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Four Tips to Save Money on Black Friday

Four Tips to Save Money on Black Friday

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With three daughters — ages 4, 2 and 10 weeks — Sarah Perillo, a blogger at CTWorkingMoms.com, and her husband Chris have their hands full and not a lot of time for holiday shopping.So Joanna Stern, the tec…

Strategize to Take Advantage of Staggered Black Friday Deals

Strategize to Take Advantage of Staggered Black Friday Deals

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite all the hype and hustle, Black Friday really is the best bargain shopping day of the year, according to Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org, and an avid bargain hunter himself. Retailers have lon…

The Ten Best Days to Shop this Holiday Season

The Ten Best Days to Shop this Holiday Season

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you want to avoid the rush and all the crowds that come with holiday shopping, ShopperTrak, a firm that analyzes foot traffic, has released a list of the “ten lightest shopping days.”The best days to…

Pre-Holiday Heist Targets Layaway Gifts

Pre-Holiday Heist Targets Layaway Gifts

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TAYLOR, Pa.) — The holiday season isn’t here yet, but a group of real-life grinches has already caused trouble at two Pennsylvania Wal-Mart stores.Police say the group of thieves, which they believe consists of three…

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is ramping up its workforce at its fulfillment centers across the U.S.“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full…

Report: Best Buy to Match Prices of Online Competitors

Report: Best Buy to Match Prices of Online Competitors

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Another big retailer is said to be playing hardball with Amazon.
The Wall Street Journal reports Best Buy is planning to match the price of its online competitors during the holiday shopping season and offer f…

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is approaching and retailers across the nation have already begun announcing plans to add staffers to the payroll this year.  According to retail trade association National Retail Federation, …

Tepid Holiday Shopping Season Predicted

Tepid Holiday Shopping Season Predicted

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans are expected to spend more than last year, but don’t look for a shop ’til you drop holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation’s forecast calls for a modest rise of just over…

Toys R Us to Hire 45,000 Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Toys R Us to Hire 45,000 Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the end of the year approaches, retailers are revving up for the holiday shopping season.  And for some, that means adding on to payrolls to help deal with the influx of customers.Toys R Us is the latest big…

Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Reservations: Easy or Cheesy?

Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Reservations: Easy or Cheesy?

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Parents can make their toy shopping a little easier this year thanks to Toys “R” Us’ new holiday reservation system.  Or maybe not.The company, based in Wayne, N.J., announced on Wednesday a n…

Walmart’s Layaway Program Offers Christmas in September

Walmart’s Layaway Program Offers Christmas in September

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Following success last year, Walmart is set to begin its layaway program a month early.The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant will run its Christmas layaway program from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14 in an effort …

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