Black Friday discounts offered at Virginia ABC stores

Alcoholic Beveridge Control (ABC)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control stores will again offer discounts on Black Friday this year. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says all of its stores will offer 10 percent off any purchases totaling $50 or more before taxes. Lottery and gift cards are excluded from consideration. ABC Chairman Jeff Painter says the discounts allow customers to buy premium brands at reduced prices for gifts and holiday entertaining. Last year, ABC sales on the day after Thanksgiving totaled more than $5 million, down about 15 percent from the same day in 2012. Customers also will be able to register for a special drawing for an $80 gift card in honor of the agency’s 80th anniversary. The drawing will be Dec. 17.

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