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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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This month, you likely have costumes, candy, decorations and pumpkins on your list of things to buy, not to mention fall clothes and household supplies. There’s a lot to purchase, but shopping for the season doesn’t mean you have to spend a scary amount. We’ve put together a guide of everything you should buy (and... Read More
The Best Birthday Discounts and Freebies
Your birthday is a day for you to be spoiled by loved ones. You many not know, though, that some restaurants and retailers will spoil you, too. To celebrate loyal consumers and reward new ones, some companies give discounts or freebies for their customers’ special day. Whether you’re searching for birthday deals... Read More
Are Store Rewards Programs Worthwhile?
You grab the gallon of milk you forgot yesterday, pick up the cheapest toothpaste, and head over to the checkstand. Just when your quick trip to the grocery store is almost over, the employee at the register says, “Do you have a rewards card? It’s free to join.” From department stores to drugstores, retailers are... Read More
You Got a Gift Card You Don’t Want. Now What?
Maybe you have impeccable taste in clothing that’s nearly impossible to pinpoint. Or maybe you’re the person who already has it all. Regardless, even the best gift givers can get it wrong, and sometimes a gift card just misses the mark. So what do you do with gift cards you don’t want? Or what happens when you... Read More
What to Know About Cash-Back Shopping Sites
In a world of cyber scams and phishing schemes, any website that offers free money is met with eye-rolling and skepticism. So when you get an email about a site that promises to give you cash back on purchases, you’re probably tempted to delete it right away. But not so fast. Some websites, often called cash-back... Read More


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