For some holiday shopping is a contact sport, but scoring better deals this holiday season doesn’t even require getting off the couch.
The toll to cross the Golden Gate Bridge will go up next week (and every summer for the following four years), meaning it’ll cost $7 for the average Joe to cross the span next Monday, and $8 by 2018. So what are you going to do about it, aside from complaining? Here are some simple cost savers.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
The San Francisco Travel Association, which is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco, announced deals with five hotels to offer discounted rates.
A new Bay Area start-up is making it easier to save money on movie tickets. Dealflicks offers users discounts of between 15% to 37% on tickets at independent theaters all over the country.
Many shoppers watch closely for announcements of Black Friday store hours and sales in the days prior to Thanksgiving, as opening hours will vary. Regular fans of the day have carefully planned their lists and attack, prepared to shop ’til they drop, with some stores in malls opening at midnight or in the wee hours on eve of Black Friday. Independent store owners on main streets throughout the Peninsula suggest Saturday is a great shopping day, once the flurry over big-ticket items in box and chain stores dies down.
Readers of the Contra Costa Times and other East Bay newspapers who missed their coupon supplements the last few Sundays can call the newspaper’s parent company, and get a refund equal to the cost of the paper.
When San Jose resident Victor Karazija received a 30 percent coupon plus $20 worth of Kohl’s Cash he purchased two ties, but before paying Karazija said he had already done the math. He figured on a $45 purchase if he applied the 30 percent coupon first then the $20 Kohl’s Cash he would only owe $11.50. But when he handed over the coupons to the sales rep he said he got a big surprise.
Frequent sales and huge discounts are strategies that have kept many Kohl’s shoppers coming back time and again – but are Kohl’s sale prices always as good as they seem?
A couple in their 60s headed home from the Valentine’s Day Tony Bennett show at City Hall was kicked off a San Francisco Muni bus even though they had paid the fare.