Tag: shopping

How do stores get you to buy more stuff? Clue: It’s all in your senses. Read on and save money next time you go to your favorite big box store. Oooh, they’re sneaky! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

If you’ve never been to Aldi (like me) you might wonder about what to buy at Aldi. Read this and the links to the previous posts (Why I Shop at Aldi, and How to Shop at Aldi) and find out. Might be an adventure. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here it is, heavy upon us again, the season of giving and getting. It has come too fast, as it does every year, even though every year we seem to start a little bit earlier. The joy of the season is heavily dependent on retail sales, for without sufficient household spending the economy may suffer […]

[Attention Christians: Lest you be offended by my use of the word X-mas, permit yourselves to be educated about it here, and here, and here. However, I am using “X-mas” in the spirit that it is something different from the celebration of Christmas, the spirit that many Christians do find offensive. Essentially, I’m agreeing with […]

I’ve never been able to understand the mayhem associated with the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, particularly since that day sort of marks the beginning of Christmas shopping, a holiday ostensibly about peace, joy and love. Not so for a 15 year-old girl from Muskegon, MI, who was trampled (fortunately not to death) by rabid […]