S & R* NEWS* / THANKSGIVING DAY: I like dinner, sales, offers – don’t you* – UPDATE (USA) 2012*

Vol. 3, No.32 -1, Monday, November 19th, 2012

SAVE AND READ*(S & R*) NEWS*: THANKSGIVING DAY: I like dinner, sales, offers – don’t you* – UPDATE (USA) 2012*

Dear Readers,

Greetings from Cyberspace.

As you know,  this is the start of THANKSGIVING week in America  – it’s  THANKSGIVING DAY on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. You know what that means, dinner conversation around the turkey platter. And this Friday, Nov.23, 2012 , it’s BLACK FRIDAY! You know what that means, waiting in line, speaking to your line mates or friends on your cell.  So , I decided to do something special. And I know exactly what you need: little tidbits of information with which you can WOW fellow diners and standees.  So … wait for it … I will unveil ANTOINETTE”S TOP 10 FACTS * – THE USA THANKSGIVING (2012)* edition. Hope you like it.

ANTOINETTE”S TOP 10 FACTS * THE USA THANKSGIVING (2012)*

Thanksgiving – the Meal

1. 114.7 million: Number of households across the nation — all potential gathering places for people to celebrate the holiday. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing Vacancy Survey, Table 3 (Source: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ff23.html)

2. 254 million:  The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2012. That is up 2 percent from the number raised during 2011. Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.  (Source:  http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ff23.html)

3. Cranberry sauce: People like it alone or served along with the turkey.  Did you know that it was used to preserve some dried meats? It was found to be good tasting and also healthy to eat.

Thanksgiving – Open /Closed

4. About Money: Stock markets generally are closed on Thursday and only open for a 1/2 day on Friday.

Thanksgiving – the Trip

5. About Travel: Many Americans travel this weekend. Besides those going home for family festivities, others see this long weekend as a great opportunity to get away.

Black Friday

6. 53% of consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, up from 44% last year. (according to a study).

7. Some stores give : (a) Free coffee in the morning to shoppers waiting in long lineups on Black Friday; and (b) Free gift cards to bring in the early birds, for a certain amount of purchases; (c)  Sneak previews of products on sales; (d) Pre-sales so early they actually start late Thursday.

8. About shopping: (a) There are certain products NOT to buy on Black Friday – to name a few:  toys, jewellery and watches, office supplies, Christmas decorations, etc.; but, the best product to buy is anything to do with electronics.

9. About Canadians: (a) Many retailers have adopted the American Black Friday sales; (b) They are now scheduling such sales at the same time as those in the USA – the reasoning and the hope is that Canadians will shop at home instead of heading south of the border.

10. Internet Shopping: You could shop online and miss the crowds.
P.S. This is an extra as I already did my 2012 update  – see my post titled, “THANKSGIVING DAY: I like dinner, sales, offers – don’t you*” – UPDATE 2012 (found at Vol. 3, No.25, Monday, October 1st 2012).

Have a great week.

Yours truly,
Antoinette

PREVIEW (Tentatively re-scheduled for Monday, November 26th 2012): SHOWBUSINESS … Italian style. I just caught two great shows that came to my town. The first was Joe Avati, an Australian comic of Italian descent. And then in the same week, I attended a concert of Al Bano – he is described as the voice of Italy. It was wonderful. I will tell you all about it. Why not come by – you will be entertained. I will hold a ticket just for you!

PREVIEW (now tentatively re-scheduled for early January 2013): I was at the gym awhile back and a fellow was explaining to a young woman (a newbee at weights and workout machines) that discipline was essential if you want to get fit and in shape. It got me to thinking about (self-) discipline to being the key to success whatever the pursuit. That week, I will upload a post on  discipline … as long as I stay disciplined enogh to write it! Please come by to see if I managed to do it!

P.S. There is still much more to come to the Save and Read* ( S & R*) Web site. Watch for it soon

P.P.S. #1 I have a TWITTER page. Consider becoming a follower? Visit www.twitter.com –   saveandread
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CREDITS

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