Friday, September 22, 2017

American Express Platinum partnership with Uber and UberEATS

American Express recently (Mar 2017) partnered with Uber to offer a $200 credit to all Uber purchases annually on their AMEX "Platinum" cards. They give a $15 credit monthly (+ $35 in December).

This $15 credit can be used for Uber and for UberEATS. When you add your card to the Uber or UberEATS iPhone app it will show up as a credit. I have three AMEX Platinum cards so after adding them, it showed up as a $45 credit.

I rarely use Uber so I recently used UberEATS for the first time. My wife and I ordered a couple of Subs from Firehouse Subs and had them delivered to our house. There is a $4.99 processing fee that includes the cost of delivery. No tip is required.

What American Express Cards Qualify for this DEAL?
  • All regular platinum cards (including the Mercedes Benz, Schwab, Ameritrade variants)
  • The business platinum does not count toward the deal. 

Whats the most effective way to maximize the discount?
  • If you have multiple cards, make just one order, that way you only have to pay one processing fee.
  • If you only have one card, look for a meal around $10. With the $5 processing fee you meal will then come out to be FREE. 
  • Use a sign up bonus to get $5 off your first 2 orders. Mine is eats-uberd4m. Just enter in that code on the promo box in the app once downloaded - link - or download app

Looking to sign up for the AMEX Platinum. Current sign up bonus is 60,000 points (~$600-800 depending on how you redeem). If interested, email me at and I will split referral bonus with you ($150). 

Examples of restaurants and specific item options

Other helpful pages
Doctor of Credit

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cabela's Military Discount

Cabela's has updated their military discount, and is now offering a 5% discount to military everyday. 

The discount applies to Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Active Duty National Guard, and Reserve.

1.) In Store
Simply show your military ID at checkout

2.) Online
Go to Cabela's Military Pageclick the "Verify your military status" button. Once verified the military discount will be automatically applied to all future online purchases

3.) Other ways
Call 1-800-237-4444 and they will verify you over the phone

Our Verdict
Obviously awesome anytime a company offers a military discount! Previously they did not have a set discount for military. Some stores offered 0% and some offered 10% off. So this could be a good or bad depending on what you got in the past. 

For more info, click HERE.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to MAXIMIZE your TSP

When it comes to long term scheduled investing there are two trains of thought. I will apply both of these to the TSP. The TSP allows you to contribute $18,000/yearly into a retirement account.

Here are examples of both examples:

1.) Dollar Cost Averaging - this means putting a fixed amount of money into the TSP every month.
  • Example: Putting $1,500 into the TSP every month. 1.5k x 12mon = 18k. This would allow you to max out the TSP while potentially reducing your risk of incurring a substantial loss resulting from investing the entire "lump sum" just before a fall in the market.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Free Stock (up to $200 value) for signing up with Robinhood

Robinhood is offering 1 FREE stock up to a $200 value as a limited promotional sign up bonus right now.

Robinhood is a mobile stock trading platform that lets you buy and sell stocks for completely free (no costs!). 

To get your free stock, sign up here!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Military Discounts - Free Admission to Zoo's

Summers almost over. Have you visited the Zoo yet? Zoos love giving Military Discounts. We have put together a list of 30 Zoos and their respective Military Discount. Some of them are FREE (i.e. Bronx, Houston, Pittsburgh, San Diego). And many others offer up to $6 off admission.

Check out the 2017 list below!

Here is the list of Zoos that offer Military Discounts: (Free Admissions in Bold)
  • Atlanta Zoo
    • $4 off general admission
  • Bronx Zoo
    • 1 Free Ticket and 50% off for three additional family members

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Get a Top Rated Breast Pump for Free

Did you know if you have TRICARE Insurance you can get a breast pump at $0 cost to you!? 

The Breastfeeding Shop lets you choose from the top rated breast pumps available and will ship directly to you with no out of pocket cost! 

Click Here to learn more or order your breast pump today!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thoughts on the New Blended Retirement System

Starting Jan 2018, military members have an opportunity to switch over to the New Blended Retirement System.

The BIG question is.....Should I opt in?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lowes Broadens 10% Military Discount to Include All Veterans

Lowes has previously been offering a 10% discount to Active Duty, 20-year-service Veterans, and VA Recipients and their immediate family. But they announced today that they will be expanding the discount to include all retired and honorably discharged veterans.

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To get the everyday discount, apply at

Lowes will either add the automatic military discount to your existing MyLowes Account or send you a MyLowes card which applies the 10% discount at the register or online. 

You can read the official news release HERE with more information.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Paying your Tricare Dental Bill with a Credit Card

Starting May 1st, Tricare is switching my family Dental Plan from Metlife to Concordia.

This post goes over how to switch your Tricare Dental Bill over to your credit card so you can get credit card rewards points instead of having the payment deducted straight from your paycheck.

First lets briefly go over what the Tricare Dental Plan is about:

  • As an active duty military member, the military gives me free dental coverage that includes basically everything I would need to get done
  • For your Family/Dependents, you can purchase the Tricare Dental Program for a minimal monthly fee (Single-$11.10/month,  Entire Family-$28.87/month). See table below for full details.

This provides free yearly checkups, and discounts on all dental procedures (see costs here)

The payments are normally automatically deducted from your LES.

Here are the steps to switching it over to your credit card
Step 1 - Visit the United Concordia Website and log in ---> LINK
Step 2 - Update "My Preferences"
Step 3 - Click on "Manage my Billing Preferences"
Step 4 - A new window should open up (see pic below). You may have to enable "pop up boxes"

Step 5 - Click the payment tab. Then on the bottom right you should see a box that says "add". Click the "add" Box
Step 6 - Click on the tab "Payment Method List"
Step 7 - Click on the add button under the credit card section
Step 8 - Enter in all your credit card info
Step 9 - Go to the "Recurrent Payment List" tab
Step 10 - Click Add. Select the credit card you just entered. Change setting to "ongoing" or until a certain date
Step 11 - Done

Family Plan would be $28.87/month = $345year. You put this on your USAA's new 2.5% cash back credit card and that's an extra $9 bucks a year. Not much but it takes like 5 minutes to set up. I'm going to be in the military at least 7 more years so that's an extra $60 in credit card reward points for logging in and changing my information.