Thursday, December 6, 2012
Check out the 10 most read stories on Missouri Patch sites for the month of November.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) 1. What are the Winning Powerball Numbers and Results in Missouri? Given the month, you'd think our most popular story would involve Black Friday or a presidential election. Nope. Not when more than a half a billion dollars is at stake. St. Louis readers were flocking to our winning Powerball numbers story on Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch. When it was all said and done, the winning numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 with the Powerball number of 6. Two winners—one from Missouri and another from Arizona—were later announced. 2. Florissant Man Injured at Washer Tournament Taken Off Life Support, Friends Say A Florissant man was in critical condition after he fought with a …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
With the giving of gift cards ramping up for the holidays, the Missouri Treasurer's Office reminded residents that they never actually expire.
If you're like many Missourians, you probably can expect to receive a gift card or two for Christmas this year, perhaps to one of your favorite stores or just an-all purpose pre-loaded debit card. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) If you're also like many Missourians, you probably have some of these cards leftover from last year, ones that were never used and are now expired. However, those out-of-date card might just turn out to be an unexpected holiday gift. That's because gift cards and certificates never actually expire in Missouri and may end up labelled as unclaimed property by the Missouri Treasurer's office. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offered some tips on how to redeemed expired cards in a …
Monday, November 26, 2012
This Cyber Monday shoppers will see a lot of great deals, and a ton of online scams. To help consumers protect against identity theft this holiday season, IDentity Theft 911 is offering a list of tips for safe shopping online.
Patch is looking for experts who can talk electronics and share their expertise this week.
It's the season of giving and chances are, you probably have some fancy technology to cross off your holiday shopping lists. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about Blue-ray players, iPads, smartphones and television sets, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local techie or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 29. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday. Plus, tell Patch some of your favorite small businesses to shop!
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Town and Country and Manchester. For a list of local businesses, just search the Town and Country - Manchester business directory here. Shopping on Small Business Saturday is the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch asks consumers, especially shoppers, to call police immediately if they see suspicious activity.
St. Louis County Police Department officers state they will have both uniformed and undercover officers working in and around shopping centers this week and during the holiday season. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Metro Air Support Unit also will continue patrolling commercial parking lots and shopping centers, said St. Louis County Police Department spokesperson Randy Vaughn. Vaughn said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit officers will be working additional patrols throughout the holidays, emphasizing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said officers want everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. "In addition to each precinct implementing …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The retail giant will be open all day in St. Louis on Thanksgiving Day, then Black Friday sales begin at 8 p.m. Here's what you'll find, plus how the store plans to handle security.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The others in the mall will open at 6 a.m.
(For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As area stores plans their earliest Black Friday openings ever, the St. Louis Galleria will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 23. These Galleria shops will be open even longer, opening at 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Other St. Louis-area malls plan early Black Friday openings. All the Galleria stores listed above will be open from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23. Also in Patch:
The retail giant will be open all day in Manchester on Thanksgiving Day, then Black Friday sales begin at 8 p.m. Here's what you'll find, plus how the store plans to handle security.
Holiday shoppers get ready! The holiday shopping season is getting underway. (Read Previous Story: Walmart Holding Its Earliest Black Friday Ever) As previously reported by Patch, Walmart is beginning its Black Friday deals at its earliest time ever this year. St. Louis area stores will be open all day on Thursday and will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. As the world’s largest retailer prepares for one of the most popular shopping days of the year, Patch got a sneak peak at some of the deals the store will offer shoppers, including the Manchester Highlands Walmart. (View some of the deals in the photo portion of this article). (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Walmart staff …
Friday, November 16, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other.
We're all guilty of it. Who hasn't gone into a store with a specific purpose in mind: to buy the perfect gift for a loved one. The end result: a perfect gift for... yourself. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other. "As a nod to just how much shoppers enjoy taking advantage of retailers’ holiday promotions to treat themselves to something nice, consumers are expected to spend the most on non-gift items in the survey’s 10-year history," the study said. According to the study, six in 10 shoppers plan to spend an average of $139.92 on “self-gifting” …