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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Alberstons Double Coupons Starts 8/1

Call me new, but I've never heard about Albertsons having a double-coupon event. This Sunday there will be a 1-page Albertsons Ad with (3) Store Coupons that will allow you to double the value of your Manufacturers coupon, meaning more savings. You can only use (3) Store coupons per family, per shopping trip. Remember, you need these store coupons in order to double the value of your Manufacturer coupon. Maximum value of your Manufacturer coupon must be $1, any higher and it won't be doubled. Here are two good deals i see: The coupons state:

"Get Double the Value for your Manufacturer Coupon with your Preferred Savings Card. We'll match the amount of one manufacturer coupon!" x8/15

Febreeze Air Effects 2 for $5*
-Use (2) $1/1 Coupon from Home Made Simple Booklet
-Use (2) Albertsons Store "Double Your Value" Coupons
Total: $1 for both

Crest Toothpaste (4-8.2oz.) 2 for $4*
-Use (2) $.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz or Larger or Liquid Gel form 8/1 P&G
-Use (2) Albertsons Store "Double Your Value" Coupons
Total: $1 for both

*Prices for these are valid from 8/1 to 8/3 ONLY! So make sure you don't forget. I don't really see any other eye-popping deals for this. Be sure to check your Ad for the Store coupons. This is from the Albertsons Ad distributed in the Los Angeles area in Southern California. Your Prices and Ad may vary.

Free Toy Story Collectible Book Offer

Johnson & Johnson is offering a Free Toy Story Collectible Book with the purchase of any 3 of their participating brands. There are couple of coupons to go along with this offer. Here is some more information:

From the Johnson & Johnson website:
"To receive your Toy Story Collectible Book send proof of purchase from any THREE (3) (in any combination) of these participating brands: Band-Aid Band Adhesive Bandages, Neosporin, or Purell Hand Sanitizer"

Coupon available for offer in 8/1 Smart Source (SS):
$3/3 Buy (1) Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages Product, and/or (1) Neosporin Original ointment and/or (1) Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer (8fl. oz.+) Product and/or (1) Cortaid Product and/or (1) Johnson Red Cross Bran Product x11/30 from 8/1 SS
  • Band-Aid Hello Kitty Bandages (20ct.) $1.82
  • Band-Aid Decorated Toy Story Bandages (20ct.) $1.82
  • Dora the Explorer Bandages (25ct.) $1.69
  • Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment – 0.5 oz. $3.69
  • Johnson & Johnson Red Cross First Aid To Go $.97
Deal Scenario:
Buy (3) Dora the Explorer Bandages (25ct.) - $5.07*
Use (3) $.50/1 Neosporin or Band-Aid Product ETS from 6/20 RP
Use (3) $.50/1 Band-Aid Dora the Explorer 25ct. Bandages Target Q printable coupon x8/28 
Total: $2.07 after coupons; send in offer for book (see info below)
*Note: Target Q states, "Limit one offer per transaction". You might have to do (3) different transactions. YMMV

Send in Mail In Offer for Toy Story Collectible Book to:*
P.O. Box 3281
Lancaster, PA  17604
*Don't forget to include your name and address!

Review - Wholesale Costume Club

Why isn't there a Halloween at the end of every month? Kids already act as if there was. Who doesn't love the sheer fun of it? Going out to parties, trick or treating, TP'ing random houses (lol), Fright Fest at Six Flags, etc. Halloween is only three months away and I think we should all be readily prepared. :)

Thanks to Charles over at Wholesale Costume Club, I was able to review one of their costumes. When given this opportunity the hardest part was picking out a costume. My little sister, who is 4, loves anything disney, including princesses and fairies, and so on. She took a liking to the Pixie Plum Costume

When it finally got here about 2 days ago, she was so exited that before i could take it out of the bag, she was looking for her purple sandals to match. The costume included pixie wings, which easily strapped onto her shoulders, a headpiece and a wand. When she finally got all dressed up she was begging for pictures to show her mom later on. Unfortunately, my brother, who is 8, was a little upset because he wanted a costume as well, Iron Man.

The Wholesale Costume Club is a member-optional site. It has a Membership Club which offers lower prices for their members on all costumes and shipping. For just $5 A YEAR (with no recurring membership fees) you can get these benefits. So if you're looking to buy a costume for this upcoming Halloween, or ANY time of the year, you can always get it at a lower price over at Wholesale Costume Club. After your first visit you'll be browsing their huge selection for hours. Believe me. The Wholesale Costume Club has a plethora of Halloween Costumes for teens, kids, adults, pets and even has masks and other accessories.Browsing through the girl section alone you can find great prices on great costumes. Some of which are on clearance for as low as $9.00. Below are just some of the thousands of costumes available to choose from through the site:

Overall, I'm very impressed with the huge selection of costumes and accessories to choose from. The quality is great, same that you'll get at any over-priced costume store. But the sheer happiness of my sister in her costume is, by far, the best part!

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review.

Target Ad for 8/1 - 8/7

 Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of August 1, 2010. I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household and/or Patio/Outdoor. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies.
If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try CouponClippers.com.
Get (1) FREE wyb any (4) Kellogg's, Morningstar Farms, Sunshine or Keebler items listed: 
Nutri-Grain Bars (8ct.), Pop-Tarts (12ct.) $2.39 
$1/2 Kelloggs Pop-Tarts or Nutri-Grain Bars 8ct. Target Q from 8/1 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, Any 8 ct. or larger from 6/13 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Any Flavor 8 Ct.+, Mix Or Match, Any from 7/11 RP

Morningstar Farms Meatless Products (5.25-12oz.) 2 for $6
$1/2 Morningstar Farms Veggie Frozen Foods Items Target Q from 8/1 RP
$1/2 Morning Star Farms Veggie Food Products from 8/1 RP
$.75/1; $1/1 Morningstar Farms Veggie Foods Product from 6/27 RP

Cheez-It Crackers (13.7oz.) Select Keebler Snacks $2.79
Kellogg's Cereal (11.5-20oz.) 2 for $5
$1/2 Kellogs Cereals 16oz.+ Target Q from 8/1 RP
$1.25/3 Kellogg’s Cereals (10 oz.+, any flavor, mix or match) from 06/27 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4 oz. or + Any Flavor, (printable coupon) $1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals from 8/1 RP

California Pizza Kitchen or DiGiorno 2 for $4
Archer Farms Monster Trail Mix (36oz.)$6.29
Fiber One (5ct.) Nature Valley (6pk.) $2.39
$.50/2; $1/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars, any (2) boxes from 7/18 SS
$.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars OR 90 Calorie Chewy Bars MF. Q (printable coupon)
-$1/1 Nature Valley granola bars Multipack Target Q (printable coupon)
$.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars (printable coupon)
$.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars from 7/11 SS
Orbit Gum (3pk.) 2 for $4
Lindor Truffles (5.1oz.), Dove (9.5oz.) Premium Chocolates 2 for $6
SunChips (10.5oz.), Baked Lay's (9oz.) 2 for $6
Oscar Mayer Lunchables (4.15 - 4.5oz.) 4 for $5 
$.50/1 Kraft Lunchables Product Target Q (printable coupon)
Sara Lee Bread (20oz.) $1.99
Kraft Mayonnaise (30oz.) $2.50
$1.50/2 Kraft Mayo, Any 12 or 22oz from 6/20 SS

FREE Archer Farms Chips wyb (3) 8pk. 12oz. bottles of Coca-Cola Products.
Coca-Cola Products (8pk., 12oz.) Bottles 3 for $10

Vitaminwater (20oz.) $1
Capri-Sun (20pk.) $3.99 
Simply Juice (59oz.) $2.99
$1/1 Simply Juice Refrigerated juice 59 oz Target Q (printable coupon)
Gatorade (8pk., 20oz.) $5.99
$.75/1 Gatorade or G2 8- or 12-pk. Target Q
Dasani Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $3.99 
$.50/1 Capri Sun drink pouches 20-pk. Target Q (printable coupon)
Coca-Cola Products (12pk.) Cans 3 for $12
A&W, 7UP (12pk. Cans or 6pk. .5liter bottles) 3 for $9

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (2) Fusion ProGlide manual or Venus Embrace Razors or Cartridges: 
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor $8.99
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor from 8/1 P&G
$2/1 Gillette Proglide Cartridge 4ct+ from 8/1 P&G
$2/1 Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor  from 8/1 P&G
FREE Olay body wash wyb one Venus Cartridge  from 8/1 P&G
FREE Olay Hand and Body Lotion wyb One Venus Cartridge  from 8/1 P&G

Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner (12oz.) $2.50
BOGO Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler from 8/1 P&G
Nivea Women's or Men's Body Wash $2.99
FREE Men's Nivea Body Wash wyb (2) Women's Nivea Body Wash from 7/25 RP
$1/1 Nivea Men's Body Wash (8.4 FL Oz. 250 mL – 16.9 FL oz. 500 mL) from 7/25 RP
$1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women (8.4 oz – 16.9 oz) from 6/20 RP

Irish Spring (15-16oz.) or Softsoap Body Wash $2.99
$.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash or (2) Multi-Bar Packs, 3 pk +- from 7/25 SS
$.50/1 ANY Softsoap Brand Handsoap (manuf site) (printable coupon) 
L'Oreal Everstrong (8.5oz.), John Freida Root Awakening (8.45oz.) $5.99
$1/1 L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner, any from 7/18 SS
$2.50/1 John Frieda Product, Any  (printable coupon)
$3/1 John Frieda Root Awakening product, exc. trial sizes & kits from 6/6 SS

Colgate,  or Crest Toothpaste $3.49
$.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4oz+ from 7/25 SS
$1/1 Colgate Asst. Total Toothpaste Varieties from 7/11 SS
$.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste
(printable coupon) 
$1/1; $1/2 Crest Toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gels from 8/1 P&G
Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste $3.49
$.50/1 Iso-Active foaming toothpaste 4.3-oz. Target Q (printable coupon
$1/1 Aquafresh Iso-Active, Any (4.3oz or larger) (printable coupon)
Secret or Old Spice Deodorant $3.79 
FREE Secret wyb 2 Old Spice Fresh Collection from 8/1 PG
Aveeno Complete Foaming Cleanser (6oz.) $5.49
$2/2 Aveeno Active Naturals products, any – from 6/20 SS
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash (9.1oz.) $5 
$1/1 Neutrogena Facial Cleanser, any from 6/13 SS
CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast Eyeliner $6.99
$1/1 CoverGirl Cosmetic Item, ETS Target Q from 7/11 RP
$1/1 Covergirl product from 8/1 P&G

L'Oreal Hair Color Preference or Healthy Look $7.99
$2/1 L’Oreal Preference Hair Color, Any Shade from 6/6 RP
$2/1 L’Oreal Preference Hair Color, Any from 7/25 RP OR (printable coupon)  
Renu Fresh Multipurpose (12+12 oz.) or Clear Care Twin Packs $10.99 
$2/1 Renu Sensitive multi-purpose solution 12 oz. size only from 6/6 SS
$1/1 Renu MultiPurpose Solution (printable coupon) 
First Response Pregnancy Test (2ct.) $7.99
Carefree Body Shape (92ct.), Stayfree Ultra-Thin Liners (36ct.) $5.29
$1/2 Carefree Products, Any 34 Ct. Or Higher from 6/27 RP
FREE Self Mini Magazine wyb 3 Carefree Stayfree or OB Products from 6/27 RP
$1/1 Stayfree Product (Sign Up Manuf Site) (printable coupon)
B1G1 Stayfree product, any – valid up to $4.49 frp, 6/27 RP

FREE $10 Gift Card wyb (1) Alli Starter Kit 90 or 90ct. or Alli Refill 120ct.:
Alli Starter Kit (90ct.) $50.99
Alli Refill (120ct.) $61.99

One-A-Day Women's or Men's Vitamins (100ct.) $6.50 
$1/1 One A Day Multivitamin Products, Any from 7/25 RP
$3/2 Flintstones AND One A Day Multivitamin Products, Any from 7/25 RP
$1/1 One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin (printable coupon) 
Clairitin 24hr. Non-Drowsy Tablets (30ct.) $17.99
$2/1 Non-Drowsy Claritin Product 20 ct or Larger (printable coupon)
Advil PM Caplets (60ct.) $10.99
Prevacid 24HR (42ct.) $23.99
$4/1 Prevacid (printable coupon) 
Centrum Silver Ultra Women's Tablets (100ct.), Caltrate 600+D Calcium (120ct.) $9.99
$1/1 Centrum Vitamins 100 ct or larger (printable coupon) 
$1/1 Centrum Ultra, 100 Ct. +, Any from 7/11 RP
$1/1 Centrum, Any from 6/6 RP
$1/1 Caltrate (printable coupon)  
$1/1 Caltrate, Any Except 30 Ct. from 6/6 RP
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Depend or Poise Product Listed:
Depend (18ct.) or Poise (42ct.) Personal Care $11.49
$2/2 Poise Pads (printable coupon)
$2/2 Depend Products (printable coupon

Air Wick Freshmatic Compact Starter Kit $4.49
$2/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Compat HERE OR HERE
$4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion Starter Kit, Any from 6/20 SS
Air Wick Oil Refill (2pk.) $4.49
$1/1 Airwick Twin-pack item Target Q (printable coupon)
$1/1 Air wick scented oil twin refill pack or 2 single refills – 07-18-10 ss x8/29
$1/1 Air Wick scented oil twin refill pack or 2 single refills HERE
$1/1 Air Wick Scented Oil, (1) Twin Refill Or (2) Single Refills 6/20 SS x8/1

Tide Liquid Detergent (75 oz.) or Stain Release Duo Pacs (25ct.) $8.99
$1/1 Tide Detergent from 8/1 P&G
$1/1 Tide Release Stain Release from 8/1 P&G
$3/1 Large Tide Stain Release
from 8/1 P&G
Bounce Sheets (120ct.), Downy Liquid Fabric Softener (48-60 ld.) or Downy Sheets (120ct.) 2 for $9
$1/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Sheets from 8/1 P&G
Charmin Mega (9pk.) or Double-Roll Bath Tissue (18pk.) $9.99
$1/1 Charmin Basic Bath Tissue Target Q from 8/1 RP
$.75/1 Charmin Bath Tissue Target Q from 6/13 RP
$1/2 Charmin Products from 8/1 P&G

Scott 1,000 Sheet (24pk.) or Extra-Soft Triple-Roll Bath Tissue $14.99
$1/1 Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue (8 Rolls or Larger) (printable coupon)  
Kleenex Tissue (4pk., 130ct.), Flat (200ct.), or Uprights (4pk. 80-100ct.) $5.49

Pine-Sol (48oz.) $2.49
$1/2 Pine-Sol Cleaner 28 oz+, any from 6/6 RP
Formula 409 or Tilex (32oz.) $2.49
$1/2 Formula 409 Antibacterial All-Purpose Cleaner Any from 6/6 RP
Lysol Disinfecting Spray (19oz.) $4.49
Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Extend-A-Clean or Daily Shower $7.99
Free $5 Target Gift Card wyb SB Power Sprayer & Refill Target Q from 8/1 SS
$5/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Starter from 6/13 SS

Up & Up Cotton Balls (200ct.) $1.92
Up & Up Sandwich and Snack Bags Food Storage $2.19
Up & Up Tableware - Plates, Cups, Bowls, Cutlery, Napkins & Wipes $2.49
Up & Up Trash Bags $6.49
Select 50-100ct. 13 gallo, 35 or 50ct. gallon or 25-35ct. 39 gallon. 
Huggies Snug & Dry or Pampers Baby-Dry Sizes: 1/2-6 (82 - 192ct.) $29.99
$3.50/2 Any Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (printable coupon)
$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 60 ct or larger (printable coupon)  
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers from 8/1 P&G x8/31
FREE Pampers Wipes 72 ct or smaller wyb any one Pampers Diapers from 8/1 P&G x8/31
Johnson's Baby Toiletries (26 or 28oz.) 2 for $10
Nuk and Mam Pacifiers (2pk.) $3.50
Beneful Dog Food (31.1lb.) $24.49
Cat Chow (16lb.) $10.99
$1/1 Purina Cat Chow or Kitten Chow, any 3 lb+ bag from 7/18 SS
Back-To -School:
FREE Rose Art Crayons wyb (1) Select Rose Art Item:
Rose Art Colored Pencils 12ct $.50
Rose Art Washable Classic Broadline Markers 8ct.
Rose Art Classic Broadline Markers 10ct.

Select School Supplies $.50:
PaperMate Eagle Pens 10 ct
$.50/1 Papermate Product Target Q 
(printable coupon)
Translucent Poly Binder 1″, Vinyl Binder Pouch, Mead Notebooks, Index Cards 4×6″ 100 ct

Select School Supplies $.20:
Pencil Sharpener, Eraser 2ct., Plastic Ruler 12″, RoseArt Washable Glue 4oz.

Fiskars Recycled Pointed Scissors $1
Paper Portfolios $.10
Sharpie Accent Pocket Highlighters $1
Crayola Washable Markers 8ct. $2
Ticonderoga Yellow Pencils 12ct. $2
Embark Pet Pals Lunch Kit $10, Ice Pack $1.99
Embark Pet Pals Backpack $14, Rolling Backpack $18
Embark American Classic Plaid Backpack or Insulated Lunch Kit $10, Rolling Back Pack $16
Page will be updated as more coupons are found
For Match-Ups with Regional Mailers or Coupons see here.
Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for half of the coupon match-ups here this week. Lol. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

StudentSavingBucks 3 Month Blogiversary!

Yup. Its only been 3 months, but its exiting :) Thanks to all my readers, followers, and casual visitors! Just stick with me guys! lol. In 3 months I've received 18,000 page hits, 200+ Google Friend Connect Followers, 80+ Facebook Fans and 200 Twitter Followers. Thanks again to everyone that drops by and comments! :)

I'm happy to announce that i will be having 2 Giveaways in the near future for you guys, one of which is open to International entries. And the other is thanks to Safeway, General Mills and MyBlogSpark for the giveaway. 

So make sure you subscribe to my RSS, or by email to have my posts sent directly to you. Bookmark us too! And visit regularly so you don't miss it!

QueRicaVida Freebie for Spanish Speakers

Here is a great freebie for my Spanish-speaking readers :) QueRicaVida is offering a sample of some of their products. I receive mine last week and it contained some coupons, a sample of Bisquick mix, a Nature Valley bar and other goodies. So, if you're interested in this be sure to check out QueRicaVida by clicking the banner above.

QueRicaVida es una marca registrada de General Mills, Inc.

UPDATE: Broken Link for now, it will be back up next week.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Target - Great Deal w/ Coupon Match-Ups

Coupon previews for 8/1 are now available at WeUseCoupons.com Check them out:

Here are some of the great deals with coupon match-ups available with the Target Qs that came out this past Sunday. Remember, print them quick because they are gone in the blink of an eye. Note: All these Target Qs can be printed over at Target.com.

Juicy Juice 8pk - $2.04
$1/1 Juicy Juice 8pk Target Q*
$1/2 Juicy Juice from 8/1 RP
Total: $1.08 for 2 when you use (2) Target Qs and 1 MF from 8/1 RP
*If store allows use of two. Coupon states "one per transaction"
Bagel Bites 9ct. - $2.28 TPC Until 7/31
$1/1 Bagel Bites 9 or 40ct. Target Q
$1/1 Bagel Bites from 6/13 SS
Total: $0.28 each

Hunts Pudding Snack Packs 4pk. - $.95
$1/3 Hunt’s Snack Packs Pudding 12 Pack OR (3) 4-Packs Target Q
$0.30/2 Hunt's Snack Packs Pudding from 8/1 SS
Total: $1.55 for (3) Pudding Snack Packs 4pk.

Kid Cuisine Asst. Varieties $1.75 TPC Until 8/21
-$1/1 Kid Cuisine Frozen Meal Target Q
Total: $0.75 each

BIC Stationary Items
$1/1 BIC Stationery Product Target Q
$1/2 BIC Staitionery Products from 8/1 SS 
  • Price Check on BIC Stationary Items:
  • BIC Brite Liner Highlighters 4pk. - $1.39
  • Bic Stic Grip 7 ct Easy Glide Ball Point Pens - $.99 
  • Bic Cristal 10 ct Ball Point Pens - $1.24 
  • Bic Wite Out Correction Fluid - $1.27
ConAgra Deals at Target:
$1.50/4 ConAgra Products (printable coupon)
$1/1 Chef Boyardee food product Target Q
  • Price Check on ConAgra Items for deal:
  • Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Singles $.89 
  • Chef Boyardee 15oz. Can - $1 or less
  • Banquet Meals (Assorted Varieties) - $.68 
Buy (4) Banquet Meals - $2.72
Use $1.50/4 ConAgra Products Q
Total: $1.22 for 4

Buy (4) Chef Boyardee Microwavable Singles $3.56
Use $1.50/4 ConAgra Products Q
Use (2) $1/1 Chef Boyardee Food Product Target Q*
Total: $0.06 or FREE when you use (4) Target Qs instead.
*If store allows use of two. Coupon states "one per transaction"

Other participating items with the ConAgra coupon:
Peter Pan Peanut Butter (any variety), Chef Boyardee Can or Microwavable Pasta, Manwich Can , Healthy Choice Frozen Meals, Orvill Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn 3pk+, Banquet Frozen Meals, Marie Callender's Frozen Meal

Now is a great time to send out for the ConAgra Coupon Booklet. Especially with all these coupons available. Multiple receipts are allowed for purchases made between 7/7 - 10/13

Participating brands for this Main-In-Offer are:
Orville Redenbacher’s, Crunch ‘n Munch, Banquet, Snack Pack, RO-TEL, Hunt’s, Manwich, Chef Boyardee, Kid Cuisine, Peter Pan and Slim Jim.

Review - Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive

I'm very tech-savvy. I was raised during the 90s and we were no strangers to computers. I can remember my family's first computer, we had bought it back in 1998 and it cost a little under $2,000. Back then computers didn't have a lot of hard drive disk space like they do now. I have 3 computers which include 2 desktops and 1 laptop. My laptop, a Sony Vaio, only has 120 GB hard drive, compared to my desktop that has 650 GB HD.

The lack of hard drive space on my laptop is a negative thing that affects a lot that goes on in my life. I'm a college student and having something that has the capacity to store documents and such but also be portable is a must. Thanks to Lyda over at Seagate i was able to review one of their hard drives. In particular, their FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive.

I received a FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable hard drive in a silver color with a capacity of 500GB. I was ecstatic when i opened it. It has very sleek, clean lines and weighs only .33lb. Also, at half an inch thick, its very portable and fits almost anywhere without adding bulk or weight to your daily load. This is perfect for college students, or anyone really, who needs a portable device with backup software that will not only protect their files by encrypting them, but be easy to use. The FreeAgent GoFlex drive comes in blue, silver, red, and black with different capacities ranging from 320GB to an amazing 1TB. It also features USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity along with pre-loaded back-up software which makes it a perfect portable hard drive for those who aren't very tech-savvy. You just plug it in to a usb port on your computer and it will be automatically recognized. You can choose to leave it at that or explore and install their back-up software which is amazingly easy to use.

I took a screenshot of their Memeo back-up software which takes just minutes to install. As soon as you open it, the software automatically scans your computer  for anything that you can back-up like music, video, files, and documents and then shows you how much space it would require to back-up on the hard drive. You then press "start backup" and you can close it and leave it running in the backround. You also have the "advanced options" tab which lets you pick what specific files you want to back-up with a drag-and-drop window.

One thing that made me fall in love with Seagate's hard drive is the instant backup feature. One thing i definately had to back up was my large library of music. After you chose what you wish to back up, if you add something new to that particular folder it will be automatically backed-up on your portable hard drive. If it isn't plugged in the files will be backed-up the next time you connect it. This is, in my honest opinion, the best part of the software. It also an encryption option for those looking for extra security when backing up important files.

This is not your average hard drive, its part of the GoFlex Storage System Family–which includes the GoFlex ultra-portable drive–to make it easy for you to upgrade your interface via USB 3.0, eSATA or Firewire 800 adapters, and access your content on your network, your TV, and everywhere you go. When paired with the GoFlex HD Media Player you're able to access music, photos and movies stored on your device on any T.V. There are many great featured this hard drive, and the "family", has to offer.

Overall I am very impressed with this device, its durability, portability, ease of use and software. I can easily say its the best hard drive I've had, and I have had many. The Western Digital "My Book" being the worst, by far. So if you're currently looking to buy a hard drive or give one as a gift for Back-to-School, buy this one on my recommendation, i know you won't regret it!

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own.

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