Amazon hiring more than 5,100 employees in the Houston area for the holidays
Amazon announced Tuesday that it is hiring 250,000 employees throughout the United States in full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles and more than 28,000 of those will be in Texas. That number includes more than 5,100 employees who will be hired in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties.
Is Costco all that? I finally bought a membership, and here’s what I learned
I finally did it. I am officially a card-carrying Costco shopper. After more than 18 years working as a consumer investigative reporter, comparison shopping and helping you all find the best ways to save money, I bit the bullet and shelled out $120 for an Executive membership. This article explains what deals I found on my first trip to the warehouse retailer.
Everything we know about Walmart Plus Week 2023
Amazon Prime Day — which is happening July 11 and 12 — is not the only sale to look forward to this summer: Walmart just announced that it’s hosting Walmart Plus Week from July 10 to July 13. And Walmart Plus members get early access. Before the sale opens to all shoppers on July 11, Walmart Plus members get to start shopping on July 10 and browse exclusive discounts, as well as offers on home, apparel, tech and more.
Best bets for your Houston weekend: Mind-bogglingly massive holiday markets, dizzyingly dazzling light displays and more
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Ways 2 Save: 4 rules for saving the most money at liquidation stores
We know you are paying more for just about everything these days. As we get into the holiday shopping season, we are looking for ways to help you save money on items like toys, bikes, home goods and more. There are different types of liquidation stores all over the Houston area and if you go by a few rules, you might be able to save even more.
Toys ‘R’ Us returns with 8 Houston-area locations; Where to find the beloved childhood chain 🦒
We are living in the age of reboots and remakes – anything can get a second chance and stores are included! Toys ‘R’ Us is now open in 25 Macy’s stores across Texas, eight of which can be found in the Houston area.
A gift for the ‘Whata-fiend’ who has everything: A tiny, sterling silver ketchup tub
Whataburger is a true Texas icon. Its orange-and-white-stripe A-frames are just about everywhere in Texas, as are its fans. We double-patty dare you to find a Texan who’s not gaga for its honey butter chicken biscuits, spicy ketchup and Texas-sized burgers.
Let’s go shopping for ‘The Rose!’
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on Houston Life, it’s October and that means breast cancer and breast health awareness month. All this month, you can help raise funds for The Rose just by shopping at your favorite stores. Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on KPRC 2, merchandise you can buy with proceeds benefiting The Rose.
🔒 Gear up Sam’s Club members (and civilians): Secret codes, best days to shop, and sample insights to help you save, hack and work that warehouse system
We know you know: Sam’s Club has some amazing deals. That’s why you signed up for the membership (or are seriously considering it if you landed on this story).
Comparing popular leggings: Costco vs Sam’s Club vs Lululemon
Knock-offs, dupes, imitations or whatever you want to call them, but finding a product that works or looks like the brand name original can save a lot of money. It’s why when we heard some store-brand workout pants fit just like the much pricier brand for a fraction of the cost, we had to check them out.
Fall extravaganzas: From craft fairs to art markets, this is where to drool over handmade goods in the Houston area
Want to purchase quality items from the person who made them? Here are several craft fairs, art markets and festivals where you can shop for unique goods while supporting local artists and businesses.
KPRC 2 Investigates ways to save while shopping for scratch and dent appliances
As the price of everything goes up, you may be asking about ways to save. Our KPRC 2 team is finding ways to help your family save money. Today, we are looking into how to get lower prices on big-ticket appliances, and what you need to know about buying scratch and dent products.
🔒 Pick up the perfect gifts at these shops, small businesses you’ll only find in Houston
Where we spend our money matters and when we buy local, our money does more good for our community than it does when we shop at big-box stores, so when you go shopping for surprises, whether they be for a birthday, holiday or major life milestone, consider supporting local entrepreneurs.
H-E-B to hand out 250,000 reusable bags on Earth Day
Beginning at 1 p.m. on April 22, customers who visit any H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda in Texas are eligible to receive a complimentary Earth Day bag made from recycled plastic bottles. Bags will be distributed while supplies last.
Get lost in the stacks: These Houston bookshops are the stuff of dreams
Many fine bookshops are scattered throughout Houston. They’re generally quirky, rambling places that offer much to stimulate the mind and quiet the soul. Among their stacks, you can pluck out-of-print books from overstuffed shelves or root out gems from curated collections.