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Posted Friday, December 20, 2013
Never miss out on savings by following these money-saving strategies; Plus, shopping don’ts
Yonkers, NY — Shopping smart doesn’t mean cheaping out on all purchases – it’s about knowing where and when to shop, what to buy and what to skip, and making a plan before buying. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights dozens of the best shopping strategies from the past year and warns against ten shopping don’ts.
“All year long we share our expert secrets that can save shoppers tons of money on almost everything they buy,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “Out of hundreds, we’ve chosen our favorites that can help you save into the new year.”
Here are a handful of ShopSmart’s best shopping tips of the year:
Smart-shopping is also knowing what not to do; here are some of ShopSmart’s shopping don’t’s:
The full list of the best shopping tips of the year and shopping don’ts is featured in the January 2014 issue of ShopSmart on newsstands now.
About Consumer Reports:
Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website, and other publications. Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.
About ShopSmart magazine:
Launched in Fall 2006 by Consumer Reports, ShopSmart draws upon the publication’s celebrated tradition of accepting no advertisements and providing unbiased product reviews. ShopSmart features product reviews, shopping tips on how to get the most out of products and “best of the best” lists. It’s ideal for busy shoppers who place a premium on time. ShopSmart has a newsstand price of $4.99 and is available nationwide at major retailers including Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway and Publix. ShopSmart is available by subscription at www.ShopSmartmag.org.
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