| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Lake Forest merchants continually promote the theme of shopping local — and it seems to be working for many in the days before Christmas.
Shopkeepers on Market Square and elsewhere downtown are pleased with what they describe as brisk sales this...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:21 AM
If you're holiday shopping (there's only 12 shopping days left!) I've got a sleigh full of coupons.
First, get free Starbucks coffee next month with purchase of a holiday tumbler. Next, save $10 galore with coupons at Bonefish Grill, Macy's, JC Penney...
| Dec 14, 2014
'Tis the season to jam the mailbox with catalogs.
The Container Store, Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Chef's Catalogue, Bed Bath and Beyond, L.L. Bean, Lands' End, Crutchfield, Campmor, Cabela's, REI, Barnes and Noble, Omaha Steaks,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Thursday is Free Shipping Day 2014, with more than 1,100 retailers signed up so far to offer the service with no minimum order.
Packages are guaranteed to arrive by Dec. 24.
So far, more than 1,170 retailers are listed on FreeShippingDay.com. The...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:45 AM
It's Freebie Friday!
If you're holiday shopping, I've got a sleigh full of oupons and ways to save on holiday preparation.
Save $10 on a MasterCard gift card with grocery purchase at Publix, get a free $10 iTunes, Macy's or CVS gift card with...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all!
I've added a new Black Friday category so you can easily keep up with shopping strategies and the best deals for holiday shopping.
This week's offers include a free $10...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Co-op hot sauces
$5 each at coopsauce.com
Spice up someone’s life with these locally produced sauces. The mole is especially delicious. M.C.
Source: RedEye file photo
Bridgeport Coffee gift box
$24.95-$34.95 at Bridgeport...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:43 AM
A $3,500 luxury home décor shopping spree is up for grabs this holiday season at The Village at Gulfstream Park.
The Hallandale Beach shopping center is giving one lucky winner a $500 gift card from seven different home furnishing and kitchen retailers:...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:59 AM
It's Freebie Black Friday!
Today's edition is stuffed with freebies, coupons and doorbuster deals good at Friday store openings and online.
Don't forget about Small Business Saturday. If you have an American Express card, register it for up to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
It's that time of year again. Do you know what to get for the food lover or cook on your holiday gift list? I have been compiling ideas all year long to help you streamline the shopping process. You'll find sweets, bubble bath and kitchen items for the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Let it snow lots of confectioners' sugar over little cakes made with a Snowflake Cakelet Pan from Williams-Sonoma. The cast aluminum pan by Nordic Ware has six patterns (no two are alike) and holds about 3 cups of batter. Each...