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Qube2 review: Big sound packed into a tiny speaker

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 11:46AM Tuesday February 4, 2014
under Product Review

Portable speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but rarely does the size merit an "awww, cute!"

That's the Matrix Audio Qube2 in a tiny nutshell. Measuring just 3.1 inches long and 1.4 inches square, this little guy makes a Twinkie look big. And yet its size belies its power: the Qube2 pumps up the jams like you wouldn't believe.

I'm listening to a review unit at this very moment. It's paired via Bluetooth to my iPhone, which is streaming tunes from Pandora. And it sounds amazeballs--way, way better than a speaker of this size has any right to. Read More »

Freebie Corner: Free TaylorMade 6 Iron and more

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Jackie.Simione)
at 6:00AM Saturday February 1, 2014
under Freebies

In honor of National Yogurt Day, both Menchies and Yogurtland are giving out free yogurt. Visit any of their locations on the designated date and time to get yours for free.
 
If you're a beauty enthusiast, you can't miss Allure Magazine's full size product giveaway. You'll see items from GlamGlow, Nivea, Obessive Compulsive and even a mini curling iron. But, you'll have to be quick because the offer is for the first 500 who sign up each day.
 
Freebie #1: REMINDER - Frozen Yogurt at Menchies - Offer valid on February 6th only. "Like" their page and scroll down to get the coupon.
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Three cool tricks for Netflix users

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 11:33AM Friday January 31, 2014
under Stuff We Like

Netflix is so awesome, there are times I want to take it behind the bleachers and make out with it.

In fact, it's kind of ridiculous how good a deal it is. For eight bucks a month you get unlimited streaming to any and every device you own: phones, tablets, PCs, Apple TVs, Roku boxes, game consoles, and so on.

Of course, as wonderful as Netflix is, there are ways to make it better. Below I've rounded up three of my favorite tips for getting more from the service--two of them free, all of them awesome. Read More »

#ValentineSavings Twitter party- over $350 in prizes!

By (view all posts by Allegra.Ringo)
at 2:26PM Thursday January 30, 2014
under GiveawaysStaff

It's easy to drop a lot of money on Valentine's Day, and many companies would have you believe it's necessary. But after extensive research, we've concluded that it is not in fact necessary to spend money to tell people you love them. Let's exchange ideas about how to enjoy Valentine's Day without breaking the bank!

Join us on Tuesday, February 4th at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET in the #ValentineSavings hashtag on Twitter!

Hosts: @cleverlysimple @savewithshellie @prettyfrugal @savingsmania Read More »

Google wants to give you a free ride

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Mike.Pearl)
at 12:02PM Thursday January 30, 2014
under Newsworthy

Google published a patent last week -- although they filed for it in 2011 -- for a type of ad that offers you a free or discounted ride to the business that's being advertised to you. It'll be a big deal if this really does start showing up in banners and popups.

According to Google's patent drawing, "transportation-aware physical advertising conversions," will show up on your Apple Newton (left) and on a parking garage ticket kiosk (right). Or maybe the drawings just aren't very sophisticated and the ads will show up on your phone.

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7 simple tricks for stocking a healthier pantry

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 3:15PM Wednesday January 29, 2014
under DealPro Tips

It's always fun when friends come over and they want to see my pantry. Most people know that I make so much of our food from scratch, and that I use whole ingredients. People want to see what I actually stock my pantry with. 

This got me thinking: what are some simple things that people can replace in their pantries with healthier alternatives? Are there small changes people can make that have them eating healthier? Most definitely.

Let's talk about six of them. If you just do one of these, you'll have made a small change towards a healthier lifestyle. I like small and simple, don't you? 

Here's what to choose:

1. Brown rice instead of white rice. 

Brown rice is far superior to white rice nutritionally, as well as helpful in managing a balanced glucose metabolism.
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This week in deals: Save 40% off your entire orders at Carter's, plus more

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 6:00AM Wednesday January 29, 2014
under This Week In DealsStaff

If you haven't already heard, we've been working really hard at curating deals for More, Ladies Home Journal, Parents Goodyblog and Woman's Day. Make sure you head on over to their respective sites to see all the spectacular deals that we've handpicked for their readers.

And this week, we have the best of the best clothing offers around the web for you. Retailers are trying to push their inventory out to make room for new arrivals and to make things more interesting, they're slashing prices on new inventory. A big win for us all around!

With additional savings up to 50% on top of already low sale prices, this is your week to go on a shopping splurge:

Deal #1: Time to stock up on my daughter's basics at Carter's because they are offering 40% off the entire purchase. Expires 01/30/2014. Read More »

Savings.com Announces $125 Ad Buy During Puppy Bowl X

By (view all posts by Seth.Barnes)
at 8:13PM Tuesday January 28, 2014
under Newsworthy

LOS ANGELES - Refusing to be priced out of the year's biggest day of television watching, Los Angeles-based coupon and deal site Savings.com announced today that they will spend upwards of $125 advertising their Twitter feed during Puppy Bowl X, the counter-programming phenomenon running concurrent to Sunday's Super Bowl.

"We're in the game!" exulted Seth Barnes who works in marketing for Savings.com. "Granted it's the day's second biggest event and we'll be advertising on the proverbial second screen, but doggone it we're ready to play ball!"
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5 marketing tactics that prevent you from being healthy

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 8:50AM Monday January 27, 2014
under Shop Smarter

These days we are becoming more and more conscious about the food that we put in our mouths. We want the best for our families and our bodies, so we do the best we can to eat healthy wherever we can.

But what if you were being duped by a marketer into thinking you were eating healthy? Would you feel like you wasted money? I would. Let's talk about some marketing tactics that are preventing you from being healthy.

1. "Sugar Free." 

Most sugar free products contain artificial sweeteners that can actually be worse for you. These artificial sweeteners are known to cause some or all of the following side effects: headaches, fibromyalgia, anxiety, memory loss, arthritis, brain tumors, weight gain, seizures, IBS, nausea, heart palpitations, abdominal pain, vision problems, kidney damage, possible cancer, inflammation, skin irritation, bladder issues, and even neurological disorders. Read More »

Is it time to consider a Surface tablet?

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 7:49AM Monday January 27, 2014
under Shop Smarter

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets haven't exactly set the world on fire, and with good reason: They suck. Okay, that's just Microsoft hater-speak. But the early arguments against the RTs definitely held water: They're expensive, they don't run legacy Windows programs, and they don't come bundled with that cool-looking keyboard cover Microsoft touts in every single Surface ad and TV commercial.

Needless to say, I've been pretty sour on these devices since they debuted just over a year ago. But during that time, I've heard from lots of Surface RT owners who really (really) like the device. What's more, prices are dropping, especially on refurbished models. Read More »

Freebie Corner: Free Menchie's yogurt, free Purina and Beneful dog food and more

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Jackie.Simione)
at 6:00AM Saturday January 25, 2014
under Freebies

If you have a dog or an animal shelter near you, don't miss out on the Beneful and Purina offer. Your four-legged friend will love you for it. Especially, those that are without homes (your efforts will go a long way). Grab your neighbors, friends and make it a group effort.

And for you, get yourself a coupon for a free burger or wrap at a EVOS near you on January 30th. For all the healthy dessert lovers out there, get a free 6oz yogurt from Menchie's for National Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th.

Plus there's more, check out the list!

Freebie #1: Beneful Healthy Smile Dog Food Sample - Offer is available again. "Like" them on Facebook on to get the form. Read More »

Your tech gear: When to repair, when to replace

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 9:28AM Friday January 24, 2014
under Stuff We Like

When something goes wrong with your car, typically you get it fixed. Of course, if it's an older car with a lot of miles, and the repair costs are enough to make you cry, it might make more sense to cut bait and start shopping for new wheels.

When something goes wrong with your tech, do the same rules apply? It all depends on the type of gear and what's busted about it. While a shattered smartphone screen may be worth fixing, a problematic TV may not. (Be prepared: There's likely to be crying either way.) Let's take a look at four popular tech items and whether it makes sense to repair or replace them. Read More »