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Tips For Investing in Home Efficiency

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The biggest energy drain on a household is heating and cooling, but that doesn't mean you have to wear sweaters or bathing suits around the house to save energy. There are a number of ways to invest in home efficiency by reducing energy consumption, starting with your windows. Depending on your situation and investment capability, it is possible to use sunlight to passively heat your home. Skylights can create natural lighting and save on electricity, and Energy Star windows can be placed on south-facing windows to help generate heat and light.

The Energy Star label, an international standard for energy efficient products, is one thing to keep an eye out for when investing in new items or appliances. Computers, for instance, often have the Energy Star label, indicating they are more energy efficient than required by federal standards. You can take your energy efficiency a step further by purchasing a laptop instead of a desktop computer, and keeping them turned off when not in use.

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BuyVia Helps you Find the Perfect Graduation Gifts

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Graduation season is upon us and the BuyVia team came up with our top three gifts for grads this year. Deciding what to get a high school or college graduate is a difficult decision because you want to ensure they can enjoy it now and into the future. Whether the grad you’re shopping for will be enrolling in higher education, beginning a career, or taking some time out to travel we have a few great Graduation Gift ideas that are available at affordable prices.

The Job Seeker

For the graduate who is finishing college and looking to jumpstart their career, help them get their foot in the door with a subscription to LinkedIn’s Job Seeker Premium service. Through this upgraded service their profile will be highlighted as a featured application, they’ll be able to see who is viewing their profile, and they will have access to the Job Seeker Group for support and additional advice. At just $19.95 a month, this service is a great way to help your grad quickly transition from college student to working professional.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Web Surfing, Email and Gaming Are Most Popular Uses for Tablets

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Today BuyVia released our Tablet Survey results revealing that the top three functions consumers use their tablets for are web surfing, email and games.  The three functions consumers use the least are video conferencing, taking pictures/videos and listening to music. As the tablet market continues to expand, it’s interesting to see how consumers are interacting with their devices and which devices they choose for different things.

Our survey found that the majority (65%) of survey respondents own a tablet, including the iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy Note, 23% own an e-Reader, including the basic Amazon Kindle or Nook, and 27% do not own a tablet or an e-reader. To see additional survey results, be sure to check out the official press release.

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BuyVia’s Top 4 Mother’s Day Gifts

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In honor of Mother’s Day, the BuyVia team put together our top four favorite gifts for Mom this year. Although you love and appreciate your mom all year round, why not spoil her a little more one day a year? Whether it’s the businesswoman, the mom on the go, the fashionista, or the bookworm, we have the perfect gift at an affordable price.

 

The Business Mom

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Smartphone Features [infographic]

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Smartphone Deals

  • Up to $1000 off iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile General Vendor logo
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    Up to $1000 off iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile

    Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 15. Up to $1000 off iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile when you activate service and trade in select phones.  Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade and switch carriers. If you have anything older than an iPhone X, to time to upgrade. Shipping soon.

    • iPhone 15 has 5G, better battery, better camera, satellite emergency, crash detection and more!

    Trade-in Old iPhone or Android Phone

    The best deals are when trading in an old phone. If you do not have one, you can buy one on eBay and save a ton.  Buy a Samsung S20FE 5G in very good condition for $160 and get $830 trade in value on AT&T! Keep your old iPhone as a spare. Buying a used iPhone is more worrisome with many having replaced screen using 3rd parties.

    Wireless companies are giving phones away in exchange for locking you in for bill credits each month.

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.

    Special iPhone 15 Promotions when you Switch

    • AT&T - Get up to $1000 off iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max - up to $830 off iPhone 15/ iPhone 15 Plus with eligible trade-in when you purchase on an installment plan, with an eligible AT&T unlimited plan (speed restrictions apply)
    • Verizon: Get up to $1000 off this device when you trade in. New line required. Plus $200 when you switch.
    • Xfinity: Save up to $800 on iPhone 15 Pro with tradein
    • T-Mobile: Get an iPhone 15 Pro ON US via 24 mo. bill credits when you trade in an eligible device on Go5G Next or Go5G Plus plan.

    Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

    New iPhones 15:

    • iPhone 15: Starts at $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1099 (512GB)
    • iPhone 15 Plus: Starts at $899 (128GB), $999 (256GB), $1099 (512GB)
    • iPhone 15 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB), $1499 (1TB)
    • iPhone 15 Pro Max: Starts at $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB), $1599 (1TB)

    The biggest changes: USB-C port (no more proprietary Lightning cables!), all models have top of the screen Dynamic Island, better low light cameras, and the iPhone 15 Pro/ Pro Max models now have the new and faster A17 pro chip that speed up all tasks.

    AT&T Unlimited Starter Plan

    • 1 Line $65/mon for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, standard definition Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, 3GB Hotspot
    • 5G Access
    • Standard Mobile Security
    • 5 lines for $150
    • Plus tax & fees
    • To qualify for $1000 credit, minimum Trade-In value must be $230 or higher after device condition questions have been answered
      • Eligible devices:
        • Apple iPhone: 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max
        • Samsung Galaxy: Z Flip4, Z Fold4, S22 Ultra 5G, S23, S23+, S23 Ultra
        • Google: 7 Pro
    • To qualify for $830 credit, minimum Trade-In value must be $130-$229 after device condition questions have been answered
      • Eligible devices:
        • Apple iPhone: 11, 11 Pro, iPhone 12mini, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Pro, 13 mini
        • Samsung Galaxy: S20, S20 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 FE 5G, Fold, Fold 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, S22 5G, S22+ 5G, ZFold2 5G, Z Fold3 5G
        • Google: Pixel 6 Pro, 7
        • OTHER: OnePlus 10 Pro

    Verizon Unlimited Welcome Plan

    • 1 Line $45 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming
    • 5G Nationwide
    • No Hotspot
    • Plus tax & fees

    Verizon Special Trade-in Offer: Monthly price reflects net monthly payment, after Apple instant trade-in credit at checkout, and Verizon monthly bill credits applied over 24 months. Customer must remain in the Verizon Device Payment Program for 24 months to receive the full benefit of the Verizon bill credits. Bill credits may take 1-2 bill cycles to appear. If it takes two cycles for bill credits to appear, you’ll see the credit for the first cycle on your second bill in addition to that month’s credit. Requires purchase and activation of a new iPhone 15 mini, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max with the Verizon Device Payment Program at 0% APR for 24 months, subject to carrier credit qualification, and iPhone availability and limits.

    T-Mobile Essentials Plan

    • 1 line $60/month, Get 3rd line free
    • Unlimited Talk Text and Web
    • Unlimited 3G hotspot
    • DVD quality streaming
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: June 10, 2024 12:59 AM PDT


  • Bose SoundLink Flex SE Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Refurbished Sale Ebay logo
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    Expiring Today: Bose SoundLink Flex SE Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Refurbished Sale $89.00 + Free Shipping ($129.00)

    Price drop. Ebay (Bose on eBay) has a Bose SoundLink Flex SE Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Refurbished Sale $89.00, Free Shipping. Regular $129 New at amazon. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars.

    2 year warranty.

    • Connects Wirelessly with Bluetooth Compatible Devices
    • Up to 12 Hour Battery Life
    • Crisp, powerful sound in a little package
    • Durable silicone strap for added portability
    • Rugged and waterproof design

    Bose sound on the go from your smartphone and tablets.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: June 6, 2024 11:59 PM PDT


Today BuyVia released our Smartphone Survey results revealing what features consumers want in their next Smartphone. As Apple, Samsung, Blackberry and Windows continually release enhanced devices, it’s always exciting to see what brands, operating systems and feature sets top the ‘most wanted’ lists.

How will the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 stand up to the iPhone? Does the new Blackberry 10 even stand a chance? Check out the infographic below to see the hottest features, how often people are upgrading, whether or not they plan to switch from Android to iOS or vice versa, and what people do with their old devices.

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More Than Checking Prices — How to Get the Most Out of A Store UPC Barcode Scanner

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Since last 2012, the BuyVia team has had insight into what features our users are interacting with the most.  It quickly became clear that in-store barcode scanners are very popular. These scanning capabilities have literally put the world in your hand by empowering you to quickly compare prices of products you’re searching for to guarantee that you’re truly getting the best deal.

Sometimes when you use a barcode scanner to scan a product, you may experience a scanning error.  We’ve discovered that a large number of UPC scanning errors stem from the various barcode formats available and proprietary products—some of which are specific to certain vendors.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Apple iWatch and Lower Cost iPhone [infographic]

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Today BuyVia released our Apple Rumors Survey results revealing what consumers want in the rumored Apple “iWatch” and lower cost iPhone. As tech experts, we’re always curious about what products and features will be in the next generation iPhone or what new product Apple will release next. More importantly, we’re always interested in what will resonate most with consumers.

Will Apple’s next products be a hit or miss? The infographic below details the top five most coveted Apple iWatch features, the top features consumers would give up/would not give up for a cheaper iPhone, the price points consumers want the cheaper iPhone to be, etc.

Are you interested in either of these products?

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New BuyVia.com Website Features

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We recently rolled out a large website update!

New Features

Coupon section - Coupons for all the latest discounts from top online stores.

Account unification with our mobile apps.  One account works on all devices.  Save searches from your iPhone/Android and see them on a Tablet or at BuyVia.com.

History is also logged and shared with your devices - If you barcode scan an item in a store, you can see it when you log in to your account on the website. You can then search for a lower price or purchase the item quickly because you are on a much larger screen.

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The BuyVia Two Cents Blog is Here!

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BuyVia App for iOS and Android

By Norman Fong, CEO and co-founder of BuyVia

Welcome to our first BuyVia Two Cents blog post! We are excited to launch our blog.  But we won’t be like just any other blog.  Consider it your very own shopping concierge and advice forum. Now you won’t only find an abundance of daily deals and coupons on our website and via the BuyVia app, but you’ll also get exclusive shopping tips and the latest and greatest shopping resources for both in store and online shopping.

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