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“Thank you for your business”

On November 23, 2012

What a week of contrasts — thankfulness and greed. Just hours after we finished our Thanksgiving meal with family and gave thanks to all we have in our lives, people lined up to rush into stores to grab a good deal. Some people fought to get what they wanted. Thanksgiving has become Black Friday or Gray Thursday. Whatever you call…

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Survival guide to Black Friday week

On November 19, 2012

The much anticipated Thanksgiving week has arrived. Get the aspirin ready if you’re travelling or planning to shop. Put the scale away and get the beer ready if you’re planning to be lazy and watch some football and eat. Don’t expect the hype over the shopping season to end next week. There’s a lot at stake this year for retailers,…

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Free turkey coupon may be counterfeit

On November 21, 2011

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up, so a coupon for a free Honeysuckle White Turkey might sound tempting. However, the Coupon Information Corporation says the coupon may be fraudulent. The CIC says the counterfeit coupons have been sold on on the Internet and eBay. The fake coupon looks like the real one issued by Cargill. Here’s a look at…

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Black Friday shopping game-changer

On November 7, 2011

As a consumer reporter, Black Friday is a big day. It kicks off the holiday shopping season, and means I have to rise in the middle of the night to bring you money saving tips on the morning show when stores open for Black Friday. People sleeping in tents for days to cash in on big shopping savings is the…