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5 Things: November 29th, 2019

Happy Black Friday! We’ll keep this 5 Things™ short and sweet, so you can maximize your flat-screen TV-buying time today.

Duluth is covered in snow! November was a month of coldsnaps and rain, all a tease to the snow-covered winters to which we are accustomed.

The first Big Snow™ of the year began with slush sometime around 6 p.m. on Tuesday (I was inside, and not watching the radar), then accumulated overnight, continuing through the early afternoon on Wednesday.

Waking up Wednesday morning to let my dog outside, watching her hop and sprint around, struggling to pack down the tall snow just enough to do her business, the large snowflakes falling and slowly dancing in a mild breeze like the inside of a snow globe, I experienced one of those rare (for me) Winter moments during which I feel tranquil—not shrugging and squinting against the bitter cold, or cooped up inside longing for the warmth of sunshine. In that moment, with the insulation of a fresh coat of snow and the glow of dawn reflecting off the undamaged ‘flakes, I thought, “this isn’t so bad. I could survive this.”

Where did I go? I got lost for a minute. Back to business.

Flo will be stationed at Hucklebeary’s 2nd Birthday & Small Business Saturday Bash!

Alongside a host of great local merchants, NWS will have various swag (T-Shirts, hats, and tote bags), salumi (Salamini, Saucisson Sec and Pepperoni), bento boxes—with Castel Vetrano olives, local cheese, and sliced salumi—and gift cards available.

This marks the beginning of our annual holiday gift card sale: November 30th through December 31st, for every $100 worth of gift cards purchased, receive a ~*bonus*~ $20 gift card.

This offer is only available in-store, at the SBS bash, and the Duluth Winter Village, and does not extend to online gift cards. The $100 can be arranged in any increments, but please don’t ask for 100x$1 gift cards.

Speaking of the Duluth Winter Village—it’s next week.

December 7th & 8th, we’ll be slinging the same wares as Small Business Saturday from a modestly heated shipping crate on the Glensheen Mansion grounds. It’s a lot cuter and cozier than I’m making it sound, and this year the Village will have a glorious lights display, making it all the more magical.

Cross your fingers and your toes for more dreamy snow globe snowfall next weekend.

Mail Order has a busy Monday ahead of them.

Monday kicks off with the packing of 300+ boxes for a single corporate order. The crew will be here bright and early carefully arranging four slabs of assorted Atlantic salmon in each box (which they assembled and lined with insulation on Wednesday of this week) to be shipped ASAP.

All of this will happen whilst they navigate the assorted private orders shipping out the same day, and the incoming Pigs in Space orders.

Which brings us to this week’s final Thing™:

Pigs in Space III (or MMXIX) takes place 24 hours only on C•Y•B•E•R Monday, December 2nd.

Pigs in Space is that special time of year when MN/Midwest shipping for orders between $150 and $350 is free and Continental shipping for like orders is 50% off.

From 00:00:01 to 23:59:59, use the discount code pigsinspace19 to receive free shipping on all eligible MN/Midwest orders and pigsinspacecont19 for 50% off shipping on eligible Continental orders. And we’ll ship them whenever you like.

Some boring restrictions may apply.


That’s all for today. See you next week on 5 Things™(-ings™ -ings™ ings™)

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