What store is hosting the longest Black Friday ever? How can you give to charity simply by shopping online? And what sweet treat now comes in glow-in-the-dark? Find the answers in this week’s Tuesday News Day.
Give back on the things you’re already buying. Many of us will be shopping on Amazon this holiday season, so we might as well do a little good while we’re at it. AmazonSmile lets you choose a charity and then automatically donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to that charity. They will remember your choice for future purchases, but you are able to change the recipient at any time in your account settings. Get started here. (Source: TIME)
The longest Black Friday ever. Kmart will stay open a whopping 41 hours this year. Doors will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Sister company Sears announced they will be open from 8 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. the next day. (Source: LA Times)
A new solution for lost luggage. Despite those sticky airline bag tags, about 1% of luggage was mishandled last year, costing $2.6 billion. British Airways is in the middle of a 30-day trial, which tags bags with a plastic device embedded with RFID technology. Travelers are then able use a phone app to tag their bag with a destination and get text alerts when their bag is misplaced. (Source: Businessweek)
Walmart releases Black Friday deals a month early. This year, Walmart’s not waiting till the Friday after Thanksgiving to release deals. They went with the Friday after Halloween. Their Early Bird Online Specials included a $49 10-inch XELIO tablet, a $300 42-inch JVC LED TV and a $299 14-inch HP laptop. These were the lowest prices Walmart has ever offered in those categories. Check out our Walmart coupon codes for more Early Bird Specials. (Source: NY Daily News)
A scoop of ice cream that cost more than $200. Glow-in-the-dark ice cream could be the next big thing in the food world. Inventor Charlie Francis synthesized the protein that makes jellyfish glow. The proteins in the ice cream react when they are agitated, meaning it glows when you lick it. But, expect to pay top dollar if you want to indulge in this treat. A single scoop costs about $225. (Source: CNET)