It's the sale of the year - or so the high street claims - but Marks & Spencer has basically announced it is bowing out of Black Friday for good. As we reported last week Marks & Spencer has said it won't be buying into the retail bonanza, despite consumer appetite for the event set to hit another record high. Brits expected to splurge a mammoth £4.5 billion over the 24 hour event, according to price comparison site Finder. That's compared to £2 billion last year.
With party season just around the corner, stocking up on booze is a must. And if you love prosecco (and a bargain) then we have two deals from Morrisons and Bargain Booze that will stop you in your tracks. Both retailers are offering shoppers magnums of prosecco for under £11. Yes, you read that correctly. Morrisons is already selling a magnum of Canti prosecco for a cool £10 until the 26th November.
Homeware store Habitat has announced their Black Friday weekend deals, set to launch on Thursday, and there's a lot of good stuff on offer. With up to 50% off hundreds of items including velvet sofas and decorative lighting, Habitat's home and furniture discounts are ideal for updating your home ahead of Christmas. Shoppers can splash out on stylish tableware for entertaining over the festive period whilst balancing their bank balance, or r splurge on a new bed or sofa in the sale.
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".