Choosing store-brand products can save shoppers up to 40 percent; More than half of women don’t use coupons and discount codes on cosmetics according to new national poll
Yonkers, NY - There are many ways to save on makeup and skin-care items, but 56 percent of women say they don’t take advantage of coupons and discounts codes, according to a new national poll from ShopSmart.
The poll is part of a feature on beauty-saving secrets in the June 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, that highlights ways to get gorgeous for less, including four new money-saving trends and the best places to score beauty bargains. «Read the rest of this article»
Shopsmart finds Target, Walmart offer Lower Prices, Bigger Savings on Over-The-Counter Drugs than CVS, Walgreens
Shoppers can save hundreds of dollars a year by changing how and where they shop
Yonkers, NY – Drug stores may be a convenient choice for over-the-counter medications, but there’s a price to pay for convenience.
The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from the magazine’s price scan of 185 drugs at hundreds of stores nationwide that revealed potential savings of hundreds of dollars a year for shoppers willing to change their over-the-counter medication shopping habits. «Read the rest of this article»
Debunking the “deficiency epidemic”; Plus, the best deals on D from tests
Yonkers, NY – Vitamin D has been touted as the answer to all kinds of health problems, but many of these claims are overblown.
The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features answers to some of the most common questions about Vitamin D and names the best from its tests of 32 products. «Read the rest of this article»
Five free tools for savings on the go
Yonkers, NY – Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.
The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights five price-comparison apps that make saving easier and more accessible than ever, and they’re free. «Read the rest of this article»
Many retailers are snooping more than ever
Yonkers, NY – We’re used to being watched when we shop. Cookies track our every move online, and salespeople follow us around high-end stores. But many walk-in retailers are taking spying to a new level.
Video cameras record your every move. Your face and car’s license plate are captured and filed in searchable databases. Hidden cameras classify you by age, sex, and ethnicity, and even detect your body language and mood. Even your bank account records are being pried into. The main goal of these surveillance methods, of course, is to get you to shop more and spend more. «Read the rest of this article»
Tips for earning the most free travel over time; Plus, airline and bank cards that go a long way toward a free flight
Yonkers, NY – Airline credit cards and bank cards often offer points toward free air travel, but some will earn card users more free travel than others over time.
The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features tips for deciding which card to use when looking for discounted travel and highlights some of the best airline and bank card reward formulas currently available. «Read the rest of this article»
Four TV infomercial products to skip; Plus, five cleaning safety musts
Yonkers, NY – The best cleaning products don’t necessarily cost a fortune. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies 12 cleaning products that work as well or even better than their expensive counterparts according to tests.
“It’s important to have the right tools for cleaning,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “We’ve found some great products that worked well – and they don’t cost a lot of money.” «Read the rest of this article»
National poll reveals how couples feel about household clutter
Yonkers, NY – Finances tend to be a common cause of marital squabbles, but an untidy home can also trigger a tiff. According to a new poll from ShopSmart, almost 40 percent of couples confessed to fighting about messes more than money.
The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features a full report on organizing and more survey results from its national poll of almost 500 couples about their attitudes toward household clutter. «Read the rest of this article»
Six sweet picks for Valentine’s Day based on taste tests
Yonkers, NY – When it comes to chocolate, the good stuff doesn’t come cheap. To find the ultimate chocolate experience – in time for Valentine’s Day – ShopSmart’s taste testers nibbled on thousands of boxed bonbons, ranging in price from $10.00 to $90.00. The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, spotlights the top chocolates from these tests. «Read the rest of this article»
Useful tools for staying organized and on time
Yonkers, NY – Whether you’re a habitual “to-do” list creator or are notorious for being late, getting organized may be right at your fingertips. The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies free phone and tablet apps that can help you keep track of day-to-day appointments and tasks while keeping you on schedule. «Read the rest of this article»
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