November 17, 2013

Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas

Attendance: 19 members and 7 guests.

New Members: : None

Renewals: Joe Mikesic

Guest Speaker: Ira Wilsker


Speaker Presentation: New Freeware and Deal Sites 

At 1:30 pm: Dr.Sams Q&A Session. Topics discussed:

          Windows 8.1

         Windows 8 quick tips

         Windows XP and Windows 7 Microsoft support

         Smart phone security suites

         Guarding privacy with cameras on computers

2:30 pm:  Our guest speaker, Ira Wilsker, spoke to us on how to shop for deals and how to shop safely.  He showed us several websites including:

            www.dailysteals.com – daily deals with free phone app and daily newsletter

            www.dealnews.com – best deals each and every day

            www.bradsdeals.com – once-a-day email and coupon search

            www.retailmenot.com - coupon codes

            www.deals.ebay.com – daily deals with no bidding and free shipping

            www.amazon.com - Today’s Deals, Amazon Prime

            www.shoprunner.com - free shipping for American Express card holders

Ira emphasized https is necessary in a website address for safety when shopping online and also informed us of secure transaction cards offered free by major credit card companies with one-time-use card numbers capping at money limits that you set.

4:15 pm: Door prize drawing held by Jerry McDaniel. See "Door Prizes" page for door prize winners and donors.

4:25: Meeting Adjourned 

Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary