Tuesday News Day: Amazon Runway, Holiday Free Shipping & More!

This week’s Tuesday News Day is all about saving. Saving on high-end fashion, saving on Thanksgiving, saving on shipping, and saving at the pump. Plus, you’ve got a new excuse to bargain shop! Turns out, you may just be genetically programmed to love a good deal.

Amazon takes a walk down the runway.
Amazon is honing in on the fashion market. They just opened up a 40,000 square-foot fashion photography studio. Fashion is one of the Amazon’s fastest-growing businesses. While it’s mostly speculation at this point, we can expect to see changes in the future, which may include dedicated high-end fashion areas on the site, possible designer collaborations, and innovation in mobile and social shopping.
Source: Fashionista

Do you possess the bargain-shopping gene?
Bargain shopping
Does a sale make you giddy? Well that might just be genetics at work. We all get a little blast of dopamine (a feel-good neurotransmitter) when we see a good deal. But, while the majority of us are able to flush the dopamine before making our purchasing decision, 1 in 4 have the COMT gene. That means dopamine sticks around a little longer and you are more likely to snag up those good bargains.
Source: TIME


Another store to spend Thanksgiving night at.
J.C. Penney is the latest retailer to announce they will open their doors on Thanksgiving night. Most J.C. Penney locations will open doors at 8 p.m. and stay open for 25 hours. Last year, the store opened at 6 a.m., Friday, making it one of the last retailers to kickoff Black Friday. Macy’s made a similar announcement last week.
Source: USA Today

Free shipping
Free shipping
Get ready for free shipping galore this holiday season, starting now. Shop.org’s eHoliday survey, found that 16.3% of retailers will offer their first free shipping holiday deal by the week of October 28. While more than one-third of retailers said they already offer year-round free shipping. More than half plan on increasing their use of social media in November and December, so be sure to follow your favorite brands for deals.
Source: ConsumerAffairs

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Every penny counts when it comes to pumping gas!
Gas prices
Gasoline prices will be an average of 11¢ cheaper this year, according to a forecast from the Energy Information Agency. Meaning American drivers are collectively saving $40 million a day at the pump compared to last year. If the forecast pans out, then gas prices should stick around an average of $3.30 a gallon for the rest of the year.

Source: Businessweek



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  1. I’ve never shopped on Thanksgiving night or Black Friday (though I have been tempted to!). I just don’t have the endurance to stand in line for hours for a small-window deal. But I would love to snag that free shipping!

  2. I’m always more likely to purchase from a retailer offering free shipping. Especially when I get email promotions with free shipping – it’s almost a guarantee I’ll buy something.

  3. Very interesting to read about Amazon’s step into the fashion industry. I love all of the coats in the image you posted. I’ve always loved shopping on Amazon but haven’t bought a lot of clothes on there. Probably will change now that they are focusing more on it and I have a Prime account now.

  4. Thanks for all the great tips. I also love online shopping, it is so much more convenient. Especially with free shipping.

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