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The One That Got Away

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 2:32PM Friday February 19, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Hot on the heels of Valentine's Day, this post is dedicated to the unrequited yearnings of the loves we let slip between our fingers.

No, I'm not talking about a high school sweetheart or summer fling--I'm talking about the time your frugal impulse control actually ended up costing you.  Call it "non-buyer's remorse" if you will.  There's always that one purchase that you DIDN'T make that has you smacking yourself upside your head with a Homer Simpsonesque "Doh!"

I polled my co-workers for their painful stories of the ones they let slip away... Read More »

Time to Get Fly

By (view all posts by WiscoVixen)
at 12:25PM Friday February 19, 2010
under GiveawaysStaff

It's time to award some lucky blog reader with the Thrustmaster. My apologies for all the off-color jokes and innuendos around this giveaway, but come were thinking the same thing.

Anyway, we received 41 entries from folks eager to go home with the Thrustmaster. Unfortunately, we can only award it to one. And that one person is... Read More »

The 3D Gaming Debate - Pros vs. Cons

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 1:43PM Thursday February 18, 2010
under Stuff We Like

The Guy and Yasar show returns to debate the latest news in the video gaming world. This week, we take on the phenomenon that has seemingly swept the tech world ever since Avatar conquered the box office and the CES show revealed all sorts of future electronics goodies last month. That's right, we're going to be talking (yelling mostly) about 3D and what it means to you, both the casual and hardcore gamer. I (Guy) think it means 'meh', while Yasar is all school-girl crushing over the possibilities.

Let the debate begin. Read More »

The Lowdown On Windows Phone 7

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 10:52AM Thursday February 18, 2010
under Product Review

I was going to start this post by pointing out that every time Apple comes out with something new Microsoft copies it and makes it better.  However, I've decided to leave my opinion out of this one.  Instead I'm just going to give you a quick rundown of all the awesome features Windows 7 Phones will have.  For those of you who haven't heard, Microsoft is releasing an operating system to compete with the iPhone. 

Here are some of the cool features it's going to have: Read More »

Spring Must Haves and the Bargains to Snag 'Em

By (view all posts by coupiedoll)
at 2:18PM Wednesday February 17, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Despite Punxatawny Phil's rude six more weeks of winter warning, really America, Spring is right around the corner. And in honor of the warmer months to come we thought we would go ahead and get our spring fashion preview on, particularly for those of you bearing the brunt of the snow.

Days for spring dresses are right around the corner, promise. Read More »

Best Store You've Never Heard Of: Indochino

By (view all posts by dstearns)
at 12:00PM Wednesday February 17, 2010
under Featured StoreStaff

The days of the dandy are absolutely not over.

Ladies still love a gentleman who knows how to dress and thanks to this week's Featured Store, men on a budget can still suit up for success without breaking the bank.

Thank you, Indochino!

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The Brush Off

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 10:11AM Wednesday February 17, 2010
under Shop Smarter

You know you need the right shampoo, the right conditioner, and the right styling products--but did you know the right brush could transform your hair?  Using the wrong brush can damage your strands, undo your do, or deflate your coif.   You don't want to spend half an hour blow drying your hair just to have it puff out, fall flat, or curl up--and you DON'T want to snap and snag your hair on the wrong brush. 

Use this guide to find the perfect brush for you at the perfect price.
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Car Buying Tips from DealPros

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 12:52PM Tuesday February 16, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

A few days ago, DealPro and beauty deal guru Annie reached out to her fellow DealPros for help:
"My husband's car recently kicked the bucket, and although I'm pretty good at finding good deals on clothes and makeup  and such, car shopping is not my strong suit.  I'd love any advice you might have on scoring the best deal on a car.  Thought [DealPros] would be a good place to start."

When you have access to the best money-saving minds around, why not take advantage? Check out what advice Annie's colleagues had to offer: Read More »

The Epicurean vs. The Amateur...It's On!

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 10:19AM Tuesday February 16, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Perhaps some of you will recall my last post:  a delightfully easy how-to video on how to make a delightfully easy gourmet pesto pizza using store-bought dough, Classico brand pesto and canned tomatoes. I emailed the video to my good friend and chef Todd Singleton, aka FoodieDaddy and he wrote back:
"I LOVED it and it gave me an idea. We should do a high tech and low tech series on specific dishes. Now I want to do the same pizza from scratch dough to scratch pesto....

You're so entertaining on camera! It leaves us wanting more!

No, I didn't need to leave the gratuitous compliment in there. And yes, the "we" Todd speaks of is Todd and his wife, who happens to be my best friend. So you could argue that they're not completely unbiased. But that's neither here nor there.

The fact remains: Heather vs.'s on. Read More »

The iPad for the Worst Pickup Line Goes To...

By (view all posts by SavingsIQ)
at 4:09PM Monday February 15, 2010
under GiveawaysStaff

There are lots of theories on pick-up lines. Some say they only work if they're original. Some say it's all about the delivery. Some say they never work at all. While I have opinions of my own on the matter, the only thing that we proved with this contest is that asking a girl if she farted doesn't work.

Not shocking, perhaps, but at least now we know.

Anyway, the five pickup line videos I recorded last week have had some time to marinate on YouTube. They've gotten tons of views and a good number of comments, and now it's time to announce which video got the most comments. The person who submitted the pickup line that fueled the most comments wins a brand new Apple iPad (once they're available for sale at Apple online).

And the winner is... Read More »

Date Night at The Grove LA

By (view all posts by WiscoVixen)
at 1:09PM Monday February 15, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Valentine's Day is over, but if you missed the boat on taking your sweetheart out for a night on the town, have no fear. Thanks to the wonder of Twitter, I stumbled across a tweet from The Grove LA. talking about their Date Night promotion.

I live a few blocks from The Grove, so naturally my interest was piqued. Read More »

New Credit Card Regulations on the Way

By (view all posts by Dealman)
at 11:59AM Monday February 15, 2010
under Newsworthy

Back in the 2008 election cycle, Barack Obama unveiled his Credit Card Bill of Rights and he's acted on that promise with new regulations that go into effect on February 22nd.  These regulation will affect your current credit card plan or applying for a card in the future, so here's what you need to know about the new laws on the books.  There are a lot of changes that make up the new regulations, but here are the ones that will have the greatest impact.  Read More »