Better Business Bureau offers holiday shopping advice


Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 25, 2013 – Millions of shoppers will be heading out to cross items off of holiday wish lists this weekend, but Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds consumers to shop wisely.

One in three American adults will make a purchase on the day after Thanksgiving; read BBB’s article, Find Holiday Deals, Not Holiday Duds on Black Friday, to make the experience as painless as possible on Nov. 29.

The 23 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales; read BBB’s article, Small Business Saturday Means Big Business for Small Businesses, and shop local on Nov. 30.

Avoiding the holiday rush is nice, but shopping online comes with its own set of dangers; read BBB’s article, Click with Caution on Cyber Monday, for safe surfing tips on Dec. 2.

Happy holidays from BBB! Remember to visit BBB’s News Center for the most current consumer and small business news and advice.


Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is one of 113 in North America and the largest BBB by geographical service area. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit public reporting agency committed to trust in the marketplace. For more information on ethical business standards and BBB Accreditation, or to access free BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, scam alerts or find local event information, contact BBB or visit


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