Monday, November 26, 2007

NOVEMBER 26. 2007

This year's parade is the 25th annual parade December 6th at 6 PM and is themed "Christmas Around The World".

There's a new longer parade route... It will start at 22nd and L Street, will make a right on 21st, a left on G Street, and then a left on 20th street, ending at 20th and M. Santa Claus will end the parade.

Also, they're looking for a couple who wants to get married in the parade... they'll cover all your expenses... call (661) 631-9970

Ann Taylor
Nov. 26
The women's work-wear mainstay will give any Cyber Monday shopper free shipping on all orders, no minimum purchase. Top sellers this year include sparkly cocktail dresses and textured wool skirt suits.
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Red Stamp Cards
Nov. 26
This luxury stationary shop is knocking 10% off everything online and providing free shipping on all items, no minimum purchase. Just enter the promotional code HOLLYDAYFB at the checkout. Stationers include Snow & Graham and Egg Press, known for inventive, modern styles. A selection of boxed holiday cards--from designers such as Anne Taintor and B Designs--will be marked down a further 20% to 30% off.
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Neiman Marcus
Starting Nov. 26, while supplies last
The semi-annual First Call sale--where select merchandise is marked down by 40%--may have already started, but Cyber Monday means even deeper discounts at Neiman Marcus. You'll see 50% to 60% off the original price on designers including Anne Klein and 3.1 Phillip Lim. This sale is online and in-store.
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Ron Herman
Starting Nov. 26, while supplies last
Hip Los Angeles retailer Ron Herman is offering 30% off fall merchandise in every category, from dresses to handbags. Designers include vintage-inspired Milly, classically tailored Lewis Cho and romantic Rebecca Taylor.
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Nov. 26 to Dec. 31
Sephora is offering free shipping on all orders over $50 throughout the holiday season. Choose from hundreds of products from beauty-industry leaders, including Chanel, Dior, Nars and Lancome.
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L.L. Bean
Nov. 26 to Dec. 21
Outdoorsmen with winter getaways planned can stock their closets with L.L Bean's classic plaid flannel shirts and extra-warm overcoats. Beginning Nov. 26, there's free shipping--no minimum--for everything in the online store.
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Nov. 26
High-style online discounter will be offering 20% off its entire catalog, including fall collections from designers like Versace, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Proenza Schouler.
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Bergdorf Goodman
Starting Nov. 26, while supplies last
Starting Cyber Monday, New York luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman is offering 65% off select men's fall apparel, including Giorgio Armani blazers and Zegna ties.
For more information, visit
Nov. 26
Load up on DVDs, CDs, laptops, digital cameras and entertainment systems at this discount Web site's Thanksgiving sale. On Cyber Monday, get 10% off digital cameras, like Cannon's Powershot G9 12 Megapixel (down from $499.99 to $450) and laptops, including Toshiba Satellite L45-S7419 (from $640 to $600).
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Here's a fun, family oriented web site called, where you can type your name into the Santa Nice-o-meter to show your rank on the "Naughty or Nice" scale. Click here to take the quiz.

Here's what you have to look forward to...

... Walking FIVE MILES around stores, parking lots and malls.

... Spending at least 90 minutes waiting in lines to pay.

... Buying 22 presents . . . but only getting 14 from others.

... Two hours and 27 minutes of wrapping presents.

... Getting elbowed or pushed three times in stores.

... And six hours and 38 minutes of shopping online.

They also found that the average person will have their shopping done by December 20th... and to get it done, they'll make one final push of eight store visits in six-and-a-half days.

The survey also found that the average person will go to one Christmas party, sing five carols... and eat 30 pieces of chocolate candy.

A reporter at the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" talked to plumbers and plumbing companies all over the country and they told him, as usual, Black Friday was THE single busiest PLUMBING DAY of the year.

Thanksgiving causes two major plumbing problems: One, people jamming their garbage disposals while they're cooking or cleaning off plates... and two, ya know, issues with abused toilets.

AND... Chris McNulty, a plumber from St. Louis, says that sometimes those two things collide. Quote, "People shove everything in the disposal, carrot peels, turkey. And when the sink backs up, they try to flush it down the toilet."