Archive for December, 2010

$25 American Express Shopping Bonus

Posted by Kate on December 17, 2010

Here’s a great Free Money Friday offer from American Express for those of you who are out and about doing some last minute holiday shopping before the Christmas shipping deadlines hit! How to Get Your $25 Small Business Saturday Credit Register your American Express card by 12/31/10. Spend at least $25 at a small business […]

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Madison’s Third Favorite Thing: An Ooma

Posted by Madison on December 16, 2010

It’s time for the final giveaway in My Favorite Things. My favorite money saving gadget this year is our Ooma phone! Since I mentioned that I love our Ooma in my Ooma review, I want to share the excitement and give one to a reader too. I hope you’ll enjoy the free phone service as […]

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Obama Tax Deal In the Works

Posted by Madison on December 15, 2010

The Obama tax deal is in full motion this week. The Senate moved the new tax deal forward with a procedural vote on Monday. They will vote on the final tax cut today. The tax cut will keep the Bush tax cuts from expiring, which were set to expire at the end of the year. […]

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6 More Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Posted by Jill on December 14, 2010

Yesterday we discussed 8 ways people justify excessive holiday spending, and I gave suggestions on how to reduce that spending. I’m trying hard to incorporate all 8 of those tips into my own gift-giving mindset this year. In addition, I’m falling back on some of my favorite frugal gift-giving strategies from years past. In addition […]

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8 Ways to Fix Holiday Spending Problems

Posted by Jill on December 13, 2010

I recently wrote about 6 ways to change the impact that food has on your budget. It was one of my most popular posts ever! It seems that there are several very common reasons for spending more than necessary on food – but lots of people were able to suggest ways to tackle and reduce […]

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Christmas Baking, Leapfrog Shopping Deals, and More

Posted by Madison on December 11, 2010

Our first full blown Christmas weekend is here! We’re busy baking cookies for our cookie exchange and making chocolate mint fudge for teachers and neighbors. We’re also getting ready for holiday pictures in the morning, and bracing for our first foot of snow this afternoon. And my Saturday afternoon wouldn’t be complete without some shopping […]

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ShopAtHome Guarantees Highest Cash Back

Posted by Madison on December 10, 2010

How come I just found out about this one? We all know that I love cash back. Especially right now, during holiday shopping. I just heard about, and their best cash back guarantee. It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Earn ShopatHome Cash Back Sign up for a free ShopAtHome account. […]

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2 New Amazon Gift Card Bonuses

Posted by Madison on December 9, 2010

I think I’m going to miss the UPS delivery men after the holidays. They stop by my house every day (sometimes twice a day) with my daily stack of packages. They always take time to chat a little and talk to the kids, which is amazing since they’re so busy this time of year. They […]

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How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Posted by Madison on December 8, 2010

I just started drinking coffee. In my 30s. Out of the blue. Ironically, I made it through college without developing a coffee habit, which is when it seems that most people pick up the habit if they haven’t already. And I made it through years in the corporate world where almost everyone made frequent runs […]

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Most Expensive Christmas Gift Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Madison on December 7, 2010

Let’s say money is no object this holiday season. And you just want to forget about inexpensive Christmas gifts and go all out and buy the most expensive gift for everyone on your list! While I was shopping the deals on Amazon yesterday, I started browsing the most expensive Amazon Christmas gifts and found it […]

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