As you shop in local stores, our Consumer Protection Unit has put together some tips to help you be financially savvy:
The holiday season is here and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is offering shoppers important tips as they check off items on their gift lists for family and friends.
“As a proud Rhode Islander, I ask that you consider shopping local. Just as great deals can be found in big box stores and through online retailers, our small businesses also offer attractive pricing and unique products and services. And, while most people today shop through a combination of visiting stores and browsing websites, remember that buying local helps drive our state's economy. I know that everyone tries to find the best deals on the gifts they want to buy, but consumers should not be taken advantage of. With the hustle and bustle of the season, honest pricing mistakes can be made by retailers, so it is important for consumers to be informed and vigilant when making holiday purchases. That's the best gift you can give yourself,” said Attorney General Kilmartin.