Holiday Shopping Tips: Making the Most of Gift-Giving

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time for last-minute holiday shopping. In addition to getting a Chevy, which is guaranteed to have plenty of space for all those presents, there are some important holiday shopping tips to keep in mind. If you’re looking to give the best gifts without breaking the bank, read on.

It sounds obvious, but Real Simple suggests making a list to help get you started. Make columns or rows of everyone you know, and start with the easy gifts. In addition to names and possible gifts, be sure to create a maximum spending column to help you manage your budget. If you have a large family, costs can definitely add up—a list is a great way to keep you out of the red.

Opening Christmas Presents

Next, be sure to get an early start. In addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are some great deals out there; however, waiting until the last minute will cost you big time. Typically, gifts actually tend to be cheaper before December, so getting things out of the way early could save you some serious dough.

Finally, do some online research. Shopping around can be fun, but it’s hard to find the best deals by foot nowadays. Hop on the internet and browse deals. Compare store websites, but also be sure to check out Consumer Reports for the latest information. If you’re tech-savvy, consider downloading a shopping app to help you hunt down deals. Every penny counts.

Making a list, starting early, and doing research are the best ways to start the holiday shopping season. You’ll be glad you followed these tips when you save money this year.

We also want to say thank you again to all of those who donated to Santa’s Silverado Sleigh! This was our most successful year to date and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Full Silverado Sleigh
Santa’s Silverado Sleigh was overflowing with toys!

 

Enjoy These Festive Holiday Events in Creston

December is the one month a year that’s full of holiday cheer, so why not celebrate it to the fullest? To make sure you have a December filled with fun, holiday-oriented activities, we at Stalker Chevrolet have compiled a list of exciting holiday events in Creston region this December. Whether you want to take the kids to meet Santa or are hoping to see some beautiful Christmas lights, these options should offer the perfect event for you.

Breakfast with Santa
When: December 13th from 8am to 10am
Where: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines
Cost: Adults $10; Kids $5
Activities: Bring your kids to eat breakfast with Santa while raising money for the Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics.

Santa Visits at the Depot
When: December 13th from 9am to noon
Where: The Depot Restaurant
Activities: Visit with Santa while enjoying a great meal.

Enjoy Holiday Events in Creston

Pet Photos with Santa
When: December 15th at 6pm
Where: Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines
Cost: Depends on picture package purchased
Activities: Your furry friends deserve a picture with Santa, too! Bring them so they can tell Jolly Ole Saint Nick what they want for Christmas.

St. Malachy All School Christmas Concert
When: December 21 at 2pm
Where: SWCC Performing Arts Center
Cost: Free, though canned food donations are encouraged
Activities: Listen to the St. Malachy students sing with holiday cheer.

And don’t forget about Santa’s Silverado Sleigh happening right now at Stalker Chevy!

Do you know of any great holiday events in Creston? Share them with us in the comments below!

A Very Chevy Christmas

At dawn you arise,

your eyes in a glaze.

Awake, but befuddled

in your morning haze.

Yet, soon you remember that this morning special

not one to be missed.

This morning is Christmas,

let’s see if you got the gifts on your list.

A shirt, a tie, and some new blowing shoes.

These are splendid gifts,

But they’re no big “to-do”

Some power tools and dvds

you’re appreciative, yes

these are things that you need.

But you have the one thing on your list that you most desire

you have yet to notice

and begin to perspire

“I left tons of clues, I know they’re aware”

“I love watching movies,”

“And the shoes…couldn’t have picked a better pair”

“But deep down I thought, hoped that something else would be there.”

And as you begin to clean all the boxes and papers

Your wife shout, “There’s one more,

but try to stay quite so you don’t wake our neighbor”

You look perplexed as she approaches

You’re reminded of sleigh bells

with the jingle of her broaches.

She leads you outside and what do you see?

An all-new 2014 Chevy!

The Silverado 1500 to be specific

You’ve longed for it so much you kiss it like you’ve missed it.

Nevermind that it’s winter or that the wind chill is 4 below

Or that the forecast was “let it snow, let it snow”.

Too excited to feel frost

you’re new truck has made you feel like a boss.

But that feeling is short and your kiss to long

your lips become stuck and the feeling is gone.

Warm water is brought with a stifled laughter,

but once you’re free it is of no matter.

The embarrassment will be short,

and you truck will last long

Because the Chevy Silverado is built to run strong.

Santa’s Silverado Sleigh is Back!

We’re pleased to announce that Santa’s Silverado Sleigh is back for a second ride at Stalker Chevrolet.

Christmas comes at the perfect time this year, because Santa’s ride just got a major upgrade.  This year we’ll feature the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as Santa’s Silverado Sleigh.

Picture that, a 2014 Silverado 1500 filled to the brim with toys headed to Matura. There aren’t too many sights better than that.

For those who want to donate but may not have time to get to a store, don’t fret. Monetary donations make great gifts, too.

Santa’s Silverado Sleigh will make an appearance this Thursday during the Lighted Christmas Parade at 7 pm.  The parade will start at the corner of Mills and Walnut.

Check out our Facebook page for weekly updates on just how full the sleigh is getting! And you can also find us on Pintrest pinning pictures, car tips, and all sorts of interesting stuff!

The holiday season is a great time to give, not just gifts to charity, but to give to family and friends as well. Gifts come in many forms, from a hello to a hug to a lifelong friendship.

 

Santas Sleigh 2012

Get a holiday feast courtesy of Stalker Chevrolet and A&G Pizza Steakhouse and Lounge

Remember the time you got tangled in the Christmas lights?! Wait, that happens every year. How about time your dad picked up your niece to help her put the star on the top of the tree?

Well, whatever your favorite or most memorable holiday story we hope you captured some of it on film. This Christmas season Stalker Chevrolet is giving you a chance to win a $50 gift card to A&G Steakhouse and Lounge.  All you have to do is send your favorite holiday photo to stalkerchevy@gmail.com, then check Stalker Chevrolet’s Facebook page. Once your picture appears get everyone you know to like your picture. The picture with the most likes wins!

Originally opened in 1973 by Tony Groumoutis, A&G has been a Creston favorite for decades. With a blend of traditional American, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, and more, there’s truly something for everyone.

You have until Sunday, December 9th to send your photos to us. And the voting will end Sunday, December 16th.

Stalker Chevrolet is still collecting toys for Santa’s Silverado Sleigh, as well, donate a toy and be entered for a chance to win a gift card to: Walmart Supercenter, The Windrow, Casey’s, The Pizza Ranch, Adam’s Street Espresso,  and Hy-Vee.

Good Luck to everyone who participates and have a wonderful holiday season.

Holiday Cheers

Silverado Sleigh Bells Ring

After a month of being thankful and counting your blessings, why not embrace the season of giving? Not sure how you can give back? Well, Stalker Chevrolet is here to help with Santa’s Silverado Sleigh!

We’ve started off the giving season by purchasing $250 worth of toys and loading them into a brand new Chevy Silverado. We need your help to fill the Silverado’s bed with toys that will be donated to a local charity. But what if you stop into our dealership and forget to bring a toy, but you still want to help? Just donate a minimum of $5 and we will shop for you!

The Sleigh is filling up with toys

And at Stalker Chevrolet we’re not done with the giving. Everyone who brings in a toy will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card from one of these amazing business: Walmart Supercenter, Casey’s, The Windrow, The Pizza Ranch, Adam’s Street Espresso, and Hy-Vee. You’ll also be entered to win a free oil change from Stalker Chevrolet.

Is there a better way to start off your winter holiday season? Give a gift to a local child and enter to win a prize from a great local business.

Keep track of the Silverado Sleigh’s progress on our Facebook page! The last day to donate will be December 15th, so make sure you come visit us and help out a great cause.

And be sure to catch the Silverado Sleigh at the Lighted Christmas Parade on Adams St., November 29th at 7 PM.