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Who needs Pam?

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Save the wrappers from your sticks of butter or margarine and use them to grease your cake pans. My mom always kept them folded inside the butter box on the door of the fridge.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

What should you buy in bulk?

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:


Buy nonperishable items, such as toilet paper and garbage bags, in bulk.


---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Video: Tips for Black Friday shopping

It takes planning to land the best deals on Black Friday. Samantha Maziarz Christmann, The News’ Discount Diva, shares some tips with Brian Meyer:

Veteran's Day Freebies

Here are some great Veteran's Day freebies compiled by

Cabela's Outdoor Store
Employee discount of 5% to 50% - Nov. 11 to 12
Applies to: Veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel

Free meal - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active duty and veterans
Chili's is offering a choice of one of six meals on a dine-in-only basis. Beverages and gratuity not included.

Free Grand Slam breakfast - Nov. 11
Applies to: Active military or veterans
Available only at participating locations.

Use promo code VET15 and receive 10% to 15% off - through Nov. 13
Applies to: Everyone

Free six-inch sub - Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans
SUBWAY restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere.

Texas Roadhouse
Free lunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11
Applies to: Veterans and active duty military
Dine-in only

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Why "more stuff" doesn't equal "more happy"

Why less is more: