Shopping & Retail / Appliances

  • Buzz kill: Starbucks raises prices again

      

    For caffeine addicts who can't live without their daily Starbucks fix, the habit is about to cost even more.  According to reports, the world's largest coffee shop chain is...

  • Secret pricing hacks at Costco, Sam's Club and BJs

      

    Do you know how to spot the deals at the warehouse clubs? Just like I do, you too can save big bucks by waiting for these secret pricing signals and pouncing when you see them. Secret warehouse...

  • Top 22 Most Shoplifted Items

      

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that for the first time in more than two decades, organized crime is the No. 1 problem for theft at retail. Historically, most theft at retail was...

  • 4 Items To Always Buy Used

      

    Buying second hand has become a first choice for saving money, either out of necessity for people or because they're thrifty. But second hand doesn't have to necessarily mean rummaging...

  • 3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

      

    Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold...

  • Save Money by Making Your Own Homemade Cleaners

      

    You can make your own highly effective, non-toxic cleaning products using safe, natural ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard. Baking soda, fresh lemon, pure soap flakes,...

  • Online retailers cheaper than Amazon right now

      

    Price war! Do I love those two words combined. And we got one going on big time. Amazon has been taking more of a chunk out of target then they've wanted, and target now is striking back with...

  • 11 Ways To Pay Less for Appliances

      

    Real estate is on the rise in the U.S. as more than 17 million Americans plan to purchase a home this year. With this renewed housing activity comes a high demand for appliances as new...

  • Clark Smart Gift Returns

      

    Some stores are charging customers fees for returning gifts this holiday season. How to avoid the fees and get the best value on your gift exchange.

  • Extended warranties unnecessary on electronics

      

    Extended warranties are all the rage when you purchase electronics and many other popular items. But I am here to reiterate the refrain that they aren't necessary. Consumer Reports says that...

  • Early January marks one of the best times to visit thrift stores

      

    On New Year's Eve, my wife sent me to a local Goodwill to donate a variety of household items and clothes so we could take a deduction on last year's taxes.So there I was, backing up my car up to...

  • 8 Ways To Avoid the Sticker Shock of Shipping This Season

      

    This is a hectic week for holiday shipping, with Dec. 15 kicking off the busiest day for FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service as consumers scramble to ship holiday gifts and cards to loved ones in...

  • Why a Second Fridge Is a Bad Choice for Your Home

      

    There could be a monster sitting in your basement eating money out of your wallet while you think it's saving you money.Nearly 1 in 3 of us have a second refrigerator in our homes, according to...

  • Protect against retail data breach this holiday

      

    Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

  • How To Avoid Going Into Debt for the Holidays

      

    With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking of everything that comes with the season. From putting up lights on your house to buying gifts for your loved ones, there is a lot...