My inbox is shrieking with Black Friday this, Cyber Monday that — all the bargains we have to have NOW! Because they’re GOING FAST! In a sale I WON’T WANT TO MISS!
The urgency is terrifying.
Here’s what I’d like to see reduced for the holidays at a new, LOW! LOW! PRICE — for all of us:
The cable bill
The phone bill
Insurance: car, homeowners’, medical, dental, you name it
And I don’t mean some temporary, lull-me-into-thinking-it’s-forever, special short-term deal; I want to see a minimum 50% off. Is that too much to ask?!?
Guess I will have to settle for a new pair of boots, a replacement for my worn-out black cashmere cardigan, and my favorite about-to-be-discontinued lipstick. Sigh.
Are you shopping the sales? Finding some good bargains? Do share!
I should undoubtedly shop less and spend less, but sometimes there is simply something I want to acquire. And I don’t want to pay a penny more than necessary.
ShopTagr comes in.
Having recently discovered this app, I find it an easy way to track an item I’m interested in to see if/when it’s going on sale or coming back in stock.
Once you’ve downloaded the ShopTagr app, their icon will also automatically pop on
when you’re shopping — whether or not it’s on your saved list — showing coupons you can use.
Overall reviews for the app are good, although the
above link shows some negative feedback from a Safari user. I use Chrome as my browser and have not had any issues so far, knock wood… (hmmm, possibly a new myrtlewood salad set?)
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Happy Thanksgiving, dear American readers! Here are two random holiday tips:
When tempted to shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday, there are two categories one should avoid, as prices will be lower at other times.
Jewelry: Prices often increase around holidays and even discounts will be minimal; best times will be early January and then again after Valentine’s Day.
Coats: Prices will be lower at the end of the season. Of course, if there’s something you need AND want, it may be sold out if you wait too long.
When faced with a huge holiday meal, don’t end up more stuffed than the turkey. (This applies to any large meal, especially when family’s involved!)
Your brain can only crave 3 or 4 foods at a time. So before you load up your plate, circle the buffet or table and decide which are the items you
most want to eat and only take your favorites. Don’t gobble, gobble! Eat s-l-o-w-l-y and take a 5+ minute break after you’ve eaten. This will give your stomach time to tell your brain whether you’re still hungry.
If actually hungry, or you simply want to be polite, go back for round two but only take small tastes of any remaining foods you didn’t sample.
Love sweets? Plan ahead to leave room for dessert and don’t fill up on everything else.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday — I’m thankful to be connected to all of you!
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