Saturday, November 24, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Brookline residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tell us about your Black Friday experience.
After a day of feasting, many people hit the stores for their holiday shopping. Were you part of the masses mobbing the isles? Did you get any good deals? Where? How were the lines? Or did you stay put and eat leftovers? Are you holding off for Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday? What is your holiday shopping strategy? Share your Black Friday stories with us in the comments section.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to take advantage of Black Friday savings.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Brookline area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Bargain hunters spent more than $1 billion online last year. Will you join them this year?
Black Friday is done. Small Business Saturday, over. But fear not, bargain shoppers — today is Cyber Monday. Launched by Shop.org in 2005 as a way to carry forth the shopping momentum of Black Friday, by last year Cyber Monday had enticed shoppers to spend more than $1 billion online, according to comScore — the most spent in on cybershopping in a single day. And it’s no wonder. With deals rivaling Black Friday doorbusters a mere click away — and the day currently being repackaged as “Cyber Week” by many retailers — it’s tempting for many to continue bargain hunting at their desks. Are you tempted, or was Black Friday enough for now? Take our poll and let us know.
Cyber Monday continues the holiday shopping season.
The National Weather Service report for Brookline tells us we're in for a pretty warm day. Temperatures should see 62ºF highs and 47ºF lows. If you're out and about before 10 a.m. (or after 1 a.m.), you may well see some fog. Today is Cyber Monday. Your favorite online retailers may have some great deals on the holiday shopping you still need to get done. If you buy something online, stop back later, and take our Poll. According to food blog StillTasty, and LifeHacker, any Thanksgiving leftovers you have may be on the way out. Stuffing and Turkey especially need to be used up today, or frozen. That is, except for your gravy, which may already be past its best. The Brookline Community Flu Clinics are coming to a close this week. The last…