It's been a busy week for freebies. Unfortunately, there are only
four items I came across this week for back to school. One is a
rebate offer, another is discount, but two are free.
You can get a free sandwich keeper from Welch's with a rebate form. Just buy any two
Welch's jelly, jam or spreads by 9/30/12. Print the PDF and fill in
the form and provide register receipt(s) with the Welch's product
circled. Then just mail it all in to the address provided on the
PDF. The form must be received by Welch's no later than 10/15/12.
Kohl's has a 15% everything printable coupon available on
their website. Believe me they mean everything; 15% off regular,
sale and clearance priced items.
How many of you sit for 8 hours a day, slouched over at your desk while staring at the computer? Most of us who have office jobs don't really have a choice in that matter. I am one of those office workers that sits at her desk all day long. However, I do try to move and walk around every 20 minutes or so. Recently, Mashable posted a great infographic about the dangers of sitting all day. One of the risks is a 40% increase in dying within the next 15 years even if you exercise! Another is weight gain.
Shocking? Yes. But, don't fret, there is a solution to this. I present to you: The Standing Desk.
at 9:57AM, 3 years ago |
Free Wi-Fi with your latte has been a great marketing tool to encourage customers to hang out with their laptops at the local coffee shop--presumably downing multiple cups of coffee, espressos, chai lattes and like as they surf the 'net.
Unfortunately, many shops have seen an influx in customers camped out at their tables without the corresponding increase in food and beverage sales. For this reason, according to a recent story in the L.A. Times, many coffee shops are eliminating Wi-Fi in an effort to increase their profits.
For those of you looking for a gift that will work for a traditional book loving or less technically inclined mom on Mother's Day, I'd like to introduce you to the Busy Body Book. The Busy Body Book is a highly customizable organizer/planner that can be used in a multitude of ways to manage tasks, grocery lists, and extracurricular activities, as well as deadlines. With its innovative design and hip cover art, this isn't the typical organizer.
By Crystal.RitchieGuest Blogger
at 10:09AM, 4 years ago |
A couple of weeks ago, Derek mentioned a Lifehacker story about what people buy online vs. in stores as a part of his weekly roundup of favorite finance news. It was quite an illuminating post since I would have guessed online shopping accounted for a much higher percentage of total retail sales.
As it turns out, the numbers are a bit misleading since the data represents 2007. Certainly in the last couple of years e-commerce has seen significant growth--in fact, in 2009 online sales were 6% of total retail vs. 3.2% in 2007. And according to Techcrunch, e-commerce grew by 11% in 2009 vs. 2.5% increase for retail sales overall.
Obviously, we're spending more and more time shopping online...