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Black Friday? It’s SNACK Friday at Pufferbellies!

Tomorrow we’ll be hosting the first-ever Snack Friday at Pufferbellies. (It might be the first Snack Friday anywhere – I don’t know!)

Here’s how it works: Free snacks. All day long. You show up, we feed you. Pretty simple right?

Won’t you join us? It’s this Friday, November 27th, from 10AM to 9PM.

In addition to all the delicious free snacks, we’ll be offering a few while-supplies-last specials. Here they are:

  • Purchase a Calico Critters Cloverleaf Manor at the regular price of $199.99 and get a FREE $50 Pufferbellies gift card to spend on anything in the store.
  • Purchase a Twilight Turtle, Twilight Ladybug or Twilight Sea Turtle at regular price and get a FREE relaxing CD — choose from Maternal Whispers or Raindreams.
  • Purchase a Nilo N51 Activity Table at our regular price of $199 and get a FREE Nilo Theasel (a $55 value). A Theasel is a combination puppet theater and easel and is truly cool.
  • Purchase a Melissa & Doug standing puppet theater at our regular price of $99.99 and get a FREE $25 Pufferbellies gift card to spend on anything in the store.

(Obviously, some restrictions may apply to the Snack Friday specials listed above. See store for details. 🙂


ASTRA Best Toys for Kids — Magna-Tiles

Between Labor Day and December 24th, we get asked one question more than any other: “Is gift-wrapping really free?!” (Answer: YES.) The question we’re asked second-most often is this: “What are the hot toys for Christmas this year?”

Well! I’m glad you asked. This the start of a series of video posts highlighting this year’s Best Toys for Kids, as voted on by members of ASTRA (that’s the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association). And we’re not talking about Tickle-Me-You-Know-Who, here. These are toys with lasting value. Toys that will hold your children’s interest well past Christmas morning. Toys that are sturdily made and will stand the test of time. Toys that kids love, and that grown-ups love to give them. The toys on the Best Toys list have been carefully chosen by owners of specialty toy stores all across the country — toy stores a lot like Pufferbellies. (Yep, we voted, too.) All the toys highlighted in our videos are available at our store in downtown Staunton, and we think they’re sure to be big hits with the kids in your life this holiday season.

So, without further ado, from the “Classic Play” category, we present … Magna-Tiles!