November 19, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision – the World Waits

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February 1, 2014

Black History Month – Day 1

Hey everyone,

It’s Black History Month. Even though we should celebrate black history everyday, this month is set aside for extra contemplation on the outstanding achievements of Black Americans.

Too keep up to date on black history month news, click the link.

Blessings!

November 16, 2013

Amazon’s Annual Holiday Toy List Offers More Deals, More Toys and More Ways to Shop

A one-stop destination for holiday shoppers, the Amazon Holiday Toy List features top picks by Amazon Mom fans, an enhanced Gift Finder tool, daily Lightning Deals and exclusive product offerings

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 15, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its 2013 Holiday Toy List (www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist), a curated list of this season’s hottest toys including everything from popular books and video game favorites to the latest games and sporting goods. For the first time, the list features top toy picks voted on by Amazon Mom fans and an enhanced Holiday Gift Finder that makes it easier than ever to shop the list with search filters by age, gender, interest, brand and more. Amazon shoppers can explore bestsellers, filter by price point, and browse customer reviews to help them pick the perfect gift.

“Our goal is to offer an unmatched toy selection, but it’s also extremely important to us that our customers can easily find that one right toy at a great value,” says John Alteio, director of Toys and Games for Amazon. “The holidays are busy enough as it is, so we worked hard on our 2013 Holiday Toy List to create a simple and fun way for our customers to discover the toys that best suit their child’s individual interests. Put the kids to bed, kick up your feet and shop – we think you’ll find just the right gift to put a smile on their face this holiday season.”

Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon is offering more deals on the Holiday Toy List this year than ever before with multiple limited-time Lightning Deals running every day through mid-December. Deals are available until the promotion period expires or all items are claimed. Beginning today, customers can get up to 50 percent off Crayola Toys with additional deals from trusted brands like Fisher-Price, Hasbro and more to follow.

Amazon Mom Fans All-Star Toys

This year, Amazon turned to Amazon Mom fans on Facebook to help identify the top toys across ten toy trend categories – from technology and retro toys to crafts and road trip must-haves. Amazon shoppers can browse the complete list of Amazon Mom Picks on this year’s Holiday Toy List. Some of the leading all-star toys by category include:

Only on Amazon

The 2013 Holiday Toy List also features toys that are available exclusively from Amazon, including:

Shop for Toys On-the-Go

Customers can browse, search and explore popular and bestselling toys wherever they go via Amazon’s mobile apps and mobile website. Last holiday season alone Amazon customers purchased more than one toy per second via mobile devices.

Citi has joined Amazon to make it even easier for our customers to shop for gifts online this holiday season. Once customers have picked out the perfect present from Amazon’s 2013 Holiday Toy List, they can purchase it using their Citi ThankYou Points at checkout. Terms and conditions apply; to learn more, please visit www.Amazon.com/CitiThankYouRewards.

Customers can still take advantage of the tools and helpful information they know and love about Amazon when shopping the Holiday Toy List, including customer reviews, world-class customer service, and Free Super Saver Shipping or Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. To get an early start on this year’s holiday shopping, visit our 2013 Holiday Toy List today at www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist.

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About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, and www.amazon.com.mx. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

November 16, 2013

Amazon.com Brightens the Season – Launches Black Friday Deals Store and Electronics Holiday Gift Guide

PRESS RELEASE

The Amazon Black Friday Deals Store will feature more deals than ever before including savings on thousands of this season’s hottest gifts

The Electronics Holiday Gift Guide will feature “60 gifts in 60 days” with a new deal on an electronics gift every day through December 31

 

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 1, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com today kicked off the 2013 holiday season with the launch of the Black Friday Deals Store (www.amazon.com/blackfriday) and Electronics Holiday Gift Guide (www.amazon.com/electronicsgiftguide). This season, Amazon is offering more deals than ever before and making it easy for customers to find the right gifts for everyone on their list.

Black Friday Deals Store
The Amazon Black Friday Deals Store is the leading deals destination this holiday season, offering:

  • For the first time ever, two Deals of the Day every day, now through Dec. 22
  • Hundreds of Lightning Deals on great gift items every week
  • More deals than ever before on thousands of gift items including electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, home, kitchen and more, now through Black Friday weekend

Check the Amazon Black Friday Deals Store regularly for deals on great gifts from Hasbro, Samsung, Canon, Belkin, Kohler, Dewalt, New Balance, Rubbermaid, Invicta and more.

Electronics Holiday Gift Guide
The Electronics Holiday Gift Guide helps customers discover the most popular gifts this holiday season. With more than 350 of the hottest items, organized by category and gift recipient, customers will be able to find the latest gadgets for everyone – from the music enthusiast to the gadget guru. The Gift Guide will also feature “60 gifts in 60 days” with a new deal on an electronics gift every day through December 31.

“We’re making it easy for customers to discover and zero in on the hottest gifts and holiday trends – from streaming media players to Bluetooth portable speakers,” said Ben Hartman, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Amazon.com. “Our Electronics Holiday Gift Guide is designed to help people shop how they like: by price, category, gift recipient and interest. The Guide gives customers gift ideas for everyone on their list, making it easy to shop from the comfort of home and take advantage of fast and free shipping.”

Top Electronics Gift Trends from Amazon
Electronics are always hot gifts for the holidays and 2013 is no exception. With customers looking for a variety of the latest gadgets, Amazon will offer great deals on the electronics that are expected to be at the core of gifting trends this year, including:

  • Multiple Kindles At Home: Many customers are purchasing multiple Kindles for a single household. Customers who love to read are choosing Kindle Paperwhite plus a tablet like Kindle Fire HDX for email, web browsing, watching movies and more. Additionally, parents are choosing to purchase multiple Kindle Fire HD tablets –the breakthrough $139 price and Kindle FreeTime, which revolutionizes parental controls, makes this the perfect tablet for families.
  • Life Untangled: Your loved ones want to be connected without being tied down. New and improved wireless gadgets such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones from brands like Beats, Sonos, and TDK; lightweight PCs with extended battery life from brands like HP and Acer; and wireless media drives from brands like SanDisk, make it easy for friends and family to enjoy their favorite music, movies and TV shows while on the go.
  • Bigger, Bolder Home Theaters: As customers continue to look for a more immersive entertainment experience, 65-inch TVs or larger, 4K Ultra HD resolution TVs, streaming media players for instant access to content and TV soundbars from brands like Sony, Samsung and Roku are the perfect gift for the sports or movie buff on your list.
  • Share Holiday Memories with the Ones You Love: It’s easier than ever to capture and share moments with friends and family in high resolution with the latest Wi-Fi enabled cameras from brands like Canon and Sony.

More Amazon Holiday Shopping Trends

  • Growth of Mobile Shopping: More and more Amazon customers shop on a mobile device. In fact, tens of thousands of new customers make their first ever Amazon purchase via mobile devices every day. Amazon’s mobile shopping app offers customers an on-the-go shopping solution, now with opt-in push notifications, making it easy for customers to keep up with the latest deals.
  • Prime Continues to Outpace Other Shipping: Unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping with Prime continues to be the preferred shipping method among Amazon customers. Amazon now ships more than twice as many items with Prime than with Free Shipping. Prime members enjoy unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 15 million items, unlimited streaming of over 41,000 movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video and access to over 350,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Customers interested in utilizing this fast, free shipping can sign-up for a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, and www.amazon.com.mx. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 

Source: Amazon.com

November 16, 2013

Amazon Introduces Personalized Kindle Accessories

PRESS RELEASE

Customers can now upload their own photos or choose from hundreds of images and patterns, including Amazon-exclusive designs, to create personalized Kindle covers and skins

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 14, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced an all-new service that allows customers to personalize Kindle covers and skins—all for the same price as a standard cover. Customers can now design their own Amazon Origami covers and a variety of other covers and skins for Kindle by uploading photographs from their own library, choosing from a variety of Amazon designs made exclusively for Amazon Origami covers, or choosing from a library of hundreds of images, logos, designs and patterns—including popular comic, movie and television show graphics from Peanuts, National Geographic, Breaking Bad, Star Trek, and more.

“With this new service, we’re making it possible for customers to dream up virtually any design and seamlessly turn it into a Kindle cover—at no additional cost,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’ve also created designs exclusive to Amazon that work perfectly with our new Origami covers to give customers even more options. We’re excited to bring this all-new technology to Kindle accessories and we can’t wait to see what customers come up with.”

Amazon’s Origami covers provide a simple stand for both portrait and landscape positions, and attach magnetically so they are easy to take on and off. Customers can select designs created especially for the Origami covers, which incorporate the special folding design of Origami, or use their own personal photographs or designs.

Customers can now customize Amazon Origami covers and other covers and skins for Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX, plus previous generations of Kindle e-readers and tablets, at www.amazon.com/kindlecreateyourown.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Source: Amazon.com

November 16, 2013

Amazon’s First Original Series Alpha House Now Available on Prime Instant Video

PRESS RELEASE

John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy star in Alpha House, created by Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau

First three episodes of Alpha House now available free for all Amazon customers, with additional episodes available each Friday for Prime members

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 15, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—The Senate is in session and the senators are back with an eleven-episode season filled with the outrageous—and sometimes all-too-real—follies of Washington politics. The first three episodes of Alpha House debut today for all customers to enjoy. Remaining episodes will become available weekly, every Friday, exclusively on Prime Instant Video. As always, customers are invited to watch, enjoy and tell Amazon what they think of the series.

“We are incredibly excited to make our very first original series available to Amazon customers. Our goal has always been to create shows that customers will love and we can’t wait to see Alpha House come to life,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “Creator Garry Trudeau and the amazing cast of Alpha House have delivered a humor-packed first season that doesn’t skip a beat.”

Starting today, the first three episodes of Alpha House are available to all Amazon customers for free via Amazon Instant Video on Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, hundreds of other connected devices, and online at www.amazon.com/instantvideo. After today, one new episode of Alpha House will become available each Friday, exclusively on Prime Instant Video, with episode four available on November 22. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a trial at www.amazon.com/primevideos.

Alpha House, which was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau and produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter, is a comedy about four senators (John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy) who rent a house together in Washington DC. The roomies are joined by Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Julie White (Go On).

Here’s what TV critics are saying about the series:

  • “…time to add another potential winner to the list of shows you’re already watching.” — The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Amazon has winner with Alpha House” — San Francisco Chronicle
  • “…in terms of Alpha House achieving something that looks like victory, so far, mission accomplished.” — Variety
  • “Goodman is in excellent form…” — LA Times
  • “…it’s smartly written and the cast jells from the start.” — San Jose Mercury News
  • “Amazon Prime’s New Original Show Is Scandal For Dudes.”— Refinery29
  • “Goodman’s adept with physical comedy — the shower nap is a highlight…” — indieWire

Here’s what customers said about the Alpha House pilot:

  • “A political comedy from the mind of Garry Trudeau starring John Goodman with a cameo from Bill Murray. Needless to say this show has a lot of potential and I can’t wait for more episodes.”
  • “John Goodman shines in this series. Love the supporting cast. The show is intelligent, funny and unique. Can’t wait for more shows!”
  • “This show was witty and fun. The actors are great and they are what initially drew me to the show. I would definitely watch if the pilot was given the green light.”
  • “Ok. I’ll fess up. I’m a political junkie. And a huge John Goodman fan. And Alpha House feeds that beast. Very well done—there are layers to this.”
  • “This is a good show, and if you keep making them, I’ll keep watching. It’s got a smart, cynical take on Washington without being too over-the-top about it and playing too hard on stereotypes.”

About Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script and will then be notified within 45 days if that script is optioned. Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions and those who choose to make their projects public may also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community. Recently, Amazon Studios announced 11 new pilots including: kids pilots Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, The Maker Shack Agency, Wishenpoof!; comedy pilots Mozart in the Jungle, The Rebels and Transparent; and drama pilots Bosch and The After. The pilots will be available on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM early next year for all customers to watch and provide feedback. On November 22, Amazon Studios will debut its second comedy series Betas available exclusively on Prime Instant Video.

Since launch, more than 19,000 movie scripts and 5,000 series projects have been submitted to Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios continues to invite series creators to upload their proposals for drama, comedy and children’s programming at http://studios.amazon.com/getting-started/series or submit them privately via Amazon Studios.

Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is available on Amazon’s IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Source: Amazon.com

November 16, 2013

Macy’s Announces Spectacular Black Friday Deals

PRESS RELEASE

 

Doorbusters, specials and spectacular discounts throughout the night and weekend, plus Macy’s will donate $2 to Make-a-Wish®, up to $100,000, for any One Direction “Our Moment” fragrance purchase on Black Friday

Most stores to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving evening

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 14, 2013– Shoppers looking for great holiday specials will find incredible offers and unbeatable doorbusters when most Macy’s stores open nationwide at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening, after families across the country have finished their holiday meals and celebrations.

Limited-time specials in every department for hundreds of items include exclusive fragrances, stylish clothing from the best brands, handy kitchen gadgets and much more. In addition to hundreds of amazing deals, Macy’s will donate $2 to Make-a-Wish, up to $100,000, for any One Direction “Our Moment” fragrance purchase beginning at opening for Black Friday. Customers can also shop around-the-clock on macys.com via the web or their mobile device, and can find some helpful tools on Macy’s mobile app. Consumers can get the first look at select Black Friday specials on Macy’s Pinterest starting today at pinterest.com/macysofficial.

“Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year and brings with it a level of fun and excitement to our customers around the nation,” said Peter Sachse, Macy’s chief stores officer. “For Macy’s, it’s important to make this day enjoyable and convenient for everyone, as our customers search for great deals on favorite wish-list items. Shopping at Macy’s on Black Friday means having the opportunity to purchase the most sought-after products at unbelievable savings.”

In response to interest from customers who prefer to start their shopping early, most Macy’s stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening, consistent with many other retailers. In a move to minimize the impact on associates, Macy’s began planning early to allow associates the time to review available shifts throughout the holiday season, including on Thanksgiving weekend, and to volunteer for the shifts they prefer.

Here’s a sneak peek at Macy’s top Black Friday doorbusters, available while supplies last. Shop for the following limited-time deals 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 through 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  1. $19.99 Rampage Boots
  2. $39.99 Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck
  3. $9.99 Your Choice Coffee Maker, Griddle, Waffle Maker, Rocket Blender, Toaster, Slow Cooker, Deep Fryer, Panini Maker, Pressure Cooker, Blenders, Toaster Oven and Skillet from Bella, Black & Decker and Westinghouse (After $10 Rebate)
  4. $169 3/8 ct. t.w. Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold
  5. $49.99 Tag Fairfield III Five-piece Luggage Set
  6. 60 percent off — plus an additional 10 percent off — all Martha Stewart Collection Collector’s Enameled Cast Iron Casseroles
  7. FREE 8-piece Deluxe Mini Scent Sampler with any $95 Fragrance purchase
  8. Buy 1 American Rag Junior’s Sweater, Dress, Jean, Top or Coat and Get 1 Free of Equal or Lesser Value Than Purchased Item
  9. $49.99 Sharper Image Action Camera
  10. 30 percent off Impulse Contemporary Apparel from Kensie, Lucky Brand, Miss Me, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Bar III and more

Black Friday shoppers can also get a first look at select specials by checking Macy’s Pinterest page at pinterest.com/macysofficial or macys.com/blackfriday.

Macy’s Mobile App
Macy’s mobile app will act as a shopper’s digital personal assistant this holiday season, allowing each shopper to plan a personal Black Friday shopping strategy in advance. Beginning Nov. 21, customers will be able to view Black Friday specials on their mobile devices and create customized shopping lists that can be edited and shared with friends. This digital tool will enable Macy’s customers to create personalized plans for this very exciting shopping day, saving them time and money. Text APP to 62297 to download the Macy’s app on your phone (one message/transaction; message and data rates may apply; text HELP to 62297 for help; text STOP to 62997 to cancel; visit macys.com for terms, conditions and Macy’s Privacy Policy).

Macy’s Black Friday hours may vary by store. Visit macys.com/stores for local information.

For more on Macy’s Black Friday event, including all product images, please visit http://mustacheagency.com/MNR/MacysHoliday2013/en/black-friday.html. For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

November 16, 2013

Walmart Announces Plans for Black Friday 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Retailer announces largest-ever Black Friday inventory and brings back its One-Hour Guarantee with seven times more products; events start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and last through the weekend

 

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Nov. 12, 2013 – Walmart today unveiled its largest Black Friday plans to date, including seven times the number of one-hour guaranteed items compared to last year, “Manager Specials” and even more hot deals on the season’s top gifts. The retailer will hold Black Friday events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.

“Black Friday is our day – our Super Bowl – and we’re ready to prove once again that no one does it better than Walmart,” said Bill Simon, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “We’re excited to give our customers an incredible Black Friday with shopping hours that will allow them to take advantage of great prices on Thanksgiving night and all weekend long.”

Compared to last year, Walmart will offer 65 percent more inventory on televisions and double the number of tablets—some of the most popular Black Friday items. The retailer not only has more products, but lower prices too. For example, this year a 32” LED TV will be available at Walmart for $98. Last Black Friday, a 32” LED TV sold for $148 at Walmart.
 
“Delivering for our customers wouldn’t be possible without our associates. They are a critical component of our success throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season,” added Simon. “We appreciate each associate and the time they are dedicating to serve the families who shop our stores. As we have in the past, we’ll be recognizing their hard work with additional pay and free meals during their shifts. This year, as a special thanks, associates who work on Thanksgiving Day will receive a 25 percent discount on an entire purchase this holiday season.”

Details on Walmart’s Black Friday events include:

One-Hour Guarantee – It’s Back and Better!
In 2012, Walmart introduced the industry’s first One-Hour Guarantee, a Black Friday event that guaranteed customers select items during a one-hour period. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, the retailer is bringing it back and expanding from the three items offered last year to 21 One-Hour Guarantee items this year.

Customers who are in the designated lines at Walmart between 6 and 7 p.m. or 8 and 9 p.m. local time on Thursday, Nov. 28 can purchase top gifts at special low prices with confidence that they’ll receive the item either that night or before Christmas.

6 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Vizio® 60” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $688 (a $310 savings)
  • Apple iPad® mini Wi-Fi 16GB (two colors) – $299 with a $100 Walmart gift card  
  • Funai 32” LED 720p HDTV – $98 (special buy)
  • Furby Boom! – $29 (a $30 savings)
  • HP® Pavillion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Laptop – $278 (special buy)
  • Call of Duty® Ghosts (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) – $39.96 (a $20 savings)
  • LG® Blu-ray Player – $38 (special buy)
  • Graco ® Travel System (stroller and infant car seat) – $99 (special buy)
  • 1 Carat T.W. Diamond and Sterling Silver Pendant and Earring Set – $98
  • Assassins Creed, NBA 2K14, Batman, Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3)  – $34 each (a $25.96 savings)

8 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Beats™ by Dr. Dre ® Solo Headphones – $114.95 (a $85 savings)
  • Straight Talk ® Galaxy Centura™ prepaid phone – $29 (a $70.88 savings)
  • RCA 7” Dual Core Tablet – $49 (special buy)

New Process to Make Shopping Easier on Black Friday  
To help improve the shopping experience Walmart, for the first time in all stores, will hand out wristbands so customers can shop while they wait for some of the hottest items – like the new Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Here’s how it works:

Prior to the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events, customers need to go to the designated line within the store to secure a wristband for certain products. Wristbands will be distributed while supplies last.

Customers can shop for other gifts throughout the store while they wait for the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events to start.

Then customers with a wristband simply need to come back to the designated line within two hours after the event start time to pick up their product.

A full list of these items can be viewed at http://news.walmart.com/blackfriday.

Simon added, “Some other retailers advertise great deals, but may only have a handful of products available, forcing customers to wait outside the store only to leave disappointed. Not at Walmart. Most of our stores are open 24 hours so customers can come inside. And we’ve improved this year’s shopping experience so customers can spend less time in line and get what they need without going anywhere else.”

More Deals Across the Store
Walmart’s chief merchandising and marketing officer, Duncan Mac Naughton has described this year’s Black Friday deals as “smoking hot.” Following are examples of the deals at each event:

Starting at 6 p.m., Nov. 28

  • 700-thread count sheet set from Better Homes & Gardens® – $24.96 (special buy)
  • Licensed sleepwear for kids (Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Disney and Monster High) – $4.50
    Kid’s hoodies and jackets for $10
  • More than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 and $25 each
  • 580 movies (including new releases) ranging in price from $1.96 to $9.96
  • Fisher-Price® 6-Volt Barbie™ Jeep or 6-Volt Hot Wheels® Jeep – $89 each (special buy)
  • Rubbermaid® 30-piece Easy Find Lids Storage Set – $6.92 (special buy)
  • National branded home appliances for $9.44
  • Garth Brooks Blame It All On My Roots Limited Edition Boxed Set – $24.96 (exclusive)
  • Big Hugs Elmo – $44 (a $5 savings)
  • Stanley® Rolling Tool Chest with 88-pc. Mechanical tool set – $89 (special buy)

Starting at 8 p.m., Nov. 28

  • VIZIO® 70” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $998 (a $700 savings)
  • Samsung® 46” Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $497 (a $151 savings)
  • Element 40” Class LED 1080p HDTV – $178 (special buy)
  • Nabi 2 7” Tablet – $99 (a $80 savings)
  • Canon® T3 dsLR Bundle (75-300mm lens, bag and 8GB card) – $449 (special buy)
  • GoPro® Hero 3: White Edition – $199 with a $30 Walmart gift card
  • Monster® Headphones – $79.95 (a $50 savings)
  • Straight Talk® Samsung Galaxy S® III® prepaid phone – $299 (a $100 savings)

Starting at 8 a.m., Nov. 29

  • Apple iPhone® 5C ($45) and 5S ($189) with a $75 Walmart gift card; requires a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon
    Customers can save up to $127 per tire with Walmart’s weekend tire in-stock guarantee
  • Keurig® K70 Platinum Brewing System – $169 with a $20 Walmart gift card
  • SodaStream Mega Bonus Kit – $79 with a $10 gift card (special buy)
  • Bostitch® 18-Volt Drill – $99 (a $50 savings)
  • Shatterproof Ornament 80-pack – $30 (special buy)

Extending Black Friday Deals with Manager’s Specials
For the first time ever on Black Friday, Walmart will be activating “Manager’s Specials.” Throughout the store from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, Walmart will drop prices on entire categories and brands that are most in demand for holiday, as well as empower its local store managers to lower prices on other great items. For details, customers must like their local Walmart Facebook page by visiting: www.facebook.com/walmart.

“Couch Shop” While the Turkey Cooks
Starting early on Thanksgiving morning, customers can shop on Walmart.com for some of the Black Friday deals that will also be available in stores. Customers can also take advantage of hundreds of online specials on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while supplies last. Some of the deals include:

  • Apple iPad® 2 with Bluetooth speaker and accessory kit – $349 (nearly $75 savings)
  • Kids’ 3 Piece License Character Pajama and Robe Set (includes Disney, Marvel characters) – $14 (special buy)
  • Samsung® 40″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV – $379 (nearly $50 savings)
  • Proscan 7″ Tablet with Keyboard Case – $49 (special buy)
  • Wooden Activity Table with 45-Piece Train Set & Storage Bin – $49 ($20 savings)
  • Xbox 360™ with Camouflage Controller – $139 ($90 savings)

Black Friday Advice from the Pros
Customers can plan out their whole shopping trip at Walmart.com/BlackFriday and find tips on gift-giving and special deal maps for Black Friday. Walmart has also created more than 100 short videos on Walmart.com and YouTube that give customers a chance to reserach the hot products ahead of Black Friday.

Learn more about Walmart’s deals for Black Friday and throughout the entire holiday season by signing up for Walmart’s emails, liking the retailer on Facebook and downloading the mobile app.

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Editor’s Notes:

Store Hours: Opening hours may vary due to local laws. Customers should check with their local stores to confirm event opening times. Prices and items may vary in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Wristbands: Number of wristbands available for each item is limited to the quantity available. Customers who receive a wristband will have reserved that item and can continue to shop.

One-Hour Guarantee: Limit one per customer, per item. If any of these items do sell out in the first hour, Walmart will offer a Guarantee Card for the item, ensuring that the product will be shipped to their store before Christmas. Guarantee Cards must be registered by 11:59 p.m. CT, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. If it is not registered the card will become a standard Walmart Gift Card loaded with the amount of the Black Friday item purchase price.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

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November 16, 2013

Target Is the One-Stop Holiday Shopping Solution

PRESS RELEASE

From stylish décor to toys and top gift ideas, Target has it all at the best prices this holiday season

 

MISSISSAUGA, ON — November 14, 2013

From trimming the tree to the gifts underneath it, Target is Canada’s one-stop shop for the holiday season.  Guests can decorate their homes inside and out and find the perfect gift for their secret Santa – from toys to electronics and more – all under one roof and at the best prices.

The holidays are a special time and at Target, we want to help Canadians celebrate in their own unique way by providing products that inspire, while offering a superior shopping experience,” said John Morioka, senior vice president, merchandising, Target.  “Our stores offer everything required to meet guests’ holiday wants and needs − whether it be preparing the home, entertaining guests or looking for the perfect gift − Target offers it all in one place and at unbeatable prices.”

Decking the Halls

From decking the halls to entertaining friends, Target has something for everyone to make their home feel festive and warm. Canadian guests can enjoy Target’s stylish, seasonally-inspired home décor that offers high-quality design and affordability, while further drawing inspiration from these offerings to decorate their homes and get in the festive spirit. Holiday décor includes ornaments, tabletop accessories, stockings and an array of décor accents within three themes that can be mixed and matched:

  • Arctic Luster:  With its cool palette and faceted surfaces and shapes, this modern collection captures the magic of the northern landscapes. The line incorporates icy whites and metallics, in addition to both natural and sparkly materials.
  • Mod Made Merry:  This youthful collection combines light wood grain, soft felt and bright colours that evoke a modern, joyful and casual feel.  Playful geometrics and vintage toys give a nod to mid-century modern design.
  • Winter Pioneer:  A traditional rustic look updated with quirky design ‘winks,’ Winter Pioneer incorporates distressed painted wood, knits, plaids and felted wool with a mix of eclectic woodland characters.

Target also provides guests with additional décor offerings through the Threshold, Nate Berkus and Beaver Canoe for Target holiday collections.

Gift Ideas Galore

Toys:  Target offers thousands of toys – from Target exclusives to top national brands – to check off kids’ wish lists.  Target will feature a wide variety of toy exclusives such as the Disney Planes 4-pack Diecast and Nerf Zombie Strike blasters. Other top toys include:   

  • Monster High™, Power Ghouls, Target exclusive, $19.99 (on sale from Nov. 4 – 28 for $17.99)
  • Marvel 12” Titan 6-Pack action figure set, Target exclusive, $59.99 (on sale from Nov. 4 – 28 for $49)
  • Hot Wheels®, Triple Track Twist, $69.99 (on sale from Nov. 4 – 28 for $49.99 plus a $5 Gift Card with purchase.)
  • Disney Frozen Toddler Doll & Dress set, Target exclusive, $54.99 (on sale from Nov. 4– 28  for $49.99)
  • Zoomer, $99.99 (on sale from Nov. 4 – Nov. 28 for $89.99,  plus a $10 Gift Card  with purchase)

The Holiday Toy Catalogue, now available online and in store, features over 250 of the hottest toys, electronics and licensed gifts for the holidays, along with four pages of coupons for a total of almost $100 in additional savings.

Target Mobile: Target offers guests full service kiosks where they can purchase cell phones and data plans with the help of a trained expert.  Target carries a wide range of mobile brands and a choice of carriers to meet guests’ needs.

Entertainment:  Target will carry an exciting and exclusive assortment of DVDs and albums throughout the holidays – from guests’ favorite artists to the year’s top movies. This year, Target will also add to the beloved Elf on the Shelf Light Boy and Light Girl books by offering exclusive custom-made accessories and outfits for the Light Boy and Light Girl characters. Top entertainment items include:

Elf on the Shelf Light Boy Book, $32.95

Elf on the Shelf Light Girl Book, $32.95

Claus Couture Tow Collector’s Edition Elf Skirts, Exclusive to Target, $7.95

Claus Couture Elf’s Winter Set, Exclusive to Target, $7.95

Electronics:  From music to gaming and gadgets, Target has a wide variety of electronics to make tech lovers’ dreams come true.  Top electronic items include:

  • PlayStation 4, $399.99
  • Nintendo 3DS XL, $199.99 
  • Disney Infinity Starter Packs, $74.99
  • Skylanders Swapforce Starter Packs $74.99

Give in Style:  Target is the destination for stylish holiday gifts for the whole family. With a variety of options and a mix of top national, exclusive and owned brands in stores, finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list is easy and affordable. Along with toys and entertainment, top lifestyle gifts include:

  • Threshold home and entertaining items, the Nate Berkus for Target collection featuring home accents and décor and the new holiday offerings from Beaver Canoe for Target
  • Apparel and accessories for the whole family, featuring key seasonal trends such as metallic and rhinestones against a colour palette of black and white, ivory, grey and pops of red
  • Exclusive beauty items, like Target’s new Sonia Kashuk Bath & Body line  or  multi-tasking beauty products from Pixi, for long lasting holiday looks

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,919 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 122 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.

November 16, 2013

Target Stores to Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday Deals

PRESS RELEASE –

Guests will enjoy extended hours and incredible prices, plus deep discounts throughout Cyber Week

MINNEAPOLIS — November 11, 2013

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, offering earlier-than-ever access to Black Friday doorbuster deals. With more ways to save including Cartwheel and Target’s REDcard, guests can shop with confidence knowing they will find incredible prices on the season’s must-have gifts, including electronics, toys, home décor and appliances, fashion and more.

“For both our guests and team members, Black Friday is an exciting event that officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. By offering advance access to deals at Target.com and opening our stores earlier, we are making it easier for guests to build a Black Friday ritual that works for them,” said Kathee Tesija, executive vice president, Merchandising and Supply Chain, Target. “No matter where or when they choose to shop at Target, guests will be able to kick off their holiday shopping with deep discounts on a wide variety of the season’s most popular items.”

Black Friday Doorbuster Deals

The Black Friday sale will take place in stores and at Target.com from Thursday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Nov. 30. Sale offers are valid while supplies last, with no rain checks. New this year for guests who want to access early savings, Target.com will feature 15 online-only daily deals for two weeks beginning Sunday, Nov. 24. Plus, on Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of Black Friday deals, including almost all in-store deals, will be available starting in the early morning hours at Target.com with free shipping– as always– included on all REDcard purchases.

Target’s Black Friday ad is available at Target.com/WeeklyAd. A selection of Target’s top Black Friday doorbuster deals include:

  • iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16 GB, $299 plus a $75 Target GiftCard with purchase
  • iPad Air Wi-Fi 16 GB, $479 plus a $100 Target GiftCard with purchase
  • Element 50” 1080p LED TV, $229.00
  • Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones, $119.00 (Regular price: $179.99)
  • Nikon L320 Camera, $99.00 (original price: $229.99)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Game System, $149.99 (Regular price: $199.99)
  • Select Ride Ons including Kid Trax Viper, $99.00 (Regular price: $179.99)
  • Select DVDs, $4.00 and $6.00
  • Dyson DC24, $259.00 (Regular price: $399.99)
  • 6’ Pre-lit Artificial Trees (clear or multicolored), $30.00 (Regular price: $67.00)
  • Select sleepwear for men, women and kids, $5.00
  • Buy one, Get one 50 percent off select toys* including Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lalaloopsy, Our Generation, and more

*The two toys must be of the same brand, the lower-priced item will be 50% off.

More Ways to Shop & Save

Cartwheel, Target’s new digital savings program, will feature hot deals on select items throughout Thanksgiving week, including a special offer that runs from Sunday, Nov. 24 through Wednesday, Nov. 27. When guests redeem any Cartwheel offer during that time, they’ll unlock one additional offer card to select a deal of their choice on Cartwheel. Also, guests who make purchases using their Target REDcard save an additional 5 percent on almost all purchases every day, including Black Friday. On Friday, Nov. 29 (midnight to store close), guests who spend $75 or more in Target stores will receive a coupon valid for 20 percent off a storewide purchase in early December. Guests can also use Target’s award-winning mobile app to review the Weekly Ad and mobile coupons, make shopping lists, check item availability at nearby Target stores, find store maps and more.

Cyber Week

Guests will continue to find new deals every day at Target.com as part of Target’s largest Cyber Week sale, with more than 100,000 items on sale throughout the week. The offers will include category-wide sales in key gifting areas and steep discounts on apparel, toys, housewares and major brands such as LeapFrog, Dyson, LG, Kitchen-Aid, Canon and more, as well as extensive free shipping offers.

Extended Holiday Hours

In advance of the holidays, Target works closely with its team members to understand scheduling preferences. Target compensates all hourly team members who work on a national holiday, including Thanksgiving, with pay equal to time and a half their hourly rate. Team members who work shifts from store open on Thanksgiving to 8 a.m. on Black Friday will receive additional compensation on top of holiday premium pay.

Target will offer extended store hours throughout the holiday season for guest convenience. Store hours on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after Christmas will be as follows*:

  • Nov. 28 – 29: 8 p.m. (Thursday) to 11 p.m. (Friday)
  • Dec. 24: 7 a.m. – 9 or 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: closed
  • Dec. 26: 7 a.m. – 10 or 11 p.m.

*Varies by location; guests should visit Target.com for their local store’s schedule.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,888 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 91 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.com/corporateresponsibility.

 

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