How To: Use Glade Refills On The Oust Fan

How To: Use Glade Refills On The Oust Fan

Glade Scented Oil Refills Cost $0.15 per ml. Oust refills cost $0.33 per ml. Here is how to get Glade scented oil refills into an Oust Portable Fan. Yay. —MEGHANN MARCO

Longer Lasting Supermarket Bread: Ask For The Frozen Loaves

Longer Lasting Supermarket Bread: Ask For The Frozen Loaves

Want your bread to last longer?

Best Buy's Secret "Employee Only" In-Store Website Shows Different Prices Than Public Website

Best Buy's Secret "Employee Only" In-Store Website Shows Different Prices Than Public Website

Have you ever found a deal at Best Buy’s website only to travel to the store and find that the “sale” is over? Did the Best Buy employee show you “proof” on their “website”? It now seems that there are really TWO websites, and they’re identical except for the prices. Here’s the deal:

Hack Your Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner

Hack Your Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner

Everyone loves the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner, except of course, for the people who don’t. The main reason not to love the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner is the fact that the refill costs $5.99.

More Price Tag Codes Decrypted

The popularity of yesterday’s “Target Price Drop Hack” post helped rustle out some other retailer’s secret pricing codes:

Tell Kinkos It Sucks And Make Them Lose Money

If you went to Kinkos, and had a sucky experience, you should first try to resolve your complaint with the manager in-store and on-the-spot. Failing that, write down the store address and call 1-800-463-3339.

Hack Amazon Price Drops

Hack Amazon Price Drops

Amazon has a policy that if you buy something from them, and the price drops within 30 days, they will refund you the difference.

Hack Amazons URLs For Bargains

Hack Amazons URLs For Bargains

ProBargainHunter analyzed Amazon’s URLs and found ways to easily find hidden clearance and deal items by department. For instance, 75% off cameras:

Holiday Shopping Secrets

Holiday Shopping Secrets

• Befriend the store staff. Ask with your best bambi eyes if there’s any unadvertised coupons or sales going on that week.

Lease Your Way to the Hi-Tech Stratosphere

Lease Your Way to the Hi-Tech Stratosphere

Four years ago she bought two Creative Zen 40GBs for under $300 apiece, along with a 2-year Replacement Plan for $40.

Retro Auto-Complaint Letter Generator

s automatic complaint-letter generator which simplifies and enliven your grievance submission process, an internet relic from 1996.

Shophacks: Use Excel to Ensnare Your Customer Service Reps in Their Own Nefarious Web

Shophacks: Use Excel to Ensnare Your Customer Service Reps in Their Own Nefarious Web

Like a crime scene investigator catching a serial killer, you keep meticulous records of every call you make to customer service. And then you lose the slips of paper (maybe you even scribbled on the backs of receipts, hm?). Instead of tossing your gumshoes, screw on your green plastic visor and bust out the Excel.

Amazon Light Adds Super Saver Shipping Sorting

Amazon Light Adds Super Saver Shipping Sorting

Alan Taylor, creator of the award-winning Amazon Light Four front-end, has built a new version called… ‘Amazon Light.’ (Version 4 still exists, should you prefer that interface.) The biggest new improvement as far as we’re concerned is the ability for Amazon Light to tell you instantly whether or not an item qualifies for free Super Saving shipping and Amazon Prime—a feature often requested by Amazon customers but that has never been built into the interface, likely for fear of pissing off third-party retailers.

Amazon Credits You Becomes ‘RefundPlease.com’

Amazon Credits You Becomes ‘RefundPlease.com’

Very nearly at the beginning of our existence as a weblog, we posted a link to Amazon Credits You, a site that helps you watch out for potential savings if Amazon drops their price on an item within the 30-day price guarantee window. We went back today to dig up the name of the site so we could punch in some numbers (see, even we use our tips; we aren’t totally phoning it in) and discovered the site has been changed to Refund Please.

Commentors Speak: Keeping Southwest Airlines Aisles Free By Queening It Up

While posting comments from other parts of the site—like the Southwest Seating Policy post from not long ago—is the cheapest form of editorial we could possibly muster, sometimes they’re just too good to not draw extra attention to. Gander writes:

There are definitely ways to ensure that – assuming you are an A boarder who gets an aisle seat – you can maintain the vacancy of the seat next to you on all but completely booked flights. Since I’m the type that most skittish midwesterners prefer to sit next to on an airplane (young, white, attractive, skinny) I find that it helps to play on other prejudices. The following work for me:

Shophacks: How to Force ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ at Many Stores

This scheme is a bit duplicitous, of course, but we feel no compunction passing on ways to game the same system that so often screws us over. Use these tricks at your own risk.

The Best Time of Year to Buy Item X

The Best Time of Year to Buy Item X

God bless this no-nonsense column over at CNNMoney that explains with a minimum of cruft when exactly is the best time to buy everything—if everything is airline tickets, televisions, houses, cars, videogames, and toys. Here’s the bit about airline tickets that you can put in your pocket right now for it is as simple as the organism sure to infect you on your next flight:

For all the seeming complexity that goes into the price of airfare, the answer to when some of the cheapest tickets can be found is surprisingly simple: Wednesday.

Follow Dell Refurbs’ Life Stories

Follow Dell Refurbs’ Life Stories

Gawkerite Scott Kidder has stumbled on a potentially handy bit of Dell Hellishness for those who have had the brass balls to order refurbished computers from the Dell Outlet—only to find they don’t work.