A writer throws a fancy holiday party exclusively using food and drink from warehouse stores. The results? A reasonably inexpensive dinner, and more leftovers than she knows what to do with.
Saving & Spending
The entire store is being discounted by 50% for orders placed today, Monday, December 21. There’s still time to have items shipped by Christmas too. More details here.
The average American child receives 70 new toys a year. And as you’re probably well aware, more are coming soon.
Use the coupon code STOY25OFF100 for the discount, available only for purchases at Sears.com.
Simon Rothman, a former eBay executive, discusses his new venture called Glyde. It’s an online marketplace that aims to make life easy for buyers and sellers alike by automatically formatting listings and setting prices. Sellers don’t have to upload images, and they’re even given pre-stamped, pre-addressed packages, so that all they have …
Remember the 2008 stimulus checks that President Bush OK’d, hoping the recipients would spend the money and give the economy a boost? Most people just put the money in the bank.
To some extent, the “new frugality” of consumers seems like it is here to stay. That doesn’t bode well for businesses that rely on the liberal spending of disposable income, or for the economy as a whole. So, in the hopes of getting Americans back in the buying mood, researchers and marketers are donning their lab coats to examine this …
Sandals, shoes, and clogs that are already discounted by as much as 50% off retail in the Crocs Outlet site are now being offered for an additional 30% off. Flip-flops once sold for $25 or $30 are available for $9.99.
Thursday, December 17, is Free Shipping Day, when hundreds of retailers (722 at last check) are offering free shipping for online purchases. And there’s also something that’s “better than free shipping.”
Does anyone see a conflict here?
You know that very soon, you’re going to be giving or getting a holiday gift that really should be returned. Whether you’ll actually be able to do so depends on where it was bought, and how quickly you act.
Survey results released this week say that 39% of consumers who had the terms of their credit cards changed either stopped using the card or cancelled the account entirely.