Holiday Shopping

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’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Shows Slight Hike in Prices

The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

12/02/2014

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Parcel Services Already in High Gear As ‘Cyber Monday’ Hits

Crunch time has already begun for parcel delivery services as they work to get all of those items being bought where they are going.

12/01/2014

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Shoppers Hit Area Malls In Search of Best Black Friday Deals

What seemed like a unusually slow day at the outset gave way to some larger crowds at area malls as shoppers searched for the best Black Friday deals.

11/28/2014

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Philadelphia DA Issues Annual List Of Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

Philadelphia’s district attorney has issued his annual warning for the official kick off of the holiday shopping season.

11/27/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fabulous Holiday Shopping, Off The Beaten Path

There are alternatives to shopping with the herd, just a short getaway drive from home.

11/27/2014

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Black Friday Ads App

The Black Friday Ads app compiles all of the deals for the major chain stores, letting you search by store or category.

11/24/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Nov. 13

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

11/13/2014

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Navigating The Web For The Best Deals On Cyber Monday

Get prepared for big savings with these tips for Cyber Monday shopping.

11/12/2014

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Why Small Business Saturday Is Important For Your Community

Small Business Saturday will take place nationwide this year on November 29th. Since its launch in 2010 it has helped change the landscape of big-city neighborhoods and small town U.S.A.

11/11/2014

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An Early Look At Best Black Friday Deals

Retailers are counting on Black Friday to kick off a holiday shopping bonanza. But are their deals good enough to get you in the door over Thanksgiving weekend?

11/11/2014

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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Spending Plan

Even if you think it’s too soon to start holiday shopping, you might consider sitting down to plan your budget and spending. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, it could save you money in the end.

11/05/2014

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How To Navigate The Best Deals and Sales This Holiday Season

Don’t get lost in the sea of sales, coupons, flyers and email lists. Take a little time to organize and you can save a bundle this holiday season.

10/31/2014

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Retailers Readying Early Start to Holiday Shopping Season

It’s not even Halloween, but already retailers are trying to win your holiday shopping dollars with promises of bargains that rival Black Friday’s.

10/22/2014

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3 On Your Side: After Series Of Hacking Incidents, Some Consumers Nervous About Shopping At Impacted Stores

In a new poll 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan finds that some consumers are nervous about shopping at impacted stores.

10/21/2014

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