It's a special time of the year and our office is in a buzz of excitement and anticipation. Yes! We realize it's in the triple digits and there's not a well-known holiday in sight.  However, we beg to differ.  Two words of exclamation say it all - Krazy Daze! The mid-summer little cousin to Black Friday means 6 a.m. cinnamon rolls, scoring the best Cowboy gear at the cheapest price, and buying one in every color and size - just because. It is a holiday worthy of your best bargain-beast-mode strategy. 

Although Krazy Daze is officially July 21-23, the early birds are getting the worm in Downtown Stillwater on Wednesday evening with extended hours and deep discounts at participating retailers starting at 5 p.m. Live music will help you celebrate bagfuls of retail victory. Here is the lineup shared on Downtown Stillwater's Facebook page:

6:00-8:30 p.m.:

  • 7th and Main St.  – Val Gladden Band
  • 9th and Main St.  – The Band Morgan
  • 10th and Main St. – Speakeasy Saints

We particularly hope to score the coveted 13th Anniversary Limited Edition T-shirts from Stillwater Summit Co., available at 5 p.m. on Wednesday for $8.00.  Word on the street is Granny's Kitchen tees will be on sale Wednesday to Saturday for $10.00.

Thursday we ramp up our game. Our plan begins at 6 a.m. to fuel up on Granny's Kitchen cinnamon rolls and black coffee before cracking our knuckles and taking to the streets of retail therapy. Here's how it's going down on Thursday morning:

Stop 1: West Endzone University Store

All merchandise will be 75% off the original retail price. Hours -Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop 2: Eskimo Joe's Reject Sale

Adult items $5.00 and youth items $3.00. Hours -Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Stop 3: Endzone Sidewalk Sale

Store wide and side walk sales all week with different discounts daily. Store wide sales - Tuesday 25% off: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday 20% off: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sidewalk sales - Thursday 50% off: 5 a.m to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 50% off: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 75% off: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stop 4: Wooden Nickel

Sale racks starting at $4.99, $9.99, $19.99 and $29.99. Hours - Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop 5: Chris' University Spirit  

Brand new merchandise to be revealed on Thursday! Hours: Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Stop 6: DuPree's

50-75% off, including shoes, apparel and equipment. Hours - Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Back to the office!

Stop 7: Eskimo Joe's

It's Eskimo Joe's Red, White and Blue Salad and selfies with Joe and Buffy for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m!

Stop 8: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Finishing off the day with a $1.00 root beer float from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!