Posts in category "Shopping"

A Week Before Christmas And All Through The House...

It’s a week before the big “C” day and I’m sure many of us don’t have their holiday shopping finished…I’d be the first one to raise my hand to admit that. Luckily I don’t have a large families to purchase for and most of the time gift cards do the trick for my loved ones... Read more »

Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965

Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965
As many of us have shopped at the modernized Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue, across from the train station, over the years…but I’m not sure many of us remember what it used to look like almost 40 years ago in 1965. 2012 marks the 75th¬†anniversary of Osco Drug.¬† Today, there are three Jewel-Osco stores located in... Read more »

Woodfield Mall is "Home for the Holiday's" with T-Mobile

Woodfield Mall is "Home for the Holiday's" with T-Mobile
A few weeks back I mentioned a special event that was taking place at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg with T-Mobile and their “Home for the Holiday’s” campaign. The cool part is no one (not even me) realized how big of an event it was going to turn out to be. According to a recent article,... Read more »
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Tis' The Season of Anonymous Santa...Especially Those That Help The Less Fortunate

Tis' The Season of Anonymous Santa...Especially Those That Help The Less Fortunate
I came across a cool article on the Trib website about these “Layaway Santas” as they are calling them. In various locations such as Indianapolis, Omaha, Chicago, and more, there have been random people paying the balances (or at least a majority) of their layaway lists for complete strangers. There are some cases, such as... Read more »

Am I Too Late To Start Xmas Shopping?

Am I Too Late To Start Xmas Shopping?
Mark the date…Monday, December 12th, 2011…I guess I should start my holiday shopping today. For some reason, this year I’ve either been lazy or busy, or a combination of both, that I kept on putting off buying presents. Normally I’ve been pretty good and at least started the week after Thanksgiving like every other normal... Read more »

Black Friday or Cyber Monday, When Do You Spend More Dough???

Until recently the Friday and weekend after Thanksgiving was filled with lining up at your favorite retailer at unbelievably early hours to get that $10 CD player or $2 DVD, but thanks to the rise of online shopping, the game’s completely been changed. The real question these days is: Black Friday or Cyber Monday, what... Read more »
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Blizzard of 2011...What Will People Remember?

As I can remember the last big blizzard of 1999, I was in high school and really only remember having to walk a few blocks to school. Unlucky for me, I have a bit farther to go to work than back in 1999…around 16 miles one way, but still it’s not as far as some…I... Read more »

Avoiding the Mall Like the Plague...

Woodfield, Hawthorne, Stratford Square, “Randhurst” (sorta still counts), or others of it’s kind. I make sure that from the Friday after Thanksgiving, I do my best to avoid them at ALL COSTS…at least until after the holidays. Not knowing anyone that actually enjoys going to the most unhappy place on earth (my apologies to anyone... Read more »

Buy Online to Escape Illinois Sales Tax? Doesn't Look Like You Will Be Able to Anymore...

According to an article I saw in the Chicago Tribune today, the state of Illinois is expecting people to dig through all their records and receipts from items purchased online since June 20th, 2004 and submit payment of the taxes they would have paid if purchased at a brick & mortar store around the corner.... Read more »
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Who Really Wants To Leave The House on Black Friday?

Not me…especially when every year you can read stories of people getting trampled, kicked, arrested, and potentially even getting killed. Now anyone that really knows me, knows that I LOVE getting a deal or using coupons, but when it comes to putting myself in potential danger by other human’s that might be a bit too... Read more »