4 Quick Tips for Getting Your Groceries Online

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If you’re never shopped for your groceries online, now certainly seems like the most fitting time to start. That is, as long as you realize many people are thinking the same way.

While ordering a week’s worth of food from home is convenient, it does require a little bit of savvy to get everything you want. Here are four tips for getting the most out of your online grocery shopping experience.

Make a List

Unlike when you’re strolling around your local supermarket, “improv shopping” is a bit tougher online. That means planning is essential, so take a few minutes to create a detailed shopping list before firing up your preferred app.

Get Cash Back

This isn’t available with all (or most) grocery delivery services, but right now Save and Earn customers can get $16 cash back when they make their first grocery purchase with Shipt. Sweet deal.

Be Flexible

Everything found in-store won’t always be found online, so be prepared to make substitutions for a few items on your list.

Order Well in Advance

Expecting a fresh bunch of asparagus to always be ready for quick home delivery is unrealistic. Your online order is still only pulling from your local store, and if they’re out of an item, you’re out of luck. Ordering a day or two or three ahead of time can boost your chances of getting everything you want.

What is The Doctor on Call and How Can It Help Right Now?

The Doctor on Call

If you haven’t kept tabs on the world of telemedicine over the few years, you’re certainly forgiven.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look at many things, and healthcare is certainly one of them.

Telemedicine lets health care professionals evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients at a distance using technology. It can range from a simple video chat with your doctor on to more complex heart-monitoring devices that left physicians gauge your condition from 100 miles away.

And as you might imagine, at a time like this, telemedicine is huge. With coronavirus testing kits in short supply and a huge surge of people who need urgent care, the ability to remotely check in with your doctor is extremely valuable. It can save you a trip and keep that whole social distancing thing in full effect.

The Doctor on Call is a monthly subscription service that delivers access to quality healthcare from the comfort of your own home. It’s a part of the Pinnacle Communications International family (the company that owns Save and Earn), hence our spotlighting it here.

For $12.95/month, your entire family gets a complete set of health and wellness services, including 24/7 phone & video communication with U.S.-based, licensed physicians, all without costly co-pays.

There are never any denials for pre-existing conditions, and doctors can provide non-narcotic prescriptions if your diagnosis requires one.

Best of all? You can try The Doctor on Call for free for your first month.

Get started here.

Health First: What It Means for You

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The safety of our customers and employees means everything to us. As we know, social distancing is especially important right now, but that can be difficult when shopping. So, during this period of uncertainty, and to help tackle COVID-19, we’re taking action to put your health first.

Effective immediately, all Save and Earn customers are invited to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Double cash back shopping, multiplying the savings at more than 1,400 online stores, including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and Shipt, so you can get the food and products they need without going to the store
  • A free, one-month subscription to The Doctor on Call, letting you speak to doctors and nurses from the comfort of their homes
  • A free discount prescription drug plan from Rx Valet, providing great rates and home deliveries on medications 

Owned by Save and Earn’s parent company, Pinnacle Communications International, The Doctor on Call is a subscription-based telemedicine service that delivers a complete set of health and wellness services for the whole family, including 24/7 phone and video communication with US-based, licensed physicians—all without costly co-pays. Save and Earn members will need to enter their payment information to receive the free month of service but can cancel at any time or continue The Doctor on Call for just $12.95/month.

Rx Valet is a discount prescription drug program that offers a deeply discounted price on both generic and branded drugs. You can pay online and pick up from near any pharmacy in the US.

“With the ability to shop from home, minimize crowd interactions, and eliminate the frustrations that come with empty store shelves, we believe Save and Earn is uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate though these uncertain times,” said Pinnacle President Bill Levine.

It’s a simple plan, but one that we hope helps you and your family stay healthy and save money in the coming weeks.

StubHub Joins the Save and Earn Team!

StubHub joins Save and Earn

Big news sports fans, live music lovers, and theater buffs! Tickets to the events you love are now available with cash back, as StubHub, the world’s biggest ticket exchange and resale company, has joined Save and Earn!

If you’ve been to a pro game or concert or Broadway show, you know how exorbitant the prices can get. $100 is almost the starting point these days.

That’s what makes this news so important.

After signing in with Save and Earn and then going to StubHub, your ticket purchases will come with 4.8% cash back.

So, let’s say you want to see the Jonas Brothers at the MGM in Las Vegas on April 15. Two upper orchestra seats can be had for $149 each right now, so on the $298 total, you’d get a little over $14 in cash back.

A free $14 is always a good thing.

But let’s shoot for the moon here and step up to the VIP Stage Reserved seats at – gulp – $645 apiece ($1290 total)! If your hankering for the JBs is that strong, you’ll see Nick, Kevin, and Joe from about 20 feet away, and you’ll see a lovely $61.92 cash back in your Save and Earn account. Very nice.

To plan out your next live event with cash back, start your shopping here.

6 Products You Can Buy for Less in March

Save and Earn - 6 Products to Buy in March

“In like a lion, out like a lamb,” they say about March. While that ancient adage focuses on the weather, when it comes to finding deals, the entire month is usually great for certain types of products.

After consulting with the experts at Consumer Reports, NerdWallet, and Cheapism, we’ve compiled a list of six product categories to consider buying in this month, as the prices are traditionally lower than other times of the year. And don’t forget, sign in first at Save and Earn to get cash back on all your purchases.

Tax software – Yes, tax season is upon us, but NerdWallet says now is a great time to find discounts on tax-prep products. Wait until April, however, and you’re likely to see prices go higher for products like Turbo Tax.

Digital cameras – New models are starting to hit the shelves in March, and Consumer Reports that means older models can be had at big savings. However, we say if you’re a casual shooter with a high-end smartphone, you might not need a dedicated camera ever again.

Vacuum cleaners – With spring cleaning season nearly upon us, now is the time to find sizable savings on all kinds of dirt suckers. Solid-performing robotic vacuums can now be had for less than $200.  

Grills – If you need a new grill this year, you’d be wise to buy one in March rather than wait till summer. The same holds true for your other BBQ-related tools and enhancements.

String trimmers – Also known as weed whackers, trimmers can be had at solid discounts before lawn mowing season starts. Got a small lawn? A battery-powered trimmer is quieter and easier to manage.

Frozen food – We just found out March is National Frozen Food Month, and we can’t stop telling everyone we see. But if we do stop, it’ll be to pick up some frozen pizzas, veggies, fish sticks, and other foodstuffs that are likely to be on sale at some point in March. Yum.

Free Pancakes (and Prizes) Tomorrow at IHOP!

National Pancake Day is tomorrow. Celebrate with free pancakes at IHOP!

While we’re not quite sure how there came to be two National Pancake Days each year, we’re not complaining. Tomorrow, the IHOP-focused version takes center stage with FREE PANCAKES for all of us!

That’s right, just stroll into your neighborhood IHOP tomorrow, February 25, from 7 am – 7 pm, and you’ll be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. That’s one stack per guest, so you can totally bring the whole family. (Note: That is definitely not a short stack pictured above.)

The restaurant chain is also giving out hundreds of prizes throughout the country, including “Pancakes for Life,” awarded in the form of $15,000 worth of sponsor gift cards.

IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then have raised nearly $30 million for charities. This year, donations are being accepted for Shriners Hospital for Children, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Bon Appetit!

$35 – and Willpower – is All It Takes to Cut the Cable Cord

As the list of streaming video providers keeps growing, the price of “cutting the cord” for some is nearing the cost of a cable TV subscription itself.

Of course, if you choose to pay for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and HBO Now, on top of your internet service bill, then yes, you might not be saving any money. But those are all choices.

In fact, with some willpower, you can completely cut the cord and still see top-tier programming, live sports, and local news, all for a grand total of $35. That’s $35 total, not monthly. One payment. Forever. And that gets you one of these:

TV antenna

The humble but powerful digital antenna. Good ones are available for less than the price of 4 movie tickets. For millions of viewers, a good indoor antenna can bring in a dozen or more stations, including the big networks, all in crystal-clear high definition.

But despite this low-cost option being available to US consumers for more than a decade, many people still aren’t aware of the potential of free over the air HDTV.

Of course, how far your home is from the broadcasting towers of those networks is one caveat. If you live, say, 100 miles from the nearest big city, an indoor antenna might not be for you.

But for everyone else, it’s a pathway to financial freedom, even if it is a return to the old days when you had to tune in for a program at a specific time. But for just $35, isn’t it worth it?

Check out Target’s collection here, but remember to get cash back by signing in here first with Save and Earn!

It’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Clean Out Computer Day

On the list of most cherished holidays, we’re guessing National Clean Out Your Computer Day ranks somewhere between National I Love My Feet Day and National Deviled Egg Day. But when you think about how vital computers are to our way of life, it’s really a day that deserves ample  respect—especially for those of us who love to shop online.

The list of gremlins that can slow down your computer is lengthy. Before you blame your slow-moving laptop on its age, be sure to detox it first. This PC Mag article lists 12 tips for speeding up Windows 10, including running a tune-up utility, running the Disk Cleanup utility, and using the performance troubleshooter.

Other tips:

  • Uninstalling programs you no longer use
  • Deleting unnecessary documents, photos, and videos
  • Emptying the Recycle/Trash bin
  • Getting rid of temporary files

It’s also a good time to physically clean your laptop or desktop too. Using a can of compressed air on the keyboard, fan, and power supply area helps remove dust, while a soft cloth lightly dampened with water or a screen cleaning solution will get your screen shining again.

Need professional help? The experts at iolo are terrific when it comes to computer know-how. Plus, you can get up to a massive  28.8% cash back when you start your shopping at Save and Earn. Good luck!

Sweethearts Make Their Return, But…

Sweethearts Conversation Hearts

Sweethearts Conversation Hearts – those classic candy hearts with cute sayings on them like “Be Mine” – are back this year, but there’s a catch: Many of them will be blank.

It all started when Necco – the Boston-based company that made Sweethearts for decades – went out of business in 2018. Spangler Candy Company took over as the manufacturers of Sweethearts, but the deal wasn’t official until after Valentine’s Day 2019. That’s why they weren’t available at all last year.

This year, Sweethearts are back on store shelves, but Spangler has hit a few “bumps in the road” on the way to mass producing them. According to a press release, “The old printing equipment was not reliable,” so the company invested in a new printer, but it was accidentally damaged during production. That means you can expect more hearts without any writing. Bummer.

Our advice: Make the best of it and write your own sayings like we did:

Cash Back candy heart

4 Unique Gifts for Valentine’s Day That Come with Cash Back

Valentine's Day cash back shopping with Save and Earn

Part of what makes Valentine’s Day so confounding for many people is the gifts. Anyone who prides themselves on their gift-giving skills surely frowns at the thought of phoning it in each year with chocolate and flowers.

We’re here to help.

Below are four unique gift ideas that come with cash back when you shop through Save and Earn. Just sign in to save!

Your Vows as an Art Print (starting at $76 from Minted.com)

Elevate your wedding vows (or any text) to an art form with this custom-made gift from Minted. Just make sure to triple-check for typos. Shop

Foil-Pressed Maps (prices vary from Minted.com)

Does your significant other love their home city or state? Immortalize it in foil forever with these keepsakes from Minted. Shop

Dried Fruit Heart Tray (starting at $30 from Harry & David)

So, your loved one is eating healthy in 2020, but you’re intent on giving something both sweet and unique—here ya go. This dried fruit tray includes red plums, pears, yellow peaches, apples, and kiwi, along with a reusable heart-shaped wooden tray. Shop

Eau de Juice Pure Sugar Parfum ($55 at Ulta Beauty)

Let your sweetie smell the part with this sugar-scented fragrance with “delicious notes of wild strawberry, sparkling pink grapefruit, decadent praline, a bouquet of jasmine sambac, and sexy plum blossom wrapped in energetic pink pepper.” The collectible juice box bottle is the real star here, though. Shop