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Deceptive Ticketing Practices Discovered

I recently starting researching some sports event tickets for an upcoming trip to New York. I didn’t like the prices I found on the physical team websites so I decided to try the 3rd party market. The fees for major sporting event tickets are becoming more and more ridiculous especially with the overall cost of the tickets going up. When I started browsing two major event ticket sites I was alarmed at the ticketing practices that I found. Today’s post focuses on the deceptive marketing language being used by two individual event ticket providers and what kind of fees you can anticipate paying by using a 3rd party site.


One-Day Employee Pricing on Your Favorite Magazines

Today’s Deal of Interest is all about discounted magazine subscriptions. A special one-day sale with employee pricing for all your favorite magazines with DiscountMags. This deal will end at midnight tonight, but make sure you read below to find out about all the deals going on today. You can find some magazines as cheap as $4.19 per year. As written earlier last month, DiscountMags is my source for my magazine subscriptions because you can get them for 75-90% off the newsstand price. Not to mention, their polices and customer service is phenomenal. If you’ve been on the fence about getting a magazine subscription I would highly recommend seeing what’s available below.

Special 25% Off Dorco Discount

Every once in a while we receive special discounts from companies as a result of having them as a partner. We’ve been notified that this special discount will be going out to the public in a few days, but as a way to help pass on a  thank you we have an exclusive discount to get your 25% off at Dorco. This deal will expire on March 21st 2015 so if you’ve been on the fence about trying Dorco, now is a great time to try them out.


OXO: Kitchen Ease With An Affordable Price Tag

When I became a new homeowner, one of the most important areas of the house to furnish was the kitchen. I had a dishwasher, electric stove, microwave and refrigerator that was left for me, but I knew the magic wasn’t in the appliances I had, but rather the ingredients and my ability to transform them. Admittedly, at the time I went to Costco and Bed, Bath and Beyond for all of my cookware, dishes, silverware and utensils. It wasn’t until much later that I discovered the convenience of shopping with Wayfair and realized that I very easily could have found everything I wanted, probably cheaper, and with free shipping. There’s a number of different high quality diverse brands like CalphalonKitchenAid, MastradPaderno World Cuisine and Wusthof that each have their specialties and place in the kitchen depending upon the quality and types of tools you want. While I have a wide array of brands, the majority of my products come from a brand whose goal is to make your life easier and more efficient in the kitchen. OXO has that perfect balance of quality and affordability with all of their products.


The Classic Converse Alternative: PF Flyers

For me, there’s never be a debate over what a classic style sneaker should look like despite the differing opinions you may receive if you pose that question. A classic styled sneaker is not likely going to have much comfort or support, classic shoes didn’t have air bubbles or pockets after all, but these sneakers weren’t designed for hiking, instead they were made for making a style statement. It’s about coordinating your overall outfit while being as functional as possible. Over the years, I’ve been seeing more and more weddings that even leverage the classic style sneaker as their footwear of choice. I don’t necessarily understand, or agree, with the style statement, but I do agree that you can’t always roll around with dress shoes on your feet. I’ve owned several different brands and styles over the years, but there’s one in particular that embodies the classic sneaker look more than any other brand in my opinion. Maybe it’s just the region I’ve grown up in, but in the debate between Converse or PF Flyers I choose to go with what I perceive to be the alternative: PF Flyers.