I just discovered www.gottadeal.com where you can check out store's ads before all of the other customers know about them. They have a cool "Black Friday" section where you can find out what items will be going on sale on the most popular shopping day of the year (the day after Thanksgiving) to begin your shopping strategy. You can also enter your e-mail address and they'll notify you when a particular store is going to run a sale! Very cool!
I also wanted to tell you about a great online shopping site that pays you cash back whenever you shop online (up to 25%!). It’s called Ebates, and it has most every name brand store you’d want to shop at, including Barnes & Noble, the Gap, Target, Dell, and Expedia. They actually have over 800 stores, so I bet your favorites are there. If you’re going to buy anything on-line this year for Christmas, you should definitely sign up with Ebates!
They also list tons of great coupons, free shipping deals, and sales from the stores, so you can stay on top of ways to save even more. You can check them out on the site or sign up for their weekly newsletter to have them alert you to any new deals. The best part is that they’ve got a sign-up bonus that’ll pay both of us $5 if you join from this referral and buy anything through the site. After you sign up and buy something, they’ll put
the $5 in each of our accounts and include it in our next "Big Fat Check".
Visit the following URL (it's a big one) for us both to get the FREE $5!
You may have heard of a web site called www.escapecellhell.org It was complaint site for cell phone users and got very popular over only a few short months. Consumer Reports has decided to change and expand the site, however, and its new name is www.hearusnow.org . The site is now a clearinghouse for complaints about TV & radio, Internet connections and, of course, phones. So, tell others about your experience. Knowledge is power!
Minute clinics open up nationwide
Where do you go when you have the sniffles or you have a sore throat? Right now, you probably have to book an appointment at a doctor’s office. But that can be a hassle because sometimes it’s hard to get an appointment or you have to wait quite a while to be seen. Well, Target, Wal-Mart and CVS hope to have the answer for you. Several newspapers report that the emergency clinics "Minute Clinic" and "Take Care" are opening numerous locations around the country. The idea is that people can walk into one of these stores and they have almost immediate medical care. The visits, which start at $25, include such things as flu shots, school physicals and strep tests.
The clinics are open at the same time as the store pharmacy, so the companies are hoping you fill your prescriptions there too. That is where they make their money. So, it’s a win-win for everyone. The fear, of course, is that with no doctor present – only general medical professionals – a patient could be misdiagnosed, but it still opens up health care options for those who might not have been able to afford it before.
Alrighty, that's probably enough for today.....I don't want my e-newsletters to be too long because I know you have more important things to do, like get out there and save money! :) Have a terrific day and God bless our Veterens this Veterens Day. (November