Saturday, November 26, 2011
Boutiques in Shelby and Utica are hoping to lure in holiday shoppers who are opting out of Black Friday with deep discounts, free gifts and even school fundraisers.
While Black Friday may be known as the busiest shopping day of the year for large retailers, independently owned boutiques in Shelby Township are hoping the next day, Small Business Saturday, will be their busiest day of the year. Small Business Saturday is a day that is designated nationally to supporting local busineses. Most boutiques in Shelby Township are taking full advantage of the holiday shopping frenzy and offering deep discounts this weekend, and some are even throwing in free gifts, to lure tired Hall Road shoppers back to the mile roads. “I don’t try to compete with them. I have really unique products,” said Lauren Curis, part owner of The Spoiled Girl on 22 Mile and Hayes roads. Curis added that Black Friday is not for people…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Everyone has their preferred method, but here are a few pros and cons to consider before stocking your wallet for Black Friday.
To borrow a phrase from Capital One, what’s in your wallet? Come Black Friday, shoppers will need to know that answer as they hit midnight sales across the nation. But what is the safest monetary choice when tackling Black Friday’s retail chaos? CreditFYI.com spokesperson Carrie Coghill Kuntz says, “Debit cards aren't much different from carrying cash wherever you go—so you need to be careful." While debit cards may seem the safer choice–using real money to pay instead of a line of credit–Kuntz said this is not always the case. Because debit card transactions are made in real time, the money is immediately withdrawn from your account and this can mean overdraft fees or multiple charges if in the chaos, your card is swiped twice for the …
From Hall Road to Twelve Oaks, and Laurel Place to Somerset, stores are opening earlier than ever this day after Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving. What do you think is appropriate?
Early birds are getting even earlier this year. Target is opening at midnight on Black Friday this year. You can shop at Toys R Us after tucking into your turkey–it opens at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Patch readers are already talking about their feelings on Black Friday's early openings on Facebook. In Macomb, reader Heather Misiewicz said she usually shops Cyber Monday, "but I'm going to brave it this year and do Black Friday." In Dearborn, reader Andrea V. Haag took the salesperson's perspective: "HATE IT! For us sales people who have to work, these retail store keep pushing up the time of opening....it's no longer Black Friday, it's THANKSGIVING!!!!" What do you think?