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An Old Navy store in Chicago. (CBS)

Retailer Tries To Lure Consumers Through The Doors With Million-Dollar Giveaway

Old Navy offered an incredible chance to win a $1 million prize to one person in the first waves of shoppers on Black Friday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/29/2013

Shoppers hunt for bargains at Woodfield Mall on Black Friday (Credit: CBS)

Bargain Hunters Get Early Jump On Black Friday Shopping

They didn’t sleep. They don’t care about the cold. They’re on a mission to shop.

11/29/2013

Robert Russell (left) charged with attempted murder, shoplifting, and obstructing a police officer. Gerald Chamberlain (right) is charged with felony theft. Both were arrested after a shoplifting incident that ended with police shooting a third suspect in Romeoville. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Charged After Police Shoot Alleged Shoplifter

A Romeoville Police officer shot a man and another officer was injured Thursday night while trying to stop suspects after a shoplifting incident at a Kohl’s store.

11/29/2013

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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

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Consumer Review: 5 Hottest Items Of 2013

What sold big over 2013 and is sure to sell big in the last month of the year? If you are looking for a great gift, or just a fun item for yourself, here are some great choices.

11/01/2013

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Guide To Savings: Black Friday Apps

Forget spending your Thanksgiving searching through the newspaper for the best bargains and deals. Download one of these free apps and use your smartphone to guide you to all the savings.

11/01/2013

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Macy’s To Open On Thanksgiving Day

Breaking a tradition dating back more than 150 years, Macy’s will open on Thanksgiving Day this year at 8 p.m.

10/14/2013

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

Workers stage a Black Friday protest to demand better wages from Chicago retailers. (CBS)

Retail, Restaurant Workers Stage Black-Friday Wage Protest

The workers who usually spend Black Friday ringing up purchases and completing food orders spent time Friday morning protesting their pay at those jobs.

11/23/2012

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

River North Purse-Snatcher Chased Down, Detained By Witnesses

Thanks to three good Samaritans, a purse snatcher was caught after allegedly beating a woman up and robbing her Friday morning.

11/23/2012

Woodfield Mall opened at midnight this Black Friday for the first time. While busy all day, crowds were much more manageable by the morning than when the mall opened. (Credit: CBS)

Early Start For Black Friday Doesn’t Discourage Crowds

It was midnight madness at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday, as thousands of shoppers rushed in to get their hands on some pretty big deals. The early start on Friday meant crowds thinned out significantly by the time the sun was up.

11/23/2012

Weather Grid

Mild Thanksgiving Will Give Way To Cold Black Friday

Enjoy the unseasonably warm Thanksgiving Day, because winds are expected to pick up and temperatures will be dropping soon.

11/22/2012

Black Friday

Expert: Stores Will Soon Be Open All Day On Thanksgiving

While most people will be digesting their turkey dinner next Thursday night, some retail employees will be heading out to work.

11/15/2012

Holiday Sales

Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Sale prices on toys at a Chicago area Target store. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For Toys

Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

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Planning For Black Friday And All Your Holiday Season Shopping Trips

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Here’s how to get the most out of your shopping trip.

11/07/2012

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Best Places For Black Friday Shopping Deals In Chicago

For many shoppers, shopping on Black Friday is synonymous with crowds. To find great Black Friday deals in Chicago, consider shopping off the beaten path at the following independent stores.

11/06/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Big Savings In Store For Online Holiday Shoppers This Weekend

Are your fingers and keyboards ready? This coming weekend may be a time to stay home to shop online. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why deals will be better than they were on Black Friday.

CBS 2–12/15/2011

FedEx workers unload packages from shipping containers as they are sorted and placed on trucks to be delivered December 2, 2008 in Miami, Florida. As online retailers offered promotions on free shipping during Cyber Monday, shipping companies such as FedEx may see more volume as the orders are processed and mailed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images FILE)

Some Tips About ‘Free Shipping Day’

BS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at “Free Shipping Day” and what you need to do to snag some good deals.

12/12/2011

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Analyst: Holiday Shopping Dried Up After Black Friday

A retail analyst says his latest survey of consumers suggests the holiday shopping season petered out after Black Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

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