New phone, new expenses 

Hello loves,

If you are planning on buying a new phone or upgrading your old read on. 

Upgrade $100-200 

Shatter proof case $40-120

Screen protector $15-25

Of course you would try to get it all at once, just to get it over with. Thing is you can easily save $155-345 just with a little preparation or waiting a couple of days to get all these extra things.

Rule #1 Make friends with eBay

Some cases there you would be able to find for as little as 79 cents!

As to the need for your case to be shatter proof I’ll tell you that: the only times I would break my screen (twice in 5 years) was when I would drop it on a tile floor in the pool (where I spend at least 5 days a week) 


A simple case (I just really don’t like bulky ones) plus a screen protector (again, 70-99 cents on eBay) do the trick.

If you still want to get a reliable, brand name case for less, check out Groupon deals on goods.


Rule #2 Stick to US sellers

I assume you want to get your case ASAP and not in 10-45 days as the package peacefully makes its way to you from China. If you need it fast buy only from US sellers. Most of them have same affordable prices minus waiting time.

Bingo! Now go and enjoy the money you saved. Preferably seeing them grow in your bank account. ❤️☮

Discounts you don’t even think about

Here we go – this project has been sitting in my head for a while and I’m finally down to sit and put it out on paper – well more like on the screen. This blog will be all about discounts, coupons, tricks that can save you big bucks that have been doing a good job for me. Maybe it will help you find ways to buy things you couldn’t afford otherwise, things you need but can’t afford, simply survive in this tough economics or save $$$ to invest etc.

Attention! There will be referral links – just an extra buck for my time sharing this with you I guess)) but I promise I’ll be 100% honest about my experiences and secrets.

The first thing I want to share with you is my absolute favorite – a website that gives you cash back on almost all online shopping, plus coupons – Ebates.com. It works about same way your credit card cash back works – they pay you a percent of what you’ve spend back.

Here’s how my account looks like:

They give different cash back % for every website and it ranges from 1% to 64% (maximum I’ve ever seen there), but 1-6% are most popular.

All you have to do is create an account on ebates.com and go through it every time you shop.

  1. Start on ebates.com for all your online shopping
  2. Browse and shop at any of the 1,700 online shops
  3. Shop at the store and earn cash back

Or there is an easier way when you can just install ebates button in the browser that will remind you to click it every time you shop plus it will automatically apply all the coupons they have on file for that site.

The payout is every 3 month via paypal and here is the schedule:

Purchases Posted Between Big Fat Check Sent
Jan 1-Mar 31 May 15
Apr 1-June 30 Aug 15
July 1-Sept 30 Nov 15
Oct 1-Dec 31 Feb 15

Using this website I basically double up on cash back – my credit card cash back (1-5%) plus ebates cashback (1-64%) [I will talk about the best credit cards bwith you soon].

Check it out and let me know what you  think!

Millions of blessings!