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Christmas Shopping

Kmart's "Not A Christmas Commercial," released just a few days after Labor Day. (Credit: YouTube)

Forget Black Friday, Kmart Wants Christmas Shoppers Before Summer’s Over

Labor Day’s less than a week behind us, so clearly it’s time to start luring in Christmas shoppers, right?

09/04/2014

A recreation of the State Street Macy's clock. (CBS)

Christmas Shopping Procrastinators Flood Stores At Last Minute

Time finally ran out for shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2012

Some stores, like Kmart, Toys R Us, Sears, and Wal-Mart, offer free layaway for Christmas shoppers in October. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Take Advantage Of Early Christmas Shopping Deals

One of the hottest holiday promotions this year is already in full swing. Major retailers are slashing layaway fees, in order to reel in early Christmas shoppers.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

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Survive This Economy: Start Saving Early For Holidays

A lot of people are still taking down their holiday decorations, but one suburban family is already thinking about next Christmas and a new way they can save money.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

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Christmas Sales Fall Short Of Expected Record

It was supposed to be a record Christmas for retailers, but now that Santa has come and gone experts say sales numbers have fallen short.

CBS 2–12/27/2011

Macy's Shopper

Last Minute Shoppers Find Small Crowds On Christmas Eve

Procrastination may have paid off for last minute Christmas shoppers.

WBBM Newsradio–12/25/2011

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Last, Last-Minute Shoppers Swarm To Stores 2 Days Before Christmas

Even at the early hour of 5 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve, stores were open for business, and plenty of consumers were out shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

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

Televisions are one of the hottest gifts for the 2011 holiday season and doorbuster sales on TVs are expected to last through Christmas. (Credit: CBS)

Doorbuster Sales For TVs To Last Until Christmas

In a surprise twist, despite the poor economy, one of the hottest gifts this holiday season is televisions. Sales are up because prices keep dropping. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains that the best news is doorbuster deals featuring TV’s are expected to continue until Christmas.

CBS 2–12/13/2011

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

Photo Of Counterfeit Designer Watches (AP Photo)

Shoppers Warned On Counterfeit Merchandise

Cops made at two busts this week recovering tens of thousands of dollars in fake team branded sports gear, phony designer watches and more. There’s a lesson there for Christmas shoppers, say officials.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010

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Free Shipping! But Hurry, Got Your Attention?

Today is “Free Shipping Day”, the day more than 1,700 stores online offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010

Black Friday shoppers race for bargains. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Black Friday Coming Way Early This Year

And, a survey finds holiday shoppers plan to spend more this year.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010