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How Full Price Saves Me Money

This summer, my family moved (again!).  It has been an interesting adventure so far, and it has changed our lives in many ways.  I was…


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Online Buyers Beware

Really, I am clearly not sneaky enough.  When I read this article at Five Cent Nickel, I had to really think about how this would…


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Is Black Friday All That?

Since we are overseas, I have been doing a lot of holiday shopping online.  I’m nearly done, but there are a few things that would…


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A Quick To Do

I know it is only mid-October, but the holidays are coming quickly.  If you have credit card rewards or other types of bonuses (like MyPoints…


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Free or Near Free Housewares

A beautiful website called One Kings Lane is offering a great promotion right now:  free $15 credit if you become a member.  They have an…


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21 August 2010 Saturday Roundup

As usual, there are lots of interesting articles around the internet this week.  Some things I’ve enjoyed: 3 Secret Skills of a Super Shopper at…


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You Can’t Always Count on The Exchange

While planning to move overseas, and deciding if we needed to make any particular purchases before we left, one phrase kept coming up, “The exchange…


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A Free Grocery Bag, & Fun Too

As part of their Earth Month celebrations, various grocery stores are doing a Design a Reusable Bag competition. The top prize is $1,000, but every…


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Price Matching at the Exchanges

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did,…


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Compare Those Sizes

Sometimes I don’t understand stores.  I was in a convenience store this morning, buying a soda.  (I know, it is a waste of money, but…


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Free Shipping Day 2009

Today is Free Shipping Day, where over nearly 700 online retailers are offering free shipping to help you finish your holiday shopping without leaving the…


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Don't Overlook the Base Thrift Shop

I stopped by a nearby base thrift shop yesterday in search of a particular item for a Halloween costume.  I've shopped at this thrift shop…


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Avoiding the Impulse Buy

This is a huge issue for me:  I go into the store to buy a particular item, and I come out with a bunch of…


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Membershop Rewards from USAA

I was talking to the USAA rep at SpouseBUZZ Live today, and she mentioned their new online shopping rewards program.  I hadn't heard about it…


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3 Rules for Outlet Malls

I've recently had opportunity to visit a couple of different outlet malls:  once on vacation with my family, once while searching for bargain backpacks for…


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Five Tricks Retailers Use

Every time that you make a purchase, you are working within the retail system:  they offer a product that you want, you check out the…


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Ten Ways to Shop Safely Online

Shopping online can be convenient and help you find great prices on exactly the item you're hoping to buy.  However, shopping online can also allow…



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Making Menus

 Well, as part of my goal of getting out of debt in 2009, I'm going to cut back my food budget.  Making a menu in…


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Tips for Buying Gift Cards

With Christmas coming very quickly, many of us will be picking up a few gift cards.  This video segment highlights a few tips to be…