With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.
Ready for Cyber Monday?
Time finally ran out for shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.
This weekend, procrastinators hit stores across the country, trying to wind down their Christmas shopping.
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With the holiday season upon us, and larger crowds out on the streets, in the stores, and riding trains and buses, police were warning to be on guard against pickpockets and cell phone thieves.
In Hinsdale’s quaint, historic downtown, more than 80 small businesses are battling both the big box stores and the growing clout of on-line retailers.
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.
Wal-Mart and Kmart have opened on Thanksgiving for some time now. What has changed over the years is the way they roll out deals. At Wal-Mart, they call it “The Blitz,” and at Kmart, they call them “Doorbusters.”
With shopping holidays like Black Friday, Super Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the deals during the Christmas season are difficult to pass up.
Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.
The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.
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.
Some of the biggest stores have started offering shoppers something new this holiday season to help them “Survive This Economy.” Many major retailers have offered price matching, including for online competitors.
This might be the hardest time of the year to “Survive This Economy”. No one knows that better than families, like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.
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.
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.
A retail analyst says his latest survey of consumers suggests the holiday shopping season petered out after Black Friday.
The shoppers have been out for hours already grabbing every deal they can as Black Friday gets underway. Most of the stores are open on this Black Friday morning, and many of the big door-buster buys are already gone. But the concentrated madness that used to accompany this day has been greatly diffused.
The deep discounts of Black Friday sales attract thousands of sometimes aggressive shoppers, but one retail chain is targeting safety concerns. Managers at Target are asking shoppers to put on the brakes.