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How we shop for the holidays is different this year

Dec 16, 2020
People are shopping online more, buying gifts for fewer people — and in some cases, changing up what they usually give.
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How toy drives are staying on track during the pandemic

Nov 25, 2020
With fewer big donations boxes at offices and retail stores, the logistics have become tricky.
Hilary Duff and Toys for Tots Marines kick off last year's campaign at a Disney store in Los Angeles.
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year with 'lucky money'

Feb 5, 2019
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
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Why consumers and retailers alike love gift cards

Dec 24, 2018
There’s even something in there for the government.
 That wall of different gift cards hanging on hooks at the end of a drugstore or grocery story aisle actually has a name: the gift card mall.
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In your hunt for holiday deals, don’t forget the Christmas tree

Dec 18, 2018
Christmas trees are in short supply, but deals are still doable.
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Tips for a successful office Secret Santa

Dec 13, 2018
Gift giving at the office can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be
A man dressed as Father Christmas aka Santa Claus 
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Credit card companies make it easier to return unwanted goods

Jan 10, 2018
Return season is upon us, and one out of four people is expected to return a holiday gift, according to a new survey from Wallethub. But what if that holiday gift you bought for yourself turned out to be the mistake and the window for returns has closed? Your credit card just might be able […]

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