| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys?
I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet."
With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
| Jan 9, 2014
I first discovered digital artist Calum Jones while scrolling through my Instagram feed. As I'm always on the lookout for cool Star Wars-related images, Jones' gallery tickled me with the way he took SW action figures and re-created scenes from the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
As he talked to students at Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Jarrett Payton gave bullying only a brief mention, as if to show that bullies couldn't win against the greatness inside those who were listening.
He talked about his dad – the late...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Save $10 on $50 gift cards at Publix.
Bring a new or transferred prescription and the coupon on Page 13 in this week's flyer to the pharmacy to get a stamp. Then, choose iTunes, Macy's, Outback Steakhouse, Lowe's or Toys R Us gift cards. You can buy one...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:19 AM
This week’s Hump Day Deals from Deals2Buy and RetailMeNot
Express.com: Up to 70% off + save $15 off $30 orders (Expiring December 11)
Nautica: Up to 40% off (Expiring December 15)
PC Mall: Save up to $699 on...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:23 PM
If the stockings are hung but still empty and the tree is up but bare beneath, now is no time to fret. With extended, around-the-clock hours in some instances, last-minute gifting no longer creates issues as it has in the past.
And, just because...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:34 PM
With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December.
Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 3:46 AM
Freebie Friday the 13th morphs into Shopping Saturday. We're down to the last two shopping weekends before Christmas and I have some fabulous coupon savings as well as freebies, restaurant deals and fun things to do.
Like" Doreen's Deals on Facebook;...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Score doorbuster deals on toys and electronics a week early at Walmart's pre-Black Friday sale in stores and online Friday, the retailer announced Wednesday.
Walmart is turning up the heat on its competitors, offering early savings on the same...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Amazon will offer Black Friday deals every 10 minutes on Black Friday week starting Sunday, the online retailer announced Thursday.
On the table at various times during the week will be crazy-good bargains including $10 off Google Chromecast, Xbox 360...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...