My holiday list is ready in anticipation of Black Friday deals. Over the past few years, Black Friday (aka the scariest shopping phenomenon ever) has gained a lot more attention in Canada and I plan on making the most of it. Holiday shopping takes a lot of planning. Keeping tabs on everyone’s … [Read more...]
How To Get A Head Start On Holiday Shopping Using Your AIR MILES
I have spent all year saving up my AIR MILES and doing everything I can to earn miles faster. By using my American Express AIR MILES Card alongside my AIR MILES Collector Card, I was able to earn miles on every purchase I made, and twice the miles on anything I bought at an AIR MILES Sponsor. And … [Read more...]
Holiday Shopping Rewards with AIR MILES Cash
Holiday shopping is upon us once again, so it's time to get organized, and not break the bank. We all want to stretch our dollars as far as possible, and AIR MILES wants to help with the AIR MILES Cash program feature. With miles added through your regular shopping habits, you can get more from your … [Read more...]
How’s Holiday Customer Service in the Marketplace?
Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, I thought it might be prudent to get some advice on customer service. And who better to ask than the hosts of CBC's Marketplace, Erica Johnson and Tom Harrington. Erica: Can we just start with your shoes? Now that we've got the … [Read more...]
Give the Gift Twice!
I see trends as being very wave-like. By the time that wave has crested, often the trend is so far mainstream that it's pretty well "jumped the shark". As your resident trend watcher, I see my job to write about the trends that are further out on the horizon preparing to crash into our daily lives … [Read more...]
Organized Gift Giving
Do you know, on Friday I was in the UPS store (shipping gifts to overseas family) and I bumped into this guy:He pulled out his watch and reminded me that there were only 6 weeks (exactly!) until Christmas. That's 42 days or, as he liked to put it, 1008 hours. Wow! Now, some of the … [Read more...]
Family Board and Electronic Games – The Contest Continues!
When choosing holiday gifts, I consider board games a bit of a no-brainer. They work terrifically as hostess gifts, fit the bill for the family who has everything, and the variety of games available means they can work for any aged child. I wrote earlier this summer about my family's love of … [Read more...]