Amid much grumbling about consumerism and chaos taking over the once sacred Thanksgiving holiday, various voices are calling for an end to Thanksgiving store hours, Black Friday, Cyber Monday — and even Thanksgiving itself.
Where are the best deals to be found? What’s necessary to snag the hottest doorbusters and freebies? Which deals are truly deals, and which are just hype?
For the past few weeks, retailers have been blamed for ruining Thanksgiving by opening their doors to shoppers on what is traditionally a quiet family holiday. But now it looks like another force, dubbed Boreas, could ruin Turkey …
Many consumers begin their online holiday shopping with a simple Google search. But doing so can mean you end up paying far more than you should.
“Groupon is giving away stuff for free now,” a story in the Chicago Tribune begins. Well, no. There’s nothing free, or particularly special, to be had at the new “Freebies” section launched at the daily deal giant’s site.
Recently released consumer surveys give the impression that roughly half of shoppers will be hitting the malls on Black Friday, and over one-third of Americans will be out at stores on Thanksgiving. Absurd.
The truth is that this year, Black Friday deals launch much earlier than Black Friday, or even Thanksgiving.
The next hot, buzzworthy retail experience comes from a business best known for … old-fashioned greeting cards?
Fewer and fewer consumers bother to open the daily deal messages plopped in their e-mail in-boxes, and fewer still follow through and actually bite on the offers. That’s why daily deal giants Groupon and LivingSocial are trying
This year, in a shortened, especially desperate season for retailers, stores are giving shoppers reason to desert their families on Thanksgiving before dessert is served.
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