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Shopping Reminder Day

Christmas is in one month, so it is fitting that November 26 has been labeled, “Shopping Reminder Day.”

Gather up those Christmas wishlists, slap on your most comfortable sneakers, and head out into the ominous world of holiday shopping. If you start now, you will beat the last-minute rush and save yourself severe amounts of stress. If you would rather not go through the physical activity of traveling from store to store to find all your loved ones’ presents, remember the wonderful world of online retail exists to quell some of your shopping woes. Just be sure to order your gifts early to allow enough time for them to be shipped to you.

Looking to save some cash this holiday season? Find holiday shopping tips and tricks at goodhousekeeping.com and realsimple.com. Then head to the National Retail Federation’s website for even more tips, including time-saving and safety tips.

Happy shopping!

Sources: Holiday Insights, Cute Calendar

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Boxing Day

December 26 is Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is celebrated the day after Christmas in Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.

It is very similar to Black Friday in the United States, with retailers opening early and offering dramatic discounts. Before it was a major shopping day, Boxing Day was a day off for servants and a time when superiors would give presents to their workers.

Whether shopping or exchanging gifts, Boxing Day is a day to spend with family and friends that you may not have seen during Christmas celebrations.

Sources: Wikipedia, About.com

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org, is the Monday following Thanksgiving. Think of it as the online version of Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, when retailers mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season with sales, clearances and special promotions. On Cyber Monday, online retailers kick off the online holiday shopping season with special promotions.

So if you want to beat the Black Friday crowds, wait a couple more days for Cyber Monday and finish all your Christmas shopping right at home!

Happy shopping!

 

Sources: shop.org, retail.about.com
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Black Friday

Now that the turkey and fixings have been gobbled, it’s time to come out of your food coma and kick off the holiday shopping season with the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday!

We hope you got enough to eat yesterday – you’ll need all the energy you can muster to fight the crowds for Black Friday deals. Luckily, we can buy pretty much anything online these days, so if you’re not up to facing long lines and crazy shoppers, you can find plenty of Black Friday deals online.

Don’t worry if you don’t get everything on your list in one day – you can look forward to more online deals on Cyber Monday (11/26)!

Before you head out, get shopping tips from experts and find out how to get the best bargains. However, with stores opening extra early this year – some stores opened as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night! – you might find yourself changing your Black Friday shopping strategy.

And don’t worry if you miss out on Black Friday deals. Retailers will typically carry out the same or similar deals for the rest of the holiday shopping season.

 

Sources: Wikipedia, About.com, Huffington Post

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