Black Friday Websites

Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us…and the next best thing to a big Thanksgiving Holiday and Meal on Thursday is the mind boggling sales available on Black Friday!! Black Friday is typically considered the first official shopping day of the Christmas season.

We used to pour over the sales inserts in Thursday’s paper circling all the best buys in preparation for an early start on Friday morning. Over the years we would get sneak peeks or early looks at all the items up for sale. Now with technology at our fingertips we are able to scout out sales weeks in advance. Here are a couple of sites that allow you that opportunity. Happy Shopping, Black Friday is set for Nov. 26th!!

New Couponing Methods

Have you started to load coupons onto your shopper’s cards? This saves time by not having to clip and file your coupons – they’re already automatically loaded for your use! Just register your cards at these websites:

There are also other new sources for snagging great coupons. Long gone are the days when you could only rely on the Sunday circulars for savings. You can now access coupons through a variety of sources:

  • Visit the coupon kiosks at such stores as CVS Pharmacy or Food Lion or Marsh supermarkets. Scan your card and a stream of coupons are yours within seconds. 
  • Sign up for text message deals such as with Target. To register just text COUPONS to 827438. Or go to and click on MOBILE.
  • Use store generated paperless offers like at Sams Club. If you visit you can acess your eValues account and find deals that are linked to your membership cards past purchases.
  • Go to a manufacturers website directly, especially for items that you purchase often. Your favorite product may just have a coupon or other promotions going on for their many brands.  

Daily Deal Articles to help you $ave!

The Daily Deal Newsletter from has three articles that will help you save money.

CVS 10 – A Beginners Guide

Accumulating Coupons – Information & Resources

How to Slash Your Grocery Bill at Publix (these tips can be applied at any store that does BOGO)

Budget minded article from Mainstreet

For the budget friendly and cost conscience there are always to save money and still shop. showcases a new twist on the old practice of buying, selling and trading secondhand items. Consignment shops, garage sales and Goodwill stores are great for bargain hunters. Read all about the new era of second-hand shopping.

Financial Savvy Site for Kids

A new website, ThreeJars.comenables children to learn how to earn, track and use their own money online. Children may divvy up their money into three categories, or “jars” — save, spend and share. They decide how much to store, spend and donate to charity. The site requires a yearly fee of $30 per family.

Parents set the allowance limit with each child, and on allowance payday, add money to the online total. The site tracks how much is owed and what has been paid. The site offers savings options such as “parent” bonds and certificates of deposit. With parents’ approval, children withdraw cash from their personal ATM or buy gift cards from 30 select retailers. And children direct points that they earn to causes they select.

People may also register for a free daily e-mail with financial tips This info was reported by….

-Sandra Guy- Chicago Sun Times

Win tickets to the Coupon Class from Faye Prosser

    I just found out that there are 4 extra tickets set aside for the grocery workshop tomorrow and I am going to give them away! 

    All you have to do it post to my 

    that you want the tickets.  I will randomly draw 2 winners (2 tickets per winner) this evening at 6:00 pm. I’ll post the winning names very soon after that and send the winners an e-mail as well.  

    Please make sure you can attend the class before you enter.

    Date: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, 2010 

    Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: WRAL Studio, 2619 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27606

    This is also a food drive, so please bring a couple cans to donate, if possible.

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Workshop Discover how to cut your grocery bills in half using the Smart Spending System. You will learn to use coupons and many other effective techniques to ensure you never pay full price for groceries again! You will discover how to:
  • Effectively use coupons for items you already buy
  • Use weekly sales fliers in conjunction with coupons
  • Understand store coupon sale policies for local stores
  • Find the best promotions and how they work
  • Develop an easy to follow weekly meal plan your whole family will love
  • Locate coupons for the items you use
  • Organize your coupons most efficiently
  • Master many other techniques that will help you save significant amounts of $$
    Course includes resource directory, course handout, freebies, and lots of fun!  Most participants EASILY save the cost of the workshop and more during their first grocery trip using the Smart Spending System.  This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever imagined! Please bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Are Credit Card Rewards Worth It?

A lot of credit cards offer a rewards program now. Some allow you to earn points to be redeemed on merchandise, others offer cash back. But are these rewards really worth it? Read this article and determine for yourself.

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