Long Island Business Turns Black Friday Into A Way To Show Gratitude by Giving Back

Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, people all over the United States leap head first into what we’ve come to call “Black Friday:” A day of steals and deals when the holiday shopping season gets its official kick-off. Long Island’s Teresa’s Family Cleaning is one of the many companies offering big discounts on their services this year, but in the spirit of the season, and their history of philanthropy, this offer comes with a side of gratitude.

Teresa’s Family Cleaning is known for their continued donations to cancer based charities, but this year they’re making their “Black Friday” cleaning special an automatic donation to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, a non-profit organization that builds affordable homes and sells them to hardworking, low-income families. “It’s nice to be involved in something joyful,” says Teresa Ward, owner of Teresa’s Family Cleaning. “We’re helping to spread a little bit of cheer. We’re working together to create a new life for someone and helping them to start over, it’s a fantastic way to kick off the holiday season.”

The special being offered is two hours of cleaning for only $129.95 (regularly priced at $170) and of that cost, twenty-five dollars will go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. The offer will only be available to purchase from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m. on Friday, November 26th, and will be the lowest price offered for the rest of the year. Teresa Ward is being honored by Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk with a Special Service award at their Friend’s Reception on November 30th at the Watermill Inn, Smithtown , NY. where she will also be presenting them with a check for the amount raised during the Black Friday Special.

For additional information regarding Teresa’s Family Cleaning, their services or charitable donations, please contact Teresa’s Family Cleaning.

Teresa’s Family Cleaning
631 744 4021
www.teresasfamilycleaning.com

Tapping into Black Friday Shopping Sprees


Furniturestyle reports on how consumer spending will increase this Black Friday because people want to put their dollar to the best use they can and try to get the best deal on purchases.

According to a study by the National Retail Federation, 40.0 percent of shoppers say that sales or promotions is the largest factor when determining where to shop.

That number was even higher in a study by Deloitte LLP, which found that 73 percent of consumers said they would shop at stores that had the best value and 72 percent said they would shop at stores that had the lowest — far outpacing other factors such as location, quality of merchandise or customer service.

How to Prepare for Shopping on Black Friday


An Associated Content article about Black Friday gives several helpful tips for shopping on Black Friday. It’s as if it is its own holiday so you want to be prepared!

With the holiday season right around the corner that can only mean one thing its time to gear up for the annual Black Friday events. What is Black Friday you might ask, it’s the day after thanksgiving, the kick off of the holiday shopping season, a day you will find great deals, and lots of people. If you have never done a black Friday before you will need to have a plan worked out ,you can start this by getting a notebook and all the ads from the stores in your area, they will come out on thanksgiving in your morning paper.

Getting a Jump on Black Friday Savings

News 3 of Las Vegas reports on the best way to go about Black Friday. Since prices are already going down, when is the best time to buy? The news report can be found here.

Black Friday, which kicks off the holiday shopping season, is three weeks away. If you like bargains, the wait may be worth it. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait to start scoping out the deals.

The Saving You Money Team shows you where to look.

It’s a day-after-Thanksgiving ritual. Shoppers lining up for hours to get first dibs at holiday sales. But with budgets tight, consumers are being extra cautious this year. Many are not buying until they’re sure they’ve found the best deal around.

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Holiday Sales


Smartmoney writes about how you can get the most of of holiday deals on Black Friday and also shows you what’s in store for certain retailers.

Walk through any department store or big-box retailer and it’s evident that Black Friday has arrived early this year.

Bracing for what might turn out to be the worst holiday shopping season in two decades, retailers like Kmart, Wal-Mart and JC Penney are trying to get consumers in the holiday-spending spirit as early as possible. This year, deals typically reserved for the day after Thanksgiving are being rolled out as soon as retailers have a chance to clear the shelves of Halloween costumes and decorations.

Black Friday deals: You’ll need to dig [MSN Money]

2057157132_261b3553e0_oMelinda Fulmer at MSN Money writes about 2009 Black Friday deals. She cautions that deals won’t be as widespread, or as deep, as last year. She gives a good overview of where to find holiday deals and even links to a Black Friday iPhone app from DealNews.

Shoppers might have to work a little harder this year to scoop up the best bargains on Black Friday, the traditional post-Turkey Day shopping kickoff.
Retailers aren’t slashing 75% off everything in the store, as they did last year when the deteriorating economy caught them with too much inventory. Rather, they are offering truly hot deals on only a handful of items, such as a $149 laptop computer (OfficeMax), a 32-inch LCD TV for $246 (Target) and a $579 washer-dryer combo (Sears).

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How to Prepare for Black Friday Shopping


Black Friday can be a stressful event to take part of especially with the rush of customers, the long lines, and the lookout for items. eHow has provided a list that will help you manage this stress-filled day a little better.

Many consider Black Friday to be the biggest shopping day of the year. The day after Thanksgiving is the unofficial start of holiday shopping season. You’ll find great bargains on many of your Christmas gifts. But, you will also witness hundreds of voracious shoppers all vying for the same items. Here are a few tips to help prepare for this momentous and stressful event.

Early holiday shopping? Use these tips


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about when to do early shopping and how to deal with returns and warranties.

You can either buy today or take a gamble and wait for a sale. Tod Marks, a senior editor at Consumer Reports, says consumers should consider buying clothing early in the shopping season while there are plenty of sizes and colors.

But waiting to buy electronics might pay off because if sales of items such as flat-screen TVs are slow, retailers may cut prices closer to the holidays to clear out inventory.

Top 10 Tips to Getting the Best Bargains on “Black Friday”


About.com has compiled 10 tips on how to prepare for Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

1. Check Out the Ads:
Your local Thanksgiving Day newspaper will be stuffed like your Thanksgiving turkey with ads, coupons, and circulars. This will be your number one source to local Black Friday savings and it will also help you organize your day to maximize savings since many stores offer special discounts that are time specific. Example: Receive an extra 10 percent off if you shop before 11 a.m.
2. Do Your Research Before Friday:
If you are hoping to scoop up a deal on Friday on a big-ticket item, go ahead and get your research out of the way as soon as possible. A bad product is a bad deal no matter how cheap it costs. Being knowledgeable about the products you want to buy will help you avoid being sucker-punched with loud advertising for poor products. About.com is chocked full of buying advice on a wide variety of products from professionals who have the knowledge to help you make good decisions.