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The Art of Shopping the Internet for Freebies and Deals - Laura Stover

More and more people are turning to the Internet in order to find deals on all kinds of items they want or need for their homes. Many of the deals and freebies that they come across are not even available in traditional retail stores. The fact that the Web can display so many different item and service options really helps the consumer quite a bit. It makes shopping quicker and more convenient. It also saves retailers money that would be spent moving product from a warehouse to the retail section of a store. In the process of shopping, consumers also find plenty of freebies and deals that are enticing to a customer. Many of these deals are only offered online. The reason they are only offered online is because it is more economical to promote certain deals by way of the Internet versus local stores. Even if a consumer is required to pay shipping charges, online shopping can be cheaper than in-store shopping. The reason why is because a product can be packed and shipped directly from a…

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store - Audrey Okaneko

How to Save Money At the Grocery Store
By: Audrey Okaneko

I love going to the grocery store and looking at my receipt to see how much I saved. The best I’ve personally done is 70% and I’ve only been able to do that once. I really try to save between 30% and 40% when I visit the grocery store, if possible.

In addition to the tips below I also shop at a grocery store that gives me gasoline discounts. Each time I spend $50 in groceries, the store gives me 3 cents per gallon off on my gasoline. My car usually will take 13 gallons. At 3 cents per gallon off, it’s another 39 cents I’m saving when I shop. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but if I fill my car 26 times per year (every other week), in a year I’ve saved $10.14. That ten dollars comes to me just for shopping at a store that has great prices to begin with.

Here are several of my tips for saving money at the grocery store:

1. Buy day old meat. If you freeze the meat it will hold for several months. Sometimes I can save 50% on the…

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Why Choose Chocolate Wedding Favors? - Linda Ellison

Most brides want to find just the perfect set of wedding favors for their own reception, as they know that this is one aspect of their event that will be remembered forever – after all, this is the one thing that guests will be taking home with them!

Choosing chocolate wedding favors has become a hot trend among brides, and with good reason. After all, who doesn’t like chocolate? Handing out seeds may mean nothing to guests who don’t garden, bottle stoppers are typically useless for those who are not wine drinkers, and key chains can be somewhat cheap and tacky. And who keeps coasters with photos of people on them? These types of gifts get old after not very long.

However, most brides choose personalized wrappers for their chocolate wedding favors, and these can really match the theme and tone of your wedding, and the bride’s and groom’s personalities as well. For example, if you’re both nature lovers, there are designs with flowers, beach scenes, autumn scenes, and the like. If you are…