Category Archives: Shopping

Bird Flu Outbreak Causing Egg Shortage and Rising Prices

Did you notice a recent price increase for the carton of eggs you just bought? If so, it is likely due to a flu outbreak that is rapidly spreading throughout the United States. A recent shortage in eggs in America … Continue reading

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Is Costco Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?

Every Costco shopper can attest to falling prey to the trap of the rotisserie chicken. You know how the story plays out. You are almost finished filling your shopping cart to overflowing with all of your favorite products in bulk. … Continue reading

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Does Costco Have a Gift Registry?

For those who love Costco, they often want to know if Costco has a gift registry where they can list all of the items they would love to get from the warehouse for special occasions during their life. It makes … Continue reading

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Does Costco Offer a Free Trial Membership?

A question that often comes up in discussions about Costco by people who have heard about all the positives of the warehouse is, “Does Costco offer a free trial membership?” or “Does Costco offer free trial membership coupons?” While the … Continue reading

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When Is Costco Switching from American Express to Visa?

While most members of Costco are happy with the retailer, one frustration they often have is the fact that Costco only accepts American Express cards when it comes time to pay for everything at the checkout lane. There are ways … Continue reading

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25 Dog Friendly Stores Beyond Service Animals

There are a lot of great reasons to own a dog, but one area that could cause problems was if you wanted to take your dog to a store. It wasn’t long ago that dogs weren’t allowed in a retail … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2015

The weekend of May 23 through May 25, 2015, is Memorial Day weekend. As with many federal holidays, it can get confusing as to what will and won’t be open on Memorial Day. The United States doesn’t have national holidays, … Continue reading

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Is Target Open or Closed on Memorial Day 2015?

There’s nothing worse than going to a store to find just out that it is closed for a particular holiday. This is often the case when federal holidays come around in the United States, because these holidays are not national … Continue reading

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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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