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About Jackie De Pape Hornick

Jackie De Pape Hornick

Jackie De Pape Hornick

Jackie De Pape Hornick is a freelance writer who loves finding great deals and sharing her finds with others.

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Time for a Deal: 5 Places to Buy a Discounted 2014 Calendar

January 10, 2014 |

Is there an empty space on your wall just dying for a calendar? Do you like those clever page-a-day box calendars your co-workers have? Have you been writing your appointments down on post-it notes, because in the midst of buying gifts for everyone else in December you forgot to buy yourself a new planner? Relax. We may have already started to make a dent in the first month of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to find a 2014 calendar.

Better yet, when it comes to calendars, being tardy is actually rewarded. A calendar in December is almost always full price, but once you hit January, the price starts to go down. It is one of the few items that will truly lose value with each passing day. Whether you need a wall, mini wall, desktop or box calendar or a weekly or monthly planner, here are the top five places you may want to check to get a steal of a deal.

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Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Thrifty People

January 8, 2014 |

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 are a committed bunch and if anyone can stick to a resolution it’s them. Looking for the perfect financial goal for 2014? Here are eight resolutions perfect for thrifty people.

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The Top 7 Shopping Problems Moms Face

December 23, 2013 |

Remember when you could whip through the mall with a list in your hand and check off item after item from all corners of the building in record time? If you have children, chances are you can’t. Those are likely very distant memories. Shopping with children is a whole other ball game.

Whether you’re Mom, Dad, Grandma or any other sucker who is dragging children around a mall as you desperately attempt to “get stuff done,” here are the top seven problems you may encounter when shopping with little helpers.

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Expert Advice: Are You a Shopping Bulimic?

December 20, 2013 |

Bulimia is an eating disorder rooted in bingeing and purging behavior. But, what if the bingeing and purging involved shopping instead of food? Experts and the media are acknowledging that shopping bulimia is a growing phenomenon, as we are bombarded with constant messages of happiness being just the swipe of a plastic card away.

So, what exactly is shopping bulimia? Dr. Tracy Thomas, Ph. D., is a licensed psychologist and coach, who will help us better understand compulsive shopping and the process it involves.

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Special Delivery: Four Fresh Ways to Ship Your Package

December 18, 2013 |

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 are delivery providers managing to deliver all those packages? Turns out they have their thinking caps on and have some smart, innovative ideas.

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Creative Custom Gifts: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Personalize

December 16, 2013 |

I bet you didn’t know you could personalize these ten items – and all at a great price. Whether your personalization place of choice is the photo center at a large department store (like Walmart) or an online business like Zazzle.com or Shutterfly.com, you can personalize many items for under $30.

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Five Amazing Shopping Scenes in Movies

December 11, 2013 |

Getting sick of all of those holiday movies yet? Why not watch one that's about the other big theme of December: shopping? You may be spending a lot of time in shopping malls this month, so what better way to celebrate the shopping season than to remember some great movie moments that just happened to take place in the mall. We loved Glamour magazine's recent list of The 20 Best Movie Shopping Moments Ever, but we felt there were five more that definitely should have been included.  Their list included great moments like Julie Roberts showing the saleswoman who wouldn’t serve her all the bags she bought at other stores in Pretty Woman and the tug-of-war over black gloves that set everything in motion in Serendipity. But if you're looking for the perfect shopping scene, check out one of these five.

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Kids, Meet Coupons: How to Introduce Little Ones to Big Savings

December 9, 2013 |

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 UltimateCoupons.com, you’ve handled a coupon or two in your day, maybe even in front of children. It’s never too early to show children what coupons are and demonstrate the benefits of using them. Being smart with money is an important skill that they can start learning now.

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Naughty or Nice? Four Gift-Giving Conundrums to Consider

November 29, 2013 |

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 form? Does regifting make me a bad person? And what happens with those free gifts with purchase? We asked an etiquette expert for help determining what's naughty and what's nice.

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Attention Walmart Shoppers: Five Reasons to Skip the Store and Shop Online Instead

November 22, 2013 |

It’s pretty easy to find a Walmart store. Every town with a population of more than a few hundred seems to have one. But, that doesn’t mean you should shop there. Now, this isn’t an anti-Walmart post – far from it. We all know Walmart offers great deals on anything and everything, but it may be time to consider driving past the Walmart down your street and logging on to walmart.com from home instead.

Here are the top five reasons why you’ll want to skip the store and shop Walmart.com instead.

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Inbox Savings: 5 Reasons to Stop Hiding Your Email Address

November 18, 2013 |

You’re just waiting for your final total when the sales clerk pleasantly says, “Email address please.” The request is becoming more and more common, but why exactly do they want your precious email address? Before you assume the spam worst and concoct a phoney email address, there are definitely reasons why you want your favorite store to have your real information. Here are five reasons to stop being secretive with your email address.

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