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More Money Saving Holiday Shopping Tips

It is possible to keep your savings growing during the holiday shopping season if you shop wisely.  These holiday shopping and saving pointers will help you stretch your dollar, while giving great gifts – and your bank balance will thank you!

Holiday Money Saving – U.K. financial expert Jasmine Birtles gives holiday money saving ideas on gifts and presents with solid pointers that will save you big no matter where you live.

Holiday Money Saving Secrets – Tennessee Valley’s WDEF TV segment gives ways to stretch your holiday budget with tips to shop smarter using coupons, bonus buy deals, and  online rebates…. one technique actually puts cash back in your bank account.

Online Holiday Shopping Pitfalls – Ordering online offers convenience & sometimes better prices, but there are pitfalls to online purchasing. MoneyTalksNews advises on what to look for regarding pricing, shipping, returns, e-bay, and payments.

How to Give Holiday Gifts Under $25 –  Ideas on where to shop for unique & thoughtful gifts at under $25 from  Stores, retailers, online resources, and creative DIY ideas to keep your gift-giving abundant & affordable.

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7 Cyber Monday Last Minute Shopping and Safety Tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just for Friday and Monday anymore. We spotted special “holiday” deals well before Halloween this year, and as Stacey Ross, founder of, notes many stores are beginning their more ‘serious’ discounts on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, instead of the traditional Friday following Thanksgiving. Online shopping deals will be continuous right up until the very last holiday minute, so Cyber Monday deals are now really everyday deals, especially if you know where and how to search for bargains, how to work the internet and make the most of mobile cell phone apps. Here are some last minute strategies, inside tips, guidelines, and websites that you can use from now until.. well, maybe always!

How To Find the Best Cyber Monday Deals – 7 tips to make the money saving most of your Cyber Monday holiday shopping (or any online shopping).

Black Friday Cyber Monday – Black Friday Cyber Monday tips to price compare, buy gift cards at less than face value, find deals, cell phone apps, avoid shipping charges, save time, & more from Bitsy Jennings & Erin Brooks of The Frugalicious Show.

Insider Cyber Monday Tips – Dianna Baros, Editor of gives tips for finding Cyber Monday deals, stretching your holiday shopping dollar, online coupon stacking & favorite discount sites.


Cyber Safety – One of the best online safety videos we’ve found: Identity Finder CEO, Todd Feinman, shares his unique tips to stay safe while shopping online this holiday season… or any season.

Cyber Monday: Beware the Malware – CnetNews article from Elinor Mills has good information on keeping your computer safe.

5 Black Friday Money Saving iPhone Apps – An SLTV blog post with cool apps to save you time, trouble, and money.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Money Saving Tips – A blog post featuring 6 tips to more holiday shopping bargains, cyber surfing, and safety pointers.

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5 Black Friday Money Saving iPhone Apps

The cutting edge in money saving for Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be as close as your iPhone or iPad Touch, or not… find out which app is worth its fee or effort before you head out to take on the holiday deal shopping frenzy.

BlackFridaySteals iPhone App – This video features a review from and helps you determine if the 99-Cents you spend to purchase this mobile app will be worth it for the money you may end up saving when using this to shop Black Friday Deals.

TGI Black Friday iPhone App – Crazy Mike from walks you through the features of this cell phone free money saving app in this clip.’s Black Friday App –  This paid iphone and iPad Touch app from, receives surprising marks from tech app reviewer, in this “must see” video review.

Black Friday Deals App –  In this clip shows how this shopping app for Black Friday & Cyber Monday works, and evaluates if the cost of this iPhone and  iPad Touch mobile app is worth it’s potential savings to you.

3 Money Saving iPhone Apps – Tech Reviewer, Matts MacIntosh, shares  3 mobile apps in this segment: 1) receive  coupons and locations where they are accepted,  2) check and track prices for mobile apps, and  3) scan bar codes & then locate the best deals.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday Money Saving Tips

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday (is there really any difference anymore?) the holiday shopping season “officially begins” – though the trend is for holiday shopping and deals to happen earlier and earlier in the year… but never fear, we’ve got you and your budget covered!

6 Videos full of Money Saving Tips for Black Friday & Cyber Monday:

Black Friday Preparation Tips – clip with Christine Frietchen editor-in-chief of tells how to get the most out of Black Friday shopping by preparing before you go!

Holiday Online Shopping Safety – Pointers to keeping your savings safe when shopping online from  The Early Show’s Susan Koeppen.

Cyber Secure Shopping – Tips to protect yourself when purchasing over the web in this clip from Indianapolis TV news reporter, Steve Bray

Black Friday Cyber Monday Online Savings – Michelle Madhok, online shopping expert and CEO SheFinds Media gives pointers for getting great online deals.

Some of the best Black Friday Shopping Tips We’ve Seen –  This is not a video, but a great article from Stacey Ross, founder of Stacey gives how-to pointers you shouldn’t leave home without.

Steely Dan, “Black Friday” Live 2006 – Enjoy this classic musicperformance recorded from a 2008 concert.

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How One Viewer Saved $521 In a Single Purchase

Update: January, 2014 Loehmann’s announced they are closing all stores after store owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December due to declining sales.

An excerpt from an Oct. 15, 2010 article in the Post Chronicle:

Discount department store chain Loehmann’s will close 15 stores over the next 12 months and sell the  inventory, the company said on Thursday.

Loehmann’s Capital Corp, which is restructuring its debt, said more than half of its noteholders approved a consent solicitation that would let it close a quarter of its stores.

The company, owned by Dubai investment group Istithmar, is one of many apparel retailers struggling because of a downturn in consumer spending linked to high U.S. unemployment.

Loehmann’s, which opened in Brooklyn in 1921, has 60 stores in 16 states and sells designer brands such as Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenburg…

In these challenging times, when more people than ever before are being extra price-conscious, seeking out deals and flocking to discount stores, it’s hard to imagine that a national store which has provided an excellent shopping venue offering amazing quality designer clothing at truly unbelievably low prices for 79 years – yes, 79 years – is having difficulty.  So many discount stores seem to be thriving these days. The fact that Loehman’s does not have online shopping available must be a large contributing factor. As much as I appreciate them, shopping their stores are not accessible via the click of a mouse, and that has to be a detriment to their bottom line.   I don’t know, but I hope the Loehmann’s nearest me isn’t on that list of store closings.

Here is an example of an incredible deal that viewer, Jamie Lauren, recently received on one single item at Loehmann’s:

A women’s (btw, they do carry men’s clothing as well) Tahari designer black pant suit, fully lined:

Full price was $600. Loehmann’s price after additional clearance discount was applied: less than $79!

She saved a whopping: $521.01 – on one single item alone!

Loehmann’s has not, at this time, disclosed which of their shops are closing. But if you are lucky enough to have one in your neighborhood, now would be as good a time as any to visit, especially with holiday shopping maddness right around the corner.

P.S. Because it’s free, you can’t lose by signing up for Loehmann’s free “Insider Club” to receive discounts, advance notice of sales, special offers, and 15% off for your birthday.

For more fashion money saving tips visit’s Clothing, Fashion, Wardrobe Channel .

Jamie, SLTV

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1 Dress = 4 Looks – Yahoo! Style expert, Jen Romolini shows easy ways to take what you already have to many fashion levels.

Celeb Jewelry for Less – Elena Kiam, founder of the Lia Sophia jewelry line shows rich style for less.

Red Carpet Look-A-Likes, Oscars ’09 –  Kathleen De Monchy of, shows how you can get glamorous couture designer fashion looks for a fraction of the cost.

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Cheesecake! Choice Coupons and Deals

Recently we celebrated USA’s National Cheesecake Day.

We posted several deals, recipes, and coupon links to our Twitter feed (no pun intended!) The National day of honor has passed, but there still are some luscious cheesecake deals to be had! We’re providing them here, so you won’t miss out on these delicious opportunities to enjoy!

Many of these offers are ongoing – so posting updated status is impossible. If you are interested in any of the offers below, please click on the links to see if they are still in effect. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Cheesecake Factory in fighting hunger – Cheesecake Factory is partnering with The American Idol live! Tour and Feeding America:  donate $5 and you get a FREE slice of cheesecake!

The Lite-Ful Cheesecake – Receive 10% off Online orders, 10% off In-Store for one cake, 15% off In-Store for two cakes, plus Free In-Store tastings. Coupon valid through September 30, 2010.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese – Free Cheesecake Recipes.

Junior’s Cheescake – The Original Brooklyn Location Only – Free Plain Cheesecake Slice when you purchase a lunch entree, eat-in or take-away –Or– $4.00 off any whole cake at their Retail Bakery.  Coupon valid through December 31, 2010.

Eli’s Cheesecake Company – Located in Chicago, Eli’s was named one of the “Sweetest Attractions” in the U.S.A. by!  They are celebrating by offering this deal for a limited time: Stop in the Cafe for $10 off order of $50 or more, or Shop online and receive $10 off on all Eli’s Best Sellers with Coupon Code: BEST9

Cheesecake Martini ?  Yep… for real!  Here are recipes for, count ’em: 15 different flavors of the Cheesecake Martini.

Louis Armstrong performs “Cheesecake” – Armstrong appearing on Bing Crosby’s Hollywood Palace TV show.

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Saving Money With Xmas in July. . . ?

What’s all this “Christmas in July” really about?

Some people might think that “Xmas in July” is nothing more than a sales ploy…an attempt to create more consume, consume, consume.  But we at Spend Less don’t look at it like that.  During the holiday season we find we’re often dashing around at the last minute frantically trying to pull something together for the inevitable friend or relative who was inadvertently left off the list, or the surprise out of town guest who shows up on gift-sharing day, or the grab-bag party that suddenly falls on your lap to host.  That’s where “Xmas in July” comes in.  Why wait for the last minute? What better time than now to snag that fabulous holiday outfit, plan for DIY projects,  stock up on accessories to set a festive party table  or create a welcoming front door wreath? And planning ahead means you can take advantage of off-season reduced prices, cut down on impulse spending, and have fewer parking space confrontations on Black Friday.

To celebrate Xmas in July and hopefully spare you some last-minute frantic grief, Spend Less TV has made these festive video links available now. We know you’ll love not only the savings tips in these videos, but also the creative ideas and festive mood they set…we can already smell the chestnuts roasting in an open fire….

What are some frantic last minute chores you’d like to avoid this next holiday season?

Use What You Have to Decorate for Holidays – Editor of Good Housekeeping, Andie Huber

Handmade Gifts – Kim Danger, founder of

Holiday Decorating on a Budget – Interior designer Lisa Canning

Decorating Budget Tips – Designer Kelly Edwards, from TV’s “Design on a Dime”

We originally wrote this entry for MidwestMom blog who had invited us to be a guest blogger for her Xmas in July event on July 14, 2009. We really enjoyed the opportunity to contribute our videos to her fantastic festive ideas. MidwestMom blog is no longer active and the author has retired to focus on other career pursuits and spend more time with her family. We know she’ll excel, and we send our best.

Winter Holiday Fun Facts: See an impressive List of World-Wide Winter Festivals

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