Rinehardt Law - November 2021

Comparison Shop Like a Champ DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season can be expensive. Sure, you might describe this time of year with less cynical words like “magical” or “warm,” but unfortunately, most stores don’t accept magic or warmth as legal tender. Whether it be for gifts or for holiday meals and treats, most people want to get the most for their money while saving their time and energy. That’s what makes comparison shopping in the age of technology so worthwhile. In case you didn’t already guess its meaning, “comparison shopping” is simply when you compare prices of the same or similar products at different stores or online retailers. You’ve probably done comparison shopping without knowing you were doing it. However, once you truly embrace the concept, you can increase your savings. Plus, by using the bevy of online price comparison tools, you can do so without scrambling around to every store in town. If you want to comparison shop like a champ this holiday season, here are a few general tips. The best deal isn’t always the lowest price. If you’re buying gifts online, be sure to take shipping costs into account. They might end up making the cheaper option more expensive in the end.

You should also take a look at the return fees, in case these could drive the price up significantly.

Look at the per unit price for food. If you’re buying groceries for Thanksgiving dinner, sometimes the item that’s more expensive at face value is actually cheaper per unit. That can mean you’ll save money overall by buying in bulk. Be wary of markups. Black Friday can leave you feeling frenzied, and that’s not always when stores have their best deals. In fact, many of them mark up their prices (sometimes “discounting” them back to their regular price) in preparation for that day. It’s a good rule of thumb to be wary of massive “sales” at big retail locations. If you want to know where you can compare prices, take a look at any one of these apps: Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com, Idealo, Shopzilla, BuyVia, NowDiscount, ScanLife, or ShopSavvy.

5th Annual Thanks-GIVE-away

Inspiration Corner Attorney Robert Whitney

We are looking forward to putting turkeys on tables again this year for those families in our community who are facing adversity or hardship and need a helping hand.

Our colleague, friend, and president of the Lexington Local Schools Board of Education, Attorney Robert Whitney, was recently recognized by the Ohio School Boards Association at the Central Ohio Fall Conference. Mr. Whitney is the recipient of the Champion of Public Education award for his dedication and tireless service to our community’s students and staff. A graduate of Lexington High School himself, Mr. Whitney was first voted on to the Lexington School Board in 1964 and has served since then — 58 consecutive years! Mr. Whitney has been president of the board for the last 40 years. Mr. Whitney says he doesn’t play golf or go fishing, so he enjoys spending his free time serving the local community. He especially likes to get to know the students and follow their academic and professional careers after graduation. As an experienced and accomplished legal advocate, Mr. Whitney also continues to practice law in the field of criminal defense. Mr Whitney once heard a quote from the CEO of the former Continental Airlines that he as tried to abide by: “Work hard, fly right.”

We will be giving away 250 turkeys on a first come, first served basis on Friday, Nov. 19, from 3:30–5:30 p.m. (Please note there was a typo on the date in our October newsletter). We will also be giving out pumpkin pies this year! Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the table, share a special meal, and give thanks. Rinehardt Injury Attorneys want every family in our community to have the opportunity to enjoy the holiday without financial stress.

If you or someone you know needs a helping hand, come and see us on the 19th!


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