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How an Otter Saved My Kindle Fire

July 4, 2012

I was excited to finally get a Kindle last April, and doubly-so that it was the awesome Kindle Fire–Amazon’s newest entry into the e-reader market. It had a full-color screen, and was a sexy black (compared to the silver hue of the older Kindle models), and was reputed to be better for browsing the web […]

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Saving Money at Target–How to Get Five Percent Off Every Purchase

March 7, 2012

In today’s difficult economy, we’re all trying to save money wherever we can. If you’re already a Target shopper, you probably already know that Target has some excellent prices. Like all stores, their pricing can vary on particular items–but overall, their prices tend to be lower than many other retail stores. But there’s a way […]

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3 Ways to Get Free Amazon Prime

October 23, 2011

I LOVE having the benefits of Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping. I shop a lot on Amazon.com because their prices are almost always better than those I find at my local retail stores PLUS shopping on Amazon saves me time–something that, as a single head-of-household mom, I have far too little of. Even for Amazon’s […]

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Returning vs Exchanging Items on Amazon.com — Which is Better? | An Amazon Return Review

October 15, 2011

Let’s face it: once in a while, the stuff we order from Amazon.com might not cut the mustard. Sometimes, we realize we should have bought a different item; other times, the item we ordered is damaged during shipping. In the cases where we purchased the wrong thing, the only option is to return the order […]

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The Trouble with Holiday-Themed Treats

October 9, 2011

At my house, we love celebrating the holidays. So of course, when we see all the brightly colored holiday treats in the grocery store, they’re ever so tempting: from fluorescent¬† frosted cupcakes, cookies decorated with a rainbow of sprinkles, lollipops with faces and fun scenes painted on them, etc. And in addition to the ready-made […]

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Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program — What You Should Know Before You Sign Up (A Review)

September 1, 2011

Amazon.com’s Subscribe and Save program saves you as much as 30 percent on items on consumable items you’d buy anyway:¬† 15 percent off eligible products for all customers, plus an additional 15 percent off select diapers and wipes. Sign up for (or learn more about) the Amazon Subscribe and Save program. Things You Should Know […]

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Nintendo Announces Huge Price Drop for 3DS Game Console — In Plenty of Time for the 2011 Holidays!

August 29, 2011

On August 12, 2011, Nintendo dropped the price of it’s flagship 3D portable game system nearly $100. From the original price of $249, the 3DS video game console is now only $169. The new lower price applies to both of the original versions of the console–cosmos black and aqua blue–as well as Nintendo’s September 2011 […]

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How to Get the Best Price on a New TV–the Easy Way | Tips and Tricks

August 27, 2011

1. Decide What Features You Can’t Live Without–then Price Out Those TV Models. There’s a reason you’re in the market for a new TV. Maybe your expectations aren’t that high and you just want a TV that works–and fits in the space you have for it. Maybe you’re just now making the switch from the […]

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