Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lucy remembers Christmas traditions with her family as she also says goodbye to Patch.
I hand it to all of you who venture out into the world on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving, I can barely rouse myself out of bed due to the turkey, stuffing and pie-induced coma I’m in. So to anyone who managed to get up early (or who camped out before the stores opened) to battle the throngs of bargain seekers, I salute you. For me, one of the best things about the holiday is that it marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Obviously, Black Friday shoppers feel the same way. The tree goes up that weekend, and I’ll watch every sappy Christmas movie ever made – twice – while I decorate and bake. The kids usually take bets on how long it’ll be before I start to cry, and then spy on me until a winner is proclaimed. But the most …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The hottest games of the season have been released, and Black Friday can help you get them for cheap with deals better than last year.
This time of year finds pretty much every gamer with multiple gaming-related items on their holiday list: the hot new game, the console they didn’t buy yet, that sweet accessory that will make playing all the more enjoyable. In turn, retailers at big box and gaming specialty stores turn the faucet on and offer a bunch of amazing deals so you can get someone that special gift or give yourself a little present. In many cases—especially on game purchases—offers are a few bucks better than last year’s deals! As usual, ads for Black Friday sales have been available via both official and unofficial channels for a while. Here’s some of the better deals distilled into one place so you can more easily cross those gamers off your list: Best Buy (…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Do you plan on doing holiday shopping Black Friday? These Bensalem area businesses have deals planned for the day after Thanksgiving.
Don't worry if you're too full to move very far the day after Thanksgiving—even if you want to participate in the mad rush of Black Friday, there are a lot of local deals that will keep you in the area. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as the unofficial start to holiday shopping and often features early hours, long lines and special deals. Here are what some local stores are offering: Neshaminy Mall Macy's Neshaminy Mall Sears: Kmart Target Lowe's Walmart Khol's Make sure you know what time these stores open before you head out to start shopping. Click here to find out when the doors will open for these deals.
Do you plan on waiting in line for Black Friday deals? Make sure you know what time Bensalem area stores will be open.
Do you have a special gift to get this Black Friday? Are you planning on waiting in line while it's still dark out to get discounts and deals? Make sure you know what time those stores open. Here are the times local stores will be open and offering Black Friday deals. Some are even open Thanksgiving! Feasterville Impact Thrift Store: Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Neshaminy Mall: Closed Thursday. Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Neshaminy Mall Macy's: Friday, midnight to 9 p.m. Neshaminy Mall Sears: Thursday, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 4 a.m. Kmart: Thursday, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, 5 a.m. Target: Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 4 a.m. Lowes: Friday, midnight Walmart: Thursday, 8 p.m. Boscov's: Friday, 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Khol's: Friday, midnight to 1 p.m. …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Patch talked with owners of a comic book shop, a baseball/softball facility and a shopping mall kiosk.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Joe Hart
Saturday, November 26, 2011
With the official start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday, Bensalem Patch wanted to chat with a few local businesses to see how important this time of year is to their bottom line. Capes & Cowls Comic book shop owner Duke McNulty said he wasn’t sure about the holiday season. His store, Capes & Cowls, located at 527 Bristol Pike in Andalusia, has been open for about 14 months. The store sells comic books, graphic novels, collectibles and games. You’ll find all your favorite super heroes there from Superman and Spiderman to Batman and the X-Men. For comic book aficionados, it’s a little slice of Valhalla. “Last Christmas season we had only been open a couple months and I didn’t really have a chance to market for the holidays…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Neshaminy Mall is "100 percent" ready for Black Friday shoppers.
Black Friday may only be one day, but staff and management at the Neshaminy Mall began planning for the big shopping day well in advance. According to Neshaminy Mall General Manager Dennis Deehan, he and his staff began planning for this year's Black Friday and holiday shopping season in January, just after the last holiday season came to an end. "We meet as teams locally, regionally and corporately to talk about what worked and any new programs to introduce the following year," Deehan said. Two elements that came from those planning meetings more than 11 months ago are the brand new holiday décor throughout the mall and a new children’s play area, which Deehan said make this holiday season even more special for the mall. "There’s a lot of…
If you don't pull a plastic tree out of the attic every year, where do you go to get a great, live tree?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Karl Smith
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
With Thanksgiving at our feet, there are two important questions looming. First, what are we going to do with all the leftovers? Second, where will we get our Christmas tree? Well, the second is only relevant if you don't pull your plastic tree out of storage every year. So what'll it be this year? A REALLY live tree, with root ball and all? Pre-cut or cut-your-own? And what about the type? You could go with a balsam or a Douglass fir or some other type of pine. But here's the big question: WHERE will you get it? Do you have a place you go to every year, some sort of family tradition or do you just stop when the mood hits you?
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
If you're brave enough to venture out on Black Friday, learn how to stay calm on the stressful shopping day.
Black Friday is an exciting time for the seasoned shopper who scopes out the best deals and saves hundreds of dollars. But it's also a stressful time that might be best avoided for anxiety-stricken shoppers. Follow these tips to better handle the stressful shopping day and then check out our survival guide to make your Black Friday planning easier. Long lines, big crowds and the mass chaos that is Black Friday can be unbearable if you're an anxious person or if you don't know what to expect. If you dare to brave the day, but find yourself becoming overwhelmed and on the verge of a breakdown, take the advice of Ruth Kuchinsky-Smith, our Scholasticity columnist (who is a psychologist in the Philadelphia school system and teaches courses in …
Which stores are open when and what are some of the best deals? Look no further.
It's that time of year again. Time to wake up at the crack of dawn, or skip sleeping altogether to score the best shopping deals. Those die-hard Black Friday shoppers who really try to get the most for their dollar might want to use the following guide for store hours, deals and links to some sales sheets. If you'd rather take a more relaxing route to holiday shopping, most of the retailers below are also offering online deals on Black Friday. Then, of course, there is always Cyber Monday—the biggest online shopping day of the year, which takes place Nov. 28. (Check back this weekend for our Cyber Monday tips.) Target: Opens at midnight. Electronic deals: Children's toys: Adults: Target will also offer deals on bedding, clothing and other …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Patch crew had a blast at the Hatboro parade Sunday. We handed out candy, distributed Patch swag and met a lot of great people on a beautiful afternoon.
The pre-parade logistics were pretty tough, but well worth it. The Patch crew walked the Hatboro Holiday Parade Sunday and really had a great time. We handed out a lot of stuff - candy and Patch swag - and got to see a lot of great people. Check out this montage of what we saw along the parade route - see if you can spot our friends from Lehman Church