Thursday, December 20, 2012
Local retailers will be open late on Thursday to accommodate holiday shoppers.
Still have some last-minute holiday shopping to do? Downtown Ferndale retailers will make it easy for you tonight by staying open late for "Merry Midnight Madness." The event, which is part of the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority's Third Thursdays initiative, encourages shoppers to check out the city's unique local stores as well as the vendors at the Rust Belt Market. Many stores will stay open late to accommodate late-night shoppers, though exact hours vary. The Twisted Shamrock, for example, will be open until 11 p.m., and Modern Natural Baby will stay open until 10 p.m. Also at Modern Natural Baby on Thursday night, the store is offering 20 percent off on all toys and clothes. Owner Emily Murray said it's a way of saying thanks …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The market continues expanded hours for the 12 days of Christmas.
The Rust Belt Market began its 12 days of Christmas last week, offering expanded hours to give customers more opportunities for holiday shopping. The market is now open every day until Christmas - Hours for the rest of the week are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 23; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For more information, visit www.rustbeltmarket.com.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Ferndale residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Ready, get set, go shopping! The bargain hunting starts early this year, so Patch has compiled the best big box discounts to give you a head start.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
If you want the best Black Friday deals, you'll barely have enough time to gobble down your turkey; forget about your pumpkin pie. Stores are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving to grab Black Friday shoppers. Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target opens at 9 p.m. Many others open at midnight or very early Friday morning. Several stores are offering waves of doorbusters. Many also are advertising online deals, which include free shipping, and Black Friday prices all day Thanksgiving. The early start to Black Friday has even prompted some opponents to start petitions against the practice. Here's everything you need to know about Black Friday. Read on for more specific deal information. …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Black Friday spending reached all-time levels this year, but the biggest jump was in 'couch commerce.' Have you shopped mobile this year?
Spending reached all-time Black Friday highs this weekend as a record 226 million shoppers jumped into holiday purchases – many of them using mobile devices to do so. The average holiday shopper spent $398.62 Black Friday and Saturday, according to a National Retail Federation survey. And Black Friday global mobile payment volume increased 516 percent from 2010, according to data from PayPal. A lot of mobile shopping appeared to take place from the couch following Thanksgiving dinner: Five times as much was spent that day via mobile as was spent on turkey day 2010, PayPal's blog reports. According to eBay, U.S. shoppers purchased nearly 2 1/2 times as many items through mobile devices this Black Friday compared with 2010. What about you…