Articles from the Smart Shopper section archive

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Drive-in is a fantastic deal for family fun

My family took advantage of the nice weather last weekend to the visit the Big Mo drive-in movie theater in Monetta.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Newest iPhones are really similar

In addition to the much-talked-about iOS 7 launch last week, Apple has released the iPhones 5c and 5s for us to enjoy.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Knowing the price of staples

Knowing the average prices of items allows you to see which have been marked up and which are a deal. That way, you won't be shocked when you see the total at the cash register.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Fashion Week fascinates

September means New York Fashion Week, with plenty of details and trends to take home to your closet.
By Gracie Shpeherd

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Shopgirl: Augusta Mall is getting a new store

Another big-name retailer is opening a store this fall inside August Mall -- Michael Kors.
By Gracie Shepherd

The Coupon Lady: Kroger will end double coupons

On Sept. 21, Kroger has announced it will end its double coupon campaign in favor of lower everyday prices on thousands of items.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Find shopping deals for college students

From laptops to clothing, many discounts are available for college students. But sometimes a little searching is required
By Joseph Pisani

Shopgirl: A new kind of password

A Toronto company's device uses your heartbeat as a "password" for your computer or smartphone
By Gracie Shepherd

Coupon Lady: Stockpiling items pays off

Have you ever had a week of plans go completely down the tube? That's what happened to me.
By Carol Gunter

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

McDonald's may change menu

NEW YORK - McDonald's Corp. says it's exploring changes to its Dollar Menu to include items that cost more than a buck.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Last chance for summer deals

September is the time to grab deals on a variety of items including summer supplies, grilling and camping gear and even automobiles.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Looking forward to Craft & Vine, and fall

Downtown Augusta should be looking forward to Craft & Vine, a new wine and tapas bar.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Shopgirl: Netflix gets personal

A new Netflix feature predicts what shows and movies it thinks you would like to watch.
By Gracie Shepherd

The Coupon Lady: Meal planning for busy families

It always seems we could use a few more hours each day. When our lives become busy, it can be very tempting to resort to take-out, but those trips can bust your budget quickly.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

Shopgirl: Fashionable maternity pants

J. Crew has a new maternity collection designed with the same style as the rest of its clothing.
By Gracie Shepherd

The Coupon Lady: Help get kids organized

With my oldest in fourth grade and my youngest starting kindergarten, it is the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate their furniture and storage needs.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

Survey finds actual fuel cost for new cars

Every new car window sticker shows the estimated cost of fuel for a year, but that figure may not reflect the miles you drive. A new survey does that math for you.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Value menus offer more than low prices

Surprise! Those "value menus" at the fast-food chains might just be less fattening than the "premium" items.
By Candice Choi

Shopgirl: Westobou schedule has something for everyone

The lineup for Westobou Festival 2013 was announced recently, and it's another year of great events.
By Gracie Shepherd

The Coupon Lady: More ways to save at Disney World

I've already shared with you my tips for saving money on a vacation at Walt Disney World in Florida; here are ways to save once you're inside the park.
By Carol Gunter