Giving Tuesday is a day for giving to charities and organizations. It’s a reminder to help others as Americans spend, spend, spend for the holidays. While the goal of Giving Tuesday is great, you could miss the mark by not checking our charities to make sure you donate to worthwhile ones.
Just like deals started early for Black Friday 2021, the same is true for Cyber Monday. Americans are expected to spend $10.2 to $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday this year, according to Adobe Analytics, a number that could beat Black Friday sales.
Yes, it’s a thing. Small businesses want you to remember them by shopping at their stores, too. Many have websites, so you can also order online.About half of Americans plan to buy from a small business today. The Better Business Bureau has the following tips for shopping on Small Business Saturday:
You have until midnight today to score Black Friday bargains and some stores have sales that run for more days. A lot of the deals are online, so you don’t have to go to the store. Lots of people were out when I went to the mall where the Black Friday item I was looking for wasn’t available.
Best wishes on Thanksgiving Day. I hope it’s a day of joy for you and your loved ones. Things are better for me than last year when I started looking for a Thanksgiving dinner late and ended up going to a grocery store deli to get fixings for my dinner.
Holiday spending during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent over 2020 to between $843.4 billion and $859 billion, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. The NRF expects that online and other non-store sales will increase between 11 and 15 percent.
Most Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday. Unlike last year, when covid-19 cases were high, more people will be gathering with friends and family. Last year, I ordered a duck dinner from an expensive French restaurant. I wasn’t going out much and was ordering all my groceries for pick up.
Unsafe toys, cooking fires, decorating, holiday trees, and candles lead to thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Take safety precautions to avoid potential dangers, and possible emergency room visits, associated with these common holiday items.
Goodman Manufacturing Co. is recalling about 298,300 evaporator coil drain pans installed with residential condensing gas furnaces in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada. The molded plastic drain pan can overheat, melt, and deform, posing a fire hazard.
Scammers use a number of tactics to steal during the holidays, ranging from online shopping scams, to scams involving the draining of gift cards, to package and shipping scams. Seventy-five percent of consumers have been targeted or experienced at least one form of fraud that can be tied to the holidays.