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6 Tips to Save Money at Easter 2014

April 17, 2014
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6 Tips to Save Money at Easter 2014

Here are 6 tips to save for Easter 2014, plus a bunch of coupons to save money on Easter candy.

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How Much Do I Tip? Holidays 2013

December 17, 2013
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How Much Do I Tip? Holidays 2013

How much do I tip at the holidays? I've put together an updated list of suggestions for 2013.

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Popular Father’s Day Gifts

June 11, 2013
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Popular Father’s Day Gifts

Do you have favorite Father's Day gifts that you like to give? A recent survey uncovered some favorite gift choices--good to know if you're stumped on what to give dad for Father's Day (which is this Sunday, by the way).

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4 Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 7, 2012
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4 Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  Are you a big spender on Mother’s Day? According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), many Americans are. The NRF’s 2012 Mother’s Day consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight says that the average person celebrating the holiday is expected to spend $152.52 on gifts, up from $140.73 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $18.6 billion. If you don’t quite have that kind of budget for a Mother’s Day 2012 gift, I think you’ll like these 4 free Mother’s Day gift ideas that I stumbled across. They are courtesy of the Gold Eagle Company. Get the garden...

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Save on Valentine’s Day Flowers

February 8, 2012
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Save on Valentine’s Day Flowers

One of the most popular Valentine’s Day purchases is a bouquet of flowers. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will buy nearly 100 million roses for Valentine’s Day, spending about $1.8 billion in the process. That’s a painful number, whether you’re frugal or not. Given how popular flowers are and that you may be considering buying some for that someone special on Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together these 5 tips on how you can save on Valentine’s Day flowers in 2012. You might also enjoy (Note: Some offers may have expired)Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2014Freebie Friday:...

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Thanksgiving Roundup

November 24, 2011
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Here is a round-up of Thanksgiving and Black Friday-related posts that I’ve written in the recent past–here on Suddenly Frugal as well over at Home Goes Strong–as well as some blasts from the past. You should you’ll find this helpful, especially if you haven’t had the chance to catch up on blog posts. I hope you and yours have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. Top 10 Holiday Cooking Help Hotlines: Where to go to get free cooking advice from a variety of food companies, government institutions, and media operations. How to Deep Fry a Turkey…Safely: If you’re trying this...

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Another Veterans Day Discount

November 10, 2011
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Just heard about this additional Veterans Day discount today! Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores will offer a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  To receive the discount, active military, reservists and veterans should request the discount at check-out along with their MVP card.

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EXPIRED: More Deals on Holiday Cards

November 3, 2011
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EXPIRED: More Deals on Holiday Cards

EXPIRED: THIS DEAL IS NO LONGER VALID I just got done ordering new business cards through VistaPrint featuring my blog’s logo above, and I was very happy with the end result. That’s why I wanted to share with you this new deal on holiday cards from VistaPrint. You’ll get 20 Holiday Cards, 140 Labels and 1 Engraved Pen for $4.99 (not including shipping)! You can choose from more than 1,000 designs, and then personalize your card of choice with your own holiday greetings. Then, create custom return address labels. As a bonus, you’ll receive a free personalized engraved pen....

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Holiday Cards at More than 50% Off

November 2, 2011
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Holiday Cards at More than 50% Off

Do you like to send customized holiday cards–especially ones that feature a picture of your family, your home, and from an important event during the year? Then check out this great Groupon deal on customized holiday cards from Picaboo, a website that lets you upload your favorite photo and design a custom holiday card. Here’s how the Groupon deal breaks down: For $25 you’ll get $75 worth of holiday cards. For $40 you’ll get $100 worth of holiday cards. For $50 you’ll get $120 worth of holiday cards. Even the cheapest deal on the cheapest cardstock that Picaboo offers,...

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Holiday Tipping How Tos

December 7, 2010
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OK, so yesterday was a how-to story, too, but I figured you’d forgive me the repetitive headline because of the important topic–holiday tipping. Seems that great minds think alike, because Wallet Pop had a story on holiday tipping yesterday. Anyway, I tackle this topic over at Home Goes Strong today (with links below to each piece of advice), and figured I’d provide some summed-up, frugal ideas for my readers here as well. Hope this helps you figure out which people to tip this year and how much to give. Mail carrier/UPS driver/FedEx delivery person: $10 to $20 Newspaper carrier:...

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Holiday Light How Tos

December 5, 2010
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Holiday Light How Tos

Are you putting up holiday lights–or did you this past weekend like I did? I hope at the very least you’re using Energy Star-rated holiday lights, which Detroit Edison says uses 75 percent less energy and lasts 10 times longer. That’s a win-win for your spending and energy budget, wouldn’t you say? Savings aside it’s important to keep safety in mind when dealing with holiday lights. Here are some dos and don’ts I hope you’ll follow when decorating this holiday season. DO Check for the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label before stringing lights and setting up other decorations. This label...

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