Hack Your Shopping

In addition to finding ways to hack my fun, I also love to hack my shopping! I enjoy figuring out ways to get a deal or a discount – even on travel or on events.

Below you’ll find some of my latest recommendations for great travel deals, online promo codes, store coupons, and discounts on upcoming events.  Please consider clicking directly to the brands’ websites using my links below the next time you’re planning a trip.  Enjoy and have fun hacking your shopping!

Jump to:  Online Shopping  |  Rewards Programs  |  Gift Ideas  |  Vacation Rentals  |  Airfare  |  Hotels | Travel Insurance

Disclosure:  This page contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on the external links, I’ll receive payment for the click or a small percentage of any sales generated, at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

Online Shopping

Brand Deal

I’m a huge proponent of Lonely Planet. I get one of their books every time I hit a new destination outside the US. Shop their best sellers and latest deals here.

Welcome to eBags.com!
Ebags has been at it for years with the best in travel luggage and accessories. Get Free Shipping everyday on $49 orders with Ebags!

Mountain Hardwear sells high-quality gear for active outdoor sports like rock climbing, backpacking/hiking, camping, and not to mention snowboarding/skiing! You can usually find some great deals in their Sale section.
outdoortechlogo Music makes anything more fun! OutdoorTech creates very cool “products for the modern lifestyle,” including bluetooth wireless audio products, power supplies and protectors so you can take your tech and music on your adventures.

I saw Tipsy Elves on Shark Tank. Fun “ugly sweaters” for the holidays and great costume ideas for Halloween!  New customers get 10% off.

Check Groupon First
I have discovered some amazing new restaurants on Groupon! Just click here to browse deals near you.


Rewards Programs

Brand Deal

MyPoints is a shopping rewards program that helps you earn cash back from your online shopping. Get $10 back when you sign up for free today.

Swagbucks is a cashback rewards site where you can earn cash back plus free gift cards from your online shopping. Earn a $5 sign up bonus for joining for free today.

Gift Ideas

Brand Deal

Save big on your next Beer, Wine or Liquor delivery. Use code: DRIZLYFIVE today!
Get alcohol delivered right to your home, it’s a no-brainer! Use code DRIZLYFIVE and you’ll save $5 on your next beer, wine, or liquor delivery.

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Craft Beer Club always has Free Shipping and bonus gifts. Every purchase gets you a free 1-year subscription to BEER CONNOISSEUR Web Magazine!

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It’s also no secret that I LOVE wine and although I’m a member at a handful of Paso Robles wineries, I would love to have new unknown wines shipped to me monthly. This wine club’s “Garagiste” membership level looks intriguing.

Virgin Wine Club
Here’s another wine club to try… Interesting twist, like Amazon Prime, you can pay one annual fee to get free shipping on all your wine orders. Sign up here and get wines for as low as $4.67/bottle.


Vacation Rentals

Brand Deal

VRBO.com, Vacation Rentals by Owner, is the granddaddy of vacation rental sites. Searching for your next vacation rental? Check VRBO’s inventory.

Find amazing deals on vacation rentals on FlipKey by TripAdvisor.
FlipKey is a vacation rentals source managed by TripAdvisor. I used this service to book my vacation rental in Whistler 2 years ago.

Here’s an interesting twist on the vacation rental concept – simply swap homes with someone else! Sign up for HomeExchange.com to try it out.



Brand Deal


With CheapAir’s exclusive Price Drop Payback book with confidence. If fares drop after buying, they’ll credit you the difference




Brand Deal

Okay, I like booking vacation condo rentals but sometimes it is nice to stay in a hotel and have maid service daily. Check out ExtendedStayAmerica, you get a full kitchen in your suite. Plus, when you book from my links, take 10% off if you find a lower rate!


Travel Insurance

Brand Deal

Travel insurance… you never need it, until you do. If you’re spending a couple G’s on a faraway trip, you definitely want a fallback plan if things go sideways. Insurance doesn’t add that much to your overall cost. See costs: get a free quote from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection today.
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