Ben Mutzabaugh and Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY Published 7:27 AM EST Nov 23, 2018 Last update: 7:20 a.m. ET on Friday; Next update: By 9 a.m. ET. Looking for an air travel bargain this holiday shopping season? “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are now firmly entrenched on the ever-growing calendar of holiday marketing gimmicks, giving consumers a virtual cornucopia of deal-hunting opportunities timed to the Thanksgiving holiday. The travel industry has enthusiastically adopted the new retail tradition, with hotels, cruise lines and other travel providers all in on the act. Airlines have joined the fray, too. But holiday bargain-seekers looking for airline deals might be advised to temper their expectations. There are several reasons for that. First, airline sales have become ubiquitous. It’s common to see them throughout the year, often at prices so low that they'd be hard to top. Don’t necessarily assume the Black Friday or Cyber … [Read more...] about Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals: Airlines roll out sales
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The holiday season retailers are counting on shoppers to take department stores by storm on Black Friday and scour the internet for deals on Cyber Monday. Shoppers in the United States spent a record $5 billion in 24 hours during Black Friday last year, according to Adobe Digital Insights, a firm that tracks 80 percent of transactions from 100 major retailers. The same year, Cyber Monday became the largest online shopping day in U.S. history, with $6.59 billion in digital transactions. “Together, these two marketing ploys have transformed holiday shopping, making it more of a frantic and—at times—even dangerous event,” said Brandon Reich, Portland State assistant professor in marketing, whose work on social psychology and the effects on the marketplace of prosocial consumer movements has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research. “The process has become so easy and so fast that if you have Amazon Prime you can pick something—you can swipe with … [Read more...] about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the future of consumerism
Melissa Yeager Arizona Republic Published 1:51 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Whether you're dreaming of a post-holiday retreat in Bora Bora or you'd like to gift someone a uniquely Arizona experience, these Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals will help you scratch that itch while saving you a few dollars for cocktails and souvenirs. Here are some of the most wanderlust-worthy deals we spotted this season. Black Friday deals at Phoenix hotels Mountain Shadows The boutique resort in Paradise Valley, with Camelback Mountain views, poolside cabanas and a par 3 golf course, is offering 30 percent off its best available rate. If you’re looking for a gift idea, the resort will give you a free $20 gift card when you purchase $100 in gift cards. The resort’s restaurant, Hearth ’61, is open to the public. Fine print: Book from Black Friday (Nov. 23) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) using the code CYBER. The resort … [Read more...] about Black Friday, Cyber Monday travel deals 2018
U.S. Fall is finally in full swing and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which can only mean one thing, the deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise are quickly approaching too. Black Friday falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving every year in the United States. Come midnight in many states, people are lined up outside of stores ready to run in to get the best deals on everything from televisions to clothing and home goods. This year Black Friday will be November 23 and in states where there are no laws that prevent stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Where it’s allowed, some stores will likely open on Thursday, before Black Friday even technically begins. In other states, the doors will open Friday morning, some at 12:01 a.m. Cyber Monday is always the Monday that follows Black Friday and is typically another good day for shopping, but the deals for Cyber Monday are solely offered online. The fact that the shopping online happens online is the reason for the name … [Read more...] about Why Is It Called Black Friday, Cyber Monday? When Are They in 2018?
U.S. Amazon’s Prime Day set another sales record for the company, topping sales on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and last year’s Prime Day with Instant Pot pressure cookers, 23 and Me DNA tests and personal water filters proving to be the hot-ticket items in the United States. The day-and-a-half sale—from Monday to Tuesday—offered more than 1 million deals worldwide, and the company said in a press release that the 36-hour sale, during which customers purchased more than 100 million products, was “once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon history.” In the United States, Prime members purchased over 300,000 Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi Use pressure cookers, sparking the hashtag “Instant Pot” to trend on Twitter, and 150,000 LifeStraw Personal Water Filters. Amazon’s success isn’t just good news for the online marketplace conglomerate, either, and the company announced in a separate press release that sales … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day Sales Top Black Friday, Cyber Monday in Biggest Shopping Event in Company’s History