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On the Tenth Day...

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:29AM Monday December 21, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

On the tenth day of the contest, is giving away...a Premium Christmas Gift Basket thanks to the generosity of

That's got to beat ten lords a leaping any day! Read More »

On the Ninth Day...

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 12:05PM Sunday December 20, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

On the ninth day of the contest, is giving away...a $50 gift code courtesy of our friends at Naturalizer shoes. 

When Nancy Sinatra sang about boots that were made for walking, she must have been referring to a comfortable pair of Naturalizer boots.  You can use the gift code for a pair of boots, dress shoes or even a handbag at Read More »

On the Eighth Day...

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 8:27AM Saturday December 19, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

On the eighth day of the contest, is giving away...a Cuisinart Stainless Steel 20 Piece Cutlery Set compliments of the folks at

Ideally we'd be giving out 20 pieces of cutlery on the twentieth day of Christmas, but there isn't a twentieth day of Christmas. 

There probably should be, however... Read More »

Herding Cats: Our Favorite Savings Stories for the Week of December 13th

By (view all posts by derek70x7)
at 4:11PM Friday December 18, 2009
under Stuff We Like

Just one more week until this holiday shopping madness subsides! I've bought so much stuff online that I genuinely have no idea what things are when they show up on my doorstep. Read More »

Countdown to Christmas

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 1:41PM Friday December 18, 2009
under Holidays

Christmas is next week--but if you're like many people, not only are you not nearly ready for the impending holiday, but you can barely comprehend the fact that the big day is a mere week away.

Adding shopping, wrapping, mailing, parties, crowds, traffic to an already frantic time of year is more likely to leave you more frazzled than dazzled.  Christmas spirit--what's that?  Instead of forcing the feeling with extra helpings of eggnog or rum punch, try a multi-sensory approach to getting in touch with all the joys the holidays have to offer.

Here are seven suggestions for a day-by-day countdown to help to get you into the holiday mood: Read More »

Top 5 Wedding Dress Trends for 2010

By (view all posts by PlanningElegance)
at 10:08AM Friday December 18, 2009
under Shop Smarter

Of course each and every brides wants to look stunning on her wedding day.  What's the biggest thing on these brides' minds right after they get engaged: THE WEDDING DRESS!  Studies show that the wedding dress the the first thing that many brides shop for, sometimes even before setting a date.  The majority of brides stress about their wedding the most prior to buying that perfect dress. 

Be beautiful and in style with the top five wedding dress trends of 2010.

5.  Be Edgy

This trend has a tendency to go hand in hand with the asymmetry wedding dress trend.  To make wedding dresses more interesting, designers have been cutting necklines, trains, and layers in an "edgy" way.  This means that brides don't simply have straight cuts on their wedding dresses, they will have a raw and classy look of layers and differing lengths

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On the Seventh Day...

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 7:55AM Friday December 18, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

On the seventh day of the contest, is giving away... a one carat Diamond Sterling Silver Circle Pendant compliments of Sea of Diamonds. 

A little bit of bling is always good for holiday cheer, eh?  The circle measures 1 1/2 inches and is studded with 67 diamonds and comes with an 18" long sterling silver box chain.
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Worst NBA Deals of this Decade

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 3:32PM Thursday December 17, 2009
under Loose Change

Nobody likes buying something that's doesn't end up working.  Imagine if you had a 50/50 chance of buying something that didn't work.  You'd probably do a lot more research before buying something.  However, in the NBA, that doesn't seem to be the case.  Here are some of the worst buys in the history of the NBA: Read More »

Turn a Gag Into A Gift

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 1:23PM Thursday December 17, 2009
under Holidays

The definition of a great gag gift is simple. It is something that will induce laughter, but isn't necessarily something you would send or gift to anyone under normal, non-yuck-yuck seeking conditions. With the holidays nearly here and thousands of crazy tech gadgets out there, I thought, "What better time than now to bring the odd and ridiculous in the world of consumer electronics to my faithful followers here on the blog?" So here we go.

A few Christmas gag gifts to say ho-ho-ho and OMG to this holiday season. Read More »

On the Sixth Day...

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 8:10AM Thursday December 17, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

On the sixth day of the contest, is giving away...a $100 gift card for the Disney Store.

The Disney Store has been generous enough to provide a $100 gift card that you can use to add to your library of Disney movies or buy Disney apparel or memorabilia. Read More »

Catey Hill Talks Budget for Beauties

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 4:38PM Wednesday December 16, 2009
under Money Saving Tips

You've gotta have the shoes.  Catey Hill gets it.   That's because she's not just the Money Editor for the New York Daily News online, and the author of Shoo, Jimmy Choo! The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less & Saving More, she's also a reformed splurger turned savvy saver.  

I talked to her about the best ways to revamp your budget without feeling deprived. Read More »

Best Store You've Never Heard Of: Personal Creations

By (view all posts by dstearns)
at 3:16PM Wednesday December 16, 2009
under Featured StoreStaff

Nothing says 'I love you' like something that says, well... 'I love you'...or 'Bob' or 'The Hendersons' or '#1 Grampa' or even (brace yourselves) 'Christmas 2009'. Which is why this week's Featured Store is the customer-approved, two thumbs up Personal Creations.
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