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Pinecone Research: Take Surveys and Evaluate Products

August 7th, 2013

Pinecone Research is a company that conducts online interviews to obtain their opinions about all different sorts of things.

As a panel member, you answer surveys.

Depending on your answers, you may receive products to test, and then you’ll answer questions about those as well.

Each survey you complete will give you points, which can at any time be exchanged for cash or other rewards.

It’s free to join, and they’ll send you emails with links to the surveys.

How do I know?

I’ve been a member of Pinecone Research for years. I’ve been able to convert my points to cash whenever I want, and have even tested a few products!

I really like it, as it’s awesome to be able to answer questions about products that I use or might use. It’s also a lot of fun to get products in the mail to try out, and then give my opinion on.

They aren’t always looking for new people…so if you’re interested, sign up now.

And remember…any company that asks you to pay them is NOT a real survey company.  Pinecone Research pays you.  You never pay them anything.

Sign up for Pinecone Research!

Gap – Get $50 Worth for $25 Today Only!

August 19th, 2010
Gap Get 50 for 25

Today only, Groupon is offering a special Gap Deal of the Day, where you will get $50 worth of GAP apparel and accessories including sale items for only $25! You can use this now through November 20th…and there is a limit of 1 per person.

You can only use these in GAP stores…but what an awesome deal. You get 50% off without even having to look for a sale! Definitely take advantage of it while you can!

Get $50 for $25 at GAP!

Upromise – Save Money for College

March 9th, 2009

Take the time to plan for your child's future.

With college getting more expensive every day, it’s nice that there are programs like this out there. Upromise will help you save money for college.

While you shop at the places you normally shop – gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, etc, money will be put into an account for you, to help send someone to college.

For example, when you shop online through, you’ll get anywhere between 1% – 25% back. When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you’ll get 1% – 3% back on thousands of eligible items. So while you’re buying the things you normally buy, you’ll also be saving for college.

It’s completely free to sign up, so you don’t have to worry about any fees.

Entertainment Book – 50% Off

March 3rd, 2009

Real savings on all you do!

The Entertainment Book is now 50% off. There are many coupons for restaurants, retail stores, and a whole lot more. You’ll make up the cost of the book in using just one or two of the coupons.

The Ultimate Savings Guide

March 2nd, 2009


Looking for new ways to save money? With this economy (or any type of economy actually), you should always be looking for new ways to save money. You’d be surprised how easy it can be. You don’t have to spend all of your time doing it either. Sometimes something as simple as asking the right question can get you a discount.

If you’ve always wanted to know how to save money on things such as restaurants, movies, your bills, clothes, etc… you may have heard of The Ultimate Savings Guide before. We created it to give you 202 tips on how to save money in different areas of your life. It gives you simple things you can do to save money.  Most of these things take only seconds to do, and can really save you a lot.

What types of tips will you find?

  • 30 tips to save on Groceries and Health and Beauty Aids.
  • 11 tips for saving money on Entertainment.
  • 27 tips to save on your Bills and Services like phone, cable and heat.
  • 23 tips on Vacations and Traveling.
  • …and more!

Originally we sold it for $29.97. At that price it’s a great bargain. You’ll easily save hundreds of dollars after reading it, and after following even a few of the 202 tips. But we just found a way that you can get it for free!

If you go to The Ultimate Savings Guide, at the bottom of the page by the order link, there is now a “Get it Free” button. What does this do? It’ll bring you to TrialPay. On TrialPay, all you have to do is complete one trial, and you’ll get the e-book for free.

Your next question will probably be “But how much will THAT cost me?” Most likely NOTHING, unless you want it to. What you will do, is be able to choose from many different options of what you want to try. Most likely, you’ll just get a free trial of something. You can choose to purchase something – if you were planning on buying it anyway, but that’s up to you.

Why would a company let you try their product for free? It’s a great win-win for everyone. They are so sure you’ll love their product, that they just want you to try it, hoping they will win you over. You get to try the product, and you’ll get The Ultimate Savings Guide for free. Everyone wins!

We hope that this more affordable option (I mean, what’s better than free?) will help get this e-book into your hands, so that you can start saving money, and growing your bank account.

Also, stay tuned to the website, where we will keep sharing with you great deals, as well as money saving tips to help keep more money in your pocket!

Entertainment Book – 35% Off + Free Shipping

February 1st, 2009
Save on all the things you love to do!

The Entertainment Book is now 35% off, and also has free shipping. For many books, this means that it will cost only $19.50. If you’re looking to save money on a whole lot of different things, the Entertainment Book is a great way to do so.

First off, they have a LOT of coupons good for restaurants in your area. Even using just one or two coupons will more than make up the cost of the book – but there are still so many more that you will use. You’ll find coupons for a lot of chains, as well as single owned restaurants.

Besides food, there are also many coupons for retail stores, services, travel, and more. The coupons are all good through November 1st, so you have plenty of time to use it. If you’re someone that goes out – to eat, shop, watch movies, travel, etc… you’ll find that the Entertainment Book will be very helpful for you!

Stores Going Out of Business – How to Save More Money

January 23rd, 2009

With all of the stores that have announced they are going out of business – such as Circuit City, Linens N’ Things, and more, you might be wondering how you can make sure you get the best prices. The second that a store announces that it’s going out of sale, you start seeing signs like “everything 20% off”…and then as time goes on, that percent goes higher and higher, until right before the store closes when everything is 75% – 90% off.

The question is, are you always getting a good deal when you go to one of these “Going out of business” sales? Well, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts such as my recent post on Circuit City going out of business, you aren’t always getting a great deal. To further prove this, here is a YouTube video where ABC News is at a Linens N’ Things showing how prices have gone HIGHER since the store announced that it’s going out of business. The video is a little under 5 min. long, but I think really goes to show you have to be careful:

Am I saying that you should stay far away from “Going out of business” sales? Of course not. Eventually these stores will lower prices enough that you can get some great bargains. You just need to remember that just because a store says something is “on sale” that it doesn’t mean it’s a great price. Have fun hunting for great bargains though, which can be found!

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates – 50% Off Holiday, 25% Off Your Entire Order

January 21st, 2009

25% off any order over $100.00 - Code: 1%gei86n
Gertrude Hawk has some great sales going on right now. If you want to buy any of their holiday chocolates, they are now all 50% off. They also have 25% off your entire order if you spend at least $100.

Put those together, and you have an even better deal! It’s also still great if you’re looking to get your loved one some yummy Valentine’s Day Candy!

Everything is on Sale – Buy Now or Wait?

December 17th, 2008

It’s now a little over a week until Christmas, and everywhere you look it’s “Sale”, “Clearance”, and “% off your order”. Almost every store seems to be having a huge sale where you can get great deals!

The big question is, should you buy now or wait until after Christmas? In the past, prices would go even lower after Christmas. Of course, this was when the economy was better. This year there have been great sales for a while already!

So, if there is something you want, should you buy it now or wait and hope prices will go down?

Well, it depends. If you are happy with the price it is at now, I’d say buy it. If you aren’t giving it as a gift or going to need to use it right away, keep it in the bag with the tags on it. Then, wait a week or two and see if the price goes down. If it does, most stores will adjust the price and give you back the difference. Make sure you look at their store policy before buying the item though, as different stores have different amounts of time you can adjust the price until.

My guess is that these prices aren’t going anywhere though. I have a feeling a lot of the stores will keep similar prices until the new year – but that’s just my guess. All I know is that I’m really enjoying being able to get the few items I want at a great discount!

How I Did on Black Friday

November 29th, 2008

If you enjoy shopping on Black Friday, I do NOT advise getting sick for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I woke up the day before Thanksgiving not feeling all that well, and by Thanksgiving I was too sick to go to the dinner with family that I had been looking forward to.

Of course, since I had been looking forward to Black Friday for months and months, I loaded up on DayQuil, and went out anyway. I originally had planned on going to a bunch of different places with one of my closest friends, but was lucky enough to make it to 5 stores. I was able to get what I wanted the most though, so I really can’t complain.

What was high on my list this year? Mostly DVDs. Yes, really. I didn’t need much, and wasn’t looking for much, but there were a lot of great DVDs on sale for a lot lower price than you can get them otherwise, so I had fun with that. I got a few other things as well, but was happy to be home by 10am so that I could go back to sleep!

I am one of the crazy ones that loves going shopping early on Black Friday, so hopefully next year I’ll be in better health and will be able to enjoy it more!

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