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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Target offers free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance

The offer to Target's customers includes identity theft protection but not a free credit score. Experts recommend signing up.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Duluth Trading Co. returns to its home base

After a successful Bloomington rollout, the company will open a second Minnesota location — in Duluth.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Two local retailers closing in the Galleria

With several retailers exiting, experts speculate about whether Galleria’s new owners are relaxing the mall’s local focus.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Return policies are a bit tighter this year

Plenty of retailers still offer a generous return policy, but Best Buy, Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us made theirs more...

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 08:55 PM

Daily deals sites serve very-last-minute shoppers

Think you’re out of luck for a last minute gift on Christmas? Try LivingSocial, Crowdcut or other daily deal sites.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 08:23 PM

Northern Tool finds the lighter side of gift giving

The Burnsville-based tool and equipment company puts its tongue firmly in cheek with its novelty catalog.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Retailers offer holiday bonus gift cards to ensure return visits

Retailers use cards as a way to get around Apple’s minimum advertised price.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:24 PM

Christmas tree sold at Menards recalled as a fire hazard

Menards has recalled a 7.5-foot pre-lit artificial Christmas tree that poses a fire hazard.The tree’s lights can “overheat and melt,...

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 08:34 PM

Smartphones are changing the picture for camera sales

The smartphone has become the camera of choice, creating a questionable future for specialty stores and camera departments.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Big-box retailers play match game with prices

Stores’ goodwill gesture can be a hassle for shoppers.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 09:17 AM

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