Category Archives: Coupons

My rules for impulse purchases at the grocery store

I tend to grocery shop hungry, so I developed rules to keep myself from impulse shopping.

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The cost of free

We all love free stuff. But what does it really cost?

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Rutter’s gas giveaway contest underway

Want to win a year of free gas? Head to Rutter’s this summer.

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Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

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Tax Day freebies and sales

It’s become very popular in recent years for marketers to use Tax Day as a promotional giveaway frenzy. What promotions have you seen lately?

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What your memories of Sears Portrait Studio?

My wife’s friend, Michelle, must have more than 100 binders filled with photos of her children. Once a month, she dresses her children in their best clothes and heads to Sears Portrait Studio to commemorate how much they’ve grown in … Continue reading

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Memorial Hospital or York Hospital? Some people play favorites. Others just want medical care.

At times, I’ll hear over the newsroom’s police scanner how ambulances are redirected because a patient chooses one hospital over another. In other words, even if it takes longer to get medical care, people are willing to wait..in the back … Continue reading

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Could a minumum wage hike lead to higher prices and unemployment across York County?

York County natives appreciate a bargain, especially when it comes to food. More than a few times in my career at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, I’ve found myself speaking to residents lined up for a promotional free meal dished … Continue reading

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How do you spend your holiday budget? Most of mine is earmarked for baby toys

How do you spend your holiday budget? Most of mine is earmarked for baby toys In May, my wife and I adopted our daughter, Emily. Before we became parents, we would start the holiday season by establishing a budget on … Continue reading

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Will York County shoppers show up for midnight Black Friday deals?

Some people might not appreciate that some retailers, like The Bon-Ton Stores, will open at midnight on Black Friday. They might take exception to their loved ones rushing through Thanksgiving dinner so that they have enough time to secure a … Continue reading

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