Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Cheap Gas Fueling Expanded Thanksgiving Travel Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices Matt York/APA motorist fuels his vehicle Tuesday in Gilbert, Ariz. With Thanksgiving gas prices at its cheapest since 2008, the number of travelers is expected to rise. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism ...

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12 Frugal Shopping Tips for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Food & Beverage, How to Save Money Getty ImagesThanksgiving feasts can be tasty without being too pricey. By Maria Lalonde With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us are already licking our lips at the promise of plump turkeys and flaky apple pies. But those of us who’ve hosted before know there can be a lot of ...

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More Thanksgiving Travelers; Don’t Get Stuck at the Airport

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to ...

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Don’t Let the Airlines Lose Your Luggage This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Issues Alan Diaz/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get to the plane, and print out ...

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When to Book Thanksgiving Travel — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to go home and spend time with your family. Unfortunately, that also means it’s one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year to travel in the U.S. Thankfully, there are some ways for you to fly home without gobbling up your savings. First, when it comes to ...

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Good News, Thanksgiving Travelers: Booking Later Will Be Fine

Filed under: Travel, Airfare, Vacation Planning, Saving Getty Images Conventional wisdom and a lot of statistics have shown that booking your travel well in advance is usually the best way to get a good deal. But for travel this Thanksgiving, an analysis by one travel site suggests that procrastinating won’t cost you — unless you wait to the very last-minute. ...

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Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy When

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Secret Shopper, Deals, Shopping Trends Alamy By Marcy Bonebright Sometimes shopping during Black Friday can feel like betting on a prize fight. You plunk down all your money on a great pair of shoes on Black Friday, only to see their price get knocked down during a Cyber Monday blowout. But how can a shopper know ...

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Fewer Americans Traveling This Year for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Economic Recovery, Consumer Issues Alex Brandon/AP By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK — Fewer Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as economic uncertainty in a sluggish recovery curbs travel plans, travel group AAA said Wednesday. AAA expects 38.9 million Americans to drive 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday period, which ...

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Have a Happier Thanksgiving by Dodging These Spending Pitfalls

Filed under: Travel, Airfare, Lodging, Spending, Food, Financial Education Getty Images/Cultura RF Even with the most careful planning, a Thanksgiving budget can fall victim to bad weather, cranky relatives, and recipes that stray a bit too far toward the avant garde. Given that this is the last weekend to prepare and shop before your holiday celebration, let’s run through some ...

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Air Travel’s Coming Nightmare: Soon, Every Day Will Be Like Day Before Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry Getty Images By Mark Johanson In less than a week, more than 3 million Americans will overwhelm airports across the nation as they head home for Thanksgiving in the busiest travel weekend of the year. It’s a daunting thought, but the researchers behind a pair of reports released by the U.S. Travel Association this week ...

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