By Rhonda Apple, Pentagram Staff WriterNovember 25, 2013
On Nov. 29, shoppers will be out and about in the wee hours as many stores open extra early for "Black Friday." Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's exchanges are opening early for customers to cash-in on holiday sales.
The Army and Air Force Exchange on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will open be open Nov. 29 from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Nov. 30 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 am. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1.
"Come visit your Myer Main Exchange on 'Black Friday' Nov. 29 for some great deals on electronics, jewelry, housewares and small appliances," said Stacy Firemoon-Saulsberry, main store manager of the Fort Myer Exchange. "There will be timed events from 7 to 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. with prestige purses. We have some great buys for name brand shoes, purses and accessories."
Also on "Black Friday," in conjunction with JBM-HH MWR, the exchange will be hosting a German-themed Kris Kringle Market with lots of goodies to include: Gluhwein tastings, roasted nuts, seasonal ales and food along with holiday décor, ornaments, beeswax candles, gift wrapping and German Santa statues. There will be a visit from Santa Claus from 1 to 3 p.m. and the store manager said customers should bring their cameras if they want to take photos.
She said there will be great deals on surround sound systems, jewelry and fragrance gift sets Nov. 30.
The Marine Corps Exchange on the Henderson Hall portion of the base will begin its Thanksgiving sale Nov. 27 at 8 a.m., and the four-day specials run through Dec. 1. Sale items featured are 20 percent off the entire selection of the latest electronics, to include cameras and wireless speakers, and 20 percent off the trim-a-tree shop for garland, wreaths and trees.
The MCX "Black Friday," Nov. 29 store hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 'doorbusters' from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
"Expect great pricing on electronics, housewares and other gifts," said Doriann Geller, Marine Corps Community Services marketing manager. She said the store will open at 6 a.m. Nov. 30 with "doorbusters" until 11 a.m.
"Customers can pick up an 'our huge sale' flier for an additional 20 percent off the already low MCX-priced items Nov. 30 from 6 a.m. to noon. Now is the time to purchase those holiday items for yourself and others," Geller said.