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Why REI Is Opting Out of Black Friday

Why REI Is Opting Out of Black Friday

REI is a giant of outdoor recreation and sporting goods, earning more than $2 billion in revenue per year. So why would they decide to close all 143 of their retail stores this Black Friday? Isn’t that supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year? The move is…

Savings.com Announces $125 Ad Buy During Puppy Bowl X

LOS ANGELES – Refusing to be priced out of the year’s biggest day of television watching, Los Angeles-based coupon and deal site Savings.com announced today that they will spend upwards of $125 advertising their Twitter feed during Puppy Bowl X, the counter-programming phenomenon running concurrent to Sunday’s Super Bowl. “We’re in…
My tech predictions for 2014

My tech predictions for 2014

It’s just a few days until the clock strikes 2014, so let me take this opportunity to wish you a safe, happy, and healthy new year. And, of course, a year filled with killer deals. (I’ll be on hand to help make that happen.) As you may recall, I recently named…
5 Cool Ways To Spend Your Tax Return

5 Cool Ways To Spend Your Tax Return

It’s tax time, and that can only mean one thing: a big, fat refund check. (Well, okay, it might mean a big, fat payment check, in which case this is probably not the post for you.) Sure, you could put that extra cash in the bank. Or use it to…
Food Co-Ops, Celebrities, and You

Food Co-Ops, Celebrities, and You

If you’ve ever read pointless celebrity gossip– and why wouldn’t you?– you probably have heard the name “Park Slope Food Co-op” a few times. Most recently, Maggie Gyllenhaal was accused of shirking her co-op duties in favor of sending someone else to cover shifts. Before that, a Ryan Gosling fan…