• Amazon's Black Friday sale lasts through Dec. 22

    By: Debbie Lord , Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Retail giant Amazon began its Black Friday sales early this year -- as in Tuesday, Nov. 1.

    The online retailer is kicking-off the holiday gift-giving countdown by offering gift guides which feature suggestions on what to get for that person who has everything, and new deals posted every five minutes for items on its site.

    Amazon has also created an alert system – “Watch-a-Deal” – to help customers keep track of bargains.

    If you are a Prime member, you are eligible for additional deals, the company said. Prime members get a 20 percent discount on pre-order and new video games and two-day shipping. It costs $99 a year to become a prime member.

    According to the National Retail Federation, the average American consumer will spend $935.58 during the holiday shopping season. More than half of that shopping, 56.5 percent, will be done online, the organization says.

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    Amazon's Black Friday sale lasts through Dec. 22

  • Headline Goes Here

    Immigration: Top Republicans calling on Trump to end separation policy…

  • Headline Goes Here

    ‘She keeps asking for her babies': Family devastated by crash that…

  • Headline Goes Here

    British ex-soldier gets 18 years to life for parachute plot to kill…

  • Headline Goes Here

    Coyote killing contest under fire by animal rights agencies