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Blinds and Shades to Complement Your Interior Decor

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 10th November 2015

Are you looking to choose the right shades for your home but don’t know how? If so, this is just the article for you.  During any home renovation, especially when designing the interior, one of the biggest problems is choosing the right covers for your windows.

Curtains are typically the classic first choice, which are best for apartments or houses, and are great for conservative space decoration.  However, classic curtains simply do not fit into modern homes or business premises. Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and roller shades are excellent choices for modern indoor spaces.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are a symbol of modern and new. They are a very elegant solution for modern residential or commercial spaces. Unlike classic curtains or roller shades, they are either made from a special kind of plastic, aluminum, or fine wood. Therefore, their life span is much longer. In addition, maintaining this type of blinds is very easy because all you need to keep them clean is a damp cloth for dusting.

Besides being easier to maintain compared to conventional curtains, they are gradually becoming a “must have” in modern indoor spaces. Modern designed apartments are often difficult to imagine without the Venetian blinds in places where curtains were previously. Venetian blinds are also practical because of the possibility to adjust how much external light you want into your home.

They also come in different colors and sizes, so you do not have to worry about fitting them in with your interior decor.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are an elegant solution for every home or office space. They come in several different colors to easily fit into any existing décor or atmosphere.  These blinds consist of a series of vertical strips of equal length which may, if necessary, gather or disseminate in order to let more or less light inside. Vertical blinds are increasingly popular because of their elegance that enhances the appearance of modern apartments and offices.

Fabric Shades

Shades are similar to external shutters, but they are installed inside the room and they are not made of wood or aluminum as classic shutters, but of hard fabrics. Fabric shades are a practical choice for rooms where you need to, almost completely, prevent the entry of all external light.

Right Color

The first thing you have to do is determine exactly what you want to highlight in the room.  After doing this, select the corresponding color for your window covers. The color of the blinds is very important and it must be in accordance with the color of the furniture in the room that it is intended for; whether it is a bedroom, living room, or nursery. The best way to choose the right cover for your windows is to check for wholesale blinds online before buying, there you can see what is offered, which should help you more with your choice.


The length of the blinds is just as important as the color. Slightly longer blinds will visually lengthen your windows and make the room look higher (and those that reach to the floor will make the room look more elegant and classical). Short blinds or shades make the room look more modern and informal.

Be sure that quality and modern blinds will make your space look much nicer, which will have a positive effect on your mood and the quality of your life.

About the author

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design and regular author on Smooth Decorator. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and G+.

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Some Outstanding DIY Backyard Ideas

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 3rd November 2015

Some Outstanding DIY Backyard Ideas

Owning a house usually means that you have a spacious backyard as well and you should do what you can to maximize the potential of this space. In order to have a more functional backyard, make some cheap and handy decorations that look nice and serve a specific purpose.

Outdoor Bench

This project combines creativity, purposefulness and low price. Making a DIY outdoor bench will literally take you no more than an hour, yet its effects will be felt for years to come. All you need are some pieces of wood, a couple of long nails, a proper hammer and, if you are in an extra crafty mood, a bucket of paint. This bench will provide a comfortable place to rest and you can also store some gardening tools underneath it. The options are limitless and it is all up to your creativity.

A Rope Swing

There is nothing better for your children than to spend time in the open – and the best thing you can have in your backyard is a rope swing. This cost-effective piece is not just a source of joy and entertainment, but also a great way for your kids to channel energy. So, instead of allowing them spend endless hours in front of the TV or, on the other hand, letting them run around an unsecure playground, create a safe area equipped with a rope swing. This project will not take too much of your time or money, and it can be done rather easily.

Garden Pathways

If you have a garage or a garden in your backyard, you need a proper way of accessing it. So, unless you want to step right onto the grass and dirt, you should build a DIY pathway. There are various options to try and you can use gravel, stones, wood, mulch or even pallets as a basis. Most people choose concrete, but seem to forget that taking care of the pathway is just as important as planning and constructing it properly. That is why you should protect it against the rain and changes in temperature by applying a coat of concrete sealer. This way, your pathway will last longer and be the best possible addition to your backyard.

Seating Areas

Your backyard can also be a great place for a morning coffee, a family lunch or an afternoon tea. Proper garden furniture – a bench, a couple of chairs and a coffee table will suffice – will ensure you have picnics in your backyard every single day. You can even take some old pieces of furniture, clean them properly with DIY cleaning supplies and they will work just fine. Decorate this area with hanging jar lanterns, protect it against the rain and you are good to go!

The Benefits

These DIY projects will turn your backyard into a more enjoyable area and give you a chance to make the most of your property. They will inspire you to spend more time outside, which is good for your health, and also make your backyard nicer and cozier.

About the author

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design and regular author on Smooth Decorator. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and G+.

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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 28th October 2015

This guest post is from dealnews.com

TVs, laptops, and apparel are just a few of this month’s can’t-miss promotions. But watch out, because not everything is a deal.

November is the ultimate shopping month for deal hunters. Not only will you find above-average sales every week, but this month you also get to shop Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

These days represent the ultimate trifecta for bargain hunters, with price lows that you simply don’t see throughout the rest of the year. However, not every sale you come across in November will offer true price lows. Thus, we’re here to tell you what you should buy this month, what will be cheaper next month, and what you should avoid at all costs.

Need more shopping tips? Make sure you check out our Black Friday predictions and timely features, and consider subscribing to our DealNews Select Newsletter so the best deals of the day are delivered to your inbox.

Prepare for an Explosion of Kitchen Deals

Whether you’re a casual cook or an every day chef, November is the absolute best time to buy kitchen goods and appliances. Even high-end devices like KitchenAid mixers and Pyrex container sets will see extraordinary deals. Last year, a whopping 44% of kitchen deals earned our coveted Editors’ Choice seal, meaning that they were at their lowest price point ever. By comparison, only 18% of kitchen deals generally get that distinction throughout most of the year. Look for deals from stores like AmazonSears, and Walmart.

Now is the Time to Make That Major Appliance Purchase

From Dyson vacuums to washer and dryer units, November is the month you want to make your major appliance purchase. Black Friday week in particular will offer an abundance of deals on laundry units, vacuums, dishwashers, and refrigerators. The best deals will come from Sears, Best BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s. Also keep an eye out for significant discounts on drills and handtools, from stores like Home DepotSearsHarbor Freight Tools, and Ace Hardware. Some hand tool deals may require in-store pickup, otherwise you can expect the usual free shipping discounts to apply.

Opt for the iPad mini 4, not the iPad Pro

Although we don’t have an exact launch date, Apple gave the impression that its new iPad Pro will be out in time for Black Friday. However, because it’s such a new device and essentially a new category for Apple, your chances of scoring a deal on the iPad Pro are slim-to-none. Even if a retailer decides to discount the tablet, don’t expect anything substantial. Instead, look for deals on the recently-released iPad mini 4 (which is essentially an iPad Air 2 in a mini’s chassis) or if you require a bigger screen, the iPad Air 2. Last November brought a deluge of iPad deals with both the iPad mini and iPad Air 2 receiving $100 off.

Android and Windows Tablets Will Hit Rock Bottom

If you don’t want to invest a lot of money on a tablet, November is an ideal time to buy a budget tablet. Off-brand Android tablets will drop to as low as $20, whereas Windows tablets (excluding the Surface) will hit around $45.

SEE ALSO: Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you want to spend even less, you could opt for refurbished units, which we expect to sell for $15 and $30, respectively. However, for a better tablet experience, it will be hard to top Amazon’s latest $50 Fire tablet. Moreover, you can expect to see deals on previous-generation Fire tablets in the $45 price range.

End of Year Apparel Sales Bring Stackable Coupons

November apparel sales are easy to predict because retailers tend to offer similar deals to the ones they had the previous year. That means you can expect the average apparel deal to shave 54% off, whereas the best sales will take up to 80% off. Coupons, of which there will be many, will take as much as 60% off. However, stackable coupons will be a little more moderate, taking between 20% to 30% off. One thing to keep in mind is that online retailers will start their Black Friday clothing deals early in the week, so don’t wait until Black Friday to do your clothes shopping. Instead, start on the Monday of that week.

Look for Console Deals You’ll Actually Want

Sony gave the PlayStation 4 its first ever price cut in early October shaving its price down to $349, which is on par with Microsoft’s Xbox One pricing. Here at DealNews, we had already seen deals lower than that (for both consoles) and now that Black Friday has arrived, we expect to see the best bundles of the year. Look for bundles that offer not just one, but two free games. And make sure you do the math. If each game in the bundle comes out to under $60, then you’re getting a good deal.

SEE ALSO: 10 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Some shoppers may be tempted to purchase refurbished consoles in order to save some money, but depending on your budget, they may not offer the best value. We predict refurbished/used Xbox One and PS4 consoles will sell for around $250. However, new bundles (with up to two free games) will sell for about $300, which makes the latter the better value in the long run since many of the refurb units don’t include any games.

Make Your Roku Purchase in December

November is an excellent month for most consumer electronics, with the exception of some streaming set-top boxes. The Roku set-top box, for instance, may see slightly better deals in December than in November, especially the newer Roku 4 model. While you may see modest deals in November, which take $10 to $15 off, December could see better deals as the Roku unit could come with a gift card.

Wait for December to Travel

According to Hopper, a site dedicated to tracking airfare prices, domestic flights will be up to 5% cheaper this fall and winter than they were last year. However, whereas Hopper predicts November prices will be in the $252 range, they predict December rates will be slightly cheaper, averaging just $244. So if you can, buy your travel tickets in December and not November.

TV Buying Season is Finally Here

Month after month we’ve warned shoppers to stay away from TV deals. Well, now is the time to upgrade to a new HDTV. For the most value, we suggest looking at deals on 60″ sets. We predict these sets will drop as low as $549. 32″ TVs will also see massive price cuts dropping to just $70. And if you think Black Friday is all about cheap TVs, think again. We predict name-brand 55″ 4K sets will drop to $650. Already we’ve seen a new price low on a 60″ Vizio 4K HDTV, which Dell Home’s confirmed Black Friday circular is advertising at $800, an incredible price low for any name-brand 4K TV of this size.

Mainstream Laptops Will Dominate Doorbuster Sales

In addition to TVs, Black Friday is also traditionally the best time of the year to make a laptop purchase, and this year we predict that 15″ mainstream laptops will provide the best value. These machines will provide significantly better hardware than their bargain bin counterparts at just twice the price of about $300. Look for machines that use either Intel’s current generation Core i5 processor (Skylake) or ones that use the still-respectable Broadwell Core i5 CPU.

Bargain bin laptops will also see incredible lows, but deals will remain close to last year’s prices in the $149 range. Extreme budget laptops, however, may once again drop as low as $99, but keep in mind these machines will offer inferior hardware usually consisting of an 11″ screen, Celeron or Atom processor, and just 2GB of RAM. They’re fine for simple tasks like Web browsing and social media, but can struggle with more powerful tasks like streaming HD video or multitasking.

For Apple fans, Black Friday is also an excellent time to buy a new MacBook Air. (Just be sure to steer clear of any deals from the Apple Store, which are always undercut by authorized Apple resellers.) Last year, stores slashed the price of the entry-level 11″ MacBook Air to $780 (or $220 off), but this year we predict MacBook Air prices will drop lower to $730. Also expect to see up to $300 off the current-gen MacBook Pro Retina. Apple’s luxury 12″ MacBook, however, is unlikely to see any significant price cuts. To date, we’ve seen retailers on eBay take $100 off the machine, dropping its price to $1,199.

Excited for Black Friday deals? Consider subscribing to the DealNews Select Newsletter to get a daily recap of all our deals; you never know when a Black Friday price will be released! You can alsodownload the DealNews app, check out the latest Black Friday ads, or read more buying advice.

Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.

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Last-Minute Halloween Deals: Disney Store, Amazon, Spirit Halloween

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 28th October 2015

This guest post from dealnews.com

This, Halloween procrastinators, is your very last chance to buy something scary before the holiday hits. Although the shipping deadlines have passed for many sites, here’s where you can still find spook-tacular treats like costumes, decor, and candy. Read on to see the best Halloween dealsfrom Spirit Halloween, Amazon, and Disney Store, among others.

The Best Halloween Sales

  • New! Spirit Halloween: 20% off one item via coupon code “20FORU2015″
    Details: This coupon trims 20% off just about any one thing, including decor and costumes, at Spirit. Shipping starts at $5.99, although larger items will incur oversize shipping fees. Coupon ends November 1.
  • New! Disney Store: 50% off kids’ costumes; free shipping via coupon code “FREESHIP”
    Details: Whether you’re shopping for princess dresses or superhero swag, this Disney Store sale is sure to have the kids’ costumes you need — and at half price, no less! Better yet, the coupon above bags free shipping on your whole order. Hurry, this deal ends October 28.
  • New! Amazon: Extra 30% off costumes via coupon code “HAL30WEEN”
    Details: Take advantage of your Prime 2-day shipping to score a last-minute Halloween costume at 30% off with this Amazon coupon. (Non-members can qualify for free standard shipping with orders of $35 or more.) Coupon expires October 28.
  • New! Walmart: Up to 65% off costumes
    Details: Walmart has cut up to 65% off a wide selection of Halloween costumes and accessories, with prices starting from around $3. In-store pickup is available for most items, so opt for that to avoid the shipping charges. (Shipping adds $4.97, but orders of $50 or more bag free shipping.) Note that sizes may be limited.
  • Amazon: Up to 75% off horror movies on Blu-ray
    Details: Thrills and chills abound in this second Amazon sale, where Prime members can score horrifying blu-rays at up to 75% off with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at $4.98.) Choose from titles such as Christine, Halloween, The Cabin in The Woods, The Ring, and Insidious, all priced as low as $5.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Free Halloween events
    Details: Participating Bass Pro Shops are hosting a series of Halloween events in-store forfree through the end of the month. You can also score a $5 photograph package featuring the Peanuts Gang via this printable coupon. Offers end October 31.
  • Frederick’s of Hollywood: 20% off costume orders over $50 via coupon code “SHOPATHOME20″
    Details: Shopping for something spicy this Halloween? You’ll save an extra 20% on costume orders over $50 via the coupon above. Plus, all qualifying orders bag free shipping. Coupon expires October 31.
  • Toys”R”Us: Up to 40% off costumes
    Details: Discounted prices are marked in this Toys”R”Us sale, with accessories starting at around $2 and kids’ costumes starting at $10. Plus, orders of $19 or more qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $5.99.
  • Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 60% off Halloween items
    Details: The prices on a wide variety of kids’ costumes, treat bags, and more have been slashed by up to 60% in this sale. Better yet, all Halloween items bag free shipping with code “FREESHIP”.
Features Writer

Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.

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Be A Discount Beauty

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 26th October 2015

So many beauty products, so little time. The Frugal Diva is a bit late finding out about this terrific site ADiscountBeauty.com already recommended by several budget guides and magazines. Stock up on some Orly Nail Products or buy gifts at the  bath and beauty products page or find oodles of beauty accessories. Emerge refreshed without leaving the house or spending a fortune.  Ship gifts from this site and never set foot in a crowded mall again

For organic and natural shoppers they carry oodles of products including Alba Botanic, the Bio Bio Baby organic line of shampoos, henna hair coloring, and the Get Fresh spa collection.

Trying to score even bigger discounts, go to their sale page .

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Student Savings

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 29th September 2015

Tuition is expensive enough. Make sure you are getting the following discounts.

Gift Card Granny has 95 student discounts savings.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 19-million students enrolled in higher education institutions across the country. Whether you’re gearing up for your first day on campus or are counting the days until graduation, make sure to take advantage of your status as a student while it lasts.

Besides the prize of a degree or just learning something, students get to partake in many savings around town and around the Internet. Here are some other ways to save as you pay your way through school.

JourneyEd.com has all the best software and fantastic prices for those enrolled at a degree giving institution.  They will need verification of your student status and then you are free to roam this site for Microsoft, Adobe, and some good deals on hardware.

Before you start the school week in Los Angeles, take a break with the Laemmle Sunday Night Student deal.  For all shows that start after 6pm on Sundays, Students with ID are $7 and  popcorn is $1 for the small size.

Amtrak will help you get home for the holidays with a student discount.

Yapta.com will make sure that plane ticket is the cheapest even after purchase. Track prices for free.

Get the the Student Advantage Card, the nation’s largest student discount program, giving students access to thousands of discount locations across the country, near your campus and online. Get a full year of savings for only $20.

Stores and restaurants near your campus have plentiful discounts and coupons for students.  Remind them you are a struggling student who needs every break they can get.

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The Eyes Have It

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 28th September 2015

The process of purchasing glasses seems to be an inevitable daunting task, as prescription eyewear can have shoppers forking over hundreds of dollars.

With no overhead charges, such as rent for a brick-and-mortar store or licensing fees for designer frames, online glasses websites are alleviating customers’ fears (and pockets) by providing affordable, high quality eyewear options.

First here are the tips to “what you need to know before purchasing gasses online”:

1.       Get your prescription (RX) from a doctor or eye care professional

a.       Please note that in the USA it is federal law that a prescription must be given to you at the conclusion of an eye examination.

b.      A prescription provides 39DollarGlasses.com with your doctor’s recommendation for clear and comfortable vision. The numbers on your prescription tell 39DollarGlasses.com how strong the glasses need to be.

c.       For more information on perscriptions visit 39DollarGlasses prescription information.

2.       Measure your Pupillary Distance (PD)

a.       Your pupillary distance, or PD, is the distance between the centers of your pupils in millimeters (mm). This measurement is necessary to ensure the correct positioning of your lenses within the frame you have chosen.

b.      Steps to measure PD:

i.      Place a millimeter ruler on the bridge of your nose.

ii.      Have a friend face you about arms length away.

iii.      Have your friend measure the distance between the center of your pupils (the black dots in the middle of your eyes).

iv.      Or you can do it yourself simply by looking in the mirror. If you need your glasses on to do this, you can draw dots on the lenses where your pupils are (using a magic marker or highlighter); then take the glasses off and measure the distance between them.

3.       Review websites’ warranty policies

a.       39DollarGlasses.com offers a 100% Worry-Free Guarantee (certain lenses excluded*).

b.      For more information please visit 39DollarGlasses Warranty Page.

This is an array of sites. The Frugal Diva does not wear glasses (except sunglasses when she needs to travel incognito) so please let me know if you have any preferences among the following options.


39DollarGlasses.com is a leading online optical store that offers quality prescription eyewear at great affordable prices (prices range from $39 – $150). Since 2000, the company has sold prescription glasses and sunglasses, reading glasses, bifocals, progressives, and sunglasses to men, women and children all over the world. With high quality materials, a knowledgeable customer service team, and a quick turnaround time, 39DollarGlasses makes it easy to get great eyewear at an amazingly low price. Also, every pair of lenses is custom crafted in the company’s world-class facilities in Long Island, New York. For more information, please visit: www.39dollarglasses.com.

Warby Parker

Warby Parker is an vintage-inspired prescription eyeglasses e-tailer (prices range from $95 – $350). By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, and offering at Home Try-On Program, Warby Parker was able to provide high-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear to online shoppers. For more information, please visit: www.warbyparker.com.


Coastal.com is an online retailer of eyewear products (prices range from $69 – $200).  Established in 2000, the Coastal.com family of brands offers an extensive, in stock selection of prescription eyewear, contact lenses and sunglasses. Coastal.com’s vision is to make the eyeglasses shopping process simple.  For more information, please visit www.coastal.com.

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 27th September 2015

What a great opportunity to eat candy and go on a week long sugar high. However The Frugal Diva is going to step in and offer you some healthy options.

Check out Eat Well for great party recipes and treats that have a bit less sugar and a bit more nutrition.

Lindsay Olives has gone overboard on their Pinterest Page with cute ideas for scary snacks.

The Food Network always come through with party ideas and yummy recipes.

Have fun and post some pictures on my Facebook page in your costumes!

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6 Back-to-School Savings Tips for Procrastinating Parents

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 25th August 2015

If you’ve been putting off back-to-school shopping, you’re not alone. According to a recent study released by the National Retail Federation, nearly half of families with school-aged kids have yet to purchase classroom essentials. As consumers, we’ve become accustomed to lengthy promotional periods and procrastinating may help you save more in the long run.

However, you don’t want to be stressed and make poor purchasing decisions to ensure your kids are prepared on their first day. Follow these tips for getting the most value out of late-season back-to-school shopping.

1. Shop Labor Day Sales.
Retailers promote extra sales during popular holiday weekends and Labor Day offers a great opportunity to stock up on clearance items with further price reductions. For instance, you can expect up to 70% off summer clothing like tank tops, shorts and sandals. Buy a size up to prepare for next spring and use these cheap finds as layering basics for the fall and winter. Also look for deals on basic supplies and backpacks as retailers are responding to news about procrastinating parents with extra savings!

2. Stock Up on Penny Deals.
Office suppliers like Staples and Office Depot promote penny deals throughout the back-to-school season, with 1-cent folders to 25-cent notebooks. Walmart also offers these deep discounts, so compare circulars online to figure out where to buy the various items on your shopping list then stock up for the year for cheap. You can also compare circulars on-the-go with the Retale app, which displays store circulars based on your zip code.

3. Seek Outlet Center Savings.
Outlet centers represent great resources for savings with the added advantage of knocking out most of your back-to-school shopping in one session. Review the mall map online to plan your shopping route, and look for special deals available on the center’s website. To avoid going over budget on discounted goods, determine a budget and bring that amount in cash. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so you’ll know exactly how much money you have left to spend!

4. Splurge on Backpacks, Sneakers & Winter Coats.
Saving money is important, but there are some back-to-school items worthy of the splurge. Quality sneakers, winter boots and coats are worth the investment as they’ll hold up better over time. A sturdy backpack with plenty of back support and storage is a better buy than a cheap bag, especially when you opt for a classic design. Use tools like Coupon Sherpa to seek out savings on these splurges. For example, an eBags coupon code for 65% off back-to-school plus an extra 20% off select items is available through mid-September.

5. Save Gadget Buys for Black Friday.
If your child needs an upgrade to his or her laptop or desktop computer, it’s better to wait a few months for holiday sales to roll around. Historically, Black Friday weekend is the best time to snag top deals on gadgets including laptops, desktops and smartphones. If your child’s computer is running slow, consider defragmenting the hard drive to increase the speed and ease of use in the interim of upgrading.

6. Strengthen Savings with Gift Cards.
To increase your savings even further, shop with gift cards you purchase at a discount. You can buy them in bulk from Costco or Sam’s Club for up to 20% off, but websites like GiftCardGranny.com offer much more variety and inventory. For example, you can increase your savings at Macy’s by up to 15%, or bolster your discount from Dick’s Sporting Goods by up to 21%. Using discounted gift cards as currency is a truly savvy move, one that you should keep in mind for holiday shopping, too!

Andrea Woroch is a consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli Inc. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. As a sought-after media source, she has been featured among such top news outlets as Good Morning America, Today, CNN, Dr. OZ, New York Times, MONEY Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes and many more. For more information, visit AndreaWoroch.com or follow her on Twitter for daily savings advice and tips.

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PayPal Offers Back to School Savings

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 29th July 2015

School is almost back in session and with that, comes all the shopping that needs to be done to get ready for the new year ahead.  According to a NRF survey, nearly half of parents making online purchases have noted the importance of sales and promotions for popular items – like shoes, laptops, folders and pencils – in their buying decisions. So this year, PayPal is offering great deals from top retailers for customers to get even more savings!

Some highlights of the deals being offered in PayPal’s Back to School Promotions include:

·        LL Bean Back packs help students make a statement. Score 25% off Deluxe LL Bean Back Packs this season.

·        Aeropostale The back to school wardrobe must not be forgotten. Take $15 off $75 and revamp the wardrobe.

·        HPNo more student excuses of “dog ate my homework” when you’re armed with a PC and HP accessories. Score the following deals:

o   Up to 30% off accessories

o   Up to 15% off PCs $599 or more

o   Up to 20% off PCs $999 or more

·        iTunes – Students want to be sure they have the right tunes to focus or even just the right shows to watch (not binge!) on study breaks – Take 20% off iTunes gift codes.

·        Our Campus Market – Give your college student some TLC when it comes to getting back on campus this year. 20% off bedding, bath, care packages, and other back to school necessities from OCM.com.

For more about PayPal and back to school deals, please visit the PayPal site here.

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