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Good shopping cents!

images-2“My momma told me— you better shop around…”

If you’ve got that shopping bug but don’t want to dip into your grocery money, cheer up, call a friend, put on your shopping duds, jump in the car — and don’t forget your purse! You can get some great bargains, there are lots of sales right now. Here are a few places to get started:

Again Consignment Clothing, 222 East State Street in Eagle. Winter clothing is halp-price, but get this: they’re having a $3 sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7! There’s so much going into the $3 bins, they had to rent the space next door! Tip: Get there early for the best stuff.

American Clothing Gallery, 100 N. 8th Street. Winter merch is 75% off!

Atomic Treasures, 409 S. 8th St. First Thursday discounts on EVERYTHING! Tip: They just added HUNDREDS of boots to their inventory!

Karen Louise Fashion Boutique, 625 W. Main St. EVERYTHING in the store is on sale, 25% to 50% off!! Tip: Open until 9 p.m. on First Thursday.

Helly Hansen, 860 W. Broad St. (Almost) everything in the store is marked down: 30% to 50%!

The Record Exchange, 310 N. 9th St. First Thursday special: $2 off any used CD or DVD ($5.99 & up) — ALL DAY LONG. In the gift shop: $2 off any sale gift over $5.99. In the coffee shop: $2 off 12-ounce espresso drinks.

Snake River Winery, 786 W. Broad St. 20 % off all case sales.

White House Black Market, 836 W. Broad St., $25 off your purchase of $125 or more, or $50 off $200 or more.

Know of any other good sales? Let me know and I’ll get spread the good shopping news: jeannehuff@gmail.com


For goodness sake!

jhuff1Dear Readers,

At the expense of being seen as “tooting my own horn,” I am going to toot away. As of today, Sunday, March 1, nearly 1,500 readers have stopped by “First, the good news,” since its Feb. 19 debut. About 120 have joined the Good News Army by enlisting on the “First, the good news” Facebook group.

“First, the good news” is now a bi-weekly column at the Idaho Business Review and this blog is linked to from the IBR Web site. Look for other news organizations to be linking to the blog: Boise Weekly, Idaho Press-Tribune and Fox 12, for starters.

So far, I’ve gotten a thumbs-up for “First, the good news” from:
— The Downtown Boise Association
— Mayor Bieter
— Boise’s economic development department
— Idaho Business Review
— Fox 12
— Boise Weekly
— Idaho Press-Tribune
— Tracy & Margo at 107.1 K-Hits
— Many well-wishers and supporters, from business folks to just plain folks

Coming this week, look for stories on:
First Thursday: What’s the haps
Interview with former Idahoan Gary Bermeosolo
Ain’t got no money but still want to party? Here’s how you can!
Walks like a man: Interview with Faith, the biped dog
Shop on a dime

That’s just what I’ve come up with so far. Send me YOUR ideas: jeannehuff@gmail.com.

Until then, start every day with “First, the good news.”



Good dog.

securedownload1This is a let’s-turn-a-bad-situation-into-something-good deal.

The bad: Many pets are being abandoned due to the current economic environment.

The good: A chance to help out those furry best friend’s of humankind that are in trouble. A Seasonal Disguise CD release, a benefit for the Idaho Humane Society, is this Saturday, February 28. It’s only $5 with $1 from every ticket going to IHS. IHS will also have a pet food donation bin set-up (so please bring canned or bagged pet food).

“Please join us. Not only will you get to see a great show and hear some great music, you will be benefiting the Idaho Humane Society, pets in need and homeless animals!”

Saturday, February 28, 2009
VaC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City
Doors open at 7 p.m.
$5 at the door
21+ only