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Haven’t Finished Your Holiday Shopping? We’re Here To Help!

By jchickneas // December 9th, 2011

Eager to skip the crowds, queues, and hours logged in the car this holiday season? Well today, we’re launching a completely redesigned our shopping channel to make it easier than ever to do your holiday shopping.

Everything from UGG Boots to iPads to Fender guitars are available so you can find the best price and check that gift off your list with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Features of the new Ask.com shopping channel include:

You’ll be able to stay within your budget using the price-filtering tool:

Shop the brands you love, and leave the ones you don’t for someone else:

Have a question about product features or prices? We’ve also added some popular questions and answers from other users so you can see what other people are asking about the products you are shopping for.  This can definitely come in handy if you have some questions the Fender guitar you are eyeing.  

So, skip the stress this year and use our new shopping channel to make your holiday shopping headache and hassle free. Happy buying! 

Jonathan Chickneas, Senior Product Manager

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Mother Knows Best

By robbiewf // May 8th, 2011

A couple things I noticed about Mom’s Day:
1. Even if you’re generally bad with holidays, you’d feel really bad to miss this one (I certainly do).
2. You’re supposed to spell it Mother’s Day (not Mothers Day or Mothers’ Day).
3. Some countries created Mother’s Day celebrations really in order to promote motherhood in an effort to increase the national birth rate.
4. Anna Jarvis who proclaimed Mother’s Day in America, ended up being so upset over the commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” her creation had become, she opposed its celebration.
5. Most of the $1.5 Billion spent on Mother’s Day goes to the flower, candy, spa and gift card industry, which are, of course, its top marketers and promoters.

Every year this day causes a dilemma in my life, because, as my mom would tell you, she “has everything” and she “doesn’t need anything”. Also, she doesn’t like flowers (because they remind her of hospitals and graveyards) and she doesn’t like any chocolates or candy (because they would make her fat). She also doesn’t want a gift card for a spa treatment, because she “could do that anytime”. What makes it worse is that I live 6,000 miles away, so I can’t just take her to dinner! What to do?

So I said to myself, let me see what Ask.com mothers say I should get for my mom. Take a look at the answers here. Guess what most of them said: “Just spend time with your mother”… 

Well, next year, I’ll book a flight and sit on my mom’s couch on Sunday. The perfect gift for your mom, is yourself.


Happy Mother’s Day!


Robbie Waeschenfelder, Director, Brand Marketing

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