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Black Friday: Is Thanksgiving Thursday 8pm Becoming The New Black Friday Midnight?

Black Friday is that time of the year in the US shopping calendar after Thanksgiving that sees thousands of shoppers flock retail outlets to take advantage of massive discounts that are offered for many items on sale. Its said Black Friday is the weekend that begins the Christmas shopping season in America.

Retails stores traditionally opened their doors on Friday after Thanksgiving but it seems with tough economic times and the pressure to increase sales, there has been a shift and more retail stores are beginning to open up their stores on Thanksgiving Thursday at around 8pm.

On October 14th Macy’s sent out a press release announcing that they will be opening up their nationwide stores at 8 p.m on Thanksgiving evening for the first time. The Cincinnati-based chain said they did this in response to interest from customers who prefer to start their shopping early.

Kohl’s Department Stores that operates 1,158 stores across the country announced on Monday 21st that their stores will be open for 28 hours straight – from 8 p.m Thursday, November 28 through midnight Friday nationwide.

J.C. Penney has also not been left behind among the big retailers opening business on Thanksgiving. They are doing so for the first time this year. Last year, companies that opened up on Thanksgiving night included Sears, Target, Toys R Us, Kmart and Walmart.

What have been the customer reactions to these changes? A visit to some of the retailers Facebook pages revealed interesting insights on what people thought Patti Simoes Burgess said, “I don’t like that they are going to make their employees work on Thanksgiving. Macy’s used to be my favorite store to go to for Black Friday when I lived in NY. Now I wouldn’t even consider shopping at one because of that. I boycott all stores on Thanksgiving that are open. Workers have a right to be with their families.”

Andrea Lindsey supported JCPenney’s move and said, “It is necessary, because at least in my area almost everyone else is doing the same thing, and in the retail world you have to be competitive.”

Greta Foose strongly disagreed with Kohl’s opening date saying, “The Stores have already commercialized the holidays enough without being open on Thanksgiving day. I will not be shopping with you.”

According to National Retail Federation, consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and more, two percent less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year.

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Compare Mobile Plans Supports ACMA Plan for Clarity of Comms Industry Terminology

Australian mobile users can look forward to less confusing mobile industry terminology if industry regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) gets its way. The body has warned ISPs and mobile providers to clear up the various buzzwords they use such as ‘cap’ to help consumers enjoy more clarity of pricing plans.

ACMA is also targeting other industry terms in a bid to make consumers’ lives easier – the regulator wants to see a voluntary code of conduct in place to which ISPs will commit. Other industry terms are on the ACMA hitlist as it seeks to make the sector clearer and simpler for consumers.

‘Unlimited Plans’
Any companies which claim to offer ‘unlimited’ plans now need to clarify what they are supplying to subscribers. Many consumers remain confused about contractual details as small print often contains nuances about what is actually covered in their ‘unlimited’ contract, such as heavy charges for calling 1300 numbers.

ACMA wants all providers to remove the misleading word from promotional materials to help reassure consumers. In recent times some operators have taken steps to do this, including Vodafone removing ‘Infinite’ from plans and Amaysim including 1300 and 1800 numbers in Unlimited plans.

Sarah McDonald, spokesperson for Compare Mobile Plans, says: “We are really pleased to see ACMA taking this step, and it can only benefit consumers and the industry in general. Those providers which promise ‘Unlimited’ plans must deliver on that commitment or remove the term from their plans.”

Cap and Included Value
ACMA is also targeting misuse of the term ‘Cap’ in plans, unless providers are truly promoting plans which genuinely limit subscribers on what amounts they can spend on calls and data usage.

In its recent clarion call ACMA included a demand for providers to issue a ‘unit price’ for two-minute voice calls, unit prices per text and a standard cost for 1MB of data usage.

Flagfall
Visitors to Australia from outside the country regularly find themselves confused by the term ‘Flagfall’, which is linked to call connection charges – something which no longer exists in other western telecoms markets like the USA and Europe.

“There isn’t really any justification any longer for Australian ISPs to be charging for flagfall. This is another area where providers could help both the
industry and subscribers out by getting rid of it,” Sarah McDonald went on.

In recent times fledgling provider Amaysim took a stand and launched a range of no contract SIM only plans for Australian subscribers which don’t include any flagfall charges.

Included data
ACMA is also targeting included data contracts which can mislead consumers, in response to the high levels of smartphone penetration today enjoyed in Australia – the country is at 37% penetration right now.

“While ISPs and operators may find it easy to distinguish between ‘included data’ and ‘excess data’ plans, many consumers remain a bit baffled by them and need more clarity,” Sarah McDonald goes on. “Roaming charges is another area which consumers are still pretty puzzled by and they are fed up of getting charged huge sums simply for travelling – providers must address this.”

Comparing mobile phone plans
The variety of confusing industry terms around can make it hard to source and purchase the right subscription – but websites are here to help. Comparison specialists such as Compare Mobile Plans offer simple ways to calculate your needs and how much you want to spend on voice and data before signing up to a deal. The website carries all the latest offers from providers including Telstra, iPrimus, Westnet, InternodeTPG Internet and many more. Users can also compare the latest handsets and mobile devices on the site.

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Help Spot and Avoid a Fake Mobile Phone for WCRD 2012

On World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2012, consumers worldwide are reminded that they have the power to make the right choice and avoid fake or knock off mobile phones.

“People can inadvertently purchase a fake or sub-standard phone, through no fault of their own, by trying to find a cheaper price for a phone – especially on the internet,” said Michael Milligan, Secretary General of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF).

“Everyone wants to be able to buy a product at a good price. But unscrupulous suppliers are exploiting that desire for a bargain to sell products that are not what they claim, or that are just poor quality and perhaps even dangerous. To help consumers identify and avoid these fake or knock-off phones, genuine manufacturers have created the www.spotafakephone.comwebsite.”

Most fake phones are counterfeit copies of genuine handsets, which steal intellectual property such as designs, technologies and trademarks to deliberately deceive consumers. Fake phones are also produced without government approval, safety testing or certification and are sold illegally on the world’s black markets.

“The global black market for fake handsets has grown rapidly over the past few years and is estimated to be in excess of 200 million devices every year,” Mr Milligan said.

“With counterfeiters imitating all facets of a phones appearance, including labeling, design and packaging, it can be hard to spot whether a phone is fake or genuine, so the mobile industry developed this website to help consumers identify fakes and make the right choice.”

“Often it is the sub-standard components, low quality manufacturing and poor performance that impact on consumers after they have already purchased a fake, especially in the area of consumer safety, and usually the consumer has no recourse with the supplier.”

“Another important benefit of buying a genuine phone is that original manufacturers stand behind the quality of their own products and provide important product warranties to consumers should problems arise after purchase.” Mr Milligan said

Consumers can do their part in helping to identify, report and avoid fake or knock off phones by going to: www.spotafakephone.com.

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Peps Mattress Reviews – Mattress Technology & Certifications

This is a review about Peps Mattresses, the technology used, the quality standards and products. The article also talks about the partnership with Restonic Mattress and the review of quality standards met by Peps. The Peps sleep solutions also meet the benchmark defined by Restonic Corporation, USA for its Restonic range of products. Peps Spine Guard Mattress is one of our special mattress product release in the market.

The technology is patented and uniquely delivered in its product range. Some of the features of the products include: individually pocketed inner springs that absorbs weight and compress independently, so that you will feel your partner’s movement a lot, less. The reinforcement in the middle helps reduce the back strain significantly. The restonic range of mattress includes the normal top range, euro top range and the pillow top range.

The Peps mattress is certified by Entomology Center Cambridge, under AATCC 147/30/1424 standards. The Peps range of products is crafted from materials and components of highest quality standards and certifications. The products are delivered with care to exceed the customer expectations. The mattress is internationally certified for no odor, no fungus, no dust mite & no bacteria.

The manufacturing facility is built in a 15 acre industrial campus in Coimbatore. The world class manufacturing facility comprises machineries from Germany, Sweden and USA. Peps is India’s only manufacturer of sleep systems that match exact quality and technology benchmarks of Restonic Corporation of USA. Peps’ unique expertise and insights of Indian consumer strengthen an already formidable partnership.

A brief review about the quality of materials used: the high carbon tempered steel wire is used to inter connect & form rigid, durable & yet flexible core. The ‘secure lock’ feature reduces motion transference and partner disturbance. The super edge feature binds the perimeter making it stronger and increasing the sleeping surface. The Belgian outer quilt & damask knitted ticking makes the first feel of great experience. The five zone sleep system makes provides special support to head, neck, shoulder, back and calf body areas. The peps range of mattresses are available at the exclusive mattress store – The Great Sleep Store.

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DiscountVouchers.co.uk Poll Reveals Flowers as Leading Valentine’s Day Gift

Leading money-saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk – the website which helps people enjoy bargain deals at over 800 famous name stores – has announced the results of its latest user poll. The site’s survey has shown that flowers are still the top Valentine’s Day gift.

The website’s poll revealed that 40% of people believe flowers are still the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Next in line in the site’s poll was jewellery with 34% – yet 9% of Brits don’t consider a Valentine’s Day present necessary at all.

The top ten Valentine’s Day presents listed in the voucher codes website’s survey: 1. Flowers. 2. Jewellery. 3. Nothing. 4. Chocolates. 5. Champagne. 6. Lingerie. 7. Teddy bear. 8. Simple card. 9. Perfume. 10. CD.

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About DiscountVouchers.co.ukDiscountVouchers.co.uk features the latest money saving offers from a growing range of retailers, all updated in real time. Designed to help consumers save money with both leading high street brands and specialist retailers, DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers one of the widest choices of discounts available.

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As The Credit Card Industry Suffers Revenue Losses, Consumers In Need Of a New Line of Credit Option

Overall, the credit card industry earned almost 6% less revenue in 2011 than during the previous year, in large part due to a decrease in the use of credit cards by shoppers and, as a result, less revolving credit that can be subjected to interest charges and fees. While come consumers have made a conscious effort to wean themselves off of spending on credit cards in an attempt to get a handle on their personal debt, others were forced into a credit card-free lifestyle during and after the Great Recession when many card issuers terminated the accounts of risky borrowers. Recent years have seen many lenders competing fiercely amongst themselves in order to pursue only the most creditworthy individuals.

Now with the nation’s economic situation slowly but steadily improving, credit card issuers are feeling more comfortable about relaxing their underwriting standards. This, combined with their acute need to acquire new cardholders in order to shore up some of their revenue losses of late, means that many lenders will looking beyond those with good and excellent credit scores in 2012. This opens up a whole slew of opportunities for people with less-than-perfect credit histories as they can reasonably expect lenders to increase their offering of credit cards for fair credit.

Consumers should beware of rising interest rates on borrowing as credit card issuers flounder to recoup some of their loss of earnings. In fact, experts have reported that going in to the New Year, the average interest rate on consumer credit cards is 15.14%, higher than the 14.75% APR that was the national average just six months ago. One option for consumers to find temporary reprieve from high interest rates is to look into 0 balance transfer credit cards which, when used wisely, can be an invaluable tool when it comes to handling debt.

Credit card companies are going to have to come up with some hard and fast ways to up their revenue over the coming year, whether they resort to raising interest rates, laying off employees, making more unsecured credit cards for bad credit available, some combination of the above or employing another technique altogether.

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Save hundreds on tailor-made holidays to South Africa

Leading travel specialist, WEXAS, is showcasing some outstanding deals on its luxury South Africa holidays, with a selection of fantastic tours to choose from.

The renowned travel club, founded in 1970, has multiple offers available, which could save travellers hundreds of pounds on their next trip.

Once such tour is the Cape Town & Winelands Experience, which current has an enticing seven nights for the price of five when travelling between 1 May and 30 June 2012.

Cape Town is one of the world’s finest cities. Situated on the west coast of South Africa , it has a plenitude of sights and activities to absorb, and is an ideal location from which to explore the Winelands and the infamous Garden Route .

With Table Mountain looming over the city and Robben Island a short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is bursting with cultural and historic sights to explore.

Hiring a car to travel the 60km along the Cape Peninsula is an absolute must, as one of the most breath-taking coastal drives in the world.

Taking in the quaint, naval base that is Simon’s Town, the pretty fishing harbour of Kalk , and the incredible penguin colony at Boulders Beach , this journey is truly exceptional. There aren’t many places you can swim alongside penguins in their natural habitat.

WEXAS can arrange stays at many of the best hotels in Cape Town , with a plethora of these being in the trendy Camps Bay area. With winding roads framed by luxury, waterfront apartments, Camps Bay is rich in chic and stylish shops and restaurants.

Departing Cape Town and commencing the journey east along the Garden Route , you’ll soon find yourself in South Africa ‘s world-class Winelands, and the country’s charming, culinary capital of Franschhoek.

Home to 70 per cent of the country’s top restaurants, Le Quartier Francais and La Petite Ferme are just two of the stunning gourmet hot spots.

The patchwork of award-winning vineyards spanning Franschhoek and nearby Stellenbosch, provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in wine-tasting tours, which can be organised by WEXAS as a group or on an individual basis.

Onwards from the Winelands, coastal towns Knysna and Plettenburg Bay provide the ideal spots to enjoy some of the finest seafood while taking in wonderfully inspiring vistas before completing the Garden Route at Port Elizabeth .

As a tailor-made holiday specialist, WEXAS can plan your luxury holiday to your own personal specification. Incorporating a safari to Kruger National Park or a beach stay inMauritius are two of the most popular ways to round-off this trip.

To find out more about the Cape Town & Winelands Experience, or any of the other special offers from WEXAS, visit www.WEXAS.com or call WEXAS on 0845 643 6562.

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Travellers And Tourists Who Require Specialised USA Car Hire Can Now Utilise A New Car Hire Comparison Website

Travellers and tourists who require specialised USA car hire can now utilise a new, dedicated online website which offers bespoke comparison services at fantastic value prices. Car-Rentals.com has launched and has a USA focus but also offers value for money and cheap car hire deals in other destinations around the world.

The team behind the new website has been put together from companies with extensive experience of the car rental industry and also brings a wide range of e-commerce expertise to the table as well. The site has been designed to be simple to use allowing travellers to get bargain rental vehicles with the minimum fuss.

The booking process is simple and straightforward, and site visitors can compare car hire deals from up to 50 of the leading providers in the sector. The website continuously searches the market to find consumers the very best and latest deals available and then forwards the user through to the rental supplier’s site to complete the booking quickly and conveniently.

So no matter whether the traveller is thinking about a business trip to New York or a beach break in Florida, Car-Rentals.com is able to help them save money on their hire deal – as important as ever in the continuing economic climate.

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Smart Travel – DialAFlight App Signals 2011’s Biggest Mobile Trend

With 75.3 million iPhones sold in 2010 alone, the age of the Smartphone is well and truly upon us. One of the principle innovations associated with the rise of the Smartphone is, of course, the ‘App’.

There are already a plethora of apps catering to every conceivable aspect of modern living and the development of these often whimsical, frequently rather handy and sometimes near indispensable little applications is set to accelerate in 2011. One area that is sure to see a surge in smartphone apps this year is the travel sector.

Apps seem set to impact the travel sector in a big way and DialAFlight, one of the biggest providers of cheap flights worldwide, have lead the way by launching an iPhone application that gives some indication of how Smartphone technology can improve the traveller’s experience.

The free app, which provides users with a complete travel itinerary, updated flight status, a ‘find my hotel’ function and a guide to the best flight prices, was amongst the first in the travel sector to hit the market. This makes finding cheap flights to Bangkok, New Zealand, Cape Town and other exotic locations a dream to organise.

The smart phone allows users to have more control over their holiday experience. With utilities such as mapping, currency converters and travel updates, it promises to take the stress out of travel. No more back seat drivers or bad navigators, just enter your hotel details and let GPS take the reins.

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CouponChief.com Uses Online Coupons To Help Support Local Charities

The popular website CouponChief.com, which helps frugal shoppers find the best deals online, is now using the power of saving money to help charities in local communities across the country. Coupon Chief has recently adopted the mantra, “Saving is Giving” to promote what could be the next big thing when it comes to savvy shopping and supporting charitable causes. The new promotion is all about giving back to those in need, and encouraging shoppers to do more than just buy products online. With Coupons-4-Causes, the site promises to donate up to 20% of the purchase price every time shoppers use Coupon Chief’s online coupons.

The money-saving website CouponChief.com has started a new trend in the industry with the introduction of a novel way to donate to local charities. With the Coupons-4-Causes program, shoppers are able to support their favorite charities every time they shop online. All visitors to the site have to do is shop using the site’s coupons, and Coupon Chief will automatically donate up to 20% of the purchase price to the charity of choice, whether it is a local charity, school, or church.

Online coupons provide a convenient way to save money when purchasing items such as clothing, jewelry, and more, but with this new cause shoppers also have the opportunity to help their communities every time they make a purchase – no matter what the item.

The site provides discount coupon codes for a wide range of different online stores, from big name brands to smaller operations. Coupon Chief sets itself apart from the competition through innovation, ease-of-use, and by providing visitors with a reliable service. Many coupon sites are difficult to navigate, unorganized, and make it almost impossible to search for great deals that haven’t already expired.

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Milanoo Scam Is Nothing but a Lie

If you are looking for quality dresses, then you will find your choice at Milanoo. Most customers are fond of the wholesale website milanoo.com as they find many different costumes and dresses. The prices are affordable and the quality of the dresses is very good. The website is visited by millions of people who like to shop online & not bothered by any milanoo scam. Customers come across their favorite dresses on milanoo.com. It certainly saves them a lot of time and effort. They do not have to go to the market and search for the costumes they want. They can have anything they want at the click of a button and within seconds too.

Milanoo.com is different from other wholesaling websites that are there on the Internet. It has many product categories and milanoo.com focuses on each one of them in order to have maximum customer satisfaction. Among the product categories are: Catsuits, wedding dresses, club wear, women’s clothing etc and they are all very popular. The list of products is endless and one can get all the information on the company’s website. In today’s modern day life people are hard pressed for time and if they get to shop on milanoo.com it certainly saves them a lot of precious time.

Like so many other customers I too decided to buy my stuff from milanoo.com even though there were a plethora of options before me. My friends and acquaintances had a lot of praises for the website. I was not discouraged by the milanoo scam reports that were making so much of noise. I was a little skeptical thinking about how my buying experience would turn out to be. However, I decided to go ahead and take a chance myself. I am glad that I did because I enjoyed the whole shopping experience with milanoo.com. I could find everything that I wanted on the website and was amazed at their service .It was prompt as always.

The milanoo scam is a lie. There are many customers like me who do not believe in the dubious reviews that are making the rounds on the Internet. The company website is very user friendly and takes care of the needs of the customers. The products can be viewed on the website and a person can buy them after checking the price and other details. The variety is mind boggling and it satisfies different customers equally. I found that they were prompt in their delivery and I got my things on time. I had no reason to complain whatsoever. The goods arrived at my door in good and impeccable condition. Do not pay heed to any milanoo scam and enjoy shopping.

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Blair Rewards Program Offers Outstanding Benefits, Find Out How You Can Save Everyday

I like to save money in any and all areas of my life. I also like to share the details of my savings with friends and family. My most recent find is the Blair Rewards program. From everyday purchases such as groceries to big-ticket items such as vacation packages, Blair Rewards offers deep discounts to its members for a low monthly fee. I am surprised each month when I add up what I save, and when I show the bottom line to another friend or family member, I’m not surprised by how quickly they sign up themselves.

I joined BlairRewards via a 30-day trial membership. My savings more than paid for the low monthly fee that first month, so I continued my membership. The Blair Rewards program conveniently charges my credit card each month, so I don’t have to do anything to continue my membership. And, were I to want to cancel my Blair Rewards membership, it would take just a phone call. I can’t imagine doing that, though, with the savings I have been receiving, such as:

Dining out – Between 10 and 50 percent, that’s what I have saved at participating restaurants through my Blair Rewards Program membership. Dining out has always been the first cost to be cut during times when I needed to trim expenses. Now, I don’t have to go without eating at my favorite restaurants during lean months. Blair Rewards allows me to continue having a social life.

Movie tickets – I see an average of five movies per month, so this BlairRewards perk easily proves worth the cost of membership each month. Instead of purchasing my tickets at the movie theater box office, I order them ahead of time through the Blair rewards program. Combined with the dining out savings, Blair Rewards makes date night possible.

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Blair Rewards Program Shows The People Tony’s True Color

The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has a reputation as a keen deal finagler with the ability to get in and out questionable circumstances warranting the name, Teflon Tony. While the principle Blair rewards complaints entered the media for Tony’s use of public funds to impart gifts, vacations, and promoting positions for individuals serving his personal agenda, the general public has laid witness to the results of his actions. While Blair rewards may seem harmless enough and may be considered business as usual, it is somewhat unfortunate that it was not known as Britain rewards resulting in the benefit to the UK.

In business as in government it is quite difficult to come across individuals that do what is in the best interest of the business or government respectively. Blairrewards is simply an illustration of how time and again countries elect individuals that are supposed to be serving the people and the country’s best interest only to have the position leveraged for personal gain.

While there is good reason for the Blair rewards complaints, it is somewhat more clear how the result of Tony’s previous position has left the country in shambles while he goes on to enjoy the lucrative process of reaping the crops sewn while he was in office.

In many ways, the British people are apathetic after all there is not much to be done about it now. They must work especially hard to weather the storm that was induced by leadership rooted in a Blair rewards program that has left the people out in the cold. The key result of all of this is in the determination of the people to not allow it to reoccur or if they will concede to others promoting themselves and demonstrating poor leadership over a nation.

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Blair Rewards Membership Makes Redeeming Rewards And Saving Money Easy

Before discovering Blair Rewards membership, I paid too much for just about everything. Dining out, movie tickets, vacations … you name it, I didn’t get the best price possible for it. Then, I tried a 30-day trial membership to Blair Rewards and discovered significant savings. I never pay more than I have to now, and can’t imagine sticking to my budget without BlairRewards. Here are just a few of the ways I save each month, thanks to my membership:

Prescription medications – Through my Blair Rewards membership, I receive up to 55 percent off of the prescription medications I need each month. With the cost of prescriptions medications rising every day, this is one Blair Rewards perk that more than covers the cost of membership each month.

Movie tickets – I love to go to the movies, and I go four or five times a month. Before joining BlairRewards, I purchased my tickets through the movie theater box office just like most everyone else. Now, I order my tickets in advance at a reduced rate. Some programs offer discounted tickets but place unreasonable limits on how many you can purchase annually. The limit through my Blair Rewards membership is 100 per year, which more than covers my monthly needs.

Gift cards – When I purchase gift cards from Blair Rewards partner merchants – which include all of the retailers and restaurant chains I frequent – I receive 20 percent cash back. It’s a great way to not only save money on gifts, but to use gift cards for my family’s purchases.

Vacations – I cringe when I think about how much I overspent on travel before signing up for my blair rewards membership. Through the Blair Rewards Program VIP Travel Center, I receive up to 10 percent off of the booking price of our vacation packages and up to 50 percent off of hotel rooms. We’ve even received complimentary upgrades on rooms before. The travel center even helps plan our vacations. Our next trip will involve a theme park, for sure, as BlairRewards can get us up to 50 percent off of admission.

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EZ Saver Rewards Saves Money Keeping Easy Saver Cancellations A Thing Of The Past

A friend recently told me that she planned to cancel her ez saver rewards membership. Money has been tight for her family, and she didn’t feel like she could afford the low monthly fee. I reminded her of the hundreds of dollars she has saved over the years on a variety of products and services. I also asked her if the savings covered the monthly membership fee. It did, and she began to reconsider her decision to fill out an easy saver cancellations form. I also told her about the many ways I have learned to save money through my easysaver rewards membership, including:

Home Improvements – The ez saver rewards membership we belong to partners with more than a few national home improvement stores. Whenever I need to buy anything related to the home, from paint to patio furniture to a new vacuum cleaner, I pair the purchase with my easysaver rewards program membership for significant savings. I reminded my friend that she had several home improvement projects unfinished and that if she filled out the easy saver cancellations form, she would be costing herself money in the long run.

Dinner and a Movie – My ez saver rewards membership makes it possible for my husband and I to have a night out on the town every week. I order discounted movie tickets through the program, along with gift certificates at less than face value for our favorite restaurants. She had never used this particular part of the easysaver rewards program we both belong to, and her eyes lit up when she heard about it. At this point, I saw that she was reconsidering filling out an easy saver cancellations form.

Travel – I use my ez saver rewards membership to plan our vacations. Not only do we save money on cruises and spa getaways, but our program comes with access to a trip planner. The planner recommends hotels, and even restaurants in the cities we visit. While my friend won’t be able to afford a spa getaway anytime soon, she does travel back to the east coast to see her elderly parents twice a year. When they bring the entire family, she finds that staying in a hotel suits everyone best. She had not considered the impact filling out the easy saver cancellations form would have on that part of her life.

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Easy Saver Rewards Provides Great Benefits And Easy Ways To Cancel My Easy Saver Rewards

Two years ago, I was invited to join an easy saver rewards membership program when I made a purchase from one of the program’s partners. It was easy to sign up, and I received a significant discount off of my purchase. I pay a low monthly membership fee and in return, I receive savings opportunities for products and services at a diverse group of stores. I have saved hundreds of dollars with my membership, and each and every month the savings more than paid for the membership fee. Which was why I had such mixed feelings about my decision to cancel my easy saver rewards membership.

My husband lost his job and we had to take a long, hard look at our expenses. We decided that since we were going to be in a holding pattern on spending money on anything but the essentials, that I should cancel my easysaver rewards membership until he was working full time again. We knew we would be giving up the regular opportunities that we had to save money, such as:

Discounted movie tickets and restaurant gift certificates – This is the area where we will feel the loss of my easy saver rewards membership the most. Having the ability to order blocks of movie tickets ahead of time at a reduce rate allowed us to have a weekly date night. We combined the discounted movie tickets with restaurant gift certificates, which we purchased at below face value through my easysaver rewards membership. Date night will no longer be weekly, maybe monthly, once I cancel my easy saver rewards membership.

We’ll also need to put on hold the many home improvement projects we had in the works. My easy saver rewards membership program partnered with several national home improvement store chains, making it easy for us to save money on the repairs we were making to our home. My husband losing his job couldn’t have come at a worse time, as we have several unfinished projects around the house. If we have to sell our home, that won’t help our curb appeal. It’s unfortunate that I have to cancel my easy saver rewards membership before we are done.

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Easy Saver Rewards Benefits Include How To Cancel My Easy Saver Rewards

Times are tight for many of us. Household budgets are being looked at, and non-essential expenses are being eliminated. One expense that some are taking a closer look at is membership in easysaver rewards programs. Savvy shoppers know easy saver cancellations should be a last resort, as memberships such as these save more money than they cost. But, some of us have no choice and, thankfully, canceling couldn’t be easier.

When I wanted to cancel my easysaver rewards membership, I did so after careful consideration. After all, the membership has saved my family hundreds of dollars over the past two years. For example:

I used it to buy our new flat screen TV. Most electronics stores have online price matching policies, so getting the best deal doesn’t take much effort. Where you can really save, in this area, is by pairing price matching with an easysaver rewards benefit. I did just that and received 15 percent off of the TV purchase. Once I cancel my easy saver rewards membership, I won’t have that ability.

Planning vacations were also a breeze with my easysaver rewards membership. Not only did I save us money on trip packages and cruises, but my membership came with access to a travel concierge who helped me plan our trip. She even recommended restaurants in the cities we were visiting. Easy saver cancellations mean no more help on that front.

I’ll also being saying goodbye to the discounted movie tickets that my easysaver rewards membership gave me access to on a regular basis. Those, when combined with discounts at favorite restaurants, allowed me to save money on my family’s social activities. After I cancel my easy saver rewards, I’ll be paying full price for movie tickets again and we will likely not eat out as much.

Home improvement plans will also be put on hold. My easysaver rewards program partnered with several national home improvement stores, allowing us to save money on everything from paint to patio furniture. We’ll have to do our spring cleaning without our easysaver rewards program benefits this year, too. Here’s hoping that easy saver cancellations don’t result our house going down in value; we do want to sell it in a few years.

Once I made up my mind to cancel my easy saver rewards membership, the process was simple. I just logged onto the program’s website and filled out a cancellations form. You can also call and speak to someone in person, if that is your preference.

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Easy Saver Cancellation Is As Simple As Redeeming Easy Rewards For The Great Benefits

For anyone on the fence about joining an easy saver program, there is no need for hesitation, the savings are great and if you’re not happy with the program even the easy saver cancellation is a simple process. The fact is that being forced to focus on ways to save money has made us savvier when it comes to making purchases, and that includes joining a program designed to help us save. A few years ago we may have had the attitude that we would give a program a try and if we didn’t like it we would deal with our concerns later. But nowadays we closely examine programs like the easysaver rewards before we sign up, and that’s a good thing.

Easy Saver Cancellation Is As Simple As Redeeming Easy Rewards For The Great Benefits

The reality is that easy saver programs are fantastic ways to save money and to enjoy things in life that we may otherwise not be able to afford. But even so, it is always important that the program you choose to join offers quick and simple easy saver cancellations as an option available to you at anytime you choose. One word of caution about cancelling though, you should first redeem your easy saver rewards. After all, you earned those as part of the benefits of belonging to the easysaver rewards program.

Although various programs have slightly different mechanisms in place for earning and using the rewards, all have one thing in common: the rewards offer better savings than what you can get any other way. With many of the programs the rewards are based on your purchases made. For example, if you purchase a product from a particular merchant or business, you are then entitled to extra savings on your next purchase from that merchant. When you begin consideration of an easy saver cancellation it is smart to use any rewards that you have accumulated. Redeem them before you cancel.

The point is that you actually earn the rewards through your purchases and sometimes through additional special offers provided through the easy saver program. After purchasing and enjoying products from a specific merchant chances are that you will eventually want to buy something from him again. It just makes sense to think things through before an easy saver cancellation is completed. If you are certain that cancelling is the right move for you, then redeem your rewards and say adios to the program. The truth is that no matter how wonderful a program is, it may not be right for everyone.

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Blair Rewards Continues to Receive Criticism from the People with No Complaints

The former Prime Minister of England Tony Blair left office in 2007. He left behind him a legacy of individuals that were placed into position as a result of Blair rewards. Although there was criticism resulting in numerous Blair rewards complaints, there are still individuals and groups that benefited from his rewards, which will likely continue to grant him favor.

Not all individuals have Blair rewards complaints, as they were the beneficiaries of Tony’s program. Their careers were fast tracked as a result of providing Tony with favors. These groups and individuals are likely to continue holding the line for the former Prime Minister and provide assistance whenever they are called upon to do so.

Interestingly, there has been very little coverage of the individuals participating in blairrewards. This is perhaps because they are relatively little fish in a big pond. There is little media attention paid to minions while the master of puppets appeals to a greater audience.

The people remember the Blair rewards complaints and hopefully will no longer stand for another individual following the same means to an end. It may be that the means are really a side story. Blair rewards may not have been considered such a problematic issue if the end result was something a nation could be proud of.

The problem with the entire scenario is not so much the fact that blairrewards placed many individuals into positions for supporting Tony’s personal agenda. Rather, the problem is that the personal agenda was unable to be realized without thrusting a nation into an economic downturn.

There would likely be minimal blair rewards complaints had the political leader spurred on a new era of growth and prosperity for the country. In this case, a post political landfall of a few million pounds a year would seem justifiable and somewhat appropriate. Unfortunately, the accomplished politician was less capable to fulfill the multiple objective of helping the country and himself.

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