Monday, November 26, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Monday, November 26, 2012
Newport residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just a…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Shopping online can avoid the crowds, but the Better Business Bureau advises you to protect yourself from fraud and scams.
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, means avoiding the crowds by shopping online. But it also opens you up to attacks from scammers and hackers, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Every year, more people head online rather than to the mall to get their holiday shopping done. “You can’t beat shopping online for convenience, comfort and comparing prices,” said Paula Fleming, BBB spokesperson. “But don’t let your guard down. Take the necessary precautions to avoid fraudulent websites, scammers and other Grinches who would just love to ruin your holidays.” BBB recommends these 10 tips for shopping online this holiday season: 1. Protect your computer – Your computer should always have the most recent updates installed for …
A look at what's happening in and around Newport today.
Teen Time at the Newport Library will feature a Make-Your-Own Sundae party. Teens in grades 7 to 12 are welcome to attend from 4 to 5 p.m. No pre-registration is required. The Aquidneck Island Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at Newport Hospital from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This group meets on the last Monday of each month and is open to anyone with multiple sclerosis, their friends and family. Tired of cooking after the Thanksgiving holiday? On Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m. the time you call is the amount you pay for your pizza at Mama Leone’s. That means if you call at 5 p.m. you only pay $5. Today is Cyber Monday, historically one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. Go to www.cybermonday.com for a list of some of the deals that…