Friday, October 26, 2012

Hear Those Sleigh Bells?

Harvest the savings! Rhode Island PBS Holiday Sale
combines bounty with bargains November 13 - 16
If you listen closely - beyond the sound of ghostly Halloween moans and Thanksgiving turkey gobbling - you might notice the faint sound of sleigh bells coming closer. Oh my, December 25 is 60 days away...

From next week until early January, we revel in the glorious time of year - the holidays! While gathering and celebrating with family and friends tops the list of things you will do, there is that "other" list you will have to deal with: the gift list. Relax. This is where the Rhode Island PBS Holiday Sale comes in.

The Rhode Island PBS Holiday Sale blends bounty with bargains from Tuesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16 at our studios at 50 Park Lane in Providence. As a smart shopper, you can harvest the savings on one-of-a-kind and limited quantity items offered at a fraction of retail value. New items will be added daily. Proceeds from the sale benefit the programming fund of WSBE's two channels, Rhode Island PBS (over-the-air digital channel 36.1) and Learn (over-the-air digital channel 36.2). That's win-win-win by any measure: give great gifts, save money, and support local public television station.

The Rhode Island PBS Holiday Sale features creative, "just right" gift ideas. Here's a peek at the eclectic selection of one-of-a-kind and limited quantity items:
  • Recent and current season PBS shows, specials, and soundtracks 
    • self-help, finance, health, lifestyle, inspiration, music, humor
    • available in DVD, VHS, Blu Ray, CD and audio cassette formats 
  • Musical artists include PBS favorites 
    • Andrea Bocelli 
    • Chris Botti 
    • Celtic Thunder 
    • Daniel O'Donnell 
    • Lawrence Welk 
    • Bruce Springsteen 
    • Rolling Stones (yes, the Rolling Stones) 
  • Hard and soft cover books on a variety of inspirational subjects 
    • Ciao Italia and Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen cookbooks 
  • Companion books from popular PBS specials 
    • Dr. Neal Barnard
    • Dr. Wayne Dyer 
    • Dr. Mark Hyman 
    • Suze Orman 
  • Children's books and videos 
  • Works by local artists 
    • Framed and unframed paintings and photography 
  • Jewelry and accessories 
  • Apparel 
  • Novelties and collectibles 
    • Collector's plates 
    • Christmas ornaments and seasonal items 
  • Pet accessories 
Plus, there is a fine selection of that favorite problem-solving present – gift certificates – good for local merchants' goods and services:
  • home improvement 
  • photography 
  • museum admissions 
  • bowling party 
  • even an exotic vacation or two 
There's much more and (this bears repeating) new items will be added daily.

Holiday Sale Hours 
Tuesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, and Friday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rhode Island PBS studios are located at 50 Park Lane in Providence on the Cranston line. Cash, checks, and all major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover) are accepted.

Behind the Scenes: Discovering Treasures in the Rhode Island PBS Holiday Sale