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April 18th, 2014 by Rebecca Lehmann

If you've already signed up for Target's free credit monitoring, you can stack it with Michaels' offer to get two years instead of just one. Details below.

Following up on news of a credit card breach initially reported in late January, popular craft and hobby retailer Michaels revealed the findings of their investigation into the security breach which potentially exposed approximately 3 million credit cards to hackers.

Michaels Free Credit MonitoringThe company's statement reveals that the breach occurred between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014 at Michaels stores and between June 26, 2013 and February 27, 2014 at Aaron Brother's locations. For both stores, the information was stolen using malware installed on a limited number of cash registers and did not affect online purchases.

Information taken by the hackers includes card numbers and expiration dates. It is not believed that any other personal information, such as name, address or PIN numbers, was breached.

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April 18th, 2014 by Huong Luu

A cough here, a sneeze there. When the dust balls have been piling up and those thick winter sweaters need a boot, you know it's time for that yearly ritual you dread the most...spring cleaning.

When many people think of spring cleaning, they often believe it means cleaning everything, from every nook and cranny in the house to even the outside yard and shed.  Such a monstrous task can be overwhelming and expensive.  Yet, with some careful planning and a little ingenuity, spring cleaning can be a lot simpler than you might expect.

Getting Organized

Before you even attempt to tackle your first cleaning job, make sure you're mentally prepared to clean in the first place.  How long will this cleaning project take?  A day? A weekend or more?  Create a list or at least a mental note of all the things and rooms you want to clean.  Then decide realistically how long it will take to complete. Also consider whether you're completing these projects on your own or if you're dividing it up among family members, roommates, or enlisting the help of friends. The key here is not to overstress yourself but to have a plan and stick to it.

Quality Supplies

Using quality cleaning tools and products is an essential part of getting the job done right, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune.  However, the tools you use should involve a little investment since these are long-term purchases which you want to be using for years, instead of replacing every year.  Avoid purchasing items like a $4 plastic mop that does not absorb water well and can break easily.  Most of all, avoid fads.  The latest hip and happening "As seen on TV" product shouldn't be your first choice.

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April 15th, 2014 by Candace Massari

This week's freebies roundup includes: Staples, Weather Channel & Country Music Freebies!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Arby's: Free Snack-Sized Curly Fries (4/15 Only)
  • Hard Rock Cafe: Sing a Song and Get 1 Free Dinner Entree (4/15 Only)
  • AMC Theatres: Free small Popcorn (4/12-4/15)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • Staples: Free Ream of Multipurpose Paper After Coupon & Rebate (exp. 4/19)
  • Harbor Freight: Free Scissors, a 25' Tape Measure, & 9-LED Mini Flashlight Printable Coupon (exp. 4/30)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • iTunes: 10 Free Country Song Downloads from People Magazine (exp. 5/31)
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free Samples

  • Escada: Free Fragrance Sample
  • Purina: Free Sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Food
  • Hydroxycut: Free Sample of Hydroxycut Gummies Dietary Supplement
  • Seattle's Best Coffee: Free Coffee Sample
  • Suave: Free Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Shampoo Sample
  • Hugo Boss: Free Boss Orange Fragrance Sample
  • Nivea: Free Body Lotion Sample

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

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April 10th, 2014 by Rebecca Lehmann

There's been a lot of buzz about the Heartbleed Bug over the last 24 hours, and because this is such a big deal, even though it's not explicitly about deals or freebies or otherwise saving money, we feel that Brad's Deals have a responsibility as a consumer advocate to pass along the notes on what you should do to protect yourself.

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

How to choose a secure password

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Heartbleed is being described as an encryption flaw in a secure connection protocol called OpenSSL. Basically, when your computer is connected to a secure website, like a bank or an online retailer, there is a sort of ping signal that keeps you securely connected. The Heartbleed exploit allowed hackers to replace that ping with a false ping, using it to intercept sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers and any other data that you would submit with a secure form.

Do hackers have my information now?

No one knows for sure. This wasn't a case of catching the bad guys doing something bad, so we can't say for sure if anyone has used the exploit to get info in the past.

What you should do about it?

The best thing to do is to wait for affected websites to fix the bug with a security patch, then update your passwords. Changing your passwords before those updates are made still leaves them vulnerable to the exploit.

What sites were affected?

Mashable put together a good list that they're keeping updated as information comes in. Bookmark it and check back often. Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are just a few of the bigger names on the list.

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April 10th, 2014 by Courtney from Brad's Deals

It's that time of year again! Tax Day is upon us and will be here on April 15, 2014. If you're scrambling to finish up your 2013 financials, take a break and enjoy some of these Tax Day Freebies. This list will be updated daily with any more deals and freebies we find. In the past couple years, we saw deals and coupons coming in well into Tax Day itself, so keep checking back!
Tax Day Freebies Cookie

Tax Day Freebies:

Arby's: Free Small Curly Fry with coupon (4/15 only)
California Tortilla: Free Chips and Queso (4/15 only)
Great American Cookies: Free Chocolate Chip Cookie (4/15 only)
Hard Rock Cafe: Free Entree when you sing a song on stage (4/15 only)
HydroMassage: Free HydroMassage (4/14 - 4/18)
Office Depot: Free Shredding up to 5lbs. (through 4/29)
Schlotsky's Deli: Free "The Original" Small Sandwich (4/15 only)

If none of these freebies relax you enough on this frantic day, you can take advantage of some of these deals instead:

Tax Day Deals:

6pm.com: Tax Day sale items all $49.99 or less
Boston Market: 2 Chicken Meals for $10.40 (4/15 only)
Bruegger's Bagels: $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle with email signup by 4/10/2014 (4/12 - 4/15)
Chevy's Fresh Mex: No tax on your tab (Now through 4/15)
Esquared Hospitality: 1/2 off all alcoholic beverages at select restaurants in this group (4/15 only)
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Fill Your Cup for $4.15 (4/15 only)
Pizza Hut: Order online and use code TAXDAY to get a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides for $10.99 (4/15 only)
Sonic: 50% off Drinks, Teas and Slushes (4/15 only)Sonny's BBQ: 1/2 Price Rib Platter (4/15 only)

April 8th, 2014 by Candace Massari

This week's freebies roundup includes: Ben & Jerry's, Harbor Freight Tools & Purina Cat Food!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Ben & Jerry's: Free cone between 8-12 p.m. to Celebrate Free Cone Day (4/8 Only)
  • McDonald's: Free Small Coffee During Breakfast Hours (exp. 4/13)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • T-Mobile: Free SIM Card Activation Kit
  • Harbor Freight: Free Scissors, a 25' Tape Measure, & 9-LED Mini Flashlight Printable Coupon (exp. 4/30)
  • Origins: Free VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer in-Stores (exp. 4/13)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • Act of Happiness: Create a Act of Happiness and receive a Free Download of Pharell Williams “Happy” Song
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free Samples

  • Nabisco: Free Box of Ritz Bacon Crackers
  • Arm & Hammer: Free Sample of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste
  • Purina: Free Sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Food
  • Hydroxycut: Free Sample of Hydroxycut Gummies Dietary Supplement
  • Seattle's Best Coffee: Free Coffee Sample
  • Poise: Free Liner Sample Kit
  • Zarbee's Seasonal Relief: Free Sample & Coupon (Click on the "get a sample free" tab)
  • Suave: Free Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Shampoo Sample
  • Emergen-C: Free Emergen-C Supplement Sample
  • Truvía: Free Natural Sweetener Sample
  • Hugo Boss: Free Boss Orange Fragrance Sample
  • Nivea: Free Body Lotion Sample
  • Gucci: Made to Measure Men's Fragrance Sample
  • Airborne: 4 Free Samples

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

Take the best online coupons and deals with you on the go! Download the newly updated Brad's Deals iPhone app today.

April 7th, 2014 by David Dritsas

How to Get a Cheap ChromebookBest Buy is offering an interesting incentive to Windows XP users who are looking to finally upgrade. From now through 4/19 they can trade in (in-store only) a working Windows XP laptop for a $25 gift card plus a discount coupon good for $75 toward the purchase of a new Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook.

An interesting way to use this would be to get a new Chromebook for as low as $99 (if you get the full trade-in value). For example, this  HP 11.6" LTE Chromebook  or this Acer C720 11.6" Chromebook. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for a Chromebook, which runs on the Google OS and is a category of laptop growing in popularity.

Why go Chromebook? Well, with so much of our data being stored in the cloud using online storage, it's not always necessary to have laptop with a large hard drive and tons of memory. For those who mostly use their laptops to use the Internet and read e-mail, a Chromebook can be a very cost effective way to go. And, you can still edit and read documents using free programs such as Google Docs or even do some light editing of photos and video. Everything just gets stored in the cloud instead of on your laptop. Also, using the offline feature, it is possible to look at already received e-mail and write drafts of new ones when you are not connected to the web. The same goes for Google Docs. Plus, Chromebooks are thin, very light and fast because they run entirely on solid state (no moving parts) drive storage. It's a great portable computer option.

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April 2nd, 2014 by Lindsay Frankel

The United Nations has designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day, and today a number of notable retailers are contributing their support for Autism Speaks, the nation's leader in Autism research, awareness and advocacy.

Just four days ago, the CDC released a new statistic for the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States: 1 in 68 children are now being diagnosed with ASD, a shocking 30% increase from last year, when the disorder was declared an epidemic. More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than AIDS, Cancer, and Diabetes combined, yet funding for Autism research represents only 0.6% of the NIH annual budget.

Autism Spectrum Disorder includes a range of developmental disabilities that cause challenges with language and communication, social interaction, and behavior. These challenges significantly impact a child's education and the everyday lives of that child's family, and children who are diagnosed now will continue to need support in the future. The efforts of Autism Speaks are essential in identifying prevention and treatment methods, aiding in early diagnosis and intervention, raising public awareness, and providing support and hope for families who are affected.

Here's what you can do to help:

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April 1st, 2014 by Candace Massari

We'll be moving our weekly freebie roundup from Friday to Tuesday starting today! This week's freebies roundup includes: Starbucks, LEGO Store & John Frieda Freebies!

Restaurant Freebies

  • McDonald's: Free Small Coffee During Breakfast Hours (exp. 4/13)
  • Starbucks: 20 Free Stars for Starbucks Rewards Members with codes MCATALINL, MCATALINK, MCATALINM, & MCATALINH (only 2 codes can be entered per day, valid for 5 Stars each!)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • LEGO Store: Build A Free LEGO Helicopter for Ages 6-14, Starting at 5 p.m. (4/1 Only)
  • Origins: Free VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer in-Stores (exp. 4/13)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • Act of Happiness: Create a Act of Happiness and receive a Free Download of Pharell Williams “Happy” Song
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free After Mail-in Rebate

Free Samples

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

Take the best online coupons and deals with you on the go! Download the newly updated Brad's Deals iPhone app today.

March 29th, 2014 by Candace Massari

If you've been thinking about starting the Nutrisystem Diet, you'll want to first take advantage of a few money-saving tips I've listed below. I personally started the Nutrisystem diet last summer, and I love how easy and convenient it is! I've never been a huge fan of dieting, so this is by far the easiest "diet" I have ever tried, and also the most delicious.

Step 1: Purchase $100 Nutrisystem Success Gift Cards from Costco

Costco carries $100 Nutrisystem gift cards that are regularly priced at $79.99 for a $100 card, so this automatically saves you at least $40-$60 a month, depending on which plan you choose. I went with the basic 28-day plan from the beginning, but paid a $19.99 upgrade fee so I could pick my own meals.

The first month I had to purchase three cards, but now I only need two each month, and usually have a remaining balance on one that covers the rest of my bill. After reading forums as well as reviews on the product page for Costco, I realized these gift cards go on sale only a couple of times a year, and have been known to drop to as low as $49.99. Right now, you can get them for $59.99 through March 30th, 2014. If you don't have a Costco membership but think you'll be on the plan for more then a few months, it's totally worth the $55 membership fee. If you miss this sale, check out our Nutrisystem coupon page for the most current discounts.

Step 2: Bid on a $30 Buddy Bucks Coupon

If you are a new customer, head over to eBay where you can bid for a $30 off coupon to use on your first order, which is known as "buddy bucks". Look for sellers that offer a refund after your purchase, so you should be able to get this coupon for free, but at most, it will cost $0.99. Make sure that you have the coupon sent to the e-mail address you plan to enroll in the plan with, otherwise the coupon will not work.

Step 3: Sign-up for a Nutrisystem Plan

Nutrisystem is currently offering a free Fast5 Kit with a new auto-delivery plan, which includes 7 breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and 14 shakes designed to help you lose 5 pounds in your first week. For diabetic plans, you'll receive one week of free food instead of the Fast5 Kit.

A 2nd option is to get 40% off plus 1-week of free food when you sign up for a new 28-day auto-delivery plan, which works out to a better deal if you're choosing the core or select plan (the basic plan is not included in this offer).

You'll want to plan on sticking to the diet for at least two consecutive orders to avoid cancellation fees. There are three plan options; basic, core, and select, which are all 28-day auto-delivery plans that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack or dessert. The cheapest plan is the basic plan, and as I mentioned before, can be customized for a $19.99 fee each month.

The core plan is $40 more, but only offers customization and access to their support line, as well as expedited processing of your order. I've personally been on the basic plan from the beginning, and have always received my order within 4-5 days of the processing date, so it's really not worth the extra $40. If you prefer to pick your own meals, add the customization option for $19.99. The select plan allows you to add in frozen meal items, so if you're a picky eater, this might be the plan for you. Shipping is free for all auto-delivery orders.

Step 4: Check-in at the Daily Dose for a $10 off Coupon

My final money-saving tip is to check-in daily at the Nutrisystem Daily Dose blog post. They have a banner to the right-hand side that allows you to click on it once every 24 hours, which gives you a $10 off coupon after 50 clicks. I forget to do this all the time, but if you remember, this could mean an extra $10 off every other month.

The Results:

Using the discounts mentioned above and assuming you're ordering the women's basic plan, your first order should drop from a retail price of $319.98 to $239.99 to $209.99 after the $30 off coupon. Purchase at least 2 of the $100 gift cards from Costco (for $119.98), dropping your out of pocket expense to $129.97 (which includes the cost of the gift cards plus the remaining balance of $9.99). If you plan on staying on the diet for at least two months, purchase additional gift cards now since the sale at Costco only happens a few times a year. This saves you 59% off your first month, and works out to $1.16 for each meal or snack shipped to your door, which doesn't include the fast five kit!

Overall, this works out to being cheaper then your average TV dinner diet, and is way healthier. I recommend adding tons of chocolate desserts to help fight cravings in the beginning, and stay clear of the chicken breasts and hamburger patties (they taste strange, just go with the real thing if you're craving these items). I'm also a huge pasta lover, so I love the fact I get to eat pasta everyday and not feel guilty about it.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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