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Mother’s Day: Nine Great Last-Minute Gifts For Mom

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And for those of us who keep miscalculating the day and putting off getting a gift until it’s too late, then this article is for you. There’s an all-too-familiar pressure of getting your mom the perfect gift each year that will somehow showcase your love and appreciation of her. But,… Read more »

Three Reasons To Skip The Valentine’s Day Roses

Red roses aren't always the best choice on Valentine's Day.

Roses and chocolates seem like the natural gift to give your love on Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it, roses, while tried and true testaments of affection, should be skipped on Valentine’s Day for the following reasons. 1. Boring. 2. Expensive. 3. Not fair trade. Boring? “Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the… Read more »

Gift Cards: 44 Billion Reasons Why You Should Use Them ASAP

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Gift cards. Even though there are many other popular gift items that are purchased each year, gift cards are always found towards the top of that list. One report confirms that more than $100 billion is spent on gift cards each year. reports that the average consumer spends $213 each year on this type… Read more »

Gift Cards And Their Hidden Perils…And Benefits

Gift cards can be a convenient way of holiday shopping, but shoppers should be wary about where they buy them.

Gift cards are incredibly convenient for everyone involved, whether you’re the giver or the receiver. Sure, the benefits to the giver are readily apparent; Holiday shopping is a nightmare, and there are few things more tempting than to grab the first cute gift card off of the racks between the magazines and the candy bars… Read more »

Green Monday Deals Abound At Amazon And Walmart

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Green Monday is the new kid on the Christmas shopping deals block. The massive online post-Black Friday deals have been described as “the poor man’s Cyber Monday.” Green Monday is now the third biggest online shopping day of the year. The second Monday in December is Green Monday. The phrase was coined by eBay in… Read more »