Consumer Reports Online Unveils Holiday Shopping Guide

Consumer
Reports Online
, the Web site from Consumer Reports magazine,
said it has created a special
“information hub” to help holiday shoppers “save time, money, and
sanity when shopping this holiday season.”


The Guide to a
Hassle-Free
Holiday
also offers suggestions for sharing the seasonal spirit in ways
that can make the holidays enjoyable without spending hours at the mall or
going over budget.


“Holiday shoppers are faced with many shopping choices at this time of
year–and stores, catalogs and online shopping make it so easy to buy and
spend,”
said Nancy Macagno, director of new media at Consumers Union, publisher of
Consumer Reports magazine and Consumer Reports Online. “Consumer
Reports Online is a
good place to get ideas for everyone on your shopping list–and tips to keep
your spending in check.”


The site offers Consumer Reports’ annual rundown of products that should
please people on everyone’s gift list and toll-free telephone numbers to help
consumers get in touch with manufacturers. It also gives Web users a list of
features that make an e-commerce site consumer friendly.


There are descriptions of nine hot toys and comments by young, real-life
testers on what they liked and why. The entire site is ad-free.

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