Monthly Archives: February 2010

Best Buy Cell Phone Deals: Verizon/AT&T/Sprint

Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s best promotional deals on smartphones from Best Buy:

– Verizon LG Chocolate Touch, FREE! Easy access to Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter.

– AT&T Samsung Impression, $39.99. Full touch screen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

– Sprint HTC Hero with Google, $79.99. Built-in Google apps plus access to thousands more in Android Market.

– AT&T Samsung Solstice, FREE. Easy Widget Bar acccess to Facebook and MySpace.

– NEW Verizon Motorola Devour with MOTOBLUR, $99.99.

– Spring Samsung Moment with Google. Thousands of apps available via Android Market, $99.99. Qualified upgrade price – $179.99.

All phones require a 2-year new activation or upgrade. Some conditions apply. See Best Buy for details. Sale prices valid February 28-March 6, 2010 at participating Best Buy stores.

Full Auto Insurance Coverage on Older Vehicle?

Last week, a friend asked me a question regarding her car insurance. She said “I know you’re all about getting the best deal and saving money. I have a question about my car insurance. My Chevy Malibu is now 8 years old. Is it worth keeping full coverage (collision and comprehensive), or should I drop them and just keep basic liability coverage?”

Well, I’m no insurance expert, but I *do* like to save money whenever possible. Generally, a car that old does not have enough remaining value to justify the higher premiums for collision and comprehensive auto insurance coverage. However, her current financial situation is a bit precarious. She’s currently unemployed and thus would not be able to afford to replace her car if it were damaged or destroyed. So, I advised her to keep her collision and comprehensive insurance coverage with a deductable of at least $500. I would certainly keep uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. These days, more drivers than ever have no insurance. Their numbers are increasing as the economy worsens. You don’t want to be their next victim.

I also told her to shop around for the best deals on car insurance. Rates vary greatly between companies. I advised getting quotes from the majors: State Farm, Progressive, Geico, Nationwide, and Allstate. Also, check with a few independent agents to see what they can come up with. Shop and compare rates as well as coverage and service. A cheap premium is worthless if your policy is written by a no-name company who won’t be there when you need to file a claim. As with everything you buy, the best deals go to the wise shoppers who do their homework. Auto insurance is no exception.

Church’s Chicken Coupon $9.99 12 Piece Legs/Thighs

If you’re in an area served by Church’s Chicken, check your mailbox and newspaper. This month’s coupon insert features 10 following deals:

– 4 piece legs and thighs for $5. Includes large mashed potatoes and 2 biscuits.

– 9 piece mixed for $9.99. Includes large mashed potatoes.

– 3 tender strips and regular fries for $2.99.

– 2 piece mixed for $2.99. Includes regular fries & biscuit.

– 3 piece legs and thighs for $2.99. Includes regular fries & biscuit.

– 12 piece legs and thighs for $9.99. Includes 6 biscuits.

– 8 piece legs and thighs for $9.99. Includes large mashed potatoes, large cole slaw, and 4 biscuits.

– 20 piece legs & thighs for $19.99. Includes 4 large mashed potatoes and 8 biscuits.

– $1 off any combo meal (purchased at regular price)

– $2 off any family meal (purchased at regular price.)

All offers require coupon and are valid through March 31, 2010.