All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘shopping’

School Supply List: Money Saving Tips

It’s true that school supplies are getting more expensive, but that doesn’t mean parents have to take it lying down. If you have a nose for a bargain, there are ways to avoid breaking the bank when it comes to getting your kids ready to go back to school. School Shop Early If you are reading this article because it …

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Shoppers Break Out Window to Free Kids From Hot Car

We have seen far too many headlines this summer about kids who were hospitalized or died after being left behind in a hot car. Despite all of these headlines, some parents and caregivers still haven’t gotten the wake-up call, as a Texas mom left her two small children behind in a car while she got a haircut on Monday. While …

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Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For

Google announced that it has added functionality to Google Now to show consumers when they’re near stores that carry products they have searched for. In a Google+ post, the company said, “You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a …

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Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of in little time. The average time to purchase across retail categories is less than four days, even for big-ticket items …

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Shopping Deals Online: 3 Tips For Finding Them

Everyone loves a deal and part of the appeal of shopping online is finding deals and offers that aren’t available in stores. While many stores promise great prices and deals, there are many things you can do to help you save even more money. Getting the best shopping deals online requires a little bit of work, but if you are …

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Gap Hourly Wage Raise In Store For US Employees

Gap is a pretty hip and progressive retailer, and perhaps that is what makes it so popular with young people and new families. The company is known for doing good via charities and outreach programs, the most recent example being the P.A.C.E. program, which aims to bring education, training, and recognition to female garment workers. Gap has no problem with …

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Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods

About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects the integration of Square Register and Square Stand (and in some stores, Square Wallet) to make the checkout process faster …

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Mall in Columbia Lockdown: Three Dead Including Shooter

Three people have been confirmed dead after a shooting took place on Saturday at a mall in Columbia, Md., resorting police officials to order a lockdown. Authorities initially started responding to 911 calls around 11:15 a.m. It wasn’t until 12:30 p.m. that police officers decided to confine the premises. Upon arrival, officers immediately escorted customers located near the food court …

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JCPenney Closing 33 Under-performing Stores In Spring

The start of 2014 has not been a good one for various big-named retail stores. For example, Target encountered various issues with their credit card information debacle. Now, popular clothing and home-goods department store JCPenney recently announced that they will be closing various locations of its stores around the United States. According to CoStar.com, the popular chain JCPenney announced that …

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Minimum Wage Hike: Will There Be More Jobs or Less?

According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research Associates, two-thirds of the United States populace supports an increase in minimum wage. Many claim that basic livelihood necessities cannot be met with the current payment structure in place. In fact, 48 percent of those polled are “strongly” supportive of an increase while only 20 percent are “strongly” …

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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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Personalized Gifts For Every Age And Budget

Still searching for gifts for the special people in your life? Personalized gifts are the way to go. By adding a name, initial or monogram to even those most simplest of items, you can change it from something basic to something special and personal. Personalized gifts are great for people of every age and the best part is, there are …

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