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We can probably all remember a shopping experience where we drove all over town, popping into multiple stores just to make sure we got the best price on an item. Now, all it takes at many large retailers is a trip over to the customer service counter with the competitor’s flyer in your hand to […]Continue Reading


Ever notice how some items seem more expensive in certain months but dirt cheap at other times of the year? It’s not your imagination. Retailers mark up items when they are in demand and offer deep discounts on them when they’re out of season. If you’re looking to make some big-ticket purchases in February, find […]Continue Reading


Every good bargain hunter knows patience is almost as good as a coupon. Prices on products shift weekly-- and even daily-- so waiting until Monday to buy something instead of snatching it up on Sunday could equal a significant savings. But who has time to competitive shop on a regular basis? Thankfully the technology you […]Continue Reading


We may not know yet who will win on Super Bowl Sunday for NFL’s biggest night of the year, but we do know this – if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party in your home, now’s the time to fill the freezer and pantry with all your munchies. The closer you get to kick-off, the […]Continue Reading


Is saving money your New Year’s resolution for 2014? It is for nearly 40% of Americans, according to a recent survey from There are many ways to save money and one popular way is through coupon clipping. We may be inspired by TV shows such as “Extreme Couponing,” but who really has the time […]Continue Reading


There are many reasons to ask for your money back-- the service stunk, the product broke or you were just unsatisfied with whatever you were promised. But there are also many reasons to skip the process of asking for your money back-- you don't want to get anyone in trouble, you lost your receipt, or […]Continue Reading


It’s that time of year when people start thinking of new goals, fresh starts and maybe even a resolution or two. The thing about resolutions is they don’t often last long. You never hear of someone patting themselves on the back on December 31 for sticking to their resolution all year long. But, thrifty people […]Continue Reading


It usually goes something like this: you buy something awesome online and finally the day comes when you open your mailbox and the package is there or your doorbell rings and a friendly delivery person hands you your package. But, with IBM Digital Analytics reporting that online sales are up 17.5% over last year, how […]Continue Reading


Toy cash registers, a wallet full of pretend credit cards, Mom’s purse – these are all common, everyday items that kids love to play with. But, where are the coupons? Chances are, as a visitor to, you’ve handled a coupon or two in your day, maybe even in front of children. It’s never too […]Continue Reading


Clipping coupons not your thing? That's OK. There are some unique strategies you can use to save a significant amount of money on big-ticket purchases, like TVs, computers and tablets. Even items that rarely go on sale-- like iPads and video game consoles-- don't need to cost full price. You may find the methods I’m […]Continue Reading


In order to avoid the holiday credit card hangover, you’ll want to be at your coupon savvy best this holiday season. While you’re saving up a storm, you may have some gift giving etiquette questions you never thought possible, but can be a real reality for those who coupon. Is couponing for Christmas gifts bad […]Continue Reading