Thanksgiving is now passed and the Holiday Season is approaching fast. There are mixed comments regarding Black Friday retail sales – some are up and some are the same. Hopefully, some of you who ventured out very early in the morning were able to snag some great deals. Some retailers have great return policies, if you need to return an item: i.e. LLBean offers 100% product satisfaction guarantee-return anything at any time for any reason; Costco has an open-ended return policy for virtually everything it sells (minus some home electronics); Walmart offers no receipt-no problem.
According to CNNMoney.com, consumer confidence rose to its highest level since June, which is a good sign as we enter the holiday season. Consumers were positive about job prospects and the state of the economy, all encouraging news. Let’s hope the consumers’ mood will continue in the months ahead.
A few upcoming Holiday events that are FREE: December 4th, Holiday Parade of Lights in Guerneville, call 707-869-9000; December 4th and December 5th, Luther Burbank Home Holiday Open House, Santa Rosa, call 707-524-5445; December 11th, Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Petaluma, call 707-765-9725.