| 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@...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
If you food shop regularly you may have to dig a little deeper in your wallet this year. According to the USDA, beef, poultry, pork, dairy, including eggs, and fresh produce prices are on the rise in most areas. Check your list to see where you can trim...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:44 PM
In Book of Mormon, Broadway's satirical and ultra-raunchy hit, Orlando gets some of the biggest laughs.
Elder Price, the show's naive and unsophisticated main character, declares Orlando his "favorite place" and destination of choice to complete a two-...
| 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,...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Today's Friday Files have something for everyone — from sports talk and baby names to political beat-downs and some Jimmy Buffett intel.
A Washington smackdown. We start with Congressman Daniel Webster, the Orlando Republican who thought he would...
| 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....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:27 PM
First of two parts.
Time to readjust thinking about Leesburg's $20 million smart-grid boondoggle.
Remember how it was sold to the public as a way to cut the average power bill by $25 or $30 a month? Nah, forget that.
Remember how it was to be "off...
| 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...