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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haitian donation scams

I think it's great that people want to help those in Haiti after the recent earthquake but please remember that there are so many scams out there right now because jerks will come out of the woodwork to cash in on this tragedy. The FBI has issued a warning reminding people about these scams.
  • Give only to charities that you know.
  • NEVER give a cash donation!
  • If you give a donation by credit card/debit card ONLY use American Express, Mastercard or Visa. These companies are waiving their merchant fees. This means 100% of your donation will go to the charities you support. (Links will head to their press release on the matter.)
For a list of charities that the BBB list as safe head on over to their website.

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$1.50 SS 10/18 - $1.50 coupon from the October 18 Smart Source insert
$1.50/3 - $1.50 of when you buy 3 items
B1G1/BOGO - Buy One, Get One
CC - Competitor Coupon
FAR - Free After Rebate
MFC or MFR - Manufacturer Coupon
MIR - Mail in Rebate
OOP - Out of Pocket
P&G - Procter & Gamble Insert
RP - Red Plum Insert
RR - Register Reward (Wags)
SC - Store Coupon
SS - Smart Source Insert
WAGS - Walgreens
WFC - Weekly Flyer Coupon
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Blinkies – Found on various store aisles these little machines spit out coupons as you pull them out. Most blinkies have little lights that blink hence the name.

Catalinas – Receipt-like coupons printed at the register. Not all stores have Catalinas (such as WinCo). These are typically NOT printed on the back of the register receipt.

Hang/Wine Tags – Found around the neck of a bottle with a little piece of string or rubber band.

Peelies – Coupons found on certain products that peel away from the product.

Tearpads – Coupons on a tear away pad. Typically found in a display and not directly on the product.

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Home mailers - sign up for products online or even contact a company to either complain or complement their products. Click here for a blog with over 200 links to companies that will mail you coupons!

Internet coupons - There are many places online that you can print coupons from. See links below for printable online coupons.

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