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Here are you key deadlines for last-minute holiday orders and shipping

So if you're one of those who buys items online as gifts, here are some critical deadlines for shipping presents.

With our own research and help from LastSleighDays.com, we put together this list for when your final deadline is.

Amazon

  • Dec. 21: free two-day shipping: Order as late as midnight  9 p.m. PST (varies by item) and usually just Amazon-processed items, not just storefronts using Amazon.
  • Dec. 23: one-day shipping (usually $2.99 per item. Same conditions as above.
  • Dec. 24: local express delivery ($3.99 per item) while available only in select cities.

Aeropostale

  • Dec. 19: standard: delivery, by 11 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 21: express delivery.by 11 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 23: priority mail, by 11 p.m. EST

Best Buy

  • Dec. 20: standard: Dec. 20 by 3 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 21: express: Dec. 21 by 1 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 22: fastest mail rate, by 1 p.m. EST

Cabela's

  • Dec. 18: standard: Dec. 18 by 10 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 19: express: Dec. 19 by 10 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 21: fastest, by 12 p.m. EST

Harry & David

  • Dec. 18: standard: Dec. 18
  • Dec. 20: express, by 10 a.m. PST
  • Dec. 23: fastest: Dec. 23 by 10 a.m. PST

JCPenney

  • Dec. 19: standard: Dec. 19
  • Dec. 20: express: Dec. 20 by 2 p.m. CST
  • Dec. 23: fastest: Dec. 23 by 2 p.m. CST

Macy's

  • Dec. 21: standard: Dec. 21 by 11 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 22: fastest: Dec. 22 by 5 p.m. EST

Nordstrom

  • Dec. 21: standard: Dec. 21 by 11 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 23: fastest 3 p.m. EST

USPS

  • Dec. 20: standard (first-class): Dec. 20
  • Dec. 21: express (priority mail): Dec. 21
  • Dec. 23: fastest (priority mail Express).

Walmart

  • Dec. 19: standard: Dec. 19
  • Dec. 20: express: Dec. 20
  • Dec. 22: fastest: Dec. 22

New rental dining-parting venue, Fan Suite, opens on RPS third level

Downtown retail alert:  River Park Square announced Fan Suite, a rental meeting and entertainment venue, is opening on the mall's third floor.

It's taking about 1,000 square feet next to Nordstrom.

The location has three flat-screen TVs in a family living room setting, with seating for about 25, a release said.

Rentals can be arranged through any RPS food business or food court tenant, according to the media release.

Rental fees run $80 for four hours.

RPS is owned by Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

Best places to work list includes STCU, Nordstrom and Schweitzer Engineering

Liberty Lake-based STCU is ranked 16th-best place to work in Fortune magazine’s rankings of medium-sized U.S. companies.

STCU is the third-largest credit union in Washington and the largest credit union in the Inland Northwest. It has 110,000 members with branches in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The Best Places to Work ranking at cnnmoney.com praises STCU for a culture of celebration, fun and commitment to employees. The review noted STCU provides a tuition reimbursement for its staff of up to $8,225 per year for related studies.

“It allows parents to take time off for their kids' first day of kindergarten and first grade, as well as for parent-teacher conferences,” the magazine said.

The top-ranked medium-sized business in the ranking was Acuity, an insurance company based in Sheboygan, Wis. A total of 25 companies are listed.

Fortune's lists also include the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For. Northwest companies on that list include: Perkins Coie law firm, No. 58; Nordstrom, No. 61; Umpqua Bank in Portland, No. 69; Starbucks, No. 73,, Microsoft, No. 76; Everett Clinic, No. 87; and Schweitzer Engineering, No.  97.

Coldwater Creek compared on Motley Fool by a skeptical analyst

We expect things have to get better for Sandpoint clothing retailer Coldwater Creek. Its latest earnings showed a quarterly loss of nearly three times the amount it lost one year earlier. 

Then along comes an analysis appearing Thursday on The Motley Fool website, by analyst Anand Chokkavelu. His headline: “Is Coldwater Creek's Stock Cheap or Expensive By The Numbers?

Readers get plenty of numbers, including a few charts by which Coldwater Creek is measured against competitors Nordstrom, Talbots and Chico's FAS.  

Considering that Mr. Chokkavelu's job is stock picking, you'd expect him to give an answer to that question. And yes, he gets around finally to deciding the stock is not a good buy right now:

He concludes: “Add in no dividend and there isn't much to love about Coldwater Creek's initial numbers.

“I'm not impressed, but if you find Coldwater Creek's numbers or story compelling, don't stop. Continue your due diligence process until you're confident one way or the other.”
 
The chart here is a summary of analysts' projections of the four firms' five-year growth expectations. We're copying it from the Motley Fool page and trust that Chokkavelu got his data straight. 
 
Addendum: Stock trading for CWTR was pretty brisk Friday; can anyone offer a reason for that big spike in trading?
 

                     DEC5          DEC6           DEC7             DEC8               DEC9

Volume

725,951

689,418

1,596,546

722,912

1,719,185

 

Nordstrom offers shoppers an online Rack experience

North Spokane residents who are disappointed that the Nordstrom Rack store moved last month from NorthTown to Spokane Valley Mall can now do their Rack-shopping online.

Last month, the Seattle retailer launched an online section to Nordstrom.com that features some of the items sold at its off-price, discount Rack store.

Nordstrom has been opening new Rack stores around the country, including one not long ago in the middle of Manhattan.  The online expansion is a sign that the company realizes many of its customers are more mindful than ever of the option of shopping for price.

The company now has 86 Rack stores in 23 states.  In its SEC documents, the company has noted that, while monthly sales at Nordstrom stores declined from mid-2008 to late 2009, the Rack division has posted growth in the low- to mid-single digits.

Nordstrom Rack kicks off next week with $2,000 shopping spree

For fans of high-end discount shopping, the news is Nordstrom’s Rack will reopen on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., at the Spokane Valley Plaza. It’s filling 30,000 square feet next to Old Navy (in the building due west of the west side entrance to Spokane Valley Mall).

The retailer will close the NorthTown Rack store on Tuesday and spend all day Wednesday making the final move of equipment, supplies and inventory.  The new store will have roughly 70 workers.

On Wednesday Oct. 27 we’ll do a short story and give people a heads-up on getting ready for the $2,000 Run through the Rack Contest. An explanation is offered here. But our story will give you some clues on what to do, if you’re the winner, of the $2,000 or 90-second shopping spree.

The Nordstrom Rack is the company’s wide-selection unit devoted to discounted items and overstock.

Nordstrom Rack likes the Spokane Valley, leaves NorthTown Mall

Nordstrom Rack is moving east, to be closer to the highway and closer to North Idaho. Those are the reasons given by the Seattle-based clothing retailer for leaving the NorthTown Mall and taking up a 30,000-square-foot space in the Spokane Valley Plaza.

It expects the Rack, Valley version, will open in October. It’s taking space last used by Linens ‘n Things, in a triplex flanked by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Old Navy, west of the Spokane Valley Mall.

The Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom that offers merchandise from other stores at significant discounts.

The new store will offer more retail space and is closer to Interstate 90, offering easier access for more customers along the Spokane-Idaho corridor, a Nordstrom press release noted

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