This week, the donut and coffee chain made some hoopla by offering a few snack items for 99¢ during a trial run in Chicago only. Am I totally out of touch? Shouldn’t everything in Dunkin Donuts cost less than $1?
Saving & Spending
This could be a very, very long list.
Lumber Liquidators is hosting a Supplier Clearance sale from Thursday, November 12, through Monday, November 16. Prices for laminate flooring start as cheap as 49¢ a square foot. More details here.
To regift or not to regift: Actually, that’s not the question. The question is: How can I get away with regifting something without getting busted as a regifter, and without coming off like a schmuck or a jerk for giving a present that I didn’t want and may seem totally inappropriate and/or thoughtless?
Through November 17, a special “Family & Friends 2009″ coupon grants 20% off of your entire purchase at Christmas Tree Shops.
A mother of five swears that she’s able to save a ton of time and money by cooking an entire month’s worth of dinners with only one day in the kitchen. She swears she can teach you to do it too. How? For one thing, a freezer is involved—ideally, a really big freezer.
Layaway purchases have returned in a big way. More and more retailers are offering layaway, and it’s often being heralded as a way to get more value for your money. Really? I don’t get it.
If you’re a Citibank customer, you may be getting hit with a new $7.50 monthly checking fee.
In honor of America’s service men and women, entrance fees at all national parks and monuments are being waived on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11. More details here.
One way banks and credit card issuers are trying to make money—or at least stop losing it—is by getting rid of customers who are bad for business. The number of credit card accounts decreased by 72 million last year.
Is the recession over? It doesn’t really matter. Retailers and manufacturers realize that frugality will be the rule at least for the near future, and they’re trying to figure out how to reach the newly cautious, newly vigilant consumer.
A new website allows you to rent dresses for a few days from designers like Diane Von Furstenburg for one-tenth of what it would cost to buy them.