Doing your holiday shopping online can save you plenty of headaches and stress during the crazy shopping season. Knowing the very best days to shop for a particular item can also save you plenty of cash. If you're familiar with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers slash prices, you may have also heard of Cyber Monday, the online version.
But online deals are available on other days as well, if you know what day of the week you should be looking.
If you bought a single ice blended coffee drink every morning for a year at one of the big coffee chains, at more than $3 for even the small sizes, you're talking more than $1,000. That's more than most people are paying each year for cable or internet access!
Several companies are trying to cash in on the phenomenon while easing the cost of your habit with home frappe machines--but how do you know if any of them are good? Well, this is one of those times where writing for a savings site has its advantages because, courtesy of Mr. Coffee, for the last few weeks my husband and I got to test out a Café Frappe machine (list price $79.99, but we found it at several places for at least $10 less).
When our tax refund came this year, after much discussion me and the missus decided to buy a new front load washing machine. There were many large purchases considered, but the washer was the most logical choice. Now if only choosing the best front load washer was as simple!
This awesome invention isn't anything new, really, but a very cool and strange gift idea nonetheless. After all, it's essentially just a toaster and heater, but 1) it's adorable in its 1950s retro plastic baby blue and chrome casing, 2) your toast demands that you bite it (mm, don't mind if I do!) and 3) it's actually useful in making a delicious breakfast and is something you can use every day: i.e. not a waste of money.
Are you thinking about buying new appliances for your home? This could be anything from a refrigerator to a washer and dryer set. As you begin to shop around, you will notice one thing: appliances cost a lot of money. Of course, there are ways that you can save.
Here are three tips for saving money on new appliances: