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Deal on NFL jerseys at Kohl’s

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Right now, jerseys for boys are $26.99. Select sweaters are also 50% off. Find out more. [Read More]

Pottery Barn: Free monogramming and shipping on select items

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Offer is good through November 30. Find out what’s available. [Read More]
Categories: gifts, online sales

Deal: Bosch ICON wiper blades

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Just saw this on slickdeals.net:
Advance Auto Parts (LOVE them!) is having a BOGO free promo on their BOSCH ICON wiper blades. Plus, you can get a $15 MIR which would make your brand new wipers cost about $5
Best part – advanceautoparts.com accepts Paypal for payment.
The deal is only available online and you can [...] [Read More]
Categories: online sales

Holiday travel: How are you getting there?

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According to a recent AP story, fewer Americans are planning to travel during the holidays. The reason? For some, it’s avoiding the hassle and lines at the airport. For others, it’s the cost. Those that are planning to travel will most likely drive. Read more.
Once again, we’re planning to make [...] [Read More]
Categories: in the news, travel

Another good deal from Sephora

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Bare Escentuals Foundation Kits are $48 this week, normally priced at $60. Find out more. [Read More]
Categories: cosmetics, online sales

Citibank: Want a lower rate? Spend more money

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An older post we wrote about American Express rate hikes has started heating up with new comments from bank customers who claim they have received letters informing them their rates are going up — by a lot. Read this recent comment from Vicki:

I got a letter from Citibank yesterday telling me that “to be [...]

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Holiday Tipping

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This article talks about who to tip this holiday season and what to do if you just cannot fit those extra $20 in your budget. [Read More]
Categories: in the news

Deals: JC Penney, Macy’s, Express, Justice, Gap

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Macy’s $10 off coupon only valid til 1pm today
JC Penney, on the other hand, offers you more time and options to use their coupon – $10 off single purchase of $25+ in stores, or use code 104YOU online. Valid till Monday Nov 23
Express is offering $25 off $75 purchase, or $10 off $30 with [...] [Read More]
Categories: deals, online sales

Wal-Mart cutting toy prices this Saturday

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According to the AP, Wal-Mart will be cutting prices on toys and video games by up to 60 percent this Saturday. Discounts will be on items such as Easy-Bake Oven, Disney Princess Scooter, and Nerf N-Strike Vulcan (I’m not sure what that is). Also, buy Band Hero and DJ Hero video games and [...] [Read More]
Categories: in the news, sales

Wanted: Practical, fun gifts for kids

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I read today’s story about Zhu Zhu Pets and it always amazes me how people get worked up over certain toys. They look really cute, and my girls have mentioned that they want them. Then again, they want just about everything they see on TV. I don’t object to the idea of [...] [Read More]