Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sharp Electronic Pocket Spanish English Dictionary & Thesaurus -$4.24 After Rebate -Free Shipping!

Update: Expired has the Sharp PW-E250 Pocket Oxford Spanish-English Dictionary & Thesaurus for $4.24 after a $40 rebate - free shipping!

Not as good as the $0.99 after rebate deal, but still an amazing price!
Make sure to buy it direct from Amazon, not a 3rd party seller!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Black And Decker Wet/Dry DustBuster - $9.99 -Free Shipping

Update 11:25 am: Out of stock has the Black and Decker CHV7250 7.2 Volt Wet/Dry DustBuster for $9.99 with free shipping, even under $25.
It's a great price, but it has mixed reviews on Amazon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Free Stapler For Quick Survey

Click here to complete the 2-minute survey, and get a "FREE Swingline Optima Desk Stapler, worth over $20!"

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Canon Powershot S5 - $269 - Free Shipping

Update 7:50 pm: Price is now $296.99
Amazon has it now for $299

Circuit City has the Canon S5 for $269.99 - Free Shipping!
Tax will be added where applicable.
Use this 10% off coupon at checkout: S2A47XBAVC ($299.99 -10% = $269.99)

A great price for a great camera, especially if you can get it without tax.
Amazon has it now for $315.99

Review: T-Mobile Prepaid Cell Phone

Do you need a cell phone but rarely use it - say under 200 minutes a month? Do you live out of the States but often visit? A prepaid cell phone might be the best option for you. T-mobile has the best prepaid prices that I have seen! There is no contract, so you can cancel whenever you want.

If you don't use it often, you can have a US cell phone for as low as $10 a year, after an initial $100 investment! The way it works is, if you prepay $100 you get 1000 minutes (10 cents a minute) and those minutes don’t expire for a full year. Once you have added $100 you automatically become a Gold Member for life.

Depending on how much money you add, the amount of minutes you get will vary:

$10 = 30 minutes (exp 30 days)
Gold Member = 35 minutes (exp 1 year)

$25 = 130 minutes (exp 90 days)
Gold Member = 150 minutes (exp 1 year)

$50 = 400 minutes (exp 90 days)
Gold Member = 460 minutes (exp 1 year)

$100= 1000 minutes (exp 1 year)

So obviously when you add $100 you will be getting the most value.

Every time you add money, ALL your minutes that you have on your phone will extend till the expiration of the minutes you just added. So, just before the first year is over, if you add $10 to your phone (which will give you 35 minutes), all your minutes will last a 2nd year. If you don't use your phone much, it will just cost you as low as $10 a year!

You can often buy the refill cards for 10-20% cheaper then the regular price (sometimes even less) on eBay. Or get them at $100 card for $88 with coupon code ephonecoupon.

T-mobile Link (Click on the left side of the page where it says "T-Mobile Prepaid') They have a nice selection of decently priced phones, e.g The Nokia 2610 for $29. All phones have free shipping and come preloaded with 10 minutes of airtime.

If you already have a T-mobile phone (or an unlocked GSM phone) then all you need is a Sim card which T-Mobile sells for only $4.99.

Every once in a while T-Mobile has a promotion where you get a free $25 refill card for purchasing a phone. So if you are not in a rush to get a phone, you can check again in a few days.

Note: You must activate the phone within 30 days of purchase, or else you might be charged the full retail value of the phone, as the online price is heavily discounted. You can cancel whenever you want, but you must activate.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Radio Flyer Classic Red Tricycle With Push Handle - $19.98

Update 5:00 pm: Price is now $59.99 has the Radio Flyer Classic Red Tricycle with Push Handle for $19.98!
Free Shipping on orders over $25.00 or with Amazon Prime.
I wouldn't say its a steal, but its a great price!
It has mixed reviews on Amazon.
Note: Item shows that it will ship in a few weeks. (Chances are it will ship quicker)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Review: American Express Credit Cards Benefits

These are the main benefits of Amex cards: There are other benefits too, but these, in my opinion, are the most important.

  • Car Rental Loss And Damage Insurance
  • Buyers Assurance - Extended Warranty
  • Purchase Protection - 90 Day Insurance
  • Return Protection - 90 Day Return Policy
  • Disputing Charges

Car Rental Loss And Damage Insurance:
If your rental car gets damaged or stolen, Amex will pay for it.
Read my review
Note: Amex does NOT cover Liability Insurance. (Nor does any other credit card)
The Delta Options card does not include this benefit.

Buyers Assurance - Extended Warranty:
Doubles the manufacturer’s warranty, up to a year.
Read my review.

Purchase Protection - 90 Day Insurance:
Insures items purchased against theft and damage for 90 days. (The platinum card insures against loss as well).
Read my review.

Return Protection – 90 Day Return Policy:
If you want to return an item and the store does not want to take it back, you can return it to Amex within 90 days of purchase.
More info
This is the only feature that I have never used So no review, yet.
The Delta Options and Classic cards do not include this benefit.

Disputing charges:
If you don’t think the company had the right to charge you, Amex is the best card to have for disputing the charges. All it usually takes is one quick phone call to Amex.

E.g. After Sunrocket, a Voip telephone company, suddenly terminated service, Amex refunded me the full amount which I prepaid to Sunrocket (approx. $200) even though I had paid the charge almost a year beforehand. Other credit card companies refuse to refund charges if they are older then three months. (That is the official rule by Amex as well, though there obviously are exceptions…)

The only time I did not have luck disputing a charge was against Virgin Atlantic. (I have heard that it’s not as easy disputing charges against major corporations as it is with smaller ones.) I had to file a claim at Small Claims Court, which was very successful. Make sure to read the post about that… coming soon.

1) This review pointed out the main benefits of almost all Amex cards. The main difference between the different Amex cards is their rewards system. Click here to see a list of the most rewarding Amex cards, and see which card you should get.
2) These Amex benefits are with credit cards from American Express. Cards from other banks the have the Amex logo on it are not the same, and don't have the same benefits.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Dell Vostro 200 Slim Desktop -$359 -Free shipping!

Update 6:40 pm: Price is now $499

Dell Small Business has the Vostro 200 Slim Desktop for $359 with free shipping!
Tax will be added where applicable.
Amazing price!

Some specs:
-Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20GHz
-20 inch Widescreen E207WFP Analog Flat Panel Display
-2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs
-250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache

Canon PowerShot SD750 - $119.99 - Free Shipping!

Update 11:30 am: Price is now $169.99
Dell has the Canon PowerShot SD750 -$119.99 -free shipping!
Tax will be added where applicable.
Amazon has it for $179.27
Hopefully Dell won't cancel orders...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Orbitz $50 Off 2-Night Hotel Stay

Orbitz is running a promotion: $50 off a 2-night hotel stay.
Use code: SEVENDAY Exp: 03/16
Click here for more info.

Rented Car In NY For Just $19 A Day

Just a heads up that I got a car in NY through Priceline for just $19 a day. It was an economy car with Avis at LGA. It might be even cheaper (or more expensive) depending on the season/dates.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Review: Ikea Baby Highchair

Spending more money doesn’t always mean getting a better product. Very often, with a little research, you can get a much better product and pay way less!

For example:

A highchair sounds like an unusual product to have on this site, but I have seen too many people buy the most expensive, feature-filled highchair... then not be happy with it. I have friends, whom after seeing our highchair, have packed away their pricey highchair and purchased the Ikea Antilop highchair!

There are many types of highchairs these days; they can cost upwards of $100 to over $400. They can be big, bulky and come with cushions which are extremely difficult to clean, especially once your baby starts feeding him/herself.

The Antilop Highchair from IKEA is:

  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to disassemble / reassemble
  • Does not topple easily
  • Extremely light
  • Easy to travel with – will fit in a suitcase unassembled
  • Easy to use it by the table, or with its own tray

And best of all, it only costs $18.99!
The tray is purchased separately for $5. So you can purchase more than one tray if you want.

It’s a simple no frills Ikea-style highchair.

I have this highchair for almost 2 years and I am very happy to have purchased it. I bought it because a preschool I know has them for over 3 years in a commercial setting and they are still in perfect condition! The nursery has gone through so many types and this is the one they are staying with. It’s also the most hygienic, because there are no nooks and crannies for food to get stuck in!

The only downside for some people may be that there is no cushion. Some small babies might appreciate the cushion, although personally I think that no cushion is better, as once a baby is old enough to sit in a high chair, s/he does not need a cushion.

Click here for the highchair
Click here for the tray

Friday, March 7, 2008

Staples - 100 Business Cards For $1.99 - Free Shipping!

Alive Again! Today Only!
Originally posted on 01/04/08

Staples Custom Printing has 100 custom business cards for $1.99 with free shipping.
Use one of their designs or upload your own.
Use coupon code: 93128, the coupon is added at the final checkout stage, before submitting the order.
Tax is added where applicable.

Note: These cards are not nearly as cheap as the Vistaprint cards. However, the Staples cards don't have the Staples logo on the back of the cards, and you can upload your own design.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Grocery Sale At - $20 Off $49 - Free Shipping!

Amazon is having a grocery sale!
Spend $49 or more on any combination of eligible products and get $20 off your order!
Use coupon code: GENMILLS (Enter the code at checkout)

Free Shipping! Stock up and save!

Here is a list of all eligible products.

Some of the items that work out pretty cheap:
Cereal - Buy in bulk and save...
Cheerios - Buy in bulk and save...
Candies - Gushers, FruitRoll ups etc.
12 boxes of Fruit Gushers Tropical Flavors, 72 packets - $30
12 boxes of Fruit Gushers Triple Berry Shock, 72 packets - $30
6 boxes of Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Snacks, 120 packets - $28.12
12 boxes of
Fruit Stackerz Fruit Snacks,96 packets - $30.15
These are the prices before the $20 off...

Look around, you will find some great prices.
E.g.: Gushers usually cost about $3 a box. With this sale, it comes out to $1.66 a box or less.

If you want to order lots of things, then split it in to multiple orders of $49 (or as close to it as possible)

Expires March 31.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Casio Watch Sale On Amazon

Amazon is having a sale on Casio watches.
Free shipping on orders over $25 or with Amazon Prime.

Credit Card: Citi CashReturns MasterCard

The Citi CashReturns MasterCard will give you:
5% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months!
1% cash back after that.
No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn.

So, if you are planning some big purchases, then it is definitely worthwhile to get this card. There is no annual fee.

E.g. If you spend $20,000.00 over the first 3 months, you will get $1,000.00 cash back!


There are many different great credit cards out there. Depending on your annual spending amount, what you spend on, how much insurance/protection you want, how much you value the ability to dispute charges easily and whether or not you want to play the mileage game (churning cards), there will be different cards to meet your requirements.

I haven’t yet been able to figure out the best way to clearly explain all the cards and which ones different people should get, depending on their needs. If you need advice in the meantime, feel free to email me at

The only card everyone must have, is one of the Amex cards. Click here to see which Amex card is best for you.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Free Business Cards, Rubber Stamp, Sticky Notes And T-Shirt @

Update 03/04: Expired (Shipping is no longer $0.99)

Alive again! Great deal!

This deal was originally posted on 02/18.
I was a bit skeptical about Vistaprint actually honoring the price ($0.99). Even if they would, I was sure the quality wouldn't be that great, as the price is way too cheap.
When my order arrived, I was very impressed by the quality of the products. The T-shirt looks great, the rubber stamp works well etc. I was equally impressed by the shipping speed (mine arrived less then a week after ordering). For this price you just can't go wrong!
Bonus: Vistaprint honored multiple orders to the same address...

Vistaprint has some great Freebies!
On the left side of the page you will see a link to Free Products.
250 Business cards - Free
Rubber Stamp - Free
Sticky Notes - Free
25 Checks - Free
T-Shirt - Free
Total for entire order: Only $0.99! (for shipping)
By shipping options, be sure to check 'Slow: 21 Days - $0.99'.

If your total shipping charges are more than $0.99 then click this link, go back to your shopping cart and check out. (Basically, clicking the 'Freebies' link is the only way to get the free T-shirt, but it also deactivates the $0.99 shipping. To reactivate the $0.99 shipping you have to click one of the other links on this page. Your items in the shopping cart won't get deleted by clicking the other link)

The business cards come with the Vistaprint logo on the back of the cards. None of the other items come with their logo. (I did not order the checks, so I can't be sure of that one)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Compaq Presario F750US Notebook And Printer - $399.96 - Free Shipping!

Staples has the
Compaq Presario F750US - Notebook PC

HP DeskJet D1455 - Inkjet Printer
for $399.96 after easy rebate with free shipping!
This is a budget laptop for a great price.
The rebates are easy rebates, no need to mail anything.

Laptop: $629.98 - $150 instant savings - $30 easy rebate = $449.98
Printer: $69.98 - $70 easy rebate = -$0.02.
Use a $50 off $500 coupon (Get one from eBay, now selling for $1.00) -$50.00
Total price = $399.96
Tax will be added where applicable.

First come first serve - Here is a one-time use $50 off $500 coupon:
2772 5883 0711 2256
Please post a comment or email me when used.

Note: This is the same deal that was up on 01/27.