Thursday, November 22, 2012
A local listing of 2012 Black Friday hours and specials as shoppers get set to chow down on deals and steals with the crack of midnight. Some stores open Thanksgiving Day.
With Black Friday weekend shopping coming to a close today, Sunday, Nov. 25, the shift online is happening with local and national stores advertising Cyber Week deals, just a click away. Waglreens, for example, is offering an extra 15 percent off sitewide, by entering the code, "15thanks" (some restrictions apply). It appears that most "Cyber Week" and "Cyber Monday" deals are kicking off today, Sunday, Nov. 25. Here's a sampling of savings: ______________ Earlier: Small Business Saturday gets under way today, Nov. 24, in the midst of a 2012 Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend that includes another day of Black Friday shopping. Shoppers continue their shopping frenzy at major shopping centers in the Greater Brandon area, including at the …
The Westfield Brandon shopping mall will open Nov. 23 at midnight, the earliest ever Black Friday opening. Mall officials are working overtime to ensure that merchant deals are promoted online throughout the day. Here's a quick guide to get started.
The Westfield Brandon shopping mall will open Black Friday at midnight, with stores throughout the center offering deals to entice the holiday rush of shoppers. With Thanksgiving Day dinner plates set to be washed, mall officials will be manning a Facebook page that promises to post live updates throughout the day Friday on the "must-shop sales and promotions." Here's a sampling of duly noted Black Friday deals being offered by Westfield Brandon merchants:
Monday, November 28, 2011
Cyber Monday online shopping is predicted to hit a level of $1.2 billion, surpassing the $1.028 billion in 2010, a 16 percent increase over the year before.
As the holiday weekend entered its final hours, Brandon shoppers were alerted to the fact that for cost-conscious commerce, the tidings run into Monday as well. Take, for example, the changing signs at Walgreens drug stores, advertising in-store sales as well as "cyber deals" set for Monday, Nov. 28. “Cyber Monday” is seen as the online equivalent to “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, when box retailers open their doors in the off hours with steep discounts to create a buzz for holiday shopping. That buzz is brought online in earnest on Cyber Monday, with hopes to further the passion for buying in the virtual world. Cyber Monday follows “Small Business Saturday,” an effort started by American Express to support small business …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
'Tis the season to avoid deals becoming steals with harried shoppers dropping their guards while hustling and bustling about their business in strip centers and malls. Refresh your knowledge and teach your kids well with these holiday safety tips.
“Black Friday” approaches and gives good reason to think twice about ways to prevent joy from turning into fear and deals from turning into steals as holiday shopping kicks off in earnest. Good reason, too, for the increasing number of warnings and tips filtering in to the Patch news desk from law enforcement agenices throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond. “For many of us the holiday season is normally a joyous but busy time of the year,” said Cpl. Wendy McGinnis, spokesperson for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. “We often get caught up in the hustle and bustle and tend to let down our guard as we scramble to make the final holiday preparations.” Unfortunately, she added, criminals “know this all too well and prey on distracted and…