Friday, August 12, 2011

Save Money When Moving: Hire a Reputable Realtor

Retail Bootcamp is a series that will teach you step-by-step basics to saving money on Retail for yourself, home, gifts, holidays, etc...

We moved this week. It was only one town over, but it was an adventure to say the least. In the midst of all the packing and planning I've learned you don't have to break the bank when you're moving. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be giving you some practical and easy ways to Save Money When Moving.

Tip #1 - Hire a reputable Realtor

I know this might not sound like a money saving tip, but trust me, this is one of the most important decisions when preparing to move. Trying to navigate all the legalities, guidelines, paperwork and financial details will be enough to make your head spin. Not to mention having to coordinate all the potential contractors and deadlines. 

A good Realtor is worth their weight in gold (ie commission). You don't want a "good" realtor. You need an "Extraordinary" realtor. You need their expertise to be your advocate and help you from getting in over your head and thus spending more than you should have in the first place. 

Where do you start your search? Ask your friends for a referral. Or you can look for an Endorsed Agent on Dave Ramsey's website. (By the way, we're huge Dave Ramsey fans.) Make sure the agent is licensed and is working only for you as a broker.

Watch for more Moving Money Saving Tips.


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Crocs Deal of the Week - Emma Flip for $24.99 (Reg $44.99) or Emma Wedge for $24.99 (Reg $54.99) + Extra $15 off $75 + Free Shipping Exp 8/17

The Crocs Deal of the Week is the Crocs Tone™ Emma Flip for only $24.99 (Reg $44.99). Available in pink or black. Or the Crocs Tone™ Emma Wedge for only $24.99 (Reg $54.99). Available in black, brown and white. Offers are valid until 8/17.

Use these coupons to save even more. (You may use up to 2 Coupon Codes per transaction.)
  • Coupon Code springfreeship for Free Shipping. Choose the economy shipping. Once you check out, the shipping cost will be $0.
  • Coupon Code SUMMER15 for $15 off $75 Exp 8/31

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Vistaprint $2 Business / Emergency Contact Cards Exp 8/12

It's the last day of Vistaprint's Back to School offers. Today you can get $2 Premium Business Cards. Perfect for serving as emergency contact cards or for placing notes in lunch boxes. Choose from thousands of designs and customize. Click Here

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Target Clearance Zhu Zhu Hotel for $3.49 (Reg 9.99) & Tonka Wheel Pals Garage for $5.94 (Reg $16.99) + Extra $5 off $50 + Free Shipping on $50+ Orders

Have you peaked at the Target Clearance lately? I thought there were a couple of items worth mentioning today.

The Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters On the Go Hotel is only $3.49 (Orig $9.99). And this Tonka Wheel Pals Fold ‘N Go Garage Play Set is $5.94 (Reg $16.99). We have this one and the boys love it!

Use Coupon Code I77QSLJ2 for an extra $5 off $50. And remember, shipping is FREE on orders over $50.


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Congratulations, Jennifer. You've won a FREE Photo Canvas worth $75 with Free Shipping. You have 24 hours to email me at YourRetailHelper@gmail.com to verify your prize. At that point, I'll give you the information to redeem your Photo Canvas.

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Justice Extra 40% Off Everything - Back to School Polo for $5.99 (Orig $16.90) Exp 7/25

Save 40% off all sale/clearance prices at Justice with Coupon Code 779. Offer expires 8/25.

This School Uniform Short Sleeve Pique Polo in the Clearance section would be only $5.99 after discount (Orig $16.90).

Don't forget to check out the Clearance selections for up to 70% off.


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World Market Free Shipping on Coffee & More + $10 off $30 In-Store Coupon + Win $3,000 Makeover Sweepstakes

There are quite a few items that ship for FREE at World Market now through September 6th:
There's also a printable $10 of $30 in-store coupon that expires 8/21.

And, World Market has a Star Treatment Makeover Sweepstakes: Enter to win a $3,000 World Market gift card, a personal shopping experience with celebrity designer Kenneth Brown and more through 9/2.

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Scene It? Twilight for Wii only $9.99 (Reg $19.99) + Free Shipping Offer

Scene It? Twilight for Nintendo Wii is on sale at Amazon for only $9.99 (Reg $19.99). It's also eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

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Old Navy 15% off Purchase Today Only + Kids' Jeans Starting at $12 Exp 8/12

Jeans are on sale at Old Navy. Kids jeans start at $12. Adult jeans start at $17.

And, today only, August 12th, you can get an extra 15% off your purchase with Coupon Code ONGET15 (excludes Everyday Steals and Jeans).

Get $10 off $50 with a printable in-store coupon at Old Navy's Facebook page. Click on the Hottest Ticket link on the left hand side. Note, you will not be able to view the coupon if your Account Settings will only allow https sites. You'll need to change this in Account Settings to get the coupon.


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Your Retail Helper Giveaway: $75 Worth of Photo Canvases + Free Shipping - Deadline 8/12

I love to give things to my loyal readers! Get a FREE Photo Canvas worth $75. Plus Shipping is FREE!

  • $75 to spend how you want at Canvaslifestyle.com 
  • Turn photos into canvas prints ranging in size from 8x8" to 60x48" 
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Comment entries will ONLY be eligible on Facebook. If you're already a Facebook Fan, all you have to do is make a comment there. A random winner will be chosen on Friday, August 12th at 1:00 CST. Good luck!

Details:
  • One winner will be chosen at random from the Facebook submissions on Friday, August 12th at 1:00 pm CST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond.
  • The winner will receive directions to redeem their photo canvas.
  • Shipping is Free.
  • Offer expires August 18th.
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Sears Kodak Mini Video Camera $34.99 (Reg $99.95) Shipped - Expires Today August 12th

Check out this Hot Deal that is good
today only, August 12th, from Sears. 

Kodak Mini Video Camera
$34.99 (Reg $99.95) + FREE Shipping


  • Get $5 off $50 with Coupon Code SEARS5OFF50 Exp 12/31
  • You can also get FREE Shipping at Sears. Some items indicate they are available for store pick up. Buy online, wait for your confirmation email and then go to your local Sears store to pick up your item at the curb. They guarantee it will be ready in 5 minutes or they'll give you a $5 store coupon.
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JC Penney Emails: Coupons and Special Offers


This is a great way to save even more money at JC Penney. Sign up for JC Penney Emails to receive special offers and coupons.

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Target BOGO 50% Off Merona Swim + Free Shipping Today Only August 12th

Today only, August 12th, Target is offering BOGO 50% off their Merona® Swim Assortment plus, Shipping is Free! There are 20 items in this collection. Prices start at $19.99 to $39.99. And, there is a printable coupon to do this deal in-store, too. Or you can text SWIM to 827438 (Target) for a mobile coupon.


Use Coupon Code I77QSLJ2 for an extra $5 off $50.


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