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This Is How You Win Sweepstakes

There is one big secret to winning contests and sweepstakes — and it might surprise you. Read on for more tips and advice from a consistent winner.

Easter Eggs Aren't Only For Easter

Easter Eggs -- inside jokes, hidden messages, secret bonuses -- reward customers who pay attention to your products and services. They reward you by coming back for more.

Sweetening the Deal on Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, American Express offers small businesses a chance to boost sales. Some small businesses are boosting that opportunity with promotions of their own.

30 Ways to Boost Sales Without Discounting

Discounts get attention boost sales, but cost money. Here are 30 more free or almost free attention-getters to try instead.

5 Pitfalls of Price Promotions

You can't "make it up with volume" if your your pricing strategy is not aligned with your business strategy.

Double Coupons – They Could Cost You!

I recently tried (and failed) a recent Super Double Coupon promotion at my local Kmart. The bad news: I was unable to check out due to a glitch in their system, and I left all my

Be a Winner with Your Dinner (Or not)

I would never advocate buying fast food just to win something. If you are already driving thru, however, it’s something to consider. And with many of the prizes having less to do

Cheap Hotel Room Promo: Get a Room at Super 8 for $8.88! (offer expired)

What’s better than a cheap hotel room? A dirt cheap motel room. The mother of all inexpensive motels is offering a limited-time rate for those who are dedicated to the magic of “

I Scream, You Scream… I’m Lovin’ FREE Ice Cream!

It has just reached spring temps here in Nebraska, and the ice cream junkie in me has emerged from winter slumber. What better way to feed the

Rejoice - it's Haagen-Dazs FREE SCOOP DAY.

Can I say, right here and now, I love free anything. But free ice-cream? [more]

Behind the Times - I learn about Keep the Change

I tend to ignore most promotions that banks send my way. I use Bank of America for my primary checking account, and they often interrupt my online banking log-in to try to sell me on some kind of promotion, and it’s usually crap. [more]