Barbershop Quartet – I’m guessing the second guy over is the one with the low voice. Then again, the fashion plate next to him could have the deep pipes.

I’ll be teaching a class at the Plain Dealer’s Tiedeman facility in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Call 216-999-6733 to register for the class. The class will fill up and there is limited seating, so be sure to register early.

I’ll be on Regina Brett’s show this Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on WKSU 89.7 FM – Kent State’s radio station. We’ll be talking about my secrets on how to save money. Call in with questions or comments at 1-888-WKSU-897! Listen on the radio or online at

I’m happy to announce that I have now reached 1,000 fans/likes in Facebook! Thank you! Y’all rock! A shout out (is that still cool to say?) to my peeps (is that still cool to say?) not only in Cleveland and the suburbs, but to fans in places like Cincy, Butler, PA, Chicago, Columbus, San Antonio, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Herndon, VA, Providence, RI and cities all across the U.S. and even countries across the world from Canada to the United Kingdom to Bangladesh.

Candy M won an Our Town book and my booklet for being the first to respond to my message about getting to the 1,000th Facebook fan.

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At times I post deals that are sometimes only good for that day on Facebook that I don’t send out via e-mail.

Get restaurant gift certificates 80% off! Spend $2 for $25 gift certificates! Save on any three of their popular products: Gift Certificates, Dinner of the Month Club, and Gift Cards. Deal goes through 10/25. No expiration date on certificates.
At checkout use code: PUMPKIN

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Old Navy’s top fall fashions for women are 30% off, or 40% off with your ON Card. Offer valid 10/23 – 10/28! IN-STORE PROMO – Offer NOT valid online. Click on link to print out in-store coupon.

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Find coupons like a $10 off of $50 purchase at:

Find half off deals online like over half off fleece pants ($8) and hoodies 50% off and more.
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Black Tower riesling, pinot grio, or pinot noir – reg 9.99 – sale 6.99 – get 10% off with a case – get $36 via rebate with case purchase – $3.29 per bottle after rebate and case discount.

Get restaurant gift certificates at a discount at: The discounts aren’t as good as you might find elsewhere, but you may find discounts for restaurants that normally don’t have them.

Buy one 8×11 Linen Classic Photo book get one free.
Use Coupon Code: FALLBOGOBK
Exp Date: Oct. 28, 2010

Half off a 12 month calendar – Use code 12x12CAL. Ends 11/30. Great holiday gift.

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Students can save hundreds on their college textbooks! Rent a book instead of purchasing them for savings up to 75% off bookstore prices. Rent for a month, quarter, semester – only pay for what you need. 5-Star Satisfaction Guarantee
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Expedia Holiday Bonus offer: Get a $200 coupon for future travel with purchase!
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Get $50 Coupon for your next hotel stay! Deal ends 10/31.
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Up to 70% off ceiling fans and lighting.

10) Kittens purring on my head.
9) The purple cabbage things in my salad.
8) Melted ice cream.
7) Roman numerals.
6) Finding money in clothes I haven’t worn in awhile.
5) Waking up and realizing it’s not a work day, but a weekend…while it’s raining and with a kitten purring on my head.
4) Krill.
3) Barbershop Quartets.
2) Flotsam and jetsam.
1) Good whistling.

It’s that time of year again. Incessant commercials about how bad the other candidate is. Some of it is truthful, but many distort the truth as shown in the PD’s Politifact meter. Find out which candidates are telling the truth at:

Some candidates are worse than others, but both sides are distorting the truth. What scares me more is that people don’t see through politicians lies, fear-mongering, and distortions. If your candidate lied about the other while the other one didn’t would you still vote for yours, especially if it was about something serious? What does that say about their integrity? Are what these candidates proposing benefitting themselves or us?

And it’s great to say what everyone wants to hear like lower taxes, less government, and lowering the debt, but by doing so does that mean getting rid of Social Security, Medicare, Firefighters, and Police? Are we really better off watering down regulation that got us into this mess in the first place? Or will it spur the economy? What are the specific plans to help the ones hurt hardest in this Recession, the poor and middle-class? Why are the specifics being hid?

Will continuing tax breaks to the rich help the economy? Or will it help spur the economy to do away with them? I’m all for lower taxes, but what will happen? In 1918, the top rate of the income tax was increased to 77% on income over $1,000,000 to finance World War I. The top marginal tax rate was reduced to 58% in 1922, to 25% in 1925 and finally to 24% in 1929. In 1932 the top marginal tax rate was increased to 63% during the Great Depression and steadily increased, reaching 94% on all income over $200,000 in 1945. Top marginal tax rates stayed near or above 90% until 1964 when the top marginal tax rate was lowered to 70%. The top marginal tax rate was lowered to 50% in 1982 (a Recession followed it) and eventually to 28% in 1988 (a Recession followed it). It’s 35% now. Notice the pattern of Recessions and Depressions following the lowering of the top marginal tax rate.

The housing boom kept the economy flying artificially high just like the boom did. What’s next? Green jobs? I’d like to see manufacturing back in the U.S. But will the lobbyists keep us from progressing?

In this political climate there are high expectations that whoever is voted in will need to improve things pronto. Although we didn’t fall into a Depression, the unemployment rate is still very high. Whoever gets elected will need to change things for the better quickly – no excuses. Voters don’t have the patience now. And the unemployed don’t have the time to wait. Here’s hoping that whoever gets elected, they work together for the common good of everyone.

Some cities offer summer sprinkling discounts. When water is used to water lawns it doesn’t go through the sewer system so some offer water discounts when the customer contacts them to get the discount. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer district messed up their billing and now they are giving credits from $20 to $70 per user. Some customers got the discount when they didn’t sign up for the program – no word yet on what they will do there.

I was amazed to find a bottle of BV Central Cellars merlot for $12 there. It’s usually at least $20 elsewhere. Many other bottles were priced from $12 to $18. Some I’ve seen at twice the price elsewhere. They are located on West 9th.

Find deals up to over 90% off! For instance, get a Bally Women’s Rubber Fishing Boots with Bag for $7.49 – normally $99.99! Ladies sunglasses – 9 for $9.99. Great clearance deals. Get an additional 50% off on clearance items. Huge variety of items
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Be sure to use any remaining coupons in the Entertainment book this week. The old book expires in a week on November 1st. Use the Ace Hardware, World Market, Burger King, TGIFridays and other good coupons left in the book. I always like to use coupons that aren’t in the new book.

New books are available! Get a $25 gift certificate plus $3 off and Free Shipping on the new 2011 Entertainment Book!

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Check Wednesday’s PD for a coupon at AM/PM for a free any size fountain drink. No purchase required.

Did you miss seeing the free Fruitista coupon for Taco Bell in the Red Plum inserts the other week?

Their quarterly gift certificate sale will be on October 26th. They sell gift certificates at independent Cleveland-area restaurants. No expiration dates. Log on to Click Gift Certificate Sales. They sell out very quick.

The Deck, Fifty-two of your favorite restaurants each offering $10 off a $30 food purchase goes on sale Nov 1st. $520 in discounts for $29.95. This year, The Deck is available online at Click CI Deck. It is also available at Cleveland Cinema locations and at Positively Cleveland, 100 Public Square.

Get a free doublicious sandwich with the purchase of a 30-ounce drink. Coupon is in Sunday’s, 10/24 Parade and USA Weekend Magazine.

Dazzle – Chagrin Falls – upscale fashion and room decor retailer

Bar Symon – Avon Lake

Weekly Deals:
Additional 50% Off
$7.48 for 1 year
Coupon Code: WTWATCH

Additional 60% Off
$9.99 for 1 year
Coupon code: READER

Additional $25 Off
$34.95 for 1 year w/cpn
Coupon Code: OKMAG

Daily Deals:
10/25 – Budget Travel 1 Year – $4.39
10/26 – Parents 1 Year – $4.39
10/27 – Cabela’s Outfitter Journal 1 Year – $7.99
10/28 – Country Living 1 Year – $8.89
10/29 – Motor Trend 1 Year – $4.39
10/30 – Everyday Food 1 Year – $5.49
10/31 – Family Fun 1 Year – $4.39

Take An Extra 15% Off Most Titles – Code: PXCJ1031 Offer Expires October 31, 2010
250+ Magazines under $10 with this coupon!
100+ Popular Magazines – Just $3.99 with this coupon!
50+ Popular Magazines – Just $5.24 with this coupon!

TAKE AN EXTRA $5 OFF $30 ORDER COUPON – Code: MNDCJ1031 Offer Expires October 31, 2010
TAKE AN EXTRA $7.50 OFF $40 ORDER COUPON – Code: MQQCJ1031 Offer Expires October 31, 2010
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Free after rebate:
Children’s Mucinex
Chestal Adult Cough syrup
Pill Glide Swallowing Spray

Free after register rewards:
Colgate Sensitive toothpaste – make money with $1 coupon
Contac Cold & Flu – plus use $2 coupon
Purex – 2 for $8 after $1 register reward – plus use $3 coupon on each.
Buy $10 get $3 in register rewards and 2 free Redbox rentals with the purchase of
Chex Mix, Bugles – 50 cent coupon found at, Poppycock, Hershey’s Pieces, and pop variety.
Buy 3 Alka Seltzer get $5 in register rewards – $3.99 each use $3 coupon – Neo Synephrin and Campo Phenique part of deal too – $3.99 each – look for $1 coupon for Neo and $1 coupon on package for Campo Phenique

Aveeno – buy $25 get $10 in extra bucks – use $10 coupon to make money on deal.

Xtra detergent – $1 after purchase of 2 at $2 each and $1 coupon and $1 Up reward
Alka Seltzer cold medicine – free after $3 coupon and $2 Up reward
Nivea Happy sensation lotion – 99 cents after $5 Up reward
Aveeno shampoo/conditioner – free after $4 Rite Aid videp reward and $1 coupon
Nature Valley nut clusters – $1 after purchase of 2 with $1 coupon and $1 Up rewards

$25 gift card with transferred prescription coupon in ad.

Eggs – 88 cents
Tic Tacs – free with .75 coupon
Friskies – BOGO – use $1 coupon
State Fair corn dogs – $1.25 after .75 coupon
Lightlife frozen entrees – $1.50 after $1 coupon
Cascadian Farms cereal or granola bars – 3/$7 after $3 instant discount – plus use .75 coupon found at
St Ives Lotion – $1.50 after .75 coupon
Reynolds Wrapper is 50 cents after .75 coupon
Muir Glen tomato paste – free after .75 coupon found at
Snuggle fabric sheets 40 count – 50 cents after .75 coupon
Planters Flavor Grove – $1 after .75 coupon
Dole Fruit Crisp – 50 cents after .75 coupon
Carolina rice – free after .50 coupon

Pears – 49 cents/lb
Apples – $1.49 – 3 lb bag – like getting the apples for 50 cents/lb


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