Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Here are 10 ways to have fun and spread holiday cheer in Peachtree Corners without breaking the bank.
This year’s holiday season can be special for you and your family regardless of your budget. Here are some fun tips for creating new holiday traditions while saving money. 1) Make your cards from recycled materials. Cards can be made from paper grocery bags, cereal boxes, used file folders and even last year’s holiday cards. Feature your family’s artwork and use recycled wrapping paper or paper from catalogs and magazines for backgrounds. A great resource for making cards from recycled materials is "Creative Correspondence" by Michael and Judy Jacobs, available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Forum or on Amazon.com. 2) Have fun together and create a festive decoration by making a gingerbread house. You can bake the gingerbread …
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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to Christmas shop.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Peachtree Corners area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This retailer has an extensive list of hot toys …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Attention Peachtree Corners shoppers: Protect your identity and avoid online scams while shopping online.
OK, it's the Monday after Thanksgiving - you've caught the Black Friday sales - now it's time to hit the Internet for more bargains. Cyber Monday has become the biggest shopping day for online purchases. It's often the day when some of the best deals are offered to online shoppers. But it also opens up opportunities for identity theft caution Internet experts. Here are 14 tips from IDentity Theft 911 (www.idt911.com) on ways you can protect yourself against online scams and identity theft while shopping online. Top tips include: - Shop on secure sites. They’ll have “https” in the address bar and a yellow padlock logo to the right of the Web browser address bar. Double-click on the lock to see a digital certificate of the website. Review …
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Peachtree Corners residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it from Peachtree Corners to the North Pole.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Santa’s awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to Peachtree Corners, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of …
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. (…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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 …
Peachtree Corners parents: How much is too much to spend on children and teens?
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. Do you set spending limits on the presents you buy for your kids? How much is too …
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 …