Have the best Black Friday Yet

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It is that time of year again when everyone is out shopping for all of his or her Christmas gifts for the best deals. It is fun but can be overwhelming especially if the store you’re heading to runs out of what you need. However, there are ways to avoid the frustration of Black Friday. You need a strategy, follow these tips and strategies for your most successful Black Friday yet!

1.)Scout

Start early before Thanksgiving go to the stores that you know you are going to want to go to on Black Friday and check the deals. Some retailers have their best deals on Thanksgiving. Check ads, it is easy to skip over stores that you do not usually shop at but one of those stores might have a better deal. Some deals may only last until a certain time pay attention to that.

2.)Budget

Set a budget and do not go over it. This will help with impulse buys. At the time an impulse buy may not seem to make a difference especially if it is a good price but if you make one or two impulse buys in the 5 stores you go in, that’ll add up. Stay safe carry a small purse that closes all the way that remains in front of you at all times. Cash is a great way to stay on a budget but is more likely to be stolen or lost, a debit card is ok but fraud protection is weaker, credit cards are better with fraud protection but allow you to overspend. It sounds like I just told you every method of payment has a downfall and it does, but to remain on the budget keep a checklist, prepare ahead and do the math. Add up every receipt make sure you’re not going over your budget.

3.) Do your Research

Several sites will begin posting the Black Friday ads when they become available. Be sure you are getting the best for your buck, while it may look like a great deal you may be able to do better somewhere else, check these sites for price comparison Shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com You can check these sites for the latest deals:

4.) Bouns Discounts

If you enjoy going out at the crack of dawn, then this is the deals for you. Some stores will offer early bird specials which could be gift cards for the first 500 customers to walk in the store. Stores that provided the “early bird” deal last year was H&M which gave the first 100 people in line tickets for up to $300 in-store credit. Another store Sports Authority at midnight, Sports Authority rewarded the first 80 customers to walk through its doors with cards worth up to $500. They always say “the early bird gets the worm” check out which stores are offering it this year!

5.) Deepen your Discounts

Paper coupons are back, be sure to fill your purse will Black Friday coupons. Don’t let your smartphone die because you will need coupons on there. Prepare early check the coupons and save them to your wallet. Download DealNews to stay on top of all the latest deals on the go.

6.) Be a Social Media Butterfly

Follow your favorite stores on whatever social media platform you enjoy most, turn on notifications and keep an eye out for coupons, sale previews, or even Black Friday ads can appear on their social media. Don’t search for the social media deals while standing at the register do it before you arrive, screenshots are a great way to have easy access. Be sure to look at promo codes from the website, or manufactures website you can watch right here on DealNews these can net some serious savings.

7.) Read the Fine Print

While most stores keep their return policy the same for Black Friday. There are the exceptions of the shops who do not receive some even charge restocking fees as high at 15%, primarily for electronics. Check the company website you can usually find the return policy information there or signage at the customer service desk. While asking the sales clerk is an option if they give incorrect information then the written policy will trump whatever they may have said. Just be careful when asking the clerks because they are under much stress and sometimes they may not fully know the return policies especially if they changed for Black Friday.

8.) Split Up

While shopping with friends can be fun. Use your numbers to have more extensive coverage areas. Have a game plan and have people in designated stores.

You can find more great tips, strategies, deals, and not what to buy at DealNews under the Black Friday section.

With all the great deals on Black Friday, go to a toy store and pick up a few things to take to a homeless shelter, an orphanage, or Operation Chrismas Child. It is always a good time to give back you the deals to help you save while helping someone.

Remember Black Friday is usually not a place for young children, it can be dangerous and stressful. Leave them at home and enjoy a ladies day shopping.

Finally be kind to everyone, especially the sale clerks they are dealing with thousands of people in short time. Giving up their Black Friday shopping so that you can have yours, so be respectful to them, many may be sleep deprived. Just be courteous, everyone wants to have a good time.

 

 

 

 

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20th Anniversy of America Recycles Day

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Today is America Recycles Day, but why? On November 15th 1997the National Recycling Coalition started this day and it is declared yearly by the Presidential Proclamation. 

This day encourages Americans to commit to recycling, this had been a program of Keep America Beautiful since 2009. To raise awareness there are thousands of events across the United States to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. As a commitment to recycling and buying products made from recycled materials, you can take a pledge.

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There are events all the time here in Orlando that is focused on recycling. Come out meet new people and help save the world. Here are some events that are happening:

KSC’s America Recycles Day (ARD) Events– November 14-15th at Kennedy Space Center

NBC Tower Plastic Bag Collection– November 15th on Howell Branch Rd.

Electronic Waste Collection Event– November 15th at Recycle all Electronic

Any H&M– November 16th

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PRIVATE EVENT FOR WINTER PARK RESIDENTS: Electronics Recycling Event– November 18th

Orange County Recycles Day 2017– November 18th at Orange County Landfill

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Courtesy of @CityBeautiful 

Downtown Orlando is keeping our city beautiful with newly installed solar-powered recycling and waste units. For more information on Keep Orlando Beautiful (KOB).  If none of these interest you there is much more all year long, just keep an eye out for events in your area.

Do you need some ideas on how you can keep America clean? Check out these awesome 10 ideas from Harmony Enterprises, INC. 

  1. “Find out if carton recycling is available in your area.  If it’s not, talk to your local recycling center about recycling cartons. The Carton Council has some great resources.
  2. Stop throwing away clothing and household textiles. Find a local clothing recycler or contact Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) to find out where to donate.
  3. Encourage your kids to recycle at school. If recycling is not widely available at your school, talk to the principal, superintendent, or PTO about it.
  4. Avoid plastic bags by bringing your own bag, or simply declining the bag when you can.  When you have excess plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, or newspaper bags, bring them to your local retailer to recycle.
  5. Take the “I Recycle” pledge, and invite your friends to do the same. Businesses can also pledge to recycle more.
  6. Talk to your kids about recycling.  Beyond the typical paper, plastic, and aluminum, how can they recycle their clothes, toys, or electronics? How can they use recycled items into art projects or gifts?
  7. Find or host a recycling event in your area and take part! There are thousands of America Recycles Day events being held around the country.
  8. Get familiar with what you CAN and CAN’T recycle.  Here is a great refrigerator list, and a few more items you probably forgot.  Recyclable items can also vary by where you live, so check with your local recycling center too.
  9. Get inspired!  Go to the America Recycles Day website to find out what other communities and companies are doing. You may also be inspired by Sweden’s 99% recycling rate or what recycling centers like Winneshiek County are doing.
  10. Buy recycled when you can! When you purchase items that are made from recycled materials, you help eliminate the need for virgin materials. Buying art made of recycled materials can be even more meaningful.

Keep Orlando beautiful, keep America beautiful, keep the world beautiful. Get out in your community find out ways you can help fight the war on waste.

 

Short Term Rental Condo in Kissimmee – For Sale – 3159 Britannia Blvd, #A, Kissimmee, FL 34747

O5529656 3159 Britannia Blvd, #A, Kissimmee, FL 34747 $124,900 3Bed/2Bath

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Beautiful three bedroom and two bathroom condo, located in the Villas at Island Club Community is up for sale. It comes with a spacious, open floor plan. This property is perfect for a vacation rental, seasonal home, or permanent residence. IT is zoned for short or long-term rental in a gated community with amenities that include two club houses, two heated community pools/jacuzzi, tennis & volleyball courts, shuffleboard, a fitness room, playground, and BBQ/picnic area. Conveniently located to theme parks, shopping, restaurants, and area attractions.

INTERIOR FEATURES
There are six rooms in this unit that includes a living room, master bedroom, two other bedrooms, a kitchen, and an inside utility. This unit was built in 1999 and boasts 1,381 square feet of living space. Public utilities and city water are connected in the unit along with cable television that is available upon a service request. Ceiling fans, smoke alarms, central air conditioning & heat, along with blinds and shades come equipped with this condo. Kitchen appliances that come with the unit include a dishwasher, dryer, disposal, microwave, oven/range, refrigerator, and a washer. Carpet and ceramic tile are installed throughout the unit.

Have a pet? They are most certainly welcome.

COMMUNITY FEATURES
This condominium complex is located in Osceola County. This is a gated community with amenities from two club houses to a fitness room and much more, located close to Westside K-8 school and Celebration High School.

If you’re interested in purchasing this home in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more vacation rental properties in Kissimmee, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

MIKE RANCE
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

Oak Hammock Preserve – Two Story Home In Kissimmee, Florida – For Sale – 2751 Rambling Oaks Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746

O5529367 2751 Rambling Oaks Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746 $254,900 4Bed/3Bath

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This home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Eight rooms make up the interior of this home. The eight rooms include the living room, dining room, master bedroom, bedroom one, bedroom two, bedroom three, a family room, and a kitchen area. This home was built in 2005 and offers 2,749 square feet of living space. As an added bonus, this home’s kitchen comes with an array of appliances from a built-in oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, a range hood, and a refrigerator. Throughout this home carpet, laminate, and ceramic tile are installed.

Enjoy 10,149 square feet or 0.23-acres, which this home sits on.

The community of Oak Hammock Preserve offers a community pool, clubhouse, trails, and so much more.

If you’re interested in purchasing this home in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more homes available in Kissimmee, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

BEAUTIFUL BUENAVENTURA LAKES HOME – Four Bedroom/ Two Bathroom House – For Sale – 160 Guaymas Dr – Kissimmee, Florida

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O5516254  160 Guaymas Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34743  $189.900  4Bed/2Bath

Located in Buenaventura Lakes community is this beautiful four bedroom and two bathroom home with a newer roof, air conditioning unit, and exterior paint. This home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms with a foyer as a bonus room. Park your vehicle in the attached two car garage that comes with a garage door opener. Street parking is available as optional parking space also. This home was built in 1981 and measures 1,390 square feet. Other amazing features of this home you should know about is that it is cable connected and comes with volume ceilings and the kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, an oven, and a refrigerator.

The lot size this home sits on is approximately 7,492 square feet or 0.17-acres. Fruit trees are located on the property and yes, the property is fenced in for privacy. A utility shed is also available on the property to store all your outdoor gear.

Absolutely, no homeowners association fees on this property.

Nearby are major highways, the Florida Turnpike, the 417, shopping, restaurants, the Loop Mall, Lake Nona Medical City, and area attractions.

START MAKING MEMORIES IN THIS OSCEOLA COUNTY DREAM HOME!

 

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If you’re interested in purchasing this home in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more homes available in Kissimmee, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

Orlando Unique Homes: 260 CHESHIRE WAY, DAVENPORT, FL 33897

O5508499 260 CHESHIRE WAY, DAVENPORT, FL 33897 $259,900 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom

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Beautiful four bedroom and two bathroom home located in Legacy park community. This home comes with many new upgrades including skylights ($1,300 value), kitchen cabinets/appliances – leather tops ($35,000 value), kitchen sink ($2,000 value), master bedroom ($3,500 value), bathroom ($17,000 value), tile ($7,000 value), front door + entry way + salt system ($5,000 value), screen extension ($5,800 value), pool area ($58,000 value), fence ($6,500 value), shed ($3,000 value), and much more. All upgrades to this home total up to a value of $144,100.

This home has been designed for entertainment purposes. It is perfect for a residence, vacation home, or short term rental with convenience to the community park, shopping, restaurants, the 429, and I-4.

Inside of this four bedroom and two bathrooms living space consists seven rooms that include a breakfast room, a great room, a kitchen/family room (combined), a living room, master bedroom and a split bedroom. This home was built in 2005 and has a square feet measurement of 1,642. Carpet, vinyl, wood and ceramic tile have been installed throughout the house.

This home sits on a lot size of 7,440 square feet, which is equivalent to 0.17 acres. Attached to the home is a two car garage. Gutters/downspouts, an irrigation system, outdoor lights, a screen in patio with an in-ground pool and a utility shed have been installed.

HOA for this home is required at an annual rate of $568.03, which goes toward such community expenses as keeping up the community park and playground.

Imagine living in a home with beautiful 42-inch cherry cabinets, a copper farm sink, an extended screened-in pool area with rock waterfalls, a fire pit, and only located a mile from 192. It can’t get more unique than this in Central Florida.

Occupy Or Short Term Rent This Beauty. It Definitely Won’t Last Long!

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If you’re interested in purchasing this home (or a home) in Davenport, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more properties and listings in Davenport, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

1609 OAK HILL TRL, KISSIMMEE, FL 34747

O5505950 1609 OAK HILL TRL, KISSIMMEE, FL 34747 $205,000 4Bed/2Bath

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This beautiful four bedroom and two bathroom home built in 1998 is located in the community of  Indian Ridge Villas. There are six rooms inside this property, which are as follows: the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, second bedroom, third bedroom, and fourth bedroom. This home comes fully furnished including the following kitchen appliances: an oven, dishwasher, disposal, a microwave and a refrigerator. This is a plus for investors, as this fully furnished property comes with the option to be short-term leased. Central air conditioning and heat, smoke alarms, a security system, ceiling fans, carpet, and ceramic tile come equipped throughout the home. This property is everything your family could ask for and more as the neighborhood comes with a variety of amenities from a recreation center, a tennis court to a park. Usually, homes in communities with amenities like these have to pay an HOA fee, but this housing area provides optional HOA payments.

This house sits on a lot size of 7,362 square feet, which is approximately 0.17-acres. Gutters and downspouts perimeter the home and there is an in-ground heated pool enclosed in a screened-in patio.

Live Comfortably Near Disney World – Only 9 Minutes Away!

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If you’re interested in purchasing this home (or a home) in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more properties and listings in Kissimmee, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

1394 CINDER LN, KISSIMMEE, FL 34744

O5314251   1394 Cinder Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744   2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom   $375,000

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This single family home is a two bedroom, two bathroom cutie on 5-acres (approximately 217,800 square feet). It was built in 1987 with 1,384 square feet of living space. This home is equipped with blinds/shades, a wood burning fireplace, ceiling fans, a central vacuum, a washer, hot water electric, a water softener, central A/C and heat (the operates off of electric fuel). There are additional appliances that come with this home (in the kitchen area) that includes a built-in oven and a refrigerator.

The exterior construction of this home consists of brick material and a shingle roof.

This property is zoned as AC (agricultural). Great for the outdoors lovers. Did we mention that the yard is also fenced? Amazing!

Live the country dream near the city!

If you’re interested in a single family home in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more listings of homes in the Kissimmee, Florida area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance – RE/MAX 200 Realty
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255