I love to do comparison-shopping; anytime I can save money on an item is a good day!  What I love most is when I can find a lot of things in one day that I need and get great deals on all of them.  That is a VERY good day!  I have come across some really neat applications and websites to help with this, but one in particular is NerdWallet.  NerdWallet is a web-based source to help consumers make educated comparisons and save money on things such as gas, credit cards, and anything you would buy online.  In addition, there are coupon offers at a variety of retailers.  Also, retailers are able to create an account and list their own discounts.

While browsing the NerdWallet website, I came across Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons.  When I was growing up, my mom loved to sew.  She sewed many nice things; besides shirts and pants she also did suits.  I remember going to get fabric with her at stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Back then, all they had in that store were bolts of fabric.  A few years ago a friend of mine needed to go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and she asked if I wanted to take a ride with her.  I was rather astonished when I walked into the store, and realized it was no longer just fabric.  There was a huge assortment of different crafty things there as well.  As a matter of fact, I really like rubber-stamping, and I was amazed at all the great things they carried for rubber-stamping.  I was very impressed with how much Jo-Ann Fabrics had grown over the years and glad to see they had changed with the times.

Black Friday 2012

Speaking of great deals, I know this seems like it is way off in the distant future, but Black Friday 2012 is going to be here before we know it.  Have you started putting a list together yet, or saving money for the event?  In order to get the biggest bang for your buck, make sure you do your research first.  A plan of attack before you head out the door that day will help you shop smart so you do not miss out on a deals.

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