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Think Before You Discount

Ted Rubin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

Until recently, "social media fatigue" has been the most dangerous "condition" that we social media marketers have had to combat. Now, however, with the recent trend toward frequent deep discounts and coupon offers, we are risking an even more serious condition of "offer fatigue."

Warning: Groupon May Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Norman I. Silber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
Norman I. Silber

Merchants basically get it -- to many of them, Groupon looks less like an innovative advertising mechanism than a loan broker, arranging bundles of small loans from consumers, and taking a substantial cut... Consumers don't often see this side of the equation.

Why Your Travel Loyalty Shouldn't Be For Sale

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Maybe it's time to rethink what we mean by "loyalty." Maybe real loyalty, like trust, must be earned -- not coerced or bought.

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).

Restaurants' Deals, Discounts Surge

BurgerBusiness | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste

All the restaurant-chain CEOs who have blamed disappointing sales on soft consumer spending have been telling it true. Data from The NPD Group show that restaurant visits using a deal or discount increased across all segments during the first nine months of 2013.

5 Shops to Hit Up in Buenos Aires

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The shops of bougie Buenos Aires are often hard to navigate when you're looking to part with your pennies wisely. Hit up these five shops to make some smart purchases. They'll hook you up with things you'll be proud to wear or gift without robbing you blind.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Is Random House Avoiding the iPad In Order To Pay Less To Authors?

Bnet | Erik Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I...don't think Random [House] is afraid of lower prices. Instead, like many publishers, the company fears that clear sales numbers might give authors...

Wintour Discusses Retailers' Prospects, and the Influence of Advertisers on Vogue's Content

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jane Levere

Wintour: "I don't think that Vogue should turn into Recession Weekly. But at the same time, I think we have to be very aware of what's going on in the world."

Retailers' Discounts May Make For Worst U.S. Holiday Season In Six Years

Bloomberg | Beth Jinks and Allison Abell Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. retailers that lowered prices as much as 70 percent on the day after Thanksgiving may see sales eroded by steeper price cuts in what may be the w...