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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit offers Prevention Tips during Holiday Shopping Season

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – As the largest holiday shopping event of the year approaches, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit warns consumers to beware of identity theft during the celebratory season.

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Last year, for the 12th consecutive year, identity theft led the list of consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Eighteen percent of the more than two million complaints filed with the FTC were identity-theft related. «Read the rest of this article»

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Black Friday Store Openings in Clarksville

 

Black FridayClarksville, TN – After a day of eating Turkey on Thanksgiving, most people are watching football or taking a nap. Others though, begin to plan their evenings shopping. Black Friday is always one of the largest retail days of the years with store after store competing to offer the biggest deals to lure the shoppers inside.

Each year it seems, stores have been opening earlier and earlier. This year is no exception. Some stores are opening Thanksgiving day at 8:00pm. Below is a list of some of the stores, their opening times and some of the specials they will be having. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Living Local, Giving Local for the Holidays is a Piece of Cake—or Bacon, or Cheese

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – First there was “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, when the holiday shopping season officially begins and retail store ledgers typically go from red ink to black. More recently, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Small Business Saturday” to remind shoppers to include local businesses in their search for perfect presents.

This year, Small Business Saturday is November 30th. For those who like to live local, this is a great time to remember that it’s also possible to give local by choosing farm direct and locally made gifts.

Small Business Saturday is November 30th.

Small Business Saturday is November 30th.

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Clarksville Transit System offers Free Fare Day on Black Friday

 

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System will be offering free fares for riders all day on November 29th, 2013.

As part of the Regional Transportation Authority, CTS will be joining with other transit providers throughout Middle Tennessee who will be offering free rides.

Included in the program are the commuter buses from Clarksville to Nashville which will run as usual that day.

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

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66 Million Americans Have Yet To Begin Their Holiday Shopping according to Consumer Reports Holiday Poll

 

Eight in Ten are Concerned about Overspending; Twenty-Eight Percent of those who Shop Around are Finding Better Deals Online

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday may have seen record-high sales this year, but 36 percent of Americans who say they plan to give gifts have yet do any holiday shopping at all, according to the latest Consumer Reports Holiday Poll.

Of those who have begun shopping, 42 percent are either three-quarters finished or finished completely (9 percent), while 58 percent said they were no more than halfway done. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksvillians turn out in droves for Black Friday deals

 

Clarksville, TN – In the traditional closing to the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of people left their homes on Thanksgiving evening to stand out in the cold waiting for the chance to participate in Black Friday. Retailers across the country offer some of the best deals of the year to shoppers eager to begin the Christmas purchases.

Shaquana Harmon was waiting at the entrance to Governor Square Mall with her sisters and cousins. They were hoping to find some deals on some new outfits from Victoria’s Secret and Old Navy. They arrived at the mall at around 8:00pm on Thanksgiving day for the midnight opening. “We were already out and about and had stopped at Walmart, and so we decided to come on over to the mall afterwards.” They were the 2nd group to arrive at the main entrance with the other arriving shortly before at around 7:30 PM.

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit warns Consumers to be aware during Holiday Shopping Season

 

Unit Offers ID Protection Tips to Holiday Shoppers Hitting the Stores and making Internet Purchases

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The start of the holiday season not only brings excitement to many people, it also brings concern about identity theft to millions of consumers who kicked off the holiday shopping season with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and, according to the Federal Trade Commission, it is also the time of year when most identity crime occurs. «Read the rest of this article»

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Black Friday Store Openings

 

Black FridayClarksville, TN – After a day of eating Turkey on Thanksgiving, most people are watching football or taking a nap. Others though, begin to plan their evenings shopping. Black Friday is always one of the largest retail days of the years with store after store competing to offer the biggest deals to lure the shoppers inside.

Each year it seems, stores have been opening earlier and earlier. This year is no exception. Some stores are opening Thanksgiving day at 8:00pm. Below is a list of some of the stores, their opening times and some of the specials they will be having. «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving Day Dinner to be served at some Local Restuarants

 

Thanksgiving DinnerClarksville, TN – On Thanksgiving Day, most of us will be gathering with friends and family members to enjoy the traditional holiday meal together. For those who do not wish to cook, the options are somewhat limited as most of the restaurants in town will be closed.

The following sit down restaurants are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day: «Read the rest of this article»

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Final Christmas Push Propels U.S. Online Holiday Spending to $35.3 Billion, Up 15 Percent Versus Last Year

 

Christmas Day Sees Significant Spike in Digital Content & Subscription Sales as Consumers Load Up New Tablets, e-Readers and Music Devices

comScoreReston, VA – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $35.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.

The most recent week (ending December 25th) witnessed $2.8 billion in spending, an increase of 16 percent versus the corresponding week last year. «Read the rest of this article»

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