There are few companies I despise more than cable companies. They are virtual monopolies that set artificially high prices that you can either take or leave. Most of us take them because we don’t have a choice, but there are still a few tricks to make sure you’re at least getting fair treatment from the common bait and switch tactics most cable providers use.
I don’t know about you, but much of my holiday shopping occurs on Amazon.com. And the only thing better than saving a lot of time and money by shopping at Amazon is by saving even MORE money by taking advantage of special offers. Right now, Amazon is offering $5 off any $35 purchase until December 15th. Free money I say. All you need to do is share a wish list through Facebook and the credit is instantly applied to your Amazon account.
Black Friday is universally known as the busiest shopping day of the year and with so many retailers clamoring for a piece of the pie it can make your head spin just thinking about how to approach it. Black Friday is also home to some of the best deals money can buy if you’re willing to put up with a bit of nonsense. With yet another holiday season off to a running start I thought I would offer some advice for having a more enjoyable Black Friday shopping experience. So prepare yourself for the worst with these handy tips.
So many times in my life the saying, “You can’t get what you don’t ask for.” has been applicable to numerous situations. I think for a lot of people its a comfort zone thing. They think, why would I get a discount here? Why do I deserve a discount? Why not I say? What harm is there in giving someone a discount if it makes them happy and they come back again? The fact remains that most of the time, if you don’t ask for it, you’re not going to get it, simple as that. But if you do, the rewards can be well worth it.
There are few things I like more in life than good food. And being the frugal gentleman that I am, getting good food for less money is even more satisfying. So I thought I would change things up a bit this week and talk about a few of the many great methods I have used to save money when dining out. So lets get started with 11 ways to save money when dining out.
Today’s blarticle goes to another one of my favorite online pricing tools. If you’re an Amazon shopper, and you should be as they often have the best prices, you might know that their prices can change quite often, sometimes multiple times per day. A no-doubt complex algorithm that Amazon has decided upon to make sure they stay competitive. Even though you might find the best price one day, how do you know its the best price ever? That, my friends, is why we use Camels.
Several months ago I was in the market for a mixer. I had my eyes set on a nice KitchenAid mixer because I knew I would be making pizza dough and wanted something that could handle it. Now, I’m a frugal guy but let there be no confusion, I will still buy nice things. I have no problem buying top-of-the-line items as long as I know I’m getting a good deal. This was the case when I found a great deal on a nice mixer and knew it was time to buy.
If you tell me something is free, you will get my attention. I mean, who doesn’t love free stuff? But not everything free is worth taking. That 20 year-old dresser your mom wants to give you cause you don’t have any furniture sounds like a good idea, but what happens when you don’t want it anymore? You have to have your own kids just to get rid it. One mans junk is SOMETIMES another mans treasure, but not always. Today I talk about some free stuff that is and isn’t worth taking.
I often disregard loyalty benefits as being good incentives because I feel like the companies that offer them are simply creating a way to keep you from looking elsewhere before booking with them. In the case of frequent flier programs, I often assume I can get a better deal if I do my legwork rather than sticking to one airline that might offer some perks after some number of flights. That won’t stop me from getting frequent flier accounts with all of them in the chance that I book with them again in the future, but I don’t personally fly often enough for it to matter. Las Vegas is a different story however. It’s usually pretty easy to get a room upgrade, some meal comps, a discount or maybe some free show tickets, but rarely can you find all of them together. But be a loyal customer and you just might.