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Recently, sponsored stories for very sketchy websites have been showing up all over my Facebook wall, pages, and groups. Now that pages can promote their content, forcing it into your view, it’s impossible to stop it or avoid it, so we have to be a bit more savvy about what we click.

The crazy thing that it’s working. Many of these pages have hundreds of thousands of “likes” and friends are sharing their posts, making them appear more legitimate.

Women Get It Free

Clicking on this link takes you to a page that appears pretty harmless at first, but when you click their “Send Me Freebies!!” button, you’ll find this small print at the bottom of the sign up form.

By clicking the Send Me Samples button, I have read and agree to GetItFree.us’s Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions which includes providing my signature expressly requesting a return phone call from this list of Marketing Partners such as Alliance Health Networks, Diabetic Discount Club, DebtSettlement.com based on my answers to the following survey page.

After that, you’re sent through pages of surveys asking questions, which are basically harvesting your information for marketing lists. You even have to provide your  mobile phone number and agree to receive phone calls from their partners.

Women Get it Free Privacy Policy Highlights

Specifically, entering your information on the registration page or answering any survey question will result in a live or prerecorded telephone call or SMS text message from Our Companies to any telephone number, including wireless telephone numbers, that you provide.

By providing your telephone number, you expressly consent to receiving telephone calls and text messages from Our Companies, regardless of whether you have registered the number on the FTC’s “Do Not Call” Registry. Expect to receive several calls and/or text messages that follow-up on your initial request.

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Promote your Business this Holiday Season

by Beth Montgomery on October 21, 2012

in Announcements, Holidays

While many of you are thinking about Halloween, I’m gearing up for the Holiday Season here on In Good Cents. This year, I plan to offer many ways for you to promote your business including:

Plus, if you have a small and/or home-based business, such as Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-One, or Mary Kay, you can offer exclusive savings or a special discount to In Good Cents readers on the Special Holiday Discounts Wall.

Readers, you can vote on your favorite special discounts! I’ll be sharing the top discounts with readers throughout the season, so encourage your fans and customers to vote!

Join In Good Cents for the holidays to promote your business. Contact me for more details!

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We often find some of the best holiday prices online, but this holiday season Target and Best Buy will be giving Amazon and other online competitors a run for their money by matching online prices in store.

Target plans to match online prices from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Toys ‘R Us, Babies ‘R Us, other online competitors from November 1-December 16, 2012. Show your cashier the online price on your smartphone or ask customer service to look it up for confirmation. They’ll also be rolling out FREE Wi-Fi for the holidays, making it even easier to look up those online prices.

To make holiday shopping even easier, Target is adding QR codes to popular toys, so parents can secretly buy them online with their smartphone. This is kind of neat, since you can take your kids shopping and not have to attempt to hide things in the cart if you’re shopping for them. You can just buy it quickly and secretly on your smartphone.

Best Buy will be matching online prices from November 4-17, 2012 and November 27-December 24, 2012, excluding Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They also plan to offer FREE shipping on any product out of stock in store.

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Ways to Save | Best Deals from the Week of 9/2/12

by Beth Montgomery on September 7, 2012

in Announcements, Indiana

Best Deals from the Week of September 2, 2012

With so many deals shared each week, it’s easy to miss one in the mix. While many deals are only available for a short time, a few of the deals shared this week are still available.

Here’s the list of hot deals you can still get today!

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Articles & News

Books for Less

Coupons for You

Hundreds of new coupons were added to the Coupon Database including:

What to Do in Indiana

Over 25 new events were added to the What to Do in Indiana calendar including:

Freebies

There are over 690 freebies in the Freebie Database including:

Grocery Shopping & Coupon Matchups

CVS Pharmacy Deals

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Ways to Save | Looking Back at the Week of 8/19/12

by Beth Montgomery on August 24, 2012

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With so many deals shared each week, it’s easy to miss one in the mix. While many deals are only available for a short time, a few of the deals shared this week are still available.

Here’s the list of hot deals you can still get today!

Subscribe to the FREE daily In Good Cents newsletter, so you don’t miss a hot deal!

Announcements & News

Books for Less

Coupons for You

Hundreds of new coupons were added to the Coupon Database including:

Deals for Dining Out

Over 50 new Restaurant Coupons were added to the Restaurant Coupon Database this week including:

Family Fun & Events

Over 40 new events were added to the Frugal Events calendar including:

Freebies

Over 20 freebies were added to the Free Stuff & Samples Database including:

Grocery Shopping & Coupon Matchups

CVS Pharmacy Deals

Continue on to get all the best deals from this week!

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If you’ve followed In Good Cents for a while, you’re probably well aware of the fact that I love rules. I’m far from perfect, so, of course, I don’t judge those to break the rules. I do, however, strongly believe that you should know and understand the rules, so you can make an informed decision.

It’s possible I let my sarcastic side shine yesterday when sharing some of the new fine print on coupons, but I skipped over the best coupon I found. I mainly skipped it, because it gives me the perfect opportunity to answer a question many of you have asked me.

Is buying coupons illegal? Is selling coupons illegal?

While long ago, I would have told you it’s a “no, no”, a recent conversation with my husband made me realize that I don’t really feel that way.

“Reproduction, alteration, transfer, or sale of this coupon or it’s contents is prohibited and is a criminal offense.” – Kraft

Kraft sold me this coupon.  Well, not exactly, but essentially.

Actually, Kraft placed this coupon in the 8/19/12 Smart Source insert, which in my area is only available in the the Indianapolis Star. Everyone in my area had to pay at least $0.50 to get it without stealing a newspaper from the stands.

If I’m honest, I can get news and store ads online for free, so the only reason I buy the Indianapolis Star is to get the coupons. Did the Indianapolis Star commit a criminal offense by selling it to me or is the Smart Source insert considered “FREE with purchase”?

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