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Podcast Page: 11-28-14 The WCCO Morning With Dave Lee-BLACK FRIDAY!

A Black Friday special on the WCCO Morning News wIth Dave Lee…Click the link above.

11/28/2014

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‘Gray Thursday’ Makes For Smoother Black Friday Shopping

The Mall Of America was open overnight for the Black Friday shopping rush.

11/28/2014

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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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AG: Eyes Out For Scams During Holiday Shopping

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging consumers to exercise caution when shopping for deals this holiday season, especially on “Black Friday.”

11/27/2014

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Shoppers Stock Up On Last Minute Thanksgiving Items

Shoppers looking for last-minute staples for Thanksgiving dinner waited in long lines across the metro Wednesday. Crystal resident Chase Johnson spent most of his childhood shopping at Almsted’s.

11/26/2014

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CBS Radio Joins MOA, Nickelodeon Universe In ‘Ride For A Cause’

CBS Radio Minneapolis and Mall of America are inviting shoppers to ‘ride for a cause’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Families are invited to Nickelodeon Universe, located in the center of the mall, to enjoy unlimited rides from 6 p.m. until midnight for a $10 donation.

11/26/2014

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Here’s What You’ll Find The Best Deals On This Week

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers are getting out to shop this holiday week. Retailers are trying to get consumers to shop every day, and they’re bringing out big deals to do it.

11/23/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Still Have Catalogs?

This holiday season, retailers are expected to send us nearly 13 billion catalogs. According to the American Catalog Mailers Association, that’s down from the peak in 2007 — 20 billion — but it’s still 41 catalogs for every man, woman and child in the U.S. every year.

11/20/2014

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Northern Grade Market Pops Up In Minneapolis

It may be a little early to think about, but Christmas is right around the corner. And if you’re looking for that perfect present an event this weekend could help you stumble upon it.

11/15/2014

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Store Offers One-On-One Shopping For Kids With Special Needs

A local woman has started a pilot shopping program for families who struggle with taking their small children to the mall.

11/14/2014

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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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Some Retailers To Start ‘Black Friday’ On Thanksgiving Day

This year the Black Friday stampede will start earlier than ever. Best Buy , Toys “R” US and JCPenney have all announced they will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Target is joining Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s with 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. Last year those four stores opened at 8 p.m.

11/11/2014

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Best Buy To Open At 5 P.M. On Thanksgiving Day

Consumers looking to score deals at Best Buy this Thanksgiving might have to leave off doing the dishes until later.

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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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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Best Time To Shop On Black Friday

The crack of dawn isn’t the only option for Black Friday shopping.

10/31/2014

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Stores Likely To Continue To Open Earlier On Thanksgiving

We’re about a month away from the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday falls on Nov. 28 this year.

10/24/2014

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Target Offers Free Shipping On All Holiday Items

Target 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.

10/21/2014

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Vikings’ Ponder Gives Shopping Spree To Grieving Family

A grieving Minnesota family received an unexpected gift during a chance encounter at the mall. Brianna and Emily Robbins’ mom, Maggie, was killed in a car accident earlier this month. A few days later, their dad took them shopping to try to lift their spirits.

10/14/2014

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Macy’s To Open At 6 P.M. Thanksgiving Night

Macy’s workers will have to cut their Thanksgiving Day celebration a bit short this year.

10/14/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Ali Kaplan

A lot of us now shop online. But the Twin Cities are on the map for a lot of consumers because of Mall of America. And there’s one woman who has shopped every square inch of it, providing tips and insider info. But you probably will never guess how she got her start on the shopping beat.

10/07/2014

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What You Should Buy In September

A new month means new deals. September is the perfect time to grab up any outdoor gear as we tearfully say goodbye to summer. You can score some great deals on tents and sleeping bags as stores clear out their inventory to make room for fall and winter goods.

09/02/2014

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Mall Of America Is Competition But Complimentary To New Outlet Mall

Between the grand opening sales and hours, shoppers couldn’t get enough of the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets this weekend. “I like it a lot,” Alicia Hanson, from Lakeville, said. “It’s big, there are a lot of shops here.”

08/17/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Tips With ‘Pocket Your Dollars’

After she and her husband paid off $50,000 in debts, a Twin Cities mother began offering advice on saving money on her blog Pocket Your Dollars.com. The blog has become a huge hit with advice on everything from shopping, to daily deals and even freebies. Carrie Rocha, the founder of the blog, has some shopping tips as we get ready to send our kids back to school.

08/17/2014

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