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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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New Outlet Mall Opens In Eagan Near MOA

There’s a new place to shop in the Twin Cities. Thursday the city of Eagan is celebrating the grand opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Nothing says happiness like a new outlet mall.

08/14/2014

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Where Do You Like To Shop?

Would you rather shop at the Mall Of America or an Outlet Mall?

08/14/2014

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The 5 Best Adventures For Your Rome Vacation

Explore five of the greatest adventures to be had in one of the most famous cities in the world, Rome.

08/12/2014

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Get Moving Monday: 5 Tips On Saving On Back To School Shopping

On this “Get Moving Monday,” we have tips not only on how to best shop back to school, but also how to save money while doing it. Carrie Rocha offers these five tips on how to save.

08/11/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Has Students Seeing Neon

School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.

07/29/2014

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Target Debuts Image-Recognition Shopping App

Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It’s the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.

07/22/2014

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NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Takes Lucky Students On Shopping Spree

Every year, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald holds a kids camp at a high school in Richfield. And on Monday, the star receiver took a few of the kids shopping for sporting goods.

06/23/2014

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Check Out Buffalo’s ‘Occasional Sale’

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head about 35 miles west of the Twin Cities to Buffalo, Minn. On the first weekend of every month, stores open their doors for what’s called an “Occasional Sale.”

06/07/2014

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8 Things You Need For An Epic Summer

Gear up for an epic summer with these must-have essentials, brought to you by CBS Local’s Eat. See. Play.

06/05/2014

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How Moms Can Save Time, Money While Staying Stylish

You know that friend you always look forward to bumping into because they have the scoop on the latest trend or let you know about the product you just got to have? Blogs are that friend for a lot of people, and momtrends.com is a popular one founded by Nicole Feliciano.

05/28/2014

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