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Christmas Holiday 2023 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 11/12/2023

Back in the day, when all gifts had to be bought in stores, retailers would helpfully remind us how many “shopping days” there were left before Christmas - not counting the Sundays, and often Saturdays, when stores were closed. Now, in the age of the Internet, every day can be a shopping day, and store hours are any time we’re awake.

However, that doesn’t mean you can just put off all your shopping until the last minute. Because the snag with doing your Christmas shopping online is, you have to factor in delivery time to be sure your gift will arrive before Santa takes off for the year. So instead of counting shopping days until Christmas, you have to count shipping days.

Fortunately, BuyVia has taken the work out of counting for you. We’ve checked websites for all the major stores to see how long their expected delivery times are for regular shipping, express shipping, and free shipping. If a store doesn’t have this information on the Web, or the information is conflicting, we’ve called customer service to get the scoop or extrapolated from the previous year - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog. Read the full post…

The Insider’s Shopping Guide to Black Friday Deals and Sales

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Last update: 11/5/2023


Ahh, Black Friday...that delirious, manic shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving, and now the entire week! Black Friday marks the kickoff of the holiday buying season and retailers offer deep discounts to coax our credit cards from our wallets and purses.

Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Black Friday

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The Insider’s Guide to Cyber Monday Deals

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Last Update: 10/1/2023

CyberMonday Sale Store Icons

The best time of the year to purchase many items is approaching rapidly. The holiday shopping season starts off at Thanksgiving and continues to Christmas. Between those two holidays, you will find two major shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Secret Shopping Tips for Costco, Target and Walmart

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In today's fast-paced world, we all strive to strike a balance between our busy schedules and our desire to save money. That's where we come in!

In this blog, I am committed to sharing my wealth of knowledge and expertise on the art of saving time and money while shopping. Whether you're a seasoned bargain hunter or someone who's just starting their journey toward financial freedom, you'll find valuable insights, tips, and strategies that can transform your shopping experience.

Saving time and money isn't just about finding the lowest price; it's about mastering the art of smart shopping. Together, we'll explore a wide range of topics, from frugal shopping techniques and budgeting hacks to the latest trends in online shopping and time-saving strategies for in-store visits. Today I'll empower you with the tools and knowledge you need, and we will make your money work harder for you.

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18 Restaurants That Will Give FREE Food Near Me

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Do you love free food? We obviously do. Do you love walking through Costco and getting samples of all sorts of tasty morsels?

We never say no and you probably don’t either.

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The Top 10 Best Fast Food Chains

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Last Updated: 11/28/2022

Whether it’s for the convenience, affordability or consistency, fast food chains are a favorite for many people. With hundreds of locations, chains often have deals or loyalty programs. We put together a list of the most popular fast-food chains and what makes them so special.

Here is a list of the top-rated fast-food chains in America

  • McDonald's
  • Starbucks
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Taco Bell
  • Subway
  • Wendy's
  • Dunkin'
  • Pizza Hut
  • Burger King
  • KFC

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How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets for your next Flight

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Last updated: 7/25/2023

How to Find a Cheap Flight Ticket? Are you tired of worrying that you paid a lot more for your airplane seat than the guy sitting next to you? Airline pricing changes by the minute and often times makes no sense. Most people do 75 searches before buying airline tickets! Short of befriending an airline employee and using friend passes, here are some tried and true tips on finding a cheap airline flight.

There is NO magic day/time to get the cheapest flight - Confessions of an airline revenue manager

How Do We Book Tickets?

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The Best Store Return Policy and Refund Policies – Extended Holiday Returns

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Last Updated: 10/4/2023

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Stores Hate Returns

Let's face it, any store wants you to keep what you buy and never return it.  Returns are costly to process, restock, and ship. Consumers need the option of returning an item, or else they would purchase far less products. Read the full post…

The Truth about Black Friday Sales

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Last Update: 9/1/2022

The truth about Black Friday? Black Friday has morphed into Black November, and retailers - both traditional and online, begin running their Black Friday deals on November 1st. That’s right - as soon as you finally hit the bed after a fright filled night of collecting candy from your neighbors, retailers are gearing up to relieve you of your holiday shopping budgets. With dilution of the term Black Friday, the best sales are saved for the day itself.

Be sure to look at our Black Friday Ad Scans and Deals Page

Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Black Friday

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Top 10 Fast Food Chains with Gluten-Free Options

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In the United States, over 3 million people choose not to consume gluten, which is almost triple the amount that did in 2009. Of those, around 2 million have celiac disease, a digestive and immune disorder in which gluten damages the small intestine. Others have a gluten sensitivity, in which the small intestine is not impacted, but other negative symptoms may appear such as tiredness and stomachaches. As fast food is so convenient and popular, especially in the U.S., here is a list of the top 10 fast food chains with gluten-free menu items.

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