Articles on Shopping

Now is The Time to Buy: Skis, Winter Coats, Candy

Save big on the winter necessities by knowing the best times to hit the store.

Mr. Cheap Stuff: Who do you think you are?

We're chatting with Dean Takamine, the savvy saver behind Mr. Cheap Stuff. Here's the low-down on his love of deals!

Last minute free Valentine's Day gift ideas

It's Valentine's Day — and you need a last-minute gift idea, stat! These cute ideas are sure to make her smile.

Eyeglasses Stores are for Suckers (reader's tip)

Struggling to find reasonably-priced eyeglasses online? Glassy Eyes is a blog to help you sort through the duds.

Givin' 'em the Slip - Look Rich for Very Little

Give 'em the slip! The classic women's undergarment seems to have gone by the wayside. What's up with that?

The Key to Free

Mail-in rebates are an art form. Take these steps to make sure you get back to money you deserve.

Pursenalized

Stand out from the crowd with a little crafty "pursenonalization" to your next thrifty handbag.

Sample before you buy - Perfume

It's perfume sample heaven! Get small portions of your favorite scents at a steal with Lucky Scent.

Being Frugal with Froogle

Online price comparison just got a whole lot easier with Google Shopping. Happy spending!

Flower Power - A Guide to Frugal Valentine's Flowers

Flowers can be a huge expense on Valentine's Day. Spend wisely on these frugal blooms instead!

But is it ART?

Stop turning to Costco or Target for your decorative living room art. Try eBay!

Packing it in - The Independent of London issues a challenge

The Compact is giving up all new purchases in a year, bar food and medicine, to save the environment.

55 Ways I Saved (or Considered Saving) Time and Money Planning my Wedding

A frugal and fabulous wedding is at your fingertips. Say "I Do" to these amazing money-saving tips!

Car Buying Part 2 – Into the Devil's domain.

Before you brave the Devil's Dominion of car dealerships, take these 10 tips with you. Don't be a laydown!

Ethnic Markets: Feel worldly for cheap

Your local ethnic supermarket has delicious cultural ingredients you won't find elsewhere — at least not at such a good price!

Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.

Skip the dealership. Have a licensed broker find you the exact car you want without spending a dime over budget.

Losing the store brand stigma.

Ditch the stigma! Store brand "generics" are just as good, if not better, than pricier name-brand buys.

Ends in 4? It's the final markdown

The secret to Target's markdown strategy is in the price tag code. Here's how to know when you're getting the best deal!

Snipe an Ebay auction, save a fortune.

Haven't perfected the art of the eBay steal? No worries — BidNip will swipe it for you!

Amazon's secret 30-day price guarantee

One of Amazon's best kept secrets is its 30-day price match guarantee. Here's how to use it.