Traveling Valentine’s Day

miriam Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
vacation Traveling Valentines Day

Vacation Paradise

I know it’s hard to start thinking about Valentine’s Day already, but it has a tendency to sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention. Most of us are still tired from the holiday season, and are just getting back into our routines of school and work. The last thing we want to do is think about the next holiday down the road. Lucky for you, planning ahead for this one will earn you mega brownie points for years to come.

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$500 Sweepstakes Winner

Irish Friday, January 4th, 2013

Online shoppingCongratulations Tammy Morgan!!!

Winner of the $500 Gift Card from Couponbuzz!

Tammy has been chosen as the winner of the Couponbuzz $500 Sweepstakes! Tammy is 53 years old and manages a restaurant in Pennsylvania. She loves her job and the customers that she serves.

She delivers food to her elderly clients who no longer drive. One of her clients is 91 years old and Tammy has been delivering food to him twice a week for 9 years! He calls her the QUEEN!

Congrats Tammy!

A special thanks to all those who entered the sweepstakes!

Christmas is over….now what?

miriam Thursday, December 27th, 2012

accessory v1 m56577569838682312 300x157 Christmas is what?The gifts have all been opened, all the eggnog is gone, the bottom of the tree looks bare, and Santa is snug in his bed taking a well deserved nap. At this point, many people ask, now what? The days between Christmas and New Years Eve, many people wonder what to do to fill the time. Some people lounge around the house eating all the leftovers and watching the various holiday bowl games. Other people go to the movies, or visit loved ones. However, the really smart ones take advantage of this small window to get great deals on things they really want.

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‘Tis the Season for Procrastination

miriam Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

In this world of instantaneous information available right at our fingertips, and the ability to have just about anything delivered directly to our front door, it’s easy to find ways to procrastinate many decisions. We can easily do most things today in a few hours that used to take people days and weeks to accomplish not too long ago. Is technology responsible for enabling this shift in thinking and behavior?

During the month of December, this procrastination is at its best as people all over put off their Christmas shopping until the last minute. This growing trend has led many retailers to provide consumers with last minute deals right before Christmas. Many of these deals only last 24 hours and come with free overnight shipping.

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

miriam Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Christmas Presents wrapped 300x300 Spreading Christmas CheerThe holidays are a special time.  They are filled with family, friends, and joyous music.  There are just two problems I always run into during the holidays: I eat too much food and spend too much money.  Well, I can’t help with the first, but the second is something I’ve learned to overcome.

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jewelry 300x151 Celebrate 22 Days of Deals on Amazing JewelryAny time you turn on the TV during the holiday season, you can’t help but notice how all the commercials are aimed at getting you to buy certain items for Christmas. Commercials for all kinds of toys are shown when advertisers know children are likely to be watching. Other commercials for new cars or vacations entice you to spoil your loved ones with extravagant gifts they’re sure to love. But what about the ones that advertise jewelry as being the best way to show love for someone special in your life?

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Light the Yule Log with a Fire

miriam Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There’s a case coming before the Supreme Court early next year that could jeopardize the used book marketplace.  It could make it illegal for you to resell or buy a used book.  Fortunately there’s another way to get our book fix.  eReaders are the latest and greatest when it comes to reading.

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Magical Toys for Kids

Magical Toys for Kids

What do you think of when you hear words like Santa, elves, presents, reindeer and stockings? Do you think back to the time when you were a child and the world seemed full of magic? Do you remember what it felt like to believe that anything was possible? Do you remember the first time that magic began to fade? For me it was around the age of 8 when I found some Christmas gifts my parents had hidden at the top of a closet. From that moment on, I started viewing the world differently.

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Leftovers Anyone?

miriam Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

So Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone.  The biggest shopping days of the year!  You were committed this year!  You pitched a tent outside your favorite retail store and camped for two days to get a doorbuster deal!  Then you had just enough time to grab a cup of coffee on your way across town to get in line for the screaming deal the other store was having on flat screen TVs.  Fortunately your spouse had been saving your place in line because, for some reason, they only had a few of the TVs advertised at that price.  After getting through line there you have just enough time before dinner to stop by the megastore to scrounge any remaining items on your list from the picked-over shelves.  You were one of the lucky ones this year and were able to find everything on your holiday shopping list.  Well, if this was you, stop reading this and re-bandage your cuts and bruises you got from Black Friday and let the rest of us find out how to finish our shopping

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Buy Two of These and Call Me in the Morning

miriam Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Feeling down? Try this!

Feeling down? Try this!

The term “Retail Therapy” has been around since the ’80s.  Media outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times have written about it.  It has even been the subject of scientific research studies.  But what is it?  Is it just a label manufactured by the capitalist retail chains in hopes of justifying unabashed shopping sprees by consumers?  Or is it a legitimate form of healing one’s mood?

As the Bible says, “By their fruit ye shall know them” (Matt 7:16).  In other words, and as my friend used to explain that verse to me, “The proof is in the pudding”  Ok, so maybe Saint Matthew wasn’t talking about shopping, but I believe the principle applies.

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