Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tinley Park police reports, Jan. 30-Feb. 1.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1 A victim came to the Tinley Park Police Department to report an incident of credit card fraud. The man told police he received a bill for $75 from a bank in Delaware. The victim said he had never filed to open a card at the bank. Police spoke with bank officials, who said that somebody must have used the victim's personal information to open the account. The man canceled the card and the bank is currently investigating the matter. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 Police were called to Best Buy, 7330 W. 191st Street, for a report of grand theft at the store. An employee told police he saw three black males walking through the store, carrying Wii game systems. The employee said he witnessed the three subjects walk towards the exit of the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' popped into the Best Buy in Orland Park on Thanksgiving, surprising one lucky family from the South Side with a shopping spree and thousands of dollars in Best Buy goodies—and handing out $50,000 in gift cards to others.
They came in hordes and formed a line thousands long—the length of a strip mall, out around the corner, and north along LaGrange Road. Amidst Black Friday excitement and rumors of a cameo by Ellen DeGeneres, eager shoppers and fans flocked to Best Buy in Orland Park on Thanksgiving, hoping to snag a prized purchase, and a glimpse of the talk show host. Though DeGeneres did not appear and most might have been disappointed, one lucky family's day got a lot brighter. A South Side family chosen from millions of contest entrants was treated to a Best Buy shopping spree and thousands of dollars in giftcards, courtesy of The Ellen Show. Members of the show's production staff were mum on how they chose the winning family, whose name is being …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
A tweet from the official account of Ellen DeGeneres' talk shows tells viewers to stop by Best Buy in Orland Park at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. But the reason why is still a mystery.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Best Buy and Target will match prices of online retailers beginning Nov. 1. Do you have your holiday shopping list ready?
So, you just can't wait to get your Christmas 2012 gift-shopping groove on? You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get some great online deals. Best Buy's announcement that it will allow in-store customers to price-match online retailers by showing the price on their smartphones has been matched by Target and Super Target, according to BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday and gift-shopping alerts. Among other online retailers, the stores will match prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com,Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. Best Buy's price-matching begins Sunday, Nov. 4, while Target's begins Thursday, Nov. 1. Leave reviews and comments in the business listings for these stores. You can do the same for other shops and services in the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What about ours? There are six Best Buy stores in the south suburbs, but a list of closures isn't known yet.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Best Buy executives may be giving up on some of their big-box stores, according to a Wall St. Journal report on Thursday. The Minnesota-based electronics chain said it would close 50 Best Buy stores. At this time, however, the list of stores to close isn't known. Southland Best Buy outlets are in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Homewood, Matteson, Crestwood and Burbank, and there's a mobile shop in the Chicago Ridge Mall, according to the Best Buy store locator. "I am not satisfied with the pace or degree of change we have made up to this point," Chief Executive Brian Dunn said in a conference call with analysts, adding, "We are evolving our retail store strategy. We are increasing our points of presence while decreasing our overall square …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
TVs, diamonds, cookware, game systems and computer printers — what were some of the best deals found Friday in Southland stores?
Friday was all about the bargain. Several folks told Patch about their best finds on Friday. Tell us about yours in the comment section. FOUND AT TARGET, OAK LAWN Gina Roach and her mother, Sharon Valente, both of Beverly, caught a few good deals early Friday at Target in Oak Lawn. Their finds included a Fisher-Price laptop for $22.99 and a 9-inch LCD TV for $55, down from $120. "I'm tingling," Valente confessed with a laugh. FOUND AT BEST BUY, HOMEWOOD Mrs. Thomas (who declined to share her first name), of Chicago, visited Best Buy in Homewood to find the last Kinect bundle for $199. The bundle included the gaming system, a controller, a charger and two batteries. Thomas hovered over her merchandise protectively until a salesperson …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A short list of great deals in the area for the money-conscious family.
We’re back with a few new ways to save money. Remember, you are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. This week, we scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on ice cream, electronics, and pizza. Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions: BASKIN-ROBBINS Treat a friend to some tasty ice cream and get one free. Deal: Buy one cone, get one free. Print your coupon here. Good through: March 5, 2011 BEST BUY Free up some desk space by swapping out your desktop for this space-saving laptop. Deal: $349 – Get a Gateway laptop with a AMD C-series processor, 15.6-inch display, 3GB memory, and 320GB hard drive. Good through: February 19, 2011 BEGGARS PIZZA…