CHICAGO — Amazon is adding another Prime Day to the calendar, CNN reported.

The company announced Monday that the sale, called “Prime Early Access Sale,” will take place Oct. 11-12. The 48-hour event is only for members of its Prime subscription program and will feature discounts on “hundreds of thousands” of items.

“Prime Early Access Sale” will be available in 15 countries including Canada, China, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Amazon is following its rivals in getting a jumpstart on the holiday shopping season. Walmart announced last week that it will start its holiday sales as early as next month, and Target said its shopping kickoff, called “Deal Days,” will be held Oct. 6-8.

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It all started with a knock on the door four decades ago. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller was stopping by to introduce herself to new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard.

“I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a laugh. “Barbara answered the door draped in wallpaper — because it was their new home and she likes to wallpaper new homes — and I said, ‘Welcome.’ And that was it.”

The women quickly became inseparable. A few months later, coming home from a joint-family trip to Florida for Barb’s mother’s birthday, a layover in Atlanta changed everything. The duo, known to friends as “Pat and Barb” looked around at passengers’ luggage and noticed it all looked rather dull, in shades of beige and black.

The idea for Vera Bradley, named for Barb’s mother, is now

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Have we reached the tipping point?

Tipping culture is a part of our everyday lives — but TikTok users are saying it’s gone too far after an audacious ask from an online furniture store.

A TikTok user, who goes by @spookyweinershared a shocking discovery she made while making a purchase — a payment page which asked if she would like to tip the company.

“I’m purchasing an office chair online, and they’re asking me if I want to leave a tip,” the user says on the app in disbelief.

The image behind her showed a screenshot of her online checkout process, asking if she’d like to leave a tip for the “team,” giving her the option to leave a 1% tip of $2, 3% tip of $6, or 5 % tip of $10.

The woman was shocked she was asked to tip for an online order.
The woman was shocked she was asked to tip for an online order.
TikTok / spookywiener
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 22, 2022 — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October1 and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them make the most of the season with an exceptional experience no matter how, when or where they want to shop.

Today, the retailer is announcing price investments for even deeper savings, three new and expanded returns options, a broader assortment with more top gifts, a new community giving platform and an enhanced omnichannel shopping experience to deliver for its customers all season long.

“Saving our customers time and money is in our DNA, and I am proud of how we’ve innovated to offer exactly what our customers need this holiday – deeper savings across

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Pink leather blazers and emerald frilly dresses, along with other women’s clothing items, line the side wall of Marem, a new 1,470-square-foot clothing boutique that opened Friday, Sept. 16 in Baton Rouge.

The name Marem is a combination of the two owners’ first names, Marlo Rodrigue and Emily Rodrigue. Though not sisters or cousins, the childhood friends renovated a tanning salon into a trendy, colorful clothing store in three weeks with the help of their friends and family.

Marem, located at 4250 Burbank Drive, started as an online boutique in July 2020 — the peak of the coronavirus, but a time when most people spent much of their time online shopping. After bursting at the seams of their storage unit and getting repeated questions of a physical location from their customers, the young women decided to open their first location.


Marem, located at 4250 Burbank Drive, started as an online

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