A computer for free sounds like a can’t-lose deal

A computer for free sounds like a can’t-lose deal, but I would be cautious (you know what they say about something that sounds too good to be true). My advice is to be sure and read that fine print on the contract. Three years is a long time and they obviously want to lock people n for a reason. Get some word of mouth opinions about the provider (beyond the salesman, I mean). You don’t want to always get a busy signal or get dumped every few minutes, requiring a call-back so that you have 3 years of frustration and not enjoyment. You don’t want to get stuck with a provider that is ridiculously slow or always covered in advertising or has a lot of hidden charges. We tried a month of “free” compuserve once and in just a couple of days we had racked up $30 or $40 in hidden charges – thank heavens we checked our account so we didn’t get an even worse surprise at the end of the month.

Make sure they can’t raise the monthly price on you for any reason, and also figure out how much 3 years of that service is going to cost you, and compare it to rates of other providers. If they’re charging you $50/month for the contract and you could have hooked up with another provider for $15/month, that’s $1800 versus $540 at the end of 3 years. Is the computer they are offering free really worth the $1300 it costs in added provider charges? Maybe you could get a better computer for $1300 and choose your own provider.

Of course this is all hypothetical because I don’t know what the real numbers are and I’m no computer guru so I’m talking over my head, anyway. I just know that my dh has looked at these sorts of ads in the past and figured that they really weren’t a very good deal. But that was in the past, and numbers could change. It might be a good deal, once you crunch the numbers and shop around.

I need a JC Penney Discount/coupon

Does anyone know how I can save some money at J C Penney’s?

I have to pick up my Reunion dress that cost $132.00 on Friday.

I am fairly new at finding the great deals on the net, so if any one knows how I may save some money on this it would be greatly appreciated.

If I can save a few bucks then maybe I could actually buy a matching pair of shoes to go with it. Lol! Boy I had no idea how much money these things cost! I have my 20 year High School Reunion next week and I finally found a dress today! I guess I work better under pressure, it only took me 4 1/2 hours, maybe 50 dresses later to come to a decision. lol.

Thanks for any help you could offer!

Todays thrift store deal

Well, I am so excited !! I had this “urge” to go to the thrift store all day but I was ignoring it trying not to go shopping – plus the kids didn’t feel like going – so I just ignored the urge – until DH came home that is LOL!!

Just a general need to get out of the house and that nagging urge to go to the thrift store – and i figured that going to the thrift store would be cheap at least too plus i am a firm believer that as Oprah once said that “intuition is God whispering in you ear !! ”

Today was 1/2 price on the peach colored tags and 25c each for the green tags – well my urges or intuition had me hit some great deals- here is what i got for 25 c each:

  • 6 baby towels ( 1 a baby Dior)
  • 2 light wt baby blankets and 5 cloth diapers i plan to cut up into what will become homemade baby wipes
  • 2 crib sheets
  • and a round play mat that has different activities on it

than for 1.00 i got a womans XL ankle length floral print flannel nightgown – i figured i could use the material to make the American girl doll PJ’s i got a pattern for for 99c at Joann’s yesterday- in fact there would probably be enough for a few pairs

oh and for $2 my 9 yo got a pair of athletic snap pants that will be good to wear when she is going to cheer-leading practice to wear over her shorts when its cool out

Than I was talking to my Mom today about the deal I got on the crib and she said she would buy us the crib mattress – of course I will still keep my eye out for the best deal for that too !!