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With slashed prices across tech, beauty, home appliances and furniture, we'll be sourcing the best deals across the event (The Independent)
With slashed prices across tech, beauty, home appliances and furniture, we’ll be sourcing the best deals across the event (The Independent)

The biggest shopping event of the year, otherwise known as Black Friday, will take place on Friday 27 November this year.

As the event originally hails from America, the date always falls the day after Thanksgiving, and then is followed by Cyber Monday (30 November) which is traditionally the online-only day of the sale.

Although this year, because of coronavirus, more shoppers are likely to buy online on Black Friday rather than in physical shops.

With a range of retailers set to slash their prices on big ticket items like TVs and coffee machines, it’s the best time of the year to find a deal and of course, get your Christmas presents sorted.

Since Amazon first brought the event online in the UK, it has overtaken other big annual

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  • November 29, 2020

What to expect at Phoenix Sky Harbor this year


The airline industry doesn’t expect Thanksgiving travel to match levels it saw in 2019, when 31.6 million Americans traveled, but it is anticipating an increase in passengers during the holiday, which is expected to run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 1 this year.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport expects a busy few days at its terminals. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that Americans shouldn’t travel for Thanksgiving, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

It’s not too late to make changes to your itinerary. While in years past, it might have been difficult to make the decision to change your plans this close to your departure, most airlines are offering extremely flexible cancellation and rebooking policies because of the pandemic. If you don’t feel safe to travel, you don’t have to. 

An important reminder: If you test positive for the virus, do not travel. Stay

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  • November 21, 2020

Ski resorts expect a busy season. Can they find enough workers?

As ski resorts start to open for a new season, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted protocols such as socially distanced lift lines and reduced capacity for indoor dining. Yet the industry is also benefiting from Americans’ desire to get out of their houses and into fresh air. 

“People are excited to have this ability to have a respite from everything they’ve been dealing with the last several months,” said Ryan Huff of Vail Resorts, which has several Colorado ski mountains open already.

A key challenge for industry is staffing. Typically, a system of temporary visas brings about 7,000 workers from other nations – often students from the Southern Hemisphere who are on their summer breaks.

A visa ban by the Trump administration means that, for this season, ski facilities are recruiting closer to home. One focus is on college students who have some flexibility due to online classes or lengthened

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  • November 19, 2020

What to expect at your favorite resorts amid COVID-19

Iseult Devlin, Special to The Record (N.J.)
Published 4:04 a.m. ET Nov. 12, 2020


Fall foliage is peaking at the Killington Ski Resort in Vermont.

Burlington Free Press

Winter is coming, and many ski resorts around the country are set to open soon, so it’s time to start thinking about your skiing plans for some much-needed fun during these tough times. 

Keystone, A-Basin, Loveland and Wolf Creek in Colorado have already opened thanks to cold temperatures and fresh snow.

But if a vacation out west seems out of the picture this winter, pack your car and take a road trip to the many local resorts nearby and in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England.

Skiers and riders have been enjoying the Big SNOW American Dream indoor snow park at the Meadowlands since it reopened in September. (Photo: Big SNOW American Dream)

Around here, the mountains have pushed

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  • November 12, 2020

My bridezilla sisters expect me to make their wedding dresses, and more advice from Dear Prudence.

A woman sewing a wedding dress.
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by cglade/iStock/Getty Images Plus.

Dear Prudence is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat.

Danny Lavery: Hello, everyone! Let’s distract ourselves with one another’s personal lives, shall we?

Q. Dresses: I am crafty. In an act of hubris and love, I agreed to DIY my best friend’s wedding dress since she had no budget. It took $100, a dozen thrift stores, 100 hours, and a pint of blood, but I was able to convert an ’80s monstrosity into a rather darling modern frock. She got married and bragged about me on social media, but now everyone and their Aunt Betty is expecting me to do the same for them!

The worst are my half-sister and stepsister, and they have competing weddings going on since my stepsister had to reschedule. They both are borderline bridezillas. My half-sister lives

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  • November 2, 2020

In year of pandemic, what to expect when planning Colorado winter fun | Lifestyle

Any dream of Colorado snow this season unfortunately will wake to a world in which COVID-19 still exists. This is a reality of which the state tourism office is acutely aware.

“While on-mountain activities tend to be naturally socially distant,” said office spokeswoman Abby Leeper Gibson, “it’s important that travelers are protected throughout their experience, from renting gear to apres ski.”

Winter, she said, “comprises an important segment for Colorado tourism.” It might take heightened importance now, considering the ski industry’s multi-million-dollar losses from a spring season cut short.

But the usual international clientele is not expected to be nearly as substantial for that industry this winter. Leeper Gibson said the state is marketing only to residents.

Powder primer: A closer look at Colorado's ski areas

Her office is spreading a new message: “responsible tourism,” she said — “showing care” to residents and visitors alike and abiding by local health guidelines.

Here’s what to expect when traveling

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  • October 18, 2020

TUI BLUE For Families hotel: what can you expect?

With endless opportunities to try new experiences, activities and cuisine, the TUI BLUE For Families hotels will make your break one to remember

When taking a family holiday, it’s important that everyone feels catered for. The TUI BLUE For Families hotels were created with this in mind: to satisfy families big and small. TUI BLUE For Families offers holidays that tick all the boxes for every generation – from providing kids’ clubs and baby-and-parent sessions. Every detail has been tailored for families.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, all TUI holidays, including the TUI BLUE For Families hotels have extra precautions in place, so you can have peace of mind for the safety and comfort of your family. There will be extra distance ruling and less capacity in all of the hotels, which are designed in every aspect to be family-friendly and buggy-friendly too. 

Making healthy taste delicious


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  • October 2, 2020

What To Expect In The Light Earnings Week Ahead

During the last two weeks, the market danced to the tune of earnings of Big Tech and tech in general. Although, we’re in for a breather this week with a light earnings schedule. Hopefully, the optimism that the previous two weeks brought will be maintained. Tech titans and the world’s largest corporations, namely Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT),, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) literally blew away estimates. Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY) followed this positive trend last week. Since March lows, the S&P 500 is now in the green for the year and the Dow Jones Industrial Average could be next.

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) and Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR) reported before markets opened today. Canadian-based Canopy Growth’s previous fiscal fourth-quarter report from late May lacked luster. This time, its stock surged 6.8 percent after a smaller than expected loss. The

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  • August 10, 2020

dates, times, and what to expect from SDCC @ Home

Today is the day! Get ready for a weekend full of convention excitement from the comfort of your own home. For the first time in its 51 year history, the ultimate event for geeks around the globe, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), is going online. This year’s [email protected] is the most accessible the event has ever been – anyone with an internet connection and a device capable of streaming YouTube can access over 300 panels and events featuring their favourite pop culture icons.

While that means that Comic-Con 2020 has been significantly pared down compared to last year (Marvel Studios and DC are not major players at this year’s SDCC) that doesn’t mean there won’t be many, many juicy new updates.

In 2020 you don’t need a badge, a ticket, or an impressive cosplay to head to SDCC – this large-scale virtual event is open to everyone and available to watch

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Where to Go, What to Expect

<strong>Ryan Ermey</strong>: Travel is cheap right now. But what’s it actually going to look like in the coming months? Kiplinger staff writer Emma Patch joins the show to talk trains, planes, RVs and more in our main segment. On today’s show, I break down changes to the list of our favorite dividend stocks. And a new edition of Deal or no Deal covers credit cards and “get rich quick” YouTube ads. That’s all ahead on this episode of Your Money’s Worth. Stick around.

<strong>Ryan Ermey</strong>: Welcome to Your Money’s Worth. I’m Kiplinger’s associate editor Ryan Ermey, joined as always by senior editor Sandy Block. And, Sandy, when was the last time that you had McDonald’s?

<strong>Sandy Block</strong>: Not that long ago actually, because I’ve been on the road a lot this summer for family reasons. And if I need some coffee… although, I did bail out of the drive-thru line … Read More