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“Always a Home Game” Author Does More Than Cheer

I do not know how many readers of this blog remember “Independent George” of Seinfeld fame, but it is one of my favorite episodes. Good old George Costanza freaked out when his personal life and professional life “collided.” Me? Not so much. I welcome the opportunity to tell everyone I can about my boondoggle across Steelers Country last year. The story is even better when it benefits You Gift. We Gift. Let me explain.How the Journey Began During the 2013 NFL season, I set out on an epic journey with a close friend, Josh Miller. With a plan to visit all 32 NFL markets, we challenged ourselves to find at least one Steelers Bar in every city and to visit 100 Pittsburgh Steelers Bars in 140 days. Though no small feat, two things put us in great field position. First, Josh had played for the Steelers for eight seasons, and second, despite what people in Dallas think, the Steelers are America’s team. Prior to departure, we also convinced St. Lynn’s Press to publish a book   Read More »
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I Inherited the Coupon Queen Gene and Saved!

“Who goes to Bed Bath & Beyond and doesn't use a coupon? Honestly!” Years ago, like many female teenagers, I craved new clothes and shoes. Brand-name shopping trips, however, were not frequent or feasible in my parents’ household. Unfortunately, that didn't stop me from trying to get  Read More »

Do Gift Cards Have Fees?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Gift card fees such as activation fees, dormancy fees, non-use fees and service fees are typically only associated with bank-issued gift cards (e.g. Visa® gift cards, MasterCard® gift cards). According to the Federal Gift  Read More »
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