| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:43 PM
If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it.
The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend.
Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
| Dec 19, 2013
Trinkel De La Paz, 24, loves this holiday's deep discounts because they're enabling her to be a more generous Santa.
To herself, that is.
The Silver Lake graphic designer bought herself an iPad mini and some clothes discounted on Cyber Monday, and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Cars don't fit under the typical Christmas tree, but a holiday buying surge could make December the biggest month in a big year for the auto industry.
Heavy advertising and discounts could launch U.S. auto sales this month above the 1.5 million sold...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few.
But more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Editor's note: Jonathan Sullivan is a smart shopper living in Seattle who shares his tips related to frugal spending, budgeting, and money management.
If you're like many shoppers getting ready for gift-giving season, you scored some good deals on Black...
| Dec 1, 2013
If you're too scared of the teeming masses on Black Friday to venture out to the malls and big box stores, Cyber Monday is the day for you....
| Dec 2, 2013
I don't need to remind you that today is Cyber Monday, and if your email was filled with as many offers as mine was this morning, you can save some serious dough. You also can lose some cash if you......
| Nov 29, 2013
The usual sale Black Friday sales bonanzas this year extends to concert tickets from six area music venues. And Cyber Monday deals may be even better. Here are some that are offering discounts today, Friday Nov. 29 and Monday, Dec.......
| Nov 25, 2012
After the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the country want you to spend more — on Giving Tuesday.
This is a fundraising initiative in which nonprofits and even big corporations will encourage people to make a...