Posts Tagged ‘ Play It Again Sports ’

Kids’ Sports on the Cheap

October 4, 2012
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Kids’ Sports on the Cheap

Do your kids play sports that you have to pay extra for them to join? Both of my daughters do or used to. My eldest played club volleyball for two years. My youngest plays club basketball and is about to start playing club field hockey. I’m sure we have spent thousands over the years on these activities. We’re not alone. A recent RetailMeNot survey found that, on average, parents spend $671 a year on sports-related costs, with 21% of parents spending more than $1,000 per child. At least my daughters don’t play football. That survey found that, as far...

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5 Frugal Deals You Can Find in March

February 25, 2010
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(Here is the text version of the tips I offered earlier this week on the 10! Show.) The best way to live frugally is to stock up on stuff when it’s one sale. And in March you’ll find deals on lots of things worth buying, if not stocking up on. Here are the five frugal deals you can find next month. 1. Winter gear like skis Regular stores will be marking down the winter sports gear but if you head to a shop like Play It Again Sports, where I got my cross-country skis, you’ll pay even less. Even...

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10 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

January 26, 2009
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10 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

Now that we’ve embraced frugal living, I’ve learned to fall in love with thrift-store shopping. It’s a love that I’m passing along to my own daughters, ages 11 and 13, as I wrote about in this back-to-school shopping post. And when I say thrift store, I’m not just talking about a clothing collection in a church basement (though you can find some rare gems there, too). What I’m thinking are consignment shops, resale chains like Plato’s Closet and well-known stores like Goodwill. Recently, I was reading a piece over at the Simple Mom blog on thrift store shopping tips....

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