Friday, November 23, 2012
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other crazed shoppers.
Today is "Black Friday" the day that unofficially starts the holiday shopping season. Here are five Black Friday facts: 1. BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FORECAST: Friday: Partly sunny. Milder. Highs in mid/upper 50s. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with a few rain showers — it may end as a few wet snow showers in the Worcester hills. Highs in the upper 40s early then temps crash into the upper 30s by night. Sunday: Cold and windy. Clouds and sun. Maybe a flurry well NW? Upper 30s to near 40 for highs. 2. BLACK FRIDAY HISTORY: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink …
We have a complete list of all the Black Friday deals at Walmart, Target, RadioShack, Amazon.com, and much more. Both digital downloads and physical copies for this Black Friday.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The following is a complete list of all the video game deals for this Black Friday. Please note that some of the games are digital downloads or online only deals, which will be marked below. These are all confirmed deals for this Black Friday 2012. Amazon.com - Lightning Deals Schedule The online retailer will have changing deals all day everyday on Thanksgivig week. Here are some examples of what's available. Prices could vary: Lumines: Electronic Symphony (PSV) $14.99 Kinect Sports Season Two (360) $19.99 Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition (360/PS3) $29.99 Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS) $15.99 FIFA Street (360) $25.00 MLB 12 The Show (PS3) $15.00 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3/Xbox 360) $25.00 Zumba …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Many stores are opening early for the unofficially kick-off of the holiday shopping season.
Black Friday is the time to get a jump on holiday shopping. Stores open early and offer big deals on popular items. It lends a literal meaning to the expression "shop till you drop." Here are the Black Friday opening times for some of Burlington's big shopping destinations: Did we miss your favorite store? Let us know in the Comments section below and we'll try and find the hours. If you know the opening time let other know! Happy shopping!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This Friday's 'Buy Nothing Day,' same day as 'Black Friday,' has taken on a new political tinge. Does that change how you view the effort to keep the holidays from becoming one big shopping trip?
'Buy Nothing Day,' a 20-year old tradition of reminding people that there is more to Thanksgiving and Christmas than shopping, this year has taken on even more political coloring: Buy Nothing Day/#Occupy Xmas. Last year, 2011, was the first year Buy Nothing Day was connected to the Occupy movement; both are brought to you by Adbusters, a passionately anti-capitalist organization out of Canada. The Adbusters homepage with information about Buy Nothing Day/#Occupy Xmas, is dominated by a Guy Fawkes mask, emblematic of the Occupy movement and by this quote: “Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.” – Fawzi Ibrahim So here's the question: does the closer connection…
Wednesday, November 14, 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 an article in 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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The holiday shopping season will kick-off with a 12:30 a.m. opening.
Simon Malls, which owns the Burlington Mall, is giving dedicated holiday shoppers a chance to get a very early morning jump on their Christmas lists. Many of Simon Malls, including the Burlington Mall, will open at 12:30 a.m on Friday, Nov. 23, or Black Friday, according to Boston.com. Other Simon Malls that will open at 12:30 a.m. include the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, the Liberty Mall in Danvers, the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, the Northshore Mall in Peabody and the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough. The Mall at Chestnut Hill and the Copley Place Mall will open at 9 a.m. We want to know. After a day of spending time with family and eating a big Thanksgiving dinner, do you see yourself heading to the mall? Will you take advantage of …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Patch went down to the mall to see the scene during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Today is Black Friday, often one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Retailers across the country hold special deals for customers to get a jump on their Holiday Shopping and people come out in droves to find the best prices to fill their wish lists. Patch went down to the Burlington Mall this morning to check out the crowds and speak with shoppers about what got them out to the stores on this busy shopping day.
Nice day for Black Friday shopping.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Friday, Nov. 25. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
If you're absolutely, positively determined to go to any length to get the best deals, this Patch guide can help.
Black Friday is the time to get a jump on holiday shopping. Stores open early and offer big deals on popular items. It lends a literal meaning to the expression "shop till you drop." Here is a list of major chain retailers, compiled by BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday adverising circulars. The website cautions that hours may vary slightly by locales and suggests you double check with your local store to confirm hours. We've also included some local locations, including the Burlington Mall. Burlington Mall: The Burlington Mall, home to Sears, Macy's, the Apple Store and many other popular stores, opens at 4 a.m. on Friday morning. See a round-up of the deals. Kohls: Store opens at 1 a.m. Friday morning. See the deal. Best Buy: …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It's Black Friday, did you hit the stores?
Named for the color used to show that businesses have turned a profit, "Black Friday" has become a bellwether for predicting how well the holiday shopping season will be. The first official day of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday and its deep discounts offered by most retailers usually draw hordes of deal-hunting shoppers and could be a sign of a rebound in consumer spending. Others, meanwhile, prefer to beat the crowds by staying at home. So, which are you — a deal hunter, or someone who avoids Black Friday? Let us know by casting a vote in our poll. And if you are shopping on Friday, let us know where in the comment section below!