Discounts and sales – Are they really worth it?

August 10th, 2018

If you are like me then you love a good sale. There is a thrill of finding an item that normally would have been out of range that you now can afford.  The natural attraction for consumers is to be able to shop without that feeling of guilt afterwards that they had spent too much [...]


Shopping is in the air!

December 6th, 2017

So how do you know it’s the end of the year? It’s not the cooler weather or the closing of schools.  The way you know it’s December is to note the increased number of businesses that are offering sales and specials to their customers. Everywhere you go, there are signs that show there are several [...]


Shop Smarter!

November 24th, 2016

I have often noticed that during this time of the year every store advertises that they are offering the best sale.  The prices are slashed to 50% according to the sensational headlines which are prominently displayed. If consumers are not careful they could be caught in the trap of buying items that are really not [...]


Deal or No Deal?

October 29th, 2016

How often have you seen a sign for a sale and gotten excited? Stores in the United States have special shopping days such as the day after their Thanksgiving holiday. On those days consumers wait hours in line as they are guaranteed a good deal! What about here in Jamaica? Can we trust our sales? [...]


How do you know a ‘good buy’?

June 12th, 2016

Ready, set, shop! The sprinting towards the shelves isn’t so fast anymore as shopping has become a financial strain. Despite having a budget and allotting specified  amounts of money to spend, it never seems to be enough. Good Buys hard to find! Since money is a scarce commodity, it is important to make sure that [...]


Grocery Shopping tales – Save as you Spend!

April 16th, 2015

Ever wonder why after all your careful planning it seems as if there is never enough money? Well that is the case for many consumers.  They are frustrated as they try to hold on to their cheque books as the bills continue to rise.  I think that what also compounds the problem is that often [...]