| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:08 AM
This Halloween, it's beginning to look at lot like Christmas.
We may be still running the air conditioner, but holiday displays are popping up in South Florida stores, shoehorned in with the plastic pumpkins and harvest wreaths.
Which brings me to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:45 AM
Not everyone thinks Gray Thursday is a great deal.
Some retailers think opening on Thanksgiving is real a turkey of a trend and are refusing to participate.
Reacting to a public backlash, big chains like Costco and Nordstrom are keeping doors locked...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Sears announced Monday that it plans to open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, joining fellow department stores Macy's and Kohl's in nudging their opening two hours earlier. All three retailers opened at 8 p.m. last year.
Kmart will again open at...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Kohl's said its stores are opening 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year.
The Wisconsin chain is opening at the same time as several other retailers, including Macy's and J.C. Penney, which have moved up their shopping hours as retailers...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:35 AM
Readers often ask me coupon questions or send thoughts and comment about Doreen's Deals, published on my Shop-O-Matic blog and daily in the Sun Sentinel Money section. Here's some recently submitted queries. Have a question? Email it to dchristensen@...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Black Friday is continuing its creep earlier into Thanksgiving Day, with Macy's opening its doors at prime turkey-coma time.
Macy's plans to open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year, “in response to the significant, sustained...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:49 AM
As the coffin slams shut on Halloween, Wal-Mart and other retailers are launching their holiday shopping deals almost a month before Black Friday, promising to be cheaper, earlier, easier and faster to cater to the ever more value- and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Chicago temperatures in the 70s this week be damned, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Well, maybe not a lot, but enough. Holiday items are popping up in stores. Catalogs are showing up in the mail. The price cuts already have begun, and wise...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The new owner of Hampton's largest mixed-use development plans to build town homes and more apartments on portions of the property that were never developed by the original owner.
The construction is a part of a plan to bring renewed energy to Peninsula...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...