Gamefly Benefits

Video Games for Sale
I used to purchase video games, and given that there was a new game I wanted to play almost every month, this ended up being quite costly. On average, I was spending over a thousand dollars a year on video games. I was able to recoup some of this cost by eventually selling the games on Ebay, but this was always a bit of a hassle, and I wasn’t always the best about selling games that I no longer played. Another, easier option for selling the games was to go to Half Price Books, which would give me cash for the games. But they usually only paid a few dollars for the game, and I really did not make out too well doing that.

Eventually, I learned about an Internet service called Gamefly, and this service was a life saver. Basically, the service works in the following way. You make a list of games you want to play on the website. Gamefly then sends you those games, either one or two at a time. You play the games as long as you like, then return them, at which time the next games on the list are sent to you. All this only costs you a monthly membership that starts at $14.95. Given that I was spending over $60 a month before buying new games, this was an excellent bargain for me. I also was able to save a bit of money on the front end by using a Gamefly free trial from a web site called Free Trial Spot, and this trial gave me the first month of service free.

I have a Playstation, but Gamefly has games for many other platforms such as the Xbox 360. They even have games for some older platforms. You typically won’t have any issues renting newer releases. I am usually able to rent the games I want, although I’ve had to wait in a few cases. Overall, I am pleased with how little the service costs, and with how many games I am able to play with a membership. If you are still buying your own games, I encourage you to stop this expensive habit and get a Gamefly membership instead.

The best place to buy glasses and contacts


Old habits die hard, and we all have a habit of wanting to buy things we wear at physical stores. This can include glasses and contacts, but in my opinion, this can be a mistake, at least in so much as it concerns your wallet. For the lowest prices, the best place to buy contact lenses or glasses is from online stores.

Take contact lenses as an example. I go to a store called Lens.com, where I get a low price guarantee on the contact lenses I purchase. In addition to that, I’m usually able to find some Lens.com coupon codes from sites like Couponleaf.com. The end result is that I end up paying less than half the retail price for my lenses.

The same is true for eyeglasses. If you buy from a store like Pearle Vision, you should expect to pay a minimum of $200, even for a mediocre pair. If you go to an online store like AC Lens, however, you can purchase glasses for as little as $20 or $30. You may automatically dismiss such lenses as cheap, but don’t make that mistake. I have purchased cheap glasses online that outlasted designer frames that cost ten times as much. And in terms of the way they look, you couldn’t really tell a difference.

Not everything that’s cheap is good, but in the case of glasses and contact lenses, I have found from my own experience that cheap is the smart way to go.

How to play poker on the Internet


While most Americans live in close proximity to at least one casino, you may not always feel like making the drive to play your favorite games. Fortunately, there are plenty of options online. Just about any casino game can be played on the Internet, although the quality does vary quite a bit.

I like to play games offered by online casinos, because these games seem to be the most well-made and enjoyable ones. Poker games like Jacks or Better seem to be particularly popular, and just about every online casino offers this game.

If you are just playing for fun, you can still use the games at most online casinos. But instead of betting real chips, you’d simply be using fake chips. As for myself, I find that playing for real money is usually a lot more fun. My favorite casino at this time is Slotland, since I enjoy playing video poker (mainly Jacks or Better) and slots the most. However, if you enjoy table games like blackjack or craps, you’ll find there are plenty of casinos that offer such games as well.

One thing you need to be sure of is that you are familiar with all the rules. This may not be an issue if you’re playing a well-known game like Jacks or Better poker, but there are plenty of newer games that have slight differences from the rules you may be familiar with. I also think it’s a good idea to play a game for free before you decide whether or not you want to risk real money on it. For most poker and slot-based games, thirty minutes is usually enough time to master the basic rules of a game.

One final point I’d like to make about online casinos is that you can’t play for real money if you live in certain countries. Recently, some bitcoin casinos have gotten some notoriety since it allows players to deposit money using cryptocurrencies. You can find a list of such casinos at http://www.bitcoinvideogame.com/casino-poker.htm. This may be one way around the difficulties some people face when depositing money at online casinos. However, we recommend doing this only if you live in an area where gambling on the Internet is legal. You shouldn’t use cryptocurrencies to circumvent local laws, as this could still get you into trouble.

Minimize Printing Costs with Online Coupons

post cardsI often have to order professional printing for greeting card and invitations. Of course, I could make these myself to cut costs, but I find that if you pick the right printer, you can get some really high quality work done at a price that isn’t that much more than what you’d pay doing it yourself.

There are so many printing services to choose from these days that it’ll make your head spin. Your initial instinct may be to hire a well-known company such as Vistaprint. After all, they even have commercials for these guys and familiarity does breed a certain amount of trust. But I have found that it pays to shop around, especially if you want a good discount on your orders. You don’t want to go too cheap and sacrifice quality, but you do want to get the best deal possible. Don’t overlook smaller companies such as Printplace, which is actually a perennial favorite of mine.

That’s where online coupons come into play. It seems that big printing services always have some sort of special promotion going on. I typically hunt for a good quality coupon that will save me money, and go from there. A good place to find discounts for printing services is http://hotprintingdeals.com/coupons/printplace.php. That’s the site I used recent to get some Printplace Coupons, which were I found online by using Google.

Professional cards are nice, but if you have a chance, why not send some handwritten cards? It’s a dying art, and I find that I rarely get them anymore, but when I do, I definitely take notice. It’s on my list of things to do in the future when I have a bit more time.

eHarmony: Worth the price, or not?

screenshot of eharmony dating siteConsumers have a perception that something that is highly priced has more value. This has been true regardless of the actual quality of the product, and hence, when something is not selling well, often raising the price will fix the problem, ironically.

With online dating, the priciest service I’ve seen is eHarmony, where membership can cost you just a hair under $60 every month. And yet, they have grown to be one of the largest dating sites in the world, enjoying lots of recognition and success.

But is eHarmony worth the price of admission? Recently, I experimented with an eHarmony free trial offer to find out. By establishing a free account, I was able to take the infamous personality quiz and begin receiving matches that the eHarmony system would find for me. I was able to review these matches, and on average, I received anywhere from 1 – 3 matches a day.

Without a chance to compare the service to other similar ones (the only one I know of being Chemistry.com), it’s hard to decide whether their matching technology warrants their high price. Granted, they did do a rather nice job of matching me with people I may be interested in, but is that not something I may be able to do myself on other, less expensive dating sites like Match.com?

Go ahead and get a free trial account and let me know what you think. The free account (which you can get from Onlinedatingtrials.com will allow you to communicate for free on eharmony and get a free personality profile. One downside of having a free account, however, is that you are blocked from viewing images of your matches. This can be quite a hindrance, so if you intend to use eHarmony for your online dating, you would need to get a membership plan at some point.

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