Here you'll find thousands of coupons, coupon codes and deals to use when shopping online. Unlike most coupon sites, we're a one-person "boutique" operation (and have been since 1999), so must be selective both about the merchants we feature and the sales, discounts, clearances and coupon codes we post each day. We don't want to make saving money difficult, so unlike other coupon sites, we don't hide the coupon codes behind links, seed our site with annoying pop-ups or partner with fly-by-night merchants. If you'd like to be notified by email when we add new coupons and discounts, create a free account by clicking the "Deal Alerts" link above. We don't rent or sell our list to anyone; it's used only to send you updates. New coupons also are posted daily to our Twitter feed. Finally, we have a popular ebook that details the 101 best deals online, available for 99 cents for the Amazon Kindle, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Barnes and Noble nook, Kobo Reader or any other eReader or eReader software. Or receive a free PDF version with any order at Best Deal Magazines.
Anat Keinen of Harvard and Ran Kivetz found in a study that tightwads don't enjoy the present but always attempt to maximize the future, according to a story in Psychology Today. They call this phenomenon "hyperopia," which is a medical term used to describe farsightedness. Along with Oded Netzer of Columbia University, the two have labeled another phenomenon they call "the functional alibi." Kivetz told Psychology Today: "People are more likely to spend money on luxuries whe they can justify, even on a subconscious level, some functional aspect, even if they never use it. High-tech items are a good example. Good food can even be justified as, 'Well, I have to eat.' It's a way to indulge without guilt."