February 5, 2013 |
Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet. From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion - but never worn.
February 4, 2013 |
Amazon.com, looking to spur Valentine's Day gift buying, is cutting the price of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet by as much as 10%. The Seattle-based online retailer on Monday said it was knocking $30 off the tablet's Wi-Fi versions and $50 off its 4G-capable units. To get the discount, which lasts through Friday, users have to enter "FIRELOVE" as a promotional code during checkout. The discount marks down the Wi-Fi version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to $269 for the 16-gigabyte model and $339 for the 32-gigabyte model.
February 4, 2013 |
Consumers bludgeoned by record high average gasoline prices in each of the past two years are demanding deals, discounts and loyalty program perks when they buy gasoline. That's according to a new study by the NPD Group, which says that gasoline retailers need to respond if they want to keep their business. “Clearly fuel discounts are a game-changer in today's market,” says David Portalatin, NPD motor fuels industry analyst. Portalatin added, “Whether or not fuel marketers implement a discount program, it is imperative that they create value for the consumer in some aspect of the purchase occasion - whether price, quality, rewards, or some other attribute of the purchase experience.” This represents a significant change in consumer thinking about gasoline prices, according to experts.
January 28, 2013 |
With 104 inches of snow falling in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon during December and more since the start of the new year - for a total of 15-plus feet - it's been a grand start to 2013 at Snowbird outside Salt Lake City. So, officials are celebrating with a January White Sale , with discounts on its lodging packages. Here are three examples: The Ski Free & Stay the Fifth Night for Free deal has rates starting at $125 a night for bedroom and studio units. The offer is valid until March 31. The Early Week Stay & Ski package has rates beginning at $119 a night.
January 25, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - On a day ideal for ducks and lawns, the most famous Commodore in pro golf kept smiling and kept his head above water. Brandt Snedeker, the pride of Vanderbilt and the defending champion in this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, went low on Thursday and high on Friday. That added up to a 65-75, left him with a four-under par total and didn't make a dent in that ever-present smile. If he is, someday soon, to become the face of the PGA Tour, they may need to change the logo from a swing to a grin.
January 25, 2013 |
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said its family management team has left the deep discounter, one year after the family-run business was acquired. Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought the retailer in a deal that closed in January 2012 and took the firm private. When the chain announced the deal, valued at about $1.6 billion, it said the family management team would remain in place. But the City of Commerce company said this week that Chief Executive Eric Schiffer, Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Gold and Executive Vice President of Special Projects Howard Gold "are no longer employed by the company.
January 17, 2013 |
January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (who knew?) and to celebrate the occasion, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is offering novices a deal. Visitors to Southern Nevada who prefer the slopes to the slots can find excellent ski conditions in the Spring Mountains, about an hour's drive northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The “Get Started” package is available to beginners 13 or older. The four-day offer is priced at $199 and includes group lessons, lift tickets and equipment rental each of the four days.
January 15, 2013 |
SuperShuttle launched a winter sale for those who need an extra incentive not to drive to the airport. The national shuttle service takes 10% off fares for shared van rides to and from airports nationwide and gives travelers frequent-flier miles or points too. The deal: The sale is good at SuperShuttle locations nationwide, including airports in Los Angeles , Burbank , Long Beach and Santa Ana ( John Wayne Airport)....
January 4, 2013 |
Early bookings come with discounts on room rates of 15% to 25% off at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas . And it's never too early to make a reservation either. Room prices on this deal are good through the end of next November. The deal: Aria calls this the Farther Out Savings Offer , and it lives up to its name, especially for those who make their Vegas plans six months in advance. Payment of first night is required for this deal. Check for available dates online or call and ask for the " ARBFOD" rate.
January 3, 2013 |
Wary holiday shoppers forced retailers to heavily discount items during December, ultimately handing merchants decent sales but raising worries about consumer spending in the new year. After wooing bargain hunters in December by cutting prices, major retailers such as Macy's Inc., Target Corp. and J.C. Penney Co. lowered their profit expectations for the fourth quarter, warning that steep markdowns may eat into year-end results. Along Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena, shoppers said they controlled their budgets during the holidays and planned to take a break from spending in the new year.