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Monday, January 18, 2010

Read the "Fine print" at Mouseprint

Don't you just hate it when a company plays the "gotcha" game on your wallet? One of my favorite sites Mouseprint reveals companies that play the "gotcha" game on your wallet.

The latest "gotcha" game that they reveal is from Google and their new cell phone double early termination fee! That's right DOUBLE! If you get one of these phones and then decided to end your service with T-Mobile you're hit with a $200 early termination fee but guess what! You'll have to pay Google a "recovery fee" of $350! That's $550 out of your pocket PLUS return the cell phone that you paid $179 to get!

Save yourself some money and stick with your current phone plan if you like it. Sometimes just because it's the "latest" and "greatest" will end up costing you big bucks!

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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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BEST PLACE: The Sunday newspaper!

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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.

Magazines – Pretty much all magazines will have coupons in it. Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Parenting, Working Mother are a few. The BEST magazine with coupons is All You magazine.

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