Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

When you place an order online — especially through a large national chain — you might expect that your sales tax would be calculated accurately. But, as demonstrated by the Cold Stone Creamery store that charges 25% tax, that isn’t always the case. [More]

Cold Stone Treats Only 'Free' If You Make A Mandatory Donation

Cold Stone Treats Only 'Free' If You Make A Mandatory Donation

There’s an annual event at Cold Stone Creamery outlets called the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social. Part of the chain’s September fund-raising drive for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it’s billed as an event offering free ice cream during a three-hour period on a certain day. Melissa had put this on her calendar weeks in advance, because she’s on a budget, and hey: free ice cream! But she arrived at the mall to find employees posted at the Cold Stone door, not allowing anyone in unless they made a donation first. That’s not free, that’s a cover charge. Isn’t it? [More]

Cheesecake Factory Once Again Dominates List Of Most Calorific Menu Items

Cheesecake Factory Once Again Dominates List Of Most Calorific Menu Items

Once again, the folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have taken a look around that the menus of this nation’s restaurant chains to identify those items that seem so yummy on paper, so long as you’re not actually reading the nutrition info. [More]

Want To Get Married At Home Depot? How About TJ Maxx?

Want To Get Married At Home Depot? How About TJ Maxx?

A few months back, we wrote about a couple in Illinois who tried to combine cheap with hilarious by getting married at a Taco Bell. For better or for worse, it looks like that happy couple is not alone, with an increasing number of people walking down the aisles of retail stores and restaurants. [More]

2,010 Calorie Cold Stone Shake Named Worst Drink In America

2,010 Calorie Cold Stone Shake Named Worst Drink In America

Only days after the Center for Science in the Public Interest ruined everyone’s dinner plans with their list of the worst meals available at U.S. restaurants, the muscle-bound dudes over at Men’s Health Magazine have released their own list of the worst drinks in America. [More]

Please Stop Your Customer Service. It’s Frightening.

Please Stop Your Customer Service. It’s Frightening.