Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Year of Dosh


When I was approached by Dosh a year ago to be an influencer for them I really had no idea what the app was going to be about and whether it would even be around a year later. I was certainly wrong.

The Dosh app has been extremely successful and my year of helping it grow has come to an end. It’s certainly not going to be the end of my relationship with Dosh. 

Like all of you can, I’ll continue to get cash back through the easy to use application, as well as referral fees (right now they are giving $15 for each friend you recommend).

I look at the application often because I never know what deals are running in addition to the referral bonuses. This weekend, for example, you can get 10% cash back on everything you purchase at Sam’s Club through Dosh.

I know a lot of people already have a bunch of cash back applications on their computers and phones. I definitely do. There are a lot of other good ones, such as Mr. Rebates and Ebates, but the fact is that you don’t have to pick one.

I have them all! Who doesn’t need a little extra cash? It only takes a little time to download and set up Dosh, and they’ll even start you off with some free money for entering a credit card in their secure system.

I find Dosh to be one of the easiest because it also works when I’m out shopping and eating. The money I get back is easy. It just gets deposited in my Dosh account right after I make a purchase at places such as Chilis, Payless, and Papa John’s. There’s even a 3% deal going on now at Mattress Firm.

Finally, don’t forget that Dosh also offers great deals on hotels, in addition to getting cash back. You’ll also receive a $25 bonus for your first hotel booking. I’ve found hotel deals around the corner (Did someone say staycation?) and around the world.

Now’s the time to finally set aside those ten minutes to download and signup with Dosh. While you’re at it, pass the information along to a few friends (you can find you’re “Refer” button at the bottom of any page in the app) and grab that extra $15 for each while you can.

Congratulations to Dosh for helping ordinary people earn easy money for a year. They’ve given away millions!


Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the App Store and download the DOSH cash back app on your iPhone, Samsung, or Google device.
2. Put in and verify your email address.
3. Click on the little “person” on the top left and then click “Credit & Debit Cards.”
4. Link at least one debit or credit card (you’ll get a bonus for this).
5. Click the “Refer” tab at the bottom for your promotion link to share with friends.
6. Shop, eat, earn!
7. Cash out your money to PayPal every time you reach $25. They money will be delivered to you in minutes.



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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Have you signed up for Dosh yet?

Don’t miss out on this hot app that earns easy cash

I’ve been working with Dosh for nearly a year now. At first, it was a new application that had some glitches and not many stores. 

Now, they’ve given away millions of dollars in cash rebates and referral fees. They have also built up quite a list of participating stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Have you signed up and gotten your share?

This app is very simple to use. You can download it from the Apple, Android, or Google Play application store. 


You enter in your credit card in the secure system. Nothing gets charged, but you’ll get $5 cash just for entering your first card (and $1 for each additional card you put in). Then, when you use that credit card at a participating store, you’ll automatically get the cash in your Dosh wallet – no coupons, no scanning receipts, not codes.

I just got $2.88 for shoes I bought at Tom's for my daughter. 

Dosh cash is money, plain and simple. You don’t have to turn it in for gift cards or prizes. You simply have press on the dollar amount in the right top corner. If you have at least $25, you can transfer it right into your PayPal account. You can also donate the money to charity.

Earning money back from Dosh doesn’t take away from anything you already earn with your credit cards, it just adds more rewards too it. Participating merchants give back from 3%-11%. The offer is always clearly displayed on the app.

You can also get rebates with Dosh by clicking through and shopping online at their connected merchant.

New participants are being added to Dosh all the time. Payless is the latest. Just in time for spring and summer shopping, you’ll get 5% back into your Dosh account every time you shop at Payless Shoe Stores with one of your registered credit cards.

Two other fairly new – and very popular – offers are from Papa John’s Pizza and Chilis Restaurants. They are currently offering 5% and 7% respectively. You can always double check the Dosh dashboard in the application to see anything that has changed or been added.

Finally, I want to remind you that Dosh is giving $25 back – in addition to the rebate the hotel is offering – for your first booking at a hotel. Some of these deals will cost next to nothing for a great getaway, by the time you get your rebates.

Dosh has connections all over the world, and around the corner. I just booked a last-minute room a few days ago when my complex’s remodeling on my apartment forced me out. I just stayed a few blocks away.

There’s no better time than the present to get that Dosh account and see how easily everyone is making cash, without doing anything you aren’t doing every day.  Sign up now.



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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lodge Kohler Spa and Titletown Tour in Greenbay

My first trip to Titletown in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was winding down, but we still had a few things left to check out on the final day.

Rich and I had enjoyed breakfast at Lodge Kohler's Leaps & Bounds Café the day before and decided to go down and see what else we could try on the menu.

The thing I like most about Leaps & Bounds was that there were quite a few things that you rarely find on menus, certainly not on the menu of a hotel coffee shop.

For our Sunday morning, I chose the West Coast Wrap, with egg whites, avocado, spinach, tomato, inside a whole-grain wrap spread with a light herb cream cheese. It was delicious.

Rich had the Breakfast Sandwich. It has scrambled eggs, cheddar and arugula, with a bratwurst patty on a toasted English muffin, a combination he enjoyed.

We shared an order of the Classic Beignets, which had an unusual twist: they were served with a spiced chocolate sauce and an apricot-ginger jam. 

I thought both went very well against the sweetness of the powdered sugar beignet.

After I finished my latte, it was time to return to the Spa at Lodge Kohler.

This spa is the only co-ed spa I have been to in the Midwest. While it’s not unusual to have relaxation rooms that are co-ed, Kohler offers much more for you to share.

The water experience at Lodge Kohler, included with your services or available for a slight cost on its own, includes a very large hot tub that has a walkway to massage you, a cold plunge pool, a steam room, and a sauna.


Once we were warm and relaxed, it was time to bundle up and head out to check out Titletown.

From many of the windows in the hotel, we could see the tubing slide, but in front of it we could actually hear the shouts of joy as people came down in their inner tubes.

We also went by the rink, where everyone was having fun ice skating. 

(I was a bit jealous, ice skating used to be one of my favorite past times before ankle problems.)


Carol Kedzior of Titletown met as for lunch at 46 Below to tell us more about the plans for the future of Titletown in Green Bay.

The area will have more fun activities, such as outdoor concerts and movies in the spring, summer, and fall. They will also be building condos here.

While there we had an amazing Tomato Bisque with grilled cheese croutons and a grilled cheese sandwich. (Rich had the ham sandwich, but I don’t think there can ever be too much grilled cheese!)

I could have definitely stayed at Titletown longer, but it was time to head to the airport.  

I had no idea that my flight would get cancelled, but it worked out. (Thanks, Dosh, for making it easy, while saving money).

I’m looking forward to returning to Green Bay and seeing the beach side in the warmer months.


Start the story with Day One in Green Bay



Monday, March 5, 2018

Home of the Legendary Green Bay Packers

My introduction to Titletown was a good one (especially the spa treatment at Lodge Kohler) and I was ready to enjoy day two with my friend, Rich.

We started with breakfast at the hotel’s Leaps and Bounds cafe. It’s far from a hotel coffee shop and has a very unique menu.

Everything sounded great, but I had to go for the eggs with popovers. It reminded me of a restaurant I worked at while in high school, called 1890 Dining Car. They were known for their popovers and I haven’t had very many since.

They were as eggy, light, and scrumptious as I remembered. Rich shared them and also had a frittata with sausage and mushrooms.

After breakfast, we took advantage of the free, local car service Lodge Kohler offers to go to the other side of Lambeau Field, where our tour of the stadium was to begin.

The Green Bay Packers offer many levels of the Lambeau Field Tours. If you have the time (2-3 hours), take the Legendary Tour we did. It includes some extras, and entrance into the Hall of Fame.

Our tour was led by two men who knew everything there was to know about the Packers and the stadium. Our group of about two dozen was in good hands.

It started with some basic information about the team, which I confess I did not know (I don’t follow much NFL):

 “The tiny town of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 104,000 citizens strong, has their own professional football game… The little town that could. Thirteen National Titles…”

We then walked to just about every major spot in the stadium. We saw the suites and many photos from the start of the team.


We also went into the Champions Club and took a look at memorabilia, including Super Bowl rings the Green Bay Packers have earned.

It was also fun to be able to see the stadium from many angles from the top, including from the press room.

Since the season was just over, we were able to go into the Visiting Team Locker Room and walk through the tunnel and on to the field.




After the tour, we headed into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

This museum has even more memorabilia and a detailed history about the team, and its most famous members, including Coach Vince Lombardi and Brett Favre.



We then went back to Lodge Kohler to crash for a while before dinner at the hotel’s Taverne in the Sky Restaurant.

During season, it’s a great place to watch the game (and even see the flyovers since the hotel is so close).

When there aren’t games, you’ll still find a great atmosphere, and the bar area frequently has live music on the weekends.



We sat in the main dining room for a dinner by candlelight, overlook Lambeau Field (how often can you say that?).

The waitress recommended some of the specialties, and we started with the Artichoke Fritters, which were delicious.

We both next enjoyed a cup of the chicken wild rice soup before our entrees came.



I had ordered the house specialty, rotisserie chicken, which probably wasn’t the best choice for me, as I prefer something with a sauce.

It was tender, but a little dry for me. I really loved the potatoes and vegetables accompanying it.


Rich was thrilled with his Poached Sturgeon, another house specialty.

We were pretty full, but, of course, couldn’t pass up dessert once we saw the menu.


We didn’t indulge in the milkshakes, which could include an addition of the Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy.

We shared the Triple Chocolate Cake, topped with three of my favorite words, “Dark Chocolate Ganache.”


Equally satisfying was the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, covered in a Door County cherry compote.

It was the perfect day, learning about Green Bay and there was one more to come in Titletown.


Continue the story with Day Three in Green Bay. 



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Get Ready for Spring with a Windfall of Cash

Who isn’t looking for extra cash? Bills come in everyday, but how often does money?

Here’s one way to fatten your bank account, and it doesn’t involve weight-loss fads, clothing and jewelry pyramid schemes, or convincing your friends their eyelashes aren’t long enough.

In the months up until now, I’ve been talking about earning some cash back by using the Dosh application.

Once you sign up, enter your credit card, and make a purchase in a store or restaurant, you can get a few dollars back with Dosh.

Last month, I even discussed how I had not only earned $30 (with the $25 bonus you get for your first hotel booking), but I was able to get a great last minute deal on a hotel while I waited for the American Airlines agent to get my boarding ticket for the next day printed.

Since that time, I’ve been hearing a lot of something else people are doing with Dosh – making big bucks through their referral program. This isn’t $30 or $40 a month, this can be thousands of dollars.

Nothing comes totally for free, so you’ll have to put in a little more effort for this, but it doesn’t require any special training and doesn’t cost you a penny to do. There’s nothing at all to purchase.

Here’s how it works…

1. Click here on your smartphone to download the free Dosh application. It is available in IOS (Apple) and Google Play stores.

2. On the left side of the app, click on the little figure next to DOSH. Then, press “Credit & Debit Cards.”

3. Add in at least one credit card or debit card. This will give you your $5 welcome bonus. It will also make sure you’ll get your automatic cash back if you use any of those cards in a Dosh restaurant or store. (Papa John’s at 5% back, and Chilis at 7% back are two of the latest additions.)

4. Finally, Look for the 📣 at the bottom of the main page of the app. Click on it to get your own unique referral code. Copy the code.


That code is the key to earning unlimited funds. Take that code, exactly like it is, and pass it along. Message it to your friends, put it on Facebook, Tweet it out, email it to everyone you know. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you do.

Once your friends download the Dosh application and add in a debit or credit card, they get $5 and you get $5. During special promotions (usually a week a month), Dosh will even give you an additional $5 per referral.

There is no limit to how many people you can refer to Dosh. Before you know it, you may be joining Maya in the $20,000+ club.


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Discovering Green Bay, Wisconsin

I am not a big football fan, so it seemed odd to many that I would be so anxious to explore the Packers’ Titletown, but when I had the opportunity to spend the weekend checking out this new section of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and stay at a new Kohler hotel, I was ready, willing, and able.

Titletown just opened last summer and will continue to add venues, all directly across the street from Lambeau Field. The idea is to give visitors something beyond the game to enjoy when coming to this area of town.

I took an early morning flight to Green Bay and arrived just three hours later, even with my plane change in Chicago.

My first stop was my home for the weekend and the anchor of Titletown: AAA Four Diamond Lodge Kohler.

I’ve stayed at The American Club at Kohler, Wisconsin, so I knew how luxurious this brand was, but I wasn’t quite sure until I arrived how they fit that in the football phenomenon of the Green Bay Packers.

Since my friend, Rich, wasn’t joining me wasn’t arriving until evening, I had plenty of time to find out.

I checked into my Lambeau Suite.
It was everything I expected from Kohler – spacious, well-appointed, and with a spectacular shower system.

It was also directly overlooking the famous stadium.

After freshening up, I went downstairs for a tour of the property.

I saw how they incorporated the team across the street, through color combinations, official photographs, and even memorabilia from the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in the lobby.

From the lobby you can also access a patio, where tailgating for hotel guests is encouraged on game day.

This is true throughout the hotel, including at the bar of Taverne in the Sky Restaurant, and in the larger suites, which have impressive patios overlooking Lambeau Field, which even include barbecues.

I also had a quick look at the spa I would be going to later in the day, as well as the fitness center, indoor pool, and restaurant spaces.

After the tour, I walked right next door to Hinterland Brewery, also part of Titletown.

While this brewery is not new to the area, this Titletown location includes both an expanded brewery and a farm-to-table restaurant.

The menu was tough to choose from, but I made the right decision in the Luna Stout BBQ Pork, which was flavorful and tender.

It came with a tasty kale-apple slaw and house made potato chips.

I didn’t finish the large portion because I had glanced and the dessert menu and knew I had to try something there.

I was again faced with a tough decision, I took the waitress’s recommendation and ordered the Luna Stout Peanut Butter Brownie, served with sea salt caramel ice cream.

It too was a big portion and I put half the brownie aside to take back to the hotel.

Before I left Hinterland, I took a tour of their impressive brewery. It’s quite a setup, with computerized equipment and a state-of-the-art tap system.

I saw where the beer is kegged, canned, and bottled, and some of it even barreled. (Tours are available to the public on Saturdays.)

When I arrived back to the hotel it was time for my spa treatment.

I had chosen Lavender Rain, one of the signature treatments of Lodge Kohler Spa.

It started with a lavender scrub, followed by a Vichy shower, then a scalp and facial massage, and, finally, a body oil rub.

After the treatment, I was also treated to a pedicure, before I went into the Deep Relaxation Room to rest while my toes dried.

I felt heavenly when I got back to the room and it was good that I had some time to rest before dinner.

Lodge Kohler provides complimentary local transportation, so we had them take us to the other side of Lambeau Field, where we were having dinner at 1919 Kitchen & Tap on this blustery evening.

This oversized sports bar has an impressive menu and I again asked for the server’s advice, although we knew we wanted to start with the Parmesan-Breaded Cheese Curds, which came with a buttermilk parsley dressing.

Those were fantastic, as was my Hickory Smoked Ribs, which came with beans, cornbread, coleslaw, and mac and cheese, none of which I could finish.

Rich loved the 1919 Steak Plate, choosing the center cut sirloin, with potatoes, beans, and a Chevre cheese butter.

Of course, we couldn’t leave without dessert, and decided to share two: Brandy Cheesecake and Apple Crisp. The cheesecake was good, but very sweet.

The Apple Crisp was just fantastic, with a cheese streusel and pumpkin ice cream, covered in a pumpkin caramel sauce.

After dinner we headed back to Lodge Kohler. We had much more ahead in our Titletown weekend.


Continue the story with Day Two in Green Bay