Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get HTC EVO 4G Phone For Only $100

Great news for consumers -

Amazon has now lowered the HTC EVO 4G to an affordable price of $100, that is an all time low price.

Not sure how long this deal will last, though.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Could a $35 toaster be better than a $100 toaster?

Here is a proof that good deal does exist, but it takes discovery ...

Based on this post, you could spend $100 on a DeLonghi DTT312 toaster which is good, but you could also just spend $35 on a Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 toaster which is even better!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Get HTC EVO Shift 4G For Under $90

Competition is good for consumers. Based on a post at, right now, we are seeing some healthy competition among Amazon, Wirefly and Sprint on HTC EVO Shift 4G phone.

Sprint on its website has the $149.99 price tag, Wirefly has the $119.99 price tag, and the winner is Amazon, which shows $89.99.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Want to get FREE food on your birthday?

You will have plenty of choices! Don't you hate birthday only comes once a year?

(Please verify with the restaurant in your area to make sure!)

(If you want to get other FREE non-food stuff, please see my other post at the FinanceHubs here.)

ALFY'S PIZZA - free mini pizza
ALL-AMERICAN CAFE - free dessert
APPLEBEES - free dessert
AUSTIN GRILL - Register First - free meal
BAKERS SQUARE - free pie
BANDIDO'S - free entree
BASKIN ROBBINS - free ice cream treat
BENIHANA'S JAPANESE RESTAURANT - free dinner WITH 3 other paying guests ( Verify first with your local )
BENNIGANS - free dessert + song
BERN'S - free meal
BILL KNAPP'S - gives adults a % discount equal to age; plus a free bday cake (w/purchase of a meal) during the week of your B-day
BLACK BRISKEE - free meal
BOB'S BIG BOY - free hot fudge ice cream
BRUSTER'S - free waffle cone on your birthday
BURGER KING - free kids meal to all kids club members
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Register First - free kids meal during the month of their birthday
CAPTAIN D'S BIRTHDAY CLUB - free two-piece meal at sign-up and once a year on your birthday
CAPTAIN DIZZY'S CAR WASH - free car wash
CARROWS - free cake
CATTLEMEN'S - free dessert and cowboy hat
CHARLIE BROWNS RESTAURANTS - free meal for "Handshake Club" members
CHEVY'S - free dessert and sombrero
CHILI'S - free desert on your birthday
CHIPS N GIGGLES - free meal
CLAIM JUMPER - Free Dessert
CROWN THEATRES - Buy One Movie Ticket, Get One Free
CRAZY BUFFET - free meal
DAVE AND BUSTERS - $5 game card credit
DENNY'S - free meal (said to be only kids under 10 now)
DUKE'S CHOWDER HOUSE - b1g1 coupons (register first). FREE dinner for your birthday!
EL CHICOS - free dessert
FAMOUS DAVE'S BARBEQUE - free meal (w/advance signup)
FIREHOUSE SUBS - free sub (must sign up for birthday club)
FUDDRUCKERS - free burger
FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB - free cake (party of 5 min.; 2 drink min.)
GRILLFISH - free meal
HANA JAPAN - free meal
HARD ROCK CAFE - free dessert
HOMETOWN BUFFET - free birthday cake
HOLLYWOOD VIDEO - one free video rental
HOOTERS - free song + tshirt
IHOP- free meal
JOE'S CRAB SHACK - free cake
JT WHEATFIELDS - free coupon in phone book
KING BUFFET - free meal
LADONNA - free meal
LOMBARDI'S IN BALLARD - Register First - free meal w/another during month of birthday
LOTUS - free meal
LUTHERS BBQ - free stuff (varies) for "Great Rewards" members
MACARONI GRILL - free dessert + OPERA-style "Happy birthday" song
MAGGIANOS - $10 Off purchase of $20 (sign up in advance)
MARIE CALENDERS - free dessert
MAX AND ERMA - free $5 dessert
MOONIES DINER - free meal
MUCKLESHOOT CASINO - free sushi dinner + player's club points
NITTY GRITTY - free drink + souvenir glass
ONAMI - free dinner WITH 3 other people paying
OUTBACK Steakhouse - free dessert + song
PANCAKE HOUSE - free entree
PAPPA'S RESTAURANTS - free dessert
PARADISO'S - free meal
PERKIN'S - free stack of pancakes
PF CHANGS - free cake or cheesecake
PIZZA EXPRESS - free meal
PONCHO'S - free meal, dessert & picture
PROVINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - free $10.99 meal and ice cream dessert
Radisson - free entree in their 12th floor restaurant
REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY - free meal and dessert
RED ROBINS - Register First - free burger coupon / discount coupon
RICE & COMPANY - free meal for Robinson Rewards Club members
ROCK BOTTOM - free appetizer for Mug Club members
ROUND TABLE - free personal pizza
RUBY TUESDAY - free burger and fries (must sign up for their newsletter to receive this offer)
SCALINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - up to 10.95 off pasta specialties
SHEPARD'S BUFFET - free dinner buffet w/3 other paid customers
STEAK AND ALE - free mini choco cake
STEAK-N-SHAKE - free dinner for "birthday club" kids
TGI FRIDAYS - Free birthday Dessert
THE 99 - free meal
THE BARNSIDER'S/DEPOT RESTAURANTS - 1/2 off meal + cake & song
THE LOFT - free meal
THE PALM - 3lb lobster (must be a member/register first)
THE PARADISO - free entree + sombrero & song
THE VINE TAVERN - free meal
TODAI SEAFOOD BUFFET - Free Meal or voucher for Meal Next Visit
TONY ROMA'S - free dessert, free meal
UP THE CREEK - free meal and dessert
VACCARO'S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP - free dessert and drink
WENDY'S - free kids meal to all kids club members
Z' TEJAS - Register First - $15 coupon for the month of your birthday
ZIO'S - free dessert mini pizza

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amazon is having HTC EVO 4G Phone Onsale Right Now

At only $99, while Sprint's website still has it for $199.

Get it while it's still available at Amazon.

Friday, January 14, 2011

How to Save on Wireless Call Expenses

Two ways:

a. Use the carrier endorsed Skype app
For example, when you use Verizon Skype app, you can make Skype-to-Skype calls without deducting minutes from your voice service plan. And you can make inexpensive international Skype Out calls with rates starting around 2 cents a minute.

b. Download Skype over Wi-Fi on your own
The carrier provided Skype only works on its network. But the Skype over Wi-Fi enables you to bypass the wireless phone network when making phone calls. This is especially important when you travel overseas, by using Skype over Wi-Fi, you can save hefty roaming charges.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab Under $300

If you have been waiting for that magic number: below $300, you got it.

Sprint has lowered the Samsung Galaxy Tab price down to $299 (with a 2 year contract, of course). This really meets lots of people's expectations on price level.

What makes the Galaxy Tab different from the smartphone you already have? The screen size!

The leap from 4 inches to 7 inches makes the difference between squinting to see content and being able to relax and actually enjoy a video wherever you go. I use iPad, but despite it's gorgeous and sleek, it's just too heavy to put into a pocket and carry around with me wherever I go. However, I just can't complain its 10 inches screen size whenever I use it, although its price really sets me back a bit compared with the under $300 Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Get Sprint's HTC EVO Shift 4G For Only $100

You know, Sprint's latest 4G phone (with a physical keyboard) is priced at $150.

But Dell Mobility is offering it for only $100. You can't get it cheaper elsewhere.

This is probably a promotional deal, so you have to act fast.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FREE Smartphones from Best Buy

Santa Clause hasn't left us, yet!

Best Buy is offering HTC’s Droid, running Android 2.1, is free with a two-year deal on Verizon, HTC’s Aria also sports a free offer for AT&T.

Other good, although not free, deals include Nexus S phone on the T-Mobile network for $199 for a two-year commitment.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

This is a brief review of the book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua.

Are Chinese parents better at raising children than Western ones? Have you ever threatened to burn your child's stuffed animals if he or she doesn't improve piano playing? Do you believe in nothing is fun until you are good at it? Do you intervene your child's project and demand a better one before bringing to the school? Do you have children at home laboring over violin, piano, math, books and you feel gratifying? Do you believe in hard work produces accomplishment which leads to confidence and yet more accomplishment?

Most importantly, does becoming super-accomplished make up for years of stress?

Whether you are a believer or disbeliever of the above theories, as a parent, you will find the book by Amy Chua (a professor at Yale and has a Jewish husband who plays a secondary role in rearing the children) very interesting and informative to read. Once you pick it up, you just can't stop reading it, and more than likely you will stop your spouse as you will find many things to share with him or her.

The book just came to the market and has both hardcover and kindle versions available at Amazon for less than $15.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

You Need to Try Robotics Mint

Although as a cheapskate, I will recommend you cleaning your room by yourself, rather than relying on a robot. But, if your time is more valuable, the Evolutionary Robotics Mint is a must. Roomba or Neato XV? That's too yestyear!

Why, the Rob Mint has several standout features:

a. It really knows which areas of the room have been cleaned, which areas need extra efforts and it will really do it, energetically!

b. It can avoid those traps such as stairways intelligently, try it yourself!

c. It will leave your floor drier even than you mop it yourself!

d. It's very quiet.

e. It has a long battery life to keep it working, and can turn off by itself when it's done.

f. Most importantly, it really works in terms of cleaning a room, especially a really dirty place, just leave it to Rob Mint.

g. Oh, unlike some other gadgets, it's just foolproof to use, very easy to read instruction and get it going.

The only drawback? It will set you back for $200 at Amazon. Not sure you can get it cheaper anywhere else.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Save Energy Cost is Easy

Are you interested in energy diet for your home?

Even if you did in the past, there is no easy way to do it. Not anymore.

Design-friendly products are coming to market, for example, Belkin's Conserve Insight device, it makes it easy to be smart about energy.

You can see how much your devices cost to use on a yearly or monthly basis so you can make better energy decisions. In addition, you will discover your true environmental impact.

Sounds like a win-win between you and earth. It's inexpensive as well, only $30 at Amazon.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The smart way to shop mobile devices

If you are looking for a new phone or a tablet, the smart way to shop nowadays is not to go to the carrier store, instead, do the following:

a. Visit the retail stores such as RadioShack, BestBuy, or Walmart. They offer almost all carriers' phones and other mobile devices side by side. This is very important, not price per se, but so you can feel and touch the different phones, it's especially important for people who want to compare iPad and Galaxy Tab.

b. When you are done your research, jog down the price point, don't reach to your wallet yet. Instead, go home and hit the web, typically web retailers with their lower overhead costs, can afford better prices, and no tax and shipping cost, for the same item at the brick and motar stores.

Worried about customer service and return service? That's the reason you want to shop at reputible etailers such as Amazon only.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello 2011

Did you make your new year's resolution? I made mine -

Research more deals, post more blogposts, and get more readers!

In fact, I am pretty confident I already secured the "get more readers" part, as I recently became a moderator of a young forum -, I want to do a little commercial for it - it has tons of subforums that literally cover all aspects of our daily lives, such as how to get more pay on your job, how to make a little more on your side business, how to save on home maintenance, how to get the best credit card deals, how to save for child's college, how to become a landlord, how to invest, how to ... you name it.

Put simply, it's goal is to let ordinary people like us share our wisdoms so together we can make more and save more! Sounds a noble goal to me!

They are still recruiting moderators, I will encourage you give it a try as well!

Good luck in 2011!