Announcing Save Up 2014

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It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our annual Save Up conference, and this year we’re thrilled to host our seventh edition of the conference in the lovely and quirky city of Austin, Texas. America’s savviest money-saving bloggers, the Savings.com DealPros, will be descending upon Austin from July 31st through August 2nd for a couple days of learning, networking and fun!

Regretsy’s Crafter School Special: Make Your Own Snooki Mask

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When Savings.com asked me to create a weekly DIY tutorial for their readers, I was overwhelmed. I was also drunk, which is why I said yes.

But I think you’ll agree that I’m a natural for a job like this, because I have almost no crafting ability. And if there’s one thing the handmade movement has taught us, it’s that you don’t actually need talent to craft, and everyone has to pretend to like it anyway.

And speaking of no talent, how great is Jersey Shore? Really great, that’s how. And if all those kids did was smoke cigarettes and vomit on themselves, it would be enough for me. But God love them, they’ve got so much more on the ball. Did you know that three of them are already published authors? And Snooki’s book is on the New York Times Bestseller List! It all seems so effortless for them. Probably because they didn’t actually write anything.

Wouldn’t we all want a taste of that life? You bet we would. And today, I’m going to show you how to see the world through Snooki’s eyes. Soon you’ll be living the dream, one happy hour at at time.

I Resolve to Start 2010 on the Right Foot

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Hopefully y’all are enjoying the first day of 2010 without the champagne hangover.  But either way, we want to help you start the New Year on the right foot–literally.

We’re giving away a $50 gift card compliments of Famous Footwear.  Whether you use it to buy a new pair of running shoes, dress shoes for a more professional appearance or boots made for walking or a pair of dancing shoes–it’s completely up to you!

The Tech-pert: MagicJack and Other Options for Cheaper Smartphone Calling Plans

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I’ve often said it’s not the price of smartphones that bothers me, it’s the monthly fee you have to pay for service.

AT&T and Verizon, for example, charge $59.99 per month for 900-minute plans–not including the obligatory data plan for your iPhone or Android phone. And if you’re a serious gabber, the unlimited voice plans will run you $69.99 monthly.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could switch to the cheapest available voice plan, without giving up a single minute of talk time? Thanks to a couple amazing apps, you can.

Twelve Days of Giveaways: Deluxe Beauty Samples and $50 Beauty.com gift card

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Why not treat yourself to some extra pampering around the holidays and start off the New Year on a fresh note?  Fine lines, wrinkles and pores are generally seen as unwelcomed visitors for our skin. Having the right dermatological ammunition to keep skin looking healthy can be costly and a gamble. Our Team at Savings.com, has recognized that this shouldn’t have to be the case.  

6 Money Saving Tips for Small Businesses

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Even in the best of economic times, one of the biggest challenges small business owners face is the constant need to cut costs and utilize available funds more effectively. Being that many entrepreneurs are so caught up with the day to day demands of running their businesses, they fail to recognize the little details that can add up to greater profitability.

Here are six money saving tips for small business owners which, if properly implemented, could lead to earlier and more sustainable success.

Credit Cards Can Cut the Cheddar You Spend on Gas

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The price of gas sure does stink these days, but what are you gonna do about it?  While many will treat that as a rhetorical question, choosing simply to pay up and grumble as the national average price for regular gas creeps toward the $4.00 mark, others will take a more practical approach to the issue and look for ways to ease the financial burden.  You therefore have to wonder:  Can something as simple as a rewards credit card help weather the storm of rising gas prices?

Absolutely! The right gas credit card can save you upwards of 5% per gallon, which would basically be the equivalent of paying last year’s prices.  The trick is finding the offer that best matches your lifestyle and spending habits.

Free 20 Page Photobook for US Soldiers, 20% off Everything at Kohl’s, Free Apparel from Sears Outlet & More

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Are you ready for the weekly freebie list?  First, there’s a couple of freebie offers from previous posts that are about to expire I’d like to remind everyone of.  First, you have until August 31st to get the kids (K-6th grade) a free haircut at JCPenney.  All their salons in the USA are offering the freebie. Appointments are required.  Free Summer Plays at the Disney Store ends August 26th.

Video: Save Money on Your New Year’s Eve Party by Sacrificing Fun and Quality

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The women of Blessed are back in town, and this time they’re going to teach you how to party when you have very little money and good sense. But they’re not talking about just any party! No sir, this is all about New Year’s Eve parties. Some of their cheap, impractical, and ill-conceived advice includes: […]

Salma Hayek Launching Nuance and Other Celebrity Beauty Lines

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Image courtesy of Athena LeTrelle via Flickr

Celebrities know how important it is to look beautiful. Having spent so much time in a hair and makeup chair, they know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. Recently, entrepreneur and actress Salma Hayek announced that she will be carrying out her own affordable beauty line, Nuance, which will feature natural ingredients from her native country. The anti-aging properties in the ingredients have been used by the women in her family for generations. Her grandmother “died at 96 with no wrinkles“, she said.

 Celebrities are constantly launching their own line of beauty products–from hair, to skin, to makeup, and perfume. These are some other beauty product lines with some star power:

This Week In Deals: 5 Valentine’s Day Deals for You and Your Lover

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 Now that Super Bowl 2014 has come and gone, let’s direct our focus on another special event that’s happening next week, Valentine’s Day 2014. If you’re a hopeless romantic, a lover, this day was made especially for you.

Traditionally, you would give a nice assortment of chocolates in a heart shaped box, a dozen of red roses and a white teddy bear with a red heart on it, but there is so much more you can get for that special person in your life and we’re here to help.

Here are this week’s sexiest five deals:

Deal #1: Your one stop shop, Macy’s is offering an additional 10-15% off most departments. You can choose from jewelry to their favorite undies. Expires 02/10/2014.

Twelve Days of Giveaways: Get Glam for the Holidays Prize Package I

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For many of us the holiday season is a time of parties.  And, of course, parties mean dressing up.  For day three of the Twelve Days of Giveaways, we have a prize package that will help you add some festive flair to your wardrobe.

Twelve Days of Giveaways: The Nesting Prize Package

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The holiday season is in full swing and for many of us that equates to parties, gatherings and travel. While many are apt to leave home and visit others, there may be a select group of us who consider “nesting” to be quite the option during the holidays. If you’re pregnant/expecting, recently given birth or simply love the idea of home decor and more, then this prize is for you!

I Resolve to Tone Up

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As promised, we have more stuff to give away!  This week, in honor of the upcoming new year, we have resolution-themed prizes to help you start off 2010 on the right foot.

And speaking of feet, our first prize is a pair of EasyTone shoes thanks to our friends at Reebok.

Why Did I Buy This? With Grant Pardee: Girlfriend Body Pillow & Other Useless Amazon Items

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One of the things I love most about shopping on Amazon is they have everything I need. But they also have lots of things that nobody needs. I decided to investigate further and bought the 3 most useless or obnoxious items I could find on Amazon – the Girlfriend Body Pillow, BIC For Her Pens, and a Banana Slicer.

Were any of them worthwhile in any way or was it just a pit of despair? Find out in the video:

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