Taking care of basic household maintenance yourself is a good way to save some cash, but you surely can't be expected to know how to do it all! Luckily these blogs feature helpful tips about things like auto maintenance and house cleaning along with lists of alternative uses for everyday items like cardboard or baking soda. Learn how to shop smart for everything and save the most.
January 8, 2010 | 2 Comments
The New Year brings resolutions, holiday bills and closets clogged with Christmas gifts you can't use. Now would be a good time to prune your unwanted belongings to bring in extra cash and keep your mind off that diet. What you consider junk others may consider treasure, so here are five ways to turn unused items into cash.Read More
December 31, 2009 | Add a Comment
New Year's resolutions aren't all about depriving ourselves of something we love. They also can be about hope: Hope we can live a better life. Research has shown we get a powerful boost in mood by simply making a New Year's resolution.Read More
December 28, 2009 | Add a Comment
Merchants are mobbed between Christmas and New Years by shoppers looking for post-holiday sales. Racks claiming 30 to 50 percent off fill stores as retailers try to off-load overstock items and clear out shelf space for spring merchandise. Clearance prices and special coupons can make purchases very tempting, but what should you buy at this time. Coupon Sherpa offers seven tips to making the most out of these post-holiday sales.Read More
December 22, 2009 | Add a Comment
Coupon use is on the rise and so is coupon fraud. From 1986 to 2001, the non-profit Coupon Information Corp. (CIC) reported only two cases of investigated or prosecuted coupon fraud. That figure rose to just nine in 2007. From 2008 to the middle of 2009, 93 such cases were reported and the numbers are expected to rise as the recession drags on.Read More
December 22, 2009 | 1 Comment
You've braved the crowds at Megamart and find yourself fourteen shoppers deep in the checkout line. A quick survey of your cart reveals you've forgotten an essential element to Christmas shopping. The obligatory wrapping paper. Groan.Read More
December 18, 2009 | Add a Comment
Rain checks needn't always mean gloomy weather. Coupon Sherpa knows how you can turn these little slips of paper into sunny days for your pocketbook. A rain check is a ticket, coupon or the like, entitling a customer to purchase an out-of-stock item at a later date at the sale price. In essence a rain check is a paper "I.O.U." guaranteeing the same sale price at a later date of the customer's choosing.Read More
December 14, 2009 | Add a Comment
In some countries, haggling over purchase isn't just a matter of saving money: It's a form of entertainment. In fact, vendors expect a bit of negotiating so they purposely set their prices high to begin with. Meanwhile, Americans who willingly haggle over the price of a car or house never consider negotiating a reduced price on other items.Read More
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