On Thanksgiving morning people would pick up a copy of the weekend paper and spend the afternoon looking through the Black Friday ads for great deals as the holiday shopping season kickoff was upon us. That's changed quite a bit over the last few … [Read more...] about 4 Things To Keep In Mind On Black Friday
Experiences can drive our shopping and spending choices as consumers. Customer service is at the top of my list of important attributes for retailers to retain my business. Great customer service will keep me coming back for more, while … [Read more...] about Customer Service Shout Out: Dairy Queen and Flapdoodles
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I renewed my executive Costco membership in April. We buy as many food and household products as we can there to make the most of the 2% cash back rewards program. I also have the Costco … [Read more...] about Costco vs Sam’s Club – Why Not Both?
With about a couple of days left before Christmas, we have officially entered crunch time for those of us that have not finished our shopping. It's not so much that I haven't executed my gift buying plan for my immediate family to perfection, because … [Read more...] about 3 Steps To Get Through Christmas Shopping Crunch Time
My son is extremely picky about his jeans. I dread going shopping for new jeans with him, because he will pick out, try on, and approve jeans, but then decide somewhere down the road that he no longer likes them. One year I simply gave up and he wore … [Read more...] about How I’m Using Jeans To Teach My Son About Finances
I want to play a game with you today. I'm a big proponent of voting with my spending dollars. If a business treats me right, I keep spending my money there. If they treat me badly, I take my money elsewhere. I'm going to tell you two … [Read more...] about Customer Service: A Tale Of Two Stores