News

Meet our Spring 2020 Star Employees

Although Abt is just one store, more than 1500 employees work together to help keep us operating smoothly. From answering customers’ questions during an online chat, to completing one of the thousands of deliveries we perform each week, everyone has a unique role. We are the company we are because each of these employees continuously gives their best…

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Events

Get Ready for the First-Annual Wing Cook-Off

We’re bringing the heat to Abt this month with our first-ever Wing Cook-Off. Join us as five local chefs compete to serve up the tastiest, most mouth-watering wings they can create—all for a good cause. Guests will get to enjoy a sample of wings from each of the chefs, along with assorted refreshments. The winning wings will be…

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Learning Center

3 Ways to Skip the Straw

Today is National Skip the Straw Day, a holiday that encourages you to consider not using a disposable plastic straw in your drink. Plastic straws often end up in our bodies of water, and can be deadly to marine wildlife. Whether you believe that this is a great way to better the environment or think it’s just a…

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Recipes

Fat Tuesday Recipes

Today is Mardis Gras, aka Fat Tuesday, a day devoted to unrepentant gluttony. For those of us in the Chicagoland area, the quintessential way to mark the occasion is by enjoying paczki, a decadent donut-type dessert that hails from Poland. Others may be more familiar with king cake or various other traditional Mardis Gras foods. Whatever your go-to…

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Abt Exclusive News

Merchandise Pickup Gets an Upgrade

In early 2019, our small electronics department underwent a floor-to-ceiling renovation that brought a much-needed modernization to the space. Sleek shelves and brighter lights helped highlight the large selection of headphones, digital cameras, and other small electronics, and made the busy department much easier to navigate. It was the largest upgrade the store had seen since the Inspiration…

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Watches and Fashion

Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, and if you haven’t found that special gift for your sweetie, you might be in some trouble. Wondering why you’re hearing this from an electronics and appliances store? Abt might not be the obvious choice for some last-minute Valentine’s Day gift shopping, but you might be surprised to learn that we’ve…

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Home Tips Learning Center

Check Out Our Tips and How-To Guides

how-to and DIY guides

Owning a home opens up a world of freedom, especially for the DIYer. Renovating a kitchen to make it exactly fit your needs, or building out your dream home theater  are often top goals for a new homeowner. But with that freedom comes the potential for nearly endless problems and projects. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to solve…

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Recipes

Abt-Solutely Delicious: Caramel Apple Rose Tart

During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re all looking for ways to show our love for one another. Sometimes, when you can’t find the right gift, the best thing to do is make something! Even if you consider your better half to be the chef, this recipe is something fun you could do together. All you…

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Learning Center TVs & Electronics

How to Watch the Big Game in 4K

big game 4k tv

4K TVs have been around for the better part of a decade, yet they still face one major complaint: “there’s barely any 4K content available!” But this year, for the first time ever, the country’s most-watched sporting event will be available in 4K resolution—and many viewers already have everything they’ll need to experience it. Here’s how to watch…

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