Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
See which of South County Center mall's stores are open during the wee hours of Black Friday.
More than 40 stores at the South County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open between 3 and 8 a.m. Here's a look at South County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday: Dillards opens at 8 a.m., JCPenney opens at 6 am., Macy's opens at midnight and Sears opens at 4 a.m. For more details, find the Black Friday schedule for South County Center online.
Other stores in the mall will open at 5 a.m.
More than 50 stores at the West County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open at 5 a.m., with times varying slightly for department stores. Here's a look at West County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday. Temporary Tenants *List is subject to change. Contact stores for more information. Other department store opening times on Black Friday. jcpenney: 6 a.m. Nordstrom: 9 a.m. Information provided by CBL St. Louis Malls.
A large number of stores will open at midnight at the St. Peters mall.
Black Friday is coming to Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters. Several stores in the mall are opening their doors at midnight for the first big shopping day of the holiday season. The stores that will be open at midnight are:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
How do you know a deal is worth missing sleep - or skipping out on family gatherings? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to take a hard look at their budgets and to research the deals before leaving home.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving. Patch has links to Best Buy, Walmart and Target Black Friday ads.
Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this Black Friday—starting even on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target is also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. And at Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. Walmart will offer its biggest deals from 10 p.m. to…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. Do any Maryland Heights residents work in retail and have to work Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments section. - - - - - Read More: Black Friday Shopping in St. Louis to Start Earlier Than Ever - - - - - The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores, including the one near Maryland Heights in Bridgeton, will open their doors …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Walmart, the retail giant superstore, says it will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday shoppers. What do you think about the move?
For traditionalists, it may be an unwelcome encroachment on a holiday normally focused on family, but for shopping enthusiasts it's all in good fun. Walmart has announced that it will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest time yet as the shopping holiday increasingly becomes "Black Thursday." Although the retail giant did hold sales on Thanksgiving Day last year, they started later in the evening. The 8 p.m. push will be one of three sales "events" for Walmart with others occurring at 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. Locally, Maryland Heights residents weren't too happy about the decision. Maureen Mohan, a Maryland Heights Patch Facebook page fan, said the idea is a bad one. "Thanksgiving is …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Some shoppers had waited in line for days to get the best deals.
Lines snaked around big box retail stores as early as Tuesday afternoon until doors were opened at the stroke of midnight Friday. People ran to scoop up a steal on a $600 TV and the hottest Justin Bieber doll. Some lines were shorter than others proving you don’t have to wait in line 60 hours beforehand, miss your family’s Thanksgiving dinner or risk hypothermia to score some sweet deals. Behold the sights of long and short which will help you begin mapping out next year’s day of dark deals.
Several St. Louis businesses were flooded with early, motivated shoppers today. Some of them had been waiting in line for days.