And Thank God It’s NOT Black Friday Or Cyber Monday!
I’m writing this early, because I am actually going to be on the road on Friday (today…but not really today). I am still reveling in the reality of escaping Black Friday and Cyber Monday almost completely unscathed.
I had an “insider’s view” of how this all works, as my daughter Ali, who lives in San Francisco, and is in management with Gap Inc. (the online division), was actually working remotely on her Thanksgiving visit. It was amazing to watch…as she checked sales, comparative numbers, and then calmly stated “it’s looking like a record year for sales, and my business (women’s knits and action wear) are up almost 75% over last year.”
Yikes. Now THAT is a turnaround. Gap Inc. also has a ton of other well-known brands, including Old Navy…and there was a huge turnaround in Brick and Mortar stores this past Holiday Shopping Frenzy…with online sales also breaking records on Cyber Monday. Amazing. How “up” can you keep going?
Meanwhile…in our games…Black Friday and Cyber Monday were mostly like shopping at a casino…hoping to get the payout you wanted, when you dropped a few donuts.
I mostly skipped both incarnations… Did I feel Un-American or like a CrankyOldTSTOGuy? Nope. I felt relaxed… Continue reading →
Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend! I’m popping in with a quick reminder that the Thanksgiving Mini Event, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mystery Boxes (as well as the Cyber Monday Special…Itchy and Scratchy) are all set to leave our game TOMORROW morning, November 27th. (Even though Cyber Monday stuff just hit)
This is different than past events because it’s ending on a Monday. So just want to give you all a quick weekend reminder to finish up those prize tracks, grab those premium items and prepare yourself because everything’s leaving on Monday. Out with Thanksgiving and in with *fingers crossed* Christmas!
Note: This is odd because the mini event ends on a Monday. We’re not sure if this means Christmas/Winter will be hitting on Tuesday or if they have something else up their sleeves. Personally, for the Addicts staff, the next big event hitting on the 28th feels early…but it’s EA so you never know!