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MSN Shopping is offering discounts of up to 80% on more than 150 items from selected merchants.
Following up on the same promotion last year, MSNShopping.com today launched its 12 Days of Deals campaign to encourage online holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. MSN is offering discounts of up to 80% on more than 150 items from selected merchants, including Barnes & Noble.com, Eddie Bauer, Kmart, the Sports Authority, JC Penney, Dell, Circuit City, drugstore.com, Horchow, Cooking.com and Proflowers.com.
In addition MSN Shopping is promoting MSN Shopping Search, which allows customers to find an item and compare features, prices and reviews; and MSN Shopping Assistant, which offers live shopping help around the clock. It is also offering gift advice from Wayne Scot Lukas, host of the “What Not to Wear" TV show.
“We`re offering people incredible bargains that give them a reason to start buying now and avoid the holiday rush," said Christine Andrews, product manager at MSN.