Friday, November 16, 2012
'Dream Receipt' promotion runs Nov. 23 - Dec. 24 at every store
Kohl’s is launching a “Dream Receipt” program, picking up the tab for one winner every day from Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, in every store and at Kohls.com. A Kohl’s shopper will be picked at random every day in every one of Kohl’s 1,146 stores across the country and on Kohls.com. Kohl’s will pay for each winner’s entire purchase. The store will give each winner an additional $10 transferable promotional gift so that they can help “pay it forward” by giving it to someone else for this holiday season. Over the 32-day period, Kohl’s will reward more than 36,500 Dream Receipt winners. During the same period, for every new "like" on Kohl’s Facebook page, the store will donate $1 to Toys for Tots, up to $500,000.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Use Patch to get the word out on where you'll be selling your art this holiday season.
Holiday shopping is always more special when you can find a locally-made one of a kind piece of art to buy. Where can we find them? At holiday bazaars and craft shows (thanks to our friends at the Plain Dealer for publishing the list!). But how do we know which artist is at which show and what does their art look like? That's where Patch comes in. Artists and crafters are invited to post events on Patch sharing when and where they'll be selling their art. And make sure to upload lots of photos of your work so shoppers can see what you have. We'll pull those events together in a weekly feature so shoppers can plan out their weekend craft show shopping. It's a win-win for everybody. Artists get to promote their work for free. Readers get …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Small North Canton shops fared well during the shopping season, and many didn’t feel like they were fighting with big chains for their customers
When it came to competing with the big-box stores for shoppers' attention this holiday season, some local businesses just didn't sweat it. Take Joe and Robin Ellerman, two model railroad enthusiasts who run Trains-n-Toys at 1111 S. Main St. People come to their store for their expertise in trains, they said, and the friendly atmosphere keeps them coming back. That's something they say customers won't see at retail behemoths. Does business double during the holiday season, Robin answered, "It's probably more than that. What's after triple?" "Quadruple?" one customer chimed in. "What's after quadruple?" Robin said. You get the point. Local merchants probably started seeing a rise in sales in November, with the U.S. Department of Commerce …