Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Best Site to Find the Best of All The Deals


Don't forget the search box in the upper right-hand corner (magnifying glass icon)

This also works:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Waiting for a Price Drop Made Easy

Often, I want to buy something, but only when there is a considerable price drop.

I have used the following website to automatically send me email alerts when certain items go on some crazy, short-lived sale. 

Keep an eye on the many bargains being discussed at:

I have saved hundreds of dollars on:
  • 50-inch LCD TV delivered for $380
  • Cole-Hann shoes delivered for $25
  • 80 brand-name K-Cups delivered for $25
  • High-End Dual-band 1 Gig router for $25 delivered
  • Factory-refurbished Windows 7 notebooks at about $600 off MSRP
  • Printer toner cartridges for less than $10 delivered
  • XM radio renewals, like less than $35 for 5 months
  • Cable TV promotions, live a free DVR rental
And, bookmark these gems:

Save on Food

  • Sign-up for H-T's eVic email list. They run unadvertised specials on a half-dozen items every weekend at considerable savings.
  • Look at Amy's Twitter feed, daily! (even if you have no Twitter account!)
  • Seniors: Get a free coffee at Chick-Fil-A  
  • Best days for coupons:
  • Wal-Mart's big stores and smaller grocery stores have their best quality meats in black Styrofoam trays. Look for the YELLOW tags that show a 30% typical discount for stuff that has to be sold in the next 24-48 hours. Their petite sirloins grill great!
  • BJ's Club front-of-store coupon rack saves us money every week.
  • In Kroger, look for the "Manager's Special" on meats and bakery items.
  • If you kike a brand, go to the manufacturers website and use your "junque" email address to sign up for promotions. Blue Bunny coupons have been very good to me.

Save on Gasoline

  • Look at the discounts offered to wholesale club members
  • Get a Sheetz loyalty card for free and get 3 cents off of every gallon
  • Shop Kroger on Fri-Sat-Sun (food, prescriptions, gift cards) to get double fuel points. My fill-up last week was 70 cents off per gallon.

Save Money on Next Car Purchase

  1. Research your current car's value at Edmunds, KBB, TrueCar, etc,
  2. Sell current car on Craigslist after getting quotes from dealers, Carmax, if they were to buy it from you.
  3. Accompany all test drives and do final deal at bank or credit union, to sign over title in front of notary
  4. For great tips, visit:
  5. Research your new car at the same websites used earlier 
  6. Look at lists of incentives offered by each manufacturer
  7. Look at dealer inventories and find a stock number you really like.
  8. Email several dealers and ask for an out the door price, with no trade.
  9. Remember, dealers pay several hundred dollars to use TrueCare, so expect them to also knock of that much for you for not using it.
  10. Run from dealers that send form letter replies or want you to come in for the usual "grind-down".
Doing the above, I bought a new 2014 Kia Soul+ for approx $16,000, or $2400 off sticker.

Look for promos like financing, even if it is only for a few months to get an instant discount.

On top of that was the dealer doc fee (all profit), 3% NC tax and usual tag fees.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Toner Cartridge for HP Laser Printer from Amazon

The brand-name version of this is about 7-9X this price!

1 "Premium Compatible HP 78A Black Toner Cartridge for LaserJet Pro P1606dn"
In Stock
   Sold by: Speedy Inks 

Amazon Has Deals on Protein Bars

These normally sell for over a dollar each, locally. When you spend $25 at Amazon, they still ship for free!

Pure Protein S'mores Value...   $10.74   for a case of 12     

eBay is still the place for smartphone, cell phone accessories

New Samsung Galaxy S 4G Wall Charger Micro USB Cable (150655757642) for $4.45, delivered!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lifetime Garmin GPS Updates for $72.16 is quite a deal to prolong the life of any recent Garmin GPS. 4 updates per year! Very helpful if you travel in areas where there are new off-ramps (DC beltway) and new areas for shopping (NC).
  • However, I must admit the GPS in my Sprint Samsung Epic smartphone is really fast at finding satellites and also gives me reviews of what I am travelling to, etc.
  • Android phones' use of Google maps is great.
  • So, my wife runs the GPS and I leave my phone connected to the input of the car radio so I can play all the fun radio streams on Iheartradio while travelling.

Friday, August 19, 2011 has some great deals.

I saved $50 today on a $60.00 Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB Headset H390 with In-Line Volume Control for $9.99 delivered. (refurb)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Merchants on Amazon

They are very well screened and managed and can reall save you money. Free shipping for items under $25 does happen.  My most recent purchase for name-brand Delta faucet parts was about 60% off list and Free Shipping.

Subtotal of Items: $8.34

Shipping & Handling: $0.00


Total for this Order: $8.34

Delivery estimate: Aug. 22, 2011 - Aug. 25, 2011 1"DELTA RP3614 Faucet Repair Kit"

Tools & Home Improvement; $3.87

In Stock

Sold by: D P L

1"Delta Single-Handle Faucet Ball Unit Assembly #RP70"

Tools & Home Improvement; $4.47

In Stock

Sold by: D P L

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Inexpensive batteries

eBay is the place to get any of those pricey batteries. Buy from a high-rated seller, typically in Asia, with free or very low-priced bargain shipping.  I have used eBay merchants to get batteries for: digital camera, garage door opener, watches, meat thermometers, blood pressure monitor, UPS power supplies, etc. at incredible savings. Usually it's a 2-week wait on shipping.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quality Eyeglasses, about 80% off

Zenni Optical is a real money-saver. Two pair of all pure titanium frame progressive glasses just arrived in a 6 oz. padded envelope, for less than $119 delivered, total. Great quality.

Ordered on March 1, shipped on March 11 from CA, arrived on March 13. I suspect they bulk-ship from China to San Rafael, CA

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wireless-N For Under $50 Delivered

Newegg is a great place for bargains. I upgraded my wireless for notebook for less than $50 delivered using deals here. They ship quite fast, usually for FREE. My wireless LAN is now about 12X faster and 4X the range. I'm still able to keep my existing router by adding a FASTER wireless access point (AP) to it: TrendNet TEW-637AP and a Wireless N card to the PC from Belkin.

Two pieces of hardware & very easy to set-up.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Brad's Deals Saves You Money!

Both my daughter and I have used Brads Deals for clothing and shoes, at tremendous savings. Sometimes, only a few sizes are available, so the stuff can sell out quick. Savings can be 75%.

The site collects bargains from many merchants and is constantly updated, 24x7.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Buying Returns From Amazon

Check Warehouse Deals by Amazon
Free shipping on most items over $25.00. Common to find items at about 50% off normal price with all the usual benefits of buying from Amazon. Bought my 18X Optical Zoom Panasonic DMC-FZ28 camara for under $200 almost a year ago.

User Manuals for Consumer Electronics

Downloads are free over at Retrevo.
Great site to do price compares, too.

RetailMeNot Rocks!

At RetailMeNot, find and share discount and coupon codes with other users for discounts at thousands of online stores.

The local printable coupon selection is really amazing. For example, Type in pizza, and your ZIP code to get close-by coupons, for same at this great site.

Grocery coupon selection is huge!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ideas for Budget Conscious Brown Baggers

Sex Up Your Sandwich: Ideas for Budget Conscious Brown Baggers | Wise Bread

This article has some really great ideas, and besides... bacon bits make everyting taste good!

Walgreens Incredible Photo Deals

Tonight I got in on a one day-only deal at Walgreens for a FREE $3.99 8x10 picture collage. No other purchase required. Once you get on their mailing list, they keep you informed of all kinds of specials to get you into the store.

Never a need to buy a give-away price color inkjet printer that uses expensive ink cartridges...when there are deals like this for in-store pickup of color prints on nice photo stock.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Recent Under $10 eBay Deals For the Home Network

My original Dell notebook adapter had a sudden, unrepairable death. Found a Chinese knock-off for less than 10 dollars delivered, thanks to eBay merchant electriczone . Adapter works fine, runs cool!

Ran out of ports on my router, so I added a Dynex 5-Port 10/100M Fast Ethernet Switch DX-ESW5-58 for $8.99 delivered, thanks to another eBay merchant!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

13,000 Radio Stations

Muzee is really cool, and great for non-Mac computers. Found new one on eBay for about $15.00 delivered. Has a handy recorder application, too.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bargain Babe !

Bargain Babe writes a helpful blog on saving money while shopping and how to get some really great deals on all sorts of everyday things!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Instructables Saved Me Over $100

My 19" Acer LCD monitor went dark, the Instructables site showed me How to repair a Westinghouse L1975NW 19" LCD Monitor (equivalent to mine) using less than 10 dollars worth of parts found on eBay. Soldering skills required. Changed two capacitors, 2 transistors, and a tiny fuse.
Check out the top-viewed Instructables.

LifeHacker is similar, and more on the geek side of things.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GE Outlet Store looks very interesting!

Full warranty, free delivery.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cheap Media & Deals at Amazon's "other merchants" have low prices and reasonable shipping charges on pre-owned books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Amazon's "A to Z" protection plan is really on the side of the consumer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Boddit is my Friend

Here are some of the hottest deals from a site I have used many times: Bodditt

Search Every Craigslist at Once!

Here is the way to search all the Craigslists at one time!

Best Coupon Sites

Before any shopping trip, visit Brad's Deals for printable store coupons, often-updated in the right margin.

This page of Brad's newest deals is also worth your time!

Also, check out this searchable coupon site: RetailMeNot for store and online coupons!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

GM Parts & Accessories

GM parts and accessories at wholesale. Very quick, personalized service from Gene Culley, the founder.

FatWallet Rules!

My new home page has sure saved me lots of $$$, since it contains tip from others on the best deals they have found and it's kept very fresh and current. FatWallet has been a long-time favorite for many types of deals.

NWT = new clothes, cheap

Clothing on eBay that has never been worn and still has tags attached typically has the acronym NWT in its description.

So, for slacks I have a stored search that eBay emails me whenever an item that matches:

38x30 Haggar NWT

is listed! Incredible savings.

Battery Bargains

I get all my specialty batteries (phone and camera, etc.), cell phone chargers, GPS chargers, cases, etc. from eBay. The well-rated sellers in Hong Kong really ship quite fast and their prices are very low.

I still buy the usual AA, AAA and 9V ones at local Dollar Store.

Rechargeables vary so much in quality, so I stick with the brands names sold at Costco.