Shopping

BYO Food … And Save Hundreds on Your Next Trip

August 12, 2010

With signs that the down economy is here to stay (a least for now!), travelers are finding more inventive ways to game the system and plan trips on a dime. One of the latest trends is widely being referred to as the BYOF boom – bringing your own food and drink and forgoing overpriced room […]

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Swaptree.com Offers a Cost-Effective Swap Site with a Conscience

August 3, 2010

Millions of Books, CDs, DVDs, and Video Games Available While bartering for goods has occurred since the beginning of time, a new consumer trend is emerging as people look to save money and reduce their environmental footprint – by swapping their stuff online. Leading the way in the online swap movement is Swaptree.com, which gives […]

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Parents Magazine And Lands’ End Announce Results Of 2010 Back-To-School Survey

July 30, 2010

DODGEVILLE, Wis. – It’s no secret that back to school is a busy time for families, but moms also view it as a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the coming year.    According to the 2010 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Parents magazine and Lands’ End, 75 percent of moms see back […]

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Amex Mid-Year Financial Check-up: Consumers Keeping Debt in Check

July 29, 2010

Majority of Consumers Report No Increase in Debt Over Past Six Months According to American Express Spending & Saving Tracker NEW YORK – In a mid-year financial check up, three-quarters (75%) of Americans say their debt has not increased over the past six months and in fact more than a third (38%) say their debt […]

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12 Tips to Reducing Online Payment Anxiety

July 14, 2010

Via FreeShipping.org Online shopping is a godsend to busy consumers; grand entertainment for the homebound; and — sometimes — frightening to those who’ve experienced identity theft. More than 92 million people made online purchases last year using credit cards, debit cards and services like PayPal and Google Checkout. To use a few football metaphors, the […]

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SiteJabber — An online community sharing the best and worst of online businesses and websites

July 12, 2010

As more and more consumers are shopping online in hopes of finding better deals and savings that in-store, they’re leaving themselves open to fraudulent practices and scams by some less-than-honest online retailers and businesses. There are over 205 million websites out there and those unsavory sites are costing consumers  more than $100 billion in online […]

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Consumer Reports survey: Shoppers love Costco and Dillard’s, Target and Walmart are Subpar

June 11, 2010

By John McCartney On behalf of Consumer Reports, I’m sharing out this story from the July issue “Retail Stores: Consumer Reports Survey Results” Consumer Reports asked 30,000 readers to weigh in on the best and worst chain stores in the county. For all the talk about Walmart’s low prices, 30,666 subscribers surveyed said the prices at 10 […]

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