Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, is jumping ahead of the competition for the holiday-shopping season.
The chain will offer early savings on electronics and toys at stores nationwide with a "Super Saturday" event starting at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 and running until midnight while supplies last. Items include 42-inch TVs, Xbox 360s and kitchen countertop appliances, as well bicycles and other select toys. Toyland will be set up with cupcakes, balloons, activities and giveaways for children.
Also, for the first time, Wal-Mart is offering a preview of its most highly sought-after Black Friday specials. Customers can sign up at Walmart.com or Facebook.com/Walmart. The retailer will reveal the specials soon.
Wal-Mart is also offering a price guarantee on eligible products until Dec. 25. If a customer finds the same product advertised for less at another store, Wal-Mart will give the customer a gift card for the difference. The guarantee is valid on purchases of identical items available at competitor's stores located within the same local market.
Sugarbelles, a cupcake store and sweet shop, is now open at 121 S. Main St. in Summerville.
Suds and slices
The Mellow Mushroom at 3110 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant will hold its second annual Mount Pleasant Beerfest from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to the Windwood Farm Home for Boys in Awendaw.
Belk's semi-annual Charity Sale is set for Saturday. The 6-10 a.m. event benefits non-profit charities and schools by allowing them to keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold. The tickets allow shoppers to save 20-70 percent off purchases that day on seldom-discounted items. Go to www.belk.com/charitysale for details.
Quoizel will hand out free energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs to the first 100 customers each day Friday though Sunday during the lamp-maker's annual factory warehouse sale at 6 Corporate Parkway in Crowfield Corporate Center in Goose Creek.