Gardner-White’s Cyber Monday Sneak Peek

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This Cyber Monday, you’ll get 31 hot steals online on Gardner-White.com starting Sunday, November 30th at 7pm!

To score these hot Cyber Monday deals, all you have to do is log on to www.gardner-white.com and a new deal will popup on the homepage every hour, on the hour. Simply click the popup to print your coupon, good in-store and online through December 3rd.

Gardner-White doors open at 10am on Monday & Tuesday — be sure to bring all of your Cyber Monday coupons in to get the hottest steals this holiday season! Here is a sneak peek of three of our 31 deals:

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Gardner-White’s Black Friday Sneak Peek

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Even though our Gardner-White stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, you’ll still be able to get 36 amazing Black Friday deals online starting tonight at 8pm!

To score these hot Black Friday deals, all you have to do is log on to www.gardner-white.com and a new deal will popup on the homepage every hour, on the hour. Simply click the popup to print your coupon, good in-store and online this Black Friday.

Doors re-open at 8am on Friday — be sure to bring all of your Black Friday coupons to get the hottest steals this holiday season! Here is a sneak peek of three of our 36 deals:

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Get the 2014-2015 Fox 2 Giving Guide Now!

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Click here to get the 2014-2015 Fox 2 Giving Guide

WJBK FOX 2, Gardner-White Furniture and 100.3 WNIC are proud to present the Giving Guide. This annual resource guide highlights the needs of local charitable organizations and is designed to make it easy to make a difference.

Many in our community struggle every day. Michigan’s poverty rates are among the highest in the nation with roughly one in four children living in poverty. The agencies in this publication are on the front lines of the fight against poverty. They know that hope can start with just one person. They know that small actions can make a big difference.

There is no denying that times are tough, but ours is a community of fighters. Ours is a community with a generous spirit. We all know that in hard times it’s important to reach out and make a connection. This publication can guide you in that effort.

Whether you have items or time to share, the Giving Guide connects you to the agencies and people who need your help. It’s a charity wish list of items that nonprofits need. Some are big ticket items that aren’t in a nonprofit budget like computers, office repairs, or furniture. Other wishes are for items like clothing, toys or volunteers that the nonprofits need every day. Just use the index to search by name or by need. There’s even a list of charity fundraisers for those who like to give back by getting out.

The amazing nonprofits in this Giving Guide do so much for so many. But ours is a community in crisis and they can’t do it alone. Take some time to look through the book and get to know how you can help the agencies serving our community. You have the power to make a tremendous impact on these organizations and the countless people they serve. Thank you for making a connection using our Giving Guide.

Click here to get the 2014-2015 Fox 2 Giving Guide

Look for Less: Chic Upholstered King Bed

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Upholstered beds are all the rage right now — and unfortunately, they are also mostly only offered by high-end retailers. Gardner-White is proud to announce that we now carry Davis Beds, a line of fully upholstered beds and headboards with button tufting and nailhead detailing! This grey button tufted king bed from Macy’s will run you nearly $2,300; save your money and get the same style Davis Bed from Gardner-White for only $599.

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All comparisons have been compiled based on product information available from the Macy’s website as of 11-21-14.

Fall Recipe Contest Winners 2014!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite fall recipes during our Fall Recipes Contest! There were many delicious, mouth-watering recipes, but these three took the cake. 1st place will receive a $1,000 gift certificate while 2nd & 3rd place will both receive $250 gift certificates. Serve these recipes at your next holiday gathering and you’re sure to be the star of the party!


 

 

1st PlaceJohn S., Soft Pretzel and Bacon Stuffing with Mustard and Beer

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Ingredients:

  • 10 heaping cups pretzel bread, cubed
  • 1 (16 oz) package of your favorite Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Preheat oven to 200⁰F. Spread out pretzel cubes on baking sheets and bake about 1 hour, until bread dries out, flipping bread cubes halfway through. Remove bread; set aside to cool and increase oven temperature to 375⁰F. In large saute pan, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel-lined plate to cool. Drain off 1/4 cup bacon grease from pan; set aside. Add onion and celery to pan with remaining bacon grease and cook over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, beer, eggs, honey and mustard. In greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, gently combine bread cubes, bacon, parsley, and onion/celery mixture. Pour broth mixture over top and toss gently to coat. Pour reserved bacon grease over top; bake 40 minutes.


 

 

2nd PlaceMichelle L., Salted Carmel Apple Compote with Bacon

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 3 McIntosh apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch schnapps/whiskey/bourbon (optional)

Salted Caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, chopped into small chunks
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. chunky sea salt
  • ½ cup bacon, cooked and chopped up into chunks

Whipped cream:

  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in a bowl and melt it in the microwave. Mix brown sugar into melted butter. Toss pecans in butter (save leftover brown sugar/melted butter mixture), place on nonstick cookie sheet, and bake in over for 5 minutes, turning once and watching carefully so the pecans don’t turn scorch. Remove from oven, put in a small bowl, and set aside.

Turn oven temperature down to warm (250 degrees) Peel, chop, and core three McIntosh apples. Pour leftover brown sugar/melted butter mixture into sauce pan. When apples start to soften, add water, and raisins to the apples. Cook until the raisins are plump. Stir in butterscotch schnapps and vanilla. I like using butterscotch schnapps, but you can also use whiskey, bourbon…or not use alcohol at all. Spoon evenly into four ½ pint mason jars. Place jars in oven to keep compote warm if you plan on serving the dessert warm.

To make the salted caramel, heat sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, constantly stirring to prevent burning. After the sugar melts into a thick, brown sauce consistency, add the butter. Stir until the butter is melted. Then slowly add the whipping cream, being careful not to burn yourself and continually mixing so as not to burn the mixture. Allow the mixture to boil and thicken, constantly stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat and stir in bacon chunks and sea salt.

Remove mason jars from the oven and pour caramel sauce over apple compote. Leave at least 1-2 inches from top of the jar. Take whipping cream and powdered sugar and mix by hand or with hand mixer until you have soft peaks. Scoop onto top of caramel sauce/apple compote and serve immediately. Alternately, you can let the compote/caramel sauce cause cool and serve cold with the whipped cream. Crush the toasted pecans and top whipped cream with the pecans. Can also be served in a bowl/on a plate with a scoop of ice cream if you don’t have mason jars.


 

3rd PlaceCari V., Pumpkin Scones

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Glaze:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and baking soda together and slowly cut in 2 sticks of cold butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until the dough is moistened and then split in half. Make two flat circles and cut into wedges (I prefer to make mini scones, but you can make large ones and bake for a little longer). Bake at 400 degrees for ~12 minutes. Mix the ingredients for the glaze while the scones are baking. Let cool for a few minutes and add the glaze while scones are still slightly warm to allow for a little bit of melting!

Charituesday: South Oakland Shelter & Hope for Hearts

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This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both the South Oakland Shelter AND Hope for Hearts will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need. Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About the South Oakland Shelter

South Oakland Shelter was established in 1985 by seven religious congregations in Oakland County. SOS works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse, mental health issues, and frequently both. Since their founding, they have cared for over 10,650 adults and 1,360 children. Partnering with 67 congregations, SOS operates a rotating shelter system to house and feed the homeless populations. Annually, over 8,000 volunteers commit approximately 42,000 hours of in-kind support to provide over 34,000 meals and 11,000 nights of shelter.

Learn more about the South Oakland Shelter here.

About the Hope for Hearts

Their mission is to raise funds for research, treatment & support for children and their families affected by childhood heart defects. Their goal is to work closely with Children’s Hospital of Michigan donating funds for specific research and provide hope for families of CHD survivors and comfort to those whose loved ones have lost their battles. Additionally, and most important – inform the public about symptoms of CHD to save lives.

Learn more about Hope for Hearts here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both South Oakland Shelter & the Hope for Hearts. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!

Look for Less: White Full-Over-Twin Bunk Bed

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What could be a better than giving your children the gift of a great night’s sleep this holiday season? Buy the Arielle Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed at Gardner-White and you’ll not only give your kids the Christmas of a lifetime, but you’ll also save yourself almost $500 over this similar bunk bed from Pottery Barn Kids. That’s enough cash left over to finish off your shopping list!

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Only Gardner-White Gives You ALL the Extras!

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Gardner-White Furniture is known for giving you the best Living Room, Bedroom and Mattress TV packages. You’ll either get a 51″ Samsung TV plus 2 tickets to the December 14th Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings game OR a 51″ Samsung and 40″ Insignia LED TV with all Big Picture Packages™. But the extras don’t stop there!

We’re also giving you free Target GiftCards! That’s right — you can trade in any electronics for a Target GiftCard worth up to $500. Also, when you spend $1,000 or more on non-packaged furniture, you can a Target GiftCard valued anywhere from $100 up to $500. Select extra sizzling Black Friday steals come with a $100 Target GiftCard — keep your eye out for those listed on our website.

We also have the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tablets! Buy select mattress or bedroom packages and trade in your 32″ or 40″ TV for one tablet.

On top of all those extras, we’re giving you 5 free Hungry Howie’s pizzas on ANY purchase $999 or more!

Spoil your family this holiday season with the gifts that keep on giving from Gardner-White.