More Shoppers Turning to Daily Deal Websites for Gift Giving

PriceGrabber, a division of the Experian company, has announced the results of its Local Deals Survey. The information gathered from the respondents shows an increase in the number of consumers who plan to use websites offering local and daily deals during this upcoming holiday season. Nearly 60% of gift givers will use one or more […]

Luxury Appliances Becoming Hot Holiday Gift Items

Home appliances may become some of the hottest holiday gifts this year, according to a report released by IBM.  The report, based upon 19 years of data, forecasts a four percent jump in appliance sales for December compared to last year.  Stainless steel kitchen appliances and designer colored washers and dryers seem to be driving […]

Best Buy Offering Holiday Deals on Smart Phones, Electronics

Best Buy is out to win over any consumer looking for a smart phone this holiday season. They have been steadily offering free phones as part of their free smart phone sales event. Recently they also added the Blackberry Torch to the lineup of phones you could get for free. It will be a part […]

Cyber Monday Tops $1 Billion in Sales for First Time

The holiday shopping season is officially underway and while most of the early focus is on Black Friday, the new kid on the block made its mark this year.  Over the past several years, Cyber Monday has become one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.  This year, the event topped $1 billion […]

Cyber Monday Deals for Eager Online Shoppers

The holiday shopping season has exploded as consumers take to the web and traditional brick-and-mortar stores in search of the hottest deals of 2010.  Shoppers spent an estimated $45 billion over the Black Friday weekend, reports the National Retail Federation, as 17 million more shoppers than last year swarmed websites and stores. Digital business analyst, […]

Dollar General Joining in with Pre-Black Friday Deals

As if Dollar General didn’t already have really low prices, they’re joining in on the Pre-Black Friday specials. They aren’t only running specials on Thanksgiving and Black Friday but they’ve already started pre-deals on Sunday, November 21st.  Some of their pre-deals include a 12-cup coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer, or can opener for only $5.  […]

Restaurant Gift Cards Forecasted to Be a Popular Choice This Holiday Season

As the end of the year holidays draw near, the annual tradition of gift giving is on many consumers’ minds. Determining what gift a relative or friend would appreciate the most can be difficult and even stressful. This process is especially hard for gift givers with a large family or many friends. Gift cards and […]

Holiday Shoppers Divided Over Spending

Deloitte recently released their 25th annual survey of consumer intentions for spending this holiday season, and the results are interesting. Economic woes have left many consumers less likely to spend as much money as they would for gifts a few years ago, but some important sections of the survey demographics showed a surprisingly cheerful outlook. […]

Not Too Early to Unwrap Top Toys for Christmas Season

Despite an ailing economy, retailers hope that the influx of new and exciting toys for this Christmas season will boost their end of year profits. Recent studies show that average holiday gift spending may be as high as $800 or more per consumer this year, and a large percentage of each year’s gift giving consists […]

Early Christmas for Electronic Market, IBM Says

IBM, the world’s largest technology company, has forecasted that Christmas will come early this year for the electronic market. The company has said that shoppers are most likely going to start their electronic shopping well ahead of the normal starting mark, setting the stage for better showing in the market for retailers. While the shopping […]

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