I haven't been to a Black Friday sale in person since I first got internet access. Why? As a Brad's Deals editor, it's my job to shop online, so I know that prices on most things fluctuate every day. Every store wants to have the lowest prices, but none of them want to lose money, so they have to get creative: exaggerating sales and hiding price increases. Most retailers do this so frequently, and so quickly, that the average consumer doesn't have time to do the math in their heads.
Over the past year, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card has shaken up the credit card industry. Its policy of giving three Ultimate Rewards points per dollar on travel purchases has proven so popular that many competing card companies are scrambling to sweeten their deals. But one card, the American Express Platinum Card, stands out among the rest with an awesome bonus for flight spending.
A few weeks ago, we showed you that once you get beyond the doorbusters, most Black Friday sales are pretty much the same from one year to the next. For those of us who are already thinking about Black Friday 2016, that means we can actually use last year's ads to make plans for this year's shopping.
Welcome to America, everyone! For every pointless holiday we have, you can bet there's a sale to go along with it. This month, our holiday du-jour is Columbus Day, but what kinds of deals will you actually find this weekend?
Packed to the brim with every kind of store you can imagine, the Mall of America is not the kind of place you'd expect to choose family values over making a profit. But this year, the Mall of America is taking a bold stance, announcing plans to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, and put the "Friday" back in Black Friday.
I read a lot. And being the crazy, routine-loving person that I am, I also have certain times that I like to read certain things. It sounds intense, but it works for me.
Stars Hollow. Luke's Diner. Dean and Rory. If these names made you sigh longingly at the memory of your favorite TV show, this post is for you. Oh, and if you love coffee even half as much as Lorelei Gilmore, this post is also for you.
Fall is here, and with it comes the changing leaves. In many parts of the U.S., tourists flock from around the world to see the beautiful autumn colors, a practice that's colloquially known as "tree peeping."
Buying something for just a buck might seem too good to be true, but for the many dollar store deal-sniffers out there, it's a fact of life.