Unlocking Hidden Treasures: 11 Must-Try Monthly Services for Value


Are you looking for a way to get more bang for your buck? 

With monthly subscription services popping up everywhere, it’s easier than ever to access amazing products and services without breaking the bank.

In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the top-rated options when it comes to value-driven monthly subscriptions. 

From meal delivery programs to fitness classes, beauty boxes, and beyond, here are 11 excellent ways to unlock hidden treasures while getting the maximum return on your investment. 

So, if you’re ready to start making smarter spending decisions every month, read below!

#1. Amazon Prime

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If you are a frequent Amazon visitor looking for that next deal, Amazon Prime comes loaded with benefits that can help you get your items shipped fast and free.

Along with the shopping benefits, Amazon Prime also includes Prime Video, which provides you with a long list of movies and series options to keep you entertained while you wait for your package to arrive.

#2. Duolingo

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Whether you like to travel abroad or want to watch your favorite anime without subtitles, Duolingo is a great option for broadening your language skills in a fun way.

With daily reminders, clear goals, and tracked progression, there’s no reason not to pick up another language.

#3. Student Subscriptions

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If you are in college, taking advantage of all the discounts you get on products and services makes sense.

For example, Amazon has a discounted version of Prime for students. Many movie theaters have reduced pricing for college students. The list goes on and on.

And while it might have been odd in the past to flash your student ID when you are a middle age person, know that many people go back to school later in life for a degree, so it’s more common than ever for people outside the typical college age to get the discount.

And arguably, the best bonus is that many people report that their discounted subscription to things auto-renews, and it’s been years since they graduated, so they continue to save money.

#4. AARP

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When you think of AARP, you most likely think of seniors signing up for various discounts.

But anyone, regardless of age, can sign up to take advantage of the discounts it offers.

One person said, “I got an AARP membership at age 24. Has literally saved me thousands of dollars in random deals. Cruises. Plane tickets. Restaurant discounts. Senior kickbacks on car rentals. Golf memberships. Hotel and casino comps. Monthly discounts on cell phone. All for $16 bucks a year. Been over 18 years. $288.00 in membership fees has saved me over $15,000 overall.”

So no matter your age, look into an AARP membership and see if it can help save you some money.

#5. TSA Pre Check

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For travelers, many people recommend paying for TSA PreCheck. It’s around $100 and lasts for five years until you have to renew.

The benefit? Airport security lines are shorter and move faster since you don’t have to take off your shoes or empty everything from your checked bags.

For nervous fliers, this is a game-changer. And if you fly internationally, most people recommend paying for Global Entry. It allows faster access through customs. The bonus is that it includes TSA PreCheck.

#6. New York Times Cooking

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Do you search online for recipes, only to become frustrated when you find one because the actual recipe is buried at the end?

You have to scroll through the life story of how the person discovered or fell in love with the dish, where they love eating it, and more. And don’t get me started on the ads.

You can avoid this with a New York Times Cooking subscription. For a measly $5 a month, you get recipes from world-famous chefs that tell you how to cook the meal without the fluff. And there are no ads.

#7. Library Card

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While you don’t pay a monthly fee to access the library, your local taxes pay your “subscription,” in this case.

And many people highly encourage people to check out their local library. While you can borrow books, there is a world of additional benefits.

Many librarians commented in the thread, informing people of the advantages because most people are unaware.

These include:

  • Movie rentals
  • Video game rentals
  • Free internet access
  • Free hot spot to borrow with data included
  • 3D printers
  • Free tax prep and planning
  • Photoshop

The point is the library is much more than it used to be.

#8. Alltrails

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If you enjoy hiking and mountain biking, Alltrails is an app to check out. It helps you find local trails to explore and map your route.

The biggest benefit here is that many people report the comfort they feel knowing they won’t get lost when going on an adventure.

#9. Warehouse Clubs

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Buying in bulk is a great way to spend less money on groceries. But there are other perks to warehouse clubs as well.

The biggest is discounted gas. You can purchase gas at the warehouse club for $0.50 to $1.00 less as a member. Over the year, this adds up.

Another benefit? Tires. Not only are they usually less expensive, but you can get free installation, free tire balance and rotation, and free road hazard coverage.

Of course, there are savings on buying in bulk, too, making a subscription to one of these clubs a no-brainer for many.

#10. Circle K Drink Club

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This one is for you if you live near a Circle K convenience store. For $10 a month or $6, if you pay online, you get 64 ounces of coffee or tea for free once per day.

If you are a coffee lover, this will significantly reduce your monthly budget!

And if you don’t have a Circle K near you, check in with your favorite coffee shop or convenience store. More and more and offering subscriptions to increase revenue.

#11. AAA

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Many people skip a membership to AAA because they get towing and roadside assistance included with their auto insurance.

But what many don’t realize is the coverage is limited. For example, most insurance towing options only provide a tow for up to 20 miles. The nearest service station might be farther away if you are out in the country.

Another feature people enjoy is the TripTik feature. This allows you to plan your road trip on your phone. And once you have the route set up, you can easily find gas stations and things to do along the way.

How to Save Money

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If you want to get ahead financially, you need to put some money into savings on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, many of us never do. But that changes now. Here are over 100 simple things you can do to start saving money every day


47 Ways To Get Free Gift Cards

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Nowadays, people are looking for every means possible to make extra cash. One unique idea is to get free gift cards. Gift cards are a great way to help pay for the things you need without spending any money.

You can earn free gift cards for completing simple tasks in many ways. This includes getting paid for simple online tasks like playing games, completing surveys, and shopping.

Here is a complete guide on how to get free gift cards so you can spend less money on the things you buy.


15 Gas Hacks For Free Gas

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You’ve probably wished you could get free gasoline, but thought that was impossible. But the reality is, it isn’t impossible.

There are many free gas hacks you can use to save money on fuel ups. Here are 15 ways to lower the cost of gasoline, and in effect, get free gas.


21 Tricks Advertisers Use To Get You To Spend Money

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When it comes to spending, we all like to think that we are in control. The truth is, advertisers know exactly how to get us to spend more than we intended.

By understanding their tactics, you can be better prepared to resist them and keep your hard-earned dollars in your wallet.


How To Get Free Money

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The idea of free money sounds like it can’t be true. But it actually is.

There are many ways you can get free money, from playing games, to watching videos, and more.

Here are the best ways you can get free money without having to work for it.


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