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What to Know Before Shopping at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The chain is also known for its quirky culture. Employees, easy to spot in their...

Things You Didn't Know About Discount Grocer Aldi

For many shoppers who are serious about spending less on groceries, a trip to discount supermarket Aldi is a weekly ritual. The chain, founded in Germany, credits its rock-bottom prices to low labor and operating...

5 Surprising Perks of Amazon Prime

If you're like me, one of the untold millions who signed up for Amazon Prime years ago strictly for the free two-day shipping, you might not realize some of the other benefits of being a Primer.SEE ALSO: 11...

7 Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds

When it comes to wedding gifts, it's not just the thought that counts. The money counts, too. The average wedding guest will spend $127 on a gift for a family member, according to a 2016 American Express spending...

Is it Better to Book Travel Directly or Use an...

It's hard to beat the convenience of online travel agencies, such as Expedia and Priceline, when shopping for the cheapest airfare or choosing a hotel. OTAs not only aggregate flights, accommodations, rental cars...

3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know

Some families swear by Costco - and why not? The warehouse club can offer substantial savings on everything from TVs to toilet paper. But before you invest in an annual membership, here are three things you need...

8 Things Shoppers Should Know About Wegmans

The most celebrated grocery chain in the nation is 100 years old, but you've probably never heard of it. And even if you have, you've probably never set foot in one of its stores. The retailer recently dethroned...

Surprising Secrets You Need to Know About...

Trader Joe's isn't your typical supermarket. Its shelves are stocked mostly with specialty items, so you're more likely to come home with cookie butter and tricolor quinoa than you are milk and eggs.See Also: 10...

Things You Should Know Before Shopping at Costco

A Costco membership opens doors, quite literally, to a vast selection of bulk-size groceries and household goods selling at discounted prices. But buying potato chips and toilet paper by the case is just the...

Can You Trust Online Reviews?

For Mandana Yousefi, the road to becoming an online critic started with chicken fried rice. Yousefi had ordered takeout from a Chinese restaurant in Washington, D.C., and was about to dig in when she noticed four...

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