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Tips for Consumers
Tips for making the most of your money when buying products and services from others.
This is a guide about using coupons. Coupons come at us from a variety of sources; the mailbox, newspapers and magazines, store circulars and receipts, on products and even in our email inbox. Here are ways to use them effectively to save money.
When Expiration Dates Matter
Before we hit the beach, I spent ten minutes covering a wriggling and impatient boy with SPF 50 sunscreen. To my dismay, I didn't put a pale skinned youngster to bed that night.
Finding Frugal Accessories
I love jewelry, shoes and purses. What women doesn't? I just can't afford all that my eyes can see. I purchase all my personal accessories from thrift shops and garage sales. I also hunt the sales and clearance racks. Each piece is clean before wearing it. Here is a breakdown.
iPhone Goes Straight to Voicemail Fix
My husband and I were both regularly missing important calls on our iPhone so I did some research and found the problem. If your iPhone is sending calls straight to voicemail, turn off Do Not Disturb. You can tell it is on by the little moon icon next to the time, which you probably never noticed.
Grocery Store Strategies
I live by three different grocery stores so I check the front and back of each flyer every week. That is where they list their hook sales, sometimes incredibly good deals to attract you in to their store. I make a list of the three stores and their best deals for items I would be interested in.
Should You Join a Rewards Program?
Many companies are now collecting reward points on their websites. You many have wondered if it's worth the time and effort to join these programs.
Recording a Voice Mail Greeting on Magic Jack
Using a computer phone service may require a different way of adding a personal greeting. This is a guide about recording a voice mail greeting on magic jack.
Keep Product Box and Receipt In Case of Return
A nifty way to never lose your receipt for a product you purchased is to enclose the receipt in a small envelope taped to the inside of the box. That way, if the product you purchased does not work as planned and want to make a return, you will know where the receipt is without having to dig around and waste time.
Save Time and Money with a Shopping List
When I write a shopping list, I know exactly what I need to purchase and get out of the store so I will not overspend or purchase unnecessary splurge items. I will also save time by having a list in-front of me when I shop.
Compliment Companies to Receive Coupons and Perks
I saw this tip on a thrifty-type reality show. The woman said "if you write to companies of food that you habitually shop with just to compliment them on their product, they will send coupons."
Return Items with Tampered Seals
I made a mistake of not throughly checking the boxes of tea I purchased today. It looks like someone has tampered with the seals of the boxes and maybe peeked inside? I am sure the tea is still fine, but I do not want to take the risks. I will exchange them for new ones.
Luan Plywood Flooring
This is a guide about luan plywood flooring. This tropical wood flooring is less expensive than laminates. As an underlayment it is smooth level and firm.
Saving on American Girl or Similar Dolls
I would like to know of anyways to save money for a $87 American Girl doll. I am 11 years old and am kinda out growing 'baby dolls' so my Mom suggested 'girl dolls'. If you know any other 18 inch doll brands or similar sizes, please post back!
Drawing on Clothes with Permanent Markers
I have pair of Stone jeans and I wanted to color one with a drawing. If I use permanent markers would it stay on the pants and not fade?
Are My Lenses Made of Glass or Plastic?
How can you tell if your eye glass lenses are plastic or glass?
Finding a New Dentist
I haven't lived where I live for a great deal of time so I am not familiar with any dentists here. I would like to find a dentist, but not by using Angie's list or something like that. I have investigated online a lot, ruled out some, but still have questions.
Reusing Wornout Capri Pants
I have a pair of black linen capri pants that tore across the rear yesterday. This is the second tear in these pants, and the linen just seems very worn, so I don't think they're worth patching again.
Do Rechargeable Batteries Save You Money?
Does anyone know if rechargeable batteries really save you money when you have to pay for the electricity to recharge them?
Setting Permanent Marker on Clothes
Do Wilton Candy Melts Contain Gluten?
Shopping Online Without a Credit Card
Hearing Aids for Low Income Seniors
Getting the Most Out of Your Costco (or Sam's...
Saving Money on Home Appliances
Using a Battery Tester
Buying Dental Insurance
Underwear to Wear with a Leg Cast
Uses for Hairspray
American Gas Prices 1996-2008
Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Smartphone
Returning Broken Golden Harvest Canning Jars
Download Store Apps for Discounts
Join Restaurant Loyalty Reward Programs
I.D. Theft Insurance
Refilling Glade Plug-ins
Distinguishing Real Leather From Fake
Shipping With USPS
Carefully Read Food Ingredient Labels
Avoiding Shopping Impulsively
Free Red Robin Chicken Burgers to Santa Names
Use Winterizing Plastic As Shrink Wrap
Shopping Holiday Clearance Sales
Finding an Open Store in an Emergency
Saving Money on Fashion Accessories
Tips for Choosing a Lawn Care Service
Using a Garmin GPS
Saving Money on Optical Lens Cleaner
Ordering From Garden Catalogs
Saving Money on Amazon Purchases
Dealing With Being on Hold
Reinforcing Cell Phone Cords
iPhone Tips and Tricks
Saving Money on Floral Arrangements
Cookware Tips and Product Reviews
Getting Help Paying for Prescription Drugs
Finding and Using Rebates
Identifying Silver Jewelry
Safe Alternatives to Teflon Cookware
Buying Patio Furniture
Buying Fair Trade Coffee
Negotiating Tips for Consumers
Avoiding Advertising Tricks
Saving Money on Cell Phone Accessories
New Product Through Dollar Tree
Online Shopping Tips
Electronic Equipment for Less: Too Good to Be True?
Check Online Reviews Before Buying
Link: Free 2010 Consumer Action Handbook
Book Discount at Target
Link: Product Safety Website
Check Measurements Against Sizes Before Ordering Clothes
Share Your Customer Service Experiences
Keep Track of Warranties in Recycled Envelopes
Watch Fine Print on Warranties
Look Online for Discounts And Reviews
Link: Check Epinions Before Shopping
Bed, Bath and Beyond Honors Expired Coupons and Competitor's Pricing
Dial 99 During Recorded Telemarketing Call
Pre-Filled Easter Baskets Might Not Be Worth It
Link: How Many Hours of Work to Fill Your Tank
Mention Disappointments When Eating Out
Tell Businesses of Your Interest
Buy Versatile Furniture
Ask for Credit for Poorly Developed Photos
Keeping Track Of Mail-In Refunds
Need Instruction Manual For Camera Binoculars
Don't Take No For An Answer
Oregon Governor Lives on Food Stamp Benefit for a Week
Stopping Calls from Creditors
Buying a Piano
Google Products Before You Buy
One Stop Website for Help With Prescriptions
Call the Paper For Special Offers
Clock By The Phone
Can't Afford Your Prescription Drugs? Call The Manufacturer
Shoe Dye Can Do Wonders for Sale Shoes
Free Information on Product Website
Buy at Auctions
Saving Money on Address Labels
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