| 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@...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Very strong competition, Jonathan Smiga noted, can often inspire entrepreneurs toward creativity. And as Smiga’s company, Barnie’s Coffeekitchen, prepares to celebrate the very first Santa’s White Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 22, he...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Once again, Publix is tugging on our holiday heartstrings.
And I can't lie. I love it.
I love the commercial where the hungry nutcracker and sly angel raid the holiday feast. When the salt and pepper shakers come to life. And when the big family...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:59 AM
It's Freebie Black Friday!
Today's edition is stuffed with freebies, coupons and doorbuster deals good at Friday store openings and online.
Don't forget about Small Business Saturday. If you have an American Express card, register it for up to...
| Nov 26, 2014
Barbara and Kent Johnson consider Faces365 Spa Boca Raton a one-stop shop for the well-groomed person looking for blow dries, makeup, and services from waxing and facials to anti-aging skin treatments and massage.
Their place in Boca Village Square is...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Using Florida farmworkers' six-day hunger strike as its jumping-off point, the advocacy documentary "Food Chains" launches its case for how supermarkets, fast-food restaurants and other food services indirectly exploit laborers.
The members of the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all!
I've added a new Black Friday category so you can easily keep up with shopping strategies and the best deals for holiday shopping.
This week's offers include a free $10...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A former Orlando restaurant executive has taken the top role at Cheddar's Casual Cafe restaurants and is expanding the low-cost casual dining chain in Central Florida.
Ian Baines, CEO at the Dallas-based company, visited Orlando last week to open a...
| Nov 12, 2014
After a second set of designs for an even bigger Publix supermarket than first planned, the city's tough Community Appearance Board signed off on the Fifth Avenue Shops' location with two minor conditions.
The conditions were boxing in the downspouts...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
First, as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Florida State University grad and also a fan of Jameis Winston on the football field. Having said that, I do not know him; nor have I ever represented him. Now that we have my potential bias out of the way, it...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Publix will reopen one of its Winter Park locations on Thursday after closing it for nearly seven months to remodel.
The nearly 60,000-square-foot supermarket in the Winter Park Village shopping center at 440 N. Orlando Ave. has been revamped to...