Get Dad something rad this Father’s Day!

Sunday is Father’s Day, and many consumers will spend this week seeking out the perfect gift for Dad. Whether it’s the old stand-by gift to the latest electronic gadget, Better Business Bureau wants consumers to shop smart when searching for that perfect gift for the man in their life. Depending on what type of activities…

Shopping this Memorial Day weekend? Don’t fail at the sale!

BBB advice on how to get the best deal this shopping weekend Memorial Day isnt’ just a kick-off to summer, it’s also a big time for shoppers to look for some good deals. Better Business Bureau urges consumers to spend wisely on those “extra savings” and “sales” you see in advertisements. According to American Automobile…

Show Mom what a smart shopper you are!

This year, be a smarter and savvier consumer by doing your research at BBB. You can find Accredited Businesses at checkbbb.org. Pay with a credit card, so if flowers or gifts arrive late or damaged you can dispute the charges. Ask about their refund policy, and make sure you give them your number. Sometimes, dinner…

Use your gift cards now

Millions of people received gift cards for Christmas. The National Retail Federation predicted they would be one of the top gifts this year. Whether you received a store card, prepaid credit card or online certificate, BBB recommends you spend your money as soon as possible and check all the fine print. Though federal law states…

Halloween shopping doesn’t have to be a nightmare

The spookiest day of the year is less than a week away. As you’re looking for those last minute costumes and decorations, it’s important to keep your eye out so you don’t get tricked into thinking you’re getting a sweet deal. When looking for a place to shop, BBB recommends: Research the store with BBB….

BBB Issues Warning About Art Heist, Hollywood Framed

Consumers allege Leander-based websites take money, don’t deliver BBB recently investigated two websites based in Leander, Texas. Consumers from across the country allege they ordered prints and framed art from art-heist.com and hollywoodframed.com, but either never received their orders, received the wrong order or received a product far inferior to the one advertised online. Records…

BBB’s Tax-Free Weekend Shopping Guide

The annual Sales Tax Holiday, or Tax-Free Weekend, starts this Friday and ends on Sunday. It’s also a perfect opportunity to get in some back-to-school shopping. You can expect to save about $8 for every $100 you spend on most clothing items, footwear and school supplies. To help prevent overspending or purchasing unnecessary items, BBB…

BBB Rewind 6-18-12

Each week, we take a couple of minutes to update you on the topics we covered the previous week. If you missed our financial aid scams or energy savings articles, watch our latest video blog and consider yourself caught up.