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For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2011
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Secretary of State Cesar Perales Joins with the Retail Council
to Inform Consumers of Things to Know When Shopping During the Holiday Season

Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City is Scheduled Stop on December 2

Albany – Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales and Ted Potrikus, executive vice president of the Retail Council of New York will host a Holiday Shopping Consumer Event in the North Court on the Main Level of the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Friday, December 2, at 11:30a.m. They will be joined by staff from the Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection who will offer consumers safety tips, holiday shopping advice and the latest information on toy safety and recalls.

The visit is intended to provide consumers with information on timely consumer topics including budgeting, refund policies, layaway plans and rebates, understanding the fine print of advertisements, online shopping tips, and the rules surrounding gift card purchases. The Division of Consumer Protection will distribute informational brochures and be available to answer questions. The event is the second of several outreach efforts that will be conducted throughout the state during the month of December.

WHO: Secretary of State Perales and Ted Potrikus from the Retail Council of New York
WHAT: Consumer Event – Holiday Shopping Advice and Toy Safety Tips
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2011
WHERE: Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Road (North Court near Dick’s Sporting Goods)
Garden City, NY