Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are you the kind of person who waits until the last minute, or prefer to have everything checked off your list before Black Friday? See what your neighbors are saying.
There tends to be the kind of people who get all their shopping done before the first holiday decoration is in sight, the kind of people who bust down the doors on Black Friday, and the people who stress just weeks – and sometimes days – before the big day. Regardless of what kind of shopper you are, buying gifts for loved ones is certainly in style this season. According to CNN, the National Retail Federation is predicting that retailers will see a 4.1 percent increase in holiday buying this season — a good bump from the 3.5 percent average for the last 10 years. CNN Money also reported that 53 percent of consumers surveyed by Accenture said they would be shopping on Black Friday, up from 44 percent last year. Were you one of those …
Friday, November 23, 2012
There will be caroling, ballet performers, carriage rides during the day capped off by the arrival of the big man himself, Santa Claus.
What a difference a day makes. Thursday it was Thanksgiving and just a day later everything turns to Christmas. The annual shopping season kicks off at The Forum on Friday, Nov. 23. Here's the schedule of the day's events: Carriage rides from 2-8 p.m. Photos with Santa from 2-3:45 p.m. and 6:15-8 p.m. Caroling from 2-5 p.m. with a performance by American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey. Then a ballet performances of Babes in Toyland Followed by the annual Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Shops at the Forum will be open bright and early for the day-after-Thanksgiving shoppers. Will you be there?
It's Thanksgiving Day, a time to enjoy a big turkey dinner with your family - and then it's time to start thinking about Christmas. For Peachtree Corners shoppers - The Forum on Peachtree Parkway is a favorte spot to start. We did a little investigating and found a few Black Friday deals to share with you. 1. Barnes & Noble has a deal, buy a $75 gift card and get a $10 gift card for free. But don't wait, this offer ends Dec. 2. 2. Carnegie Jewelers has a special price on Pandora bracelets, the regular price of $175 has been reduced to $140. And if you make a $200 purchase at the store, you can get a free pair of pearl stud earrings. 3. Trader Joes has fresh, brined turkeys on sale, $1.99 pound or $2.49 per pound for Kosher certified. (…
When people start lining up late Thanksgiving night to take advantage of door-buster deals in the wee hours Friday morning, will you be there?
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is the super bowl of shopping. And with its arrival only a mere day away, Peachtree Corners is abuzz with people talking about the potential savings stores big and small have to offer. Some people create their own Black Friday “game plans” on what stores to hit and when after they've poured over the announced bargains various retailers have to offer. There are those so keen on saving they set alarms to wake them up in the wee hours of the night. These folks line up early and some even camp out all night to be able to scoop up the deals they’re after. Are you one of those shoppers? Do you do Black Friday or do you prefer to stay as far away from stores on the day after Thanksgiving as possible?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local stores offer tournaments, play before you buy and midnight sales of the new release for Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Wii U and your PC.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The ESRB has categorized this game as mature, and not suitable for younger players. You've been watching the commericals on TV, online and at the movies. Tonight, you can see and play the game in person. Call of Duty: Black Ops II goes on sale at many retailers at 12:01 a.m., and several offer a chance to try it out hours before you can buy. Will this draw gamers away from their smartphones and tablets where they play Angry Birds and other games as apps? Probably not, but this is a big franchise for consoles. Here are some local and area stores where you can try before you buy: Best Buy Alpharetta – 9 p.m. on Xbox 360 in the Magnolia Home Theater/Magnolia Design Center. Tournament with prizes. Target Peachtree Corners – 10 …
What are your favorite stores in and near Peachtree Corners to visit bright and early the morning after Thanksgiving?
The holiday shopping season kicks off in a big way this week when retailers in and near Peachtree Corners officially celebrate Black Friday. That fabled day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest sales days of the year for many stores – both national, big box chains and local retailers. It’s also one of the best days to save on items big and small as retailers pull out the stops to offer amazing deals to get customers in their doors. The latter is exactly why we want to help Peachtree Corners Patch readers map out a Black Friday game plan. But to do that, we need your help. What are your “must-shop” Black Friday destinations in the Peachtree Corners area? What are some of the best deals you’ve come across so far? Share your preferences …
On Friday, pull out your favorite walking shoes and get ready to shop till you drop. The Christmas shopping season officially begins on Friday.
The turkey isn't even out of the oven, but many Peachtree Corners shoppers are already looking ahead to Friday, the traditional start to Christmas shopping. There is a plethora of shops with plenty of holiday sales. Here are a few we found around town. Target: The Holcomb Bridge Road location is opening Thursday (Thanksgiving) night at 9 p.m. with specials from electronics to toys. And sign up for the store's REDcard and you can save an additional 5 percent. Dick's Sporting Goods: The sporting goods retailer officially opens its doors at 12:01 a.m. (Friday) and feature a variety of doorbuster specials for those willing to shop after midnight. You'll find sales on outerwear, bicycles, golf clubs, guns, boots, etc. Check out their flyer for …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families, we want to know what families in Howard County plan to do for Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave Black Friday sales? Cook or bake for familty and friends?
Monday, November 19, 2012
Target, Best Buy and Walmart are included in Turkey Day sales.
Monday, November 19, 2012
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting Thanksgiving Day. Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on that Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters, while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. But its not alone. Target and Best Buy are planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for a Nook, TVs, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and a Samsung …
Monday, November 12, 2012
More large retail chains are opting to open Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on the holiday shopping. What do you think of this trend?
After stuffing ourselves with turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving, the following day has traditionally been the day that begins the annual holiday shopping rush. I remember years ago, there wouldn't be a Christmas tree or decoration in sight at the malls until the day after Thanksgiving. Then on Friday the shopping season began as the malls were transformed overnight to a winter wonderland for shoppers. Ah, but times they have changed. In recent years, retailers have begun to encroach on the holiday by opening on Thanksgiving Day. Slowly some national chains have found a way to get a jump on the traditional shopping day. This year mega retail giant Wal-Mart announced it will begin offering "Black Friday" specials at 8 p.m. on …