Moonlight Madness spins savings into fun

Holiday sales fun boosted by games, costumes, prizes

The Moonlight Madness event in 100 Mile House on Nov. 18 is gearing up to be another great shopping extravaganza this year.

Retailers all over downtown and some of the surrounding stores are setting up their shops (and even some of their staff) to prepare for a whole day and evening of big sales both before and after the Santa Claus parade.

Holiday shopping is hard to beat with the low prices and late hours along with some fun games, decorations, and even costumes dressing up many of the local stores.

Among them is Work ‘N’ Play, where owner Ken Thomas says it’s always an exciting night and the store will be open until at least 10 p.m. (midnight, if folks are still shopping).

All evening long, customers will once again have their savings decided by the luck of the dice when they bring their purchase to the cashier.

“We roll the dice for savings. Everybody gets a discount – what the four dice read is what they get for a discount [as a percentage off the regular purchase price].”

As a bonus savings – 50 per cent off goes to anyone who rolls four aces, he adds.

“We have specials all day because not everyone can get out at night. Then starting at 6 p.m., right after the parade, it’s usually a ‘madhouse’ in here.”

However, customers can easily find the staff by their bright yellow Moonlight Madness T-shirts.

Over at The Outlaw, folks can once again spin the always-popular big wheel at the till to see their discount, starting at 5:30 p.m. going until at least 11 p.m. (or midnight).

Owner Frankie Vitorino says the big wheel will win folks savings of up to 50 per cent off regular prices.

“It’s very exciting … we’re playing loud music, and we just want to have some fun.”

Storewide sales will also be going on all day long, she adds.

The Outlaw’s decorations include costuming the staff – so don’t be surprised to see Santa’s Elves helping you find what you’re looking for and giving out free candy to the children.

Didi’s Boutique will once again have a lot of big sales going on all day as well as offering some great door prize draws.

Owner Didi Henderson says every customer who makes a purchase gets their name in the draws for gift certificates and some nice accessories, such as earrings, gloves or other prizes.

The store will be open from 9 a.m. to at least 10 p.m. It will be decorated for the holidays – and the staff will look a little different too, she adds.

“We love to dress up in our fancier clothes to make a special evening … and having the Santa Claus parade go by is so much fun.”