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Weddings, baby showers-- even divorce parties-- are all events that people create gift registries for. If you've ever been armed with the scanner and tasked with creating a gift registry then you know it can be overwhelming. This could be your only shot to get exactly what you want from family and friends. Before you end up asking guests for one bowl, 17 plates and a breast pump consider these expert tips for creating the best gift registry.
Each week, our resident Couponista, Amy Leneker, shares her personal shopping experiences and extreme couponing tips so that you too can be a Coupon Expert!
Need a little excuse to do some shopping? Next week includes both Earth Day (April 22) and Administrative Professionals' Day (April 25). Whether you're looking for a way to make your life more green, or just need a gift for ...
True love is priceless, but why is Valentine's Day so darn expensive? Total spending for Valentine's Day is expected to reach $15.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. The average person will fork over $116.21 on Valentine's Day merchandise this year, which is a 12.8 percent increase over 2011. Prices for chocolates, roses and romantic dinners all seem to skyrocket just before February 14. So, we created this guide to help you aAre yvoid getting price gouged just for showing your love.
Return fraud is a serious problem for retailers who will lose an estimated $3.48 billion this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. That is actually a bit lower from last year's $3.73 billion lost to return fraud during the holiday season. Annually for 2011, return fraud will cost retailers a whopping $14.37 billion. In response, some retailers are tightening their return policies in an effort to reduce theft. Last year Consumer Reports estimated that one in five Americans planned to return a gift after Christmas. For honest shoppers, strict return policies can create major holiday headaches.
Have you checked out the countdown at xmasclock.com lately? Don't let it freak you out too much, but the holidays are here. And if you really want a shot at the gift you've been dreaming of now is the time to get to work. According to MarketLive's 2011 Holiday Shopper Survey, nearly half of shoppers (48%) plan to spend between $300 and $800 on holiday gifts this year. That's a lot of money being spent so you may as well get what you want, right? We've all opened really bad gifts. Whether it's a sparkly Santa sweater or cheap perfume, getting a bad gift is no fun. Check out these resources and tips to help you drop subtle hints that will ensure you get exactly what you want.
Boss's Day is October 17th this year. Are you prepared? If your boss is humorless, it's probably for the best that you don't shop off of this list. For those with a joker in charge (or those of you who would like to fantasize about giving your supervisor a strange and perhaps even passive aggressive present), here's eight gifts sure to be welcomed by the big cheese.
Looking for a special gift for the high school, college, or even kindergarten graduate in your life? Me too, and since I’m on a tight budget this year and am not much of a do-it-yourselfer, I came up with a great gift idea to get me through. My baby sister is graduating college this year, so I need a gift that is special, has a lot of thought put into it and that she will have and treasure for years to come. Sound like something you’re after? Well, presto! I’ve come up with the frame it gift. But wait, I’ve got more than just one frame it gift idea up my sleeve, in fact, I’ve got 7. Check them out below to see if one will work for you!
What have you been getting your father for Father's Day all these years? Another tie? More "funny" printed socks? Stop that! It's time to dig a little deeper and get Dad something he'll really love, and not just become it comes from you. I've scoured the internet for you and rounded up five great gift ideas for your Pops. Whether he's a meat lover, an intellectual, a workaholic, all three, or something else completely, there's a gift here he'll love almost as much as he loves you.
The season of graduation is upon us! Someone very special to you has made an important accomplishment, reaching an exciting milestone in life, and you want to show them how proud you are. Don't get anxious about picking out the perfect gifts for the graduates in your life, because I've got plenty of ideas for you. Whether you're attending your niece's 8th grade graduation, your grandchild's high school graduation, or watching your best friend get their doctorate, there's something here that will inspire your generous, gift-giving heart.
After a disappointing Easter, retailers were hoping for a rebound on Mother’s Day but consumers continued to keep a lid on spending.
“Mother’s Day sales helped customer traffic flows, but consumers were also exploring other more discretionary channels, such as furniture and electronics stores,” said ICSC chief economist Michael Niemira, putting a positive spin on the numbers.