| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:15 AM
Gassing up the car made my day.
It cost less than $28 to fill up the Lexus on Friday.
In June, I paid more than $55 to fill the tank.
With worldwide crude oil prices still tumbling, South Florida will see gasoline prices dip below $2 this month,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Wal-Mart is no longer price matching buy-one-get-one-free sales from competitors in Florida stores.
Instead, the world's largest retailer's new "Savings Catcher" grocery app will refund the difference on a Wal-Mart gift card.
"Matching BOGO offers...
| Oct 9, 2014
Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Publix has updated its coupon policy, taking aim at super savers and shelf-clearing extreme couponers.
The new policy, posted in stores and on a newly redesigned Publix.com Wednesday, puts limits on the number of coupons that can be redeemed each day....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:07 PM
As the saying goes, shopping at Publix is a pleasure, but the chain's coupon-friendly ways keep me coming back each week.
Coupons are the main way to trim food bills, but there are other shopping secrets to save not just money, but time.
Here are my...
| May 20, 2009
As this recession grows bigger, our options keep getting smaller. Consumers have fewer choices on where we shop – for cars, for electronics, for groceries. You can see it in the near-empty lots of some local car dealers or any of the shuttered...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Winn-Dixie has updated its coupon policy, and the changes are sure to irritate extreme couponers.
The new policy posted Monday on WinnDixie.com, outlines 14 rules that should smooth the check-out process and help reduce confusion for customers and...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:27 PM
JACKSONVILLE — Over the years, we've seen it all in this Florida-Georgia border war.
We've seen famous plays like "Fourth-and-Dumb" and "Run, Lindsay, Run."
We've seen Herschel Walker running through the Gators and Shane Matthews passing over...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:35 AM
Readers often ask me coupon questions or send thoughts and comment about Doreen's Deals, published on my Shop-O-Matic blog and daily in the Sun Sentinel Money section. Here's some recently submitted queries. Have a question? Email it to dchristensen@...
| Jan 12, 2014
A new grocery store seems to pop up every week in South Florida.
Big boys Publix, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Target, Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's get a run for their money from local chains Doris Italian Market, Joseph's Classic Market...
| Feb 2, 2014
Today's big game is not just about football. It's about fun, food and freebies.
But first, a word on the sponsors.
Budweiser and Heinz are getting buzz with Super Bowl spots already posted on YouTube.
The King of Beers goes all in for a misty-eyed...