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Amazon Dash Button 

1 Apr

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You remember the easy button from Staples? Well now there is one from Amazon, but this time when you press it – you place an order for stuff you need. If you never want to go to a store again, Amazon has the answer for you.

Amazon Dash Button makes ordering easy. With a simple click, Prime Members can order their favorite products. This button is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite product with the press of a button. Each Dash Button is paired with a product of your choice, which is selected through the Amazon App on your Android or iOS smartphone during the set-up process. Amazon ensures Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.

What do you think? Are you using this system? If not, would you use it?

https://www.amazon.com/b/?node=10667898011&ref_=pe_2507310_212599890_ods_em_db_oct_ssl2

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Indiegogo – The Undercover Backpack

28 Dec

How many of you readers support Indiegogo campaigns? If you’ve never heard of Indiegogo, it’s a platform for entrepreneurs to develop products and then ask for your support to create them. Once, they get enough funding they create the product and you are the first to receive it. I think there are many items on Indiegogo that stand out, but sometimes there are just ones that are quite functional. This week’s featured item from Indiegogo is called the Undercover Backpack. It’s an item that may help during an embarrassing moment in the gym while changing!

The site says, “The Undercover Backpack assists in that moment in the locker room when you need to change clothes with a flimsy towel or other embarrassing methods. It allows for easy, fast changing in or out of clothing. First, users slip it over clothing, then can use the side access openings to remove their pants. Then, other clothing can be put on beneath The Undercover.” What do you think? Is something you’d use? Please send us more Indiegogo/Kickstarter suggestions.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-undercover-yoga-fitness

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Amazon Vehicles – A New Way To Research Cars

12 Nov

Are you thinking of buying or leasing a new car? Did you know that Amazon now offers a way to research them? At Amazon Vehicles you can find reviews, specs, images, and more for thousands of new and classic cars. A friend of mine was recently looking for a new auto and stumbled upon this website. He really liked the it because the information was up to date and the familiarity of the Amazon site made it easy to navigate. Have you used this product? What do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=10677469011

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Chip Reader Help at Point of Sale

30 Oct

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You may have noticed recently that some merchants except the chip on your credit card and some don’t. I happily discovered that one local retailer inserted a temporary plastic card in the slot that said “coming soon” rather than letting you guess. It’s never clear if the chip reader is activated o you need to stand there waiting for a moment until the cashier tells you whether or not its OK to swipe or insert your card. If you need to insert your credit card with a chip into the slot, make sure you snugly press the card into the slot or the transaction will fail.

I wish all the retailers used the method of blocking the credit card chip reader slot until it was activated to avoid confusion, but the good news is eventually all retailers will have it activated so you won’t have to be left wondering. What has your chip reader experience been?

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Five Tips To Shop Better

28 Sep

How do you shop? Do you consider yourself a savvy shopper? Check out these five tips to improve the way you shop and make it better.

Five Tips To Shop Better

  1. Plan ahead – when going out only take the credit cards you need
  2. Be careful online – look for the https in the URL when you are ready to check out
  3. Be observant in the store – be aware someone could take photo of information
  4. Keep credit card or ATM receipts – or don’t print out a receipt and review them later online
  5. Shop with a slim wallet – carry little cash

Do you have any tips to shop better?

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Check the Balance of Any Gift Card

13 Aug

So you’ve got a gift card sitting in your kitchen drawer and you are not sure what’s left on it. Why not spare yourself the pain of getting to the cash register at that retail store to find out there is only a few cents left on it? At Card Balance, you can check the amount of almost any gift card instantly. All you need is the gift card, account number and access code to find the balance.

Cardbalance.net

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Stich Fix Gives You Style

7 Mar

Do you need some new style? Get clothing and accessories hand-selected by a personal stylist, delivered to your door. Then you can find your style along the way. A co-worker started using this service and really enjoyed the quality of clothing and personal assistance received from the company. If you need a wardrobe, perhaps start here?

https://stitchfix.com/

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Find My Ring Size

12 Sep

Are you planning on getting married? Do you know your ring size? If you don’t remember then you can find out quickly with Find My Ring Size. Try this easy website that will tell you in three steps what your ring size is.

Find my ring size:

  1. Choose who is the ring for and type of ring
  2. Calibrate your screen
  3. Hold up your ring to the screen to confirm the size

https://findmyringsize.com/

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Travel Blog Gives Great Tips

24 Aug

Are you heading out for a last minute summer getaway? Maybe you are planning a fall trip to Disney? If you are need some tips on how to travel smart, then check out the Professional Travel Inc.’s blog. The site is packed full of tips on how to book the best flights, hotels and attractions. You can also find information on the top cities in the United States you need to visit and find a out how to travel safely alone. If you are planning to travel, then check out this site first to get exceptional knowledge as an adventurer.

http://www.protrav.com/about-us/travel-411-blog/

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Amazon Product Shopping Cart Helper

9 Mar

Let’s say you are shopping on Amazon and you have $1.95 left after spending your $25 gift card. Why let it go to waste? Have you tried the Filler Item website? You just type in the value you have left on your card and it connects to Amazon showing you items that match the amount. Each time I shop on Amazon and I have something leftover I use this site.

Filler Item finds extra items to add to your Amazon cart.
1. Type in amount left over
2. See item links to products on Amazon
3. Add items to cart

http://www.filleritem.com/

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