Friday, November 16, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday shoppers, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year, starting on Thanksgiving Day! Twinsburg might not have any big-box retailers of its own, but there are plenty in nearby Macedonia. Here's a look at the hours and deals in those stores: The Macedonia Walmart is open 24 hours a day, but its Black Friday sales will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. The holiday doorbusters in its ad include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping extravaganzas. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday. According to its ad, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
You know you're going to buy them presents, so how much will you spend this year?
Black Friday typically hearalds the time of year where parents and relatives head out in droves, spending more than they sometimes have, on Christmas presents. Patch wants to know how you will approach gift giving this year. While shoppers turned out in droves for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the U.S. economy is still struggling. So onto this week's question: Will you indulge your children with holiday gifts this year, or will you pull in the reins somewhat? What principles will guide your spending? Take our poll and tell us your thoughts in the comment box below.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Approximately 30 protesters gathered along Cedar Road near Beachwood Place Mall to protest the sale of animal furs
Some 30 protesters led a Fur Free Friday protest at Beachwood Place Mall along Cedar Road just outside the mall's property. Leigh Davis of Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance said that forty-five million animals are killed a year at fur farms for their fur. The alliance has been in existence for 19 years. Davis urged shoppers to buy cruelty free products.
People started shopping at the stroke of midnight at Great Lakes Mall
Thousands of shoppers got the earliest possible start at midnight on Black Friday in Great Lakes Mall. One of those Mindi Kikel, who said she had never gone shopping on Black Friday before. "I just like the commotion because there's so many people. It's exciting," she said, standing outside of the Toys 'R Us store with a friend. Jennifer Praniewicz came to the mall with eight of her family members. "It's just for fun and adventure," she said. "We were all together for Thanksgiving, so we thought, 'Hey, let's go at midnight. They're giving away prizes.'" The first 100 shoppers in the Macy's concourse received a free goody bag. Additionally, DJ Jesse Webb entertained shoppers in the early morning hours and gave away gifts from stores in the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Target employee starts petition effort on Change.org.
More than 187,000 have signed a petition started by a Nebraska Target employee on Change.org to "save Thanksgiving" by having Black Friday sales start at 5 a.m. rather than at midnight. Anthony Hardwick said a midnight opening robs employees of time off with their families on Thanksgiving. That started 26 other campaigns on Change.org to get Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's and other stores to change their midnight openings, said Benjamin Joffe-Walt, director of communications for Change.org. What do you think? Take our poll – you can also explain your vote with a message in the "comments" box.
Monday, November 21, 2011
With the holiday season fast-approaching, we want to know where you like to shop
This Friday will be one of the craziest shopping days of the year as people all over America rush to the stores for the Christmas shopping extravaganza. While there aren't any malls or mega-shopping centers in Twinsburg, there are some terrific local businesses. So which one do you love to shop at? Take our poll. Is your favorite place not mentioned? Share it with us in the comments section below. Links to businesses: GitterPicker String Factory, All That Jazz Dance Apparel, Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths, Richner Hardware.