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CONSUMER ALERT

Before your next bargain hunting trip, prepare

By Mitch Lipka
Globe Correspondent / November 20, 2011

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Are you prepared for the weeks ahead - and the temptations that challenge the good consumer that dwells somewhere inside of most of us? Sure, shop for the great deals. But remember that you’re also walking into a minefield. A lot of supposed great deals come with catches. So, here are some tips, courtesy of Consumer Alert’s Mitch Lipka, to keep in mind as the annual mass shopping-super sale-overspending season officially begins

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