Here are all the Macy's, Kmart and Sears Locations Slated to Close in 2017. Is Your Store on the List?
2016 was a rough year for retail. 154 Walmart stores closed, trendy '00s brands like Aeropostale went up in flames, and even the athletic outfitting giant Sports Authority took a final, shaky breath before shutting down for good. If you thought it was going to get better in 2017, you're in for a rough ride.
After 15 years of diligently tracking and posting the best deals on the internet, the retail experts here at Brad's Deals noticed a pattern. Every year, on the first post-holiday workday, prices on everything from fitness items to jewelry plummet, and online sales skyrocket. We're calling it the Holiday Hangover sale, and this year, it's happening on Tuesday, January 3.
Winter certainly has its charms, but it really does a number on my beauty routine. As much as I appreciate picturesque snowfalls and any excuse to expand my collection of snappy wool coats, my cracked lizard skin, chapped lips and dry hair aren't fun to deal with day in and day out.
Every year, an estimated $2.5 billion in leftover gift card credit gets unused. Instead of letting your unwanted gift cards sit in the bottom of a drawer, with the invention of gift card exchanges, you can sell them for cash or trade them for cards you’ll actually use. And as a buyer, you can get these cards for up to 35% off what you’d normally pay. Here’s how gift card exchanges work and what you need to know:
So you waited until the very last minute to finish your Christmas shopping again, and now you're in a jam, well past all of the shipping deadlines and no time in your busy schedule to go scour the sad, picked-over shelves at the mall.
Actually, the mall isn't a bad option on Christmas Eve since all that's when the post-Christmas sales actually start, but that's not the point. Time is up, going out isn't an option, and you're stuck.
Gift cards get a bad rap in the world of holiday presents for being a last-minute cop-out, which is unfair given the fact that a majority (61 percent) of holiday shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they would like to receive one. In fact, gift cards have been the top item on the NRF's annual gift survey for 10 years and counting, so anyone who writes them off as a fleeting fad for procrastinators is dead wrong.
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.
Rogue One hit theaters last night, and if you're the friend or family member of a certified Star Wars geek, you're probably on the hunt for some fresh new gear to pad out their stocking. But what to get the fan who has everything?
Between Google Home, Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, 2016 has been the year of the voice-activated digital home assistant. They all have their pros and cons, but it's Alexa that's gaining the fastest traction at the moment, driven most effectively by the very low price of the Echo Dot, a mini Bluetooth and WiFi speaker that goes for as little as $39.99, and has been one of this season's top-selling tech devices.