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Cyber Monday savings: 4 ways to save money

On November 26, 2016

While holiday shopping started long before Black Friday, we still have these shopping promotions. Cyber Monday is the day everyone returns to work after the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead of working, many people spend extra time shopping. Here are 4 ways to earn Cyber Monday savings and stay within your holiday budget all season long.

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“Thank you for your business”

On November 23, 2012

What a week of contrasts — thankfulness and greed. Just hours after we finished our Thanksgiving meal with family and gave thanks to all we have in our lives, people lined up to rush into stores to grab a good deal. Some people fought to get what they wanted. Thanksgiving has become Black Friday or Gray Thursday. Whatever you call…

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Publicizing your purchase to save money

On March 15, 2012

Retailers are looking for new and creative ways to advertise as mass media shifts from television and print to online. Social media plays a huge role in making nothing — something. Tweets, re-tweets, and shares on Facebook are great ways to expose a new product or service to potentially new customers.  Special promotions are often offered to followers or those who…

Credit / Saving money

Best rewards cards

On August 31, 2011

My mailbox fills up with credit card offers from the airlines. With the ever increasing airline fees, I have to admit the cards are tempting. The annual fees are holding me back. I hate to pay a fee for rewards. A survey by NextAdvisor found the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express is tops for if you want to…

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Free extended warranty if you pay with an eligible credit card

On August 25, 2011

Warranties are big selling points for manufacturers, but they often offer little protection for consumers. Most warranties are a year or two, and so many products break at the two and three year mark so the basic, free warranty doesn’t apply. So, should you buy an extended warranty? There may be a better, free option. Consumer Reports typically does not recommend extended warranties,…

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Can’t return an item to a store? Return it to your credit card

On August 3, 2011

Buyer’s remorse? It’s easy to get especially as our economy is still uncertain. Forget about dealing with those annoying return policies that are impossible to keep straight. There is another way to get added protection. American Express and other credit card companies offer Return Protection that provides a standard 90 day return policy if the store’s policy is not as…

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Credit card company offers Facebook deals if you link your credit card

On July 27, 2011

Link, like, love. I’ll link and like your site, but I”m not loving this new social media app from American Express. The credit card company’s “link, like, love” campaign offers deals, and access based on the likes, interests, and social connections of American Express cardholders and their friends.  Sounds like a good idea until you learn you have to link your Facebook…

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Top companies for customer service

On January 24, 2011

We typically remember the bad experiences with a company, but the National Retail Foundation and American Express wanted to know about your positive experiences.  The Customers’ Choice survey rated Zappos.com tops among 9,200 shoppers for customer service. Consumers were asked, “Thinking of all the different retail formats (store, catalog, internet, or home shopping), which retailer delivers the best customer service?”…