Category Archives: Saving Money

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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How Much Is A Stamp? Current Postage Rates 2015

It seems the cost of postage stamps are constantly increasing, and it can be difficult to stay on top of how much a stamp costs these days. There was an increase in postal rates on May 31, 2015, for a … Continue reading

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Where to Get Free Donuts for National Donut Day

It’s the best day of the year for those who love donuts — National Donut Day. The day is celebrated on the first Friday in June each year (June 5, 2015). While the day may seem like a corporate marketing … Continue reading

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When Is National Donut Day?

For those who love donuts, the beginning of June is a highly anticipated time of the year. That’s because on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is celebrated across the US. While this may not be a well-known … Continue reading

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Friday Last Day to Take Advantage of Southwest Airlines $49 Ticket Sale

Update Due to the problems on their website during the promotion, Southwest has announced the sale has been extended until Friday. For those looking to save money on airline tickets in the fall, you’re in luck, but you’ll have to … Continue reading

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Does Walmart Cash Checks?

Walmart is known for its low prices, great deals, being open almost every day of the year and one-stop shopping convenience. Millions of people visit Walmart stores nationwide each and every day. Walmart offers home goods, health and beauty products, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save Mom Money

May has arrived which means that Mother’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re the type who constantly struggles about what to buy your mom, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are a few different gifts … Continue reading

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Tesla Looks to Change Your Home Energy Use with Powerwall Batteries

Tesla has just become much more than an electric car company. Tesla’s CEO announced late last week that the company is launching a new venture that he hopes will put the Tesla brand in every home and business in the … Continue reading

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Why Oil Prices May Fall as Low as $20 a Barrel

If you didn’t think oil prices could go any lower, now is a good time to think again. Oil from U.S. shale (an unconventional method of producing oil from rock fragments through pyrolysis, hydrogenation or thermal dissolution), has driven crude … Continue reading

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Saturday May 2 Is Free Comic Book Day 2015

If you love comic books, then you know what the first Saturday in May brings each year — free comic books. Free Comic Book Day is the brainchild of comic book publishers and creators who have formed relationships with comic … Continue reading

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Coffee Can Offset Cancer Risk for Those Who Consume 3 Alcoholic Drinks a Day

The liver is one of the body’s hardest working organs responsible for filtering out toxins that circulate in the bloodstream, as well as converting nutrients to usable biomolecules. Given its primary role in keeping the body healthy, cancers of the … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost? Over $30,000

If you search for “wedding television shows” on Wikipedia, there are 33 entries which range from “Bridezillas” to “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” along with several variations of “Say Yes to the Dress.” So, which came first? Were Americans so interested in … Continue reading

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