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Black Friday Now Lasts the Whole Season, Expert Says

PurdueLogoBlack Friday has been the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season, but consumers can expect Black Friday sales starting now and extending through the end of the year, says Richard Feinberg, Purdue University professor of consumer science and retailing.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, gets its name from the fact that it used to be the day that retailers' profits moved into the black for the year.

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Give the Gift of Sparkle This Holiday!

Engstrom-2012-Snow-PromoNothing sparkles quite like jewelry during the holidays! Purchase a special piece from Engstrom Jewelers this season and any purchase could end up being free!

Any purchase made between November 1, 2012 and December 24, 2012 will have the full purchase price refunded (minus sales tax) if the Engstrom Jewelers location where the purchase was made gets 4 inches of newly fallen snow on January 1st, between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm.

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Ideas in Motion Media is Pleased to Announce Their New Partnership with Opportunity Enterprises

simply-amazing-market“OE is really excited about forming a new relationship with Ideas in Motion Media,” said Allison Thomas, the Marketing and Communications Director for Opportunity Enterprises. “Chris and his whole team are great at what they do, and I am confident that they will do a wonderful job to help us share our positive mission. We are happy to be a part of the LIFE network of positive community news!”

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Midwest Family Federal Credit Union Hosting Giant Christmas Stocking Raffle

mffcu-christmas-stocking-raffleMidwest Family Federal Credit Union is raffling off two Giant Christmas Stockings stuffed with toys for a girl or boy.

Purchase tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held December 14th at 3:00 PM.

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Holiday Savings Tips from Horizon Bank

HorizonHolidaySavings1It’s almost that time of year where cheer is flowing and checks are bouncing. As a reminder, don’t forget to plan for the holiday season.

Did you know consumers are expected to spend almost $750 on gifts and decorations this year? Decor purchases alone could account for a total of $6.9 billion spent.

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Shop for the Holidays at the Portage Parks Christmas Craft Show

Christmas-OrnamentThe Portage Parks Department is hosting their annual Christmas Craft Show November 24th and November 25th at Woodland Park.

Over 75 crafters will fill the Oakwood and Sycamore Halls at Woodland Park. This year, not only will homemade craft vendors be featured, but Buy-Sell vendors will also display as well.

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Get 40% Off Photos of LIFE Through November!

OctoberMailer FacebookNow is the perfect time to order that photo! Our photo collection is extensive, covering events and people across every part of town, from parades to swim meets, business grand openings to school fundraisers. We do our best to capture the GOOD in the community and chances are we've captured something that's GOOD to you.

Click to Check Them All Out Here

All of our photos are hosted on SmugMug and are 40% off now through November 30! Enter the coupon code "GOODLIFE40" at check out and you will receive 40% off your total purchase!

Prints and digital files are available, along with photo gifts such as coffee mugs, mousepads, boxes, canvas, magnets, playing cards, buttons, tote bags, and more! Create a unique gift for someone special and save 40% until the end of November!

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