My Verizon Rewards – Review


Verizon currently has a rewards program to reward loyal customers who pay their bills on time called My Verizon Rewards. This rewards program works similar to credit card points where every 100 points is redeemable for $1. You will get 50 points for every online bill pay completed on time (works with automatic payment as well), 100 when it’s your birthday, 150 points if you sign up for paper free billing and much more. Check out all the ways you can earn more points. You’ll also need to check your account every once in a while since these points do expire. 500 of my points are expiring next month so I was forced to redeem what I could. You can redeem for gift cards from stores like, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks or even better, for a Visa prepaid card. Once you open an account, you can get your future reward redemption to get loaded on the card. I just redeemed for $10 on the Visa prepaid card.


Deal Alert: Amex Offers $30 off Your Cell Phone Bill and Restaurant Week

logo_bluebox There are new American Express Offers on the horizon. Log into your American Express account and add the offer “Save on your Cell Phone Bill”. You’ll be able to get a $10 statement credit for every $75 charged to your card by one of the 5 major carriers – T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular or Sprint. You can use this offer 3 times for a total of $30 off.

NYC Restaurant Week is running from Feb 16 to Mar 6 and once again American Express has another $5 statement credit for every $25 charged from participating restaurants. No mention of the maximum times you can use it. You must register for the offer here.  For a list of participating restaurants, check here.


Free 100 GB OneDrive Storage for 2 Years


As if we need to worry about running out of free online storage anymore, looks like Microsoft has also joined and there’s OneDrive now. Sign up for a Microsoft ID and you’ll get 15 GB of free storage. If you have bing rewards (reviewed here), they are currently offering 100 GB of free OneDrive storage for 2 years. If you don’t have bing rewards, you can sign up here (referral link).

It’s annoying that it’s for a limited time, but it’s handy if you want to share large files with friends temporarily. This offer showed up on my bing Dashboard and literally took me 2 seconds to get. This offer ends on Feb 28, 2015.


2015 Credit Card Benefits-At-A-Glance

Here is a list of credit cards listed alphabetically by bank and card name. The list will be updated periodically.

1st Financial Bank

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  • All categories: 2% cash back
  • Unlimited cash back, cash is applied directly to statement
  • Annual Fee: None

American Express

Blue Cash Everyday Card

  • Earn 3% cash back at supermarkets
  • Earn 2% cash back at gas stations
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Annual Fee: None Continue reading

Free FitBit Flex with TD Bank Account Opening


Just saw this new promo and had to share. From now till March 7, TD Bank is offering a free FitBit Flex (normally $99). All you need is to open up a checking or savings account, get a debit card and set up your online banking. There’s no mention of any minimum deposit requirements or crazy hoops. Not available online, you will have to go in person to a local branch. More details here.

If you’re interested, some ideas of possible accounts are the TD Simple Savings or TD Convenience Checking. The TD Simple Savings account has a requirement of minimum daily balance of $300 and 0.05% APY interest rate. The TD Convenience Checking is a minimum daily balance of $100 to waive any monthly maintenance fee.

Would you be taking advantage? Do you currently own a fitness tracker? Both Tracy and I active fitness tracker wearers and so expect detail reviews to come up soon.