Friday, November 23, 2012
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other shoppers.
1. Weekend weather forecast: 2. History of Black Friday: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand and red ink indicated a loss, black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. 3. Black Friday myth: Despite common belief, Black Friday is not the biggest shopping day of the year. It's not even in the top five, according to a posting on todayifoundout.com. So which day gets the prize? Typically, the last Saturday before …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Check out these displays and discounts without leaving home.
We walked the street for you, taking a look in the windows and seeing who is offering sales on what. Take a look to see what we found! We'll start with new notable sales and displays and then go through continuing sales.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Check out these sales and offers on Charles Street without leaving home.
We walked the street for you, taking a look at who is offering sales on what. Take a look below to see what we found!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Check out these sales and displays without leaving home.
We walked the street for you, taking a look at who is offering sales on what. Flip through the photos to see what's on offer.
Friday, April 13, 2012
City Sports is the closest at best options for Beacon Hillers.
This week we asked readers to tell us the best place on or near Beacon Hill to go for sporting goods. It was a tough ask because there aren't any designated sports stores in the neighborhood (you can get a nice whiffle ball set at Charles Street Supply, though). So, without further ado, I give you the winner: With all 6 votes, it's City Sports at Downtown Crossing. In next week's poll, we'll ask about the best breakfast place on the Hill. Voting starts at 9 a.m. Monday.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
See what's in Beacon Hill storefronts without leaving home.
We walked the street for you, taking a look at who is offering sales on what. Take a look to see what we found!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The temperature is about to plunge, but that doesn't mean you have to shiver.
Boston has had a gloriously warm fall and early winter, but that ends Tuesday as the region’s first certifiable cold snap blows into the area. What's a hardy New Englander to do? Sure, you can stay inside until May, but between event venues, stores, pubs and coffee shops, there are plenty of places to stay warm during the coldest days of the year. Listed above are five suggestions, but we want to know what you think. Do you have your own favorite way to keep warm in Beacon Hill? Share them with us in the comments below!
Friday, December 30, 2011
This week's winner won a $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's.
We asked for shopping tips and you delivered. Peter Petrella won this week's prize: a $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's. Here are some of the great tips we got this week: 1) Fitness Together offers nutrition classes when you sign up for a membership, according to this week's winner Peter Petrella. 2) Look in Ming's supermarket for beautiful pashmina and silk scarves in jewel colors for only $5. They are warm & wash beautifull, said Susan Klimczak. 3) There are great buys in Sparks, the legendary local department store in Malden Square, according to Tammy Jones. You can buy gloves for your kids for only $1.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Just let us know about a good deal in town in the comment section below and maybe you'll be this week's winner.
Each week until the end of the year, Patch is running a shopping tip contest. All you need to do is offer a shopping tip in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random each week. Shopping tips can include sales or deals on anything: from supermarket bargains to sales on holiday gift items. And although we hope to find out about sales at local small businesses, large chain store deals are fine too. Each week, we’ll announce a new winner, as well as list all of the great deals that were submitted to help you with your shopping. For this week’s contest, all entries must be received by noon on Thursday, Dec. 29 (Eastern Time). This week’s prize: A $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's Restaurant in Boston's Theater District, …
Friday, December 23, 2011
This week's winner won a $25 gift certificate to South End Buttery.
We asked for shopping tips and you delivered. Elaine (TeeTee) won this week's prize: a $25 gift certificate to South End Buttery. Be sure to enter again next Monday for a chance to win another $25 gift certificate. Here are some of the great tips we got this week: 1.) Rapid Liquors, Main St. in Stoneham. They carry the loveliest handmade gift baskets and are reasonably priced. They don't need to be wrapped, writes Jan Merlino. 2.) Boston Swing Central, 24 Roland St. in Charlestown. This place is selling gift certificates on its website, $15 for a swing dance lesson and 3 hours of dancing to a live band. Cheaper than a movie and popcorn, and 3 times as long if your dancing feet hold out, writes Julie. 3.) Lowes, on Broadway in Saugus, had…