8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

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8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

Whether you’re a diehard tent-popper or stage a silent boycott every year, there’s no ignoring Black Friday. But are these deals as life-changing as we’re led to believe? Sometimes, yes, but in most cases, not really. After all, doorbuster discounts aren’t exclusive after Thanksgiving. In the past several years, retailers have held “Black Friday in... Read More

4 Things To Watch Out for This Black Friday

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4 Things To Watch Out for This Black Friday

4 Things To Watch Out for This Black Friday

Black Friday is right around the corner, and shoppers are already being primed by retailers for the kind of buying gluttony that makes eater’s remorse look like a bloated post-Thanksgiving walk in the park. In the same way that dieters count calories before they start gorging in order to avoid weight gain this time of... Read More

Mall of America to Close on Thanksgiving This Year

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Mall of America to Close on Thanksgiving This Year

Mall of America to Close on Thanksgiving This Year

Big stores make headlines for keeping their doors open during the holidays, but not every major retailer will be open this Thanksgiving. In fact, Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping space, told employees and tenants Wednesday morning that, for the first time ever, it has no plans to open on Thanksgiving Day. Though its 520-plus stores have the option... Read More

What the Heck Is ‘Spring Black Friday’?

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What the Heck Is ‘Spring Black Friday’?

What the Heck Is ‘Spring Black Friday’?

If you’re among those people who get up before the sun rises just to save a few bucks on a TV the morning after binging on mashed potatoes and gravy, listen up: Lowe’s and Home Depot are having a special spring Black Friday sale, giving you the chance to get all the mulch and wheelbarrows your heart desires.... Read More

Where Did Black Friday Come From?

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Where Did Black Friday Come From?

Where Did Black Friday Come From?

There was a time when there was no “Black Friday.” On Thanksgiving, people overate, watched football on TV or played it in the yard, and then settled in to check the newspaper, thick and heavy with ads, to make a plan for the after-Thanksgiving sales. That’s what they were called: after-Thanksgiving sales. Black Friday hadn’t... Read More

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

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4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

Black Friday: At the best of times, it’s a highly anticipated party-like atmosphere in which you get some or all of your holiday season shopping done at ridiculously low prices. At the worst of times, it’s a spaghetti mess of mile-long line-ups and frenzied grabbing of the last item on a shelf, and then hours... Read More

How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

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How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

How to Avoid Panic Buying on Black Friday

While much of a America will be pushing back from the dinner table, rubbing a full belly and perhaps settling in for a night of football on Thursday evening, millions of other eaters will skip the pumpkin pie so they can race out to shopping malls. This raises an obvious question: Why? If you’ve never... Read More

5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

5 Tips to Maximize Your Black Friday Credit Card Rewards

Black Friday has become such a strong tradition, that children growing up today might even wonder if the Pilgrims celebrated it after the first Thanksgiving. Each year, retailers open their stores earlier, and offer even more tempting “door busters.” At the same time, shoppers are becoming even more savvy and sophisticated when it comes to... Read More

The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

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The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

The Most Searched-For Products for the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just a frenzy for shoppers, they’re also holidays for the data-divers out there, who can pinpoint some of the most interesting trends for the holiday season based on what you do online. Bill Tancer, General Manager of Research at Experian Marketing Services and New York Times Bestselling author of... Read More

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