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Expert Media Resource


Trae serves as a smart shopping resource for numerous publications, from USNews to AARP. A sampling of her contributions is below.


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Washington Post

Sequined sneakers and ‘millennial pink’: 5 back-to-school trends to watch  Abha Bhattarai

Holiday retail sales predicted to inch higher  Abha Bhattarai

Holiday shopping 2012: Big-box retailers take on online competitors  Abha Bhattarai

Black Friday cheat sheet: 5 things to look for as you shop    Abha Bhattarai

Cyber Monday guide: 5 things to look for as you shop    Abha Bhattarai

How to Maximize the Cash Hanging in Your Closet  Tom Anderson

Gift-Card Exchanges Can Save You Up to 35 Percent  Tom Anderson

This Rewards Strategy Can Save You Serious $$  Kelli B. Grant

Frugal Vacation? This is How It’s Done   Kelli B. Grant

Simple Ways to Shore Up Your Emergency Fund  Kelli B. Grant

Tricks to save big on Black Friday and Cyber Monday   Jessica Dickler

To navigate holiday returns, watch the clock  Kelli B. Grant 



9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers   Andrea Browne Taylor

How to Save Big Bucks at Starbucks  Rebecca Dolan

What You Need to Know Before Shopping at Costco  Andrea Browne Taylor

How to Save Money at Startbucks   Rebecca Dolan

Affordable Grad Gifts   Cameron Huddleston

The Worst Things to Buy in Bulk   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Things to Buy On   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Doorbuster Deals on Thanksgiving Day   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon   Andrea Browne Taylor

6 Ways to Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day   Andrea Browne Taylor

Memorial Day Sales 2018: What to Buy (and What to Skip)   Andrea Browne Taylor

16 Secrets to Shopping at Costco   Andrea Browne Taylor

13 Expensive Products Worth Every Penny  Andrea Brown Taylor

12 Smart Moves to Save More at IKEA   Bob Niedt 

10 Ways to Spend Less at Target   Andrea Browne Taylor

10 Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco    Bob Niedt

10 Ways Black Friday Retailers Trick you    Andrea Brown Taylor

Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018   Bob Niedt

Best Home Depot Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018   Bob Niedt

Best Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2018   Andrea Brown Taylor

14 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays   Bob Niedt

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays 2018   Bob Niedt 



8 Ways to Save on Home Improvement   Poon Watchara-Amphaiwan

Plan the Perfect All-Day Shopping Trip  Laura Petrecca /

32 Amazing Old-School Tips From Beauty Experts’ Moms and Grandmas   Aly Walansky

11 Things a Makeup Salesperson Wishes You Knew   Anna De Souza

Retailers Are Making It Easier For You To Return Gifts – And Buy More   Nicole Spector

How to safely sell those unwanted gift cards   Herb Weisbaum



The Best Piece of Advice You’ve Never Heard  Catey Hill

5 Things Not to Buy at Drugstores (including drugs)   Catey Hill

What Not to Buy Over Labor Day Weekend   Catey Hill

What NOT to Buy at Office-Supply Retailers   Catey Hill

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Mom Flowers on Mother’s Day  Quentin Fottrell

33% of Mothers Spend 60 Hours a Week on Mom-Related Tasks  Quentin Fottrell

4 Things NOT to Buy in Duty-Free Shops  Catey Hill

11 Money-Saving Habits That Can Cost You  Natasha Burton, Daily Worth

5 of the Best Apps for the Holidays  Quentin Fottrell

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do at the Mall  Catey Hill

UPS warns shoppers about delivery delays — here’s what to do   Alessandra Malito

5 things NOT to buy before Christmas   Alessandra Malito

Do you overspend? Here’s the best piece of money advice you’ve never heard   Catey Hill

Amazon expands same-day and one-day delivery to 8,000 cities   Alessandra Malito

3 post-holiday deals worth buying   Alessandra Malito

These states don’t charge sales tax on back-to-school shopping   Alessandra Malito

4 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When You Shop on Amazon    Catey Hill 

How to Buy Gift Cards for Friends and Family That Won’t Go to Waste    Jacob Passy

What to Do With Gifts You Can’t Return or Exchange   Andrea Woroch

When Spending More Benefits Your Budget    Andrea Woroch

10 Grocery Store Traps That Cause You to Spend More   Andrea Woroch

9 Amazon Prime Day Shopping Strategies    Andrea Woroch

Wait to Buy These 5 Back-to-School Items    Andrea Woroch

10 Black Friday Shopping Secrets From Pros   Andrea Woroch


The Zoe Report

4 Genius Black Friday Shopping Tips That’ll Come In Handy When Shopping For Home Decor   Ashley Tibbits



5 secrets for scoring incredible deals on TVs, toys and more on Amazon Prime Day  Catey Hill

4 mistakes you’re probably making when you shop on Amazon  Catey Hill

What Deal Hunters Should Buy From’s New Private Label, Uniquely J  Catey Hill

5 insanely good Amazon Prime benefits you probably don’t know about   Catey Hill


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