Buyer beware: Major stores may mislead with 'sales'

Bargain shoppers beware: Some major retailers may be misleading consumers with those big sales. We all love a good sale, and when you see...

'Spam season' is upon us; keep your inbox clean

Checking your email can seem like playing "Spam Invaders," where your objective is to kill as many retailer email messages before they...

Christmas Creep is coming to your inbox even earlier this year

“Christmas Creep” is the term for how retailers seem to keep bumping up the day they start promoting Christmas each year. It's not just...

What to buy -- and not to buy -- at warehouse stores

Rotisserie chickens are about 50 percent less than a grocery store -- and heftier, too, leaving leftovers for chicken salad and...

Now is the time to get a deal on electronics

The holidays are over and your credit card most likely got a good workout in the past month. But now is the time to take advantage of...

A sneak peek at toys on the holiday hot list

Yes, it's only September, but Toys 'R' Us is already hoping to get shoppers interested in shopping for the holidays. The retailer this...

Home Depot finds its softer side

Home Depot has long been known as the no-frills bastion of tools, lumber and other products that appeal to the tool belt-wearing set. Now...