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Apr 1, 2015

Easter is a time for celebration and a time for family bonding.  Playing, laughing, enjoying and appreciating the gift that family and close friends are -is there a way better way to spend some quality time with kids or grand-kids? You probably have some lovely memories from your own childhood Easter Sundays, and you'd probably like to create the same fun and meaningful memories for your family or your friends. We've rounded up some fun and simple Easter Sunday ideas and games that everyone can enjoy:

Easter Egg Hunt

This classic Easter activity can involve everyone, regardless of age! It may be a good idea to organize the hunt out of doors to avoid littering your entire home with candy wrappers, confetti, and shoe skid-marks among other things. Plus, if the weather's nice, why not have it outside? If you're stuck on what should be the prizes, you could always have one big Easter basket as the main prize with several smaller treats hidden elsewhere. A good tip we picked up from a fellow co-worker is to create a boundary where all the Easter eggs are hidden (so that the kids don’t step out of the area).

easter egg hunt
From Cyndy Simms Parr on Flickr
 If kids are fairly young, ensure that the eggs have child friendly treats inside and are hidden within easy reach. If the hunt is for your adult friends and family, you can make it a little more interesting and put them in harder to find hiding places, a larger search area (to be sure, make your own list of hiding places for ready reference) and include more adult appropriate treats.

Simple Easter Games for Kids

The egg-on-a-spoon race is a variation of the lemon-and-spoon race. This is where you have the kids balance an egg on a tablespoon placed between the teeth and then....ready, get set, go! Here's a great tip: use treat filled eggs, so it doesn’t matter who comes first and every child's a winner! You can always have a different egg-and-spoon relay-race, where an adult starts the race and hands over to a child to complete the race. This way the whole family is involved!

kid easter games
Image From BeAFunMum
The jellybean toss is a simple game that needs a cup and some jellybeans or any other treat you can think of. Each team can have one adult and one or more kids and takes turns to toss as many jellybeans as possible into the cup within a minute or any set time. Decide the difficulty level (distance between the cup and the beans) according to the child's age.

To make it more fun, have one of the team members hold the cup on their head while the other team member lobs the beans in (with hilarious results when the jellybeans travel down a collar or a neckline!). Have a prize for the team that got the most jellybeans into a cup or announce that each team gets to keep the jellybeans they managed to get into the cup, as the prize!

Pin the nose on the bunny is another easy game that kids and adults can play. Print out a large Easter bunny face and place it on a wall. Have each blindfolded person draw a nose where they think the nose should be. Kids can tie the blindfold on the adults and spin them around a little to disorient them!
fun easter games
Image From AlannaGeorge

Easy Easter Crafts and Printables

Adults can join in this one or can take some time off while you get the kids involved in this activity: Print out separate features of the Easter bunny (several of each) using your home printer – eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and of course some big old ears! Everyone gets a paper plate to create their own bunny using all the printed features and crayons or markers to make the whiskers and so on. A prize for the one who completes their bunny first! And a bonus for the one who creates the cutest bunny!

You can simply print out some Easter pictures and themed coloring sheets from sites such as Coloring.ws or Crayola.com (simply click on the image of your choice and hit print) and hand these to the kids along with some coloring materials. The kids will get coloring and the adults can enjoy some quite time!

Our Easter Treat

compandsave discounts
As our contribution to ensuring that you have a great Easter, we’re offering you a special Easter treat via our special Easter promotion. We’re offering you 5% off and a FREE tote bag for your printer cartridge purchases all this April.  Just use the coupon code FREETOTE during checkout to get your discount and free gift automatically.

We would love to hear about Easter game ideas that you may have. Do kick off a discussion in the comments below of chat with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Denise Resendez
Easter is a time for celebration and a time for family bonding.  Playing, laughing, enjoying and appreciating the gift that family and close friends are -is there a way better way to spend some quality time with kids or grand-kids? You probably have some lovely memories from your own childhood Easter Sundays, and you'd probably like to create the same fun and meaningful memories for your family or your friends. We've rounded up some fun and simple Easter Sunday ideas and games that everyone can enjoy:

Easter Egg Hunt

This classic Easter activity can involve everyone, regardless of age! It may be a good idea to organize the hunt out of doors to avoid littering your entire home with candy wrappers, confetti, and shoe skid-marks among other things. Plus, if the weather's nice, why not have it outside? If you're stuck on what should be the prizes, you could always have one big Easter basket as the main prize with several smaller treats hidden elsewhere. A good tip we picked up from a fellow co-worker is to create a boundary where all the Easter eggs are hidden (so that the kids don’t step out of the area).

easter egg hunt
From Cyndy Simms Parr on Flickr
 If kids are fairly young, ensure that the eggs have child friendly treats inside and are hidden within easy reach. If the hunt is for your adult friends and family, you can make it a little more interesting and put them in harder to find hiding places, a larger search area (to be sure, make your own list of hiding places for ready reference) and include more adult appropriate treats.

Simple Easter Games for Kids

The egg-on-a-spoon race is a variation of the lemon-and-spoon race. This is where you have the kids balance an egg on a tablespoon placed between the teeth and then....ready, get set, go! Here's a great tip: use treat filled eggs, so it doesn’t matter who comes first and every child's a winner! You can always have a different egg-and-spoon relay-race, where an adult starts the race and hands over to a child to complete the race. This way the whole family is involved!

kid easter games
Image From BeAFunMum
The jellybean toss is a simple game that needs a cup and some jellybeans or any other treat you can think of. Each team can have one adult and one or more kids and takes turns to toss as many jellybeans as possible into the cup within a minute or any set time. Decide the difficulty level (distance between the cup and the beans) according to the child's age.

To make it more fun, have one of the team members hold the cup on their head while the other team member lobs the beans in (with hilarious results when the jellybeans travel down a collar or a neckline!). Have a prize for the team that got the most jellybeans into a cup or announce that each team gets to keep the jellybeans they managed to get into the cup, as the prize!

Pin the nose on the bunny is another easy game that kids and adults can play. Print out a large Easter bunny face and place it on a wall. Have each blindfolded person draw a nose where they think the nose should be. Kids can tie the blindfold on the adults and spin them around a little to disorient them!
fun easter games
Image From AlannaGeorge

Easy Easter Crafts and Printables

Adults can join in this one or can take some time off while you get the kids involved in this activity: Print out separate features of the Easter bunny (several of each) using your home printer – eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and of course some big old ears! Everyone gets a paper plate to create their own bunny using all the printed features and crayons or markers to make the whiskers and so on. A prize for the one who completes their bunny first! And a bonus for the one who creates the cutest bunny!

You can simply print out some Easter pictures and themed coloring sheets from sites such as Coloring.ws or Crayola.com (simply click on the image of your choice and hit print) and hand these to the kids along with some coloring materials. The kids will get coloring and the adults can enjoy some quite time!

Our Easter Treat

compandsave discounts
As our contribution to ensuring that you have a great Easter, we’re offering you a special Easter treat via our special Easter promotion. We’re offering you 5% off and a FREE tote bag for your printer cartridge purchases all this April.  Just use the coupon code FREETOTE during checkout to get your discount and free gift automatically.

We would love to hear about Easter game ideas that you may have. Do kick off a discussion in the comments below of chat with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Mar 27, 2015

This is no early April Fool’s Day joke, this Ink Fridays™ deal is one that’s quite a steal for everyone. Our money-saving Ink Fridays™ deal this week is:  Buy 1, Get 2 Free Dell Replacement (Series 21) Combo Pack of Black ( Y498D) & Color (Y499D) Cartridges. This means you can take home 6 printer cartridges for only $2.49 each at a special low price of $14.98 instead of a retail price of $113.94. That’s over 86% in savings! As always, we’re happy to share this Ink Fridays™ deal with our amazing shoppers exclusively this Friday, March 27th.

Don't forget to snag this better than BOGO deal before it ends on Friday, March 27th at midnight PST!

compandsave ink fridays

Compatible Printers for Dell Series 21

We understand choosing the right printer cartridges for your printer model is key before making a purchase. For that reason, here's the two Dell printers that are compatible for this week's special printer cartridge discount.

  • Dell V313 All-In-One    
  • Dell V313w All-In-One
You may also visit this page to find those compatible printer models.


Never Miss a Deal

We share these Ink Fridays™ deals every week here on our blog, but if you want a friendly reminder, you are more than welcome to head over here and sign up for our Ink Fridays™ mailing list. If you're new to Ink Fridays™, these deals change every week and might be anywhere from printer cartridges to photo paper as this week's deal is.

Ink Fridays™ was started after hearing feedback from you our customers, and we decided to create this special weekly deal as a way to show we are here, and we are listening. Let us know what you think we should include as a future Ink Fridays™ deal in the comments below!

Finally, don't forget to check out this week's deal before it ends on midnight for our 3 sets of Dell Series 21 printer cartridges at only $14.98!


Friday, March 27, 2015 Denise Resendez
This is no early April Fool’s Day joke, this Ink Fridays™ deal is one that’s quite a steal for everyone. Our money-saving Ink Fridays™ deal this week is:  Buy 1, Get 2 Free Dell Replacement (Series 21) Combo Pack of Black ( Y498D) & Color (Y499D) Cartridges. This means you can take home 6 printer cartridges for only $2.49 each at a special low price of $14.98 instead of a retail price of $113.94. That’s over 86% in savings! As always, we’re happy to share this Ink Fridays™ deal with our amazing shoppers exclusively this Friday, March 27th.

Don't forget to snag this better than BOGO deal before it ends on Friday, March 27th at midnight PST!

compandsave ink fridays

Compatible Printers for Dell Series 21

We understand choosing the right printer cartridges for your printer model is key before making a purchase. For that reason, here's the two Dell printers that are compatible for this week's special printer cartridge discount.

  • Dell V313 All-In-One    
  • Dell V313w All-In-One
You may also visit this page to find those compatible printer models.


Never Miss a Deal

We share these Ink Fridays™ deals every week here on our blog, but if you want a friendly reminder, you are more than welcome to head over here and sign up for our Ink Fridays™ mailing list. If you're new to Ink Fridays™, these deals change every week and might be anywhere from printer cartridges to photo paper as this week's deal is.

Ink Fridays™ was started after hearing feedback from you our customers, and we decided to create this special weekly deal as a way to show we are here, and we are listening. Let us know what you think we should include as a future Ink Fridays™ deal in the comments below!

Finally, don't forget to check out this week's deal before it ends on midnight for our 3 sets of Dell Series 21 printer cartridges at only $14.98!


Mar 22, 2015

3D coffee mug
For many of us, 3D printing may be just something we hear about on the news or online articles when checking our e-mails. We know they are capable of doing great things like building houses for people to live in, and small (often novel) things like a Grumpy Cat figurine. Have you ever thought about what you would make if you had a 3D printer? We know the prices can be pretty steep, and often associate 3D printers with hobbysists with a little extra time and cash on hand, but in due time this may change. Printing is evolving in a huge way, and its changing in a way that will impact our daily lives very soon and very directly.

Practical 3D Printing Applications

Currently, you may be using your printer to print letters, other documents, or pictures of kids and grandkids. It's a typical use of home and office printers. But can you imagine the possibility of being able to print the images of your loved ones in 3D? Or if you break your favorite coffee mug, you can simply print yourself another?

Let’s get some insights into applications that are currently possible with a 3D printer (some of these aren’t in home settings right now, but they could well be in the near future):

3d printed shoes
Anatomically tailored 3D printed shoes from Pensar
  • 3D printed toys are a reality today.  Create fun, personal, one of a kind objects that have meaning and a special relevance for your kids.
  • A new powder–liquid 3D printing technology from pharmaceutical company Apreicia creates quick dispersing pharmaceutical products on a commercial scale.
  • 3D printed bones are a reality as well: prosthetic limbs, an actual jaw reconstruction with a titanium 3d printed jaw… this is 3D printing directly impacting our lives!
  • The Kerbal space program offers gamers 3D printed models of their spacecraft. Not much use, one would think with an expressive roll of the eyes, but invaluable for gamers! To put this into perspective, how about printing memorabilia from your fave TV shows and old movies?
  • Think about the educational applications: ‘print’ a fossil to let a child have a genuine feel of a Jurassic relic. ‘Print’ Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles to bring fascinating art to life.
  • Some designers have brought 3D printing into the fashion sphere. Clothing collections are ‘printed’ now. If you have a specific type of eyewear you favor, you simply print it. Want that pair of Jimmy Choos, only more comfy? Print them! Print anatomically tailored shoes; shoes designed and created for precisely your feet.
  • Have no use for the complicated phones everyone seems to use today? Print your OwnFone. Create an easy to use mobile – customize it with easy access buttons, integrate Braille for the visually challenged, create simple fun phones for kids.
  • And how about a perfect pancake created with a 3D printer? This is possible too!

New Advancements in the Printing Industry

Can you imagine a 3D printer with all these various capabilities replacing your current home printer? Consider how the development highly economical compatible cartridges have largely replaced expensive OEM products. Also consider how we have found ways to recycle and upcycle exhausted cartridges by re-manufacturing processes to present more earth friendly options to buyers.

The number of projects by individuals and small companies on Kickstarter and Indiegogo are of course mindboggling. But now, even mainstream manufactures such as HP are now getting into the 3D market space. Companies such as 3D Systems and Stratasys are currently investing heavily into these emerging technologies.

M3D’s The Micro 3D Printer from 3DPrint.com

So can you envision a futuristic everything-printer replacing your current 2 D printing device? Can you envision printing out your sausages for breakfast anytime soon? Do share your thoughts in our comments section. You could also connect to us via Facebook or Twitter and if you’d like to keep yourself informed about new advancements in the printing space, subscribe to our newsletter.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 Denise Resendez
3D coffee mug
For many of us, 3D printing may be just something we hear about on the news or online articles when checking our e-mails. We know they are capable of doing great things like building houses for people to live in, and small (often novel) things like a Grumpy Cat figurine. Have you ever thought about what you would make if you had a 3D printer? We know the prices can be pretty steep, and often associate 3D printers with hobbysists with a little extra time and cash on hand, but in due time this may change. Printing is evolving in a huge way, and its changing in a way that will impact our daily lives very soon and very directly.

Practical 3D Printing Applications

Currently, you may be using your printer to print letters, other documents, or pictures of kids and grandkids. It's a typical use of home and office printers. But can you imagine the possibility of being able to print the images of your loved ones in 3D? Or if you break your favorite coffee mug, you can simply print yourself another?

Let’s get some insights into applications that are currently possible with a 3D printer (some of these aren’t in home settings right now, but they could well be in the near future):

3d printed shoes
Anatomically tailored 3D printed shoes from Pensar
  • 3D printed toys are a reality today.  Create fun, personal, one of a kind objects that have meaning and a special relevance for your kids.
  • A new powder–liquid 3D printing technology from pharmaceutical company Apreicia creates quick dispersing pharmaceutical products on a commercial scale.
  • 3D printed bones are a reality as well: prosthetic limbs, an actual jaw reconstruction with a titanium 3d printed jaw… this is 3D printing directly impacting our lives!
  • The Kerbal space program offers gamers 3D printed models of their spacecraft. Not much use, one would think with an expressive roll of the eyes, but invaluable for gamers! To put this into perspective, how about printing memorabilia from your fave TV shows and old movies?
  • Think about the educational applications: ‘print’ a fossil to let a child have a genuine feel of a Jurassic relic. ‘Print’ Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles to bring fascinating art to life.
  • Some designers have brought 3D printing into the fashion sphere. Clothing collections are ‘printed’ now. If you have a specific type of eyewear you favor, you simply print it. Want that pair of Jimmy Choos, only more comfy? Print them! Print anatomically tailored shoes; shoes designed and created for precisely your feet.
  • Have no use for the complicated phones everyone seems to use today? Print your OwnFone. Create an easy to use mobile – customize it with easy access buttons, integrate Braille for the visually challenged, create simple fun phones for kids.
  • And how about a perfect pancake created with a 3D printer? This is possible too!

New Advancements in the Printing Industry

Can you imagine a 3D printer with all these various capabilities replacing your current home printer? Consider how the development highly economical compatible cartridges have largely replaced expensive OEM products. Also consider how we have found ways to recycle and upcycle exhausted cartridges by re-manufacturing processes to present more earth friendly options to buyers.

The number of projects by individuals and small companies on Kickstarter and Indiegogo are of course mindboggling. But now, even mainstream manufactures such as HP are now getting into the 3D market space. Companies such as 3D Systems and Stratasys are currently investing heavily into these emerging technologies.

M3D’s The Micro 3D Printer from 3DPrint.com

So can you envision a futuristic everything-printer replacing your current 2 D printing device? Can you envision printing out your sausages for breakfast anytime soon? Do share your thoughts in our comments section. You could also connect to us via Facebook or Twitter and if you’d like to keep yourself informed about new advancements in the printing space, subscribe to our newsletter.

Mar 20, 2015

You might want to sit down for this, because we have an amazing Ink Fridays™ deal in store for you that's practically free. Here it is: $5 off any $5+ ink or toner cartridge order! Your inner bargain hunter will definitely enjoy this offer, because if your order is $5 or less, you don't have to pay a penny except for shipping.

So from compatible ink and toner cartridges of all popular brands, the possibilities to save on are endless. We enjoy providing this fun discount deals, you can start saving $5 off any $50 or more printer cartridge purchase here.

Remember our Ink Fridays™ deals expire every Friday, and this week this mad deal ends on March 20th at 11:59 PM (PST).

compandsave ink fridays

Sign Up for Ink Fridays™

We enjoy sharing printer cartridge deals like this week's to our shoppers and readers. After all, this is why we created Ink Fridays™. We hope you enjoy the savings! If you don't want to miss next week's deal, you may always check back to this blog or receive an update in your inbox by joining our mailing list.

Remember, you can still save $5 off any $5 or more printer cartridge order before March 20th at midnight (PST).


Friday, March 20, 2015 Denise Resendez
You might want to sit down for this, because we have an amazing Ink Fridays™ deal in store for you that's practically free. Here it is: $5 off any $5+ ink or toner cartridge order! Your inner bargain hunter will definitely enjoy this offer, because if your order is $5 or less, you don't have to pay a penny except for shipping.

So from compatible ink and toner cartridges of all popular brands, the possibilities to save on are endless. We enjoy providing this fun discount deals, you can start saving $5 off any $50 or more printer cartridge purchase here.

Remember our Ink Fridays™ deals expire every Friday, and this week this mad deal ends on March 20th at 11:59 PM (PST).

compandsave ink fridays

Sign Up for Ink Fridays™

We enjoy sharing printer cartridge deals like this week's to our shoppers and readers. After all, this is why we created Ink Fridays™. We hope you enjoy the savings! If you don't want to miss next week's deal, you may always check back to this blog or receive an update in your inbox by joining our mailing list.

Remember, you can still save $5 off any $5 or more printer cartridge order before March 20th at midnight (PST).


Mar 18, 2015


Spring is here. It's a time of change, Spring Break vacations, spring cleaning, beautiful scenery, and...a logo change.

...And it's a cute logo change if we do say ourselves. We asked our awesome designers to come up with a March company logo that had a "Spring" feeling to it. Just take a quick peak and you'll see what we are talking about, or look down below:

compandsave ink fridays


CompAndSave's March Logo Change

We like changing up things for you guys. If you remember from last month in February, we also changed our logo in honor of American Heart Month with hearts. For March, we outfitted our logo with a colorful butterfly and grass to capture the spirit of spring. Do you think we did a good job of it?


Let us know your opinion about our March Logo at our Facebook Poll here and if we should keep honoring special holidays and events with our CompAndSave logo!

Should we keep observing special holidays & events through our logo?



 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Denise Resendez

Spring is here. It's a time of change, Spring Break vacations, spring cleaning, beautiful scenery, and...a logo change.

...And it's a cute logo change if we do say ourselves. We asked our awesome designers to come up with a March company logo that had a "Spring" feeling to it. Just take a quick peak and you'll see what we are talking about, or look down below:

compandsave ink fridays


CompAndSave's March Logo Change

We like changing up things for you guys. If you remember from last month in February, we also changed our logo in honor of American Heart Month with hearts. For March, we outfitted our logo with a colorful butterfly and grass to capture the spirit of spring. Do you think we did a good job of it?


Let us know your opinion about our March Logo at our Facebook Poll here and if we should keep honoring special holidays and events with our CompAndSave logo!

Should we keep observing special holidays & events through our logo?



 
pollcode.com free polls