Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wentzville Police said William Held paid for the trash can, but not the items he stashed inside, with a stolen credit card.
A Wright City man was charged with theft after police said he snuck items out in a trash can. William Held, 39, of the first block of Appaloosa Way in Wright City, was charged March 26 with felony theft. Wentzville Police said security tapes show Held filled a trash can inside a box with items from Target in Wentzville, 1883 Wentzville Parkway. He then paid only for the trashcan and left the store. Held also used a credit card that was not his, police said. When they called the credit card’s owner, a woman told police Held had been staying with her disabled son and had been taking advantage of him, according to court documents. However, the son told police that only Held and his mother had permission to use his credit card. Held is being …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. - - - - - Read More: Black Friday Shopping in St. Louis to Start Earlier Than Ever - - - - - The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores, including the one in Wentzville, will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 179,000 signatures on the petition. (Check out the petition here…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Target in Wentzville is not participating in the trade-in offer that gives customers a store credit for their used electronics. Nearby stores, however, are.
If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPad that you are ready to get rid of, take it to Target and the store will give you a gift card in return for the device. The Wentzville Target store is not participating in the trade-in offer. Targets in O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles and Chesterfield, though, are. Customers can trade-in online or in-stores. However, customers must work with a member of the Target Mobile staff if making the trade-in at the store, so check your local store for their hours. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Target is offering the deal at more than 1,450 retail locations through a partnership with NextWorth. The offer runs through Feb. 11. The Post-Dispatch reports the following trade-in amounts: Customers can also…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wentzville Patch rounds up 10 easy last-minute gift ideas.
Welcome to Christmas in Wentzville, a daily column that will give you ideas of ways to shop in Wentzville for those you love this holiday season. Each day Patch will have ideas for gifts based on a theme—sports lover, outdoorsman, the reader or last-minute gifts. We’re here to help out our fellow last-minute gift-givers. Whether you missed someone on your list or you just haven’t done your shopping yet, here are some easy and thoughtful last-minute gift ideas. Do you have a great last-minute gift idea? Just add it to the story!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Grab these gifts for the food lover in your life.
Welcome to Christmas in Wentzville, a daily column that will give you ideas of ways to shop in Wentzville for those you love this holiday season. Each day Patch will have ideas for gifts based on a theme—sports lover, outdoorsman, the reader or last-minute gifts. We’re all about foodies. If you’ve got a foodie on your shopping list this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Here are five fun gift ideas for your favorite food-lover. Special ingredients—Many foodies would love to use certain expensive ingredients they read about and see used on cooking shows, but most of the time, they can’t justify the cost for everyday cooking. Consider hitting Dierbergs or Schnucks to put together a basket of your foodie’s wish list of foods and spices. …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Patch rounds up ten gift ideas for $20 or less that you can get from local retailers.
Welcome to Christmas in Wentzville, a daily column that will give you ideas of ways to shop in Wentzville for those you love this holiday season. Each day Patch will have ideas for gifts based on a theme—sports lover, outdoorsman, the reader or last-minute gifts. We know that sometimes, you just need to save a few bucks, especially during the holiday shopping season. That’s why today, we’re focusing on thrifty gift ideas for some of the personalities on your list. Know of a great place to get thrifty that we missed? Just add it to the story!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The biggest shopping day of the holiday season will start at midnight after Thanksgiving this year.
Black Friday has become the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season and according to urban myth, it’s also the day when retailers start to show a profit. Whether or not that’s true, the day after Thanksgiving has been the biggest shopping day before Christmas for the last eight years, according to ShopperTrak, a market research company. ShopperTrak’s research shows that Americans spent $10.69 billion dollars on Black Friday 2010—the largest amount spent on a day after Thanksgiving holiday shopping spree. ShopperTrak said the second biggest shopping day is known as Super Saturday, which this year falls on Dec. 17, the last Saturday before the Christmas weekend. Retailers have already started on their holiday displays, part of that …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Timberland's homecoming is this weekend.
I hate homecoming. Right now, I am sitting at Bradden's, a small restaurant on St. Charles Main Street, resting for Round Two. I have scoured these streets like an eagle hunting its prey trying to find that one of a kind, stunning homecoming dress. I started with the perfect dress in mind: a strapless wrap around that pulls out toward the hip and cascades into a tougher tutu material that ends right above the knee and is of the richest shade of purple that you could imagine. After three hours, I’m willing to settle for a hand-me-down, sweetheart-neck dress with a rip that’s covered with duct tape. Why does homecoming have such harsh pressures? You have to find the flawless dress that looks good on you and that no one else will have. Plus, …