Monday, November 26, 2012
Get all the information you need to start your day, including where to find the lowest gas prices in your town, live traffic updates, weather and events of the day.
Do you prefer to do your shopping from the comfort of home? Last year, Americans spent $1.25 billion online on the Monday after Thanksgiving, making it the best day for online spending in U.S. history, according to ComScore. Major stores have plenty of deals you can find while sitting at the kitchen table today. And if you're looking for unique, handmade items, check out the sales on Etsy. And here's some other information you may need today: Where do I find the lowest gas prices today in Lake Zurich? Show me the live traffic from Lake Zurich to Chicago. Tell me the most recent weather forecast for the area. Check out all the places that you can visit in Lake Zurich. Give me a list of today's events. Is there information you'd …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Lake Zurich residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Which shopping bonanza do you prefer? Take our poll and let us know why you shop the way you do in the comments section.
Do you look forward to getting up in the wee hours the day after Thanksgiving for the best Black Friday deals at places like Target, Macy's or Walmart? Or do you prefer to sleep in over the long weekend and start your shopping from the comfort of your desk chair on what's become known as Cyber Monday? If you prefer Black Friday, you're part of a long shopping tradition. Black Friday has been around for more than 100 years, according to an article on its history in Time. It was already such a crucial kick-off to the holiday shopping season during the Great Depression, that retailers urged President Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving earlier in order to extend the shopping season. He did, but handled the messaging poorly and few people realized …
With Cyber Monday just around the corner, IDentity Theft 911 offers online shoppers tips to avoid identity theft.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Consumers can protect themselves against online scams and identity theft while shopping online with these tips. Top tips include: - Shop on secure sites. They’ll have “https” in the address bar and a yellow padlock logo to the right of the Web browser address bar. Double-click on the lock to see a digital certificate of the website. Review these certificates on unfamiliar sites. - Enter correct URLs. Hackers often buy misspelled domains to trick people into entering personal information. - Never enter your Social Security number or passwords to email and bank accounts as part of the buying process with online retailers. - Use different passwords for online retailers, personal email and banks accounts. If a hacker cracks one password, he …