Marc Saltzman Special for USA TODAY Published 3:28 PM EST Nov 16, 2018 Whether you're shopping for family, friends or colleagues — or hey, even yourself — your smartphone can be an invaluable companion as you wander the aisles at your favorite retailer or shop online (or a bit of both). In fact, there are several free apps that can sniff out great deals, give you cash back, display coupons, or reward you in other ways for using them. Here’s a look at a few noteworthy examples, all of which are available on iOS, Android, and the web. More: Amazon drops $25 minimum for free shipping through holiday shopping season More: Forget lines: At Walmart, you can make purchases right where you are this holiday season Swagbucks Get cash back while you shop online at more than 1,500 retailers, including big names like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. That’s the premise behind Swagbucks, an app that rewards you SB points, which can then be redeemed for free gift cards at … [Read more...] about The best apps for finding Black Friday deals online
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How can you tell if a discount is genuine or not? Travel has always been an industry addicted to price-cutting – it has to be, because it deals in what are effectively perishable goods. Once a hotel room, an airline seat or a week’s car hire passes its sell-by date, the potential revenue is gone forever – so last-minute offers have always been a key part of the business. And it isn’t just late deals that have fuelled the discount syndrome. Any travel company knows the value of persuading people to book and pay as far in advance as possible. It gains a huge advantage by doing so – it can bank the money, save on marketing and advertising, and plan ahead with complete confidence. Hence all those early-booking incentives when holidays first go on sale. The problem for the consumer is that the syndrome has now become so ingrained that we expect almost everything we book to be discounted in some way – and we have no fixed prices or reference points … [Read more...] about The truth about holiday discounts – could a new ruling make it easier to spot the best deal?
Wales By Huw Thomas BBC Wales arts and media correspondent 6 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-43302261 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Live coverage of regional rugby will end on BBC Two Wales next season after the BBC failed to reach a deal to continue broadcasting Pro14 matches.Competition organisers are … [Read more...] about BBC fails to reach Pro14 rugby TV deal
Opinion PUBLISHED: 10:19 25 April 2018 James Robinson Grey partridges are just one of the species becoming rare in our countryside. Archant Brexit gives us our best chance in generations to give nature a better deal, says RSPB regional director James Robinson. If you agree, it’s time to make your voice heard. Patchworks of wheat, potato and sugar beet, bordered by dense hedgerows that line the sides of roads. A quintessential image of the East Anglian countryside. One that so many of us associate with nature and, as with all systems, is underpinned by nature. Nature provides and sustains us with fertile soil and pollinators that we need to grow our crops, as well as the fresh water and air that directly influences the quality of the food we eat. More than three-quarters of the UK is farmed. It is a practice that has shaped our landscapes and in turn, has and continues to shape the wildlife that calls the UK home. Such extensive swathes of land play a large part in … [Read more...] about Now is the time for a new deal for farming and nature
Scotland business 19 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43822497 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Scottish engineering giant Weir Group has agreed to buy US mining tools producer Esco in a cash and share deal worth just over $1bn (£740m).The announcement came as the company said it was … [Read more...] about Weir to buy US tools maker in $1bn deal