Category Archives: Shopping

How to Use Any Credit Card to Buy Stuff at Costco

One of the restrictions which frustrates a lot of Costco members is the fact Costco doesn’t allow members to use just any credit card when shopping at their warehouses. The choices are limited to cash, a check, a debit card, … Continue reading

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$1 Million Kuratas Robot Available to Buy on Amazon Japan

In an article published in 2013, the New York Times described the excitement surrounding the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in which researchers described cars that drive themselves, machines that recognize people, self-organizing robots and humanoid robots “performing everything … Continue reading

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2015 Target Holiday Schedule and Store Hours

One of the things which can get frustrating with stores like Target is they don’t publish the schedule of which holidays they’re open and closed. For those who have to make a quick trip to the store for whatever reason … Continue reading

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2015 Walmart Holiday Schedule

As the largest US retailer, there are many people who rely on Walmart to buy a lot of their basics and household goods. Since it’s the main shopping spot for many people, it’s important to know on what holidays Walmart … Continue reading

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T-Mobile and Virgin Offer Consumers New Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

It’s been a good start of the year for anyone interested in cutting their cellphone bills with a prepaid plan. There are now two new prepaid services being offered to consumers from T-Mobile and Sprint’s Virgin. According to eBay, there … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015?

The US has 10 federal holidays, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the second of these each year, coming after New Year’s Day. In 2015, the day lands on Monday, January 19. While it’s a day off for those … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy Alcohol at Costco without a Membership?

This is a question that comes up from time to time when talking about Costco. There has been more than one occasion when people have asked me, “Can I buy alcohol at Costco without a membership?” The answer to this … Continue reading

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Is Costco Worth It?

There are a lot of people who ask the question, “Is a Costco membership is worth the price?” As you might expect, the answer depends tremendously on your particular situation and how you spend your money. For some people, it’s … Continue reading

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Costco Holiday Schedule and Hours 2015

Costco is one of the major retailers which closes its warehouse doors more often during the year than many other retailers. While they don’t close for every federal holiday, they do close on some of these holidays to let employees … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed on New Year’s Day 2015?

When the New Year rolls around, it can get confusing as to which stores are open or closed for the day. New Year’s Day is a federal holiday, but that doesn’t mean retail stores follow the lead of the federal … Continue reading

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Market Basket Ends 4% Customer Discount

Market Basket is a supermarket chain that serves the New England area. Currently, the company operates 72 supermarkets, with approximately 25,000 employees and an annual revenue of 4 billion dollars. This past year, Market Basket shoppers were given a 4 … Continue reading

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Five Great After Christmas Sales Deals You Haven’t Considered

You have heard it time and again to buy Christmas cards, wrapping paper, ornaments and other Christmas items after December 25 to use in 2015 as a way of saving money. These are all great tips (you should be doing … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Christmas Day 2014

Most people assume everything is closed on Christmas Day, and for the most part, they would be correct. There are, however, some exceptions that are worth noting, especially for those who will be out and about on December 25. While … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open and Closed on Christmas Day 2014?

For those who have spent the last month shopping to get ready for Christmas, most would think the last thing anyone would want to know is what stores are open and what stores are closed on Christmas Day. The fact … Continue reading

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Are Any Stores Open on Christmas Day 2014?

The vast majority of retail stores are open on Christmas Eve, but the same can’t be said for Christmas Day (Click here for┬ámajor retailers holiday hours). In fact, there’s an assumption made by many that all stores are closed on … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Store Hours for Last Minute Shoppers 2014

If you’re one of the many people who procrastinates so much you need to shop on the day before Christmas, then it’s important to know what times stores are open on Christmas Eve. This is especially true since many stores … Continue reading

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Costco Holiday Hours for Christmas

Update: Costco 2015 Holiday Schedule There is a growing trend for stores to extend their store hours in the days leading up to Christmas to give the last-minute procrastinators more time to get all the gifts they need to buy. … Continue reading

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Walmart Holiday Store Hours for Christmas 2014

There are quite a few consumers who leave their holiday Christmas shopping to the last minute. A Walmart study on the top reasons why these shoppers procrastinate on their holiday shopping found 40% were too busy with other holiday season … Continue reading

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Macy’s Christmas Store Hours 2014

There are a lot of people who don’t get all their Christmas shopping done in time, and retail stores know that. To help these last-minute shoppers, many retail stores are extending their store hours in the days before Christmas (although … Continue reading

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Target Christmas Store Hours 2014

If you are one of the many who are a last-minute Christmas gift shopper, retail stores are extending their holiday hours with you in mind. While most stores will be closed on Christmas Day, many are significantly extending their holiday … Continue reading

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