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.

Recent content from John Ewoldt

New idea for thrift stores: new merchandise

With the supply of donated items down, the Salvation Army is opening a store with nothing but new goods.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Twin Cities company Renters Warehouse gets Super Bowl ad 'bargain'

Local company aims to show in its TV ads that even property management can be funny.

Updated: January 10, 2013, - 10:39 AM

Target goes all-out with price match

The retailer is extending its holiday policy to a year-round one.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 09:13 PM

St. Paul Macy's closing sale gets off to modest start

Shoppers who flocked to the soon-to-be-closed downtown St. Paul store saw discounts of 20 to 40 percent, disappointing some.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Cheap chic, luxury didn't blend well

Analysts and shoppers say the Target + Neiman Marcus collection was too pricey, too frivolous.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 03:57 PM

Holiday shoppers mixed it up more this Christmas

The busiest shopping day of December wasn't "Super Saturday" for most major retailers.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 07:56 PM

Gas prices expected to be stable in 2013

Barring hurricanes and refinery shutdowns, gasoline prices in 2013 should remain stable.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Retailers are now loading up our inboxes

Getting to know us: Retailers are personalizing their e-mail messages to make us buy more.

Updated: December 28, 2012, - 09:31 PM

Lottery tickets fill need as last-minute stocking stuffer

They make the ultimate last-minute gift -- readily available at thousands of retailers, with proceeds going to a good cause. They're never out of stock, and even though they're cheap, they're considered priceless for a lucky few.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 11:00 PM

Thymes holds warehouse sale after all, but smaller

The company discontinued its popular scents and soaps warehouse sale.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 09:34 PM

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