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Founded in 2005, Consumerist is an independent source of consumer news and information published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumer Reports.

Our mission is to help consumers understand, engage with, and discuss the systems and forces that influence the marketplace, so that we, as consumers, can all make better, more informed decisions.

We take no outside advertising. The content you see on this site is brought to you through the generous support of your fellow readers. To join them in support of the site, please donate.  Your gift is 100% tax deductible.

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Media Inquiries: EMAIL
Technical Support: EMAIL
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Executive Editor
Meg Marco

Deputy Editor
Chris Morran

Senior Editor
Mary Beth Quirk

Assistant Editor & Tipline Empress
Laura Northrup

Content Editor, D.C.
Kate Cox

Content Editor, Special Projects
Ashlee Kieler

Community Moderator
The Inimitable Roz

Please note:

1. We do not take outside advertising of any kind, and we do not respond to advertising inquiries. Please do not contact us regarding advertising.
2. We do not exchange links or post links based on anything other than editorial discretion, and do not reply to link exchange requests. All links that appear on our sites do so solely based on their value to our readers, as determined by our editors.

Tip Us:

To send a tip to our editorial staff, write to tips@consumerist.com. Please understand that you are contacting journalists and all emails will be considered submissions for publication unless you explicitly request otherwise.

Consumerist is physically located at:

101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703-1057

Please do not send us the following:

  • Unsolicited “guest post” submissions
  • Infographics
  • Free samples or gifts
  • Advertising requests
  • Random pictures with no connection to consumer issues
  • Link exchange requests
  • Random vitriol

Please do send us the following:

  • Questions you’d like us to answer
  • Stories you think we should cover
  • Helpful tips for consumers (e. g., Do you work retail and wish your customers knew xy & z?)
  • Pictures of interesting things you see while shopping or working. (If you’re on the go, download the Consumerist Tipster App and use it to quickly send us pictures. Your photo submissions are sent directly to the editors.)
  • Information you think we might be interested in seeing

About Consumer Media LLC

Consumerist’s parent company, Consumer Media LLC, is a subsidiary of Consumer Reports, the nation’s leading not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization. Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has fought for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. To maintain independence and impartiality, CR accepts neither outside advertising nor free samples. It employs a staff of “mystery shoppers” who buy products in retail stores around the country, just as any other buyer would, and then ship them to the Consumer Reports labs, where technical experts test some 3,000 products yearly.

For information about using our content in a non-commercial context such as your personal blog, please refer to Section II of our User Agreement. To request permission to reuse or reprint our content in any commercial form, or if you are unsure whether your intended use is commercial, please contact us first for permission by sending an email to permissions (at) consumerist.com identifying (1) the content you wish to re-publish, (2) your contact information, and (3) your intended use of the content.