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Archive for November, 2010

The Sales Beat Goes On….

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Sometimes, we just don’t know when to say “when” for a sale.  So, as a special holiday treat for all of our customers, we will be extending our Cyber Monday Deals to the end of today, November 30th, 2010.  If you still have a few unchecked names on your holiday gift list,  get them a great gift from Abt!

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Cyber Monday Deals at Abt!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Cyber Monday, the convenient relative of the popular Black Friday, is under way at Abt.com.  If you still have some shopping to do, check out our Cyber Monday Specials page where you can browse over a hundred specially priced items.  Once again, Abt brings the sale to you without having to wait in the cold this holiday season!

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Holiday Weekend Sale

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Sale is still in effect online until Monday, 11/29/10 at 11:59 pm (CST).  You can find great deals at Abt without having to worry about shuffling around department stores, waiting in long lines and deal with massive crowds. So, sit back, relax and start shopping!

For those in the Chicagoland area, great deals are even in our store.  We’ll be open this weekend till 9pm today and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Santa Claus will be stopping by to take pictures with families from 12pm-4pm.  Come on in to get great deals and a free picture with Old Saint Nick!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

From all of our families to yours, we wish you a wonderful, relaxing, Thanksgiving Day!

And don’t forget, tomorrow Santa Claus will be making an appearance at our store between the hours of 12pm-4pm.  Bring the kids on by to see him and take a free picture!

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Shoppers On the Move….

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

According to a survey done by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation, around 138 million shoppers are expected to make it out to stores this Black Friday weekend.  This constitutes a 3% increase from last year’s numbers.

Some believe this rise in numbers is because of the buzz that retailers have created by already releasing information for their biggest sales.  This sneak peek allows shoppers to accurately set up where and when to make it for the best deals.  We here at Abt don’t like to follow Black Friday regulations: get there early and shop fast, so we will be having a sale this whole weekend.  From open to close.  No rush and no need to camp outside.  Just great deals for you and yours this holiday season from Abt.

-Nick E.

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Abt Is Here For Your Holiday Cooking Needs

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

It’s not too late to get those final items to help you make the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.  Our very own Barbara Tector was on NBC Chicago showcasing some items sold in our Gourmet Shop to help you lighten the kitchen work load.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.

Some items featured in the video:

Waring Convection Oven

Waring Extra Burner

Cuisinart Electric Knives

KitchenAid Immersion Blender

For more information on the products seen in the video, visit our Gourmet Shop site (link) or for any other questions call us at 888-228-5800.

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NBC Chicago is Green With Abt

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Abt’s ongoing green efforts are showcased on NBC Chicago’s article, “Is It Possible to Live Off the Electrical Grid?”.   If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, you are well aware of our efforts to make this world a little greener. Most recently we installed a Windspire in the front of our store.

Every day our 350,000 plus square foot complex is powered from the hours of 9 am- 6 pm by two engines that run on natural gas. “If you were producing more power than you were using, your meter would actually spin backwards,” says Bob Taylor, our Director of Operations. Adding energy “back into the grid” is what happens when the system generates so much power.

If you are from the Chicagoland area and are  interested at all in adding solar panels to your business or home, or even adding a Windspire to create your own energy, give us a call at 847-967-8830 . For full information on our efforts visit our Going Green page.

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Franck Muller at Abt

Friday, November 19th, 2010

If you are one of the 200,000 plus drivers going outbound on I90/94 everyday, you will have noticed our billboard.  Currently we are pleased to advertise luxury time piece manufacturer, Franck Muller.

“The master of complications, he looks at life with a twist” says Tony B. a Time Watch sales representative.  “Everything in a Franck Muller watch is a Franck Muller part.  They even grind their own crystals which is uncommon for watch manufacturers”.  When purchasing a Franck Muller watch you know you have something unique and timeless.

If you are interesting in getting a Franck Muller time piece as a gift or for yourself, stop by our store, or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.

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KitchenAid Sweepstakes

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

From now until December 15th, you can enter to win a free KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  The KitchenAid contest requires you to fill out your information and no purchase is necessary.  This particuar mixer is one of the best on the market and the recipe options are seemingly endless.  Check out the KitchenAid Stand Mixer page for more information and fill out the sweepstakes entry form for a chance to win.

Good Luck!

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Abt Harnesses the Power of Wind

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

If you’re from the area, next time you are driving down Milwaukee Ave, take a look at our new wind turbine, developed by Windspire, right outside our building.  Constructed and erected on October 28th, the new 30 foot, vertical  turbine is designed to create clean, renewable energy for our facility.

Windspire has been working with companies, schools and even government locations to provide their specially designed wind turbines as an option for cleaner energy.

“We wanted something that would not only work, but would work in Chicago weather” said Bob Taylor, Abt’s Director of Operations.  Chicago’s known as the Windy City, and its average wind speed of about 12 mph is perfect for the operation of the turbine.

This is just another part of Abt’s long line of environmentally friendly movements that have been established inside and outside the store.  You can find more about Abt’s environmental efforts on our Going Green page.



For more images of the Windspire installation check out our Facebook page.  We are a proud retailer of this product because of its benefit to the environment, so to see if a Windspire wind turbine is right for you, call us at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.

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