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Gorge on holiday deals early with newspaper inserts on Wednesday

PARKERSBURG — What’s stuffed more than the turkey on Thanksgiving?

The deals in the advertising inserts in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times on Thanksgiving Day.

Shoppers who can’t wait for the newspaper can get a headstart as The News and Sentinel and The Times will sell a package of the inserts on Wednesday for $5, said Phil Waterman, circulation director for The News and Sentinel and The Times.

“Buy as many as you want,” he said.

In Parkersburg, the inserts will be sold in the parking lot adjacent to the newspaper from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Waterman said. In Marietta, the advertising inserts also will be sold from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot at Stacey’s Dance Studio next to the Cone and Shake and at The Marietta Times office at 700 Channel Lane, he said.

Traffic control is high on the minds and people will be around to keep the movement of cars moving as efficiently as possible, Waterman said. In Parkersburg, the easiest route would be to enter the parking lot from Juliana Street, he said.

Look for the giant turkey in the parking lot, he said.

“Seems like every year we back up traffic,” Waterman said.

Inserts in The News and Sentinel are from Dollar General, Gamestop, Ashley Furniture, Belk, Big Lots, CVS, Dunham’s, Home Depot, JCPenney, JoAnn’s, Kohl’s, Lemon & Barrett, Lowe’s, Ollie’s, Rite Aid, Rural King, Shoe Carnival, Tractor Supply, Ulta, Value City, Walgreen’s and Walmart.

The Times advertisements are from Ashley Furniture, Big Lots, CVS, Dunham’s, Gordman’s, JCPenney, JoAnn’s, Kmart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Ollie’s, Rite Aid, Rural King, Rural King, Tractor Supply, Ulta, Value City, Walgreens, Walmart and Warrens IGA.

This is the fourth year of the early sales of the popular Thanksgiving Day inserts.

The early sale of the inserts in The News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times has become a Christmas tradition, Waterman said. The hours have been extended so people will have time to buy them during their lunch hour, he said.

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