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Who doesn’t love Organic?  Well I must share a hidden treasure that offers tons of organic all under one roof…Where,you ask? Bj’s Wholesale club Oh My! They have so many choices  I was amazed for a Wholesale Club…I have shopped at all the competitors,  Bjs clearly stands above the rest not just by showcasing Organic from Brands I recognize like Horizon and applegate, Newmans Own,BuddyFruits, to name a few…  One thing that I loved that no other wholesale club offers is a deli counter and again I was able to get applegate products there…I love the fact that my Ham and Turkey are nitrate free…One stop shopping is key especially when you have a couple of kids in tow.

Snacks, you can get Organic Annies treats, Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies that are delicious,Organic dried fruits and raw nuts even Organic Fair trade coffee.  Oh  and check out the meats…Organic Grass fed Hey, paleo junkies are you listening???If you haven’t been to BJs  grab a day pass and explore the fun filled isles.Perk…If you have COUPONS, they accept them  Yeah baby, that’s what I’m talking about…

With the summer fast approaching grab some applegate hot dogs for the grill…Best part NO NITRATES… So check them out for yourself truly a Fabulous Find and a place I will venture out week after week because they are always offering new varieties…If your lucky you might even get to sample a few treats…Win,Win

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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March

Find out how you can save $120 a year on your phone bill, or why now is a great time to get an iPad.
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Spring is (hopefully) at our doorstep, and even if you’re planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you’ll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. To help you save big, we’ve mined the extensive DealNews archives for sales, coupons, daily deals, and individual products from the past few years to guide you in your quest to make the most savvy purchases this month. From chocolates to iPads, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.

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Treat Yourself to Chocolate

Skip the Lingerie

You may think that immediately after the most romantic day of the year, you’d see huge discounts on lingerie. But, although we do indeed see some price cuts, it’s not really the best time to buy underthings. Instead, wait for June and July; that’s when Victoria’s Secret unveils its famed Semi-Annual Sale, and last year around the same time, we also saw excellent markdowns from a plethora of other retailers like Frederick’s of Hollywood, Maidenform, and Bare Necessities.

It Might Be Time to Cut Your Cable

Cable cutting has long been a hot topic amongst those who want to save on their monthly bills, but we’ve seen a lot of movement lately that makes it all the more doable. Sling TV just launched its live TV Internet service that includes ESPN, ESPN 2, HGTV, and 17 other channels for $20 a month. (More channels are available at an additional cost.) Plus, Hulu added a major player to its rank of programming; starting in April, it’ll be the only subscription video-on-demand service to have all 14 seasons of CSI, as well as new episodes as they air. Even if you’re not ready to cancel cable entirely, it’s become a lot easier to negotiate a cheaper price, as providers are keen on doing whatever they can to keep your business.

Hold Off on Buying Spring Apparel

It’s common knowledge that the best time to buy current season apparel is well after said season has begun. That’s why cold weather apparel is still such a hot buy right now. But how long until you can don the fashionable and cheap short sleeves, shorts, and flirty dresses which have started to filter into stores? A good rule of thumb is to wait at least two to three months into a season in order to score the best discounts on weather-appropriate apparel. In the meantime, if you simply must buy something new for spring now, keep an eye out for coupon codes that offer nominal discounts on whatever must-have full price apparel catches your eye.

Save on Last Year’s Phones, Wait for Discounts on New Models

Mobile World Congress is this month, and many new cell phone models will debut. That means a slew of 2014 models will soon become previous-generation, and will thus see discounts both on and off-contract. Keep in mind however that some of the biggest Android models, like the presumed update to the Samsung Galaxy S5, probably won’t arrive until later this spring. Plus, despite the discounts on older models, it rarely takes long for new phones to see deals, and if you find a new device that strikes your fancy, waiting just a few months should yield a 50% off discount. So if you’re not in a hurry, waiting a few more months to buy a new smartphone might be wise.

Get More Free Shipping at Amazon

In the past, Amazon would offer free shipping on all orders that consisted of $35 or more of Amazon-sold goods; items sold by marketplace vendors at Amazon didn’t count. However, now items sold by third-party merchants that are listed as having free shipping can contribute to your minimum purchase. (Click here for more details.) Some experts believe that this change may actually encourage marketplace vendors to offer free shipping on their wares, resulting in fewer shipping fees across the board.

Keep an Eye Out for Awesome iPad Deals

Last month, Apple revealed that sales of its iPad have been relatively lackluster, which is good news for customers. We took a look at our deals and noticed that 2014 saw a 40% increase in iPad deals, compared to 2013. This suggests that retailers are trying to make the iPad a more tempting purchase, and while this trend isn’t exclusive to just March, we expect deals to get even better as we get closer to the September / October time frame, when the next generation will be announced.

Get $120 Off Your Yearly Verizon Bill

Verizon changed its data plans, making 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB options $10 cheaper per month. However, if you’re part of one of these tiers, you won’t get this discount automatically; instead, you’ll just get your data bumped for the same price. But if you’re happy with, say, 1GB of data, and don’t need 2GB per month, you can call Verizon and ask for the cheaper rate instead. That might only be $10 per month, but it translates into $120 in savings across the entire year.

42″ and 55″ LCD TVs Offer The Best Value

We’re hitting a dry season for TV deals, but not all hope is lost for consumers in the need of a new flat-screen. Deals on name-brand 42″ LCDs remain at $300, which is the second-cheapest price we’ve seen for this category in the past year. If you’re on a particularly tight budget, the best deals on off-brand sets of the same size have averaged $237 in the past two months.

If you have the space and budget for a larger set, name-brand 55″ LCDs are again providing the best value in the 55″+ TV size range. The best deals on these LCDs have averaged $500 since the start of the year. Compared to 2014, that’s the second best price we’ve seen for these TVs. The sheer quantity of 55″ TV deals also dwarfs deals on all other screen sizes with over 10x more deals than smaller TV screen sizes. However, off-brand 55″ LCDs have fluctuated in deal price from $250 to $443. To maximize savings, we’d recommend looking for deals closer to the $250 mark. Before you buy anything though, be sure to check out our guide to the biggest myths about buying a TV.

1080p Laptop Deals Hit Their Stride as New Intel CPUs Enter Market

Intel’s fifth generation processor, codenamed Broadwell, is finally hitting the market with full force. And understandably, the first deals we’ve seen on mainstream, 15″ Core i5 configurations with this CPU (which uses less power) have been relatively pricey, with deals averaging around $608.

For a better value, we recommend looking at deals on last year’s Haswell-based machines, which are just as fast. Mainstream 15″ machines in particular continue to enjoy good prices, with deal prices averaging $375 since the start of the year. If you see a deal at or near that price range, we recommend you act quickly on it.

Finally, last month we noticed a steep price drop on 15″ laptops with high-resolution 1080p screens. Prices hit $335, a first for these premium laptops. While it’s unlikely that March will bring a lower price, consumers should remain vigilant because last month’s deal could be a sign that retailers are targeting 1080p laptops for discounts. Excluding last month’s low, the best deals for these laptops have averaged $432 in 2015.

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Best and Worst things to Buy in March…

 

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Spring is at our doorstep, and even if you’re planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you’ll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. To help you save big, we’ve mined the extensive DealNewsarchives for sales, coupons, daily deals, and individual products from the past few years to guide you in your quest to make the most savvy purchases this month. From chocolates to gaming consoles, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.

Treat Yourself to Chocolate

Did you not get the sweets you hoped for on Valentine’s Day? Well luckily you can peruse high-end chocolate shops for any lingering V-day treats. As always after a holiday, themed sweets go on sale at any store with overstock. This month, look for treats that haven’t been gobbled up and you’ll find discounts of up to 50% off at places like Godiva. Also check the gift section of department stores for other decadent ways to treat yourself on a budget.

Skip the Lingerie

You may think that immediately after the most romantic day of the year, you’d see huge discounts on lingerie. But, although we do indeed see some price cuts, it’s not really the best time to buy underthings. Instead, wait for June and July; that’s when Victoria’s Secret unveils its famed Semi-Annual Sale, and last year around the same time, we also saw excellent markdowns from a plethora of other retailers like Frederick’s of Hollywood, Maidenform, and Bare Necessities.

Hold Off on Buying Spring Apparel

It’s common knowledge that the best time to buy current season apparel is well after said season has begun. That’s why cold weather apparel is still such a hot buy right now. But how long until you can don the fashionable and cheap short sleeves, shorts, and flirty dresses which have started to filter into stores? A good rule of thumb is to wait at least two to three months into a season in order to score the best discounts on weather-appropriate apparel. In the meantime, if you simply must buy something new for spring now, keep an eye out for coupon codes that offer nominal discounts on whatever must-have full price apparel catches your eye.

Stock Up on Frozen Foods

While National Frozen Foods Month is largely a marketing ploy to draw attention to the frozen foods industry, be on the lookout for supermarkets offering special coupons in their circulars for different frozen food brands. And if you come across a particularly hot deal, you can easily stock up on the long-lasting foodstuffs.

Savings on Last Year’s Smartphones

Several phone manufacturers debuted a fleet of phones at Mobile World Congress in February, which simultaneously has turned several 2013 models into previous-generation goods. That means it’s a great time to start looking for freebie phone deals (with 2-year contracts) or even for-profit offers that come with gift cards. Just keep in mind that it rarely takes long for new phones to see deals, and if you find a new device that strikes your fancy, waiting just a few months should yield a 50% off discount.

Lock in a Lower Amazon Prime Rate

There has been much speculation about whether or not Amazon could really increase the cost of its annual delivery service, Amazon Prime, after the store announced the possibility over an earnings call last month. And while our own survey shows that 65% of shoppers are unwilling to pay an increased rate, there’s been furtherevidence to suggest that this is a very real and probable future. Thus, if you were seriously considering subscribing for the service, we recommend doing so soon so that you can avail of the current $79 rate.

Xbox One Deals on the Horizon

It might be hard to fathom, but the brand-new Xbox One is due to see some steeper discounts in March or April. We tracked pricing when the previous-generation Xbox was first released and discovered that it received its first discount of 10% in April. However, the situation this time around is a bit different; the Xbox One has already seen a few deals, dropping to as low as $475, or 5% off. Moreover, the PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox, and Microsoft recently discounted its system by $50 in the UK. This all adds up to potentially earlier, more frequent, and steeper deals in the coming weeks.

And what of the PS4, you may ask? The PlayStation 3 followed a similar price-drop timeline to the Xbox 360, in that it saw its first deal four months after release. However, this time around the PS4 is a full $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, and the winning sales figures suggest that there’s little incentive for Sony to offer deals at this time. That said, a 10% discount would knock the starting price to $359.

60″ LCDs and 4K TVs Continue Their Price Drop

March is typically a slow month for TV deals. However, the tail end of February saw a series of Editors’ Choice offers on name-brand 60″ 1080p LCD HDTVs, with deals hitting an impressive low of $699. In fact, for the month of February we saw more deals on this size category than we did on 42″, 46″, and 47″ sets combined. And luckily, if you’re in the market for a mega-TV, we expect these sales to continue into March. That said, look for deals at or around $699, which is just $20 over the all-time we saw for this category back in November.

Early adopters should also take note that 55″ 4K TVs continue to rapidly drop in price. One set in particular, Seiki’s SE55UY04, is leading the price war with deals as low as $600. For anyone keeping track, that’s the best price we’ve seen for any 55″ 4K HDTV. But be warned, prices will get even better as competition increases and more 4K content is released.

Current-Generation Intel Laptops Break Deal Records

Over the holidays we recommended cash-strapped shoppers opt for Ivy Bridge-based laptops (i.e., laptops using Intel’s previous generation processor) rather than current-generation Haswell CPU laptops. The older models were cheaper, and for the most part provided sufficient power for everyday needs. Since the start of the year however, 15″ Haswell laptops have been seeing stronger deals than their older counterparts, with the best deals averaging $415. (By comparison 15″ Ivy Bridge deals have averaged $484 since the start of the year.)

As a result, consumers in the market for a 15″ mainstream laptop should look for deals on Haswell systems.Core i5-based Haswell notebooks specifically hit a low of $400 in February. That’s just $13 over their lowest holiday price. Likewise, Core i7-based Haswell laptops, which pack a little more power than the Core i5-based machines, have also seen aggressive deals, setting a new deal record in February as they tumbled to $499.

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