Tag Archives: Shopping

A “Proactiv” Last Minute Christmas Gift

  When you’re shopping 48 hours or less before Christmas, you’ve already put yourself in the “it’s the thought that counts” category. Last minute shopping (LMS) is more about getting yourself in and out of stores without losing your sanity … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Buying my Husband Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Christmas (and you better not either)

When my husband made his Christmas list, I checked it twice to make sure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn’t on it. He’s not on the naughty list. But if he gets MW3 he will be, because it will … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Decorations: Where to find the best and worst end caps

Decking the halls for Christmas is easy—just walk into to any gas station or department store and you can purchase enough red and green flair to compete with the North Pole. Decorating for Hanukkah, however, is a challenge. In order to burn candles for eight … Continue reading

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Blue Laws Hurting Retailers or Saving Thanksgiving in Mass?

Thanksgiving is on the endangered holiday list. It’s been steamrolled by Halloween, and now it’s merely a day of carbo-loading for a glitzier American affair—Black Friday. But leftover Puritan era laws might save the fading Puritan era holiday. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S vs. Lawayway: No contest

More tents sprung up in cities across the country last night, but these campers weren’t part of the Occupy Movement–they were shoppers lined up to buy the new iPhone 4S. The Boston Herald reported that millions of iPhones could be sold … Continue reading

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Greeting Cards with Gift Cards: The worst Father’s Day gift ever

Today if you’re a male and you’ve reproduced, you’ll probably get something for Father’s Day. I hope you didn’t receive this—a card with a built-in $5 Subway gift card. They were the only cards left this morning at CVS, and … Continue reading

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