Independence Day or not, dining out doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are 15 ways to save, from splitting meals to knowing which cuts of steak will give you the best value.
Groupon has yet to carve out a competitive niche for itself in the market, and it never should have been a multi-billion dollar company.
Black Friday this year set new records for in-store and online buying. Despite high unemployment and a generally worrisome economy, nearly half of all Americans went shopping.
Sure, access to the Internet costs you something every month. But did you ever stop to think how much money it saves? Online price comparison and access to wholesale markets and group deal sites, like livingsocial.com and Groupon, can save the average consumer $8,000 annually, according to new study from the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a coalition that lobbies to make high-speed Internet access more affordable and widely available. “Generally Internet shopping can be a big money saver,” agrees Jody Rohlena. senior editor at Shopsmart magazine, but beware of online impulse buying: “It’s important to stick to your budget and try not to go crazy.” Here are nine areas of consumer spending where the Internet can save big bucks, according to the IIA study. Can you guess which spending category is in the top spot?
The hyper-discounts of online coupon dealers like LivingSocial have not created loyal customers. Some businesses are finding that smaller numbers of coupons – and smaller discounts – might be more sustainable in the long run.