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Opinion: Pols too rich to understand us

// June 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Opinion: Pols too rich to understand us: “Tim Stanley says D.C.’s power elite have so much more money than the average American. How can they comprehend the concerns of their constituents?

Measles Vaccinations by Mormons, Others “News Worth Celebrating”

// May 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Measles Vaccinations by Mormons, Others “News Worth Celebrating”: “Salt Lake City | Monday, 30 April 2012 00:00:00 -0700 |

A recent Deseret News article comments on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (Mormon) role in helping to rid the world of measles. This is in light of an Associated Press story that states measles deaths worldwide dropped dramatically from 2000 to 2010.

Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030

// April 4th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030: “A new study from researchers at Jay W. Forrester’s institute at MIT says that the world could suffer from “global economic collapse” and “precipitous population decline” if people continue to consume the world’s resources at the current pace. Smithsonian Magazine writes that Australian physicist Graham Turner says “the world is on track for disaster” and […]”

Opinion: No finger-pointing on gas price

// April 4th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Opinion: No finger-pointing on gas price: “Frank Verrastro and Robinson West say presidents have little to do with fluctuating gas prices, although in a political season opponents will try to make hay. The reasons for hikes are complex

Opinion: Apple can do more for U.S.

// April 4th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Opinion: Apple can do more for U.S.: “Clyde Prestowitz says the world's most highly valued company can do more to help the U.S. economy

Extreme Couponing Tip: Stacking Coupons

// April 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Extreme Couponing Tip: Stacking Coupons: “

If you are just learning how to use coupons, or have been thinking about getting into, I am sure you have a million questions. I think back to when I started and it was really kind of scary with all of the “what if’s” I could think of and things I didn’t know about. Here is one thing I can hopefully help you clear up: Stacking Coupons!

Stacking coupons is when you take a Store Coupon (ie Target Coupons) and ‘stack’ them with a manufacturers Coupon. Here is an example:

Buy (1) Pack of Mentos Up2U Gum $1.59
Use (1) $1/1 target coupon (STORE COUPON)
AND use (1) $1/1 manufacture coupon
Final Cost FREE

In this case there is no ”overage” (money in excess because the coupons came to $2 and the gum was only $1.59) because target coupon automatically adjust down making the item free without any money left over. Target does NOT allow overage, but they do allow stacking of coupons.

A list of stores that I know of that do allow stacking are:

Target (coupon policy)
Wal-Mart (coupon policy)
Rite-Aid (coupon policy)
Walgreens (coupon policy)
CVS (coupon policy)
K-Mart (coupon policy)
Maceys

(if you have a store that DOES allow stacking, and it’s not listed, please leave a comment and I will add it)

Another question I get asked a lot is about digital coupons and stacking them with paper coupons. This is NOT allowed. A digital coupon is still a manufacturer coupon and is not supposed to be used with another manufacturer coupon. Sometimes it does happen, but try your very best to be aware what coupons are on your card so that you are not trying to use a paper coupon for an item that already had a digital coupon discount.

There are four important things you need to look for to get a HOT deal on items when you have the chance:

(1) SALE PRICE
(2) MANUFACTURER COUPON
(3) STORE COUPON
(4) CATALINA REWARDS (+Up Rewards, Register Rewards, ECB, etc…)

These four items will combine to get your cheap, free, and overage on a regular basis.

You can also take you store coupon, manufacturer coupon, and the catalina (+up reward, register reward, etc) and use all three coupons to pay for an item. See this example that has two transactions. The first one, you will GET the Catalina, and the second one, you will USE the catalina.

TRANSACTION 1:

Buy (2) Old Spice Body Wash $3 each
Use (2) $1/1 manufacture coupons
Use (1) $1/2 store coupon
Pay $3
Get back a $2 catalina when you buy 2 items
Final Cost $1 ($0.50 for each body wash)

TRANSACTION 2:

Buy (2) Secret Deodorant $3 each
Use $1/2 manufacture coupon
Use (2) $1/1 in-ad store coupons
Sub-total $3
Use the $2 catalina from transaction 2
Pay $1
Get back a $2 catalina when you buy 2 items
Final Cost $1 ($0.50/each deodorant)

Overall you would have spent $4 out of pocket and got back a $2 catalina for your next shopping trip. That means you only paid $2 for all four items.In transaction 2, when we calculate the final total, we do not use the $2 from the first transaction to calculate the final cost, because we already use it to calculate the final cost in the first one. So we add it back in when calculating how much we “actually” paid. Then we take off the new catalinas that we receive, out of that transaction total, to get our new final cost. It is really not as confusing as it sounds. :)

To learn more about using coupons, you can visit our Getting Started Guide.

How Fiverr.com is changing the creative economy $5 at a time

// April 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

How Fiverr.com is changing the creative economy $5 at a time: “The website Fiverr poses two immediate questions for its community of users: What would you do for $5 and what would you pay someone else to do for $5? And with a rapidly growing base of 600,000 service gigs, the answers to both appear nearly limitless. “When we looked at what was out there, we […]”

Facebook Timeline Tips

// April 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Facebook Timeline Tips: “

Is anyone having a little trouble reading their favorites in Timeline? Here’s a tip that might help you out.

Just below the “Photos” button, there’s a pull-down menu marked highlights. Click on that and choose”Posts by Page.

That’s going to line up to posts. When you get to end of the posts click on “See More Recent  Stories” and they will just keep lining up.  Head on over and try it out>>

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Half of us own an Apple product

// April 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Half of us own an Apple product: “Apple has taken firm root in America. Just over half of all households in the country own at least one Apple product, a new survey says, showing just how far the reach of the company has come in the last decade.

Do Not Mail List

// March 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weird or Interesting News

Put yourself on the Do Not Mail List.