| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:37 AM
With Thanksgiving Day discounts, Black Friday door busters, Small Business Saturday specials and Cyber Monday savings all in the rear view mirror, are there any deals ahead for December shoppers?
Count on it, say consumer experts. Two of the season's...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Overall retail sales this holiday shopping season are looking up, and smaller Peninsula mom-and-pop shops are joining a new shop local campaign to grab their share.
About 20 local businesses reported mixed results for the weekend of Black Friday and...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Timeless Toys, a 20-year-old toy store in Lincoln Square, does not have many of the amenities often found in an "omnichannel" retail world. It does not offer free shipping. It does not do same-day delivery. It does not sell its products online, let...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:55 AM
So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase....
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:25 AM
Get a free $10 purchase from American Express to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $10 statement credit when you spend at least $10 at a participating business on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30....
| Nov 26, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Here's one from Black Friday, one from Small Business Saturday, another from Cyber Monday, and this one's from Insufficient Funds Tuesday! -- Drew Weisinger, West Hartford
Sorry, all I could afford were the bags. -- Bob Bisi, East...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:23 AM
In a more economically naive time, making reference to the Friday after Thanksgiving as Black Friday was something of an insider's comment.
Most definitely, it had become a major shopping day long before the promise of door busters (another term once...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Despite superstorm Sandy's best efforts, Hampden's Halloween festivities this year would not be derailed. Postponed, sure, but not canceled.
So instead of the annual Hampden festival taking place Oct. 31, it took place the following Saturday, Nov. 3....
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
The cable news network MSNBC has posted a piece about the Magnolia Park district in Burbank in preparation of "Small Business Saturday," an event hosted by American Express that urges people to shop at local, non-chain stores.
Small Business Saturday is...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...