Free shipping day and how to ship gifts successfully

As a push to get consumers to buy, a lot of big retailers are offering free shipping this coming Wednesday.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 07:26am EST
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Tips to avoid paying fees when you fly

A fee for this and a fee for that and suddenly your discount airline ticket doesn't look like much of a bargain. Here are tips to avoid paying any more than you have to pay.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 07:33am EST

Pain at the pump will ease after Thanksgiving

A November spike in the local price of gasoline has many Washington-area residents complaining about the pain at the pump.

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 01:17pm EST

Which stores are open, closed on Thanksgiving?

This year many stores are choosing to throw open their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, so WTOP has put together this list of which ones will be open and when.

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 09:06am EST
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Black Friday safe shopping tips

Before hitting the Black Friday sales, shoppers should consider a few things -- like what to wear and where to park which could keep them safer.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:48am EST

Americans not willing to spend without deals

Retailers expect shoppers to spend only if they are able to get big discounts

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:03am EST

Black Friday starts early with helpful apps

This year, you can start reading that list and checking it twice a bit early.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:57am EST
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Procrastination could pay off when booking hotels

Being a procrastinator might pay off handsomely for you this Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 06:47pm EST

Ways to save money while flying this holiday season

There are ways to save money when flying this holiday season.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 05:25am EST

2013 holiday shipping guide: When to send packages so they arrive by Christmas

Want to make sure your stockings are stuffed and presents are under the tree by Christmas? Here's when you need to get things in the mail.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 09:37am EST

Tips to avoid high heat bills

Cold temperatures have finally arrived in the D.C. area and that means higher energy bills. We've got tips to make the most out of your furnace without emptying your wallet.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 05:18am EST

JetBlue offers $55 flights out of Reagan National

The flights will go to four or JetBlue's five nonstop locations: Boston; Fort Lauderdale; Orlando; and Tampa.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 02:14pm EST

Nervous retailers extending Black Friday deals (Video)

From store decorations to door buster deals, the nation's retailers are getting a big head start on Black Friday.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 06:33am EST
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How to watch the game, without the cost

There might be a way to view your favorite live sports games without the hefty cable or satellite TV bill.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Tips and tricks for safe mobile banking

Do banking on your smartphone? There are a few things you need to know to keep safe.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 04:38am EDT

Putting a price tag on bad habits

How much do your bad habits cost you?

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 09:36am EDT
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Tips to score cheaper airline tickets for Thanksgiving

A month before Americans give thanks and stuff their faces is the popular time to start shopping for flights. So what's the key to buying plane tickets without emptying your bank account?

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:31am EDT

Car-buying tips: How to make the most out of a test drive

There's more to a test drive than kicking the tires, honking the horn or turning on the radio. We turn to Edmunds.com for tips.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 08:21am EDT

Ranking the region's grocery stores by price, quality

Prices at the D.C. metro area's two largest food chains are about the same, but they're higher than most other chains, according to an independent evaluation from a local nonprofit group.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 09:42pm EDT

How important is a yearly maintenance contract for home heating systems?

To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT
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