The Best Shopping Apps

Make sure you’re getting the best deals out there. These 5 shopping apps help make comparison shopping easy and fun.

Best Times to Buy Big Ticket Items

The best bargain shoppers know that timing is everything. Different products follow different cycles of pricing, depending on everything from holidays to weather to annual trade shows. Check out our month-by-month suggestions for the best deals and steals.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Battle It Out for Consumer Dollars

Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Fun Facts and Info

With the traditional holiday shopping season upon us, some retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day to kick-start early Black Friday deals, while most stores are sticking to a Friday opening. Online sales during Cyber Monday saw a 30% increase in 2012 – a percentage expected to rise this year, according to IBM Digital Analytics. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

Five Great American Flea Markets

Buckle up and turn your next road trip into a veritable treasure hunt. If the words “flea market” bring to mind a few dozen people rummaging through boxes full of dusty knickknacks, prepare to be surprised. Thanks to television shows … Continued

6 Things You Should Know About Extended Warranties

Find out when these add-ons are worth the upfront price you’ll pay. After you’ve settled on a cell phone, refrigerator or plasma television, you’re inevitably faced with another option at the checkout: an extended warranty. Before you give in to … Continued