xlix6 Party Tips for Super Bowl Sunday (Plus Dining Deals)


On February 1st, the New England Patriots will play the defending Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Millions will tune in to watch the big game (and the commercials.) Cheers will go up and snacks will be served. Speaking of cheers, here’s some tips on how to host a great Super Bowl party.

food lion dunnOpinion: I’m “Dunn” with Food Lion


We were recently notified of a Food Lion crisis in eastern North Carolina by Deborah, a savvy shopper from Dunn, NC. Dunn is located halfway between Raleigh & Fayetteville along the I-95 corridor. According to the Food Lion website, the Salisbury, NC based chain has two supermarket locations in Dunn. So what’s Deborah’s beef? Let her explain.

outdoorThe Outdoor Store War


As you may recall, we’ve reported previously on several grocery store chains that were, and still are, battling for Charlotte, NC consumers. And although that war isn’t over, a new one has been declared. The rhyming title? The Outdoor Store War. At least three hunting, fishing, & camping chains are competing for the dollars of consumers in the Carolinas. It’s not just Charlotte: it’s Charleston, Greenville, the Triangle, & other cities as well. So keep reading to learn more about the outdoor stores that will serve your area. . .

mcdonaldsMcDownsized: McDonald’s Removes Menu Items


If you’re planning a trip to McDonald’s anytime soon, get ready for a smaller menu. This month, McDonald’s plans on reducing the amount of items on their menu.

yir 142014: Year in Review


As we close 2014 today, we’re reviewing the year with a list of twenty-five of the most important consumer headlines.

treeWrap That, Visit This, Buy Those


Just in time for the holidays, get three gift wrapping tips, three free holiday attraction tips, & three after-Christmas shopping tips.

pdqClaimbuster (Part 5)- PDQ


We recently visited the PDQ location in Concord, NC & ordered the limited edition Mint Oreo milkshake, which was advertised throughout the restaurant. We obviously expected the milkshake to look like the shake that was advertised. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the milkshake that we expected.

cltCharlotte: Hotspot, Hub, & HQ (Part 2)


In May, we reported on several companies flocking to the Queen City. Now, nearly 7 months later, we’re telling you about it again. So, yet again, we’ve compiled a report with information on eleven more companies that are coming to or expanding into the Charlotte market.

novHoliday Shopping Deals Are Here!


The holidays have arrived. That means great deals from businesses and companies alike. Get great deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Free Shipping Day. Plus, get freebies on holidays like Connection Day & National Free Hot Fudge Cake Day.

oreo 2Filling Up with Flavor: Oreos in 2014


For Oreo, 2014 was a big year. The popular cookie brand debuted several new flavors & designs. So here’s a recap of Oreo in 2014.

blog iconAt Ease: Veterans Day Deals


Get free stuff this Veterans Day with deals from dozens of restaurants, retailers, hotels, and other businesses.

sandwichDouble Decker Deals: National Sandwich Day


It’s National Sandwich Day! Celebrate with some restaurant offers.

wfWhole Foods Huntersville: A Sneak Preview


Whole Foods is a major competitor in Charlotte’s Grocery Store War. The Austin, Texas based chain operates 10 stores in North Carolina, and recently signed a lease for a new 40,000 sq ft store in Ballantyne. The store will be Whole Foods’ third store in the Charlotte area. They currently have one store in the SouthPark area, and another is scheduled to open in the Lake Norman area in a few days.

awA&W’s Best (and Only) Customer Weighs In


Orlando, FL area A&W Restaurants banded together and took out an ad in a local magazine. The ad looks great- except for one problem.

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