Holiday

Find the Best Holiday Deals — Even Before Black Friday

November 14, 2010
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These days, retailers–both brick and mortar and online–begin holiday promotions well in advance of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. I shop at both brick and mortar stores and online, excluding neither because each method offers its own benefits. Brick and mortar stores offer the opportunity to “feel the season” with […]

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Black Friday – Where does it get its name?

November 13, 2010

Since the term “Black Friday” first appeared in 1966,  holiday shoppers have been coming out in droves to get a jump on their Christmas shopping. Because so many people get the day after Thanksgiving off from their jobs, they have even more time to shop, which has made this day even crazier. The exact origin […]

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How to Make Thanksgiving a Family Event — Before the Big Day

November 13, 2010
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If you have kids, Thanksgiving can be a family event long before Turkey Day arrives. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to get the kids involved–with the planning of the Thanksgiving Day meal. Sometimes, Turkey Day can leave kids feeling a bit bored. They know it as the day when relatives visit–which is cool–but aside from […]

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Facebook Credits Card Available at a Local Retailer Near You

November 8, 2010

Just in time for the holidays, big-box retailer Best Buy is offering Facebook Credits cards to their customers. Credits can be used to acquire premium items on dozens of Facebook games, and are being offered on www.BestBuy.com in denominations of $10, $25, and $50. The Facebook Credits cards have apparently been pretty popular on Best […]

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Do Gift Cards Make Good Chirstmas Gifts?

November 7, 2010
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When I think about what I want to get the people in my life for the holidays, gift cards are honestly the last things on my mind. Until the last couple of years, I had always thought of gift cards as being the cheap and easy way out. If it’s the thought that counts, then […]

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Amazon $100,00 Wishlist Wish & Win Sweepstakes (2010)

November 4, 2010

This article is time-sensitive, and the sweepstakes it refers to have expired. This article is being retained for archival purposes only. Amazon is once again running their Wishlist sweepstakes: step by step rules on how to enter can be found on their site, as can their official rules. Entry is done the same way as […]

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Manga Studio Debut 4 Released in Time for Christmas

November 2, 2010

I purchased Manga Studio Debut 3 for my nine-year-old son last Christmas. The product is an affordable software package that purports to be “the Standard in Manga & Comic Illustration.” If you are unfamiliar with manga, it is a Japanese form of comic book that is read from back to front. Over the years, manga […]

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7 Things to Consider When Planning a Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 20, 2010
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Until this year, my son’s elementary school had always arranged a field trip to a local pumpkin farm. There, they would take a hay ride and choose their very own pumpkin to bring home and carve up with mom. I guess third grade was the cut-off for this kind of earthy escapade: a mere two […]

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