I sometimes get comments related to the fact that some of the deals and tactics I outline on this site are not available in certain geographic areas. While I can’t promise to cover all deals/promotions available everywhere in the world, I can tell you I feel your pain.
On more than one occasion I have seen credit card offers only available at Chase branches, but I live in a state (Minnesota) where there are no Chase branch locations. I once tried to execute a currency trading tip I was given and I ran into roadblock after roadblock. It turns out the type of trade I wanted to do is not allowed using U.S. brokerages. These and other are other examples of tactics I am unable to employ due to where I live, and it’s frustrating every time.
I’m sure many of you feel the same frustration. Two of the free money tactics I promote on this site involve retailers only present in the Midwest (Super America and Menards). And if you live outside the U.S you’re out of luck on most of the credit card advice on this site. The credit card deals I post about are generally limited to U.S. customers.
Good deals are everywhere – The strategy
The geography of available coupon deals, credit card promotions, and other savings tactics is much like the timing of credit card sign-ups: you’ll win some and you’ll lose some. The good thing is that the overall strategy can easily be exported to other regions with different tactical opportunities. Once you start learning how to evaluate deals and sort through the spam, you’ll find it’s easy to spot what might be worth doing and what isn’t.
I don’t claim to be a clearinghouse of information on the best deals and offer around the country, but I welcome tips my readers have about similar tactics available where they live. E-mail me or comment on the relevant posts when you know of non-Midwest, regionally specific tactics. Let’s band together to capture and create value across the