Target, Walmart Reveal Their Holidays PlansWal-Mart and Target, two of the biggest U.S. retailers, on Thursday rolled out plans to lure shoppers into stores during the holiday season that includes discounts, stepped-up marketing and spiffed up stores. The moves illustrate how important the holiday shopping season is to retailers. It's a roughly two-month period that accounts on average for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales.
Good Question: Is Free Shipping Really Free?With $61 billion of our online dollars up for grabs this holiday, many more retailers are offering free shipping this season.
Retailers Set Back Holiday Shipping DeadlinesWhen it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. "With shopping, I do put things off," said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.
Stores Likely To Continue To Open Earlier On ThanksgivingWe're about a month away from the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday falls on Nov. 28 this year.
Target Announces Free Holiday Shipping, Price MatchingBlack Friday is still a month away, but Target is making a major move to win back consumers. The Minneapolis-based retailer has announced it's offering free shipping on all online purchases starting Wednesday and going through Dec. 20.
Target Offers Free Shipping On All Holiday ItemsTarget Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon.
Stores Prepare To Fight Amazon For Christmas BusinessIn the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com's low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.
The Good Life For Less: Free Shipping DayGifts are being bought and packages have begun showing up on doorsteps. So how much will it cost to get those presents to Aunt Mable's house all the way across the country? Hopefully nothing!
The Good Life For Less: Spook-tacular SavingsWe are just weeks away from the spookiest and most candy-filled time of year -- Halloween. If you are trying to hunt down your costume, and don't have time to make your own, here are a few pre-made deals.
Best Buy Joins In The Free-Shipping FrayBest Buy has joined the free-shipping wars, offering the lure on many online orders for the holidays.