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8/17/2015
“Back-to-school” specials now run all summer long and, while kids may not want to think about summer’s end, smart parents can take advantage of all the deals to save money and send their children to school with everything they need.
12/1/2015
After the crowds and chaos of the Black Friday sales, check out the small, local and independent businesses participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for their communities. According to the SBS Consumer Insights Survey, shoppers spent an estimated $14.3 billion dollars at small businesses during last year’s event.
12/1/2015
The day after Thanksgiving was originally dubbed “Black Friday” as a negative due to traffic, crowds and hostile behavior. It’s now a positive for many people who get excited for the lines, the crowds, and especially the deals. Now it’s the single busiest shopping day of the year! Last year, nearly 140 million shoppers hit the stores, spending $50.9 billion. According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, this year’s holiday shoppers plan to spend an average $463 on family members, up from $458 last year.
4/23/2016
How can you be certain the websites where you shop are legitimate? BBB offers tips for smart online shopping.
12/1/2015
Although retail stores skip right from ghosts and pumpkins to tinsel and mistletoe, the Thanksgiving weekend is still the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Better Business Bureau is offering these tips to shoppers.
4/29/2014
Many consumers find that buying by mail is the most convenient way to satisfy their shopping needs. Although many mail order companies are legitimate, each year Better Business Bureaus receive thousands of complaints against fraudulent companies that sell merchandise through the mail or over the telephone. 
4/29/2014
Furniture is an essential part of every home. Therefore, it is important to feel comfortable with every piece purchased and brought into your home. The process of buying furniture does not have to be stressful. By researching and preparing, furniture shopping can be a pleasant experience for you and your family.
9/22/2015
When scouting for discount tickets to a big sporting event or trying to snag seats to a sold-out concert, many consumers turn to ticket brokers and the ticket resale market. Purchasing tickets from secondary markets can be a great deal, but ticket fraud is common. Be wary when purchasing from someone you do not know, or if a deal sounds too good to be true. Not only could you lose money, you could miss out on a great event.
4/29/2014
If you are looking to add or replace carpet in your home, you may be overwhelmed with all of the options. When buying carpet or a rug it’s important to buy from a reputable retailer to get the most for your money. Use these tips when searching for a carpet retailer and picking out new carpet.
5/13/2015
A good vacuum cleaner is the best way to keep your floors and upholstery clean from dirt, dust, and pet hair. There are many options on the market that vary widely in price, making it difficult to decide which vacuum is best for your needs. Follow these BBB tips to help guide your decision.
5/6/2015
When shopping for household appliances there are many factors to consider, making it difficult to decide which appliances are best for your needs. Use these tips from BBB as a guide for your shopping strategy.
4/29/2014
Everyone wishes to be a savvy shopper and get the most for their money. To prevent going overboard during your shopping spree it’s important to remember the reason for your trip. Refer to these tips before heading to the malls for a shopping spree.
5/8/2015
Everyone loves the one stop shop department stores offer and hopes to get the most for their money. To prevent buyer's remorse follow these BBB tips for a smart shopping strategy.
5/8/2015
Electronic equipment and supplies dealers offer a wide range of products to fit your personal and business needs. Use these helpful BBB tips when searching for a reliable electronic equipments dealer.
5/1/2014
Looking to buy furniture? Here are some helpful tips for your search:
Decide what is needed and set a budget
Make a floor plan
Check out a business and warranties
5/1/2014
If you need flower arrangements for a large event or if you are just looking for a small, simple bouquet, it’s important to find a reputable florist. Refer to these tips as a guide when choosing a florist.
5/1/2014
The anticipation of picking out new jewelry can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. With the vast amount of metals and stones to choose from, it is important to be an informed shopper. Whether you are shopping for a gift or picking out a piece for yourself, use these tips as a guide to buy a piece that will last a lifetime.
5/1/2014
Many consumers opt to skip the crowded stores and lines by shopping from the convenience of their homes. Shopping by phone or mail can often be a more accommodating way to make purchases.  Use these tips as a guide when ordering merchandise by phone or mail.  
5/1/2014
Ordering office supplies and don’t know where to start?  Use these tips as a guide when ordering office supplies for your business.
5/1/2014
Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products they need from the convenience of their home. The Internet houses the same large selection as those who choose to shop in stores but without crowds or lines. When shopping online, it is important to know the business where the purchase is being made and to protect personal information from fraud.
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