Monthly Archive:: December 2008

Saving you Money on Ebay!

Today, I was searching ebay to find a couple small gold coins for my kids to donate to the Salvation Army.  In the process, I discovered the Microsoft Live Cashback program.  I got a 30% rebate on my two purchases by using Live Search to find ebay auctions, using Buy-It-Now and paying with Paypal!  You have to follow the instructions, but it worked for me and I see both credits as pending in my Microsoft Live account.

I’m sure many of our deal savvy readers already knew about this.  For those who didn’t, have fun with your holiday shopping on ebay!  Here’s How:

Microsoft Live Cashback

Be sure to read the “How To” and “FAQ” links on the page linked above first.  When done correctly, you will see the Microsoft logo and Cashback image at ebay when you click Buy-It-Now for a purchase, before the next step where you commit to buy.  Ebay will then put up a link with terms, conditions and instructions about how to make your first purchase and how to setup your Microsoft Live account or link to an existing one.  Follow them and you are good to go!

Ask Marvin #12: Who needs Detroit?

“Hi Marvin.  I saw your trillion dollar plan a while back.  I noticed even Marvin planned to give money to automakers and that was before they were on their knees begging for it!  Now, they are all in big trouble and the government has to have a big debate about giving them a dime.  Meanwhile, financial institutions get billions without even a hint of disagreement.  Citibank>>General Motors?  What gives?  – Signed, Mad in Michigan”

Marvin’s Giveaway Corner: Sponsored by Kids-N-Cribs.Com

Today Marvin has a new sponsor!  It’s www.kids-n-cribs.com.  Some of you may know Bryan (bfmarini) from our forums at Car-Seat.Org.  He is generously allowing today’s winner to choose one item from the following: