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Jun 29, 2015

Franklin D. Roosevelt is thought to have said, "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved".  So as we all prepare for our Independence Day,  remember free the liberties we enjoy are something to celebrate and safeguard rather than take for granted. Now, after this serious thought, let’s get on with the festivities!

This 4th of July falls on a weekend. This makes it the perfect opportunity for some celebrations with close friends and family. Here are some ideas for get-togethers as well as some free printables for yet another memorable 4th of July celebration:

 

DIY Invites and Décor for Independence Day

Here's some words to put on your invitation: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hamburgers! Or you can also go with a more standard: Join us for some fun, food and fireworks. It just depends on the type of party you're planning!  Luckily, we have some fun and free patriotic 4th of July invitation templates and printables below.

Then where are a whole lot of other printable ideas to get into the whole spirit of this patriotic observance:
  • Printable red, white and blue flags in sizes of your choice (large ones for the garden or walls, medium sizes to hand out and wave and small ones to use on top of cakes or burgers)
  • An independence day banner that can be the center piece of your party
  • Quotable quotes with an Independence Day theme (posters, wall art or even bookmark giveaways)
  • Stars and stripes coasters
  • Stars and stripes party hat
  • Tiny red, white and blue windmills
  • 4th of July paper napkins
  • Drinks décor to go on to straws and for cocktails
  • A stars and stripes paper chain for the buffet table or to use as streamers
There are some more printables and ideas for you to check out on Pinterest, here and here.

 

Free Printables for Kids and the Young at Heart

So that is your before-the-party all sorted out. For the party, you will need games to keep the adults entertained and the kids engaged.
  • Special 4th of July themed bingo cards 
  • The 50 states jigsaw printable
  • A 4th of July dart board for adults and kids to demonstrate their aim
  • 4th of July printed quiz sheets – keep the questions simple if they’re going to be for the kids. Make them more difficult if for adults.
  • US history coloring pages for some fun – check out some of these historical coloring pages or these other fun coloring pages to keep kids busy
  • Educational 4th of July worksheets - if you would rather that kids engage in some meaningful activities on this special day. Some ideas are: Pledge of Allegiance coloring page, math printables, patriotic worksheets and Sudoku and more
  • Red white and blue themed prizes for the games, party favors or goodie bag takeaways for your guests. Stuff these with candy, or a token to help your guests remember your party fondly

Recipes for 4th of July

What is a party without the food? We did you solid and rounded up some special 4th of July recipes and printables. Get some great ideas for mains, some red white and blue desserts, and some delicious traditional treats at All Recipes. Also, don't forget to visit Taste Of Home for more great appetizing ideas.

Our special 4th of July offer

And there’s more! To wish you the best Independence Day, we bring you a special 4th of July offer: Use coupon code JULY5 all this July 2015 to make your purchases. Our Great Independence Day Sale entitles you to $5 off each purchase of $55 and more. Plus you get free shipping and also get a Free 4th Of July Tote Bag on each purchase. So hurry and make your purchases before 07/31/2015 midnight (PST).

If you have any celebratory 4th of July ideas to share with us, go ahead and start the conversation in the comments below or via our Facebook/ Twitter pages. And here’s wishing all our readers a Happy and Fun Filled 4th of July as well!
Monday, June 29, 2015 Denise Resendez
Franklin D. Roosevelt is thought to have said, "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved".  So as we all prepare for our Independence Day,  remember free the liberties we enjoy are something to celebrate and safeguard rather than take for granted. Now, after this serious thought, let’s get on with the festivities!

This 4th of July falls on a weekend. This makes it the perfect opportunity for some celebrations with close friends and family. Here are some ideas for get-togethers as well as some free printables for yet another memorable 4th of July celebration:

 

DIY Invites and Décor for Independence Day

Here's some words to put on your invitation: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hamburgers! Or you can also go with a more standard: Join us for some fun, food and fireworks. It just depends on the type of party you're planning!  Luckily, we have some fun and free patriotic 4th of July invitation templates and printables below.

Then where are a whole lot of other printable ideas to get into the whole spirit of this patriotic observance:
  • Printable red, white and blue flags in sizes of your choice (large ones for the garden or walls, medium sizes to hand out and wave and small ones to use on top of cakes or burgers)
  • An independence day banner that can be the center piece of your party
  • Quotable quotes with an Independence Day theme (posters, wall art or even bookmark giveaways)
  • Stars and stripes coasters
  • Stars and stripes party hat
  • Tiny red, white and blue windmills
  • 4th of July paper napkins
  • Drinks décor to go on to straws and for cocktails
  • A stars and stripes paper chain for the buffet table or to use as streamers
There are some more printables and ideas for you to check out on Pinterest, here and here.

 

Free Printables for Kids and the Young at Heart

So that is your before-the-party all sorted out. For the party, you will need games to keep the adults entertained and the kids engaged.
  • Special 4th of July themed bingo cards 
  • The 50 states jigsaw printable
  • A 4th of July dart board for adults and kids to demonstrate their aim
  • 4th of July printed quiz sheets – keep the questions simple if they’re going to be for the kids. Make them more difficult if for adults.
  • US history coloring pages for some fun – check out some of these historical coloring pages or these other fun coloring pages to keep kids busy
  • Educational 4th of July worksheets - if you would rather that kids engage in some meaningful activities on this special day. Some ideas are: Pledge of Allegiance coloring page, math printables, patriotic worksheets and Sudoku and more
  • Red white and blue themed prizes for the games, party favors or goodie bag takeaways for your guests. Stuff these with candy, or a token to help your guests remember your party fondly

Recipes for 4th of July

What is a party without the food? We did you solid and rounded up some special 4th of July recipes and printables. Get some great ideas for mains, some red white and blue desserts, and some delicious traditional treats at All Recipes. Also, don't forget to visit Taste Of Home for more great appetizing ideas.

Our special 4th of July offer

And there’s more! To wish you the best Independence Day, we bring you a special 4th of July offer: Use coupon code JULY5 all this July 2015 to make your purchases. Our Great Independence Day Sale entitles you to $5 off each purchase of $55 and more. Plus you get free shipping and also get a Free 4th Of July Tote Bag on each purchase. So hurry and make your purchases before 07/31/2015 midnight (PST).

If you have any celebratory 4th of July ideas to share with us, go ahead and start the conversation in the comments below or via our Facebook/ Twitter pages. And here’s wishing all our readers a Happy and Fun Filled 4th of July as well!

Jun 26, 2015

It's almost time to say goodbye to June everyone! So we're ending this month with one sizzlin’ hot deal this Ink Fridays™. Just this Friday, we’re offering a deal on our best-selling ink cartridge: “Get $30 off HP 564XL (combo pack of 9) High Yield Replacement Ink Cartridges”. For only $2.46 per cartridge, you can order this entire HP set at $22.11. That’s a  total savings of $139.83 from the average retail price! From printing Independence Day invitations to summer DIY projects, you can stock up now and save big. Just this June 26th,  you can save $30 on HP 564XL before it hits midnight (PST). Here's your coupon code:  FHPCOM9

Is Your HP Printer Compatible With This Week's  Ink  Fridays™ Deal?

As always, it's best to double check if your printer is compatible when buying any ink or toner cartridge. Go ahead and visit this page and scroll down to to see if your printer is the right fit for this Ink  Fridays™ deal.

Sign Up For Ink  Fridays™ Deals

Our Ink  Fridays™ offers rotate every week. If you don't have an HP printer for this week's deals, next Friday could be a $10 off sitewide deal. You never know until you check your inbox. You can sign up here and no, we won't spam you.

We're only here to help you save, like on this offer below:

Get $30 off HP 564XL (Pack of 9) High Yield Replacement Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015 Denise Resendez
It's almost time to say goodbye to June everyone! So we're ending this month with one sizzlin’ hot deal this Ink Fridays™. Just this Friday, we’re offering a deal on our best-selling ink cartridge: “Get $30 off HP 564XL (combo pack of 9) High Yield Replacement Ink Cartridges”. For only $2.46 per cartridge, you can order this entire HP set at $22.11. That’s a  total savings of $139.83 from the average retail price! From printing Independence Day invitations to summer DIY projects, you can stock up now and save big. Just this June 26th,  you can save $30 on HP 564XL before it hits midnight (PST). Here's your coupon code:  FHPCOM9

Is Your HP Printer Compatible With This Week's  Ink  Fridays™ Deal?

As always, it's best to double check if your printer is compatible when buying any ink or toner cartridge. Go ahead and visit this page and scroll down to to see if your printer is the right fit for this Ink  Fridays™ deal.

Sign Up For Ink  Fridays™ Deals

Our Ink  Fridays™ offers rotate every week. If you don't have an HP printer for this week's deals, next Friday could be a $10 off sitewide deal. You never know until you check your inbox. You can sign up here and no, we won't spam you.

We're only here to help you save, like on this offer below:

Get $30 off HP 564XL (Pack of 9) High Yield Replacement Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 22, 2015

CompAndSave Printer Recycling Program
Here's a food for thought for you: about a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. An average American family takes home about 1,500 plastic bags a year - and about 100 billion are thrown away in the U.S. alone each year. Did you know about 12% of the 254 million tons of waste contain plastic?

So clearly, we as a community need to find a way to deal with plastic effectively. As a company whose products are made with plastic, we started an ink cartridge recycling program to support a non-profit called Food For The Poor. Stay awhile and find out if plastic ever biodegrades and how our new recycling program works to both protect our planet and feed the hungry.

Does Plastic Ever Biodegrade?

This is the scary part – we don’t know precisely how, when and even if plastic biodegrades. The plastic bags, bottles, gadgets and all the innumerable plastic objects we are surrounded with – they haven’t been around long enough for us to know how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade. The elements such as wind, rain, sun and so on seem to have little impact, though plastic does fade, crack and dry out with time. The microorganisms that breakup and biodegrade organic matter evolved to do precisely this; they don’t know how to deal with plastics.

Plastics do also break up into smaller particles, but they don’t really breakdown in the way that organic matter does. Those small particles of plastic could actually lead to even bigger problems. One study found that up to 95% of birds have some sort of plastic in their stomachs; an average of about 44 pieces per bird! As the particles become powder like, even zooplankton will swallow them. So it is actually scary how plastics can invade practically anything and are present everywhere on earth.

Why Recycling is the Best Solution

It is easy to see that plastic is inimical to the environment in many ways; insidious in ways that we are only now coming to recognize. Most items, even easily biodegradable items don’t breakdown in landfills (they are currently extracting newspapers from the 1930’s in perfect condition from landfills).

So all of us have to do whatever we can to avoid having stuff end up in landfills. Recycling is the best option. Repurpose, upcycle, reduce and reuse – these are the core values that we at CompAndSave.com hold dear; which we feel could be the mantras for all of us to live by.

 Our Earth-Friendly Food For The Poor Campaign

We are encouraging all our loyal customers to send us their empty ink and toner cartridges at –
CompAndSave,
Attn: Cartridge Donations
38929 Cherry St.
Newark, CA 94560

We will recycle them for you by forwarding them to the GreenHippo.com. This is an e-waste fundraising program that helps recycle cell phones, cartridges, tablets and small electronics. When e waste in sufficient quantities is shipped to the website, payment is received by PayPal for this within 10 business days.

Ink & Toner Recycling Program
Visit our Ink & Toner Recycling Program Page Here
Whatever we get for your recycled ink and toner cartridges we send to FoodForThePoor.org. This is a nonprofit that feeds the hungry in poor communities the world over. Just $3.65 can feed a hungry child for up to a month! The nonprofit has various programs that help to feed the poor and, bring clean drinking water to underprivileged communities. The organization also helps to give families real homes (any gift is matched dollar for dollar).

We urge all our buyers to send us exhausted ink and toner cartridges in large numbers and be a part of our Feed the Hungry recycling program. Not only do you help keep plastic out of landfills, you also help feed the hungry! We welcome any comments you have about our program.
Read more about the sobering facts about plastic biodegradation at Ploymers are Forever
Monday, June 22, 2015 Denise Resendez
CompAndSave Printer Recycling Program
Here's a food for thought for you: about a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. An average American family takes home about 1,500 plastic bags a year - and about 100 billion are thrown away in the U.S. alone each year. Did you know about 12% of the 254 million tons of waste contain plastic?

So clearly, we as a community need to find a way to deal with plastic effectively. As a company whose products are made with plastic, we started an ink cartridge recycling program to support a non-profit called Food For The Poor. Stay awhile and find out if plastic ever biodegrades and how our new recycling program works to both protect our planet and feed the hungry.

Does Plastic Ever Biodegrade?

This is the scary part – we don’t know precisely how, when and even if plastic biodegrades. The plastic bags, bottles, gadgets and all the innumerable plastic objects we are surrounded with – they haven’t been around long enough for us to know how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade. The elements such as wind, rain, sun and so on seem to have little impact, though plastic does fade, crack and dry out with time. The microorganisms that breakup and biodegrade organic matter evolved to do precisely this; they don’t know how to deal with plastics.

Plastics do also break up into smaller particles, but they don’t really breakdown in the way that organic matter does. Those small particles of plastic could actually lead to even bigger problems. One study found that up to 95% of birds have some sort of plastic in their stomachs; an average of about 44 pieces per bird! As the particles become powder like, even zooplankton will swallow them. So it is actually scary how plastics can invade practically anything and are present everywhere on earth.

Why Recycling is the Best Solution

It is easy to see that plastic is inimical to the environment in many ways; insidious in ways that we are only now coming to recognize. Most items, even easily biodegradable items don’t breakdown in landfills (they are currently extracting newspapers from the 1930’s in perfect condition from landfills).

So all of us have to do whatever we can to avoid having stuff end up in landfills. Recycling is the best option. Repurpose, upcycle, reduce and reuse – these are the core values that we at CompAndSave.com hold dear; which we feel could be the mantras for all of us to live by.

 Our Earth-Friendly Food For The Poor Campaign

We are encouraging all our loyal customers to send us their empty ink and toner cartridges at –
CompAndSave,
Attn: Cartridge Donations
38929 Cherry St.
Newark, CA 94560

We will recycle them for you by forwarding them to the GreenHippo.com. This is an e-waste fundraising program that helps recycle cell phones, cartridges, tablets and small electronics. When e waste in sufficient quantities is shipped to the website, payment is received by PayPal for this within 10 business days.

Ink & Toner Recycling Program
Visit our Ink & Toner Recycling Program Page Here
Whatever we get for your recycled ink and toner cartridges we send to FoodForThePoor.org. This is a nonprofit that feeds the hungry in poor communities the world over. Just $3.65 can feed a hungry child for up to a month! The nonprofit has various programs that help to feed the poor and, bring clean drinking water to underprivileged communities. The organization also helps to give families real homes (any gift is matched dollar for dollar).

We urge all our buyers to send us exhausted ink and toner cartridges in large numbers and be a part of our Feed the Hungry recycling program. Not only do you help keep plastic out of landfills, you also help feed the hungry! We welcome any comments you have about our program.
Read more about the sobering facts about plastic biodegradation at Ploymers are Forever

Jun 19, 2015

Forget double the trouble,  it’s triple the fun  for this Ink Fridays™ with us. For a limited time only, we’re offering: “Buy 1, Get 2 FREE Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (combo pack of 5) Compatible Ink Cartridges “. You can get a set of 15 ink cartridges  for only $1.50 each at a total price of $22.45.  That’s  $181.49 in savings from the average retail price for three sets of these cartridges! From printing summer invitations to a travel ticket, there’s many ways you can enjoy this offer. As always, this offer has been created just for this Friday, June 19th until midnight (PST). Here's your coupon code, enjoy: FBOGTF.

Buy 1, Get 2 FREE Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (5 Set) Compatible Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Is Your Canon Pixma Printer Compatible?

As a final step before hitting that checkout button, you can check out this list on our Canon PGI225 & CLI226 page and double check if your Canon Pixma printer is compatible.

Stay In the Loop for Ink Fridays ™ Offers

Every week, our Ink Fridays ™ deals change from a different brand of compatible ink or toner to sitewide deals on all our cartridges and photo paper. Join our weekly newsletter (just one e-mail every week) and we'll keep you in the loop for what we're offering every Friday.

Just like this one is better than BOGO deal of Buy 1, Get 2 Free. If you have a Canon Pixma Printer, why not check out our offer for 3 sets of Canon PG1222 & CL226 for just $7.48 each here?

Friday, June 19, 2015 Denise Resendez
Forget double the trouble,  it’s triple the fun  for this Ink Fridays™ with us. For a limited time only, we’re offering: “Buy 1, Get 2 FREE Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (combo pack of 5) Compatible Ink Cartridges “. You can get a set of 15 ink cartridges  for only $1.50 each at a total price of $22.45.  That’s  $181.49 in savings from the average retail price for three sets of these cartridges! From printing summer invitations to a travel ticket, there’s many ways you can enjoy this offer. As always, this offer has been created just for this Friday, June 19th until midnight (PST). Here's your coupon code, enjoy: FBOGTF.

Buy 1, Get 2 FREE Canon PGI225 & CLI226 (5 Set) Compatible Ink Cartridges - Ink Fridays™
Posted by CompAndSave.com on Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Is Your Canon Pixma Printer Compatible?

As a final step before hitting that checkout button, you can check out this list on our Canon PGI225 & CLI226 page and double check if your Canon Pixma printer is compatible.

Stay In the Loop for Ink Fridays ™ Offers

Every week, our Ink Fridays ™ deals change from a different brand of compatible ink or toner to sitewide deals on all our cartridges and photo paper. Join our weekly newsletter (just one e-mail every week) and we'll keep you in the loop for what we're offering every Friday.

Just like this one is better than BOGO deal of Buy 1, Get 2 Free. If you have a Canon Pixma Printer, why not check out our offer for 3 sets of Canon PG1222 & CL226 for just $7.48 each here?

Jun 15, 2015

father's day printables

In the hurly burly of everyday, we tend to give little thought to that loyal, constant, quietly supportive man in our lives. It's the person we call Dad, Daddy, Father, Granddad, Grandpa, Gramps, etc. So why not take the time to show your appreciation to this Father's Day on June 2015 this year? 


Most of the time, he is this guy in the video, quietly going about his work and his chores, providing for his family and we sometimes may overlook the small things he does. We think it is important to appreciate all the special people we’re lucky enough to have in our lives - especially our fathers and grandfathers. Here are some ideas that will help you express your feelings.


DIY Father's Day Printables

The Tie-riffic Dad Bottle Tags and Cake Toppers – Sure you could buy him a tie; but how about Father's Day greetings in the shape of a tie and add your own message if required. Use some string to tie them on to a bottle of soda or paste on to a stick as a cake (or cupcake) topper!
printing him one! Cute, funny, bright little tie greetings with Happy Father’s Day, Tie-Riffic Day, You're the Top Pop or You're one Cool Dad. Just print out these simple and cute

Grandpa’s Stache – This little printout goes on to any gift for grandpa – his stash (or mou’stache’, get it?), so to speak. A box of his fave sweet treats, some of his much loved tipple or a hamper of things you know he’ll enjoy can all go along with the Grandpa’s Stache card.

Father’s Day free printable card – This is another idea for a Father or Grandfather’s gift basket: a one stop pop shop gift made up of all his favorite pop items or a collection of food gifts; and all of this topped up with a cute little The Best Pop Ever greeting.
 
fathe'rs day printables
Image from BargainShopperMom.com

More DIY Father's Day Printables from Pinterest

Here are some more printable ideas for Dad and Grandpa for Father’s Day:
  • Dad/Granddad coupons – The gift that a parent or grandparent may appreciate the most are gifts such as these: the gift of your time, a meal together, some chores around the house and so on. So then print out some coupons, each of which is good for a home cooked meal, lunch out together, a back rub and so on.
  • Printed Dad/Granddad Posters – Some heroes don’t have capes; they are called DAD! Anyone can be a Father; it takes a special someone to be a DAD! The only thing better than having you as my dad is my kids having you as their grandpa!  Print out posters and have them frame or laminated or simply print out Father's day greetings for that special man in your life. 
  • Father’s Day Table – Organize a little party in honor of dad or granddad. Have all his favorite foods (don’t forget his favorite beer) on offer and print out a little banner that says SUPERMAN WITHOUT THE CAPE or SUPER DAD or simply HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!

Our Special Father's Day Promotion

And to help you show our appreciation for your dad or your granddad this year, we’re offering a special storewide Father’s Day discount. Take 7% off on all ink and toner orders by using coupon code SUNNY7 all this month 'til June 31, 2015

So how do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day? Any particular gifts in mind or activities planned? If you have some Father's Day printable ideas, we’d love to hear all about them too!

Monday, June 15, 2015 Denise Resendez
father's day printables

In the hurly burly of everyday, we tend to give little thought to that loyal, constant, quietly supportive man in our lives. It's the person we call Dad, Daddy, Father, Granddad, Grandpa, Gramps, etc. So why not take the time to show your appreciation to this Father's Day on June 2015 this year? 


Most of the time, he is this guy in the video, quietly going about his work and his chores, providing for his family and we sometimes may overlook the small things he does. We think it is important to appreciate all the special people we’re lucky enough to have in our lives - especially our fathers and grandfathers. Here are some ideas that will help you express your feelings.


DIY Father's Day Printables

The Tie-riffic Dad Bottle Tags and Cake Toppers – Sure you could buy him a tie; but how about Father's Day greetings in the shape of a tie and add your own message if required. Use some string to tie them on to a bottle of soda or paste on to a stick as a cake (or cupcake) topper!
printing him one! Cute, funny, bright little tie greetings with Happy Father’s Day, Tie-Riffic Day, You're the Top Pop or You're one Cool Dad. Just print out these simple and cute

Grandpa’s Stache – This little printout goes on to any gift for grandpa – his stash (or mou’stache’, get it?), so to speak. A box of his fave sweet treats, some of his much loved tipple or a hamper of things you know he’ll enjoy can all go along with the Grandpa’s Stache card.

Father’s Day free printable card – This is another idea for a Father or Grandfather’s gift basket: a one stop pop shop gift made up of all his favorite pop items or a collection of food gifts; and all of this topped up with a cute little The Best Pop Ever greeting.
 
fathe'rs day printables
Image from BargainShopperMom.com

More DIY Father's Day Printables from Pinterest

Here are some more printable ideas for Dad and Grandpa for Father’s Day:
  • Dad/Granddad coupons – The gift that a parent or grandparent may appreciate the most are gifts such as these: the gift of your time, a meal together, some chores around the house and so on. So then print out some coupons, each of which is good for a home cooked meal, lunch out together, a back rub and so on.
  • Printed Dad/Granddad Posters – Some heroes don’t have capes; they are called DAD! Anyone can be a Father; it takes a special someone to be a DAD! The only thing better than having you as my dad is my kids having you as their grandpa!  Print out posters and have them frame or laminated or simply print out Father's day greetings for that special man in your life. 
  • Father’s Day Table – Organize a little party in honor of dad or granddad. Have all his favorite foods (don’t forget his favorite beer) on offer and print out a little banner that says SUPERMAN WITHOUT THE CAPE or SUPER DAD or simply HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!

Our Special Father's Day Promotion

And to help you show our appreciation for your dad or your granddad this year, we’re offering a special storewide Father’s Day discount. Take 7% off on all ink and toner orders by using coupon code SUNNY7 all this month 'til June 31, 2015

So how do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day? Any particular gifts in mind or activities planned? If you have some Father's Day printable ideas, we’d love to hear all about them too!