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Dec 18, 2014

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Poop for Black Friday

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Poop for Black Friday

Instead of coal in their stockings, some Cards Against Humanity customers will be getting a box of poop—bull poop.

Nov 26, 2014

10 Stores to Shop Thanksgiving Day

10 Stores to Shop Thanksgiving Day

More and more retailers are opening their doors earlier and earlier in the run up to Black Friday, with many national chains opening on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 25, 2014

Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams

Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams

With many retailers planning to start Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Thanksgiving Day, some even sooner, the Better Business Bureau has listed the top ways for holiday shoppers to avoid scams and...

Nov 21, 2014

Report Names Most Popular Holiday Gift Cards

Report Names Most Popular Holiday Gift Cards

While shopping for the holidays typically includes searching for the season’s hottest toys, gadgets, clothes, and electronics, it also often calls for the purchase of a gift card.

Nov 27, 2014

Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals

Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals

With so many stores offering up Black Friday deals, it can be tough to decide where to go.

Nov 18, 2014

Target Offers Some Black Friday Deals Early

Target Offers Some Black Friday Deals Early

Black Friday shoppers can get an even earlier start this year at Target.

Nov 10, 2014

Target Offers Early Access to Black Friday Deals

Target Offers Early Access to Black Friday Deals

Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish sales heading into the holiday shopping season.

Nov 27, 2013
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By Alexandria Fisher

How to Shop Small During the Holiday Season

How to Shop Small During the Holiday Season

You don't have to think big when it comes to the holiday season shopping frenzy. At least that's what participants in Small Business Saturday are saying.

Nov 2, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How to Prepare for Black Friday -- Part 2

How to Prepare for Black Friday -- Part 2

It would be impossible to cram every aspect of prepping your business for the busiest shopping day of the year into a single 400-word post. So, I’m going to do my best to get it into at least two. If this...

Nov 26, 2011

Today Is 'Small Business Saturday'

Today Is 'Small Business Saturday'

Small Business Saturday is a movement geared to push consumers to support support smaller businesses.

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