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Layaway is back in style

The calendar just flipped to September, but already retailers are trying to cash in on holiday spending. Walmart released its top toy list, and is launching its holiday layaway program today. Layaway used to be popular in the 80s and 90s. I can remember my family using the program. It’s making a comeback as retailers…

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Are sales a thing of the past?

What drove you to choose the stores you did for holiday shopping? Did sales or promotions influence your decision to shop at a particular store? Sales drive a lot of sales, but some analysts are predicting sales may become a thing of the past. The website, Coupons in the News, had access to an industry…

Survival guide to Black Friday week

The much anticipated Thanksgiving week has arrived. Get the aspirin ready if you’re travelling or planning to shop. Put the scale away and get the beer ready if you’re planning to be lazy and watch some football and eat. Don’t expect the hype over the shopping season to end next week. There’s a lot at…

Wedding decorations on a budget

Decorations and centerpieces for a wedding can get really expensive, but they really make a difference. I think decorations spice up a room. Most venues are a little plain. Sometimes there are no windows and the carpeting is dark. Decorations and bright centerpieces will add some pizzaz, and you can do it without breaking the…