Category Archives: In the News

Post Offices Open Late/Until Midnight on Tax Day?

Is your local Post Office open late on April 18? Does the Post Office offer extended hours and/or a midnight pickup on Tax Day? Don’t count on it! Gone are the days when workers stood outside Post Offices with mail sacks, collecting last-minute tax returns up to the 12:00AM midnight Tax Day deadline. This year,… Read More »

Baltimore Stores Malls Restaurants Closed Due to Riots

As a result of the Baltimore riots and related looting, several businesses are closed today (4/28.) If you are planning on shopping or dining out in the Baltimore area, be sure to call ahead to confirm open/closed status of your favorite stores, shopping malls, and restaurants. Baltimore is currently under a state of emergency. Schools… Read More »

National Cheeseburger Day Deals

Today is National Cheeseburger Day! What does this mean to you? Cheap cheeseburgers at many restaurants! Here’s a quick list of cheeseburger deals being offered today: APPLEBEES: $6.00 Classic Cheeseburgers in select markets. No coupon or promo code required. BAILEY’S SPORTS GRILLE/FOX & HOUND SPORTS TAVERN: $5.00 Cheesburgers. Use this coupon to get the deal… Read More »

Stores & Restaurants Closed Due to Cold Weather

If you live in the northern states, you are no doubt aware of the record low temperatures in your area. Because of the cold, a growing number of stores and restaurants in several states have decided to reduce hours of operation or remain closed until these extreme temperatures have subsided. In addition to stores and… Read More »

Hurricane Closes Stores Casinos Airports Malls

Several stores, restaurants, and shopping malls along the Gulf Coast closed early on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 and are expected to remain closed on Wednesday, August 29 as a result of Hurricane Isaac. In New Orleans, Biloxi, and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, casinos are closed until further notice. Several areas in Southeast Louisiana, South… Read More »

Netflix Price Hike New Subscription Plans

Don’t get too used to that Netflix $9.99 monthly unlimited DVD rental and streaming combo plan. It’s going away very soon. Netflix announced today they are restructuring their subscription plans by separating DVD rental and streaming services. Each plan will now cost $7.99 per month. Sure, you can still get both, but it will cost… Read More »

Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday

Attention, Missouri CheapoLifers: You qualify for a sales tax exemption when you purchase energy efficient appliances during Earth Day week. The Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday exempts state sales tax on retail sales of select qualifying Energy Star certified new appliances, up to $1,500 per appliance. Qualifying appliances include clothes washers, water heaters, dishwashers,… Read More »