Ratings & Advice
The latest ratings and advice for Chicago area stores.
- About Checkbook: Why We're Unique
- Buying Used Stuff
- Car Buying Strategies
- CarBargains - Checkbook's Shopping Service for New Cars
- Cashback Shopping Portals
- Closet Organizers
- Clothing Rental
- Clothing Resale Options
- Complaining: How to Get Results
- Credit Card Chargebacks: A Consumer Superweapon
- Diamonds Shopping Guide
- Diaper Prices
- eRead for Free
- Extended Product Warranties: Should You Buy Them?
- Extended Warranties for New Cars: Get the Best Deal
- Free Perks You Didn't Know You Have
- Happy Returns and Gift Card Tips
- Locally Grown Food Sources
- Over-the-Counter Drug Prices
- Pet Food Prices
- Price Matching: What's the Deal?
- Prices: Where Have All the Bargains Gone?
- Product Recall Information
- Sale Prices: At Many Stores, the Sale Price Isn't Special
- Shopping Online: Our Top Tips for Saving Money
- Wine Prices
Ratings of local heating and air-conditioning contractors.
Most of us can save big by making a homeowners insurance switch.
Where Have All the Bargains Gone?
Manufacturers, mega retailers, and Google often hide the lowest prices for big-ticket items.
Top window installers for quality and price.
- Top Dental Specialists
A Cure for All Your Spills
Spotting the best carpet and rug cleaners.
Ratings of local florists.
Score a Cushy Deal
Where to get great furniture.
Who can you trust to help you find your next ride?
- Hiring Help at Home for Seniors
- A Good Nursing Home