Deals and freebies include free chicken biscuits, cookbooks and potato chips.
Social media changes the world of barter, and one mom gets a PlayStation 2, clothes and toys for $45.
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More kids are asking Santa for necessities rather than toys. The requests show that the recession isn't over for many families.
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Retailers are using shipping deals to compete for shoppers. Most deadlines are this week for delivery by Dec. 24.
More employers plan to reward workers with gifts, bonuses and parties. But some are more generous than others.
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