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Free Pandora Bracelet Weekend

Friday, March 24th, 2017

It finally feels like spring outside! If your spring wardrobe is in need of some accessories, this weekend is the perfect time to stop by the Abt Time Boutique. All weekend long, your purchase of $125 or more of Pandora Jewelry will earn you a free Pandora bracelet, with a variety of styles available. Mother’s Day is also right around the corner, and it’s never too early to find a gift for the special woman in your life. This promotion only runs until Sunday, March 26, so stop by today!

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Seven Ways to Up Your Spring Break Social Media Game

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Let’s be honest. No matter where you go on vacation, every possible photo op has been done to death. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from the crowd creatively, you’re going to need to include some new tactics into your repertoire. Here are seven ways to set your social media game on fire during your next vacation.

1.) Elevate your photography, literally.

One way to set your vacation photos apart from the crowd is to take to the skies with a drone. Drone photography will open up an entirely new way to see the sights of your destination, and also make for a pretty unique selfie opportunity. The current generation of drones is easier than ever to fly, so with minimal practice, you can be adding some killer aerial shots to your vacation feed. Take a look at how using a drone captured a much more dramatic view of our rooftop solar panels:

Using a drone can take your vacation photos to new heights.

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Yeti Coolers and Drinkware, Now at Abt

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The middle of a surprise almost-spring snow storm probably isn’t when you’d be thinking about upgrading your cooler products. But we’re holding on tight to the idea that warmer temps are right around the corner, which means it won’t be long before the backyard parties and beach visits start, which means you’re going to need something to keep your cold drinks cold. And there are no products on earth better suited to that task than Yeti coolers and drinkware, which are now available at Abt.

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Enter the Abt Bracket Challenge, Win Great Prizes from LG!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

We’ve made it through the first full week of March, which means its time for one of our most exciting annual events: the Abt Bracket Challenge! And the stakes are higher than ever this year, thanks to some amazing prizes from LG. If you’ve entered the Challenge before, or if you’re a college basketball aficionado, you probably know how this works. If this is your first time, entering it is simple if you follow a few simple instructions.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: St. Paddy’s Day Edition

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Festive Guinness Recipes

There’s a little bit of Irish in everybody on St. Patrick’s day. For some it’s a time to don your green clothes, grab a pint, and hit the parade. For others, it’s a chance to host a party with friends and family. We’ve assembled three delicious dishes that highlight the almighty Guinness draught beer that are perfect for your St. Paddy’s day festivities. Not just a favorite drink on the holiday, the malty flavor imported from Ireland is also versatile ingredient when used for cooking. Abt-solutely Delicious Stamp - Guinness Recipe Edition

While most will be drinking the delicious pint of the gods, you can curb their munchies with some Guinness-inspired snacks. We start with a robust barbecue sauce whose tantalizing flavors will pair with the meat of your choice. Then for the main course, a heavenly cheesy Guinness Mac n’ Cheese, followed up by a malty Guinness float for dessert. These snacks won’t leave you like a blind cobbler’s thumb, and it has been shown that Guinness is good for you, in moderation. We hope you enjoy these dishes and please have a responsible St. Patrick Day.

 

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Congrats to the Abt Star Employees!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

One of the keys to Abt’s success is a team filled with employees who are dedicated to offering the best experience to every one of our customers. Many of them interact with shoppers on a daily basis, whether it’s by answering the phones in the customer service department, teaching free computer classes, or delivering and installing appliances. Others work behind the scenes—in the warehouse, the security office, or the accounting department—making the sure the store operates smoothly from day to day.

Twice a year, we honor four employees who do all that is asked of them, and more, with the Star Employee award. The Abt Star Employees are members of our team who consistently demonstrate outstanding performance and who regularly go above and beyond what their position might normally entail. Meet 2017’s first Star Employees, and join us in saying “congratulations” to Osmin, Tracy, Jeremy, and Joe.

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Inside the Abt Gourmet Shop

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Most know Abt as the place to get new major kitchen appliances, a big-screen TV, or other large products for building the dream home. What many may not know—especially those who haven’t been able to visit our physical showroom—is that we’re also a great place to find cutlery, countertop appliances, and all kinds of the small goodies and kitchen gadgets that make preparing and cooking meals easier and more productive. The Abt Gourmet Shop is your place to find everything from blenders and bread machines to crock pots and coffee makers, and way more than we can ever list.

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Nintendo Switch Available at Abt on Friday 3/03

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

After months of waiting, the Nintendo Switch is finally here. Most pre-order lists have been filled since shortly after being announced, so if you didn’t get an early jump you might think you’re out of luck. But if you’re wondering where to buy the Nintendo Switch in the Chicago area, we’ve got some good news. Abt will have the Nintendo Switch console, along with a limited selection of games and accessories, for sale in-store starting at 6pm on Friday (3/03) evening.

Switch sales will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis, and at this time will only be available to in-store customers. We will begin giving out tickets at 4:30 pm, so you can get in line then, do a little shopping or get some dinner, then return to pick up your new Nintendo Switch.

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First Look at the Samsung QN65Q8C and Sony XBR65X930E 4K TVs

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

We recently got our hands on two of the most anticipated TVs of the year, the Samsung QN65Q8C and the Sony XBR65X930E. Both are high-end 4K TVs with a wealth of smart functionality and gorgeous HDR displays, and each set leverages a proprietary technology to create some of their best LED TVs yet.  If you’re trying to decide between a Samsung QLED and the Sony XBR E Series, give the following videos a watch to find out more info about each of the TVs.

The Samsung touts the company’s new Quantum LED technology (hence the Q in the model names), which uses special color-emitting particles called “quantum dots” that give the display unprecedented levels of color accuracy.

Sony, meanwhile, has outfitted their E series with the Slim Backlight Drive+, their most advanced LED panel illumination technology, for brighter brights and deeper blacks than you’d ever get in a conventional LED TV.

If you have any more questions about either of these TVs, or any other 4K TVs at Abt, give us a call at 888-228-5800 and we’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

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Picking the Perfect TV Wall Mount

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Picking up a new TV for the Big Game? One of the major considerations you’ll have to make after buying a new flat panel TV is whether you want to place it on a TV stand or hang it on your wall. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so there’s never one right answer. If you choose to wall mount, you’ll have one more decision to make: what type of wall mount to use. There are a few different types, so we’re here to help you decide what TV mount is the best for your needs.

The three main types of TV mount are: fixed, tilting, and fully-articulated.

A fixed TV mount keeps your TV snug against the wall and does not allow any fine position adjustment.

A fixed TV mount is the simplest type of TV mount, which makes it the most inexpensive. This type of mount holds your TV flush to the wall, and offers no adjustment. Fixed mounts are a fine choice if you’re able to hang your TV at eye level, know the audience will always be sitting in the same spot, and if you have total control over lighting in the room so you can avoid glares.  (more…)

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