a few bucks. Walmart does the shopping and loads your car for FREE. Save $10 off of $50 with my link.
Need Gas? Best apps to get a deal!
Fuel Rewards Good program if you use Shell gas stations. Get gas discounts for shopping at select merchants using linked debit/credit cards.
GetUpside Highly recommended for every driver, even when gas prices are low. Get cashback on gas purchases at specific gas stations, as well as cash for your gas purchases made by your referrals. Covers most states, and the affiliated gas stations do change, so don't give up all hope if you aren't impressed when signing up. This stacks with credit card rewards, and sometimes even with station specific reward programs like Shell when they don't catch it.
Phone - Cable - Wireless - Utilities
Arcadia Get up to $10 off your power bill. If you want to be "greener", Arcadia finds ways to lower your power bill and connect you to clean energy like wind and solar power. I like them because I pay my electric bill via credit card and avoids my local power company CC fee. Also, it still counts as utilities for the U. S. Bank Cash+ rewards credit card.
Red Pocket Mobile I have been using Red Pocket for a couple of months now and overall very happy. I like the fact that I can change my network and they offer all of the major cellular networks. Light data users especially can save a lot of money with their smaller plans. I recommend using my referral code to get $7.50 off your first month of service if you choose a plan that is $25 or less. This means if you get the $10 plan, your first month's cost is only $2.50 plus tax and SIM shipping is free. You can downgrade or upgrade plans whenever you want after you try out Red Pocket! My Referral Code: 92413F1383554B84
Vistaprint Get $20 off $40. This is a great way to make personalized items for upcoming holidays and events, or promotional items your business. They have so much more than just business cards and stationary. Shirts, mugs, bags, signs, etc. Show loved ones you care by creating a one-of-kind gift!
Websites & Apps that ARE worth your time!
These Are Not Referral Links - I just like them enough to recommend to anyone!
DoctorofCredit.com - The best site on the whole internet! Real explanations and common sense advice to help you wade through the terms of almost any financial product or deal.
Cashbackmonitor.com - Find which portal is offering the best cashback rate. Beware of product category exclusions though. Does not keep track of apps like Ibotta, Dosh, Drop, Pei, etc. that may have a better offer.