8 Dumb Ways to Find Coupons and Promo Codes from the Comfort of Your Home

These days, every shopper is looking for ways to save. Whether it’s to get an item on a discount or to get some for free, shoppers are always open for anything that doesn’t shake up their wallets. One effective strategy is to find and use coupon deals and promo codes.

You probably have heard that you have to be smart when searching for these offers. However, smart strategies don’t always lead you to the best coupons. The best place to start is CouponsCause as every smart shopper may be using similar strategies that you are banking on. Well, if wisdom doesn’t work, then try stupidity. So as you can understand what we are talking about, here are dumb ways you can employ to get the offers:

Leave Your Cart

It may look stupid to add items to your cart and instead of closing the purchases, opt to leave the cart. In the mind of the retailer, you have expressed willingness to buy and it’s the cost that has scared you. So, they’ll try to woo you back to the store by sending you a discount coupon. Though not all retailers do this, it might be your lucky day for landing a crazy deal.

Specialty Offers

It’s quite common to find retailers offering coupons and promo codes to special groups such as students, the military, and senior citizens. If you belong to such groups, you can sign up for the special offers. Even if you don’t belong to a specialty group but knows someone who does, you can use them to sign up for the special deals. Additionally, you should remember to sign up for birthday coupons.

Sunday Papers

Some people consider searching for coupons in the Sunday Papers to be old fashion and dumb. Though this may be partly true, it doesn’t rule out the fact that newspaper coupons are still relevant and that they are waiting to be found. So, you can always wait for your Sunday copy at home to check out these deals. In case you fail to get a copy, just look for someone who has it.

In-Store Magazines

Like hunting for coupons in Sunday Papers, scouring for coupons from in-store magazines is considered by some people to be dumb. The interesting part is that in-store magazines always have special discount deals which often go unnoticed. So, playing a fool may actually help you land the best deal. You just have to ensure you regularly subscribe to the in-store magazines of the store you frequently visit.

Just Ask

There’s a reason why every brand has customer support. They are there to take your questions and provide directions. So, take advantage of them being there and inquire about the existence of promo codes and coupons. This is more important if you are specific about the kind of special deals you are targeting. Besides, calling the customer desk allows you to inquire when specific deals will be available in case they are not …

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Education Scholarships Consider Varied Skills

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Are you a person who’s hard to argue with? While that kind of tenacity may not get you many friends, it could go a long way towards getting a college scholarship. They are always on the look out for good debaters, and not just to help the institution win local tourneys.

It must be understood that debate is a lot more than two brawlers trying to intimidate each other before coming to blows. Debate is actually a formalized form of argument that utilizes logic, evidence gathering, presentation and a number of other analytical skills to convince a panel of judges, an audience or some other governing force to take their side over their opponent.

Finally, a good debater must be ready to take whatever side he’s handed, whether he believes it or not. Like a good lawyer representing a client, a good debater is there for the position and not his own opinion. By this it means being equally able to take on the pro and the con, in spite of personal beliefs.

In real life, probably the most striking example of debate is in a court room. Top notch trial lawyers are also good debaters. They can present, eliminate or arrange evidence in such a manner that, sometimes sadly, the innocent get convicted or the guilty go free. Most importantly, they then use their verbal skills to convince a judge or jury to take their side in the debate. The same can be said of Congress, both the House and the Senate.

Debating skills are also quite valuable outside of the world of law and politics. In the world of business, one must be ready to defend a proposal or business plan at the drop of a hat. Good debating skills can be quite handy when it comes to winning a sales presentation. The same can come in handy when it comes to just about any other professional white collar occupation.

To top it off, it’s highly possible to get scholarship money from one’s skills. There are a number of organizations out there that will award as much as $150,000 over a four-year academic career. The largest organizer of these competitions is the National Forensic League, who often grants $10,000 scholarships on a regional basis. There are many other similar leagues out there.

The primary qualifications are that the applicant usually is a high school or college student. They must be familiar with the style of debate, e.g., Parliamentary, Public Debate, Policy, and Classical, that they will be debating in. From there, they must get involved in debates that offer their share of scholarships and/or grants. If your school has a debating society, that’s even better, as the person in charge of that society more than likely knows a number of these groups.…

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Education - A Bright Spot in a Dreary Economy

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In this downward spiraling economy that we’re all stuck in, one of the few things that is going up (aside from anger, frustration and debt) is college enrollment. Evidently a significant number of people think that this is a good time to get some more education under their belts to ensure they’ll be better able to compete in the job market when it does finally improve. This is smart thinking. Rather than spend days and weeks and months being depressed and despondent about lack of work and opportunity, it’s a wise move to take advantage of the “down time” by doing something that will be profitable in the long run.

President Obama shares this view and has enthusiastically called for American’s to step up and become pro-active and better educated. In an address to Congress given earlier this year he made the case that three quarters of the fastest growing occupations in the country require more than a high school diploma and yet only about half of our citizenry have even graduated from high school.

In Utah, where I live, the state community colleges are being inundated with more applications than they can handle. Enrollment for the past year is up more than 12 percent. While those numbers are encouraging, the downside is that the funding for these colleges has dwindled to the point that many of these schools are needing to reduce classes and expenditures making it impossible to meet the demands of a growing enrollment. It’s a catch 22.

Another development in this picture is that due to the shrinking amount of money that we’re all dealing with, many who would normally choose to attend a four year college simply don’t have that luxury anymore and have come to the realization that for further education they’ll need to look to community colleges and technical schools. That is not a bad thing. Attending a community college does not have to mean you’ll get less of an education. There are hundreds of fine, accredited community colleges boasting highly qualified and capable teachers for a multitude of pertinent subjects. A lot of what learns in school, ANY school, has as much to do with the commitment and desire only brings to the experience as to the qualification of the teacher. Another plus for these community schools is that often the class sizes are much smaller which is a definite plus for the students.

The government has vowed to make needed changes and improvements in our educational system and this is something that needs to happen. Just today at a cabinet meeting, President Obama promised to create and assure funds for 135,000 education jobs, including teachers. That is good news for those seeking to take advantage of these difficult times and make the most of the opportunities that are presently available.…

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A Career Choice in the Field of Science

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It is no strange fact that the most immediate problem facing the world today is energy (or rather lack of), and like most economic problems, it requires a solution, lest the world plunder into a depression. Today’s economy is tied into tomorrow’s future and thus, a career choice in the field of science appropriately links to a college major, an eventual career path, and ultimately a contribution towards the world’s economic prosperity. In short, the future rest in “going green” and anyone pushing against this notion is sure to struggle in terms of wealth and employment.

As portrayed by the media, gas prices are at record breaking highs and as the need for oil increases, the economy falters. Admittedly, there have been proposed solutions; however these solutions are predominantly short term answers to an inevitable end to fossil fuels. Conclusively, we are back at “square one” once fossil fuels are depleted. For example, Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice-president, has plans in favor of drilling into oil reserves within the Alaskan region. Nevertheless, as well-meant as these intentions may be, they fail to uphold a final solution to the world’s need for energy.

The field of science lays the foundation for an education that is necessary in approaching and solving the world’s current energy crisis. If applied correctly, it can improve on the solutions already set in place. In other words, strengthen renewable sources of energy such as wind, hydroelectric forms of energy, and solar power. Even more, science majors and scientist can progress the creation and distribution of eco-friendly vehicles such as hybrids, electric cars, and hydrogen based motor vehicles.

More so, a recent Google search has lead me to discover a trend in “green” majors. Simply put, an economic initiative is sweeping college campuses in the fields of Biology with a focus on Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Law and “green” Engineering. This is an obvious foreshadow of the world’s, or at least the nation’s, future. Economic concerns put aside, the lacking numbers of American students entering mathematical and scientific studies remains at a constant decline. The American economy has lost its competitive edge over foreign nations and thus, native doctors, scientist and engineers have become less frequent. Although we are a nation based on equality, we must encourage our own population to embrace science (and mathematics) or face growing dependencies on foreign aid.…

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Does a Pharmacist Career Offer Flexibility?

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Pharmacists play an important role in the healthcare field. They are trained in the dispensing of medications which requires an understanding of how drugs work such as drug interactions, the effects of the drugs on the body, dosages and strengths, and the side affects. As the role of pharmacists evolved in the healthcare industry, this medical career has become much more flexible and lucrative.

Pharmacists are now taking on more roles and responsibilities in the field of healthcare. They are involved in such areas as taking people’s blood pressure, performing tests for such conditions as diabetes, checking cholesterol levels, educating people on different medications (prescribed and non prescribed,) smoking cessation programs, diet and nutrition, weight loss programs, and other health and wellness programs.

There are many different places where a pharmacist can work. They can be found working in a variety of areas in hospitals. They assist physicians and other healthcare professionals with drug formulation and dispensing techniques. They will also be educating patients and families about medications and how they work. Pharmacists can also be found working for pharmaceutical companies. Their function is to research drugs to determine their effectiveness as well ensuring that drugs are safe for people.

Pharmacists can also work as sales representatives for a pharmaceutical company. You can also find pharmacists working in government institutions. They are normally employed in the area of drug safety and education. They ensure that drugs submitted for approval for humans are safe. Compounding pharmacy is another area where pharmacists are employed. These pharmacies specialize in preparing drug for the unique needs of a particular patient. These drugs are not normally manufactured on a mass basis.

Pharmacists can also teach in Universities and Pharmacy Schools. There are also pharmacists that freelance. For instance, these pharmacists will travel to various locations and medical facilities to fill in for pharmacists who are on vacation or have to take a leave of absence for a personal or professional reason. It is a good choice for people who like to be self employed and love to travel.

There are also pharmacy positions in nursing homes, assisted living centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. A pharmacist can even train to work in the veterinary pharmaceutical field.

Pharmacy is a medical area where one can earn a very lucrative income. As well, one can take advantage of flexible work schedules, working with the community, and working in a variety of geographic locations and medical areas. When compared to other medical careers, pharmacy has a less stressful work environment.

A career in pharmacy is more than just filling and dispensing medical prescriptions. Pharmacists play a major role in all areas of the medical field. There are now many career options available for those seeking a career in pharmacy. Those who become pharmacists enjoy the flexibility that comes with choosing what medical area that they will gain employment. Pharmacy is a rewarding and lucrative healthcare career that is in great demand. If you enjoy working with …

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