Saturday, November 1, 2008


Want great bargains? Perfect gifts? Savings on practically everything? Then read ShopSmart!

Something new has landed on the Magazines & Newspapers Center shelf at the San Francisco Public Library. Its name is ShopSmart. A quick & easy unbiased guide published quarterly by Consumer Reports, strongly adhering to the motto, “No Hype + No Ads + Just Great Buys,” this magazine presents facts and advice based on expert research thoroughly tested by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

ShopSmart offer its readers news, list of dos & don’ts, new ideas, and the truth on all kinds of products and services that will help you make sound decisions and smart choices. Although geared primarily towards a female audience, males will also benefit from this easy-to-read, colorful descriptive buying guide, especially information on electronics, autos, home and yard products.

The magazine’s editor notes that “along with recommending what readers should buy, ShopSmart also suggests what they not buy,” which is unusual for most shopping magazines. You will learn the best companies to buy from and who really deserves your dollars. Hopefully in return, you will have acquired the “best for less.”

Special features include the following:

  • products and buying secrets

  • safety alerts

  • recalls and tips

  • causes & effects of purse-smart savvy regarding choosing the right charities for donations and contributions

  • gasoline savings

  • easy clutter solutions

  • great holiday shopping sites

  • and more
Readers will also appreciate buying guide recommendations on food takeouts, wine selection at a savings, traveling tips, back-to-school-buys for the family, and the inside scoop on health & fitness.

So ShopSmart readers, get ready to “Shop-till-you-drop!"

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