Articles from the Smart Shopper section archive

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Shopgirl: New magazine and a great Banjo-B-Que lineup

Trouvé is a new magazine launched by Aiken resident Amanda Marko that highlights all things creative.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Shopgirl: New outlet mall coming to Augusta

The new shopping options coming to Village at Riverwatch could be the best thing that's happened to Augusta shopping in a long time.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Shopgirl: Take in a show to brighten winter weekend

The Tony Howard Motown & Elvis Review at the Imperial Theatre will pay tribute to legends of music.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Shopgirl: It's time for TEDx

TEDxTelfair Street is Friday, Jan. 31, and if you didn't get one of the 100 tickets for the actual event, you can still participate in this meeting of the minds.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Shopgirl: Film archive service offers classic films and TV

Are you one of those people who watches more black and white movies than color, and can list off every movie featuring Lauren Bacall?
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Kindle FreeTime offers parents peace of mind

NEW YORK - It's no secret that kids love tablets, but the devices also can get them into trouble. By the time my daughter turned 3, she knew how to pull up Sesame Street clips on YouTube and ...
By Bree Fowler

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Shopgirl: Library to unveil vibrant mural

One of Augusta's best-loved artists, Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman, will be unveiling his mural at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Friday, Jan. 17.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Shopgirl: Finch & Fifth is worth a drop-by

Need a place to meet an old friend home for the holidays, or just a new stop on your weekend circuit? This place is serving fantastic food and impressive drinks.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Coupon Lady: Turn to stockpile for creative gifts

Food gifts and gifts baskets are attractive presents and are simple to put together.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Take a break and just be social

Focus on what's happening right in front of you this holiday season -- without alerting Instagram.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Coupon Lady: Bulk stores or grocery stores?

Using coupons, I can usually beat the bulk store price on most items, and I can also beat store-brand prices when I'm stockpiling.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Stockpile coupons to get the best deals

If you are serious about saving money using coupons, you need to make sure you have enough.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: Ads creeping onto Instagram

Have you noticed how ads are creeping onto your Instagram feed? I have, and so far I don't seem to mind all that much.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

HTC, Nokia offer giant phone choices

The Nokia Lumia 5120 and HTC One Max, or phablets, are nearly as big as the smallest tablets. Unlike tablets, they can make phone calls over cellular networks.
By Anick Jesdanun

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

What to buy in December

You can find fall- or Thanksgiving-themed items and some wedding supplies on clearance starting this month. New sales will focus on Christmas items, including deals on Christmas décor, wrapping ...
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Black Friday deals

I've decided not to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but if you choose to hit the stores, have a plan in mind before you go.
By Carol Gunter

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

New Kindle Fire poses challenge to iPad Air

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Coupon Lady: Soap nuts get laundry clean

Soap nuts are actually berries that contain high concentrations of saponin, a natural surfactant, which is what actually lifts out the dirt in clothing when you wash your clothes.
By Carol Gunter

Shopgirl: App uses text-to-video to condense news

Wibbitz is a new app that gathers news articles from all over and uses text-to-video technology to condense it into short videos that give you the important points.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Flylady tackles cleaning chores in steady bursts

This week was hectic. Now that Halloween is over, it's time to put up the spooky decorations and start decorating for fall and Thanksgiving. 
By Carol Gunter

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