Category Archives: Holidays

The Best Target Black Friday Deal 2014

I’m not a big fan of Black Friday simply because, for the vast majority of people, they aren’t really getting deals. Most people are simply paying less for something they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased at full price, and when you … Continue reading

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Best Buy Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day Doorbusters

Mark your calendars – Best Buy has announced it will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day. That’s one hour earlier than last year. While Best Buy stores will be opening earlier, don’t expect to do any wild late night … Continue reading

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Target Black Friday Preview Deals

Retailers wanting to make the most of the holiday shopping season come up with clever ways to draw in the crowds. Target has arguably outdone them all this year. They are offering  a plethora of ways in which shoppers can … Continue reading

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18 Restaurants Offering Free Meals or Appetizers for Veterans Day

It’s becoming more popular for restaurants to offer freebies of some type to Veterans on Veterans Day. While the offers were usually for a free side or dessert, more and more restaurants are offering free meals to former (which sometimes … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day 2014

It can often get confusing remembering what is and isn’t open on US federal holidays like Veterans Day. While federal holidays do apply to all federal non-essential workers, the same is not true for those working in the private sector. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on November 11, 2014

It can get confusing when federal holidays such as Veterans Day roll around as to what is and isn’t open. Many times, federal holidays don’t seem like a holiday at all. A good example is Veterans Day. This is because … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Veterans Day 2014?

It can get quite confusing when federal holidays roll around because it’s often not apparent what businesses will and won’t be open. There is no standard answer, and some businesses which are closed on some federal holidays are open on … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Veterans Day 2014?

When it comes to holidays and what is and isn’t open, it can get confusing even for the most organized of us. This is especially true for holidays such as Veterans Day, when some establishments close their doors for the … Continue reading

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What is Gray Thursday?

If you have never heard the term “Gray Thursday” (also being referred to as Black Thursday) you will begin to hear it more and more in the years to come. It looks like last year securely entrenched itself as the … Continue reading

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Amazon Kicks off Black Friday November 1 Making It a Month Long Event

Retailers have decided that Black Friday is now a marketing catch phrase rather than a one-day event in hopes of driving shoppers to spend money. The perfect example is Amazon’s decision to start their “Black Friday” promotions the day after … Continue reading

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The Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Trick-or-Treating Kids with Food Allergies

For most kids, Halloween is a time of gathering as many sugar-filled snacks as they possibly can. There are a minority of children, however, where parents must check their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies for more than general … Continue reading

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Unemployed? Amazon Hiring 80,000 Temp Workers for Expected Holiday Rush

Online retail giant Amazon.com is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to help cover the expected holiday rush. This is 10,000 more seasonal hires than last year. Why the increase? There are several contributing factors. The online shopping hub has “more than … Continue reading

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NASA’s Non-Photoshopped Pumpkin Sun is Spooky Halloween Perfection

It seems Halloween isn’t just for mere mortals. Celestial bodies like the sun seem to be getting into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve as well. With the holidays just a few weeks away, the jack-o’-lantern photos NASA released are … Continue reading

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NASA Releases Spooky Photo of Pumpkin Sun Just in Time for Halloween

On Wednesday October 8, 2014, as sky-watchers were treated to naked-eye images of the blood moon, NASA captured a festive image of our sun, decked out for the spooky season. The image shows a crystal-clear picture of our sun, encircled in … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on October 13, 2014

Columbus Day is one of those strange federal holidays which doesn’t really seem like a holiday to many. That’s because even though it’s an official federal holiday and non-essential federal employees get the day off, there are many businesses which … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

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What’s Open and Closed for Columbus Day 2014

Remembering which businesses will be open and closed on US federal holidays can get confusing. This is especially true for Columbus day since there are some states and cities which don’t recognize it. For those who plan to be out … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2015?

As the different holidays come around, it sometimes can be difficult to know what is and isn’t open. It gets even more confusing for a holiday like Columbus Day, where some establishments are open while others are closed. Add the … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Schools Open on Columbus Day?

Here’s a question you are bound to hear from your child if they happen to live in one of the cities where students have to go to school on Columbus Day, “If Columbus Day is a federal holiday, why do … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t September 11 a National Holiday?

September 11 currently has the official name from Congress of “Patriot Day,” but it isn’t a national holiday. It’s currently designated as “National Day of Service and Remembrance,” but Congress has it within its powers to make it a federal … Continue reading

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