Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Other stores in the mall will open at 5 a.m.
More than 50 stores at West County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open at 5 a.m., with times varying slightly for department stores. Here's a look at West County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday. Temporary Tenants *List is subject to change. Contact stores for more information. Other department store opening times on Black Friday. jcpenney: 6 a.m. Nordstrom: 9 a.m. Information provided by CBL St. Louis Malls.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. So far, there are more than 210,000 signatures on the petition. A press release from Change.org reported that it has seen dozens of new petitions pop up about Black Friday hours. "Following a Sears announcement last week that the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Walmart announced a Thanksgiving Day start to its sales. Target, Toys R Us, and Best Buy aren't far behind.
Serious shoppers know Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the day for bargains. Retailers are opening earlier than ever this year with sales to entice holiday shoppers. Walmart has set the bar at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for 2012 sales to start. Will other stores follow? Macy’s, Target and Toys R Us are among a growing number of shops kicking off Black Friday sales at midnight, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Area mall doors will open at various times, though some of their stores may or may not be open then. Many sales haven't been announced yet. Target offers a signup to receive text messages of sales, and previews a 40-inch Toshiba TV, a Samsung laptop computer, a Playstation 3 and other sale items on its website. Want…
Monday, November 28, 2011
We've found the best Cyber Monday sales at national chain stores and local, independent businesses.
It's been a big week: Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and now, Cyber Monday, when stores offer deals to online holiday shoppers. We'll be updating this list as new Cyber Monday sales come out. If you see one we should mention, tweet it to @StLouisLindsay, tag it #cybermondaystl or email Lindsay.Toler@patch.com. St. Louis-based deals: Sales at national chains:
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Patch takes a brief look at the origins of one of the country's most peculiar post-holiday traditions.
Love it or hate it, “Black Friday” has become an American tradition. It's the day after Thanksgiving, when virtually countless Americans will have gone shopping as early as Midnight in order to take advantage of retailer sales earmarked just for the occassion. But just how did this practice start, and where did the day's name come from? What may be the earliest known reference to a market-releated “Black Friday” came about late in the 19th century, when a crash in gold values attributed to financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk led to financial pandemonium across the country. On the tails federal debt caused by the Civil War and the circulation of “greenbacks” replacing gold coins, the financial market was volatile. To address the instability…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …