The "Black Friday in July" phenomenon had been slowly gaining traction for a few years when, in mid-summer 2015, Amazon made it official. Unfortunately, after a hyped-up announcement declaring its first annual Prime Day sale to be "better than Black Friday," Amazon fell completely flat, but that hasn't stopped the retail industry from taking this fake holiday and running with it.
Make a purchase at a major retailer, and chances are the person checking you out is going to ask whether you want to sign up for a store-branded credit card. Usually signup comes with some discounts, like an across-the-board percentage off or rewards points, but are these cards actually a good deal?
If you've been keeping up with retail news over the past year, you've probably noticed the recent rash of store closings. Between JCPenny, Payless and Macy's shutting down hundreds of locations, and places like Sports Authority, American Apparel and Bebe shuttering their doors for good, it seems the flourishing online retail market has not been kind to some of our favorite brick-and-mortar shops.
It's a tough reality to face, but many of the products we use around the house every day are taking a huge toll on the environment. Toss away something as small and mundane as a toothbrush, and you're suddenly contributing to all those "The Oceans are Drowning in Plastic!!" headlines keeping people up at night.
Dad can be tough to shop for. While he might say he doesn't care about Father's Day, it will still mean a lot to him to get a thoughtful gift from you this Sunday.
In the age of smartphones and fitness trackers, we always have the time on hand. But that doesn't mean the regular old wristwatch has gone out of style -- far from it! For the modern man or woman, a nice wrist watch can be a fashionable accessory, a symbol of status, and a classy way to check the time while with polite company. After all, your boss your date, or your mom probably won't notice you glancing at your wrist, but you better believe she'll notice if you pick up your phone!
Wedding season is here, and with every new RSVP, there's a new gift to fret about. Will the bride like it? Will the groom like it? Should you purchase something from the registry? How much should you spend? These are the omnipresent struggles of gift-giving, but it doesn't have to be this way. Here are seven of our best tips for snatching up the perfect wedding gift for every occasion without spending a fortune.
It's that glorious time of year again! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and this Friday, June 2, donut lovers across the country have a whole day to celebrate their favorite hole-y treats. That's right, folks, Friday is National Donut Day, are you ready?
I have to make a trip to the grocery store several times a week, and I often find myself wandering the aisles for an hour or more. Sure, sometimes grocery shopping can be fun, but most of us have better things to do with that hour of time. Luckily, we live in the 21st century, and there are a lot of new grocery delivery/pickup apps and services I've been itching to try. But can getting groceries to-go save you both time AND money? I decided to find out.
Father's Day is only a few weeks away, so now is the time to find that perfect gift for dad. We've rounded up 20 budget-friendly present ideas that will be kind on your wallet, while still putting a big smile on his face this year, and for years to come!