Friday, November 23, 2012
While big box stores may be trying to top each other to see how early they can open, independent retailers in St. Clair Shores are focusing on unique items and personalized service on Black Friday.
Shoppers who want to enjoy their families on Thanksgiving, and avoid the crowds during the pre-dawn sales at the big box stores, can shop the Shores on Black Friday for a variety of items from independent retailers. Among the unique stores, and some of their specials, available this Black Friday in St. Clair Shores include: Gift shops Jewelry stores Sporting Goods and fan apparel Toy stores
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Check out hours for Target, Kmart, Walmart and more before heading out to score those Black Friday deals.
Black Friday is slowly seeping into Thanksgiving, with several big box stores slated to open their doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 in preparation for the biggest shopping day of the year. Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy and Parisian will open at midnight Black Friday, while a few stores such as Target, Kmart and Walmart begin their sales Thanksgiving night. If your shopping plan on Black Friday includes hitting the Hall Road stores, here is a list of holiday store hours to help you organize your route.
Ready, get set, go shopping! The bargain hunting starts early this year, so Patch has compiled the best big box discounts to give you a head start.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
If you want the best Black Friday deals, you'll barely have enough time to gobble down your turkey; forget about your pumpkin pie. Stores are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving to grab Black Friday shoppers. Sign up for the St. Clair Shores Patch newsletter. Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target opens at 9 p.m. Many others open at midnight or very early Friday morning. Several stores are offering waves of doorbusters. Many also are advertising online deals, which include free shipping, and Black Friday prices all day Thanksgiving. The early start to Black Friday has even prompted some opponents to start petitions against the practice. Here's everything you need to know about Black …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Are you celebrating Black Friday and Small Business Saturday? Post your specials and offers below.
With a city full of as many independent retailers as St. Clair Shores has, we're thinking that there are bound to be many great offers for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. What are they? If you're a St. Clair Shores business owner, post your specials and incentives below. If you're a customer and know of a great sale at a St. Clair Shores shop, post about it below. We'll update the list of specials on Friday in order to give you as much info as your head out shopping for after-Thanksgiving deals and plan for Small Business Saturday.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Will you be in line early in the morning? Or will you avoid the crowds? Leave a comment to tell us your plans for Black Friday.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Leave a comment below to let Patch know about your Black Friday plans.
Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving and the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season—is almost here, and Patch wants to know your plans. Do you plan to stand in line early Friday morning? (Or will you leave Thanksgiving dinner and head straight to one of the stores that now start Black Friday a day early on Thursday night)? Do you plan to stake out your favorite toy store for that must-have gift? Will you check out a movie, such as Lincoln or Skyfall? Or do you plan to avoid the mall madness and the frenzied crowds of shoppers? Whatever your plans, let Patch know by leaving a comment below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bargains to Bounty's Jolyn Felten shares with Patch readers the ins and outs of scoring the best holiday deals.
Bring it on Black Friday. We've got you covered. Patch joined Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty in a live chat Monday to talk coupon codes, doorbusters, online shopping and general Black Friday survival. Using tips from Felten and many of the Patch readers who joined in, we've compiled the top 10 shopping strategies you'll need to make the best holiday buys. 1. Do your homework 2. Crosscheck ads 3. Coupon codes a must 4. Best way to pay? 5. Myth-busting doorbusters 6. Team play 7. Camping out 8. Online shopping loopholes 9. Free shipping 10. Price matching Felten also recommends Black Friday shoppers leave large bags and purses at home, as they can cause problems in the retail rush. Check Black Friday store hours here.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty will take part in a live chat with Patch editors to talk about Christmas shopping.
Join Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty and Patch editors talked about holiday shopping on Monday at 2 p.m. We'll discuss Black Friday, Cyber Monday and strategies to get the most out of your dollar this Christmas season in Macomb County. "Many retailers are beginning to understand the advantages to online shopping and will offer free shipping codes the week of Thanksgiving," Felten said. "Others will actually offer the exact same prices online–and you can shop from the comfort of your pajamas in the wee hours of the morning." Felten will offer tips for searching coupon codes, shopping online, using sales ads and scoring big ticket items. So click on the conversation above to see what everyone was talking about.