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FedEx giving away $1 million to holiday shoppers

 

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For the second straight holiday shopping season, FedEx Corp. is giving away $1 million to help
 boost small business.

The package delivery company announced today that it will give away 40,000 American Express gift cards, each worth $25.

Consumers can apply for the free card via the FedEx Facebook page.

 

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Poll: Holiday shoppers ‘enthusiastic’ but spending less

With the Christmas shopping season entering the stretch run, Consumer Repor112510blackfri26.mc.jpgts’ latest survey offers an interesting look at consumer attitudes.

Half of us are “enthusiastic” about the holiday shopping season, but almost one-third of Americans say they are worse off financially than they were last year, according to the Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll.

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Consumer Reports unveils Naughty & Nice shopping list

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Consumer Reports has come out with its first “Naughty & Nice Holiday List,” which highlights some of the best and worse corporate shopping policies.

ME_SANTA_001.jpg“Our goal isn’t to laud one company or put down another, but to call out specific policies that we think put consumers first or put them behind the eight ball,” Tod Marks, senior editor and resident shopping expert at Consumer Reports, said in a statement.

Some big names aren’t going to like what CR has to say.

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Consumer perk — sales tax holiday

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday is almost here. Will you be shopping?

The state Department of Revenue certainly hopes so. Considering that Tennessee does not have a personal income tax, a sales tax holiday seems risky.

Nonetheless, it’s a good idea. One that Tennessee consumers have come to count on, especially parents on the hook for school supplies, clothes, computer and everything else it takes to get their kids ready for school.

Since its start in 2006, Tennessee shoppers have saved $8 million to $10 million during the sales tax holiday.

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