All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holiday Shopping’

Xbox 360 Bundles Released For $249 Through Walmart

Even though it has released the Xbox One, Microsoft is not letting the Xbox 360 fade into oblivion this holiday season. Three new Xbox 360 bundles have been announced via the official Xbox blog, Major Nelson. First is an Xbox 360 with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, for $249. Second is the same as …

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Amazon Sold 36.8 Million Items on Cyber Monday

In less than two decades Amazon has managed not only to become the internet’s largest retailer, but also a major competitor to traditional retailers such as Walmart. The success of the website continues to grow each year, and this year’s holiday season looks to be the biggest ever for Amazon.com. Amazon has now revealed a few choice statistics from its …

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Nexus Tablet: In the News This Holiday Season

Google seems to be constantly making the news with its Nexus tablet. The most recent rumblings involve the Nexus 10 2, the newest version of its 10-inch tablet. Rumor has it that the Nexus 10 2 may launch ahead of CES 2014. CES is an annual international consumer electronics and technology trade show, the self-described “global stage where next-generation innovations …

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Chase Debit Card: Cash and Spending Limits Imposed

JPMorgan Chase will impose daily cash and spending limits on about 2 million debit cards due to possible fraud and data theft that occurred when customers used the cards recently at Target stores. According to a customer service notice on the Chase website, “Target reported that it experienced a data breach on debit and credit cards that its customers used …

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Many Americans Still Putting-Off Holiday Shopping

This year’s Black Friday was a sales success, with customers spending more money on a variety of heavily discounted prices. Not everyone has finished up their holiday shopping, however. In fact, a sizable chunk of the American population has yet to even purchase one present. A new Consumer Reports survey today shows that 31% of Americans (the ones who plan …

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Amazon Prime Members Get Free Holiday Shipping Until Dec. 22

Are you still trying to decide what to get your family and friends this Christmas? Well, your deadline to find a gift has just been extended if you happen to have an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon announced today that all Amazon Prime members can get free holiday shipping as long as they purchase the item before midnight EST on Sunday, …

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Last Minute Gifts for the Frugal Holiday Shopper

Christmas is fast approaching and I’m sure a lot of you didn’t take advantage of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping craze. Hey, I understand that things happen and you couldn’t find the time or money to go holiday shopping. Well, for all of you who are slackers, here are five ideas of last minute gifts that would surely save …

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Gift Cards: Ways to Save Money This Year

Once again, gift cards are the most requested gift, making Santa’s sleigh lighter this holiday season. If you are looking to buy gift cards for friends and family, here are a few tips to help you save some green on those plastic purchases. 1. Buy Discounted Cards Sam’s Club and Costco sell a variety of gift cards for discounted prices. …

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Tablets Will Be A Hot Ticket Item For Parents This Holiday Season

When I was growing up, I was mostly given traditional toys for Christmas. According to a new survey, that’s quickly changing as more parents opt to gift their children tech-related items. PBS Kids recently surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 10 about the tech-related purchases they intended to make this year. The survey found that …

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Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs

Now that Black Friday 2013 has come and gone, retailers and shoppers alike are plunging into the next wave of the holiday shopping frenzy: Cyber Monday. Referring to the Monday after Thanksgiving and originally created to lure holiday shoppers to spend their dollars online, the term Cyber Monday made its US debut in 2005. Since then, it has become one …

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Black Friday 2013: The Shopping Frenzy Continues After Thanksgiving Day

The spending spree continues after some of the top retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day to pre-Black Friday shoppers. Over a dozen major retailers opened their doors on Thursday to kick off some of the Black Friday deals crazed by customers across the country. While over half a million of shoppers resorted to online shopping, some of the stores …

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Over Half of Americans Will Shop Online During the Holidays

The holiday shopping rush will begin this week, and Americans are gearing up for Black Friday weekend sales. Though most Americans won’t be shopping this weekend (mainly due to the crowds), those who do are set to spend more money than ever. Though department stores will no doubt be packed when they open on Thursday evening, the crowds might be …

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Groupon Adds Freebies: Easy to Use Online Coupons

Groupon now has launched a new category within its marketplace online for Freebies. This tool gives online shoppers another avenue to save through samples, promotional codes, traditional sales, and digital coupons. Freebies has had the initial kinks worked out and is officially out of beta. There are currently over 5,500 name brands from various stores in the United States available …

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Cyber Monday Sales Expected to be Up from 2012

It’s that time of year again – when the smell of turkey is quickly replaced by the stampeding of shopping feet rushing into shopping malls and countless stores. However, many are opting to remain away from the intense activity historically associated with Black Friday (even if this year promises to be different) and shop on Cyber Monday instead. In fact, …

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Cyber Monday Sales Gearing Up For The Holiday Season

For most people in America, the end of November signals a time for reflection and gratitude for the past year, a time to gather with loved ones and celebrate love, family, and togetherness. For many of those same people, this special time of year is also the start of something else; the holiday shopping season. As any red-blooded American shopper …

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Walmart Announces Earlier Shopping Hours for Black Friday

For any serious Black Friday shoppers looking to get a jump start on shopping, you better make sure to plan for a Thanksgiving Day lunch, as Walmart is opening earlier on Turkey Day this year. Walmart just released their Black Friday ad and announced they are opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, which is two hours earlier than the retail …

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People Are Outraged at Kmart’s Plan to Remain Open All Thanksgiving Day

Mega retailers being open for part of Thanksgiving Day is nothing new, but usually stores close for a few hours so employees can get in a little guaranteed family time. Kmart added a twist in their Thanksgiving/Black Friday plans this year when they announced plans to stay open 41 hours straight, starting at 6 AM on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. …

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Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages

Thousands of Amazon Marketplace sellers are getting the opportunity to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season, opening up the possibility for a big increase in traffic and sales. Amazon announced on Monday that sellers are being invited to offer holiday deals to be featured on such pages, including the Today’s Deals …

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How Did Everybody Miss Kmart’s Mistlefinger Ad?

Kmart won the Internet in April with a new ad campaign that focused on one phrase, “Ship my pants.” It blew up overnight and became a viral sensation. The store did it again a month later with “Big Gas Savings.” Now it’s latest ad is out, and it unfortunately went ignored. To advertise the start of the holiday shopping season …

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Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools Ahead Of The Holiday Shopping Season

Etsy is looking to make things easier on sellers as the holiday shopping season approaches. The company has announced some new shipping changes with “linked” shipping profiles, an improved bulk editor and tweaks to the shipping upgrades offered by its prototype team. This follows some other recent, important moves from Etsy, including giving sellers a new shop dashboard, changing the …

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Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping season. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week predicted a 4% year-over-year increase in holiday spending during November and December …

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Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website

Apple doesn’t send out holiday mailers to mailboxes all over the country. It doesn’t need to, and paper spam would seem old-fashioned for the world’s most valuable tech company. In fact, it probably doesn’t need to put together a holiday gift guide at all, though it has. Today, Apple launched its holiday gift guide website, featuring the perfect gifts for …

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PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest price using our Price Matching offer,” says PayPal “shopping specialist” Claudia Lombana. “If the item you purchase is advertised for …

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Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of

Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect this to be the first Nonline shopping season,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Meaning that the line between offline and …

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New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S.

Blame the apps, blame the mobs, blame the fact that by now people are sick of hearing the same twelve holiday tunes in every retailer in the world: online shopping is all the rage. Never has this been more apparent than now since, last week, shoppers in the United States kept their slippers on, plopped down on their sofas and …

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Social Networks Playing Big Role in Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and this year, trends show that consumers are heading to social networks to shop. For the past several years, we’ve seen a growing shift to online shopping, so it’s not really surprising that social networks would be the next stop for gift ideas.

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Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales

Now that we’ve entered the holiday shopping season, having just finished with the Thanksgiving rushes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the early results are starting to trickle in, and the reports are good, especially for online retailers. According to a comScore report, in relation to online retail, spending during Black Friday saw an increase of 26 percent when compared …

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Currys PC World’s Magnificent Star Wars Commercials

Take a look at your calendar. Notice how quickly the 2011 Holiday Season is approaching? That means it’s time for the Christmas marketing blitz where we, as consumers, will be inundated with all kinds of commercials and ads telling us that special someone in our lives won’t be complete without whatever the hot gadget of the moment is. I’m guessing …

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Modern Warfare 3: It’s What You Want For Christmas

It’s almost October, which means that everyone is already gearing up for the big holiday shopping season. One of the biggest elements to any holiday shopping season since the mid 80’s is games, and this year looks like it will not disappoint when it comes to available titles. Nielsen has put out their Top 20 Games to Watch for Holiday …

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iPads to Rule the Holiday Season for Apple?

It’s almost October folks, and you know what that means: It’s time to get ready for the holiday season, especially if you’re a company looking to rake the money in during the “everybody buy” portion of the calendar. In regards to mobile devices, some are speculating that Apple’s iPad will rule the season when it comes to tablet computing purchases. …

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