Trade gift cards for frequent flier miles

United-Continental Airlines will now let passengers trade in their gift cards for some frequent-flier miles.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:40am EST takes the negotiating out of car buying

Imagine a world where car buying does not include haggling over the price. The website,, promises to give users the "real price" of a car so buyers don't have to negotiate in the showroom.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:54am EST

Generic brand foods cost more these days

Some of those things shoppers counted on to cost less are getting more expensive.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:37am EST

Gas prices spike throughout the region

Gas prices are really taking off again. The average price of regular shot up 11 cents to $3.60 over the past week.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:04am EST

Delay gratification to save while shopping

When searching for deals, the right time to buy could depend on the month, season or even the time of day.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:41am EST

Don't forget about these tax deductions

Sometimes people forget some key deductions they can take. Here's a look at some of them.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 03:50am EST

Big screen TV prices come down

If you're looking to upgrade from that old tube-style television, there's still time to land a big screen before the Super Bowl.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:54am EST

iPhone, iPad app rewards being a couch potato

Want to earn stuff by watching TV? A free app for that debuted Wednesday.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 06:35pm EST

What are the best weekends for cheap air travel?

WTOP saves you money by helping you find the cheapest weekends to fly.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:35am EST

To save money, don't buy these things at grocery store

Grocery stores are great for convenience, but shoppers can save big bucks buying many items elsewhere.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:23am EST

Freebies: Cupcakes and Pizza

Two cupcake shops are giving away cupcakes and a new pizza shop also has free food.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:26am EST

Your junk could be worth something online

Items taking up space in your house -- everything from your broken espresso machine to your grandparents old furniture -- could be worth a little cash.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 04:09am EST

Don't get burned booking a hotel online

The last thing you want to find out when you go on vacation is that the room you booked didn't get booked. There are ways to assure your room will be there for you.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 05:07pm EST

Get your credit in check in the new year

It's a new year and time to take stock of your finances and get your fiscal house in order.

Sunday - 01/08/2012, 03:23pm EST

Buy stamps now, save money in the future

WTOP's Bob Kur

Sunday - 01/08/2012, 10:22am EST


Which online retailers offer the easiest returns?

STELLA Service tested the largest 25 online retailers to find out which company issued refunds the quickest and with the fewest hassles.

Friday - 12/30/2011, 05:51am EST

Saturday deadline looms for 2011 charitable donations

As 2011 draws to a close, you may be able to use a few tax tips.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 03:51am EST

How to avoid gift card fraud

Crooks are getting gift cards before they've been loaded with money. Here are some tips to avoid getting scammed.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:59am EST

Skype to offer free Wi-Fi at airports

Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are included in Skype's plan.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 10:10am EST

Tips to save money and stress for the shopping-weary

Procrastination isn't always a bad idea when it comes to Christmas shopping, in fact, it can save you some money and sanity.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:48am EST
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