| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:54 AM
If you’re keeping track, add Kmart, Sears and OfficeMax, to the list of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for the holiday shopping extravaganza.
Kmart will open for 41 hours starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to 11 p.m. on Black...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
Happy Freebie Black Friday!
It's the biggest shopping day of the year and I'm here to help you save more with freebies, retail coupons and dining deals good right through Cyber Monday.
If you're out and about today, on Twitter, tweet your deals, best...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak.
The data firm...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Christmas is in the rearview mirror, but there's still no rest for retailers expecting yet another day of intense crowds Thursday.
The post-Noel mall scene this year won't just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:57 AM
In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard.
But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Target confirmed Tuesday that some gift cards sold before Christmas aren’t working for customers.
“We are aware that some Target gift cards were not fully activated and apologize for the inconvenience,” spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers.
Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The standard consumer advice for car buying is to purchase as close as you can to the end of the month, quarter or year. Dealers, the thinking goes, are more eager to make deals later in the month to make sure they achieve manufacturer quotas that pay...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Virginia and Virginia Tech fans barely will have finished their second helping of Thanksgiving Day vittles before the Black Friday kickoff in next season's installment of the annual football rivalry.
The unique Friday, Nov. 28 date of the U.Va.-Tech...