Oh yeah, as if ANY store waited until the third week in January to strat marketing for Valentine’s Day!

Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2013


I saw several of them begin before Christmas

Filed in Bill Bickel, Norm Feuti, Retail, Valentine's Day, comic strips, comics, humor | 8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Oh yeah, as if ANY store waited until the third week in January to strat marketing for Valentine’s Day!”

  1. jzimbert Jan 20th 2013 at 08:26 pm 1

    Seriously. The holiday season lasts from early September until Easter in the retail world.

  2. chuckers Jan 20th 2013 at 09:09 pm 2


  3. Jeff S. Jan 20th 2013 at 10:20 pm 3

    As soon as January started, I started seeing ads for tax software and services. There’s always something to plan ahead for… usually 4 months ahead for, according to advertisers.

  4. Rainey Jan 20th 2013 at 10:25 pm 4

    I thought every day was holiday season in the retail world.

  5. Kelex Jan 20th 2013 at 10:36 pm 5

    At the store where I work we currently have available Halloween candy, X-Mas decorations, New Years party favors, Valentines Day cards, Easter eggs and St. Patrick’s Day clothing. It’s creeping ever closer to an all-year thing.

  6. The Bad Seed Jan 21st 2013 at 10:01 am 6

    Those of us who prefer to purchase stuff at half-price are very happy about all the overkill and overlap.

  7. Daniel J. Drazen Jan 21st 2013 at 10:08 am 7

    Another way to know that it’s New Year’s is when Special K goes on sale at the supermarket.

  8. Meryl A Jan 22nd 2013 at 01:03 am 8

    New accounting and tax software usually starts showing up in Sept. I wait until January for my tax software to see who gives the best deal.

    Husband is confused that January (which used to be known for linen sales, known as white sales as linens were all white back then so you could boil them if you had bed bugs, as well as see the bed bugs) is now known for organizing supplies and furniture. I can’t figure out the furniture unless you are using your Christmas gift money to buy it. Organizing makes sense as people have made resolutions to organize and try to organize for tax season (as well as January back to college). Walmart suddenly starts putting out LARGE plastic storage boxes individually instead of stacked together to take up more shelf space.

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