Good news during a hurricane is rare. But as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, a number of business are waiving fees and offering discounts to help customers brave the storm.
Here's a round up of fees that are being waived:
-- Airlines like United are allowing travelers to change their flights without charge [CNN]
-- JPMorgan Chase & Co., is waiving late-payment fees for customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
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Here's a list of businesses that are offering free or discounted service:
-- The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have temporarily taken down their paywalls so readers can follow storm news for free [Poynter]
-- Sirius XM Radio is offering listeners free Hurricane Sandy Coverage from the Weather Channel [Sirius XM Radio]
-- Kimpton hotels are offering 20 percent off normal rates in New York City and Boston locations [ABC News]
-- U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage for people who might have to evacuate due to the storm [U-Haul]
Some retailers are taking advantage of the storm by offering discounts to shoppers:
-- Disney is offering free shipping on Monday [NYC On The Cheap]
-- Dell is selling its All-In-One Inspiron desktop computer for $399, discounted from $599 [NYC On The Cheap]
-- GapKids is offering 25 percent off online shopping with the promo code GAPKIDDO [NYC On The Cheap]
-- Eddie Bauer is offering 25 percent off online purchases and free shipping on purchases over $49 through Nov. 4th [NYC On The Cheap]
We'll continue to update this list with other waived fees and discounts. Please check back.