Easy to get and pushed by pretty much every major store out there, store credit cards can be a good thing for those looking to build or rebuild their credit. Almost all offer discounts or rewards of some sort, but not all are created equal, either in the rewards they feature or the interest rates they charge. Credit.com has a list of the top five store credit cards out there. Number one? Kohl’s:
This department store offers a 20% discount on a customer’s next order when they open an account, which is above average for such offers. In addition, a 15%-off coupon will also arrive in the mail with the new card, plus 12 more discounts of 30%, 20% or 15% every year. Furthermore, those who spend $600 a year or more at Kohl’s stores will become a Most Valued Customer (MVC) and receive at least 18 discounts a year. So even though it doesn’t offer rewards points for each purchase, it offers plenty of more valuable coupons, which can even be combined with other offers. There is no annual fee for this card.
Burpee’s free home garden guide, “Garden Fresh”, answers many of your gardening questions, from what to grow to how much and when. And best of all, it’s free! Just fill out the form here and then download your free copy.
Are you a Baltimore Orioles baseball fan with a birthday coming up? If so, you may be able to score a free ticket to a non-prime game. Simply head on over to this page at least a day before your actual birthday to register for the chance to get a free ticket. Terms and conditions do apply (ie. non-prime regular season game, subject to availability, etc.), but if you’re in the area and looking for something to do for your birthday, it’s certainly worth a shot.
I don’t know, maybe it’s some kind of urban myth, but I swear you can grow your own pineapple from the top of one that you cut up to eat. I seem to remember a picture of a little squat pineapple plant with a fat little pineapple growing out of the middle of it, and I seem to remember trying it at least once without a hint of luck. Read more…
The title of this video is “Make YEARS worth of laundry detergent for about FIVE BUCKS!”, and while I think the five bucks is closer than the years, I will say that you can make a sizable amount of detergent for very little money. And as a side benefit, it’s much more natural than the more expensive brand detergents you’ll find on the market.
Ingredients include a couple of bars of soap, a box of washing soda, a box of borax, and water. Check out the video for the measurements and instructions on how to make your own detergent.