Sunday, June 26, 2011
I have been thinking about buying a new car, but will need to do a lot research before actually buying one. My main concerns are, the cost of car insurance and the repair costs which always come up at some point when you own a car. I always think that repair costs and maintenance concerns would not be an issue with a brand new car. However, my sister's car is less than a year old and already needs a brand new windshield. She happened to get a rock chip on it and then the chip spread quickly into a crack, which means she will need a brand new windshield very soon. Instead of driving from shop to shop to get a quote, we looked at a website called RepairPal so that she would have a better idea of how much the repair should actually cost. That way, she'll know if the quote she gets from a car repair shop or dealership is reasonable.
Before going out to actually shop for cars, I will make a list of my top five cars and compare different repair costs that may come up using RepairPal. I have always been told that certain cars cost a lot more to fix than others. Researching the costs in advance will prepare me for what kind of costs may be associated with common repairs for each car. The RepairPal website has different sections including different car types, a list of common car repairs, an area to get a car repair quote and a directory for auto repair shops and dealerships.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
I usually cringe when I need products that are health related, because it means I have to spend a significant amount of money. When someone in our home catches a cold or flu, everyone else ends up catching it within the week. In that case we end up needing vapor rub, cough and cold medicine, cough drops and extra vitamins among other things. I try to save wherever I can and in most cases end up purchasing Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products. I compare each Walgreens brand product with popular name brand products by thoroughly reading the ingredient lists. The ingredients are almost always the same, but the Walgreens brand products cost a lot less, which definitely works well for my budget!
The last time I had to make a trip to Walgreens, I needed to buy vapor rub and noticed that they had a Walgreens brand called Walgreens Medicated Vaporizing Chest Rub. It cost nearly half the price of the brand I usually purchase and was nearly identical when it came to the ingredients. Of course, I had to try it and was pleased that it worked just as well as the brand I have always purchased in the past. Even if it did not work well for me, I wouldn't be worried since the product comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are Walgreens pharmacist recommended. Walgreens also helps local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™, which is something I think is much needed.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tiny Prints cards are great, because they can be personalized and even sent directly to the recipient. All the work is done for you. The card I chose enabled me to add a picture to it too!
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Have fun Creating!