You've probably seen – or even participated in – promotional contests offered by retailers in which they say "no purchase required to win."
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.
Consumers, with the help of tech companies, are transforming their personal blizzard of missing receipts, misplaced coupons, lost promotional alerts and unused gift cards into digital files stored in the cloud.
Facebook on Thursday began letting social network members in the United States send friends gift cards for purchases at participating shops or restaurants.
The deals tempt Karen Gunter just seconds after she opens her Facebook page: 25 percent off at the local department store, 20 percent off at Old Navy, a free drink at Caribou Coffee.
Some 31 percent of US consumers have purchased tablet computers, and most of the others want one, a survey showed Wednesday.
New high-tech devices will get US consumers to open their wallets for the upcoming holiday season, driving retail spending higher, a survey showed Tuesday.
Facebook is rolling out a service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks and other real-life presents to one another.