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Q&A: Dawnn Karen Talks Fashion Psychology | Lifestyles

Q: In the past, we kept it a secret when we got a bargain, why and how has that changed?

Karen: Discounts were once associated with misfortune but now in these uncertain times being thrifty signals financial mindfulness and planning which are increasingly attractive and trendy. Over 50% of Americans say they find thriftiness to be attractive so coupon clipping in private is a thing of the past and expect to see deals on social and even dating platforms.  People want to share the love and their knowledge, and help others save as well. Thriftiness (deal sharing) has even become a covert way of flirting!

Q: Should a consumer pay ticketed price if they love an item?

Karen: If consumers don’t want to experience a psychological whiplash aka buyer’s remorse, I suggest purchasing an item on a deal would be gratifying in two ways. One they’ll feel euphoric buying something

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SUPER-COUPONING: Don’t forget the fine print | Lifestyles



Jill Cataldo

Dear Jill, I was making a purchase from a store. There was a promotion on the webpage offering a 10% coupon for my next shopping trip if I purchased online with store pickup. I did this. After I went to the store to get my items, they said I did not qualify for the coupon because the fine print said the store pickup had to be paid in full online.

This store allows you to either pay for your store pickup online or pay in-store when you arrive. I thought because I had to go to the store in the first place, I would just pay when I got there. When I got there, they pulled up the webpage. It was true, buried in small text, that only orders paid for online would get the coupon.

The only reason I chose store pickup was for that coupon. I don’t think

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Tree of Life jewelry, Bart Simpson alarm clock radio stir curiosity: Antiques & Collectibles | Lifestyles

Recent prices paid for old Tree of Life pendants like yours range from less than $5 to $150, with many selling in the $35 to $80 range.

Question: I am cleaning out attic and basement spaces in my home while preparing to hold a sale of stored items before I place my property on the market.

Among these things is a perfectly working, like-new, skateboarding Bart Simpson FM alarm clock radio on a stand. It is a gift my late husband received as a college student and never used or even removed from its box.

Any information you can supply about the radio and its worth will be appreciated. G.L., Marmora

Answer: The “like-new” skateboarding Bart Simpson alarm clock radio, decorated with Simpson son Bart’s figure on the skateboard, was initially made in New York during 1990.

It is among many merchandise items associated with “The Simpsons,” a satirical American

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Denver’s OXB impresses with jewelry made for active lifestyles

What do you get when you combine a goldsmith and a fitness instructor?

You get a new type of jewelry made to shine when you’re working out.

You’re in good company, too, because all their pieces are made right here in Denver.

Making jewelry started as a side gig for these two ladies.

Laura Treganowan is a former fitness instructor, and Maggie Kyle is a goldsmith.

But in 18 short months, the unlikely pair has forged a product line that combines their expertise.

It’s called OXB, or Our Exercise Brand.

“We use a metal called gold fill, and also sterling silver,” says Kyle, the co-founder of OXB. “It’s a type of metal where the layer of gold won’t rub off. And, the silver won’t rub off. So, it’s actually safe to work out in, and safe to shower in, and basically safe for all of your daily activities.”

The jewelry

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Smoothie King Encouraging Healthier Lifestyles with its Fast-Food Coupon Swap

DALLAS, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smoothie King is encouraging better meal choices with a Fast-Food Coupon Swap. From October 6 – 15, present any digital or physical coupon from another quick-service restaurant at checkout, and Smoothie King will knock $2 off your smoothie.

“Now more than ever, people are opting for on-the-go meals they can get safely and conveniently, but those meals may not be the healthiest and other smoothies out there have a bunch of added sugar,” said Smoothie King CMO Rebecca Miller. “With this coupon swap, we’re actively encouraging guests to make better-for-you decisions with a wide variety of smoothies made with whole fruits and veggies while also saving them money. It’s a win-win.”

With this promotion running for 10 days, guests have multiple opportunities to receive a discount on all regular-sized smoothies, including the new Vegan Mixed Berry. This plant-based meal smoothie is made with

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