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Study: Coupons Drive Smartphone Users to Stores

June 23, 2014 |

How many of you have gone shopping, smartphone in hand, from the comfort of your own couch? How about in your pajamas at 3 a.m.? I'm willing to bet that quite a few of you have (with slight variations on the when, where and attire of choice.) This, ladies and gentlemen, is the present - and future - of mobile shopping. And with this kind of convenience at our fingertips, why should we (as consumers) ever bother to set foot in an actual store again? Read More

Get The Best Deal Possible on Your Next Computer

June 13, 2014 |

You might be familiar with the signs that your computer’s end is near. Perhaps you have experienced the blue screen of death or it’s taking longer to load webpages and download emails. Maybe you’re still operating on Windows 97. If any of these situations apply to you, then it’s time to buy a new computer. But with prices ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, how do you get what you want without overspending? Here are some tips for saving money on your next computer purchase.

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Entertainment Expenses Exposed: High Costs of a New Video Game Console

May 13, 2014 |

When it comes to deciding whether or not to purchase the latest and greatest video game console, like the new Xbox One or PS4, people are 'humming and hahing' about the purchase since the cost of a console hovers around the $500 mark. Yes, that is a decent amount of money to shell out in one swipe for gaming. But, buyer beware, buying the console is just one of the many things you'll need to get started and over time. There's a price to play. Here are some extra costs you should expect, so you're not surprised when you go to play your new console.

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Earning Money For Your School With Shoparoo

April 28, 2014 |

The cost of education is rising and it puts our schools in a tough financial position – do they cut “extras” like art and music? Or do they ask the parents for contributions to keep these activities available? Neither is a great option. That is why many schools resort to fundraising, whether it is through selling chocolate bars and tins of popcorn or collecting Box Tops for Education. Read More

4 Steps to Shop “Smart” at Target

April 7, 2014 |

Have you ever walked into Target looking for toilet paper and left with a cart full of other things you suddenly “needed”?  Since expanding their offerings to include more grocery items, Target has become a one-stop shop where you can easily spend way more than you intended.  But with a little planning and some apps on your smartphone, you can be a “smart” shopper when you walk through those red doors. Read More

Grocery Savings Apps: Ibotta and Checkout 51

April 1, 2014 |

If you're a regular here at chances are you use and love coupons. You already know they can be a great way to significantly reduce your grocery bill. But on top of the coupons you're already clipping and printing there are two apps that can help you save even more off your grocery bill: Ibotta and Checkout 51. I'll explain how each app works and what kind of cash you can expect to save using these free tools.

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Four Tips for Safe Online Shopping

January 31, 2014 |

Online shopping is a convenient way to buy gifts, clothes and even daily necessities such as food, paper products and other household items. You can choose from a wide array of stores and purchase items in your pajamas, without leaving the comfort of your own home. However, this convenience is not without risks. Every time you buy something online, you are giving out personal and financial information that can be used by others to steal your identity, drain your bank account or max out your credit cards. Find out how to protect yourself without missing out on online deals. Read More

7 Quick Tips: How to Rock at Printing Coupons

November 6, 2013 |

Have you been there? Sunday night rolls around. You're in your pajamas, settled in on the couch with a big bowl of ice cream, ready for the latest episode of Revenge and it hits you. You forgot to buy a newspaper and now you have no fresh coupons! Rather than run out to the closest convenience store in your PJs, take a deep breath. Because most of those coupons you usually clip for your Sunday newspaper inserts are accessible to you with a few clicks. If you want to improve your online coupon printing skills follow these seven steps.Read More

Smartphone Wallets: A Shopping Guide

October 4, 2013 |

With Apple announcing the new iPhone 5s and 5c there will likely be another flood of Smartphones entering the market. Streamline your stuff with a Smartphone wallet-- a handy carrying case that corrals your cash, credit cards and your all-important ... Read More

5 Retailers with Mobile Apps Worth Checking Out

February 21, 2013 |

Just about every retailer seems to be promoting their own app these days, but with so many photos and videos of your kids confiscating the memory on your Smartphone, which apps are worth actually downloading? I don't know about you, but I've made the mistake of downloading some retailer apps that were basically glorified advertisements. We find five that may actually be worthy of the memory space. Read More

No More Returns! How to Pick the Right Size the First Time

April 27, 2012 |

Shopping online has its perks—as does anything that you can do while wearing pajamas. But the downfall is that 20-40% of online purchases end up returned, according to various retailers. Much of that ends up being clothing that doesn't fit properly. Now new technology is hoping to improve your odds of ending up with jeans, dresses and suits that fit you just as well as the model wearing them on the retailer's website.

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