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  • #443

    Smile Therapy



    The Power and Influence of American Women:

    1. They have a collective purchasing power that exceeds the entire economy of Japan.
    2. They make up 51% of the US population, yet they buy or influence 83% of all products and services sold.
    3. They sign 80% of all checks written in the US.
    4. They select 89% of the time where a new bank account is opened.
    5. The number of women homebuyers has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
    6. Women buy twice as many homes when single, as single men do.
    7. Women are responsible for 91% of all home purchases.
    8. And as an added bonus, an estimated 86% of women are LOYAL to their service providers, and are a great source of REFERRALS.

    In the event you didn’t know, now you know who to spend your time and efforts on!!!

    I had the pleasure of attending a TOP, TOP real estate trainer last week in Albany. Her name was Debra Jones. She shared with us this amazing set of statistics that you may or may not be aware of.

    This information is vital in who you are “targeting”. Make sure you have the right decision maker.

  • #585

    Smile Therapy


    Visit http://www.womansday.com/tiptalk to see all the best tips on everything from cleaning and organizing to getting errands done faster.

    ST – Staff

  • #586

    Smile Therapy

    Great website for SHOPPERS and bargain hunters

    Brands:: Reebok, Harley- Davidson,Columbia,Rubbermaid,Northface,
    Adidas,Timberland, Minnetonka

    Prices:: $215 to 50, $325 to 79, $60 to 15, $120 to 30

    Worth a look


    Be sure to check the “lucky sizes” and “amazing bargains” section too!

    Jackie L, Elbridge, NY

  • #587

    Smile Therapy

    Attention: SHOP-A-HOLICS

    Have you heard of GETTING PAID TO SHOP ?

    Its called mystery shopping. If nothing else, its pretty cool that someone created this.

    Also, if you are a retailer, this may just keep you on your toes.

    Check it out at http://www.shadowshopper.com

    Julie, CNY

  • #588

    Smile Therapy

    Local Shopping Tip… a hidden gem?

    Check to see if you have any local Farmers Markets in your area.

    In Syracuse they have a World Class Farmers market every Saturday near the Carousel Mall.

    Incredible plants for the price. Also tasty baked goods, dog/animal treats, and some very reasonable clothing vendors.

    The local Farmers markets…may be a litle hidden treasure, right under your nose. See if your city/ town has one.

    JS, Auburn NY

  • #589

    Smile Therapy

    MONEY and TIME saver

    If you are shopping for something, how about a site that…

    >> COMPARES prices for you.
    >> includes the TOTAL cost( tax, shipping, etc).
    >> gives plenty of CUSTOMER feedback.
    >> is Simple to use.

    visit http://www.Shopping.com

    Vicki S, NY

  • #590

    Smile Therapy

    A woman’s day

    My everyday agenda is 50% shop, 20% get ready for the day, 10% watching My sopoperas, 19% sleeping, and 1% cooking, cleaning, and playing with the kids.

    Neal M, New York

  • #591

    Smile Therapy

    Are you a Powerful Woman in the Detroit, MI area – you deserve to be pampered

    The Ladies of T.O.P. G.U.N. (Together Overcoming the Poverty mindset while Getting Unlimited income Now) in the Greater Detroit Area will be having a Pampering Get Together on October 4th. Come on,you know you deserve it. Learn about new & exciting products for you & your family!! Hair, skin and a better you – it’s all here – for more information – go to my website at http://www.tahitiannoni.com/clouwaert – or you can call/e-mail me at (248)506-4386 / nonisolutions@comcast.net – Hope to hear from you soon!! Faith, Love, Health, Wealth & Lifestyle to you all!

    Charlie, Madison Hts., MI

  • #592

    Smile Therapy

    Deal of the Day Shopping sites

    These are fun sites that offer a 1 deal of the day special that lasts until sold out.

    http://www.atomicdeals.com ( wait for your price)
    http://www.steepandcheap.com ( outdoor gear)
    http://www.woot.com( all over the board stuff)
    http://www.bfiz.com ( jewelry)
    http://www.lunarloot.com ( electronics)
    http://www.tanga.com ( deals and games)

    Have fun

    ST Staff

  • #593

    Smile Therapy

    Women: Great site to check quality of…….

    Here is a great site to check the QUALITY of Cosmetics

    Checks both brand and individual products.

    Gives a ranking 1-5 and
    Gives the Percentage (%) chance of the consumer re-buying or not(Which to me, says it all)


    Myscha’s site

  • #594

    Smile Therapy

    Shopping Bargains?

    check out


    Debbie, Syracuse

  • #595

    Smile Therapy

    Waiting for PRICES to DROP??

    Attention shoppers..

    If you are looking for a specific item and waiting for a price drop, check this out.

    This site does a price check and also makes the daily price drops in many consumer purchase categories.

    Cut and paste this link:


    ST Staff

  • #596

    Smile Therapy

    How POPULAR is your BABY’s DELIVERY name??

    This is kind of silly, yet somewhat informative.

    Gives the history of names and their popularity over the years?

    What are the most commonly used names of today?
    What were big back in the 70’s and 80’s?

    Find a unique name.


    TAS, Marcellus NY

  • #597

    Smile Therapy

    Cheapest Days( and Times) to go Shopping

    Hotel Rooms…. Sunday
    Groceries…….Sunday or Tuesday
    Dinner Out……Tuesday
    Airplane Tickets Wednesday AM
    Gas………….Thursday( before 10 am)
    Clothing……..Thursday Evenings
    Department Stores Saturday Evening

    Happy shopping

    Found on the internet

  • #598

    Smile Therapy


    Ladies…..Have a look


    J Roth, Florida

  • #599

    Smile Therapy

    New Hair Fashion by Jaclyn Smith at paulayoung.com

    For over three decades Jaclyn Smith has graced television and print media as an actress, role model and designer. The host of Bravo’s hit reality show Shear Genius has always had a passion for fashion and beauty, and has one of the most famous manes in the hair industry. Known for her practical demeanor and down-to-earth beauty regime, Jaclyn Smith has now joined forces with hair fashion industry leader Paula Young® to create a magnificent line of hair fashions, including falls, clip-ons, ponytails, wigs and other pieces. STYLE by Jaclyn Smith, available exclusively through http://www.paulayoung.com and the Paula Young® catalog, provides women everywhere with access to star-quality hair fashions at affordable prices.
    “During my career in Hollywood I have had the benefits of working with some of the world’s great hair stylists such as Jose Eber. I would often use wigs and hair enhancement pieces in my movie roles,” explains Jaclyn Smith. “Today’s stars use all kinds of hair additions to create their glamorous images – a short bob one day and long tresses the next. I wanted to find a company that would make these hair fashion choices available and affordable for all women. With help from my friend Jose Eber, we have made that possible. From this idea came my new hair products: STYLE by Jaclyn Smith.”
    STYLE by Jaclyn Smith features over 20 styles, each available in a wide array of colors. The collection consists of: clever volumizers that integrate with existing hair to enhance volume; luxurious falls; full-coverage wigs; and add-on pieces to create polished ponytails and glamorous updos. For more information visit:


    Hair Fashionator

  • #600

    Smile Therapy

    Great Idea: ::: In LIEU OF Wedding Favors…..

    Heres an idea: instead of spending gobs of money on wedding favors,that most people admittedly,don’t have a ton of use for.. Try this

    Donate the money to a local charity such as an animal rescue service or food/clothing for the poor. Your choice.

    You can be sure the money will go to a good cause and the guests will be grateful as well.

    Amy, Auburn NY

  • #601

    Smile Therapy

    Bed Bath and Beyond Coupons

    if you are a BBB frequent shopper, they have a spot where you can sign up for coupons that come to your door via email and regular lmail.

    For details:


    WWWeb scout

  • #602

    Smile Therapy

    Chat Chew and Chocolate

    If you think its a great name ladies, that’s because it is.

    This site has a party kit for a night with the ladies. It includes a Sex in the City tape, chocolate, some gourmet cookies,a fun board game for women only, and much more.

    The site itself has other fun stuff for women as well.

    Have a look


    Debbie, Ohio

  • #603

    Smile Therapy

    Hair Spray Saver

    I learned this from one of my favorite hairdressers. After styling my chin-length hair with a blow dryer and hot air brush, there is often a lot of static electricity in my hair and it won’t stay in place. Instead of loading my hair down with a lot of hair spray, I was taught this neat trick. Spray your brush with hair spray and then run it through your hair. Very little spray is added to your hair, but it calms down the flyaway look. Your can of hairspray will last a lot longer. If there is a family member who is sensitive to chemicals, this also helps by putting less fumes into the air. I do this whole process in front of the open bathroom window while the exhaust fan is running. You’d never know I’d just been in there with a can of hairspray in my

    Margie in Washington State

  • #604

    Smile Therapy

    Petite Clothing Shopping Tip

    My short legs prove costly as petite clothing is usually sold out and the average items go on sale. I have saved hundreds over the years in pant and skirt purchases by buying clearance in average sizes and hemming them myself with my sewing machine. Even if you don’t sew, you can use the fusible tape to hem them. Just be careful to not use a super hot dryer or the tape will let loose.

    Joyce G

  • #605

    Smile Therapy


    I am short and of average weight, but I always buy my pantyhose in Queen Size. Pantyhose are so stretchy that there’s no danger of them slipping down, and they are much more comfortable to wear when they’re not so tight. I can wear them all day without any discomfort or them falling down from being stretched so far lengthwise. The biggest bonus is that they are far less likely to run, since there\’s less tugging to pull them up. They really last a long time this way and that saves a bunch of money.

    HG Northwestern Pacific

  • #606

    Smile Therapy

    Keep JEWELRY from turning colors

    Two uses for those little silica gel packages that come inside new shoes and other things you buy. Just take them and place them in with your jewelry. They keep moisture out and keep the metals from turning. Also, use these silica packets in your tool box and you will never have to buy replacement tools because of rust.

    GL , Siloam Springs AR

  • #607

    Smile Therapy

    Shopping for WHITE LINEN???

    Last year I began buying all white or off-white linens. I find that it is easier to find white sheets, pillowcases, and towels on sale because people seem to buy up the colored ones first. I also can go to salvage stores and find really nice “matching” linens for a fraction of the cost. Since all of my linens can be washed together, I am really enjoying how much time (and money) I am saving since I have fewer loads to wash.

    Angela, USA

  • #608

    Smile Therapy

    Stop Tangled Necklaces..( how to).

    Tangled Necklaces?

    I purchased several clear plastic fishing lure holders (the kind with the dividers). I store my necklaces in them. They are very inexpensive and I never have tangled necklace chains. Each necklace fits in its own compartment and they stack and store nicely in my bathroom drawer.

    Laura H, USA

  • #609

    Smile Therapy

    Static Electricity in Hair

    After blow drying hair.. take a dryer sheet and rub it all through your hair.

    It takes away the static AND as a BONUS it smells nice! Dryer sheet works for multiple uses

    Bev G in Liverpool, NY

  • #610

    Smile Therapy

    Cheap MAKE UP remover

    Vaseline(r) works really well as a makeup remover. It lasts forever and keeps the skin around my eyes moisturized and soft.

    Amanda, Pitt, Pa

  • #611

    Smile Therapy

    Alternative to Pantyhose?

    Better Than Pantyhose

    Ladies, if you wear pantyhose to work in the winter, stop wearing regular pantyhose and start wearing tights. I usually wear black or brown and that covers it all. Initially they cost a little more to buy, but three or four pairs will last the whole season!

    Jean C, USA

  • #612

    Smile Therapy

    Shopping…STOPPING impulse buying

    I enjoy watching the shopping channels on television, but I found I was spending too much. I chose a secret phrase that would help me to not buy the item for at least 24 hours. My phrase is \”must have.\” Anytime a show host says that the item is a \”must have,\” I know it is not. Usually by the time 24 hours rolls around, my enthusiasm has cooled or the item sells out.

    WWWeb scout

  • #613

    Smile Therapy

    Inexpensive PEDICURE


    Very cheap, yet effective Pedicure

    1. Ped Egg–pedicure foot file
    2. It really works by making your heels/bottom of feet smooth
    3.Walgreens/CVS/http://www.pedeggtv.com/–There are different versions that sell for approx $10-$15…

    Susan I, Florida

  • #614

    Smile Therapy

    Great tip for Soft Smooth Hair

    Natural Hair Care

    The best homemade beauty tip that is equivalent to any expensive hair treatment is to use warmed olive oil on your hair to repair, smooth, and hydrate. Just warm the oil, massage it into your hair, and leave on half an hour before washing as normal. Makes your hair luxurious and smooth.

    WWWeb scout

  • #615

    Smile Therapy

    Cheap way to Removing Make-up

    I love the convenience of the make-up remover cloths made by many skin care companies, but I don\’t love the price!

    I use dollar store baby wipes. I can purchase a pack of 80 for $1. I dip one corner into a jar of cold cream, scooping out about a teaspoonful or less.

    I wipe some of that over my face and use the rest on my eye make-up. Then I just toss it away. There is no need to rinse.

    Debra L

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