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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: 6/25/07 Newsletter

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

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

Monday, June 25, 2007

6/25/07 Newsletter


Hi everyone! School is finally out and the summer fun has begun! Since you're probably going on vacations out of town or driving the fam around for entertainment, I thought you'd like to know where to find The cheapest gas prices in town. Try the link below. MSN updates this information every night. Just enter your zip code and get a display of the cheapest and most expensive gas stations in the area.

Seems like everyone I know is traveling abroad this summer. As Napolean Dynomite would say "Lucky." If you're one of the lucky ones, you might be interested in Cheap to free International calls. JaJah and Rebtel are two communications companies that are changing the international communications game. They are both offering cheap to free international calling. You can go to their websites at and to see exactly how they work. They are easy to use and can save you tons so check them out.

How to identify a phony freebie site
I love freebies, but how do you differentiate between a free sample from a legitimate company that's trying to solicit new customers from a data harvester that will lead to lots of spam and never send you any freebie? Here are a few questions to ask about a site before you give them any of your information. 1) Who runs the site? If there is no contact information or just a free email address, be suspicious - most places WANT customers to be able to contact them & order things, and real businesses don't conduct transactions things via hotmail. 2) Does the site look shoddy?Even small companies want to maintain a professional appearance. If a site has spelling mistakes or just an overall amateur appearance, be skeptical - it may have been thrown together that same week using a template & free stock images. Spam sites appear out of nowhere, collect as much data as possible in a short time, and then vanish before the authorities catch them. If a site is full of Google or popup ads, another warning bell should be ringing. If you were promoting something, would you have advertisements for a competitor on your site? 3) Why are they giving away things for free? A retailer or wholesaler may give something free as an incentive to get customers to buy more. A manufacturer may give something away for free to promote brand awareness & attract new markets. If a site isn't selling any products, it doesn't produce any products & it isn't an advertiser for a company that makes those products, how would it earn money by spending thousands on merchandise & shipping? Why would you buy 50,000 coffee cups then mail them to people all over the world that you were never going to hear from again? Here are a couple of sites where companies can be checked:http://www.whois.net

And now for a legitimate freebie!
Free 5×7 enlargement or collage at CVS/pharmacy

I hope you're enjoying your summer!!
Sister Thrifty

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