Consumer Reports: Be Wary of Gift Cards

What: The folks at Consumer Reports released their 2007 Public Awareness Campaign. This year they tackle gift cards, which nets approximately $100 billion a year for the retail industry. What the experts say: From Consumer Reports: Gift cards are expected to be a major component of holiday giving with estimates putting sales at more than […]

Savings at Daily Deal

What: Save 5% on an organic bouquet when you use coupon code ALEX2007.  The Lowdown: Spending Thanksgiving with friends or relatives? Thank them for getting up so early to cook you a scrumptious meal with a beautiful organic bouquet from Remember that most flowers are grown using even more pesticides than would be allowed […]

Goodwill and Nick Graham Team up to Repurpose (Whatever that Means)

What: Goodwill and Nick Graham (of Joe Boxer fame) have teamed up to create “William Good,” a brand of “repurposed” clothing and accessories. For those of you without your dictionary handy, “repurposed” means used, fixed up, and sold again.  It’s part of the general trend of Goodwill moving away from thrift and more into the […]

Cheap People Don’t Harm Retailer’s Profits

What: The long held belief in the retail industry that coupon loving folks (called devils by the retail industry- SERIOUSLY), had a negative impact on a grocery store’s bottom line appears to be not true, according to the folks at the Yale School of Management, who must have used coupons to help establish the University’s […]

Shop This: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement

What: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement, affectionately known as “The Running of the Brides” The Lowdown: Okay, there are a lot of reasons to love Filene’s Basement, but this is what they’re famous for: fabulous bridal discounts. Think designer gowns, originally priced from $900 to $9,000, marked down to prices ranging from $249 to […]

20% Off Kate Spade Today

What: Take 20% off handbags at The Lowdown: I’m telling you up front so you don’t miss it: this offer ends today! Hurry to get your 20% off Kate Spade handbags online, and pick from the latest designs, like this “Clarkson Carla” short shoulder hobo. You’ll need to know the code, but lucky for […]

High Vs. Low: The Little Plaid Jacket

The Challenge: Plaid jackets are a smart choice for fall, especially with fresh colors and current details. Either of these would be a great addition to the season’s wardrobe; one will leave you with money left over for lunch, the other will have you hocking your grandmother’s good silver. So, you tell us – which […]