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Please, no more deaths on Black Friday

11/17/14

Please, no more deaths on Black Friday

It’s less than two weeks until Black Friday — the time of year when everyone becomes thrifty for a day or a weekend. This year, I made the leap into seasonal retail in an effort to make a little extra cash. Somehow I managed to get out of working on Thanksgiving itself (not that the store isn’t opening at 6 p.m. that day), but I will be working six hours on Black Friday itself, plus many more that weekend. Here are a few of my thoughts on Black Friday shopping and how to keep yourself sane and safe while scoring some awesome deals: If you don’t approve of stores opening early on Thanksgiving, then don’t shop. Simply put, those corporations have made their decisions and it is now up to you to decide if a deal or a family dinner is more...

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Time to do a cartwheel

11/10/14

Time to do a cartwheel

If you haven’t discovered the joys of Target Cartwheel yet, now is the time to whip out your smartphone or computer and start saving.

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Getting ready for Black Friday

11/03/14

Getting ready for Black Friday

Black Friday can be the best and worst thing for a thrifty mom. Here are resources to help you think about how you’ll attack Black Friday this year...

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10/29/14

So what should I buy at bulk stores?

After reading many different articles on what you should and shouldn’t buy in bulk, I came back with some mixed messages. Ultimately, it comes down to...

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The secrets to saving at warehouse clubs

10/29/14

The secrets to saving at warehouse clubs

One of those large bulk stores opened just minutes from my house, which got me thinking about buying in bulk....

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There’s more than just free candy for Halloween

10/27/14

There’s more than just free candy for Halloween

Thrifty families already love Halloween because, well, free candy. But some restaurants are adding to the holiday with some special Halloween-themed promotions...

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Costume roundup for the thrifty trickster

10/20/14

Costume roundup for the thrifty trickster

Pinterest is an awesome spot to find creative DIY costumes. Some are thrifty, some are not. Here are a few of my favorite thrifty ones...

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It’s hammer time with free children’s workshops

10/13/14

It’s hammer time with free children’s workshops

Lowe’s holds the workshops generally once a month. Each registered child gets a kit to build a wooden project. On the first visit, the child also gets an apron and goggles. And it's all FREE...

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And so it ends … for now

10/07/14

And so it ends … for now

The final week of Giant’s “Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free” promotion is here. It’s been fun while it’s lasted, but without further ado here is the rundown of this week’s products...

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It’s FREE turkey time!

10/06/14

It’s FREE turkey time!

Both Giant and Weis announced free turkey promotions in Sunday’s circulars. Here’s the low-down on each...

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