Happy Father’s Day to All Fathers

Today is a very special day to the entire daddy’s out there. Though Father’s day is celebrated in different dates in other countries, but the idea of the celebration is still the same, and that is honoring our fathers.

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In the Philippines fathers are called differently depending on each family. I call my father “papa”, some will call their fathers tatay, itay, daddy, dada, dad, papang depending on each tribes and cultural influence. Celebrating fathers doesn’t really need to be expensive. I know some would take their dad to his favorite restaurant’s and buy him something expensive like a watch, or a branded shoes and clothes but we can show our love to them by dispensing little of our cash and more of our efforts.

Wake up early and do all dad chores, clean his car. Make him a hearty breakfast in bed while wishing him “Happy Father’s day”. Make an activity, do all the things that your father likes to do. Cook his favorite meal, chat with him; reminisce everything about him being a father, ask him what really being a father is like. Being a father has equal importance as mothers because he serves as our protective wall, he is steadfast though he may not be a nagger just like a mother but whenever a father discipline’s a child he sees to it that a child get his point. Let us honor our father for being great and for loving our mother.

Getting the Best Deal on Your Coupons

Everyone likes a good deal. Coupons are a good and very cheap way of shaving off several dollars from retail prices. However, using them to their fullest potential requires a bit more thought on where you get them from and how you use them. This became especially true with the advent of online shopping and Internet coupons. Apart from legitimate websites offering real functioning coupons, there are just as many, if not more, fraudulent webmasters attempting to exploit the consumer’s thirst for a good deal.

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Don’t Pay for What You Can Get for Free

The rule of thumb when it comes to Internet coupons is that they are free. If you are told that in order to qualify for a coupon you need to register for a membership and pay a fee up front, it’s best to simply leave the website. You can usually find the coupon for what you want for free elsewhere. If it sounded really good, ask yourself this: is it worth paying $19.95 for a membership just to get a coupon that allows you to cut $2 off the base price? Not to mention that selling coupons goes against the retailer’s policies in practically every case.

Mind Your Privacy

If you are looking for a coupon, use a reputable coupon clipping website to get them. You can easily gauge how reliable the site is by looking at the amount of hoops you have to jump through just to register. Good websites will want nothing more than your e-mail address. If you are expected to provide personal information, such as your telephone number or address, chances are, you are about to fall victim to a scam. A 10% off coupon code from JCPenney isn’t worth the hassle with telemarketers or expensive SMS schemes.

Examine the Coupons Closely

Every coupon you get on the Internet should look like the one you get from a magazine or a newspaper. When in doubt, compare it with an existing copy. Even if it turns out to be perfectly legitimate, make sure to inspect it for one thing: expiration dates. Many coupons become just scraps of paper past a certain date. Paying attention to what you are about to use helps avoid a nasty surprise or an embarrassing situation.

Know Who to Talk To

Sometimes, getting a deal with your coupons is hard not because someone tries to scam you or due to your inattentiveness. Sometimes, it’s just a poorly trained clerk that refuses to accept a legitimate Internet coupon on a pretense. In such cases, make sure to file a complaint with the shop that employs the person in question and demand to talk with the manager. Usually, a bit of stubbornness is all that’s necessary. Even if the clerk accepts the coupon, pay close attention to the register and make sure the coupon is accounted for. Discounts are applied before the bill is finalized. Never afterward.

One thing to remember: If someone does attempt to cheat you, you shouldn’t leave it unreported. Fraudulent activities should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission. It can be done either on-line under www.ftc.gov or by telephone, using the number 1-877-382-4357.