Friday, November 23, 2012
Most retailers are waiting until daylight Friday to start the official holiday shopping season.
Friday, November 23, 2012
East Cobb's two signature retail centers are avoiding the rush to Black Friday, for the most part. Three retailers at Merchant's Walk Shopping Center -- Kohl's, Old Navy and ULTA opened at midnight Friday. At The Avenue East Cobb, Jos. A Bank was open from 10 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday. But other stores are waiting until daylight hours today to begin a long Black Friday. A few Merchant's Walk stores will opening earlier than usual on Friday -- Lizard Thicket and Office Max at 6 a.m. and Carter's, The Hub Boutique and SteinMart at 7 a.m. Most other stores will observe their normal opening hours, including Whole Foods, which opens at 9 a.m. See the attached PDF for complete Black Friday hours for each Merchant's Walk store and …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Want a great deal? You may have to spend part of your Thanksgiving to get it. Tell us what you think about retailers pushing the start of the holiday shopping season onto Turkey Day.
Looking to grab some great Black Friday deals? Better be prepared to scarf down the turkey and put away the pumpkin pie quickly. It’s becoming a tradition for the holiday shopping season to start well before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. But your holiday food might still be warm by the time retailers offer the first “Black Friday” deal. Take, for example, Walmart. The retailer is rolling out its first Black Friday deals Thursday—that’s Thanksgiving night—at 8 p.m. Not to be outdone, Target is inviting customers to grab its Black Friday deals at 9 p.m. Thursday. The early deals means those hoping to save money during their holiday shopping will be spending part of another holiday heading to stores, fighting the crowds and waiting in …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Have your own suggestions on how to survive the upcoming shopping frenzy? Add them in the comments.
Thanksgiving may be the great feast day, but for many, it’s the day after that has moms celebrating. Black Friday carries the anticipation of hitting Merchant's Walk stores such as Kohl's and others in the neighborhood and getting your entire Christmas list knocked out cheaply and efficiently in one day. Or maybe not. I’ve had successful and unsuccessful Black Fridays, and trust me, to get the former, you need to strategize. Here are some tips to remember before hitting the aisles: 1. Gather all the pertinent information you need to effectively shop. Who needs a gift? What are their preferences? Where do they shop? 2. When it comes to clothing, what are their sizes, favorite colors and most complementary styles? (It's not a good idea to…