8 Things to Buy After Thanksgiving

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8 Things to Buy After Thanksgiving

8 Things to Buy After Thanksgiving

When it comes to shopping, the days and weeks after Thanksgiving are unparalleled. You have the twin massive discount days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You have the seasonal Fall items going on massive sale to make way for the holidays. And you have discounts on things people might buy that aren’t necessarily linked... Read More

How to Avoid Cyber Monday Traps

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How to Avoid Cyber Monday Traps

How to Avoid Cyber Monday Traps

This Black Friday, millions of shoppers will once again make the final seconds of a close football game look like a store window filled with clumsy puppies. And when they don’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll go online where, in addition to great deals, a cornucopia of scams await. The migration from brick-and-mortar retailers... Read More

Black Friday 2016: Store Hours

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Black Friday 2016: Store Hours

Black Friday 2016: Store Hours

Some shoppers wait all year for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when stores offer some of their best deals of the season. Some stores offer deals on Thanksgiving, while others remain closed on Thursday but open in the wee hours in the morning on Friday to let the shoppers begin their deal hunting. Sometimes,... Read More

Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

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Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

Where Did Cyber Monday Come From?

If the origins of Black Friday are just a little murky, the beginnings of its electronic sibling, Cyber Monday, are crystal-clear: The National Retail Foundation dreamed it up and promoted it. The term was first used in a 2005 press release from shop.org (a division of the National Retail Foundation) that said “Cyber Monday” was becoming... Read More

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

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Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

Cyber Monday: Are You Really Saving?

The holiday shopping season is stressful. I always have the hardest time figuring out what to get my boyfriend. For others, they struggle with what to get the women in their lives or whether they need to buy something for the mailman or their boss. On top of this, there is pressure to save money... Read More

Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

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Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in US History

Cyber Monday spending went way up this year, with online spending jumping 18% from last year to $1.74 billion. That total includes purchases made on computers, not mobile devices, but it represents the most online spending recorded for a single day, according to data released by analytics company comScore. Last year, Cyber Monday sales totaled $1.47 billion. Nearly... Read More

Most People Will Shop at Work on Cyber Monday

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Most People Will Shop at Work on Cyber Monday

Most People Will Shop at Work on Cyber Monday

Employers, beware: The vast majority of working Americans are planning to shop online during work hours on Cyber Monday, according to a survey from digital coupon site RetailMeNot. Put another way: Cyber Monday shopping could cost employers more than $2.5 billion per hour in lost productivity, based on a calculation from RetailMeNot using statistics from... 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

The 7 Essential Cyber Monday Tips

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The 7 Essential Cyber Monday Tips

The 7 Essential Cyber Monday Tips

Cyber Monday is the online equivalent of Black Friday for shoppers and retailers alike. And if the trend of early teasers and web-only pre-sales are any indication, retailers are getting a head start and shifting their holiday marketing efforts to entice more online shoppers this year. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are... Read More

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