T-Mobile Tuesdays – Discounts with Groupon, Fandango, and Dunkin Donuts

One of the perks to being a T-Mobile customer is the capability to either earn free goodies or heavily discounted items through their T-Mobile Tuesdays app which can be found on both iOS and Android.  The offer is valid for T-Mobile customers only, but if you’re not a customer, and are interested in becoming one in order to take advantage of deals like the below, be sure to check out here for more information.

Today’s Freebies include:

30% off Local Purchases at Groupon for Free (Maximum discount up to $40)
$2 Dunkin Donuts Promo Card (Available in select states)
$2 Any Movie Ticket at Fandango (regardless of how much ticket plus convenience fees, etc costs).

Players also have a chance to win coffee for a month, six months and a year based on variable Dunkin Donuts gift card denominations.  

GoFundMe: Clothing For Children with Disabilities

Changing gears a bit with this post, and just wanted to recognize my niece Chelsea, and her current endeavors on GoFundMe, as she is completing her senior thesis project, with the goal to bring to market a line of clothing for children with disabilities, to help both them, and their parents.  Would love it if you could spread the word, as I think this is a wonderful idea, and would love to see this come to fruition.  Feel free to contribute here, and see the full description below:

I’m raising funds for my senior thesis collection! I’m designing a children’s wear collection that caters to children with disabilities. Improving the lives of the differently abled has always been my passion and I have spent the past three years developing innovative techniques to apply to modern clothing in order to make the daily task of dressing easier for differently abled children. It is my goal, after graduation to bring adaptive clothing to a mainstream market.  The funds will be going toward purchasing the fabric, notions, shoes, accessories, and compensation for the children and parents who will be lending their time to help my vision come to life.  I will need to start purchasing my materials no later than July.  The support that I have received and continue to receive from my family and friends is what is giving me the strength and motivation to make my dreams come true, and for that I am forever grateful. I will be posting my progress work on various social media outlets throughout this process, so you guys can see what your donations have helped me achieve. Thank you in advance!
Help spread the word!

Tax Deal: $10 for TaxAct Federal and State Premium Bundle

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The big day is almost here.

Tax procrastinators, you’re in luck.  Tax return prep software company, TaxAct, has a great limited time deal running, where you can file your federal and state returns for $10!  Just make sure to follow the below instructions for the savings:

Make sure to use this link: https://www.taxact.com/applicatio…=PREMIUM10

  • Fill out registration and once inside site:
  • Click on “My Return” in the upper right corner of the page
  • Click “My Return Details”
  • Click “My Return Fees” near the bottom of the screen
  • You will see the text “Your fee is $10.00 and includes your Federal and State Return. You will be billed for the bundle when you file your Federal, State, or Federal and State Returns together.”

​Check out this link for all the benefits of the Premium edition.

No. 1 Job Skill in 10 Years Predicted by Mark Cuban

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It goes without saying that jobs have become a main focus of our economy and the politics that go along with that.  One issue that has been brought to light recently is that one of the large concerns with jobs in the country won’t be the outsourcing of them, but rather the automation of them.  It’s already begun to take place in fast food places like Wendy’s, but in a recent interview that Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner did with Bloomberg TV, he feels that the U.S. is woefully unprepared.  

Computer coding, once thought to be a fail safe occupation, could soon even become in jeopardy.

“That might have been a great job a few years ago, but 


you might be out of work in five years,” he mentions, claiming that the “automation of automation,” where computers might soon learn to write better software than humans can.  “We’re going to have a lot of displaced workers – the nature of work is changing,” says Cuban.

​So what does he predict will become the most in demand job skill to combat these forms of automation?  

Creative thinking.  

“I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering,” he said.  “When the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data.”

Cuban claims that experts in foreign language or philosophy majors will be of the most value to employers over the next decade.  

Interestingly amidst much criticism over the current administration’s budget, he goes on to say that America should be more heavily investing in programs like Americorps, which is seen to leverage community building and develop creative thinking for further social impact.  

Whether or not Cuban’s prediction comes true will remain to be seen of course, but perhaps all of a sudden that degree you thought may not have been quite so handy, could indeed become just the opposite.  

Celebrate Today with Some Green Back in Your Pocket

On this day of green, cash back site is celebrating, by doubling already high cash back rates at their site on the below merchants.  TopCashback strives to regular give back as much as possible to consumers and frequently ranks the highest at sites like Cashback Monitor.  

The site also strives to save you time and money, for doing savings stacking, by finding you eligible coupon codes that could work for your purchases as well.  We have definitely had success with this site in the past.  Sometimes cash back doesn’t necessarily post right away, and may show as pending, so it does take some patience.  But unlike some sites, once it posts, you can cash out whatever amount you want, vs having to wait to hit a certain dollar threshold.  

Here are the participating retailers:

Lord & TaylorWas 8%Now 16%
Aéropostale Was 4%Now 8%
Catherines Was 5%Now 10%
COACH Was 2%Now 8%. Shop COACH Bestselling Handbags + Free Shipping + Returns!
Dell Home & Home Office Was 5%Now 10%
eBags Was 12%Now 24%
Frye Was 6%Now 12%
Gilt Was 3%Now 6%
Groupon Was up to 10%Now up to 20%!
Lenovo Was 4%Now 8%
Magazines.com Was 20%Now 40%
Moda Operandi Was 8%Now 17%
MyProtein Was 10%Now 20%
Nike Was 6%Now 14%  

​If you do not already have an account, please feel free to use our link to sign up and help support the site to bring you deals like these.  Thank you as always for your support!

Save Time, Money, and Patience at the Grocery Store

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Ever felt like the last one in line there?

Ah, the grocery store.  The venue that can add costs to a family or individual’s budget, in addition to costing us our mental health at times too depending on what time of the day you visit.  However, we all have to eat at some point, and there are a few ways to deal with the anxiety of heading out to local supermarket and making it less stressful on both you and your finances.

The good folks over at the EveryDollar blog have some good tips on how to solve this:

Problem 1 – We shop at the same time as everyone else.

Raise your hand if you generally do most of your grocery shopping on Saturdays and Sundays.  How about if you generally do it between 11 am and 1 pm?  If you do, don’t feel bad, because according to the American Time Use Survey, apparently so does everybody else.

Simple Problem Solver – Shop during non peak hours!  If you can, try shopping during a non peak day like a Monday or a Tuesday.  Even better, if you can slide in before 4 pm, you have even better chances of avoiding the after work crowds.  This might not be the case everywhere though, as I know we frequently have still seen decent sized crowds during the daytime hours as well.

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Get Ready for Spring With Some Fashion Discounts via CardCash.com

Script-Notes gift card favorite CardCash.com is back with another spring deal just in time for the weekend for you to show some flair.  If you use code “FLAIR” you can knock an additional 5% off of already discounted gift cards at merchants Belk, Lululemon, Victoria’s Secret, Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and H&M!  

We know parts of the country are still digging out, but spring can’t be too much further around the corner, can it?

Discounted iTunes Gift Cards Available for Costco Members

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Wholesale club Costco has always been known for having some good deals from time to time, and today at Costco.com, you can get some pretty decent discounts on iTunes gift cards.  Even if you’re not necessarily in the market for new apps, albums, etc, any more in the era of recurring subscriptions available via services like Netflix, Apple Music, Hulu, Spotify, etc, this can be a great way to score some discounts on those services if you have billing through iTunes!

Discounts include:

$200 iTunes Gift Card for $164.99
$100 iTunes Gift Card for $84.49
$25 iTunes Gift Card for $21.49

The offer is good through 3/19 or while supplies last.

HT: Slickdeals

Amazon News: Have 5% of Your Purchases Go To Charity and Alexa Coming Soon to your iOS Device

To celebrate their #1 ranking on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), today only, March 16, Amazon is donating 5% (10 times their usual donation rate) of the purchase price of eligible products you buy at AmazonSmile.  It’s the same shopping experience as what you get normally on the site, but the difference instead is that each purchase you make can help to support a charity of your choice.  To date, the company says that they have donated over $46 million.  At a time when many non profits and charities aren’t sure of what funds and funding they may receive down the road, now is the chance to make a pretty good impact!
Then in other news, according to VentureBeat, starting today, and soon to all iPhone users next week, you will be able to talk to Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa while using the Amazon app.  Of course, the AI assistant will be able to assist you with your shopping and tracking of those Amazon Prime orders, but it can also mimic many of the things a regular Alexa unit like the Echo can already do, such as tell jokes, provide updates about the weather, play music, control your Smart Home devices and more.  

Wonder how Siri will feel about this?

UPDATE: While the Smile promotion may have ended, we here at Script-Notes would like to encourage you to still consider going this method when making purchases.  Charities can always use revenue for their causes!