‘Retail’ Articles

Emails, Facebook, Twitter! ~ Follow Us!

Go here to get our daily emails.  Yes, they come everyday, usually around 2pm.  They’re not for the weak or those annoyed by getting an email every single day.  :)  The emails give links to all the posts we did, in the previous 24 hours.

Make sure you click on the confirmation email!!  So many miss this step.  I’m guessing it’s because it goes to spam sometimes, so be sure to check there if you don’t see it.

Facebook is where we’re most active.  We post extras over there all the time, especially more localized deals or offers that will probably disappear quickly.  As an added bonus, you can learn tidbits from others who contribute or ask questions over there.

If you hover over “Following” and choose “See First,” Facebook will show Bargain Believer posts first, so you don’t miss anything or see it too late … or never.  If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ll miss a lot.  The more you like, comment, and share posts; the more Facebook believes you actually want to see the posts.  Stay active, please!  It also keeps us motivated, knowing there are people who are actually out there.  :)

Sometimes, we wait to post on Facebook, so there’s a greater chance it will actually be shown in your feed.  (Facebook doesn’t seem to like us posting things right in a row.)  If you’re waiting on something, you can always hop over to www.BargainBeliever.com and see if it’s already there.  Sometimes, we’re backed up, especially on Mondays & Tuesdays, when we do a lot of ad match ups.


Honestly, Twitter just gets the automatic feeds from the website.  If you’re a Twitter follower, everything will be there.  It will just show the post title and have a link.  There won’t be extra commentary or interaction there.

If you don’t know what this is, it’s probably not for you.  :)  You can get feeds in different ways, but here’s a link, if you want to set it up this way.
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Why? Help! ~ Note from Juli

Why?

There are times I wonder what I’m doing, running this website.  Not only do I feel inadequate sometimes, but my life is full … of the good stuff, the bad stuff, and the busy stuff.  Yes, I make some money by doing this, but I could make more if I used my time and energy to invest in something else.  But, it’s not about money.  My husband makes enough money to keep us happy.  So, I always come back to:  Why do I want to add stress to my life?

There are three reasons I can’t escape, no matter how hard I try to convince myself that I’d prefer extra time in my life, to pursue other things . . .

  1.  All of you ~ especially those who email your story, comment, share posts, tag a friend on Facebook, etc.  By doing that, you’re telling me you value what we’re doing.  You become “real” and not just a click on my stat page.  I can quit on clicks, but it’s hard to quit on people who find value in what we’re doing.  Some of you have even shared how much you saved and what it has led to . . . . amazing stories that have made me shed a couple tears, the good kind.  It’s hard to walk away from impacted lives.
  2. Gina ~ super duper assistant who does most everything and makes me wonder what I do sometimes, but something sucks up my time!?!?  I stumbled on this email Gina sent me awhile back, prompting me to do this post.  Seriously, how can I not press on, when I doubt myself?!?“… Our vacations simply would not happen if it weren’t for you and the job you’ve given me.  There wouldn’t be extra money for that, and I love making those memories with my kids and taking them new places and exposing them to new experiences. I love that I can be here every day with my kids when they get home from school.  I love that I can take care of them when they are sick and still work.  I’m grateful that when company comes or my best friend, I can work around my work and enjoy life and them. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.  I truly thank you. You are a blessing to me and my family.
  3.  Me! ~ I really like interacting with you and I gain something from that.  It’s not a one-way thing.  I love bargains and keeping them to myself isn’t as fun.  I love having an outlet, when time and ambition line up at the same time.  :)

More honesty … my income has been decreasing, mostly due to reduced Google ad revenue and coupon printing revenue.  I wonder how long I’ll be able to sustain everything.  It would sadden me, but if I ever began to lose money, it would be clear that it would be time to stop.  That’s where you come in!

I’ve shared this before, but for those who are new, here’s what you can do to help…

  • Use the links we provide vs going directly to a coupon site or buying something we share online.  The majority don’t pay, but some do.  They aren’t huge amounts (many as low as $0.02), but they add up when everyone is using them.
    You can bookmark this for printing from Coupons.com:
    http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/
  •  I love Amazon and I’m sure you do, too!  When making an Amazon purchase, use the search box on the top left of the website.  If you start there (no matter what you search for), whatever you end up buying will track and I receive a payment.  If you prefer bookmarking it, going through this link will also get me credit.
    http://amzn.to/2ozGAWw
  • Visit the website often.  Google ads count visitors and the more the merrier.  When you click on the ads, I receive more, but I TRULY only want you to click if interested.  I don’t think it’s fair for advertisers to pay unless you’re really interested.  But, Google matches ads pretty well, so if something comes up that you already searched for and plan to buy or you want more information, please click from there.
  • Tell people about the website … groups or individuals, publicly or privately.  I love seeing people tag their friends on Facebook.  I know you like what you see and value it enough to share it!

As Gina said, “So, thank you, thank you, thank you.  I truly thank you.  You are a blessing to me and my family.”  You really are!  Sure, we work hard, but we get the benefit of knowing that what we invest in isn’t meaningless.   My heart is full, though my days are sometimes sparse in time.  THANK YOU!  ~ Juli

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WOW! $64.64 for Outdoor Security Camera (WiFi for Remote Viewing)

This is a super deal on a home security system!  A rep contacted me, saying they were doing a Pi Day offer, for 31.4% off the full price of $129.99.  Well, when I put it in my cart, the 31.4% came off the discounted Amazon price!

You can get it for only $64.64 on Amazon, shipped free!!  (It looks like the price is higher, but put it in your cart to see the discount price.  The discount is automatic until 11:59 tonight, 3/14.  Code:  EZVIZ314 should also get you the discount, if it doesn’t appear automatically.

I don’t know much about these, but heard they have helped track down package thieves, several times lately.  I think they were shared on social media, until the person was identified.  Here’s what they say about that, in their product description:

Connect and Share
Stay connected when you’re not home.  Receive motion alerts on your phone to keep track of what’s happening.  Take photos and record footage any time you want with the EZVIZ app, while easily saving or sharing on social media from your smartphone.

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WOW! ~ $8.63 off $50 on Amazon TODAY ONLY (Starbucks Gift Card or … So Much More!)

TODAY ONLY (2/22), get $8.83 off a $50 purchase on Amazon.

Enter code:  BIGTHANKS

Order items sold directly from Amazon.com.

In case you’re wondering about the extra penny I’m throwing in, above the pictured graphic, the fine print says they’ll round it up from their 8.627 rank in a poll for corporate reputation, to take $8.63 off.  :)

Let me know if you find an awesome deal I shouldn’t be passing up.  If not, I’ll probably get something exciting like toilet paper or something.  :)

Or, check out gift cards for places you go anyway.  (It doesn’t work for Amazon gift cards.)  You can get a $50 Starbucks gift card for $41.37!  (Many others, just search places you shop.)

Here’s some of the more fine print, but you can read it all here.

  • Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) 2/22/2017.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content, video games, or Amazon Gift Cards.
  • Offer does not apply to orders placed through Alexa, Prime Now, Amazon Restaurants, or any mobile application other than the Amazon Shopping App.
  • Offer limited to one per customer and account.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  • Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to discounted promotional items.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.

 

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Lane Bryant ~ $10 off $10+ Text for Coupon

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Text MOBILE to 23705 to get a $10 off coupon
for in-store purchases at Lane Bryant.
Coupon is good December 12-16.

This is for new subscribers only. (Thanks, Michelle!)

After texting, I replied with “Yes”
and then the code came almost instantly.

Text/message rates apply.
(Thanks, Cherie!)

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$9.94 for 60-ct Play-Doh (& Other Online Walmart Deals)

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Online at Walmart, you can get some nice Cyber Monday deals.

Go here to browse.

You can get FREE in-store pick up, when you order online.

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The 60-ct Play-doh (small cans) for only $9.94 caught my eye.

They also have some more good deals on games,
if you’re looking for kid-friendly stuff.

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30% off Toys at Target ~ TODAY ONLY (Saturday)

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Target has 30% off most toys today ONLY (Saturday).  It excludes Legos.

You can order online with code TOYS.  Shipping is free!
Or, shop in store using Cartwheel or text PLAY to 827438.

Don’t forget to use your Red Card, to save an additional 5%.

If you’re heading in the store, be sure to check out the current deals here.

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Target Black Friday Deals ~ Get Some NOW!

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Target’s Black Friday ad is “leaked.”  I laugh, since I’m an affiliate with them and they “leaked” it directly to me.  :)

The best part … SOME DEALS ARE VALID RIGHT NOW (only through today, Thursday)!  And, all season long, they’re giving everyone free shipping.  Hurry, some items are already out of stock.

Here’s a quick glance at the deals valid today, but go here to get full details and to click right to the deal.  You can order online and the discount is automatic.  Or, you can get most deals in the store, but you’ll need to use your Carthwheel app.

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And … Target is my very favorite credit card!

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Get a Target RedCard!  You can choose a debit or credit card to give you an automatic 5% savings in-store or online addition to all savings.  It will also give you  free shipping with online orders!

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Please Read This . . . from Juli

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I would really appreciate it if you tell others about the Bargain Believer website or Facebook page or daily emails.

The valuable “telling” comes when you specifically track down your friends and tell them they’re missing out because __________.

You fill in the blank with why you’re here.  Hopefully, there’s something we’ve helped you with and you believe someone else can benefit.  Helping people stretch their dollars and realize they may need less than they think to thrive, has been my goal since the day I started.

I didn’t mean to start a business, but realized I could send you to a print a coupon without getting paid or send you to the same one and get paid.  Hmmmm … pay me!  I say I accidentally started a business, but have to purposely pay taxes now.  True story.

This is work.  In reality, I don’t need a job.  I’m spoiled since my husband makes enough to maintain a lifestyle we’re comfortable living, without any income from me.  I often ponder if this website is worth the stress, but then I remember a heartwarming email or comment I received or a new one rolls in at just the right time, to encourage me.  So many of you are counting on me to help you save.  (Insert tears here … really, they’re flowing.  I get emotional about this.)   Sometimes, having this website can overwhelm me, and I want all the responsibility to disappear.  Other times, I can’t imagine life without it, in a good sort of way.   Some of you (most all, really!) have been amazingly supportive over the past 6 1/2 years.

Beyond me, Gina (my amazing helper!) and others along the way, have counted on extra income by helping me.  The reality is, Gina does waaaaay more than I do, for day to day things around here.  Sometimes, I wonder what I even do!  Just keeping up with emails and doing misc. stuff still can consume me, somehow.  But, when I think of quitting, I also think of her … she’s also poured her time/love into this site and the income really helps her family.

This isn’t a doom and gloom post.  I’m not planning on quitting next month, just processing some thoughts “aloud” and asking for your help, in taking some financial worries away.  The truth is that I can’t lose money, especially while also investing so much time in it.  It just doesn’t make sense.  (For the record, I’ve almost always made money.  I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me!  I’ve just seen revenue drop considerably, over time, even while slowly growing in numbers.  Things are just changing.)

Besides telling your friends, family, and strangers about Bargain Believer, here are a few other specific ways you can help (that aren’t too tortuous, hopefully!)  :)

  • Print your coupons from here — Bookmark it, please!
    There is also a link on the top menu bar on the website.
  • If you do any Amazon shopping, start with our search box on the top left of the page.
    After that, navigate however you want on their site, snagging all the great deals they have!
  • Use any links we provide in posts.
    Some pay us when you buy/print something, others just for clicking.
  • Visit the website often!
    You’re helping in a small way, since you’re viewing Google ads.
    You’re also “telling” Google you love us and they should let our page show up when people search for certain things.

Some of you have been doing this for years.  THANK YOU!  For those of you who had no clue you could help in these ways or any of our back story … now you do.  :)  Thank you for reading all this!

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Extra Cash Back for Shopping Online ~ Ebates

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So many of the Black Friday deals, you can get online — even early!  If you’re shopping online,  I highly recommend that you start at Ebates!

There are TONS of retailers included.  (Target isn’t pictured, but is also included and you’ll still get an extra 5% off for using your Target Red Card.)

Start at Ebates, type the name of the place you want to make my purchase, then click through to the retailer’s site (if included).  It takes a few seconds and then everything is the same after that.  The only difference is that a percent goes into your Ebates account.  They will send you a check sometime after you hit $5.01, every three months.  If you don’t hit the mark, your balance carries over.

Sign up with Ebates and start saving even more!  They key is remember to use them, whenever you make an online purchase.  Unfortunately, very few Amazon purchases are included.  :(

You’ll also get at $10 gift card to Walmart or a $10 cash back bonus, when you make your first $25 purchase within 90 days of signing up.

(I get a referral bonus when you sign up, which helps support everyone who works on this site.  Thank you for using my link!)

** If you do a search, there are some similar sites, but I prefer to stick with one, so my cash adds up quickly and I can cash out.  When I checked them out (years ago), Ebates had a higher payout for most things.

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