Category Archives: Holidays

Christmas Eve Store Hours for Last Minute Shoppers 2014

If you’re one of the many people who procrastinates so much you need to shop on the day before Christmas, then it’s important to know what times stores are open on Christmas Eve. This is especially true since many stores … Continue reading

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Costco Holiday Hours for Christmas

Update: Costco 2015 Holiday Schedule There is a growing trend for stores to extend their store hours in the days leading up to Christmas to give the last-minute procrastinators more time to get all the gifts they need to buy. … Continue reading

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Walmart Holiday Store Hours for Christmas 2014

There are quite a few consumers who leave their holiday Christmas shopping to the last minute. A Walmart study on the top reasons why these shoppers procrastinate on their holiday shopping found 40% were too busy with other holiday season … Continue reading

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Macy’s Christmas Store Hours 2014

There are a lot of people who don’t get all their Christmas shopping done in time, and retail stores know that. To help these last-minute shoppers, many retail stores are extending their store hours in the days before Christmas (although … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2014?

With the holiday season upon us, and Christmas just around the corner, many people are wondering when banks will be open, and when they’ll be closed so they have enough money for the holidays. There’s a bank holiday schedule for … Continue reading

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Target Christmas Store Hours 2014

If you are one of the many who are a last-minute Christmas gift shopper, retail stores are extending their holiday hours with you in mind. While most stores will be closed on Christmas Day, many are significantly extending their holiday … Continue reading

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Strange Things Found in Salvation Army Red Kettles in 2014

It’s the time of year again when red kettles from the Salvation Army stand outside many stores with a bell ringer trying to capture your attention to deposit a few coins and dollar bills into the pot. While that’s what … Continue reading

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National Parks Free Entrance Days 2015

For those who love to visit US national parks, there are always a few days a year where you can gain access to them at no charge. Each year these free entrance days change a bit, and the list of … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to Send Christmas Cards and Packages 2014?

If you are planning to send out Christmas cards and packages this year, it’s important to know the last day you have to send those items so they reach the recipient before Christmas Day. Your final day to send out … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2014?

As Christmas approaches, and letters and packages need to get out, people begin to wonder about the United States Postal Service (USPS) holiday schedule. Most people realize the post office will be closed on Christmas Day, but they aren’t quite … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed the Day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is a huge consumer retail day with Black Friday sales going on at practically every retail store across the US. The Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t a federal holiday, but because it lands right … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day used to be a day where consumers could pretty much assume everything would be closed for the day, but that’s no longer the case. While the vast majority of institutions will shut their doors to let families celebrate … Continue reading

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What Time Do Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Over the last few years, consumers have seen Black Friday creep into Thanksgiving Day when it comes to sales at retail outlets, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While there are still stores holding out and refusing to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner Printable Shopping List

If you haven’t already finished your Thanksgiving shopping, waiting for great deals might be high on your list. With all the possible choices and places to shop, it may be confusing and difficult to decide where to find the best … Continue reading

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The Trick Smart Shoppers Use to Guarantee They Get Any Black Friday Deal They Want

If you haven’t already secured all the Black Friday deals you want this year, you don’t know how to shop Black Friday like an expert. You may be wondering how someone would be able to secure all their Black Friday … Continue reading

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Stores Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that all major retailers remained closed on Thanksgiving Day waiting for the stroke of midnight to open their doors for all the black Friday deals. That’s no longer the case. More and more retail stores … Continue reading

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Apple Partners with (RED) for Black Friday to Spread AIDS Awareness Through Apps

With all the talk about Black Friday this week, it’s not a surprise Apple is also jumping on the Black Friday boat, but the company is adding a philanthropic twist. They have decided to celebrate the holidays by launching a … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

As the holiday season approaches, it can get a bit confusing as to what is and isn’t open on certain days. This is especially true now that more and more stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day instead of … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Should Skip Shopping Thanksgiving Day Sales

The official start for shopping for the holiday season used to be Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s no longer the case. Pre-Black Friday deals started to get promoted the day after Halloween, and now the official start to … Continue reading

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For the Best Black Friday Deals Where to Shop Depends on What You’re Buying

With over 65% of Americans ready to spend their hard earned cash on Black Friday this year, is it really worth all the crazy for the deals? Well, that depends on where you shop. Wallethub may have answered this question … Continue reading

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