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Understanding New Cellphone Data Plans (Deal of the Day)


Expect short-term savings but bigger bills in the long term.


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Retailers Win at Cellphone Pricing (Deal of the Day)


Want a cheap handset? Steer clear of your carrier.


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Prepaid Phones: The Offers Pile Up (Deal of the Day)


Carriers offer more options, but savings may not add up.


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The Lowdown on Gadget Protection (Deal of the Day)


Sony now offers protection plans. Should you buy directly or from a retailer?


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Rental Options for Movie Gallery Orphans (Deal of the Day)


Movie Gallery will close its stores. Where renters can get their movie fix now.


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20 Ways to Save Green by Going Green (Deal of the Day)


Retailers offer discounts for eco-friendly practices, but savings can be slim.


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CenturyTel Phones In Another Deal


No one can accuse CenturyTel of taking its time. Just 10 months after its acquisition of Embarq, CenturyTel has followed up with the purchase of Qwest.

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5 Sites to Find Green Coupons (Deal of the Day)


Cut the costs of organic and other eco-friendly items.

Americans seem to think so. Last year, largely because of recession belt-tightening, about a third of Americans regularly bought green products — the same level as 2008, and a reversal of the double-digit growth that characterized the green market between 2007 and 2008, according to market researcher Mintel.

While the majority of shoppers aren’t willing to pay a premium for eco-friendly goods, the committed green shopper is — and calculates that savings can accrue over the life of a product, says Brian Howard, the founder of TheDailyGreen.com, an eco-living site. He cites compact fluorescent bulbs as one example. Other items, like organic produce, offer perceived value in health and environmental benefits.

To broaden the number of eco-friendly customers, manufacturers and retailers are taking some steps to drive down prices. “Manufacturers have become very aggressive with couponing,” says Mark Kastel, the co-director and senior farm policy analyst for The Cornucopia Institute, a research group that promotes sustainable and organic farming. A growing number of sites where consumers can find coupons for green goods, range from CouponSherpa.com, which offers print-at-home organic and natural grocery coupons, to retailers like as Kroger and Safeway.

Here are five places to look:

1) Mambo Sprouts

Mambo Sprouts offers several options for consumers to get manufacturers’ coupons for organic, natural and other foods, Kastel says. For registered users, the site will send free mailed booklets; alternatively, it will direct shoppers to a nearby supermarket where the booklets can be picked up in person. There is also a section on the site to print out coupons, though not all stores accept home-printed coupons.

2) Manufacturer sites

Browse the sites of your favorite organic and eco-friendly brands — odds are good there will be some kind of print-out coupon, online code or loyalty program for savings and even free products, says Teri Gault, the founder of shopping site The Grocery GameEarth’s BestOrganic Valley and Seventh Generation all have pages of print-at-home coupons. Stoneyfield also has a reward program, offering points when you enter codes found on its products. (One six-ounce cup of organic yogurt yields one point.) Rewards include two free six-ounce cups of yogurt for 15 points and a Seventh Generation disinfectant combo pack for 70 points.

3) CouponSherpa.com

This site offers a free smartphone app that pulls up coupons for nearby businesses, Howard says. (Offerings include local stores as well as big chains including Barnes & Noble (BKS: 23.00, +0.67, +3.00%) and Zale (ZLC: 3.40, +0.22, +6.91%).) Shoppers need to click to pull up the coupon on their phone, and then show it to the cashier for the discount. CouponSherpa.com regularly has a section of print-at-home organic and natural grocery coupons, and for Earth Day they also have a special page of eco-friendly deals.

4) RetailMeNot.com

One of the experts’ go-to sites, RetailMeNot.com tags coupons and codes into categories including “green,” “organic,” “eco,” “natural” and “environment,” depending on what items you’ll find at that retailer or the nature of the coupon. Current deals include a code for 15% off at green living site Gaiam.com and $2 off any Kashi product.

5) Supermarket sites

Many big-name supermarkets are joining the online coupon trend, offering manufacturers’ coupons as well as exclusive deals on their own labels, including store-brand organics. Those deals are held to the same organic standards as brand-name products but cost 30% to 50% less, Gault says. Giant EagleWhole FoodsKroger, and Safeway all have pages. Many stores also offer the green option of letting shoppers attach coupons to a store-loyalty account instead of printing them. Shoppers swipe their cards at checkout and eligible coupons are automatically credited to their account.

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Vacation Deals at National Parks (Deal of the Day)


You can enjoy natural wonders at about the same price as last year.


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Greek Rescue Deal Only Buys Time


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