Helpful Consumer Resources
- Retailers Big Secret: Crack the Price Tag Code - Be sure to print out the PDF cheat sheet and keep it in your purse or wallet. You'll be able to look at the last two digits of the price and deterine if you're getting a good deal at Costco, Target, Home Depot, Office Depot, Sears, Old Navy, and Gap.
- What Day to Shop? 12 Insider Tips on Store Markdowns - Learn what day of the week certain stores do their clearance markdowns so you can maximize your savings.
- 4 Secret Retail Tricks Exposed (and How to Avoid Them!) - This article will inform you of a few tricks retail stores use to try and seperate you from your money.
- Better Business Bureau - Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.
- Consumer Information Center - Federal Citizen Information Center - answers to your questions about the Federal government and common consumer issues. The citizen's help desk for everyday life.
- Consumer Reports.com - Product Ratings, product reviews, buying guides, product safety recalls and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Union/Consumer Reports Magazine.
- Insurance Information Institute - The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.
Information on Discounts
- Veteran Discounts - Learn what retailers and companies offer discounts to current and retired military members.
- Teacher Discounts - A useful list of retailers and stores that offer a discount to our irreplaceable educators.
- Senior Discounts - If you are over 55 years of age you'll want to reference this article often.
- Student Discounts - Just show your student ID and collect a sweet discount.
- Employee Discounts - Looking for work? Know these 60+ employee discounts.
- 55+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat For Free - Take the kids out for a free meal this week. Article includes a handy cheat sheet for you to print out.
- March Buying Guide: Where To Find the Deals This Month - Good month to buy laptops, last generation smartphones, and a great month to book a Summer hotel room.
- May Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Products that are a great buy in May include mattresses, car parts, cruises, and dishware.
- September Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Products that are a great buy in September include holiday airfare, summer apparel, BBQ's, and baseball gear.
- October Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Products that are a great buy in October include car tires, major appliances, and digital cameras.
- December Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Score a great Christmas deal on products like tools, NFL tickets, laptop computers, and cars.
Online Shopping & Coupon Tips
- Use Ship-to-Store and Save Money - Avoid shipping costs and take advantage of the ship-to-store option many stores are implementing.
- Forgot your Coupon? These Retailers Still Got your Back - Tips on where to find coupons and discounts when you don't walk into the store with one in-hand.
- Ask For a Coupon: Use Live Chat Operators to Score a Coupon - List of online retailers that employ helpful live chat operators who regularly hand out coupon codes.
- 5 Reasons Why Amazon.com Prime Is a Terrible Buy - If you spend money on the annual Amazon Prime membership this article might make you change your mind.
- 13 Unusual (Yet Awesome) Places to Find a Coupon - When it comes to coupons, sometimes you just gotta know were to look.
- Which Retailers Will Price-Match Online Pricing - If you're not holding retailers to their posted price-match policies you're probably overpaying.
- Maximize Savings: Which Retailers Let You Stack Coupons - Learn to stack coupons at popular retail stores in order to maximize your savings.
- 8 Best Return Policies in the Known Universe - I love a great return policy and these eight are the best around.