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Five Apps That Will Pay You To Shop

Shopping is usually an activity that makes you spend money.   In fact, with the ease of debit cards and credit cards today you can rack up big bills by simply turning your computer on to one of the major shopping websites.  So, I thought going into the summer it might be interesting to see what apps you could download that might actually pay YOU money to shop. Ibotta (www.ibotta.com) – Did you ever thing you could get paid to scan receipts from your phone?    Before you go shopping, you complete a few simple tasks and then you begin to unlock rewards.  With over 187 participating stores (and you can link loyalty accounts as well) it makes it very easy to make money with Ibotta.  Really, you end up just scanning bar codes and then taking pictures of your receipts. Swagbucks (www.swagbucks.com) – With over $132,470,000 of gift cards that have been awarded to users, Swagbucks is an app that will ...

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Five Deals On Tax Day!

It’s Monday and officially tax day. Some of us will be running out as late as 11:59 p.m. tonight to the post office to make sure our taxes are post marked on time. I suppose if you get a refund, tax day feels like a good day, however if you owe money it can feel as if you got pick-pocketed right outside of work. Now, some of you have been done for weeks and will just listen with amusement to the madness as a few of your colleagues scramble to finish everything today, April 15th. But, not all is lost as tax day also brings us some amazing deals. Here are five tax day deals you should look at this morning to see if you can make the most out of your day! FREE Cinnabon Bites– There are quite a few desserts that just seem necessary to indulge in from time to time. Every time I walk into the food court ...

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Resell Your Coupons?

Are you one of those people who bought a big entertainment book that sat in your glove compartment until the end of the year when you realized you used only three coupons?  Or worse yet, did you recently spend money on a Groupon that you swore you would use only to let the money dwindle down the drain?  Once you buy a super deal voucher whether it is from Groupon or another coupon site, what do you do with it if you simply aren’t going to use it?    I guess you could put it on eBay, Craigslist, or just write it off as a loss.   However, a whole number of coupon / deal reseller sites have cropped up today to allow you to sell your deal to another willing buyer. Deals Go Round (www.dealsgoround.com), is labeled as a site where daily deals get a 2nd chance.   This site allows you to set up a deal wallet to allow you to ...

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CHECK IT OUT! www.BestParking.com

Every Friday, I am going to bring you Your Smart Money Moves check it out website.   These websites may range from coupon sites to deal sites to just cool places that I think can help you save time or money in your life.   With so many new cool websites popping up all over the internet, feel free to send me one by clicking here if you think there is a post that would be worthwhile for Your Smart Money Moves readers. Synopsis: BestParking.com (formerly NYCGarages.com) is a free parking search engine that steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking facilities in 18 cities and 79 airports.  Over 125,000 motorists rely on the website each month to easily compare the hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly rates at over 3,000 parking facilities, thereby saving hundreds of dollars on parking. (source: BestParking.com) The largest parking operators in the nation have partnered with BestParking.com to offer guaranteed rates, reservations, coupons, monthly specials, ...

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Hot Summertime Deals

Everyone is interesting saving money, and in the shopping market timing is everything.   For many years, I have shared with clients that the best deals generally come in the off season if you know where to find them.  Here are five things you could look for in the month of July. 1) Summer Clothing-  As the dog days of summer are upon us and the return to school begins, many department stores will put their summer clothes, bathing suites, and shoes on sale.    Check out stores toward the end of this month and you will be sure to find a bargain or two from the large chain stores to your local boutique. 2) Grill and Outdoor Patio Furniture-   Especially in the areas where you have all four seasons, toward the end of July you will see fantastic deals on outdoor chairs, patio furniture, grills, and grill accessories.    Much of the higher end pricing leads up to the 4th of July, ...

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Even the Orthodontist offers coupons!

When you start taking your child to the dentist, life is pretty good . . . until their teeth grow into their mouths. I know technology has made everything smaller today, but is it possible that they have made our kid’s mouths smaller? I have three kid’s and it turns out the dentist ‘recommends’ they all get braces in some way, shape, or form. ...

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