Holiday Shopping

Shoppers Keep It Local On 'Small Business Saturday'Managing a local business runs in the family for Angela Lessman. "I was around it my whole childhood," Lessman said. "I grew up in a store. My parents had a store for consignment for artists in Door County, Wisconsin."
MOA Entices Holiday Customers With Experience ShoppingMany malls are struggling for customers in the lead up to one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Online sales and fast checkouts have people staying at home -- and that is why the Mall of America in Bloomington is trying something new to lure customers.
Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
4 Things To Know: 4th Precinct Unrest, Hazardous Toys, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, Nov. 19. They include the latest on tensions and protest in North Minneapolis, and a list claiming to reveal the most hazardous toys of the holiday shopping season.
Survey: Twin Cities Households To Spend $850 On Holiday ShoppingWith Thanksgiving just over a week away, holiday shoppers are already plotting their gift buying strategies. It's estimated that Twin Cities shoppers will spend about $1.4 billion on holiday gifts this season.
5 Money Saving Tips For Your Holiday ShoppingSave some dough this holiday season with these easy holiday shopping tips. No need to break the bank just to have a fun and memorable holiday.
MOA Store Helps You Give While Holiday ShoppingWith the season of giving almost here, many of us will be shopping for our loved ones while also supporting our favorite charities. A new store at the Mall of America allows you to do both at the same time.
Getting The Best Deal By Researching Holiday Gift PricesDon't miss out on the best deals. Shop smart and do your homework to ensure you're saving as much as possible on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
5 Best New Apps For 2015 Holiday ShoppingSave money during the 2015 holiday shopping season with the help of these five apps.
Skip The Crowds, Shop Off Hours On Thanksgiving WeekendThe pros and cons to shopping on Black Friday, versus the off hours during Thanksgiving weekend.
Need For Tech Workers Helps Bump Holiday Hiring NumbersBelieve it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year -- up from 26 percent in 2014.
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.
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