Monday, December 3, 2012
Snellville Police offer tips on staying safe during the holidays.
The Scenario You’re shopping for that special present that’s going to make this a very memorable Christmas. It’s too big to carry around while you shop for other gifts, so you take it to the car and put it in the trunk, where it will be out of sight and secure. After you finish shopping, you return to your car with a few more gifts—only to find that the trunk has been forced open and the special present is gone. The Personal Safety Tactic According to Sergeant Charles Coates of the Snellville Police Department, “Thieves routinely hang around shopping malls and specialty stores looking for opportunities, and the Christmas shopping season is a prime time for them. Whether you’re visiting different stores in the same mall, or driving from one…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With Halloween over, thoughts turn to the Holiday season and the obvious question, what would you like for Christmas?
With Halloween over and children, and their parents, slowly making their way through all that candy, thoughts turn to the next big haul - Christmas. What is on top of the Christmas Wish list this year? Technology is always a big one, as well as jewelry for her and tools for him. Another suggestion from Squidoo.com for the beer connoisseur, how about a micro-brewery unit? And for her, one suggestion from Squidoo.com is an electric corkscrew. But for everyone there is always that one special gift, you know the one. The one you've hinted for, sometimes even asked outright for - the one you're going to be really upset if you don't get. It may be something big, but it could be something very small, just very special. So what's the top item on …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Shoppers are running out of time to ship items to arrive by Christmas.
If you haven't already shopped and shipped, or ordered and shipped, well, you are running out of time. Of course, you can wait until the last minute, and pay last-minute prices, and cross your fingers that it actually arrives when you want (even if you ship express), but why feel that kind of angst? Here's what you need to know about critcal shopper shipping dates: Domestic Mail Class (USPS by Christmas) First-Class Mail Service Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Other Dates for United States Postal Service (by Christmas) December 17 December 15, December 19 International Africa Express, Global Express December 10, December 20 For a full list from the USPS, click here. United Parcel Service December 22 Schedule (Last…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Our local columnist takes us through her list of places she has to visit this time of the year.
I admit that my vision of holiday shopping is tainted. I hate to go to the malls. I spent my college winter breaks working at Sears on Ponce de Leon. My first position was in the men’s clothing department. My first sale was men’s underwear and two flannel shirts. I guess I impressed them because I was rewarded with a specialty booth to sell men’s fragrances. To this day the smell of Brut and English leather make me a little queasy. My booth was in the main aisle across from men’s wear, directly under a loud speaker. It played Christmas music constantly. "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" sung by Gene Autry played ever hour on the hour. Eventually I was promoted to Santa’s elf. I took pictures of Santa with the children setting on his knee. …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Home Depot is among stores that are beginning Black Friday sales now.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 14, 2011
Don't want to to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to shop for those super deals? Wait, you don't have to this year. A number of stores are already beginning sales. Here's what Home Depot has to offer: Now through Nov. 28, The Home Depot will offer Black Friday deals on select appliances. Featured savings, include: