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  • More Bang for Your Buck: Free clothes at Hopewell swap

    More Bang for Your Buck: Free clothes at Hopewell swap

    Friday, September 4 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-09-04 21:43:03 GMT
    Friday, September 4 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-09-04 21:43:03 GMT
    On any given Saturday, churches host yard sales that attract hundreds of customers.More >>
    On any given Saturday, churches host yard sales that attract hundreds of customers.More >>
  • More Bang for Your Buck: Cashing in on recyclables

    More Bang for Your Buck: Cashing in on recyclables

    Friday, September 4 2015 11:09 AM EDT2015-09-04 15:09:43 GMT
    Friday, September 4 2015 11:22 AM EDT2015-09-04 15:22:02 GMT
    Recycling is the best way to prevent waste from going to the landfill, but did you know you can cash in on it?More >>
    Recycling is the best way to prevent waste from going to the landfill, but did you know you can cash in on it?More >>
  • Gift cards you should use now before it's too late

    Gift cards you should use now before it's too late

    Friday, June 3 2016 3:37 PM EDT2016-06-03 19:37:59 GMT
    $25, or a useless piece of plastic? (Source: NBC12)$25, or a useless piece of plastic? (Source: NBC12)

    Several companies in our area have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and while they can emerge from it, they often don't. If you've got a gift card for that retailer, you can be out of luck.

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    Several companies in our area have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and while they can emerge from it, they often don't. If you've got a gift card for that retailer, you can be out of luck.

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  • 'Hybrid moving' can save you hundreds getting to your next home

    'Hybrid moving' can save you hundreds getting to your next home

    Friday, May 27 2016 5:31 PM EDT2016-05-27 21:31:16 GMT
    Source: hireahelper.comSource: hireahelper.com

    There are plenty of horror stories of things that went wrong while trying to move: unexpected costs, broken furniture, some have even had their items essentially held for ransom until they pay the inflated fees.

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    There are plenty of horror stories of things that went wrong while trying to move: unexpected costs, broken furniture, some have even had their items essentially held for ransom until they pay the inflated fees.

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  • How to nab big savings shopping at Chesterfield's new Wegmans

    How to nab big savings shopping at Chesterfield's new Wegmans

    Friday, May 20 2016 7:04 PM EDT2016-05-20 23:04:43 GMT
    The Wegmans in Midlothian opens on Sunday. (Source: NBC12)The Wegmans in Midlothian opens on Sunday. (Source: NBC12)

    From coupon policy to extra perks, there are plenty of ways to find the best deals while cruising the aisles of Chesterfield's newest grocery store.

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    From coupon policy to extra perks, there are plenty of ways to find the best deals while cruising the aisles of Chesterfield's newest grocery store.

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  • Get cash for your old classic toys

    Get cash for your old classic toys

    Friday, May 13 2016 5:15 PM EDT2016-05-13 21:15:03 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 5:53 PM EDT2016-05-13 21:53:04 GMT
    America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee, who travels the country buying vintage toys at his toy-buying show. Magee will be in town this weekend appraising Richmonder's toys for free. (Source: NBC12)America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee, who travels the country buying vintage toys at his toy-buying show. Magee will be in town this weekend appraising Richmonder's toys for free. (Source: NBC12)

    Barbie. G.I. Joe. Star Wars. Hot Wheels. What do all these have in common? They're all toys we had growing up as kids and now they're worth a whole lot more nowadays!

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    Barbie. G.I. Joe. Star Wars. Hot Wheels. What do all these have in common? They're all toys we had growing up as kids and now they're worth a whole lot more nowadays!

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  • Make money off your unwanted stuff ahead of yard sale season

    Make money off your unwanted stuff ahead of yard sale season

    Friday, May 6 2016 5:04 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:04:40 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 5:04 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:04:40 GMT

    Yard sale season is in full swing as people have been gathering together all their unwanted items, hoping to turn them into cash. Yard sales can also be a lot of work, from organizing, to set-up, to hosting the big sale. So, is there a way to unload your old stuff with the hassle?

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    Yard sale season is in full swing as people have been gathering together all their unwanted items, hoping to turn them into cash. Yard sales can also be a lot of work, from organizing, to set-up, to hosting the big sale. So, is there a way to unload your old stuff with the hassle?

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  • Common coins worth more than face value

    Common coins worth more than face value

    Friday, April 29 2016 3:32 PM EDT2016-04-29 19:32:59 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 4:48 PM EDT2016-04-29 20:48:58 GMT
    Nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars made before 1964, which contain 90 percent silver, can also go for ten times their face value. (Source: NBC12)Nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars made before 1964, which contain 90 percent silver, can also go for ten times their face value. (Source: NBC12)

    They're in the car, in your purse or stuffed in your sofa ... we're talking about loose change.   But you should take a closer look -- some of those coins are much more valuable

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    They're in the car, in your purse or stuffed in your sofa ... we're talking about loose change. But you should take a closer look -- some of those coins are much more valuable than others. “You really don't think about it until you find out how much it's all worth.” Says coin exp

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  • Richmond organization offers free tourism training with perks

    Richmond organization offers free tourism training with perks

    Friday, April 22 2016 4:03 PM EDT2016-04-22 20:03:09 GMT
    Friday, April 22 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-04-22 23:26:03 GMT
    (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)

    Richmond Region Tourism is opening their doors to Richmonders, letting them in on the secrets that area hotel professionals have been taught.

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    Richmond Region Tourism is opening their doors to Richmonders, letting them in on the secrets that area hotel professionals have been taught.

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  • How to score Flying Squirrels discounts

    How to score Flying Squirrels discounts

    Friday, April 15 2016 2:20 PM EDT2016-04-15 18:20:30 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 3:43 PM EDT2016-04-15 19:43:52 GMT

    Baseball at the Diamond is finally here and if you’re looking for a fun a night out without breaking the bank, there are several ways to save.

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    Baseball at the Diamond is finally here and if you’re looking for a fun a night out without breaking the bank, there are several ways to save.

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  • How to turn unwanted things into cash

    How to turn unwanted things into cash

    Friday, March 25 2016 2:43 PM EDT2016-03-25 18:43:41 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2016 3:54 PM EDT2016-03-25 19:54:00 GMT

    We've all got books, DVDs, CDs and video games that we'll never use again. You can flip the old for new or turn that unwanted stuff into cash.

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    We've all got books, DVDs, CDs and video games that we'll never use again. You can flip the old for new or turn that unwanted stuff into cash.

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  • Where to find lower prices on solar panels

    Where to find lower prices on solar panels

    Friday, March 18 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-03-18 17:53:54 GMT
    Saturday, March 19 2016 11:18 PM EDT2016-03-20 03:18:01 GMT
    Richmond Solar Co-Op (Source: VA SUN)Richmond Solar Co-Op (Source: VA SUN)

    More and more homeowners are putting the power back in their hands by joining the solar power movement.

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    More and more homeowners are putting the power back in their hands by joining the solar power movement.

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  • Secrets to saving money on Amazon

    Secrets to saving money on Amazon

    Friday, March 11 2016 3:44 PM EST2016-03-11 20:44:05 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 4:28 PM EST2016-03-11 21:28:44 GMT

    We know the extra perks that come with a Prime membership, but there are little-known secrets anyone can use to get a better deal.

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    We know the extra perks that come with a Prime membership, but there are little-known secrets anyone can use to get a better deal.

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  • Wedding couples calling for cash, not dishes and towels

    Wedding couples calling for cash, not dishes and towels

    Thursday, March 10 2016 4:11 PM EST2016-03-10 21:11:12 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 4:32 PM EST2016-03-10 21:32:04 GMT
    According to Tendr, 65 percent of couples use cash from wedding registries to pay off debt or make home improvements. (Source: NPN)According to Tendr, 65 percent of couples use cash from wedding registries to pay off debt or make home improvements. (Source: NPN)

    A new trend in wedding registries sees couples asking for cash, not housewares. 

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    A new trend in wedding registries sees couples asking for cash, not housewares. 

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  • More Bang for your Buck

    Curtain Call home & decor consignment underway

    Curtain Call home & decor consignment underway

    Thursday, March 3 2016 4:36 PM EST2016-03-03 21:36:32 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 10:14 AM EST2016-03-08 15:14:07 GMT
    Curtain Call (Source: NBC12)Curtain Call (Source: NBC12)

    More than 6,000 pieces of fancy home furnishings are selling for 50 to 90 percent off the retail price. You don't find these items in typical stores.

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    More than 6,000 pieces of fancy home furnishings are selling for 50 to 90 percent off the retail price. You don't find these items in typical stores.

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  • Inexpensive makeup that works well

    Inexpensive makeup that works well

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 2:52 PM EST2016-03-02 19:52:00 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 9:54 PM EST2016-03-03 02:54:56 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    The average spending per person over a lifetime totals about $15,000. Our Diva of Discounts knows there are less expensive products that work well and went to local experts to find their favorite cheap products.

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    The average spending per person over a lifetime totals about $15,000. Our Diva of Discounts knows there are less expensive products that work well and went to local experts to find their favorite cheap products.

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  • Per mile insurance may be able to save you money

    Per mile insurance may be able to save you money

    Friday, February 19 2016 4:18 PM EST2016-02-19 21:18:54 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 5:19 PM EST2016-02-19 22:19:49 GMT

    If you drive less than average the person, then your car insurance should cost less.

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    If you drive less than average the person, then your car insurance should cost less.

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  • More Bang For Your Buck: 19 stores that will match, beat Walmart prices

    More Bang For Your Buck: 19 stores that will match, beat Walmart prices

    Friday, February 12 2016 5:03 PM EST2016-02-12 22:03:10 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 5:03 PM EST2016-02-12 22:03:09 GMT
    Grocery store (Source: NBC12)Grocery store (Source: NBC12)

    Walmart's motto is everyday low prices. However, maybe you prefer to shop at a closer store or you have a gift card to redeem somewhere else. Whatever your reason, you can get Walmart prices at other stores.

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    Walmart's motto is everyday low prices. However, maybe you prefer to shop at a closer store or you have a gift card to redeem somewhere else. Whatever your reason, you can get Walmart prices at other stores.

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  • MBFYB: Dollar Store Cleaners That Work

    MBFYB: Dollar Store Cleaners That Work

    Friday, February 5 2016 3:56 PM EST2016-02-05 20:56:08 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 4:08 PM EST2016-02-05 21:08:54 GMT
    You don't need to pay through the nose to get out that nasty spill. (Source: NBC12)You don't need to pay through the nose to get out that nasty spill. (Source: NBC12)
    Most of us who shop at the dollar stores have given into temptation and tried some of those inexpensive cleaning products. There's a common myth that products are watered down or simply don't work, but through a lot of trials, our Diva of discounts has found some that not only work, but well. More >>

    Most of us who shop at the dollar stores have given into temptation and tried some of those inexpensive cleaning products. There's a common myth that products are watered down or simply don't work, but through a lot of trials, our Diva of discounts has found some that not only work, but well.

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  • More Bang For Your Buck: Eating Healthy Using Coupons

    More Bang For Your Buck: Eating Healthy Using Coupons

    Friday, January 29 2016 4:10 PM EST2016-01-29 21:10:58 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 6:11 PM EST2016-01-29 23:11:23 GMT
    Coupons are a must for those trying to stretch their grocery budgets, but there's a common myth that you can only use them on junk food … not true! More >>

    Coupons are a must for those trying to stretch their grocery budgets, but there's a common myth that you can only use them on junk food … not true!

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  • More Bang For Your Buck: Free pet microchip registry

    More Bang For Your Buck: Free pet microchip registry

    Thursday, January 14 2016 4:21 PM EST2016-01-14 21:21:11 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 6:37 PM EST2016-01-14 23:37:04 GMT

    Millions of pets go missing every year, but microchipping has helped reunite many of them with their owners.

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    Millions of pets go missing every year, but microchipping has helped reunite many of them with their owners.

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  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Life hacks to keep toys clean

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Life hacks to keep toys clean

    Thursday, December 24 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-12-24 22:57:56 GMT
    Thursday, December 24 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-12-24 22:57:56 GMT
    We often look forward to all of those practical gifts... but we don't usually think about the maintenance involved. Here are some life hacks you'll need to know, to keep your new toys clean after the holidays More >>

    We often look forward to all of those practical gifts... but we don't usually think about the maintenance involved. Here are some life hacks you'll need to know, to keep your new toys clean after the holidays

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  • MBFYB: Donating books earns free oil changes

    MBFYB: Donating books earns free oil changes

    Thursday, December 17 2015 3:49 PM EST2015-12-17 20:49:27 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 4:23 PM EST2015-12-17 21:23:02 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    We all have that one treasured book from our childhood. Now, imagine never getting to read that book, which is the reality for scores of children, but there's a new way you can help.

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    We all have that one treasured book from our childhood. Now, imagine never getting to read that book, which is the reality for scores of children, but there's a new way you can help.

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  • MBFYB: Money saving shopping apps

    MBFYB: Money saving shopping apps

    Thursday, December 10 2015 5:24 PM EST2015-12-10 22:24:01 GMT
    Thursday, December 10 2015 6:20 PM EST2015-12-10 23:20:58 GMT

    Many of us are looking for the best deal on our holiday gifts. There are several apps that can make your season a whole lot merrier by saving you time and money. 

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    Many of us are looking for the best deal on our holiday gifts. There are several apps that can make your season a whole lot merrier by saving you time and money. 

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  • How to get money back when prices drop

    How to get money back when prices drop

    Friday, December 4 2015 5:42 PM EST2015-12-04 22:42:38 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 6:02 PM EST2015-12-04 23:02:41 GMT
    You buy an item online, then the price drops a week later. Many retailers have a built in guarantee that they will refund you the difference, but you have to do the work to get it. Now there's another way.More >>

    You buy an item online, then the price drops a week later. Many retailers have a built in guarantee that they will refund you the difference, but you have to do the work to get it. Now there's another way.

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  • More Bang for your Buck: How to make energy savings add up

    More Bang for your Buck: How to make energy savings add up

    Friday, November 13 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-11-13 19:48:59 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 5:42 PM EST2015-11-20 22:42:50 GMT
    How to make energy savings add upHow to make energy savings add up

    The shock of the winter power bill isn't quite here yet, but you know it's coming. We've all heard of ways to use less power, but how much do you really save? 

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    The shock of the winter power bill isn't quite here yet, but you know it's coming. We've all heard of ways to use less power, but how much do you really save? 

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  • More Bang For Your Buck: How to spot A fake

    More Bang For Your Buck: How to spot A fake

    Friday, November 6 2015 3:24 PM EST2015-11-06 20:24:40 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 8:59 AM EST2015-11-09 13:59:20 GMT
    Experts say there are ways to tell a designer bag from a cheap knock-off (Source: NBC12)Experts say there are ways to tell a designer bag from a cheap knock-off (Source: NBC12)
    Louis Vuitton, Coach, Kate Spade and North Face are all premium designer brands that imitations try to knock off and pass as the real deal.More >>
    Louis Vuitton, Coach, Kate Spade and North Face are all premium designer brands that imitations try to knock off and pass as the real deal.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Super Saver Lowers Bills

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Super Saver Lowers Bills

    Friday, October 30 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-10-30 19:36:41 GMT
    Friday, October 30 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-10-30 22:23:52 GMT
    Can these tricks to saving money work on your monthly bills? More >>
    Can these tricks to saving money work on your monthly bills? More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Hidden store savings

    More Bang For Your Buck: Hidden store savings

    Thursday, October 22 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-10-22 20:57:57 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-10-22 21:56:22 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12
    There are several discounts in the grocery store that you won't find online or in your Sunday paper. You just need to know where to look.More >>
    There are several discounts in the grocery store that you won't find online or in your Sunday paper. You just need to know where to look.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Homemade Halloween box costumes

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Homemade Halloween box costumes

    Friday, October 9 2015 3:59 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:59:32 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 4:21 PM EDT2015-10-09 20:21:58 GMT
    Using boxes for Halloween costumes isn't a new idea, but we've come a long way from the ones we grew up on.More >>
    Using boxes for Halloween costumes isn't a new idea, but we've come a long way from the ones we grew up on.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Having a garden can save you money

    More Bang For Your Buck: Having a garden can save you money

    Thursday, October 8 2015 8:51 PM EDT2015-10-09 00:51:58 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 8:51 PM EDT2015-10-09 00:51:57 GMT
    One of the perks of the seasons changing?  Garden centers are eager to get rid of remaining inventory before the first frost.More >>
    One of the perks of the seasons changing?  Garden centers are eager to get rid of remaining inventory before the first frost.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Watch football cheap

    More Bang For Your Buck: Watch football cheap

    Thursday, October 1 2015 4:34 PM EDT2015-10-01 20:34:31 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 10:48 AM EDT2015-10-05 14:48:16 GMT
    Some cord cutters who got rid of cable are now realizing the one thing they're missing: football.More >>
    Some cord cutters who got rid of cable are now realizing the one thing they're missing: football.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Facebook auctions

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Facebook auctions

    Friday, September 25 2015 3:38 PM EDT2015-09-25 19:38:44 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2015 4:29 PM EDT2015-09-25 20:29:08 GMT
    We all have stuff around our house that we either won't use or don't need. One Chesterfield mom figured out a way to turn her extras into cold hard cash. More >>
    We all have stuff around our house that we either won't use or don't need. One Chesterfield mom figured out a way to turn her extras into cold hard cash. More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Saving on your electricity bill

    More Bang For Your Buck: Saving on your electricity bill

    Thursday, September 24 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-09-24 23:33:22 GMT
    Thursday, September 24 2015 9:18 PM EDT2015-09-25 01:18:58 GMT
    Dominion Virginia Power has 2.5 million customers who would like to lower their bill.More >>
    Dominion Virginia Power has 2.5 million customers who would like to lower their bill.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: How to lower your homeowner's insurance

    More Bang For Your Buck: How to lower your homeowner's insurance

    Thursday, September 17 2015 6:40 PM EDT2015-09-17 22:40:19 GMT
    Thursday, September 17 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-09-18 00:18:23 GMT
    I receive a letter from my insurance company telling me that my roof's age in now used to set my premiums.More >>
    I receive a letter from my insurance company telling me that my roof's age in now used to set my premiums.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Discounts on iPhones and other electronics

    More Bang For Your Buck: Discounts on iPhones and other electronics

    Thursday, September 10 2015 3:35 PM EDT2015-09-10 19:35:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2015 5:45 PM EDT2015-09-10 21:45:33 GMT
    More Bang For Your BuckMore Bang For Your Buck
    It's become a tradition for Apple to debut their new products in September.  If the past is any indicator, electronic shoppers across the board are about to get a huge price break.More >>
    It's become a tradition for Apple to debut their new products in September.  If the past is any indicator, electronic shoppers across the board are about to get a huge price break.More >>
  • DEAL ALERT: Free cleaning for pants on Wednesday from Puritan Cleaners

    DEAL ALERT: Free cleaning for pants on Wednesday from Puritan Cleaners

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 4:18 PM EDT2015-07-21 20:18:08 GMT
    Tuesday, July 21 2015 4:18 PM EDT2015-07-21 20:18:08 GMT
    If you have a pair of pants you've been waiting to have cleaned, Wednesday is your day. (Source: YouTube/Puritan Cleaners)If you have a pair of pants you've been waiting to have cleaned, Wednesday is your day. (Source: YouTube/Puritan Cleaners)
    If you have a pair of pants you've been waiting to have cleaned, Wednesday is your day.More >>
    If you have a pair of pants you've been waiting to have cleaned, Wednesday is your day.More >>
  • Getting the best deals at online auctions

    Getting the best deals at online auctions

    Friday, July 17 2015 4:12 PM EDT2015-07-17 20:12:33 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 5:01 PM EDT2015-07-17 21:01:51 GMT
    Our Diva of Discounts fills her home with one-of-a-kind deals and shows you how a Richmond entrepreneur has turned her bidding into big business.More >>
    Our Diva of Discounts fills her home with one-of-a-kind deals and shows you how a Richmond entrepreneur has turned her bidding into big business.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Grocery sale pricing patterns

    More Bang For Your Buck: Grocery sale pricing patterns

    Friday, July 10 2015 3:17 PM EDT2015-07-10 19:17:16 GMT
    Friday, July 10 2015 3:44 PM EDT2015-07-10 19:44:41 GMT
    Watch NBC12 News at 5 to learn how to crack the pricing pattern!Watch NBC12 News at 5 to learn how to crack the pricing pattern!
    NBC12's Diva of Discounts kept a watchful eye for weeks to show you how much prices fluctuate and how you can capitalize on it to keep more of your hard-earned money.More >>
    NBC12's Diva of Discounts kept a watchful eye for weeks to show you how much prices fluctuate and how you can capitalize on it to keep more of your hard-earned money.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Cash in with virtual garage sales

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Cash in with virtual garage sales

    Friday, June 26 2015 4:47 PM EDT2015-06-26 20:47:14 GMT
    Friday, June 26 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-06-26 21:35:54 GMT
    Yard sales are going from the driveway to online, bringing a new way to clear the house and make money.More >>
    Yard sales are going from the driveway to online, bringing a new way to clear the house and make money.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Rewards for recycling

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Rewards for recycling

    Friday, June 19 2015 2:37 PM EDT2015-06-19 18:37:24 GMT
    Monday, June 22 2015 11:03 AM EDT2015-06-22 15:03:51 GMT
    Rewards for recycling (Source: NBC12)Rewards for recycling (Source: NBC12)
    More than half of Central Virginians recycle household waste, keeping 500,000 tons of materials out of our landfills. Now, now it's time to be rewarded for the effort.More >>
    More than half of Central Virginians recycle household waste, keeping 500,000 tons of materials out of our landfills. Now, now it's time to be rewarded for the effort.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Dangers of using cash apps

    More Bang For Your Buck: Dangers of using cash apps

    Thursday, June 18 2015 2:49 PM EDT2015-06-18 18:49:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 18 2015 5:24 PM EDT2015-06-18 21:24:15 GMT
    Dangers of using cash apps (Source: NBC12)Dangers of using cash apps (Source: NBC12)
    Copyright 2015 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved,More >>
    Copyright 2015 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved,More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Online deals depend on the day

    More Bang For Your Buck: Online deals depend on the day

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:57 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:57:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 28 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-05-28 20:00:27 GMT
    If you like to shop online, should you wait a day or two to get a much better deal? Finding the deepest discounts online depends on the day.More >>
    If you like to shop online, should you wait a day or two to get a much better deal? Finding the deepest discounts online depends on the day.More >>
  • MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Hanover wedding for under $1,000

    MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Hanover wedding for under $1,000

    Friday, May 8 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-05-08 21:27:29 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-05-08 21:52:46 GMT
    For many couples, their big day often means a big hole in their bank account. The average price of a wedding is now around $30,000. But Our Diva of Discounts found a Mechanicville mom that used her creativity to plan the big day for less than a thousand dollars. And she explains how you can do it to.More >>
    For many couples, their big day often means a big hole in their bank account. The average price of a wedding is now around $30,000. But Our Diva of Discounts found a Mechanicville mom that used her creativity to plan the big day for less than a thousand dollars. And she explains how you can do it to.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Cutting cable bills

    More Bang For Your Buck: Cutting cable bills

    Friday, May 1 2015 3:57 PM EDT2015-05-01 19:57:49 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-05-01 22:21:23 GMT
    Sometimes opening our cable bill can sometimes be painful for our wallet, but it doesn't have to be that way. Frugal subscribers negotiate their bill all the time and you can too! And no matter who your provider is, NBC12's Diva of Discounts shares some of the trade secrets you need to know to lower your cable bill.More >>
    Sometimes opening our cable bill can sometimes be painful for our wallet, but it doesn't have to be that way. Frugal subscribers negotiate their bill all the time and you can too! And no matter who your provider is, NBC12's Diva of Discounts shares some of the trade secrets you need to know to lower your cable bill.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Vertical pallet gardens

    More Bang For Your Buck: Vertical pallet gardens

    Friday, April 17 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-04-17 21:35:54 GMT
    Friday, April 17 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-04-17 22:01:52 GMT
    Vertical pallet gardens (Source: NBC 12)Vertical pallet gardens (Source: NBC 12)
    It shouldn't cost a fortune, to grow food to help your grocery bill. Our Diva of Discounts shows you some simple and inexpensive ways to get the most of your small space garden this season.More >>
    It shouldn't cost a fortune, to grow food to help your grocery bill. Our Diva of Discounts shows you some simple and inexpensive ways to get the most of your small space garden this season.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Pallet gardening

    More Bang For Your Buck: Pallet gardening

    Thursday, April 16 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-04-16 20:00:56 GMT
    Thursday, April 16 2015 5:55 PM EDT2015-04-16 21:55:42 GMT
    So you've got the green thumb but you lack the right space or light. Palette gardening could be your solution.More >>
    So you've got the green thumb but you lack the right space or light. Palette gardening could be your solution.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Save on summer camp

    More Bang For Your Buck: Save on summer camp

    Friday, April 3 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-04-03 20:17:07 GMT
    Friday, April 3 2015 5:46 PM EDT2015-04-03 21:46:12 GMT
    Save money on summer campsSave money on summer camps
    For working parents, finding a partial day, all day or overnight summer camp for their kids can be a daunting task -- that's both frustrating and expensive. What you should be looking for before you sign up for summer camp.More >>
    For working parents, finding a partial day, all day or overnight summer camp for their kids can be a daunting task -- that's both frustrating and expensive. What you should be looking for before you sign up for summer camp.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Cheap ways to debug your home

    More Bang For Your Buck: Cheap ways to debug your home

    Thursday, April 2 2015 5:28 PM EDT2015-04-02 21:28:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 2 2015 5:55 PM EDT2015-04-02 21:55:01 GMT
    There are more than 10 quintillion bugs in the world, and some of us have more than our fair share inside our homes. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to stop them.More >>
    There are more than 10 quintillion bugs in the world, and some of us have more than our fair share inside our homes. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to stop them.More >>
  • 5 apps to help you save cash

    5 apps to help you save cash

    Friday, March 27 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-03-27 20:43:18 GMT
    Friday, March 27 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-03-27 21:27:21 GMT
    5 apps to help you save cash5 apps to help you save cash
    Five free smartphone apps can help you save big bucks at the cash register.More >>
    Five free smartphone apps can help you save big bucks at the cash register.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Money saving apps

    More Bang For Your Buck: Money saving apps

    Thursday, March 26 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-03-26 20:59:11 GMT
    Thursday, March 26 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-03-26 21:39:01 GMT
    Money saving appsMoney saving apps
    If you hate clipping coupons, there's a way to save, and you only need your smartphone.More >>
    If you hate clipping coupons, there's a way to save, and you only need your smartphone.More >>
  • Fashionistas heading online for consignment deals

    Fashionistas heading online for consignment deals

    Thursday, March 19 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-03-19 20:50:00 GMT
    Thursday, March 19 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-03-19 21:17:45 GMT
    Making money off things you already own (Source: WOIO)Making money off things you already own (Source: WOIO)
    If you're looking for a deal on a designer bag or dress, online consignment stores offer an economical option.More >>
    If you're looking for a deal on a designer bag or dress, online consignment stores offer an economical option.More >>
  • Curtain Call consignment sale opens this weekend

    Curtain Call consignment sale opens this weekend

    Friday, March 13 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-03-13 20:17:01 GMT
    Friday, March 13 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-03-13 21:40:46 GMT
    The Curtain Call consignment sale is where fancy meets frugal.More >>
    The Curtain Call consignment sale is where fancy meets frugal.More >>
  • Coupons don't always equal savings

    Coupons don't always equal savings

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:18 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:18:44 GMT
    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:18 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:18:45 GMT
    (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
    A shopping expert says coupons don't always save you and can in fact cost you in some instances.More >>
    A shopping expert says coupons don't always save you and can in fact cost you in some instances.More >>
  • Grab deals on smartphones, vacuums and vacations in March

    Grab deals on smartphones, vacuums and vacations in March

    Friday, March 6 2015 4:56 PM EST2015-03-06 21:56:25 GMT
    Monday, March 9 2015 12:32 PM EDT2015-03-09 16:32:20 GMT
    You expect to see things like winter clothing, chocolate and perfume going on sale this time of year, but the list doesn't stop there.

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    You expect to see things like winter clothing, chocolate and perfume going on sale this time of year, but the list doesn't stop there.


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  • Cord-cutting growing as many ditch dishes, cable

    Growing numbers ditch dishes, cut cords for new TV options

    Friday, February 27 2015 4:04 PM EST2015-02-27 21:04:59 GMT
    Friday, February 27 2015 4:54 PM EST2015-02-27 21:54:31 GMT
    Households are increasingly ditching cable and satellite in favor of streaming video services. (Source: WAFF)Households are increasingly ditching cable and satellite in favor of streaming video services. (Source: WAFF)
    More and more Americans are ditching cable and satellite packages for streaming services. More >>
    More and more Americans are ditching cable and satellite packages for streaming services. More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Spring consignment sales

    More Bang For Your Buck: Spring consignment sales

    Thursday, February 26 2015 4:36 PM EST2015-02-26 21:36:38 GMT
    Thursday, February 26 2015 5:13 PM EST2015-02-26 22:13:29 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12
    Spring consignment sales are underway, saving parents tons of money for just about anything kid-related.More >>
    Spring consignment sales are underway, saving parents tons of money for just about anything kid-related.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Negotiating hospital bills

    More Bang For Your Buck: Negotiating hospital bills

    Friday, February 20 2015 3:53 PM EST2015-02-20 20:53:06 GMT
    Friday, February 20 2015 5:43 PM EST2015-02-20 22:43:56 GMT
    It's no secret hospital bills are expensive but you can get them lowered! Our Diva of Discounts went through the process with one Ashland father and shows you what he did to get a huge reduction on his bill.More >>
    It's no secret hospital bills are expensive but you can get them lowered! Our Diva of Discounts went through the process with one Ashland father and shows you what he did to get a huge reduction on his bill.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Last minute Valentine's Day gifts

    More Bang For Your Buck: Last minute Valentine's Day gifts

    Friday, February 13 2015 3:52 PM EST2015-02-13 20:52:56 GMT
    Friday, February 13 2015 6:45 PM EST2015-02-13 23:45:42 GMT
    Last minute Valentine's Day giftsLast minute Valentine's Day gifts
    We spent more than 17 billion dollars lavishing our loved ones on Valentine's last year. But you don't have to spend a fortune to make a lasting impression. Our Diva of Discounts has some simple, last minute ideas that anyone can create for very little out of pocket.More >>
    We spent more than 17 billion dollars lavishing our loved ones on Valentine's last year. But you don't have to spend a fortune to make a lasting impression. Our Diva of Discounts has some simple, last minute ideas that anyone can create for very little out of pocket.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Avoiding tax fees

    More Bang For Your Buck: Avoiding tax fees

    Friday, February 6 2015 5:14 PM EST2015-02-06 22:14:11 GMT
    Friday, February 6 2015 6:15 PM EST2015-02-06 23:15:30 GMT
    When it comes to your tax return, the goal is to get the most out of your refund. Some associated fees are unavoidable, but others are. Our Diva of Discounts found a fee she's never seen before that you don't have to pay and has this warning for you.More >>
    When it comes to your tax return, the goal is to get the most out of your refund. Some associated fees are unavoidable, but others are. Our Diva of Discounts found a fee she's never seen before that you don't have to pay and has this warning for you.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: 5 most commonly missed tax deductions

    More Bang For Your Buck: 5 most commonly missed tax deductions

    Friday, January 23 2015 5:50 PM EST2015-01-23 22:50:23 GMT
    Saturday, January 24 2015 7:54 AM EST2015-01-24 12:54:11 GMT
    W-2s are starting to arrive and if you're eager to get you refund, you'll want to file sooner than later. But don't rush it -- or you might miss some crucial deductions and tax credits that put money back in your pocket.More >>
    W-2s are starting to arrive and if you're eager to get you refund, you'll want to file sooner than later. But don't rush it -- or you might miss some crucial deductions and tax credits that put money back in your pocket.More >>
  • More Bang For Your Buck: Weight-loss apps help dieters drop pounds

    More Bang For Your Buck: Weight-loss apps help dieters drop pounds

    Thursday, January 15 2015 5:07 PM EST2015-01-15 22:07:17 GMT
    Thursday, January 15 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-01-15 23:57:27 GMT
    At the top of many new year's resolutions -- a promise to exercise and lose weight in the new year.More >>
    At the top of many new year's resolutions -- a promise to exercise and lose weight in the new year.More >>
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  • Post-holiday deals: What's on sale in January

    Post-holiday deals: What's on sale in January

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-05 21:36:28 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    The holidays are behind us, but the sales are not. These products will have the biggest price drop during the month of January.

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    The holidays are behind us, but the sales are not. These products will have the biggest price drop during the month of January.

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  • Are you a 'yo-yo debtor'?

    Are you a 'yo-yo debtor'?

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-12-01 19:30:39 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    You’ve heard of yo-yo dieters, people who lose weight just to gain it back, then start the dieting cycle again. Experts now warn the same type of up and down cycles are happening with too many people’s credit cards.

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    You’ve heard of yo-yo dieters, people who lose weight just to gain it back, then start the dieting cycle again. Experts now warn the same type of up and down cycles are happening with too many people’s credit cards.

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  • Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-11-29 16:26:12 GMT
    Learn how to master online shopping discounts.Learn how to master online shopping discounts.

    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

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    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

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