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Flash Sale Sites, Good Deals or Hype?
Flash-sale stores sell luxury brands at discounted prices, but are the deals as good as shoppers think? See what we found out.

How to Get the Best Deals at the Mall
Use the following tips to maximize your savings when shopping at the mall.

Shopkick Rewards Application
Shopkick is a free shopping rewards application available for the iPhone and Android platforms. Shopkick rewards customers for just walking in a store. Here is how it works.

Stores With Layaway Plans
Find out which stores offer layaway programs and compare costs, time limits and cancellation policies.

Members of HomeScan talk about their experience.

What Is a Low Price Guarantee?
Smart shoppers use price guarantee policies and price match policies to save on everything they buy, even groceries.

Cyber Monday - Finding Steals and Deals on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year and online stores offer top deals and huge discounts throughout the day. Here is how to find the best deals and get the best prices.

Tips on How to Earn SwagBucks and Swag Codes
Swagbucks.com is an online portal where you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks," which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise.

Homescan - Earn Free Products
Earn free products in exchange for scanning and completing surveys on your purchases.

Warehouse Store Shopping Tips
Maximize the benefits of joining a warehouse store.

Avoid Junk Email When Applying for Special Offers Online
Many times when signing up for coupons and free offers on the Internet, we end up with an abundance of unwanted emails junking up our in-box. These steps will help keep the spam under our control.

How to Stop Spending Money
Here are tips which can help curve the temptations to spend money.

Store Pricing Errors - Making Sure the Scanned Price is Right
Tips on how to avoid being overcharged for scanning errors.

Recession Busters
Adapting to the following 10 tips will help cure the recession blues.

Ten Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Budget
Ten easy steps help shoppers get the most out of their holiday shopping budgets.

Luxury Bedding for Less
Upscale hotels promise their guests the perfect night's sleep by creating luxurious plush beds which look and feel amazing.

- How to Cut the Cost of College Life
Going to college is expensive even after the tuition is paid. But simple steps can make a big difference on how much students spend to enjoy college life.

Top 10 Tips on How to Avoid Giving Really Bad Gifts
We all mean well when we buy gifts for friends, family and co-workers, but sometimes we convince ourselves that something perfectly awful, is really a good gift for someone on our list. To avoid becoming the subject of family whispers, or the reason friends suddenly glance sideways at each other, take a look at the list of 10 Worst Gift-Giving Mistakes.

Clipping Coupons - Setting a Savings Goal by Using Coupons
If you are just getting into clipping coupons the first step is to decide approximately how much you want to save.

Save Money By Avoiding Hidden Costs and Fees
Finding bargains and using coupons can help the family budget, but another way to save money is to avoid the costly pitfalls of hidden costs and fees. Knowledge is power! Make sure you know all the tricks.

Learn How to Haggle
Whether one haggles for a great deal on a new pair of jeans, a dishwasher, the bid on having the house painted or the cost of a child's new braces, entering into price negotiation is smart and will often result in getting a lower price.

How To Save Money On Anything You Buy
One of the tricks to saving money on anything you buy is knowing that everything is negotiable.

On Sale! Or Is It?
Shoppers today will see as many sale signs dangling from store ceilings as they do holiday decor during this busy shopping season, but does Sale really mean Sale? According to retail gurus, not always.

The Small Print On Return and Free Shipping Policies
There are many advertised policies which convince us to buy from one retailer rather than another, but it is what is written after the first consumer-grabbing line, which really will determine if it is as good a deal as it looks.

Restocking Fees
The hidden cost of buying, trying then returning a product.

Before You Buy Wine Online
Tips on how to make the most out of buying wine online.

Ten Worst Holiday Gift Ideas
Ten tips on how to avoid buying the worst holiday gifts.

Sorting Out Long-Distance Deals
Learn how to sort out the advertising mumbo jumbo and know what the real deal is on your long distance phone service.

Ten Things to Buy at Dollar Stores
If you haven't checked out your local dollar store lately you may be losing out on substantial savings.

Retailers Tap Into Consumer's Response to Smell
Branding scents has become a new trend in affecting customer behavior.

Buyers Clubs - Deal or No Deal?
This article explores how buyer's clubs work and what to do if you join, but want to opt out of the deal.

How to Make the Most of the Tax-Free Shopping Days
Tips on how to make the most of the tax-free shopping day events.

Frame Your Favorite Photographs For Under .25 Cents
This is a cute and inexpensive way to frame your favorite photographs that you have hidden away.

Before You Buy - Flowers
Thinking of sending flowers for Mothers Day? Use this guide to help you choose the right flowers at the best prices online. Plus! Increase your spending power by using these special online savings codes for ordering flowers online.

20 Ways to Cut the Cost of Shopping - Tip #1
Tips to help cut the cost on your every day shopping needs.

A Consumer's Guide to E-Payments
How to make payments and transfer money online, safely.

Are You A Good Bargain Shopper? Take the Quiz and Find Out
A short quiz to see how much you really know about being a good bargain shopper.

Basic "Spending Knowledge" Empowerment
Use your spending knowledge to increase your bargainin power.

Before You Buy a New Blanket
Take advantage of the end of season discounts now available on blankets. This is an excellent time to revamp your linen closet with top quality blankets at great savings.

Before You Buy Sheets
The "January White Sales" are in progress and this is the best time of the year to revamp our linen closets. Here are some helpful tips about sizing, quality, fabrications plus price comparisons to help you find the best deal online.

Coupon and Refunding Glossary
Common coupon and refunding terminology, acronyms, abbreviations, definitions and common word usage often found on rebate and premium product lists, coupon and online code lists, and refunding and trading forums.

Cut Your Entertainment Costs
Having fun should not be rated by how much money you spend. Here is some cost cutting ideas that can help stretch your “fun” budget.

Free ISP's - Be Careful What You Ask For
They are a dying breed and taking, what some consider, desperate measures to stay afloat. Is it worth it to you?

Retailers Clean Up On Holiday Gift Cards
Retailers may pocket an estimated $4.7 billion in unredeemed gift cards.

Garage Sales - Turn Your Junk Into Cash
Garage sales are a great way to make cash for the holiday season. These tips will help make your garage sale fun and profitable.

Got a Gripe?
When you have a complaint about a company, product, or service, what do you do? Call? Write? Now we have another alternative! Online consumer complaint websites have come to the rescue.

Hiring A Professional Estate Sale Service
Holding your own estate sale involves a tremendous amount of preparation. Another option is to hire a professional estate sale service. But how do you know if you are hiring a good one? Here are tips to help you select a reputable estate sale service.

How To Buy New and Used Books For Less
If you have an insatiable appetite to read and prefer to own books rather than borrow or trade a good novel, being a bargain book hunter could expand your book buying budget. Here are easy tips to follow on how to spend less without buying less.

How to Buy Wholesale
Learn how to buy wholesale jewelry, flowers, home furnishings, flooring, building supplies and more.

Is Shopping Online Really Cheaper?
A look at why online retailers are able to offer the same products as brick and mortar stores but, at a much lower price.

Is Your Long-Distance Phone Service a Rip Off?
Answer 10 questions and find out if you know enough about your long distance phone service.

Keeping the Gulp Out of Your Coffee Cup
Coffee prices may be hard to swallow but by trying a few simple tricks you can save money and still enjoy a smooth cup of coffee.

Retail Salespeople Hold the Secret to Expanding Your Spending Power
Don't underestimate the importance of the salesperson at your favorite store. They can save you time and money plus become a friend. All it takes is a little respect.

Retailers Take a Stand Against Refund Fraud
Return policies are getting tighter as profit margins beging to take shrink.

Safely Pack Perishable Goods for Mailing
Guidelines on how to prepare and pack food you are going to mail.

Save Money On Your Wedding
The top ten ways to save the most money on your wedding.

The Cooling-Off Rule: When and How to Cancel a Sale
A rule designed to protect buyers in situations outside of normal business settings.

The Hidden Costs of Online Shopping
Tips on how to spot the hidden costs of online shopping to help ensure you're getting a good deal.

The Truth About Price Customization
Did you know it is not illegal for retailers to charge different prices on identical products to different people? This article explores the common practice of 'price customization' and it's impact on the consumer.

Tips for Inexpensive Solutions for Replacing the Basic Needs
Those temporarily living away from their homes due to Katrina are facing having to replace some of the basic needs until they can return home. Here are tips on how to accomplish this and resources on where to go to find inexpenisive temporary solutions.

Tips On Going To Live Auctions
If you enjoy hunting for bargains you may enjoy attending live auctions where you live. Live auctions offer wonderful opportunities for finding super deals that you can keep or turn around for profit.[

Tips on What To Do If Your Online Order Has Not Been Shipped
Tips on what to do if you ordered an item from the Internet and the company shipped it too late or not at all.

Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Smart Bargain Shopping
Smart bargain shopping tips; the one's we forget about.

What To Look For When Shopping For Luggage
Getting a good bargain on a new set of luggage is not all about getting the cheapest price. Luggage is not an area that you will want to sacrifice quality for price. But with careful shopping you should be able to find a really good set of luggage or just one excellent piece at a decent discounted price.

Why Replace What You Can Upgrade
Tips on saving money by upgrading rather then replacing your current system. PC performance doesn't have to be compromised!

Yugster.com is a popular - one deal a day - website offering low prices on a variety of products.

Halloween Shopping - Halloween Costume Galleries, Deals, Coupons
If you are looking for inexpensive Halloween costumes and decorations, this is a good place to start. You can browse Halloween costume galleries, look for coupons and special sales, and find free shopping offers.

Buy Wine Online
Tips on how to make the most out of buying wine online.

Successful Haggle Stories
Over 66 percent of shoppers haggled for a better price in 2009. Do you have a successful "Haggle" story to share?

Military Specials on Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day is the time for us to honor those who have served in the military to protect our country. Several restaurants and retail stores are offering specials to veterans and those serving in active duty.

How to Get Walmart to Take Your Coupons Printed From the Internet
Are you having problems using your coupons printed off the internet at Walmart? Follow these simple tips and win the battle.

Cyber Monday - Finding Steals and Deals on Cyber Monday
How to find the best prices and best services on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.

Layaway - How Does Layaway Work
Find information about how layaways work and what you should know before you put items on layaway.

Stores With Back to School Layaway Programs
A good way to offset the cost of back to school shopping is to put items on layaway. The following stores offer layaway options to shoppers.

Necessity Gift Giving
Buying gifts that are more of a necessity is a growing trend during tough economic times, but even necessity gifts can be nice.

The Best Black Friday Deals and Shopper Applications
Plan your holiday shopping with the application that lets you see Black Friday ads before the newspapers come out.

Cut the Cost of Musical Instruments
Looking for ways to save on the high cost of school and band instruments? This article explains the different options for ways to cut the cost of buying instruments.

Take the Worry Out of Giving Gift Cards
Afraid of giving someone a gift card that they really don't want or need or will expire before they will use it? New laws and services can remove the worry.

Retail Stores With Discounts for Seniors
Save with these special discounts and coupons for seniors.

Decide Tells Bargain Hunters to Buy Now or Wait
A review of Decide.com which informs shoppers if the price of products is the lowest price, if shoppers should buy it or wait, as well as unbiased reviews and buying advice.

How To Avoid Being Ripped Off Online
Online consumers enjoy the conveniences and broad selection of merchandise, services and information available online. But the internet is also a magnet for thieves who want to defraud people out of money. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim to online scams.

The Walgreens Balance Rewards Program
The Balance Rewards program is a loyalty program that has couponers asking a lot of questions. Here are answers to many of those questions.

Lemons - A Natural Affordable Solution for Skin, Home and Pets
Lemons offer a natural approach to solving a variety of skin problems as well as being a beneficial and affordable ingredient for homemade natural cleaning products. Get the recipes and instructions on how to use lemons.

1-800-Flowers Coupons and Discounts
Shop and save with coupons and specials now being offered at 1800Flowers.com.

What Time Do Stores Close on Christmas Eve?
If you are a late holiday shopper use this list of stores staying open late on Dec. 23 and on Christmas Eve throughout the country.

How to Get Cheap or Free Haircuts
Use these tips to cut the cost of haircuts for you and your family.

Is it Safe to Buy Refurbished Products?
There are several different reasons products end up being sold as refurbished. There are also different procedures that companies follow when selling refurbished products. Knowing these differences will help shoppers make the best choices about when and when not to buy a product marked as refurbished.

What You Need to Know Before Buying Refurbished Products
Sometimes the best deals are on refurbished electronics, computers, appliances and other products, but how do you know if it is safe to buy refurbished products? This article explains what you need to know, why products are labeled as refurbished, and where to go to shop for refurbished products with consumer confidence.

Stores Offering Student Discounts
Check out the list of stores offering exclusive student discounts and deals.

Bargain Hunters Burn the Midnight Oil at Woot.com
Bargain hunters have set up camp until midnight, waiting until the next heavily discounted product is posted at this one-produt-per-day online store.

Gifts for $15 and Under
Searching for affordable gifts? Take a look at what we have found.

How to Cut the Cost of Textbooks
Learn the tips used by college students to save up to 65% and more on textbooks each semester.

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