Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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 on Black Friday! Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. According to an ad leaked online, Target's best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. Walmart will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's. For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell us …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Unlike other establishments in the area, the local shop will not move its sale from its 7 a.m. start time the day after Thanksgiving.
While some businesses have attempted to push back their Black Friday openings this upcoming holiday, one local shop in Canton is chosing not to. The Village Toy Shop, located in Cobb Corner in Canton, will keep its 7 a.m. opening on Friday, Nov. 23. "When we started our Black Friday sale about 10 years ago, we thought we were catching early shoppers," Kathy Mabry of the Village Toy Shop said in an email to Patch. "Now it seems we will be catching shoppers as they come home from an all-night shopping spree."
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 …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Better Business Bureau warns consumers to be cautious on Cyber Monday.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has officially replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays. Shopping online means avoiding the crowds, but it also opens up the buyer to attacks from scammers and hackers. Every year, more people head online rather than to the mall to get their holiday shopping done. According to a preliminary shopping survey, conducted for the National Retail Federation by BIGresearch, up to 152 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), higher than the 138 million people who planned to do so last year. According to the survey, 74 million people say they will definitely hit the stores and another 77 million are waiting to see if the bargains are …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Shoppers in Canton's Village Shoppes score some good deals early Friday morning.
With plenty of Black Friday sales being offered, shoppers headed to Canton's Village Shoppes for some holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Today, The Village Toy Shop, GAP, Olympia Sports, Ann Taylor LOFT, Jos. A Bank and more were all offering promotions for early shoppers looking to score a great deal. Enjoy your shopping day!
Shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, November 25, 2011
Contributed By Joan Marie Driscoll Several new businesses have opened up in Canton with many unique products and services that can make great holiday gifts this year. There are also many local businesses that have been open for years and have fresh new products to offer, not only for gifts, but for entertaining as well. “Small Business Saturday”, an event sponsored by American Express, is Saturday, November 26. The company has a great offer for people who will be shopping in small businesses the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. They will be offering shoppers a onetime $25.00 dollar statement credit when they use their cards at a small business. You can be part of this event if you shop local in Canton this holiday season. Shopping local…
Here is what is happening in and around Canton today.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Are you braving the stores and doing some Black Friday shopping? Check out this Patch Deal for the Village Toy Shop in Canton before you go. 2. All state, county, federal and municipal offices are closed today due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will be open on Monday. 3. Norwood Hospital is hosting a Black Friday Blood Drive from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. today. Stop by to donate! 4. Celebrate the end to a day of shopping and deals with Live Entertainment at the Halfway Cafe in Canton at 9:00 p.m. 5. Don't forget, the Early Bird Special at the Village Toy Shop gets you 20% off from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. today. …
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A wrap-up of the week on Canton Patch.
This last week has been full of Thanksgiving preparations, lots of football and of course, Black Friday shopping. Here's a look back at some of Canton Patch's top stories. It was a disappointing Thanksgiving Day for Canton High. The Bulldogs suffered a loss to their arch-rivals, the Stoughton Black Knights. On the bright side, the Canton Girls Powder Puff team did manage to tie the lady Knights in a little pre-Thanksgiving match up. Shoppers hit the stores in Canton to grab their Black Friday bargains. Despite a small power outage early in the morning, bargain seekers were out early and spending some cash on all kinds of items that had deep discounts on the day-after-Thanksgiving annual shopping day. Patch was all about the Thanksgiving …
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Canton shoppers uncover deals on Black Friday.
A chilly, gray Black Friday found shoppers in Canton Cobb's Corner Village Shoppes heading to stores boasting special deals and promotions. With intermittent rain all morning, most patrons hustled from the warmth of their cars directly to the stores. Though throngs of people were not readily visible outdoors, the crowded parking lots were evidence that most people were inside getting an early start on their holiday shopping. "We had a line waiting at the door when we opened at 7 a.m. today," Cristoff Shay, the manager at The Village Toy Shop said. " It's been very busy." The store was still bustling several hours later with a promotion for 20% off your entire purchase until 11 a.m. Gap was a hotbed of activity with 50% off everything …