Category: Shopping

Sep 05

Good Quality Shoes vs. Cheap, Crummy Quality Shoes

The ASICS GT-2170 - A Good Running Shoe

I won’t buy crummy quality shoes. Sure, you may think those flimsy shoes are a bargain at $12.99, but I can assure you that you are wrong. You are being drawn towards the “False Value Trap” and I advise you to run away in whatever shoes you are wearing and to not look back. Don’t let the price sticker blind you to the reality that crummy shoes are something you should never buy (especially if you are a frugal minded shoe shopper). Continue reading ...

Aug 22

Frugal Living Is Not The Same As Being Cheap

Frugal Living

Frugal living is often misunderstood. Many people confuse being frugal with being cheap. Let’s try to clarify this once and for all. Continue reading ...

Aug 18

Best Times To Buy Stuff On Sale Throughout The Year

Best Time To Buy Stuff On Sale

Sales on many items follow a regular and consistent yearly pattern. Saving money is easy when you understand these patterns and use them to determine the best times to buy things on sale. Continue reading ...

Aug 16

Private Label Shopping Saves You Big Money on These Products

Private Label Shopping Saves You Money

Private label products are products made by one company to be sold by another company, often at a lower cost than similar brand name products. As such, shopping for private label products can often give you a very good product at a very good discounted price. Continue reading ...

Jun 14

Saving Money at Local Stores versus Big Box Stores

Shopping at local stores is often a great way to save money and to get excellent service. Big Box stores are sometimes cheaper, but sometimes they are significantly more expensive (especially for speciality stuff that is not considered ‘mainstream’). The service at Big Box stores is also notoriously bad. Shopping at the local store can mean saving money, geting better service, and supporting people that often live in your very own neighbourhood. READ MORE … Continue reading ...

Oct 03

Update – Free Amazon $25.00 Gift Certificate

The promotion for a free $25.00 gift certificate for Amazon brought many referrals from many different sources. brought four new referrals, brought in three, brought in two.

As such, there is no winner yet.   The first to have five new referrals will receive one entry.  Each referral above five will receive one additional entry.  Our next draw will take place November 1st, 2011.  Remember to… Continue reading ...