Deals and Coupons http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4813/all en-US Ask the Readers: Do You Find Re-gifting Socially Acceptable? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-find-re-gifting-socially-acceptable <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-find-re-gifting-socially-acceptable" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gift-wrapping-christmas-presents-Dollarphotoclub_71836718.jpg" alt="gift wrapping" title="gift wrapping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="139" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Re-gifting used to be a little taboo &mdash; we may do it, but we don't like to talk about it. Not anymore! In fact, the <a href="http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/last-minute-shoppers-spread-holiday-cheer.aspx">American Express Spending &amp; Savings Tracker</a> found that 76% of people think it's socially acceptable to re-gift &mdash; up from 73% in 2013 and 71% in 2012. Surprisingly enough, more of the affluent crowd is OK with re-gifting (and more of them have re-gifted) compared to the general population.</p> <p><strong>Do you find re-gifting socially acceptable?</strong> What personal rules do you have about re-gifting, if any? Have you ever received a gift that you found out was re-gifted, and did that affect how you felt about the giver or the gift?</p> <p>Tell us whether you think re-gifting is socially acceptable and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa160/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="79857dfa160" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_zqx8it71">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 29th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 29th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-find-re-gifting-socially-acceptable" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Do You Find Re-gifting Socially Acceptable?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you think re-gifting is socially acceptable and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-find-re-gifting-socially-acceptable">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers regifting Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:00:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1270236 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-holiday-tradition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-holiday-tradition" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family-wrapping-gifts-christmas-Dollarphotoclub_66138822.jpg" alt="family wrapping gifts" title="family wrapping gifts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-holiday-tradition#comment-761606">Bethany</a>, Kristin, and Christina for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>There are certain holiday traditions that we come back to year after year. They reflect our values, they are fun, or they taste really, really good. They're often the things we look forward to most when winter rolls in.</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite holiday tradition?</strong> Did you pick it up from other family or friends, or was it something you started doing one day &mdash; and then it stuck? What kind of preparations (if any) do you need to make for this tradition?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rcwidget_lsv82ovu" data-template="" data-theme="classic" data-raflid="79857dfa159" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa159/" class="rcptr">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 22nd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-holiday-tradition" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-holiday-tradition">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers holiday traditions Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:09 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1268202 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Gift You've Ever Received? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-the-best-gift-youve-ever-received-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-the-best-gift-youve-ever-received-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy-woman-christmas-presents-Dollarphotoclub_56484600.jpg" alt="happy woman christmas gifts" title="happy woman christmas gifts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-the-best-gift-youve-ever-received-0#comment-761032">Nicole</a>, Louly, and Christie for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>The holiday season is about family and friends, holiday cheer, and &mdash; of course &mdash; giving! The best gifts are the ones that mean the most, with the recipient clearly in mind&hellip; or it might just be your favorite pair of fuzzy socks.</p> <p><strong>What is the best gift you've ever received?</strong> What was the occasion? What makes it better than all the other gifts you have gotten &mdash; a special meaning, its practical uses, or something else?</p> <p>Tell us about the best gift you've ever received and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa157/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="79857dfa157" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_ujtx6l09">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 15th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 15th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-the-best-gift-youve-ever-received-0" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Gift You&#039;ve Ever Received?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about the best gift you&#039;ve ever received and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-the-best-gift-youve-ever-received-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers gifts Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:00:09 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1264948 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Winter Activity? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-winter-activity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-winter-activity" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/kids-winter-playground-fun-459320471-small.jpg" alt="kids playground fun" title="kids playground fun" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-winter-activity#comment-760517">Elena</a>, Laura, and Susan for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Winter in many places can be cold, wet, and miserable... but the chilly days can be enjoyable, too! Building snowmen, sipping hot chocolate by a fireplace, or just taking a walk on a crisp afternoon are just a few activities that can make a winter day more pleasant.</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite winter activity?</strong> Why do you like it so much? Is it something you would invite others to do with you, or is it more of a solo activity?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite winter activity and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rcwidget_7w24fx0d" data-template="" data-theme="classic" data-raflid="79857dfa156" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa156/" class="rcptr">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 8th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 8th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-winter-activity" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Winter Activity?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite winter activity and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-winter-activity">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers winter activities Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:00:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1260490 at http://www.wisebread.com What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in December http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-buy-and-avoid-buying-in-december <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what-to-buy-and-avoid-buying-in-december" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/child-toy-store-101470124-small.jpg" alt="child toy store" title="child toy store" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I write this as another day of truly vulgar behavior is behind us. Yes, deals are great. I love them. But I did not go anywhere <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/black-friday-crowds-2014-11">near the craziness today</a>, and with so many tools now available to us, we don't need to venture into the insane crowds to get bargains. Remember, Black Friday deals are not always what they appear to be, and you can often find better deals on Cyber Monday (without having to set foot in a store). So, with that said, let's look forward to the last shopping month of 2014.</p> <h2>First, What to Buy&hellip;</h2> <p>So, it's that time; the Christmas and holiday shopping lists are being made, and it's time to start digging out the best deals to keep everyone happy and your wallet in check. Here are the deals you should pounce on this month.</p> <h3>Gift Cards</h3> <p>If you're smart, you can grab yourself some free money by buying select gift cards that come with incentives. You can get $25 to $50 in free gift cards by spending $150 to $200 on them. If you were planning to shop at those stores anyway, you've just bagged free money. Even places like Chipotle will give you a free burrito for buying a certain amount in gift cards. If you eat their food often, you're golden.</p> <h3>Thanksgiving Merchandise</h3> <p>When Thanksgiving ends, the stores are desperate to dump their stock to fill the shelves with Christmas goodies. Make a space in your basement or attic for the killer deals you'll find on decorations, cards, cookware and much more. There are also going to be huge discounts on Thanksgiving themed food and drink. It's still fresh; it's just got a dated theme. Who cares?!</p> <h3>Thrift Store Goodies</h3> <p>If you aren't shopping in thrift stores, you're missing out on some unbelievable bargains. Most people are too busy with the upcoming holidays to bother listing unwanted items on eBay or Craigslist, so they drop them off at the local ARC or Goodwill. Not only will you find some items in like new condition, you'll also get incredible bargains on items you can resell on eBay for a massive profit. One great find could pay for your whole shopping list, if you know what you're looking for.</p> <h3>Christmas Decorations and Goods</h3> <p>Wait a second. Don't go rushing out for these now. You need to wait until after December 25th. But after that, go hog wild! The stores do not want all that merchandise clogging up their shelves. Expect to see 50% to 90% savings on everything from trees and lights to yard decorations, cards, and gift-wrap. Remember, Christmas will be here again next year, so buy now to save later.</p> <h3>Champagne</h3> <p>It's odd, putting champagne on the discount list when this is the peak month to buy it. But, liquor stores are smart. They know that by making champagne a loss leader, they'll make it back on the other booze you'll buy. However, you don't have to buy anything else &mdash; just grab the cheap champagne and celebrate in style.</p> <h3>Cars</h3> <p>As the year comes to a close, and the bad weather comes rushing in, car dealerships are clearing out inventory. They'll drop their prices to do it, and offer huge incentives. If you don't mind braving the weather on those cold, open lots, you could drive into 2014 with a great bargain. However, it's always better to buy used, even if it's just a year old. New cars depreciate quickly.</p> <h3>Homes</h3> <p>Just like car dealerships, sellers of homes have it tough at this time of year. Most just take their homes off the market to ride out the winter months. So if houses are on the market, the sellers are very motivated. Now is the time to do some home hunting, and dare to undercut asking prices by a chunk.</p> <h3>Kitchen Supplies</h3> <p>Manufacturers know this is the season for cooking impulse buys, and they'll do what they can to lure you in. A nicely timed discount will tip people from &quot;maybe next month&quot; to &quot;I'll take it.&quot; So with all the different holidays and events coming, you can stock up on new kitchen gadgets and save more than a few bucks. Also, consider wedding gifts, which may be coming up in the spring.</p> <h3>Toys Go Cheap</h3> <p>Deals on lots of toys pop up in December every year, even though they're in high demand. There is insane competition between all the different toys, and so manufacturers are cutting prices to grab your attention. It's good news for you and the kids, but there is a catch &mdash; you'll have to wait until Mid-December.</p> <h3>Tool Prices Are Cut</h3> <p>It's not a great time to be doing DIY, but it's a great time to stock up on the essentials everyone needs to get the jobs done. You'll see prices cut on all sorts of tools and equipment, from power drills (go for Lithium batteries) and bench saws to screwdrivers, wrench sets, and sanders.</p> <h2>And, What to Avoid&hellip;</h2> <p>With the exception of Cyber Monday, there are some deals that are too good to be true in December. With 2015 quickly approaching, you may see some good offers on older equipment, gadgets, and appliances. Make sure you're okay with dated products before you dive in. Here are other things to avoid this month.</p> <h3>Gym Memberships</h3> <p>I said it last year, and I'll say it again. Gym memberships and subscriptions hit a peak in the New Year, and they are starting to see those increase in December. A lot of people like to have the membership in place, so that they can get straight down to the hard work in the first week of January. It's going to be this way for a while, so just find another way to stay fit. Craigslist will have some killer deals thanks to new equipment for Christmas.</p> <h3>Electronics</h3> <p>Aside from Cyber Monday, the best deals for your electronic gadgets have come and gone. What's more, any deals you may find will be on the 2014 stock that retailers are trying to clear out before the 2015 goodies arrive in the New Year. Do yourself a favor, and wait it out.</p> <h3>Jewelry</h3> <p>People love giving jewelry at this time of year. And when people love doing something, retailers love charging them top dollar for it. So unless you really have to drop some of your cash on rings, necklaces, and other sparkling items, wait until next year for that pricey item.</p> <h3>Calendars</h3> <p>Unless you absolutely have to put a brand new calendar up on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, you should steer clear of calendars. They are expensive right now. Full price, everywhere you look. But come a few weeks into 2015, the prices will start to fall like the rain in Seattle. You can expect to save at least 50%, and when February comes around, stores everywhere will be almost giving them away. Really, with the smartphones and tablets, does anyone really need them as reminders anymore?</p> <h3>Winter Gear and Clothing</h3> <p>It's cold out there. Snow shovels, big coats, hats, gloves, boots, and all the other winter gear is marked at full price for the next few months. If you really need them now, consider Craigslist or thrift stores to save some cash.</p> <p>From everyone here at Wise Bread, have a wonderful holiday, and a prosperous 2015!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-buy-and-avoid-buying-in-december" class="sharethis-link" title="What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in December" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-buy-and-avoid-buying-in-december">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-buy-and-avoid-buying-in-april">What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in April</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget">Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/80-stocking-stuffer-ideas-for-10-or-less">80 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for $10 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-perfect-holiday-gifts-for-book-lovers">21 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-cheap-clever-and-attractive-ways-to-save-on-gift-wrapping-paper">15 Cheap, Clever, and Attractive Ways to Save on Gift Wrapping Paper</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Frugal Living Buying Guides buying guide discounts gifts shopping what to buy Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:44:21 +0000 Paul Michael 1098941 at http://www.wisebread.com Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget http://www.wisebread.com/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gift_guide_image_text.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you have your shopping list ready? Are you checking it twice? And are you at a loss for what to get your friends and family? Instead of wandering the busy mall hoping for inspiration, we&rsquo;ve got hundreds of gift ideas for everyone on your list, no matter what your budget. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-steps-to-stress-free-holiday-gift-giving?ref=seealso">5 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Giving</a>)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-gift-guide-gifts-that-save-money">25 Gifts That Save Money</a></strong></p> <p>Want to go a step beyond gifts that are useful? Every single one of the items on this list can help save money. Now THAT is a gift that keeps on giving.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/31-great-gifts-that-keep-on-giving">31 Great Gifts that Keep on Giving</a></strong></p> <p>Don't give something that'll end up in the junk drawer. Instead, try one of these creative gifts that will be appreciated for months (or even years!) to come.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-awesome-useful-gifts">25 Awesome, Useful Gifts</a></strong></p> <p>Eliminate the phrase &quot;it's the thought that counts&quot; by giving one of these awesome, useful gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-thoughtful-and-frugal-personalized-gift-ideas">25 Thoughtful and Frugal Personalized Gift Ideas</a></strong></p> <p>You don&rsquo;t need to spend a fortune to show someone you care. Find something cool to give in this collection of affordable personalized gift ideas.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/unusual-gift-ideas-for-a-memorable-holiday-season">Unusual Gift Ideas for a Memorable Holiday Season</a></strong></p> <p>Every year I struggle to find meaningful gifts for relatives that they will appreciate instead of adding to the clutter of &quot;stuff&quot; they own. Here are a few of my favorite ideas.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fine-art-makes-fine-gifts">How to Buy Art as Gifts</a></strong></p> <p>Beautiful original art doesn&rsquo;t have to be expensive. Often, it costs no more than you&rsquo;d spend on a sweater at the mall or a gift certificate for a nice restaurant. In other words, entirely within many holiday gift budgets.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-awesome-kitchen-gifts">9 Useful Kitchen Gifts</a></strong></p> <p>There some kitchen items that have become part of my life in the past year that I now can't live without, that would make great gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-holiday-gifts-from-the-thrift-store">10 Great Gifts From the Thrift Store</a></strong></p> <p>This year, lessen your carbon footprint, support your local economy, save money, and give to charity all at the same time &mdash; buy gifts at the thrift store. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-to-look-for-every-time-you-visit-a-thrift-store?ref=seealso">10 Things to Look for at a Thrift Store</a>)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-under-15">10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Under $15</a></strong></p> <p>Find the perfect gift in the nick of time, with 10 last-minute gift ideas that cost less than $15.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-gifts-for-5-or-less">25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less</a></strong></p> <p>Need some non-crafty, hardly homemade gift ideas, all for less than $5? Here are 25 with something suitable for nearly everyone on your gift list.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-your-own-coupons-20-great-free-gift-ideas">20 Great, Free Gift Ideas</a></strong></p> <p>You don't need money to give great gifts &mdash; instead, give the gift of your time with one of these thoughtful ideas.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/holiday-gift-giving-for-the-truly-broke">14 Gift Ideas for the Truly Broke</a></strong></p> <p>The holidays are already upon us, and some of us are completely and utterly broke. Here are a few ideas for time and skill-related gifts that you can give to friends and family, and maybe even acquaintances.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-spend-almost-nothing-on-gifts-this-year">10 Gift Ideas That Cost Almost Nothing</a></strong></p> <p>We all love to give gifts, but sometimes tight budgets make it difficult. Use these ideas to give thoughtful gifts without spending much &mdash; or any &mdash; money. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheap-and-easy-holiday-shopping-at-the-dollar-store?ref=seealso">Holiday Shopping at the Dollar Store</a>)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-gifts-you-can-make-today">25 Gifts You Can Make Today</a></strong></p> <p>There's still time to craft an affordable, meaningful homemade gift with one of these 25 awesome ideas.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-homemade-liqueurs-to-bottle-now-for-tasty-holiday-gifts">10 Homemade Liqueurs to Bottle for Tasty Gifts</a></strong></p> <p>Infused alcohols, or liqueurs, are easy to make at home and are always welcome gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-unique-holiday-gifts-you-can-bake">15 Delicious Gifts You Can Bake</a></strong></p> <p>Holiday baking is a sweet tradition, and you'll find plenty of traditional holiday baking ideas here, plus a few new ones for some sweet holiday surprises.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-savory-holiday-food-gifts">7 Savory Food Gifts</a></strong></p> <p>I love sweets, but by the time December gift-giving comes around, I can feel my cavities forming. Here are some savory alternatives to traditional sugary gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/gifts-for-the-person-who-has-everything">Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything</a></strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s always hard to have a person on your list who has everything. Here are some gift ideas for just for them.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-gifts-for-the-guy-who-has-everything">20 Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything</a></strong></p> <p>What do you get for the guy who seems to have everything (or, at least, wants almost nothing)? Check out this list of practical and experience-based gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/gift-ideas-for-practical-people">Gift Ideas for Practical People</a></strong></p> <p>What do you buy for people who hate to spend? These gift ideas will thrill the cheapskate on your list by saving them money.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/holiday-gifts-for-your-co-workers">20 Gift Ideas for Your Co-Workers</a></strong></p> <p>Bonus or no bonus, the gifts in this guide to giving to co-workers won't break your holiday budget. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-frugal-office-party-foods?ref=seealso">Frugal Office Party Foods</a>)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-unique-holiday-gifts-for-booklovers">21 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers</a></strong></p> <p>It's hard to buy a book lover the right book. These bookish gifts, some for reading, some to make reading easier, are bound to please your bibliophiles.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-gifts-for-your-boss">10 Gifts for Your Boss</a></strong></p> <p>Buying a gift for a boss will make them feel appreciated, which they're sure to reciprocate.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-great-holiday-gifts-for-home-cooks">20 Great Gifts for Home Cooks</a></strong></p> <p>The best thing about giving cool, thoughtful kitchen gifts to the avid home cook? The delicious home cooked gifts you'll enjoy for years to come.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/christmas-gifts-for-teachers-10-great-possibilities">10 Great Gifts for Teachers</a></strong></p> <p>No more apples, mugs, or other unwanted gifts. This year, consider one of these 10 winners, all suggested by teachers.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-diy-gifts-for-geeks">15 Great DIY Gifts for Geeks</a></strong></p> <p>Whether your geek is into comics, Star Wars, Lego, or steampunk, you can make a cool, thoughtful gift they'll love once for being DIY and twice for being nerdcore.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-gifts-the-man-in-your-life-really-wants">8 Gifts the Man in Your Life Really Wants</a></strong></p> <p>Truthfully, no man wants a cardigan for Christmas. Here are some surefire gifts to make the men in your life smile.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-holiday-stocking-stuffers-for-techies">10 Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Techies</a></strong></p> <p>Stuff your favorite techie's stockings with some of these great gadgety gifts.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-holiday-gifts-to-give-the-neighbor-you-like">9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like</a></strong></p> <p>If strong fences make good neighbors, what do great gifts make? Give a couple of these this holiday season and find out!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-fitness-gifts-for-15-or-less">20 Fitness Gifts for $15 or Less</a></strong></p> <p>From cyclists to swimmers, find great (and inexpensive!) gifts for the fitness-lovers in your life.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget" class="sharethis-link" title="Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-gift-ideas-for-geeky-fanboys-and-fangirls">10 Great Gift Ideas for Geeky Fanboys and Fangirls</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-holiday-gifts-to-give-the-neighbor-you-like">9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/holiday-gifts-for-your-co-workers">20 Gift Ideas for Your Co-Workers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-gift-ideas-for-crafters">12 Gift Ideas for Crafters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-holiday-stocking-stuffers-for-techies">10 Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Techies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Shopping Buying Guides buying guide gift guide gifts holiday gift guide Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:00:08 +0000 Lynn Truong 1098827 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Are You Most Grateful For? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-you-most-grateful-for <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-are-you-most-grateful-for" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mother-daughter-love-177840421-small.jpg" alt="mother daughter love" title="mother daughter love" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-you-most-grateful-for#comment-760082">Guest</a>, Gina, and Suz_Glo for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>One of the major themes of Thanksgiving is gratitude. Ideally, we would show our thanks for the important (and the not so important) things in life every day of the year, but it can sometimes be left on the wayside when life gets busy or difficult. This is a good time for all of us to remember the positive things in our lives.</p> <p><strong>What are you most grateful for?</strong> What is your favorite way to express gratitude? When was the last time you said thank you &mdash; and really meant it?</p> <p>Tell us what you are most grateful for and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa155" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa155/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 1st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 1st on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-you-most-grateful-for" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Are You Most Grateful For?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us what you are most grateful for and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-you-most-grateful-for">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers gratitude Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:00:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1258383 at http://www.wisebread.com Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway! http://www.wisebread.com/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-gift-money-187979666-small.jpg" alt="holiday gift money" title="holiday gift money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congrats to our winners: 1st Place Mary H., 2nd Place Sonya M, and 3rd Place Sarah H.!</em></p> <p>In honor of the holidays, <a href="https://www.hedgeable.com/">Hedgeable</a> is giving away big bucks exclusively to Wise Bread readers including a $1,000 grand prize! They are also offering investment management services to all Wise Bread readers for FREE for 3 months! Happy Holidays!<br /> <br /> Three prizes are up for grabs:</p> <ul> <li>1st Place: $1000 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>2nd Place: $250 Amazon Gift Card</li> <li>3rd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card</li> </ul> <h3>How to Win Hedgeable's Giveaway:</h3> <p>From now until December 21st, 2014, use our Rafflecopter widget to earn entries into the giveaway! Entry options include:</p> <ul> <li>Subscribing to <a href="https://www.hedgeable.com/blog/">Hedgeable's Blog</a>. To verify your entry, enter the email address you used to subscribe. Don't worry, your email address will not be publicly displayed! 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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Additional terms and conditions apply. <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">Click here for more details</a>.</li> </ul> <h3>About Our Sponsor</h3> <p>Here is a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.hedgeable.com/">Hedgeable</a> is making its investment management services available to all Wise Bread readers FREE for 3 months! Just enter in the referral code &quot;wisebread&quot; when you sign up for a new account. Hedgeable is committed to democratizing sophisticated investing by providing everyone with access to automated investment portfolios that are typically only available to the wealthy. Hedgeable is a low cost and fully transparent digital investment manager that makes complex investing simple for you.</p> </blockquote><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway" class="sharethis-link" title="Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway! " rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hp-giving-away-500-to-a-lucky-wise-bread-reader">HP Giving Away $500 to a Lucky Wise Bread Reader</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/book-review-how-to-be-a-geek-goddess-win-a-copy">Book Review: How to Be a Geek Goddess (Win a Copy!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10">What Does the Word &quot;Recession&quot; Mean to You? (Answer for a Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-i-used-to-but-now-i">Ask the Readers: I used to __, but now I __ to save money.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-would-people-be-shocked-by-what-you-earn">Ask the Readers: Would People Be Shocked By What You Earn?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways giveaway hedgeable Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1258337 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Will You Be Shopping on Black Friday? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-be-shopping-on-black-friday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-will-you-be-shopping-on-black-friday" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women-shopping-sale-176812566-small.jpg" alt="women shopping sale" title="women shopping sale" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-be-shopping-on-black-friday#comment-759519">Lani</a>, Christie, and Simone for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>One of the year's biggest retail events is almost upon us! Black Friday and its less chaotic sibling Cyber Monday promises deep discounts and virtual steals if you know where to look. And if you really need a new TV. The rest of us will probably still be eating Thanksgiving leftovers.</p> <p><strong>Will you be shopping on Black Friday?</strong> Are you shopping in person or online? What's on your shopping list this year? What is your favorite Black Friday shopping tip?</p> <p>Tell us whether you are shopping on Black Friday and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa154/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa154">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, November 24th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after November 24th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-be-shopping-on-black-friday" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Will You Be Shopping on Black Friday?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you are shopping on Black Friday and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-will-you-be-shopping-on-black-friday">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-do-black-friday">Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers black friday Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1255178 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Electric Can Openers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-electric-can-openers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-electric-can-openers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/electric%20can%20opener.jpg" alt="electric can opener" title="electric can opener" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While an electric can opener is particularly useful for those that have joint pain, they deserve a spot in any well-utilized kitchen. The best electric can openers are simple to operate and can handle a variety of can shapes and sizes with ease. By avoiding contact with the can or lid during the opening process, electric can openers help you avoid cutting your fingers, thus making them the safer option to have at home.</p> <h2>What Is an Electric Can Opener?</h2> <p>An electric can opener is an electronic kitchen appliance that automates the process of opening cans or lids. The best electric can openers include many of the following features: a lid magnet that attracts the lid to keep it from falling into the can, stainless steel blades that are strong and durable, and a height that is tall enough to fit the largest types of cans you plan to open.</p> <h2>Best 5 Can Openers</h2> <h3>Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R4J8PC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000R4J8PC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5XRD3JHUG37JLLQ6"><img width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Hamilton%20Beach%20Smooth%20Touch%20Can%20Opener.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R4J8PC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000R4J8PC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5XRD3JHUG37JLLQ6">Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch electric can opener</a> is an extremely well-reviewed can opener that cleanly removes the lid off of a wide variety of cans. Just press down on the lever and turn the can along the cutting edge and before you know it, you have a smoothly opened can. This electric can opener cuts along the side of the can, leaving a clean edge that is safe to hold. Almost 2,000 user reviews on Amazon attest to its ease-of-use and its cutting ability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R4J8PC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000R4J8PC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5XRD3JHUG37JLLQ6"><em>Currently $29.76 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>West Bend Electric Can Opener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030J1U2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00030J1U2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NUJ3WVABRZDDTX7U"><img width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/West%20Bend%20Electric%20Can%20Opener.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030J1U2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00030J1U2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NUJ3WVABRZDDTX7U">electric can opener from West Bend</a> is another favorite amongst users; many even agree that it is one of the best electric can openers available on the market. It's near completely automatic operation means that you can push down and simply walk away. The sharp cutting edge will open the can and the automatic shutoff turns the device off when it's finished. The design helps to accommodate taller cans, while the back of the unit features both a knife sharpener and bottle opener. Additionally, the cutting tool is removable and dish-washer safe, making clean-up easier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030J1U2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00030J1U2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NUJ3WVABRZDDTX7U"><em>Currently $37.12 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Proctor Silex Plus Extra-Tall Can Opener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AQ9KTA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AQ9KTA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KDTSOXMHLCYARJC5"><img width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Proctor%20Silex%20Plus%20Extra-Tall%20Can%20Opener.jpg" /></a>A well-reviewed electric can opener, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AQ9KTA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AQ9KTA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KDTSOXMHLCYARJC5">Proctor Silex Plus Extra-Tall Can Opener</a> lauds itself as being able to &quot;open cans on the first try.&quot; Users love its price-to-function ratio and have said repeatedly that it is an easy-to-use, smooth operating electric can opener. Aside from simply being a well-functioning can opener, users also appreciate that fact that it can open tall cans and works quietly, without making a jarring, grinding sound. Finally, this can opener also features a knife sharpener.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AQ9KTA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AQ9KTA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KDTSOXMHLCYARJC5"><em>Currently $15.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Hamilton Beach Ensemble Tall Can Opener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CRV48I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000CRV48I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5GDHASY7JI234T2P"><img width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Hamilton%20Beach%20Ensemble%20Tall%20Can%20Opener.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CRV48I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000CRV48I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5GDHASY7JI234T2P">This electric can opener from Hamilton Beach</a> is well-liked by many users for its simplicity and clean cutting ability. The cutting assembly is composed of die-cast metal that is dishwasher safe which makes it easy to clean. Additionally, this can opener also includes a knife sharpener in the back and features a stylish red color scheme that matches certain other Hamilton Beach products. One of the top reviews applauds the can opener for going strong even after five years of consistent use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CRV48I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000CRV48I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5GDHASY7JI234T2P"><em>Currently $39.05 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Oster Tall Can Opener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H78J36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H78J36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JREMBZ7ICBNTZVIO"><img width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Oster%20Tall%20Can%20Opener.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H78J36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H78J36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JREMBZ7ICBNTZVIO">Oster Tall Can Opener</a> takes care of opening your cans quickly, easily and, most importantly, safely. The patented power pierce cutting mechanism opens cans of any size with ease and the automatic shutoff feature means that it functions with minimal input from the user's end. The magnetic lid allows for the safe removal of the lid after the can has been opened. Finally, its additional features include a built-in knife sharpener and cord storage for easy cord organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H78J36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H78J36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JREMBZ7ICBNTZVIO"><em>Currently $18.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best electric can openers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-electric-can-openers" class="sharethis-link" title="The 5 Best Electric Can Openers" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jeffrey-pu">Jeffrey Pu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-electric-can-openers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-electric-blankets">The 5 Best Electric Blankets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-clippers">The 5 Best Hair Clippers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-aaa-batteries">The 5 Best AAA Batteries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-swiss-army-knives">The 5 Best Swiss Army Knives</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-fabric-softeners">The 5 Best Fabric Softeners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Shopping Buying Guides electric can openers product reviews Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:00:06 +0000 Jeffrey Pu 1251658 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Work Exercise Into Your Day? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-work-exercise-into-your-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-work-exercise-into-your-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-lifting-dumbbellls-178879931-small.jpg" alt="man lifting dumbbells" title="man lifting dumbbells" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-work-exercise-into-your-day#comment-759114">Guest</a>, Mary, and Kat for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Regular exercise is essential to staying healthy. But even if you don't have time for a weekly workout, you can still be active in your day-to-day life just by taking the stairs, riding a bike to work, or taking your dog out for a walk.</p> <p><strong>How do you work exercise into your day?</strong> Do you schedule regular workouts, or just make sure you do more strenuous activities in your daily life? What heart-pumping activities do you enjoy the most?</p> <p>Tell us how you work exercise into your day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa152/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa152">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, November 17th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after November 17th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-work-exercise-into-your-day" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Work Exercise Into Your Day?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you work exercise into your day and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-work-exercise-into-your-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers exercise Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:00:11 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1252548 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Morning Routine? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-morning-routine <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-morning-routine" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-eating-breakfast-200420272-001-small.jpg" alt="man eating breakfast" title="man eating breakfast" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-morning-routine#comment-758779">Sheryl</a>, Steve, and Jill for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Get up, get ready, and go to work &mdash; that's the gist of most people's weekday mornings. But what each person does when they get up and ready can vary greatly, and going to work can mean a 20-minute drive or a 20-foot walk down the hall.</p> <p><strong>What is your morning routine?</strong> What steps do you take to make sure you're on time &mdash; for whatever, wherever? Is this routine working for you, or do you want to change things up?</p> <p>Tell us about your morning routine and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa150" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa150/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, November 10th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after November 10th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-morning-routine" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Morning Routine?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your morning routine and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-morning-routine">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers morning routine Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:00:16 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1248608 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Cook at Home? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-cook-at-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-cook-at-home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cooking-83590625-small.jpg" alt="home cooking" title="home cooking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-cook-at-home#comment-758151">Guest</a>, Susan, and Carmen for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>One of the best ways to save money on food is to cook meals at home, but not all of us have the time (or skill) to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the daily.</p> <p><strong>How often do you cook at home?</strong> What are your go-to dishes when you don't have a lot of time or energy to prepare a meal? What tips do you have for someone who wants to start cooking more?</p> <p>Tell us how often you cook at home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa148/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa148">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, November 3rd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after November 3rd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-cook-at-home" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Cook at Home?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how often you cook at home and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-often-do-you-cook-at-home">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Giveaways Ask the Readers Cooking Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:00:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1245313 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite DIY Halloween Costume? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-diy-halloween-costume <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-diy-halloween-costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/halloween-costume-girl-89793499-small.jpg" alt="halloween costume" title="halloween costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-diy-halloween-costume#comment-757762">Beth</a>, Susan, and Candace for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Costume retailers are out in full force now, but with so many DIY costume tutorials on the web, you can save some cash by making your own. From bubble wrap jellyfish to balloon grapes, your next Halloween get-up is only a click (and maybe some duct tape) away!</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite DIY Halloween costume?</strong> Have you worn this costume before, or made it for someone else? Will you dress up this Halloween &mdash; if yes, what will you be?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite DIY Halloween costume and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa146" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa146/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, October 27th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after October 27th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-diy-halloween-costume" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite DIY Halloween Costume?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite DIY Halloween costume and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-diy-halloween-costume">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-will-you-celebrate-fathers-day">Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father&#039;s Day?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-in-your-wallet">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s In Your Wallet?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-toygadget-win-100">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Toy/Gadget? (Win $100)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> DIY Giveaways Ask the Readers Halloween costumes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1238211 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Rechargeable Batteries http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-rechargeable-batteries <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-rechargeable-batteries" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/rechargeable%20batteries.jpg" alt="rechargeable batteries" title="rechargeable batteries" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Modern electronics are getting ever more powerful and coming with ever more capabilities, but no matter how great your electronic device is, it's powerless when it runs out of batteries. With that in mind, finding batteries that will keep your gadgets going is of the utmost importance.</p> <p>Rechargeable batteries have come a long way and are capable of keeping their charge longer and carry more charge cycles than ever before. Having rechargeables will save you in the long run from constantly buying and disposing of batteries.</p> <h2>What Are Rechargeable Batteries?</h2> <p>A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be used over multiple charge cycles. While rechargeables typically have a higher initial cost compared to disposable batteries, their ability to be reused over a long period of time typically means that they cost less in the long-run and also have a smaller environmental impact. When it comes to purchasing rechargeable batteries, the key factors to look for are charging time, shelf life and the number of charge cycles they have.</p> <h2>Best 5 Rechargeable Batteries</h2> <h3>Powerex Imedion Rechargeable Batteries</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LWMZ5M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003LWMZ5M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JCDBGWVOWTTI3ORH"><img align="right" width="180" height="180" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Powerex%20Imedion.jpg" />Powerex Imedion batteries</a> are low self-discharge rechargeable batteries that are capable of retaining a charge for an extended amount of time. According to the manufacturer, after a year, they will still retain 85% of their battery capacity. Additionally, these batteries come pre-charged and contain a thousand charge cycles. Finally, Powerex supplies rechargeable batteries in every standard size, from AAA up to 9 volts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LWMZ5M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003LWMZ5M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JCDBGWVOWTTI3ORH"><em>Currently $11.95 for a 4-pack of AAs on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeables</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RP2VNI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004RP2VNI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NZP3ENFQMJVUR2FI"><img align="right" width="180" height="180" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Sanyo%20Eneloop%20Rechargeables.jpg" /></a>With an average of 4.6 stars and over 6,500 reviews, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RP2VNI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004RP2VNI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NZP3ENFQMJVUR2FI">Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable batteries</a> are amongst the most popular rechargeable batteries available on Amazon. These batteries come pre-charged and ready for use right out of the package and maintain 75% of their charge after even 3 years of storage. Not only that, with 1,500 charge cycles, you can count on using these batteries for quite some time. Finally, while these batteries only come in AA and AAA sizes, spacers are available that can convert your AA or AAA batteries into larger C or D batteries</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RP2VNI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004RP2VNI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NZP3ENFQMJVUR2FI"><em>Currently $24.80 for a 4-pack of AA batteries with the charger on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Energizer Recharge Value Batteries</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339NINQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00339NINQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6U5ZDV6S6RU6ORIX"><img align="right" width="180" height="180" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/energizer%20recharge%20value%20battery%202.jpg" /></a>Energizer is among the most well-known brands of batteries, and their reputation continues to precede them with <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339NINQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00339NINQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6U5ZDV6S6RU6ORIX">their rechargeable batteries</a> as well. The Rechargeable Value batteries come in AA and AAA sizes that are capable of holding 1000 charge cycles. The accompanying charger re-volts two or four batteries at once, is smart enough to stop when the batteries are full to avoid overcharging, and comes with the simplest indicator light that goes from red to green to tell you when your batteries are ready to go</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339NINQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00339NINQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6U5ZDV6S6RU6ORIX"><em>Currently $13.97 for the charger and a 4-pack of AA batteries on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>AmazonBasics Precharged Rechargeable Batteries</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B9NXAC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007B9NXAC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHZQKNILBYUAJXR4"><img align="right" width="180" height="145" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/AmazonBasics%20Precharged%20Rechargeable%20Batteries.jpg" /></a>With over 1,700 reviews and an average of 4.4 stars, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B9NXAC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007B9NXAC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHZQKNILBYUAJXR4">Amazon's own offering of rechargeable batteries</a> is another of the most popular available on the market. The low self-discharge rate of these batteries mean that they maintain 80% of their charge even after a year of storage. Also, with up to 1,000 charge cycles, you can be sure that you'll be using these batteries long after you've purchased them, saving you money in costs in the long-term</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B9NXAC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B007B9NXAC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHZQKNILBYUAJXR4"><em>Currently $26.69 for a 16-pack of AA batteries on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Tenergy Centura Low Self-Discharge Rechargeable Batteries</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00410B734/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00410B734&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SGR34O6XRUM5EYPI"><img align="right" width="180" height="180" alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/Tenergy%20Centura%20Low%20Self-Discharge%20Rechargeable%20Batteries.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00410B734/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00410B734&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SGR34O6XRUM5EYPI">rechargeable batteries from Tenergy</a> are advertised to perform as well as the other top contenders on this list, but are available for half the price. But while this may normally lead shoppers to caution, an average of 4.4 stars with almost 300 reviews seem to suggest that these batteries perform just as well as advertised. This battery is capable of maintaining 85% of its charge capacity after one year, and 70% after 2. It also features 1,000 charge cycles to keep your electronic devices going</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00410B734/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00410B734&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SGR34O6XRUM5EYPI"><em>Currently $7.92 for a 4-pack of AAs on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And there you have our picks for the best rechargeable batteries. As always, make sure to check out the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread Buying Calendar</a> to stay up-to-date on how and when to buy just about everything!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-rechargeable-batteries" class="sharethis-link" title="The 5 Best Rechargeable Batteries" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jeffrey-pu">Jeffrey Pu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-rechargeable-batteries">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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