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12/02/2014

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Do’s And Don’ts For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has become traditionally the biggest online shopping day of the year. Since Thanksgiving, almost 134 million people went shopping in stores and online.

12/01/2014

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Does Cyber Monday Carry The Same Weight As Years Past?

Many shoppers still look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but sales promotions are starting earlier and lasting longer. That means fewer shoppers were in stores or buying online the weekend after Thanksgiving compared to last year, and analysts expect that to continue on Monday.

11/30/2014

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Shoppers Get A Head Start On Black Friday On Thanksgiving

The Target store in Roseville opens at 6 p.m. Thursday and shoppers were lined up ready to go. While there are a lot of stores opening early this Thanksgiving, there was one stop we found that had people lining up for days.

11/27/2014

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Navigating The Web For The Best Deals On Cyber Monday

Get prepared for big savings with these tips for Cyber Monday shopping.

11/12/2014

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Good Question: When Is The Best Time For Holiday Shopping?

On Tuesday, Best Buy announced it is joining other stores in opening even earlier on Thanksgiving Day. The retailer announced this year stores will open at 5 p.m. This follows Target’s Monday announcement that it will open Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m.

11/11/2014

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Why Small Business Saturday Is Important For Your Community

Small Business Saturday will take place nationwide this year on November 29th. Since its launch in 2010 it has helped change the landscape of big-city neighborhoods and small town U.S.A.

11/11/2014

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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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How To Navigate The Best Deals and Sales This Holiday Season

Don’t get lost in the sea of sales, coupons, flyers and email lists. Take a little time to organize and you can save a bundle this holiday season.

10/31/2014

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Cyber Monday….Will You Shop?

What percentage of your holiday shopping will be done online?

12/02/2013

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Guide To Savings: Black Friday Apps

Forget spending your Thanksgiving searching through the newspaper for the best bargains and deals. Download one of these free apps and use your smartphone to guide you to all the savings.

11/01/2013

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Consumer Review: 5 Hottest Items Of 2013

What sold big over 2013 and is sure to sell big in the last month of the year? If you are looking for a great gift, or just a fun item for yourself, here are some great choices.

11/01/2013

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Good Question: Does Facebook Own What We Post?

On Cyber Monday, it wasn’t a Facebook status about a great deal on shopping sweeping the social networking site. It was a status update proclaiming copyright over content.

11/26/2012

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Record-Breaking Cyber Monday Sales Projected

If many of your co-workers seemed a little less productive today you might chalk it up to online shopping. Monday is affectionately known as Cyber Monday – when retailers put deals online that are simply too good to pass up.

11/26/2012

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Cyber Monday: Even More Businesses, Consumers Taking Part

This Cyber Monday, shoppers are expected to spend a spend $1.5 billion, which is hundreds of millions more than last year, according to Internet analytics firm comScore. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is starting earlier than ever, with many retailers offering Cyber Weekend deals.

11/25/2012

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‘Go Green Saturday’ Seeks To Boost St. Paul Businesses

The shopping’s not done yet. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which has shoppers heading out to their local stores.

11/24/2012

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The Five Best Sites To Shop On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.

11/13/2012

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Cyber Monday Great For Travel Deals, Too

It turns out Cyber Monday is a good time to shop for vacations. Combine a slow week at the hotels, with some Thanksgiving dinner conversations and you have a hot week for travel deals.

11/28/2011

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15 Local Sites Shuttered By Feds In Nat’l Crackdown

Fifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.

11/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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Protecting Yourself From Scams On Cyber Monday

The stores are busy this weekend — but one in three people still plan to do part of their holiday shopping online this year. But you then run the risk of getting scammed.

11/27/2011

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Will Cyber Monday Eventually Disappear?

Bargain shoppers aren’t waiting until Cyber Monday to do their holiday shopping. At the stroke of midnight Friday shoppers began their buying marathon. But not everyone rushed into stores — instead, they jumped online.

11/27/2011

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Shoppers Hit Local Stores For Small Business Saturday

Saturday was the second annual Small Business Saturday. It’s a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

11/26/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Black Friday Smackdown

If you are heading to the mall early Friday morning or late Thursday night, you don’t want to go in unprepared.

11/23/2011

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Cyber Monday Deals Too Good To Resist

As the nation’s retailers continue to celebrate a very positive Black Friday, it appears more is in store for a big Cyber Monday.

11/29/2010

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