Free Shipping Day Isn’t Happening This Year Like We’re Used To

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In 2008, Internet entrepreneur Luke Knowles introduced shoppers to the idea of Free Shipping Day. Knowles began the movement to encourage affordable, rushed shopping for people doing late Christmas shopping. Soon, its popularity expanded beyond shoppers. Retailers too came to understand the appeal of promising orders without a big financial burden.

This year, however, we find ourselves with less emphasis on Free Shipping Day. Looking around at online retailers, it doesn’t appear that Free Shipping Day, in 2019 on December 14, is getting much steam. For those waiting for that one single day of free shipping to place those big holiday orders, that may not be necessary. We don’t have Free Shipping Day like we used to years ago. We have an extended period.

Ultimately, Free Shipping Day has evolved

Don't fret if you can't pinpoint Free Shipping Day this year, it lasts much longer
Don’t fret if you can’t pinpoint Free Shipping Day this year, it lasts much longer / MoneyTips

Unlike divisive reboots of old classics, this change might just be for the best. How often have you planned a big, important shopping spree – in-store or online – but then life threw a wrench in that plan. Suddenly, that brief window of fiscally responsible shopping is filled with other pressing obligations, and now it just feels like a lost opportunity.

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Instead of setting reminders to nab a Cyber Monday deal or risking a concussion during the one cheap day to buy the latest fad, we have more time to shop comfortably. The holidays can demand a lot of resources, particularly time and money. Originally, Knowles pushed for Free Shipping Day because he understood how quickly important dates can creep up on us. We showed our appreciation within the first two years of its introduction. By 2010, Free Shipping Day online sales surpassed Black Friday profits by $294 million. But isn’t this just another narrow window for us to manage into our calendars?

Retailers are adjusting based on consumer demand

Holiday shopping means keeping track of a LOT
Holiday shopping means keeping track of a LOT / PYMNTS

According to USA Today, we don’t have to view the chance at free shipping as just one quick day for an amazing deal anymore. The outlet reports that this single day has evolved into a “free shipping season.” Online sellers offer a wider range of time for free shipping. Usually, this requires spending a certain amount of money on products, then Free Shipping Day gives shoppers the chance to spend whatever they want and still get the deal. But more and more, lately, that offer is available throughout more of the season.

That does not mean you can find that one perfect item for under the tree. Retailers do still impose a deadline for when you can get your freely-shipped items to your doorstep in time for Christmas. That deadline is approaching fast and generally falls with around a week left until the big day. Some variation does exist from store to store, though. If an online store doesn’t have a dedicated day, there are still other options. Sellers provide more alternatives because shoppers simply may not make a purchase without it. Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot shopping trends expert, polled consumers and found 61% won’t make a purchase without securing free shipping. As a potential alternative, stores let you have your item shipped to one of their physical locations instead of your house. You still secure your perfect gift and don’t have to navigate crowded aisles. Once again we can see how consumer demands shape how retailers sell and offer deals.

This holiday, we have more chances to get free shipping, but stay mindful of shipping speed still
This holiday, we have more chances to get free shipping, but stay mindful of shipping speed still / Living Rich With Coupons

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Just In: Vivian Gilley, Wife Of Legendary Mickey Gilley, Dies At Age 80

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  • Vivian Gilley, wife of famous country singer Mickey Gilley, dies at age 80.
  • She had been struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease during the last few years in hospice.
  • Vivian had been managing her husband’s career when he rose to fame.

 

Reports confirm that Vivian Gilley, the wife of legendary country singer Mickey Gilley, has died at the age of 80. In recent years, she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. For the last year of her life, she was living in an assisted living home. Her family thanks the Cottages at Clear Lake and Dignity Hospice for their care and assistance during the last few years.

Vivian McDonald was born on August 10th, 1939. She would marry country singer Mickey Gilley on December 27th, 1962. She was right by his side through his rise to fame, including managing the club Gilley’s in Pasadena. Vivian would also end up managing her husband’s music career. She was also a founding member of the New Life Community Church.

Remembering Vivian Gilley and reminiscing about her husband’s incredible on-going career

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Vivian Gilley / Courtesy Photo

Mickey Gilley has been gracing the ears of many with his music, a mix of Louisiana rhythm and blues, since 1957. He grew up with two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. With this in mind, he was constantly surrounded by music growing up, which would pave the way for his future. Gilley makes his debut with “Is It Wrong For Loving You” (with Kenny Rogers on guitar) which would top the charts.

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He would move to Pasadena, Texas in 1971 and open his nightclub, Gilley’s. More of his hits continue with “City Lights” and “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” He also didn’t hold back in participating on the big screen, appearing in the movie Urban Cowboy alongside John Travolta and Johnny Lee.

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Mickey Gilley / NWA Online/Courtesy Photo

Vivian Gilley is survived by Mickey and their son Gregory. Also their stepchildren, brother, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. May she rest in peace!

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Rob Delaney Confirmed To Join Cast Of ‘Home Alone’ Reboot

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  • Disney announces a remake of ‘Home Alone’ this past summer.
  • We now have confirmation that Rob Delaney is joining the cast, alongside Archie Yates and Ellie Kemper.
  • There is no plot yet, but Disney boss Bob Iger says that they are “reimagining” it for “a new generation.”

 

Earlier this year, Disney had announced that there would be a reboot of the classic Christmas movie Home Alone. However, little was known about the cast. It looks like we now have a bit more information as Rob Delaney has been confirmed to join. Also joining will be child star Archie Yates from the film Jojo Rabbit. Yates will be taking on the role that Macaulay Culkin made famous.

Another star to join the cast includes Ellie Kemper from The Office US. Dan Mazer will be directing the film while the script will be written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. Mazer is known for directing Dirty Grandpa and Sacha Baron Cohen’s series Who Is America?

Rob Delaney joining the cast for ‘Home Alone’ reboot

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Rob Delaney / AP Photos/Tim Ireland

The news of this reboot came over the summer. Disney boss Bob Iger says that the 1990 classic film will be “reimagined” for “a new generation.” A detailed plot has yet to be confirmed, but we’re all hoping that they stay true to the original, especially if they’re “reimagining” it. Reboots can either go really, really good, or comically bad.

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Home Alone is one of the films to make it onto the Disney+ streaming service released just last month. There’s no telling if when this reboot comes out it will also be available for streaming on Disney+.  Reports are saying that execs over at Disney also plan to do reboots of The Mighty Ducks. Rumors have been suggesting that they may take the movie and turn it into TV form.

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Home Alone / 20th Century Fox

There is no date as of yet for when the Home Alone reboot cast will start filming. As for the original star, Macaulay? Well, he has his own response to the remake and it’s pretty hilarious. He posts a photo of himself looking rather relaxed with a bowl of food watching something on his laptop. The caption reads, “This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like.” 

This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like. pic.twitter.com/sGj86933LA

— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019

One thing we know for sure is that we’re all excited to see what the reboot has in store! We hope it’s good (even though nothing beats the original).

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‘Gilligan’s Island’ First Aired 55 Years Ago — Learn More About The Cast

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Gilligan’s Island was one of those classic sitcoms everyone seemed to love. It was set around five passengers, a patron, and a first assistant who set out to do a “three-hour tour.” Unfortunately, the boat wrecked and they got stuck on an island.

The show starred Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale Jr. (The Skipper), Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III), Natalie Schafer (Lovey Howell), Russell Johnson (The Professor), Tina Louise (Ginger), and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann). Learn more about their careers after the show ended.

Bob Denver (Gilligan)

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Gilligan and Bob Denver / CBS and IMDb

He played the lovable and often gullible Gilligan. He was also well-known for The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Good Guys, and Dusty’s Trail. Bob also played Gilligan or himself as a guest star in many series over the years. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2005 at the age of 70 from pneumonia.

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Alan Hale Jr. (The Skipper)

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The Skipper and Alan Hale Jr. / CBS and Wikipedia

He played Captain Jonas Grumby, mainly called The Skipper. He was the owner and captain of the boat and was very tough, but had a soft side. After the popularity of the show, he opened up a restaurant in Los Angeles called The Lobster Barrel. He was also a guest star on many shows and died in 1990 after battling cancer. He was 68.

Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III)

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Thurston Howell III and Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo) / CBS and Facebook

He played a rich man that realized that he couldn’t use his money to get off the island. He is also known for voicing the character Mr. Magoo. Jim also appeared in Rebel Without a Cause, playing James Dean‘s character’s father. He also starred in Don’t Bother to Knock with Marilyn Monroe. He also died of pneumonia in 1989 at the age of 76.

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Breaking: ‘Do The Right Thing’ Actor Danny Aiello Dead At 86

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  • ‘Do the Right Thing’ star Danny Aiello passed away at the age of 86 Thursday evening.
  • His family had visited him at a medical facility in New Jersey where he was receiving treatment for an illness.
  • Aiello was suffering from an infection and passed away later in the evening after his family visited him the same day.

 

On Thursday, December 12, 86-year-old actor Danny Aiello passed away. Outlets such as PEOPLE report he suffered from an infection related to treatment he was receiving at a medical facility in New Jersey. Initially, he received treatment for a sudden illness. His family had visited him earlier that same Thursday and the actor passed away later that evening after they left.

Danny Aiello received several Oscar nominations and performed in several remarkable movies. These include The Godfather: Part II, Do the Right Thing, Moonstruck, and more. Aiello is survived by his wife Sandy Cohen and three children. His son, Danny Aiello III, passed away in 2010 after battling cancer.

Danny Aiello only needed a few words to leave his mark

Many fans know Danny Aiello from Do the Right Thing
Many fans know Danny Aiello from Do the Right Thing / Photofest

Aiello appeared in several titles that we still love today. When he acted in The Godfather: Part II, with only four words he solidified a powerful moment in the movie and cinematic history: Michael Corleone says hello. Watch his performance below.

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In Do the Right Thing, Aiello found himself in a very different setting than the gritty mafia drama of The Godfather: Part II. This big title included its fair share of drama, but also let Aiello and his co-stars explore their acting range a bit more. Even so, his own character brought to light some serious issues that still are very relevant for the times.

Major media icons remember Aiello’s impact on the industry and their lives

Goodbye Dear #DannyAiello 💔
Danny was a Great Actor, But a
Genius Comedic Actor.We Laughed so much. Making #Moonstruck ..It was one of the happiest times in my life,& He Was apart of that Happy time.
Goodbye #JohnnyCammareri
💋Loretta

— Cher (@cher) December 13, 2019

Aiello’s Moonstruck co-star Cher took to Twitter to express her condolences and remember the actor she worked alongside. As Cher recalls it, she laughed as much as any member of the audience watching Aiello’s comedic genius at work.

On Moonstruck, (1987), Aiello portrays Johnny Cammareri, who proposes to Cher’s character, Loretta Castorini, before departing on a trip to Sicily. Everything seems fine at first until Johnny introduces his younger brother into the mix. Cher’s tweet shows the devoted consideration Loretta just couldn’t bring herself to easily feel for Johnny.

His acting career was wide-reaching

Danny Aiello is most known for Do the Right Thing but he has a very varied career
Danny Aiello is most known for Do the Right Thing but he has a very varied career / Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

From romantic comedies to crime dramas and everything in between, Danny Aiello has done it all. Not only has he graced the big screen with his keen eye for timing and delivery, but he also acted on stage. Aiello had many stage credits to his name, including Broadway plays such as The House of Blue Leaves, Gemini, and The Floating Light Bulb.

Even with such an impressive resume, Aiello displayed a strong sense of humility early on. He told PEOPLE in 1990, “You know, I’ve only been in this business 17 years. For actors, that’s no time at all. Everything is happening so damn fast. It’s like a beautiful dream that never seems to end.”

Aiello found success wherever he went

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The Late Great DANNY AIELLO. June 20,1933- December 13,2019.

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Many of his movies included some other very big stars and brought Aiello some pretty big recognitions. His performance in Do the Right Thing earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for best-supporting actor. There, he worked alongside the likes of Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and more. Following his passing, Lee broke the news on his Instagram, mourning the loss of a truly great legend.

This follows his very impressive entry into acting while acting beside Robert De Niro in Bang the Drum Slowly. Though later we got to witness the many genres Aiello was capable of, for the most part we really got to enjoy him as a tough guy New Yorker archetype.

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Garth Brooks Has A Big Update For Us About His Future Music

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  • Country singer Garth Brooks is extending his “Dive Bar” tour into 2020!
  • The tour is originally only seven shows long.
  • He hints at this at the recent Country Music Association Awards.

 

57-year-old country singer Garth Brooks has announced that he will be extending his “Dive Bar Tour” into 2020! He shares this exciting news on a Facebook Live video for his “Inside Studio G” series. Brooks launched his tour this year in partnership with Seagram’s 7 Crown. It’s originally supposed to be just 7 shows.

Brooks also teams up with Blake Shelton in an effort to promote his tour. They release a song together by the name of “Dive Bar.” Allegedly, Brooks had been hinting at the recent CMAs about pushing for more tour dates in 2020. Now, it’s official!

Garth Brooks now prepping for 2020 tour dates

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Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton / Instagram

The Entertainer of the Year Winner at the CMAs has also been recognized as the best-selling solo artist of all time. He actually speaks with Fox News about the A&E special about his life and career. The special goes by the name of Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On. One thing he mentions, in particular, is watching his ex-wife Sandy Mahl, and their three daughters, talk about his career over the years. They specifically mention the personal soundchecks they were able to come to.

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“When you see that footage, when you see those little babies running around soundcheck and you hear that music and you hear how quiet that arena or stadium is, that’s when you recognize, holy cow, this is when everything slowed down for her,” Brooks explains. “That was her prime time. I totally get it now.”

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Garth Brooks / Instagram

The star also talks about his daughter with his ex-wife, August, Allie, and Taylor. He jokes that when he divorced Mahl, he finds himself living with “three strange women that I did not know.” He’s jokingly referencing his daughters. Brooks would marry Trisha Yearwood in 2005 and recently calls himself “lucky” to be married to his “best friend.” Check out some adorable footage below of Garth Brooks talking about his relationship with Yearwood.

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