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Coupons / Freebies / Saving money

Ebates pays you to shop

On November 25, 2016

Even with all the holidays within the holiday season, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the money flows out of your wallet quickly. There’s an easy way to earn some cash back for all your shopping. Ebates is a great way to put extra cash in your wallet now and year round.

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Mother’s Day savings

On May 7, 2012

You can get your mom a beautiful gift this Mother’s Day without breaking the bank. Lots of online florists are offering 50% off deals including ProFlowers and FTD. That’s just the start of saving. ProFlowers is offering a LivingSocial coupon for $15 off a $30 purchase. FTD is offering a Groupon for $20 off a $40 purchase. In previous years, there…

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$400 food deal for $40 – eat it up or pass?

On April 2, 2012

If you like to dine out, there’s a deal that can save you money while you enjoy great food. How about a $400 e-Gift card for just $40? More than 9-thousand people bought the deal from Deal Chicken saving 90%. While it sounds like an incredible deal, think before you buy it. You can often get gift certificates…

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Returning a daily deal

On January 30, 2012

Ever had buyer’s remorse? I’m always looking for a good massage or spa service — even just a manicure and pedicure. Daily deals are always tempting making it easy to second guess your decision later. If you know the rules of the game, you can easily get your money back. Deal buying is a spur of the moment decision. I…

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Who coupons? Study shows it may not be who you think

On December 20, 2011

Coupons have generated a lot of debate this year as shows like “Extreme Couponing” aired. I’ve been using coupons all my life, so it’s interesting that now they generate controversy. So, who is using all these coupons? A nationwide survey by the University of Arizona reveals it may not be who you think. Researcher and division chair of retailing and…

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“Groupon Goods” offers deals on products

On October 27, 2011

Vacations, local businesses, and now gadgets. Groupon is expanding what it’s daily deal site to offer what it calls “Groupon Goods.” It’s a way to offer really good deals on products. I got my first email today offering a Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT for $149. The Groupon offers a 37% savings.  Amazon is offering it for $151. Since this puts…

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Groupon Rewards program encourages repeat business

On September 29, 2011

Daily deal site, Groupon, continues to expand. Now, it’s offering Groupon Rewards giving you access to deals from your favorite business with repeat visits. This is an interesting program, because many critics say daily deals don’t bring repeat business. This appears to be a way to deal with that issue and keep merchants selling a daily deal. You’ll unlock deals…

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Google buys daily deal site

On August 2, 2011

I don’t usually post about all the comings and goings in the daily deal world, but considering I featured this website in a NewsChannel 5 story, I figured I better let you know it may be changing. The Dealmap is a website that maps all the daily deals near your home. It’s an aggregator meaning the site does all the…

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Vacation getaways at a great price

On July 22, 2011

 It’s week two of Groupon Getaways, and there is a new group of exotic getaways. I’ve been checking the sales of last week’s featured items, and at last check 7 deals sold out and 13 did not. The Vegas trip I mentioned last week didn’t sell out at last check. Saving on vacation is not new to Groupon. SniqueAway is another great…