Although I originally wanted to blog about Black Friday ads, plan of attacks, great deals I personally was excited about I ran out of time as worked sucked the life out of me this month! Just kidding boss…
Anyways, since I now have a second to breathe I am finding all kinds of exciting deals and information and thought I would share it with the class while there is still time. I don’t mind if I’m the only one who uses this post because essentially it is my notes and random Black Friday finds that I want to keep track of somewhere. Since I’m already listing everything in notepad I figured I might as well share it with the world!
Last year I used BFAds.net the most because of its consumer buying guides (suggestions, best deals, and great comparisons on Laptop, TV, camera, Top 10 Toy Deals, etc.) and extensive collection of ads.
This year I’ve been tempted away by BlackFriday2009.com by their beautiful layout, inclusive information of the latest ads, hand-picked deals, and accessible blog. When I’m reading their blog I feel like Brad Wilson (founder of both this site and bradsdeals.com) is talking directly to me, telling me that I should take advantage of this site versus that.
Starting as a deal seeking college student, I feel like Brad and I relate…a lot! I love deals, and his Black Friday blog. Watch what he said CNBC about shopping this Friday and also read his Top 10 Best and Worst (weirdest) deals…both really good! It also easily shows the store hours for each of the stores listed, great for planning reconnaissance! He doesn’t just find the deals…he explains which store is best for which product…saving a lot of time and money for all!
Become a fan on Facebook and follow their tweets about sales. Don’t forget to sign up for their email list. Remember, you’re not just signing up for this year, you’re preparing for next year!
Black Friday Links I like
Retail Me Not’s Black Friday list is massive and encompassing. I check this site for promo codes before I buy anything online, check it out for other Black Friday ads.
The following links are not necessarily the obvious Black Friday ads (check out the websites listed above for the big name stores and offers!) These links are to stores and deals I don’t think people know about or thought to check.
Black Friday’s Already Begun – Shop Now!
Amazon: They have specials throughout the week; check out their calendar of deals for movies, toys, and other awesome items! As always they’re also continuing their Gold Box offers.
Charlotte Russe: Online the entire store is 25% off NOW through Friday when the entire store is 25% off in-stores, and also get a free mini wallet for purchases $40 or more. Free online shipping for orders over $60!
Dell: Save money already on high performance machines, electronics, and accessories!
Entertainment: If you haven’t already bought an 2010 Entertainment Book for your child’s fundraiser, get one this week (see my other blog post to see what’s so good about it!) Now it’s 30% off AND free shipping!
Express: Save 20% off for the next 2 days (Wednesday and Thursday) and save! (Coupon code: 4389 was also listed in my email, might be a better savings then direct website.)
Leap Frog: Another site that’s already started, buy some great education toys at great prices! Starting now enjoy a savings of 25-75% off! Free shipping for orders over $50! Now through 11/30 you’ll also enjoy getting an additional $10 off orders over $100!
New York & Company: EVERYTHING is 50% off right now (offer starts in-stores on Friday!) Enter promotion code 1609 on the shopping bag page at checkout and choose standard shipping.
Oriental Trading Company: Save 20% off orders $49 or more, now through 11/28, just enter “WCX8719” at checkout.
Smart Home: Check out their Black Friday shopping starts now and continues through Cyber Monday! Have you ever wanted to automate your house? Control the downstairs lights from your computer or cell phone? Preheat your oven from your car? Remote control thermostat? Start here! Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and follow their tweets! Products up to 45% off!
Sears: Another store that’s already started it’s savings offers, shop now for Black Friday savings today!
Sun & Ski Sports: Has offers for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 50% off clearance items, 60% off snow items, quantities are limited, shop fast!
Walgreens: Coupon code BFRIDAY valid through November 28, 2009 to get $10 OFF your $50 online purchase! Select Snuggies only $8, online Friday ONLY, limit 2 per person!
Black Friday Starts on Thanksgiving!
Academy Sports: Although their doors open 5am and last to 11am on Friday, they’re also offering additional savings on Thanksgiving and through the weekend so they made it into this section.
Bass Pro Shop: Opened on Thanksgiving at 8am! Check out their 4 day sale starting on Turkey Day and continuing through 11/29. Also check out their 5 hour sale on Friday from 6am to 11am. Don’t forget to check out Santa’s Wonderland, now through 12/24, my daughter and I went and had an incredible time!
Big Lots: Check out their sales on Thanksgiving (cause they’re opened!!), Friday, and Saturday! Doors open 7am on Thursday, 6am on Friday, and 8am on Saturday. There is also a $10 off coupon that can be used ALL 3 days! NOTE: Join their Buzz Club for additional 20% savings, year round and other awesome offers!!
Starts Black Friday Friday!
*Actually starts on Friday, November 27th, 2009 unless otherwise noted!
HEB: Starts at 5am on Friday and 6am on Saturday, check out what’s selling at HEB!
IKEA: My favorite store in the entire world is also offering 1 day of extreme savings! Click on the link to see offers for Friday and also Saturday and Sunday deals! Also print out their coupon for free breakfast before 10:30am, Friday through Sunday.
P.F. Chang: Do you get hungry while you’re saving tons of money? Save more by mentioning the phrase “Lettuce Wrap Your Gifts” on Friday and Saturday between 10am and noon to get their lettuce wraps for FREE!
Tuesday Morning: Starts at 8am although you can shop online here on Thanksgiving Day and get FREE shipping (through November 29th!)
University Co-op: I would be remiss (and beaten by UT friends) if I didn’t include their in-store offers. Doors open on Friday at 8am!