STRONGSVILLE - So you’ve been shopping ‘till you drop to get the best deals yesterday and today. And many are heading out this weekend to do more. But 10% of those gifts will be returned according to the National Retail Federation. I'm embarrassed to say this, but Christmas in my house has sometimes been a nightmare. No one has a filter, and people have no problem opening their gift and saying ‘what were you thinking? !’ Obviously that means a lot of returns.
CLEVELAND - From finding the best holiday deals, to tips on proper holiday tipping, our Danielle Serino brings you 'One For The Money.' Have you done your holiday shopping yet? If you haven’t, it’s not a bad thing because you can bag some serious bargains…especially on electronics. You can find great deals on headphones but make sure find a retailer with a good exchange or return policy, because fit and comfort are really an individual thing.
Cyber Monday is a huge day for online shoppers to pick up great deals. New numbers out Monday evening show Black Friday deal hunters already spent a record $5 billion dollars online. Brick and Mortar sales are expected to be around three billion. But we found some interesting trends this season in store policies and what people are buying, starting with guns. Dealers hit the bullseye this Black Friday, setting a new record for sales. The FBI says it processed 203,086 background checks on the 24th.
Sitting in the big chair for Jimmy tonight @7! We're talking about how to deal with refunds following the Sam's Clubs closings. And we'll watch Matt Granite taking the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas by storm. I hope you tune in! https://t.co/de4lKAZ0Uj
Tonight@6: Stay at home! That's the warning from AAA. In fact the National Weather Service said travel will be "very hazardous or impossible". But since some of you will undoubtedly have to hit the roads, here's what the experts suggest @wkychttps://t.co/wBKyRFY4xU
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".