Columbus State Community College Rolling Out Apple Swift Course

Columbus State

You’ve heard the phrase – “there’s an app for that.”  You may have even wondered how you to get into developing “an app for that” yourself, but didn’t have a clue on how to get started.  If you live in the Columbus, OH area, you may have a chance to get to do that soon.  Read on for more…

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CardCash: Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Sale – 16% Off

Victoria's Secret

While the lingerie company has undergone somewhat of a transition of sorts in the past months, there is no denying the merchant’s popularity among many.  That being said, discounted gift card retailer CardCash, is currently offering a 16% discount on Victoria’s Secret Gift Cards for 24 hours only.

As we have mentioned in the past, combining discounted gift cards with other promotional coupon codes can be a really great way to knock some dollars off your shopping tab.  Kohl’s can be a great example of this for stacking savings.

Expires: 5/24/2017 at 2:00 PM EST. All CardCash promotions are valid until the expiration date written on the email. Most promotions are not yet available on the app. Maximum $3,000 per customer

Founded in 2009, provides an answer to two common questions: What can I do with all of these gift cards I will never use and how can I easily save money? CardCash pays cash for unwanted gift cards and then sells those cards at a discount. Make money, save money – that’s CardCash.

BUY 2 BRAS & PANTIES, GET 1 FREE. +EXTRA 20% OFF. Shop now at! Valid 5/16-5/29

Amazon Echo Dot – Certified Refurbished Available for 24% Off

Amazon Echo Dot
“Alexa, help me find some savings…”

While we have gotten a lot of use out of our regular Amazon Echo speaker (available certified refurbished at $134.99), it’s understandable that it might not be in the budget for everyone.  However, if you’ve been looking for a chance to get into the smart speaker craze and get a start on your smart home, Amazon is currently offering the second generation Amazon Echo Dot for 24% off its “brand new” offering at $37.99.

The smaller Dot, is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker – you can also hook it up to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or via a 3.5 mm audio cable for delivering stereo sound to whatever speakers you choose.

Other features include:

  • A Certified Refurbished Echo Dot is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more

Freebie Friday: $10 Off at Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club
Shave $10

As anyone can attest to, one of the biggest expenses of your personal supplies and toiletries budget can be razor blades for shaving.  As a reward for readers, I have a promo code to give away for $10 in Dollar Shave Club credit for new members.  The offer is only good though until May 31, 2017, expiring at 11:59 PST, so if you’ve been waiting on the sidelines to give them a try, here is a great opportunity to do so!  All you have to do is leave a comment below, and the first to comment will receive the code!

We appreciate your continued support of the site!  While it’s a different “niche,” as a consolation prize, if you should miss out on the DSC promo, I do have four HelloFresh promo codes to give out if you’ve been wanting to try them as well!

If you’re new to “DSC,” read below for more!

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How To Save Big at Kohl’s With Your Mother’s Day Gift Card

Kohl's coupon
Expect great things with 30% off!

Did you get a Kohl’s Gift Card for Mother’s Day?  Now, through May 21st, with Kohl’s coupon code MOM30, you can get an additional 30% off if you also have a Kohl’s Charge.  For additional savings with the Kohl’s Charge, use code FREE4MAY and get free shipping on any purchase as well.  Normally you would need a total purchase of $75 in order to get free shipping.

If you didn’t receive a gift card, or would like to pad your savings in addition to what you received, make sure to check out discounted gift card sites like  You can purchase discounted gift cards and get even more bang for your buck!  If you don’t currently have an account with Raise, scroll down on our Opportunities page, and click the Raise link to sign up and we can both get an extra $5!

Sale: Save On a GoPro HERO Session for Vacation!

GoPro Hero Session

Just in time for the upcoming spring and summer travel season, Amazon is discounting the GoPro Hero Session to $149, regularly $199.99 a discount of 25%.  Note that it ships from and is sold by exclusively for Prime members.

Features include:

  • Simple, grab-and-go operation with a compact, waterproof design and weight of just 2.6oz (74g), HERO Session is the perfect camera for first-time GoPro users.
  • Easy one-button control press the button once to power on the camera and begin capturing video or photos automatically.
  • Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions, HERO Session is waterproof to 33′ (10m), no housing needed.
  • Additional GoPro HERO Session Features + Benefits below on item page. HERO Session camera supports up to 128GB. For the best results we recommend formatting your microSD card regularly.. Does not have LCD display.
  • Stunning GoPro video quality records stunning 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video. Powerful photo capture captures 8MP single photos, 10 fps burst photos and 0.5 to 60 second time-lapse photos.

From the Manufacturer:

  • HERO Session packs the power of GoPro into a convenient, grab-and-go, everyday camera. Perfect for the first-time GoPro user, or as a second camera, HERO Session is simple and easy to use. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically, then when you stop recording, the camera automatically powers itself off. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture, HERO Session delivers the stunning image quality that has made GoPro famous, and its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. So small, so simple, HERO Session is perfect to take on any adventure.

The product currently has an average review rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, out of 543 customer reviews at the time of this post.  What are some of your favorite ways to capture travel memories readers?

5 iPhone Photography Tips for Better Pictures

If you have an iPhone, particularly an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you probably already know how to take a picture with the camera.  You probably also know that it takes great pictures.  But, do you know really know how to take a great picture with your iPhone?  As an iPhone owner myself, I love the convenience of being able to take a picture at a moment’s notice, especially with a little one.  Also with Mother’s Day coming up as well as other holidays, users might be interested in taking some of the best photos with family members.


However, even though we may know most of the features of the camera, it can’t hurt to still have a bit of a refresher.  Apple unveiled a new site today, as well as series of videos to its YouTube channel, entitled “How to Shoot on iPhone 7.”  Currently there are five videos on YouTube, all designed to show users the best methods for capturing photos like panoramas, portraits, action shorts and more.

See below the jump for more on each video.

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DHS Looking to Ban Laptops in All Cabins of Flights From Europe


Just a heads up if you’re looking to fly from Europe to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security within the U.S. is looking to ban laptops in the cabins of all flights.  European security officials made mention of Thursday’s expected announcement to The Daily Beast.

At first, the ban on laptops and tablets had applied only to U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East.  However, it is unclear if the European ban will also apply to tablets.

According to the DHS in a statement to The Daily Beast: “No final decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe.”

Stay tuned.

Snap Stock Whiffs on Q1 Earnings

Snap Stock misses
Investors had the same face.

It wasn’t a great day for Snap stock.  Perhaps due to the onslaught from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat had its lowest pace of growth in years, as their parent company Snap Inc, missed Wall Street’s expectations for its Q1 earnings, its first as a public company.  The stock price was down 26.2% at the time of this post per Business Insider.

Snap had added 8 million new daily users in the first three months of the year.  This time last year, the company was growing its DAUs by 52%.  As mentioned above though, the slow growth is happening at a time when Instagram Stories outpaced Snapchat by hitting 200 million daily users.

The reasoning for Snap’s net loss of $2 billion during the quarter was due in part to stock-based compensation that was related to its February initial public offering.

Other Notes from Snap’s Q1 Earnings:

  • EPS (adjusted): Net loss of $0.20 vs. $0.16.
  • Revenue: $149.6 million vs. $159 million expected, up 286% from $39 million in the year-ago period.
  • Daily active users: 166 million, an increase of 36% from 122 million in the year-ago period.
  • Net loss: $2.2 billion.

Read more after the jump for highlights from the earnings call.

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