| Jul 26, 2010
| 1:38 PM
The dash for cool clothing is heading toward its back-to-school peak, with tennis shoes selling for as little as $9 at Target and American Eagle offering free smart phones to shoppers who try on a pair of jeans.
But the big retailers aren't the only...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Recently I was asked for some money-saving tips for teen parents. Although I was well out of my teens (not to mention my 20s) when I had my babies, I have some Frugalista tips for the care and feeding of infants that should be useful to any age parent....
| Jan 31, 2011
| 6:32 AM
The Frugalista spent the entire weekend oohing and aahing at tiny baby clothes at two separate baby showers. So naturally, Monday finds me shopping online for kids and family stuff. Here are the deals I turned up:
- If you pulled any 20 percent off...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Stores located in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade
Babies “R” Us features a wide selection of newborn and infant products, including strollers, cribs, bedding and clothes.
With approximately 260 locations nationwide, they...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Saturday, March 12, is a big day for children's resale in the Chicago area. This is the day when the DuPage County Fairgrounds hosts FOUR simultaneous consignment sales run by separate nonprofit organizations. It's a real opportunity to combine the low...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 5:47 AM
If you've got a baby on the way or one or more already at home, consider swapping out used equipment like strollers, cribs and car seats for discounts on purchases of other baby goods.
Toys"R"Us is holding its fifth Great Trade In event from Fri., Aug....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Find coupon codes that work
Kim suggests using www.retailmenot.com
Use multi-purpose baby products
Baby oil can be used as a substitute for WD-40 and GooGone. Instead of purchasing expensive adult...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:48 PM
COSTA MESA — In the eyes of Kim Farthing, a penny spent locally is a penny earned in the pocket of a friend or neighbor.
For this reason, Farthing has adopted a mission to learn how to buy as much as possible — from food to bedding to...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:46 AM
As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community.
These groups and the people they serve need our...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The shelves of a bookstore hold the perfect gift for those on your holiday list, no matter their interests or hobbies. And for people who prefer not to shop online or at large chain bookstores, the Chicago area has an ample supply of independent stores....
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Ethan and Zach Taylor, 4-year-old twins, were spending a rainy Monday at the Essex Library when they noticed people placing new toys in a large decorated box. Their mother, Rachael Taylor, explained those toys were donations, destined for needy children....