Monthly Archives: November 2016

Black Friday, Cyber Monday…what treasures did you find?

The big question today is, “Did you brave the crowds and shop during the madness”

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I’m going to admit something that I probably shouldn’t on this blog, but here goes: I stayed home this year!

Don’t judge! The past two years I’ve just seen the dark seedy side of humanity when a bargain is involved and I just couldn’t stomach it this year. So instead I stayed home and shopped online (see? I was still bargain hunting. Now, don’t you feel silly for judging me?!)

I found some Amazon…I mean amazing deals. I’ve wanted a drone for awhile so I splurged and got myself one. Normally $150, marked down to $75 thank you very ┬ámuch!

The not-so-big question of the day is this:

What bargains did you find? Leave a comment below!

FiveStars

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So you know how everywhere you go these days everyone has some sort of “loyalty program“? You know what I’m talking about right? When you spend a dollar at their store you get 1 point, or 10 points, or something like that. Then you can use your points for coupons, or cash, or gas discounts. Ring a bell?

Well, here’s my beef with all of these loyalty programs:

I’m cheap. Ergo, I want to be a part of all these programs. Ergo, I collect the little cards they give you. Ergo, my keys weigh a ton. Ergo, I’m going to destroy my ignition. (I swear I won’t say “ergo” again. It’s starting to annoy me too.)

But never fear my friends. I’ve found an app to save all the hastle. FiveStars. It’s a great little app. You can “store” all your cards for these programs in one convenient location and the app will keep track of your rewards for you.

Here’s what I love:

  • It’s convenient. Everything stored in one place.
  • It’s easy to use. Very user friendly.
  • It’s secure. I’ve researched it and they seem to use the top security measures possible.

There’s really only one thing I don’t love:

  • You can’t store ALL of your loyalty programs. Only the ones from stores who are FiveStar partners.

But even though it isn’t as far reaching as some other apps, I’ve really liked the selection and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how many retailers/shops/stores utilize FiveStar. Check it out!