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Print Quality Tip of the Day

If you use a Lexmark black and white laser printer, you can improve the quality of the grays in your prints by going into the printer driver settings and turning PictureGrade on.

Why it is not turned on by default is another question entirely.

Free Coffee Tip O Da Day

Stop by Panera today and get a complementary coffee.

Knockout Tip of the Day

Don't take Claritin and Nyquil together unless you want to sleep for 16 hours.

-Grim

Car Wash Tip of the Day

Most car washes aren't open below freezing, but even if you find one that is, don't go when it's only 9 degrees! Your car turns into one big ice ball.

-Aus

Deals Tip of the Day

Money is tight now and we need to unite, with that in mind there is a site where people help each other find deals. At Slick Deal and Dealnews Raw new deals are uploaded all the time by site members.
-Evea

Insurance Tip of the Day

When sending in prescription receipts you paid with out of pocket for reimbursement there are a few guidelines you should follow.

1. Make sure the time limit hasn't expired
2. Find the correct the form if applicable and follow the instructions.
3. Make sure the receipts are legible.
4. When taping more than one receipt on the same page make sure they don't overlap important information such as the DAW, RX numbers and NDC numbers.
5. Send in a cover letter if you think it would help better explain your situation.
6. Technically you don't have to be civil in your cover letters but it can help.

Clean Hair Tip of the Day

Sauve offers everyone in America a free bottle of shampoo today! Have Happy and Well Maintained Hair for free. :)
-The Queen of Free

Birthday Tip of the Day

Today is Tip of the Day's 4th birthday! Can you believe it? 4 years old. So go check out those tips from the first month…and then be inspired to submit your own tip. Cause you sure know we haven't been inspired much recently

Advertizing Tip of the Day

If you're trying to promote an upcoming season for a TV show, don't say "This January" unless you're actually sure it's going to be this January.

For those who don't get that, the backstory is that when the promo said "This January" they were saying that this season of 24 would be out in January 2008. But in reality due to the writers strike this season of 24 is coming out in January 2009.



Possible spoilers.

Cruise Fees Tip of the Day

Cruises are advertised as pretty cheap. It isn't rare to see prices below $200. I've even seen some short cruises advertised in the double digits. But as we know from cell phone companies, the advertised price isn't the price you write the check out for. Here are some of the hidden fees you can expect to pay:

Taxes and Fees: Varies of course. But a 3 night Bahama cruise will have around $35 USD is taxes and fees

Fuel Surcharge This was an issue in 2008 with high gas prices, but since oil prices have dropped, these fees have been dropped as well. But if oil prices climb again, be on the lookout!

Tip/Service Charge: All cruise lines is require a service charge or recommend a tip amount. It varies slight by cruise line, but a good rule of thumb is $10 per person per day. For exact amounts based on your cruise line check out the Cruise tip Calculator

Excursions & Spa: Sadly the onboard Spa isn't included in the price. Excursions are activities arranged by the cruiseline th…