Consumer News 10/29/15



Adobe released its annual holiday shopping forecast this morning and predicts prices overall will be the lowest on Thanksgiving Day with an average discount of 27%.
As for particular wishes on your gift list, Adobe predicts the Saturday before Thanksgiving will be the best time to buy toys, the Monday before Thanksgiving for electronics and Thanksgiving Day for jewelry.
Adobe also predicts out-of-stock incidents will increase by 37% on Thanksgiving Day and peak on Cyber Monday.


Speaking of shopping, credit card company MasterCard has launched a program to turn just about anything into a payment device.
Most everyone is familiar with the credit card, and many people are even using their smart phones to pay for things at the store.
But MasterCard has launched a program that could turn any gadget, wearable, and even jewelry into a payment device.
As more things become connected, MasterCard is looking for new convenient ways for people to pay.
Several companies are partnering with MasterCard to develop the gadgets and wearables.
The company says products will begin rolling out in 2016.


And today is National Oatmeal Day!
To celebrate, Quaker is giving away one million free bowls of oatmeal today while supplies last.
To get yours, or to gift one to someone else, just follow @quaker on twitter, find quaker on Facebook, or visit the website for more info.
Quaker will also be handing out oatmeal cups to morning commuters is select cities and some residents may even wake up today to find oatmeal pouches on their doorsteps in cities from coast to coast.
Now that’s your morning’s consumer news…

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