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Do you remember K-mart? The Blue Light special???

Tommy Trend 2009/10/30 04:33:34
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oh I used to love K-mart back in the day!!! ham sandwiches for fifty cents!!! plus a cafe where I got my favorite...chicken fried steak with gravy!!! yeah!!! the seventies!!!
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  • Joe 2009/10/31 17:30:52
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Joe
    +1
    I was just at K-Mart today, I could smell the popcorn popping.
  • Nance 2009/10/31 17:28:54
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Nance
    +1
    We still have 2 K-Marts in my county...I am pretty sure they have the blue light specials.
  • goatman112003 2009/10/31 17:03:21
    yeah Tommy!!!
    goatman112003
    +1
    Oh I remember the days when the light would start rotating on the ceiling in the area and you had so many minutes to grab the bargain. It was something that livened up a dull shopping experience.
  • Tracer Bullet 2009/10/31 16:32:36
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Tracer Bullet
    +3
    K-Mart is actually one of the milestones of my life.

    I remember the grand opening of the one in our town. I was in the 5th grade, and I had never seen such an awesome place. I can even remember they were selling bags of peanuts that day over by the photography aisle. (you know, where you dropped off your 126 film cartridge, and waited a week or so to see your prints? That usually sucked?) There were tickets at the bottom of some of the bags of peanuts, and they were holding drawings for prizes every so often. It was like being at he fair that night.

    Last year they closed the very same K-Mart. It had changed a lot over the years, but I still liked to shop there. As luck would have it, there is still one open, and it isn't all that far so I still get to shop @ K-Mart.

    And they do have Blue-Light Specials."Attention K-Mart Shoppers...."
  • vaesoli 2009/10/31 16:19:14
    yeah Tommy!!!
    vaesoli
    +3
    I used to work at one. Until Hurricane Katrina blew it away.

    Fun times.
  • ☆Warthog - PWCM - JLA☆ 2009/10/31 16:14:37
    yeah Tommy!!!
    ☆Warthog - PWCM - JLA☆
    +3
    Yeah I remember.

    Here's a little true story about Kmart.

    I was at Kmart one day and looked across the store at the small cafe in the store. The cafe was called THE EATERY. As I looked over the display in between me and the EATERY I saw the sign FATFRY. The bottom part of the sign EATERY was cut off by display. How perfect FATFRY.

    True story.

    Don't get me wrong. Lots of memorys At Kmart and the EATERY.
  • crstrode 2009/10/31 15:37:23
    yeah Tommy!!!
    crstrode
    +2
    Yep those were the good old days . . . Then Jimmy Carter became President. Economy took a nosedive, inflation went through the roof, we lost our jobs. Looks like we may be in for that again with Carter 2.
  • Lanikai 2009/10/31 15:13:55
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Lanikai
    +3
    I am the unofficial queen of Kmart. i hate walmart, but something about Kmart makes me feel relaxed. Ours still has blue light specials. I DO miss the roasted nuts concession, my dad used to buy me red pistachios everytime we went there. Miss that.
  • Queen B 2009/10/31 15:08:01
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Queen B
    +1
    Yeah, I miss my local K-Mart that got forced out when fuckin' walmart moved here. Now I gotta drive to the next city over from where I live to shop at K-Mart. But it's not nearly as nice as the local one that we had.
  • swimminggirl09 2009/10/31 14:12:10
    Undecided
    swimminggirl09
    +1
    i remeber K-mart but i never liked it. i have never shoped there in my life
  • Estick 2009/10/31 09:40:47 (edited)
    no Tommy!!!
    Estick
    +1
    eh no... I do remember eating at the Target food stand when I was little though... I loved their Super Pretzels... I thought they were something really special.

    eh remember eating target food loved super pretzels

    They're not that good now that I think about it... but we didn't have any of those gourmet pretzel stands back then, like they do now. Now I'm really craving Wetzel's Pretzels, I wish there was a location close to where I live.
  • God-Cilla (Saviour to the M... 2009/10/31 09:24:29
    yeah Tommy!!!
    God-Cilla (Saviour to the Masses)
    +1
    K mart never went anywhere lol.
  • Sheepdog 2009/10/31 07:05:36
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Sheepdog
    +2
    K-mart yeah tommy k-mart
  • rebecka 2009/10/31 07:02:54
    yeah Tommy!!!
    rebecka
    +1
    i live by one it is weird
  • peels 2009/10/31 06:56:04
    yeah Tommy!!!
    peels
    +1
    I think your K-Mart is a food place, the K-Mart I know is a shop thingy. yeah tommy k-mart food k-mart shop thingy
  • Opinion13 2009/10/31 05:52:40 (edited)
    no Tommy!!!
    Opinion13
    +1
    Sorry born in the nineties
  • KODA 2009/10/31 05:11:11
    yeah Tommy!!!
    KODA
    +1
    We have one here , Big K it is called
  • FencerCat 2009/10/31 05:05:38
    Undecided
    FencerCat
    +1
    We didn't have a K-mart close enough for me to know what was in them. I do remember blue-light specials from the few times I was in one in the 70s. But I know the drug stores has counters where you could get something to eat (before food courts)
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/10/31 03:52:36
    yeah Tommy!!!
    ♥N A♥
    +1
    That was a LONG time ago! They use to play the blue song and have a blue strobe light going off! It was bad!
    yeah tommy play blue song blue strobe light
  • Lanikai ♥N A♥ 2009/10/31 15:16:31
    Lanikai
    +2
    We have two lmarts, 2 walmarts, one target in my town. I like Lmart best and since they partnered with sears, the clothes are getting better.
  • wanda medley 2009/10/31 03:50:38 (edited)
    yeah Tommy!!!
    wanda medley
    +1
    Yeah. You could get a real bargin. Maybe if kmart brought them back the stores would do beter. I rember that they were the first place to sell subs in Nashville long before Subway was even hear of.
  • P-Funk 2009/10/31 03:35:32
    yeah Tommy!!!
    P-Funk
    +2
    I remember K-Mart. My ex-wife was a blue light special. I don't shop there anymore.
  • Truly informed 2009/10/31 02:17:14
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Truly informed
    +1
    I remember when I was a kid they had the blue lights go off when there was a sale and they used to give out free cookies. We have one here but there is no cafe and no blue lights
  • Fed Up in NC 2009/10/31 02:02:35
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Fed Up in NC
    +1
    There is only one Super K Mart here in Raleigh. All the others have closed. Kind of like Rose's they all closed too. D yeah tommy super mart raleigh closed roses closed o you remember Rose's?
  • myssabz 2009/10/31 01:47:30
    yeah Tommy!!!
    myssabz
    +2
    Sure do! We used to shop there a lot. We still have a Kmart where I live and I have even had the opportunity to take advantage of a couple of their blue light specials. I just dont go there real often. Of all the dumb things that our city did, at one intersection is Target, Shopko, Kmart and Walmart - all kitty corner from each other.
  • debbi58 2009/10/31 01:46:53
    yeah Tommy!!!
    debbi58
    +1
    Oh yes, I remember the blue light specials..

  • Jade 2009/10/31 01:34:29
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Jade
    +2
    omg i remember the pharmacy and the people there were so nice! and i love how people are actin like layaway is this new cool thing when my mom used to put christmas toys on layaway when i was little.
  • ohLisaMarie 2009/10/31 01:26:01
    None of the above
    ohLisaMarie
    +1
    We still have k-marts here. They are all run down and sad looking. They even still have the blue light special sometimes.
  • Mrs.CodySimpson<3333333 2009/10/31 01:25:46
    Undecided
    Mrs.CodySimpson<3333333
    +1
    hmmm not exactly sure what your talking about but they still have those blue light specials for like clothes etc.
  • Shay 2009/10/31 01:18:46
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Shay
    +1
    I loved that little blue lightbulb commercial!!
  • Beccy 2009/10/31 01:00:41
    Undecided
    Beccy
    +1
    I worked at Woolworths in high school therefore I never much liked Kmart, besides most stuff sold there came from Japan.
  • justonemom 2009/10/31 00:35:34
    yeah Tommy!!!
    justonemom
    +2
    Blue light special...euphemism for cheap! lol
  • outofhope 2009/10/31 00:28:18
    yeah Tommy!!!
    outofhope
    +2
    Isn't that where michelle buys her dresses?
  • Jessica 2009/10/31 00:26:09
    yeah Tommy!!!
    Jessica
    +1
    my aunt worked there... we were just talking about that today!!! weird
  • fireware0062 2009/10/30 23:57:48
    yeah Tommy!!!
    fireware0062
    +1
    I use to work there back in '92
  • animelover_in_God_I_trust 2009/10/30 23:55:56
    yeah Tommy!!!
    animelover_in_God_I_trust
    +1
    ummm I still have a k-mart hear and I go to it I fell so out of place right now
  • japaness girl inside 2009/10/30 23:37:07
    no Tommy!!!
    japaness girl inside
    +1
    i really don't remeber
  • jreppoh 2009/10/30 22:48:38
    yeah Tommy!!!
    jreppoh
    +1
    Yes it was fun to get to do that. Oh I miss those times.
  • Shell 2009/10/30 22:32:32
  • anvampfreak 2009/10/30 22:32:19
    yeah Tommy!!!
    anvampfreak
    +1
    i have a k-mart like 15 minutes away from my house...we go there ever now and then...kmart rules! :D i found this hoodie there that has built in headphones and they're machine washable!!!!

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