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4 Quick Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity This Holiday Season

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 1:54PM Tuesday December 1, 2009
under Holidays

So you're staring at lists, checking them twice. You're stuck on just what to give those both naughty and nice. But mostly you just want the holidays to be over because the stress of which party to go to, whose house to visit first, and what to do about the puppy that just won't stop drinking the Christmas tree water is driving you just a tad cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Ah, yes--'tis the season to be stressed out!

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Wine Gifting The Impossibles

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 9:33AM Tuesday December 1, 2009
under Holidays

Some people are just impossible to buy for. Whether it's a co-worker, an in-law, someone you don't know that well but want to get to know better, or someone you don't know that well and would prefer to keep it that way, the list goes on and on.

What to do about these impossible-to-buy-for people? Buy wine! At the end of the day, almost everybody enjoys a nice glass of vino.

Read on for my gift suggestions for the previously un-giftable. Read More »

Let Savings Little Helpers Help You This Holiday Season

By (view all posts by WiscoVixen)
at 4:58PM Monday November 30, 2009
under Holidays

Alright, you've made your holiday shopping list. Now begins the herculean task of finding the best deals for the items on your list. With all of the shopping resources out there, how do you know if you're really getting the very best deal on your purchase?

Fear no longer, Holiday Shoppers! Today, unveiled its new holiday shopping program: Savings Little Helpers. Read More »

What Exactly is Cyber Monday?

By (view all posts by Dealman)
at 12:28PM Monday November 30, 2009
under Shop Smarter

Some people new to the world of e-commerce might not be all that familiar with Cyber Monday.  Is it just an invention of retailers to get people to shop all on one day?  Is it a made-up holiday like The Simpsons' Love Day in order to unload a bunch of products?  Actually, Cyber Monday is a real thing and does for internet shopping what Black Friday does for brick and mortar shopping.  It's the biggest shopping day of the year for online merchants, so it very much lives up to its name. should most certainly be your Cyber Monday headquarters.

That said, Cyber Monday was definitely drummed up to amp up people's enthusiasm for shopping - an invention of the National Retailers Federation.  If you haven't heard of that, it's a totally legitimate outfit - it contains over 1.6 million U.S. retail establishments with more than 24 million employees and sales of $4.4 trillion.  So, yeah: legit.
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Get What You Want this Holiday...And Save Some Money Doing It

By (view all posts by WiscoVixen)
at 3:53PM Friday November 27, 2009
under Money Saving Tips

We've all been there...sitting in front of a loved one at present opening time, faking a smile and excitement when you unwrap a heinous hand-knit sweater with a giant dog pattern on it. Okay, so I just took a trip back into my childhood a bit there for that example. Perhaps it's more like getting a a type of perfume you're not a fan of or a bathrobe that's at least two sizes too big. Whatever the case may be, there's a way to remedy this ill-advised gift giving while at the same time helping your loved one save money on your gift!

This year, instead of trying to rack her brain to think of something I might like, my mother asked me to put together a list of links to the exact products I want for Christmas, including what size and what color I'd like. I thought this was a splendid idea, and I took it one step further. Read More »

Herding Cats: Our Favorite Savings Stories for the Week of November 22nd

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 10:54AM Friday November 27, 2009
under Stuff We Like

This week's selection of posts is in honor of Thanksgiving--and what we're very thankful for here at is our super savvy DealPros.  Many of them have been contributing excellent holiday shopping tips and ways to survive Black Friday here at the blog. 

If you missed their words of wisdom, here's a chance to revisit with a sampling of some of the recent posts: Read More »

Video Game Picks for Kids

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 9:02AM Friday November 27, 2009
under Shop Smarter

Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice.  If you've been naughty you're going to get a lump of coal.  If you've been nice, he's going to give you something really awesome.  In lieu of making toy trains and firetrucks, the elves are working hard on bringing you some great video games this holiday season. 

Here are just a few that are sure to make the kids with coal jealous: Read More »

The Creative Zen V

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 12:55PM Thursday November 26, 2009
under GiveawaysStaff

This week I'd like to take a moment to talk a little about Creative's very cool flash-based MP3 player, the Zen V. This is a high capacity player with a simple design that fits comfortably into your pocket or the palm of your hand. Here I will break down the specs that make this a pretty cool buy this holiday season. Read More »

How to Use Technology to Save Money this Holiday

By DealPro(view all posts by couponprincess)
at 11:54AM Thursday November 26, 2009
under Money Saving Tips

There are many ways to save time and money by using technology. Here are my favorite ways to save.

Smart Phones - Yes, they actually save me time and money. Type in the product I find at the store or Mall, and I can quickly find out if this product is a good value, if it has good reviews, and if there is a coupon! I actually made a decision on not to buy a certain grill at Lowes over the summer by checking reviews on my phone and online, and decided on a different brand based on the recommendations of product reviews.

Twitter - If you follow some great deal finders, they will tweet about all kinds of deals, coupons, and money saving tips along the way. You can learn a plethora of information from Twitter.

Facebook - I like to update my status with deals and sales that I think my friends would be interested in. Read More »

Make Your Black Friday a Little Greener

By (view all posts by coupiedoll)
at 11:03AM Thursday November 26, 2009
under Newsworthy

Black Friday is almost upon us. A day when hundreds of thousands flock to rock the shops of America hoping to snag the best deals of the year. While Black Friday has become an American rite of passage it can be not only draining on your own psyche, but also the environment.

Here are a few tips to help you survive and keep the earth a little bit greener.
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$110 in totally FREE Products from Drugstores on Black Friday

By (view all posts by savingmoneyplan)
at 10:11AM Thursday November 26, 2009
under Shop Smarter

Following up on my recent interview with Annie at about getting free items at your local drugstores, I wanted to show you how you can get over $100 in completely free items on Black Friday. Keep Reading--and look at the photo for an example of the type of free loot you can get every week!

Black Friday is no small holiday in my house. The deals--and the deal-getting--that take place are pretty extraordinary, and if you know where to look, you will be thrilled to discover that a second day of Thanksgiving.

Although you've heard about Black Friday deals at shopping malls, you probably haven't heard as much buzz about drugstores. The reality, though, is that Black Friday is probably the single-best day for drugstore freebies all year. Read More »

Couponing 101: Learning the Lingo (Part 3)

By (view all posts by Delightful_Toni)
at 4:56PM Wednesday November 25, 2009
under Loose Change

If you frequent coupon forums, such as The Coupon Cupboard, you may notice a bunch of acronyms being used all over the place. If you do not learn them you will basically be reading a foreign language. Here is a list of some of the most common ones being used. Hopefully it will help you understand what the crowd is talking about. Read More »