As a consumer, your best weapon against high prices and dubious offers is having some solid shopping knowledge. These blog posts should help keep you informed on shopping trends, gas savings, frugal weddings and everything else surrounding the world of consumerism.
February 24, 2010 | Add a Comment
The New York Daily News stopped printing coupons and circulars for several months during a feud between owners. When the battle ended and coupons returned, circulation increased 100,000. Clearly, many people buy newspapers for coupons, not for news.Read More
January 2, 2010 | Add a Comment
We've known for some time that children's TV shows advertise foods with sky-high sugar and fat contents. Supermarkets don't make it any easier, placing cereals with the lowest nutrition content within easy reach of short arms. Such marketing devices make it difficult for parents to shop for children along healthy guidelines.Read More
December 22, 2009 | Add a Comment
Coupon use is on the rise and so is coupon fraud. From 1986 to 2001, the non-profit Coupon Information Corp. (CIC) reported only two cases of investigated or prosecuted coupon fraud. That figure rose to just nine in 2007. From 2008 to the middle of 2009, 93 such cases were reported and the numbers are expected to rise as the recession drags on.Read More
December 14, 2009 | Add a Comment
In some countries, haggling over purchase isn't just a matter of saving money: It's a form of entertainment. In fact, vendors expect a bit of negotiating so they purposely set their prices high to begin with. Meanwhile, Americans who willingly haggle over the price of a car or house never consider negotiating a reduced price on other items.Read More
December 8, 2009 | Add a Comment
How many times have you ducked into a supermarket for bread and milk and ended up with a full basket? Coincidence? Probably not. Supermarket designers continually conduct extensive research on consumers shopping habits to ensure you fill that cart with unplanned items.Read More
December 7, 2009 | Add a Comment
Modern cell phones have more extras than a crowd scene in "Gone With the Wind." So how do you decide which phone is right for you? Coupon Sherpa takes a look at the most important things you should consider before buying a cell phone.Read More
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