Krazy Deal Daze: August 2017

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Deals 2017




What is Labor Day?

"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
It is also the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.
 
How do we celebrate?

Traditionally we celebrate with parades, barbecues and cookouts. A lot of people choose this time to take their vacation to enjoy the last days of summer.  Many businesses take advantage of the large numbers of potential customers with time to shop, With lots of great sales and deals. Labor Day has become an important weekend for discounts  by many retailers in the United States, especially for back-to-school sales. Some retailers claim it is one of the largest sale dates of the year, second only to the Christmas season's Black Friday




Deals to look for Labor Day Weekend 2017!
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Note: The links provided in this post are for the 2017 Labor Day Sales Events. If the links are no longer active, it's because the sales have ended.

Grills - After Labor Day, most consumers’ start to crave less burgers and hotdogs and more meat and potatoes and EVERYTHING pumpkin pie. To keep customers interests in all things BBQ, some retailers offer BIG discount on grills. Some of the best grill deals can be found at retailers like Home DepotLowe’s Amazon and Wal-Mart.

Patio furniture - Just like with grills, the demand for patio furniture takes a tumble after Labor Day. During the holiday sales, retailers have been known to take 70% – 80% off outdoor furniture, as well as d├ęcor and appliances. Lowe's is offering up to 75% OFF on Patio Furniture!! You can also find 60% OFF deals at Sears. Surprisingly, I also found some pretty great deals on Amazon as well..!

Appliances -  Manufacturers release new models of major appliances during September and October. So to clear the way for the latest models, retailers discount washers, dryers, stoves, and refrigerators by as much as 40% during Labor Day sales. Some of the best large appliance sales can be found at Sears, Best Buy, Lowe's and Home Depot.

Mattresses - Mattress stores always seem to offer big sales on major shopping holidays. So it’s no surprise that Labor Day offers some excellent deals on mattresses. Research your local retailers and Look for valuable coupons, if you can find manufacture AND store coupons check to see if you can stack them and you could save BIG on a new mattress. Sear's is offering UP to 60% OFF on Mattresses!

Laptops - Labor Day has been known to offer great deals on Laptops and other techie devices. you can sometimes find discounts of as much as 25% off on laptops over the weekend. Labor Day weekend may be your last opportunity to score a laptop deal until November. Some of the best deals can be found at stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

TVs -  Although not as good as Black Friday, decent deals on TVs during Labor Day sales have been seen in the past. It looks like Best Buy has some really good sales on TV's! Wal-Mart has a few good deals on TV's as well.


Cars - Since the latest car models make their debut in September, car dealerships are looking to push last year’s models out the door to make room for the new models. On Labor Day, you can save thousands and score attractive perks on cars. Last September I bought my brand new 2016 Toyota for ZERO interest for the entire length of the loan! 





Works Cited

contributors, W. (Unknown). Labor Day. Retrieved August 28, 2017, from wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day
DOL. (Unknown). History of Labor Day. Retrieved August 28, 2017, from United States DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history


Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to get your FREE PINCHme Subscription Box


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What is PINCHme?

PINCHme is a FREE subscription box service which sends its members free samples and coupons allowing consumers to try products from the world's leading brands for free, in exchange for their feedback.

With over 3.4 million members PINCHme is the leading digital hub for manufacturers to acquire new customers and increase sales in a fun and engaging way by offering brands the opportunity to get their products into the hands of their ideal consumers through targeted and accountable sampling.

So what are the benefits of becoming a PINCHER?
You get to try FREE products
You get FREE samples
You get to speak your mind and tell the brands what you think about their products!!

Check out PINCHme's Commercial in the Video Below


They offer free shipping to the 48 contiguous states in America but not to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada or internationally.
For questions and inquiry’s you can email PINCHme directly at: GENERAL_INFO@PINCHME.COM



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Works Cited


crunchbase. (UNKNOWN). PINCHme. Retrieved August 24, 2017, from crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pinchme#/entity


PINCHme. (2013). PINCHme. Retrieved August 24, 2017, from PINCHme, About Us: https://www.pinchme.com/

PINCHme. (2013, September 13). PINCHme Commercial. Retrieved August 24, 2017, from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/74455428


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DIY Beauty Light Ring Tutorial w/ Video



On my hunt for a Beauty Light Ring I saw prices ranging from $50 to $800 depending on the size of the light and the manufacture. Not wanting to spend that much, I wanted to see if I could make my own cheaper? Yes I could and yes I did!! Be sure to watch the full tutorial in the video below.

Tools Needed: Scissors or Snippers (Small Wire Cutter)

Materials Needed
      
   1. Metal Wreath Ring from the Dollar Tree $1
     
        

            






       2. Nylon Cable Ties (Zip Ties) from the  Dollar Tree $1
     

   
            



         




                           3. Paper Towel Holder from Wal-Mart $2.34
    
                            







         
        4. 16ft LE D Rope Light Kit from Wal-Mart $12.88
Alternative base option:
Universal Smart Phone Holder from Five Below $5






Step 1. Insert capped end of LED rope in-between the first and 2nd metal rings of your wreath ring
and secure with a zip tie.




Step 2. Wrap LED rope light around the inner ring of your wreath ring, securing it with a zip tie at each brace point of the wreath ring.




Step 3. Start the second row right above the first row and secure with a zip tie.





Step 4. Continue wrapping your LED rope light around your wreath ring, remembering to secure with a zip tie at each brace point.





Note: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the end of your rope light.

Step 5. Once you've reach the end of your rope light, insert the power end in-between the last two
metal rings of your wreath ring and secure with a zip tie.




Note: I secured the power end with 2 zip ties



Step 6. Make sure all your zip ties are secured and snug.




Step 7. Take a pair of scissor or in my case snippers and cut the excess from all your zip ties.




(Optional) Step 8: Attach paper towel holder to the back of your wreath ring using zip ties.





Note: There are many other base options out there. This is one of the ones I have chosen to do for this tutorial. I have added another option towards the end of this video.



Step 9. Again take a pair of scissor or in my case snippers and cut the excess from all your zip ties.





Step 10. Attach power cord to the power end of your LED rope light.




Another option I added after filming this tutorial


(Optional) Step 11. Attach the Clip-On Grip of the Universal phone holder to what would be the inner bottom of your Light Ring with a zip tie. Then wrap the flexible gooseneck around the back of ring and secure with more zip ties.


Total cost of project using the paper towel holder base $17.22 before tax
Total cost of project using the Universal Phone Holder $19.88 before tax


In the end I decided to use both
MY total for my 14 1/4" DIY Beauty Light Ring was $22.22 before tax
That's still almost half the cost of the cheapest ones I found!

Be Sure To Watch The Tutorial Video Below


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Krazy Deal Daze is now on YouTube!


Did you know Krazy Deal Daze' now has a YouTube Channel!

Krazy Deal Daze is a Husband and Wife team who loves good deals, saving money and DIY's. For the past 23 years this husband and wife duo have been figuring out ways to get more bang for their buck all while manifesting the life of their dreams and now they want to share some of what they've learned and how to's with you. 

Krazy Deal Daze' mission is to; bring you reviews, tutorials, deals, coupons and DIY's to inspire you and hopefully save you money! Deals so Krazy they'll put you in a Daze!!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

RENDERFOREST Review

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What is RENDERFOREST? RENDERFOREST which was founded in 2011 is an online video production platform that allows businesses and individuals to create and broadcast high quality videos like logo animations, promotional videos, kinetic typography, and slideshows. Their slideshows include weddings, holidays, and much more.

RENDERFOREST’s simple, easy – to – use, cloud based, online editor really is the perfect video editing solution, whether it’s for personal use, educational use, or business use. After creating your free account, RENDERFOREST also saves all your projects in your dashboard so you can log in to edit and download your videos anytime.

Although signing up is free and their web quality rendering is also free and offers zero editing limitations, they do offer higher quality video renders without their watermark for very reasonable prices. They offer ‘pay per export’ videos starting at $9.99. They also offer subscription plans starting at $39 a month or $99 a year.

The features I love the most about RENDERFOREST are the wide range of templates to choose from, how quickly your video is rendered, and how absolutely easy their platform is to use! Even if you have never created and edited a video before, you can create a professional looking video in minutes! RENDERFOREST definitely gets a ✮✮✮✮✮ rating from us here at Krazy Deal Daze!!


Check out our sample video below for our NEW YouTube channel COMING SOON!
Works Cited RENDERFOREST. (2017). RENDERFOREST. Retrieved August 12, 2017, from renderforest.com: https://www.renderforest.com/


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Couponing Basics for Beginners - What you Need to Know

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What's a coupon?

coupon is a ticket or document that can be redeemed for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product. Customarily, coupons are issued by manufacturers of consumer packaged goods or by retailers, to be used in retail stores as a part of sales promotions.

Manufacturer coupons

A manufacturer coupon is a coupon issued by a manufacturer that offers a free item or a specific amount off the purchase price of one or more of a manufacturer's products. You will see "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on the coupon.

  •         There are many sources of manufacturer’s coupons.
  •         Manufacturer’s coupons may be used at any store that will accept them (which includes most grocery, drug, and nationally-based chain stores).
  •          Stores accept manufacturer’s coupons as a form of payment at checkout as they will be reimbursed from the manufacturer.
  •          Manufacturers put out coupons to entice you to buy their product.
  •          Manufacturer websites and their social media sites.
  •          In-stores on specially marked displays as tearpad coupons or blinkie coupons.
  •          In magazines and Newspapers.
  •         Writing or emailing the Manufacturer.

YES! You read that last bullet point right! You can write a letter or email your favorite companies, and some will send you coupons? It’s a great way to get exclusive coupons that you won’t get in newspapers or online, and some will even send you FREE product coupons as a thank you for reaching out to them. No this method doesn't work 100% of the time, but when it does It's well worth it!

A few tips when writing Manufacturers:

  • Make your letter personal. Don't directly ask for coupons and no sob stories. Instead explain why you personally love their product.
  • Suggest improvements based off your experience with their product ie.. a new flavor, new packaging suggestion...etc. Companies want to know how they can improve their products for their customers.
  • Don't forget to include your FULL mailing information! They can't send you any coupons if they don't know where to send it..!
  • Sometimes they say no... But it's okay! Others will say yes and send you goodies, so don't get discouraged.


Store coupons



A Store coupon is a coupon issued by the store and can only be used at that store. The store is giving you the discount. Typically you will see the stores logo printed on the coupon.


  •          Store coupons can only be used at the store they are intended for. There are some exceptions, some stores may accept competitor’s coupons. (Always check the stores Coupon Policy, still not sure ask an associate or store manager)
  •          Store coupons normally have a short window of time to use them. The “good through” dates often coincide with weekly store ad cycles.
  •          Store coupons sometimes will let you buy more than one item. For instance when a coupon reads “limit 4.” This means you can buy up to 4 of that item and get them at the stated coupon price with that single coupon.
  •          Most stores allow you to stack a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. (Always check the stores Coupon Policy, still not sure ask an associate or store manager)
  •          Can be found in weekly ads, mailers, in store, Sunday inserts, online at retailers site, even Apps like Flipp.


So how do you tell the difference between a Manufacturer coupon and a Store coupon? Here are three simple things to look for on your coupons:
  1. look at the description. If it says manufacturer’s coupon, then you know it is and should be able to be redeemed anywhere. (Sometimes there is a store name listed and this can make things confusing.) There are times when it may appear to be a store coupon, when it is not. So when in doubt, look further.
  2. look for a redemption address. Store coupons do not need to send the coupon anywhere for reimbursement, so there will not be a remit to address listed. However, manufacturer’s coupons must have this data listed so that the store can get their money back.
  3. Check the barcode. If you see a 4, that indicates that it is a store coupon, but if it shows a 5 that means it is a manufacturer’s coupon (even if it shows a store logo).

Coupons may only be used once. You may not buy ten of the same item and scan the one coupon multiple times. Stores are only reimbursed for the single coupon you scanned per one item.

You may only use one coupon per indicated items purchased. If you have two coupons to save $1 on one item, you can buy two of those items and use both coupons. The coupon will say “one coupon per purchase.” That means you may not use both coupons on one item. If you purchase two items then you may use two coupons.

Coupons may not be copied. Copying coupons is illegal. You can obtain multiples of coupons in legal ways like buying multiple newspapers.

Using a coupon on an item that is on sale or clearance. In some cases you can even use a coupon on an item that is on sale or clearance. It’s always a good idea to check the stores Coupon Policy before planning your trip. Still not sure ask an associate, store manager, or even call corporate.

Always read the wording of the coupon and ignore the picture! Manufacturer’s usually put a picture of their most expensive product on the coupon to make you think that is what you have to buy. If you read the terms of the coupon, it may say “save on ANY brand said product.” That means you can buy even the least expensive product and still save with the coupon!

Always read the fine print of every coupon! In most cases, you are able to use one manufacturer’s coupon per item purchased. That means that if you have four coupons that read “save $1 on 1 item” you should be able to buy four of said item and use all four coupons. However, some coupons have fine print that states things such as “limit 4 like coupons in a transaction,” “limit 1 per shopping trip,” and/or “limit 1 per customer.” Make sure you’ve taken the time to read through the fine print to avoid any surprises at checkout.


Check your coupons expiration date! Yes coupons expire, so always double check your coupons expiration dates before heading to the store. Again, you don’t want any surprises at checkout.

Know your stores coupon policy! Thankfully we have the wealth of the worlds knowledge at our fingertips, so put them to use when planning your shopping trips and research your stores coupon policy (I even suggest printing a copy an taking it with you, just in case there's any misunderstandings with their policy at the register) Knowing your local stores coupon policy will help you plan a successful shopping trip! Also check the policies frequently as they do make changes from time to time, so make sure to keep yourself up-to-date.

Just start off slow, start by collecting your coupons and familiarizing yourself with them. Once you’ve accumulated some coupons you can plan your first trip. Don't be in a hurry to build a stockpile, you'll have plenty of time to work your way up to that level. In the meantime, enjoy the process of learning how to effectively coupon and save money!


Commonly used couponing terms and abbreviations:

  • BLINKIES - In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box.
  • BOGO or B1G1 Free - Buy One Get One Free.
  • CAT or CATALINA - Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.
  • CRT - Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store.
  • DOUBLE COUPON - Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.
  • ECB - CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases.
  • FREE ITEM COUPON - A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
  • IVC - Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the monthly EasySaver Catalog ).
  • IP - Internet Printable Coupon.
  • MFG or MQ - Manufacturer’s Coupon.
  • MIR - Mail In Rebate.
  • MONEY MAKER- A term used when the final price after coupons, rebates, gift cards, and "on your next order" coupons falls below $0.00. When you earn back more than you pay out, it’s a moneymaker.
  • NED - No expiration date.
  • ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE- Fine print on most coupons states that a customer can only use "one coupon per purchase." That means you can use one coupon ($1 off one, for example) for every item purchased
  • OOP - Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.
  • OYNO - On your next order.
  • P&G - Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • PEELIE - Coupon that you peel off the package.
  • PSA - Prices Starting At.
  • Q - Coupon.
  • RP - Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • RR - Register Rewards.
  • SS - Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • STACKING - Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this).
  • TEARPAD - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.
  • TRIPLE COUPON - A coupon that a grocery store triples in value.
  • WYB - When You Buy.
  • YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary


Happy Couponing!
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Last Minute Back to School Supplies Rush

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It's crunch time! Back to school has reached it's apex as summer starts winding down and school resumes for many across the land. You got the school clothes, you got the new back pack and you got the school supplies from the list at your local department store! But are you ready? Did you get everything your little one needed? Did you forget some things? Did the teacher send your little one home with another list? No need to panic, back to school time can be stressful enough as is without adding the financial stress of last minute school supply shopping into the mix.

Dollar Tree to the rescue!! Dollar Tree is not just for party supplies and DIY home decor crafts. They also have a large selection of school supplies for students at all grade levels and for teachers as well. Of course the best part is the price! Everything is only $1!! So save yourself some time, money and stress by heading down to your local Dollar Tree for your last minute back to school needs. Or save yourself even more time and a trip by heading over to their website and order your supplies online for the whole year!!


Monday, August 7, 2017

All your weekly flyers in one convenient app!!

Flipp App Review
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All your weekly store flyers in one convenient app, 100's of coupons at your fingertips, collaborate with a friend/family member on a single shopping list and all your loyalty cards in one place!!

You can create your custom weekly shopping list and be matched up with deals specific to your location. You can also load coupons directly to selected loyalty cards and upload your receipt to earn rebates.
Go to https://app.flipp.com/ to download the FREE Flipp App today to streamline your shopping experience!







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