My friend, Timothy Chin and I host a weekly radio show called Bizz Buzz Live. It is America's Most Progressive Business Show, or at least it is going to be. It's at http://www.bizzbuzzlive.com/ and most of our listeners are listening every week on the Internet. If this were 20 years ago, we couldn't have even imagined doing a show like this! Bay-Bee, it's going to be amazing to see what technology you'll see in your generation.
Besides giving out new, fresh content that is affecting businesses across the country, we also like to save our listeners money. This week, we talked about coupons and getting discounts at online retailers. It was AWESOME! Tim Chin and I did some research to find the best and most verifiable places to go.
One place Tim found was Printable Coupons http://www.printable-coupons.blogspot.com/ . This is an online coupon blog that allows you to search for the item you want, find a coupon, and then print it out to use at the store. They had (on a sister site called Mommy Saves Big http://www.mommysavesbig.com/) Pampers diapers, Huggies diapers, Luv diapers, Gerber formula, and more! I'm getting all your stuff at a discount! What great sites!
Another site that does similar things and is worth the trip because the items are different than Printable Coupons is Wow Coupons http://www.wow-coupons.com/. It's great for retailer coupons. Barnes & Noble, AMC Theaters, etc. all have great discounts out there. Before somebody does ANYTHING, they should check these two sites.
- Dinner and Movie? Save 20 - 30% by just hitting those two sites.
- Going to the store? Save 10-20% by checking out these sites.
- How about a night a home?:
- Movie Gallery coupon gets you a FREE movie with membership (at WOW Coupons),
- Large Pizza (SPECIALTY, like SUPREME or VEGGIE-LOVERS EVEN) delivered from Pizza Hut (at WOW Coupons) for $12.99. Don't like Pizza Hut? There are 11 other options with coupons at Printable Coupons!
- Also, for those who love those Entertainment Discount Books, you can get one for $9.99 out at Wow-Coupons.com. Your entire family eats and gets entertained for less than $23 AND SAVES ON THE GAS which is now at $4.00 per gallon. I remember in high school and college when you would get $5 in gas and it would fill a quarter of the tank! Now if they just had coupons for gas!
Okay, we're talking discounts. I've got a great one for you. This is one of the coolest sites I've ever seen and in combination, these three sites are the bomb. :) That's lingo for really cool. And I remember the days when I was called a megafox while sporting a rat-tail and break-dancing. Yes, I was that guy. :) Anyway, here's how this works:
Go to Price Grabber at http://www.pricegrabber.com/. Whatever you are looking for, do a search. I'll do my example for a Garmin Nuvi (Global Positioning System -GPS device). I did the search and Price Grabber checked thousands of sites and found 47 places that sold Garmin's Nuvi. The price range was $299 to $699. Yes, a $400 difference! Before I click GO to the cheapest seller, I am going to go to two other sites: http://www.currentcodes.com/ and http://www.naughtycodes.com/. The Internet was created for these sites!
At Current Codes and Naughty Codes, there are special discount codes for various online vendors. Without these codes, consumers pay thousands too much at different sites. For example, you go to Amazon.com to order a book. It asks you for a discount code. You don't have one, so you order the book and PAY TOO MUCH! With http://www.currentcodes.com/ and http://www.naughtycodes.com/, you get the code. Who's your daddy now?! That's right. It's me. I knew you'd be proud. :) Here's where it gets cool.
Okay, I found the Nuvi from $299 to $699. Then I went to CurrentCodes.com. The first two vendors at PriceGrabber.com did NOT HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE. But the third one did! Here's how the first search looked before www.CurrentCodes.com.
Vendor #1 = $311.90 after all taxes
Vendor #2 = $312.98 after all taxes
Vendor #3 = $316.65 after all taxes.
Vendor #1 and Vendor #2 are not on Current Codes, but at Vendor #3, they have TWO DISCOUNT CODES! $10 off purchase over $200 for 1st purchase and FOR GARMIN GPS Systems, there is a special discount of $20 off any over $250. That equates to $30 saved at Vendor #3!
After the Current Codes discount codes are included:
Vendor #3: $286.65 after all taxes, etc.
Vendor #1: $311.90 after all taxes, etc.
Vendor #2: $312.90 after all taxes, etc.
Also, something I brought up to Tim and to the listeners is that eBay has bulk discounts and coupons for sale there, so do an eBay.com search for anything you might buy in bulk... like diapers. :)
Some might think, what is the big deal of saving $10 or $20? But done several times a month, dozens of times per year, and thousands of times over a lifetime, it's a new car, a first year of college for Bay-Bee, even a vacation of a lifetime. Why should you pay more?
Please comment below if you found this information helpful. I'd love to hear your successes.
Hopefully, before you buy anything, you'll please read Little Maher at LittleMaher.com --> http://www.littlemaher.com/ and go to the discount sites you've seen here.
Bay-Bee, I want you to be financially-minded and frugal (bit not stingy). Hopefully, your mom and I can be a role model for you as we buy diapers, formula, clothes, and more.
Love you Bay-Bee. It's May 31 and within 30 days, I'll know whether you are the boy I'll treasure or the girl I'll cherish or is that the boy I'll cherish or the girl I'll treasure. :)
To Your Success,
Baby-Bee's Papa (Michael)