Ah, the sweet smell of spring! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and oh, what's that? I have three weddings to attend this year? Cue the sweet sound of my savings account drying up faster than a California puddle.
We post a lot of discounted gift cards here on Brad's Deals. Makes sense, right? We are a deal site, after all. Inevitably, after we post a popular gift card deal, we'll get a flood of reader comments calling these deals “scams," often from people who've had bad experiences in the past.
As the personal finance and travel editor here at Brad's Deals, I make it a point to maximize my savings when I travel. When my fiancée wanted to visit the Australian Open in Melbourne to celebrate her graduation from an MBA program, I set out to find a way to get us halfway around the world for less, without having to sacrifice on comfort. As flights from Los Angeles to Australia run more than 13 hours each way, finding ways to redeem points and miles for premium seating was a must.
We've all seen those TV shows featuring people who use 300 coupons every time they go to the grocery store. After all is said and done, they walk out with 80 bags of cat food, 25 gallons of cheap laundry detergent, 50 tubes of mint chocolate toothpaste, 12 packages of beef jerky and a case of diapers -- all for a whopping $1.24.
We've written about the benefits of Bank of America's credit cards in the past, but if you really want to maximize your relationship with Bank of America, see if you qualify for Preferred Rewards. The coveted rewards program can earn you up to 2.62% cash back, and even give the opportunity to pay less on your taxes.
Trendy toys are often some of the hardest things to find discounts on during the holiday season. While Black Friday yields killer prices on everything from clothes and electronics to appliances and home goods, the most popular seasonal toys aren't usually priced more than a few bucks off, even during the hottest holiday sales. But if you have the Target Cartwheel app, you might just be able to score all your kids' favorite things at a 50 percent discount. Here's how.