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Most contact lens wearers are very happy with their contacts. These days, the majority of soft contact lenses are extremely comfortable, and they do not require much maintenance either. In the case of daily disposable contact lenses, there is not maintenance whatsoever. But one thing that many consumers do not like is the fact that contact lenses cost so much money.

With eyeglasses, there are now plenty of online stores that allow you to purchase a pair for $20 or less. Such deals do not exist for contacts, and consumers must typically spend hundreds of dollars a year paying for their lenses. Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can use to ensure you get the lowest price possible.

1. Buy your contact online from stores like Lens.com.
It’s tempting to order your contact lenses at the doctor’s office, but if you simply ask for your prescription and buy them from an online store, you will usually end up saving a lot. Lens.com, for instance, sells many lenses at half the regular retail price. It only takes a minute to compare prices among different online contact lens stores, so make sure you check the prices at a few stores before choosing which one to buy from. You will need a copy of your prescription to place an order, so make sure you ask for one from your optometrist. As long as you have your prescription on hand, you should find that ordering lenses from an online store is rather quick and straightforward.

2. Use online coupons.
Once you find a store with low prices, you next want to search for online coupons. For instance, Lens.com usually has monthly promo codes that can easily save you 10 or 15 percent on your purchase. Free shipping is also available from Lens.com coupons. Therefore, it pays to take the time to look for an online coupon. You can visit the following link to find coupons for contact lenses. Alternatively, you can conduct a search using Google or Bing to find some coupons.

3. Buy your contacts in bulk.
I typically buy a 12 to 18 month supply of contact lenses. This means you need to put up more money upfront, but the benefit is that you’ll get a lower price per box by doing so. Note that by buying in large quantities, you typically qualify for free shipping as well, which can instantly save you $8 or more.

I hope you find these tips to be helpful. I usually save a hundred dollars or more, so it’s well worth the small time and effort required to implement these techniques.

Many vapers have very complex setups, owning multiple mods, tanks, and a number of accessories to boot. To be certain, tinkering with e-cigarette setups has indeed become a serious hobby for some people. But there are also quite a few people who prefer simplicity. You can count me as belonging to that category, and I have always preferred small, easy-to-use batteries from stores like White Cloud over the more complex mods.

Size of White Cloud EcigsThe reasons for this are simple. Firstly, I find that the smaller e-cigs are much more portable. I don’t have to feel like I’m carrying an extra device for my e-cig. After all, we already have smart phones and PDAs that we carry around everywhere. The last thing I need is more baggage when I head out. And don’t forget, the larger, mod-style batteries can be quite heavy as well. I’ve seen some of the newer batteries that look almost as big as a small water bottle. From my viewpoint, such batteries may be okay for home use, but I have no desire to take them with me anywhere.

Which brings me to a company called White Cloud. They make excellent small batteries that look and feel like regular cigarettes. To me, this is important, since it makes the experience more similar to smoking. Therefore, it reduces the likelihood that I’ll revert to smoking cigarettes, since the experience I have with e-cigs are close enough to the real thing. Maybe it’s psychological, but I don’t get the same feeling when I use a larger battery.

You may be tempted to buy cheaper batteries from Chinese manufacturers, but I believe this is a serious mistake. Understand, there are a small number of e-cigarette explosions that take place every few years. I don’t have all the details on these incidents, but something tells me such accidents are more likely to happen with cheaper batteries from abroad. White Cloud Ecigs, on the other hand, are made in the USA, and this makes them more trustworthy in my opinion. In addition, the FDA and other governments are starting to regulate e-cigarettes. This can be a good thing, since US manufacturers will need to adhere to stricter guidelines, compared to their counterparts in other countries. Therefore, if price is a concern for you, a better idea is to buy e-cigarettes from reputable sources and use online coupons to save money. I usually look for White Cloud Ecig Coupons or promo codes at http://e-cigbargains.com/white-cloud/, and usually find quite a few of them to use. If you time your purchases right (for example by buying expensive batteries on Cyber Monday), the better, US-made batteries can sometimes end up costing less than the cheaper ones being manufactured elsewhere.

If you keep your setup simple and straightforward, e-cigarettes can be much less costly than regular smoking. I estimate that I am saving at least a thousand dollars a year by using e-cigarettes. That is just for one year, so imagine how much I’ll save over a lifetime. Of course, the cheapest thing would be to stop using nicotine products altogether, but as we all know, that is easier said than done.

cinemaGiven my previous posts about TV shows and Gamefly, you’ve probably guessed by now that I’m someone who has many hobbies. Among my favorite hobbies is watching movies.

Watching movies in theaters can be costly, especially if you like to hit the concession stands. But that doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to DVDs and Netflix and only go out to the movies occasionally.

If you are lucky, there are probably a couple second-run cinemas within driving distance. Now granted, these sites are older and some of them have outdated technology and sound systems. But for around 2 or 3 dollars, you get to watch a relatively recent release in a theater environment.

Most people I know don’t go to second run cinemas, but I highly encourage you to make that a new habit if you’re interested in movies and don’t always want to watch them at home. Most second run cinemas are dirt cheap, charging less per seat than you’d pay if you downloaded a rental from iTunes. This makes them worth checking out the next time you are seeking cheap entertainment.

One thing you’re probably aware of if you’re a health nut is that supplements are an important part of maintaining optimum health. But unfortunately, good quality supplements can be rather costly. In a normal month, I spend over sixty dollars on various vitamins and supplements I must take to ensure good health.

discount vitamins and supplementsBuying cheap supplements from Walmart or other retailers is one way to cut down on costs. But with something as important as health, I don’t feel comfortable buying cheap products. A better option in my opinion is to purchase your supplements on the Internet, where you can frequently get great deals on high-quality supplements.

There is no shortage of good vitamin stores you can shop at. Some of my favorites include Lucky Vitamins, Pureformulas, and Vitamin Shoppe. You can’t go wrong purchasing your supplements from any of these stores. For the time being, I tend to order the most frequently from Pureformulas, because they have a lot of cheap supplements and also offer Pureformulas coupons that allow me to get the best deals possible.

One thing you should always do, however, is search for online coupons for the vitamins you purchase. Most discount vitamin stores on the Internet offer coupons on a monthly basis, allow you to save up to 50% or more on your order. Free shipping is also available through the use of online coupons.

Another way I save money is by purchasing vitamins in bulk. As is the case with many things, buying in large quantities often allows you to get a better price per bottle. And given that most vitamins have a shelf life of one year or more, there is no need to worry about stocking up unless you buy more than a 1-year supply.

Previously I made a post about how you can get good printing for cheap without sacrificing quality. Today, I’d like to branch out into how to create attractive designs for your business.

If you have a business, one of the most crucial marketing pieces for you is your business card. You want your card to be attractive and welcoming, but at the same time, if you are a new business, you probably want to keep your costs low as well. Here are a few tips on how you can produce business cards cheaply.

1. Use software and print your own cards
You can buy blank business card templates from Avery then use software to create the look of the card you want. The good thing about this technique is that as long as you have the template paper, you will always be able to create as many cards as you need without worrying about running out. Make sure you use a high quality printer or laser printer for this, so that your cards come out looking professional.

2. Design your cards using graphic design software
If you have a bit more hands-on design skills, you can use a program like Photoshop to create your own unique business card. You can download templates online to work off of. There are also other, simpler programs you can use to create your own business card from scratch.

3. Hire a designer to design your card
You can find a lot of relatively cheap designers on the internet to design your card for you. This isn’t very difficult graphic design work, so it likely will not cost you too much money, and you benefit by getting a nice looking business card that is professionally designed.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a logo (many businesses surprisingly do not), then it’s important to get an attractive logo designed as soon as possible. This need not cost a lot of money, but you want to make sure you spend enough to get a professional-looking design. Avoid cheap sites like Fiverr or Elance, and instead hire a trusted company such as Deluxe Checks. Deluxe is not just a check company anymore, and they offer a whole assortment of high-quality B2B services. Granted, they are not as cheap as other options, but you can get a pretty good price if you utilize a Deluxe promo code from http://freebiebulletin.com/coupons/deluxe-discount-code.php.

4. Use online design tools from print stores
Most popular online printing services like printplace or Vistaprint offers an online tools you can use to create your business cards on the fly. Usually, you just pick a predesigned look and add your details to the card. The process is simple and the cards still look quite nice. To get the best deal on online printing, make sure you use an online coupon from  PrintPlace.

If you want to save money, you may wish to print your own cards using an inkjet printer. If you do this, make sure you have a high quality printer, and it’s also a good idea to always have a lot of ink cartridges on hand since you don’t want to run out. I recommend purchasing ink cheaply from online superstores like 4inkjets.

When you buy your ink online, there are several benefits. Not only do you save money and have access to hundreds of refurbished cartridges selling cheaply, you can also take advantage of online coupons to get additional discounts. So as you can see, it really is possible to get the best of both worlds. Follow the advice above and you’ll get nice business cards you can be proud of at an affordable price.

These days, there is no shortage of great online printing companies. These companies compete on two levels. On the one hand, there seem to be many companies that offer a low price. There are also many services like PrintPlace, however, that distinguish themselves by offering a quick turnaround.

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You may worry, however, that a company that offers low prices or fast turnaround times may not offer the best printing quality. This, however, is not necessarily true. I have used both types of printing services with good results. But it remains true that you must shop around and test different printers before you find a suitable one.

I like to place small orders for things like business cards to test out a printer before relying on them for larger orders. That’s what I did with PrintPlace. To my surprise, the service provided me with top quality products.

To be certain, PrintPlace isn’t the only great printer out there. I recommend reading reviews on the internet and trying out at least 3 different services before you commit to a certain printing service.

Also, it’s a good idea to take advantage of any online coupons you can get a hold of. Most printing services offer coupons on a regular basis. In the case of PrintPlace, I used a coupon recent to receive over 10% off on my order.

the walking deadZombie lovers take note – you can actually watch full episodes of the Walking Dead online. Now, you might be wondering what exactly the Walking Dead is… Well, it’s a cable show that runs on AMC and you guessed it – it’s about zombies. Given that so many video games take place in a zombie apocalypse world, I think it should appeal to all you gamers out there.

But of course, this blog is about frugality, so I will now reveal how you can watch the Walking Dead full episodes very, very cheaply. Keep in mind, each episode will cost you $1.99 if you buy them on iTunes. My method will let you watch unlimited episodes every month either for free or for $7.99 a month.

Here is how it works. You sign up for a free trial at Netflix, which will last you 30 days. Once you are a member you can watch previous seasons to your heart’s content. If you decide to keep the service then it’s $7.99 from the second month on.

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I always laugh a bit whenever I think about Gamefly. Who in the world would think up of such a weird name? And what do flies have to do with games? But all kidding aside, I suppose it doesn’t really matter much, in the grand scheme of things. Internet businesses have a long history of cooking up all sorts of bizarre-sounding brand names. Many of the biggest Internet companies, in fact, have completely nonsensical names, like Google or Yahoo.

Gamefly CouponBut I digress. Gamefly, for those of you who don’t know, is a video game rental company that delivers video games to your home. The cool part is that you can keep the game as long as you wish, then send it back. Postage is already paid for. Now, for a serious gamer, I would say this service is essential for saving money. There just isn’t any other way you can play a huge variety of games month by month, unless you happen to have a sizable bankroll set aside for video games (If you do, let me know…I can be your new best friend…wink wink).

For the rest of us, there is Gamefly, where memberships usually cost $15.95 a month, if you rent one game at a time. Now, I will say this – you do need to be a bit patient with Gamefly, since it does take a few days to return your game and receive your next title. If that is too unbearable, then you’re just SOL. As for myself, I’m working on developing my patience. And while I haven’t reached Jedi-master levels of patience yet, I’m definitely getting there.

I absolutely love free trials, and if all of this sounds good to you, you are in luck since there is a 10 day Gamefly Free Trial available from Freetrialspot.com. I think it’s probably safe to say that over half the people who get the trial end up keeping the service. That’s how it was for me, with both Netflix and Gamefly. But all in all, I would say Gamefly is worth the price of admission. BTW, I can’t wait for Elder Scrolls Online. There’s lots of other cool games coming up too.

match online dating service Healthy living isn’t just about taking care of your body – it’s about taking care of your soul. And part of having a rich soul is being in love and having lots of fulfilling human relationships. Thankfully, online dating sites have made it much easier for people to find each other. Sites like eHarmony and Match.com have revolutionized the way we look for love.

With that said, navigating through online dating can be a bit of a quagmire. There are several solutions to this. One is to turn to books that simplify everything. A good example would be Online Dating for Dummies, which has very high reviews on Amazon.com.

The other option is to visit sites about online dating such as http://onlinedatingtrials.com/ or About.com dating. You will literally find hundreds of other sites representing various viewpoints on how to approach online dating.

To be sure, online dating is more of an art than a science, so you should approach it the way you feel most comfortable. Be prepared for some sticker shock if you are looking to get into online dating in a serious way. Memberships for sites can run anywhere from $20 – $60 per month. If you join a couple of these sites, you’re looking at paying $100 a month or more. But don’t despair. You can bring down the costs by using online coupons, which you can find by doing a search on Google.

In addition, you might want to check out some dating site free trials. Most dating sites offer some sort of free trial you can take advantage of. An example would be the Match.com trial subscription (good for 3 days), which you can obtain by going to datingcoupons.net.

Of course, Match.com isn’t the only site out there, so if it doesn’t fit your needs for some reason, then you should read online reviews and select a different site. Just go to DatingCoupons.net to read reviews of top dating sites and get the latest coupons and free trial offers.

Make a choice to dedicate a certain amount of time to earning money on the Internet. It may be that all you really need is a computer and a connection to the Internet. But, you ought to learn a few tricks and techniques to really maximize your potential.

Figure out a niche for yourself. Do you love to write in your spare time? Think about becoming a content writer. Love to create GIFs? There may be people that need help with their websites. If you want to succeed, know thyself.

Set a daily schedule and keep it. Your commitment to continuous work will determine whether your online income is sustainable. Contrary to popular belief, the money isn’t just going to roll in with very little work on your part. You will need to work every day. Figure out when and how you are going to work each day. An hour can make a surprisingly large difference.

Take online surveys for money. There’s no shortage of online surveys out there. They can be a good source of a little extra money. You may not make a lot from any individual survey. They are fairly easy and the money adds up quickly.

Be prepared to prove who you are before you can make money online. A lot of online money making ventures will require the same kind of documentation a physical building employer might for a job offer. Prepare for this eventuality by storing digital ID documentation on your computer ahead of time.

Get more from your minutes. There are tasks you can do to earn extra change that are super easy. Tasks on sites like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are perfect for this. Try doing these while watching television. While you may not get rich, you will be making the most of your downtime.

Flipping domain names can be very popular. There are lots of people that make money from domain names. It the same concept as buying real estate but what you are buying is a web address with a great name. Try using Google AdSense to locate trending keywords. Buy domain names that don’t have acronyms. Determine what sorts of domain names will pay off.

Be sure to diversify your streams of income adequately. Online work can be hard to find and is fickle, at best. What’s working for you today, might not work tomorrow. Your best bet is putting more than one egg in your basket. This helps to keep income coming in if one source dries up.

There are several ways to make money online, but there are scams too. That is why you need to carefully check each company before agreeing to make money through them. Do a bit of research on any online company that you are interested in working for.

Try affiliate marketing to earn money online. Your site needs to have a fairly large audience first. Find a topic that you are passionate about and write about it. Then you can sign up for affiliate programs. Then you just have to advertise what they sell.

Sell ebooks online. This is relatively new, but it is becoming more and more lucrative for writers. The opportunity to make money is very good, provided you can write or offer expertise in a particular topic or field. There are a number of platforms that offer this, and you can make as much as 70 percent commision on each sale.

You can literally make money with your computer in your sleep. Passive income can add a little money to your bank account, and the best part is, there isn’t much investment on your end. For instance, you might establish a popular forum that only requires an hour of daily moderation while you collect ad revenue around the clock.

Most things done in your everyday life can also equate to online income. Joined a book club? Start a blog where you review books as you read them, and include links to buy the book using an affiliate link to Amazon.com. Do you like to crochet? Sell scarves and hats for babies online!

If you like to shop, think about earning extra money with online mystery shopping. You may have heard of this in the past. This is when people are paid to shop at particular retailers and report their experiences. More and more of these individuals are needed. Mystery shopping could make you a lot of money, but be aware that you may have to buy a few things out of pocket first.

You can begin an interesting blog. Post there daily. By using social media sites, you can attract new viewers to your page. After your blog becomes popular, advertisers will want to advertise on your site. Each time a visitor goes from your blog to their site, you’ll get paid a set percentage of any income.

Keep the information from this articles in mind, and press forward to a new way of life. You’ll be more prepared if you decide to learn more. Continue reading other articles similar to this one for even more ideas.

For a long time, I have thought about starting a blog. Yes, I have a twitter account but it seems a bit lacking. Twitter may be great for those with ADD but for people who have a lot to say, it just does not feel satisfying. I think that is why blogs have continued to be popular on the Internet despite all the permutations the online universe has gone through.

Now I am quite sure most of you aren’t interested in someone yapping about their life or rambling about random thoughts that cross through their mind. Because of this, I have decided my blog will be a place where I talk about information that I believe would have practical use to others. Some topics I am looking forward to covering are: Shopping on the Internet, Saving Money, Personal Finance, Books, Movies/DVDs, Computer Software, and anything else.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you keep visiting my new site!

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