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Black Friday shopping: Here are some key dates this week
Black Friday shopping: Here are some key dates this week Deals & Savings November 20, 2017
The holiday season is in full swing as retailers look to cash in on the consumer expectation that sales will…
15 things to know before your first trip to Lidl
15 things to know before your first trip to Lidl Shopping & Retail November 20, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Make stale bread soft again using this simple trick
Make stale bread soft again using this simple trick Life November 20, 2017
Food waste is likely costing your family hundreds of dollars a year. Somewhere between 30-40% of the food supply in…
Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving
Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping November 20, 2017
Toys R Us is once again planning to open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. for 30 continuous hours of…
Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year
Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year Holiday Shopping November 20, 2017
Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to…
8 major retailers who suspend price matching around Black Friday
8 major retailers who suspend price matching around Black Friday Shopping & Retail November 18, 2017
If you're a fan of saving money on retail items, you're probably a fan of price matching. Price matching is…
Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question…
Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question… Shopping & Retail November 17, 2017
Several years ago BC (“BC” standing for “before children”) my friends Janice and Marc were staunch participants of Black Friday…
The best Black Friday deals so far!
The best Black Friday deals so far! Deals & Savings November 17, 2017
Black Friday is almost here... and many of the Black Friday ads have already been released! But with all the…
Your guide to hassle-free gift returns this holiday season
Your guide to hassle-free gift returns this holiday season Purchasing & Returning November 17, 2017
Try as you might, you know at least some of the gifts you give this holiday season won't hit the…
4 things retailers don’t want you to know about Black Friday
4 things retailers don’t want you to know about Black Friday Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
Like the arrival of Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, each year retailers deliver a host of deals, discounts and freebies…
5 gimmicks to avoid on Black Friday
5 gimmicks to avoid on Black Friday Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
So, you're in shopping mode and the holiday music is playing. You find yourself browsing the store, sipping a latte…
25 secret Black Friday shopping tips revealed
25 secret Black Friday shopping tips revealed Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
Black Friday is almost here! Of course now it's more like “Black Week” or "Black Month" as the deals start…
Large Thanksgiving dinner family gathering
Talking turkey: Here’s how much it costs to feed 10 on Thanksgiving Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
There's news for penny pinchers who like to throw festive family gatherings on a budget! You'll probably find you're able…
How to set a Black Friday budget – and stick to it!
How to set a Black Friday budget – and stick to it! Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
The holidays are almost here! While I think you can start decorating for Christmas too soon (think August), you can never…
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Have kids? Safety group calls these the most dangerous toys of 2017 Holiday Shopping November 15, 2017
We're just days away from Black Friday — the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season — and toy safety…
8 ways to get the most out of your Costco membership
8 ways to get the most out of your Costco membership Shopping & Retail November 15, 2017
What’s your strategy for saving money at Costco Wholesale? That's the question I asked Clark.com readers at the end of…
Whole Foods slashes prices on Thanksgiving favorites
Whole Foods slashes prices on Thanksgiving favorites Food & Restaurants November 15, 2017
Lower prices on holiday favorites are coming to your local Whole Foods beginning November 15. RELATED: More Honey, less money —…
Clicks to bricks: How companies are using online shopping to bolster in-store sales this holiday
Clicks to bricks: How companies are using online shopping to bolster in-store sales this holiday Holiday Shopping November 14, 2017
Retailers expect big sales numbers online this holiday as more shoppers use the internet to conduct transactions, but that doesn’t…
9 things to know before your first trip to Costco
9 things to know before your first trip to Costco Shopping & Retail November 14, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Honey Baked Ham
More Honey, less money: 5 ways to save on Honey Baked Ham Food & Restaurants November 13, 2017
Few things say family holiday gatherings as much as Honey Baked Ham. With locations in 41 states, Honey Baked has…
Walmart online pricing difference
Walmart’s latest experiment: Higher prices online than in stores Online Shopping November 13, 2017
Walmart is trying out a new pricing strategy that could penalize you if you're an online-only shopper of Walmart.com. RELATED:…
Amazon price warning: What shoppers need to know this holiday season
Amazon price warning: What shoppers need to know this holiday season Online Shopping November 10, 2017
When you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, you can easily be fooled into thinking that everything you buy on the…
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas Budgeting & Saving November 9, 2017
Christmas is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to figure out how to play Santa Claus on…
Retail alert: Target is closing these underperforming stores
Retail alert: Target is closing these underperforming stores Shopping & Retail November 9, 2017
Target is closing a dozen underperforming locations early next year, according to the Star Tribune. Earlier this week, the discount…
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
A lot of Americans are going to resist the urge to splurge on expensive gifts this holiday season. Those are…
Kroger’s strategy reset: 5 big changes coming to the grocer
Kroger’s strategy reset: 5 big changes coming to the grocer Shopping & Retail November 7, 2017
The year 2017 hasn't exactly been kind to Kroger. The pressure of some fierce competition (read: Amazon and Lidl) in…
Amazon Marketplace discount on board game
Here’s how to spot stealth discounts on stuff sold by third parties on Amazon Holiday Shopping November 6, 2017
In another sure sign of intensifying holiday competition in the toys and games segment, Amazon is going to foot the…
Dollar General storefront
4 things to know about shopping Dollar General for the holidays Holiday Shopping November 6, 2017
Shopping at stores like Dollar General can help you stretch your holiday budget this year! Here's what the discount retailer…
Retail alert: 63 Sears and Kmart stores are closing in January 2018
Retail alert: 63 Sears and Kmart stores are closing in January 2018 Shopping & Retail November 3, 2017
Some of the biggest names in traditional retail have closed more than 5,000 stores this year amid slumping sales and…
The best day of the week to buy avocados, coffee, hot sauce and more
The best day of the week to buy avocados, coffee, hot sauce and more Shopping & Retail November 2, 2017
We've all heard the stereotypes about millennials who can't get enough of avocados, coffee and hot sauce! Now, the shopping…
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