DEALS O’ THE WEEK, CAR PURCHASING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS

Bad kitty…next time don’t attack my slippers when I’m walking with my hands full of water balloons and fine china.


DEAL CHICKEN
Get deals all across the U.S. with Deal Chicken.
$139 for a two night stay at a Wyndham Garden Hotel in the U.S. ($338 value). Taxes are included. Great Deal! I bought one!
$10 for $20 worth of fresh Mexican fare from Qdoba – 6 locations
50% off pierogies from Pierogies of Cleveland – Get $30 worth for $15!
50% off Fondue and drinks from Potpourri Fondue Restaurant – Get $50 worth for $25!
50% off pub fare from Musketeers Bar & Grill – Get $30 worth for $15!
50% off salon services from Joseph’s Hair & Nail Salon – $100 value for $50!

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Save Up to 50% All Inclusive packages on Book It

BOOKIT
Bike Week Travel SAVINGS + EXTRAS at Makai Beach Lodge in Daytona Beach at BookIt.com!
Over 60% Off at the GR Solaris Cancun and Spa at BookIt.com!


CHOICE HOTELS
Hey Spring Breakers! Book a hotek stay with Choice Hotels and after your second qualifying stay between February 28 and May 15, 2013 you’ll receive enough Choice Privileges® points to redeem for a FREE night at over 1,500 hotels.

Click here: CHOICE HOTEL DEALS



TRAVELOCITY
Come and get your red hot cruise deals! With all the cruise shenanigans of late you’ll find some super cruise deals. If you’re willing to roll the dice, then now is the time to go. Just like when stocks were at their lowest with the Great Recession, the Toyota brake turmoil, and other news-worthy issues…the best time to buy is when things hit bottom. Get them now before they go back up. You may get an adventure tossed in for free!

Norwegian Cruise Line EXCLUSIVE one-week sale! Up to $150 free onboard credit on select Alaska, Europe and Transatlantic sailings with Travelocity! Ends 3/3.
Holland America 1-week sale! Great rates and reduced deposits with Travelocity! Ends 3/3.
Summer Sizzle with Celebrity Cruises – Captain’s Club members get up to $500 onboard credit with Travelocity! Ends 3/10.

Holland America – Get $50 FREE onboard credit on last minute sailings with Travelocity! Ends 3/31.
Princess Cruises exclusive Alaska Bonus – Get $50 free onboard credit with Travelocity! Ends 3/13.
Exclusive Europe bonus with Princess Cruises – Get $100 free onboard credit with Travelocity! Ends 3/31.

Click here: TRAVELOCITY TRAVEL DEALS


Free Shipping on All Orders Over $75!

ADVANCE AUTO
Take 30% Off Nearly Everything with code DOW9 at AdvanceAutoParts.com!! Ends 3/3!
Take 15% off orders of $50+, plus get $25 BB to use on a future $50+ order with code MAC4. Ends 3/9.
Save 15% On Your AdvanceAutoParts.com purchase with code AAP15OFF until 3/31!
Take $10 off $30, $25 off $70 and $40 off $110 orders with code A124 at AdvanceAutoParts.com! Ends 3/31!

Click here: ADVANCE AUTO DEALS


ALDIS
Lemons – 1 lb – 99 cents
Avocados – 3 pack – 99 cents
Red Potatoes – 5 lb – 99 cents
Grape Tomatoes – 10 oz – 99 cents
Oranges – 4 lb – $1.99
Blueberries – 1 pint – $1.99
Wednesday only – Chicken Breasts – $1.69/lb
Salmon – 16 oz – $3.99
Snow crab – 24 oz – $10.99
Tilapia – 32 oz – $5.49
Reading glasses with case – $3.99


CVS
Gold Emblem Jelly Beans 7 oz – FREE after .99 cent Extrabucks Reward
Planters Trail Mix 6 oz – .70 after BOGO sale and 2 $1 coupons
Depend Silhouette or Real Fit 3ct – .99 after $1 Extrabucks Reward and $2 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz – $1 after $4 Extrabucks Reward with purchase of 2 and 2 .50 coupons found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons
or the All You magazine
Whoppers Robin Eggs 10 oz – .88 after $5 Extrabucks Reward with purchase of 8 and 2 $2/4 coupons
Hersheys Easter 8- 10 oz bags – $1 after $5 Extrabucks Reward with purchase of 6 and 2 $1/2 coupons
Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash 13.5 oz – $1.50 after BOGO sale and $2/2 coupon also found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

M&Ms 9.9-12.6 oz – $1.25 after $4 Extrabucks Reward with purchase of 4 and 2 $1.50/2 coupons found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

on 4 and 2 printable coupons. Limit 1 reward. Printable coupon is for $1.50 off two M&M’S Brand Chocolate Candies
Kelloggs Cereal 8.7- 13.7 oz or Pop Tarts 8 ct – $1 after $1/3 coupon and $1/2 coupon that prints at coupon kiosk in store
Get 40% Off any Magnet at CVSphoto.com. Use code CVSMAGNET. Hurry, offer ends 3.9.13. Offer valid online only.


DAVES MARKETS
Boneless chicken tenders – BOGO
Ocean Spray – BOGO
Gia Russa pasta – BOGO
Cheez-Its – BOGO
Strawberries – 1 lb – $2

3/2 and 3/3 only:
Westfield butter – $1.99
Pierres ice cream – $2.99


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DISCOUNT DRUG MART

Fixodent – 1.4 oz – 99 cents
Kleenex – 184 count – 4/$2.50 after .50/3 coupon
Cuddle Soft dryer sheets – 40 ct – $1
Bananas – 39 cents/lb
Butterball chicken broth – 2/$1
Tomatoes – 99 cents/lb
Strawberries – 1 lb – $2
Reach dental floss – 49 cents after $1/2 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

Softlips – BOGO


Wedding Reception Essentials On Sale

GIANT EAGLE
Giant Eagle now accepts competitors coupons.

Get 20 cents in Fuelperks for every $50 spent on gift cards for Aeropostale, Disney, JC Penney, and Marriot.

Kraft cheese – $1.50 after $1/2 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons
McCormicks sauce – Free after .50 in All You magazine
Oscar Meyer bacon – $2 after $1/2 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons
Oscar Meyer Lunchables .19 after $1 coupon
Soft Scrub – $1.49 after $1 coupon
Betty Crocker potatoes – .50 after $1/2 coupon


On Sale Now at Joann.com

JOANN FABRICS
March 9th – 11:00 AM to noon – Free Hone Decor Fabric Crafting demo
Save 50% on classes March 3 – 9 on selected classes.
Also get 50% off coupons – Click here: http://tinyurl.com/7tm3lvd


KMART
Look for $25 gift card coupon with a transferred prescription in their ad.

Double $1 manufacturer coupons up to a limit of 5 with a $25 purchase in grocery or household items. Potential $10 off with five $1 coupons. Must have Shop Your Way Rewards card (free loyalty card).

Earn reward discounts at Speedway with grocery, drug, and/or apparel purchase at K-Mart.
Spend $50 – $99.99 – get a coupon for 10 cents off per gallon – up to 15 gallons
Spend $100 – $149.99 – get a coupon for 20 cents off per gallon – up to 15 gallons
Spend $150 or more – get a coupon for 30 cents off per gallon – up to 15 gallons

EXTRA $5 off Kmart.com orders of $45 or more with code KMARTMUST
3/6 CT – 7am-4pm – 9-Hours Online Only! EXTRA $10 off Kmart.com purchases of $75 or more – no coupon needed!
Semi-Annual Furniture Event Up To 30% off plus Exclusive Savings EXTRA 10% off with code FURN13
EXTRA 10% off orders of $59 or more on Clothing, Sleepwear, Fine Jewelry & Accessories with code KMARTSTYLE10
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Kids’ Shoes & Athletics and Online Only EXTRA 25% off Women’s Shoes with code KMARTSAVE25
Proscan 37″ LCD 1080p HDTV – $269.99 on sale

Click here: KMART DEALS


LITTLE TIKES
Enjoy Free shipping on these items from Little Tikes:
Little Tikes Playground
Climbing Towers Playground
8-in-1 Adjustable Playground
Activity Quest Climber
Seek & Explore expedition Climber
Endless Adventures Adjustable Mountain Climber
Endless Adventures Rock Climber & Slide
Hide & Slide Climber

Click here: LITTLE TIKES DEALS


MARCS
Nickles white bread – 99 cents
Red Delicious apples – 99 cents/lb
Oranges – 4 lb bag – $1.99
Strawberries – 1 lb – $2
Brocolli – $1.50
Dole spinach bag – $1.50
Green Giant Petite Sweet Potatoes – 24 oz – $1.49
Breyers ice cream – $3.50
Pierres ice cream – $3.33
Dairymens milk – 1 gallon – $2.50
GUM toothbrush 2 pack – 99 cents
Medium dozen eggs – 89 cents


Get All You Plus a Free Gift!

OFFICEMAX
Case of Officemax paper – $14.99 after Maxperks reward.


OLD NAVY/BANANA REPUBLIC/GAP
On 3/3, shop Old Navy, Gap, & Banana Republic for 30% off your purchase! Use code SPRINGAIR. Ends 3/5.
Click here: OLD NAVY DEALS


RITE AID
Look for $25 gift card coupon with a transferred prescription in their ad.

Join Rite Aid’s Wellness program to get these rewards:
Earn one point for every dollar you spend on non-prescriptions.
Earn 25 points for every prescription you purchase.

Member Benefits Level Status:
Plus – up tp 249
Bronze – 250 points
Silver – 500 points
Gold – 1000 points

BENEFITS
Members-only sale pricing.
Load, manage and redeem coupons and +UP Rewards with Load2Card.
Register Rewards on qualifying purchases.
24/7 exclusive access to a pharmacist at 1-800-RITE-AID or http://www.riteaid.com/wellness.
Upromise® Participation.
10% off Rite Aid Brand every day for a year and a 10% off shopping pass with Bronze status.
10% off the entire store for a year with Silver status.
Free health and wellness reward at 500 points with Silver status.
20% off the entire store for a year with Gold status.
Click here for more information:
http://www5.riteaid.com/wellness

Get the Rite Aid Video Values coupons at http://riteaid.adperk.com/. Watch short videos and get coupons!

Bengay Cold Therapy – $2 after BOGO50% off sale and $3 Extrabucks with purchase of 2 and 2 $4 coupons
Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo Pack – $4.99 after $10 UP Reward with purchase of 4 and 4 $2 coupons found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

Breyers ice cream – $2.99 after $1 UP reward
9 Lives 4 pack cans – $1.99 – plus use $1 coupon on 6 4 packs found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons


Shop SallyBeauty.com!

SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY
Buy 2 get 1 free Ardell Lashes – 444423
Buy 2 get 1 free Beyond The Zone Hair Care or Hair Color – 444838
Buy 2 get 1 free Clairol Professional Liquicolor Permanente Hair Color – 444842
Buy 2 get 1 free DCNL Hair Accessories 444421 –
Buy 2 get 1 free GVP Styling, Shine or Hair Spray – 444773
Buy 2 get 1 free Ion Hair Care – 444884
Buy 2 get 1 free Miracle 7 Hair Care (exclude Heavenly Healer) – 444776
Buy 2 get 1 free Satin Strands 100% Premium Remy Human Hair I-Tips and U-Tips 20 ct 18″, 22″ – 444102
Free Femme Couture Eye Makeup Remover with purchase of 2 Femme Couture Cosmetics – 444419
Free FingerPaints Base Coat with purchase of any 2 FingerPaints Nail Color – 444445
Free Hairtrition Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery Full Size Hair Care – 555188
Free Plugged-In Mini Iron with purchase of Plugged-In Full Size Flat Iron or Cone Wand – 444870
Free Proclaim Olive Oil Lotion 32 oz with purchase of any 2 Proclaim Olive Oil Products – 444783
Free Seche Ultra-V UV-Activated Top Coat .5 oz with purchase of Seche Lumiere UV Mini Lamp – 444446
Save $10 on any Hair Dryer over $30 – 444897
Save $10 Tool Science Curl 3HD, Styler HD, or Flat Irons 1″, 1 1/4″ – 444864
Save $13 on Wahl Designer Clipper with Combs – 444852
Save $15 on any Hair Dryer over $60 – 444899
Save $5 on any Hair Dryer $29.99 or less – 444896
Save $6 on Hot Shot Tools Ceramic Curling Irons, Wands, and Wavers – 444879
Save $70 on Oster Classic 76 Clipper – 444855

Click here: SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY DEALS


SEARS OUTLET
Save up to 70% on mattresses!



STAPLES
$10 off your cleaning & breakroom purchase of $50 or more when you use code 12241.
Take $25 off the purchase of a case of Hammermill 8.5″x11″ CopyPlus copy paper! 10 ream case, limit one case per customer. Through 3/9.
$15 off $100 or more when you enter coupon code 62355. This weekend only!
Hammermill® 8.5″ x 11″ CopyPlus® copy paper 500 sheets – FREE after easy rebate – Limit 2 rebates – Valid March 3 – 6
Staples® photo plus 4″ x 6″ paper, gloss 60/pack – FREE after easy rebate – Limit 2 rebates – Valid March 3 – March 9
Fellowes® Saturn2 95 laminator – $59.99 after easy rebate – $159.99 – $50 instant savings – $50 easy rebate = $59.99 – Save $100 – Valid March 3 – March 9

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SUN PLUM MARKET
Located next to Gales in Willoughby Hills. Check out their clearance produce card for 99 cent deals.
Bananas – 35 cents/lb
Fuji Applies – 99 cents/lb
Asparagus – $1.99/lb
Green Peppers – 2/$1
Ruby Red Grapefruit – 5 lb bag – $2.50
Idaho Potatoes – 10 lb bag – $2.50


TARGET
Look for $10 off household items purchase of $40 or more coupon in ad.


VALU KING
Get these items free with coupons in ad and $10 or more purchase:
San Giorgio pasta and Del Grosso pasta sauce

Oranges – 5/$1
Valu Time Tuna – 69 cents
McCain fries – 28 – 32 oz – $1.99
Mushrooms – 8 oz – 99 cents
Green cabbage – 39 cents/lb
Baby carrots – 99 cents
Baby Seedless watermelon – $2.29


WALGREENS
Join Balance Rewards to earn points on thousands of items, including every prescription and immunization. Purchase items in-store or online to earn points. Redeem points for dollar rewards that you can get instantly at the checkout.
Click here to get enrolled:
Walgreens Reward Program

• Save on sale items with card
• Get 500 points for every prescription and immunization
• Earn points on thousands of items each week
• Get 10 points for every mile when you Walk with Walgreens
• Redeem instantly with as few as 5,000 points

Points System
5,000 – earn $5
10,000 – earn $10
18,000 – earn $20
30,000 – earn $35
40,000 – earn $50

Alka Seltzer Plus 20-24 ct – PROFIT after $2 in ad coupon and 4000 maximum Balance Rewards points with purchase of 2 and 2 $2 coupons
Accu Chek Nano Blood Monitor – PROFIT after $14.99 Mail in Rebate found in package and 5000 maximum Balance Rewards points
MG217 Psoriasis Cream 3.5 oz – FREE after $7 Register Rewards
Oral B Toothbrush – .49 after $1.50 Register Reward and $1 coupon
Right Guard Xtreme or TD5 Deodorant 2-4 oz – .50 after $1/2 coupon in Walgreens March Savings Book and 2 $2 coupons found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz – .63 after 3000 maximum BR points with purchase of 2 and $1/2 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons
or in November All You magazine
Aleve 40-50 ct – $1.49 after $2 in ad coupon and 4000 maximum BR points with purchase of 2 and 2 $2 coupons also found in January All You magazine.
Glade Car Decor Scents .28 oz – .99 after $1 coupon in Walgreens March Savings Book and $1 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons

BenGay Pain Relief 3-4 oz – $1.99 after $4 coupon

Chicken Of The Sea Tuna or Sardines 3.75-5 oz – .49 after .50 coupon in Walgreens March Savings Book
Jimmy Dean Bowl 8 oz or Biscuit Sandwiches 2 ct – $1 after 2 $1 coupon
Swiffer Dust & Shine – $1.88 after 25% Off sale and BOGO coupon
Stouffers Meal 9.6-12 oz – $1.13 after 1000 maximum BR points with purchase of 2 and $1.50/2 coupon in February All You magazine

$15 off Photo Orders of $30+. Coupon Code: EVERYTHING15
Buy One Get One FREE 8.5×12 books. Coupon Code:LINENBOOK
Buy 40 4×6 Get 20 FREE. Coupon Code: BUY40GET20
FREE Photo CD with Purchase of 50+ prints. Coupon Code: PHOTOCD
50% off on select W Premium Diapers and Wipes.

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Print Free Coupons

COUPONS.COM
Get these coupons and over 200 more on Coupons.com. Most all stores take internet coupons. They will double at stores as per their rules – Giant Eagle, Dave’s Supermarket, and Buehlers doubles coupons of 99 cents and less. Get them before they disappear!

Get this many printable coupons with the start of the new month:
Foods – 106
Health Care – 48
Personal Care – 44
Household – 32
Beverages – 27

Chex Mix – 50 cents
Wheaties – 75 cents
Angel Soft – $1
Oscar Meyer Bacon – $1/2
Velveeta – $1
Miracle Whip – $1
Planters – $1
Maxwell House kcups – $1
Sargento Cheese – .55/2
Betty Crocker mixes – .75/2
Kix – 75 cents
St Ives Lotion – $1
Dole Fruit Cup Parfait – .75
Uber Bars – .75/2
Ovberto Beef Jerky – BOGO
Heinz Gravy – .75
9 Lives – $1
Pampers – $1.50


Click here to print the coupons: http://tinyurl.com/couponguycoupons


BEST DEAL MAGAZINES
Find these limited time deals below and tons of other magazine subscription deals on their site.

Weekly deals for annual subscriptions:
Take an Additional 30% Off Shape Magazine. Enter coupon SAVE30 During Checkout. Just $3.28 for 1 Year!
Take an Additional 60% Off Weight Watchers Magazine. Enter coupon WW60 During Checkout – Just $5.98 for 1 Year!
Take an Additional 30% Off Outdoor Photographer Magazine – Enter coupon SAVE30 During Checkout – Just $3.28 for 1 Year!

Daily Deals for annual subscriptions:
Family Handyman Magazine Just $4.99 for 1 Year at Best Deal Magazines, March 4th Only (Find coupons and save even more!)
Bicycling Magazine Just $3.99 for 1 Year at Best Deal Magazines, March 5th Only (Find coupons and save even more!)
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Take An Additional 15% Off at Best Deal Magazines. Enter Coupon Code PXCJ0310 During Checkout. Offer expires March 10, 2013.
250+ Magazines under $10 with this coupon!
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Take an Extra $5 off $30 at Best Deal Magazines. Enter Coupon Code MNDCJ0310 During Checkout. Offer expires March 10, 2013.

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DiscountMags.com

DISCOUNT MAGAZINES
Daily Deals for annual subscriptions:

Thu, Feb 28, New Subscribers get Two-years of Field & Stream Magazine, just $5.99 (69% off)! Use Promo Code: 2584
Fri, March 1, Subscribe to One-year of Vanidades Magazine, just $4.50 (83% off)! Use Promo Code: 8579
Sat, March 2, Subscribe to Weight Watchers Magazine, just $4.50/year (67% off)! Use Promo Code: 8935
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Tue, March 5, Subscribe to Lucky Magazine, just $4.50/year (62% off)! Use Promo Code: 6060
Wed, March 6, Subscribe to Vegetarian Times Magazine, just $5.49/year (54% off)! Use Promo Code: 5026

Save 10% and get Free Shipping on Magazine Subscriptions! Use Promo Code: WINTER10 (Valid thru March 31, 2013)

Save $10 OFF your order of $50+! Use code: 10OFF50

Get Free Shipping on Any Order (No Minimum)! Amazing Magazine Subscriptions with No Sales Tax and no automatic renewal!

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GRAVEYARD MALL

Take an extra 65% off clearance deals with code 65MORE on these already discounted items and tons more:
Guinness 250th Anniversary Pint Glasses: 16-Pack

Quick ViewBlue MIni Notebook Jotter Pad: 12-Pack
Quick ViewCordless Electric Anywhere Massager
Hannah Montana Girls Ankle Sock 12-Pack
Womens White Hooded Terry Cover-Up

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SAVEOLOGY
Break Your Smoking Habit Today with A Complimentary Hypnotherapy CD from Your Better Tomorrow! $35 value. Free!

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AutoTrader: Sell Your Car Fast

AUTO TRADER
Make more money selling your car yourself through Auto Trader. Get more selling your used car through them. Also find a used cars at the price that fits your budget on Auto Trader.
• Benefit from using a trusted and recognized automotive advertising source.
• 4 out of 5 of those visitors are shopping specifically for used cars.
• Most people who sell a car using AutoTrader.com sell within 2 weeks.

Click here: AUTO TRADER



Tire Rack - Traction. Control. Confidence.

TIRE RACK
I like Tire Rack because of their low prices. I use them to have local dealerships price match them. Sometimes they can’t beat their price. They also have a good rating and testing system. It lets you know if the tire is good in rain or snow, etc. Very helpful in this crazy Cleveland weather.

Click here: TIRE DEALS



Buy A New Car At Internet Pricing At Edmunds.com


EDMUNDS
Get internet quotes from dealerships in the area (including nearby states) using Edmunds.com. I was able to get a lower price when I bought a car when dealerships let me know about a rebate available there and not Ohio. Eventually Ohio got the $1,000 rebate and I got a better deal! I wouldn’t have known had I not used their e-mail quote system.

They can help show what the car you’re interested in really costs, including invoice pricing.

Click here: EDMUNDS CAR PRICING AND TIPS


Get your FREE extended auto warranty quote!


CARCHEX EXTENDED AUTO WARRANTIES
Try CarChex when you are looking for an extended warranty. Make sure your dealership is giving you the going price for a warranty.

Click here: EXTENDED WARRANTIES



CAR PURCHASE TIPS
People are hanging onto cars longer to avoid having to buy a new one. If you are in the market to buy a car, the best time to look is when you don’t need one. Reason being, once your car goes kaput you’ll need to find a car quickly and most likely overpay. By shopping for cars before you need one you’ll already have a good feel for the market and can wait to find the best deal.

Here are some car-buying tips:
Negotiate! Be ready to walk away from the deal. Get price quotes from at least three dealerships. Let the dealership know you are price shopping. They will try to keep you there for hours and play the “let me check with my manager” game. The more time you spend there the better the chance that you will buy the car. They know if you walk out the door that most likely you won’t come back. Put pressure on them to put the best deal on the table and be ready to leave if they don’t.

Buy a car at the end of the month when sales managers are trying to meet their monthly quotas. Try Saturday morning when the first salesperson that sells a car for the weekend wins a bonus. Or try Sunday afternoon when the sales manager is trying to meet a weekend quota. Or Mondays when the low foot traffic might entice a car salesman to work harder to get a deal done. The saleperson’s verbal and physical cues should give you an idea whether they are eager to make the sale.

Wait to purchase a car when car companies offer ‘employee’ discounts for all consumers. Employee pricing is usually around 10% below invoice. That is the time to get the best deal on popular models.

Negotiate the price of a car first before negotiating a trade-in. Most dealers will low-ball the price they will give you for your trade-in. If you know what your car is worth, you can work your trade-in value up since you already worked out the price of the car. If they don’t meet your price for your car, try selling it on your own to get a better price. Used cars are hard to come by now and demand a premium price.

Dealerships like to get market share from their major competitors. Shop similar models from other carmarkers to see what kind of deals they can offer. Ask for the “conquest” discount that is offered by the manufacturer for switching from a competitor’s brand. The amount can range from $500 to $2,000. If you stick with the same manufacturer ask for the “loyalty” discount.

Find tips and tricks on the best car deals at http://www.beatthecarsalesman.com and http://www.carinfo.com.

Check the background of a used car through http://www.carfax.com, http://www.autocheck.com or http://www.nicb.org/cps/rde/xchg/nicb/hs.xsl/vincheck.html. These sites use a car’s vehicle identification number and give the history of the car for around $25. Knowing the history of your car may save you thousands, especially if you find the car you were going to purchase had major issues with it. Have an independent mechanic or someone you know who is well versed in cars inspect the car.

Car dealers will sell you a car at a certain amount above the invoice cost. If they have factory-to-dealer incentives or other back-end incentives, you can try to get a car $100 above invoice, sometimes less. If the model is popular, then it may be more difficult to get a great deal.

Don’t buy a new car just because you want one. Be sure you can afford it. Investigate whether you can get a used car instead of buying a new one. Used cars will cost less in taxes and collision insurance.

Search the Internet for a deal and then negotiate a lower price, if possible, and then get a copy of the invoice cost of the car to use when negotiating a price in person at a dealership.

Dealer fees are negotiable, including dealer preparation, administrative, advertising, and document fees. Request for the fees to be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Compare models and get price breakdowns of cars before shopping for them. These sites will let you know how much a car will cost at invoice.
Sites to compare car pricing:
http://www.autobrag.com – compiles pricing comparisons from no-haggle dealerships.
http://www.autoweb.com – info on purchasing a car.
http://www.carbargains.com – find the best car deals.
http://www.cardeals.org – insider guide to car purchases – includes factory-to-dealer incentive information and customer rebate programs.
http://www.Edmunds.com – checks the True Market Value and has a True Cost-to-Own calculator.
http://www.jdpower.com – rates cars. Check the site before purchasing a car to find out a certain make and model’s average number of complaints. Plan to spend more on maintenance for cars listed with a high number of complaints.
http://www.Kellybluebook.com or http://www.kbb.com
http://www.nada.com – includes incentives and rebates info, buying and selling tips, and more.
http://www.truecar.com – finds invoice cost with TrueCost figures.
http://www.zag.com – finds the best deal for a new or used car.

Purchase a car at the end of the model year, typically in September, when dealerships try to sell off their previous-model-year cars at major discounts.

Check to see if the car you plan to purchase has available car rebates and incentives. They may also give discounts for newly graduated students. Check these sites for the latest rebates:
http://www.carsdirect.com/research/incentives_search
http://www.edmunds.com/incentives/RebateController?step=0&tid=edmunds.n.incentivesindex.incentives.1.1.*

At times car makers offer gift cards or checks for test driving their cars. Sometimes they will give the gift card or check without having to test drive the vehicle. Check various auto companies’ web-sites for the offers. Call the dealership to find out if they are offering the deals too.

Financing is a way for dealers to throw out a ‘comfortable’ monthly payment, keeping the buyer from negotiating a better price. Start with negotiating the price of the car and then work out the financing. From there you can negotiate your finance interest rate and monthly payment.

Find the price of the car that the dealership pays after dealer incentives, holdbacks, or rebates called the “CR Bottom Line Price” on the Consumer Reports New Car Price Reports and found at http://www.consumerreports.org. Holdbacks are given to the dealership after the care is sold and is about 2% or 3% of either the invoice or sticker price. A dealership can sell at invoice and still make a profit on holdbacks and dealer cash. Remember that when negotiating a price.

Cars models change every so many years. Typically the changes are minor, however if there are some major changes, they may have more issues. Wait until year two of a model change before considering the car, if possible.

If you want to buy a used car, look at purchasing one from someone who is planning to buy a new car and therefore planning to trade in their old car. There is a good chance you will offer them more than the dealership.

If you lease a car, make sure the estimated number of miles driven annually is at least the number of miles you typically drive per year. Paying for additional miles usually costs around 18 to 21 cents a mile. Better to overestimate.

Buying a car as opposed to leasing is usually cheaper if you plan to keep the purchased car long term. To find out if leasing is a good option over buying a car, go to http://www.leasecompare.com or http://www.checkbook.org under LeaseWire. If you need to get out your car lease, check out http://www.leasetrader.com or http://www.swapalease.com to find folks that may want to take on your lease.

According to AAA, in 2008 the average cost of owning and driving a car 15,000 miles a year was $7,830. SUVs are even more costly, at $9,900 per year. In 2009, it costs $9,158 to own a car a year on average, according to AAA. That includes all costs of ownership such as gas, insurance, maintenance, registration, financing, taxes depreciation, and more. If you can’t afford these costs, look for ways to reduce your car expenses such as taking the bus, carpooling, biking, and walking to where you need to go.

After deciding to purchase a car, don’t get caught up in the ‘extras’ that are negotiated after agreeing to purchase it. Salespeople prey on the concerns of a new car owner. Once you’ve made the decision to buy the car, the dealership knows that you are more likely to agree to add-on options. Be ready to say no. Find out what the actual price of the options are before sitting down to finalize the deal. Rustproofing isn’t usually necessary since vehicle bodies are already treated to protect against rust. Upholstery is typically treated at the factory and if you want to add more protection, buy your own can of spray-on fabric protectant. Paint sealants and waxes are available for purchase for under $15 and can be applied by the car-owner. It also might be cheaper to have a car touched up after a few years versus the cost of the paint protection. A VIN, vehicle identification number, can be etched into a windshield for security reasons by the car-owner with a do-it-yourself kit for around $25. The ‘extras’ are expensive and marked up at a high rate. Instead decide if you really need to get any of these.


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CAR INSURANCE TIPS
Shop around your car insurance. You may be paying a lot more than necessary. Find sample car insurance rates at http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/consumer/ocs/Pages/OCS or http://www.carinsurance.com.

Some car insurance companies like Progressive are offering discounts of up to 25% to have an electronic car ‘diary’ monitor installed to review how safely you are driving.

If you don’t drive very far to work, you may qualify for additional discounts from your car insurance provider.


CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS
Many gas stations charge 50 to 75 cents to fill your tires with air. Some, although not many, don’t charge fees. When you take your car in for repairs or an oil change have them check and fill the air in your tires for free. If you buy gas at a gas station ask if you can get the air for free. Conrad’s Tire stores don’t charge for air.

Keep a folder of car maintenance coupons in a pouch in your car. Should your car need an emergency repair, you’ll have easy access to money-saving coupons.

Check Consumer Reports to find out which cars are the most reliable; avoid those that are unreliable and thus costly to repair.

Do easy car maintenance repairs yourself like replacing wiper blades, air filters, and headlight bulbs. You can save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of the car.

Purchasing a car that has low maintenance and repair cost can save a substantial amount of money over the life of a car. Check Edmunds to see the most expensive and least expensive cars to maintenance and repair. Make sure you are getting a fair price quoted to you for repairs at http://www.repairpal.com.

After a car is out of warranty, plan on spending an average at least $1,000 in annual maintenance costs. If the cost of maintaining your car is less than a monthly car payment it may be worth keeping it instead of replacing it with a new or used car.

To find a good repair shop go to http://www.cartalk.com or http://www.repairpal.com. Also ask friends and family who they would recommend. Verify the mechanic and shop has ASE certification (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence). Dealerships repair shops tend to charge around $100 an hour for repairs while independent shops
charge around $70.

Check your car owner’s manual for the car’s maintenance schedule. Some shops may pressure you to get maintenance that is not due or even needed.

Get estimates from multiple repair shops to make sure they aren’t charging you for unnecessary repairs and aren’t charging more than the going rates. Check to see if they are AskPatty certified, meaning they are female friendly.

Check http://www.tirerack.com, http://www.treaddepot.com, http://www.4quicktires.com, http://www.onlinetires.com, http://www.townfairtire.com, or http://www.discounttires.com for deals on tires. Print the cost of the tire from the site and have a local dealership or car tire shop price match it. You’ll need to have someone install the tires if you have them shipped to you.

Be sure to do your due diligence on auto warranty companies. There have been some that have gone out of business, leaving the customer with no options. Getting your warranty through the manufacturer via the dealership is less risky than going through a third-party company with no connections to the manufacturer.

If you plan on purchasing an extended warranty, negotiate a lower price with the dealership. Extended warranties are negotiable. If the car you are buying was higher on the unreliability scale in Consumer Reports, it might be worth getting an extended warranty.


BUS
Avoid all that having a car mumbo-jumbo and instead take the bus or carpool instead of driving to work. Your insurance premium should decrease and you will save money not having to park your car. Or by not owning a car at all you can save a lot of money by using public transportation.

Purchase a monthly bus or subway commuter pass instead of purchasing a ticket daily.

STUFF ON SALE
$2 for two 10-ft color USB cables.

$2 for an iPhone/iPod armband carrier.

Get noise-reducing earbuds starting at $15.

$10 for 2 years of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

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Save 50 - 70% at Half Off Depot.

DIGITAL CAMERA KIT
$9 ($39 value) for a 5-in-1 iPad connection kit.
• USB device lets you transfer photos and videos from your digital camera to iPad 1, 2, or 3
• Connect to camera’s USB cable or insert SD or micro SD memory card directly
• iPad supports JPEG, TIFF, and GIF image files; MP4 or MOV video files
• Also compatible with USB flash drives and keyboards

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CLEANING SERVICE
$69 ($180 value) for three hours of house cleaning by All 4 You Cleaning.

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TENNIS LESSONS
$45 ($90 value) for five weeks of one-hour adult tennis lessons at the Mentor Heisley Raquet and Fitness Center.

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ZAPPYS AUTO WASH
$29 ($60 value) for a full-service Ultimate auto detail at Zappy’s Auto Wash on Mentor Ave. This service includes both interior and exterior work performed by 30-year vets of car care. Your vehicle will receive an exterior wash, spot-free rinse, dry, polish, and wax.

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RADAR DETECTOR
Get a Cobra Radar Detector for $34.99 – half off!

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FRANKIES ITALIAN CUISINE
Ends Today – Get $30 worth of food and non-alcoholic drinks for $15 at Frankie’s Italian Cuisine in North Olmsted.

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AUTORAMA
Get two tickets for $9 at the Auto-Rama drive in movie in North Ridgeville.

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AUTO REMEDY
At Auto Remedy in Akron get this oil change deal:
•$17 for one oil change (a $45 value)
•$45 for three oil changes (a $135 value)
•$75 for a spring maintenance package with an oil change (a $45 value), AC inspection (a $59.99 value), and full detail of the interior and exterior (a $149 value; a $253.99 total value)

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HOTEL DEALS
■ Oakland, MD — The Inn at Deep Creek: $79
■ Times Square, New York City — 4-Star Mystery Hotel: $159
■ Thailand — Elements Boutique Resort & Spa: $749
■ Guatemala City, Antigua, and More — Five-Day Tour of Guatemala: $999
■ Los Cabos, Mexico — Club Tesoro at Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort: $299
■ Orlando — CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort: $66
■ West Point, New York — The Thayer Hotel at West Point: $98
■ Branson, MO — Grand Country Inn: $149
■ Tamarindo — Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas: $169
■ Western Michigan — Double JJ Resort with Gold Rush Indoor Water Park: $199
■ Lake Geneva, WI — The French Country Inn: $69
■ Lake Placid, NY — Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort: $89
■ San Diego, CA — Days Inn & Suites San Diego near Sea World: $55
■ Chicagoland — Comfort Suites Schaumburg: $199
■ Kittery, ME — Coachman Inn: $99

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RESTAURANT.COM
Get $25 gift certificates for $10 at these newly listed restaurants. I post codes as they become available on my site to get even further discounts! Thousands of restaurants across the U.S.!

The Grille – Brunswick
Rock Fresh – Cuyahoga Falls
Derby Restaurant – North Randall
Red Hot Cabana – South Euclid
Dave’s Cosmic Subs – Medina, Macedonia, Mentor, Geneva
Rubin’s Restaurant / Arabica – Elyria
Daddona’s – Westlake
East Coast Pizza – Cleveland
Stringz & Wingz Grille & Bar – Streetsboro
Ianazone’s Homemade Pizza – Kent
Pizza Works – Warren
Annie B. and Earl’s Place – Cleveland
Grilled – Avon Lake

Click here: RESTAURANT.COM DEALS

BOB EVANS
Kids eat free every weekday from 2:00 to close with adult entree purchase during all of March.

2013 OUR TOWN AND ALL AROUND COUPON BOOK
On Sale!
A COUPON GUY EXCLUSIVE DEAL! NOW ON SALE FOR $14! Half price (reg $28)! Add $3 shipping and handling (I can sell them for $14 at my classes or if you see me ask me for one!). A bargain for so many coupons! Buy 2 at this price!

The Our Town coupon book has around 1,000 coupons for Northeast Ohio area restaurants, fast food, drug stores, movies, golf courses, pizza, dry cleaning, wineries, entertainment and more! The Best coupon book available in the area! It’s like getting 1,000 Groupons, but all for only $28! Some restaurant coupons are good for up to $32 off! The book can pay for itself with just one coupon!

    HIGHLIGHTS


* RESTAURANTS – Restaurant coupons include the Boneyard, Slim & Chubbies, Hooley House, Cabana’s, Welshfield Inn, Chocolate Martini Bar, House of Blues, West Park Station, Yours Truly, Harry Buffalo, Pacers, Scrambler Marie’s, Willoughby Brewing, Casa D’Angelo, Quaker Steak & Lube, Punderson Manor, Oriole Cafe, Frankie’s Italian Cuisine, Joey’s, Houlihans, Rock West, Dino’s, White Oaks, Melting Pot and over 140 more!

* SAVE – The book will pay for itself after 1 or 2 coupons. It’s like finding a gift card on every page! Save thousands of dollars!

* FINE DINING – 160 Fine Dining Restaurants with savings of $10 or more. Most offer half off dinners for those dining alone! Some are valued up to $32 off!

* ENTERTAINMENT – Coupons for museums, tickets for local attractions, sport-related attractions, comedy clubs, and much more!

* LITTLE ITALYNEW this year is our “On the Hill”, a section of Little Italy restaurants such as La Dolce Vita, Maxi’s, Mia Bella, Il Baccio, Anthony’s, Guarino’s, and Primo Vino.

* BIRTHDAY COUPONS – FREE dinners on your birthday coupons.

* FAST FOOD/PIZZA/LOCAL RESTAURANTS – Over 450 “two for one” or “50% off” offers at fast food restaurants, pizza restaurants, and neighborhood favorites.

* WINERIES – 30 coupons for wineries from across Northern Ohio including Ferrante, Paper Moon, and Debonne.

* GOLF – Coupons for over 65 BOGO rounds of golf.

* MISC. COUPONS – Coupons for dry cleaning, tanning, IGA (five $5 off $20 purchase coupons), Bremecs, and much more! Get a $25 gift card at Discount Drug Mart or $15 gift card at Marc’s with the transferred prescription coupon in the book (have them honored as competitors coupons at pharmacies at Giant Eagle and others).

* ALL Coupons good now through December 1, 2013!

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OPENING
White Barn Resale – downtown Chardon
El Palenque Mexican restaurant – Eastlake
Al Dente Pizzeria – Willoughby (in the old Steak on a Stone)
Callaloo Cafe – 15601 Waterloo Road near the Beachland Ballroom
Barroco Grill Downtown – 1303 West 6th
Cancun Mexican Restaurant – replaced Luchitas in Parma


CLOSING
Steak on a Stone – Willoughby
Luchitas – Parma – surprised as it was a flagship restaurant

GOOD MORNING CLEVELAND
In the market to buy a car? Can you see the street from the opening on your floorboards ala the Flintstones? It might be time for a new car. Get some car-buying tips with this segment with Jenn Strathman and I on Good Morning Cleveland. Check out the segment at: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/money/consumer/joe-the-coupon-guy-has-tips-on-negotiating-your-next-car-purchase


Save Up to 50% Off on Family Deals!

CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS
Crains did an article about discounts in their Feb 18, 2013 edition. Interesting to see the take of some businesses that participate in discount programs. They quoted me in the article. Check it out:
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20130218/SUB1/302189997/1076/TOC%26Profile=1076&template=printart

WELW
Listen at 7:18 AM on Wednesdays to WELW 1330 AM as I go over the deals of the week on the Wake Up Lake County Show. Go to http://www.WELW.com to listen to old podcasts or to listen live.


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CLASS SCHEDULE
If you’re interested in booking a class for your organization whether it be a PTA, Senior Center, Business, Church, or Library, please contact me at joe@joethecouponguy.com or 440-227-6223. I’ve done classes all across Ohio and for many businesses including the Cleveland Clinic, Bendix, Lake Hospitals, Hyland Software, and others. I can tailor the topics to your organization.

If you’d like for me to teach a class at your local library, feel free to contact your library and request me. Have them get a hold of me at joe@joethecouponguy.com to book me.

Learn how to save a ton of money at one of my classes! Learn how to save 70% and more grocery shopping and over 90% toiletry shopping. Also find out how to save money on restaurants, utility bills, cell phones, travel, gas, prescriptions, and tons of other topics! To view my upcoming class schedule please go to: http://www.joethecouponguy.com/schedule/index.htm

Be sure to register for libraries that require registration as some have waiting lists. All classes are free unless otherwise noted. I hope to see you there!

April
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Wedding Savings Class – Aurora Community Education – fee
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Travel Savings – Aurora Community Education – fee

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10:00 AM – Dover Library
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Perry Library
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 2:00 PM – Sandusky Library

May
Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Elyria Library

June
Monday, June 3, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Streetsboro Parks & Recreation – 2 hour class – $25 fee
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Maple Heights Library

July
Thursday, July 11, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Parma South Library

August
Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 7:00 PM – Streetsboro Parks & Recreation – 2 hour class – $25 fee


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