Advertisement


How to save big by lowering prices on Amazon

As more retailers try to compete with the low prices of Amazon, the retail giant is also now price matching.

Adult Friend Finder members exposed in data breach; Ford's new backup assist

One of the largest casual dating websites is asking a high-profile security firm to investigate a data breach.

Adult Friend Finder members exposed in data breach; Ford's new backup assist

One of the largest casual dating websites is asking a high-profile security firm to investigate a data breach.

Liquid waste backups and insects found in restaurants around town

The buffet at Cici's Pizza at 935 North Shepherd wasn't the main focus when inspectors stopped by. Instead, they looked down at a floor drain where they said liquid waste was backing up every time someone turned on the sink.

Ex-Houston resident files first lawsuit against Blue Bell; alleges negligence

The first lawsuit has been filed stemming from the massive Blue Bell recall.  An ex-Houston resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company.

New survey says most customers not happy with their banks

A new study shows only 23 percent of bank customers worldwide believe their bank is meeting their expectations.

New survey says most customers not happy with their banks

A new study shows only 23 percent of bank customers worldwide believe their bank is meeting their expectations.

Takata expands airbag recall; PayPal ordered to pay $25 million in fines, refunds

Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expanding its recall, making it the largest ever in the United States.

Takata expands airbag recall; PayPal ordered to pay $25 million in fines, refunds

Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expanding its recall, making it the largest ever in the United States.

How common is gender-based pricing?

Gender-based pricing is a hot topic on social media, pitting women against men at the register checkout. Many say, more often than not, it's women who end up with the higher bill.

Wobble Wag Giggle Ball put to the test

Americans spent $58 billion dollars on their pets last year and in a recent survey, dog owners said they shell out just under $50 for dog toys annually.

5G will cost a bundle; Taco Bell tests booze

5G wireless is coming, but at a high price.

5G will cost a bundle; Taco Bell tests booze

5G wireless is coming, but at a high price.

Things you can do to avoid costly hotel fees

Finding a good deal on a hotel room can be tricky because of all the fees that are added onto your bill.

Things you can do to avoid costly hotel fees

Finding a good deal on a hotel room can be tricky because of all the fees that are added onto your bill.

The best day to fly to avoid delays

Fliers looking to avoid airline delays should book their flights for Saturday morning.

The best day to fly to avoid delays

Fliers looking to avoid airline delays should book their flights for Saturday morning.

Blue Bell announces job cuts, pay reductions

Blue Bell Creameries announces it is cutting jobs, pay reductions and furloughs on Friday.

Family claims to find human tooth in carton of Blue Bell ice cream

It's never a pleasant surprise to find something you're not expecting in a food product; but what one family says what they found has them concerned for their health.

Many food safety regulators not testing for listeria in ice cream

According to the CDC, listeriosis is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. The FDA signed regulations into law in 2011 that would require stricter testing and reporting of listeria presence in ready-to-eat food manufacturing facilities that have still not been put into place. 

How to Report Foreign Objects Found in Food

If you find a foreign object in food that concerns you, in addition to alerting the manufacturer, you should file complaints with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Food and Drug Administration.

Many food safety regulators not testing for listeria in ice cream

According to the CDC, listeriosis is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. The FDA signed regulations into law in 2011 that would require stricter testing and reporting of listeria presence in ready-to-eat food manufacturing facilities have still not been put into place. Amy Davis…

Texas health officials outline requirements for Blue Bell

Texas health officials finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant following the discovery of Listeria in certain ice cream products.  The company agreed to the terms with the state early Thursday.

KPRC 2 viewer leads inspectors to restaurant with roach problem

A viewer complaint and a picture led inspectors to a restaurant with a roach problem this week.

Texas health officials outline requirements for Blue Bell

Texas health officials finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant following the discovery of Listeria in certain ice cream products.  The company agreed to the terms with the state early Thursday.

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime; Pedialyte grows up, targets adults

Pedialyte grows up, you can now order pizza via Twitter and more! Consumer Expert Amy Davis has the details.

New glasses with interchangeable rims give users countless possibilities

Imagine one pair of glasses with countless different looks.

Woman Designs Interchangeable Glasses

Imagine one pair of glasses with countless different looks.

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime; Pedialyte grows up, targets adults

Walmart is testing a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that’s set to rival Amazon Prime.

Convincing your boss you deserve a raise

If you cringe at the thought of talking with your boss about getting a raise, you probably aren't making all the money you could.

Convincing your boss you deserve a raise

If you cringe at the thought of talking with your boss about getting a raise, you probably aren't making all the money you could.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: InVinceable

Whether it's grass stains, grape juice or ink, no stain is too big for one cleaner, at least according to its commercial.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: InVinceable

Whether it's grass stains, grape juice or ink, no stain is too big for one cleaner, at least according to its commercial.

Kohl's new buying option, store pick up

If you shop online at Kohl's, get ready to start seeing a "pick up in store" option during checkout!

Kohl's new buying option, store pick up

If you shop online at Kohl's, get ready to start seeing a "pick up in store" option during checkout!

Craving Blue Bell? You can find it online

Stores across the country have pulled Blue Bell off their shelves, but fans of the ice cream are still finding ways to buy it.

Uber valuation rises; Amazon details drone delivery plans

Uber is planning to raise so much money in new funding, it would make the company worth more than household names like FedEx.

Uber valuation rises, Amazon details drone delivery plans

Uber is planning to raise so much money in new funding, it would make the compnay worth more than household names like FedEx.

Mother's Day Freebies

After the card and the gift, you may be running low on funds to fill out the rest of the day's celebrations for the mom in your life; but a lot of local businesses are stepping in to honor mothers this weekend.

Blue Bell Knew About Listeria in 2013

Consumer Expert Amy Davis talked with an expert live in studio regarding Blue Bell's listeria outbreak.

Mother's Day Freebies

After the card and the gift, you may be running low on funds to fill out the rest of the day's celebrations for the mom in your life; but a lot of local businesses are stepping in to honor mothers this weekend.

Keurig admits mistake, making changes to coffee makers

Keurig Green Mountain is admitting they made a mistake and is now offering a big change. KPRC's Amy Davis his this and more.

Off-temperature food and slime found at Houston-area restauraunts

The enchiladas usually take center stage at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen at 6401 Woodway near Voss Road – but when inspectors stopped by, all eyes were on a cooler that was not doing its job. 

Higher fees coming to Chase bank customers

Chase customers will notice a higher fee on their savings account beginning next month.

Higher fees coming to Chase bank customers

Chase customers will notice a higher fee on their savings account beginning next month.

Deals for last-minute Mother's Day shoppers

There are still plenty of deals available for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers.

macys.com

Macy's launching new discount stores

This news is better than the one day sale for Macy's shoppers, you'll soon have a chance to shop at more stores.

Macy's to launch discount store, Apple Watch customers not happy and more

Macy's to launch discount store, Apple Watch customers not happy and more. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has the details.

The best days to shop for deals at discount stores

Discount stores like Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are known for low prices, but shoppers don’t have to settle for the same savings that everyone else is getting.

The best days to shop for deals at discount stores

Discount stores like Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are known for low prices, but shoppers don’t have to settle for the same savings that everyone else is getting.

Nearly 150,000 Ft. Bend Co. homeowners sent wrong property tax bill

A huge error at the Fort Bend County Appraisal District has many people who live there frustrated and confused. Nearly half of all of all of the property tax notices mailed out late last week were wrong.

Cinco de Mayo freebie at Taco Bell

If you're looking for free breakfast to start off your Cinco de Mayo, look no further than Taco Bell.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Wonder Wax

Wonder Wax promises quick and painless hair removal, but does it actually work as well as its commercials on TV suggest?

Cinco de Mayo freebie at Taco Bell

If you're looking for free breakfast to start off your Cinco de Mayo, look no further than Taco Bell.

CNN Image

How to eat healthier, save time at the grocery store

It's hard for many working families to prepare a home cooked meal five nights a week, but now there is help from local grocery stores.

How to eat healthier, save time at the grocery store

Consumer Expert Amy Davis teaches you how to eat healthy on the cheap!

American Express launches cross-company loyalty program

American Express is rolling out a new loyalty program, that doesn’t require an Amex card.

American Express launches cross-company loyalty program

American Express is rolling out a new loyalty program, that doesn’t require an Amex card.

Freebie Friday: Sweet deals for Houstonians

There’s a bevy of sweet deals for Houstonians to sink their teeth into over the weekend.

Crackdown on businesses showing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight illegally

 It's the most anticipated fight of the year, but there's a crackdown on people who watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match  illegally.

How you can save on gas, 800 investigator sent out for big fight and more

 It's the most anticipated fight of the year, but there's a crackdown on people who watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match illegally.

Freebie Friday: Sweet deals for Houstonians

There’s a bevy of sweet deals for Houstonians to sink their teeth into over the weekend.

Restaurant Report Card: Repeat violation gets manager fired

A repeat violation got a restaurant manager fired, and customers at one pizza chain had no choice but to skip the salad bar.

Restaurant Report Card: Repeat violation gets manager fired

A repeat violation got a restaurant manager fired, and customers at one pizza chain had no choice but to skip the salad bar.

Ford recalls 600K vehicles, Uber plans delivery service

Ford has announced for new recalls involving nearly 600,000 vehicles.

Consumer Expert: 600K in 4 new Ford recalls, Uber delivery service and more

Ford has a big recall and Uber is getting into the delivery business.  Consumer Expert Amy Davis gives us details on that and more in today's headlines.

New ways to save on your summer vacation

If you're searching for the perfect family vacation this summer, you may want to think outside the box to save a lot of money and not sink your entire vacation budget on a hotel room.

New ways to save on your summer vacation

If you're searching for the perfect family vacation this summer, you may want to think outside the box to save a lot of money and not sink your entire vacation budget on a hotel room.

How safe is the shrimp you buy at the grocery store?

The average person eats almost 4 pounds of shrimp a year, but a big question is whether the shrimp you buy at the grocery store is safe.

How safe is the shrimp you buy at the grocery store?

The average person eats almost 4 pounds of shrimp a year, but a big question is whether the shrimp you buy at the grocery store is safe.

Regions Bank fined $7.5 million dollars, Google released fashion report, Sprinkles...

Stuck on what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Turns out, majority of men know exactly what she wants.

What mom really wants for Mother's Day

Consumer Expert Amy Davis reveals what moms really want on Mother's Day.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Hot Stamps and Hot Huez

For families with young girls who love playing dress up, Hot Stamps and Hot Huez are probably two of the products at the top of their wish list.

Puppy chews recalled over salmonella concerns

Nylabone Products is recalling some of its puppy chews over salmonella concerns. The Puppy Starter Kits were sold nationwide in stores and online.  

Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper

Flights in and out of Houston airports are expected to get a whole lot lower thanks to major airlines adding new options for travelers; but the new flights may look a little different than what you're used to. It could mean sticker shock once you get to the airport to set off on your vacation.

Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper

Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper.

Ford recalls nearly 390K vehicles over door latch malfunction

Ford is recalling nearly 390,000 vehicles because of an issue that cause doors to blow open while driving.

Ford recalls nearly 390K vehicles over door latch malfunction

Ford is recalling nearly 390,000 vehicles because of an issue that cause doors to blow open while driving.

Consumer Recall: Jeni's Ice Cream

Another company is taking their product off the shelves due to Listeria concerns. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Chipotle begins delivery service, Mucinex cold medicine recalls and more

The door-to-door burrito is now a reality, thanks to a new service from Chipotle, Mucinex is recalling some of their products, and some prescription drug prices are on the rise. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Chipotle begins delivery service, Mucinex cold medicine recalls and more

The door-to-door burrito is now a reality, thanks to a new service from Chipotle, Mucinex is recalling some of their products, and some prescription drug prices are on the rise. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Freebie Friday: Fun events for the whole family

Whether families want to get out and explore, or stay inside and learn, there’s plenty of fun this weekend.

Freebie Friday: Fun events for the whole family

Whether families want to get out and explore or stay inside and learn, there’s plenty of fun this weekend.

Inspectors find live roaches in restaurants around town

The burglar bars outside the Frenchy's on at 4403 East Freeway at Waco and the bullet proof glass on the inside may deter crooks, but health inspectors say cockroaches have free reign. 

Inspectors find live roaches in restaurants around town

The burglar bars outside the Frenchy's on at 4403 East Freeway at Waco and the bullet proof glass on the inside may deter crooks, but health inspectors say cockroaches have free reign. Amy Davis reports. 

Houston now bustling with new delivery options for products on demand

Delivery services are all the rage right now from groceries to prescriptions, even alcohol. Just say the word and you can have whatever you desire delivered to your doorstep.

Local Facebook users create alternative to Craigslist

Julia Goodman loves to get a good deal. She knows sometimes the best way to get one is to buy and sell used items.

New delivery services can bring almost anything to your door step

Delivery services are all the rage right now from groceries to prescriptions, even alcohol. Just say the word and you can have whatever you desire delivered to your doorstep.

Moe's Southwest Grill giving away free burritos for grand opening in Katy

Moe's Southwest Grill giving away free burritos for grand opening in Katy

Local Facebook users create alternative to Craigslist

Julia Goodman loves to get a good deal. She knows sometimes the best way to get one is to buy and sell used items.

Moe's Southwest Grill giving away free burritos for grand opening in Katy

Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving away free burritos for a year to its first 100 customers at its new location in Katy.

Save with do-it-yourself home alarm systems

Some homeowners are saving up to $700 a year with do-it-yourself security systems.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Chop Magic

On TV, the creators of Chop Magic say it can replace a cutting board for slicing and dicing, but does it work?

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Chop Magic

On TV, the creators of Chop Magic say it can replace a cutting board for slicing and dicing, but does it work?

Smartphone apps for unlimited talk and text

More and more people are cutting their landline phones and relying on cellphones to make calls, which means talk and text minutes can add up fast.

Freebie Friday: What's happening in Houston this weekend

Freebie Friday:  What's happening in Houston this weekend.  Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Roaches found in restaurant kitchens around Houston

At Jersey Mike’s Subs at 5393 Westheimer Road, inspectors saw dead gnats and roaches. But the roaches were alive at Don Luis Mexican Restaurant at 7606 Irvington. The inspector said one was climbing on a wall near the hot holding area in the kitchen.

Consumer Expert: Guide to buying a new car

What should you look for when you are buying a new car?  Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

FDA deems Kind bars not healthy enough

The Food and Drug Administration say those popular Kind bars aren't healthy enough for the "healthy" tag.

'As Seen on TV' device can help you cut cable

The average American pays about $123 a month for cable TV. With new streaming services announced almost daily, many consumers are cutting or considering cutting cable. Rabbit TV, today's "As Seen on TV" device, might be the least expensive way to do it.

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's

We love ice cream and we know you do too.  It's Free Cond Day at Ben and Jerry's!  Consumer Expert Amy Davis tells you more.

Cash4iPhones accused of giving customers less money than promised

A website that offers customers money in exchange for old cellphones is getting a lot of negative attention.

'As Seen on TV' device can help you cut cable

The average American pays about $123 a month for cable TV. With new streaming services announced almost daily, many consumers are cutting or considering cutting cable. Rabbit TV, today's "As Seen on TV" device, might be the least expensive way to do it.

IRS falls behind on processing tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service is running behind on processing tax returns.

The IRS falls behind on processing tax returns

Consumer Expert Amy Davis talks IRS falling behind on processing tax returns, Sprint delivering phones, and self-driving cars.

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Get 15,000 FREE airline miles today

Want to get away without going broke? Spirit Airlines is giving away 15,000 miles to the first 2,000 people who show up at these Houston locations.

Tax Day Freebies

Channel 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports.

Tax Day Freebies

Taxes are due on Wednesday and even if you're not getting money back this year, you can score other benefits this week.

Freebie Friday: A complimentary froyo and free airline miles

Houstonians shouldn't let the rain chances scare them away from the free weekend fun.

Inspectors find slime in ice machines in restaurants across Houston

A rainbow of colors is how you could describe the slime that inspectors found in the ice machines in restaurants across Houston. 

New app makes saving on grocery bills a snap

A new app can help busy shoppers who forget to clip coupons before they go to the grocery store.

New app makes saving on grocery bills a snap

A new app can help busy shoppers who forget to clip coupons before they go to the grocery store.

Tips to weed out fake online reviews

A lot of people read online reviews to help them decide whether to buy a certain product or use a specific business, but deciphering which reviews are the real deal and which are planted can be tricky.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Eggstractor

The Eggstractor claims to make peeling hard-boiled eggs a breeze in its TV commercials, but does it actually work? Channel 2 is putting the odd, accordion-like device to the test.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Eggstractor

The Eggstractor claims to make peeling hard-boiled eggs a breeze in its TV commercials, but does it actually work? Channel 2 is putting the odd, accordion-like device to the test.

As Seen on TV! Eggstractor Outtakes: Does it really work?

Take a look behind the scenes as Consumer Expert Amy Davis puts the Eggstractor to the test in KPRC's Lauren Freeman's kitchen. Watch Lauren's sons give some worthy feedback on the device.

Taking the family to an Astros game on a budget

Going to an Astros game doesn't have to break the bank.

Taking the family to an Astros game on a budget

Taking the family out to a ball game doesn’t have to break the bank.

Consumer reports rate top 10 grocery chains, bleach aftermath and more

Consumer Expert, Amy Davis, talks reports rating top 10 grocery chains, the use of bleach aftermath, professional movie watchers and more.

Amy shares details on new credit card studies, milestone celebrations and more

Consumer expert Amy Davis talks Astrodome Celebrates 50 years, "Elite" credit card fraud studies, Walmart wants partners to lay off ads, and more.

Digital tipping causes some shoppers to spend more

New technology, like digital payment systems and Apple Pay, is making some shoppers pay more at stores and restaurants.

Freebie Friday to ring in Easter

After all the cooking and egg dying you'll be doing this weekend, you may be ready to get out and let someone else do the entertaining.

Inspectors close down restaurant so workers can clean roaches from floor

Rodent droppings, insects crawling in the food, and meat at unsafe temperatures that could make you sick. KPRC 2 tells you about these violations each week in the restaurant report card to keep you and your family safe. 

Keeping personal information off the internet

Have you ever Googled your name and didn't like what you saw? Consumer expert, Amy Davis, teaches you how to keep personal information off the internet.

Keeping personal information off the internet

Consumer expert, Amy Davis, teaches you how to keep personal information off the internet.

Big companies launch phony products for April Fools' Day

Big companies really cranked up the production on some elaborate new but phony products, all for a good laugh on April Fools’ Day. Amy Davis reports.

Don't buy all organic: Keep grocery bill low by reducing toxins, pesticides

Buying all organic foods versus regular traditional food can double your grocery bill.

New car repair service connects drivers to mechanics

Drivers no longer have to wait for a mechanic to figure out why their car’s check engine light is on.

Don't buy all organic: Keep grocery bill low by reducing toxins, pesticides

Buying all organic foods versus regular traditional food can double your grocery bill.

New car repair service connects drivers to mechanics

Drivers no longer have to wait for a mechanic to figure out why their car’s check engine light is on.

As seen on TV: The Gyro Bowl

Ella and Paige, 3-year-old twins, are undeniably adorable. But twice the cuteness also means twice the clean-up for mom, Leslie, when the girls have accidents.

One last chance to spend those RadioShack gift cards

Anyone with a RadioShack gift card lying around needs to try and spend it before the end of Tuesday.

Expert reviews DIY tax software options

If your tax profile isn't layered with sales of stocks, bonds and investment gains or losses, chances are you won't need to hire an accountant to prepare your taxes this year.

Best online tax software

March 30, 2015: If your tax profile isn’t layered with sales of stocks, bonds and investment gains or losses, chances are you won’t need to hire an accountant to prepare your taxes this year. Amy Davis reports.

Apps to help protect your privacy online

Facebook and Google are among the web giants who have a vested interest in what you're doing, what you like and what you're searching for while using your phone.

British Airways frequent-flyer program hacked, Radio Shack not selling customers'...

The viewers of television are expanding. Thanks to BabyFirstTV, little ones who are just beginning to sit up can gaze at shows designed specifically for them.

App helps deliver items right to your door

A new app that bills itself as "your personal delivery assistant" is letting people order just about anything they want and have it delivered right to their door.

Houston homeowners may see increase to property tax value

Houston homeowners: Brace for it. You're about to receive your new property tax value from the Harris County Appraisal District, and you should expect an increase.

Free family fun for a beautiful weekend

From dance-offs to kite flying, there’s plenty of free family fun around the Houston area over the weekend.

Inspectors: Off-temperature meats at several Houston restaurants

Inside the Dunkin Donuts at 2330 South Shepherd near Fairview, employees use the bathroom sink to wash their hands, but health inspectors say there was no hot water when they stopped by.

Cheap and easy dinner ideas for Houston families

What's for dinner? It's a question repeated in homes across Houston every afternoon. By late in the work week, folks may not have an answer.

Generic drugs sometimes differ from brand-name versions

Generic drugs save Americans more than $100 billion each year, but not all generic drugs are created equal.

Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups because of possible contamination

Blue Bell is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups because they could be potentially contaminated with an infectious organism.

Blue Bell recalling 3-ounce cups

March 24, 2015: Blue Bell is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups because they could be potentially contaminated with an infectious organism. Amy Davis reports.

Consumer Expert: Comcast goes social

Consumer Expert: Comcast goes social

Houston makes best and worst lists

Houston makes 2 lists, Starbucks to halt "Race Together" message campaign.

Facebook reportedly testing new phone dialer app

Facebook is reportedly testing a new app that lets users call people.

Freebie Friday to ring in spring

Spring break is wrapping up, but there’s still plenty of family-friendly fun that won’t break the bank in Houston.

Freebie Friday to ring in spring

Spring break is wrapping up, but there’s still plenty of family-friendly fun that won’t break the bank in Houston.

Inspectors find roaches at various Houston-area restaurants

Roaches can spread and transmit disease. It's why they're not just a nuisance; they are a health hazard when inspectors find them in restaurants. Inspectors said they found a lot of them in this week's restaurant report card.

Is what you're buying at the grocery store actually organic?

Organics are big business, and food giants typically known for sugar-laden snacks are taking over many of the brands you've come to know as healthy.

What recent court decision means after homebuilder shut its doors

It was a huge homebuilder that shut its doors, leaving entire neighborhoods unfinished and promises unkept. Creditors forced the company into bankruptcy, but not before executives padded their own accounts with millions of dollars.

What recent court decision means after homebuilder shut its doors

March 17, 2015: Royce Homes shut its doors in 2008 and left neighborhoods unfinished. Amy Davis reports.

Over or under? Patent solves great toilet paper debate

The great toilet paper debate is finally wrapping up thanks to a newly discovered patent.

Diet Pills: Are they worth the money?

Are diet pills worth the money? Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

IRS scammers on the rise as tax deadline approaches

Channel 2 Investigates has been flooded with phone calls and emails in the last few days from concerned viewers who've received phone calls claiming they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Signs that someone is trying to scam you

March 17, 2015: Consumer expert Amy Davis discovered there are some dead giveaways signaling these calls are part of a scam.

Disney hotels offering teacher discounts, airlines with best on-time flights

Disney hotels are offering teacher discounts, airlines with best on-time flights and more in today's consumer headlines.  Amy Davis has more.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Hot Buns fall flat

Hot Buns are one of the hottest As Seen on TV products, but buyers might not get the hair-raising results they’re looking for in the product.

How to make sure you don't overpay for your home alarm system

Recent FBI statistics reveal a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Many people are installing home alarm systems to protect their families and property. Here are some things you should do to make sure you’re hiring a legitimate company and not overpaying for the service.

Inspectors find rat feces at pizza place, slime in McDonald's ice machine

Health inspectors founds brown slime and green mold in the ice machine of a local fast-food business.

Consumer Expert: How much can memberships save you?

How much can memberships save you? Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Maker of Children's Tylenol to pay $25 million over recall

The maker of Children's Tylenol agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medicine that contained metal particles

Consumer Expert: Using Facebook log-ins, Children's Tylenol risks

If you sign in with Facebook while surfing the Internet, you may want to stop doing it, and is Children's Tylenol dangerous?  Consumer Expert Amy Davis has details.

Website helps find lowest prices online

Searching for the lowest price on a product you want can get complicated. Channel 2 consumer expert Amy Davis shows you an easy way to make sure you're getting the best price on an online retailer, no matter what you're buying.

As Seen On TV's Potato Express put to the test

The Potato Express is a microwave potato cooker, and although it normally takes about 7 minutes to nuke your spuds, this product claims to do it in 4.

Amazon opens digital storefront, top 10 unnecessary purchases

Those small pieces of plastic you carry around on your key ring are likely more valuable than you think.

Finding designer deals online

Daylight Saving Time happens this Sunday. And as we "spring forward", it might be a good idea to start getting out clothes for the new season. And if you're looking to do some shopping, it's easier than ever to find designer items online for less.

http://www.vinted.com/

https://poshmark.com/

http:/…

Health inspectors find off-temperature food at IHOP, Guadalajara Hacienda

From high dollar to quick breakfast fare, health inspectors found serious violations all over the Houston area.

Wrangling the best parking at Rodeo Houston

With rodeo season underway, just about everyone in Houston is heading down to NRG Park, which means parking is a headache.

Sign up online, receive free goodies

Want something more than just bills in your mailbox? How about free samples, coupons for laundry detergent, skincare products and candy?

More Americans using tax returns to jump-start savings

It’s the heart of tax season, which has many Americans thinking about what to do with their tax returns.

Saving money on your energy bill

Shopping for the best electric rate can be tricky, confusing and time-consuming.

Saving money on your energy bill

Channel 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports.

No soap in kitchen at one restaurant, roaches in ice at another

At Thai Spice on Kelvin Drive near Rice Village, there was no soap or hand towels in the kitchen, meaning there was no way for employees to wash their hands, inspectors said. 

New smartphone apps to help plan out vacations

The cold winter weather dipping into Southeast Texas has a lot of folks daydreaming about spring break. And with the right smartphone apps, planning a vacation is easier than ever.

How to score free, cheap spring break vacation

Spring break is just a couple weeks away, so if your mind is already drifting toward thoughts of a warm family getaway, you can score free and cheap vacations by maximizing the purchases you already make.

Yes! Finishing Touch put to the test

We don't want you to waste money on a product that doesn't work, so we're testing them for you. The Yes! Finishing Touch was our first product to experiment with.

Skincare hacks that could save you hundreds

Ladies: what's in your makeup bag? Beauty products can be pricey. Add up the cost of all those moisturizers, toners, masks and cleaners: and you can easily spend a small fortune. But consumer expert Amy Davis got some Houston beauty experts to share their skincare hacks.

Half-priced Houston Rodeo Carnival tickets on sale

The deadline for half-priced tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo carnival is quickly approaching.

Is discount Tide as effective as regular Tide?

When KPRC 2 noticed Tide popping up by the truckload in discount 5-gallon buckets on the side of the road at Houston flea markets and even in some grocery stores, we wondered if it was the real deal.

Freebie Friday: Year of the Goat edition

There’s plenty of fun happening over the weekend near China Town, as revelers celebrate the Year of the Goat.

Inspectors: Employee picks nose, continues to prep food at Montrose restaurant

More than 17 pounds of food at Snap Kitchen at 3600 Kirby near Richmond were deemed not safe for human consumption because they were off temperature, including chicken enchiladas, salmon and turkey chili, according to food inspectors. 

Smartphones give new reasons to buy a cordless phone

The same devices that rendered cordless phones obsolete are breathing new life into the old technology.

Smart doorbells, talking "Hello Barbie" doll and more

Federal laws ban companies from using autodialers to call your cellphone, they're called robocalls, but scammers still do it.

Watching for debt collection scam red flags

Harassing debt collectors are one of the top complaints for federal investigators. In many of the cases, the person on the other end of the line didn’t even owe money.

Krispy Kreme delays grand return to Houston

Krispy Kreme’s return to Houston will need a little more time in the oven.

Anthem offers free identity theft protection after security breach

Anthem Insurance Company is offering free identity theft protection to customers after hackers gained access to sensitive information for about 80 million people.

Fall in love with these Valentine's Day freebies

Looking for Valentine’s Day fun?  It won’t take Cupid’s arrow to fall in love with these free events.

Inspectors find maggots inside candy container, roaches in coffee machine

Hot water is essential for cleaning hands and utensils in restaurants. When inspectors found there wasn't any at Wendy’s at 243 Greens Road, they closed the place down.

Singles' guide to Valentine's Day in Houston

For those who are not part of a pair, Valentine's Day has been dubbed "Singles Awareness Day." Turn that frown upside down because Houston businesses have big plans for the single set.

Valentine's Day dinner deals available in Houston

There are plenty of ways to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in Houston without breaking the bank.

Cheapest cities for travel in 2015, Taco Bell's "Quesalupa" being tested

Cheapest cities for travel in 2015, Taco Bell's "Quesalupa" being tested.  Amy Davis has more.

Cheapest cities for travel in 2015, Taco Bell's "Quesalupa" being tested

Hillshire Farms is so sure you'll love its new naturals line of lunch meat, the company is offering to refund your money if you don't.

Delivery flowers' staying power put to the test

Buying a flower arrangement for a loved one on Valentine’s Day can be tricky, since it’s impossible to know what it’ll look like until it shows up.

What are you really getting when you order Kobe beef?

You've probably noticed it on the menu at many local restaurants. Maybe you've even paid extra and ordered the Kobe beef. But is it worth the upcharge? And what are you really getting?

Eavesdropping? Samsung TVs can record your conversations

There is a new privacy notice included with Samsung's Smart TV's, they could eavesdrop on you.

Meet Amy Davis

Amy Davis

Consumer Expert

Facebook | Twitter

Consumer Expert Archive

View More

Contact Us


Join the Conversation

  • KPRC 2 Facebook
  • KPRC 2 Twitter
  • KPRC 2 on Mobile Phones
  • Click2Houston E-mail Alerts
  • SHARE your photos/videos

Most Viewed On Click2Houston

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement