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.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petition protesting Target's plans to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving to offer Black Friday sales.
The petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Target stores, including the one in Town and Country, will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 179,000 signatures on the petition. (Check out the petition here.) Target is joining other retailers, inlcuding Walmart, that are opening on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Black Friday holiday shoppers. A press release from Change.org reported that they have seen dozens of new petitions pop up about Black Friday hours. "Following a …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The retail giant has said it will be open all day in Manchester on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales will begin at 8 p.m.
For traditionalists, it may be an unwelcome encroachment on a holiday normally focused on family, but for shopping enthusiasts it's all in good fun. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Walmart has announced that it will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest time yet as the shopping holiday increasingly becomes "Black Thursday." Although the retail giant did hold sales on Thanksgiving Day last year, they started later in the evening. The 8 p.m. push will be one of three sales "events" for Walmart with others occurring at 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Walmart earns more than a quarter of its annual sales from the holiday …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Where will you find the best savings, during this weekend's sales tax holiday or during a store's regular sale? Tell us in our 'Patch' poll.
The Missouri sales tax holiday is underway and runs until midnight, Sunday. From Aug. 3 - 5, Missouri is waiving the state 4.225 percent sales tax and St. Louis County is waiving its 2.7 percent sales tax. Shoppers can save at least close to 7 percent of some purchases as a result. (Read Previous Story: Sales Tax Holiday Now Underway) Sales tax in waived on select items this weekend. Click here for a complete list of qualified items. Many cities opt out of the holiday and are not waiving the sales tax this weekend. The Missouri Department of Revenue lists all cities opting out on its website. Although the weekend offers welcome discounts, St. Louis Better Business Bureau Director Chris Thetford reminders shoppers that although the sales …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Scouts around the area will be peddling cookies.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri will kick off their annual cookie drive this Saturday. On Cookie Go! Day, as the kickoff is called, girls will begin taking orders and raising money to benefit Girl Scouts. The cookies will come in the same seven flavors as last year: Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades, Shout Out!, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. Girl Scouts from troops across eastern Missouri, from St. Louis to north in Putnam Country to south in Ste. Genevieve, will begin selling cookies on Saturday, Jan. 21 at $3.50 per package. All proceeds from cookie sales stay within the community to benefit local girls. Troops use the money for everything from field trips to community service projects; with …
Monday, November 28, 2011
"Patch" found the best Cyber Monday sales at national chain stores and local, independent businesses.
It's been a big week: Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and now, Cyber Monday, when stores offer deals to online holiday shoppers. We'll be updating this list as new Cyber Monday sales come out. If you see one we should mention, tweet it to @StLouisLindsay, tag it #cybermondaystl or email Lindsay.Toler@patch.com. St. Louis-based deals: Sales at national chains:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on the morning of Black Friday for updates and tips. Hour-By-Hour Openings 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day: Walmart (toys, home, apparel) Midnight: Walmart (electronics), Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's, Old Navy,Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square, South County Center, West County Center …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Take a look at local garage sales this weekend and what you can expect to find at them.
Garage sale season has begun, and people are cleaning out their basements, closets and garages. From standard housewares to rare finds, garage sales are some of the best places to shop on a Saturday morning. Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. Town and Country-Manchester Address: 946 Brookvale Terrace, Manchester Time, date: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Sofa, futon, books, toys and housewares Address: 470 Chamberlin Dr., Manchester Time, date: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Record albums, books, jewelry, housewares, exercise equipment, furniture and clothing Address: 1330 Rusticview Dr., Manchester Time, date: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday Items for sale include: Brand-name clothing…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sign up now to receive deals and discounts from nearby businesses.
We're happy to announce yet another new, great feature on Town and Counry - Manchester Patch: Patch Deals of the Day. Patch Deals of the Day will help readers save up to 90 percent on local products and services from some of the best businesses in the area. They will appear at the top of our homepage, above the stories. (Check out the current deal). You can sign up for the deals by going to the "Notifications Settings" in your profile and click Patch Deals. Or just sign up for our daily e-newsletter. We'll have more information to come. Otherwise, you can "like" us on Facebook or "follow" us on Twitter for updates. Business owners interested in advertising a Patch Deal of the Day should contact Senior Advertising Manager Scott DeClue-…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Take a look at West County garage sales this weekend and what you can expect to find at them.
Garage sale season has begun, and people are cleaning out their basements, closets and garages. From standard housewares to rare finds, garage sales are some of the best places to shop on a Saturday morning. Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. Town and Country-Manchester Address: 764 Winding Bend Ln., Manchester Time, date: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Furniture including couches, love seats, lamps, a cherry entertainment center, a baker's rack, kitchen tables, a china cabinet, a child's desk with a hutch, a child's bedroom furniture; a television; housewares; teen girl's clothing; and men's clothing including size 36 pants. Address: 644 Dougherty Oaks Ct., Manchester Time, date: 8 a.m.-2 p.…