How Retailers Use 'Dynamic Pricing' to Get You to Pay More

How Retailers Use 'Dynamic Pricing' to Get You to Pay More

Shopping online is convenient, easy and fun. But as with all good things, there's dark side to the world of online commerce. Whether you know it or not, your favorite sites are probably using pricing algorithms that change the cost of an item based on things like your browser history and your location.

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5 Ways to Stop Wasting Food and Save Money

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Food and Save Money

According to the National Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, and ends up rotting away in landfills across the country. While much of this is food waste is due to poor farming and grocery story practices, consumer waste is still a major issue.

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JCPenney is Closing 138 Stores, is Yours on the List?

JCPenney is Closing 138 Stores, is Yours on the List?

Following at the heels of fellow retailers like Macy's, Walmart and Sears, which all recently closed hundreds of brick-and-mortar locations across the country, JCPenney announced it will be closing 138 stores this summer. 

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Spend Less, Have More Fun: 4 Ways to Save in Puerto Rico

Spend Less, Have More Fun: 4 Ways to Save in Puerto Rico

I'm going to be completely honest here: I went to Puerto Rico during spring break last year, but the trip was definitely not an exercise in frugality.

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10 Durable Products You'll NEVER Have to Pay to Replace

10 Durable Products You'll NEVER Have to Pay to Replace

We all come to this crossroads eventually: Should we save money in the moment by spending less upfront on an item we'll probably have to replace, or invest in something that will stand the test of time?

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The 8 Best Things to Buy in March

The 8 Best Things to Buy in March

March is almost upon us, and with it comes the promise of spring, and the year's greenest holiday. March also means steep savings on select items, which are often at their lowest prices of the year.

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Are Gift Card Exchange Sites a Scam? No. Here's Why.

Are Gift Card Exchange Sites a Scam? No. Here's Why.

We post a lot of discounted gift cards here on Brad's Deals. Makes sense, right? We are a deal site, after all. Inevitably, after we post a popular gift card deal, we'll get a flood of reader comments calling these deals “scams," often from people who've had bad experiences in the past. 

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The 4 Best Things to Buy at Presidents' Day Sales

The 4 Best Things to Buy at Presidents' Day Sales

Oh say can you see, in malls and online, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.

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8 Places to Find Cheap Bras (That Won't Fall Apart!)

8 Places to Find Cheap Bras (That Won't Fall Apart!)

Have you ever found yourself walking out of the mall with a Victoria's Secret bag, wondering how the heck you spent THAT much on ONE bra? Anyone who wears a bra on a regular basis knows how expensive those under-shirt essentials can be, but opting for cheap over quality can be both uncomfortable and expensive in the long run. What's a girl to do?

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On Valentine's Day, It Really Is the Thought That Counts.

On Valentine's Day, It Really Is the Thought That Counts.

There's a cheesy but magical scene in Spielberg's "Always" in which fire pilot Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) gives girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter), a rough-edged character typically seen in blue jeans or a greased-up flight suit, a beautiful white sparkly dress. It's fire season, and the bar is full of fire jumpers, pilots and ground crew. Everyone is covered in soot. The dress practically glows in its box. "Pete… Girl clothes…" she gushes breathlessly, barely daring to touch it. "You like the dress?" Pete asks, amused and surprised and pleased with himself all at once. "It’s not the dress," Dorinda purrs. "It's how you see me." Cue the warm fuzzies.

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