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Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Planning to brave the cold and the crowds to get that big deal on Friday? This information will help you map your strategy!
It remains the craziest and busiest day of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday. Over the years, the Friday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with bargains and the chance to buy the hottest gifts for the holidays. If you plan to brave the cold and the crowds to get that big deal on Friday, you will need to know when malls and big stores in Reading and North Reading and the surrounding area will be open in order to plan your shopping strategy. Regional Malls: Burlington Mall: 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Liberty Tree Mall (Danvers): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Northshore Mall (Peabody): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Pheasant Lane Mall (Nashua, NH): 12 a.m.– 10 p.m. Solomon Pond Mall (Marlboro): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The Mall of New Hampshire (Manchester, NH…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Start planning your Black Friday shopping now.
The Thanksgiving tradition of flipping through the Black Friday newspaper circulars won’t be quite the same this year as many national retailers have already released their Black Friday ads online. Here are just a handful of the circulars, previews and deals you can find online today: Walmart Target Michaels AC Moore Kohls Best Buy Toys R Us Sports Authority Modells Dick’s Sporting Goods Macys This list is just a sampling of the many online circulars and specials. To search for more, check out these sites for Black Friday sales or check each individual business: The Black Friday BF Ads
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, although not in Reading or North Reading, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The retail giant has already released its Black Friday sale circular online.
Shoppers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will have to wait until after Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday sales at retail giant Walmart. While Walmart locations across the rest of the country will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s Blue Laws prohibit the store to open that early in those two states. Instead, Walmart will open at 1 a.m., which is also the time many other retailers, including Target, plan to open for business on Black Friday. Shoppers don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to find out about the Black Friday sales at Walmart. The company already has released its circular for the sale. For more ads, check out this site called Black Friday Ads. The sales for a number of retailers are …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Last week we asked Reading Patch Readers how they felt about Black Friday.
Last week, we asked Reading Patch Readers if they were going to brave the Black Friday madness for an item they have had their eye on. With 57 percent of the vote, Readers chose to avoid the entire mess by selecting, "No, I’d rather pay more money than fight Black Friday crowds." Just 1 vote, (4 percent) chose, "Yes, I can’t pass up a bargain," with 8 people (34 percent) picking, "Are you kidding? I just woke up." It seems that Reading was a little indifferent to Black Friday, but the rest of the state took full advantage of the cheap buys. Lines were reported to start at popular stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy almost a full day before the consumer holiday. Cutting Thanksgiving short, or not having at all for a T.V.? It seems that…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Share your stories of great Black Friday deals.
Depending on when you're reading this, Thanksgiving Dinner hasn't even hit the table yet, and we know you're already thinking about Christmas shopping. Why do we know that? Because advertisers have already pushed Christmas-themed commercials at us, and even I (someone who often does most of his shopping on Christmas Eve) am thinking about holiday shopping. So, if we can't stop it, we might as well enjoy it. Use the thread below to share your favorite stories of holiday sales.