Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Mom's Old Fashioned Mustard
Advertise Here

From Pamela's Place

Brought to you by East Alabama Regional Planning Commission

Quintard Tower, Suite 300 1130 Quintard Avenue,Anniston, AL 36201 Phone Toll Free - 800-239-6741,Local - 256-237-6741,Fax - 256-237-6763


Gratitude



Looking For Father’s Day Gifts? BBB Tips Can Help You Avoid Shopping Scams

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that America has 70.1 million fathers, and many of them will receive Father’s Day gifts from appreciative family members this weekend. Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona wants to help families avoid scams when they’re shopping for gifts. “Father’s Day should be a time of celebration, not disappointment,” said Kim States, BBB President. “Before you buy a gift, you should check refund and exchange policies, whether you’re buying from a store or going online. Ask about any warranties on durable items and gadgets.” Popular gifts and things to consider when buying them include: Gift cards and gift certificates: Check terms and conditions of any gift card or certificate before you buy it. Does the certificate expire if it’s not used by a specific date. Are there fees associated with buying or redeeming a gift card? Can the card be used online or only in a store? Electronics: If you decide to buy a camera, GPS system, cell phone, music player or another electronic device, be sure you keep it in its original packaging. Encourage your Dad to look it over carefully before opening it. Some stores may not accept returns if the packaging has been opened or removed. If it needs batteries, find out what kind and whether they are included. Recreational rentals: If you want to rent campers, boats or other recreational equipment for your dad, be sure you get a written contract that details the cost, insurance and time restrictions. Inspect the rental and get written proof of existing damage before renting the equipment. Guides, tours and classes: Fishing, sightseeing, skydiving and golf lessons can be a fun way to spend time with Dad. But you will need to get the details in writing in advance of the trip or class. Make sure you clarify the following: •Are reservations required and if so, by when? •What are the total costs and features. •What services and equipment are included? •Are taxes, tips or other charges added. •Are there any restrictions or special time requirements. •Are there cancellation fees or refund penalties or policies Clothing or personal items: Despite our best intentions, sometimes there may be a problem with the item or it may not fit. If you don’t know what size or color your father prefers, make returns easy by getting a gift receipt. Before you do business with any company, check its BBB Business Review by calling (520)888-5353 or going to www.tucson.bbb.org.

Have a blessed Father's Day!

Pamela,

Operations Manager,

Host of Pamela's Place,

Host of Weekend Outlook,

WDNG Radio Inc.






Here's More...

City of Storytellers awards events on September 18.

Come out and support our video competition winners.

Alabamians offered tips on avoiding mosquito-borne viruses

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne viruses

New funds for removing dangerous drivers off Alabama roads

Governor Bentley awards funding to increase enforcement on Alabama roads

Preventable child death rate is down in Alabama

Alabama Child Death Review System makes positive impact in reducing preventable child deaths

Keywords: Father's Day, America, Better Business Bureau, scams, gifts,

Visit Pamela's Place

Reader Comments

There currently are no approved comments for this blog article. To join the discussion click here.

Article Archive

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - Making a good first impression in a job interview is crucial


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - What Human Right Destroys So Many Children


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - A True Story of Perseverance and Hope


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Investigation into school prayer.


Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5-year-old told she can't pray as she bows her head to say Grace at school before she eats


Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Hour Two Pamela's Place guest for Friday 4/4/14 1:00 - 2:00 CST


Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Hour One Pamela's Place Guest Friday 4/4/14, 12:00 - 1:00 CST


Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Pamela's Place guest for hour one Friday 3/28/14 12:00- 1:00 CST


Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Pamela's Place Guest for Hour One Friday 3/21/14


Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Pamela's Place Guest for Hour one Friday 3/14/14


Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Scam artists posing as IRS employees targeting and calling tax payers at home


Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Important information concerning Common Core in Alabama! Legislators need to hear from you!


Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Pamela's Place topic and guest for hour two Friday 3/7/14


Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Pamela's Place guest and topic for hour one Friday 3/7/14


Friday, February 28, 2014 - Guest for hour two of Pamela's PLace Friday 2/28/14


Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Pamela's Place guest for first hour Friday 2/28/14


Friday, February 21, 2014 - 2nd hour guest and topic for Pamela's Place today


Friday, February 21, 2014 - First hour Pamela's Place guest and topic for today


Sunday, February 9, 2014 - Listen to WDNG for your chance to win great prizes during Valentine Week contests!


Friday, February 7, 2014 - Jan Withers and Frank Harris on hour two of Pamela's Place Friday


Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Out of body experience after tragic accident


Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Pamela's Place guests and topics for Friday 1/31/14


Thursday, January 23, 2014 - The amazing true story of Perto Herrera on first hour of Pamela's Place Friday 1/24/14


Friday, January 17, 2014 - Hour 2 Guest on Pamela's Place 1/17/14


Friday, January 17, 2014 - Guest for First hour of Pamela's Place 1/17/14


Sunday, December 29, 2013 - What would it look like for you to take an honest inventory of your life in 2013


Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Pamela's Place Guest for Friday 12/20/13 is Wreaths Across America.


Thursday, December 12, 2013 - This Weeks Community Talk Programming


Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - Thanksgiving Week Programming


Friday, November 22, 2013 - Guest for Pamela's Place Friday Nov. 22nd.


Thursday, November 7, 2013 - Special Veterans Day edition of Pamela's Place Friday 11/8/13 12:00 p.m. CST


Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Capturing the Essence of this Present Season


Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Pamela's Place guest for Friday 11/1/13 12:00 p.m. CST


Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Guest for Pamela's Place Friday 10/18/13 @ 12:00 p.m. CST


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Pamela's Place Guest for Thursday 10/03/13


Monday, September 30, 2013 - Program changes beginning this week!


Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Pamela's Place guest for Friday 9/20/13 is cancer survivor B. Davis Campbell


Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Pamela's Place guests for Friday 9/6/13


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - Pamela's Place guests for Friday 8/30/13


Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Guest for Pamela's Place Friday 8/23/13


Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Pamela's Place Guest Friday 8/9/13, Witnessing a Miracle


Thursday, August 1, 2013 - Get Inspired, Catch this Vision, Get Informed & Let's Get Going!!!


Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Volunteering has healthy side-effects!


Thursday, July 25, 2013 - Rita Flegel, Pamela's Place guest for Friday 7/26/13


Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Pamela's Place topic and guest for Friday 7/19/13 Can a Vitamin Deficiency Cause Autism?


Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Pamela's Place guest for Friday, 7/12/13


Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - Sex Trafficking and Our National Humiliation


Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - Ahhh, The 4th of July!


Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Bullying linked to suicide factors


Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Teen takes bullet to save three year old


Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Teen mother saved from a coerced abortion


Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Congratulations to our Birthday/Anniversary Club winner for 5/31/13


Friday, May 24, 2013 - Secrets to summer grilling


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Pamela's Place guest and Topic for 5/24/13


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Dog Buried in Tornado Rubble for 2 Days is Found Alive!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - CDC Study Finds 58% Of Public Pools Tested Positive For E.Coli


Monday, May 20, 2013 - Birthday Club Winner for 5/17/13


Monday, May 20, 2013 - WDNG BIrthday Club WInner for 5/10/13


Thursday, May 9, 2013 - AP Journalist for Jodi Arias trial on Pamela's Place Friday 5/10/13


Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Tips for Avoiding Contractor Fraud


Friday, April 19, 2013 - Relay For Life and Team Cindy Lou present Tails and Tiaras Pet Beauty Contest!


Friday, April 19, 2013 - Congratulations to our WDNG Birthday Club Winner for 4/19/13!


Friday, April 19, 2013 - Pamela's Place Guest for Friday 4/19/13


Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Pamela's Place guest for Friday 04/12/13


Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Tragedy hits family of Rick and Kay Warren


Sunday, March 31, 2013 - New local show, Community Talk with Eddy Reese, Charlene Fuller Gossett and Pamela Bates.


Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Make this Easter a safe, relaxing day for everybody.


Friday, March 29, 2013 - Congratulations to our Birthday/Anniversary Club Winner!


Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Guest on Pamela's Place Friday March 29th is Linda Wagner, Obesity Survivor.


Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Cleaning for a Reason, Making a difference


Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Programming Update for Friday March 22nd


Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Congratulations to our Birthday Club Winner for 3/15/13!


Saturday, March 9, 2013 - Follow WDNG on Twitter!


Friday, March 8, 2013 - Cute, but inappropriate — Chicks and bunnies don't make good Easter pets


Friday, February 22, 2013 - Another child faced with bullying. Please help me in raising awareness


Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - My husband one of first on scene of horriific Talladega accident involving Anniston woman


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Programs will air at regular scheduled days and times again next week.


Monday, February 4, 2013 - Spike in gasoline prices might be just the beginning


Friday, February 1, 2013 - Birthday Club Winner 2/1/13


Thursday, January 31, 2013 - Friday's Pamela's Place Show: Who “owns” the civil rights movement?


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Armed Robber Flees Home After Women Chant the Name 'Jesus'


Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret from your own computer


Monday, January 14, 2013 - Birthday Winner for 1/11/13


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - Study finds food allergies, bullying often linked


Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Mr. Zig Ziglar will be very missed by many people


Sunday, November 11, 2012 - God Bless Each of our Veterans!


Thursday, November 1, 2012 - Blood donations down after storm, Red Cross asking for help


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1 Person Fatally Shot at Megapastor Creflo Dollar’s World Changers International Church


Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Congratulations Birthday club Winner Draven Thomas!


Sunday, October 14, 2012 - Raising awareness: Amanda Todd, a beautiful life lost much too soon.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Father killed his five month old baby by raping her


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 8 Drowning Kids Saved by Heroic Strangers


Monday, September 10, 2012 - Your gravestone has an app: Companies sell interactive link for smartphones


Sunday, September 2, 2012 - Well now, isn't this a different side to the story!


Saturday, August 25, 2012 - Behind Empire State shooting: A layoff, a gun, and a targeted ex-boss


Friday, August 24, 2012 - Bible belt nude-fest plans charging forward


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Beware......Watch out for rising bank fees … again.


Friday, August 3, 2012 - Another retailer gets behind 'gay marriage'


Friday, July 6, 2012 - Man facing jail for hosting home bible study


Monday, July 2, 2012 - Fireworks, dry weather make potentially dangerous combination


Sunday, July 1, 2012 - Can pets take the heat? Tips for keeping your dog or cat cool


Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Rising food prices hard to swallow


Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Germiest hot spots in hotels? TV remote and light switch


Monday, June 18, 2012 - School nurse forced a third grader to bathe at school.


Sunday, June 17, 2012 - iWitness app claims to be 'ultimate deterrent to crime'


Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Homeowners warned about storm-chasing scammers


Sunday, June 10, 2012 - School pulls patriotic song at graduation, but Justin Bieber's 'Baby' is OK


Saturday, June 9, 2012 - Looking For Father’s Day Gifts? BBB Tips Can Help You Avoid Shopping Scams


Friday, June 8, 2012 - Congratulations to our WDNG Birthday Club winner, Ann Clark


Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - Restaurant restrooms put to the hot water test


Monday, June 4, 2012 - Neal Boortz announces retirement


Monday, April 23, 2012 - Do Online Companies Know You Better Than You Know Yourself?


Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Cancer Survivor Courtney Alvis, a story that must be shared.


Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Is driving becoming "last century"?


Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - Another "choking game" fatality. Awareness is crucial!


Monday, April 2, 2012 - Congratulations Jim Robinson


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - What are our school systems coming to? Wake up parents!


Thursday, March 15, 2012 - "The choking game", make yourself and your children aware!


Friday, March 9, 2012 - Congratulations Jace Hardin


Friday, March 2, 2012 - Conratulations to 14 yr. old Alyssa Tims


Friday, February 24, 2012 - Congratulations Austin Pitts


Friday, February 17, 2012 - Congratulations to 10 yr. old Harley Kendall for being our weekly Birthday Club winner for the week of 2/17/12


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Choices we make today build the foundation of our character tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - Don't be a Stupid Cupid: Scammers love Valentine's Day too


Monday, February 13, 2012 - The family medicine cabinet is increasingly becoming a deadly drug dealer


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - So saddened by the death of Whitney Houston


Friday, February 10, 2012 - Congratulations Teressa Gross,Our weekly Birthday Club winner!


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - We want to hear from you!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Job openings jump to near 3-year high


Monday, February 6, 2012 - Children's of Alabama Donor Drive


Monday, February 6, 2012 - Tracking animal cruelty offenders


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Alabama spay/neuter to offer discounted spay services through February.


Friday, February 3, 2012 - What is RSV? Become Aware For The Health of your Child!


Thursday, February 2, 2012 - Touching Letter From Former Backup Singer For Brittany Spears


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Please Help Me Help A Local Rescue Group


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Exciting Things Ahead for WDNG and Pamela's Place


From Our Blogs

New Ways to Volunteer in Your Community and Beyond

There are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community.

Ways to Keep Your Community Safer

As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.

Tips to Make Playtime Educational and Fun

Playtime should be fun and educational.

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

Young is offering insights into how to turn your impediments into assets.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216. www.SunnyKingHonda.com.

ERA King Real Estate

We bring the world to Alabama's doorstep. Offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden, and Lincoln. Call us at 256-831-5656 or visit us at eraking.com.

Artificial Limb & Brace

At Artificial Limb & Brace Center, it is our mission to provide people with orthotic and prosthetic services and products using the most reliable technology to give them the best results possible. Call us at 256-236-2562.