Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Stores will be swamped with returns after Christmas.
Christmas is over, so traffic at the stores will die down, right? Wrong. Time for all of those unwanted holiday gifts to get returned. To make your life a little bit easier, here are the return policies for some of the Pittsburgh area's largest retailers: Macy's Items can be returned at any location. If you have a voucher, you can return an item in its original form at any time. If you don't have a proof of purchase, you can get store credit at the item's lowest selling price within the past 180 days. Click here for more information. Wal-Mart Wal-Mart has changed its return policy to accommodate holiday shoppers. For items that were purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 that have a limited return/exchange period (15 days, 30 days, et al.), …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
And five other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Suspected Overdose Whitehall Borough police officers arrived at a residence in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 9:47 a.m. on Sunday for a report of an unconscious male, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. Crews from Medical Rescue Team South Authority also came to the scene to find the man—Nicholas Antonio Miller, 24, of 2922 Glenmore Ave. in Dormont Borough—in a state of "ineffective breathing," Danko said. Danko said that Miller was suffering from an apparent overdose of a controlled substance and that he was in possession of a syringe that contained what is suspected to be heroin. An ambulance took him to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment, Danko said. A Mercy representative …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The state representative calls for new direction in Harrisburg.
State Rep. Martin Michael Schmotzer has issued a news release to thank the residents of Pennsylvania's 22nd House District for the opportunity to serve them. Schmotzer's term in the House comes to a close today, Nov. 30. "It's been an honor to serve and represent the people of the 22nd District," Schmotzer said, "from Brookline and Beechview to Baldwin (Township) and Whitehall (Borough). I kept all my promises to you. I had a 100-percent voting record, I didn't take the health care coverage, and I showed up for work every day. "The most important votes I cast were probably those dealing with the (state) budget," the Democrat and longtime Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member from Whitehall said. "I was adamantly opposed to locking in last …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Wal-Mart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. (There's a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Century Drive in West Mifflin Borough.) Not to be outdone, Target—you can find one on Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin—and Best Buy—on Route 51 in West Mifflin (by Century III Mall)—are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, According to an …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Make your home sparkle for hosting friends and relatives this season.
The bad weather looks to be finally behind us, and more people are starting to host guests. If you haven't made your pad as presentable as you'd like yet, here are some area deals on cleaning supplies this week. Hurry; some of these deals end on Saturday. 1.) Bleach Deal: Shop 'n Save—you can find one on Joseph Street in Baldwin Borough—will sell you two 128-ounce bottles of Austin's A-1 Bleach for $3. Good through: May 9, 2012. 2.) Paper Towels Deal: Rite Aid, which has two locations in Baldwin-Whitehall (1, 2), is selling eight-packs of its own brand of paper towels for $5.47 each. You must use a Rite Aid wellness+ rewards card to get the savings. Good through: May 5, 2012. 3.) Swiffer WetJet Deal: CVS Pharmacy—you can find one on Route …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Protect your home from bugs.
As more of us head outside—and more bugs end up inside—while the weather changes, here are a few deals from in and around Baldwin-Whitehall this week to help fight off those creepy-crawlies. Beware that some of these deals end on Saturday. 1.) Wasp & Hornet Killer Deal: The Home Depot on Mountain View Drive in nearby West Mifflin Borough is selling 20-ounce cans of Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer for $2.97 each. Good through: May 2, 2012. 2.) Insect Repellent Deal: Wal-Mart has a Supercenter on Century Drive in West Mifflin, and that Supercenter is selling 4-ounce cans of OFF! Deep Woods Dry for $4.97 each. Good through: April 28, 2012. 3.) Insect Repellent, Part II Deal: Walgreens—you can find one at the Bill Green Shopping Center by the…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
It's not too late to fill those baskets!
If you've been putting off filling your family's Easter basket(s) this year, it's not too late! The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Frugal Family article this week features deals from in and around Baldwin-Whitehall on Easter candy. So hop to it! 1.) Cadbury Mini Eggs Deal: CVS Pharmacy—you can find one on Route 51 in Baldwin Borough—is offering 8-ounce bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. You must use a CVS ExtraCare rewards card to get the savings. Good through: April 7, 2012. 2.) Marshmallow Peeps Deal: Wal-Mart has a Supercenter on nearby Century Drive in West Mifflin Borough, and that Supercenter is selling 3-3.75-ounce boxes of marshmallow Peeps for $1 each. Good through: April 8, 2012. 3.) Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here are deals from in and around Baldwin-Whitehall to help you serve your loved ones on Sunday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's weekly Frugal Family article helps you and your family save some cash! Here are deals that you can find in and around Baldwin-Whitehall this week to help you prepare Christmas dinner. 1.) Ham Deal: Gordon Food Service (or just GFS), which has a location on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills Borough, is selling fully cooked smoked honey spiral ham and round ham for $1.69 per pound. Good through: Dec. 24, 2011. 2.) Libby's Vegetables Deal: Dollar General—there's one on Sussex Avenue in Baldwin Township—is selling three 14.5-15-ounce cans of Libby's vegetables (green beans, corns, et al.) for $2. Good through: Dec. 23, 2011. 3.) Pop Deal: Rite Aid, which has two locations in Baldwin-Whitehall (1, 2), is offering four 2-…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
And five other incidents detailed in these Whitehall Borough police briefs from Dec. 6-19.
Burglary on Flamingo Drive Residents from the 4800 block of Whitehall Borough's Flamingo Drive called the Whitehall Police Department on Monday, Dec. 19, at around 12:17 p.m. to report a burglary there. The residents said that cash and electronics were recently taken from their home. Whitehall police officers responded to Flamingo Drive, searched the area and interviewed neighbors. Officers on patrol earlier that day reported seeing two juvenile males walking around the area. After establishing descriptions of those two males, the Whitehall police spoke to officials from nearby Baldwin High School, who said that two males who fit those descriptions were sent home from the high school earlier that day. Whitehall officers obtained a search …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The organization's Pantry Plus program, as well as other local organizations, will benefit from Wal-Mart donations.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM), which runs the Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Borough, was the recipient on Thursday of a grant presented by Wal-Mart and The Walmart Foundation. SHIM, headquartered in Bethel Park, received $30,000 to run its Pantry Plus program. “Poverty is usually hidden in suburban communities, but all of that is beginning to change as the needs keep growing,” said Jim Guffey, executive director of SHIM, which has a pantry that distributes more than 250,000 pounds of food per year. Funding from Wal-Mart and The Walmart Foundation targets organizations working to help those in need in the Pittsburgh area. SHIM's pantry enables needy families to choose from a large variety of fresh breads, canned goods…