Amazon Prime Day: Holiday shopping gets early start; Walmart, Best Buy, Target join in

NEW YORK (AP) — Halloween is still weeks away, but retailers are hoping you’ll start your holiday shopping now.

The big push is coming from Amazon, which is holding its annual Prime Day sales event Tuesday and Wednesday, kickstarting the holiday shopping season. It’s the first time Prime Day has been held in the fall, after the pandemic forced it to postpone from July.

Walmart, Best Buy and Target are also offering online deals over the same two days, hoping to lure deal seekers.

“Beat the holiday hustle,” Amazon’s site said on Tuesday. “Holiday savings start now,” a message on said.

There’s good reason for the early start. Retailers are worried that a rush of online orders later could lead to shipping delays in November and December. And stores want to avoid big crowds inside their stores during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 

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Amazon’s handing out $10 when you buy a $40 gift card

Free money alert! Well, free money, when you spend money. But you were already shopping anyway, so might as well collect $10 while you’re at it.

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Ikea to BUY BACK customers’ old and unwanted furniture in return for gift cards

IKEA has announced a new buy back scheme where shoppers can trade in unwanted furniture for gift cards.

The second-hand furniture sold back to Ikea will then be made available for other customers to purchase.

Ikea is launching a new 'Buy Back' scheme for shoppers


Ikea is launching a new ‘Buy Back’ scheme for shoppersCredit: PA:Press Association

Products described “as new” and without scratches will be eligible for a voucher worth 50% of its original price.

This goes down to 40% for items that are “very good” – so minor scratches – or 30% for “well-used” goods with several scratches. 

The vouchers will have no expiry date to discourage shoppers from buying furniture that they don’t really need.

Shoppers are warned that they may be able to sell your items at a higher price than what your voucher would be worth through second-hand selling sites like eBay, Gumtree or Facebook selling pages.

Make sure you do your research

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Amazon’s handing out free money, get $10 when you buy a $40 gift card

Free money alert! Well, free money, when you spend money. But you were already shopping anyway, so might as well collect $10 while you’re at it.

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14 Amazon Prime Day Fashion Deals You’ll Actually Want To Buy

Finally, Amazon Prime Day 2020, the annual two-day sales event, is almost upon us. The bulk of the deals will begin rolling in on October 13th, but for those of you who have been waiting for this cyber savings event since last year’s Prime Day, you’ll be happy to know that a handful of early Prime Day fashion deals are already available to shop, with discounts up to 59% off.

The fashion savings hit just about every department, with men’s and women’s offerings leading the pack with deals on denim, shoes, jewelry, outerwear, and so much more from brands like Calvin Klein, Dickies, and even some select pieces from The Shop by Shopbop store for goods from Beyond Yoga, Rag & Bone, and more.

Ahead, check out some of the very best fashion buys available from the Amazon Prime Day 2020 sale event so far.

Helmut Lang Camel V-Neck Sweater

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Buy Procter And Gamble And Ulta Beauty

October is the most volatile month, has brought the largest one-day declines, and has usually closed on the upside. The coming week is OPEX (options expiration week) which has a bullish bias in the month of October.

Here are two stock recommendations for the short term.

The PG daily cycle (8 of 8 signals correct) bottoms on October 11th and tops on October 18th. The weekly cycle (8 of 9 accurate) is also bullish. October has been the strongest month to hold PG, up 68.3% of all such months over the last 41 years. The target is $150 by months end.  

PG Daily Cycle

PG Daily Graph

The ULTA daily cycle (12 of the last 13 have been

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How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4 so that you can buy games for free in the PlayStation Store


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The PlayStation Store allows you to purchase gift cards, but because it’s an entirely online store, you have to activate the cards with a code first.

This can easily be done from your PlayStation 4 if it has a connection to the internet.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

PlayStation 4 (From $299.99 at Best Buy)

How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4

1. Log into your account on your PS4 and access the PlayStation Store. This should be a registered account with internet access.

graphical user interface: The PlayStation store is accessible from the main menu. Ross James/Business Insider

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The PlayStation store is accessible from the main menu. Ross James/Business Insider

2. From the PlayStation 4’s Store menu, scroll down to the second-to-last option, “Redeem Codes,” and select it.

graphical user interface, application, PowerPoint: It takes a bit of scrolling, so you might not see the "Redeem Codes" option at first. Ross James/Business Insider

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It takes a bit of scrolling, so you might not see the “Redeem Codes” option at first. Ross James/Business

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This is the best jewelry cleaner you can buy on Amazon Canada

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Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

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A summer’s worth of sunscreen, moisturizer and mosquito spray has probably left enough build up on your jewelry to diminish its shine and colour.

The gunky, rusty appearance that your finest pieces have taken on is disappointing, isn’t it? After all, real gold, silver and precious gemstones aren’t cheap.

When it comes to jewelry cleaners, there’s hundreds available on Amazon in all different forms: from polishing cloths to disposable wipes to “diamond dazzle sticks.”

Though out of the hundreds to choose from, it all comes back to this device: Magnasonic’s Professional

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Crocs Are the World’s Biggest Fashion Trend, So Buy CROX Stock

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For over a year now, I’ve been pounding on the table about Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) , saying that the “ugly” sandal maker is a having a seminal moment in fashion and that the brand is on the cusp of becoming the next big thing in the footwear world. Indeed, I’ve even said that CROX stock is turning into the next Nike (NYSE:NKE).

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Ostensibly, it’s a bold claim. And it has naturally been met with tons of skepticism.

But guess what?

It’s also been an enormously profitable claim to date. CROX stock currently trades at decade highs, and is up 63% over the past year, 145% over the past two years, and 390% over the past three years.

The Crocs fashion wave won’t end anytime soon. Nor will the huge gains in CROX stock.

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This Hydrating Toner Mist Is the Ultimate Multipurpose Beauty Buy


One spritz, two spritz, three spritz. Ahhhhh. If your morning, mid-day, and evening beauty routine doesn’t include some type of toning mist, you’re seriously missing out — and not just on that relaxing “ahhhh” effect, but also on all the benefits a darn good spray can have on your epidermis.

That said, more hydrated, more refreshed skin is just a few pumps away, especially if you’re using one particular toning mist from under-the-radar skincare label Sukin. Its best-selling facial spray is so good, one bottle sells every 40 seconds. Forty seconds. And it has Amazon shoppers totally hooked thanks to its myriad of uses.

First and foremost, Sukin’s Hydrating Toner Mist is a, well, facial toner. It’s chock-full of skincare goodies like chamomile and rosewater that soothe, plump, purify, and cool tired, dull skin, and contains none of those harsh chemicals like alcohol and parabens that can irritate

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