Keeping Track of Gift Cards

One of the most popular presents is a gift card. While I love getting a gift card, I am not the best at keeping track of them. Today, I unearthed from my junk drawer five gift cards from past mail in rebates and gifts. I had no idea what the balance was on any of them. I took the time to call the 800 number or check the balance online. To my great surprise, three of the cards still had balances on them! Now that is a Money Making Monday for ya! Anyways, I decided to mark each card with sharpie ...

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The Big Box Deception

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Do you buy in bulk? How about stockpile? How do you know if you are getting the best value by buying in bulk? Yes, Amee and I both have Sam's Club cards. However, we have come to realize that just because it comes in bulk, does not mean it is the best price. Many times, a sale combined with a coupon will net you a cheaper price per unit than buying in bulk from a big box store. Let's look at the Walgreen's trip from yesterday: The current promotion at Walgreen's is buy (8) Unilever ...

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Where are the Coupons?

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Today I would like to spend some time telling you where you can get coupons. After all, coupons are like money! Did you know that coupons are not just available in the Sunday Paper? They are found in a multitude of places.In Stores: When you are walking down the store isles, keep an eye out for coupons. Many stores have little machines that produce coupons called "blinkies". I do NOT recommend emptying the machine. However, taking a couple for future use is acceptable. Stores also have tear pads ...

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