Wal-Mart is at it again. The retail giant has knocked $10 or so off the price of many popular video games, and a holiday shopping throw-down with the likes of Best Buy and GameStop seems inevitable.
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From now through December 23, an “Appy Hour” promotion means appetizers at the bar are half-price from 4 p.m. until whenever the bar closes. More details here.
Not only has the website been profitable since June, but Groupon—which announces specially discounted daily offers on everything from massages to bike tours in certain U.S. cities—has raised $30 million and wants to expand its bulk-buying collective to 50 more cities next year.
You assume you’re being a savvy consumer by doing things like using coupons, getting free shipping with online purchases, and shopping in stores with no-hassle return policies. But are you really being taken for a sucker?
Use each of them in the right way, and you’ll find yourself in a better financial situation. In theory, that is.
‘Tis the season to buy too much food—and, after the guests have gone home, to toss too much of it into the trash. Before heading back to the grocery store to fill up your shopping cart and start the whole cycle over again, take a long, hard look at what’s in the refrigerator and see if you can make do.
What do you do if you owe more than your home is worth? You could simply walk away from the mortgage, as one professor suggests. But through a change in the works from the Obama administration, it should be slightly easier to get rid of the home without the stigma or complications of a foreclosure.
Starting today, December 1, Amazon is giving away one free holiday song download per day. The first free song is “Joy to the World,” by Casting Crowns.
Why are Chinese households so much better at saving money than their American counterparts?
There are no regulations whatsoever for how much pay phones can charge for collect calls. The result? A conversation that lasts a few minutes can cost the person accepting a collect call nearly $50.
“Every weekend is going to be Black Friday weekend.”
Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmos, and Furbys, oh my.