What's Up Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 #46

What's Up Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 #46

Ken Tuley ·

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're down to the wire for shopping for 2022. Read on for all the shopping and shipping deadlines as well as our holiday schedule.

Let's start with the results of the December Sale. This was the first year the sale has been online and only online. A small handful of Navigators worked through the sale hours to keep up with the wave of orders and we're happy to say that we have processed and shipped (or marked for pickup) all the orders we received. And those who have already picked up their order are telling us they like shopping this way versus the free-for-all in person shopping. Not to mention, more than half our orders were shipped, meaning a lot of you had access to the low prices for the first time ever. Most of those low prices are still in place, although the selection of items and sizes is dwindling. 

Now that the DECEMBER SALE is history, it's time to focus on closing out the year.  

As you can see from the chart below, the last day to order and guarantee delivery by Christmas is Thursday, TOMORROW! UPS and the Postal Service both say this Saturday (12-17) is the shipping deadline for delivery in time for the holidays. That means you need to place your order on Thursday (12-15), so we can process your order and get it to the shipper on Friday (12-16). You can still shop online through Monday (12-19) and arrange for free local pick-up. But the last day to shop, either online or in person is Monday (12-19). After Monday, our online store and gift shop will be closed so we can do year-end inventory which takes us right up to the holidays and the yearly closing of our offices. The last day to pick up your order is Thursday (12-22). The shop and office will be closed starting Friday(12-23) through January 1, 2023. The online store back on January 1, 2023. Our gift shop returns to normal operations on Monday, January 2.

We'll turn the online store back on January 1, 2023, so you can be first in line to spend that holiday cash you received. Our gift shop returns to normal operations on Monday, January 2.

So enough reading, it's time for all you procrastinators to get shopping!


Date Gift Shop Online
Dec 15
Normal operations continue Last day to place order for holiday delivery
per UPS and USPS
Dec 16
Normal operations
Dec 19
Last day to shop in person or online
Dec 20
Closed for year end inventory and holiday
Jan 1
Closed Reopens for business
Jan 2
Reopens for business


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