Have you ever had a bad experience resolving your complaint about a product, sale, or service? It can be very frustrating when you think you’ve been cheated and feel powerless to do anything about it. A recently published list by Forbes of the top 10 consumer complaints indicates that many consumers are still finding themselves caught in that situation. It has been a few years since our last blog post on this subject, so here’s our list of additional actions you can take to resolve your complaints.
March 10th, 2014
The month of February is over and it is time for our usual monthly wrap-up when we look back at what happened during the past month, announce our contest winners, and also give you a heads up at what is coming.
Monthly Contest Results
onkarkulkarni is the winner of this month’s contest followed by bemicmom and CouponNut in the second and third place. Congratulations guys! Here is the complete list of this month’s winners and prizes:
1. onkarkulkarni (924 Points): $100
2. bemicmom (865 Points): $75
3. CouponNut (782 Points): $75
4. roxytang (769 Points): $50
5. gadhasing (726 Points): $50
6. lootango (723 Points): $50
7. djhciskoski (718 Points): $50
8. clover (716 Points): $50
9. siggy38 (702 Points): $50
10. Version (679 Points): $25
11. mommy25 (674 Points): $25
12. anand (669 Points): $25
13. sandyshore (581 Points): $25
14. gabyperu (547 Points): $25
15. laaya (534 Points): $25
March 3rd, 2014
Since there are so many drugstores located around town carrying expanded merchandise like food and other non-drug items, you’d think they would be a great place to pick up some extra things you need while you’re there. But convenience is not necessarily synonymous with savings; you may not realize that you’re actually paying higher prices at the drugstore these days. In fact, you may be surprised to learn just how many items you should never buy at the drugstore, and the growing list even includes prescription drugs!
If price is your main consideration, you may be better off shopping at warehouse clubs, dollar stores, big-box retailers or supermarkets. Here are the items to avoid:
February 24th, 2014
Have you noticed how stores try to offer you a credit application every time you make a purchase? While it’s tempting to get extra rewards points and exclusive access to coupons and sales events, we’ve always resisted those offers and tried to carry only a couple of all-purpose credit cards that can be used everywhere and also give us cash back or other rewards. I decided to check out these store cards and found several that may be worth considering, especially for stores where you are a frequent shopper.
We’ll tell you about several of the most popular cards, while also giving you the pros and cons of signing up for them.
February 17th, 2014
Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, are you one of those people who still hasn’t gotten your gifts yet? If you are, you’re not alone. There are many procrastinators who always wait until the very last minute to buy flowers or candy on the way home or finish writing a note on their cards in the driveway, just before giving them to their loved ones! If you’re still trying to think of a gift, we have some ideas for you that will still show some thoughtfulness and even save you money.
Of course, chocolate candy and flowers are still the most popular gifts and have been associated with romance for centuries, but there are more ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day. Here are our suggestions:
February 10th, 2014