In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Best Ways to Get Online Coupon Codes

By Cameron Huddleston

Here are the top sources and times for finding discount codes to save considerable money on online purchases

JewishWorldReview.com | If you're not in the habit of looking for a coupon code before you make any purchase online, you're missing an opportunity to save. These codes - typically a combination of letters and numbers - can be entered at checkout to score discounts. There are a multitude of Web sites that offer discount codes, and retailers themselves provide them through a variety of channels.

Here's a rundown of the best ways -- as well as the best times -- to find online coupons. You'll find that all of these strategies are relatively easy and can save you big bucks.


Retailers' sites. Retailers tend to promote discount codes at the top of their homepages. Take note of the code because you might not see it again once you get to the checkout page where the box to enter the code is located. Bath and Body Works, Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears and Victoria's Secret are among retailers that most frequently offer codes that apply to items sitewide or to broad categories, according to DealNews.com. Several of these retailers also allow customers to use more than one code at a time.

Jones says a 10% to 20% off coupon code for electronics is a good discount; whereas 15% to 20% off for clothing is common, so hold out for 40% or more. However, sometimes the coupon codes offered on retailers' sites aren't the best available discounts, says DealNews.com coupon editor Sarah Jones. That's why you should check other sources, too.

Coupon sites. Sites dedicated to providing coupon codes occasionally list exclusive coupon codes in addition to those that retailers are promoting on their sites. So you can find codes at these sites that you won't find anywhere else because they have partnered with retailers to offer these special discounts. Some of our favorites are Coupon Sherpa, DealNews.com,

PromotionalCodes.com, RetailMeNot.com and Savings.com. As the name suggests, FreeShipping.org is a good source of free shipping codes.

Facebook and Twitter. Following a retailer on Facebook or Twitter is a good way to find out about coupon codes - as well as one-day sales and giveaways, says Ashley Recio Nuzzo, founder of FrugalCouponLiving.com and a Savings.com contribute. Sometimes the only way to get a retailer's discount code is to "like" its Facebook page.

Email alerts. If you sign up to receive emails from retailers, you will get coupon codes and sale notifications. Many of the codes sent by email are universal, but sometimes retailers send exclusive codes for use only one time, Nuzzo says. Create a separate account to receive these emails so that your primary account doesn't fill up with notifications and offers from retailers, she says.

Customer service. Both Jones and Nuzzo say it never hurts to call a retailer's customer service to ask if any unpublished coupon codes are available. I once called customer service when the discount from a coupon code I was trying to use for an online purchase wasn't being applied. The customer service representative applied the discount to my purchase then gave me an additional 10% off to compensate for the trouble I had trying to place my order online.


First of the month. DealNews.com recently studied coupon release patterns and found that retailers offer a higher volume of discount codes on the first day of the month. Most of those codes tend to be valid for the entire month, Jones says. So if you can wait until later in the month to make a purchase, your patience might be rewarded with a better deal as retailers release codes for higher discounts to spur sales before the end of the month. If a deeper discount doesn't appear, the code released at the beginning of the month likely will still be valid.


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Early in the week. Check for new coupon codes on Sunday, which is when many stores release offers. If the retailer of your choice doesn't release any then - or you're not impressed with the discount - check back later in the week to see if new codes have been released in advance of the weekend, Jones says.

Around holidays. DealNews.com found an increase in coupon codes released around major holidays - usually about two weeks in advance. Many retailers have sales around holidays, too, so you can increase your savings by applying coupon codes to already discounted items. According to DealNews.com, the best coupon discounts tend to appear on Cyber Monday - the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers have sales.

August and October. These two months see a higher than average volume of coupon code releases, according to DealNews.com. Back-to-school shoppers can take advantage of discount codes to cut the cost of school supplies and clothing (see 10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping). And savvy shoppers can take advantage of the abundance of coupon codes in October to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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