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Vacation Freebies: Are You Willing to Sit Through a Timeshare Presentation?

Sit through a presentation, get a great freebie – Getting free stuff, no matter how small, is always nice. However, the thrill-factor of scoring a bargain goes way up when the item is decidedly considered “big-ticket.” Vacation packages and hotel stays are two of those items.

It’s no secret that vacations are expensive, especially for families traveling together. Even if you manage to avoid paying for airfare by taking a road trip, hotel prices can add up quite a bit for multiple day stays.

Many families compromise on hotel quality in order to save money but you gotta admit that there’s something special about staying in highly-rated, sparklingly clean and comfortable accommodations with a host of guest-service amenities.

So, how can you possibly stay at a resort or hotel for free? Well, you’ll either have to pile up points as a frequent customer, or get creative.

Free hotel stays from “points” are elusive

The folks at Motel 6 may try their best, but it’s still not the same. Points programs for nice hotels are good to have but it takes a whole lot of paid stays to be able to eventually maybe get a one-night freebie.

Settling for discount hotels may be a necessity from time to time, but wouldn’t it be nice to break up the bleakness once in awhile with a stay in a fancy resort or high-end hotel — for free? That’s actually possible with timeshares, but you have to know how to play the game.

In exchange for a couple of hours of your spare time, you can stay in brand new resorts or even luxury hotels at a huge discount or free of charge, sometimes with extra perks like complimentary meals or show tickets thrown in. Here’s how:

You’ve seen the mailers. They’ve probably gone directly into your “file cabinet.” Those elaborate sales pitches for the luxurious townhouses or exotic resorts that you know you’ll never visit are quite ubiquitous.

Even if you’ve never gotten one by mail or email, you’re no doubt familiar with the routine – come see our lovely property and we’ll give you a prize just for coming to check it out and giving us your opinion.

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Timeshare presentations

Marketing companies willingly give you all kinds of perks as part of their strategy to show their Timeshare properties to as many people as possible. The amount of money paid by the small percentage of people that DO buy, makes it well worth the effort for the companies to give away a ton of freebies and discounts.

Of course, the presenters for these timeshares don’t just want your opinion; they want your money. Like car salesmen, they work on commission, so they won’t give you freebies without putting up a fight!

Not only can you get discounted or free hotel rooms in places like Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii and Manhattan, but depending on the marketing company that’s offering the deal, you may also be able to land free tickets to Disneyland, free tickets to see a Broadway show or free $100 gift cards!

Timeshare freebies: So, what’s the catch?

To get your freebies, you simply have to attend a sales presentation in which you’re given information about the timeshare or vacation rental property.

In general, these kinds of presentations last for about an hour and a half and are often quite entertaining and interesting. After it’s over, you’re free to leave without any obligation to buy anything, but the catch is you have to leave! Your time is money, so if you get stuck for 3 hours, suddenly that $100 freebie isn’t such a great deal!

Still interested? If you’re planning on a vacation to a certain location anyway or if you’re interested in finding out more about an area, why not Google “timeshare tours offering free stays” for that location and see if you can sign up for a tour that coincides with the dates that you’d like to travel there.

Just make sure you do a little research before signing up for a “tour.” Read online reviews and make sure you don’t connect with any unpopular timeshare companies or shady businesses.

The most popular timeshare locations include Disney (Lake Buena Vista), Aruba, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, and Hawaii, so searches for those areas should yield good options.

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Have an exit strategy

Keep in mind that you will have to be firm in declining the company’s offer to actually purchase a Timeshare because the salespeople do tend to be aggressive. Leaving a presentation can be harder than quitting match.com, so confirm with the staff when you arrive how long the presentation will take and set the alarm on your phone or watch.

Let the salespeople know that you’re on a time limit and that you have to leave after the allotted tour or presentation time. This should help in making sure that you get out of the meeting without too much fuss.

You should also have a reason ready for why you won’t be buying a timeshare. One suggestion is to say that your financial situation has changed since planning the vacation, and now it’s not in your budget.

Another creative idea to get out of a timeshare presentation is to have a friend call you or send a text at an exact time with “urgent news.” Maybe they can pretend to be your babysitter informing you that one of your kids just threw up, or that she’s locked out of the house.

Get creative here, but don’t be over the top or insulting! Don’t put up with a salesman going well beyond the advertised presentation time, and don’t forget to ask for your freebie on the way out!

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How Coupons Are Feeding People in Need

Jesus of Nazareth fed a crowd of thousands with two fish and five loaves of bread.

Short of inventing a food replicator a la the Star Trek series, humans can’t duplicate Jesus’ miracle, but we can find inventive ways to feed the hungry.

What if you could feed 150 people with only $20? (And no, we’re not talking about Ramen packs here; we’re talking real food.)

More people would probably spread the joy of food to the homeless and hungry if food were so cheap, right?

But a few people around the United States found a way to make their money go farther when feeding the poor.

It’s called extreme couponing and it’s not just for the obsessive penny pincher anymore.

Lauren Puryear Plans to Feed 30,000

Before Lauren Puryear of Woodbridge, Virginia began extreme couponing, she fed the poor with donations and her own pocket money.

She ran a non-profit called For the Love of Others and the money they had wasn’t enough to do the good they wanted to do.

But ever since she and her non-profit adopted extreme couponing, they’ve made donations go farther.

How much farther?

From September 2016 to March 2017 she fed 26,000 people with only $500. That’s getting pretty close to the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

And it seems like Lauren Puryear is going to make and exceed her goal of feeding 30,000 by September 14th, 2017 (her 30th birthday).

You might think that extreme couponing would take all of Lauren’s time during the week. But it’s actually a rather short affair.

Lauren only spends about 5-10 hours a week snipping out coupons.

Of course, she recruits family and friends to help, but for an activity that feeds thousands of people each month, you can’t beat that time commitment cost.

Other People Extreme Couponing to Feed the Poor

Other organizations took note of Lauren Puryear’s success.

The southern branch of the New Jersey Community Food Bank is trying their luck with extreme couponing in Atlantic City.

And the Touch Feeding Ministry in Asbury run by a Reverend William Williams III also took on the practice for their program.

Jerry Ascione of Coral Springs, FL hit upon extreme couponing back in 2002.

He noticed a coupon for Walgreens (his place of employment) in a local free classifieds paper that was worth more than the price of the item. He realized the store policy was to pay out the difference at checkout.

This was when he had the brilliant idea to give the money and the goods he obtained with these “moneymaker deals” to the homeless.

He now drives around handing out free food, water, and money during his time off. He sees hunger as an epidemic in our country and he wants to do something about it.

And by doing so, his faith in humanity has soared. He recalls one time when he gave someone food and they shared it with a friend before digging in themselves.

You Too Can Feed the Hungry

While extreme couponing might be the most cost-saving way to feed the hungry, you don’t have to be an extreme couponer to do so.

It just takes seeing someone in need and filling that need.

So, go and give. Your life will never be the same.


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FREE: Rooty, Tooty, Fresh, & Fruity Pancakes from IHOP ($7 Value)

Free pancakes from IHOP: IHOP is giving away free pancakes when you signup with your email address at their website.

This freebie is part of their new marketing strategy, the “Pancake Revolution®(can revolutions be trademarked?) and promises, “pancakes to the people.”

So, just for signing up for the Pancake Revolution®, you get a full stack of their Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity® Pancakes valued at $6.99. That’s 4 pancakes, plus fruit topping and whipped cream. Yum!

Free pancakes from IHOP (email signup)


Rooty, tooty, fresh, fruity, and “free”

Wasn’t “rooty, tooty, fresh, and fruity” a Little Richard song? Or, maybe it was the names of the kids in that boy band, One Direction?

Anyway, I don’t know where that name crazy came from, but after surviving for decades, I guess it wasn’t a bad marketing decision after all.

If going to IHOP once isn’t enough, you can stay enrolled and get more free food on your birthday and on the anniversary of joining the “revolution®”

Viva la revolution!… I guess? 

Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity Commercial (1988)

Remember this gem?

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Weight Watchers: Join Free, Free Cookbook, 1 Free Month! (Save $67)

logo weight watchersThinking about joining Weight Watchers? They run deals every week for new customers, but this offer is pretty good, and includes free signup.

In an attempt to get you to signup for a longer period, 6 months, they are waiving the signup fee, giving you your first month free, and throwing in their popular cookbook for free. Check it out:


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Why this is a good deal

Regardless of how long you signup, this is one of the best deals I’ve seen for Weight Watchers. The appeal here is that you can choose their 6 month subscription and pay nothing up front.

You’ll also lock in at a super-low weekly rate on the 3 or 6-month subscription. Here’s a comparison:

  • Join for 1-month: $19.95 (closest thing to a “free trial”)
  • Join for 3-months: $39.95 (free signup)
  • Join for 6-months: $0 up-front, 1 free month + $19.95 per month

Free signup: all Weight Watchers Plans

All subscriptions include free signup, so if you are on the fence, you can even do the 1-month subscription and only “risk” $19.95.

Consider adding meetings, as they make the success rates double.

Keep in mind that when you choose a subscription length, you are committing to at least that long of a membership.

If you cancel before the initial commitment, you have to pay a $20 cancellation fee.

The first month and Weight Watchers Cookbook are freebies

When you join for 6 months, the first month is free, and they send you a free cookbook. Not bad, but make sure you are ready to commit to 6 months before selecting that option.

If you don’t care about the cookbook, then the shorter, 3-month subscription is probably better.

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10 Free Star Wars Coloring Pages: Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey

Star Wars Free Coloring Book Pages – (Force Awakens / Last Jedi) Some 30 (Earth) years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order wants to rule the galaxy and install Starbucks locations on every planet and moon.

Not really, but get your brown crayons ready to color some wookiees, because here are some free coloring book pages featuring Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Rey, and BB8:

*Click to view printable page:

kylo ren with storm troopers:

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poe dameron with x-wing fighter:

star wars poe dameron coloring page


printable coloring book page: bb8 droid:

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rey and bb8 coloring book page free:

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coloring book page with Finn and Rey:

star wars coloring page fin rey


chewbacca with gun:

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star wars storm trooper coloring book page:

star wars storm trooper coloring page


star wars kylo ren coloring page:

star wars kylo ren coloring page


Free Star Wars Chewbacca Coloring Page:

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kylo ren’s shuttle coloring page

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Print These Force Awakens / Last Jedi Coloring Book Pages at Home for Free

Or, take them to your local tattoo artist and have them permanently printed on your skin. Just remember, don’t use these pages for commercial use, or Disney will sent a Wookiee lawyer to your home to rough you up.

Save on Ink When You Print These At Home on An Inkjet Printer

There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing free coloring book pages with Chewbacca on them. Ok, that doesn’t rank very highly on anyone’s list of the world’s most gratifying experiences, but it’s fun.

It’s also great to save money on printer ink so that printing out Chewy doesn’t cost you an arm and a (hairy?) leg. Please consider 4inkjets for generic, (name brand compatible) high-quality printer ink.

Use a Coupon for an Extra 20% Discount: Maybe you can’t use the Force, but you can use a coupon for an extra 10-20% discount at 4inkjets here.

It would make a wookiee happy if you did.

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Sending Flowers? Here’s Why Top Florists Get Such BAD Reviews

“Send me dead flowers by the mail,
Send me dead flowers to my wedding,
And I won’t forget to put roses on your grave” – Dead Flowers, The Rolling Stones

Online florists get terrible reviews:

I recently did a little research into online florists, as I was looking to send a bouquet to my Mom on Mother’s Day.

So, the first online florist that came to mind was FTD, so I grabbed a coupon for 20% off , researched their shipping rates, and then googled, FTD reviews to see what people were saying about them online.

WOW! Suddenly the Google search results page was filled with sites showing 1-star reviews. And, not just single “one-star” reviews; these are cumulative ratings based on hundreds of reviews.

FTD’s ratings on large review sites: 

  • Consumer Affairs rating: 1/5 (157 votes)
  • Yelp: 1/5 (312 reviews)
  • Reseller Ratings: 1/10 (375 reviews)

Yikes! So, FTD must be the worst florist in the world, right? I immediately moved on to the next florist. I found a free shipping promo for ProFlowers, (saves $12!) then hit Google to read some “ProFlowers reviews.”

Same thing! Nothing but hundreds of angry reviews!

1800flowers? You guessed it. Turns out that “Norm of the North” (awful kids’ movie) is viewed more favorably in reviews than most of the florists online.

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What was ordered vs. what was actually delivered!

Sample excerpts from bad online reviews:

  • “FTD is the worst company. Is there a NO STARS option?” – Raven B. of Altadena, CA
  • “Very shady business. DO NOT ORDER FROM PROFLOWERS!” – Nicolle of Thornton, CO
  • “This is in Florida! The flowers wilted and died in the heat! Horrible, horrible company!” Rita of Miami, FL.
  • “The (FTD) flowers depicted on the site were nothing like what was delivered” – Jennifer Q. of Somerville, MA
  • “…looked nothing like the pictures – small and ugly (Proflowers) – Candace, St. Petersburg FL.
  • I laughed when I saw the flowers delivered… If I could give FTD less than one star, I would” – Sabryna L. of Miami, Fl
  • “I will never use this crappy company (1800flowers) again!…They will refund me 50%. What about the pain and suffering I’m going through!” (Wow!) Donna of Roscoe, IL

Why are reviews for online florists so bad?

woman surprisedFlowers so bad that you deserve compensation for pain and suffering?! Wow…

Well, I read through scores of these reviews, and here’s what I came up with. Reviews are so bad because flowers are a highly-perishible item that blooms for a short period of time. It’s a logistical nightmare to get such a product to any address in the country while it’s fresh and in its prime.

Add to that the fact that online florists usually depend on a huge network of local florists to fulfill orders. Florists are expected to arrange and deliver bouquets, and there isn’t much quality control.

Fictional Customer: “Um, If you could just deliver a bouquet of exotic roses to rural Florida in July, that would be great. If my Mother-In-Law isn’t home, just leave them by the door.”  Hey, what could possibly go wrong?!

wilted tulips delivered

Top Complaints about flower delivery services

  1. Flowers look wilted: I noticed a lot of bad reviews coming out of states like Florida, so apparently the heat is another enemy of successful flower delivery. If you are sending flowers to the South in July, hope that the recipient is home when they arrive!
  2. Flowers don’t look like photo: The second biggest complaint is that flowers just don’t look like the photo on the website. Once again, I assume weary local florists are send a photo along with each order of what they are expected to produce from their limited existing inventory of flowers.
  3. Flowers not delivered on correct date: There are a lot of bad reviews from people whose flowers were delivered on the wrong date. One review complained that the flowers arrived a week early; well before the recipient’s birthday.

I also noticed that most complaints were about flowers ordered for big holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Florists are expected to fulfill millions of orders in the days leading up to these dates, and that can really create havoc!

Fictional Customer #2: “Um, I’d like to send an exquisite live orchid to my girlfriend in Fargo, with delivery on the day before Valentine’s Day.” South Dakota in February? No problem-o!


In conclusion…

“You can’t always get what you want, 
But if you try sometimes well you might find, 
You get what you need.” – You Can’t Always Get What You Want, The Rolling Stones

People spend billions of dollars every year sending flowers from popular florists, so apparently delivering flowers works out well most of the time.

However, now that I think about it, Amazon.com has not yet decided to enter and dominate the “flower delivery” space, so there must be something wrong. Hmmm…

In conclusion, I’d say that flower delivery is a really tough business to be in. It also seems like angry customers disappointed with their flower order are about 50 times more likely to hit the internet and rant about their anger than someone who got what they expected.

Sometimes buying flowers from the local florist or grocery store isn’t an option, so you are stuck playing Russian Roulette with online florists. (Especially just before big holidays or during extreme weather) 

Remember though, most of the time, “it’s the thought that counts.” Your loved one will probably appreciate your thoughtfulness, even if the actual flowers fall short of “amazing.”

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Facebook Starts Greeting Card Service (Sends Hallmark SAD Emoji?)

sad emojiHave you heard that the social media giant Facebook has dipped its toes in the greeting card industry? The reasoning for this foray into greeting cards is that fewer users are sharing personal data on their Facebook pages.

More and more user-generated content centers around sharing news articles, memes, photos, and videos. (and that’s making traditional greeting card companies like Hallmark sad!)

The Facebook “moments” feature

Facebook has spent more time trying to get users to switch back to sharing personal data by implementing the “moments” application. The “moments” feature will include bright images that remind the user of a holiday or event taking place in their location.

For example, in the middle of November, you may get a reminder of Thanksgiving coming up. Under the image, Facebook will guide the user to either comment about the event/holiday or check out more information.

Facebook hopes that this will engage users and help friends and family connect during the holidays. The social media giant has also become an online card maker by launching a holiday greeting card program using animated images.

“We care about our community and want to make their experience more delightful with the launch of this program,” Gary Briggs, Chief Marketing Officer at Facebook, wrote in a press release last December.

“We hope to give people new ways to connect and share and be informed about events and moments happening in the world around them. This is just the beginning and we’ll continue to work to make these messages better for our community around the world.”

In December of last year, Facebook offered a total of 18 different online holiday greeting cards. If you’re looking for a festive holiday greeting card for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, check out the options available on Facebook.

CleverCards mobile app customizes greeting cards

clevercardsSeveral years ago, Facebook partnered with the company Cleverbug to sell mobile applications. These mobile apps create online greeting cards for users.

The mobile app, called CleverCards, includes photo calendars for sale. Users also have access to an address book. This mobile app integrates with your Facebook account.

The user is able to design and customize a holiday greeting card using their own preferences.

Since this greeting card app links to a user’s Facebook account, it sends birthday reminders. Also, the user can pull up personal photos on Facebook for their greeting card.

The mobile app allows users to both send paper cards through the mail and post e-cards on a friend’s Facebook walls. If you have an iOS, android phone, or a desktop computer, you can purchase and install the CleverCards app.

Those with an iPad or iPhone can also use this mobile app. Printed cards cost the user $2.99. Yet, digital cards sent through Facebook or email are free.

This mobile app includes an address book option as well. The address book makes it much easier to send paper greeting cards in the mail to family and friends.

As of October 2013, CleverCards reported a 300 percent month-over-month company growth. The business has mobile app users in more than 170 countries across the world.

How Hallmark reacts to Facebook’s greeting cards

“What’s dangerous is to not evolve” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

Very true, Jeff, and huge media companies like Facebook are making traditional brands like Hallmark look like Do-Do birds.

Since the company is based on printed greeting cards, Hallmark has had to change some of its strategies. The business is now embracing electronic greeting cards as well.

With Mother’s Day coming up in a few weeks, the company created digital cards for children to send to their mothers by email.

Hallmark has struggled to compete against services and products in the digital age. Facebook’s foray into digital and print greeting cards has been somewhat difficult for Hallmark to handle.

In July 2015, Hallmark announced that it would close down its distribution center in Enfield, Connecticut, according to National Public Radio (NPR). As many as 570 jobs were cut in this closing.

Maria Brenny, a former Hallmark designer, and marketer, told NPR that major changes are in store for the greeting card industry due to new technologies.

“It doesn’t really surprise me,” Brenny said regarding the layoffs. “I would say that the personal expressions industry is facing something, kind of like climate change shift, where things aren’t going to go back to the golden age that they were in the ’80s.”

From 2010 to 2015, the company has had to cut its workforce from a full-time staff of 22,000 to approximately 10,500 across the globe. Yet, some other parts of the company are profitable.

Hallmark also sells wrapping paper, toys, and books. The company owns real estate property, Crayola, and a cable channel. Nonetheless, the company has seen a 2 percent decrease in annual revenue over the last several years.

“The industry is declining, and from 2015 to 2020 we expect it to continue this downward trend,” Sarah Turk, and analyst with IBISWorld, told the news source.

Yet, there are certain solutions that some have taken. Investing in digital greeting cards is a good idea. Also, one greeting card company has been selling their cards through a candy bar vending machine.

Being innovative could always save Hallmark and the greeting card industry.

Other Card Companies Getting nervous?

Right now Facebook seems to be directly affecting traditional greeting card companies like Hallmark and American Greetings, and the more nimble online companies like Shutterfly (get coupons)Vistaprint (today’s deals), and Snapfish (today’s deals) aren’t directly threatened yet.

You can imagine that Facebook certainly might have their eye on expanding well-beyond greeting cards, and there is no limit to where they might expand.

Come to think of it, perhaps actual human-engagement will be rare in the future, and AI “companion robots” will put companies like Match.com and FTD Flowers out of business, as people will decide that actual humans are just too much drama?

The benefits of Facebook greeting cards

Ok, back to Facebook Greeting Cards. Have you ever forgotten to send out a Christmas card, maybe a Passover or Easter card to your loved ones? If you do forget, Facebook’s new feature will keep you in your family’s good graces.

The biggest benefit of these greeting cards includes personalization for all major religions. The cards account for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Others are neutral and festive cards that would work for any denomination including atheists.

Other great features of these cards include animation. Most of the greeting cards include an animated video that will engage users. Best of all, you’ll get to choose a card from 18 different options.

Facebook’s move into the greeting card industry may make things harder for Hallmark. Yet, it provides new options for the everyday consumer.

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WSJ (Confusing) Subscription Rates: New Prices + Best Deal • 2017

How much does the Wall Street Journal actually cost? The WSJ actually has a very confusing system for pricing their subscriptions. Before you subscribe, it’s a good idea to do some research to know what you will be paying, and use a WSJ coupon to get the best deal.

How WSJ subscription prices are determined

The price you pay for a Wall Street Journal subscription depends on two factors:

  1. Digital and/or Print? Do you want WSJ Digital only, Print only, or Digital+Print
  2. Promotion Length: As a new subscriber you have the choice of committing to a 3, 6, or 12 month promotion, which is paid up-front.

Wall Street Journal Subscription Prices

Here are the rates for each subscription option, as well as the total cost after the first year. These costs differ depending on on the initial length of the promotion you choose.

WSJ Promo:Digital OnlyPrint OnlyDigital+Print 
3 Months:
View promo
Upfront Cost: $12
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $345
Upfront Cost: $12
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $345
Upfront Cost: $12
(Renews at: $39/mo.)
12 mo. total: $363
6 Months:
View promo
Upfront Cost: $111
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $333
Upfront Cost: $111
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $333
Upfront Cost: $117
(Renews at: $39/mo.)
12 mo. total: $351
12 Months:
View promo
Upfront Cost: $311
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $311
Upfront Cost: $311
(Renews at: $37/mo.)
12 mo. total: $311
Upfront Cost: $328
(Renews at: $39/mo.)
12 mo. total: $328

*Prices don’t include tax
*Updated 5/05/17

As you can see, “Print Only” is the same price as “Digital Only.” It’s interesting to note that subscribing to both (Print + WSJ Online) only adds a couple of dollars per month.

Generally if you commit to a longer subscription up front, your total cost will be cheaper after the first year. In the case of the WSJ Digital + Print bundle, you save about $40 per year by paying for 12 months up-front compared to the 12-week deal.

What is the Best WSJ Deal?

reading wsjTo determine which subscription is the best deal, ask yourself how much of an initial commitment you’d be comfortable with.

When you commit to a shorter period of time, (like the “12 weeks for $12” promo) you get a lower initial rate, but the cost will be higher when it renews after the deal ends.

That means that:

Subscriptions: Pay More (Up-Front), Save More Long-Term

Hopefully the table above is clear in explaining the Wall Street Journal’s confusing pricing methods. In summary, the WSJ pricing model is much like most subscription-based products, in that you save more if you pay more up-front. This is true with everything from the Nutrisystem Diet Plans to match.com subscriptions.

If you are just testing the waters, (or afraid of commitment) you can’t go wrong with their 12 week for $12 deal. Remember, you can cancel your subscription anytime after the promotional period ends!

Best Rates are for New customers

As they say directly on wsj.com: “Our introductory prices are our lowest available rates, and are available only to new subscribers.”

It’s true, so if you plan to keep your subscription long-term, consider locking in for the cheaper, promotional rate as long as you can!

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Shutterfly Free 16×20″ Print: $18 Savings!

logo shutterflyFree 16×20 print from Shutterfly: Do you have a photo that is worth of being printed as a small poster and framed? Here’s a great chance to get a Shutterfly 16×20″ large photo print for free.

Add a 16×20 print to any order, or just pay for shipping if you don’t buy anything else. Here’s the promo code:

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16×20 large format prints from shutterfly

Shutterfly 16×20″ and other large-format prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive professional-quality paper stock for vibrant colors and brighter whites.

You can choose from matte, glossy or their new pearl finish. Have your image print to the very edge, or choose a classic black or white border for more of a poster-look.

Hopefully you have something better to print than this in large format!

*Shutterfly ships their freebies at “Standard” shipping rate. Click here to view Shutterfly shipping info.

Find 16×20 design design ideas on their Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/shutterfly/

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Vistaprint Checks Coupon: 25% Off

logo vistaprint redNew coupon for personal bank checks from Vistaprint.com: If you are looking to get personal or business checks printed, Vistaprint has a number of inexpensive options.

They also have weekly deals that include checks, so you can save an extra 25% and even get free shipping as a new customer:


Hmmm… Where Are Their Checks?

It can be hard to find checks at vistaprint.com. The easiest way to find them is under, “All Products” like this:

where vistaprint checks

Using a Vistaprint check coupon 

You can get a discount on checks in two different ways:

  1. Just click over to vistaprint.com from one of the promotional links above, and the discount will apply
  2. Use a promo code at checkout, and the discount will be applied to your cart. You can always try more than one code to get the best deal.

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Vistaprint has Both Business & Personal Checks

While most people buy their personal wallet checks, they have several options including:

  • Business wallet checks: Professional design options that fit your company’s image
  • Personal wallet checks: (most popular) A number of simple or fun design templates with optional duplicates
  • Three-to-a-page business checks: Paying bills and record-keeping are easy with professional side-tear checks for small business
  • Computer checks: Print checks from your home or office any time.

Related: Free business cards from Vistaprint? | Vistaprint free samples

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Checks: Customer Reviews

When viewing the “checks” page at Vistaprint, you’ll see that there are over 1,200 customer reviews for checks. These are worth skimming, as you might learn from others’ good or negative reviews.

Although most reviews are positive, there were some (valuable) complaints in which customers had trouble reordering checks with the correct check number sequence. More than one customer typed in the wrong routing number, so double check your numbers!

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