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  • Best April Fool's Products

    While many of you have spent your April Fool’s Day pranking your coworkers by wrapping their desk in aluminum foil, putting syrup in their coffee, and changing the keys on their keyboard. This year, some companies decided to prank their consumers, and they certainly went for the “yuck” factor. My three personal favorite company pranks were Chick-fil-a, Chobani, and Scope. These companies released three new products that were equally hilarious and disgusting. Each product was so out-of-the-box that I almost started to believe that they were real!

    1.) Chobani Greek Yogurt:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of this company and their products. On Saturday, Chobani announced that they would be releasing a brand new flavor. Many of their consumers were eager with anticipation when they heard this announcement. On late Sunday evening, Chobani announced their new flavor of greek yogurt; “Easter Egg.” When I heard this, I immediately felt sick. I’m not a fan of hard-boiled eggs to begin with, so the thought of them in my greek yogurt was simply awful. It wasn’t until a few moments later that I realized this was actually an April Fool’s joke, and a clever one at that. I know many of their consumers were looking forward to the release of a new Chobani flavor. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to keep on waiting. One things for sure, Chobani definitely had the last laugh this April Fool’s.

    2.) Chic-fil-a:

    As we all know, Chick-fil-a is notorious for being closed on Sundays. Many of their consumers might not agree with this policy, but thanks to their “new” products consumers can satisfy their Sunday cravings. The release of their new Chick-a-strips and Chick-a-sticks are products designed to simulate the taste and smell of Chick-fil-a even when you can’t have it. Loyal consumers can say goodbye to those Sunday withdraws. My favorite part about this April Fool’s prank is that it shows that the company has a serious sense of humor. Chick-fil-a took a policy that they’re often reprimanded for and made it into a joke. The Chick-a-strips and Chick-a-strips was a clever way to address their company standards. If these products actually existed, I might just have to buy them. The novelty of these products is too hilarious to pass up.

    3.) Scope Mouthwash:

    Bacon. I mean, really? Who doesn’t love it? Even if your a health-nut and choose not to eat it or a vegan and don’t eat it, chances are you’ve had and you’ve liked it. I personally find Scope’s Bacon mouthwash unappetizing, but I know a lot of bacon lovers out there might disagree. I love bacon, but this has taken it too far for me. I’m glad this doesn’t product doesn’t actually exist because I can’t think of anything worse than someone’s artificial ”bacon breath.” Even though I’m not a fan of the product itself, the marketing campaign is pure genius. From the commercials, advertisements and catchy slogans, Scope hit the nail on it’s head with this one. The enormous amount of media attention that Scope received for their “bacon mouthwash” was victory enough.

  • Savvy Saver Tips Launch!

    Today is the launch of our NEW Savvy Saver Tips!

    These tips supply helpful ways you can maximize your savings on a day-to-day basis. No clutter, no boring dialogue, just straight facts. They’re designed to be short, sweet, and informative.

    We hope to supply you with some valuable knowledge that can be applied to everyday life. We’ll never stop searching for new, useful ways you can get the most bang for you buck! This is our promise to you.

    A new tip will be released every week, so keep an eye out for them on our blog!

    Here’s our first one!

  • Five Money-Saving Apps You Can't Live Without

    We’ve compiled a list of five great apps that smartphone owners can use to help save them money, no matter where they are. The best thing about these apps is that they’re all free! Check out our list of the best money-saving apps below:

    1.) RedLaser
    • Great for comparing prices
    • Available on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    • Before you purchase a product, scan or manually enter the product’s bar code into the RedLaser app. The app will then generate a list of the best prices for the desired product. The list also details where the product can be purchased online and/or a nearby store. The app also gives you the option to buy the product instantly. It will take you directly to the website with the best price or give you directions to the local store where the product is located.
    2.) AMEX Sync Your Card
    • Great for getting exclusive deals
    • Available on Android and iPhone
    • Sync your card to your social media accounts at When you do this you can qualify for exclusive deals that will be credited on account statement. To receive credit it takes some social media interaction, like sending a tweet or checking in through FourSquare. In the end, receiving that extra $20 off at Target is worth it!


    3.) Key Ring

    • Great for all your loyalty cards
    • Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry
    • Nowadays every major retailer has a loyalty program that requires customers to carry around a plastic card, in order to redeem any discount or specials. Thanks to the Key Ring app, you no longer have to carry around 10 different loyalty cards! This app lets you store all the information in your phone. Take a picture or enter the ID number on your card, then show the employee your phone to save and redeem rewards!

    4.) Coupon Sherpa
    • Great for storing and keeping track of coupons
    • Available on Android, iPhone
    • This app eliminates hours of annoying coupon clipping and having to search through various binders of coupons. Coupon Sherpa brings hundreds of coupons from major retailers and grocery stores straight to your smartphone. Before purchasing any product make sure you check Coupon Sherpa for any new deals and discounts. You don’t want to miss out on possibly saving an additional 20% off your purchase!
    • **Hint—Apply these coupons with discounted gift cards you purchased from to save even more! ;)


    • Great for getting the best deals on electronics
    • Available on Android, iPhone, iPad
    • This app is a MUST if you plan on making any big electronic purchases. tells you whether or not you should buy the product now, wait for the price to drop or wait for the release of an upgraded model. This app allows you to get the best deals on any electronic on the market.

    Bonus: The app allows you to monitor all your financial information in one place, including bank statement, credit card information, mortgages and credit union information. Even information for the smallest federal credit union can be uploaded and viewed, giving you complete financial picture  right on your phone.

  • Coupons for Gasoline? Yes, please!

    With the recent increase in gas prices, consumers are finding that fuel costs have taken a hefty bite out of their income. According to the Oil Price Information Service, driver’s today spend nearly 8.5 % of their income on gasoline. However, most people don’t realize that they can ease the burden of high gas prices by taking advantage of coupons, discounts and savings cards.

    Gas stations are aware of the trouble that high prices are causing consumers, so they now offer coupons for discounts on gas. The gas coupons can be found in local newspapers, circulars, or online. Something as simple as a quick web search can result in coupons for as much as 7 cents off per gallon. That 7 cents can really add up when you plan on filling up your entire tank. 

    Even though these extra discounts offer great news, finding an online coupon for a gas station near you is the real challenge. Even if you do find one, you may actually save more money by using other methods. For example, filling up at warehouse stores like Sam’s Club or Costco, offer additional gas discounts to members.

    Deals can also be found through big-name grocery stores. For example, Giant let’s consumers accumulate points on their club card. Those points can then be exchanged for discounts on gas at select locations. Typically, for every $100 spent on groceries at Giant, consumers will earn 10 cents off per gallon of gas.

    Grocery store’s gas reward programs are becoming increasingly popular because people love to save money at the pump. With gas prices only expected to increase, it’s important to take advantage of any discount programs or coupons available. While many Americans continue to struggle in our economy, we want to help you get the most for your money.

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