Late last year, the USVI Department of Tourism kicked off a great promotion to celebrate their Centennial Commemoration. Take a vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands for St. Croix, St. John, or St. Thomas, and you’ll get $500 in the spending credits of your choice.

This promotion is still going, and it’s a unique opportunity to sample the islands—while getting paid to do so! Make sure you book your trip by October 1st, 2017, and stay for at least three nights. (When the view is that beautiful, I can’t imagine it’s going to be difficult to turn down a free vacation.)

Among the promotions, there’s a restaurant week’s one which pays up to $150, a Centennial promotion for up to $300, a Family Reunion package for up to $350, and a Bounce Back promo for up to $500. The promotions are spending credits vouchers, but shouldn’t have any trouble finding where to spend them. Over 200 participating restaurants, bars, transportation, tours, and other general events will be accepting these spending credits, so be sure to check out the full list here!

View more details about all four promotions and then book your vacation via

Want some more $IGNUPDOUGH for your trip? How about another $450 to get a new Chase Freedom Credit Card? You can get the Chase Card for a $150 sign-up bonus. But if you refer someone with the card like I did (my wife, Ellen), Chase pays you $100 in addition to the $150 she received for signing up!

I added Ellen as an authorized user and she added me back, and Chase rewarded us each another $25, adding up to $50 just for authorizations. Within fifteen minutes, we’d received $450, for free! Sign up now, and you’ll be eligible for the same $IGNUPDOUGH!

In addition, the card itself provides plenty of benefits. Each purchase you make, you earn 1.5% cash back on every purchase automatically, with no upper limit and no minimum to redeem for cash back. For the first fifteen months after you open your account, there is 0% APR on all purchases and balance transfers—after that, APR varies from 15.49%–24.24%. But the best part of all is that there is NO annual fee!

What are you waiting for? Sign up today and reap all the great benefits. Savings may start small, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get big cash back on every purchase!