It's been another weird week in retail. Party City dropped products to help celebrate the end of 2020, Budweiser sought out the best dogs to model on its holiday cans and Costco is selling a six-liter bottle of champagne — the only thing that will get us through the rest of this year.
This, and more, in this week's retail therapy.
Party City releases a product that celebrates the end of 2020
The end of what is possibly the most disruptive year in recent history is coming near, and for Party City, that is cause for a celebration.
Parties may look different now (six feet apart and wearing masks outdoors), but that didn't stop the party retailer from releasing a new exclusive product line that everyone can agree on: the Forget You (or FU) 2020 New Year's merchandise.
The message is clear on the glam wearables, balloons, tableware, noisemakers and decorations: 2020 has worn out its welcome.
The new product line comes alongside traditional new years decorations, for the contrarians that don't think 2020 is that bad (if any exist).
The merchandise can be found online alongside masks and cleaning supplies, in true 2020 fashion.
Budweiser calls on 'good boys' to star on holiday cans
This year many sought solace in the form of furry friends. Whether it was adopting a new animal to join the fam or spoiling the one you already had, consumers went big for their pets this year.
To help bring in the holidays in the most joyous way possible, Budweiser teamed up with Twitter account We Rate Dogs on a contest centered around pups and brews.
The accounts on Wednesday said they joined forces to encourage consumers to submit photos of their own dogs for a chance to be featured on holiday cans.
A wave of photos of the "goodest" boys and girls filled our feeds, ranging from the largest grown dogs to the smallest pups.
The brands received some more unusual submissions, like a goose and guinea pig.
How about this good girl. Her bark is way worse than her bite???? pic.twitter.com/x1Ffzkem6y— The duck girl (@Louisianaboater) December 17, 2020
When our news feeds have been filled with less-than-joyous content for months on end, a flood of dog pics is a welcome distraction, if only for a day.
When you need a big flex, hit up Costco
Costco is full of unexplained joys and wonders, and is one of the few places where you can snatch up a 27-pound vat of macaroni and cheese in one aisle, turn the corner and buy a $400,000 diamond ring. Truly amazing.
So of course, the warehouse that seemingly has something to fulfill all of our needs, has something to help us close out 2020 and ring in the new year.
Enter: A 6-liter bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. In a year where most events and gatherings were canceled, you better bet we're going all out to welcome 2021.
The product was spotted by Instagram user @costco_empties and retails for a cool $829.99. But hey, that's just the price of becoming a total status symbol, baby. Imagine the look on your friends' faces when they see you whip this bad boy out at your holiday Zoom party. Truly priceless.
But for those who maybe don't want to spend just shy of a grand on a bottle of bubbly that'll go flat halfway through anyway, Costco is also selling a slightly smaller bottle of its Kirkland Signature Prosecco. The 3-liter bottle costs just $29.99 and is sure to bring the same level of "joy" to all who consume it.