Stories tagged with: shopping

November 28, 2014 - 6:38pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

The biggest shopping day of the year is here today, and thousands of shoppers set out to find the best deals of the day.

Black Friday may be the largest shopping day of the year, but many began marking off their Christmas "to-buy" list last night.

Keri Dunnington, a Colony Square shopper said, "Well, we usually go, Thanksgiving night to Wal-Mart ."

Another shopper, Ashlee Amspaugh, stated, "We actually started last night, after I got off work, I...

January 5, 2014 - 6:29pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

With the sub-zero temperatures and more snow on the way, Riesbeck's Store Director, Rich Daugherty, said it was a hectic day.

"A lot of people with the forecast coming up, concerned more about the temperatures than anything," Daugherty explained. "Some of them are worried about power outages so they're in here buying some canned goods in case the power does go out."

Daugherty said safety candles, milk, bottled water, bread, batteries and rock salt...

December 26, 2013 - 6:51pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The day after Christmas is notorious as a big day for retailers getting a lot of returns and exchanges, but for some local shoppers, it's a day to use up those gift cards they got for Christmas and even start shopping for next year.

"We come every year, the day after Christmas and purchase gifts for next year," said Linda Sterling.

"They're better then the before sales because you get everything half off rather than 25 or whatever," said Julia Mckibben.

December 24, 2013 - 7:18pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Last minute shoppers rushed around Colony Square Mall on Christmas Eve hoping to find the perfect gifts.

The Counter Manager for Estee Lauder, Nicki Norton says that a lot of men tend to come her counter last minute to purchase all kinds of goods for their wives, mother's and girlfriends. She says she always suggests they pick up a few signature items.

"What I would recommend for somebody would be like a skin care item, a fragrance, anything like that we can help them with....

December 22, 2013 - 8:09pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

If you are like many Americans and you have waited until the last minute to finish your holiday shopping then you're not alone. Saturday  at the Colony Square Mall,  employees and management say that the mall has been packed in the days before Christmas. This means a boost in sales and revenue in the local economy.

"It's great actually. The last three weeks, four weeks we've increased sales tremendously actually we are staying open later and it will stay like this...

December 16, 2013 - 9:38pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

It's not everyday you get to shop with a cop, but on Monday, that's exactly what 40 area students from Muskingum, Morgan and Coshocton counties did.

Every year the Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge gives kids and teens a Christmas they may not otherwise get. They give each student over $100 to spend, team them up with law enforcement officers and send them shopping at Walmart to get whatever they want.

"The F.O.P. Associate Lodge collects the funds for this and then...

November 29, 2013 - 3:26pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

The doors at Colony Square Mall have been open since 8 o'clock on Thanksgiving, but for most shoppers, they saved their spending for Black Friday. For Candace Cormack, it was her first time braving the crowds on Black Friday.

"I wanted to see what it was like, get in with the crowds and see the sales," said Cormack.

Cormack says her first Black Friday was a fun experience and says she found some pretty good deals. But for Karisa Young, who's made shopping on...

December 24, 2010 - 7:27pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Christmas Eve marked the finale for last minute shoppers.

While some people think shopping on Christmas Eve is a mistake, others have had it planned all along.  Shopper Greg Williams and his friend Jimmy say Christmas Eve shopping has become a tradition.

"For about 25 years now, we have been coming Christmas Eve shopping. It's just always something we do, no matter if we talk to each other that much throughout the year, we know Christmas Eve we are going to hook up and...

December 19, 2010 - 9:41pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The clock is ticking as people finish their last minute Christmas Shopping.

Many shoppers scrambled around trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone, but shopper Tom Ratcliff says he doesn't worry because there is always a simple solution.

"The other shopping now, we already have taken care of that. Send checks, money, one size fits all," said Ratcliff. 

And with this year's struggling economy, waiting last minute to shop could mean more...

November 27, 2010 - 2:46pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

The walkways of the Colony Square Mall were much quitter Saturday morning.

The surge of Black Friday shoppers are now gone, but some shoppers still made it to the mall to pick up day after deals.

"Unfortunately I had to work yesterday so I wasn't able to get out and get the specials," said Pamela Lyall. "I just get the buys whenever I can."

For one shopper she not only went out on Black Friday, but went out again Saturday to get another gift.


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