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 →
As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.
Thanksgiving 2017 has arrived in Springfield! And this year there’s a variety of tasks to complete and prizes to earn. Unlike last year, and other mini-events, where I break each prize down individually, this time I opted to just do one post for all of the prizes. Since (at least here in America) it’s a holiday week, so we’re trying to smush as much as possible in a short week.
With 5 prizes in all (6 really, because one prize has 2 components), 4 actual prizes for your town and 1 new animation for Homer & Bart, it can be a lot to try and fit/work into your Springfield. So let’s take a look at each prize now and break it all down for you….