| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:34 AM
The gift card text message scam is back with a vengeance this holiday shopping season. Shoppers across the country are receiving spam text messages, called smishing, saying they won pricey gift cards.
Here's how the scam works. You receive a text...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:28 PM
While shoppers cram local stores to find that perfect Christmas present, one type of gift is gaining in popularity. But you won't find it at the shopping mall and it certainly won't fit under a Christmas tree. In today's Hometown Dollars and Sense, we'...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:12 AM
Spoiler alert: If you order holiday gifts online, they may come in packages with pictures of the items inside. Meaning, your child or spouse will get an unexpected peek at what will be wrapped later.
Shopping online is one way to beat the South...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Door-busters, bargains and sales — oh my!
Black Friday is just hours away and area retailers — including most stores at the Valley Mall and Hagerstown Premium Outlets — are gearing up for midnight openings on the biggest holiday...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Big crowds, long lines and Black Friday sales at many big-box stores throughout the area have welcomed the holiday shopping season, but many locally owned businesses are hoping shoppers will think small this weekend.
Small Business Saturday, an...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
The holidays are synonymous with many things, including get-togethers with family and friends, shopping and, at the tail end of the season, resolutions. One of the more common New Year's resolutions is a commitment to getting healthier. This year, holiday...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Many people consider pets great holiday gifts. But in spite of their popularity as presents, pets do not always make the most appropriate holiday gift. Giving a pet as a present seems like a great idea, but shoppers might want to give it more...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:23 AM
Getting into the holiday spirit can sometimes break your spirit, which is why Craig Treadway spoke with financial expert Jen Groover on easy ways to make extra cash for the holidays.
Despite the tough economic times, millions of Americans are preparing...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Many of us let our fingers do holiday shopping as we click and touch our way through our gift list. Shopping online is just as convenient on Cyber Monday and all through the holiday season as it is throughout the year. And with holiday crowds in the...