Monday, July 21, 2014

Time to get ready for school....

www.jollywallet.comSure I know, it's just the middle of July, why start getting ready for school now?  The answer is simple, the later you leave it, the more expensive it'll be.  Buying stuff for school now is buying out of season and prices are a lot lower with some great bargains waiting for you.

So, we thought we'd put together a few of our best recommendations of what you should consider getting now and what you should perhaps put off until later.  So, here we go!

Desk & Laptop Comps

Buying a laptop now can save you big bucks.  I know, if you wait until just before school starts you'll be able to get the latest model with all the bells and whistles - but you'll also be paying top dollar for extras and technology that neither you nor your kids will most probably use.  The best deals?  Well that depends on what you want from the laptop.  But as a general rule of thumb, go for discounted touchscreen desktop systems or 15" touchscreen laptops.  Prices have plummeted for many mainstream models and retailers are introducing aggressive pricing and offering great deals to get you to buy.  Now's also a good time to but peripherals and other comp related stuff.

Don't pre-order new release models of anything!!!

It's tempting to be the first on the block with that new tablet or cell phone.  But being first means your paying a premium price (prices nearly always drop after a couple of months( and your also the manufacturers guinea pig because you get to discover the bugs.  So wait a month or two and then start shopping.



TV's

Generally speaking, the Summer's not the best time to find TV deals.  But with the World Cup just having finished, many stores will be wanting to get rid of sets that they have left in stock.  They'll be offering attractive prices and, if you go for off-brand sets (which are usually made by the major manufacturers anyway) you may be able to save even more cash.

Thats all for now, but we'll be  back soon with some more great ideas to help you save, and make money with jollywallet.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How do the stars keep in shape?






Havn't you ever wondered how it is that all those celebrities, movie stars, singers, models, always seem to have such great bodies?  How do they manage to stay in such great shape while  the rest of us have to fight every ounce of the way to keep those extra pounds off.  Not only the extra pounds but how do they get (and keep) six pack abs, flat stomachs, streamlined bodies, slim legs and a marrow waist?

So, how do they do it?  Well, to be honest, they're really no different from you and me - determination, hard work, eat less but healthy and exercise.  OK - I can see what your'e thinking - you know all this, but it's so difficult.  And it is, almost impossible because of the fast paced lives we lead, the temptations all around us and just finding time to look after our own bodies.  But, those celebrities have one great advantage - lots of cash.  Not that cash can get you a slim figure, but it can get you a personal trainer, let you buy your own gym with all the best equipment and even pay for a private chef or special meals that are designed for their diet..

So, taking it as a given that most of us don't have thousands of dollars of spare cash hanging around, what can we do to help us win the war on weight?
  1. Realize that if we are healthier we will enjoy life more and live longer - as soon as you realise that and make a real decision to do something about it, you're halfway there.
  2. I could say join a gym, but lets be realistic.  So, instead of taking the elevator, walk up those flights of stairs.  Instead of taking the car to the local store - walk.  It's amazing what a difference it can make.  Alternatively, get a treadmill or an elliptical and use it for just 30 minutes a day.
  3. Drink water - not sugar free drinks, just plain, ordinary water.  Your body needs it and it helps you loose weight.
  4. Eat three meals a day - son't skip.  Use smaller plate because we eat with our eyes and not just our mouths.
  5. Get family and friends involved to help you stay on track - midnight raids on the pantry are a potential disaster.
The links in this post are to just a few of the thousands of jollywallet stores offer cash back to jollywallet members.  Maybe the money you get back will be an extra incentive?  Hope this helps you shed those pounds.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July is National Ice Cream Month!!!!!!






"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" shout this mantra from the rooftops, because July is National Ice Cream Month and has been since 1984 thanks to President Regan.  The climax of the month is the 20th of July which is, yest you guessed it, National Ice Cream Day.   If were up to me, it would be National Ice Cream year - I love ice cream and could eat gallons of it regardless of the weather!  In fact, ice cream must be up there alongside hot-dogs, pizza and burgers as one of America's favorite foods.

So how about some delicious, home made ice-cream.  Sure, you can get some really great ice-creams from your local store or speciality ice-cream parlour, but nothing is so satisfying as home made ice cream.  Here's my favourite recipe for Cake Mix Ice-cream:
Ingredients:  
1 cup cold whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups cold heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup of your favorite cake mix.

Directions:  
Place your ice cream maker's bowl into the freezer.  
In a medium sized  bowl, whisk the milk and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.  
Stir in the heavy cream and add vanilla extract.  
Stir in the cake mix until its smooth and without any lumps.  
Pour the mixture into the cold ice cream maker bowl and mix for about 30 minutes until it thickens.  
Put the ice cream mixture into a separate container and back into the freezer to harden.

Take your ice-cream out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you want to eat so that it can soften.
Add hot chocolate or fudge sauce, sprinkles, fresh fruit and...ENJOY!





Monday, July 14, 2014

Great Holiday Ideas




OK - I know we've written a lot about the summer vacation, but hey, it's one of those few occasions where the whole family gets together and just has fun!  Mind you, If you've got kids then you may need another vacation by the time you get back.  That's why we decided to put together some helpful tips to make your vacation a real vacation, not just for the kids, but also for you.

Plan in advance - plan everything in advance, preferably with the children so that they get a say.  Make sure to include more that you think you'll be able to fit in so that you always have a back up plan ready.
Book in advance - get tickets for attractions, shows in advance.  That way you don't have to queue for hours as the kids get more and more agitated.  Reserve hotel rooms - don't look for a place to stay as you go - that "No Vacancy" sign can get pretty annoying as it starts getting dark.
Plan your route - if your driving, plan your route and some alternatives before you go.  Don't rely 100% on that GPS and keep a set of maps handy.  Also keep your phone charged - you never know when you'll need it.
Keep some clothes in your hand luggage - nothing is quite as frustrating as the airline loosing your luggage.  So keeps a change of clothes and essentials in your hand luggage just in case.
Keep the kids occupied - it dosen't matter how much you prepare, at some stage they're going to get bored.  Take along some books, a couple of games or prepare some activity to keep them occupied during a long drive.
Be prepared for weather changes - the weather man is usually pretty accurate.  But when mother nature changes her mind and you don't have the right clothes - look forward to a miserable time.
And finally, the most important tip and sometimes the hardest one to use - try and stay calm and patient.  It's not always easy, but believe me, it helps.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Staying healthy means staying fit.



We all know how important our health is to us just as we know that to stay healthy means that we eat a balanced diet, avoid excessive use of alcohol and tobacco and, perhaps the most important of all - keeping our body well withing the norm for our sex, height and age.  
Now none of these things are easy - let's face it, with so many temptations out there, maintaining a healthy diet is a problem and getting proper exercise demands time and effort.  I know, I've been there - eating a proper, balanced diet was always something to begin after Thanksgiving, after the nest wedding or just next week (funny how "next week" never came).   

Staying fit is also a huge problem - especially if your job involves you sitting down in an office most of the time.  To keep fit, we need to exercise, and that means taking the time.  According to most experts, we should train at least three times a week for about an hour.  May not seem like a lot - but how many of us really manage to free up those three hours?  I know I  hard it can be because ther'es always something urgent or more important to do.
So here are a few tips that I hope will help.
Portion size - one of the best way of making sure we eat less is by eating smaller portions - but a small portion on a large plate makes us want more.  So, cut down on the size of plate you use - your portion size will go down and you'll feel less hungry.
Drink a couple of glasses of water before each meal.  First, it's good for you and second, it makes you feel full so you eat less.
Don't put dishes with extra food on the table.  Fill your plate with what you want to eat and enjoy.  Dishes with extra portions on the table encourage to eat more - even if we're not hungry.

This may sound weird, but eat 3 square meals a day with a snack in between.  Your body needs energy (food) and if it thinks that it's not getting enough it will store energy (fat).  

Exercise - I know, it takes time and effort, but believe me it's worth it.  Just going for a brisk 30 - 60 minute walk three times a week will make a world of difference.
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You could sign up for a gym - this is a great solution as they have personal trainers and all the right equipment.   24 hour Fitness is one example of a jollywallet affiliated gym with over 400 gyms across the US - and you get 8% cash back on all their plans.
If you don't have time for the gym, how about a personal trainer - but a digital one - iTRAIN is a breakthrough fitness product that takes personalized conditioning to a whole new level. This cutting edge fitness program allows users to download personalized trainer workouts onto any MP3 player and gives 15% cash back.
Finally, make your own home gtm.  Get a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, a set of weights and make yourself a promise to work out for at least 60 minutes, thee times aweek.  There are dozens of jollywallet health & fittness stores to chose from - here are just three:  Workout Warehouse - 7% cash back,  Total Gym - 7% cash back,  Gym Room - 4.55% cash back.

I know it's a cliche - but your body is a like your cars engine.  Just like you take care of your car, so you have to take care of body to rnjoy a long and healthy life.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Greatest American Experiences


 Ultimate Experiences Across the US - for family, friends or just yourself!

How many times have you struggled to find an unusual, unique and never to be forgotten gift for someone close to you?  Perhaps a different graduation gift, a birthday gift for someone who has everything, a special gift for somebody who is always looking for new challenges or maybe just a romantic experience for that extra special person in your life?  At Great American Days, you'll find America's most exciting experience gifts and adventures, from exotic car driving to spa days, culinary tours to dinner cruises. Just find your perfect experience, then book on-line or buy it as a gift.  The folks at Great American Days have put together a huge selection of exciting experiences from across the USA.  Whatever sort of experience, thrilling, adrenalin filled, challenging, dining, romantic or relaxing - you'll find it here.

Great American Days lets you choose from activities including  airborne, driving, water, spa and wellness, wine & gourmet, outdoor & adrenaline, learning & discovery and venues & attractions.  You can even search for special experiences in your home state.  You can either purchase an experience or get a gift certificate that lets the recipient choose their own experience.  They even arrange special corporate events.

All you have to do is surf over to the site, find the experience or select a gift certificate, provide your contact and payment details and that's it.  If you buy an experience, select a date and the site will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm or suggest alternative date.  If you get a gift certificate, the folks at Great American Days will send your recipient a personalised gift certificate, a presentation wallet along with information on how to book and detailed information cards showcasing the experience of choice of available experiences.

And did I mention that on top of all this - you get 6% cash back as a jollywallet user!















Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July special deals

Well the 4th of July is behind us and, if you celebrated the way we did, then you had a great time!  In the backyard, enjoying a barbecue and the company of family and friends, at a great party or just relaxing in a local park.  However you celebrated this holiday, we all now have to get back to reality.

One of the things that's on my mind every year at this time is how to keep the kids occupied during their summer vacation.  There's loads of options available to us from camps to daily activities specially designed for almost every age group.  But, and here's the problem that almost all of us face, everything seems to be so expensive and, when you're faced with a long summer break, the costs mount up.  Add to this the simple fact that after a few weeks the kids seem to get bored with everything and even want to go back to school -  you can see the problem.

So here are a few ideas that will keep you and the kids happy - and not cost  you an arm and a leg:
  1. If you live near a lake where swimming is allowed - take the kids for a day out!  It's a different experience from the local pool and they'll have a great time.
  2. How about camping?  There are great camping sites everywhere and, if you don't want to stray to far from home - camp out in the backyard.
  3. A day at the fair - sure to grab every kids imagination and give them a thrill that will last for ever.
  4. Go for a round of miniature golf.  No, really, I mean it.  This is a great way to spend some fum, quality time with all the family.
  5. Go to the zoo or, even better, a local petting farm.  When was the last time the kids were up close to sheep or chickens (and I don't mean at the table)?
  6. Sometime during the summer, it's sure to rain and, believe me, splashing around in puddles and getting drenched is something your kids will love - and afterwards a hot shower and some good food to round off the occasion.
  7. Do your kids play video games?  Challenge them to a contest - let them choose the game and battle against you.
  8. Go to a museum.  I can see your faces, a museum, the kids will be bored out of their skulls.  But many museums have special exhibitions and activities just for the kids during the summer - so, check it out!
  9. Do you have a local football, baseball or soccer team.  Why not go along to a game or two.
  10. Finally, let your kids organize a special family meal.  Let them choose the menu, get the produce and cook it.  You'll be there to supervise and keep them sage - but it'll be their meal.
Here are just a few of the over 3000 jollywallet stores where you'll find special offers, bargains and cash back for every purchase you make for the summer vacation:

CAMPGEAR has everything you need for a family camping trip - even if its in the backyard!  Special reduction plus 5.5% cash back.
FOODSAVER offers some great ideas for vacuum storing your foods, free shipping on orders above $25 and gives you 8% cash back.
LIVE SUPERFOODS - organic food and super foods to keep you and your family healthy.  Coupons, free shipping of orders over $49 and 8% cash back.
WILD TANGENT GAMES has a huge selection of games for your play with the kids, plus they give you 16% cash back on every game you buy.
SMITHSONIAN STORE - the Smithsonian is an amazing museum and a must if you are in Washington DC.  The museum store also gives you 5.2% cash back on all your on-line purchases.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The best summer shopping deals waiting for you now

Summers here!  And with it the great things about those long summer days, the pool, vacation, BBQs in the back yard, taking trips with the family and basically, having a great time together and with friends.  Summers a time when the weather is usually kinder to us than other seasons so it's also a great time to get the garden into shape, to get around to those repairs you've been promising to  make for the past few month's, maybe take the time to train the dog so that he doesn't destroy the backyard furniture.

But there's another reason to look forward to the summer - and that's the summer sales.  Many stores and chains offer some fantastic deals and reductions on their merchandise.  That's because they want to make space for new stock for the autumn and also because the Summer months can be slow for them.  That's why we've put together a selection for some of the over 3000 jollywallet affiliated stores with some great summer sales bargains.  It's not all of them, but it should get you started.  And remember - if you were going to buy it anyway, why not buy it from a store that gives you cash back!

One last tip, many stores like GAP, OLD NAVY, PIPERLIME, ATHLETA and more,  run one day special offers or short weekend sales, so it's worth while checking back at your favorite stores often to catch the best deals and your cash back bonus.

SHOPBOP has an End of Season Summer Sale with discounts ranging from 20% and up to 70%.  The sale includes dresses, handbags, shoes, jewelry, designer clothes, accessories and a whole lot more.  So, not only can you get some great deals with fantastic savings - you also get  3% cash back.

FIGLEAVES has a huge range of clothing for both men and women.  In honor of the summer they are making even more reductions with up to 60% off plus your 5.2% cash back.

FOREVER21 Yep - even a huge, international chain like Forever21 has a summer sale.  Clothes for the fashion conscious with a 2% cash back reward on all you buy.

BUDGET CAR RENTALS - Budget is offering some really good summer deals including free GPS for a day on weekly rentals, 25% discount plus a free day when you pay with your Discovery card and a discount of up to 35% on PayNow rates and 3% cash back.

BUY GLASSES USA has discounts of up to $45 dollars on prescription glasses and a clearance sale with some amazing savings.  Add the 14% cash back bonus that you get with every purchase and you have the perfect excuse to get a new pair of glasses.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

You love your pet....

Many of us have a pet.  Be it a dog, cat, parrot, monkey or even a goldfish - we love our pets and want to make sure that they get only the very best care.  They are like our children with the one difference that they always need our care and attention and just as our children deserve only the best, so the same is true for our pets.

With the summer months upon us, it's a good idea to get your dog clipped and groomed.  Dogs with thick fur can really suffer during the hot summer months and that hair can pick up dirt and "critters" that you definitely doin't want in your house.  Now's also a good time to make sure that "Rover" has all his shots and, if your city requires a dog licence, make sure it's paid up because during the summer, some dog pound go into high gear collecting strays left by owners away on vacation.

Also, if you're planning on a vacation and can't take the dog (or other pet) with you make sure to make arrangements for someone you trust or a pet hotel to look after them.  Remember - they can't fend for themselves.  And if you are taking the dog, cat or iguana, now's also the time to get the proper travel gear so that they, and you, can travel min comfort and safety.

Summer's also the time to make sure that your pets don't bring home unwanted guests.  Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, keeping those tiny fleas out of our home is a never ending battle so keep your pet clean and use anti-flea treatments to keep your pet and your home pest free.

There are many jollywallet affiliated store providing everythinging for your pets from food to pet furniture, from pet insurance to pet clothes - and remember, as well as special offers, they all give you cashback.  Here are just a few examples.

  Pet Street Mall has everything you could want for your pet and gives you 6% cash back.

 Petco is another great store with a huge selection of merchandise for your pets and they give 7$ cash back.

  How about some pet insurance,  Remember, vet's fees can be huge!  Pets Best has some great insurance plans and gives you $15 cash back.

 is a site run by veterinarians and has a huge range of product, plus free shipping.  Budget Pet Care also have free on-line consultation and 6.5% cash back..

  And finally - how about a store where you can buy your pet your favorite soccer team's uniform, grooming supplies, toys and a lot of fun stuff.  Fur My Pet has loads of products that will bring a smile to your face and keep your pet happy.,


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Celebrating 4th of July with jollywallet

The Fourth of July is just four days away and now's the time to go on-line and get some great bargains from the hundreds of Jollywallet affiliated stores with Fourth of July sales and offers that you just can't refuse.  Now it's true that many of these sales have been available for the past couple of weeks, but right now, just a couple of days before the celebrations kick into high gear - many stores will be bringing their sale prices down even lower. So, if you want to make some huge savings and get a cash back bonus when your shop - now's the time to start surfing through the over 3000 jollywallet stores waiting for you.  

And just to give you a push in the right direction, we've put together a list of just some of what's out there waiting for you.  So, happy shopping, happy savings, enjoy the cash back and, most important - Happy Fourth of July from all of us here at jollywallet!

  - Joes New Balance Outlet

This is agreat site for all you New Balance fans - Joes New Balance Outlet offers you New Balance shoes, apparel and accessories at prices well below regular store prices, plus great offers and 5% cash back.

  - KMart

KMart is having a July 4th. countdown with some fantastic offers, a  special daily bargain, coupons and 2.5% cash back for jollywallet users.  Check out their site every day till the 4th to see the newest and the greatest deals.

- Target

Target is another store with some fabtastic offers for jollywallet customers - in their clothing, shoes aqnd accesories department, buy one and get 50% off the second item plus your jollywallet 1.5% cash back bonus.

 - Lands End
And if we're talking about clothes,  family outfitter's Lands End are offer their usual 1.5% cash back bonus when you buy from their on-line store, some great coupons and, especially for all those who want to spend the 4th of July by the pool - 40% off of swimwears for all the family.
 - World Market
When you think of the Fourth of July, it's firework's and a barbecue.  So what better excuse do you need to change the patio furniture?  And in case you need another excuse, World Market, another of the 3000 jollywallet affiliated stores has a blowout sale on all outdoor furniture with discounts of up to 50% and has great BBQ offer - 30% off all BBQ grills, toppers and accessories.  Add to that your 6% cash back bonus and you could be making some serious savings.
- Mr. Beer
Finally, for the beer aficionados out there - how about making your own home brew with one of these great home brew beer kits from Mr. Beer.  Mr. Beer Kits Are the perfect 4th of July present  for yourself or the beer l,over in your life.  Each kit comes complete with everything you need to brew your first batch of beer today and you get 8% cash back!

So, good shopping and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!!!




Monday, June 30, 2014

Toys that broaden the mind and don't empty your wallet

Old Fashioned Toys for the Digital age - and 9.5% Cash Back!

We live an electronic world where the toys we get our children use advanced electronics to stimulate and keep their interest.  We even give toddlers, just 2 - 3 years old specially designed tablets to help them in their development.  .

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But are we really doing them a favor?  I'm not here to criticize or judge, but as a parent I sometimes feel that in our desire to give our kids the very best and advantages that we didn't have when we where young, we may be missing something.  I mean, think back to when we were kids, playing a skipping rope, a puzzle block or a wooden dolls house.   How many times have you been to a kids birthday party and seen the guest of honor playing with the boxes rather than the presents?


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Melissa & Doug has been producing its own first class toys and games for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages for over 25 years.  Their toys are manufactured to the very highest of standards using the best possible materials.  They are safe to use and give your child endless hours of stimulating fun alongside, developing their imagination and providing  an excellent learning experience.  And the best just got better because, a a jollywallet user, you not only get to use the many special offers available to you, but also a 9.5% cash back reward on all your purchases.

What's more Melissa & Doug also offer jollywallet a range of coupons to make your shopping experience even better.  Offers include free shipping, free personalization,  extra discount (up to 50%%) at the Outlet store and more - plus the jollywallet 9.5% cash back reward.

So, click over to Melissa & Doug right away to check out their collection of over 2000 toys and take advantage of some great offers and 9.5% cash back!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Let's Celebrate the 4th of July

The 4th of July is just around the corner.  A day when we get together to celebrate our nations great history and even greater future.  It's a day of celebration, of family and of community and a day that we gather round  and make that extra special effort to make this day even more memorable!

One great way to bring everybody together is by decorating the house and the backyard together.  Flags, bunting, decorations - it's like Christmas in July.  Working together decorating the family home or as a community decorating a local park for a blovk party really brings people together in the true spirit of the day.  USToy has a great selection of favors, flags, party decoration, party supplies and even 4th of July themed hats and costumes.  Really attractive prices, a good selection of quality goods, free shipping on all orders and...4% cash back!


                                                  Party Bell   is another jollywallet affiliated store that can provide you with everything you need to decorate your 4th of July happening,  From fun 4th of July toys and games to 4th of July hangings.  Use their 4th of July stationary to invite the guests and serve them food on 4th of July tableware.  Just as you expect from jollywallet affiliates, the variety
available is huge, the quality id great, prices are right and you get 9.5%
cash back on everything you purchase

Sears   offers some great 4th of July deals for all jollywallet users including a line of 4th of July coffee mugs that will get the neighbors wanting to get a set of their own.  Plus 1.5% cash back.


Cooking.Com.   Finally, what 4th of July celebration would be complete without a barbecue?    Well Cooking.com not only gives you 5% cash back but also offers you everything you need to make that steak perfect, grillers, smokers, accessories and tool sets.  Not only some mouth watering food, but also mouth watering prices with cash back and coupons.


   

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Microsoft is giving you 7% cashback

If you have a computer, then the chances are that it either runs Mac OS or Windows as it operating system.  With Microsoft being one of the biggest software suppliers in the world (if not the biggest), you'ed be justified in thinking that they don't need to make any special offers to attract more customers.  Well, imagine my surprise when surfed over to the Microsoft Shop and discovered that software giant Microsoft with revenues in the billions of dollars every year is offering you a 7% cash back bonus when you shop at their site as a jollywallet user.

Yep, you read it right - 7% cash back on everything in the Microsoft on-line store, software, hardware, accessories, computer & laptops, Microsoft tablets, web cams, keyboards, even 3rd. party stuff - everything you could possibly need to enhance your computing experience.

And the benifits don't apply just to the home computer user. The Microsoft store also has special offers for schools and other educational institutions, for the military, for small businesses and developers.  The store even has Sale and  Refurbished pages where you'll finsd some great money saving offers plus the 7% cash back.

And if you're a parent with the sunner vacation coming up, nows the time to search through the on-line store to get the latest Office software so that your kids are ready for the new school year, or perhaps a new games consol or tablet to helo keep them occupied during those long summer months.

In short, everything for your computer and 7% cash back - you can't lose!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Call of the Wild!

It's camping time folks.  The great outdoors and our nation's wonderful natural beauty are just waiting for you to get into your RV or pack up your tent to go exploring all that this great country has to offer.  But before you start of on your trip, you need to be sure that you have everything you need and that it's all working.

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So, before setting out what are the essential things you should check?  Lets start with you RV enthusiasts.

Getting your RV readyFirst, get the vehicle checked over.  make sure that the engine, the utilities etc are all in working order and ready for your trip.  Check tires, towing gear, propane, water - the l;ast thing you want is to have to look for a repair shop in the middle of Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon.  Stock up on supplies and get in a stock of essential spare parts.

Try The Sportsman's Guide.  This great site was born in the brain and basement of outdoors-man Gary Olen, back in the winter of 1970. Since their first catalog came out in  in 1976 the basic philosophy and attitudes of the company haven't changed much. They sell only quality items...and  only for a whole lot less than others do. They keep prices low by buying right, not by adding to the mark-up. And the cherry on the icing - they also give you  4% cash back!.

Ready to make the most out of your truck or all-terrain vehicle? Cabela’s Outfitters and Pro Staff members provide expert tips on accessories, upgrades and parts available for your 4X4 or ATV. Learn more about operating off-road vehicles and preparing your four-wheeler for both work and play.  Cabela's is another jollywallet affiliate just waiting for you to come in and enjoy bargains and 2% cash back.


The great outdoors is calling.If you love hiking and camping out around the campfire and sleeping under the open sky - check out these great jollywallet affiliates that offer you value for money and cash back. Campmor has everything you need for your camping trip - clothes, tents, sleeping bags, packs and every conceivable accessory you could image.   And with 5% cash back, what could be better.

Then we have Target - a store known for its quality and value for money. Target also has some great camping gear on offer and 1.5% cashback.

     

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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We've all heard of Amazon, the largest on-line retail store in the world offering tens of thousands s of books, CD's DVD's and millions of other items for sale. With sites worldwide, it's no secret that Amazon can offer some really great deals. Hundred's of thousands of people every day buy stuff from Amazon. The only problem is that Amazon doesn’t offer you any cashback rewards - or do they?

  Ever heard of WOOT!?  No, it's not the sound of a hoot owl or some other night creature. It's an Amazon site that offers some really GREAT bargains and a 2.6% cashback on all your purchases.

Every day WOOT! has a whole range of great stuff on offer, often at prices hundreds of dollars below the regular store price. But you have to be quick, because they only have a limited stock of each item and it’s on a first come, first served basis.

How's it done? Well, WOOT! works with a number of other companies offering reductions on overstocked merchandise, factory refurbished goods or whatever. All the goods are new but, for whatever reason, being sold to you at a huge discount and 2.6% cashback.


WOOT! has electronic gear, computer stuff, stuff for the home, tools and garden things, sports stuff, watches and accessories, stuff for the kids, some fantastic shirts, wines and a lot, lot more.

Star saving big bucks and getting cash back by going to WOOT! right now!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nows the time for some home made ice cream

Sitting in the back yard on a Sunday afternoon, the kids are in the pool, Gag's making some great burgers on the barbecue - what could be better?  How about some fresh, home made ice cream?

We all love ice cream and usually have at least a couple of buckets from the local supermarket in the refrigerator.  Now I'm not saying that store bought ice cream is bad, but home made ice cream using fresh ingredients is really delicious and makes a special treat - plus you get to experiment with some new flavors that you may never find in the store.

So - how do you start?  Well first you need an ice cream machine (not 100^ essential but it does make life a lot easier).You'll also need a cooking thermometer because you'll be doing some preparation on the hotplate.  Cooking.com is a great store with a whole range of cooking equipment and utensils as well as ice cream makers on offer and you get   5% cash back as a jollywallet customer.

It’s recipe time. There are thousands of great ice cream recipes on the internet as well as some really good books dedicated to this delicious treat. My suggestion, go for the ones that use fresh ingredients and take a little more time to prepare – they’re often the best. Another tip, cut the amount of sugar by about 25% - your ice cream will still be delicious. If you want, you can use low fat milk instead of full cream or half cream/half milk.

Here’s another tip – why not start your own on-line family cookbook with the Cookbook Project. It’s a great way to share your ice cream recipes and build up a great cookbook for family and friends to share. And there’s 22.75% cash back

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great jollywallet stores with fantastic deals and cashback

OK, I know that jollywallet affiliated stores offer some really fantastic deals as well as cashback.  But there are some really exceptional offers that you just can't miss.

Skype
Now I think it's safe to say that most of us use Skype.  It's a great way to stay in touch when travelling abroad, talking to the kids at college or friends abroad.  Apart from their free computer to computer calls, Skype also offers a range of call packages to suite almost everybody.  They also sell the perfect equipment to make the most of your Skype experience - headsets, phones, webcams and more.

Well, now they have gone one better.  As well as their already great prices, Skype in now offering jhollywallet members 48% - yes, that's right, you read it right, 48% cashback on all your purchases from the Skype shop.  Whether you want to get a call subscription, buy some equipment or just top up your Skype account, you get 48% cashback.

Walgreens
T
he folks at Walgreen's have have two really great offers waiting for you on their site - 40% off all prints and enlargements plus 6% cashback.  They're also offering 20% discount and 6% cashback in their Beauty and Personal Care - Weekly Deals page.

SearsOn top of their 1.5% cashback, Sears are offers discounts on %5, 10%, 15% and 20% on a range of products.

Kmart
Kmart is another great jollywallet affiliated chain giving you 2.5% cashback on everything you buy but also an extra 5% - 10% discount in their online Fun in the Sun Sale.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day is coming up fast!

Hey Guys, as a Dad, I thought I’d remind you that the 15th of June is Father’s Day.


Not that I’m expecting anything special, but a new set of golf clubs, some fishing tackle or a new power drill would be really nice. And don’t worry if you don’t have the time to go downtown to the stores – you can go shopping on-line at the over 3000 jollywallet affiliated stores that give =you great deals and cashback on all your purchases.

Here are just a few of the stores with some great Father’s Day presents and cashback through jollywallet:

Pine Meadow custom built golf clubs - great clubs at great prices plus 8% cashback.

Paragon Sports has sports clothing for every conceivable sport - plus free shipping on orders over $49 and 6% cashback.

You could also go to Target's on-line site and browse through the many exciting Father's Day gifts they have as well as 1,5% cashback.

If you want to get the best Dad in the world some new toys for his workshop - go to Harbor Freight.  No its not a trucking company but a HUGE hardware and tool store with something for every DIY enthusiast - plus coupons, special offers and 3% cashback for jollywallet shoppers.

Here's another idea, get Dad some tickets for a sports event.  Razorgator Tickets is a great place to find tickets for a close to home sporting event and, when you shop with jollywallet, you get 6% cashback and discount coupons.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Are you ready for June 12 and the World Cup?

It all kicks off in just a couple of days - the greatest soccer tournament that we've all been waiting for - the 2014 World Cup. For all those soccer fans out there, a whole month of games with the best teams and world famous players, all fighting for the right to hold up that golden trophy.

Now obviously, we’d all love to be in stadium, soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing at first hand the thrill of the game. But for most of us, it’s just not possible so we have to watch the games on our TV. But how about opening a stadium of your own, for family and friends? What if you could turn a match’s broadcast into a thrilling and exiting event that’s the next best thing to being there? After all, watching a game with friends is so much better than watching it alone!

So, here's just one idea to improve your World Cup experience - organize a “Soccer Party in your back yard. Invite the kids and their friends, your friends and family and set up a big screen with a great sound system. Hook it up to your TV and – hey presto, a backyard stadium. If you haven’t got a back yard - get a BIG screen TV and hold a soccer party in your apartment.

Jollywallet has dozens of affiliated stores with all you need for your “soccer party” – TV’s, sound systems, screens, video projectors and even disposal cups and plates so you don’t have to wash up afterwards.

 Radio Shack - if you "need" a bigger TV, a sound system or a video projector, Radio Shack gives jollywallet users 4% cashback on all your online purchases plus coupons to use when your shopping.

  Newegg has a huge selection of consumer electronics.  Whatever you want, you're sure to find it her and with 0.5% cashback.

  PCM - TVs & digital displays, projectors, sound systems - and with 2% cashback and dozens of coupons waiting for you to use.

  Stumps - everything you need for your soccer party (or any party) with 7.15% cashback as well.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Plan your vacation and save cash!

The summer vacation season is coming up fast.
 Like many people across the nation, you'll probably be getting ready for your summer vacation - planning, looking for the best deals and trying to figure out  the best way to make the most of your money.  And if you have kids, then every penny saved is a bonus!

Here are just a few tips that could save you big bucks and, if your a jollywallet user, will also get you cashback whenever you buy on-line from one of over 3000+ jollywallet affiliated stores.

  • This may sound obvious, but get a good guide book.  It may cost you a few dollars, but the information in it will save you a whole lot more.  BetterWorldBooks  gives you 4% cashback on all your purchases and they have a great selection of books on all subjects.   Book Outlet is another jollywallet affiliate offering  6.5% cashback.  You can also search the jollywallet Store Index.
  • Make your travel arrangements, hotel bookings etc. at a jollywallet affiliated travel agent like SouthWest Vacation.  Not only will you find some great deals, but you'll get 2% cashback on every transaction.  You can also explore US Low Cost Holidays where you'll get 3% cashback.  Expedia is another great international travel site that give you 3% cashback and Webjet.com can help you find budget flights with 3% cashbak as a bonus.
  • A big expense of any holiday, especially if you're travelliny a long distance, can be car hire.  Jollywallet has some great deals for you here as well - both national rentals and international rentals.  Here are just a few of the car hire firms that you earn cashback from with jollywallet:
Most impoirtant of all, plan carefully, stay safe and have a great time.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Nows the time for a new pair of shades

Hot summer days are ahead of us, trips to the pool or the beach, walks in the country, vacations, or just driving around. Now's the time to get geared up for the summer months, new swim costume, perhaps a trendy hat, some sun block and a new pair of sunglasses.

Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses is no easy task, and it can also be an expensive one with designer sunglasses costing hundreds of dollars. But, fashion aside, what should you be looking for in a pair of sunglasses that you want to not only look good, but also protect your eyes.

UV Protection - the single most important consideration
The sun’s ultraviolet rays not only damage skin, they are potentially harmful to your eyes, and especially the lens and the cornea. But it's not only direct sunlight that is harmful, sunlight reflecting back into your eyes from reflective surfaces like water, glass or even the pavement can cause serious damage - what we call "snow blindness" . So, when getting a new pair of shades, it's important that you get a pair that gives you 100% UV protection. If you're not sure, then ask the sales person because you don’t want to be taking any risks with your sight.

Mythbreakers
  • Polarized lenses - contrary to what many believe, polarized lenses give you no added protection! All they do is reduce glare, which can be more comfortable for your eyes but that's all. 
  • Lens color - again, the color of your lenses or the darker they are has no impact on the protection they provide. Green, amber, black, blue, red - it's all a question of fashion and not protection.
  • Plastic or glass lenses - again, from a protection point of view, no preference.  If they provide 100% UV protection, either is good.
So shop around at any of the jollywallet affiliated  sunglass and glasses stores for some great deals, coupons and cashback.

  EyeSave Discount Glasses - 4% cashback, coupons and special offers.
SmartBuyGlasses - 8% cashback and more...
  GlassesUSA - 11.7% cashback.
  BestBuyEyeglasses - 6% cashback. and special offers.



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