Steady Stream Of Gift Returns Follows Busy Holiday Shopping Season There was a mad dash to get last-minute shopping done. Now there's a steady stroll to return what's not wanted.
Deadlines Pass For Holiday Delivery, But There Are ExceptionsUPS and FedEx have a Friday deadline for holiday delivery. Additionally, packages sent by Priority Mail Express need to be in the mail by Saturday.
More Companies Offering Gift Card Bonuses During The HolidaysA growing number of companies are offering gift card bonus perks over the holidays, according to Twin Cities Frugal Mom blogger Lisa Baker.
Understand How Much You're Spending On Credit During HolidaysConsumers are urged pay attention to what they’re using credit cards for, and being mindful that the rewards can change.
Top Tot Toys? Blocks & Boxes Recommended Over High-Tech ToysSimpler hands-on toys that parents and young children can play with together are preferable for healthy development.
TVs, Toys & Champagne: What To Buy In DecemberThere are tons of savings to be had in the run-up to Christmas.
Best 2018 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.
TVs, Toys & Small Appliances: What To Buy On Black FridayTelevisions are one of the most advertised and several retail experts, including RetailMeNot, say consumers can find plenty of Black Friday deals at a great value. Twin Cities shopping expert Lisa Baker found 50 different televisions at a discount between two retailers alone: Twin Cities-based companies Target and Best Buy.
DNA Test Kits One Of The Most Popular Holiday GiftsDNA testing kits were among Amazon’s bestsellers during last year’s holiday shopping season, and with popularity expected to keep growing, Dr. Heather Zierhut from the University of Minnesota advises consumers consider the variables before clicking buy.
Best Buy Trades Plastic Gift Cards For Paper In Effort To Go Green This Holiday SeasonTo honor Thursday's America Recycles Day, Minnesota-based Best Buy announced it will forgo plastic gift cards and begin using cards made of paper this holiday season.
Consumers Expected To Spend About $1,200 This HolidayConsumers are expected to spend twice as much money on family compared to buying things for themselves, and even less on friends.
Amazon Drops $25 Minimum For Free ShippingAmazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.
Target Unveils Black Friday Plans, Will Open On ThanksgivingTarget announced new mobile technology intended to let guests "skip the line," checking out with a Target employee from anywhere in the store.
Retail Federation Predicts Increase In 2018 Holiday SalesThe National Retail Federation expects holiday sales in November and December to increase from 2017 to between 4 and 5 percent.
MOA Checking Bags At All Entrances TuesdayA mall representative said that they have conducted random bag and package checks in the past.