Capcom To Go Retro with 6 Disney NES Classics

PC, PS4 and Xbox One owners who might be feeling a little nostalgic will probably appreciate Capcom’s latest release, following up on their release of their Mega Man Legacy Collection and DuckTales remaster.    

Familiar titles include Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2 and TailSpin.  Features include getting 1080p graphics on the original 8 bit sprites, as well as rewind feature should you struggle with certain levels or sections within the games.  Also included are a boss rush mode, a time attack challenge, and a Museum section showcasing Capcom’s original concept art and the development process that went into each game.  

Look for it to debut on April 18, for $19.99.

HT: 9to5Toys

Starbucks Rewards Members Can Earn 10 Free Bonus Stars

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Coffee giant Starbucks has been running a recent promotion for their Starbucks Rewards program members, where if you complete “certain” challenges in a Bingo format, you can be on your way to earning 300 bonus stars.  When you reach 125 Stars, you can earn a free drink, food item, etc.  If you’re still needing help completing a challenge, it’s recommended to use code “KEEPBINGOING” (look for link in upper right corner), for a quick 10 bonus stars on the “Coffee With Friends” challenge.  You would normally have to spend $12 to complete that one.  

​Good luck and certainly let us know if you have any questions!

McDonald’s Starting To Roll Out Mobile Ordering

You may soon be able to get the french fries of the golden arches soon via your smart phone.  According to Reuters, McDonald’s Corporation is starting to test its U.S. mobile ordering app, hoping to avoid some of the initial troubles that have haunted fast food chains like Starbucks Corp.  Mobile ordering proved to be so popular for Starbucks, that it would create queues that would drive away walk-in customers who preferred not to wait it out.

“We can’t impact the speed or the quality of our food,” mentioned Jim Sappington, McDonald’s executive vice president of operations, digital and technology.  He brings about the example of if mobile customers should have to wait for orders, “you get a question of ‘Why did I use the app?’,” he says.  “Our focus is to make the overall experience clearly better.”

The company says that the automation enhancements should assist in reducing transaction times, error and free up employees to be able to bring food to tables or cars in spots that are designated for mobile order.  

So when can you expect to see this?  

The company plans to begin testing the mobile ordering process and payment app at 29 restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California today.  After that, the pilot test will roll out to an additional 51 restaurants in Spokane, Washington, on March 20.  

A unique feature to the app will be that it will be able to track a customer’s location to ensure that orders for one, get sent to the right restaurant, but that it is also timed so that food isn’t left to it’s own devices under heat lamps.  Then, when the customer arrives, the app will ask for confirmation and payment before sending any orders into the kitchen.  As one investor asked, “if they don’t start your order until you pull in the lot, are you really gaining that much time?”  The finalized version of the app will also allow customers to choose table service, counter or drive-through pickup, or curbside delivery.  

Interestingly, McDonald’s Chief Exec Steve Easterbrook mentions that if 20 percent of drive-through customers use curbside and another 20 percent use the lanes for pickup only, restaurants could serve another 20 cars per hour, which would lift business at U.S. drive-throughs that account for approximately 70 percent of sales in the country.

What do you think readers?  

Receive $400 Fee Free Dollars at Plastiq

In this day and age of lucrative credit card rewards, many people are looking for continued ways to be able to earn points and miles.  Growing bill payment service Plastiq.com can provide just that, and for a limited time if you sign up with our unique referral code of 520134, you can earn $400 fee free dollars which can be huge as normally the site charges an additional percentage for credit card transactions.  I will put this code up on the Opportunities page as well, in case you don’t get a chance to sign up right away.  Ideas could include using credit card to pay rent, mortgage, taxes, etc, and perhaps you can then get even closer to that dream summer vacation!  For example, we were able to do something similar to this with our Rapid Reward Credit Card to fund a good chunk of our honeymoon!

Notes of Interest:

* For a referral to count toward this promotion, he or she must make their first payment of at least $20 between March 14, 2017 and April 18, 2017, 11:59 PM EDT.  
* Please note fee-free dollar crediting can take one business day.  

Free Guac at Chipotle for T-Mobile Customers

One of my favorite things about being a T-Mobile customer is not only have we been able to save quite a bit on data usage, but a unique exclusive is their ongoing T-Mobile Tuesdays promotions where customers have been able to score some free swag.  I was even able to pick up some free magenta socks for my wife recently from our local store.  While some customers were previously able to enjoy a Tuesday pizza with Papa John’s, the mobile giant switched up today where the majority of customers should be able to get free guac at Chipotle with chips!  

T-Mobile customers can also have a chance to win the below, but the majority should win at least the free guac and chips:

Additionally, players will also have a chance to win the items listed below for free:
Chipotle For a Year
Chipotle For 20 Friends
Chipotle Dinner for Two

​Enjoy!

HelloFresh Freebies Available!

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As I had made mention in an earlier post from last week, grocery home delivery is starting to pick up in popularity, as evidenced by major retailer Meijer recognizing this, as well as the availability of Amazon Fresh available in select markets.

Well, not too long ago, we thought we might try this out as well, and chose HelloFresh to start with.  Needless to say, the meals have been quite tasty, including entrees like Crusted Pork Chops with Brussel Sprouts and Cranberries to Tater Chicken Pot Pie as well as Butter Basted Steaks with Spinach.  We’re anxiously awaiting our next delivery tomorrow!  It has certainly helped save time (and money) I’m sure to be able to have everything perfectly portioned out.  

That said, I received a message today saying I have four freebies that I can send out, where you can try a box for free yourself!  If you are interested, please leave a comment below.  The first four comments that I receive, I will send the link to for the free box.  Once all emails go out, I will update the post accordingly.  Should you miss out, feel free to use the link on the opportunities page under Hello Fresh, and still get $40 off your first order!  

Samsung Gear VR’s for Sale!

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In an effort to continue to try and clear out some clutter for this spring (at least we think spring is on the way despite some upcoming snow tomorrow), we’re putting up for sale a couple of Samsung Gear VR’s that we are no longer using.  We had switched back to iPhones last fall, thus no further need.  One was briefly used so am marking it down considerably, and the other is brand new, but for this version, both normally retail for almost $100, so these make for great deals and gifts for those looking to get a taste of virtual reality!  Certainly open to offers as well.  Thanks for looking!

Help Bees have a #FridayFeeling and #BringBacktheBees with Cheerios

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You may have heard the headlines about bee populations declining, but according to a new report, more than 700 bee populations could be heading toward extinction.  Not good.  Yes, bees frequently get equated with pollinating in our gardens, and honeybees with honey of course, but they can also do so much more, especially when it comes to agricultural production.  

That said, even if you’re not a big cereal eater, Cheerios is recognizing this disturbing trend in the bee population and is pledging to give away 100 million wildflower seeds.  At the time of this post, they have already reached 10% of their goal.  So check out the link to sign up for your free packet, as well as gain some further information on what an important role that bees can play.

Photography Deal: 100 4 x 6 Prints at Amazon for $1

Photographers will appreciate this deal.  You can currently get 100 4″ x 6″ prints at Amazon for $1 if you apply the promo code PENNY100 at checkout.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or if you should happen to spend over $15.

Deal Notes:

1) Head here, clicking on the banner for the 4×6 print offer.
2) Pick the 4×6 size for standard prints.
3) You can then upload up to 100 images of your choice (or fewer if you’d like to print multiples).
4) Add the photos to your cart, keeping in mind you should have 100 in there in order to utilize the code.
5) Enter code “PENNY100”.
6) Total should then work out to be $1 + free shipping with Prime or start at $4 otherwise.

Bear in mind though the offer only lasts through March 12 of this year and is limited to one per customer account.  

If you’re a student and missing out on Prime, you can take part in a six month trial, otherwise for non-students, give it a whirl for a 1 month trial.