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A smart shopper is cautious and knows how to spot a bargain, but smart shopping is about more than just money in Oklahoma. The truly smart shopper knows how to spot the best quality items, those that have durability and will outlive the goods that may appear attractive at first, but don't last.
Georgine Kaczmarek of Ridgefield has been clipping coupons since she was 17. Photo by ELIZABETH LARA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.
Georgine Kaczmarek of Ridgefield has been clipping coupons since she was 17. Photo by ELIZABETH LARA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.

Coupon clipper takes great pride in adventure' of saving money

Updated: Tue, Sep 7, 2010

Saving money is a source of pride for Georgine Kaczmarek, who says it's "in" to be a coupon clipper who takes advantage of rebates and refunds. And what used to be called being cheap is really being smart.

Maximizing stores' holiday discount clubs

Business | Updated: Sat, Aug 7, 2010
FILE - In this file photo made July 19, 2010,

NEW YORK — You may want to think of the winter holidays as part of the distant future. But retailers reviving Christmas savings clubs want the season at the top of your budget. Right now.

Back-to-school shopping can be good finance lesson for children

Business | Updated: Sat, Jul 31, 2010
In this July 8, 2010 photo, a fifth grade student shops for school items at Staples in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) ORG XMIT: CAPS306

NEW YORK — Shopping for back-to-school items for your elementary school children but afraid of a fight in the jeans aisle?

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Best Buy posts strong sales, but investors sour on outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online. The nation's largest consumer electronic was also buoyed by stronger consumer confidence in reporting... Read More
Rockwell work at center of controversy gets $8M at auction
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million. "Blacksmith's Boy — Heel and Toe," also known as "Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop," was sold by Sotheby's in New... Read More
BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction
BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England Confectionery Co.,... Read More
Sweet for Necco: 3 new bidders emerge in wafer maker's sale
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. There are now four offers for Massachusetts-based Necco, or New England Confectionery Co., at a bankruptcy auction scheduled for Wednesday in Boston. "They're... Read More
Fresh ways to save some green at the farmers market
The difference between the produce at farmers markets and supermarkets is more than "tomayto" versus "tomahto." And buying fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets offers opportunities to save money in ways you might not find at a grocery store. The produce sold at most supermarkets is typically harvested... Read More
New online startups offer shoppers more ways to buy lingerie
NEW YORK (AP) — Shopping for bras, particularly online, can be an exercise in frustration. Changing fashions and better fit tools on sellers' websites are making it a bit easier. The recent popularity of bralettes and sports bras with less-complicated sizing has made people feel more confident that what they buy... Read More
Walmart unveils Lord & Taylor site as it tries to go upscale
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, long known for its "everyday low prices" mantra and as a place for basics, wants shoppers to think of it as a source for style and upscale fashion as it tries to reach more affluent customers. The company is launching the Lord & Taylor store on its website in the coming weeks with more... Read More
Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on show in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a... Read More
Top 3 diamonds fetch $24.1M at Sotheby's auction in Geneva
GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby's says two white diamond rings have sold for a combined $17.4 million at a Geneva auction, while a blue diamond given to the queen of Spain over three centuries ago brought over $6.7 million. All three topped pre-sale estimates Tuesday. None of the buyers were identified by name. The Farnese... Read More
Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday. "Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)" was the highlight of Sotheby's "Impressionist & Modern Art" sale featuring Pablo Picasso works... Read More



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