After about an hour online, it came down to these three deals. Staples, Walmart and Best Buy all had rare -- and meaningful -- discounts on Apple's list price. Amazon had a good price, but out of stock with no shipping date available.
From toy cars to youth all-terrain vehicles, the guide has detailed descriptions and pictures of every product you'll want to avoid while holiday shopping.
Every year from family and friends on Thanksgiving Day I had to hear "I can't believe you have to work tomorrow. I'm off the entire weekend!" they'd croon. I hated it. I knew that they would be in various stages of enjoyment of the day after the holiday; shopping, relaxing and eating more of those great tasting leftovers.
On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further -- right down to the street where you live.
When I was a kid, on the day after Thanksgiving my mom and dad would take me to Chicago to see the Christmas lights and decorations on Michigan Avenue. I felt like a grown up in the bustling big city, bumping into ladies in high-heeled boots and fur coats, and men carrying stacks of big department store boxes and fancy-looking shopping bags.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade isn't a festive event; it's a prolonged commercial that manipulates families into buying products they don't need. t's time Americans really see this event for what it really is, snap out of the shopping spirit and focus on real values.
The significance of Black Friday remains intact, but thanks to the emergence of Black Friday as a brand, coupled with early promotions and the Internet-driven growth of omni-channel methods, it has been dramatically changed.
There seems to be a mad rush in the media to analyze Black Friday. Yet, every analysis misses the point that Black Friday, which though on the surface seems like just vile consumerism, is actually, for some, quite a meaningful, ritualistic experience.
As we are being bombarded with enticements that reach all the way into religious worlds, how can religious communities and their theologies escape being shaped by the neoliberal capitalist economy?
As this storied November holiday approaches, it makes sense to revisit all for which I am grateful -- even the absurd blessings, that are blessings nonetheless.
Sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the day that all of America is supposed to be honoring small businesses. It's our moment. We're hanging signs and putting out the displays. "Support us!" we demand to our communities. "We're small businesses!"
By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Cyber Monday is coming, and it promises to be a huge day for deals and sales. The holiday could even end up...
Across the country, glass doors were pried opened, alarm bells rung and staff were pushed hastily aside. The chaos and indignity, with people fighting amongst themselves and squabbling over reduced goods showed the popularity of Black Friday, and shocked the nation and retailers alike.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and joy, but unfortunately it can also be a source of health-impacting stress and anxiety for many. Between the influx of visitors and the necessary shopping, cooking and cleaning up, there can be far too little time devoted to reflective conversation with friends and family.
This Thanksgiving, as we enjoy family time together and possibly a few good deals on items we've been waiting for, let's remember to be grateful for what we have and optimistic that, if we prepare properly, the "robot apocalypse" could usher in a new era of quality family time and leisure.
Both of those quotations make great kitchen magnets. Both of them sound as if they could have been written by the same person working for Hallmark. Unless Mark Twain was the source (j/k). But if anyone knows for sure that Ozick actually wrote or said those words above, let me know. I'd be grateful.