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FTD’s Shipping Rates & Service Fees

How much does shipping really cost at FTD.com? If you have ever placed an order from FTD, (or any florist) you know that the delivery charges are a significant part of the total expenses for any order. (Always use a coupon!) 

FTD does not list shipping and service fees on their site, because they are expensive and confusing. The price of shipping calculated based on the delivery location and the specific products in your order, and not revealed until the end of the checkout process. read more

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How to Cancel a Match.com Subscription or Free Trial

Want to cancel your match.com membership before being billed (again)? Like a bad ex-boyfriend, they don’t want to see you go, but we can help.

Once the “honeymoon” ends, Match.com can be costly, charging you about $50 per month the minute your promotional rate or free trial period ends. Want to dump them? Here’s how to cancel a match.com free trial or membership: read more

Match.com: How Much Does It Really Cost?

So, what does match.com really cost? It’s America’s most popular dating site, but they don’t make their rates and fees obvious. In summary, the longer subscriptions are cheaper per month, with the 6-month subscription being the best deal. Also, new members can use a promo code to bring the price down further. read more

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Advance Auto Parts Free In-Store Services: Free Car Battery Test, Free Loaner Tools, More

There’s most likely an Advance Auto Parts store in or near your town. Are you aware of all the free services that they offer? From free battery testing to free loaner tools, you might save time and money by dropping by.

Advance Auto Free Services:

  • Free Oil & battery recycling: If you change your own oil, or have an old car battery in your garage, you might be wondering what to do with it. Look how happy you make the guy at Advance Auto when you give him a jug of toxic goo! (above)
  • Free Electrical / Battery Testing: Do you need a new battery? I don’t know either, but they can test your battery, starter, and alternator for free for you
  • Free Windshield Wiper Installation – Ever try to replace wipers yourself? It can be a headache, so have them do it at the store when you buy new ones
  • Free Loaner Tools – If you’re handy, you might be working on a project that requires a spring compressor or specialized puller that you’ll never need again. You can borrow all kinds of tools from your local Advance Auto Parts if you leave a deposit
  • Free In-Store Pickup – Although their website offers free shipping if you spend $75+, you might not want to pay for shipping at all. If that’s the case, or if you need your order immediately, just place it online, and specify “free in-store pickup” and get it in an hour!
  • Free car battery installation – Buy any battery at their store, and they will install it for free!
  • Free chicken wings and beer – This is actually the only free thing on this list that they don’t offer; everything else is true!

Well, there you have it. Lots of free services as well as free advice for your DIY automotive projects from ASE certified team members. (Better than the advide you’ll get from the college kid at Home Depot!) read more