Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here are some of our favorite spots to stop while navigating the maze of shopping centers along Hall Road during the holidays. Tell us your favorites, too.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, possibly even midnight. You find yourself in the vicinity of Hall Road and some shopping center. You are hungry, thirsty, tired, or all of the above. We've been there. Here are some of our picks of where to go to get grub at any hour. What are your favorite Hall Road shopping pit stops? Tell us in comments! 24 hour/Late Night Coffee buzz Quick Bites Sit Down Off the Beaten Path To get a break from the Hall Road crowds, try these off the beaten the path spots. Cheers! You made it. Time to celebrate your deals, or drown your spending sorrows. Either way, try these watering holes.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Local stores such as ABC Warehouse and Best Buy will keep special deals coming in the hope that customers do the same through the end of the year.
The good news? Black Friday weekend sales showed a $7 billion spike in consumer spending. The bad news? Industry experts say this will likely prove more of a blip on the year's retail radar than proof of a sustained economic upswing. But local stores are keeping the deals flowing and their outlook optimistic. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 226 million shoppers took advantage of the sales at stores and websites during Black Friday weekend–a 6.6 percent increase over 2010's numbers–and judging by the lines seen in Macomb, local customers contributed to these record numbers. “We opened at 8 a.m. (Black Friday) and had a line wrapped around the building,” said Tom Brillati, ABC Warehouse electronics expert. "A lot of …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bargains to Bounty's Jolyn Felten shares with Patch readers the ins and outs of scoring the best holiday deals.
Bring it on Black Friday. We've got you covered. Patch joined Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty in a live chat Monday to talk coupon codes, doorbusters, online shopping and general Black Friday survival. Using tips from Felten and many of the Patch readers who joined in, we've compiled the top 10 shopping strategies you'll need to make the best holiday buys. 1. Do your homework 2. Crosscheck ads 3. Coupon codes a must 4. Best way to pay? 5. Myth-busting doorbusters 6. Team play 7. Camping out 8. Online shopping loopholes 9. Free shipping 10. Price matching Felten also recommends Black Friday shoppers leave large bags and purses at home, as they can cause problems in the retail rush. Check Black Friday store hours here.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Check out Hall Road store hours before heading out on Black Friday to help plan your route.
It will be a little harder to tell where Thanksgiving ends and Black Friday begins this year as several big box stores open their doors at midnight Nov. 25 in preparation for the biggest shopping day of the year. Macy's, Kohl's, Target, Best Buy and Parisian will open earlier than ever before. Last year, stores opened at 4 a.m. And for a few stores such as Toys R’ Us and Great Lakes Crossing Outlet, Black Friday starts at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. If you’re shopping plan on Black Friday includes hitting the Hall Road stores, here is a handy-dandy list of holiday store hours to help you organize your route. Walmart: Shelby Township, Clinton Township and Chesterfield locations are 24-Hour stores. Sales in those stores begin at 10 p.m. Nov. 24…
Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty will take part in a live chat with Patch editors to talk about Christmas shopping.
Join Jolyn Felten of Bargains to Bounty and Patch editors talked about holiday shopping on Monday at 2 p.m. We'll discuss Black Friday, Cyber Monday and strategies to get the most out of your dollar this Christmas season in Macomb County. "Many retailers are beginning to understand the advantages to online shopping and will offer free shipping codes the week of Thanksgiving," Felten said. "Others will actually offer the exact same prices online–and you can shop from the comfort of your pajamas in the wee hours of the morning." Felten will offer tips for searching coupon codes, shopping online, using sales ads and scoring big ticket items. So click on the conversation above to see what everyone was talking about.