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How to Score Discounts With Customer Loyalty

I’ve written before about using customer loyalty to your advantage. Often, we see “newbie” customers getting rewarded when they sign up for a service or purchase a product. This kinda irks me. I realize that companies need to continually add new users/purchasers to their roster. It’s just part of the market economy and (if they …

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Try These Tips to Save an Extra 10% or More on Purchases

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Pawn Stars, you can learn a lot about how the owner of the pawn shop (Rick Harrison) negotiates with folks who are wanting to sell him stuff. One of his most used tactic is to find something wrong with the item. This could be anywhere from “it will …

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Why Qdoba is Better Than Chipotle

I remember when the first Chipotle opened up in my neighborhood. It was quite a novelty. Burritos so large you could stand them up on end. The restaurants were unique and you could make your burrito however you liked. For years, I was a Chipotle-frequenter.

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Don’t Forget Your Birthday Bonuses

Since it only comes around just once a year, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the gifts and birthday bonuses that you might receive from your favorite restaurants and businesses. Having recently celebrated a birthday, I wanted to run down some of the benefits that I received from turning another year older.

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6 Weird Ways to Earn or Save Money

I came to a conclusion while being shamelessly dressed liked a cow to get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A recently: sometimes you have to be creative to make or save a buck. Am I right? I began reflecting on the interesting, weird and bizarre things I have done all in the name of earning or …

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How I’m Saving as Much as 13% on Everyday Purchases

For awhile now, I have been looking at ways my wife and I can save more on our everyday purchases. From groceries to restaurants, to even gas. Part of the problem I’ve run into is that some of the places we frequent do not have traditional “sales” or discount their goods very often. We have gone …

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Does Walmart’s Savings Catcher Work?

As I was listening to some tunes via Pandora last week, an ad for Walmart’s Savings Catcher came on. They advertised that you could enter your receipt into their new “Savings Catcher” app and if they find a competitor’s advertised price cheaper than what you paid for it at Walmart, they’ll actually refund you the difference in …

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5 Ways to Save by Cozying Up to Brands You Use

In an effort to save more money with the products and services we use on a regular basis, I’ve thought a good way to do this is to get “cozy” with them. And, I don’t mean anything kinky here. Most brands today are looking to get closer to their customers. They want to know what …

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How We’ll Save Money on Clothes in 2014

With a family of six, clothing costs can get out of hand real quick.  As a part of our 2013 budget goals, we committed to only buy clothing if it was absolutely necessary, and we held fast to that goal – for the most part.  All in all, though our 2013 clothing costs remained under …

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5 Ways to Save Money Over Your Entire Career

Over the course of a normal persons 40 year career there can be a lot of choices that will have huge long term affects. However, very few of us realize that these small changes can have long term savings benefits. In my short career I’ve focused on a few of these areas to help compound …

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