Category Archives: Shopping

CVS Ranks You Against Others on Your Money Saving Ability

Do you consider yourself an expert saver who is able to get the best deals at the stores where you shop? If you consider yourself good at saving money, and one of the stores your frequent is CVS, you can … Continue reading

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Ever Buy FiveFingers Barefoot Running Shoes? You Are Owed Some Money

If you were one of the millions of people who bought a pair of those strange-looking toe running shoes, you may have some money coming back to you. Vibram, the company that makes the FiveFingers barefoot running shoes, recently settled … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open on Mother’s Day 2015?

This post has been updated for Mother’s Day 2015 (May 10) There is nothing more frustrating than when you go to a store only to find that it’s closed on that particular day. In many instances, the reason for the … Continue reading

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How I Shop at Costco without Paying for a Membership

There’s a false impression that in order to shop at Costco warehouses, you have to pay a membership fee. While this is the normal route for people to shop at their stores, there’s a “Costco hack” that will allow you … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Whole Foods

Many people rave about buying their groceries from Whole Foods. The store is loved for many different reasons, from the choice of products to buy to the quality of produce, meat, and dairy. It’s especially loved by those who like … Continue reading

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25 Fruits and Vegetables that Contain the Most Pesticides

Nobody wants to buy fruits and vegetables that are covered in pesticides. Trying to eat healthier is part of the reason why organic produce has become so popular in recent years. The problem for many families is the cost that … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open and Closed on Easter Sunday 2014?

One of the worst things that can happen when you want to go to a store is to arrive to find that the store is closed. This situation often happens when there is a holiday, and the store you plan … Continue reading

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The Chase Black Card is Palladium

The tale of the Black Card dates back to the 1980′s when a rumor began to circulate that American Express offered an exclusive credit card, which happened to be this color, to wealthy celebrities and the social elite. The buzz … Continue reading

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High Beef Prices? Tips on Ways to Save Money

Beef prices have reached the highest level since 1987, and currently have an average price of $5.28 a pound. Even worse, it doesn’t appear that these prices are going to fall anytime soon. Smaller than normal cattle herds brought on … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

Like most holidays, preparing for Easter can put a dent into your budget if you aren’t careful. If you have children, you probably know that buying new clothes, gifts, or other Easter accessories adds up very quickly, and can cause … Continue reading

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Beef Prices Spike to 27 Year High: Expensive Grilling Season

It’s going to be an expensive grilling season. Beef prices have risen to their highest level in more than 27 years, and it doesn’t appear that there is going to be much relief in the near future. The rising prices … Continue reading

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Why It Makes Little Sense to Buy $1500 Google Glass

Google has announced that for one day only, Tuesday, April 15, you may have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for $1500, when they will make a limited number of them available for sale. This may seem like a great … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Trader Joe’s

A lot of people prefer using Trader Joe’s over wholesale stores like Costco, traditional supermarkets, or other specialty stores like Whole Foods. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Trader Joe’s, this video does a good job of giving a humorous … Continue reading

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Walmart Is Going Organic with Wild Oats

If there were ever a sure sign that organic foods are here to stay, it’s the announcement from Walmart that it will be expanding its organic grocery category by adding organic food produced by company Wild Oats Marketplace. Walmart has … Continue reading

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Reasons to Avoid “Sign and Drive” Auto Sales Deals

If you’re in the market to buy a new car, you may be swayed by the “sign and drive” leases that many car dealerships offer. It’s tempting to show up to a car dealership and drive away in a car … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Going to Change the Way We Grocery Shop with Dash?

If you’re one of those people who absolutely hates going to the grocery store, Amazon has a new gadget for you. Even if you don’t hate it, but just are looking for a way to make more time in you … Continue reading

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Are Penny Auctions Legitimate? 10 Reasons to Stay Away

A penny auction is an auction where the participants pay a non-refundable fee to place small bids on certain items. Each bid gradually increases the price of an item by a certain amount – in this case, by $0.01 – … Continue reading

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Starbucks Evenings: Bring on the Booze

Does Starbucks (SBUX) want to be your local bar? Not exactly, but they sure would love to be your destination for beer and wine… Your local Starbucks may soon offer you something even stronger than a shot of caffeine. According … Continue reading

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Ever Buy a Computer? DRAM Manufacturers May Owe You $10 – $1000

It’s time to take out your old credit card bills to calculate the number of electronic device purchases you’ve made in the past. Doing so may earn you anywhere from $10 to $1000. If you bought any type of electronic … Continue reading

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