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Christmas Cashland Adopt-A-Family

SAMCashland’s involvement in the community is very important to the company’s culture.  Every year during the holiday season, Cashland adopts a family in need in order to give back to the community! Each employee donates towards this cause, to purchase the items for the family. A group decided to all meet at Walmart one Saturday and divided into four teams of two in order to shop for each child in the family. That following Monday, the team wrapped all the presents they purchased and they are now ready to be delivered by Santa himself!

Cashland employees understand the importance of giving and to help our fellow Oklahoman’s in need. We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season and we look forward to the New Year!

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.”— Sydney Smith

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Enjoy Your Holiday’s In Oklahoma

Oklahoma is covered in holiday magic and spirit! Gather your family and friends and enjoy events and festivities all across the state of Oklahoma to make your holidays brighter! Below are several ideas for you and your family to enjoy this winter.winter fest

  • Winterfest- Enjoy Winterfest in downtown Tulsa from November 28, 2014-January 18, 2015. This is an annual tradition that includes outdoor ice skating, Oklahoma’s tallest outdoor Christmas tree, horse-drawn carriages, live entertainment and beautiful light displays!
  • Chickasha Festival of Light- Drive through Chickasha’s Shannon Spring Park to see 3.5 million lights or walk under the Crystal Bridge. One of the top ten holiday light shows in the nation, this is something you will want to see!
  • Snow Tube- If you are more into adventure, you will want to go tubing at the ballpark! Visit the largest man-made snow slope at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
  • Snowflake Winter Festival Ice Skating- You will not want to miss out on this Tahlequah festival that includes an ice skating rink, opportunity to meet Santa, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and hot chocolate to keep you warm!
  • Living Nativity- Go to Claremore and walk through an interactive depiction of a nativity scene. Full with actors in costume and farm animals, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
  • Water Taxi- Thursdays through Sundays from November 28 – December 28, all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal free of charge to view all of the Christmas lights and festivities.
  • A Territorial Christmas Celebration- Visit downtown Guthrie to view a live theatre production, historical home tours, carriage rides and decorated floats.
  • Nutcracker- Share the magic of the season by attending The Nutcracker Ballet in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This will really get you in the Christmas spirit!

These are only a few ideas, to view a full list of holiday events, click here.  You will find ways to celebrate winter, holiday events, displays and much more. Enjoy all things winter this season and may your winter be merry and bright!

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Christmas Savings Cheer

The lights are hung, the trees are decorated and everyone is getting ready to enjoy friends and family this holiday season! Don’t let the burden of gift giving ruin your holiday cheer! This should be a time of loving, remembering, helping others and being joyful, so don’t let the Grinch steal any of your holiday spirit away.Santa Savings

Alleviate some of the stress on purchasing holiday gifts by being strategic about when and how to purchase. Most of you have probably already done some Black Friday shopping.  While you probably received a lot of great deals, some of the items you wanted might have been out of stock or you were just not able to go to the store to purchase them. Don’t fret, because today is Cyber Monday! Take advantage of this day where many merchants from low-end to upscale take part to offer incredible deals and specials. Below are a few websites that you will be able to snag great deals.

http://www.cybermonday2014.com/

http://www.hugecybermondaydeals.com/

If for some reason you are unable to take advantage of Cyber Monday, then consider shopping right before Christmas, from December 21-24. It may sound like procrastination at its finest, but most big-ticket items such as jewelry, electronics and furniture items will continue to drop until the merchants can sell the items!

Good luck and remember, “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but what we give.”- Ben Carson

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Lawton Cashland Store Supports March of Dimes

Cashland enjoys getting involved in helping different causes, this month we have highlighted our Lawton store for their charisma and dedication to helping the community they live in!Lawton - Waddle Run 6

Jenny Brewster of Cashland Lawton celebrates Prematurity Awareness Month by participating in the Waddle Run! The purpose of this 5K Glow Run is to bring awareness to premature birth and to educate on the importance of waiting to have a full term pregnancy to deliver, unless medically necessary.

The Waddle Run “Glowing for 40 Weeks” was held November 15, 2014 in Elmer Thomas Park. The event was a Glow Run through the park.

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Thank you Jenny for reaching out into the community!

Special shout out to Mary Dent for participating!

 

Thanksgiving Savings

The holidays are fast approaching causing many of us to stress out about our budgets for the next few months. While Thanksgiving dinner is a time when family and friends get together to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, it does not necessarily mean that you will have to break the bank. Below are some simple ways to save money on this year’s Thanksgiving dinner without cutting out your favorites!24304 Betty Crocker's Guide to Your First Thanksgiving

  1. Buying Products- It is important to “shop local” whether it be at a nearby farmer’s market or an event of some sort. You can also focus on buying store brand products instead of brand-name items. Buy generic items at least for your canned goods & baking goods.
  2. Alternatives- Some favorite dishes tend to be a little higher priced than others such as pecan pie and oyster stuffing. Switch out the expensive ingredient and choose an apple or pumpkin pie and regular cornbread stuffing. You cannot go wrong with any of these!
  3. Cook- Instead of purchasing prepared foods, try cooking from scratch, not only will you save money, most likely the homemade versions are better and healthier too!
  4. Simple is Key- You want to have enough food for everyone but simplify your menu by picking one vegetable, starch, protein and pie instead of several of each. By making fewer dishes you will waste less and save money.
  5. Potluck- It is stressful to host a Thanksgiving dinner and to get all the different foods started at the right time etc. Even if you are the hostess for Thanksgiving dinner, you do not have to provide all of the food. By asking your family and friends to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish, not only will you have several signature dishes, you will save on time and money!

Even though these tips will help with your budget and stress during Thanksgiving, remember it is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for. With some planning and some creativity, you will have a lot to give thanks for!

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Cold Weather Approaching, Be Prepared!

The weather will soon be turning into a cold, crisp fall followed by a chilly winter.  Instead of spending all of your hard earned cash on electric and heating, you can save it for the upcoming holidays! There are several ways to save money during these colder months by simply following the steps below! You will see a huge difference with these easy and efficient steps!fireplace

  • Clean Refrigerator- You would not think there would be so much dust under your fridge, well think again. Typically the coils underneath your fridge are covered in dust and this causes your refrigerator to work overtime to keep cool and this causes a hike in your energy bill. By simply taking the time to clean the coils can save you up to 30% on your energy bill.
  • Unplug All Devices- If you are not using the outlet then do not have your dryer, straightener, toaster etc. plugged in. Even though the device is not turned on, it is using energy if it is plugged into the wall. By unplugging items, not only is it safer, but it will save you an average of $100 per year.
  • Get Insulated Curtains- You can transform your room with a new look, while saving money with insulated curtains! They add a layer of protection to control the temperature in your room by keeping cold air out and warm air in.
  • Check Your Furnace- Make sure and clean your furnace by replacing the filter. Dirty filters restrict air flow and cause an increase of energy to be used. You can do this yourself and it can save you up to 15% on your energy bill.
  • Insulate Your Pipes & Hot Water Heater- By insulating your hot water pipes and hot water heater, you will reduce heat loss. Again, this is something you can do yourself and the cost of the materials will pay off in the first year!
  • Fireplace- It is important to seal your fireplace off when you are not using it. The heat from your home can escape through the damper seal. Another alternative you can do in order to not have to remember to close off the damper is to install glass doors on your fireplace; this will help keep the warm air in your home without having the cold air from outside come in!
  • Hot Water Heater- By turning down the temperature on your hot water heater, you can end up saving money; approximately every 10 degrees you lower can result in a savings of $10 per month!
  • Dryer Vent- Clean out your dryer vent that collects lint and dust over time causing not only your clothes to not dry efficiently, but also causes more energy to be used! This is something you can do by using a shock vacuum, it is free and simple!

Who knew that saving energy could be so easy? Take these helpful tips and make sure and use them this year for immediate savings!

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Winter Heat

Cold winter months do not have to put your finances out in the cold! There are several things you can do to prepare for the chilly months that will make a huge difference in your energy bills and save you money for all of the upcoming holiday festivities.thermometer behind the frozen window

  • Sun is Free- Use the sun to heat your house on a cold winter day, open the curtains during the day and close them to trap in the heat when the sun goes down. This is a simple and free step to warm your home.
  • Layers- During the cold months make sure and bundle up and wear socks, slippers, cardigans and scarfs! Instead of turning the heat up get cozy with blankets and even wear a hat to keep the heat from escaping your head.
  • Don’t Overuse Exhaust Fans-Did you know that using exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms actually pulls the hot air to the ceiling and the heat escapes. Only use exhaust fans when you really need them and then turn them right off.
  • Outdoor Lights- When decorating your house for the holidays make sure and use LED lights. LED lights use 75% less energy and last 25% longer than incandescent lighting. Not only do LED lights save energy, they also emit less heat and do not break as easy.
  • Insulate- Make sure your house is insulated around doors, windows and pipes. It is an inexpensive way to lower your energy costs by keeping the heat from escaping in the winter and the cold air from escaping in the summer.
  • Humidifier-It is important for you to have a humidifier in your home. The cold air can make the air inside become very dry. By having moist air in your home, it will make your air feel warmer and it holds in heat better. It will also help with your breathing and keep you from getting sick.
  • Necessary Rooms- Only heat the rooms that you use on a day to day basis. By closing or sealing the vents to unused rooms you can save tons of money, and it will not affect your warmth.
  • Adjust Thermostat- When you go to bed at night turn your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees while you are asleep. You can wear extra clothes, use flannel sheets and use extra blankets. By doing this, you will save around 10% on your heating bills.
  • Ceiling Fans- I know it sounds like this would not help with the heat, however if you use a ceiling fan your home you will have better ventilation and be more energy efficient in both the summer and winter months. By setting your ceiling fans clockwise, the hot air will become trapped and heat the inside to keep your rooms warm during the colder months.

These are simple steps you can take that will not only save you money, but keep you warm during the frigid months ahead!

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