Saturday, December 29, 2012
Take advantage of after-Christmas sales to save big for next year.
On Dec. 26, many retailers slashed the price of their Christmas goods, as well as many of the products they overstocked but didn't sell during the Christmas shopping rush. Their loss is your gain: You can save 50 to 75 percent, and in some cases even more, on gift wrap and decor for next Christmas, and consumer goods you can use now and all year long. Retailers slash prices on other goods this time of year, to encourage shoppers who received gift cards to get out and buy. So if you're not totally shopped out, here's a how-to guide on getting great post-Christmas deals: What to Buy Gift wrap - Wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, gift tags, boxes, tape, ribbon, bows. Since it never goes bad, you can buy for next year and beyond. Also …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Procrastinators rejoice: You can still find great deals buying gifts online, with free guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.
Didn't get everything on your list on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not to worry, deals are still to be had. Free Shipping Day is coming, Dec. 17. On Free Shipping Day you'll find plenty pre-Christmas deals online, with free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Many stores who always offer free shipping will lower or eliminate the minimum purchase amounts required for free shipping. FreeShippingDay.com has a list of 1,173 merchants participating in Free Shipping Day this year, from Kohl's and Home Depot to Best Buy, Tiny Prints and Red Envelope. "Free Shipping Day makes procrastination possible," the website proclaims. You can try to plan ahead and put off making purchases from participating retailers until Free Shipping Day…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Cable: Can't live without it? Can't live with the bill?
Have you been watching your cable bill rise, while features and channel offerings are falling? Nothing is more frustrating than paying more for less. But you don't have to sit idly by while the cable company raises your rates. First, look over your bill. Do you know what you're paying for? Do you use all of the services you subscribe to? If not, cancel them. Premium channels come with a premium price. Can you live without them? Cutting out those expensive networks could save you a bundle. Do you watch all of the channels your package includes? If not, you may be able to downgrade to a less-expensive cable plan. Next, call the cable company. Ask them how you can save on your cable bill. Talk about alternative packages, or a la carte …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Save big by shopping after-season sales.
Find steals on everything, just by buying out-of-season. That $50 Halloween costume? Get it for $25 on Nov. 1. A $10 pack of detailed Valentines will be $2.50 on Feb. 15. And the $90 leather boots will be a mere $22 come spring. Spend less money just by waiting it out. After Holiday Sales The day after a big holiday, like Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas, stores mark down everything, sometimes as much as 75 percent off, to clear the shelves for the next holiday. After Valentine's Day, stock up on Valentine's cards and envelopes for next year. They're paper, the never go bad. Pick up a few bags of heart-shaped or pink-wrapped candy to snack on. After Halloween, of course, you'll find discounts on costumes and decorations at big box …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
On a tight budget? Wishing for the latest iPhone? Want to pad your savings account a little? It could be as simple as quitting your Starbucks habit.
Save a few bucks here and there on a regular basis, and it might not seem like much, but over the course of a month or a year, it’ll really add up. Cut back just $10 a week and you’ll find yourself more than $500 richer at the end of the year! Save on gas Many grocery stores offer points that can be used towards gas savings. Just 10 cents off per gallon can save you a few bucks every time you fill up with your points. Never let those points expire without a fill-up! Sign up for rewards. More and more gas stations are instituting bonus cards, good for savings on gas and in-store purchases. With the My Sheetz Card you’ll save 3 percent on every gallon of gas, plus lots of savings and rewards on purchases. Turkey Hill Rewards gives you …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Experts say parents anticipate spending an average of $600 on back-to-school shopping this year. Here are some tips to shrink that figure.
I’m glad I’m not a kid. If I were a kid, I think I’d be pretty mad about all the back-to-school fuss being made. We just turned the page on July! Some schools have barely been out six weeks and already we’re talking about getting them ready to go back! But as a member of the media I must perpetuate this injustice in order to provide my readers with useful information in a timely manner. So, with my apologies to the under-18 crowd, here are my suggestions on saving money this back-to-school season. What’s on your child’s required supply list for this year? How much do you expect to spend on back-to-school shopping? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Spring-Ford made the decision to go paperless some time ago and it is paying off according to district officials.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The following clip comes from PRWeb: The Spring-Ford Area School District in Royersford, Pa. has been moving toward a more paperless school management system for several years with the help of Skyward’s Student Management and School Business suites. This has improved the district’s efficiency, resulting in impressive cost savings. The Skyward Money Tree calculator savings estimate for the District is $27,000 annually. And according to Sarah “Sally” Sacks, they’re actually saving quite a bit more. “Our overall annual savings is probably between $35,000 and $50,000, including the cost of physical documents we were sending out before, compared to what we send out now,” says Sacks, software specialist at Spring-Ford. “Skyward has enabled us to…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Deals on family nights out, vacations, and more.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on all kinds of ways to save! Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions: 1. SECOND FIDDLE http://uppermoreland.patch.com/listings/second-fiddle-2 Deal: Save on clothes, toys and accessories by buying at this consignment store. Good through: Year-round deals 2. GREAT AMERICAN PUB http://www.greatamericanpub.com/ Deal: Kids 10 and under eat for free on Wednesday nights. Two kids can eat per one adult entrée. Good through: Every Wednesday in Conshohocken 3. MALVERN SCHOOL http://www.malvernschool.com/ Deal: Refer a friend to the school and get $150 off of tuition. Good through: Feb. 28, 2011 4. APPLE VACATIONS Royal Kona Resort Deal: Just $759…