Thanksgiving Statesman worth picking up

Our Thanksgiving Day paper is the biggest of the year, chock full of news and advertising. We’ll have advertising from more than 145 advertisers, some local, some national so you can look for after-Thanksgiving bargains.

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Darlene Carnopis
Online Initiatives editor

See a local photo in the paper that you like? You can buy it

We have some talented photographers at the Idaho Statesman and now we've made it easier for you to purchase reprints of their work. All of the photos taken by our photographers since Aug. 24 that ran in the newspaper are available here. (You can submit a request for an earlier photo and we'll try to accommodate.) Choose the size you want and follow directions on the online form for submitting payment.

Changes to IdahoStatesman.com homepage

We've made some changes to our homepage that we think will help you find more of the stories you are interested in. First, right below the multimedia box, we've added quick access to the most recent work from many of our columnists. Click on the names to see their three most recent columns. Click on "more..." to access the rest on that columnist's page.

Check out our enhanced commenting feature

Having trouble posting a comment? You may need to log off and log back in. Because we are using the same database of users (meaning you didn't have to re-register), that's the easiest way to get the new system to "recognize" you.

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By default, newest comments are listed first. Try sorting by oldest comments first. Hopefully, that will help you when you are trying to respond to comments by others.

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Check out our enhanced commenting feature. Anyone who has registered at idahostatesman.com can comment on a story. You can sign in or register at the top left of our pages.

Winning bid on BSU vs. Lousiana Tech tickets -- $400

And right under the wire - the winning bid: $400. We appreciate everyone who took the time to bid on this worthy cause -- the teen center at St. Luke's.

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With a few minutes left, a new bid has come in: $360!

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Time is running out - the auction closes in 15 mins. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to bid - it's for a great cause.

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Our highest bid right now is at $275. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday.

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Our highest bid right now is at $250. Keep them coming in - remember the money will all go to the teen center at St. Luke's.

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Looking to save some money?

Our gift certificate promotion is back - bigger than before. Now you have 98 businesses in a variety of categories from which to make your selection.

Same procedure as before: this week only, you can purchase gift certificates from for up to 50% off.

Starting today, gift certificates will go on sale at 10% off. As the week goes on, the discount grows — 20% off on Tuesday, 30% off on Wednesday, 40% off on Thursday, and finally 50% off on Friday. Take a risk and wait for a bigger discount, or lock in your savings now. You decide.

Check out our redesigned high school sports pages

If you're a fan of Treasure Valley area high school sports, please check out the new look. We think you'll like it.

The left-hand side is much the same - you can find different fall sports by category. We've added a lot of items to the right-hand side of the page. You'll see a pulldown menu of all the Treasure Valley area schools where you'll find stories throughout the school year. Below that is a menu of sports pages so you can see other news stories sorted by sport.

Restaurant gift certificates almost gone

If you were hoping to wait until Friday to get 50 percent off a restaurant gift certificate, you might be out of luck. Most of the gift certificates are sold out. Right now, it looks like 19 of the 45 restaurants have gift certificates left.
Check out the selection

Darlene Carnopis
Online Initiatives Editor

Dine out for up to 50 percent off

This week only, you can purchase gift certificates from 45 of the Treasure Valley's best restaurants, for up to 50% off.

Starting today, gift certificates will go on sale at 10% off. As the week goes on, the discount grows — 20% off on Tuesday, 30% off on Wednesday, 40% off on Thursday, and finally 50% off on Friday. Take a risk and wait for a bigger discount, or lock in your savings now. You decide.

Follow this link to place your order.

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