Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
SAVVY SHOPPER - Christie Dedman - our Savvy Shopper - joined us with some deals! Today and Saturday stop by Dollar General and check out their sale on Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. They are buy one get two free. You must purchase 3 cars to get the deal. Regular price is around $1.25 for these so you'll be getting them for around 41 cents each. You can see the ad at www.dollargeneral.com. Buy one get one free drink deal at participating Starbucks locations from 2 pm to 5 pm local time - buy one holiday drink and get a second one for free. Ends November 15. Visit www.starbucks.com for complete details. Target offers free shipping on all orders now through Christmas. This is a huge saving for shoppers. http://www.target.com. Includes clearance items, with no minimum purchase requirements.
BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Phillips from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the auto industry in Alabama and how Mexico poses a major threat! They also discussed mass transit in Birmingham and how the city hopes to make it work! For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
TECH GADGETS - Last holiday season, an NRF survey reported that 40 percent of shoppers began their holiday shopping before Halloween. In the same survey, 34 percent of consumers said that they wanted electronics for holiday gifts, and nearly 60 percent said having a larger selection of options was an important factor in their buying decision. Gadget Expert and Microsoft VP Jordan Chrysafidis made sure we don't miss out this holiday season by educating us on the best new laptops and 2-in-1 devices in the market. With so many to choose from, Jordan broke down his top choices. Whether a frequent traveler, a student, or a gamer, Jordan shared buying tips and unique features to meet the needs of consumers at different price points. Jordan's expertise gives us insider tips on how to shop smartly for this season's newest gadgets. He showed us items like the Lenovo Ideapad Y700, ASUS ROG G752, Dell XPS 12 2-in-1, Acer Cloudbook Family, HP Stream 11 PRO, and Toshiba Satellite Radius 12. He said gamers and graphics enthusiasts will love the brand new devices that feature top of the line graphics and audio for gamers. College students and road warriors will love the innovative and lightweight options, with some including features such as a detachable touchscreen, making it perfect for work or play. Younger students in the family can be more productive than ever with thin and light options loaded with tools to stay on top of studies and stay connected with friends. Power users who enjoy watching their favorite movies, listening to and viewing photos on the go, Jordan will talk about great choices with top-of-the-line specs to make the most out of Windows 10.
JEH JEH LIVE - The Town of Harpersville celebrates its Bicentennial with Harpersville Day tomorrow. Harpersville was officially incorporated 70 years ago, but its history stretches back to 1815 when the town was settled by the Harper and Kidd families. The 200th Birthday Celebration begins at 8 a.m. It includes a Hay Bale Art Contest, Recognition of our Local Veterans, Antique Car Show, Parade, Music, Arts & Craft Vendors, good food, and much more! There will be a parade at 10 a.m. beginning in the Farmingdale subdivision and traveling down Wheat Street to end at Russell Building Supply. Actress Alex Datcher will be the Grand Marshal. Her family lives in Harpersville. There will be a ceremony to honor local veterans and the founders in the afternoon. The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Townofharpersville.com.
COUNTRY FAITH CHRISTMAS – “Country Faith Christmas” features Christmas memories from 37 of today's top country music stars, including Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker and Brenda Lee, as well as a foreword written by Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town and four Advent meditations from Charlie Daniels. The stars share their holiday stories, family traditions, memorable gifts, personal recipes, and favorite Christmas carols. Compiled by the Country Music Association's award-winning journalist and author Deborah Evans Price, “Country Faith Christmas” is the holiday follow-up to the immensely popular “Country Faith In” “Country Faith Christmas,” country music fans will discover:
Alan Jackson's family tradition of going to church on Christmas Eve followed by a driving tour of Nashville's Christmas lights. Jackson also shares his family recipe for Christmas Fruit Salad.
Reba McEntire's strong faith includes a family tradition of singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus every year before opening packages on Christmas morning.
Brenda Lee remembers a poor childhood in Georgia, with her dad whittling the children's Christmas gifts, and the love of family and belief in God as the best gift each holiday season.
And holiday stories and photos from thirty-four more country music stars.
ZOO CREW - Rebekah Daniels joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the Box Turtle. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
BEST IN BUZZ - Hollywood Publicist Jaime Sullivan joins us to discuss celebrity news. She discusses the situation and rumors surrounding Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's split as well as a possible new relationship between Gwen and Blake Shelton. They also discuss pregnancy rumors swirling once again around Jennifer Aniston. Jaime also told us about a special event tonight - the Beholden Party from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Revelator Roasting Facility located at 739 1st Avenue North in Birmingham. It benefits Beds 4 Kids. For tickets and more information, visit goodgritmagazine.instagift.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we reveal the new room we created for a veteran through our Operation Room Retreat! Watch as he sees it live for the very first time! We warn you about scams all the time... now a new program lists them all in one place to keep you up to speed and safe! Did you know that certain foods can impact the medicine you take? We break it down for you! Author Winston Groom gives us a history lesson with his last book! Need a good excuse to wear blue jeans to work? Give the gift of organization this year! We show you some great ideas to help the ones you love! Comedian Marlon Wayans drops by the studio with a few laughs! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!