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Keep Holiday Keepsakes Beautiful by Storing them Properly

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The excitement of setting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house somehow never seems to stick around when it's time to take everything down and pack it away again. How you store your special Christmas ornaments will have a direct impact on how long they last and how easy they are to use when it is time to decorate again.Read the rest...

How to Win the Rebate Game

Even though we live in a technologically advanced information age where mail has all but ceased to exist, manufacturers still insist on making mail-in rebates. The process of gathering all the information necessary to complete the rebate and then mail it in only to wait a month or more for five dollars is often skipped over completely. However, when we decide to purchase a product with a rebate without mailing the rebate in we are allowing the manufacturers to win. The rebate game is just that, a game. There is no draw. Either the manufacturer wins or you do and if there is one thing that overrides instant gratification it is the competitive human spirit.Read the rest...

How to Save on Video Games Consoles and Games

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Saving on gaming and consolesVideo games are no longer just for kids. Gaming platforms such as the Playstation (1, 2, 3, and Move) and the Xbox 360 have fans and gamers of all ages and types. Slowly but surely, gaming has been brought to the world as a more mainstream form of entertainment. However, video games – like movies – have become expensive.Read the rest...

How to Get a Better Deal, Even After the Promotional Period Expires

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A while ago I blogged about negotiating to save money and recently I had the opportunity to put those skills to the test. When my DirecTV charge appeared on a recent credit card statement at $30 higher than usual, I knew it was time to unleash my well-honed customer service navigation skills.   Read the rest...

Start Saving Money at the Movie Theater

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We all like to go to the movies, but with the economy the way it has been and prices that seem to rise every year, going to the movies just isn't the cheap distraction it used to be. With movie tickets climbing above the ten dollar mark and concessions quickly adding up to more than double that, a night out at the movies can quickly run an entire family over a hundred dollars. Fortunately, it's possible to have an enjoyable night out at the movies without spending a week's pay, so long as you take into consideration a few key elements that can help save you money.Read the rest...

Road Travel Food on a Budget: 13 Great Tips

Weekend warrior or weeklong wandering, road trips are great low-budget getaways. Here are some tips to keep your stomachs from growling and your wallet from emptying...and don't worry, I'm not going to tell you to try road kill!  Read the rest...

Discount Movie Tickets from AAA, Angie's List, and Costco

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Movie tickets are quite expensive these days, with average prices going from $4.33 in 1990 all the way up to an estimated $7.89 at this point in 2011. And, that's the just the average, including matinee pricing and discount theatres. It's not unusual to see movie tickets that cost $10-$14 or even more.  With that in mind, we've gathered several options to reduce the cost of seeing a movie in this article.


Many people are opting to watch movies on DVD at home, or just go see older movies at a discount theater. However, you don't need to go to those extremes. The movie experience just isn't the same at home, and dollar theaters don't have the latest movies.

If you want to see a first-run movie, at the theater, there are several options to purchase them at a significant discount.  Be sure to check out the newer resources at the bottom, or share a comment if you know of a great discount we're missing.Read the rest...

How to Save Money on Entertainment and Still Have Fun!

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In this shaky economic climate, many Americans are feeling strapped for spare cash to spend on entertainment. With a little creativity and ingenuity, fun can be found at a discount; here are some money saving tips for you to consider.

Entertainment Books

Charitable organizations and schools sell these thick books full of money saving coupons for local businesses, including restaurants, amusement parks and other interesting destinations. Don’t feel shy about using the coupons--that’s what they are there for! And speaking of amusement parks and other big attractions (such as zoos, aquariums, museums and the like), when planning your next visit, be on the lookout for available ‘twilight’ discounts. These usually allow admittance only during limited hours, which can be a plus if you have small children or if you didn’t plan on spending the entire day there anyway. Here are some other low cost ways to have fun.Read the rest...

How To Celebrate Kids Birthdays on a Budget

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There are many stories about celebrity parents going overboard on children’s birthday parties, using extravagant party favors, trucking in live ponies, and gifting kids with ridiculous amounts of presents. For most families, that celebrity lifestyle is unattainable but celebrating a child’s special occasion doesn’t have to be. You can still create a memorable time without blowing your budget.
Here are some tips to create a wonderful occasion for a child of any age:Read the rest...

Dish Network, DirecTV: Who's Cheaper?

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The competition between DirecTV and DISH Network is heating up as the Superbowl approaches. Competition has been so fierce that the story has even been covered by major news sources like ABC News and the Boston Herald.  Read the rest...