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Best Independence Day / Fourth of July Sales 2015

Fourth of July should be a celebration of fun times with fun people while recognizing a historic moment in our country’s history. As an addition to the celebration, retailers tend to offer amazing deals on your favorite products. Even if … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2015 Free Events

Who doesn’t love free things? July 4th is full of many different free events so make sure to take full advantage of these. Fireworks and parades are the most common free activities that go on around the nation for Independence … Continue reading

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Major Fourth of July Fireworks Displays for Independence Day 2015

With Independence Day comes a night of fireworks displaying an array of lights for every community in the nation to view.  Small ones, large ones, loud ones, and quite ones, they have them all. Some people travel hundreds of miles … Continue reading

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Costco or Sam’s Club: Which Is the Better Choice?

When making the choice of which membership warehouse will get your business, does Costco or Sam’s Club win out? Is one better than the other, and if so, which factors play into that decision? Costco and Sam’s Club are similar … Continue reading

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Are Costco Tires a Good Deal?

Costco, the warehouse giant, is notorious for saving shoppers money. Customers can find everything from food products to home appliances and electronics. You can get prescriptions, eyeglasses, insurance, and even a car. Did you also know that you can purchase … Continue reading

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Is It Better to Keep Your Gas Tank Full or Empty?

With the rising cost of living, it is getting harder and harder for people to make ends meet. Most of us try to cut corners whenever and wherever possible to save a few bucks here and there. After all, it … Continue reading

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Is a Costco Executive Membership Worth the Price?

Costco shoppers have the option of several membership plans. While it is possible to shop at Costco without a membership, this doesn’t work well for those who shop at the warehouse often. For most, it’s a choice of purchasing a … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for All 4th Grade Students and Their Families

There are opportunities to visit national parks for free a few days each year, but if there is a child in your family going into the fourth grade after summer vacation, you have the opportunity to get into national parks … Continue reading

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Costco Membership Fees and Plans

If you don’t live in a cave, the chances are that you have checked out Costco, or at least heard the buzz about the bargains you can find at the bulk warehouse retailer. Most people who have memberships will agree … Continue reading

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Shop at Sam’s Club for Free Without a Membership

People can’t seem to get enough of Sam’s Club. Buying food and household items in bulk can indeed save money in the long run. Many consumers use Sam’s Club on a regular basis as a means to rack up the … Continue reading

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What is the Costco Return Policy?

Besides being able to buy all of your favorite foods and household items in bulk, Costco is known for another amazing thing that impresses its customers — it has an unbeatable return policy. Although most retail stores offer some type … Continue reading

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Free Admission to All Canadian National Parks for Canada Day (July 1)

While the US offers free entrance fee days to national parks throughout the year, the free admission days to Canada’s national parks aren’t as frequent. One day where you can visit Canada’s national parks at no cost is on Canada … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A Car Through Costco?

There are approximately 50 million Americans who shell out from $55 to $110 each year for a Costco membership in order to stock up on giant packages of steeply discounted paper towels, enormous jars of mayonnaise, or enough shampoo to … Continue reading

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Is ARCO Gas Bad For Your Car or Is It the Same as 76, Exxon, Shell and Chevron?

ARCO has a reputation of offering considerably lower prices for its gas than other gas stations. These days, consumers are looking for a bargain wherever they can find one. According to ARCO, consumers can average a savings of $0.05-$0.10 per … Continue reading

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Free Entrance to All US National Forest for National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, has been designated as a national day for you to get outside. National Get Outdoors Day (referred to as “GO Day”) will be celebrated for the 8th time since being started in 2008. The day hopes … Continue reading

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Is Costco Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?

Every Costco shopper can attest to falling prey to the trap of the rotisserie chicken. You know how the story plays out. You are almost finished filling your shopping cart to overflowing with all of your favorite products in bulk. … Continue reading

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Is It Better to Let Your Phone Die?

We’ve all had the experience of looking at our phone, realizing that our battery is about to go dead, and having a moment of panic. Our cell phones today are used for so much more than making phone calls. They … Continue reading

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Five National Iced Tea Day Freebies

If there is a day to celebrate, companies will try to take advantage of it to get their brands out to new potential customers. You may not know, but Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is National Iced Tea Day. This news … Continue reading

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Does Costco Offer a Free Trial Membership?

A question that often comes up in discussions about Costco by people who have heard about all the positives of the warehouse is, “Does Costco offer a free trial membership?” or “Does Costco offer free trial membership coupons?” While the … Continue reading

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When Is Costco Switching from American Express to Visa?

While most members of Costco are happy with the retailer, one frustration they often have is the fact that Costco only accepts American Express cards when it comes time to pay for everything at the checkout lane. There are ways … Continue reading

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