The Division of Consumer Protection is committed to empowering consumers in the marketplace through information. The following resources and links are provided to assist consumers in making informed marketplace purchases.
Refunds, Rebates, and Rainchecks
When shopping for a gift, consumers should be aware of store policies with respect to refunds, rebates and rainchecks. The Division of Consumer Protection provides these tips to inform and empower consumers.
Shopping for Toys: A Plan to Keep Your Child Safe
Before you buy a toy for a child, the Division of Consumer Protection provides these tips to help you make informed decisions.
Consumer Guide to Beauty Salons and Spas (pdf)
A Guide for Consumers to identify safe practices when interacting with New York State beauty salons and spas.
Federal Trade Commission: Shopping and Saving
The FTC provides easily accessible information, tips and consumer alerts about shopping for products and services.