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February 1, 2017

Men’s Razor Kit : $11.99 + Free S/H

Men's Razor Kit

Today: $11.99 + Free S/H
Was: $25
Coupon: DPSTRTR130
Expires: 2/3/17

This Dorco Prime Starter Set is perfect for any man desiring a classic shave from a double edge, with the high quality of Dorco’s signature stainless steel blades. Kit includes 30 stainless steel double edge platinum blades with extra teflon coating, a chrome plated butterfly shaver, and a travel case with mirror. Ordering this item does not enroll you in a monthly razor club.

February 1, 2017

Target : 10% off $25+ Valentine’s Day Party Supplies

Save at Target

Today: 10% off $25+ Valentine's Day Party Supplies
No coupon required
Expires: 2/4/17

Get 10% off when you spend $25 or more on Valentine’s Day party supplies and decorations at Target. No coupon required. Simply add items to your cart to see discount. Shipping is Free on orders of $25 or more.

January 29, 2017

Personalized M&Ms : 25% off any order

Personalized M&Ms

Today: 25% off any order
Coupon: HEART25
Expires: 2/4/17

Design your own unique party favors with candy by color to enhance any celebration. Add a personal message, clip-art, or even upload a photo! Use coupon HEART25 to get 25% off any order.

January 27, 2017

FragranceNet : Free S/H on any order

Save at FragranceNet

Today: Free S/H on any order
Coupon: GFRE7
Expires: 1/29/17

Save up to 70% off retail at FragranceNet + get Free shipping on any order when you use coupon GFRE7.

January 26, 2017

Soul Mate T-Shirts : $13.99 + Free S/H

Soul Mate T-Shirts

Today: $13.99 + Free S/H
Was: $22.99
Expires: Unknown

Pair of 100% cotton T-shirts featuring the words Soul and Mate. Available in sizes S-3XL. Will arrive in time for Valentine’s Day if you place your order today.

January 25, 2017

6 Ways to Prevent Package Theft and Stop Porch Pirates

6 Ways to Prevent Package Theft and Stop Porch Pirates
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According to, in 2015 alone, an estimated 23 million Americans had packages stolen from their homes. That number is likely going to rise as more and more consumers are enjoying the perks of online shopping.

How can I protect myself from porch pirates?

One of the best ways to prevent porch theft is knowing when you are going to receive a package and making arrangements so that the package is not left there for a long period of time.

Amazon When you order from Amazon, you can opt to receive text messages letting you know when a package will arrive and when it has been delivered.

The United States Postal Service has a program that allows you so see when a package is coming to you, get text alerts whenever there’s a tracking update for your package, and schedule a redelivery of your package online if a delivery attempt is made when you aren’t home. If you’re going out of town, you can put all your mail on hold. They’ll keep it for you at your local Post Office and you can pick it up or they will deliver it all when you’re back in town.

UPS My Choice is a free program that will send you delivery alerts via text, phone or e-mail the day before a delivery. If you won’t be home at the time of delivery, you can request packages to be held for pickup at a UPS facility. For a $5 per package fee, you can have the item delivered to another address or choose a new delivery date that fits your schedule. A Premium Membership ($40/year) gives you unlimited free deliveries to another address, unlimited free deliveries on another day, plus other benefits. UPS My Choice

FedEx Delivery Manager is a Free program that allows you to hold your delivery at a local FedEx location, give specific instructions to FedEx for deliveries, customize delivery times, request delivery to another address, request a vacation hold, sign for a package remotely, and receive delivery notifications.

It’s also good to make a pact with a neighbor or two to help each other with collecting packages if they are delivered when no one is home.

Upping the Ante

But what if package theft is rampant in your neighborhood and being proactive is not enough? Front porch security cameras are very popular right now, with many featuring apps that allow you to see (and even speak to!) anyone on your front porch in real time.

Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell The Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell allows you to see, hear, and speak to anyone at your door from your smartphone, tablet or PC. You’ll get instant alerts when visitors press the button on your doorbell or trigger motion sensors. Infrared night vision ensures you can protect your home, even when it’s dark. It conveniently sets up in minutes with the included tool kit and installation guide.

This Utah man had such a problem with package thieves, he set up his own sting operation, setting out fake packages, and catching the porch pirates on video. This might be a good idea if you suspect the pirate is someone who lives in your neighborhood and you can ID them.

What should I do if I suspect a package has been stolen?

1. Make sure your package really is MIA. Last Christmas, I sent a friend a pair of shoes. When I got the delivery confirmation, I asked her if they fit and she told me she hadn’t received them yet. I went back and forth with the store via email, only for her to find them in her MAILBOX the next day. Moral of the story – not all packages are placed on the porch. Check everywhere!

2. If you have determined that the package is indeed missing, contact the store you ordered from to see if they will work with you on getting a replacement.

3. Contact your local police department on a non-emergency line to report the missing package.

4. Report the issue to your local shipping agent. It is important to know that shipping agencies such as UPS, USPS, and FedEx are typically not responsible for stolen packages, unless they are insured. However, if they are alerted to incidents like these, they may take precautions to leave your packages a little less out in the open.

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