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Textbooks – Save Up to 90% Off Textbooks, Buy or Rent

Back to School shopping is in full swing.  Are you ready?

Save up to 90% on new and used textbooks, rent textbooks or get e-reader versions of textbooks for college at Textbooks.

When you get your class schedule and find out what books you need, compare your university bookstore prices with Textbooks to see if you get a better deal.

Shipping is FREE on orders of $25 or more, and when the term is over, you can sell back your books to Textbooks and get credit for the next term’s books.

No hassle return policy for 30 days, so if your schedule changes and you no longer need a book – return it. has the most used textbooks in stock and ready to ship. Free shipping over $25.

Tactics Boardshop – Great Back to School Deals on Hot Brands for Guys n’ Gals

Get free shipping on all men's and women's clothing, shoes and backpacks for Back To School from (*restrictions apply).

Get free standard U.S. shipping on any pair of guy’s skate, casual or all-weather shoes over $49. Use promo code SHOESAU12.

FYI…Some of the best deals are found in Tactic’s Sale area, but sizes are generally limited and sell out quickly on hot Back to School brands like Burton, DC and Hurley.

Obey Coyote Ripper Thrift T-Shirt
SALE: $18.95

Volcom 1st Layer Riding Crew
SALE: $29.95

Burton Day Hiker 20L Backpack
SALE: $44.95

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emusic – Free Trial with $10 Credit

Can you ever have too much new music?  If not, emusic is for you!

Sign-up for the Free trial and get a $10 credit to purchase up to 20 songs.

A great way to discover new music and add some hot beats to your iTouch.

Start Your eMusic Trial



eBags – Backpacks, Phone cases, Laptop bags n’ More!

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Check out our Stylish Computer Bags & iPhone Cases at eBags!

Incipio EDGE PRO for iPhone 4/4S – Iridescent Blue
$29.99 – SALE: $23.99

Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger – Small
SALE: $69.99 with Free Shipping – Save 33%



Office Depot –  Cool Stuff for 1 Cent, 25 Cents and 1 Dollar

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Daily Deals! Check out what is on sale today at!

Incredible Deals for Back to School! 1 cent, 25 cents PLUS dollar deals on top school supplies at!

Save $17 on 16GB Lexar TwistTurn USB Drive $8.99 at!


Netflix – Try It at College Free for 1 Month

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If you don’t already have Netflix, now is the time to try it!

You can get a 1 MONTH FREE trial that will stream movies, documentaries, and TV series from the Netflix library directly to your PC or TV with a Netflix enabled streaming device like Roku.  You can also stream via your gaming systems with discs supplied by Netflix, and to your Android phone or tablet with the free Netflix app!  It also works on the Kindle Fire.

I’ve had it for almost 4 years now, and love it for the ease of use and ability to have the system streaming different programming to several devices at the same time.  I also like that when I’m on the road I can watch movies via Netflix on my laptop or tablet, as long as WiFi is available and I remember my password!

A great addition to home and portable entertainment. Perfect for college students who have access to free WiFi at school!

Try it for FREE for 1 Month.  If you decide to keep the service it’s only $8 a month to have unlimited streaming.  (I spend $8 a day on coffee, so $8 a month for unlimited access to great movies and shows is a heck of a deal!)

Instantly watch from thousands of TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix. Try Netflix for FREE!

Keep On Saving With Coupons

Keep On Saving With Coupons

All 2012 Entertainment Books are 2 for $10 plus FREE SHIPPING!

If you don’t have your Entertainment Books yet, you’re missing out on great savings every day.

Recently I bought mine: Greater Oregon and one for Portland and SW Washington.   In each book I found coupons for major grocery stores, giving me dollars off my total purchase.  I also found coupons for FREE food items at major fast food chains.

Within hours of getting the book, I’d gone to lunch and the book had paid for itself with a coupon for a FREE sandwich at a local eatery.

The 2012 Entertainment Books are filled with coupons for savings on travel, dining, activities and discounts from major retailers.

Despite being the 2012 version, these books have a lot of savings that could be used to help you save a bunch of money right now.

Why not get Entertainment Books today and start saving more on fun, food, travel and Back To School shopping?

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Albertsons Coupons: Good Through December 2012

Save on groceries with Entertainment Book coupons, in addition to the manufacturer’s and store coupons you have cut out of your newspaper and store circulars.

Get your Entertainment Book today! Discounts on dining, hotels, and fun!

Fast Food Coupons

Save On Fast Food & Entertainment

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Coupons Specific To Your Area

All 2012 Entertainment Books are 2 for $10 plus FREE SHIPPING!

Find your own savvy deals, and keep on saving with coupons from the Entertainment Book.

Get your 2012 Entertainment Book today! Click here!

Back to School Comment Contest


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Enter the contest  (1) time by leaving a comment on this post which fills in the blank in the sentence:

 “I want to find deals on ____________ for Back To School this year.”  


The Savvy Sleuth’s Back To School Comment Contest begins on July 8th, 2012 and  ends 11:59pm PST on August 31st, 2012.

To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post that fills in the blank in the sentence:

I want to find deals on _________ for Back To School this year.”

One (1) entry per person please!

One prize winner will be randomly selected from all contest entries by Pick Giveaway Winner and notified within 24 hours via email.

Please make sure when you leave your comment, you use an email address where you can be contacted on September 1st.

The contest winner must respond to the Savvy Sleuth’s email notification within 48 hours, or forfeit their prize.

In the event the first winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random by the same method as the first, and contacted and offered the prize.  The winner will be required to give the Savvy Sleuth his or her mailing address to have their prize shipped to them.

The contest winner’s name and state will also be posted on Savvy Sleuth, along with their photo if they so desire.

The contest is open to anyone 13 years or older, non immediate family members of the Savvy Sleuth ,  who has a valid US mailing address (including those in Hawaii and Alaska).

A valid mailing address is a residence or business address that can be validated prior to shipping the prize.   No mailing addresses to PO BOXES or APO’s.

The prize will be carefully packaged and shipped USPS Priority, UPS Ground or FEDEX Ground by the Savvy Sleuth within 2 business days of confirmation of a winner with a valid US mailing address.

Entries received from residents of other countries will be counted as part of the pool of entrants, however if the name of a winner is selected and they do not have a valid US mailing address as stated above, the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be selected at random again by “And The Winner Is…”.

The Contest Prize: (1) Brand New Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive 1.5TB  for PC & MAC , MSRP: $139.99

No information will be gathered via entry to this contest, nor will emails be stored, sold or used for newsletters or spam of any kind.

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Thanks for your continued support of the Savvy Sleuth’s efforts to Finding Clues To Online Deals For You and entering the contest.

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Good Luck!

How To Save on Summer Fun

Summer fun has just begun!

Keeping your family entertained at home and on the road all summer can tax the wallet, but here are some Savvy Sleuth suggestions to keep fun in the mix, while keeping costs down.

1. Plan ahead.

Compare your work and vacation schedule with local guides that provide calendars listing ‘Things To Do This Summer” in your area.

Free concerts in the park, children’s activities, parades, tours, county fairs and summer festivals, all provide something new to do with the kids during summer vacation.

Get a map of the local parks in your area and make a plan to check out a new one each summer outing.

Discovering new places and seeing new things is fun, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Put things on the calendar and consider your options for cheap summer fun.

2. Include the kids in saving for family fun.

Have a change jar where money from recycling, change out of pockets and the bottom of purses goes each day.

Consider putting the cash you’d spend on a latte into the jar instead of the coffee and see how fast those bits of change add up!

3. Look for gift card deals.

Online deals are available for gift cards at regular intervals throughout the year from various merchants.  Usually in bundled packs as with iTunes cards.

Sometimes you’ll find local warehouse stores like Costco often have gift cards at 20-30% Off their face value.   For example I get movie theater gift cards for $19.99, with a face value of $25 that I use at my local theater.

 Amusement parks, local eateries and entertainment venues offer discounted tickets through these stores as well.

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4. Consider adding to your entertainment at home this summer.

The best investment in home entertainment I’ve made has been Netflix combined with Roku.

After my Free 1 month trial of Netflix I was hooked!

Now plunking down my $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming of movies and tv shows is a pleasure. So much cheaper than cable, and we use it every day.

Roku devices make it easy to stream Netflix to TV’s without cable access and they work flawlessly with Amazon Instant Video service too.

We can rent movies off Amazon for as little as $1 each and stream for as long as we have the rental.  Watch Amazon for deals on movies.  They stay in your video library with Amazon for a month, so even if you snag a deal at $1, you don’t have to to stress about watching it immediately or losing it.

Another cool thing is that more than one Roku box on the same home network can work with one Netflix account at a time.

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5. Music, books and apps for less.

 Tablets, MP3 players, smartphones… all screaming out for new music and apps.  No, wait… that’s the kids screaming.

To keep them happy, you can get free downloads at the iTunes Store  (apps, music, tv episodes, podcasts) and on Amazon (apps. Kindle books, and music), as well as $10 of free music from eMusic when you sign up for the free trial.

Try eMusic and get a $10 Music Credit towards MP3 downloads. Cancel Anythime and keep your music.

 Keep the service it’s $11.99 a month for up to 24 song downloads (or more if you choose another plan), or cancel it and keep your free $10 worth of songs.
6. Coupon books are on sale and offering great summer discounts!

Entertainment books are an amazing way to do a lot for just a little money this summer.

Get your Entertainment Book today! Discounts on dining, hotels, and fun!

Right now you can get Entertainment books which have coupons for savings on…

Casual dining

Fast Food


Floral Deliveries


Sporting Events


Amusement Parks



Musical Events

Home Repairs

And much more!

Your purchase of an Entertainment Book also entitles you to print off monthly coupons for local merchants once you get your book and register it with Entertainment.

I find that I use my Entertainment book most for savings on local dining and attractions.  I always get my money back on within the first few coupon uses and the rest is simply savings for my family.

These books are also great if you’re going to be traveling to a specific place where you’ll be vacationing for a week or so.  The coupons will save you a bunch in 2 for 1 deals for dining, and travel discounts for your summer adventures.