Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Smyrna and Vinings?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Smyrna-Vinings and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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 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 get a caftan for someone who should be wearing straight lines.) 3. When it comes…
Take a look at some of the Black Friday deals at Brand Smart, Walmart, Best Buy and Kohls, including a Blackberry, SoundDock, tablet, rotisserie, Xbox, camera and more.
The following stores are known for the best deals on Black Friday. Take a look at a few of them and a sampling of deals being offered. Are you going to brave the crowds to get the deals on Black Friday? What are you going shopping for? 3305 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw: 770-423-1600: brandsmartusa.com/ Black Friday sale begins at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Click here for full ad. 1785 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta: 770-955-0626; walmart.com Sale begins at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Click here for full ad. 2460 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna; 770-859-9266 Sale 11/22 – 11/24. Doors open at Midnight. Click here for full ad. 1289 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, 678-560-1296; NW 3354 Cobb Pkwy, Acworth, 678-574-5370. Kohls.com Midnight Thursday until 1 p.m. on Friday. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wondering when the holiday shopping hours begin at local stores? We've got some answers for you below.
Retailers and shoppers are now staring down some of the biggest shopping days of the year - both in stores and online. The National Retail Federation expects sales during November and December to rise 4.1 percent this year, according to a USA Today report. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become the accepted if unofficial start time of the Christmas rush. It's a huge day for retailers but only the first of a roughly month-long extravaganza. And thanks to Abe Lincoln, who decreed Thanksgiving a national holiday, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed into law that it should fall on the fourth Thursday in November, and Pope Gregory XIII, who blessed the calendar we use by papal bull, 2012 has the longest possible shopping season. …
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 …
Friday, November 25, 2011
A look at the top stories from around our area for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
Buckhead Patch: Black Friday Starts With a Bang Midtown Patch: Black Friday is Here Dunwoody Patch: Photos: Black Friday in Dunwoody Smyrna-Vinings Patch: Happy Birthday To Us!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Better Business Bureau offers tips on Black Friday shopping to ensure you don't get caught with a gift someone doesn't want, and one you can't exchange.
Black Friday starts on Thursday night this year. The new Toys R Us/Babies R Us located at 2955 Cobb Parkway is set to open at 9 p.m. Thursday. Three hours later at midnight, many other big box retailers, including Best Buy and Target, will open their doors. At 6 p.m. Thanksgiving eve, eight people were already in line at the Target located at 2201 Cobb Parkway One man in his mid-20s remarked that he was there to get a “good deal on a TV and an Xbox.” According to a recent report from the industry trade group National Retail Federation, an estimated 152 million people are expected to hit the stores over the course of the Black Friday weekend. That’s a 10 percent increase from last year. At Cumberland Mall, shoppers who spend $100 on Friday …