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Get Ready for Presidents' Day Sales

February 10, 2015 |

Other than the day off from work or school, what does President’s Day mean? Great sales, of course! And we don’t mean just on cars. Although you probably won’t find rock-bottom deals like you did on Black Friday, there are many reasons why you should take the day to do some shopping at your favorite stores. Whether you shop in store or online, you’re sure to find some great sales on the things you want or need. Read More

How to Prepare Yourself for Black Friday

November 10, 2014 |

You’ve stuffed yourself to the gills. Your favorite team won the game (…hopefully). You’re all done playing the perfect hostess. Next on the list? Don’t even think about getting hours and hours of shut-eye, because Black Friday looms before you.

This annual shopping event is nothing short of an extravaganza, rife with manic mayhem and more sales than a bargain hunter can probably handle. Whether you’re a novice shopper or an admitted shopaholic, here are some helpful tips to arm yourself with early on that will make managing Black Friday so much easier.

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Avoid Overspending When Shopping Online

October 27, 2014 |

With many stores enticing shoppers by offering online-only deals, it is easy to get hooked. Shopping online is much easier and less stressful than having to drive to the stores, pick through all the clothes and then wait in line at the checkout. When you shop at home, all that is required is a credit card and a few clicks of the mouse. This convenience, however, can lead to remorse when the credit card bill arrives.

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6 Fabulous Fall Deals to Snatch Up

September 26, 2014 |

Unless you are living under a rock, you are aware that many retailers hold great sales on Labor Day weekend. But if you missed them because you were out of town, too lazy to get out of bed or for any other reason, do not despair. Many consumers think that the time between Labor Day and Black Friday is relatively quiet on the sales front, but the truth is that there are many great sales to take advantage of. Most of them are not heavily advertised, though, so you need to know what types of items to put on your October shopping list. Here are some savings to look for.

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Why BOGO is the Best

September 23, 2014 |

What four letters stir wonder and excitement in the hearts of shoppers near and far? BOGO. Just seeing that one little acronym is enough to send some of us into a frenzy. But what's so great about a BOGO, anyway? And is it really better than just a regular sale? Read More

Part 1: Cracking the Markdown Code

September 9, 2014 |

Have you ever wondered why items are on sale for a strange amount of money? It has recently been revealed that the ending numbers of the price tag can say a lot about the deal that you are getting. Stores have their own price coding systems to alert you to when an item is on sale, clearance, or won’t be restocked. Paying attention to this code can really let you know if it’s a good bargain or not. Check out these tips for your future purchases.

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7 Ways to Save Money When Buying Meat

June 10, 2014 |

Even though many people are embracing vegetarian or even vegan lifestyles, there are still many of us who enjoy a barbecued steak or fried chicken. Meat is a staple in many households, but it doesn’t come cheaply. With the average American consuming 50 pounds of chicken and 65 pounds of steak each year, that amounts to about $1,000 in meat costs per person annually. But even with some cuts of meat costing $10 or more a pound, there are ways to save money without becoming a vegetarian.

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Home Decorators Collection - Create the Ideal Home Office

April 9, 2014 |

If you're allowed the opportunity to work from home, consider yourself lucky. You'll have no commute or office politics to deal with, plus you get to work in your pajamas. But you do need to think about one thing: an ... Read More

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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Competitive Cyclist Outruns Competition

August 2, 2013 |

Bike riding is an exhilarating activity, but shopping at most stores can be a bummer. Avoid lines and long waits by visiting Competitive Cyclist, one of the industry’s leading internet bicycle retailers. Competitive Cyclist is committed to delivering the same ... Read More

Tax Refund Sales Round Up: Urban Outfitters, Travelocity, and More!

April 16, 2013 |

Expecting a tax refund? Lucky you! If you're feeling a little spendy this week due to your refund, here are a few big sales going on. If you're feeling a little frugal this week due to your lack of refund, ... Read More