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.
Shoppers Brave Bitter Cold For Post-Holiday SalesThe shoppers WCCO talked with said it was better to spend the day at the mall than out in the cold.
Shoppers Rush To Stores For Last-Minute GiftsIf you had some last-minute shopping to do Saturday, you certainly weren't alone.
Best Holiday Markets In MinnesotaThis year holiday pop-up shops, most of them in Minneapolis, will be popping up in market places.
Best 2017 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.
Survey: Twin Cities Shoppers More Frugal Than MostWe are expected to spend less than the national average this holiday season.
Survey: Average Household To Spend $1,200 On Holiday ShoppingRetail analysts expects shoppers will be ready to spend big bucks on gifts this holiday season.
NRF: Holiday Retail Sales Up 4 Percent Over 2015The holidays truly were the season of giving in 2016 -- retail sales topped $650 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.