Consumers have always been conscientious about their everyday spending habits. Since 1887, when the Coca-Cola company first introduced coupons to the public, shoppers have sought ways to save. Customers have used coupons for over 100 years to put a little bit of money back in their pockets, but many are unaware of the ways that some coupons can do even more than provide a bit of savings.
Upromise online coupons is one of the best places to start for those consumers who desire to save money. Shoppers simply set up an online account through Upromise. Each time a purchase is made through the program or its partners, a percentage of the money spent is placed into a savings account. This money can be used as part of a college savings plan, to pay down debt, or can be released in the form of a check. Those who wish to be Good Samaritans can also transfer the money to others. This is a popular choice for grandparents who wish to help support their grandchildren’s college savings accounts.
Purchase a coupon book from a local school or organization to directly help an organization that desperately needs funding. The Entertainment Book is one of the more popular coupon books sold by fundraisers. This compilation of coupons often includes businesses of all types from throughout a region.
Many schools and athletic programs also partner with area shops and restaurants to offer discounts on products that are already used on a regular basis. Those who are interested in making these types of purchases should check with the local PTA to find out if their school fundraiser includes coupons.
Coupons are not the only items that allow shoppers to save while contributing to a good cause. Many local organizations offer discounted items as fundraisers. One school fundraiser is the sale of magazines. These subscriptions can be offered at a steep discount of up to 50 percent or more.
There are also several online companies that give money to charity when consumers shop online through their portals. Unlike Upromise online coupons, these organizations do not put money directly in the hands of the consumer. Instead, shoppers may choose a specific charity or can have funds spread out to a variety of good causes.
Saving money is excellent for consumers who wish to stretch their dollars as far as possible. Consumerism is good for the economy, while keeping spending habits in check is good for the future. When shoppers use programs that allow them to save money while doing good deeds, everybody wins.
There are many companies out there that offer home phone, Internet and cable to consumers but did you know that you have a variety of options available to you? Connect Your Home is a website designed with the savvy consumer in mind, they know people want to save money but also need services such as cable, Internet and phone. With Connect Your Home you can insert your service address and zip code to see plans laid out side by side showing where you can start saving money with a bundled deal, their motto? Get a Bundle, Save a Bundle…Guaranteed.
There are a few companies that seem to dominate the markets in cable, phone and Internet so it’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else has or to see commercials and think that’s the plan for me, but if you take a bit more time researching each bundle you will find that in time you will pay more than you really thought you were. Surprise fees and rates that get increased after a specific time period, these are points that are rarely disclosed immediately to the consumer, sad but true. I have had this experience of not being notified of increase in rates and had that surprise bill arrive in my mailbox before, it’s not a good feeling.
As someone who has used digital home phone service, I can say that using this version of home phone is a bit more affordable than a land line phone and it’s pretty reliable as well. When you utilize a digital phone service you can bundle it with Internet service to save a bundle, seriously! The trick to real savings with bundles is to research and Connect Your Home really assists in allowing consumers to evaluate options they have for bundles that will save them a lot of money. So before you go signing any contracts and getting stuck in a bundle that isn’t saving you money, be sure to look out there on the Internet to see what other options you may have, the time you take to research will be priceless if you learn you can save a bundle!
I am always on the lookout for custom office signs because I think it’s a great way to advertise your business. I am not a brick and mortar store, but even being a virtual office it’s important to have the perfect sign to showcase who you are and what you do.
When you have a brick and mortar store the appearance of your sign and location of it makes or breaks your business! It’s vitally important to have a great presentation to encourage people to visit your office. The impact a sign has on consumers is amazing, seriously, a sign is basically your first impression to consumers and you know you want your first impression to last a lifetime in the minds of consumers.
When your sign presents your office properly you will find that many people will come back for more of your services. Impact Signs is actually the perfect name for a business that makes office signs because the sign impacts the consumers!
It is the year 2010 and businesses are looking for a variety of ways to reach consumers, even during the political campaigns it seems mobile marketing has become a new way to market whatever you have to say or sell to consumers. There are a variety of ways to market to your potential customers, aka prospects, but it seems that using text messaging may be a profitable thing to test drive. With some companies you can test drive their marketing program by signing up for a free trial in mobile marketing.
A free trial will get you 25 free text messages, allowing you to virtually test drive the system without a financial commitment. Whatever you choose to do, there are new ways to start marketing to prospects and trying to reach a larger audience. With so many people owning cell phones these days and being addicted to text messaging, I say give mobile marketing a test drive and let me know how it works out for you. I would be curious to see your results.
A study was done to see which phones were used in 2010, the top mobile phones and a majority of consumers seem to be using smartphones this time around. I am a Blackberry user myself and wouldn’t know what I would do without it. Smartphones and text messaging plans allow me to stay in contact with friends, family and clients virtually anywhere, anytime and without much effort.
I say out with the old and in with the new. Do not get rid of your current marketing plan but look into adding mobile marketing to your business and see how much it assists you in reaching your goals.
I have tried out many ways to make money from home, as of right now my main focus is my blogs and my virtual assistant business, but I have tried paid surveys before and made some good money with them. It all depends upon the site that is asking you to take surveys and how much time you put forth towards searching for surveys to take.
Paid surveys are often overlooked as a potential way to really earn any money from home, but reality is many companies want to pay consumers to take part in surveys because it’s how they get their feedback on their products and services.
I am currently a member of a home panel survey club where I get to complete surveys and earn points. The points in turn will turn into products I get to “purchase” with my points. Although this is not something everyone wants, most that are looking into paid survey options are trying to bring in extra income to their home.
My advice to you is that you research the options, make sure you can commit a specific amount of hours into the paid surveys and in turn you will be able to make some extra income for your household. If you are cautious, as are most of us, then use my friend Google Search to find out about that particular company, but be certain to know the source. The Internet is famous for having false information out there because one person felt the company was in the wrong when in reality they probably were, although that’s not an honest thing to do, people do it.
Overall I think if you enjoy surveys and have the time to spend taking them then you could potentially bring in some extra revenue on the side for your home doing this type of work.