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Move Over Price Match Guarantees: Meet Savings Catcher

April 21, 2014 |

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 get a price matched or the store itself already has posted the competitor’s flyer right on their shelf beside the item to show you they want to make sure they are giving you the best price around.

But, what if I told you there could now be something even better than all those things. Walmart’s new Savings Catcher is a tool that means comparison shopping just got easier. And while it has just been launched in select markets, its huge potential could mean that cities other than Atlanta, Charlotte, Lexington, Dallas, Huntsville, San Diego and Minneapolis, could have the option of having their savings caught too. Read More

What to Buy and What Not to Buy in February

February 5, 2014 |

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 out what to buy and what things should wait. Read More

7 Apps that Track the Price of a Product

January 29, 2014 |

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 need is a few clicks away with these apps that track the price of the merchandise you want. Read More

5 Things to Buy Now for Your Super Bowl Party

January 25, 2014 |

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 more you’re going to pay and the harder it will be to find the staples that people have to come to expect at a Super Bowl party. Read More

The Top 5 Sites for Scoring Clearance Deals

January 15, 2014 |

When it comes to replenishing your wardrobe, it doesn’t get any better than clearance shopping. You exponentially increase the bang you get for your buck, and all but eliminate that pesky buyer’s guilt. After all, what’s to feel bad about when you know you’re getting the best possible value for your money? The web abounds with online storefronts, and when it comes to mark downs, not all sites are created equal. Here are a few of our favorites for their stellar clearance pages. Check them out and relish the savings.

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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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Glitch Deals: Insider Tips for Taking Advantage of Shopping Mistakes

December 25, 2013 |

We all mess up and sometimes those slip-ups are pretty big. But when a retailer makes a mistake the blunder can mean incredible deals for shoppers. It's called a "glitch" and we're revealing insider tips from the coupon world for taking advantage of these shopping mistakes.

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Playing the Plastic Game Part 1: Using Credit Cards to Save Big Money

December 4, 2013 | 2

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 going to show you a little unorthodox. That’s fine. But if you are serious about saving money you should be willing to learn and embrace new things, too.

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A Thanksgiving Shopping Schedule: Making Time for Family, Food and Fab Deals

November 25, 2013 |

Like it or not Black Friday is dead. Gone are the days when retailers packed all of their best deals into one day. And while some people lament the fact that Thanksgiving is no longer sacred here's the bright side-- you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn on Friday if you don't want to. You can score deals Thanksgiving day. If you're wondering how to pack in plenty of family time around the dinner table while still scoring some incredible deals, here is a Thanksgiving shopping schedule to consider.

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Young and Frugal: Meet the New Generation of Couponers

November 20, 2013 |

When you imagine a couponer in your head you may get a picture of a little old lady, armed with her Fiskars, hunched over the Sunday savings inserts. But a new generation of couponers have emerged and they are proving ... Read More