All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holidays’

Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, which run throughout the day on specific items. MyHabit, if you’re not familiar with it, is a fashion and lifestyle …

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Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global

Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world. Deals from sellers will be featured on holiday deal pages like the Amazon Today’s Deals page, the Black Friday Store, the …

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St. Patrick’s Day Gets Its Annual Google Doodle (And Here’s A Look Back At The Others)

As usual, Google is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Doodle. Google has been doing this just about every year since 2000. Here’s a look at Google’s past St. Patrick’s Day doodles: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 Google users are definitely celebrating the day too. “leprechaun,” “Saint Patrick’s Day,” “corned beef,” and …

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Penney Store Closings of 33 Locations Will Cut 2,000 Jobs

On Wednesday, January 15th, J.C. Penney Co. announced the shutdown of 33 stores mainly located in smaller markets that have been experiencing a continual decline in customer visits. According to Chief Executive Mike Ullman, the clothing company chain has experienced a drastic fall in sales and the closing of selective locations will help to improve the performance of the company’s stores. …

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Waitress Returns $1,000 To Wrong Person

Samantha Knight, a waitress at Laishley Crab House in Punta Gorda, Florida, was working her regular shift when she noticed something unusual in one of the chairs, at a nearby table. As she approached the chair, she realized that there was a wad of money sitting there unattended. “I just saw a wad of hundreds. I didn’t count it cause …

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Dot-Marie Jones Ties The Knot With Bridgett Casteen

It’s official! Glee star Dot-Marie Jones, and her long-time girlfriend Bridgett Casteen, have tied the knot! Jones is best known for playing Coach Shannon Beiste on the popular fox television show. She proposed to Casteen, while at Disneyland during the Gay Days Anaheim weekend in October. Once Casteen had accepted Jones’ proposal, Casteen took to Twitter to share the news …

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Groupon Now Provides ‘Grouponvelope’ For Holiday Gifts

Groupon announced the launch of two new holiday gifting features for local businesses: the Grouponvelope and the digital gift voucher. “We’re giving local merchants who do not have a gift card program the ability to reach millions of customers looking for last-minute but thoughtful holiday gift ideas,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. When the customer starts the purchasing …

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Netflix Releases ‘Fireplace For Your Home’ Trailer (Another Chromecast Yule Log Option)

As previously reported, Google has launched a new YouTube video fireplace for Chromecast users. Netflix has actually had fireplace video content since 2010, and with Chromecast support, users of Google’s streaming device will have another option. Netflix has now released a trailer for “Fireplace For Your Home” making it sound like the best option yet with a 3.8-star rating and …

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Christmas Cards Are Just as Popular as Ever

In the booming age of technology, it’s nice to see that one holiday tradition remains just as strong as ever, sending Christmas cards to friends and family. What’s even more unbelievable is that we still predominately send those cards in the regular, plain old mail. The first known Christmas card was sent in the middle of the 19th century in …

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Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800

An 1843 Christmas card reading “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” sold for roughly $6,800 on Saturday at auction. An anonymous bidder paid £4,200 for the greeting card, equal to $6,846, at British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son. The black-and-white stationary is of a set of the world’s first Christmas cards, and depicts a Victorian-era …

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Free Shipping Day: Get Holiday Purchases Shipped for Free on Wednesday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still some good deals to be had if you’re just wrapping up your holiday shopping. If free shipping sounds like a good deal to you, then you’ll want to check out Free Shipping Day on Wednesday. More than 800 retailers will be participating in Free Shipping Day, and purchases …

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Denise Richards is Slammed by Charlie Sheen

So, what do you do when you’re ticked off at your ex regarding holiday arrangements with the kids? Take the issue to Twitter, of course. According to gossip site TMZ, Charlie Sheen is furious with ex-wife Denise Richards for canceling a holiday trip with their two kids, which prompted him to destroy a wedding item with a knife and post …

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