Labor Day has officially come and gone and it’s time to get back to GSD. I’m happy to report that we’re making serious progress on the…
After a 5-day festival of love and friendship, catching up with high school friends, some of which I hadn’t seen in 15 years, and celebrating one…
Whenever I can, I always prefer to get my coffee fix at a locally owned cafe, but sometimes when you’re traveling (and Yelp fails you) nothing is better than a reliable, consistent go-go juice from Starbucks. Especially with a Groupon.
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Confession time: I hate the word frugal, I don’t “coupon” as a verb, and in general I’m turned off by the current discount-driven, bargain-hunting (aka hoarding) culture.
Whew! It’s been a crazy month here at Shoestring.
Is your wallet feeling a bit empty this time of year? You’re so not alone. Each autumn, the window between summer vacations/back to school shopping and holiday gift buying leaves many households feeling cash-strapped (and in need of some serious budgeting).
My mama raised us with one golden rule: Never pay retail. (I have just as many fond childhood memories from the sale racks at TJ Maxx as I do from our family home.)
It’s official: couponing has gone chic, with even the richest and most famous celebrities, like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, proudly celebrating their need to “feed the coupon addiction.”
All the years I spent working in editorial at a major off-price retailer (the sister site of a now-household name for discount designer fashion), we had one mantra: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Retail.”