December 17, 2017

Target to Open at 4am on Black Friday 2010

target-black-fridayTarget has announced that they will be opening at 4am on Black Friday this year.  According to sources, there will extreme discounts on electronics, HDTVs and clothing.  There will also be the usual door buster specials.  One from last year that will be included is the Chefmate kitchen appliances for only $3.

Target is a discount department store that operates over 1,000 stores nationwide.  They are the second largest retailer in the United States. Shop the latest in clothing for women, men, babies, and kids. Other products include home decor, furniture, video games, electronics, health and beauty products, books, movies, CDs, kitchenwares, home appliances, bed and bath products, toys, shoes, handbags, cleaning supplies, and more. carries hundreds of name brands including Apple, HP, Kodak, Canon, Sony, HP, Toshiba, and more.


Kmart Pre-Black Friday 2010 Sale

Kmart-saleK-Mart has announced a pre-Black Friday sale that will happen begn Friday Nov. 5th and Saturday Nov. 6th 2010. As typical for Black Friday sales, K-Mart  has stated that there will be a minimum of two of each item per store and a limit of one item per person. This offer is only good while those supplies last. No rainchecks or substitutions. Limit of 1 item of each per customer.

Where to Find Black Friday Ads

black-fridayThis year, retailers are doing Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving.  But they are also now doing it earlier than normal.

There has been almost histaria in the last few years as retailers have pitched their bargains earlier than ever.  With the advent of the internet, early leaks of these ads are more and more common.

But these early leaks have also given the Black Friday shopper an advantage over previous years.  Black Friday shopping can now be properly planned out by consumers.

Also, with the advent of "pre" Black Friday ads, retailers are driving their seasonal shopping sales earlier and earlier in the month of November.  Best Buy, Walmart, Sears and K-Mart are among those leading the way with the early super deals.

Here is small sample of the sites where you can get a preview of the deals stores are offering on Black Friday and before:,,,,

Bass Pro Shops Kicks Off Black Friday Early

Bass-Pro-Shops-SaleBass Pro Shops has begun their pre-Black Friday sale today.  Bass Pro Shops sporting goods online store offers a large selection of hunting gear and fishing gear. They have been in business for over 30 years and have had over 75 million customers. Shop for outdoor clothing, jackets, tents, fishing rods, cabin decor, GPS navigation systems, bait, boots, electronics, and more. They carry merchandise for numerous sports including fishing, archery, hunting, boating, and hunting. Choose from dozens of name brands such as Crocs, Callaway, Element, Salomon, and MotorGuide. Shop their clearance section for discounts on over 500 products.


Best Buy Pre-Black Friday 2010 Sale

best_buy_black_fridayBest Buy has announced a pre-Black Friday sale that will happen this Friday Nov. 5th and Saturday Nov. 6th 2010. As typical for Black Friday sales, Best Buy has stated that there will be a minimum of two of each item per store and a limit of one item per person.  This offer is only good while those supplies last. No rainchecks or substitutions. Limit of 1 item of each per customer.

Thanksgiving Decorations and Resources

thanksgiving-2010Now that November is upon us, its a good time to look at some of places where can find information about Thanksgiving decorations.  The key is to finding free or affordable solutions.  Here are few of the resources we have found.

For cards and wallpaper themes go to  The offer some decent fall and Thanksgiving themed wallpapers for your desktop – and you can also use these images to make crafts, cards and other decorations.

For more kid related themes, you can print some Thanksgiving coloring pages.  For this use or try your own Google search.  This is where I see that Disney's Family Fun site also has some interesting resources.

Holy Days of Obligation 2010

Below is a list of the dates of the Holy Days of Obligation in the United States for 2010, as well as the dates of  the moveable feasts (holy days whose dates change from year to year). Please note that only those days that have "Holy Day of Obligation" listed beneath their entries are Holy Days of Obligation; all others are moveable feasts.
The next Holy Day of Obligation this year is All Saints Day on November 1st.
  • Mary, Mother of God (Friday, January 1, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation
  • Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 17, 2010)
  • Palm Sunday (Sunday, March 28, 2010)
  • Holy Thursday (Thursday, April 1, 2010)
  • Good Friday (Friday, April 2, 2010)
  • Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 3, 2010)
  • Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4, 2010)
  • Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday, April 11, 2010)
  • Ascension (Thursday, May 13, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation (transferred to Sunday, May 16, 2010 in most dioceses of the United States)
  • Pentecost Sunday (Sunday, May 23, 2010)
  • Trinity Sunday (Sunday, May 30, 2010)
  • Corpus Christi (Thursday, June 3, 2010; transferred to Sunday, June 6, 2010)
  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday, June 11, 2010)
  • Assumption of Mary (Sunday, August 15, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation
  • All Saints Day (Monday, November 1, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation (abrogated because it falls on a Monday)
  • First Sunday of Advent (Sunday, November 28, 2010)
    Complete Advent schedule
  • Immaculate Conception (Wednesday, December 8, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation
  • Christmas (Saturday, December 25, 2010)
    Holy Day of Obligation

Discover Card November/December Rewards Announced

discover-cardDiscover Card has been rewarding Discover Card cashback members a larger-than-normal 5% cashback bonus on different categories for each month in 2010. During the  months of November & December, Discover Card is offering the 5% cashback bonus on purchases made at Restaurants, Clothing Stores, and Department stores.


These 5% bonuses are in addition to up to 1% bonuses offered on purchases from any other stores. Discover offers unlimited cashback bonuses. They offer up to 20% cashback on their ShopDiscover store which links to participating merchant websites for online purchases.

And in November only,  you can take part in the Discover Every Day Giveaway, which is giving away a grand prize of $1 million this year. There are chances for daily prize entries for every purchase you make at a Grocery or Drug Store. Making a purchase at a Grocery or Drug store will get you 4 additional entries into the Daily Prize Drawing for up to $500 in Discover gift cards. There are 75 daily prizes given away each day.  For more information, visit

Tips for a Safe Halloween 2010

halloween-safetyWith only 2 days left until Halloween 2010 begins.  With everyone surely ready to get their costumes on, and play that spooky and scary Halloween songs and music, it's almost time to hit the streets to get some of that yummy candy.  Before you go, we have these important safety reminders form the U.S. CPSC:




Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.

Flame Resistant Costumes:

When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label "Flame Resistant." Although this label does not mean these items won't catch fire, it does indicate the items will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source.

To minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of ignition, avoid costumes made with flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.

Costume Designs:

Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.

• For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car's headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle, and sporting goods stores.
• To easily see and be seen, children should also carry flashlights.
• Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling.
• Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes. Mother’s high heels are not a good idea for safe walking.
• Hats and scarfs should be tied securely to prevent them from slipping over children's eyes.
• Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough to allow full vision.
• Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft and flexible material.

Pedestrian Safety:

Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All children should walk, not run from house to house and use the sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street.

Children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present dangers.

Choosing Safe Houses:

Children should go to homes only where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome.

• Children should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by an adult.
• People expecting trick-or-treaters should remove anything that could be an obstacle from lawns, steps, and porches. Candlelit jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. Indoor jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, and other furnishings that could be ignited.

For more information on these Halloween safety tips, go to or call the CPSC toll-free at (800) 638-2772.

Sears Announces Black Friday Now 2010 Sales Event

sears-black-friday-nowOn  Friday and Saturday (October 29th and 30th), Sears will be having a "Black Friday Now" sale. This sale may not be a full-blown Black Friday sale, but we do expect to see some possible good deals.  More Black Friday sales will most likely be happening through the month of November. Last year,, Walmart,  and Best Buy offered one-day sales that take place up to 3-4 weeks before Black Friday. Additionally, Sears, Kmart, and Kohl's will most likely hold their annual Friends & Family VIP sales in the middle of November.  These sales feature similar discounts to their Black Friday doorbuster deals.  Keep on the lookout for these Black Friday like deals and more.