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How Frugal Am I?

September 2, 2014

If you’ve been reading my column for any length of time, I’d imagine you have a pretty accurate mental picture of who I am. I shop with coupons, I watch what I spend and I’m frugal. ... (more)

Cashier Tales from the Checkout

August 26, 2014

While this column undoubtedly appeals to shoppers (especially those trying to stretch their dollars to the fullest!), it also appeals to retailers and cashiers, too. I enjoy hearing the cashiers&rsquo... (more)

Return Craziness

August 19, 2014

Last week, I discussed product returns and some of the seemingly strange policies retailers have regarding items for return. My readers continue to share their often-entertaining and sometimes strange... (more)

Coupons and Return Fraud

August 12, 2014

Ever buy something with a coupon and then decide you need to return that item? Typically, one of two things will happen at the customer service counter. The store associate will look at your receipt a... (more)

Double Coupon Observations

August 5, 2014

Coupon doubling, the practice of a store scanning coupons at twice the value, is a popular promotion in some areas. While scanning a 50-cent coupon and receiving a $1.00 discount is attractive to cons... (more)

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