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!
It’s the holidays. You have to buy gifts, but your bank account demands thriftiness and you need to avoid overspending. If you are one of many Americans who have been hit hard by the economy and are looking for ways to spend wisely over the holidays, here are a few suggestions, with input from a South Bay financial advisor.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign comparing their search engine, Bing to Google warning searchers not to get “Scroogled” by paid ads.
Holiday shoppers actually got a jump start on Black Friday at the San Mateo K-Mart with a Thanksgiving Day sale.
Bay Area retailers are gearing up for “Black Friday,” a day of shopping deals the day after Thanksgiving.
About 20 people gathered in front of the Oakland Walmart store on Edgewater Drive Wednesday to protest and demand better pay and work schedules.
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.
Many shoppers watch closely for announcements of Black Friday store hours and sales in the days prior to Thanksgiving, as opening hours will vary. Regular fans of the day have carefully planned their lists and attack, prepared to shop ’til they drop, with some stores in malls opening at midnight or in the wee hours on eve of Black Friday. Independent store owners on main streets throughout the Peninsula suggest Saturday is a great shopping day, once the flurry over big-ticket items in box and chain stores dies down.
Sears will be closing more than a hundred Sears and Kmart stores across the country after struggling during the holiday shopping season.