How to Save at Starbucks

If you are a coffee drinker, you know how much habit can add up. Want to save a $1 on every cup? You need to get the Cash app by Square.

Cash is a free payment app similar to Venmo or Paypal with a bonus. Once you get their debit card, you are able to enable a Boost to save at retailers, along with coffee shops such as Starbucks. You can only select one Boost at a time, and Boosts can be swapped every 24 hours.

My favorite Boost is the $1 off at any coffee shop. This boost can be used every hour and requires a minimum purchase of $1.50. Such a great deal and will save you a lot over time. If you are like me and do not want to carry around another card, just add the Cash card to Apple Pay.

Sign up for Cash App and start saving!

 

 

Delete Completed Items from Reminders

For some unknown reason, Apple has never added a native way to remove completed reminders from their Reminders App. Over the past few years, I have completed over 2,500 reminders and never deleted them. To delete them manually would have taken forever. Fortunately, with the new Shortcups, I found a way to automatically delete all completed reminders in the mater of seconds.

How to Delete Completed Items from Reminders App:

First, make sure you have the iOS Shortcut app installed. Then, go to the shortcut app on your iPhone and search for “Clean Completed Reminders”. Once you run the shortcut, it will prompt you several times to make sure you want to delete all completed reminders. Just to be clear, there is no way to recover them once they are deleted so be careful.

Alternatives to Bitly

Since Goo.gl shut down back in March 2019, there have not been many other options for shortening URLs. Bitly and Rebrandly are the top companies in the link shortening space but I believe they are too expensive and more complicated than what most people need.

Over the past couple of months, I have been working on a new shortener service T.LY. T.LY offers generous plans with the ability to track stats, protect links with a password and expire links from a number of clicks and/or dates. The API is simple to use and would be a great addition to any application needing to shorten long URLs. There is also an extension for Chrome Firefox, which makes shortening links a breeze.

As I have been working on the service, I have been posting updates to IndieHackers. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.