Tag: shopping

Craft fair season

Studio Fair kicks off Friday! Top five ways to tell it’s craft fair season. #5. Everyone is wearing felt pants again. #4. You just can never have too many hand-carved soap-figurine likenesses of Paul Stanley from Kiss. #3. All of a sudden a piece of scrap wood with a sprig of holly clue-gunned to it, …

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Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the official kick-off of the Christmas shopping season, “Black Friday”. The day after Thanksgiving is also “Buy Nothing Day”, an international day of protest against consumerism (More here at the Adbusters website). Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day So, which to chose? BF: The new Miley CD for 2.99. …

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Top Five Christmas Shopping Tips

The Christmas shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday this coming Friday. To help out, here are Mike’s top five Christmas shopping tips… #5. Don’t rush, Target is open til midnight on the 24th. #4. If you’re not sure about sizes… get something that doesn’t come in different sizes, like snuggies and oven mitts. …

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It's a homemade Christmas

Today is Buy Nothing Day – a day to fight against the crass commercialism of Christmas. Today people are encouraged to make some of their gifts and work towards a home-made Christmas. Top five signs it’s a homemade Christmas at your house. #5. Instead of looks of surprise and joy Christmas morning, you’re faced with …

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Have fun while Christmas shopping

Mike’s top five ways to have fun while (other people are) Christmas shopping. #5. Go to M&M Meat Shops pretend to page “clean up in isle two” (ha h ha – there’s only one isle at M&M’s). #4. Hide inside the clothing racks and while someone browses through yell, “Pick me! Pick me!” #3. Move …

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Crazy shopping

Top five crazy things about Christmas shopping this weekend in Prince George. #5. It was so busy at the mall, even the key cutting place had a line up. #4. People were offering you more for your parking spot, than they were for your Wii. #3. Canadian Tire was totally sold out of electric nose …

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