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Coupons / Freebies / Saving money

Ebates pays you to shop

On November 25, 2016

  Even with all the holidays within the holiday season, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the money flows out of your wallet quickly. There’s an easy way to earn some cash back for all your shopping. EbatesĀ is a great way to put extra cash in your wallet now and year round.

Consumer Trends / Tech

Retail stores need more inventory to stay relevant

On January 21, 2013

Stores are working hard to prevent showrooming, where a customer goes into the store to touch and feel a product and then returns home to buy it cheaper online. Some retailers are price matching online prices hoping you’ll buy in the store rather than online. While it hurts local business owners when you buy online, I find it’s hard to…

Consumer News

Returning a daily deal

On January 30, 2012

Ever had buyer’s remorse? I’m always looking for a good massage or spa service — even just a manicure and pedicure. Daily deals are always tempting making it easy to second guess your decision later. If you know the rules of the game, you can easily get your money back. Deal buying is a spur of the moment decision. I…

Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert / Tech

Zappos customers on alert after cyber attack – the lesson for all of us

On January 16, 2012

Cyberfraud is always rampant, but what’s next this week? Online shoe retailer, Zappos, is warning customers that their personal data may have been accessed including your email address, name, billing and shipping address, phone number, and the last four digits of your credit card number, and maybe even a scrambled version of your password. Yikes! The email sent to customers…

Consumer News

Going back to school in style without breaking the bank

On August 11, 2011

Ask a child what kind of pants they like, and they’ll list off brand names and not a style. It’s all about the label for children as they try to be hip. So, how can a parent dress their kid in these high-end labels without breaking the bank? Parents are turning to resale and consignment shops to meet their kids…