The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun! Can you smell the turkey? The Team here at Savings.com hopes that you have a fantastic holiday and a fun and successful Black Friday! We wish that this holiday season is filled with laughter, treats and loved ones. In order to bring some additional holiday cheer to the mix, our friends at Cheryl's Cookies gave away quite the sweet tooth bundle last week: a Buttercream Frosted Cookies and Brownies bundle worth $52.99 that is sure to make any mouth water!
We had almost one hundred salivating entrants for this delectable prize. And the lucky winner is...
2 years ago
Around spring time, you hear lots of people talk about gardening and almost every other magazine article offers up "how-tos". But true gardening aficionados look to fall to start their gardening in preparation for the spring.
I'm not much of a gardening person, but after much research I decided to follow those experienced folks in planning for fall gardening and enjoying the fruits of my present labor at a future date, most likely spring.
Unlike spending over $300 last spring trying to plant a small amount of flowers, this fall I got twice the amount for under $100. Let me tell you how I came under budget, got a custom look and will have long-lasting flowers that I won't have to consistently replace:
1. Skip big box retailers. Yes, they are convenient, but they also come in at twice the price or more. I researched different sites including Yelp and found a wonderful local nursery close to me that sold plants for wholesale prices. The quality was better and of course the price you can't beat.
a month ago
Money Saving Tips
We all waste money on things we could easily live without.
That's no surprise, though, as a quick look at our runaway credit
card debt reveals an obvious fascination with overspending.
However, you might be surprised to learn what some of our most
unnecessary money drains actually are.
Sure, you've got the usual suspects like luxury cars and
oversized homes, but we also can't forget about things like rental
car insurance and fraud monitoring services either.
While we may consider such things to be essential, they're
actually redundant at best. For example, most credit cards
automatically provide free auto rental coverage, and by choosing to
pay for a policy through a rental company, you're actually negating
what you've already got, not supplementing it.
Giving up disposable products, plastic shopping bags and other
"conveniences" of modern-day life can be challenging, because we
think they make our lives easier. The New Year is a great time to
challenge those perceptions.
Here are a handful of quick, eco-friendly resolutions that might
even make your life a little easier.
a year ago
Manufacturers want you to try their new products but sometimes they don't offer a freebie sample.
The next best thing is a rebate. What's a rebate? The manufacturer of the product will mail you a
check for the purchase price of certain products.
How does it work?
Step One: You buy the specific product at the store.
Step Two: Fill in the manufacturers rebate form.
Step Three: Mail the rebate form and other required info (usually a UPC and/or store receipt) to the manufacturer of the product.
Step Four: YOU GET A CHECK IN THE MAIL!
Rebate checks usually take about 4 - 8 weeks to arrive. Next is the most important fact you need to know:
You have to open every piece of mail even if it looks like junk mail. I had a check arrive once that I almost tossed
in the recycle bin by my mailbox. It looked like junk mail! I know it can be a little inconvenient but it's a
great way to try full size products.
Read on for a list to see what you can get a refund for.
By Jackie.SimioneGuest Blogger
2 years ago
I have four children under five--my house is a virtual
daycare! While we by no means have it all together, these
products have really helped bring some sanity to our lives.
If you have a houseful, I'd love to hear about products that you
have used with your kids to help keep some semblance of order.
2 years ago