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Shopping & Retail

Pay by credit card for any future deliverables Money & Credit August 24, 2011
With all the credit card bashing, much of it very justified, there are several circumstances when plastic trumps cash, check,…
Banks and retailers are snooping on you
Banks and retailers are snooping on you Shopping & Retail August 18, 2011
Your bank might be snooping on your purchases and selling that info to retailers.…
Banks and retailers are snooping on you
Clark’s 17-cent razor meets its match Shopping & Retail August 17, 2011
I recently read on MSNBC about a company that's developed a new razor that's such a deal. I just have…
Major retailer champions food safety
Major retailer champions food safety Shopping & Retail August 16, 2011
With absolutely no fanfare, one major retailer has put food safety standards in place…
Major retailer champions food safety
Beef, pork prices poised to go down Shopping & Retail August 11, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: We've seen report after report about food going up in price. But I have good news to report: The…
The best deals at dollar stores
The best deals at dollar stores Deals & Savings August 4, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: I saw a cute item on Yahoo! News recently about the best screaming deals at dollar stores. Unfortunately,…
Watt to Lumen Conversion Chart
Watt to Lumen Conversion Chart Homes & Real Estate August 3, 2011
You used to look at "watts" to determine the brightness of a light bulb.…
Watt to Lumen Conversion Chart
Wal-Mart tries mini-stores in three markets Shopping & Retail July 28, 2011
Wal-Mart is experimenting with mini-stores in three markets that combine the convenience of a corner drug store with the price…
Get the best price on electronics
Get the best price on electronics Shopping & Retail July 27, 2011
When buying electronics, are you really getting the best deal? Clark shares a new…
New site helps you analyze electronics prices
New site helps you analyze electronics prices Shopping & Retail July 21, 2011
As you look around the web for electronics, how can you be sure that screaming deal is really a deal?…
New site helps you analyze electronics prices
Lightbulbs: Watt-to-Lumen Conversion Chart Mobile & Electronics July 20, 2011
We all know how much light a 60-watt bulb will produce. But the brightness of new CFL and LED lightbulbs…
Was that consumer item really “Made in America?”
Was that consumer item really “Made in America?” Shopping & Retail July 20, 2011
It feels good to purchase an item with the "Made in the USA" label!…
Target’s cash-back credit offer
Target’s cash-back credit offer Shopping & Retail July 15, 2011
MONEY SAVING MOMENT: In violation of a key rule on The Clark Howard Show, Target has an offer of credit…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back Money & Credit July 15, 2011
Pre-approved credit card offers are back for those with good credit, and many of…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Rising ice cream prices force Clark to break his rule Shopping & Retail June 28, 2011
For as far back as I can remember, I have been thrifty. Some would say "cheap," and I have no…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Sam’s Club launches premium private label Shopping & Retail June 21, 2011
Sam's Club, long considered the red-headed stepchild of the warehouse club industry, is stepping up its game against competitors by…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Home Depot takes hands-on approach to customer service Protect Your Rights & Identity June 20, 2011
Home Depot is looking to reclaim its lost legacy of customer service by implementing a new handheld device that lets…
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service Shopping & Retail June 10, 2011
Editor's Note: This Best of Clark repeat featured info on Amazon Tote, a program that has since been discontinued.Traditional supermarkets…
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service
Frugality becoming the norm in post-recession America? Home June 10, 2011
Many Americans have adopted a more frugal lifestyle even though the recession is technically over. You see in it in…
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service
Are pre-paid buy back programs for electronics worth the cost? Mobile & Electronics June 8, 2011
I have to give Best Buy credit for a brilliant strategy with their Buy Back program. It seems specifically designed…
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service
Wal-Mart is aiming to lower prices Shopping & Retail June 7, 2011
MONEY SAVING MOMENT: Wal-Mart rolled out the big deals on food, cosmetics, clothing and toys after the holidays this year…
Amazon experimenting with free grocery delivery service
Supreme Court in deadlock over Costco v. Omega price-fixing case Shopping & Retail June 7, 2011
The Supreme Court has reached a deadlock vote in a case involving Costco Wholesale's discounting of name-brand watches. Here's the…
Smart meters offer potential savings, spark controversy
Smart meters offer potential savings, spark controversy Appliances June 7, 2011
Smart meters offer the promise of energy savings by continually monitoring your usage and finding the optimal time to run…
Smart meters offer potential savings, spark controversy
Organic foods becoming more affordable? Shopping & Retail May 31, 2011
Organic foods are poised to get cheaper as more big companies get into the expanding market. The organic movement started…
Dumpster diving a way of life for some
Dumpster diving a way of life for some Protect Your Rights & Identity May 30, 2011
I've got a question that might gross some people out: Have you ever gone dumpster diving?I have. Several years ago,…
Dumpster diving a way of life for some
New technology helps restaurants shorten table wait times Shopping & Retail May 30, 2011
Restaurants may soon benefit from technology that lets staffers accurately estimate the wait times on occupied tables.The Orlando Sentinel reports…
Dumpster diving a way of life for some
Daily deal site with a focus on restaurants Deals & Savings May 16, 2011
I have been excited by a new daily deal site with a restaurant focus called DailyGobble.com. This service is only…
Save a bundle on women’s blades for shaving
Save a bundle on women’s blades for shaving Deals & Savings May 12, 2011
Recently I did an event with my Orlando affiliate AM 580 WDBO and a listener stood up to say, "I've…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores Protect Your Rights & Identity April 27, 2011
Sometimes I prove to be very naïve. I confessed to my naïveté recently when I said I used to be…
Retailers junking up their stores to appeal to the cost conscious
Retailers junking up their stores to appeal to the cost conscious Shopping & Retail April 26, 2011
Get ready for end caps stacked to the ceiling with goods and so much merchandise in the aisles that you…
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