Where to shop, what to buy and everything you need to know for Black Friday.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Gwinnett County Holiday Task Force will be keeping a watchful eye at local malls and shopping center from Black Friday through New Year's Eve.
While you're out hunting for bargains, criminals may be hunting for their next victim. Because of this, the Gwinnett County Police is launching their annual Holiday Task Force. Additional officers at malls and shopping plazas throughout Gwinnett County starting Thanksgiving evening. The Task Force will be out on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through New Year's Eve. GCPD hopes the greater presence will prevent crime against holiday shoppers. These crimes include robberies, entering autos, financial fraud and DUIs. GCPD is offering these tips to help keep you safe while you shop and celebrate the season:
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Lawrenceville, Ga. mall, formerly Discover Mills, is letting shoppers have 22 hours to cross as many items off their Christmas lists as they can.
Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville, Ga. is ready for the holiday shopping season. They will open their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving night at 11:30pm, so customers can get in place for when stores open at midnight. The mall, formerly called Discover Mills, will be open for shopping for 22 hours on Black Friday. It will be open midnight Friday until 10pm. Then re-open Saturday, November 24th at 9am and close at 10pm. On Sunday, the mall's hours are 11am until 7pm.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
How do you do you do your shopping for Christmas gifts?
Every year there is an increased drive to get shoppers into stores. Black Friday now gets an early start on Thanksgiving Thursday, Buy Local campaigns push Small Business Saturday shopping and technology and social media sites encourage Cyber Monday logins. The message is clear - shop early and shop often. So what is your shopping style for the holidays? Will you be shopping off your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday or Friday, supporting the small businesses in your area on Saturday or is the computer your preferred shopping mall on Cyber Monday? There are, of course, the traditional procrastinators too. Are you one of those shoppers found at the local drug store just before closing time on Christmas Eve? Let us know how you expect to get …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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…