Category: shopping


MyPoints Balance Continues To Climb; What Shall I Redeem Them For?

Back in April, I wrote about MyPoints and how my account balance was high enough that I felt comfortable spending the points on something good. I ended up getting a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card, which isn’t bad for not doing much work! And now, in a very short 5 months, my balance is […]


DirectTV Bait & Switch – They Change Prices Once Your System is Installed.

Before you sign up with DirectTV, please stop and look for an alternative way to get your television fix. Even if you have to go sit in Circuit City at primetime to watch your favorite shows, do that instead of signing an agreement with DirectTV. Seriously. We tried the “no TV route”. We tried the […]


U.S. Food Prices Set For The Biggest Increase In 20 Years.

And the news keeps getting better. U.S. consumers should brace for the biggest increase in food prices in nearly 20 years in 2008 and even more pain next year due to surging meat and produce prices, the Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. Food prices are forecast to rise by 5 percent to 6 percent this […]


Planning On Shopping? Find The Sales Tax Holiday For Your State.

If you are planning on doing some heavy back to school shopping or making a large purchase, it might be worthwhile for you to wait until the sales tax holiday for your state: If you will be waiting, what you will be using the special day(s) to save money on?


Spending Some Money On Myself Feels Good.

As many of you know, my birthday was just a few weeks ago. And although I am 36 years old, I am still considered a baby in our extended family, as we have many people in their late 80’s and 90’s still chugging along. Because of this, I still get cards with money in them […]

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