11 Tips for Black Friday Shopping with the Kids

November 23, 2010
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1. Develop a plan of attack Make a schedule of what time you’ll shop at which stores. Stores tend to offer different deals depending on the time of day–and many times, they’re only good during a specific range of hours. If two or more stores are offering deals during the same range of hours, prioritize […]

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Are Sales Higher on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

November 23, 2010

The phrase “Cyber Monday” was created by–a part of the United States trade association National Retail Federation–in 2005.   According to research, 77% of online retailers reported much higher sales on the Monday following Black Friday in 2004. Why were sales higher on this day? Lots of people had just come off a holiday weekend, […]

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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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3 Ways to Get Free Shipping from Amazon

November 9, 2010
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There are a few different ways to get free shipping from Amazon: 1. Purchase at least $25 of items sold from Amazon (items not shipped and sold from Amazon are not eligible) and select Super Saver shipping when you check out. Your shipping will be free! 2. Sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial. […]

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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 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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