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Father’s Day Gifts On A Budget

by David Sung

Father’s Day is June 17 this year. Have you started panicking yet? First step, breathe. Second step, keep reading. There are plenty of gift suggestions but what about the gifts that send the right message without having you see red? We’ve taken a survey of the most popular gift ideas and created a list of where to find the best deals on them. With the average consumer expected to spend $117 this holiday season – you can thank us later.

Man Cave

Is your dad king of the chips? Maybe a new poker table is in his cards. If you searched Amazon, you might find a great deal on a poker table for around $159.00. If you chose that option, you’ve already grossly exceeded that $117 average. Instead, consider a 48” poker table top from Newegg.com for only $40. Add in a new set of poker chips for $36 and you still have enough money to buy your dad a steak dinner.

Sporting Events

There’s nothing like watching your favorite team take the field in person – no matter how great your TV’s quality. If your dad has a favorite sports team, you’re sure to make him a very happy man if you put him up close and personal with the team’s adoring fans. However, just like much else, prices have risen in the sports industry and tickets aren’t cheap if you don’t know where to look. VividSeats.com is a site for true sports fans and it could easily be your saving grace in getting to the game on a budget. Select the sport, team and scroll through the list of available seats. Don’t see something in your price range? Vivid also has a community of sellers – so there’s another chance to get the tickets you want if they’re available.


A man and his tools, it’s an unspoken bond but even tools need an upgrade. Thanks to SlickDeals.com, you can find the latest deals from major retailers on the hour.  This list is quite comprehensive and includes some items that you probably haven’t even heard of but your dad has. You can narrow down your searches by time and popularity – which is determined by other users. Hand your dad a Leatherman Super Tool or a 200pc Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set, both under $80, and watch him work.

Gadget Wars

Most of us are pretty familiar with auction bidding sites like EBay but QuiBids is like EBay with an adrenaline rush. Recommended by ABC, Wired, The Economist, Rolling Stone Magazine and backed by the BBB, it’s a way to get the items you want at a fraction of the price. QuiBids has developed a new approach to online bidding with a simple four step process. You start by purchasing bids at .60 cents to participate in the auctions. With steps two and three, select the products you want and place your bids. When the time is up winner takes all but even if you are outbid, you can use your investments as a discount for the product as it’s listed on the site. Laptops, digital cameras, tablets – their inventory list is endless – meaning you won’t have to show up on Father’s Day empty handed.

 If you’re still looking for ways to make your budget stretch for the upcoming holiday, we offer cash advanceswith a simple approval process. Visit us at any one of our 281 locations for loan information and answers to any of your questions.

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