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About Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm is a freelance writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to writing for, Alison loves sharing deals on her Instagram page and Twitter account. Learn more at

Posts By Alison Storm

Four Perfect Looks: Choosing the Best Shopping Outfit

October 17, 2013 |

Just like you may wear a power suit for an important meeting at work one day and a pair of khakis on casual Friday, not all shopping excursions require the same outfit. If you're going jean shopping you'll want to ... Read More

How to Find the Best Clearance Racks

October 10, 2013 |

Sales are great, but the deals you can score on a clearance rack can be downright incredible. The key is knowing which retailers have the best clearance markdowns. These five retailers are notorious for being generous with the red sticker ... Read More

How to Make Your Kids Good Shoppers

October 7, 2013 |

Busy parents often tote their kids along to the grocery store, shopping mall or big box retailer. According to research conducted by Nickelodeon, kids influence two out of five purchases their parents make. And bringing your kids along with you could be another reason you end up with way more in your shopping cart than you planned. Research shows that moms do spend more during shopping trips when their kids are present, especially when it comes to groceries, toys and clothes.Read More

Smartphone Wallets: A Shopping Guide

October 4, 2013 |

With Apple announcing the new iPhone 5s and 5c there will likely be another flood of Smartphones entering the market. Streamline your stuff with a Smartphone wallet-- a handy carrying case that corrals your cash, credit cards and your all-important ... Read More

Our Frugal Take on Gwyneth Paltrow's $450K Worth of Spring Essentials

April 17, 2013 |

Gwenyth Paltrow may be a busy working mom with two young children, but that's probably where the similarities between her life and the average woman end. Your child probably isn't named Apple. You're probably not married to a rock star. And your list of spring essentials probably doesn't include a glossed red leather biker jacket worth $1,995. Poor Gwenyth is getting some flak for her blog Goop's annual Spring Edit, which lists nearly half a million dollars worth of the season's hottest must-haves. But like she says, we're finding "inspiration for outfits for all aspects of your busy life," we're just doing it on a budget. Read More

The Best Things to Buy During Spring

April 5, 2013 |

Do you have spring fever? Although it seems that winter is clutching on to much of the country warmer weather will come. And plenty of us are itching to update our wardrobes and freshen up our homes. That means we'll probably be heading out to the malls or logging on to our favorite websites for some serious spring shopping. But if you want to make sure you're getting the best deals of the season, consider putting these items on your list. Read More

Pop Quiz: Which Department Store is Your Soul Mate?

March 20, 2013 |

Are you destined to wear head-to-toe clothing from Saks Fifth Avenue? Or is Sears more your style soul mate? This quiz will help you pinpoint where you should be spending your shopping resources.

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The Cashier Who Ate Beef Jerky and Other Crazy Stories

March 7, 2013 |

Sometimes it's the customer that gets noticed for being particularly crazy or nasty. (You probably remember the St. Louis pastor who notoriously wrote on her receipt 'I give God 10%, why do you get 18?') The Applebees waitress that posted it online ended up losing her job, but sometimes far worse offenses made by cashiers or servers go unpunished. We asked for your crazy stories about absurd staff members and here are some of the most interesting responses.

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5 Retailers with Mobile Apps Worth Checking Out

February 21, 2013 |

Just about every retailer seems to be promoting their own app these days, but with so many photos and videos of your kids confiscating the memory on your Smartphone, which apps are worth actually downloading? I don't know about you, but I've made the mistake of downloading some retailer apps that were basically glorified advertisements. We find five that may actually be worthy of the memory space. Read More

The Most Romantic Gifts Online

February 14, 2013 |

According to a new study plenty of us now shop online more than we date, read or say those three little words-- I love you. A recent study shows that 27-32 year olds are the least romantic age group. Nearly two in five people in this group shop more online than they say "I love you". Thirty-seven percent subscribe to the idea of "date less, shop more." But how about combining romance with shopping? The two don't have to be mutually exclusive with these romantic online gifts.

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Is a Juice Cleanse Worth the Money?

February 4, 2013 |

For those wanting to start 2013 off healthier, a juice cleanse may seem like a quick fix for detoxifying your body. While juicing is incredibly popular, some people say it's a scam. There are lots of options and most cost hundreds of dollars. So is it really worth the money?

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