January 02, 2013

What To Expect For Less In 2013

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We survived 2012 and looking into 2013 wondering what products may be less this year?

Streaming Video

We've known for months that Redbox has been working on a streaming alternative to Netflix. However, it wasn't until late 2012 that Redbox made it official. The service, which costs $8 per month, offers four 1-day DVD rentals per month with unlimited streaming. By comparison, Netflix's streaming and 1 DVD-at-a-time plan costs $15.98. It's still too early to tell how Netflix and Amazon Instant Video will react to the new competition, but moviegoers take note, there's a new streaming option in town.

Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet debuted to lukewarm reviews and tepid sales. As a result, Microsoft announced it would expand the availability of its tablet to big-box retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. That's good news for consumers because your chances of finding a deal on a Surface RT tablet just increased. And with the debut of the more powerful (and expensive) Surface Pro tablet in January, Surface RT prices have only one way to go, and that's down.

60" LCD HDTVs

Forget 3D. If there's one thing that 2012 has taught us, it's that retailers are slashing prices on big-screen HDTVs. In fact, during this past Black Friday, deals on 60" 1080p LCD HDTVs came in at 4% under predictions. Additionally, at the time of publication, deal prices were coming in at the third-lowest of the year. So if you're in the market for a new HDTV, 60"+ sets are where you'll find the biggest price cuts.

Gaming

2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year for gamers. On the one hand, you have the release of the Ouya, a $99 game console funded through Kickstarter by the gaming community itself. The Android-based console already has a few exclusives lined up, including a partnership with Square Enix. Equally important is Valve's confirmation that it's working on a Steam Box console. Such a console would not only usher in the death of the disc, but also an abundance of deals on popular gaming titles as we're already accustomed to seeing from Steam. Cheap, cloud-based gaming?

Solar Costs

Advocates for clean energy will surely rejoice in 2013, since, according to Lux Research, the cost of producing solar modules (which make up solar panels) is going down. In fact, the report claims that they're on track to drop as low as 50 cents per watt in the coming years. Currently at 70 cents per watt, the incoming price drop is due to increasingly efficient manufacturing and module technology.

AMD Laptops

The coming year doesn't look so bright for AMD. As the chip-maker continues to struggle financially, analysts are beginning to question whether the company can afford to remain in the PC chip-making business. Whether or not the company's financial woes evolve into a fire sale on AMD-based laptops is anyone's guess, but 2013 could be the year we bid adieu to AMD as we currently know it.

eBook Pricing

Last spring, the Justice Department sued five major publishers (along with Apple) over eBook price-fixing charges. The suit, which was a major win for Amazon, led the Seattle-based retailer to refund customers for select eBook purchases made in the past. In addition to the refunds, Amazon also stated it would once again begin discounting Kindle books. While the New York Times reports that those discounts haven't been as deep as expected, prices have fallen from where they were before, which is a win for anyone who found a new Kindle or tablet under their Christmas tree last week.

Shopping from Your Smartphone

Mobile sales are up. In fact, the Washington Post reports that one in five holiday shoppers made purchases via their smartphone. Likewise, a recent IBM report found that 16% of shoppers bought something on their smartphone this Black Friday. As a result of this mobile shopping explosion, 2013 is guaranteed to usher in new deals as retailers try to court their phone-savvy customers with special promotions. The result? An abundance of mobile deals and discounts.

Hard Drives

Last year was a difficult year for the hard drive industry. Deals were scarce and prices were high. However, late 2012 marked the return of the hard drive deal. For example, whereas November of 2011 saw only a handful of deals on 1TB external hard drives, this past November, that number more then doubled. The quality of the deals we saw also improved with prices roughly 33% lower. We anticipate this trend to continue through 2013.

Smartphones

The smartphone industry is moving at an alarming rate. Today's phone of the moment is tomorrow's has-been. However, it's not all bad. It's actually helped usher in an abundance of deals on current smartphones. Even the iPhone 5 is experiencing a surge of deals. For 2013, we predict more smartphone sales with deals starting at $0 (with a 2-year contract) or, as we saw this past November, with deals that actually give the consumer a profit in the form of a gift card or credit.

Gas Prices

Good news for car owners! Oil analysts at Deutsche Bank are predicting that oil prices will drop from $100 to $70 per barrel in the coming year. For consumers at the pump, this translates into lower gas prices. And while relief at the pump may not come immediately, Deutsche Bank again states that oil prices have peaked and will only come down in the coming months.

Thanks DealNews.com!
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National Groupon Round Up January 2nd

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KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer
$199 for a KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer ($359.99 List Price). Free Shipping and Free Returns.

PuraSleep Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers
PuraSleep 2- or 3-Inch Memory-Foam Mattress Topper (Up to 59% Off). Multiple Sizes Available. Free Shipping and Returns.

Royal Luxe Egyptian-Cotton Sheets
$99 for Royal Luxe Egyptian-Cotton Sheets ($299.99 List Price). 12 Options Available. Free Shipping and Free Returns.

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Hotel Collection Animal-Print Sheets
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New Coupons: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers + More!

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Groupon: Crossfit Classes $59!

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Get in shape this New Year with today's Groupon deal for Crossfit Memphis and Collierville! Choose from two options:

-$59 for four weeks of CrossFit Fundamentals classes and two weeks of regular CrossFit classes at the Cordova location (a $329.50 value)
-$59 for four weeks of CrossFit Fundamentals classes and two weeks of regular CrossFit classes at the Collierville location (a $225 value)


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Amazon Movie Deals Under $5 *Today Only

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Today Only Amazon’s Gold Box Deal is giving us 22 Movies in HD for Under $5 Each or SD for Under $4 each through Amazon Instant Video.

Here are the titles available:

The Wizard of Oz
The Dark Knight
The Goonies
Phantom of the Opera
Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Gone with the Wind
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The Blind Side
The Shining
300
Batman Begins
The Shawshank Redemption
The Matrix
Happy Feet
Casablanca
Singin’ In the Rain
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Departed
The Town
The Hangover
A Spacee Odyssey
Amadeus Director’s Cut

**Purchased videos will be stored in Your Video Library where you can access them whenever you want; watch on your PC, Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or more than 300 HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top devices.

I’m grabbing a couple of the kids movies for our long drives in the car!
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Daily Deals Round Up January 2nd

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Here's a look at a few of my favorite sites. Keep in mind these deals change daily and offer up to 90% off.

-DeLONGHI Safeheat 1500W Basic Portable Oil-Filled Radiator - Light Gray $29.99 (Retail $49.99)
-Kodak Factory Re-certified All-In-One Wireless Printer w/ Built-In WiFi - See Price at Checkout $44.99 (Retail $99.99)
-Craftsman Compound Action Bypass Lopper $13.99 (Retail $25.99)
-Shaw Living ISABELLA BROWN $399.99 (Retail $1199.99)

-Shun Classic 3-Piece Set $199.99 (Retail $520)
-Audyssey Media Speakers (Pair) $79.99 (Retail $249.99)
-Corelle Livingware 16pc Set-3 Styles $19.99 (Retail $39.99)
-Sierra Designs Backpack - Your Choice $79.99 (Retail $239.95)
-Thomas Sodor Engine Wash Down $14.99 (Retail $39.99)
-Diapees Plus Disposable Diapers $29.99 (Retail $44)

-Crane Vaporizer Collection $12 (Retail $16.99)
-Philips Sonicare HX8111/02 Airfloss, Rechargeable $80 (Retail $99.99)
-C9 by Champion® Men's Advanced Duo Dry® Endurance Tee $10 (Retail $12.99)
-C9 by Champion® Women's Fleece Jacket - Assorted Color $20 (Retail $24.99)
-Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Degree Humidifier $25 (Retail $29.99)

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-White Sapphire Rose Heart Necklace with Sterling Silver Plated Chain $4.99 (Retail $89.99)
-Swiss Mobility 00852-0 Universal Home/Car USB Charger - Two USB Ports $5.99 (Retail $29.95)
-RoboKid Programmable Disc Shooting RC Robot $34.99 (Retail $99.99)
-Old House Journal Magazine Subscription $3.99 use code HOMEPROJECT (Retail $35.70)

-Wagan 12V Heated Seat Cushion $23.99 (Retail $29.99)

-Amazon Instant Video: Own 22 Popular Movies in HD for Under $5 Each, or SD for Under $4 Each

-NFL Inflatables $39.98 (Retail $69.98)

-Taylor Glass Digital Bath Scale $19.99

-New Balance 580 Women's Running Shoe $24.99 (Retail $69.99)

-Traveler Dress Shirts $19.97 (Retail $87.50)
-Browse store for many more Daily Deals Offers

-Premier Comfort 3-in-1 Microfiber Printed Throw $9.99 (Retail $39.99)

-Red Rose & Calla Lily Bouquet $29.99

-Columbia Coupe De Main Hooded Jacket $49.93 (Retail $150)

-check out best sellers, hot items and daily deals

-check Extreme Discounts on several different items

-KIND Bars (18) 1.4 oz. "Plus" Snack Bars and (6) Bonus Bars $33.82 (Retail $44)

-Bon App├ętit 8-piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set $34.95 (Retail $69.95)

-Remington 7 Piece Beauty Kit 4 Pack $24.99 (Retail $99.96)
-Mens & Womens Branded Sunglasses 9 Pair $11.99 (Retail $149.99)
-Recessed Lighting Fixutres
-Browse store for more Offers

-4 Pack of Ankit Berry Buds Cushioned Earbuds w/Mic $4.99 (Retail $19.99)
-Retractable Locking 15' Dog Leash with Bright LED Light $6.99 (Retail $10.99)
-Cuddlee Cat Ultra-Soft Snuggly Plush Pet Pillow $4.99 (Retail $12.99)
-FinePet Waterproof Pet Seat Cover for Your Car $9.99 (Retail $19.99)

-Xbox LIVE 3-Month Gold Membership $12.99 (Retail $24.99)
-Samsung - Refurbished 5.1-Ch. 3D / Smart Blu-ray Home Theater System $149.99 (Retail $199.99)

-Apple MC540LL/A iPod touch 4th Gen 8GB MP3 Player $79.99 (Retail $299.99)

-Timberland Polarized Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection & Scratch/Impact Resistant Lenses Save Up To 85%
-HP Envy 14" HD Laptop Computer w/ Windows 8, 3rd Gen i5 2.5GHz CPU, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM & Beats Audio $529.99 (Retail $849.99)
-Lil' Sew & Sew Save Up To 71%
-FDM Assortment Save Up To 99%
-Birthstone Selection Save Up To 98%

-Napoleon Bee 45 Piece Flatware Set $99.99 (Retail $220)

-Pfaltzgraff® Everyday Cayman Extra Large Canisters, Set of 2 $29 (Retail $72)

-Huge Sale & Web Buster Deals

-75w Power Inverter With Bonus USB Port - Use Your Electronics On The Go $7.99 (Retail $29.99)

-Fizz Saver 2 Liter Bottle Dispenser - Soda on Draft $5.99 (Retail $12.99)
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The Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin Onion

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South Carolina downs Michigan 33-28 in 2013 Outback Bowl which means Outback Steakhouse is giving us a Free Bloomin' Onion.

Here are the details:

*Offer valid for either a complimentary Bloomin' Onion® or Coconut Shrimp appetizer in conjunction with any purchase while supplies last. Selection of complimentary appetizer depends on the winning team at the 2013 Outback Bowl football game scheduled for 1/1/2013. The Bloomin' Onion® offer will be valid if the SEC wins and the Coconut Shrimp offer will be valid if the Big Ten wins. Limit one complimentary appetizer per table/per check. Offer valid for redemption at participating Outback Steakhouse® restaurants only on 1/2/2013 for lunch or dinner, dine-in or Curbside Take-Away® (not valid for online ordering). Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other discount or offer and has no cash value. Offer subject to change. Prices and participation may vary.

For all of the details go to the Outback Steakhouse website.  You can even sign up for a text alert to remind you of the freebie and to let you know which appetizer will be free.
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Xbox LIVE 3 Month Membership $12.99 (Retail $24.99)

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If you know someone who received a Xbox for Christmas head over to Best Buy and grab a 3-Month Gold Membership for Xbox LIVE only $12.99 (Retail $24.99).
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Kroger High Value $3 off $50 order e-coupon!

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Hurry and load the new high value Kroger e-coupon to your Kroger card for $3 off your $50 order in a single transaction. ($50 purchase requirement excludes alcohol, tobacco, fuel and gift cards.)


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Walmart: Weight Watchers Cream Cheese $0.89

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Prices at Walmart sometime vary but here's a hot deal to look for with the new $1.00 off 1 Weight Watcher cheese or cream cheese

Buy: (1) Weight Watchers Cream Cheese – $1.89
Final price: $0.89 each

Thanks My Dallas Mommy!

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