Procrastination has been a staple of the holiday shopping season since the day it began, but this year more than ever before, retailers are catering to the needs of last-minute shoppers. Stores across the country are extending their holiday shipping deadlines, and on the heels of these announcements, department store giant Kohl's has released its plans to stay open 24 hours between 6 a.m. on December 19 and 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Most people would probably agree that shopping online is easier, more convenient and often cheaper than spending a day at the mall. But for all its advantages, there's one major drawback of cyber spending: the shipping fees.
Do you still have a few presents to pick up before Christmas hits? With a little more than a week left until the big day, your window for insuring your online purchases arrive before Christmas is closing quickly.
Following the announcement of its 12/13/14 weekend sale, Walmart has slashed the prices on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to $129 and $229 respectively with the purchase of a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. It's also cut prices on the older generation iPhone 5s, which is selling for just $49 with a two-year contract!
This Saturday, 12/13/14, marks the last number-sequential date of the century, and for some reason, Walmart has decided that this is cause for celebration--and sales! The big box retailer is rolling out a series of savings in honor of the date, slashing prices on hundreds of items and even offering free shipping with no minimums on online orders today (Thursday, 12/11) only!
Have you ever looked longingly at something on Amazon and wished you could negotiate the price? Well your dream has come true! Amazon is rolling out a new 'Make an Offer' feature, which lets consumers directly negotiate with sellers of select items. And unlike websites like Ebay which offer similar services, Amazon's 'Make an Offer' isn't an auction format. Customers communicate directly with the sellers
You've no doubt been doing a bit of online shopping in preparation for the holidays, so getting an order confirmation email from a store like Target, Home Depot, Walmart or Costco most likely wont set off any alarm bells for you.
On Monday, Apple rolled out yet another perk of living in the modern age: Apple Pay. No longer will the shoppers of the world have to pull out their wallets and laboriously swipe their credit cards to make a purchase. No, the payment of the future can be made with just a tap of a smartphone.
Before I proceed to write this post about coffee, let me thank coffee for making it possible.
Actually, I should probably start EVERYTHING I do at work by thanking coffee. I love my job, but I wouldn't make it past 10:15 on any given day without a cup or two. And I'm not alone.
If you're reading this, I'm sure you've heard all the noise about Apple's newest products like the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. While these new products are very exciting, I'm most excited for Apple's announcement about Apple Pay, which finally makes use of NFC technology in your iPhone 6 and Apple Watch to attempt the impossible: replace your wallet.