Weekly Update: LCD TVs Recommendations, White Wines and more
In the midst of all the holiday excitement, there's even more to be happy about -- AFTER Christmas. With after-Christmas sales and New Year's following right behind, there's a lot to prepare.
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Cheap LCD TVs.It's cold outside in much of the country, so why not stay indoors and veg out in front of a cheap LCD TV? The best of the low-cost, high-definition models deliver a sharp and crisp picture and good color. Some are also Internet-capable, with widgets for apps such as Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu. We found four cheap LCD TVs that feature all the critical specs, meet consumers' expectations for performance, and cost less than $600.
Cheap White Wine.A good cheap white wine is not an oxymoron. Our research turned up nearly two dozen white wines, including three standouts, costing $10 or less. Some are best enjoyed with a meal and others can be sipped on their own; all should be served chilled. These wines are dry but still present flavors and aromas that are fruity and floral, sometimes a tad vegetal and sometimes a tad spicy. Our buying guide is organized by wine type and specific suggestions are provided for each.
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After Christmas Sales.This week, we learned that after-Christmas sales are definitely worth waiting for. Whether you're getting ready for the next semester at school, using your gift cards to buy exactly what you want, or returning a less-desirable gift (thanks anyway, Aunt Mildred), vendors are vying for your attention with special hours, steep in-store discounts, and money-saving online deals. Read our after-Christmas sales blog for the best tips on saving while spending during this post-holiday season.
Cheap Wine and Champagne.We've added to our cheap champagne and cheap red wine buying guides with a new cheap white wine review. No matter the preferences of your guests, you can have a variety of bottles on hand that won't further stress your bank account. Our cheap wine and champagne press release has all the details.
Cheap and Free New Year's Eve Celebration Tips.They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and if you're sticking to your budget this holiday season, you can still make New Year's Eve special. We found frugal alternatives to the typical fancy restaurant meal or bar celebration that will leave you with fond memories and a solvent start for 2012. Free neighborhood activities, progressive dinners, and hosting your own party are all fun strategies for enjoying a cheap or free New Year's celebration.