| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:19 AM
It's Freebie Friday! We've got some great offers today. Save $10 on gas cards at Publix through Sunday and grandparents get in free at Butterfly World on Saturday and Sunday, too. Use my long list to make a mad grab for freebies and save with retail...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines.
But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
"In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:24 PM
SOUTH BEND — Neither rain nor cold stopped the Mini 4-H kids and their costumed pet counterparts as they braved the elements today at the Pet Parade at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair.
“It was a ‘no’ that we were going to have...
| Jul 4, 2013
Wal-Mart sells ammunition for firearms, and they used to sell it as you came in, any day, any time, any amount. The first change was a three-box limit per person. Then they changed it so ammunition can only be purchased at 4:30 p.m., first come, first...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Although Kroger stopped doubling coupons in the Mid-Atlantic region, the grocery chain has begun offering high-value digital coupons through its website, including coupons for free items.
To access the coupons, shoppers must sign up for a shopper’...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Kroger plans to reduce thousands of prices starting Thursday in stores across Indiana and Michigan. But the company’s “new lower price” initiative also means the end of double coupons for area customers.
As part of a campaign that...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 28, 2013
People really need to read before they jump to conclusions. I wrote that supermarket checkout clerks need to be trained and not put fresh food on top of raw meat because of the risk of contamination. A writer said it was "gross" that I would eat chicken...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Cool off with a small Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie at McDonald's for $1. They normally run $3.
No coupon is necessary.
The fast-food chain is offering the special at participating locations through Thursday.
Click here for the deal. "Like" our...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:09 PM
You're welcome to play along in today's edition of "Is It Just Me?," where no question is too small for The Bottom Line.
Q: If a customer has a coupon for a "free item" package of cat food or kitty litter, is there sales tax on the free item? I was...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
On Sunday, May 12, Kroger discontinued its double coupon policy in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia stores. The grocery store will no longer double coupons with a face value of 50 cents or less.
The store will continue to accept coupons,...
| Mar 24, 2013
I've always thought of shopping as theater. The merchandise, the displays, the atmosphere and the interaction of staff and customers add up to live entertainment and a unique show each time.
I'm not alone in noticing the performance potential in retail...