Thanksgiving is just a day away now and while we are all enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, retailers will be hard at work getting ready for one of the busiest shopping days of the year…..the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday season will officially begin on Friday, November 23rd and while some people may have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, others will have visions of crowded malls, long lines and the occasional cranky shopper. Some stores will be opening at midnight to try and attract early bird shoppers, while others will be opening as early as 5:00am! While I normally enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn to go out and fight the holiday crowds, this year I think I will be making myself a nice warm cup of hot chocolate, grabbing a big blanket, and planting myself in front of my computer with my MasterCard and doing all of my holiday shopping online. What many people don’t realize is that retailers often offer Thanksgiving specials on their websites, too. So if you don’t want to get up at 4:00am to stand in line until stores open at 5:00am check out the specials that your favorite retailers are offering online. Maybe you will be able to find everything you need, without ever having to leave your house!
So if Little Tikes toys are on your Wish List this year, allow me to be the first one to let you know that Little Tikes Childcare will be offering online specials that begin on Thanksgiving Day and end on Sunday, November 26th at midnight. If you want to be able to take advantage of these savings, log onto Little Tikes Childcare and click on “Special Offers” at the top of the page to see all of our Thanksgiving Specials. You will be able to save money on the Little Tikes Cookin’ Fun Interactive Kitchen, the 5 in 1 Super Sports Inflatable Bouncer and much much more! But hurry, because these prices are only good until midnight on November 26th!
And just to give you a little more to be thankful for this year, Little Tikes Childcare is running a Free Shipping promotion until November 30th, where you receive free shipping when you purchase $200.00 or more by using the discount code NAFL2006 when you checkout (surcharges and taxes still apply). So shop online now at Little Tikes Childcare because you won’t want to miss out on these prices!
This year, you can be thankful for savings at Little Tikes Childcare!
Fun Thanksgiving Facts:
- Thanksgiving Feasts:
- There were 256 million turkeys raised in the US in 2005 (Minnesota had the most); 624 million pounds of cranberries (Wisconsin led); 1.6 billion pounds of sweet potatoes in 2004 (North Carolina led); and 998 million pounds of pumpkins (Illinois led).
- [Thanks to the US Census Department press release for Thanksgiving]
- Turkey Teasers
- Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.
- A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
- [Thanks to Aristotle, Inc]
- Fun Facts about the Macy’s Day Parade
- The first parade in 1924 was called the “Macy’s Christmas Day Parade” although it took place on Thanksgiving Day.
- The floats were pulled by horses. In the first parade a white steed that was to aid in the Ben-Hur float disappeared at the last minute before the start of the parade.
- Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium. The
United States government is the first.
- [Thanks to NYC & Company, Inc]