The Shopping Bags: Tips, Tricks, and Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper

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A hip and thrifty shopping guide that combines the usefulness of Consumer Reports with the fun and flair of the hit TV show The Shopping Bags.

Appealing to the people who bought bestsellers like the Lucky Shopping Manual or Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, this witty guide will teach you how to recognize deceptive marketing tactics and shop wisely—be it at the mall, the grocery, the drugstore, or even at an electronics superstore. Whether you are shopping for ...

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Overview

A hip and thrifty shopping guide that combines the usefulness of Consumer Reports with the fun and flair of the hit TV show The Shopping Bags.

Appealing to the people who bought bestsellers like the Lucky Shopping Manual or Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, this witty guide will teach you how to recognize deceptive marketing tactics and shop wisely—be it at the mall, the grocery, the drugstore, or even at an electronics superstore. Whether you are shopping for lipstick or lawn mowers, you'll learn exactly what to look for before you buy. Including plenty of entertaining sidebars and tips from the likes of Jamie Oliver (on food) and Donatella Versace (on fashion), The Shopping Bags is the perfect accompaniment to any shopping trip.

Did you know:
o Your expensive designer lipstick may have been made at the same factory as a more affordable drugstore brand?
o Words like “dermatologist approved” and “noncomedogenic” are not regulated— manufacturers can use them any way they want.

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In more than 100 TV episodes, the savvy, dynamic duo hosts of The Shopping Bags have sharpened their consumer skills. Now Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic teach readers how to shop smart in seven categories: appliances and electronics; furniture and home décor; health and beauty; food and libations; fashion and accessories; entertainment; and home maintenance. A money-saving book that pays for itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451218582
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic are award-winning journalists, news anchors, and hosts of the TV show The Shopping Bags, which has won two Leo Awards and been nominated for three Gemini Awards. They live in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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