Posts Tagged With: Black Friday

Shop Local in Omaha: A Guest Blog Post by Oh My! Omaha

Since I value my sleep, I barely make it to any stores in Lincoln before Black Friday deals end.  So the thought of making in time to another city had never occurred to me.  Until now.  Maybe this will be my goal – after all these 2 local stores have specials all day – not just for the early birds!  Thanks, Kim, from  Oh My! Omaha for sharing these 2 places with us!
There are a lot of locally owned stores in Omaha, but two that are great for Christmas shoppers looking for unique gifts are The Afternoon and Le Wonderment. Luckily, they both have Black Friday deals for bargain hunters. Afternoon has two locations in Omaha: the original is at Westroads Mall, and the other is at Midtown Crossing. This place is great for gifts for everyone – the foodie, the creative, the traveler, the young, the funny – things you won’t find in a big box store. On Black Friday, save 25% all Christmas items (dept 18) at  the Westroads  location from 6 a.m. to noon and at the Midtown Crossing store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, you’ll get 25% all Melissa and Doug items at both stores.

Le Wonderment is in the Old Market (just north of 11th and Howard). This is what toys stores were meant to be: inviting toys you can play with before you buy, colorful, full of educational toys, and they carry the toy getting lots of buzz, GoldieBlox. The store’s Black Friday specials are 15 % off themed and custom holiday gift baskets, and you’ll get a $25 gift card with the purchase of MZ Handbags.  (They also feature gifts for dogs!)

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Shop Local in Lincoln: Where to Start

If you are wanting to shop local in Lincoln, picking where to start can be a challenge.  I know that there are many small stores in Lincoln that I do not even realize that they exist.  I guess I tend to go to familiar places.  If you are like this, here are some links to let you know about some of the great local places that are here in Nebraska’s capital city.  And if you miss any of the deals today, many places are offering special deals for “Small Business Saturday” – tomorrow is another great day to support area businesses!

Downtown Lincoln shopping

Shop This site also includes some information about some special Black Friday deals such as this one …





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Skipping Thanksgiving?

Several years ago, John Grisham wrote a book entitled, Skipping Christmas about a couple who decides to take a vacation instead of going about their typical Christmas events.  Of course life never goes as planned, and the results are different than they anticipated.  (A fun read!)

Anyway, I think our culture every year seems to be pushing toward the eradication of another long honored holiday.  Black Friday seems to be the focus for many people these days, and Thanksgiving has simply turned into “Turkey Day.”  I think that is rather sad.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I love a good deal.  Our family of six would not survive financially without coupons and specials and bargains.  And I even plan on blogging about several places where you can “shop local” and still get lots great deals.  Thanks to wonders of computer technology, these entries will even post VERY early on Friday morning in case you like shopping in the middle of the night.  (I will be sleeping during that time!)   I might go shopping on Friday, but I like to go around 6 in the morning.  Most of the great deals are still happening, and I am less crabby if I get sleep.  I personally am rather sad about the fact that stores and restaurants are even open on Thursday.  Why can’t the “regular” world shut down for the day?  That being said …

Funny Christmas Season Ecard: Just thought I'd mimic retailers by wishing you a Merry Christmas before Thanksgiving.

I want to annually enjoy the 4th Thursday of November – I do not want to bulldoze Thanksgiving aside.  So, for today and tomorrow, I am taking a break from my regular blog posts.  Instead I will be writing about what we are doing to celebrate Thanksgiving at our house.  Then tomorrow I will post about the true meaning of this important holiday (hint: it has nothing to do with shopping).  Thanksgiving is a day I definitely do not want to skip!



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