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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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

Target's latest chic gets even cheaper

Target deeply discounted its Neiman Marcus collection, which hasn't caught on with shoppers.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 08:31 PM

Shopping in the ever-expanding lap of luxury

There was a time when the obvious first stop for luxury shoppers was a famous department store like Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdale's.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 03:07 PM

Merchants, consumers cash in on bonus gift cards

For retailers, freebies drive traffic, bring in new customers.

Updated: December 16, 2012, - 08:13 PM

Something for nothing: Ships for free

Once a bonus, online retailers are paying the postage to make the sale.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 03:36 PM

Target sales hurt by early November slump

The retailer's same-store sales dropped 1 percent for the month, surprising analysts.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 10:49 PM

Here's to low liquor prices

A new liquor store in St. Louis Park hopes to win customers with a warehouse-chic look and low prices every day.

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 09:45 PM

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied this time around

Bargains now run from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, taking some of the luster off Friday as the ultimate one-day spectacle of shopping.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 06:52 AM

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