The 'Do's & Don'ts' Of Online Shopping To Avoid Being HackedExperts recommend using a credit card. If any unknown charges show up later, they can be contested, whereas debit cards don't have the same protection.
Holiday Shopping Begins: Thousands Crowd MOA For Black FridayFirst comes Thanksgiving, then it's Black Friday. Today is the official start of the holiday shopping season.
Shoppers, Stores Gear Up For One Of Year's Busiest Shopping WeeksResearchers at Deloitte expect Twin Cities shoppers will spend $1,382 over the holidays, about $150 more than 2018.
Twin Cities Shoppers Expected To Spend Almost $1,400 On Average This Holiday SeasonThat's still less than the national average of $1,500, but it shows Twin Cities shoppers are still willing to spend despite a gloomy economic forecast.
More Than Half Of Holiday Shoppers Plan To Buy Something For Themselves, TooAdditionally, the survey found 38% of shoppers will purchase their gifts from Amazon, compared to 36% who will buy from Walmart.
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.