Coupons, Deals And Mail-In Rebates For Today’s Consumer

Sep 21, 2013 |

Coupons might be your best solution for saving money. A smart shopper uses coupons and always has some money left over. The information below offers some helpful insights that will get you to become a wise shopper. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about coupons.

Be sure to compare prices to be sure your coupon is really getting you a great deal. There are various times when a store brand or generic version of that product is cheaper than the brand on the coupon. Do not make the assumption that coupons are the best way to get the lowest price.

Coupons can be found a number of places. There are usually coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. You can also find coupons in magazines and in stores. There are even websites that allow you to select the coupons you want and print them out. Finally, go through your mail carefully, since you can often find packages of coupons from places like Valpak. Such packages often have terrific coupons for local restaurants and other businesses, so take the time to sift through them.

Check to see if your favorite store will accept a coupon from their competitors. This can save you time, rather than having to run from store to store. When you find that perfect retailer who takes coupons from competitors while also doubling up, this is truly the best place to shop. This can also save you a great deal of money since you won’t have to run around to different locations to redeem your coupons.

Use the grocery stores’ competition to save money. Many stores have a policy of honoring their competitors’ coupons. Use this fact to your advantage and save the gas you would have used traveling to another store. If you drive to multiple stores, you may end up erasing the savings achieved through couponing.

Even though the paper on Sunday is known for coupons, nowadays the Internet is a better place to get them. Lots of excellent coupons can be discovered online for all types of items, including food, clothing, toiletry items, etc. You also don’t have to clip coupons for hours. Just print them out! Although there are websites that specialize in offering printable coupons, I find that your best bet in finding printable coupons is by using a search engine.

One thing you should be aware of is that when you are shopping online, you can also take advantage of coupons. The way to do this is by using couponing sites such as Retailmenot, which offers online coupons you can redeem when you are buying products over the Internet. Most of the time, you will need to utilize a coupon code, which you would copy then paste into a field in your shopping cart page. Your savings will be instant, and you can easily save 10% or more on things that you buy online.

When you go shopping, bring along all of your coupons, even the ones you don’t plan on using. You just can’t predict those in-store offers and sales, and your savings can be increased significantly when you use a coupon along with the sale.

Pair your coupons with your grocery store’s sales. This will give you the most bang for your buck. A lot of coupons don’t expire for at least three months, so keep your coupons handy for a sale. Whenever your coupons are combined with excellent sales, your savings be as much as 80-90% of your grocery bill.

Savvy shoppers love to clip and use coupons. They realize coupons help them save money, and so they make sure they use them at every opportunity. Now that you know the tricks the savviest shoppers use, you can join their ranks. At first, it may seem like a time consuming hassle, but if you make couponing a habit, you’ll be doing it like second nature in no time. You may even find that couponing can be a fun activity. Some people even consider it a hobby – After all, who doesn’t love to save money?

Armed with the information in this article, it’s time for you to put your knowledge into action. Now get out there and save, save, save!…

The reason why I highly recommend Quickbooks and Turbotax to small business owners

Jul 7, 2016 |

While some people enjoy dealing with their finances, many other people dislike the complexities that are involved. Many individuals thus want to streamline accounting related tasks, and the most effective way to do this is by utilizing a software program. Below, I’ll evaluate some great programs you really should think about using for both business and personal finance.

Every business proprietor has accounting needs, and thus must use an accounting application of one sort or another. For small businesses, the ideal program to obtain is in most cases Quickbooks. There are a number of reasons for this. First of all, Quickbooks is used by many individuals, so you will have no trouble finding tons of educational materials, from books to online videos. As a result, you have immediate access to really good training materials. Additionally, Quickbooks is something most CPAs are well acquainted with, and that makes it simple to work with accounting specialists. Sometimes, you may even give a CPA your Quickbooks files to work with. Also, you can sometimes import or export Quickbook files into other applications.

However, the most significant advantage of Quickbooks is that it’s very user-friendly. Despite this fact, Quickbooks still is a robust piece of software that is capable of dealing with a wide variety of accounting needs. You need not worry, however, since there are numerous free training tools you can count on. Hence, it’s one of the greatest accounting programs a small business can use.

Along with Quickbooks, tax return software is something else you should seriously consider acquiring. Although many people visit tax preparation services such as Jackson Hewitt, more often than not this is not necessary if you use a good tax program. One of the more popular tax applications is Turbotax. Utilizing this application is an awesome way to complete your tax returns on your own. Turbotax does a fantastic job and takes you through your tax return by using a simple interview format. By simply responding to a number of questions over a couple hours, your tax forms will be filled out automatically. You then have the option to file the forms electronically if you want.

There are numerous versions of Turbotax available. There are Turbotax versions for both state and federal forms, along with a Turbotax version for both individuals and businesses. With regard to business returns, Turbotax is equipped to handle not just sole proprietorships, but corporations and partnerships as well.

Hence, if you do not have either Turbotax or Quickbooks, you really should download trial versions and see what you think of them. By doing this, you will in all likelihood be able to both simplify your finances and save money as well.…

out shopping, design, and other topics April 12 Try out dating sites first before you dive in with both feet

Apr 27, 2016 |

Online Dating SitesOne thing I always tell people who are interested in online dating is that they should first create an account and check out a site for a while before using their credit card to join the site. This is important because when you think about it, there’s not much sense in paying good money for a site that you will end up not using very much. Fortunately, most sites will let you create a free account and browse around the site as long as you like. As a matter of fact, using an eHarmony free trial was how I tried out this very popular dating site.

The free trial portion of the eHarmony site lets you take a lengthy personality test then create a profile on the site. The personality test is the crux of the compatibility matching system, so you should take that part seriously. Once you have your account made up, the system will begin sending you matches. By looking at these matches over a period of a couple weeks, you will likely be able to tell if the eHarmony matching system is something you want to invest in.

Thus, by using the free trial account, I will either 1 – saved money by deciding not to join, or 2 – be more confident about my decision if I do chose to sign up. For this reason, I highly recommend taking advantage of the eHarmony free trial offer, which you can get from a coupon site called

For those who feel confident that eHarmony is the right choice for them, there are promo codes and coupons you can take advantage to save up to 74% off standard membership rates.

You can read more about online dating by going to…

A Review of Vista Vapors

Mar 31, 2015 |

As you probably know, e-cigarettes have gained widespread popularity in the last few years. This means that you have plenty of choices when it comes to deciding where to get your e-cigarettes, e-juice, and other accessories. I have always maintained that buying your e-cigs online is the best bet, since you have a wide selection to choose from, and can also use online coupons to bring down the price of your order.

premium e-juiceOne potential issue is that there are so many vendors online that it’s a bit difficult to figure out who to buy from. On the whole, I avoid Ebay sellers since I have had mixed results buying from that site. That leaves me with online e-cigarette stores, of which there are quite a few. I used to decide solely based on who was providing the lowest price, but soon discovered this isn’t the best way to shop. You want a store that provides good service in case you run into problems.

Recently, I began using a store called Vista Vapors. I have to admit, their selection of batteries and starter kits are a bit wanting, but the main reason I shop there is for the huge selection of e-juice. In fact, they have something like 160 flavors and it’s going to take me quite a while to try even half of them out. What I like particularly is that their e-juice, while made in the USA and very high quality, is also very cheap, especially if you buy in bulk and use Vista Vapors coupons. To get the best deal on the products you buy at Vista Vapors, use the discount codes available at

If you are looking for a good e-juice store with plenty of flavors at a low price, I highly encourage you to try out Vista Vapors. I have been very happy with them so far.…

Dating for Christians

Mar 18, 2015 |

Online dating for christiansSpiritual and religious beliefs are a big factor for many people who are looking for a person to fall in love with. Fortunately, if you use online dating sites, all of them will allow you to specify your religious beliefs. But the problem is that not everyone on the site may take their religion seriously. For many, it just may be another question they answer while they create their dating profile.

When using online dating sites to find a partner, I therefore recommend doing a detailed search as your first step. Specify your religious preferences, and if possible, add keywords for your religion so that you will be matched with someone whose belief closely matches yours.

One other thing you can do is read through the profile. If the dating profile itself mentions words like God or Jesus, then you can be assured that person takes their faith seriously. Therefore, even if you are on a general dating site like that caters to all kinds of members, you can still find people that will be a good fit for you by knowing how to filter the search results.

Niche dating sites for Christians is another option to consider. The best site within this category is Christian Mingle, but there are many others to consider as well, such as Catholic Dating. One issue you may run into with sites like these is that there will be far fewer people on the site. On the other hand, there is a much higher likelihood that the person you find will be more up your alley in terms of their religious beliefs.

In my opinion, it’s best to try out different sites before choosing the one to devote your time to. I like to use free trial offers for Christian Mingle,, Eharmony, and other popular dating services. For more information on getting an Eharmony Free Trial, go here:…

My opinion about online printing companies

Mar 5, 2015 |

business printing servicesMost of the time, it’s a good idea to use an online printing company if you need to have something printed for your business. This is true even for rush orders, since many companies will do the printing overnight and deliver it to you the next day. There is very little I don’t like about online printing, but if I had to choose one thing it would be the fact that I can only view proofs online. Even with all the improvements in computer monitors, I still find that they do not reproduce colors faithfully and therefore the proofs don’t always look close to what the finished product looks like.

The advantage of online printing, however, is competitive pricing. I like the fact that I can get quotes from multiple companies in a matter of minutes.

It’s not just printing services you can save money on. Online, I can also search for an inkfarm coupon by going to sites like I tend to pick the company that offers the best online coupons, although this isn’t my only criterion. This is what I did recently when I managed to get a coupon code for Inkfarm.…

Printing made easy and cheap with PsPrint coupons

Feb 19, 2015 |

postcard printing serviceCheap is usually a good thing, but only if it comes with high-quality. For online printing companies, there are many cheap options but I’ve found that you often must sacrifice quality. I’ve been long looking for the golden combination of low price and quality printing service. I think I just may have found it with PsPrint.

I’ve used many companies in the past, such as Vistaprint and Uprinting, among many other well known vendors. The quality on the whole has been decent, and I definitely prefer using online printing services as opposed to working with local print shops. That said, one big downside is that you can’t view physical proofs when using an online service. This makes it important for you to do your homework before hiring a printing service online. I like to get sample kits and also read reviews online to make sure I am dealing with a professional company.

Once that’s done, I start looking at price. The last step is to hunt for coupons. In the case of PsPrint, I found some good discounts at this website. The PsPrint coupon I ended up using gave me a discount of over 50% on postcards.

When I was done with my research, I downloaded some layout templates at the site then went to work designing my piece. The layouts were in .pdf format and really helped me avoid some of the pitfalls I might have run into had I not had the templates. I’m not a professional graphic designer, so tools like these were really helpful to me.

I chose the 1-day turnaround at this company since I was very eager to get my postcards. They arrived at the promised time, and the product was very well printed. On the whole, I am a pretty happy camper and intend to use this service again in the future. If you run a business and have printing needs, I absolutely encourage you to check out PsPrint.

For tips on how to design you printed materials, I like to visit

A great contact lens store to consider

Feb 16, 2015 |

Previously, I posted about buying contact lenses online, and hopefully all of you out there with less than perfect vision are making a habit out of this. I’m always on the lookout for the best deal I can get, and with contacts lenses you purchase on the Internet, you often have to hop around different stores to take advantage of whomever is offering the best price at any given moment. I probably have accounts at 4 or 5 different online stores for this reason.

contactlenses-300x160 (1)In addition to, which I talked about earlier, I found another good contact lens store, so I wanted to mention it. The store is Contact Lens King. This is one of the few stores I’ve found that have links to mail-in rebates you can take advantage of. So they are definitely worth checking out. They might not have the lowest price for every brand of contacts, but I find them to offer great prices overall.

I looked online to see if I could find a Contact Lens King coupon. The only one I could find was for free shipping. Oh well, I guess Contact Lens King isn’t that big on offering online coupons, but that’s okay – They still make my shortlist of good online contact lens stores. To read more about this store, check out

Retail Trends for 2015

Jan 9, 2015 |

The pundits have spoken and here are the 7 shopping trends we should expect for 2015, according to Forbes Magazine:

While the list is certainly interesting, I don’t agree with all the points. The first predication of Amazon meeting its match has me scratching my head, since I don’t really see any website that even comes close as a competitor. But I guess we’ll see how many of these predictions will come true by this time next year.…