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March 27, 2017

Surprise, Surprise

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Travel, OM Gosh!

When I book online reservations for a hotel through a travel booking website, I tend to expect….. nothing.

No top notch service, no follow ups. All I expected is a room at the place I booked, on the day I booked it, at the price I booked it at. That’s all.

March 20, 2017

The End to Winter Blues

This last Winter it seems it was our families turn to be unhealthy. Normally we are all pretty healthy with no complaints. But this Winter everyone one of us either had an affliction, an injury, medical emergency or some virus constantly visiting our home leaving us tired, immobile, coughing, achy and irritable. 

March 07, 2017

Fake Retail

Knowing what real retail is, is problematic. The truth is most items are initially priced higher than what they will actually sell for.

Suggested Retail Pricing, especially in apparel is not Market Retail, but a “suggested price”.  Most apparel doesn’t actually sell at the retail price but somewhat less. Items do sell at retail to be sure, but how many actually do at the original asking price?

February 21, 2017

The Thrifty Opportunist

Any good bargain shopper will pop into Thrift stores, Yard & Estate Sales and Flea Markets and the occasional dumpster dive. Not because “used” is always a bargain, it isn’t. But because sometimes you’ll find opportunistic steals.

Some of my best deals ever came from Thrifts.

February 09, 2017

More Valentines Ideas

Since time is well spent with someone you love…. Try on these fun and affordable outings!

February 01, 2017

Valentines Day is Coming!

The word here is thoughtful. Retailers want you to buy that piece of fine jewelry, those long stem Red Roses in a box, that delectable meal at an expensive restaurant.

Don’t get me wrong, those are all good things to do and you should do, if you have the financial ability.

However, some of us don’t.

January 24, 2017

Getting Into Gear

Filed Under: OM Gosh!

After the Fall and Holiday shopping madness that normally descends on us here, I usually shut down for a week or two to try and recoup. Recouping and resting after Christmas has been firmly on my schedule for the last 10 years. But family was in town and things were scheduled and I didn’t rest

January 09, 2017

DLM Off Price Closing

The New Year can sometimes bring depressing news, especially in retail.

Along with some of the major big retailers downsizing or disappearing, I got the news that DLM Off Price is closing

December 13, 2016

Retail Pricing

Retail pricing! OY! What a headache that is for shoppers to figure out.  As we have all seen, Retailers will hide, manipulate and deceive you.  With Macys, Khols, JC Penny and Sears finally getting sued for misleading comparison pricing. Here’s what we all need to know.

November 03, 2016

Surviving the Holiday Season Part 1

During the Holiday season it’ easy to get stressed out with guest preparations, home prep, cooking and holiday shopping.

Like all of you, I get stressed out trying to balance it all. It is my busiest time of year. The most important aspect of lessening stress is staying organized and getting started early. Waiting till the last minute always ends up costing more.

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