Gaming can be an expensive hobby. Wouldn’t it be nice to get some free money or discounted stuff, so you have more cash for your digital entertainment? You’re in luck — there are a whole bunch of deals right under your nose that you may not already know about. Here are some easy ways to take full advantage of the offerings you may already be paying for.
Pick A Card
Credit cards have so many fine-print perks that it’s tough to pinpoint the most crucial. Benefits range from BankAmericard’s “Bank AmeriDeals” program, which offers discounts that can go up to 10% or more on an endless parade of merchants, to the free monthly credit checks offered by Discover It. Other cards come with similar benefits, and don’t worry — these credit checks don’t hurt your credit. My favorite has to be Citi DoubleCash’s Price Rewind feature, which lets you retroactively get in on any price cuts within 60 days of a purchase.
Got T-Mobile? Then every week, take advantage of T-Mobile Tuesdays, a “customer appreciation” initiative that hands out everything from free Wired subscriptions to free wings. You’ll have to download an app, but you love downloading apps, right? You probably have, like, at least three apps already. What’s one more?
Twitch Prime offers free indie games, ad-free viewing, in-game loot for some of the most popular games out there (such as Twitch-themed cosmetics, vehicles, skins, and more), as well as one free sub per month to bestow upon a lucky streamer of your choice. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you’re eligible for a free Twitch Prime membership! Just link your Amazon account to your Twitch account. Boom. Instant power-up.
Benefits in Bulk
A Costco membership comes with a ton of benefits. For example, costcotravel.com offers all kinds of discounted deals to destinations around the world. Costco even lets non-members in on certain perks. Many states are required by law to let anyone 21 or over stroll in off the street and buy booze, regardless of membership status. Call your local Costco to confirm if your state is among them. Immunizations, eye checkups, and that cheap, delicious Costco food court grub are all available to non-members as well.
Miles on Miles
Delta and Lyft have joined forces in an unholy alliance of travel titans that can be super-beneficial to you. Link your SkyMiles and Lyft accounts at deltalyft.com to start earning SkyMiles on your Lyft rides.
That’ll get you started, but what are some of your favorite perks, benefits, and freebies? Let us know in the comments!
Tony Carnevale is a senior writer for Studio@Gizmodo.