He attached his tracking label that indicated his package was "out for delivery" from San Pablo, Ca., on Dec. 19. He received the same message on Christmas Eve, Thursday and Friday. Godwin declined to comment on the tracking system. Martin Almgren of Mansfield, Texas was still waiting on Friday for nine packages, including one shipped via two-day air on Dec. 21. The tracking system shows the package sitting at the Dallas-Fort Worth depot since Dec.
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RECAP: Holiday Season 2013





Some retailers changed cut-off dates and times for standard shipping to allow shoppers more time to order products. Apple extended by a full day and Pottery Barn moved its deadline from early in the day to midnight, StellaService said. In other cases, it was hard to find the cutoff dates, McMahan said. It should be prominently displayed on a website. StellaService tested 25 retailers promised cutoff dates for standard shipping this year for the first time. It placed orders to three different regions with each of the retailers. Eight of the 25 companies, or 32 percent, failed to deliver by Christmas in at least one of the three regions. Twelve percent of the 75 packages mailed didnt arrive by Christmas, including some from major U.S. chains Macys.com, Gap.com, Potterybarn.com, Kohls.com and Nordstrom.com. Retailers that completed deliveries in time were Amazon.com, Zappos.com, Apple.com, Walmart.com, QVC.com, Sears.com, OfficeDepot.com, Best Buy.com, Costco.com, Sony.com, Target.com, VictoriasSecret.com, HP.com, HSN.com and BarnesandNoble.com Zappos.com, known for its customer service, was the only retailer in the StellaService test that delivered all three of its packages by Christmas.
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Celebrities Share Their Favorite Holiday Treats and Dishes





FORT WORTH, Texas--Nation's Budget Battles Slow Holiday Spending in Military Families, First Command Reports Source: First Command Financial Services, Inc. LOS ANGELES--NRG eVgo Offers Free Electric Car Charging at Park 'N Fly LAX This Holiday Season Source: Park 'N Fly MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--TV Advertisers Effectively Wrap Family, Food and Philanthropy into the Season's Best Ads, According to Ace Metrix Source: Ace Metrix MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--SOASTA Survey: December 25 Is D-Day, with 30% of Smartphone/Tablet-Owning Americans Planning on Downloading Apps Source: SOASTA WASHINGTON--GEICO urges drivers to play it safe in the snow and ice during winter months Source: GEICO STOCKHOLM--Swedish Developer MAG Interactive Celebrates 50 Million Downloads with iPad Version of Global Hit RuzzleSource: MAG Interactive OAKLAND, Calif.--Lucky, FoodMaxx and Save Mart to Match their Holiday SHARES Donations to Bay Area Food Banks on Saturday, December 21 Source: Save Mart Supermarkets NASHVILLE, Tenn.--O'Charley's Donates Pies to Military for the Holidays Source: O'Charley's MEMPHIS, Tenn.--FDX MEC Hosts Family Awareness Event at the Memphis Zoo Source: Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l ST. LOUIS--Grumpy Cat's First Music Video is the Gift That Keeps on Giving This Holiday Season Source: Friskies ATLANTA--More than 1,000 Students will Flood the Streets of Atlanta New Year's Eve to Distribute more than 11,000 Tons of Food this Holiday Season Source: The Impact Movement VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--Amerigroup Georgia Encourages Safe Travel this Holiday Season Source: Amerigroup Georgia NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Announces Regional Winner of the Discovery Friday $1,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes - Charlotte Thomas from Columbia, SC Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc. TAMPA BAY, Fla.--A Heart for the Holidays Source: Trinity Medical Pharmacy WALTHAM, Mass.--Home Dialysis Can Reduce the Stress of a Busy Holiday Season Source: Fresenius Medical Care North America MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--Marlborough-Based Good Neighbor Award Recipient Sepaton, Inc. Gives Back to Local CommunitySource: Sepaton, Inc.
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Holiday 2013 may redefine shipping deadlines





until her brother and his friends, tossing a football around, stepped on and crushed her masterpiece. The holidays are still special for DeGeneres, who is a long-time supporter of Toys for Tots. In fact, this season, she is brand ambassador for Duracell's 'Power a Smile' program, which donates up to 1 million batteries to Toys for Tots this holiday season. When asked about her favorite holiday item to eat, DeGeneres couldn't come up with anything too specific, but she did share what she probably wouldn't be having. "Listen. I love Portia. She's beautiful. She's smart.
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