John Ewoldt

Reporter | Consumer news
Phone: 612-673-7633
John Ewoldt searches the Twin Cities and beyond for bargains and strategies to spare consumers time, money and hassles.

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With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete

Businesses are replacing their paper rewards-program cards with an electronic swipe.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Target expands subscription products to fend off online competition

Need a coffee shipment once a month? Put in one order, then relax.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 05:22 AM

Irresistible Target deals, but only on some items

Many shoppers say they’re not noticing Target’s “eye-popping” deals, but if you dig into the sale listings, discounts are deeper...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Financial readiness can be a challenge for soldiers

Frequent moves, deployments and inconsistent salaries can make finances a challenge.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Dec. 18: Weak demand for clothes has retailers piling on the discounts

Consumers are enjoying substantial discounts on apparel this season, and experts expect this weekend to be even better.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 03:52 PM

Target expands its natural, organic selection

The collection features more natural and organic products, which resonate with customers.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Gas fireplaces, inserts made in Minnesota exploding; recall issued

Thousands of gas fireplaces and inserts made in SW. Minnesota may be subject to explosions.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:50 PM

New Hopkins liquor store takes a shot at whiskey

Many Twin Cities liquor stores have expanded their whiskey selection to meet demand, but a new store specializes in it.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Black Friday in March? Crowds swarm Lululemon warehouse sale

It was like Black Friday in March, as hundreds of Lululemon-clad yogis crowded the Minneapolis Convention Center. One Convention Center employee remarked that she saw fewer people in line to see the Dalai Lama last month than were waiting to be let in to the Lululemon sale.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Promising ski area season stalled when polar vortex arrived

What began as a promising season for Minnesota ski and snowboard areas turned out to be disappointingly average, thanks to the coldest winter in decades.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 10:41 AM

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