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Mother's Day Gift Idea Deals and Steals

April 30, 2013 |

Mother's day is just a couple of weeks away! Most people don't mind honoring their moms with a special gift every year, but after awhile it gets tough to pick a clever new gift. Here are five ideas that are ... Read More

5 Adorable Kids' Costumes Deals and Steals

October 16, 2012 |

Optimus Prime Animated Deluxe Costume

Halloween is just around the bend! If your kids haven't already put in their requests for what they want to be this year, here are five cute and affordable ideas for boys, girls, and ... Read More

Last Minute Mother's Day Shopping? Top Picks from Daily Deal Sites

May 7, 2012 |

You can't put a price tag on mom's love, but that shouldn't stop you from buying her something nice for Mother's Day. According to a recent Mother's Day shopping survey from PriceGrabber, 62% of consumers plan to spend less than $100 on gifts for mom. Roughly one-third of shoppers plan to find great gifts on daily deal sites like Groupon and Living Social to help them get more bang for their buck. Chances are mom won't be offended by your frugality-- she'll be proud.

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How to Score the Best Travel Deals on Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday

November 25, 2011 |

Thanksgiving weekend will be stuffed with deals. According to, nine out of ten online retailers are offering special bargains Thanksgiving weekend, with 80 percent featuring Cyber Monday specials. Cyber Monday isn't just for tablets and t-shirts. It's also a great time to score super travel deals.

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Don't Be Fooled by Borders Liquidation Sales

August 8, 2011 | 2

Everything must go! No reasonable offer refused! Final markdowns taken! You've probably seen signs like these at various going out of business sales. But are the promises too good to be true? Take Border's for instance-- the second largest book retail chain, is now in liquidation. What equated to the final chapter in Border's story could have been a fairytale for bargain hunters as liquidators unloaded millions of merchandise at 399 retail stores. But that's not exactly what shoppers are discovering.

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How to Find the Deals and Freebies You're Missing on Facebook

May 10, 2011 | 2

Millions of people are on Facebook as a way to connect with old classmates, check up on a former flame or just announce to the swiffer-360-giveawayworld what they had for lunch. But it's also a great resource for finding exclusive freebies and deals that you won't find anywhere else. Wondering what kind of deals you can find and how to locate them? We've got some tips for unlocking the frugal side of Facebook.

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6 Groupon-like Sites You Didn’t Know Existed

April 19, 2011 | 4

Ever since Groupon hit the scene, it seems like there’s another deal site ready to offer deep discounts on things we want (or didn’t even know we wanted). Here’s a little bit of background and a few of the more prominent deal sites if you’re the kind of person who’s looking for half off trapeze lessons or 3 acupuncture sessions for the price of one.

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Romantic Procrastination

February 14, 2011 |

Did you wait 'til the last minute to think about getting a Valentine's Day gift for your Valentine?  Ooops!

Fortunately, you can still salvage the day (and hopefully, your relationship).  It's time to get creative.

Everyone loves those little ... Read More

True Story

October 20, 2010 |

I swear I can't make stuff like this up.  I just don't have that good an imagination.

I was shopping online, doing a little research on the right kind of non-fluorescent light bulb that would fit in my family-room spotlight ... Read More

Turn on the Searchlights

August 26, 2010 |

I'd been watching them for miles as we drove down the highway late one summer Saturday night.  The white beams made a pretty pattern in the sky; I didn't even resent the fact that the resulting light pollution was ruining ... Read More

Your August Shopping List

August 7, 2010 | 3

August is a fabulous time to go shopping!  You get to take advantage of the end-of-summer sales as well as the back-to-school deals that are always offered.  If you play your cards right, you can get great savings on just ... Read More