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Ticketmaster Ticket Voucher Class Action Settlement (Update)

Redeem your Ticket Vouchers on these select events
Heads up!

Due to a 2013 Ticketmaster Class Action Lawsuit, you may have two or more free concert tickets and discount counts available in your account. 

Who is eligible: Those who purchased tickets from TicketMaster between October 21st, 1999 and February 27th, 2013

To see if you qualify: Log in to your Ticketmaster account, click on the “My Account” link, and then scroll down and until you see the “Active Vouchers” link

What events can these tickets be used for: List of events can be found here

Other info:

› Each voucher is good for two tickets, and up to four tickets can be redeemed at a single event

› For full details and FAQs, head over here.

Remaining upstate NY eligible shows:

7/21 – Foreigner w/ Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

7/30 – Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don’t Sleep Summer Tour at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

8/2 – Kings of Leon at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

8/10 – Lady Antebellum: You Look Good Tour 2017 at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

8/12 – Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer Tour with Phillip Phillips at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

8/20 – Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer Tour with Phillip Phillips at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

8/25 – Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows: A Brief History Of Everything Tour at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

9/11 – Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows: A Brief History Of Everything Tour at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

New eBay Price Match Guarantee Policy

Did you find an eBay Deal at a better price somewhere else? eBay will now gladly price match the competition.

eBay’s Price Match Guarantee Overview

  • In a nutshell -> if a shopper finds a competitor offering the same product for less, once verified, eBay will offer a coupon for the difference in price that can be used towards the purchase of the item
  • For the Price Match Guarantee to be met, the two items being compared simply have to be:
    • Brand new / unopened items on the eBay Deals page
    • Identical and in-stock items from one of the following competitor websites:
      • Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com, Target.com, Sears.com, Wayfair.com, or Jet.com
  • If you find a product for less:
    • First, contact eBay Customer Service to request a price match (before buying the item)
    • Then let them know where you found the lower price
      • They will price match on the spot
    • Once it is confirmed, you’ll be sent an eBay voucher for the difference
  • No memberships or subscriptions are required


eBay will also be rolling out Guaranteed Delivery this summer for US shoppers, a service that will be available for over 20 million items.

Update 2:

Save Time and Money with eBay Labels

States With Tax-Free Holiday Weekends (2017)

Tax Free Weekend 2017 Sales Tax Holidays
  • Alabama clothing, computers, school supplies – Jul 21-23rd, 2017
  • Arkansasclothing, school supplies – Aug 5-6th, 2017
  • Connecticutclothing and footwear Aug 20-26th, 2017
  • Floridaschool supplies, clothing, computers – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • Iowaclothing – Aug 4-5th, 2017
  • LouisianaPersonal Property (< 2500) – Aug 4-5th, 2017
  • Marylandclothing & footwear – Aug 13-19th, 2017
  • Mississippi clothing & footwear – Jul 28-29th, 2017
  • Missouriclothing, computers, school supplies – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • New Mexico clothing, computers, school supplies – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • Ohioclothing and school supplies – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • Oklahomaclothing – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • South Carolinaclothing, school supplies, computers – Aug 4-6th, 2017
  • Tennessee clothing, school supplies, computers – Jul 28-30th, 2017
  • Texasclothing, backpacks & school supplies – Aug 11-13th, 2017
  • Virginiaclothing, school supplies – Aug 4-6th, 2017

* If you live in Delaware, Montana, Oregon or New Hampshire, there is no sales tax year-round *

The Best Things To Buy In July

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Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money.


Amazon Prime


This year, Amazon Prime Day will take place on July 11th.

This is a day (similar to Black Friday) where Amazon offers Prime members over 100,000 deals across all product categories.   New deals start every 5 minutes and items tend to sell out quickly.

If you’re a Prime member, there are great discounts to be had, especially on Amazon-brand products.

Other retailers take notice as well and offer their own deals in response.  For example, Walmart had deals of up to 50% off thousands of items last time, as well as free shipping on orders over $35.

If you’re not already a Prime member, sign up for a free trial now!


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New furniture will arriving in showrooms in August, which means retailers will be looking to move current/older stock to make room for the new inventory.  Look out for sweet clearance sales, as July is one of the best clearance times of the year for furniture.  You can expect to spend 10 percent to 50 percent less when purchasing furniture during this month.  Outdoor furniture will be the most heavily discounted, as demand is soon to drop.

Some exceptions, however, include mattresses (best time to buy is May) and office furniture (best time to buy is May and August).

Since you have the upper hand, negotiate for extra items or more savings!



It is generally not advised to buy clothes that are in season.  However, this breaks the rule, as July is the best month for swimwear deals.

Expect to see discounts from retailers (such as PacSun and Target) ranging from 25% to 80% off with prices starting as low as $5 (children) and $9 (adults).

ToysRUs Pre-Fourth of July In Store Event (June 25th)



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