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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 | 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
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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
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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Many brick-and-mortar stores are watching their profits slowly crumble to the ground, thanks to the internet. With the ease of online shopping and fast, free shipping from subscription services like Amazon Prime and Wal-Mart’s ShippingPass, some consumers are shying away from physical retail locations. Shoppers... Read More
How to Clean Your Ninja NJ600 Blender
You’ve used your shiny new Ninja NJ600 for the first time and now it’s filled with the remains of your strawberry-banana smoothie, mashed potatoes or tomato sauce. Now it’s time to make it sparkle like it did when you took it out of the box after you got that great deal. [Looking to purchase a Ninja NJ600? Click... Read More
Best Buy Store Guide: Find the Top Deals and Sales at Best Buy
Shopping for electronics can be time-consuming, especially for bigger-ticket items. There are usually a ton of options to choose from, and each one requires some research. We’ve assembled a cheat sheet to ensure you score the best deal the next time you hit up Best Buy. About Best Buy Best Buy, which specializes... Read More
First Look at the New Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
Dyson is known for its array of sleek, colorful and powerful vacuum cleaners. But if you thought the existing models were advanced, wait until you see what the cleaning giant has just released. There is a new Dyson to add to the brand’s lineup, and this time it’s a robot. If you’re in the market for a robot... Read More
Sales Tax Holidays Save Shoppers Money on Back-to-School
No matter how you calculate it, back-to-school shopping is expensive. Families with children in grades K-12 are expected to spend an average of $235.39 on clothing, $204.06 on electronics, $126.35 on shoes and $107.76 on school supplies for back-to-school in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. The... Read More


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