I’ve told this story before, but it wasn’t until I read the headlines in my email this morning that I realized it’s a lead for a Black Friday post! About a year or two ago, I got a car charger for my cell phone super cheap on a Black Friday special from an electronics store. […]
Black Friday 2012
I never was among the Black Friday crowds as a shopper. I always have to work on that day, even if I’m not reporting the retail story as a newspaper reporter. So if you hate Black Friday crowds overall, or have decided you’ve had enough of that nonsense after standing in one too many lines […]
I made some changes this year in how I handled the Black Friday advance reporting for The Monroe Evening News and Monroe on a Budget. I realized that the key detail local residents wanted to know, and that got the most attention in the national media, involved what times the stores are open and when […]
Michael’s Craft Store has an ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that announces its holiday weekend hours: Thanksgiving Day: open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dunham’s Sports announces most of its stores (this list will include Monroe) will be open at midnight on Black Friday, according to the ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News.
Lowe’s announces via its ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that it will be open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has announced via an ad that is in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; and open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Brondes Ford, 5545 Secor Rd., Toledo announces a nice perk in its Black Friday ad that is in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News. You can catch a free shuttle service to Westfield Franklin Park Mall from the dealership and its Quick Lane tire and auto center on Black Friday. And not to be […]
Dick’s Sporting Goods will be open at 12:01 a.m. Friday Nov. 23, according to its ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News. Doorbuster specials are valid from 12:01 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Crafts 2000 in Monroe, which is part of the Pat Cataan’s Craft Center chain, will be open with doorbuster sales at 7 a.m. Friday Nov. 23, according to the Pat Cataan ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News.
Radio Shack reports in its ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that its Black Friday doorbuster specials start at 6 a.m. Friday Nov. 23.
The Black Friday fliers are in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News. City of Monroe news stands should have the papers already, if they are not already there. Home delivery is in progress, and all locations are expected to have their newspapers by 5 p.m. I’ll update the blog later in the day with […]
Sears has an ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News announcing its holiday weekend hours: Thanksgiving night: Doorbusters start at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving, “open all night.” Additional doorbuster specials start at 4 a.m. Friday Nov. 23.
Las Vegas Discount Golf and Tennis in Monroe has announced via an ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that its Black Friday shopping hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 23.
Most of the chatter involving Black Friday work schedules focuses on retail workers who open the stores and run the cash registers. But other people need to be on duty when the shopping crowds are at their peak, and they include the news reporters who are on the retail, business or shopping beats. Christie Dedman, […]
Tractor Supply has an ad in today’s edition of The Monroe Evening News that lists its holiday weekend shopping hours and this week’s specials. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day: Closed. Black Friday: Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You may have started a list of stores you plan to stop by on Thanksgiving or Black Friday based on the shopping hours roundup that I listed today in The Monroe Evening News and similar lists that other news outlets have been posting for their areas. You might even be making a list of stores […]
Burlington Coat Factory, which has a location in Taylor, announces it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6 a.m. Black Friday for shopping. The press release that was sent to my attention today includes this: The 6AM opening in a majority of its locations will allow early birds to still take advantage […]
The Monroe on a Budget column runs Mondays in The Monroe Evening News. Here is this week’s installment: While several retailers have long been open on Thanksgiving, including Meijer and Kmart, this year’s holiday weekend schedules indicate that the “Black Friday creep” that shoppers noticed pushing into overnight sales has firmly settled in. The Black […]
CVS Pharmacy has announced via its Nov. 18 newspaper ad “Open Thanksgiving Day! Pharmacy hours may vary.” The ad I’m looking at, which arrived in this morning’s edition of The Monroe Evening News, is for Nov. 18-21. There will be another CVS ad mid-week, and I assume it will have the Black Friday details. Update: […]