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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.

Coupon clipper takes great pride in adventure' of saving money

Updated: Tue, Sep 7, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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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With Wages Rising, The Fast Food Industry Plans Its Next Move
Fast food companies have built their empires by paying workers the least that is legally required, often with an aim to keep their prices low. Now, around the country, the cost of doing business for these employers looks set to rise as lawmakers seriously consider minimum wages increases. What began as a small... Read More
Finally, a phone charger that turns your car into KITT from 'Knight Rider'
We're still waiting for complex cars that can talk to us, but a cellphone charger will bring us much closer to that reality. Thanks to ThinkGeek, you can now have your very own KITT unit that also doubles as a USB car charger. It runs on a 12V vehicle power socket, aka a cigarette lighter, and once you’re... Read More
What about all the good things cops do? (Like this brilliant idea)
We've all been there: You find a good deal for something on craigslist or on a local Facebook buy/sell/trade group, but you're not sure where to meet the person to get the deal done. Most people opt to meet in a public, well-lit and traveled place. Like a grocery store or a gas station. But some lucky cities... Read More
Target Under Fire for 'Objectifying' T-Shirt for Women
This “Trophy” T-shirt, on sale at Target, has sparked an online backlash against the retailer, says Yahoo. The black shirt , which has the word “trophy” in bold white letters across the front and costs $12.99, has many slamming the retailer for treating women and girls as objects. A number of customers... Read More
Prime Day will be back next year
Amazon has declared its Prime Day a success, and says it will hold the 24-hour sale again next year, USA TODAY reports. Prime Day surpassed Black Friday in terms of orders, which were up 18% over Black Friday 2014, the company said Thursday. It also said that customers ordered 34.4... Read More
Angry Amazon customers vent over sale fail
It's not living up to the hype. Unhappy Amazon shoppers vented on Wednesday about its "Prime Day" sales, slamming the online retailer with the hashtags that included: #unhappyPrimeDay, #AmazonFail, #gobacktosleep, and #PrimeDayFail. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) had promoted the 24-hour sale event as having "more... Read More
Walmart launches rival sale to Amazon's Prime Day
The Walmart vs. Amazon fight for retail domination just escalated, uSA TODAY reports. Not one to let Amazon steal the sales spotlight, Walmart will launch a rival sale Wednesday to Amazon's recently announced Prime Day, including more than 2,000 online exclusive "rollbacks," Walmart's word for discounts. Read More


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