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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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LIVE: Black Friday shopping updates
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Nike is releasing new versions of eight athletic shoes on Black Friday, including past favorites and popular styles like Kevin Durant's signature shoe. Read More
Best neighborhoods in OKC to celebrate Small Business Saturday
Planted firmly between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a movement with the purpose of supporting small and local businesses. It bears stark contrast to the frenzied crowds and early morning deals from retail giants but the event is known for unique finds, personal service and –... Read More
Can you shop local this holiday season and still check every one off your list?
Black Friday marks the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season. It’s the day when shoppers crowd into high-volume retailers for deals on the latest toys, electronics and Christmas must-haves. However, there’s a more rewarding, relaxing way to check everyone off your list. Shopping local – at businesses... Read More
RadioShack moves Black Friday to Wednesday to entice shoppers
RadioShack is on the comeback trail, and its first appeal to holiday shoppers comes Nov. 25, when the electronics retailer plans to run its Black Friday deals a day before any other major chain, USA TODAY reports. Stores will feature nearly 100 different deals, and stay open an hour later than... Read More


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