Using the Amazon Wish List Feature to Save Money

At the moment, there are three things that I am hoping to buy soon. The first two are books and the third is a top-of-the-line bread machine. Before I make any of these purchases, though, I want to make sure that I get the lowest prices possible. One way I am doing this is by taking advantage of the wish list feature on How can the wish list feature help me save money on my wants? Well, it is simple. After doing my research, I found that had the lowest prices on the three items I would like … Continue reading

Protecting Your Holiday Cash

Happy Cyber Monday!  The day many of us celebrate finding phenomenal deals on holiday gifts for loved ones, and then wallowing in mild discontent knowing that even though we saved some dough, we’re still out a good chunk of change. Like it or not, Cyber Monday has morphed into the biggest online shopping day of the year.  This is great news for tech-savvy individuals, but if you are a parent or grandparent, who hasn’t embraced the convenience of online shopping, today can be bittersweet.  While you’d love to take advantage of the amazing online sales, there’s a bit of hesitation … Continue reading

Hot Deals with Printable Coupons

The latest coupons are up, and they didn’t wait for the first of the month as usual. Here’s some great deals: $1.50 off two boxes of Kashi bars .75 off one bag of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (this is a rare coupon, so download it now before it goes away) $1 off two bags of Nestle chocolate Eggs $1 off two bags of Wonka Jelly Beans Loads of Kellogg’s Coupons at $1, $1.50 and $2 off. Combine these with sales going on now. Many stores are featuring Kelloggs’ cereals at 4 for $10. $2 off any Excedrin. Combine this with … Continue reading

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

Shopping online can be very frugal when done carefully. Normally I am a big supporter of buying things used whenever possible, but of course there are times when that isn’t possible or appropriate to do. When buying things new, shopping online is usually the way to go for me. This is because I can take the time to shop carefully and take advantage of all of the incentives that online retailer throw in to get you to shop. Here are my tips for online holiday shopping. Do your research and price compare As I mentioned before, research is very important. … Continue reading

Why Petco Is Where I Go (Now)

A few years ago, when my friends adopted their wiggle-pup Casey, I scrambled for a good gift. I didn’t know what kind of treats the puppy would like, and they’d already shopped for toys, a crate, a bed, and food. In the end, I went with a Petco gift card. Since then, I’ve been on the Petco mailing list. Most of the time (let’s say 99 out of a hundred) I brush past the emails and don’t pay much attention. A recent mailing caught my eye: sale on Frontline. What perfect timing! I was out of Frontline, it was nearly … Continue reading

People are Comfortable Doing Things Online

A few days I wrote here in the Home Business Blog about how as business owners we need to optimize our web site and make sure that people can do as much as possible on line. As a caveat to that article I wanted to remind everyone that consumers are getting increasingly comfortable doing more and more on line. Not only do they expect to use the internet for purchases and research, they are also increasingly happy and comfortable to do so. When I consider my own progress from skeptic to an experienced on line consumer, I can better understand … Continue reading

What Purchases Can I Make Without Actually Leaving My House?

I always swore I was not going to be one of those online/mail order divas—I was concerned that I would spend more money if I did things that way and did not want to give in to late night impulse shopping. I have found that single parenthood, however, has led me to trying to cut corners and save time as much as trying to save money. Now, I ask myself just what I can purchase and get—without having to make an extra trip! I pre-select my library books via the world wide web instead of perusing the shelves; I’ve learned … Continue reading

Get What You Want For Christmas with Amazon!

If you’re like most people I know, you have a hard time getting exactly what you want for Christmas. I know we’re supposed to be grateful for everything we get, but let’s be honest. Wouldn’t it be easier to be grateful if you actually got what you wanted, instead of a doorstop in the shape of President Nixon? And don’t try to tell me that really is what you wanted – it’s a feeble story. My husband and I have always been really open with each other on what we’d like to receive as gifts. When I first got married, … Continue reading

Online Shopping

During the frantic rush of the holidays, online shopping can often save us time, money and gas. Crowded malls, parking lots and stores are sure to scare off even the most die hard shoppers. Still, while online shopping has its perks, it does also have its downfalls. The main problem with shopping online is the simplicity of setting up an online storefront. What this means is almost anyone with decent computer knowledge can set up an online store to rival some of the most well-known names in the business. Therefore, looks can be deceiving in the world of the web. … Continue reading

Shopping in the Big Apple—Food and Shoes

Life should be so simple… Food and shoes, what more could a girl ask for? (Okay… diamonds, but I’m working with a budget here.) With the holidays fast approaching the streets of New York City will soon be chock full of men, women, and children on the hunt for the perfect gift. As such, I’ve decided to list a few of my favorite Big Apple haunts. I started with this blog and am slowly adding a few more as we enter the gift-giving season. The following retailers offer two items that are essential to any woman’s life—-chocolate and shoes: Jacques … Continue reading