Category Archives: Shopping

Back to School Savings in September

Back to school shopping is traditionally a big event, but more families are saying, “Meh,” to it. According to a Deloitte study, 38 percent of K-12 parents say they don’t care so much about back-to-school shopping because they get what … Continue reading

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Reasons to Use Costco Checks

Most people don’t realize they can get cheap checks by using a check printing service outside of the bank. Costco checks are known for being affordable and easy to order. They save you money while giving you more design options that … Continue reading

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Toys R Us Rewards Rules

Toys R Us has a rewards program for frequent shoppers. It’s popular with parents, collectors and collectible resellers. Those who use the program can tell you that it has many pitfalls that can lead to disappointment. Know the rules of … Continue reading

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7 Inventive Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

It’s that time of year again! The kids are exchanging their baseball bats for number 2 pencils. College students are setting up their dorm rooms. With these transitions comes added costs. Everyone needs the proper gear for getting started for a … Continue reading

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Your Free One-Day Pass to Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is a US retail chain owned by Walmart. It serves 47 million Americans, making it the country’s 8th largest retailer. Its closest rival is Costco. However, even if you prefer Costco, Sam’s Club has more locations (about 600). This … Continue reading

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Amazon Prime Delivery Time and Its Impact on Local Businesses

Amazon Prime is a membership-based service offered by Amazon, which provides free two-day shipping with a subscription. It also offers “exclusive access” to movies, Kindle books and music for $99 each year. Current estimates place the number of members as … Continue reading

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National Simplify Your Life Week 2015

The first week of August has been designated as Simplify Your Life Week! This oddball holiday is just gaining traction. It’s why you haven’t heard of it and neither had I until this morning. Basically, it’s a period of time … Continue reading

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Walmart’s Bicycle Return Policy (in Plain English)

This post is the result of research as well as personal experience. Buying a Walmart bike is easy. There are 4 ways you can do it: 1) Walk into Walmart and Grab a Bike off the Rack This is easy. … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Buying Cheap Often Ends up Costing More

Have you ever gone to buy a new appliance or piece of furniture and immediately picked out the cheapest option? While sometimes buying the cheapest option can work out, many times it ends up costing more money. For instance, buying the cheapest … Continue reading

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Jet.com Aims to Blast past Amazon and eBay

A new retailer has come to town: Jet.com launched today. The goal: show shoppers that when the company saves, the shopper saves. Jet is like a very consumer-oriented mashup between Amazon and Costco. With Jet, are tons of ways to save. … Continue reading

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What the PayPal Shakeup Means for Users

PayPal began trading today as an independent company. No longer is PayPal affiliated with eBay. And what a day it has been! PayPal ($49.5 billion) is valued above Netflix ($47.1 billion), eBay ($33.7 billion), and Twitter ($23.9 billion). The company is … Continue reading

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10 Cool Outdoor Gadgets That Actually SAVE You Money

Many of us want to save as much money as we can in every area of our lives. With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that there are plenty of gadgets focused on saving people … Continue reading

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Can You Get Better Deals at Costco or Walmart?

Walmart and Costco are both known for deals. Walmart has everyday low prices, and Costco’s prices are low when you factor in that you are buying in bulk, and therefore are getting a lower unit price. Which place will give … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Hours and Holiday Schedule

Sam’s Club strives for customer satisfaction, especially since it’s competing with Costco. Whether this occurs by offering wonderful prices, special membership benefits, or easily accessible store hours, Sam’s Club is known for customer service. While it is possible to shop at Sam’s … Continue reading

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Best Independence Day / Fourth of July Sales 2015

Fourth of July should be a celebration of fun times with fun people while recognizing a historic moment in our country’s history. As an addition to the celebration, retailers tend to offer amazing deals on your favorite products. Even if … Continue reading

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4th of July: Retail Stores Open and Closed on Independence Day 2015

While the Fourth of July is the day the nation celebrates its independence, it has also turned into a holiday where retailers use it as a means to try and sell their wares through Independence Day sales. It might be … Continue reading

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July 4th: What’s Open and What’s Closed on Independence Day 2015

With any major holiday there can be some misunderstandings on what places will or will not be open. You don’t want to waste your time trying to run errands just to find everything is closed due to the holiday. It’s … Continue reading

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Costco or Sam’s Club: Which Is the Better Choice?

When making the choice of which membership warehouse will get your business, does Costco or Sam’s Club win out? Is one better than the other, and if so, which factors play into that decision? Costco and Sam’s Club are similar … Continue reading

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Is Target Open on Independence Day 2015?

Need to do some last minute holiday shopping this July 4th weekend? If so, you may be wondering if Target will remain open for Independence Day this upcoming Friday and Saturday. Since Independence Day is a federal holiday it can … Continue reading

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