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Dining

Which Fresh Food Box Subscription is Best?

January 20, 2015 |

Much to my husband’s dismay, he did not marry a prize winning chef. Dinners in our house are a mishmash of takeout, salads and stick-in-the-oven-and-wait meals. It’s not that I don’t want to gain Giada De Laurentiis status in my ... Read More

Gift Cards as Gifts - How to Get the Best Deal

November 25, 2014 |

Gift cards might not be the most sentimental choice for the thoughtful gift-givers out there, but I find that they are a great way to say “Thank You” and “Happy Holidays” to everyone from the mail carrier to my child’s ... Read More

Three Tips for a Terrific and Thrifty Thanksgiving

November 21, 2014 |

Halloween is well behind us, the leaves are officially changing color and the days are getting colder. That means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Whether you are hosting two dozen family members or just a few close friends, ... Read More

Taking the Kids Out to Eat for Less

October 29, 2014 |

Dining out with kids can get expensive. Luckily, there are several ways to feed your family without breaking the bank. Get your kids what they really want to eat with this handy list of places that offer free or reduced kid’s meals. Be sure to call your local restaurant before assuming that the deal is active; some deals are location based, while others may be on a different night than listed here. Most deals also require the purchase of an adult meal and some restaurants limit the number of kids’ meal per adult entree purchased, so check the fine print.

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7 Cheap and Healthy DIY Smoothie Recipes

August 28, 2014 |

Does your daily routine include a smoothie from Jamba Juice? While smoothies are healthy and delicious, they can also be costly, especially when purchased on a regular basis. Why not try creating your own smoothies in the comfort of your own home? You can indulge whenever you would like and have the power to add your own ingredients. You can experiment with various fruits and veggies until you find the ideal combination.

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Not Just for Car Problems: 100s of Ways to Save with AAA

August 14, 2014 |

A membership with Triple A (or AAA) offers more than just peace of mind on the road. The automobile association is well-known for providing its members with roadside assistance that's available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Beyond the steering wheel, one of the premium benefits of AAA membership is access to the exclusive deals and discounts you'll find just about anywhere you go. Read More

Summer Food Freebies and Deals

July 9, 2014 |

Not only does summer bring fun in the sun, it also brings some freebies for your taking! In case you were not aware, July 11th each year is a good day for food-related deals. There are also other chains offering up summer deals if you know where to look. Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Sky-High Prices at the Airport

June 20, 2014 |

Summer travel season is here! You picked your destination, got a great deal on your airfare and are off to the airport! If you don’t watch out, you can easily spend a ton of money at the airport – before you even reach your destination. Avoiding these common pitfalls can mean that you’ll keep more cash in your pocket for excursions and great restaurants at your destination! Read More

Getting the Most Out of Your Fine Dining Splurge

May 16, 2014 |

The menu does not have pictures. The napkins are not made of paper. There are no crayons in sight. You must be at a fine dining establishment. When it comes to "fancy restaurants", you are obviously expecting a larger bill at the end of the evening. It can be fun to splurge on a more expensive dinner out for special occasions or date nights. But, just because you are spending a mint for dinner, doesn't mean you shouldn't get your money's worth. Here are some tips for making the most (and paying the least) for your fine dining experience. Read More

Eating Out vs. Cooking at Home: Which is Cheaper?

May 9, 2014 |

We’ve often been told that dining at home is more economical than eating out. While this may have been true in the past, recent research is proving this theory false. The Fiscal Times compared meals found at popular restaurants to the same meals prepared at home to see which version cost more. You may be surprised by the results.  Read More

One of the Easiest Ways to Earn Free Travel Rewards

March 7, 2014 |

Since I travel a lot, I will take any opportunity to earn miles and points. Miles and points is how I manage to travel a lot in the first place. But there is one opportunity that seems to be the most lucrative available right now for anyone who wants to earn free travel rewards.

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