When it comes to kids' crafts, I like projects they can make and use rather than just make and throw away. During a recent sleepover in my house, I enlisted the help of two kids to try out one of the DIY projects I have bookmarked on Pinterest. Using fleece fabric left over from winter projects, … [Read more...] about Kids’ crafts: Make a braided-rope dog toy
It's not a discussion many of us want to have with loved ones, but it is a necessary and important one. In the event of an unexpected illness or death, what happens to your finances? The American Institute of Economic Research (AIER), a nonprofit organization founded in 1933, wants to take the … [Read more...] about What happens next? Get free estate planning guide
While I don't advocate taking part in research surveys as a full-time occupation, those with the time and inclination can earn cash and gift cards for major retailers. Most of the major players operate in a similar manner. You register your email address and then complete a basic questionnaire, … [Read more...] about How to make money taking surveys
As the weather gets warmer, you may be inspired to commune with nature, following in the footsteps of John Muir and Ansel Adams, both avid hikers in addition to their other pursuits. If you like to hike but you don't want to walk alone, you can find a free guided local hike offered by your Sierra … [Read more...] about Free Sierra Club hikes
Did you know AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas offer a FREE refill (during the same visit) on a large popcorn? It's a smart move for budget-conscious families or friends. Why pay for two or three small popcorns, when you can share one for less money? We've even witnessed some super-prepared parents … [Read more...] about Free popcorn refills at AMC and Regal theatres
So you’re headed on that dream vacation. All packed? Passport, toothbrush, change of underwear? Check, check and you betcha. How about a visa? And we’re not talking credit card, but that piece of paper stuck into your passport that gives you entrance into a foreign country. Never needed one before? … [Read more...] about Need a visa? Here’s how to get one.
Savor the Earth Day attitude with an every-day deal that is nice for the planet --- and the wallet. Patrons who supply their own mugs or travel tumblers receive 10 cents off beverage purchases at participating Starbucks shops. For coffee-loving regulars, the dimes add up. Even better, reusable … [Read more...] about Use your mug for discounts at Starbucks
Drum roll, please! A single mouse click now brings up LOTC's latest user-friendly feature, an exclusive Daily Deals page that consolidates all the current national offers from deal-of-the-day sites like Groupon, Plum District, KGB Deals, Living Social and more. Even better, when you hover your mouse … [Read more...] about Check out LOTC’s Daily Deals page
To get the best-of-the-best deals and consolidate your shopping, take advantage of stores’ price-matching policies. The sales circulars are full of great buys on groceries, electronics and more just about every week, but running around to all of those stores to snag the bargains can be a drain on … [Read more...] about How to save with price matching
Cruises offer some of the best bargain vacations on the market today. But to make sure your cruise remains a true bargain, you have to be smart about “the spend.” Cruise lines, particularly those on the lower end of the market, can offer promotional prices that seem almost like giveaways. That’s … [Read more...] about Is that bargain cruise really a bargain?