The Rise of Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday has become almost as eagerly anticipated – and popular – a shopping event as Black Friday, according to some new data.

RetailMeNot, Inc., an offers marketplace and Placed, Inc., a firm that connects ads to store visits, have teamed on a “State of Holiday Shopping” study, with some interesting findings…

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A Well Bred Turkey

More Americans are opting to buy holiday turkeys that are Certified Humane by Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the group said.

HFAC is a group that was founded in May 2003 by Adele Douglass. It has since has certified by more than 110 companies, representing thousands of farms and millions…

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Parents Will Be Buying More Toys This Year

Americans are planning to spend more on toys for their kids (and pets) this holiday season than they did last year, according to a new Harris Poll.

Harris found that 58% are planning to purchase toys as gifts this holiday season, vs just 51% last year.

The big news (for…

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Fear is Not Covered by Travel Insurance

A new study finds that there are some serious restrictions on what is covered by a typical travel insurance policy.

While the possibility of terrorism may cause people to buy the insurance, many that do find that what may seem to the customer as perfectly legitimate, covered, trip interruption events…

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Gift Cards: Greater Security and Lower Fees

Gift card issuers are working to keep these handy gift options at the top of everyone’s list this year by offering options with lower fees and greater security protections, according to a new report from Bankrate

Gift cards remain an extremely popular choice: 76% of Americans have given someone…

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