With the prices of gasolineÂ continuing to soar, we all have to findÂ ways to make the gas last longer so that we don’t end up going broke!Â
1. Drive Less – Now, this is pretty obvious, but alot of people are still driving the same amount as they were when gas was cheaper. If the price of gasoline is killing your budget, cut out all unneccessary trips!
2. Combine Errands – Instead of running out a few times per week to run errands, try to do them all in one day at the same time. This will not only save you gas, but time as well!
3. Maintain Your Vehicle – Pump up those tires! Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.
4. Drive Light – Remove all of the excess weight in your vehicle. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent!
5. Cruise Control – This wonderful option that comes with most cars is ideal for helping you maintain a constant speed and will save you some gas.
6. Drive Smart – Avoid speeding and fast acceleration/braking. This can lower your gas mileage by 5-30% depending on where you are driving. Driving responsibly saves you gas and is also safer.
7. Carpool – Go grocery shopping with your neighbour andÂ go to work with a co-worker. Anything helps. Split the trips each week and this will help save gas and money!
8. Take The Bus – If you are really trying to save money, take the bus instead of your car. Sure it might take you a bit longer to get where you want to go, but you will save buckets of money. Even just a few times a week would help!
There are a numerous rumours going on regarding this promo so we won’t find the exact details till tomorrow. According to macrumors.com:
Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we’ve learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.
According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch ($299) to college students who buy a qualifying Mac (MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro). Alternatively, students may choose to get an 8GB iPod Nano ($199). The promotion will run from June 3 to September 15th, 2008.
Details of the Back to School promotion, including eligibility should be officially announced tomorrow.
The new DELL Canada Days of Deals start on Tuesday June 3 till 13, 2008 (excluding the weekend).
This time the event is called “The People’s Choice Event” and it’s based on what people have requested to see in these DELL Days of Deals. Let’s hope this means some spectacular deals at bargain prices. Make sure you check out DELL’s website EARLY in the morning because the good deals will run out in less than an hour.
Also a reminder that, if you like, you can use Cash Back to earn an additional 1% cash back on all your DELL Canada purchases.
When you move into a new place, or when you get bored of the furniture you currently own, it’s fun to redecorate. Unfortunetely, this does not come cheap. That is, unless you’re frugal with your choicesÂ of decor. Here are some places that you can get great items for your homeÂ at fantastic prices:
1. Thrift Stores – Thrift stores are great when lookingÂ for things to spread around your home. Of course, if you’re looking for larger pieces of furniture, this is probably not your best bet, as there isn’t a wide variety of items, but if you are looking for decor items such as photos, vases, etc. this is the perfect place!
2. Yard Sales – Just like the thrift stores, yard sales are best for smaller decor items, but you can get lucky and find some really nice larger furniture as well. Make an offer lower than the listed price, and 9 times out of 10, they will take it.
3. Freecycle– This is the best place to get FREE furniture. That’s right, absolutely free, no strings attatched! Subscribe to theÂ posts and you will get an email whenever a new freebie is added. Act fast though, free stuff always goes quick!
This weeks entry lets me showcase one of my favorite pieces of freeware gaming: Line Rider.
Line Rider is a brilliant little game that lets you draw complicated pictures and paths that a little tobogganer will attempt to safely navigate through gravity and natural physics. If you pop Line Rider into YouTube you’ll see thousands of brilliant images and designs that have been created in Line Rider — everything from the Mona Lisa to Super Mario Bros World 1-1.
I’ve got to admit — even I was taken aback by how hip and in touch with the internet meme McDonald’s must be to create a television ad using only Line Rider. Kudos, McMarketing department!
Starting today and running through the month of June, Blockbuster Canada will be offering a Buy Two Get One Free promotion on all of it’s used DVD’s and games. This will be replacing the current 25% off promotion, and if you don’t mind buying titles at the same price point in groups of three it works out better financially. Different priced items will still work, but since you’ll be getting the cheapest one free you’re going to lose that slight edge over last months promo.
Just a heads up — mixing and matching games and DVD’s won’t work with this offer. You’ ll need to pick up each in bundles of three to get one of them free.
1. Find stores that have rewards programs – I shop at The Barn (Air Miles), Shopper’s Drug Mart (Optimum Points), Zellers (HBC Rewards) and Real Canadian Superstore (PC Points). Of course, I shop at other stores as well if they have great deals, but I love the above stores because of their rewards programs.
2. Combine coupons with sales – This is the number one way that you will receive great savings. Know when your stores’ flyers come out and compare these sales with the coupons you have on hand. If you have a bunch of coupons for a sale item and the price, after coupon, makes the item free or close to it, go ahead and grab a bunch and stock up.