Outrageous Offermatic!

I had never heard of offermatic until last week when my sister, Nancy, sent me an email about it and all I can say is – WHERE THE HECK HAVE I BEEN? Michael Arrington describes it best, “offermatic is the freak love child of Mint, Groupon & Blippy“.  Here’s how it works: You register your credit cards with Offermatic via the Yodlee back end (which is secure). Offermatic then downloads your individual credit card purchases and matches offers from advertisers relevant to your purchase history. If you buy something at Home Depot, for example, you may get a $30 off coupon from Lowes. You’ve spent money on textbooks and you get a special offer from Chegg. Etc. All offers will be 40% – 90% off normal retail, says Offermatic.

Within 5 minutes of registering my main credit card, I received a FREE $25 gift certificate from Restaurant.com and $5 off coupons for Walgreens & Macy’s. Check it out!

Do you know how hard it is to find a mint quote? This one if from Evan Esar and it sort of fits for the article but I got tired of looking for the perfect one.  I could really call it, “Want help mananging your money” but that’s not very creative. Anyway, my friend Lisa turned me onto this wonderful site called mint.com and for the first time in my life I am working with an actual budget.

As it states on mint.com, they download and categorize your balances and transactions automatically every day— making it effortless to see graphs of your spending, income, balances, and net worth. I already use online banking for everything from my checking, debit, credit cards, and paying most of my utilities but Mint.com puts all my accounting in one place so I constantly have a quick overview of everything.  Money and Kiplinger’s magazines both rave about this site and it is safe & secure. Read the rest of this entry