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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 6A December DAVID Shoppers search the Christmas decorations area at Target while looking for clearance bargains SHOPPING CONTINUED FROM Page 1 AfterChristmas sales attract many shoppers More and Kveton retailers were seeing the week after Christmas become a prof itable one particularly with a growing trend toward use of gift cards to take advantage of postholiday Target sales associates began work at 2 Kve ton making sure the store was We have all of our seasonal merchandise marked down and were he We have a lot of Christmas clear ance items marked way down for our Kveton was as busy for his store as was Christ mas Well stay busy through this and then it will start to slow down he And were at the point where were starting to put our spring stuff It was no less busy across Interstate 35 at the New Braun fels Manager John Luensmann said he didnt know how many shoppers were using gift cards I havent been at the front end of the Luensmann But its going pretty good he said were about typical for the Armed with gift cards and a zeal for shoppers like Sanders and the Bueches returned to the nations malls and stores Monday for a sec ond round of the holiday shop ping season as retailers hoped for a postChristmas sales Many stores stymied by shoppers procrastinating even longer than last year are relying even more on the post holiday business to meet their modest sales goals and wooed customers with deeper dis expanded shopping hours and fresh regular price Theyre largely aiming their efforts at the growing numbers of gift card holders who are expected to spend their new found money more generous Gift cards are recorded as sales only when theyre According to ShopperTrak RCT the week after Christmas accounted for 10 percent of holiday sales last but analysts expect that period could account for as much as 14 percent this given gift cards soaring popu But in New Lind say Bueche and her didnt think about how busy the store who got most every thing he wanted for was looking for a phone Lindsay and her mom worked to decide which mod el of karoake machine they would Her brothers have to hear her Betty The Associated Press con tributed to this report CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Criminals look at trash to find victims with your So do crimi Kolbe said a big empty computer box or stereo box left out with the trash while youre away or at work is an open invitation for a thief to Cut the boxes up and fold them Kolbe Bring the cardboard to a recycling center or dispose of the box es in a way that crooks dont know what youve Whatever you dont leave them out at the curb while youre at telling a prospective burglar where he needs to go if he wants to watch next years Super Bowl or Daytona 500 on a big high definition New Braunfels police Bob Parchman said com monsense steps can help keep you from becoming a crime Its really the same things you should do Parch man Make sure things are locked up and not left in plain Most property crime is a crime of opportuni ty where a suspect sees some thing and takes the opportu nity to steal it because the owners are not paying atten A department store park ing lot can be a major area for crime during the holidays particularly during the DAVID Law enforcement officials say putting boxes for televi sions and other bigticket Christmas gifts could serve to attract dark hours and even this week when stores are full of customers making gift card purchases or trading in Parchman I would park in a welllit doesnt hurt to wait for a space to open up where there are plenty of oth er Parchman Be sure to lock your vehicle and dont leave anything valu able a cell phone or laptop computer where it can be The vast majority of vehicle Parchman happen to unlocked But a thief will do a smashandgrab if he sees something in a car to make it worth Parchman Be aware that once inside the not everyone else is a Some peo ple are looking for things to And by one of the most inviting targets is a purse left in a shopping cart while a woman goes around a corner or is looking at some Each New Braun fels alone has dozens of these When youre its easy to get distracted looking at labels and reading Parchman Within sec your purse can be stolen and within an hour your credit cards will be If someone is following you around the store or does something else that makes you feel uncomfortable with go to the manager and ask to be escorted to your car or ask for a police officer to be Parchman when youre driving someone seems to be following go to a police station or honk or flash an officer Do not lead a suspicious stranger to where you he Be that you dont open the door to Parchman Doors should be deadbolted and install peepholes if you dont have Also deadbolt chains are a good safety he Most of these ideas are really good for the year Parchman Just because the Grinch did not stop in on Christmas Eve doesnt mean you dont have to worry about John Korans new office will be open effective January 2006 652 New Texas 78130 Phone 830 6250009 The office will be closed from December 2630th for the It you have appointments please call ahead z for Thank you for understanding during this Holiday Sale ohnsen urniture Now thru 31st Historic Downtown New Braunfels 283 Seguin Local Issues Central Tejeal epting voCtititeif to participate n invest Bring in your photo when you see it published and receive a coupon for a FREE gallon of HEB Ice Cream and a certificate from Tiger Tote to Buy a Foot Long Sandwich Meal and receive a 6 Sub Presented by the HERALDZEITUNG   

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