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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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Wedding scams that could wreck your big day

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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
Cyber Monday in July? Best Buy, Others Bring Deals Early
Anxious bargain hunters won’t have to wait until November to get holiday-style deals this year. That’s because Cyber Monday is breaking out of its post-Thanksgiving time frame four months early. After a string of successful Black Friday in July sales from retailers as diverse as Macy’s and Amazon (which saw... Read More
9 Cool Gadgets for Summer
Summer brings sunshine, longer days and vacation — which makes it the perfect time to try out new tech gear. Whether you plan to take a road trip, lounge on the beach or stay home and watch Netflix, we’ve put together a list of items that will ramp up your summer without blowing your budget. 1. Solar-powered... Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping
This school year, students will learn about history, science and grammar. But the first lesson for any back-to-school season is financial. Whether you’re a parent shopping for your child or a student buying for yourself, you don’t want to overspend on your school year prep. To help you avoid doing just that, we... Read More
Amazon Is Primed for Prime Day 2016: What Shoppers Can Expect
In July 2015, Amazon set out to start a phenomenon when it created its own shopping holiday: Prime Day. The company promised that Prime Day would dish out more deals than Black Friday, and the event set social media ablaze. It also skyrocketed Amazon’s worldwide order growth 266% over the same day in 2014. And on... Read More
Clipping, Cutting and Scanning: How to Use Coupons Effectively
To her online following of 16,000 fans on Twitter and 38,000 on Pinterest, Tracie Fobes is the “Penny Pinchin’ Mom,” a wife, mother and coupon-clipping blogger. She gives discount seekers advice on how to buy what they need for less — and she speaks from experience. Like many Americans, Fobes once found herself... Read More
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2016?
Some things in life are tough to remember. But days when we can get significant savings on electronics, clothing and other household purchases — those are events we want to commit to memory. And it just so happens that one of those annual discount days is just around the corner. Here’s everything you need... Read More


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