Hint: It’s probably the most important person in your life.
Now through October 26, when you buy two games or puzzles online from Barnes & Noble, you’ll get a third game or puzzle for free. The retailer is also offering $5 off online toy purchases of $10 or more, now through October 25.
Good, as in karma from accepting hand-me-downs graciously. Bad, as in “money jerks” who don’t pitch in for their share of restaurant bills (tips included) or who are constantly hitting you up to contribute to fundraisers. And Ugly, as in regularly checking the obituaries—so that you can anticipate where you’re likely to be able to …
Apparently, plenty of Americans have been doing just that. And because of the big influx of old nickels, dimes, and quarters into the system, there’s very little demand for new coins—specifically, the new collectible quarters featuring national parks.
When your goal is to give someone money to spend, doesn’t it seem odd that you’d need to have a conversation about getting “your money’s worth”? Why wouldn’t you just give, um, money?
During Geoffrey’s Birthday Toy Sale at Toys R Us (lasting through September 25), when you buy two LEGO construction sets, Barbie Dolls, LeapFrog Learning Toys, video games priced up to $19.99, and toys from Playmobil, Mega Bloks, Playskool, Melissa & Doug, and Hasbro, you’ll get a third free.
Not really, even with new federal rules ensuring that cards won’t expire for at least five years, and that “dormancy fees” can’t take away from a card’s monetary value unless you haven’t used the card in a year.
The founder of Mother’s Day says you shouldn’t send a telegram to Mom on her special day—so damn, it’s back to the drawing board for me. Here, some other ideas …
After floating the idea of limiting fees and restrictions on gift cards last fall, the Federal Reserve has finally finalized a new set of rules. Even so, I’d still make the case that cash is the better, certainly more practical, and arguably more thoughtful gift, even if there are those who think of it as crass. So if anyone’s shopping for me …
Without minimal effort, these quirky strategies can net you a little bit of money in your pocket.
Stay away from these gifts unless you’re completely, absolutely, one-hundred percent certain that your Valentine will like and appreciate them. And even then, are you sure?