Category Archives: Shopping

9 - 2018

The Top 4 Ways You Can Save Money on Gifts

It’s nearing the most wonderful time of the year again — the time of the year when over half of Americans rack up debt! U.S. shoppers plan to spend a little over $795 during the winter holidays. That’s more than they do on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentines Day, and Easter combined.

4 - 2015


Today I would like to talk for a little bit about a few reasons why, in fact, shopping online is considered to be a cheaper way to buy things than in stores. And although for some people shopping on the web is still pretty new and scary, some of these reasons might help you fight your fear and enjoy bigger savings. So, let’s get to these reasons right now and let’s discuss why online shopping can be lot cheaper. The easier price comparison is surely one of the reasons why shopping online can be considered as cheaper one. And in fact, that is quite true, since then you are on the web it is much easier to find the same product in a few different e-stores. And also find the best price for you too. Moreover, some special online programs can do this type of work for you. So-called ‘shopbots’ will […]

28 - 2015

Save Money on Grocery Shopping – Secret Tips from the Thriftiest of Shoppers

It does not matter if you are responsible for feeding only yourself or an entire family, it is imperative that you learn a few tricks on how to save money on grocery shopping. According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is considered the third largest expense of all households. If you have a family that consists of four individuals, you will spend between $600 a month to $1400 a month on groceries, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Several experts that specialize in supermarket savings explain that there are many money saving tricks that have the potential to reduce your grocery bills by up to 50%, without sacrificing the foods that you love. In this guide, you will learn a few of these tricks. If you want to learn how to save money shopping, continue reading to learn how to put more in […]

8 - 2014
19 - 2012

How Branding Can Help a Business

If your business is struggling with mediocre sales, you may wonder what you should be doing different. The answer is often very simple – you have not been branding the business effectively. Branding is one of the most important things any business, including small businesses, can do to pull in new customers, retain customers and sell more products or services. Creating Your Brand

6 - 2012

Gift Shopping Tips that Will Save you Money

Canadians celebrate the holidays too believe it or not!  This post is for my Canadian readers 🙂 This holiday season, you’re probably balancing a lot of financial obligations. After a year of eating packed lunches, leaving the credit cards at home and constantly checking Canadian mortgage rates, it’s important to tread lightly in the area of holiday gifts. But you don’t have to avoid holiday spending altogether. Here’s a solid plan to help you stay on the right financial track while searching for gifts for everyone you love. 1. Combine (financial sources) to buy big gifts instead of several small ones. If you have a child on your list who really wants a starter guitar, why not call a few other relatives who intend to buy a gift for him or her? It would probably be less expensive (and pay off more on Christmas day) if all of you chipped in to […]

21 - 2012

Cheapest New Cars for 2012

With the rising cost of fuel and the uncertain economy, buying a cheap car is more important than ever. The price of the vehicle, fuel efficiency, size of engine and warranty should all be considered when choosing a car. You also need to take into account the cost of insurance as some cars are more expensive to insure. Keep in mind that you do not want to sacrifice safety just to purchase a cheaper vehicle; therefore, you need to look at the safety rating of the car. Another thing you need to check are the car insurance rates.  Buying a sporty car will impact these rates!  If you are going to be purchasing a new or used vehicle this year, here are the cheapest cars of 2012. 1. Scion xD: This four-door hatchback gets 27 miles to the gallon in the city and 33 miles to the gallon on the […]

18 - 2012

7 Tips for Buying Water Sports Equipment Online

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for me to be shopping for deals on life jackets, towable tubes, water-skis, and my new sport, paddle boarding. In the past, I had a lot of trouble finding websites where I could find water sports and boating equipment at reasonable prices. The fact is there was reluctance for many merchants to go online until recently. Part of the fun of buying water sports equipment is going to the stores with your family and seeing what’s new. As we all know, everything that is sold in stores is going to be sold online, whether new or secondhand. Having bought less than perfect merchandise online, I learned a lot about how to buy it new, but at cheaper prices.  If you frequently shop online you can find some incredible deals from

9 - 2011

The Frugal Online Shopper – Get What You Need Faster and Cheaper!

The following is a guest post from Melissa Cameron. Being in my 30s, I’m young enough to have spent the better part of my life using computers at home, but I’m also old enough to remember the times before Internet connections, laptops and smart phones. That tenuous balance that I have between the industrial age and the technological age gives me, what I think is a fairly unique perspective. I can truly appreciate the advances, and I don’t take them for granted the way my own kids probably will by the time they’re my age. My kids were weaned on a computer keyboard and held a mouse before they even held a pencil. I have a picture of my firstborn sitting on my lap, slapping the keyboard and having a great time on the computer at the tender age of three months old.

4 - 2011
19 - 2010
9 - 2010
10 - 2009
26 - 2009

Friday wrap-up: Farrah & Michael tribute edition

It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.

12 - 2009
28 - 2009

Costco will accept food stamps at 2 clubs as trial

Last week, I wrote about my savings at Costco and received a comment criticizing Costco for its policies on accepting food stamps and other operating policies in its new New York City store. Now, according to The Associated Press: Costco will accept food stamps at 2 clubs as trial.

22 - 2009

Friday Wrap-Up: Furlough edition

Actually, I’m not furloughed today, but city employees are. That means that some of my friends and some of the services I frequent are closed for a four-day weekend to shave $1 million off our city budget. Enjoy the day off — and everyone else, enjoy the long weekend. Here are some great resources from around the Web this week:

21 - 2009
18 - 2009

Great deals & freebies this week

It’s one of those days already — the classic Monday. I have a pile of work assignments and a big ol’ dentist appointment for Mlle. Cheap this afternoon, but I also have spotted several great deals just begging to be shared. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter (@CheapLikeMe), you might not know that while I sometimes post deals here, I prefer to use posts to provide more info and sometimes just quickly tweet great deals on Twitter. If you’re interested in catching all of those, go over there and follow me, plus some of the great Twitterers out there.

21 - 2009