Ahh Christmas... that magical time when the jangling of sleigh bells infiltrates every TV commercial, we're remarkably okay with the idea of a reclusive, strangely dressed sweatshop owner from the far north with a penchant for home invasion who keeps stalkerish notes on our sleep habits and passes judgment on our naughtiness, and families gather from all corners of the globe to sit around the dinner table and check their phones for emails, text messages, Facebook updates...
We've been asked the same question, over and over and over, from nearly every cashier we've encountered upon checkout: “Would you like to sign up for our rewards program today?” In a bit of classical conditioning that would impress even Pavlov, we've trained ourselves to turn down the clerk’s proposition, often before they can even finish reciting their oft-rehearsed sales pitch.
As helpful as price tracking services seem on the surface, they are rarely showing you the best deal. And isn't that what you're really after? You don't want the lowest price at Target, you want the lowest price, period.
It goes without saying, but the holiday season can get expensive. I'm not just talking about the money you have to shell out on thoughtful presents and groceries that somehow disappear the moment your family walks through the door, I'm talking about the events.
Don't forget! Today is Amex's Small Business Saturday!
I hate to sound like a broken record (pun definitely intended), but vinyl is back, and turntables are no longer being marketed to audiophiles willing to spend hundreds of dollars to achieve sonic perfection.
Our team monitors everything related to Black Friday on Brad's Black Friday, our sister site. This year, we've noticed several major retailers are featuring turntables in the Black Friday circulars. Also, the second most awesome vinyl shopping day is coming up: Record Store Day's "Back To Black Friday," which is, of course, on Black Friday. Read more about RSD's new releases and Black Friday exclusives here.
They're not the only well-known retailers to sell turntables. Target and Best Buy have been selling them for quite a while, and even Walmart has a few models in stock.
Turntables vary pretty widely in terms of features, sound quality, and most importantly, price. If you're new to vinyl and interested in picking up your first turntable - or if you got rid of yours years ago and need a new one - it can be tough to know which turntable best suits your needs.
It may only be Monday, but Black Friday has already begun, and most of the really great doorbusters will actually be available on Thursday. It's time to start planning!
Today, Chase has updated its offer for the Chase Freedom card for the holidays. With the update, Chase Freedom has become the best cash back sign up bonus on the market at this time.
American Express’ Small Business Saturday, if you haven’t heard, is one Saturday per year during the shopping season, usually the day after Black Friday, when you can use your American Express credit cards at any small business, and receive up to $30 in statement credits. Registration has now opened!