Friday, November 23, 2012
Earlier and staggered store openings result in shorter lines, less frenzy the day after Thanksgiving.
Varied opening and sale times at retailers for the Black Friday rush seemed to spread out shoppers throughout North Jersey’s biggest stores this weekend. This year marked a new marketing tactic—more retailers opened Thanksgiving night. While some stores bought into the new trend, others stuck to the traditional early-morning opening times Friday, while others chose to open at 7 or 8 a.m. And, the different opening times gave shoppers a lot of options, and the ability to hit multiple stores. Long nighttime lines awaited shoppers at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which saw customers skipping Thanksgiving dinner to line up almost a day before some stores’ 8 and 9 p.m. openings. The line at the Walmart in Watchung started forming at 1 p.m. …
Many Bergen County shoppers opted for items left in stores after the door-buster deals were sold out
Friday afternoon saw a different breed of Black Friday shoppers at stores along Route 17 in Bergen County – the latecomers. Shoppers out in the afternoon said they weren’t missing the early morning (or in some cases, late night) door-buster deals. But, instead, were reaping the benefits of ongoing sales without the hassles of waking up early, waiting on long lines and fighting for merchandise. “I actually think it’s much better to wait until [Black Friday] afternoon,” Janine Iofrida, who was visiting Bergen County for the Thanksgiving holiday from NYC, said. She went to the Ramsey DSW with friend Donna Fitteron and her daughter Dara, of Franklin Lakes, at about 3 p.m. Friday. “By the time you wait on those long lines, what you wanted was …
Where and when to go
All week long, Patch is prepping for the holidays -- Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. For the shopaholics among us, check the following door-buster deals happening at major retailers in and around Mahwah. Patch will continue to update the list throughout the week as more specials pop up. And, if you know of a Black Friday deal we missed, tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the list! Mahwah The Home Depot – According to Home Depot’s weekly ad, sales at the home improvement store start Monday, with deals on appliances and holiday décor available at homedepot.com. According to BlackFriday.com, the retailer has been tight-lipped about its in-store Black Friday sales. Ramsey Staples -- Staples.com is starting the…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
You can score some free or discounted food and drinks just for waking up early, waiting on long lines and hunting for Black Friday deals
Waiting in long lines, searching all day for deals, and spending money all Black Friday long is likely to make residents hungry. Whether its free coffee to keep you shopping til you drop, or some free breakfast fuel, a bunch of chain restaurants with nearby locations are offering some freebies and incentives to Black Friday shoppers. Check the following links for deals: Have we missed any freebie food deals? If so, tell us in the comments below!