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Aug 19, 2014

We know it can be a little tough on your kids, but like everything else, all good things come to an end. They’ve had a glorious few months of enjoying the summer, playing, taking holidays and trips, spending time doing things they enjoy, following no schedules, with no studies to do or classes to attend. Restoring the mindset to waking up early, following timetables, getting into a regular study schedule and home work every day can be tough – for kids as well as parents. Here are some tips to help smooth the process:

Get kids involved in back to school shopping


This will serve a dual purpose! Not only will a child get into the right frame of mind to go back to school, he or she will also feel a spark of excitement about using new school books, clothes, stationery and other back to school items. You can let your child participate in the decisions and choices when you make all those purchases.


Get back on schedule


Don’t wait till the day before school starts to restore school schedules. Do this a few days in advance. Start enforcing bedtimes and wake up times. Ensure that meals are served at the times they would be served in school, and revert to other school night rules about the amount of TV viewing permitted, video game allowances, no late nights, and so on. This will help your child ease into the school mindset.

Wean them off technology


Gradually lessen the amount of TV time permitted, and limit or taper off the amount of time spent playing videos games. Consider putting away the gaming console, joy stick, tablet or whichever electronic device your child seems to spend too much time on for a while. But be careful you do this in a way that doesn’t spark a revolt. Help your child reconnect with school friends – this will help them recall the good times that he or she has enjoyed in school and will help divert their attention from those pesky electronics. In fact have a back to school party!

Have a party


Have a party and let your child get the idea that going back to school is something to celebrate and enjoy. Involve a few close friends, particularly children who have been close to him or her in school this past year. Consider having a little theme for the party and just ensure that everyone is having a good time.  This will draw your their attention to the more positive aspects of school and help him or her recall some of the good times they had in school.

Start studying in small installments


It may also be a good idea to start with a few lessons at home – introduce your child to new concepts and subjects in an informal, familiar and non-threatening home setting. Get them interested in their school’s course material so that they feel less trepidation about starting studies afresh. It will also give their confidence a boost if they are a little familiar with their study books when the teachers start giving lectures on them.

Set goals


Talk about the coming academic year and find out what your child is apprehensive about. Offer reassurance and bolster their belief in their abilities. Also, speak about goals for the coming school year such as study schedules, grades and offer the promise of rewards when those goals are achieved over the coming year.
 
Help your child ease into their school routine with the help of these tips – it’ll make things easier for them and you! And if you’d like to save more on back to school essential like ink & toner please subscribe to our nailing list and  like us on Facebook, to find attractive offers and useful information.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Exechias Trezile
We know it can be a little tough on your kids, but like everything else, all good things come to an end. They’ve had a glorious few months of enjoying the summer, playing, taking holidays and trips, spending time doing things they enjoy, following no schedules, with no studies to do or classes to attend. Restoring the mindset to waking up early, following timetables, getting into a regular study schedule and home work every day can be tough – for kids as well as parents. Here are some tips to help smooth the process:

Get kids involved in back to school shopping


This will serve a dual purpose! Not only will a child get into the right frame of mind to go back to school, he or she will also feel a spark of excitement about using new school books, clothes, stationery and other back to school items. You can let your child participate in the decisions and choices when you make all those purchases.


Get back on schedule


Don’t wait till the day before school starts to restore school schedules. Do this a few days in advance. Start enforcing bedtimes and wake up times. Ensure that meals are served at the times they would be served in school, and revert to other school night rules about the amount of TV viewing permitted, video game allowances, no late nights, and so on. This will help your child ease into the school mindset.

Wean them off technology


Gradually lessen the amount of TV time permitted, and limit or taper off the amount of time spent playing videos games. Consider putting away the gaming console, joy stick, tablet or whichever electronic device your child seems to spend too much time on for a while. But be careful you do this in a way that doesn’t spark a revolt. Help your child reconnect with school friends – this will help them recall the good times that he or she has enjoyed in school and will help divert their attention from those pesky electronics. In fact have a back to school party!

Have a party


Have a party and let your child get the idea that going back to school is something to celebrate and enjoy. Involve a few close friends, particularly children who have been close to him or her in school this past year. Consider having a little theme for the party and just ensure that everyone is having a good time.  This will draw your their attention to the more positive aspects of school and help him or her recall some of the good times they had in school.

Start studying in small installments


It may also be a good idea to start with a few lessons at home – introduce your child to new concepts and subjects in an informal, familiar and non-threatening home setting. Get them interested in their school’s course material so that they feel less trepidation about starting studies afresh. It will also give their confidence a boost if they are a little familiar with their study books when the teachers start giving lectures on them.

Set goals


Talk about the coming academic year and find out what your child is apprehensive about. Offer reassurance and bolster their belief in their abilities. Also, speak about goals for the coming school year such as study schedules, grades and offer the promise of rewards when those goals are achieved over the coming year.
 
Help your child ease into their school routine with the help of these tips – it’ll make things easier for them and you! And if you’d like to save more on back to school essential like ink & toner please subscribe to our nailing list and  like us on Facebook, to find attractive offers and useful information.

Aug 4, 2014

According to recent surveys, an average family spends about $1,223 on back to school items each year, with kids spending about $ 436 and parents spending about $787. These items include school and college supplies such as text books, stationery, and electronics and so on. Let’s look at some back to school tips that will help you save on your back to school expenditure:

Make a list


Every savvy shopper will tell you the importance of making a list and then sticking to it. Start a list and keep adding new things so that you have a comprehensive list when you start to shop. This is the best way to keep track of the things you need.

Shop summer sales


Space out your shopping to coincide with sales. Don’t buy everything at once; buy items as and when they go on sale. This is particularly true for clothes; shopping on sale items can make a huge difference to your budget.  So keep an eye on online promotions as well as the retail outlets you visit regularly.

Shop online


Online stores typically have a central warehousing facility rather than fancy bricks and mortar retail outlets. Since operating costs are low and online stores are able to source items directly from manufacturers, they are able to pass on these price benefits to customers.  Take advantage of lower prices as well as discounts and special offers that online stores provide.  There are lots of back to school discount offers you can currently take advantage of so don’t miss out.

Check online buzz


Check published user reviews for products as well as online shops. See what users say on review sites, like Yelp, Reseller Ratings, and CNET before deciding what to buy and whom to buy it from.

Compare prices


Always compare prices before buying. The internet gives you the convenience of being able to check out many stores simultaneously. So shop around and check to see who‘s giving you the best value for your money and then decide who gets you as a customer.

Save more


Since stationery, and school and college supplies are some of the biggest back-to-school expenditures you're likely make, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with this special back to school offer we’re running for August:
PLUS
  • Get a free Pen-Highlighter-Stylus (Retractable ballpoint pen with soft rubber stylus for touch-screen devices, a durable and long lasting product that all of us can use)
Go to CompAndSave.com and use coupon code "HIP12" at checkout to get your free gift while you save big on another back to school essential. Now if that sounds like a deal you cannot afford to miss, go ahead and place an order for ink and toner cartridges and other computer supplies you need.
For much more special discount offers, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.
Monday, August 04, 2014 Exechias Trezile
According to recent surveys, an average family spends about $1,223 on back to school items each year, with kids spending about $ 436 and parents spending about $787. These items include school and college supplies such as text books, stationery, and electronics and so on. Let’s look at some back to school tips that will help you save on your back to school expenditure:

Make a list


Every savvy shopper will tell you the importance of making a list and then sticking to it. Start a list and keep adding new things so that you have a comprehensive list when you start to shop. This is the best way to keep track of the things you need.

Shop summer sales


Space out your shopping to coincide with sales. Don’t buy everything at once; buy items as and when they go on sale. This is particularly true for clothes; shopping on sale items can make a huge difference to your budget.  So keep an eye on online promotions as well as the retail outlets you visit regularly.

Shop online


Online stores typically have a central warehousing facility rather than fancy bricks and mortar retail outlets. Since operating costs are low and online stores are able to source items directly from manufacturers, they are able to pass on these price benefits to customers.  Take advantage of lower prices as well as discounts and special offers that online stores provide.  There are lots of back to school discount offers you can currently take advantage of so don’t miss out.

Check online buzz


Check published user reviews for products as well as online shops. See what users say on review sites, like Yelp, Reseller Ratings, and CNET before deciding what to buy and whom to buy it from.

Compare prices


Always compare prices before buying. The internet gives you the convenience of being able to check out many stores simultaneously. So shop around and check to see who‘s giving you the best value for your money and then decide who gets you as a customer.

Save more


Since stationery, and school and college supplies are some of the biggest back-to-school expenditures you're likely make, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with this special back to school offer we’re running for August:
PLUS
  • Get a free Pen-Highlighter-Stylus (Retractable ballpoint pen with soft rubber stylus for touch-screen devices, a durable and long lasting product that all of us can use)
Go to CompAndSave.com and use coupon code "HIP12" at checkout to get your free gift while you save big on another back to school essential. Now if that sounds like a deal you cannot afford to miss, go ahead and place an order for ink and toner cartridges and other computer supplies you need.
For much more special discount offers, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.

Jul 31, 2014


We constantly get positive feedback from our loyal customers about how much they love our discount offers and promotions.  As a result, we came up with a special way to show some love and appreciation for their support. Now you can all enjoy an entire day of extra savings with Ink Fridays™ - our little way to say Thanks!

Gotta Love Ink Fridays™


Starting at 12:00 AM PST every Friday, we are having a special 24 hour offer on any of our products; could be compatible ink or toner cartridges for any of the top brands. So mark your calendar and be sure to take full advantage of this amazing, one day offer that could translate into major savings for your home or business.

Shopping at CompAndSave.com


You get the benefit of these amazing discounts, plus you get to enjoy all the usual advantages of shopping at CompAndSave.com:
  • A vast range of compatible products for all your requirements
  • Some of the most competitive prices around
  • Savings of up to 80% on products
  • Free sipping on orders above $50
  • 1 year money back guarantee
  • No voiding of printer warranty
  • Earn loyalty points when you share with friends and followers on social networking sites

Sign up for Ink Fridays™ mailing list


We have a new offer each Friday. If you never want to miss another Ink Fridays™ offer, all you have to do is sign up for our special Ink Fridays™ newsletter and we’ll ensure that you're informed of the offer by Friday at 10:00 AM (PST). This way you never miss your TGIF moment at CompAndSave.com!

For even more ways to save on printer supplies and accessories, like us on Facebook, sign up to our promotional newsletters and stay connected!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Exechias Trezile

We constantly get positive feedback from our loyal customers about how much they love our discount offers and promotions.  As a result, we came up with a special way to show some love and appreciation for their support. Now you can all enjoy an entire day of extra savings with Ink Fridays™ - our little way to say Thanks!

Gotta Love Ink Fridays™


Starting at 12:00 AM PST every Friday, we are having a special 24 hour offer on any of our products; could be compatible ink or toner cartridges for any of the top brands. So mark your calendar and be sure to take full advantage of this amazing, one day offer that could translate into major savings for your home or business.

Shopping at CompAndSave.com


You get the benefit of these amazing discounts, plus you get to enjoy all the usual advantages of shopping at CompAndSave.com:
  • A vast range of compatible products for all your requirements
  • Some of the most competitive prices around
  • Savings of up to 80% on products
  • Free sipping on orders above $50
  • 1 year money back guarantee
  • No voiding of printer warranty
  • Earn loyalty points when you share with friends and followers on social networking sites

Sign up for Ink Fridays™ mailing list


We have a new offer each Friday. If you never want to miss another Ink Fridays™ offer, all you have to do is sign up for our special Ink Fridays™ newsletter and we’ll ensure that you're informed of the offer by Friday at 10:00 AM (PST). This way you never miss your TGIF moment at CompAndSave.com!

For even more ways to save on printer supplies and accessories, like us on Facebook, sign up to our promotional newsletters and stay connected!

Jul 25, 2014

Ink Fridays CompAndSave.com

What are Ink Fridays™?


Good question! Ink Fridays™ are our weekly celebrations for being one of the market leaders in supplying compatible printer cartridges. We’re so proud of our high customer satisfaction rate, we want to give you even more deals to satisfy your cravings for savings…So every Friday, make shopping at CompAndSave.com another TGIF moment!

What's the catch?


None! The only crucial catch here is to make sure you take advantage of this great offer. Just order the featured product on this page and use the give coupon code at checkout. That’s it! The offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, and it’s only valid on the date specified. Considering the high order volume we receive on Fridays, we want to be fair to all our customers and put a limit of one of these highly discounted items per customer order.

How do I get updates about Ink Fridays™?


You can remind yourself to visit this page every Friday, or sign up to our Ink Fridays™ email list to be notified of these offers every Friday at 10:00 AM (PST). So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Friday, July 25, 2014 Exechias Trezile

Ink Fridays CompAndSave.com

What are Ink Fridays™?


Good question! Ink Fridays™ are our weekly celebrations for being one of the market leaders in supplying compatible printer cartridges. We’re so proud of our high customer satisfaction rate, we want to give you even more deals to satisfy your cravings for savings…So every Friday, make shopping at CompAndSave.com another TGIF moment!

What's the catch?


None! The only crucial catch here is to make sure you take advantage of this great offer. Just order the featured product on this page and use the give coupon code at checkout. That’s it! The offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, and it’s only valid on the date specified. Considering the high order volume we receive on Fridays, we want to be fair to all our customers and put a limit of one of these highly discounted items per customer order.

How do I get updates about Ink Fridays™?


You can remind yourself to visit this page every Friday, or sign up to our Ink Fridays™ email list to be notified of these offers every Friday at 10:00 AM (PST). So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Jul 18, 2014

Did you know, you can print on fabric using your very own inkjet printer at home? You can add quirky designs to a bag, put a funny personalized message on your t-shirt, monogram your pillow case, create a craft project with your kids for school – the possibilities are so many! Let’s look at how you can print on fabrics such as cotton and silk right at home, using an inkjet printer.

Printing on Fabric Printing on fabric – a few pointers


Pick your fabric – experts recommend pure cotton or pure silk because these fabrics are better to print on. It is best to use white or a light colored fabric for best results.Use color fast printer ink (pigment based inks are best) to do your fabric printing to prevent the ink from running and to retain your print results for longer. Also, ensure that your printer is not the sort that expressly forbids fabric printing check your user manual for more details). Typically inkjets will print on fabric whereas few laser printers may be able to do this.

Printing on fabric – things you will need

  • Inkjet printer with ink cartridges that are not depleted or exhausted
  • Cotton or silk cloth fabric
  • Card, printing paper, freezer paper
  • Lightweight bonding spray adhesive and an iron (if you plan to use card or printing paper)
  • Scissors
  • Images, designs, graphics or slogans that you want to print on your cloth (ensure that these are properly formatted and sized)

Prep or stabilize the fabric


The first thing to realize is that you can’t just put any fabric into the printer tray as you would do with the paper. If you do this, it may jam the printer. You could use pre-treated fabrics that are suitable for printing – these fabrics are backed with rigid materials that make them stiff enough to run through a printer.
Here are a few techniques you can use to stabilize the fabric first, and make it stiff enough to run through the printer:
  • Use regular printer paper or stiffer, card paper: cut your fabric to the same size as your sheet of paper, and then iron these together. Spray the paper with adhesive – do this outside or put a protective cover over your workspace to prevent the adhesive getting everywhere. Pay particular attention to the edges; you don’t want the paper and fabric to separate when passing through the printer. Now paste the fabric and paper together.
  • You can also use freezer paper to do this. You don’t need glue for this, simply ironing the two together – the plastic side (the shiny side is the plastic side) facing the fabric – will do the trick
  • If your printer lets you print on a roll of paper (as opposed to sheets from the feeder tray) then your options increase significantly – you can print banners with messages and so on.

Print on your prepped fabric


Once you pick out a design, photo, graphic, or message, make sure that you crop and edited the image properly for the size or dimension of your prepared fabric. Trim any loose threads you find and then insert your prepped fabric into your printer. Print as usual. It’s recommended that you use the best or highest quality printout mode from the settings – draft or regular quality printing will not last as long. Let the printout dry properly, then peel the paper backing away from the fabric and you're good to go!

So as you can see from these simple steps above, it isn’t really difficult to print on fabric at home – just follow the simple steps listed above and keep those pointers in mind. This will help you create unique home furnishings, let you personalize clothing and other DIY products for the home, school or elsewhere.

And if you think a project such as printing on fabric is going to use up too much ink, worry not! We make it possible for you to save up to 80% on your printer cartridge purchases. Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to keep track of discount offers and future posts such as this
Friday, July 18, 2014 Exechias Trezile
Did you know, you can print on fabric using your very own inkjet printer at home? You can add quirky designs to a bag, put a funny personalized message on your t-shirt, monogram your pillow case, create a craft project with your kids for school – the possibilities are so many! Let’s look at how you can print on fabrics such as cotton and silk right at home, using an inkjet printer.

Printing on Fabric Printing on fabric – a few pointers


Pick your fabric – experts recommend pure cotton or pure silk because these fabrics are better to print on. It is best to use white or a light colored fabric for best results.Use color fast printer ink (pigment based inks are best) to do your fabric printing to prevent the ink from running and to retain your print results for longer. Also, ensure that your printer is not the sort that expressly forbids fabric printing check your user manual for more details). Typically inkjets will print on fabric whereas few laser printers may be able to do this.

Printing on fabric – things you will need

  • Inkjet printer with ink cartridges that are not depleted or exhausted
  • Cotton or silk cloth fabric
  • Card, printing paper, freezer paper
  • Lightweight bonding spray adhesive and an iron (if you plan to use card or printing paper)
  • Scissors
  • Images, designs, graphics or slogans that you want to print on your cloth (ensure that these are properly formatted and sized)

Prep or stabilize the fabric


The first thing to realize is that you can’t just put any fabric into the printer tray as you would do with the paper. If you do this, it may jam the printer. You could use pre-treated fabrics that are suitable for printing – these fabrics are backed with rigid materials that make them stiff enough to run through a printer.
Here are a few techniques you can use to stabilize the fabric first, and make it stiff enough to run through the printer:
  • Use regular printer paper or stiffer, card paper: cut your fabric to the same size as your sheet of paper, and then iron these together. Spray the paper with adhesive – do this outside or put a protective cover over your workspace to prevent the adhesive getting everywhere. Pay particular attention to the edges; you don’t want the paper and fabric to separate when passing through the printer. Now paste the fabric and paper together.
  • You can also use freezer paper to do this. You don’t need glue for this, simply ironing the two together – the plastic side (the shiny side is the plastic side) facing the fabric – will do the trick
  • If your printer lets you print on a roll of paper (as opposed to sheets from the feeder tray) then your options increase significantly – you can print banners with messages and so on.

Print on your prepped fabric


Once you pick out a design, photo, graphic, or message, make sure that you crop and edited the image properly for the size or dimension of your prepared fabric. Trim any loose threads you find and then insert your prepped fabric into your printer. Print as usual. It’s recommended that you use the best or highest quality printout mode from the settings – draft or regular quality printing will not last as long. Let the printout dry properly, then peel the paper backing away from the fabric and you're good to go!

So as you can see from these simple steps above, it isn’t really difficult to print on fabric at home – just follow the simple steps listed above and keep those pointers in mind. This will help you create unique home furnishings, let you personalize clothing and other DIY products for the home, school or elsewhere.

And if you think a project such as printing on fabric is going to use up too much ink, worry not! We make it possible for you to save up to 80% on your printer cartridge purchases. Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to keep track of discount offers and future posts such as this