Friday, October 31, 2008

Shopping Tips - Find Discount Codes

Starting today, don't pay full price any more.

This is a tip for everyone, even for those people who don't like waiting for deals and just like to buy what they need when they need it.

Whenever you shop at a site, before completing the purchase, just Google that store with 'discount code' e.g "macy's discount code". A bunch of coupon code sites will show up, click on one or more of the first ones and see if you find a coupon that you can use. You will either find a percent off coupon, or a free shipping coupon.

Before you complete your purchase, there's often a box that let's you type in a discount code. Type in the code you just found, update your shopping cart, and see the price drop!

It's so easy, it only takes a minute and it could save you money!

Also, check out for a list of free shipping coupons and sites.

Sign up with Ebates - Make $10.00

Update 11/23: Use this link for $10 bonus. It looks like they might only send out a check after you purchase enough items to get $5.01 in cashback besides for the bonus. Their wording seems a bit tricky.

Today is the last day to sign up and buy something and get the $10.00 bonus.

Originally posted on 10/19
Ebates is a website that gives you cash back when you shop online.

Sign up with Ebates and buy one item by clicking through their site before Oct 31, they will pay you $10.00!

You don't need to buy anything direct from Ebates, you just need to click through their site to get to the site you want to shop at, and buy one item at that site.

Click here to read more about cashback sites.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

4GB Flash Drive $7.99

Newegg has a 4GB Flash Drive for $7.99. Free shipping.
They also have a 4GB SDHC for $6.99.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Panasonic Four Handsets Cordless Phone System - $57.48!

Update 10/23: Amazon canceled the orders, oh well.

Amazon has the Panasonic Dect 6.0 Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System - 4 Handset System for $57.48 with free shipping.
Great price! Regular price is around $100.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Amex Purchase Protection - Get your money's worth from Amex!

American Express is great!

Back in July I purchased a Canon SD870 for $250. During the summer, the camera fell and the screen got scratched. I called Amex to file a claim with their 90 day purchase protection plan, and they credited the $250 back to my card on the spot! I still have a working camera (just scratched on the screen) and I got my $250 back!!!

All it took was a two minute phone call. I wasn’t put on hold for ages. I didn’t have to send anything in. It was no hassle.

I just called 1-800-322-1277, told the Amex customer service representative exactly what happened, and I got my money back! Please read the review to understand how it works, as each case can be different.

Every Amex card comes with this and many other features! Use them!

Click here for all Amex benefits.
Click here for recommended Amex Cards.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fisher-Price Baby Swing - $66.65

Update 10/23: Up to $88.00
Update 10/19: Alive again.
Update: Expired

Amazon has the Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing for $66.65/free shipping.
Regular price is over $100.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Make Over $30.00 after rebate!

Update 11/24: Get this one for $9.60
Update 11/15: Get this one for $7.35
Update 11/06: Get this one for $5.35
Update 10/10: Prices have gone up... Get this one instead for $3.37

Amazon is selling this Fram Car Filter for $3.08 with a $20 rebate. Alternatively, get this one for $3.28 (also with a $20 rebate).

You can earn a maximum of two rebates. So, two will cost you $6.16, and you will get back $40.00 in rebates! That's $33.84 profit!

You have to spend $25 to get free shipping, unless you have Amazon Prime (With Amazon Prime, you pay Amazon $79 for the year, and then you get free 2 day shipping, even if you don't spend $25.)

I ordered these a few months ago and received my rebates. See previous post here.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

1TB External Hard Drive - $69.99! Try your luck.

Update: Expired

Best Buy has the Western Digital - My Book Premium Edition II 1TB External Hard Drive for $69.99. It usually retails for over $150.
Total after shipping and taxes should be around $80.00.

The problem is that its not available online. You need to call Best Buy on 1888-237-8289 and tell them you want to place a website order.
The SKU is: 7997947

The Hard Drives are on backorder, so the order might get canceled. Also, you might have to stay on hold for a while before reaching a representative.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

30% Cashback at Ebay!

Update 10/23: Down to 25%
Back up to 30%!
10/06: Down to 20%

Get 30% Cashback at eBay through Microsoft's Buy an item for $100 and get $30 back! You can get up to $200 in cashback.

1- Log in or to sign up for a Microsoft cashback account.
2- Click here to go to, then click on the eBay sponsored link (Many search terms will bring up the eBay sponsored link). It should look like this:

3- Search for any item on eBay that has a Buy it Now option.
4- Purchase the item through Buy it Now, and pay with Paypal.
5- When you click on Buy it Now, you should see the amount you will get back. Don't confirm your bid without seeing that you will be receiving your cashback.
6- Your cashback should show up in your Microsoft cashback account within a day or two, and be available for withdrawal after 60 days.

Click here to read the full rules at eBay.

I tried it last time, and the cash showed up in my account.
The money became available after 60 days.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Free FICO Credit Score from Equifax!

Equifax is offering a free FICO score to the first 10,000 responders.
I checked mine, it didn't take much time at all.
Click here to read more about FICO scores.