Thanksgiving is upon the nation, and with it, the official start of the holiday season. Namely, the intense Christmas shopping push including such savings events as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, in all the stress of preparing for the season, you might have forgotten about Small Business Saturday, November 28 and Giving Tuesday, December 2. Instead of heading over to Guymon or Liberal to spend your dollars in another county, stay right here in Hugoton and enjoy some great deals at local shops.
Contrary to popular belief, Black Friday initially referred to the day after Thanksgiving when employers would receive countless calls from workers claiming illness to gain a four-day weekend. Philadelphia, Pa. police officers began using the term “Black Friday” in 1961 to refer to the awful traffic conditions due to off-duty workers beginning their Christmas shopping. This year, be thankful you live in a rural community where traffic jams are extremely uncommon. Avoid the crowds and head to Flatlanders Farm & Home for countless specials on cookbooks, kitchen accessories, tools, and even furniture – the Real Tree Camo Relaxer Chair and patio table and chair set are the definition of “steals”! The store also offers ten percent off all guns and boots. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for Black Friday. You can also stop at the Dollar General store on Eleventh Street where you can find discounts for everything from electronics and kitchen gadgets to bedding and clothes. And if you haven’t put up your Christmas tree yet, Dollar General offers half-price trees, ornaments and tree toppers. Hugoton’s Dollar General will be open Thanksgiving Day, November 26, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Black Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Read More →