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Today was a good penny pinching day!

I’ve learned how to resemble a snake.  I inventory what I have at home and which items I’ll need to buy in the upcoming weeks.  I’ve learned the habits of my prey e.g. stores.  I wait patiently each week checking the circulars.  I clip and organize the coupons for items I buy or may like … Continue reading

What do YOU plan for?

Being absentminded, I have to plan. There is no other remedy for the stray and missing thoughts that plague me. I’m discovering that it is best that I plan what I’m going to eat the next day the night before. Deciding what to wear the morning of is made easy by the fact that my … Continue reading

Black Friday Shopping Rules

If you will be heading out for the Black Friday sales, there are a couple of rules that should be observed to maintain decency and order and also, to avoid stepping outside the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  I’ve included some tidbits below from what I have observed. Thou shalt shop as a group … Continue reading

The Scrooge in me is hap-peeeeeeee!

I have learned that shopping for particular things during certain times puts money back in my pocket.  Now, mind you several months ago, I purchased 8 Fiestaware sets in different colors from Macy’s for buy one get one free.  SIDE NOTE:  I have yet to find a sale that beat the one at Macy’s.  However, … Continue reading

Do you know the different ways your favorite places say “Happy birthday!”

I kid you not.  I sign up for every membership, loyalty card, or other program to my favorite stores.  “Why?” do you ask?  Because, on your birthday, in your birthday month, or for a specific time period before and after your birthday, you get either free goodies or the bomb – diggity deals!  I’ve listed … Continue reading

Free stuff! Using department store membership programs

Since I knew I was going to buy a refrigerator, washer, dryer, and other items, I signed up for the Sears Rewards program BEFORE I went to the store.  Essentially, for every $1.00 you spend, you’ll receive 1% in rewards to spend on future Sears merchandise.  If you are fortunate like I was, you buy … Continue reading