Category Archives: Shopping

Retail Stores Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2015

Even though Memorial Day has nothing to do with shopping, it has become a major sales event for retail outlets. Stores are blanketing the TV with ads promoting their Memorial Day sales in an attempt to drive traffic to their … Continue reading

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Is Costco Open on Memorial Day 2015?

If you go solely by the advertisements on TV, you would think Memorial Day was an occasion to celebrate shopping and consumerism. While the vast majority of retailers are on TV shouting about all the great bargains they have as … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save Mom Money

May has arrived which means that Mother’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re the type who constantly struggles about what to buy your mom, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are a few different gifts … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Easter Sunday 2016

This article has been updated for Easter 2016 Even though Easter is a religious holiday, and not a federal holiday, it’s still a holiday celebrated by many people in the United States. Due to this, it can get confusing as … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Open and Closed on Easter 2016

This article has been updated for Easter 2016 When holidays in the US approach, it’s always a challenge to know which stores will be open and which stores won’t. That’s because there is no set criteria which determines whether a … Continue reading

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Is Walmart Open on Easter Sunday 2016?

There are times when a holiday comes, and despite the best of intentions, you still need to get something for it on the actual day of the holiday. For those who need to get supplies or other items on Easter … Continue reading

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Is Costco Warehouse Open on Easter 2016?

Costco is one of the few retailers which has more than a couple of days during the year when their warehouses are closed. This is to give their employees the chance to spend time with their families, even though it … Continue reading

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Is Target Open or Closed on Easter 2016?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Target discount stores, and whether or not they are open on Easter Sunday. Much of this is due to the conflicting information on the Internet. If you do a search, … Continue reading

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The Single Best Way to Save Money Shopping Online

It amazes me the number of people who decide to pay more money for something they are purchasing online when all it takes is an extra five minutes to find a better deal. When you shop online and go through … Continue reading

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Walmart Wage Increases May Influence Other Retailers to Raise Salaries

Much has been said and written about America’s improving economy as evidenced by a more robust job market and decreasing unemployment rates. In January, the Labor Department reported that 252,000 workers had been added to employer payrolls in December alone, … Continue reading

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P&G to Cut 100 Brands Beginning This Summer

With over $84 billion dollars in recorded sales for 2014, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) is the largest and most profitable consumer packaged goods (CPG) company in the world. The company’s well known products include Crest toothpaste, Dawn detergent and Gillette … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed for Presidents’ Day 2015?

Washington’s Birthday (commonly known as Presidents’ Day) is the third of 10 federal holidays in the US. It’s celebrated each year on the third Monday in February. In 2015, it will be celebrated on February 16. Those who work for … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

For those who love their cash-back, airline miles or other reward credit cards, the question, “Can I buy a car with a credit card?” has likely crossed their mind at some point. It makes sense. A car is a large … Continue reading

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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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