| Sep 14, 2013
| 3:54 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through Sunday.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode.
But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads.
Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The news that Walmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart and Target will launch the Black Friday sales stampede on Thanksgiving night -- and not the day after -- is the final stake through the wishbone of our national day of thanks.
Old Kris Kringle got his...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:03 AM
Hanukkah, known this year as Thanksgivukkah because it arrives just one day before Thanksgiving, and Christmas are around the corner.
So now's the time to make a mad grab for hot toys to save the trouble of running around. I asked Jodi Furman, who...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint to replace my BlackBerry.
The Skinny: My BlackBerry's bad habit of freezing went from annoying to unacceptable when it froze in the middle of the night and my alarm didn't go off. And yes, I still have a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In just over a year, the novel concept of bringing toys to life has made "Skylanders" one of the most beloved and successful children's video game franchises of all time, establishing a new category in family entertainment.
Now, "SWAP Force"...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Retailers are rallying around the launch of Sony and Microsoft's next-generation videogame consoles, both launching in November -- and some are ready to take sides as the release of the systems heat up a new console war.
â– Microsoft got the jump in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys?
I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet."
With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc.
In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:09 PM
I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic! Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:46 PM
Imagine a mother and father, using their seven kids to help them commit a crime.
Sheriff's officials say that's what happened at a Toys "R" Us in suburban Boca Raton at 20429 State Road 7 last month.
Surveillance cameras were rolling when a family of...
| Nov 16, 2013
The big retailers expanding their Black Friday hours earlier into Thanksgiving day will no doubt lure bigger crowds of holiday shoppers ready to part with their cash. They just shouldn't expect many Times readers — if the letters we received are any...