Archive | December, 2009

Tulle’s Day

31 Dec

Hello! I hope you all have enjoyed this holiday season. I took some much-needed time off and feel ready for the New Year! So, let’s get back to blog business….

Jan. 5 is Tulle’s Day. Tulle is offering shirts for $2.99, dresses, shorts & skirts for $3.99, and pants, jackets, and coats for $4.99. Sounds like some pretty good deals!

(I previously talked about Tulle here.)

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Happy Holidays!

21 Dec

 I should have mentioned this earlier, but posting will be light around here until after Christmas.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Negotiate lower bills

17 Dec

Check out this post from Get Rich Slowly: How I Cut my Comcast Cable Bill by 33% (Without Losing Any Service)

I’m not one for negotiating with customer service reps, but every 6 months I call Comcast and ask for a reduction in my bill.

I have Internet through Comcast, and because it makes my Internet bill cheaper, I have basic cable. Comcast offers 6-month deals, so whenever I get a statement with a higher amount than the previous month I know that my 6-month deal has ended. That’s when I call Comcast and tell them I want to cancel cable. Then the customer service rep tells me that they don’t want me to do that and then they come up with a better price. And if I don’t like that price, then I tell them that I don’t like that price and I still want to cancel cable.

That’s only happened once, but when it did, I got transferred to a different rep (I’m assuming the next level up), and I told him that I can get Internet cheaper elsewhere. That lead to a little argument between us but eventually he agreed to lower the price. Keep in mind that if you get transferred to someone like that and they won’t give you a lower price you’re not out of luck yet. If you tell them you want to cancel your account and they call your bluff and ask you to pick a date when you want service cancelled, tell them that you need to think about it and you’ll call back later. And then hopefully the next time you call you’ll get someone else who will negotiate with you.

The thing to remember with bills like cable, internet, and even credit cards is that it never hurts to ask. I’ve gotten credit card interest lowered just by calling and asking – it was very simple.

You’re going places

15 Dec

Check out this article about 5 Little-Known Websites That Will Save You Time and Money When Booking Airfare Online. It actually lists sites that I haven’t heard of! I wish I’d read it before booking my ridiculously expensive Christmas flight.

Even if you’re not traveling anytime soon, I’d recommend bookmarking the article for later. The more options for flight searching, the better.

(Photo credit: Flickr member contraption available under creative commons)

Free Fred Flare shipping

15 Dec

Enter discount code reindeer to get free shipping at fredflare.com! There’s not even a minimum purchase amount! The code ends Dec. 21.

Cards that give back

14 Dec

If you send out holiday cards, check out cardsthatgive.org. It features a gallery of holiday greeting cards from more than 100 non-profit organizations. You can look through all the cards – or just look at the list of charities that sell cards – and then you can buy cards from that organization’s website. Pretty handy!

Look Elsewares

14 Dec

I came across this online boutique called Elsewares that some has some cute, unique items. They have a section for $25 and under Gifts – in case you’re still looking for a special gift. Click here to find coupon codes for Elsewares.

Acrylic ring - $10

Bike chain bottle opener - $12

Salt & "Peeper" shaker - all in one! $10