Nearly all of us fight the battle against clutter, and allowing clutter to reign can cost you financial in a number of ways. The most common one that comes to mind is paying bills late and being slapped with fees because the bill got buried underneath some pile on your desk.
Here is an unusual [...]
Frequent readers of my blog know that I am an accountant (note: I don’t offer accounting or investing advice; please consult your own accountant and/or financial advisor). In the corporate accounting world, one of the hot topics is discussion of counterparty risk, which is basically the risk that the people you do business with will [...]
Here’s news that should come to no surprise: Circuit City announced it will be liquidating the remainder of its US stores after failing to find a buyer or refinancing. You can read the news story here.
The warning I gave in October to spend your gift cards is even more urgent now. If you still [...]
It may be time to use up any Circuit City gift cards you may still have. As detailed in this post at The Consumerist, between the stock’s collapse, the firing of its CEO, the loss of a takeover bid, and a huge quarterly loss, things aren’t looking too good for the chain. And now comes [...]
Even though the payments haven’t quite made it to taxpayers yet, several companies are already jockeying to make sure that you spend the money with them. Several companies have already announced plans to allow customers to cash their stimulus check at their stores in exchange for discounted gift cards. Sears, KMart, Albertson’s, and Radio Shack [...]
A posted several months back about raping Trilegiant for free money and gift cards. Trilegiant is a marketing company that runs several paid membership programs under names like Autovantage, Buyers Advantage, and Great Fun. These programs are promoted with offers for free gift cards and other freebies for signing up for a trial membership. The [...]
Since I have already posted about the basics of CVS deals (see CVS category page for previous posts), I thought I would start to post on more advanced topics. The first of these is how to use ECBs for gift cards.
The Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) program is great, but it does have limitations. First, [...]