If you're like me, you change your car's motor oil religiously. The
"Every Three Thousand Miles or Every Three Months (Whichever Comes
First)" standard might as well have been carved into slabs and
hand-delivered by Moses.
And, if you're like me, you've been doing it
wrong this whole time.
Although Labor Day traditionally marks the start of the new model year at your local car dealers, these days cars just trickle in over the course of the year with fewer coming at the traditional fall introduction. So whether it is a brand new model or just new options or revised sheet metal, the new ones will be in dealers this month.
Prices seem to be rising on a number of different products as companies are passing higher input costs onto consumers. Consumers find themselves struggling to get the same prices on products that they received just a few years ago. Fortunately, there is a way that you can make sure that you get a fantastic deal on some products.
Here are a few strategies that you can use to get a better deal than you ever thought possible.
As gas prices continue to rise, everyone is looking for new ways to save money at the pump. Several grocery store chains have teamed up with gas rewards programs to offer their customers the opportunity to save on gasoline by purchasing items at the grocery store. Well-informed customers have saved hundreds of dollars on gasoline by consolidating all of their shopping at a store that offers gas rewards.
Question: Why are gas and oil prices higher and the stock market is sinking? Is it because of the crisis in Egypt and Libya?
The short answer to your two-part question is, yes, gas and oil prices are higher while stock prices are lower, in large part due to the unrest in the Middle East. However there are more complexities involved with the interrelationships of gas, oil and stocks.
A few days ago, DealPro and beauty deal guru Annie reached out to her fellow DealPros for help: "My husband's car recently kicked the bucket, and
although I'm pretty good at finding good deals on clothes and makeup and
such, car shopping is not my strong suit. I'd love any advice you might
have on scoring the best deal on a car. Thought Savings.com [DealPros] would be
a good place to start."
When you have access to the best money-saving minds around, why not take advantage? Check out what advice Annie's colleagues had to offer: