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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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68 Kmart, 10 Sears Stores Closing, but What Does It Mean for You?
Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it would be closing 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores over the next few months, a move the company said would “accelerate its transformation and its return to profitability.” The wave of discount store closures is happening after the company said in February that it would... Read More
9 Green Gadgets to Celebrate Earth Day
This Earth Day, people everywhere will be lending a hand at their local parks and charities. But supporting a greener world doesn’t have to involve a lot of work; in fact, it can start with the purchases you make. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’ve rounded up an assortment of eco-friendly gadgets, gear and... Read More
Best Earth Day Sales, Deals and Freebies
April 22 is Earth Day, and the annual holiday that promotes the well-being of our environment is inspiring all sorts of Earth-centric promotions. You can join in on the do-good theme and celebrate the planet with our picks for the best Earth Day sales and deals. Best Buy: Save up to 30% on major appliance top... Read More
Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity
Target Corp. made it clear Tuesday that transgender people who visit its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s... Read More
10 Ways to Save Money on Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be money-consuming too. As you set out to renovate, refresh and re-energize your home, use these tips and tricks to save money on your spring cleaning checklist. Score discounted cleaning supplies You may already have many cleaning products, but need to... Read More
What to Buy (and Skip) in April
April showers bring May flowers, and the fourth month of the year also brings something else: sales. Take advantage of this month’s discounts and avoid the duds with our list of the top things you should buy (and a few you should skip) in April. Buy: Vacuums If spring cleaning season has convinced you that your... Read More


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