The pandemic has been stressful for everyone, including travel bloggers like me. After visiting family for a week back home in Austin, Texas, my wife and I decided to spend a night at Miraval Austin, which had just reopened after the Coronavirus shut their doors in March. Miraval's wellness concept is amazing at their Tucson, AZ property, so we were excited to check out their Austin location.
Since 2001, Brad's Deals has been committed to putting consumers first, and we are excited to expand on that promise. We are increasing the visibility and viability of Black-owned retailers in our online community as a way to fight against inequality and systemic racism.
Many consumers today prefer to shop brands that invest in the community, whether locally or abroad. As a company with over 50% female leadership that gives back to the local community, Brad’s Deals cares deeply about equality and empowerment. In 2020, we are committed to using our platform to help support girls and women as well as Black-owned businesses and their communities. We hope to highlight more businesses and events that promote these values, like the Kate Spade New York social initiative, "on purpose".
During difficult times, you may find yourself needing some time to pay off essential purchases. One way to reward your spending is seeking out lucrative signup bonuses that reward you with cash back. These are great, but sometimes, the best deals are less flashy. A long period of 0% APR and/or the promise of fee-free balance transfers might be able to provide your family with more financial freedom during times of trouble. These offers are some of the best on the market, and here's why.
If you've never had a credit card before, getting started with one can be pretty daunting for the beginner. Without any experience in the world of credit, how are you supposed to know where to start, or which card to apply for first?
We post a lot about credit cards here on our blog, as well as elsewhere on Brad's Deals. Each credit card offers a different sign-up offer and earning currency, usually "points" or "miles." What's the difference between all of them? And, most importantly, what are they worth?
One of the most common expenses in the average American's monthly budget is keeping gas in the tank. If you live in a car-centric city like I do, getting even a few cents per gallon off your gas costs can mean big savings over the course of a year. Fortunately, there are a few credit cards out there that can save you up to five percent on every dollar spent on gas purchases. For a more generalized roundup of great credit card deals, see our article on the best credit cards with signup bonuses.
Here is a current list of our top four favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.
Everyone needs to eat, and unless you have unlimited money to shell out at restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, groceries are an unavoidable weekly expense. For gourmands and families alike, grocery bills can add up fast. Luckily, there are a number of credit cards available to you that get you up to 6% cash back at grocery stores.
Back to school season in 2020 is shaping up to look nothing like we've ever seen before. Parents of children in K-12 learning are going to see a school year with a lot of firsts and a lot of changes. We recently asked Brad's Deals readers with school age children to complete a survey about their back-to-school expectations. Read on to see what we've learned.