Holiday Shopping

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Shoppers Pick Up Last Minute Gifts On “Super Saturday”

The start of the final holiday sales push is on in what may be the biggest shopping day of the year: Super Saturday.

12/20/2014

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Shoppers To Swarm Stores This Weekend On ‘Super Saturday’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports what makes this weekend so special.

12/18/2014

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Cyber Experts Offer Holiday Shopping Security Tips

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, approximately 52 percent of shoppers used their phones last year to make purchases. That’s why experts said shoppers should be careful of shopping over public Wi-Fi networks, and use multi-step verification to access bank and credit accounts.

11/25/2014

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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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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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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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Macy’s Among Retailers Staying Open Through Christmas Eve

It’s getting down to the wire as Chicagoans try to wrap up their Christmas shopping in the next couple of days.

12/23/2013

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Police Warn Of Pickpockets Targeting Holiday Shoppers

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.

11/20/2013

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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

Macy's won't close until midnight Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Last-Minute Shoppers Get A Break From Retailers

This weekend, procrastinators hit stores across the country, trying to wind down their Christmas shopping.

12/23/2012

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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!

12/11/2012

Chicago police officers demonstrate how pickpockets can work in teams to "stall" a revolving door, and lift someone's wallet from their pocket while they're waiting for the door to turn. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Warn Holiday Shoppers About Pickpockets

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.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

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Small Businesses To Compete With Big Box Stores, On-line Retailers

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.

11/26/2012

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

Shoppers tie a package to the roof of their car after taking advantage of a Thanksgiving Day deal at Kmart. (Credit: CBS)

Some Shoppers Can’t Wait Until After Thanksgiving To Hunt For Bargains

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.”

11/22/2012

Best Buy

Retail Experts: Some Gifts Worth Waiting To Buy After Holiday Season

With shopping holidays like Black Friday, Super Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the deals during the Christmas season are difficult to pass up.

CBS 2–11/19/2012

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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

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.

11/13/2012

Cyber Monday

The Five Best Sites To Shop On Cyber Monday

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.

11/13/2012

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