Thursday, January 31, 2013
Police are investigating the case in which a woman used stolen cards to make charges at Target stores in Bridgeton, St. Charles County and Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Police are looking for a woman who is believed to have used stolen credit cards to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards and make other charges at Target stores in Chesterfield and throughout the St. Louis area. The suspect is thought to be behind two separate incidents, according to police. The first occurred on Dec. 22, 2012, when an individual eating at a Chesterfield area restaurant had three credit cards stolen from her purse. Chesterfield Lt. Michael Thompson said these cards were later used at the Chesterfield Target store for more than $7,000 in cash advances. The suspect then allegedly struck again on Jan. 12, this time targeting a purse at a salon and grabbing three more credit cards. These were used at …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There’s a game plan, an emergency plan, and lots of coffee. It’s Black Friday!
It’s the Super Bowl of shopping, the Oscars for retailers. It’s a time when below-the-radar soccer moms and soft-spoken grandpas take to the shopping cart raceways, weaving in and out of the throngs in search of the Holy Grail, that larger-than-life bargain. There’s a game plan, an emergency plan, and lots of coffee. It’s Black Friday! Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever. While Black Friday has traditionally begun the day after Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart was the first to announce they would be opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to accommodate those shoppers looking for both great deals and a social experience. Now Target and Kmart have followed suit, opening Black …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. Do any Hazelwood residents work in retail and have to work Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments section. - - - - - Read More: Black Friday Shopping in St. Louis to Start Earlier Than Ever - - - - - The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores, including the two near Hazelwood in Florissant and Bridgeton, will open their doors …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Target is giving away one $25 gift certificate for every 25 votes schools earn in their online promotion.
Thanks to Patch Facebook fan Jill Davis for alerting us to this online promotion earning local schools some much-needed funds! Target is giving away $2.5 million in Target gift cards, and our schools need your votes. To vote, go to the Give With Target on Facebook site, search for the school you want to earn money and vote for them. (Note: You need a Facebook account to access the contest.) Schools reveive a $25 Target gift card for every 25 votes they earn, up to a maximum of $10,000 in gift cards. So far, several Hazelwood schools have received votes, including Hazelwood West High School, McNair, Garrett, Russell and Armstrong Elementary Schools, Hazelwood West Middle and Hazelwood West ECE. Also receiving votes in Hazelwood are …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on the morning of Black Friday for updates and tips. Hour-By-Hour Openings 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day: Walmart (toys, home, apparel) Midnight: Walmart (electronics), Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's, Old Navy, Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square, South County Center, West County Center…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Be weary of camouflaged emails seeking credit card and other financial information.
Target and Marriott International, are just two of many companies that have come forward to announce to their customers that their names and email addresses had been exposed in a massive online data breach. Both announced on April 4 that last week, a computer hacker penetrated the online marketer Epsilon, which controls the customer email databases for a wide range of companies, which includes clients from Tivo to Citigroup to Walgreens. Hilton Hotels also informed its customers that their names or email addresses had been part of the data breach. Epsilon is an online marketing unit of Alliance Data Systems Corp. It sends more than 40 billion email ads and offers annually, which usually go to people who register for a company's website or …