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Holiday Tipping

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

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

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

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]

Will you give to charity during the holidays?

According to the AP, only 38 percent of Americans surveyed in a recent poll say they will give a charitable gift during the upcoming holiday season. Instead, many say they plan to increase their giving once the economy improves. As a result, many of the nation’s charities are planning for a disappointing season. […] [Read More]
Categories: in the news

Even more deals this week: AE, JC Penney, Macy’s


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American Eagle offers 20% off their holiday collection both online (89256379) and in stores. Offer valid Sunday only
Bakers: Buy a boot, get second item 25% off. This weekend only, both in stores and online.
Macy’s: 20% off + free shipping on $75+ purchase when you enter code DAZZLE online
JC Penney: SNOW75 for free shipping […]

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Categories: online sales

Verizon ups early-termination fee for smartphones

Beginning next week, if you own a smartphone and want to switch before your contract is up, the penalty will be $350 — up from the $175 it used to be. In addition, consumers with Verizon smartphone contracts are complaining about erroneous data charges. Read more from the New York Times.
I’m definitely not […] [Read More]
Categories: electronics, in the news

More deals this week

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic (regular stores and outlets) are offering 30% off with this coupon. It’s their give and get program
Express has $30 off $75, $15 off $30 coupon again. Online promo code 4517, or use printable coupon here. Valid through Nov 16th.
Disney store: 20% off on $89+ purchase. Enter code DISNEYFAN09 [Read More]
Categories: online sales