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Friday, July 24, 2015

How Amazon sellers set up text alerts when an item is sold

Amazon sellers can be notified via text message when an item is sold. Carrier’s standard messaging and data rates apply. To set up SMS text message notifications, do the following:

1. Log in to 
Amazon Seller Central
2. Go to Settings / Notification Preferences
3. Under Order Notifications, click Edit.
4. Enter the mobile number to receive the text message alerts.
5. Select the time to send the notification
6. Click continue
7. A 4 digit pin code will be sent to the mobile number added for verification. If one hasn’t received the 4 digit pin code within a few minutes, click Resend Code.
8. Once received, enter the 4 digit code in the Verify Your Mobile Messaging Number box
9. Click Verify

If verification is successful, the mobile number will appear in the Mobile Messaging (SMS) section of Notification Preferences.

Please note, Amazon Seller SMS Text Message sends a maximum of 15 order notifications per day.

For detailed instructions on using Amazon’s SMS text message notifications, visit:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kroger Coupons 12/31/13 $5 off 5 Savings Event

(4) Herbal Essence $1.99 with $5 off 5 "Savings Event"
Used 2 $1/2 coupons making them $1.49 each

(2) Venus Razors $4.99 ea Savings Event
Used 2 $3/1 coupons making them $1.99 each

(2) Gillette Shave Gel $2.49 ea Savings Event
Used $2 Digital Kroger card coupon
Used .75 off printed coupon RedPlum

(1) Bic mechanical pencils $1.49
Used $1 off Bic

(1) Febreze Set & Refresh $2.49
Used $1 off PG Insert

Retail $45.14
Out of Pocket $18.16
Savings 63% $26.97

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How to add video to an eBay auction item description

1. Shoot video (smartphone quality is acceptable)
2. Upload video to YouTube via smartphone or computer
3. Once the video is  uploaded, click "Share Link" to access the embed code
4. Click Embed, then choose the checkbox to "use old embed code"

You must select to use the old embed code in your eBay auction description. The new embed code uses <IFRAME> which is prohibited in an eBay item description.

Visit my auction listing for an example of an eBay item description that includes a video clip:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Save on CVS Scotch Tape 2 Rolls for $1.98

As a Top Rated seller on eBay, I am always on the lookout for packaging / shipping supply savings. At CVS this week (11/10-11/16), the 3M Scotch Heavy-Duty Packaging tape (1.88" x 800") is $1.99 each with Buy One roll, Get One roll 1/2 price. That is $2.98 for 2 rolls.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CVS coupon clipping money saving haul 11/4/2013:

Paper Towels FREE - .79 coupon from CVS coupon center

#1 DiGorno 12" pizza $7.79 Buy one get one free
Use $2/2 DiGorno coupon from RedPlum Insert 11/03

#2 DiGorno 12" pizza FREE

Kotex-U liner 60 ct $4.79
use $2/1 coupon

Kotex-U liner 50 ct $4.79

Used .50 coupon received on previous purchase
Used $3 Extra Cash Back from previous purchase on Gillette Fusion Shave Gel
Used $2 Extra Cash Back from previous purchase on DIAL 3pk Soap

Total cost $6.71 for 6 items

Saved 78% totaling $20.48

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hot Toys for Christmas

Holiday Hot Toys List for boys and girls at Christmas. Xmas hot toy list includes:

Doc McStuffins is an American animated television series produced by Brown Bag Films, which premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a six-year-old girl, Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, who can "fix" toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. During ending credits, Doc gives advice to viewers about staying healthy. Shop Doc McStuffins Toys

One Direction boy band are an English-Irish boy band formed in London in 2010, consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. 1D signed with Simon Cowell record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of British television singing competition The X Factor. Shop One Direction 1D Gifts

Furby Boom! Brighter, bolder colors with a mind of its own. FURBY BOOM is the interactive pet your children will groom and shape its personality.

You can't go wrong with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow is Nerf's toy weapon on the market for girls, long overdue, by the way! The popularity of the Hunger games and Disney's movie, Brave, have brought about this sudden interest for Nerf.

Flutterbye Flying Fairy Doll: Unlike other fairy dolls, this one actually flies. It must be a real fairy! No, just kidding, it's just a toy.

HEXBUG Warriors from Innovation First®

Big Hugs Elmo: To be honest, I don't get it, but younger children will. Elmo was popular when I was kid ... seems every year, there is a different variation of Elmo that is a child favorite.

Monster High is an American fashion doll franchise created by Mattel in July, 2010. The characters are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, thriller fiction, and various demons therefore distinguishing them from most fashion dolls. Popular characters include Deuce Gorgon, Heath Burns, Draculaura, Catrine DeMew, Caty Noir and many more! Shop Monster High Dolls

WWE Wrestling Rings & Action Figures are always popular amongst boys.  Shop WWE Wrestling Figures
Follow Piece Of Scrap's board Hot Toys for Christmas 2015 on Pinterest.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Save on Shipping Tape at Walgreens Oct 20 - 26, 2013

As a Top Rated seller on eBay, I am always on the lookout for packaging / shipping supply savings. At Walgreens, the 3M Scotch Heavy-Duty Packaging tape (1.88" x 800") is $1.99 each with Buy One roll, Get One roll 1/2 price. That is $2.98 for 2 rolls.

To save even more, add TWO of the following coupons (.50 off of 1), making the final total $1.98 for 2 rolls of Heavy Duty Scotch packaging tape. (the coupon you want is the very last one on page 4)

What do you think? Did I find a good deal?