With the economic climate forcing everyone to tighten their purse strings, it can be hard to find the extra cash at the end of the month for the little luxuries that make it all worthwhile.
But there are ways, even on the tightest of budgets, to free up a little extra so that you can treat yourself to an occasional luxury, be it a little shopping spree, a weekend away, or a meal out at your favourite restaurant.
Over the last 10 to 15 years, more and more retailers have promoted their services online and one way of grabbing the attention of a mass audience is to give them an exclusive offer. Vouchers, discount codes and exclusive web offers have become more and more common, giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy great shopping, dining and travelling experiences without breaking the bank.
If you never seem to be able to get enough money together to take a little trip away, an Orbitz promotional code could be just the thing for you. Orbitz coupons are limited-time offers that can save you a fixed amount of money on booking a holiday, give you a percentage saving on flights and hotels or allow you to purchase a package deal at a discount price.
If holidays are not what you are missing but you really wish you could do little bit of extra shopping each month, Amazon coupons could be right up your street. Amazon sells books, DVDs and games but has expanded its range to include furniture, clothes electronic goods and even groceries.
Sometimes it is life’s luxurious pleasures that get sacrificed when financial times are hard. That is where voucher codes can come in handy, making that little bit of spare cash stretch a bit further and giving you access to products from high end companies like Pioneer Linens. Pioneer Linens coupons give you money off bed linen, bath robes, towels, home décor and amazing gifts to brighten up your home.
Note: This is a guest post by Robert Sommers. Robert is a freelance mortgage and real estate writer and an amateur investor based out Baltimore. He has worked for over 25 years as a licensed real estate agent in all areas of commercial and residential real estate.
For all you hopeful homeowners out there, a reminder that the home buyer tax credit has recently been extended by Congress. The popular program is now being offered to all eligible home sales occurring between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010. Its basically offering the same thing as the last version- a $8,000 refundable tax credit available to qualified first-time home buyers. In addition, the extension includes a new provision that offers a $6,500 credit to move-up homeowners.
To qualify for either credit, individual taxpayers cannot make in excess of $125,000 and joint filers cannot make more than $225,000. Other qualifications are that you cannot have owned a home as a primary residence within the last three years. You are also required to stay in the home that you are applying the credit towards for three years. Receiving the credit is really straightforward- simply claim the amount on your upcoming tax return or file an amended return for last year. No other forms or paperwork are necessary.
So if you have been waiting to take advantage of the ridiculously low housing prices and mortgage rates currently available, now is definitely a good time. For more information on the eligibility requirements look HERE.