Category Archives: Shopping

The Annoying Facebook Gifts Service Will End August 12, 2014

If you found it annoying when Facebook suggested you purchase and send a digital gift card to someone you hadn’t seen in years because it was their birthday, you weren’t alone. If you were one of the users who never … Continue reading

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Facebook Testing ‘Buy’ Button for Small Businesses So You Never Leave Their Site

Great news out of Facebook if you own a small to medium-sized business. The company is in the process of testing a new “Buy” button which allows the business to embed the button to either their page posts or within … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Warns Shoppers Who Get Store Credit Cards for a Discount

It wasn’t that long ago when retail stores would offer you a freebie to open up a credit card account. While this still happens, there has been a shift to retail outlets offering an immediate percentage discount off of a … Continue reading

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Washington State Legal Recreational Marijuana Won’t Be Cheap

Washington state will begin selling the first legal recreational marijuana in licensed stores this week, but those who wander into the few which are open may also find a bit of sticker shock. That’s because the price of marijuana at … Continue reading

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Target Wants You to Leave Your Guns at Home

John Mulligan, interim CEO of the American retail company Target Corporation, released a request of all customers today. While in many states, openly carrying firearms in public places is legal, either with a license or with no such restrictions, patrons … Continue reading

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The Best Deals Available at 4th of July Sales 2014

Independence day is a federal holiday, and a time when many families get together to celebrate the founding of our nation. It’s also a time when retail stores have big sales to mark the event. The question is, what are … Continue reading

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4th of July: Major Retailers That Are Open and Closed for Independence Day 2014

With Independence Day almost upon us, one can’t avoid all the advertising about 4th of July sales on TV and in print. This might lead one to believe all retail stores will be open on the Fourth of July, even … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Fireworks

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? The best financial move you can do is opt out of buying your own and go to watch a public display. It’s a lot less expensive, and there’s much less likelihood … Continue reading

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Deadline Nears at West Coast Ports Which Could Disrupt Retailers

There’s no need for outright panic at the moment, but retailers are becoming a little less at ease as labor negotiations between shipping companies and dockworkers for west coast ports continue. Those shipping ports cover 29 on the west coast … Continue reading

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Walmart, Costco Discount iPhone 5s as Summer Deals Begin to Emerge

It makes good financial sense not to be an early adopter when it comes to the latest technology gadgets, and that includes the latest Apple iPhone offerings. There is a premium price to pay for always having the latest and … Continue reading

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Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives $800,000 Fine for Overcharging California Customers

One of the golden rules of grocery shopping is to always check your receipt. Grocery stores make mistakes far more often than most people believe, and it’s important to keep your eyes open for these mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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Healthy Buzzwords Get People to Think Spam Is Healthier than Salmon

There’s a specific reason why all the products you see in the grocery store are plastered with healthy buzzwords in bold lettering like “organic,” “heart healthy,” “antioxidant,” “all natural,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain” on their packaging. The simple reason is … Continue reading

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Share a Coke 2014: Would You Buy a Coca Cola with Your Name on It?

You may see your name in the refrigerated section of your favorite stores this summer. In a marketing effort aimed at teens and Millennials, Coca Cola is planning to place the names of the 250 most popular first names in … Continue reading

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United Changes Its Frequent Flier Program: Some Ways to Earn Miles without Flying

For anyone who likes to save money by playing the frequent flier game with airlines, United just made it a little harder for the average person to earn miles to qualify for free airline tickets. This isn’t a surprise. It’s … Continue reading

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Americans Love Debt Again: Consumer Credit Card Spending Surges by $8.8 Billion

Consumers seem to have forgotten their lesson that debt is not their friend. In what might be a positive sign for the economy that consumer spending is increasing, the April data from the Federal Reserve isn’t good news for those … Continue reading

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The Best Credit Cards for Amazon Purchases

By Will Charles Amazon.com is one of the most well known and popular online retailers, because of this in 2013 they did $74.45 billion in revenue. If you’re anything like me you do a lot of your shopping on amazon, … Continue reading

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Is Inexpensive Food Making You Fat?

The conventional wisdom is that we are a nation which is overweight because we’re too lazy to get enough exercise, and we don’t eat enough healthy food. A new study says that these assumptions are wrong. The real problem causing … Continue reading

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day weekend is here. With all holidays, it can get confusing about what is open and what’s not. If you’re planning on getting out of the house, there is a good chance that you will need to know what … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Macy’s

Founded in 1858, Macy’s is a department store that has served millions of people and continues to be popular. Despite being a department store with higher quality items that found at discounts stores like Target, it’s still known for good … Continue reading

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