Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Rachel Gulley from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the turkey. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - WBRC FOX6 is proud to once again partner with the Salvation Army for our annual "Gifts for Kids Angel Tree" program. The "Gifts for Kids Angel Tree" program is a way for people to donate Christmas gifts to foster children and children in need during the holiday season. You can either supply the gifts yourself or you can donate cash to the Salvation Army who will then use that money to buy clothing and toys for children on their Angel Tree list. There are several ways you can help:
1- Adopt an angel. Fill out the form below or visit Brookwood Village from Nov. 13 until Dec. 5 to adopt an angel from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Instructions will be emailed back to you on how to fulfill the adoption.
2- Drop off a gift. If you are dropping off a gift for a specific angel you adopted, follow the instructions provided or visit BirminghamSalvationArmy.org for instructions.
If you wish to drop off a new, unwrapped gift for any child, you can do so at any area Chick-Fil-A restaurants. Visit BirminghamSalvationArmy.org for more information.
3- Donate online. Visit OnlineRedKettle.org to donate online to the Angel Tree program, volunteer, or host a drive.
For more information, visit wbrc.com or check out the WBRC app.
SURVIVING BLACK FRIDAY - Janice talked with Rachel Cruze, financial expert and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author with Ramsey Solutions. They discussed tips for staying sane on Black Friday. She says to do your research - check out the ads ahead of time, know where the best deals are before you go and pay attention to the fine print. Don't go overboard - go for quality vs. quantity and before you know it, you have a ton of stuff you don't need just because it was a good deal. She says pay with cash. Put the amount of cash you plan to spend in an envelope. Once it's gone, stop spending! Avoid signing up for credit cards to get "extra" savings. Don't go into debt for a good deal. Lastly, she recommends you just relax and have fun. Remember it's just stuff - perspective is your friend. Don't get so caught up in finding a deal that you lose sight of why you're shopping and giving gifts. For more information, visit www.rachelcruze.com.
BO JACKSON - Janice talked with Bo Jackson about Auburn football as we lead up to the Iron Bowl on Saturday. He also talked about his new business which will keep him busy this weekend at the tailgates. His new venture is to revolutionize the quality of meat, poultry and seafood products. This summer, however, former Major League Baseball and National Football League superstar Bo Jackson and his food distribution company, VEJ Holdings LLC, entered the meat and poultry arena with a unique approach that keeps Jackson close to the products and also targets a gap in the availability of a good steak-eating experience. This weekend he'll have samples of his steaks and burgers at his tailgate in Auburn. You can find out more about his company - VEJ Holdings, LLC.
GARDENING - Aldridge Gardens' Executive Director, Rip Weaver, joins us along with Phyllis Giles, volunteer coordinator for the Greenery Workshop & sale. They discuss the Greenery Workshop scheduled for November 30th and Greenery Sale set for Dec. 5. Aldridge Gardens will be hosting a Greenery Workshop on Nov. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Attendees will be able to watch and learn as award-winning floral designers, Carol B. Harris and Ricky Whitley, liven up the Aldridge House and grounds using Alabama evergreens, pine cones and berries. Participants should bring gloves, clippers, scissors, their favorite ribbon and a camera to join the fun. The cost is $30 for Aldridge Gardens members and $40 for non-members. Workshop attendees will also receive a discount at the Roots Garden and Gift Shop on the day of class. Aldridge Gardens' Annual Holiday Greenery Sale will be held on Saturday, December 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to shop for greenery, garlands, and other holiday decorations. Now is the time to make wreaths and decorate mantles, mailboxes, and entryways to set the mood for the holidays. So decorate with fresh greenery, bows, and tree toppers from Aldridge Gardens. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com/.
ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic takes viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call 205-326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.
SAVVY SHOPPER - Christie Dedman - our Savvy Shopper - joins us with some pointers to find those deals this Black Friday! She says stay home and shop online - the deals are ripe for the picking for online shoppers. All major retailers are offering Black Friday worthy sales right now. Look for free shipping, online coupon codes and more. If you plan on shopping online follow these simple tips for knowing if you are getting the best price.
1. Find a product
2. Copy the product title and search it in Google.com/shopping
3. Hit sort from lowest to highest price
4. Also, check Amazon to see if the item is cheaper there as well.
5. Always check for 'free shipping, free site to store shipping OR free store pick up'
6. Always shop through ebates.com to earn cash back. Also, they prompt you for coupons to use online as well
Things to buy on Black Friday:
1. TVs if you have the budget, Amazon will have a 32 inch for $75.
2. Tablets like the iPad mini, Amazon's Fire and Samsung Galaxy are all best bets and price lows this week.
3. Normally she says stay away from toys but Toys R Us has really dropped prices on items like LEGOs, Fisher Price items for babies and toddlers and Disney items. Keep in mind toys will continue to price drop up until Christmas and will be even super cheap in clearance after. Don't have buyer's remorse by overspending.
Things to stay away from - clothing, linens and gift cards
Follow all the deals she is working on with her fellow deal hunters at www.dealnews.com - they post deals 24/7.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Chef Bob is in the kitchen taking your questions about your Thanksgiving feasts - from secret family recipes to cook time for your turkey, he answers it all! We look at the economy and spending expectations for the holidays this year. And we look at how you should set your own plan for spending. Jeh Jeh takes us on his annual tradition to the Christmas Tree Farm! And we check in with Master P to get his take on parenting and much more! He offers some pretty sound advice! Join us for this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!