Black Friday

The funniest Black Friday tweets this year

Black Friday 2018 is in full swing. It's the annual shopping sales event that brings out the best prices for holiday gifts but, admittedly, the worst in consumers. Here's a friendly reminder to keep your cool amid the chaos (and, if it's too late for you, there's always next year...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 4:47pm

Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

It was not the Black Friday event Amazon customers were expecting. Two days before the biggest shopping day of the year, Amazon suffered a major data breach: The names and email addresses of hundreds of customers were accidentally published on the site. Spokespeople for the online retail giant...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:25pm

Where to find great Black Friday deals at NYC small businesses

When you can shop local small businesses and get great Black Friday deals, everyone wins, so we rounded up some great offers at NYC businesses. Loosie’s Kitchen Possibly the best and definitely the tastiest Black Friday deal is at South Williamsburg’s Loosie’s Kitchen and Café,...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:34pm

A brief history of Cyber Monday

It feels like as we toss away the decorative dog calendars that we plowed through the year before, that we seem to fill up more real estate in those little boxes for new traditions that were not there before. “Holidays” such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:44pm

6 food deals to fuel your Black Friday

You'll be talking about the trials and tribulations of Black Friday once stores close their doors to assess the damage (and pull sales associates from the rubble). But, you'll need something to fuel you while you shop. Black Friday food deals exist, and they'll keep you on track and...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:37pm

Black Friday 2018: When do stores open?

Though Black Friday store hours differ per retailer, the annual big-time shopping event is known for dragging people out of bed before the sun has a chance to say hello. Black Friday 2018 sales are coming fast (in two days, that is). GAP will offer 50 percent off everything. If you head on over to...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:17pm

Where to shop online for Small Business Saturday

Right on the heels of Black Friday is Small Business Saturday, which has quickly become a beloved American shopping holiday. On this day, Americans support small retailers mostly in their local neighborhoods as well as communities. However, in keeping with the times, online shopping is one of the...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:04pm

5 ways to survive Black Friday

Is it us, or does Black Friday seem to creep into our lives earlier and earlier each year? Before the turkey has a chance to cool and the mashed potatoes have a second to digest, we’re out the door, standing in checkout lines trying to buy some holiday cheer — for a good deal, of course...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:53am

How Small Business Saturday is bringing our communities together

Hordes of shoppers will be lining up to score some of the biggest deals this year on Black Friday. Hey, there’s no shame in that game. Especially if you can pick up a $50 flat screen and be home before the sun rises. But once the dust settles and the store clerks at Target begin to clear the...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:33pm

Is Costco open on Thanksgiving?

Costco is the ultimate bulk shopping destination, and Thanksgiving is a day filled with mountains of food, piles of desserts and plenty of family time; so it makes sense to wonder if the giant wholesale store is open on the massive holiday. It can be hard to find out exactly which stores are open...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:45am

The best Black Friday deals 2018 for Target, Best Buy, Walmart and more

Don’t go into holiday shopping blind. Here's the lowdown on some of the best Black Friday deals 2018 offered by Best Buy, Walmart, Target and some of the major chains, both in store and online. Individual store hours may vary, so remember to check ahead. Best Black Friday deals 2018...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:43am

Record Store Day: the Black Friday Edition

While hoards of people will be flooding department stores on Black Friday this year, another feeding frenzy will be taking place at local record stores across the country. Record stores will be opening their doors to vinyl collectors at 10 am for their annual Black Friday Record Store Day. ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:17pm

Your guide to Black Friday deal-hunting

Holiday season 2017 is underway, and if you want to go full-hedonist until the end of the year, no one’s going to stop you. Unfortunately, this time of overindulgence brings with it plenty of stress and no end to expenses. Black Friday, the annual day-of-deals which falls on Nov. 24, the day...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:38pm

When is Black Friday this year?

The best part of saying goodbye to the Halloween candy: those Black Friday sales right around the corner. But, now that you’re thinking about it, when is Black Friday this year? First, before you even think about the crushes of sale-crazed shoppers, we need to remind you that another amazing...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:13am

Black Friday's Record Store Day brings exciting new releases and rarities

When Record Store Day started nine years ago, it was but one great way for labels and artists to show their appreciation to their vinyl-junkie fans who love the form, feel and pure sound of vintage LPs and 7-inch singles. A Saturday in April was set aside, product exclusives were set, and events...

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 1:36am

The Best Black Friday Sales

Some like to play football post-Thanksgiving gorge fest, and others like to partake in another national sport: Black Friday shopping. But before you hit the malls, or your handy laptop, we highlight some sales to get excited about.KedsWe’re loving Kate Spade’s sparkly new kicks for Keds, and on...

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 12:21am

Black Friday bargains and bar specials across the Boston area

Shop… and then drink. Is there a better way to navigate the traumas of Black Friday? Besides store bargains, bars and restaurants have deals, too.Let’s start with the shopping part of the day: Locally owned contemporary women’s boutique Ku De Ta —home to feminine boho-chic threads from Aratta and...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:11am

How to shop for Black Friday deals

It’s the most highly anticipated shopping day of the year. How can consumers best take advantage?We consulted with shopping and money saving experts who offered their advice for best strategizing your spending. A combination of planning ahead, doing your research, setting a budget — and sticking to...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:42am

Where to get the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday shopping can be chaotic, sometimes violent and occasionally disappointing. For shoppers who want to spend less time browsing the racks and more time getting great deals, a new report has named the best stores to do just that.WalletHub, a personal finance website, crunched the numbers...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:05pm

These stores will stay open on Thanksgiving

Shoppers who need last minute items, want to start their Black Friday shopping early or just want to walk off their big turkey dinners will be able to find plenty of stores open next Thursday.Though many national retailers are pushing back against the early holiday shopping, and giving their...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:15pm