Sunday, November 25, 2012
Gone are the days of parents camping out for their little ones.
Ah, tis the season! This is Thanksgiving week, and so many things happen this wonderful week. You can go see your local high school play football on Thanksgiving, enjoy time with friends and family watching the parade and eating turkey and all its trimmings, and if you are like me, you plan your attack for the day after... Black Friday. Yes I am one of "those" who packs her car with blankets and chairs and camps out after the turkey has been consumed, sometimes missing desert, or taking it to go so I can get my spot in line just to get the big deals! It all started about 17 years ago when my firstborn was talking about Santa, and what he would bring on Christmas morning. Tickle Me Elmo, Barbies and more, but how did I pay for all she …
Friday, November 23, 2012
We’ve added in some suggestions from Wednesday, but like that Thanksgiving turkey, we’re going in for seconds.
Patch wants to give small businesses a chance to post their hours and locations for Small Business Saturday in one place so local shoppers can find you. Just add your business name, address, hours, and telephone number in the comments below — and note some of the products you have. And hey, the deal totally applies to Black Friday as well! So don’t be shy. If you have a listing on the South Kingstown and Narragansett Patch Places Directory, you can also add that link to your comment so readers can easily find other info about your business. Don't have a listing? E-mail email@example.com and we'll set up a free listing for you. As I get comments and e-mails with deals, I’ll add them in to this article. So far: For more of Business…
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Better Business Bureau offers you some tried and true advice before you head out the door in the wee hours of Black Friday morning.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, November 25, 2011
Black Friday opens the 2011 holiday shopping season. And past experience indicates that all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Before you head out the door in the wee hours of Friday morning for a blockbuster sale and get caught up in the shopping frenzy, the BBB offers the following tips to help you save time and money. Know before you go. Many retailers release their Black Friday deals online, in social media and other publications. Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals. Remember to bring ads with you on Black Friday just in case the price is not what you expected. Don’t…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Trying to balance the “I want” with the “what we have/don’t have” to spend this year?
Even before Halloween night arrived, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the stores and on TV. As we’ve gotten closer to Thanksgiving, retailers have been pumping the airways full of enticing ads for everything (they say) you “really want,” “must have,” or “must give” for the holidays. If your kids are anything like some of ours, they are already asking (okay, begging and pleading) for “it” all. You can’t blame them as the ads make things seem sooo affordable at 30%, 50%, and even 60% off the original retail price, how could mom and dad not buy it?! Well in the real world, mom and dad are trying very hard to buy the food, electricity, gas, one more month of residency (i.e. pay the rent or mortgage) and don’t forget that all …
Monday, November 21, 2011
There are only four days left till the big shopping day.
Named for the color used to show that businesses have turned a profit, "Black Friday" has become a bellwether for predicting how well the holiday shopping season will be. But with America still in the grip of The Great Recession and stubborn unemployment, there's a chance that this year's Black Friday may be proof of ongoing problems. Then again, the first official day of the holiday shopping season — and the deep discounts offered by most retailers — usually draw hordes of deal-hunting shoppers and could be a sign of a rebound in consumer spending. So, which are you — a deal hunter, or someone who avoids Black Friday? Let us know by casting a vote in our poll, and posting your comments below.