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Online shopping is a convenient way to buy gifts, clothes and even daily necessities such as food, paper products and other household items. You can choose from a wide array of stores and purchase items in your pajamas, without leaving the comfort of your own home. However, this convenience is not without risks. Every time you buy something online, you are giving out personal and financial information that can be used by others to steal your identity, drain your bank account or max out your credit cards. Find out how to protect yourself without missing out on online deals.
Every good bargain hunter knows patience is almost as good as a coupon. Prices on products shift weekly-- and even daily-- so waiting until Monday to buy something instead of snatching it up on Sunday could equal a significant savings. But who has time to competitive shop on a regular basis? Thankfully the technology you need is a few clicks away with these apps that track the price of the merchandise you want.
If you do play the credit card cash back game, you might know that, as a rule, their regular payout is measly 1%. That’s better than nothing, but that’s not too exciting, to say the least. There are a few credit cards, however, that give you a much better payout than that, and by better, I mean 5%.
There are many reasons to ask for your money back-- the service stunk, the product broke or you were just unsatisfied with whatever you were promised. But there are also many reasons to skip the process of asking for your money back-- you don't want to get anyone in trouble, you lost your receipt, or it's just not worth the hassle. But surprisingly, getting a refund can be a painless process. After all, it's in a company's best interest to make sure their customers are satisfied. Here are four surprising opportunities where you should definitely ask for your money back if you're not happy.
We all mess up and sometimes those slip-ups are pretty big. But when a retailer makes a mistake the blunder can mean incredible deals for shoppers. It's called a "glitch" and we're revealing insider tips from the coupon world for taking advantage of these shopping mistakes.
Banks preserve some of the best credit card benefits for business customers. But did you know you don't have to have an official business in order to apply for one? These advanced savings techniques may not be for everyone, because there is some work involved. Nothing back-breaking, mind you, and the savings can be tremendous.
In order to avoid the holiday credit card hangover, you’ll want to be at your coupon savvy best this holiday season. While you’re saving up a storm, you may have some gift giving etiquette questions you never thought possible, but can be a real reality for those who coupon. Is couponing for Christmas gifts bad form? Does regifting make me a bad person? And what happens with those free gifts with purchase? We asked an etiquette expert for help determining what's naughty and what's nice.
When prices on flat screens are slashed and savings on bed sheets hit rock bottom shoppers can get excited. Combine that with a lack of sleep and lines that rival Disney World rides and sometimes the outcome is not so pretty. Black Friday mobs have been known to get out of control, but thankfully stores are doing more to prepare for the onslaught of shoppers. And there are simple things you can do to keep yourself safe as well.
It’s pretty easy to find a Walmart store. Every town with a population of more than a few hundred seems to have one. But, that doesn’t mean you should shop there. Now, this isn’t an anti-Walmart post – far from it. We all know Walmart offers great deals on anything and everything, but it may be time to consider driving past the Walmart down your street and logging on to walmart.com from home instead.
Here are the top five reasons why you’ll want to skip the store and shop Walmart.com instead.
Have you been there? Sunday night rolls around. You're in your pajamas, settled in on the couch with a big bowl of ice cream, ready for the latest episode of Revenge and it hits you. You forgot to buy a newspaper and now you have no fresh coupons! Rather than run out to the closest convenience store in your PJs, take a deep breath. Because most of those coupons you usually clip for your Sunday newspaper inserts are accessible to you with a few clicks. If you want to improve your online coupon printing skills follow these seven steps.
Are you getting the best possible deal on your holiday purchases? Even if you think you're an expert bargain hunter this quiz will tell you whether or not you're spending more than you need to this holiday season.