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   GO3  Watch out for Home Advisor. If something needs to be done around the property that is beyond my abilities, I like to hire local. I wanted three to four estimates on some work and foolishly called what I thought to be a local company, but it had a toll free number. Big mistake. It was actually a front for Home Advisor, who sent out a local crew, but I could tell they weren't even the second best. One of them even asked me about job openings in my field! Doesn't inspire confidence. After going with someone else, I then started to receive a slew of unwanted emails from Home Advisor. I unsubscribed only after several attempts. The moral of the story is, make sure if you want local, that they operate independently.
September 22 at 07:18 EST .

   10 people like this.

   MeiDei  "Echo" (and similar gadgets ) are moving into "must have latest fad" territory - if you are so inclined you may want to see if an app is available to eliminate all conversations (extremely intimate, nasty fighting, political or gossipy ) in the house from permanent residence (& retrievable by others, including govt. & law enforcement ) in the cloud. Evidently they don't just control turning on/off: lights, coffee pots, slow cookers, TV's, etc., locking/unlocking doors - privacy in the home is an unseen cost that may/may not be fixed by reprogramming.
January 15 at 09:32 EST .

   12 people like this.

   Mike PHX  I totally fail to see the attraction in these devices. "Device...cook me some eggs... can't."
Only the lonely, I guess.
June 22 at 22:00 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Balogreene  Don't know why I keep posting good things here, but, here is another success story.

A friend at work told me to try this. She checked her account, and over a couple of years, she's earned a couple hundred dollars back. I got $10 for joining and ordering. Then there were my Cubs championship t-shirts, a couple of Christmas presents, the cocktail dress (cringe ) for the work Christmas party, my sister joined from my recommendation,and bought Christmas gifts,. They sent me $10, and I have $50 more coming in Feb.

I shop a lot online, why not get paid a dollar or two a time?
November 2 at 19:38 EST .

   19 people like this.

   Tulsa  Do you and your sister know about Walmart Savings Catcher?

If you use a pc, you need to register with an email address as the ID and create a password. Login and then type in the receipt # and date. About 3 days later they email to say what, if any savings they found. You may claim it on a Walmart card any time up to $599. ??? I think.

There is also a Walmart app. I guess that's for phones. We don't use cell phones, but it's all explained at the website under Faqs or ask someone in the store. ..sorry I can't help with this part. ..I think you can just send a picture of the receipt if you have the phone.

We're over $13.00 and it's not only easy and fun, but cashing in and using it towards purchases will be a big perk.

Walmart grocery is compact and complete and less than every item we purchased from Kroger. We're in and out in short order.
November 7 at 10:44 EST .

  20 people like this.

   Balogreene  I have about $75 beats since October. Granted, I bought Christmas presents, which added up. And I haven't left the house.
December 2 at 12:15 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Jerico  I did this but I got creeped out by some entity knowing what I purchase. Maybe I'm overreacting. Anyone else feel this way?
December 3 at 05:59 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Tulsa  Jerico, b4 Walmart, we were Kroger shoppers (both stores approx a mile from the house ). Kroger sent coupons based on what we purchased.

I buy cat liter. We don't have a cat. I pour it on the street if a truck has an oil leak. Cat liter has several handy uses.

Between the Feds, our ISP (surfing and phone records ), our Bank credit and debit cards, voting data (which is public record ) our tv viewing habits, there is no privacy. So I don't care.
December 10 at 16:21 EST .

  29 people like this.

   BirdsNest  I miss Balogreene
January 29 at 07:12 EST .

  7 people like this.

   Balogreene  This week Sis and I put orders in to Sis says we will drop our Sam's club membership because Boxed covers most of what we buy there. She gets meat at Walmart, because there are more varieties, and produce, because at Sam's you get way more than we eat in a week. You just go online, place your order, and it is shipped to your door. If you get enough it is free shipping. The huge problem is getting those heavy boxes into the house. We tip them on end, then tip them into the house, and push them along the floor, and empty them.
October 22 at 11:11 EST .

   25 people like this.

   Balogreene  By the way, they only have name brands, so there are some generics we will still buy at WalMart. We are just dropping Sam's Club.
November 2 at 19:40 EST .

  22 people like this.

   Tulsa  We wanted to try the Persil, Pro Clean liquid detergent Walmart is advertising. ...only place it's sold. Prior it was only sold in the UK. Made by the Dial Co., I believe. We bought the white liquid for sensitive skin after smelling the regular in the store. The sensitive skin flavor is still too perfumed, but dissipates after drying.

We have both developed dermatitis. Don't know if it's the scent, chemicals or both, but do not recommend it.
August 28 at 11:27 EST .

   22 people like this.

   Balogreene  We use the pods. I like it better than Tide, but, we have no allergies or sensitive skin.
October 16 at 17:02 EST .

  12 people like this.

   Balogreene  A response to MeiDei. Ive gotten a lot of stuff from I keep looking these things up, and zulily was recently appropriated by QVC. You still have to be careful, there are no returns. But, if you watch the sizing etc, they are good quality, and nice looking clothes.
August 4 at 19:01 EST .

   13 people like this.

   MeiDei  Thanks for the QVC mention, Zulily has some attractive offerings, glad you're happy w/them.
August 8 at 19:51 EST .

  10 people like this.

   MeiDei  To go along w/my post below - see the horror stories of on-line purchases
June 30 at 18:12 EST .

   17 people like this.

   MeiDei  Ad Block for some reason disappeared from my computer several months ago & can't be uploaded - so I've been looking at some ads, particularly a few that are fashion oriented - BEWARE - most are from China - always check the reviews on line. Some really bad experiences with fabric, sizing & construction, late deliveries (customs ) and returns (postage back was often more than price of purchase ).
June 8 at 17:41 EST .

   17 people like this.

   MeiDei  Remember the fellow on TV who hawked his books on "secrets" the government doesn't want you to know about .... here's his comeuppance.
May 6 at 11:08 EST .

   15 people like this.

   Balogreene  Our company's fiscal year is 1 July to 30 June. We are just finding out about this year's benefits. It looks like there will be an increase in both cost and deductibles (we haven't had deductibles before ). We can't have FSA accounts (some savings account for medical benefits ) anymore. It is going to be costly.
May 5 at 21:51 EST .

   36 people like this.

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