BarkBox! New subscribers, save $10!

I’m not naming names, or anything, but some of us aren’t always prompt with our gifting. If said gifting involves a dog owner, you’re in luck. Enter BarkBox.

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Now through December 31, any new BarkBox subscriber saves $10 on any subscription (one month, three months, or six months) by signing up via my referral link .

What is BarkBox? It’s a monthly care package for your dog. It’s an easy way to provide the pooch in your life with high-quality, made-in-USA dog products – without leaving the comfort of your home. It’s seriously our favorite package to arrive via USPS.

We’ve received moose antlers, bully sticks, rawhides, gourmet biscuits, shampoo, stuffed toys, and more in the 18 months that Puggle has received BarkBox.

We’ll write up all the reasons we love it later, but for now, hurry and get subscribin’ – and then print out your order and deliver it to your lovely spouse/parent/colleague. Perhaps with a bit of ribbon. See how thoughtful you are!

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PS this is a special “Double Discount,” available only in December and only to new BarkBox subscribers. The regular discount for signing up via a referral link is $5. It’s our understanding that the $5 discount will resume beginning January 1, 2014. Questions? Email

Sign up for Uber, receive $20 credit

I’m mildly obsessed with Uber, for a few reasons.

For a limited time (at least through January 30, 2014), folks who sign up for an Uber account using my referral link will instantly receive a $20 credit, rather than the usual $10.

Sign up here to receive your $20 credit on a new Uber account.

I regularly use Uber in the greater DC area and have had great experiences. I’ve also used the service in Chicago.

Uber’s expanding its reach and is currently available in these additional cities: San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Diego, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Phoenix, Baltimore, Detroit, Sacramento.

Pro-tip: use Uber-X, or Uber-Taxi, to make your $20 credit stretch further than the traditional Uber Black service, which consists of more fancy-pants Town cars and sedans.