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Survival guide to Black Friday week

On November 19, 2012

The much anticipated Thanksgiving week has arrived. Get the aspirin ready if you’re travelling or planning to shop. Put the scale away and get the beer ready if you’re planning to be lazy and watch some football and eat. Don’t expect the hype over the shopping season to end next week. There’s a lot at stake this year for retailers,…

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Christmas creep: how early is too early?

On October 16, 2012

It seems Christmas creeps into our lives earlier and earlier every year. The decorations have been up at some stores for weeks. This year, Target is already launching holiday ads and we haven’t even hit Halloween. So, what can we expect this shopping season? I predict aggressive marketing and sales. Stores are fighting for every last dollar. The consumer friendly…

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Turn plastic gift cards into mobile money

On December 29, 2011

Did you get a gift card for the holidays? Instead of burying it in your wallet, how about burying it an app on your phone? Some plastic or paper gift cards can now be converted into mobile versions. There are apps that allow you to store a gift card’s information or some businesses like Target allow you to store the…

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Coupon policies continue to change

On July 12, 2011

Extreme Couponing is coming back for season two, as stores continue to alter their coupon policies. You can’t say the changes are because of the show, but it’s interesting how so many stores are tightening their policies. Target’s new policy makes it clear you can only use one Buy One Get One Free coupon, so you can’t get both items…

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Where to Recycle, Donate, Buy, or Sell Electronics

On May 25, 2011

We can’t live without our smartphones. The models become outdated quickly, creating lots of electronic trash. You can trade in your old phone, sell it yourself, or recycle it. Smartphones are easy to get rid of properly, but what about all the other electronics in our home like old TVs or computers? Here’s ways you can recycle your electronic trash…