How to FIX Facebook, New Kids on the Block style! (Step by step…)

I heard from a little bird that you’re not getting enough TFF in your Facebook news feed.  I feel badly about that.  Poor Mr. Frugal has been given the job to make sure you get the deals you want and since you’ve like us on Facebook, that means you were hoping to see status updates from us. Around the clock he sits ready to share the deals I find, but it’s quite pointless when maybe 500 of our 17,000 fans are actually getting this information.  Let’s change that New Kids on the Block style!  Here are your step by Step instructions so we can continue our love affair on Facebook, yes we DO love you guys!

Step one, we can have lots of fun…

Yes it’s true!  We have lots of fun over on Facebook with exclusive giveaways and prizes just for our fans.

Step two, there’s so much we can do…

We have some great ideas in the pipeline, but we need you to actually SEE our updates!

Step three, it’s just you for me…

You liked us right?  We like you too.  Add us to your “interests list” and we can become better friends.

Step four, I can give you more…

It’s true, you’ve been missing out.  I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is hope I can give you more DEALS!

Step five, don’t you know that the time has arrived…

It’s time, like right now.  Head on over to Facebook and follow the very simple instructions below.  In no time, you should start to see The Frugal Find in your news feed again.  There was much rejoicing!

HOW TO FIX FACEBOOK:

Head on over to the Frugal Find Facebook Page, on left just under our larger profile picture you’ll see a gear looking symbol.  Click on the downward facing arrow right next to it.  Then click “Add to Interests List” and follow the instructions from there.  You can create a list for the deal bloggers you follow, a list for your best friends, a list for restaurants you eat at, it goes on and on!  From there you can check your interest lists and everything they post will be there, fancy isn’t it?


Laptop & Desktop PC Sales (Up to 32% Off)

If you’re in the market for a new laptop or desktop computer, I’ve found a couple really good sales today. Amazon is having a sale on Samsung laptops – from $100 up to $300 off. The best deal I see is the Samsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-Inch for $649.99 (reg $949.99).

The Microsoft Store is also having a sale on laptops and desktops – up to 30% off. There are a few laptops on sale for $500 (reg $650), and there are also mid-range and high-end models with larger discounts.

Not sure what you need in a new computer? I’ve got you covered – read this article: Buying a new computer? Get the most bang for your buck!


(Expired) Google Play App Store $0.25 App Sale

In celebration of 25 billion app downloads, Google Play has a bunch of apps for $0.25 right now (not sure how long this will last). For those of you unsure, Google Play is the app store for Android devices.


(Sold Out) Groupon: JVC 47″ LCD HDTV $499 Shipped ($250 Off!)

Groupon Goods has the JVC 47-inch BlackCrystal 3000 Series LCD 120Hz HDTV ($949.99 list price) for $499 shipped right now! This same exact TV is $749.99 shipped on Amazon right now. This is a NEW unit – NOT a refurbished TV. We took advantage of a TV offer on Groupon Goods about a year ago – we couldn’t be happier.


Amazon: iPhone 5 Screen Protector $6.90 Shipped!


Amazon has these Skinomi TechSkin iPhone 5 screen protectors (for the front AND back of the phone) for $3.95 plus $2.95 shipping – $6.90 shipped to your door! They already have 68 reviews and get 4.2/5 stars. Apparently these are thicker than your normal screen protector – if you don’t like using a case, you can use this instead and give your phone a little more protection.


Amazon: Nintendo Wii High Resolution Component Cable $4.05 Shipped

Amazon has a Nintendo Wii High Resolution AV / HDTV / EDTV Component Cable for $1.07 plus $2.98 shipping, making it $4.05 shipped! With 4.3/5 stars, this looks to be a fantastic deal! We’ve had one cable chewed through by one of our pets, I’ll be buying this as a backup for our current cable.


Amazon: iPhone OtterBox Cases As Low As $17 Shipped!


Amazon has this iPhone 4/4S OtterBox Defender case for $17.00 with FREE Amazon Prime or Super Saver Shipping! You can find lots of different colors if black isn’t your color (prices vary).

Amazon Prime Shipping:

These items ship FREE with Amazon Prime. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, start your one month free trial today. If you aren’t eligible for the free trial, maybe a relative will share their Prime shipping with you?


Amazon: 6 ft HDMI Cable $1.63 Shipped (4.4/5 Stars!)

Amazon has 6′ HDMI cables for $1.63 with FREE shipping right now. These cables get 4.4/5 stars with over 6,000 reviews – we have two in use at our house and I couldn’t be happier (unless they were free, I guess). I highly recommend ordering a few extras to keep on hand – you will have a hard time finding an HDMI cable for under $20 in a brick and mortar store, so spending $3.26 for two extra cables right now could end up saving you in a pinch.


Amazon: NEW Kindle Fire $159 Shipped!


Amazon revealed a bunch of new Kindle devices today, the most exciting to me is the new Kindle Fire! It still has a 7″ screen like it’s predecessor, but it comes in $40 cheaper – $159 shipped to your door. It’s has a 40% faster processor and twice as much RAM (memory) which should really help iron out some of the kinks we saw in the first version (mainly performance issues).

Want something even better? They also released two Kindle Fire HD tablets – a 7″ version and an 8.9″ version. At $199 and $299, these are still some very inexpensive tablets. With the cheapest iPad being $499, a $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ sounds like a fantastic deal. They also have an 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE for $499 – it has 32 GB of hard drive space (regular HD version has 16 GB) and you get 250 MB of data transfer per month for a yearly fee of $49.99. Sounds like a good deal, but it won’t take too long to reach that data cap either.


(Sold Out) Groupon: Toshiba Laptop w/Core i5, 6 GB RAM $425 Shipped!


Groupon has the Toshiba P775-S7100 for $425 with FREE shipping right now. This unit is manufacturer-refurbished, and the specs are impressive! It has an Intel Core i5-2450M processor, 6 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750 GB hard drive and Windows 7. This same exact laptop is over $750 brand new on Amazon right now.

Not sure what you need in a new computer? Read this first: Buying a new computer? Get the most bang for your buck!


(Sold Out) **HOT** Pre-Owned Wii Console $49.99 Shipped!


If you’re looking to pick up a Wii for cheap, this may be the deal for you! CowBoom (Best Buy’s outlet) has pre-owned Wii consoles for $49.99 with FREE shipping! Note that these won’t be in perfect condition (scratches, scuffs, maybe even marks) – but if they work that’s all that really matters, right?

If it looks like they’re sold out, just try again – on my second try (and third) I was able to add one to my cart.

Thanks, Hip2Save!


Groupon: Toshiba Laptop with Core i3, 4 GB RAM – $359 Shipped


Groupon has the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5307 (factory refurbished) for $359 shipped right now! This computer lists for $504.99 new on Toshiba’s website. Looks like a pretty good computer – it has an Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD and Windows 7. View the full list of specs over here.

Not sure what you need in a new computer? Read this first: Buying a new computer? Get the most bang for your buck!


Groupon: HP Laptop $279 Shipped


Groupon has the HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC model #dm1-3010nr for $279 shipped right now. This same exact model is going for just over $340 shipped on Amazon.

Not sure what you need in a new computer? Read this first: Buying a new computer? Get the most bang for your buck!


ATTN Bloggers: Get 1 TB of CDN Service for FREE!


Calling all bloggers! If you’re looking to speed up your site, check out MaxCDN! Right now they’re offering 1 TB of transfer (that’s 1,000 GB) for $1 – and you can e-mail them and get your $1 back if you want. We’ve used MaxCDN since Sept of 2010; their service is great, they have excellent tech support, and integrating their service is super easy for WordPress users. What are you waiting for? This offer ends Aug 31st at midnight PST.


Don’t have a blog, but thinking about starting one? Check out the 4-part series I wrote for people just like you:

  1. Starting A Blog, Part 1: Getting started with a platform, hosting and plugins
  2. Starting A Blog, Part 2: Blogging basics and no-nos
  3. Starting A Blog, Part 3: How to Make Money Blogging
  4. Starting A Blog, Part 4: Optimizing Your Blog

Geeks.com: iPod Touch 8 GB (4th Gen) $143 Shipped!


Geeks.com has the iPod Touch 8 GB 4th generation (current generation) in black, refurbished for $139.99 (reg $152.99) right now. 4-8 day shipping was $3.30 for me, so it should be close to that for you. Brand new on Amazon these are $183.99, so you’re saving $40 after shipping over purchasing a new one.