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  • Costco vs. Sam's Club: Which one really is the best deal?

      

    Warehouse clubs offer great ways to save on a variety of things -- including groceries, electronics, clothing, cars, tires, gas and even insurance. They also offer great travel deals and...

  • 10 money-saving secrets you don't know about Costco

      

    If you love to save a buck, then learning about new ways to save at Costco -- or any other store -- just never gets old! We recently told you about some secret perks that make a...

  • 9 items to always buy used

      

    For the next two weeks, join Clark Howard and Elissa the Mom as we bring you life hacks, organization tips and money-saving tricks to kick off your spring. You can also follow along...

  • These stores will match Costco’s prices

      

    Stores looking to compete with Costco will price match on many items…and some will even beat their price.

  • Payment by selfie? Amazon files patent for new service

      

    SEATTLE — Soon, you may be able to pay for items in the blink of an eye – literally. Read more: MasterCard allows users to confirm online payments by taking a selfie Amazon's...

  • Major retailers raise minimums for free shipping

      

    Amazon has raised the minimum you need to purchase in order to get free shipping. But here are your better alternatives.

  • JCPenney announces 1-cent sales promotion

      

    Finding a penny might not just mean good luck. It’s purchasing power. Retailer JCPenney is selling some items for 1 cent starting Sunday, and other items will be available on a buy one,...

  • Hoverboards could be recalled if safety standards not met

      

    Hoverboard makers could soon get hit with recalls if they don't get their act together. That's the warning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued to manufacturers, importers...

  • Secret way to get brand name merchandise at super great prices

      

    Every year, billions of dollars worth of merchandise comes back to stores in the form of returns -- often making the items unsellable because they may not be exactly...

  • Many ways to save money on grocery shopping

      

    Ever had that sinking feeling at checkout when the register keeps ringing up though you wish it would stop? Before you know it, you've quickly blown past any semblance of your food budget for...

  • Want to save more? Here are 6 items to eliminate from your spending this week

      

    Being the frugal zealot that I am means that I am constantly looking for ways to save money. That being said, I’m also health-conscious. The great thing about living a simpler lifestyle 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...

  • 3 ways to get the best deal on a diamond engagement ring

      

    Are you thinking of popping the question? Here are three ways to get the best value for your money on a diamond engagement ring!  Read more: Lord of the Rings: Costco vs. Tiffany on...

  • Here's why you should buy the men's version of most products

      

    A recent study proves what many price-conscious consumers already know: The women’s version of products often cost more than the men’s version of the same product. A study published...

  • 10 retailers that allow you to stack coupons and maximize savings

      

    If you're a seasoned bargain hunter, you're probably familiar with "coupon stacking" -- using more than one coupon or discount at a retailer or grocery store. Some...