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Your Guide to Scoring Free Stuff Online

by Advance Financial | August 25th, 2016

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Getting some of your favorite name brand items for free is easier than you might think. There are multiple sites that offer free samples of household products, beauty products, food, and many other items. What’s the catch? They simply want your email address. But along with boxes of free samples, you will also get tons of spam sent to the email you signed up with.

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So here is the deal. When you’re signing up for free samples you’re also signing up for your information (name, address, email) to be used by companies to send you promotional marketing material. You will usually have to take a short survey when signing up, which consists of questions like your age, gender, and household income, or how often you eat out. The work-around is to create a new email address with the sole purpose of being used to sign up for free samples. This way your personal email address won’t be bombarded with newsletters and weekly deals from stores you never signed up with and you’ll still get all the free samples. You can even create a completely different name, just make sure and use your real address so you actually get the free items. DO NOT give any banking, debit or credit card information whatsoever. If a company is actually offering free samples then sensitive financial information should not be necessary.

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Like we already stated, there are multiple sites you can sign up for free samples. Some you will know the exact items you’ll be getting and others will just be a surprise of items like a box of cleaning products. When searching through sites that advertise free samples, be realistic about the offers and what they are offering. Chances are if it’s an offer for free luxury products that seems to good to be true, then it’s a scam. You can expect to get household items, beauty products, non-perishable foods and snacks, as well as other gadgets and knick-knacks from legitimate free sample offers. Below is a list of the best places to start signing up for free samples.

FreeSamples.org is a site that gives you access to a variety of free product offers for things like household items as well as coupons for products and local restaurants. The offers are updated daily.

Sign up to P&G Everyday and as a registered member you will get free samples from brands like Bounty, Dawn, Crest, Swiffer, Pantene, Cover Girl and more.

Sweetfreestuff.com is updated everyday with all of the newest free offers. You can expect to get a wide array of free offers from makeup to coffee creamer.

Listing coupons and sale items currently running, mysavings.com also list multiple places to get free samples.

Freebies.org offers tips and tricks on how to save money as well as where to get free samples.

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Tips and Tricks for a Profitable Summer Yard Sale

by Advance Financial | June 2nd, 2016

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So you’ve already attempted the whole yard sale thing before and failed miserably. The goal of extra cash while de-cluttering your home ended in a trip to goodwill while barely making any money. A yard sale can be a lot of work and if you go about it the wrong way you can end up with a whole lot of wasted efforts. Done right, and you end up with extra cash in your pocket and less left over items to get rid of. Follow the tips below and you’re sure to have a prosperous summer yard sale.

Advertise

Make sure your presence is known. Put up multiple signs around your neighborhood that can be clearly read and are not too flashy. All that needs to be advertised is the address and time. And so everyone knows ahead of time, place signs 2 to 3 days prior to the event. It also helps to place an ad in the local newspaper, as well as letting neighbors know via a post on a group/community Facebook page.

Layout

Make it easy for your customers to shop. Some maybe looking for a specific item, so make sure everything is visible and no one has to rummage through a pile of stuff. Group items in categories like toys, kitchen items, and furniture. When it comes to clothing, have everything hanging if possible and arranged by size.

Presentation

Think about a retail store and how much work goes into displaying the products. Looks matter, and If you’re selling clothes that look dirty and wrinkled, there is a good chance they will be passed over by shoppers. Clean all items prior to the sale to make them shine like new, and for clothes make sure they are washed and ironed. Furniture needs to be arranged as it would be in an actual room. An example would be to layout a rug underneath a couch or other furniture for sale. Playing soothing music in the background also will add to the ambiance of your yard sale boutique and give shoppers a better experience.

Price

You can expect to be confronted by hagglers trying to get you to sell an item for practically nothing. Don’t give in. Have prices clearly mark on each item, and make sure all items are not overpriced. Bargain hunters will be less likely to ask you to sell an item at a lower price if it is already a great deal. And remember, part of the goal for your yard sale is to de-clutter, so getting rid of an items for less than you paid for it shouldn’t be an issue. For bigger items like furniture, make large price signs so shoppers aren’t searching for that small, hidden price tag.

Timing

Timing is everything. You can have some great items that you are practically giving away, but if the time frame is off then you won’t be selling anything. Go ahead and cut weekdays out. The chances that people will want to come shop after a full day of work is very slim. Friday evening is the optimum time to start a yard sale. Not only will you attract those who are starting their weekend, but it’s also a great time for retirees. Though we recommend running your sale Friday to Sunday, if you’re planning a one-day sale make sure it’s Sunday. Most people will be running errands on their Saturday off, so a Sunday will probably end up being a much more profitable day. Start early and end late. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm is a good timeframe to ensure all who planned to come get a chance to.

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