Special Member Reports

Hello, [pmpro_member field=”user_login”][membership level=”6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″].  As always, it is lovely to see someone as generous as you on our site and hopefully getting something in return.[/membership]

Here is a listing of the special reports we have created for supporting members[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″] like yourself[/membership].

If you are a Bronze level member, please email us to request your one special report each year that your support earns you.  If you are a Silver or higher level member, you’ll see download links alongside most reports, and of course, if you are Gold, Diamond or Platinum, anything and everything is yours.


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How to Use an Amazon Echo Device
– 14 pages of commands and features of the Amazon Echo voice operated devices
27 June 2019[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
Internet Access While Traveling Internationally
– An extensive article about ways to access the internet when out of the country.
17 Nov 2016[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
Streaming Device Reviews
– Reviews of the major streaming devices and a miscellany of other tips and suggestions
16 Oct 2017[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
Tablet Features Comparison
– The new Amazon 8″ and 10″ tablets compared to an Asus 10″ and the Apple iPad tablets
29 Sep 2017[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
A Free Amazon Echo Type Device
– Buy a $20 Amazon Dash Wand and get a $20 account credit.  The device is worth only marginally more than what you end up paying for it, but it ends up free, so why not
8 Sep 2017[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
High End Phone Comparisons
– 19 high-end phones compared, plus a $200 phone that’s almost as good.  Best to read in conjunction with this article, perhaps.
27 Oct 2017[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]
Accessing Paywalled Pages on websites
– 5 page report that will save you money
20 Sep 2018[membership level=”2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14″]Link[/membership]





Extra Content in Articles

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Extra Content

A Great and Guilt Free Belt1 Nov 2018Extra section that explains the difference between expensive and generic ratchet belts and recommends whether you should buy the expensive brand name ratchet belt or the much less expensive generic ratchet belt.
Google Fi Phone Service28 Feb 2019An extra section that tells you about two secret codes to access more information about your Fi phone and to set the service it is connecting to.
Sony vs Bose noise cancelling headphones7 March 2019Two extra sections explaining the relative noise cancelling capabilities of the two headphones, an ultimate recommendation about which you should buy, and a suggested better alternative costing only half as much.
An Emergency Battery/Starter for Your Car4 April 2019An extra section reviewing a second emergency battery device that claims to work as a way of jump-starting your car if its battery has died.
Which Apple Watch Should You Choose13 June 2019An extra section that gives eleven reasons why the Apple Series 4 Watch is worth paying more for, compared to the now discounted Apple Series 3 Watch.
Apple Breathes New Life Into its iPads10 July 2019A huge amount of extra analysis, advice and recommendations (over 3000 words) about the differences between the five different screen sizes and many different model options of the current iPad range.



Other Membership Benefits

Discount on all Amawaterways cruises :  As you may know, I’ve been on very many river cruises, and Amawaterways remains my pick as being the best all-round experience, which is why I continue to always feature them on our tours.  And now you can get a discount off Amawaterways’ lowest fares on any and all their cruises.  Just let me know where you’d like to go and when, or if you’re not exactly sure, pick my brains and we can work out what would be best for you.

The discount applies to the cruise fare and any land extensions, but not to included air, insurance or port fees.  You can claim the discount for yourself and anyone traveling with you, on up to two cruises a year, that you book through me.

Discount on all Travel Insider tours :  You can claim a discount, up to one half your support in the last twelve months prior to making final payment, on any Travel Insider tours.

If you travel on multiple Travel Insider tours, you can claim the discount, up to one half your support in each preceding twelve month period, on each tour you take.

$20 discount on Google Fi :  We use Fi ourselves and love it (see our review here).  If you want to try it too, go to this link to sign up.  You’ll get a $20 discount (and, ahem, so too will we).

How to get $10 Free from Amazon :  This one doesn’t need a separate document.  I discovered it by accident, and can’t promise its repeatability.

But, first, buy a $100 gift card on Amazon.  Then ‘give it to yourself’ and use it for your next $100 worth of purchases.  So, worst case scenario, you’re not actually spending any money.

Then, wait patiently.  I received an inducement from them to recharge my gift card with another $100, and in return, they will add another $10 credit to your account, to try and encourage you to continue reloading your card.  Seems like a crazy way to give away $10 to me, but who am I to second-guess Jeff Bezos!

There doesn’t seem to be any down-side to this, other than a slightly increased propensity to buy stuff on Amazon due to having a funds balance just begging to be spent!

By the way, if you buy an Echo unit, you’ll get a series of inducements (ie $5 and $10 discounts) to start using the Echo unit to order items, and even some special deals too.  I estimate I’ve pretty much earned back the original cost of my first $50 Echo Dot in terms of the discounts they’ve occasionally offered.

Let us know if you have ideas for additional member exclusive content.  Maybe you even have something yourself to offer our supporting members.

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