Smart Gift Shopping

Which Xbox 360 Model Works with Kinect?

November 30, 2010
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And the answer is . . . (drum roll, please) . . . any Xbox 360 console will work with Kinect, according to Microsoft. And that’s great news for anyone who already has an Xbox 360. The only Xbox console my family owns is the one we picked up on Ebay a few months ago, […]

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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 Shop.org–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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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 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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Countdown to Christmas—Why Shopping Early is a Good Idea

September 27, 2010
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To some, it may seem early to start thinking about Christmas. But shopping now can help avoid a “log jam” of commotion at the last minute. Shopping Early Makes it Easier to Find the Items You Want the Most Last year, I was in the market for a laptop computer for my son. A great […]

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