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Nov
26

Michael’s 20-50% Off Coupons

Posted by Lisa

If you’re hitting Michael’s during the mayhem of this weekend, you might want to print and take these coupons.  Good Thursday-Sunday.

Nov
26

Before Heading Out to Shop Black Friday Deals

Posted by Lisa

Remember to consider the following types of stores: Resale shops, garage sales (many items are sold in original, unopened packaging), warehouse/outlet stores, pawn shops, online with free coupon codes and free shipping (look here), Walmart accepts all competitor sale ads (even for electronics).

There are still some programs that are shopper friendly. Rebate programs are great money savers. I know Kohl’s has some incredible rebate deals going on. Remember lay-away programs? They’re back in many of the larger retail stores! Just ask. It makes more sense than putting it on credit.

We don’t use credit cards to pay for holiday gifts. If we don’t have the cash in hand, it isn’t purchased. Going into debt is not the spirit of the holiday. Depression and guilt aren’t my thing either, so we stick with cash and a well thought through and researched shopping plan.

If you’re lucky enough to celebrate Christmas late, don’t even shop now. Wait until the day after Christmas when prices dive. When I was in college, my family celebrated Christmas on New Year’s Day because I have a sister who is a nurse and when she was single, she offered to take the Christmas Day shifts. She was sweet to do that for her co-workers and it also saved her family a bundle of cash.

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you don’t have a personal shopper and wads of cash burning a hole in your pocket. Whatever your plans are for Black Friday, I hope you have lots of fun with whomever you’re sharing this crazy experience with. Best of luck getting the greatest deal for each item.

If you’re interested in helpful websites for Black Friday, click here, and scroll down to read previous posts. Happy shopping!

Nov
22

Coupon Code for A Touch of Tabitha

Posted by Lisa

Cute, cute, cute things here for all things female on your Christmas list.  They’re making it extra sweet with free shipping and 10% off all online orders.  Cute and reasonably priced to begin with!

Use coupon code BLKFRI at check-out.  Code is good 11/28/08-11/30/08 (Black Friday weekend).

Nov
22

Walmart Black Friday Deals

Posted by Lisa

Woo-hoo! I’ve always hated Black Friday, but now I can’t pick which store to hit first! Here are the Walmart deals. The prices for jeans are below those of resale shops and most garage sales. Jeans are one of the few clothing items I believe in stockpiling.

Remember, if you want to shop online and get free shipping, use the site-to-store program and just pick up your package at the Walmart closest to you.

Nov
19

Online Shopping Coupon Sites

Posted by Lisa

Will you be shopping online for Christmas this year? No matter when you shop online, you should always check out these sites. Every store offers coupons. Sometimes you have to wait for one, but they do come.

CouponCabin.com
RetailMeNot.com
FreeShipping.org

These sites offer online coupon codes, for both shopping and shipping, to use at check-out. I really should create a page with all my favorite money-saving sites.

Nov
12

CVS Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday – Freebies & Deals

Posted by Lisa

If you’re an avid CVS shopper/ECB roller, you will not want to miss this sale. Freebies, freebies, freebies! If you’re new to shopping at CVS for free, go here to learn it all.

Oct
29

Black Friday 2008 Deals Sites

Posted by Lisa

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving – the biggest shopping day of the year. Parking lots are full of cars and the insane camp out at the doors of electronic stores hoping to score the best deals before stock runs out. They have their lists, strategies and teams of family members/friends to divide and conquer. This is actually a fun activity for many.

No thank you! A gal like me, who hates to shop, would hurl under the pressure. Wouldn’t it just be me who picked up the item that turned the woman next to me into a drooling, fang bearing, firey-eyed monster? She’d claw at me and I’d come home a bloody, crying mess. That’s how I picture myself shopping on Black Friday. I would rather shop early and shop online to avoid it.

However, I know there are some of you who, because you’re frugal and still enjoy shopping, absolutely love Black Friday. If that’s the case, below are some great sites for all Black Friday 2008 deals. I may sneak down to Half Price Books early, early in the morning (Shhh. I don’t want anyone to know I’m going to be a closet Black Friday shopper this year. Just one store though. Shhh.) Can you believe it’s less than a month away?

BlackFriday.GottaDeal.com
BlackFriday.Info
Black-Friday.net
BFads.net