If you're old enough to remember shopping before the Internet, you might remember the layaway desk at department stores. Shoppers who wanted to buy a big-ticket item, or do holiday shopping ahead of time, would put the goods "on layaway." The store would hold the items for them and the customer … [Read more...] about Are ‘buy now, pay later’ alternatives to layaway a good idea?
As an avid cook who feels at home in the kitchen, I'm familiar with lots of kitchen tools and gadgets. This list of affordable kitchen gifts will make life easier for the home chef on your holiday list. I own most of these items myself and use them often enough to know that they're worth the space … [Read more...] about 10 best budget-friendly kitchen gifts
Home gardening is a popular pastime across the country. Here are our gift ideas, especially for those who practice vegetable gardening and organic home gardening. We’ve selected the best gardening gift ideas costing $25 or less (prices accurate at the time of publication). Our gift ideas … [Read more...] about Great gifts for organic gardeners
What do you get the woman who has everything – or the woman you don’t know very well? A spa day gift basket is an easy gift because everyone likes to be pampered. Tired moms, overworked teachers and dedicated friends all deserve some me time and the opportunity to relax and indulge in self … [Read more...] about DIY spa day gift basket
Do you have a child in school? Whether you have a preschooler, elementary school student, middle schooler, or high school student, you likely are thinking about getting end-of-year or Christmas gifts for your child's teachers. But what are the best gift ideas that teachers will love and won't break … [Read more...] about Gift ideas for teachers that will earn you an A+
Signed, sealed and delivered. There's "a little change" happening at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) soon.Once again, the USPS is increasing the rate on first-class postage stamp better known as a Forever Stamp. Even though a price increase may seem minor to some, it's noteworthy to … [Read more...] about USPS Forever Stamp rate increases in 2024 — buy stamps now at lower rate
This annual Mother's Day or Christmas or birthday conversation is so predictable it's aggravating: “Mom, what can I get you?” "Oh, I don't need anything!"She means it. Most mothers really don’t need anything. But handing her an overpriced store-bought card and saying “Thank you for being my … [Read more...] about What to give Mom when you’re all grown up
Savvy shoppers know it's nearly impossible to get a discount on Target gift cards. That's why this holiday special from the mass retailer is right on target for holiday savings. Whether you use them yourself or give them to the Target lovers on your gift list, now's the time to stock up on … [Read more...] about Get rare deal on Target gift cards for two days only
Are you getting excited about all of the Black Friday deals that are headed your way? More likely, you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant sneak peeks, early bird deals and Black Friday email blasts flooding your inbox and mailbox this year.Don’t worry about missing out. Phone shopping … [Read more...] about 10 best shopping apps for Black Friday deals 2023
Get ready early for the merriest time of the year for bargain hunters — Black Friday.And the holiday savings always hit the bullseye at Target. To help customers prepare for the gift-giving season, the popular retailer is offering a full week of Black Friday Deals online and in-store — from Nov. … [Read more...] about Target kicks off holiday savings with full week of Black Friday Deals
If you secretly wish that you could skip the whole holiday gift-giving chaos, you are not alone. Research from Bread Financial showed that money spent on gifts is a major source of holiday stress for couples. We can feel their pain. In fact, 60% of Americans are carrying some credit card debt, and … [Read more...] about Save money by daring to change holiday traditions
For friends and family far away at Christmas, getting them their holiday gift to unwrap in time takes a little extra planning.That means you need to pack it and get the package on its merry way by a specific deadline — depending on the delivery service, delivery option and expected arrival … [Read more...] about 2023 holiday shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx
Although May (for Military Appreciation Month) and November (for Veterans Day) are full of advertising about military discounts and freebies, lots of deals are available 365 days a year. As a veteran, my best advice when it comes to navigating military discounts is always ask. … [Read more...] about Military Appreciation discounts available all year
Bargain hunters always enjoy searching high and low for amazing deals. And, in this case, their detective skills can pay off handsomely at World Market.The popular retailer is hosting its Golden Unicorn Scavenger Hunt in-store for some added fun while you shop.From Nov. 1 to 22, 2023, … [Read more...] about Find Golden Unicorn at World Market for $20, $50 or $100 Reward
Many people seem to have a love-it-or-hate-it attitude toward warehouse stores, but I am a proud card-carrying Costco member because it does save me money.Here's how I save money at Costco and avoid the (expensive) pitfall of overspending on bulk goods.With only two in our household, we … [Read more...] about Can Costco membership save you money?