| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year.
With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Something looks amiss outside this house on Plumosa Drive in Pasadena. Actually, a lot of things look amiss. Strewn about the front and side yards are wires and cords, a folding table overturned on the lawn, a children's stove smashed to pieces and,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:12 PM
CHICAGO — Groupon is giving away stuff now.
The Chicago-based company, which is trying to reshape itself into a sprawling e-commerce marketplace, has started offering national brand promotion codes and coupons that do not require an upfront...
| Nov 30, 2013
When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes.
The only fate that could be worse?...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Today, snag a $10 off $50 grocery purchase coupon inside the Target flier inserted into this weekend's Sun...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:52 AM
It pays to have social media accounts, and an Amex card. Get two credits worth $30 on Amazon.com purchases with Twitter and Facebook offers. Click the links and follow directions to get the deals.
AMEX: Get a $25 statement credit on a $75 Amazon...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Save $10 on $50 gift cards at Publix.
Bring a new or transferred prescription and the coupon on Page 13 in this week's flyer to the pharmacy to get a stamp. Then, choose iTunes, Macy's, Outback Steakhouse, Lowe's or Toys R Us gift cards. You can buy one...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:23 PM
If the stockings are hung but still empty and the tree is up but bare beneath, now is no time to fret. With extended, around-the-clock hours in some instances, last-minute gifting no longer creates issues as it has in the past.
And, just because...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:34 PM
With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December.
Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...