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Dealing with the high cost of specialized fashion

Last week, a reader asked why larger-sized clothing costs a few dollars more than standard sizes.


The costs of buying larger sizes

I like to save money on clothes just as much as anyone else does, so let’s talk clothing prices. A reader would like to...


Readers spot more product shrinkage

The topic of product “shrink,” when manufacturers reduce the size of a product while keeping the selling price the...


Coupon misuse can hurt stores, shoppers

I’ve tackled the topic of coupon misuse in my column before, and it always seems to generate heated discussion on both the...


‘Clipless’ coupons save time

Q I want to save with coupons. I read your column and know that those who coupon are saving a great deal of money. But I...


Readers respond to noncoupon user

In a recent column, I featured an email from a reader named Brian, who stated that he never used coupons because he “felt...


Super Couponing Tips with Jill CataldoWhose side am I on?

Last week, I received a pair of interesting emails. As a consumer who finds myself constantly straddling the line between a...


Reusable shopping bags

Paper, plastic or reusable? Reusable shopping bags have exploded in popularity, and many stores offer discounts for using your...


The spiral of smaller products

The topic of package and product “shrink” never seems to get old with my readers! I’ve featured several...


Adapting to world without double coupons

What do you do when the coupon game changes? For many of us, we keep playing by the new rules, whatever the “new...

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