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Finance Fridays: Online Discounts

I swear by Clark Howard's book, Living Large in Lean Times. He offers the absolute best advice with website links so you can start saving and spending smartly.

I purchase things online, just like you do. But, I really love a discount. I first stop by Retailmenot.com for promo codes and web coupons. Then, I view the retailer's clearance and/or sale sections. Lastly, I view regular priced items. For a retailer like Jos A Banks, men should check online first and foremost since there are very deep discounts there, not in the store.
I have tried doing a web search for the words coupon and the retailer's name. This always results in questionable sites and sometimes viruses. I trust the retailer's site, like Target, to send me coupons directly to my email once I sign up on the site. I definitely use Kiirkland's for that reason.
If at all possible, select the ship to store option during checkout. I do that for retailers I live and work near. This all results in free shipping!

Not Your Grandma's BBQ Sauce

In a desperate need to make barbecue chicken, I searched for a sauce recipe with ingredients I already have. Ketchup is a well-known base for the sauce, and I like the flavor from soy sauce. So, try this recipe for your next cookout.
Not Your Grandma's BBQ Sauce
Ingredients: 1 cup ketchup1/2 cup cider vinegar1/2 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, optional2 tablespoons mustard, optional1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon canola oil Instructions: Mix all ingredients. Store in the refrigerator for several weeks or more.I omitted mustard and Worcestershire sauce. I do not like that much tang. The sweeter the sauce the better. Diana