Thursday, August 09, 2012
If you’re visiting The Big Apple, catching a Broadway show is a must! Here are some ways you can see a show without breaking the bank.
Get tickets from the TKTS Booth
This booth is located in Times Square and sells tickets for 25-percent to 50-percent off the face value. It takes a bit of planning, but it’s well worth the savings.
Wait until the morning of the show
Many theaters reserve some excellent up-front tickets for sale early in the day of the performance. Check what time these tickets go on sale, then arrive about an hour early to stand in line. Keep in mind the line grows shorter the longer the play is into its run. This doesn’t hold true, however, for extremely long-running shows, like Cats and The Lion King.
Buy tickets online
You may be able to bypass that queue on the morning of the show by looking online first. Broadway.com posts last minute deals on the day of the performance starting at 10:30am EST. Requests are accepted until 4:30pm EST and can get you 25-percent off popular shows like Wicked.
Watch a show in the middle of the day
Just like with movie tickets, matinee show prices are cheaper.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Just last year alone, American consumers spent at least one billion dollars per month more than they needed to on wireless services. On the average, consumers pay up to $1,500 per year on their wireless bills.
According to Ahmed Khattak, CEO of GSM Nation, a new wireless retail and service company, “When people receive their wireless bill, they often feel that they are overpaying but feel helpless, they are not aware that they have option. GSM Nation was launched to educate consumers about contract-free services so they can enjoy the same products and quality service at a substantially lower cost. We are committed to providing information, mega-store discounts and mom and pop shop personal attention.”
Here are Khattak’s five tips to help consumers save over $1,000:
Avoid contracts! Buy a contract-free phone!
With a two-year contract, you lose money, freedom and convenience. Wireless carriers lure consumers with a ‘discounted’ phone but make them sign overpriced and restrictive contracts that end up costing them more than $1,000 extra over the life of the contract. Insurance plans on contract free phones are the same. It is true that when you buy a contract free phone you have to pay full price rather than the subsidized rates that carriers offer for a locked phone on a contract. However, that’s the trick: those contract deals are deceptive because the consumer ends up paying more than what the phone is worth, and then some in fees. In the long run, the contract-free phone will save you money.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Today, January 27, 2012 is National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. This credit is designed to give money back to hard working taxpayers who earned less than $49,078 in 2011. But, surprisingly millions of dollars go unclaimed each year. According to statistics, one in five people that are eligible for EITC of up to $5,751 fail to claim their money.
Those with disabilities or caring for people with disabilities, limited English speakers, those living in rural areas and those whose employment or marital status changed in 2011 are at the highest risk of overlooking the refund.
To help rectify this problem, WE Connect has created a quick and easy online EITC calculator called the WEb Connector EZ. Developed by Intuit, Inc., this program asks four easy questions and within minutes lets taxpayers know whether they qualify. After using the calculator, enter your zip code and locate free tax assistance programs available from the IRS and local community agencies.
Click HERE to connect to the WEb Connector EZ in English or Spanish.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The holidays are finally over and now it’s time to take back those unwanted gifts. Consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch shares her top tips for getting the most value from the returned items.
Research the return policy
Retailers with websites usually post their return policies under links for Customer Service, FAQ, or Help. You’ll find lots of small type, but it’s worth reading through all the mouse scrawlings to know exactly what you’ll face.
Keep an eye on the date
Some stores have extended the number of days during which you can return holiday gifts, but most still hold to their standard policy. Remember the expiration date is from the time of purchase. In “Return rules at 8 big retailers” published last year, Consumer Reports found the average return period ranged from 30 to 180 days.
Monday, December 19, 2011
If you’re looking to save money on gift cards, visit CardCash.com and then use the following tips to save even more!
1. Monitor all merchants to see when they run sales.
2. Use a shopping caparison website to find the merchant that has the items you want for the cheapest.
3. Apply for a cashback credit card. Some credit cards can give you 1-4% cash back on your purchases.
4. Use the cash back credit card to purchase gift cards to your favorite merchant at CardCash.com. The average savings is 15% off with some merchants and can go as high as 35% off.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Although Groupon has grown in popularity, it only allows consumers to take advantage of deals in their area. But what if you can get discounted rates every day of the week both online and nationally? DailyDeals.com saw this void and decided to fill it. The new website, which launched earlier this month allows consumers to save up to 60% on clothing, home improvement items, electronics and much more.
DailyDeals.com has given us a sneak peek to upcoming deals on their website:
1. On Black Friday, the site will be featuring Fashionplaytes.com, a website where young girls can design their own clothing.($40 for only $20)
2. On Cyber Monday, they will be featuring Jewelry.com for sitewide jewelry.($100 for just $49)