Shortages and shipping delays: KPRC 2 gets answers on a late dishwasher delivery
Whether you order something online for delivery or to pick it up in the store, most shoppers are shopping online to save time. But more and more it seems online orders are delayed, leaving customers waiting while the retailers are holding onto their money. Our KPRC 2 Consumer team is looking into your rights when this happens to you.
Here is why you may want to opt out of child tax credit early payments
The first of six child tax credit payments to parents will hit bank accounts and mailboxes on July 15. Some families may absolutely need the money now to pay bills. That is why President Biden pushed the advance payments. If you don’t need it, there are several reasons you may want to opt-out of receiving the early payments.
Spencer Solves It: There’s help for veterans still dealing with winter storm damage
The February winter storm of 2021 covered much of Texas under a blanket of snow and ice causing billions of dollars in storm damage. Broken water pipes ruined homes. Many people called their insurance companies and began repairs. But that did not happen for everyone.
Consumer alert: Scammers targeting relatives of COVID-19 victims
Scammers are targeting the relatives of people who died from covid-19. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the con artists are claiming to offer help with funeral expenses, reaching out to people by phone, email and text message.
Child tax credit payments start July 15. This is how much you can expect to get.
Starting this summer, the federal government is sending money to parents with children as part of the expanded child tax credit. The child tax credit is not new. Parents can claim a $2,000 credit per child when you file your taxes. What is new this year is that the credit is much higher for certain families and you don't have to wait until you file your 2021 taxes to get it.
Walmart releases statement after multiple people report receiving email from retailer containing racial slur
KPRC 2 has received a statement from Walmart after multiple people reported to us via email and on social media that they had received messages appearing to be from the mega-retailer with a racial slur included in them.
Here’s how you can report frustrating pop-ups and deceptive web designs may be illegal
Many of us are exposed to annoying pop-ups that are difficult to close and manipulative consents that try to trick us into paying for things we don’t want to buy. Federal regulators are now looking into these practices called “dark patterns.”
Here is how you can save hundreds of dollars on a rental car
If you're planning a trip out of town that includes a flight, chances are you'll need a rental car where ever you're going. We know rental cars are in high demand right now. Many rental car companies are running out in popular destination cities across the country. Even with the high demand, there are still a lot of ways to score big discounts on a rental car.
Test it Tuesday: Does this $5 mascara live up to all of the Tik-Tok hype?
Long, thick lashes are in and a lot of mascaras promise to add the appearance of more length and volume. Step into a Sephora or an Ulta, and you can easily drop $30 on mascara. Yikes! Two low-cost mascaras are getting rave reviews online.
Plan to travel soon? Here are 3 ways to save on airfare
After more than a year of being cooped up and quarantined, travel is making a comeback. But if you have checked airfare prices lately, you probably noticed prices are higher than they were pre-pandemic. If you are just itching to get in the air, try these three tricks to save some money.