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Halloween arrived at Kmart!

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So i went to my local Kmart today. I walked back to there seasonal area and i seen the manager moving chairs to the garden center section. So i was like we clearing out summer he was like yes its consalidating. Hes like i have back to school and needless to say i have Christmas and Halloween coming in the back door(needless to say that made my day). So i was like well when will you get your first shipment he was like well im working on back to school now and i already got my first shipment of Halloween in. Man that made my day. So ill be checking back starting in August alot!:giggle:

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Stopped at Kmart today too..

They have no more summer items out, they have all of there back to school items out and two or three fall items out. (table cloths, tableware, etc.)

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I can't wait for halloween to come out...

Our's is always later do to the tourists...they keep all the summer crap out extra long...

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I can't wait for halloween to come out...

Our's is always later do to the tourists...they keep all the summer crap out extra long...

I'm sorry Jen. Well we have back to school on one half and summer on the other. But it's slowly coming along. I can't wait either though Jen because once they get all the Halloween out they right away start for Christmas.. CAN'T WAIT!!! It be a ways away but how early stores start setting up makes it seem sooner

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Also dont mean to get off subject but Sears has one small rack of Christmas/Halloween items out, and about 100 back packs..

We have a Sears but i have never been in as i don't know if there straight forward appliances or everything.

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i was at dollar tree today and they had the skeletons out

Ya and i also hear that Garden Ridge is starting to put out there Halloween decor. Im getting so excited. I can't wait!

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OK... makes me feel better about something I did yesterday...

I guess I am not the only freak who was checking out a department store's garden section to see if the Halloween stuff was there yet.... :D

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OK... makes me feel better about something I did yesterday...

I guess I am not the only freak who was checking out a department store's garden section to see if the Halloween stuff was there yet.... :D

Oh no Matilda I do to. And specially since he said he got his first shipment means more to come and i will be checking back alot more now. But wont be til middle end of August as they have back to school and all the summer patio stuff.

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So i went to my local Kmart today. I walked back to there seasonal area and i seen the manager moving chairs to the garden center section. So i was like we clearing out summer he was like yes its consalidating. Hes like i have back to school and needless to say i have Christmas and Halloween coming in the back door(needless to say that made my day). So i was like well when will you get your first shipment he was like well im working on back to school now and i already got my first shipment of Halloween in.

cough..spam..cough :giggle:

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cough..spam..cough :giggle:

No im not scammer. Im not turning this post into an argument but if you notice i've been here longer then you. And others have said you were a scammer on some of your other posts. Just so you know CALEB!

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I called up my Kmart today they said that many stores will have all of the Christmas items out September 25th. If not before..

Wow thank you Matt.

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I noticed that the Halloween candy made an appearance this weekend at my Kmart and since school starts this Friday, I bet Halloween will go out next week.

Justin

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I noticed that the Halloween candy made an appearance this weekend at my Kmart and since school starts this Friday, I bet Halloween will go out next week.

Justin

Why thanks im going to check into that today. I do know mine said they had there first shipment and more to come. But back to school was coming out and school here don't start til the last Wendesday.

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My Kmart now no longer has any summer items...they have one isle of fall items..... four isles of back to school.....and half an isle filled with boxes that say Halloween Candy - Halloween Costumes...

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Cant wait also to see whats new!!! Halloween just around the corner!?!?!

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yeah i noticed all the halloween candy is out at krogers here. so its coming fast isnt it lol

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I talked to my local Menards store today and they said christmas stuff should be out Mid to late september! woo hoo! only a month to go!( she kinda looked at me funny too, but i guess there have been others who asked also)

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My Kmart now has half on isle of Halloween costumes and a few boxes of lights..all the summer items are gone and back to school has shrunk greatly...

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