The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for a lot of small businesses. Here are tips from the Small Business Administration on how to get the most from holiday shoppers.
Just in time for the holidays, Orville Redenbacher is launching a Redbox movie promotion.
Look for specially marked packages of Orville Redenbacher popcorn to get codes for free DVD rentals.
Get two one-day DVD rentals when you purchase a six-pack or 10-pack. Or, get one one-day DVD rental when you purchase any microwave popcorn or ready-to-eat product.
Here's a great deal as we speed toward the holidays.
Cardstore.com is offering up 10 free holiday cards -- plus free shipping.
Choose from Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's cards, which you can personalize with your own photos and text.
There's one catch. You need to order your cards today.
The deadline to submit your order is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
Kroger is continuing its "Buy 10, Save $5 Instantly" promotion, which includes lots of deals on baking supplies and traditional holiday cooking ingredients. With new coupons available, many of these items are ridiculously cheap.
Kroger is also continuing its promotion on turkeys. They're just 59 cents per pound through Thanksgiving Day with an additional $25 food purchase.
Keep reading for all the top deals at Kroger -- with and without coupons.
Target is taking aim at online competitors with a new price-match policy for this year's holiday season.
For the first time, Target will match the prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Bestbuy.com, Toysrus.com -- and even its own site, Target.com.
This is a great perk for holiday bargain shoppers, especially those armed with smartphones who can readily check online prices.
Chatham County is offering holiday programs to recycle trees, wrapping paper, cooking oil and even nonworking strings of lights.
Free tree-cycling will be offered at the Main Solid Waste & Recycling Facility at 720 County Landfill Road on the following dates:
Starting today, I'll be taking some time off for the holidays.
I'll be writing the occasional post, but mostly I'll be busy baking, doing a little last-minute (bargain) shopping and, most of all, spending time with family and friends.
Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday.
If holiday movie watching is on your agenda, you might be interested in this offer from the daily deal site Saveology.
For $24, you get two movie tickets through Fandango and a $10 gift card to Subway.
The movie tickets are worth up to $12 each. So basically, you're getting the Subway gift card free. Not a bad deal.
Click here to see the deal and examine the fine print.
I always like to say I'm frugal, not cheap.
I absolutely don't mind spending on things that are worthwhile. Items that are long-lasting, high-quality, much-needed or long-desired.
But things that are tossed in the trash almost immediately after buying or using -- not so much.
Things like wrapping paper.
I used to wrap on the cheap by purchasing my giftwrap at 90 percent off clearance after the holidays. That saved me plenty of money, for sure.
But what I really wanted was giftwrap that was easy on the wallet AND easy on the environment.
I thought I'd share a few ideas I've come up with -- in hopes of saving you a few dollars and the planet a few trees.
With Christmas just a week away and Hanukkah even closer, the sales circulars are loaded with ads for toys, fragrances, candy and those as-seen-on-TV gadgets and gizmos.
Look a little closer, however, and you'll find plenty of real deals -- freebies and cheapies to fill stockings and help make your holidays more festive. I've highlighted many of them for you in this week's list of all the best deals at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, Kroger and Kerr Drug.