By Jim Donovan: Misleading discounts, bogus deals, and sales that can cost consumers big bucks. They’re just some of the shopping scams and bum deals recently uncovered by ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports. In its September […]
By Jim Donovan: There’s only one thing better than a bargain, and that’s a freebie! The July 2014 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than a dozen sites great for grabbing free […]
By Jim Donovan: Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re planning to present the special women in your life with some flowers. While I always suggest that […]
The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings.
By Jim Donovan: Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be. The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal […]
If you’re in the market for some brand new wheels, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some Do’s and Dont’s to keep in mind when negotiating with a dealer.
By Jim Donovan: Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets […]
By Jim Donovan: The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during […]
By Jim Donovan: Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because […]
By Jim Donovan: When facing common colds and allergies, tissues that provide comfort are best. In Consumer Reports’ new tests of facial tissues, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong and Kleenex Lotion Aloe & E topped […]
Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. Have you picked out a card and gift yet? If not, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some ideas for last minute shoppers.
By Jim Donovan: Virgin America soared to the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its debut appearance on the list, receiving some the highest satisfaction scores CR has seen in years. […]
3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan joins us with advice for protecting your smartphone.
By Jim Donovan: Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere. The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, (one of my favorite magazines by the way) from […]
By Jim Donovan: Airline credit cards and bank cards often offer points toward free air travel, but some will earn card users more free travel than others over time. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart […]