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CONSUMER ALERT: RESOLVE TO RESEARCH BEFORE JOINING A HEALTH CLUB

December 26, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - As the calendar turns to another year, many Arkansans will make New Year's resolutions to rid themselves of the extra pounds they may have gained from holiday sweets. Those consumers who have resolved to get fit may be …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BE INFORMED ABOUT RETAIL STORE RETURN POLICIES

December 19, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Whether it's a sweater that just doesn't fit or a DVD of your not-so-favorite movie, some holiday gifts inevitably will go back to the store for refunds or exchanges.

Many retailers offer hassle-free return policies that …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MAKE WISE CHOICES WHEN GIVING TO CHARITIES

December 12, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - The abundant generosity of Arkansans is never more apparent than it is during the holidays, when our State's residents open their hearts and their wallets to worthy charities.

Arkansas consistently rates among the top states …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID HOLIDAY DECORATING HAZARDS

December 05, 2012

ITTLE ROCK - Decorating ahead of the holidays can be as enjoyable to many Arkansans as the holidays themselves. Yet, whether consumers are decking a hall or stringing lights across a rooftop, holiday decorating carries some safety risks.

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CONSUMER ALERT: GIFT CARDS COME WITH PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS

November 28, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Every holiday shopper has that family member or friend that is difficult to buy for, which is one reason why gift cards are increasingly popular each year. Gift cards are some of the most requested Christmas gifts, as well, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR SAFE ONLINE BUYING

November 21, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - American consumers will spend billions of dollars shopping online this holiday season, foregoing the crowded department store aisles to browse for deals from retailers on the Internet.

Online gift-buying may be faster and …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SHOP SMART WHEN CHOOSING A LAYAWAY PLAN

November 14, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - With holiday shopping season now in full swing, some Arkansas consumers may view a layaway plan as an attractive option for obtaining a must-have gift.

Many retail stores offer layaway purchase plans for those consumers who …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AIRLINE TICKET OFFER MAY TAKE CONSUMERS NOWHERE

November 07, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas residents promised free airline tickets on "US Airlines" shouldn't start packing their bags just yet.

That's because US Airlines doesn't exist. And, the tickets offered, if they exist at all, are not free as …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T GET BURNED WHEN BUYING FIREWOOD

October 31, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers who heat their homes with firewood should know that a "cord" is more than just something attached to an electrical appliance.

In fact, a cord is a unit of cut wood by which firewood can be sold in …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR A SCARE-FREE HALLOWEEN

October 24, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Late October can be a fun time of year for children and adults alike, with traditional Halloween activities like costume parties, haunted houses, hayrides and trick-or-treating. It's a great time of year for retailers, too. …   - Read More >