Shopping safely during the season!

December 9th, 2019

The best part about shopping is when you get a deal but there are so many other factors that can ruin your trip. My biggest pet peeve is being hassled by over zealous sales persons.  While I appreciate that they are trying to secure a sale, at times it can be too much and ends [...]


House Woes – Spending a little but gaining a lot!

February 23rd, 2019

One day at the hair salon I picked up one of those generic  glossy magazines and as I thumbed through the pages one image stuck out in my mind. The image was of a beautifully decorated home with decor details that made each room unique and amazing. As I stared at the image, a realization [...]


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 [...]


Are consumers being short changed?

June 22nd, 2017

I love to shop.  My idea of a good time is to have the means by which to go shopping and buy quality items at a lower price.  As result of my interest in this activity I have noticed a lot of disturbing trends. Sales or not? I have been enticed in stores with glaring [...]


The real cost of sales!

April 1st, 2017

It has become a part of my routine to check my email or text messages and see alerts of fantastic sales from the stores that I shop. They promise great bargains and I used to be excited to go and check them out. Recently however, I realized that the sales were really no great bargains [...]


Black Friday – sales gimmick or genuine deals?

November 27th, 2016

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day and the Friday before Cyber Monday in the United States. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states. Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving Day, is a busy shopping day. Here in Jamaica we don’t celebrate thanksgiving and neither is [...]