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‘the unofficial start’ of the holiday season

The timing of Amazon (AMZN) Prime Day this year marks “the unofficial official start to holiday shopping — which is pretty smart,” says Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping’s products and reviews editor.

”This is definitely going to be the longest holiday shopping season we have seen,” Teich told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.

The sales event for Amazon shoppers typically happens in July. However due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was pushed out to October 13 and 14 — ^ weeks ahead of Black Friday.

“Is Prime Day the new Black Friday? One thing is for sure, that Prime Day is absolutely changing the way that we’re shopping,” she added.

Shopping in October rather than up against the holidays avoids massive clog-ups surrounding the shipping windows towards the end of year.

Other retailers like Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Best Buy (BBY) and Overstock (OSTK) are holding their own special deals this

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is the ‘unofficial, official start to holiday shopping’ for all retailers like Target, Walmart [Video]

Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping’s Products and Reviews Editor, joins Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the bests deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020, mistakes to avoid while shopping and what we should look out for from other retailers like Target and Walmart.

Video Transcript

BRIAN SOZZI: I think we can all agree the pandemic will make this a very weird holiday shopping season. From earlier deals to compressed shipping windows, consumers would be wise to shop now instead of December 24. But if you do get all your shopping done on Prime Day, does that mean Black Friday is no longer a thing?

Jessica Teich, she’s “Good Housekeeping’s” products and Reviews Editor and here with– is here with us now. Jessica, good to see you this morning. The deals are out there. Prime Day, Target, and Walmart all over the websites this morning.

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Unofficial White House gift shop already selling ‘Trump Defeats COVID’ commemorative coin

White House residence staffers are reasonably worried about the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

While President Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, he’s headed back to the White House on Monday evening. First lady Melania Trump never left.

But weeks before their diagnoses, two housekeepers at the White House also tested positive for COVID-19. And while they worked on a different floor than where the first family stays, they were told to use “discretion” and avoid talking about their illness, The New York Times reports.

Around 90

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‘Trump Defeats COVID’ Coin Goes on Sale at Unofficial White House Gift Shop

Commemorative coins marking President Donald Trump “defeating” COVID-19 have been released for pre-order on an online gift shop as the commander-in-chief continues to be treated for his infection.



Donald Trump sitting at a table using a laptop: In this handout provided by The White House, President Donald J. Trump works in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 3, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland.


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In this handout provided by The White House, President Donald J. Trump works in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 3, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland.

The merchandise is up for sale on the website of The White House Gift Shop, which is no longer affiliated with the actual White House, and due to be shipped later in the year.

There is no image of the coin on the website as yet, with a “photo coming soon” message as a placeholder, It is listed for sale at the price of $100.

The coin is part of a series that “chronicles historic moments

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