shopping

Recession Journal V: Mind, The GAP

Some well known mainstays of Corporate America have decided not to wait for an official recovery but to sell the idea of it to you. Can we collectively as corporate citizens and co

Who has the time (or money) for deals?

I pay almost no attention to "deals" sites. I scarcely even read the lists of deals here on Wise Bread. There are several reasons, but they pretty much come down to two things: I d

Save a Bundle on Your Groceries: Consider Your Local Asian Market

Despite the coupons and the special offers, the major supermarket chains are not cheap. You find a deal now and then, but on the whole they really don’t give you great value for mo

Bulk Buying and Small Business (Our $100 GC Winner Shares the Scoop)

Awhile back we invited small business owners to share how a membership to Sam’s Club may help them save money in this tough economy. We received great feedback from many small bus

Things You Might Not Know About Your Local Thrift Store

The nation as a whole has been exploring new avenues for savings these days. Thrift stores can be a great place to get what you need and pay what you want. Here are some tips for n

6 C's to Keep You Frugal While Shopping

When you prepare to go on a shopping trip, there are 6 things that you should equip yourself with before heading out.

Behold: The Secrets of the Grocery Store

A trip to the grocery store may be a hit or a miss, depending on your perspective. Some people love going to the store each week and others detest it with a passion. But there are

Swoopo - great auction deals or great scam?

Today I stumbled upon a site called Swoopo. It is touted as a new auction site that combines shopping with entertainment. I took a quick look and it seemed like many items were s

Look, But Don’t Touch: Avoid Marketing Manipulation

When it comes to shopping, touching an item may in fact encourage consumers to purchase things they hadn’t intended on buying in the first place.

An ING Direct Online Retail Store? It's not a joke.

It was my birthday last week. I received an email from ING Direct and assumed it would just be birthday wishes. But, I opened the email and to my astonishment guess what it contain

Goodbye Circuit City - Final liquidation begins January 17th, 2009 - Updated

Circuit City officially announced that it is going out of business today. The number two largest electronics retailer begins final liquidation sales on January 17th, 2009 in all of

Seven Lessons Learned from Working Retail

The store that I work at offers a rewards card to frequent shoppers, and there are quite a few people who refuse to sign up for it - I can understand why they wouldn't want to have

Double Coupons – They Could Cost You!

I recently tried (and failed) a recent Super Double Coupon promotion at my local Kmart. The bad news: I was unable to check out due to a glitch in their system, and I left all my

How many human lives is a flat panel TV worth?

Listen, I know I can be an elitist sometimes, but I occasionally shop at Walmart. But regardless of how good the deals are, how could any, or all, of the merchadise inside a Wal-ma

Make Your Own Deal Tracker

Deal-a-day websites like Woot! and Steep and Cheap are great places to go if you need a new piece of travel gear or gadget, these sites can be a great way to find it for cheap. Unf

Dumbest packaging ever?

I tend to believe that American consumers are savvier than advertisers and marketers give us credit for. That's why I don't understand why marketers waste so much time trying to se

Score Some Dorm Deals and Save Big (Even if You’re Not a Student)

Shopping on the cheap is difficult sometimes, but the right combo of pricing and availability can keep your place fresh and your wallet full. Take advantage of these seasonal sale

You Can’t Save if You Don’t Try

There has been much discussion about whether certain money-saving strategies are worth your time. In a recent article in Parade Magazine, Tim Harford alerts us to “Bargains That A

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month

Not sure which fruits and vegetables are 'in season'? Here's a handy list to help you out!

Knowing Your Triggers Can Prevent Emotional Spending

They don't call it "retail therapy" for nothing. Uncontrolled, emotional spending has a lot in common with other addicitons and eating disorders. One of these shared traits is the