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Great Steals and Deals around town and online to save you the big bucks and help you keep more of your hard-earned money!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to get FREE ebooks

Book lovers rejoice! The internet has made books so much 
more accessible, letting you find thousands of eBooks for 
absolutely no cost. Read on your eBook reader, your 
tablet, smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer. Here are 
3 of the best sites where you can download your free books.
Free eBooks
This site is a treasure trove for people who own a Kindle. The site
will refer you to thousands of free books straight from If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry – You
can download a Kindle app for your iPhone & iPad, your Android 
device, for Windows Phone, and even for the PC or Mac.

Free eBooks
Project Guttenburg is a free organization that wants to spread knowledge in the world. They offer several thousand titles, mainly in English but also in Czech, Portuguese, German and French.

Another great source for free eBooks is the aptly-named site, Offering their own collection of thousands of 
books, magazines, including many titles in Spanish and Portuguese.
Free eBooks

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More fun books by Trina Boice

I love saving money and helping others do the same! I thought you might like to see some of my more recent published books! My next one hits stores next month!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Drive traffic to your own web site or blog by participating in this fun blog tour!

Pick a date you would like to post a review for my newest book and I'll send my readers to YOUR blog!

I'm super excited about this fun relationship book I wrote with my son.  It uses baseball terminology to help guys understand how women think.  Perfect for single guys looking for Mrs. Right, as well as married guys hoping to score points with their sweetheart.

To sign up for the blog tour, simply reply to this post or contact me at Fans of Author Trina Boice on Facebook!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals 2014

We'll have hardly eaten our turkey dinner when the Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals hit the stores!  Some have even started already!

Here are some great places to help you get started on your Christmas shopping list!

1) Amazon - Amazon offers something for everyone. The leading online giants are offering great discounts on a wide variety of items from nearly all major departments, which includes; household items, electronics, clothing apparel, toys, jewelry, and books. The best deals are the Lionel Train sets and Kenneth Cole watches for men. 

The Deals:
Buy one Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Toys get one free 
Up to 40% off Lionel Train sets
Up to 40% off popular books 
Up to 30% off Dyson products 
60% off Kenneth Cole men's watches
50% off Hush Puppies for boys 
2) Old Navy - When it comes to clothing, very few places can top Old Navy. Old Navy is a perfect place to buy jackets, fleece, sweaters, jeans, and pajamas. Old Navy is offering 5 Day Deals for 50% off all sleepwear, and an Early Bird Special for 30% off the entire store. Enter the code EARLYBIRD to cash in on the incredible savings. They are even featuring a giveaway on Black Friday where one lucky store shopper will win a million dollars in their Overnight Millionaire sweepstakes contest. 

The Deals: 
30% off anything in the entire store
50% off all sleepwear
Deals starting from $4

3) Target - Target is quite diverse when it comes to selling products. They sell clothing, electronics, toys, back-to-school stuff, and outdoor patios. You can find a wide assortment of great deals for sweaters and artifical Christmas trees by shopping their online store. The deal on toys is perfect for surprising your nieces, nephews or grandchildren on Christmas Day!    

The Deals:  
Buy 1 toy get another from the same brand at 50% off 
40% off sweaters
50% off artifical trees
Handbags and wallets that are 50% for the second item
Boots that are 50% off for the second pair 
25% off Christmas stockings. 

4) K-Mart - The major retailer specializes in low prices for just about any item you can think of. K-Mart is offering up Black Friday deals for children's toys, Christmas products and Lego sets, and household appliances. The Lego sets make ideal Christmas presents for kids. 

The Deals: 
30% off on vacuums
40% off Lego sets
Board games for under $10
10% off Christmas related products. 
If you're already a K-Mart Member, you can enter the codeHOMETHX15 to receive 15% off a wide assortment of househould items. 

5) Best Buy - Best Buy specializes in electronics and all sorts of gadgets for the tech lovers. Best Buy is offering some fantastic Black Friday deals on tablets, Samsung products, and desktop monitors. If you're not that tech savvy, you can always contact their Geek Squad for more info on electronic items. 
The Deals:
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Cell Phone for $1
Tablets starting from for $49.99
Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24.99

6) Staples - Staples makes shopping easy, especially when all you need to do is click a mouse to complete a transaction! Staples offers a variety of office equipment, school supplies and electronics. The best deal, by far, is The Boxflex WR30M Pro Strapless Heart Rate Monitor. It was $129.99 before and is selling for only $9.99 during Black Friday. You can't go wrong there!

The Deals:
The Boxflex WR30M Pro Strapless Heart Rate Monitor for $9.99
Beats By Dre Executive Headphones for $159.99
Brother MFC-7360N Laser Multifunction Printer for $99.99
Circuit Expression 2 Cutting Machine for $159.99

7) eBay - eBay is the internet auction powerhouse, which offers a tremendous variety of online shopping departments. The major departments to pay attention to during Black Friday are electronics, clothing, fashion,  jewelry, and accessories for men. Samsung items are also on sale. The free shipping is the icing on the cake here! Start preparing your wishlist today. 

The Deals:
Invicta watches up to 90% off
60% off home and garden items 
Certified 1ct diamond stud earrings in 14K white gold with screw-backs for $695
Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System for $319 from $599

Other retailers offering up great deals, includes; Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Costco, Kohl's, RadioShack, Overstock, Game Stop, and through eBay.  

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Freebies and deals for Teacher Appreciation Week 2014

A BIG thank you to all of you wonderful teachers out there!  Hopefully your students and school are showing their appreciation for all you do.  Here are some gifts from others out there!  Enjoy!  You deserve it!

Chipotle Mexican Grill

On Tuesday, May 6th, from 4PM-close, Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are offering up Buy 1 get 1 FREE Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or Orders of Tacos for teachers! Just be sure to bring along your school faculty ID. Limit one free menu item per customer. For in-restaurant orders only; offer not valid for online, mobile, fax, Burritos by the Box, or catering orders.

A.C. Moore
From now through Saturday, teachers can receive 20 percent off their entire purchase (including sale items) at any A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts location. While the discount can be used during each shopping visit, the discount can't be used to purchase gift cards, classes or custom framing orders.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Educator’s visiting Jo-Ann Fabric locations can sign up for a Teachers Rewards Discount Card, which comes with a bonus 20 percent off coupon. The card not only allows teachers to receive a discount on their holiday purchase during teacher's week but also offers savings on future purchases made in-store.

New York & Company

Through May 7th, New York & Company is giving all nurses and teachers 30% off any in-store or online purchase (note that you must show a valid form of ID to receive the discount like a badge, paystub, business card etc.). To redeem online use the code 1810 at checkout. Check out the New York & Company Facebook page for more information.

The Limited
The Limited is honoring teachers by offering its social media followers the chance to vote for their favorite educators by using the hashtag #LTDLoveTeachers. The winner, to be announced on Tuesday, will receive a $150 gift card.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Participating Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores are offering up a FREE Classic Caramel Apple. Just be sure to bring your school faculty ID. Be sure to call your local store ahead of time to verify participation and to verify the date, as it varies by location. Limit one per customer.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.

The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom. This program ends December 31, 2014.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

On Tuesday, May 6th, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is offering teachers any regular size drink for $1! Simply present your faculty ID, valid at participating locations. Be sure to call ahead to verify. For more info, go here.

Crayola; – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at and the discount will automatically be applied.

A.C. Moore

On Tuesday May 6th, teachers can score $10 off your total regular and sale price purchase of $40 or more (including Sale Items!)! Keep in mind that this coupon is not valid on special orders or at select stores. Head on over here to check out the ad scan.

Lakeshore Learning - Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!


Select Chick-fil-A restaurants may be offering up various food freebies with valid school ID. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation and for more details.

Teacher’s Lists – Teachers sign up and submit your supply list and refer other Teachers to get FREE Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes and Westcott Scissors.

Teachers in Arizona are welcome to visit McDonald’s restaurants on Tuesday to receive a free extra value meal. The first 100 teachers to visit each participating McDonald’s will also receive a free Small McCafe Beverage Keytag, redeemable until Aug. 31. The deal is valid from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Office Depot

Office Depot is currently running a “Teachers Change Lives. So Can You” campaign. This is a digital campaign to help raise awareness and funds for classroom supplies for teachers. As a thank you to these educators, Office Depot has partnered with, a national organization dedicated to collecting and distributing funds to teachers, who in many cases use their own money to purchase classroom supplies to ensure each student has the tools to succeed.

  • Books-A-Million: In-store, teachers can apply for an Educator’s Card for additional savings and free express shipping on online orders.
  • Read Conmigo: Get free bilingual books for your classroom.
  • New York Times digital subscription: Just 99¢ for your first four weeks, then 50% off the regular rate thereafter.
  • Pure TalkUSA: Pure TalkUSA is a cell-phone plan provider that offers no-contract cell phone plans nationally. The promo code TEACH20 will give 20% off the first month’s service when entered at checkout.
  • AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint: Save up to 15%.
  • Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange (Arizona): 20% discount on all of your purchases when you sign up for Project: Educate.
  • Apple: Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software, and select third-party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, and teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators, and staff of all grade levels.
  • Adobe: Purchase software at discounted rates.



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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free Hot Lava dessert at Chili's

Yum!   For more information, go to Chili' 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What advice does a billionaire have for you?

Warren Buffet has an estimated fortune at around 50 billion dollars, 99% of which he intends to give to charity after his death.  Wow! 

He is one of the top 5 richest men in the world.  You'd think he would have some good financial advice worth listening to, right?  Alrighty then, game on!  The following are some tips he has shared with the world on a variety of topics, including money:

On Reputation
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. 

On his most basic rules
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. 

On sources of income
Never count on a single income. Make investments to create additional sources of revenue.

On spending
If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon have to sell things you do need.

On saving
Don't save what you have left after spending, but spend what you have left after saving.

On taking risks
Never measure the deepness of a river with both legs.

On honesty
Honesty is a very expensive thing, don't expect it from cheap people.

On inheritance
A rich man must leave his children enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.

On ideas
You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing. 

On the trickle theory
The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on. 

On investing in the future
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. 

On Habits
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. 

On becoming rich
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. 

On learning from betters
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction. 

On price and value
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. 

On taxes for the rich
If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it. 

On challenges
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. 

On being rich
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. 

On risk
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

On wall street
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. 

On how he invests
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. 

On hindsight
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. 

On ponzi schemes
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. 

On learning from history
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. 

On healing the economy 
Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. 

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