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

Newest TVs have big screens – and big prices

It might be the ultimate upgrade: an 84-inch television with four times the clarity of a typical high-definition model. And it can be yours — for the price of a four-door sedan.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Medica coaxes members to eat healthier with paperless coupon program

Health insurers are using incentive programs to get members to improve diet.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Best Buy adds new store-within-a-store: Windows

The Microsoft mini-store becomes the third electronics brand in Best Buy’s store-within-a-store lineup. Analysts see more coming.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 09:00 PM

New online tool helps novice landlords learn basics of renting

Training program teaches accidental landlords how to manage details of home rental.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Accidental landlords boost demand for property managers

The housing bust that left millions under water on their mortgages has been a boon for rental property managers who can help owners avoid selling at a loss and even squeeze some cash out of a home.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 10:34 PM

Persuasion Arts & Sciences: Big ideas, small office

Two former Fallon ad consultants emphasize creativity, not advertising, in their firm.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:07 AM

Best Buy hopes $10 is tipping point for consumers on LED bulbs

The retailer is selling a less expensive 60-watt LED bulb, but some worry that cheaper bulbs will underwhelm consumers.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 09:05 PM

How to save a buck on gas prices

There’s no such thing as a sale on gasoline prices, but consumers can find other ways to save when those prices are at record highs.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Mall of America unveils a new, colorful logo

After 20 years, the red, white and blue star and ribbons were replaced with a more vibrant, multicolored star with softer edges.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Alliant Techsystems to buy rifle and shotgun maker Savage Sports

Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire a 119-year-old manufacturer of hunting rifles and shotguns for...

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:51 PM

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