It’s that time of year, all you US expats and plan-to-be expats.
Thanksgiving. . . Black Friday. . . Cyber Monday. . . Christmas. . .
That time when you spend big bucks and look for big savings at the same time.
Last year we did a “12 Days of Christmas” series with links to gifts that would be helpful for expats.
This year, I’m just going to give you one big post with everything, all at once.
Some of these are special Black Friday — Cyber Monday deals, and some have date-sensitive coupons attached so watch the expiration dates.
Many of these (but not all) are affiliate links. That means when you click on the link and purchase something, I’ll earn a little something. It’s not enough to pay for that car I’m shopping for here in Panama, but it helps to keep the site going.
For the Portable Career
Domain Name Registration
Namecheap is the registrar I recommend. They’re not announcing their Black Friday – Cyber Monday deals ahead of time. Instead, they want you to go to their website from time to time throughout the weekend to see the latest and greatest.
They are offering a couple of coupon codes.
If you’re registering a new .com, .biz, .net or .org or transferring one of those domains to them, use the coupon code GIVINGTHX. It’s good through November.
Bluehost is offering discounts throughout the weekend. No coupons or special links required.
50% off all Host Gator hosting beginning just after midnight, 11/23 until 11:50 PM Central time on 11/23, and again on Cyber Monday.
To host with Namecheap, use the coupon code CYBERHOST or TURnKEYVPS for discounts on shared and VPS hosting, respectively.
WordPress Themes and Plugins, Website Builders
Fantastic deals on Studio Press themes and Premise landing page plugin for WordPress from Copyblogger Media.
Woo Themes 20% off and more goodies through November with coupon code WOOMADNESS.
Elegant Themes — one low annual fee gives you all of their themes, all the time.
Wishlist Member for adding membership to your WordPress website.
Writing, Blogging and Marketing
Matador U, for travel writing and photography programs
Site Setup Kit — WordPress setup, simplified.
ProBlogger, for helpful books and tools to make you a better blogger.
Site Build It, for building a website and your business
Prepping the Move
Overseas Retirement Letter, monthly e-magazine. 50% savings through Cyber Monday.
52 Days To Your New Life Overseas. This is an excellent program and I highly recommend it. I’ve reviewed it here.
Expat Tax Preparation
Expatriate Tax Returns – 20% OFF – CODE: EXPAT2011
Pimsleur Method Biggest Sale of the Year! 40% off CD courses – 10% off everything else! Free Shipping Included. Use code BF2012 at checkout!
Transparent Language Save 20% off of orders of $125 or more. Use NEWLANG20 at checkout. Expires 11/30/2012
Tell Me More Language Learning Software
Virtual Private Network
Every internet-connected expat should have a VPN. Here are my recommendations:
Hotspot Shield, 50% off through November 26. Use coupon code 50CYBERMONDAY.
VyprVPN, Personal, fast and secure VPN
Unlocked Smart Phones
No Contract Unlocked Smart Phones to use in any country.
Amazon Kindle Family — it’s a whole family of readers. I couldn’t live without mine.
Nook — my daughter’s choice