15 Black Friday Shopping Tips

15 Black Friday Shopping Tips:

  1. Put your game face on and get in the mood. This only happens once a year, so if you are going to do it then make the most of it.
  2. Do your research and come up with a game plan for each store you are planning on going to.  Click Here for the Store Ad Scans.  Click HERE for a list of Store Hours.
  3. Create a budget.  This will keep you on track and hopefully protect you from misspending,
  4. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  5. Take the Store Ads with you.
  6. Don’t take all your credit/debit cards with you. It reduces the risk of over spending and potentially having your credit cards lost or stolen.
  7. Pack a survival kit: Snack, Drinks, Book, Phone Charger, Jacket (if you are cold or to sit on).
  8. If you have kids, try to leave them at home. If that is not possible, bring fun items for them to entertain themselves.
  9. Plan on getting there early to get a good place in line.
  10. Be polite and befriend those in the line next to you, it will help you pass the time and maybe they can hold your place if you need to go to the restroom.
  11. Use your smart phone. (Check Twitter feeds, Facebook posts and websites of your favorite stores for their latest deals or Scan QR codes on print ads and in-store items).
  12. Have a back-up plan just in case they run out of the item you really want.
  13. Don’t take something out of a cart unless you are absolutely sure it has been abandoned.
  14. Be patient; expect that it is going to be crowded and that everyone is after the same great deals.  No sale is worth getting hurt or fighting over
  15. Keep all of your holiday shopping receipts in a safe place just in case you need to do a return.

If you don’t get it all, there is always Cyber Monday  :-)

Any advice/tips you want to add?  If so, please feel free to comment.

BLACK FRIDAY 2010: Mall Deals

Going to be at the Mall on Black Friday? if so, check out these stores for some Great Deals:

Abercrombie and Fitch: Head to Abercrombie on 11/26 before noon and get a FREE $50 gift card (to be used 12/1/10-1/29/11) when you spend $100 or more! You can actually get a FREE $50 gift card with every $100 purchase, so if you purchase $200 worth of clothes, you’ll get $100 worth of gift cards back. Check out all the details here. *NOTE: This promo is only valid while supplies last.

Bath & Body Works: Use this coupon: FREE Item with any $10 purchase (up to a $13 value) to save even more on all the Black Friday sales available! Or use this coupon– FREE travel-size item (up to a $5 value) with ANY purchase.

Build-A-Bear: Starting 11/26-11/28, you can score a Holly and Hal Moose for just $5 each! And you can add a coat, hat or goggles for just $5 more. Check out all the details here.

GAP: From midnight, 11/26 until 10am on 11/26, you can score an additional 50% off ALL items at GAP, GAPKids, BabyGAP, and GAPBody! Head on over here to check out all the details.

Half Price Books: The first 100 customers on Friday (doors open at 7AM!) will receive a FREE tote bag and a $5 gift card (one lucky customer will win a $100 gift card). Click here for more information.

Hollister Co.: On 11/26, take additional 30% off you entire purchase before noon.

JCPenney: Be one of the first 100 to 5,000 customers (depending on the store size) on Friday and you’ll snag a FREE 2010 Disney snow globe. Doors open at 4AM; check out the ad for more details.

Macy’s: Opens 4am on Friday. Over 300 Door-busters available 4am-1pm only
Free Disney 2010 snow globe (No purchase required– only available while supplies last).

Old Navy: Opening at 12am on 11/26. Free Dance Central Kinect for XBOX 360 game with a purchase of $25 or more (while supplies last). Head on over here to check out the ad scan. AND you may also want to head on over to GobblePalooza.com where you can print a $10 off $50 coupon.

PacSun: The first 50 people to walk into PacSun on Black Friday have a chance to win a trip to California and a $500 greedy spree with Tan Santa as your personal shopper! The next 50 will score a FREE $50 PacSun gift card! …AND the first 50 will also get an additional 40% off on gear.

Stein Mart: Shop early Friday, November 26th and take an extra $10 off any purchase of $25 or more with this coupon from 6 a.m. to noon ONLY. Stores open at 6 a.m. and there will be over 100 Fabulous Finds at up to 80% off department store prices.

Victoria Secret: Spend $60 or more and receive a FREE runway bag ($65 value)! Plus, Victoria’s Secret is offering up a FREE Secret Rewards card with every purchase over $10 thru November 30th (or while supplies last)! Each card will be worth at least $10… BUT they could be worth $50, $100, or even $500! The reward cards will be valid to use December 1st-December 19th in-stores (excluding outlets), Online, or by phone.

Yankee Candle: All Jar candles and tumblers– Buy 2, get 1 Free! Any size. Any fragrance.
There are also $10 gifts you can snag when you spend $30 or more. Check them out here.
Also, you can still print this buy 2 get 2 FREE candles or Tumblers coupon, valid thru 11/28!
Or use this $10 off $25 or more purchase coupon found here, valid thru 1/15/11.

Has been reported that:

Bath and Body Works: if you spend $40 you can get a a gift bag for $20 filled with $115 worth of products. They are only while supplies last. Valid on-line now

Eddie Bauer: Everything in their store (not at outlet, online or catalog) will be 40% off on Friday

Express: Offering 40% off before 11am and 30% off after. Most stores open by 6am.

* If you have a Gap, Banana, or Old Navy credit card you can go to Old Navy on Thanksgiving Day, use your card, and get the Black Friday deals.

know of any other Black Friday Deals you can share?

Thanks Hip2Save


Here are some Great FREEBIES you can take advantage of on Black Friday:


JCPenney: JCPenney will be giving away free 2010 Disney snow globes to the first 100 – 5,000 people (depending on store size) on Black Friday.

Pacsun (Pacific Sunwear): First 50 people in Pacsun on Black Friday get the chance to win a trip to California & a $500 greedy spree with Tan Santa as your shopping assistant. 50 runners up get $50 PacSun gift card. Also, first 50 people will also get up to 40% off on gear.

Joann-Fabrics: First 100 customers get free Durasharp 8″ scissors (reg. 3.99 ea). No purchase necessary. Limit 1 per adult customer. Stainless steel blades.

Costco: They are giving out The Smart Cooking The Costco Way cookbook for free, no purchase required. It will only be available while supplies last.

Bealls: Free ornament to the 1st 150 customers. One per customer while supplies last.

Half Price Books: Free Tote Bag & $5 Gift Card to First 100 Customers. Free Calendar with $25 Purchase.


Kohl’s: Get $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend. Thru Sunday 11/28 Coupon redeemable in-store only 11/29 – 12/6

Old Navy: Come in early and get a Dance Central Kinect for Xbox 360 game. Yours FREE with a $25 purchase (Limited supplies).

Target: Free $10 Target giftcard when you spend $100 or more in the store. Limit one per guest. Valid Friday 4-10 am.

Toys R Us: Here’s a bonus doorbuster: Free 64 ct. Crayola Crayons & Coloring Book with ANY PURCHASE! a $7.98 value while supplies last!

Staples: Duracell batteries 20 pack free after rewards. (Limit 2)

Sam’s Club: $25 Sam’s Club Gift Card when you join today or upgrade to a Sam’s Club Plus Membership during Day After Thanksgiving Event. Plus enjoy FREE breakfast from 5am – 10am for club members. They will be serving hot egg sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and coffee! This will be happening at all stores nationwide

Pep Boys: Free after rebate Champion Platinum Spark Plugs $0 after $1.50 rebate (limit 15); Peak 1 Million Candlepower Spotlight, Rechargeable $0 after $7 rebate (Limit 2).

Michael’s: Spend $25 & Get $5 coupon to use 11/28 – 12/04. Offer valid Sat. 11/27 only must present coupon from ad.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Receive a $50 gift card before noon with every $100 purchase (while supplies last). Excludes gift card purchases. In stores only. Friday 11/26 Redeem $50 gift card from 12/1 – 1/29/11

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Get a $50 Gift Card by mail when you activate a new line of service with new 2-yr. activation. 11/26 only.

Burlington Coat Factory: Free musical Christmas Card with a gift card purchase of $50 or more. Also, go to Customer Service desk & donate your gently worn coat to get 10% off your entire purchase. Thru 1/17/11.

Cost Plus World Market: The first 100 customers that shop in-store at Cost Plus World Market on 11/26, 11/27 and 11/28 will receive a FREE limited-edition Christmas ornament. They will also be handing out a free scratch-off game piece for the chance to win gift cards and coupons.

Sears: Just a rumor at this point. Sears has made a tradition of offering $10 gift cards to the first 50 shoppers at every Sears store may happen again this year.

Plus get a free tool bag with $20 tool purchase ($9.99 value). Offer good 4am-noon while quantities last. Limit 1 per customer. Min. 50 per store.

Thanks Chi-town Cheapskate

GAP: Everything 50% on Black Friday

Gap recently announced on their Facebook wall that everything in their stores will be 50% off on Black Friday.

  • The sale is good until 10:AM

They will even provide you with a a wake up call, Text “WAKEUP” to 36888!

Click Here to RSVP

Thanks My Dallas Mommy

BLACK FRIDAY: Restaurant Deals

7-Eleven: Friday, 11/26 only, print the coupon here for a FREE slurpee at 7-Eleven.

Bob Evans: Friday through Sunday, you can snag a FREE piece of pie with the coupon found here.

Burger King: FREE 12 oz. Seattle’s Best Coffee during breakfast hours only on Friday; click here for more information.

Dunkin Donuts: Dunkin Donuts will be handing out FREE samples of their coffee on 11/26 and 11/27 at the select locations

IKEA: Friday through Sunday, you can snag a FREE Breakfast and one cup of coffee; limit one per customer. Offer not valid at IKEA Home Shopping.

Quik Chek: FREE medium-sized coffee on Friday; click here for more information.

Quiznos: Use the coupon here to snag a small sub/half, chips and regular fountain drink for only $2.99 valid 11/26-11/28 only.

Sam’s Club: Friday from 5AM-10AM, Sam’s Club will serve a FREE breakfast including hot egg sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and coffee. Plus, those who wish to renew their membership or purchase a $100 Plus Membership on Nov. 26th will receive a $25 gift card, which can be used that day or at another time. Click here for more information.

The Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant: Friday only, purchase a $50 gift card and snag a coupon for 2 FREE 15-Layer Lasagna Entrees.

Thanks Hip2Save

Toys R Us: Black Friday Ad & Deals

The Toys R Us Black Friday Sales start on Thursday, 11/25 at 10pm.

  • Some items will only be valid until Friday, 11/26 at 1pm
  • Others will be valid thru Saturday, 11/27 at 10pm.
  • You can also get a FREE 64 ct Crayola crayons and coloring book ($7.98 value) with ANY Purchase…valid only while supplies last.

Here are a few of the deals you can take advantage of:

Apple 8GB ipod Touch $229 = $50 Toys R Us gift card
= $179

LeapFrog clickstart My First Computer $19.99 (50% off)
**ALL Leapfrog Clickstart Software Buy 1 at $19.99 get 1 Free

VTECH Learning Laptop $14.99 (50% off!)

Barbie Fashion Fairytale Flairy Dolls gift set $18.49 (50% off!)

Polly Pocket Roller Coaster Resort $19.99 (60% off!)

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Sprayer $9.99 (50% off!)

Little Tikes Gourmet Prep n’ Serve $59.99 (save $40!)

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Robots, Bumblebee Cannon or Helmet $9.99 (75% off)
**Buy $25 or more of Transformers products and use the $5 off $25 coupon found here.

Select Action Figures $5.99-$12.99 Buy 1 get 2 Free

Mega Blocks Battle Strikers Tournament Set $13.99 (60% off)

Dippin Dots Frozen Dot Maker $14.99 (50% off)

Fisher-Price Amazing Animals Spinnin’ around Musical Zoo $14.39

Little Mommy Baby Ah-choo $14.99 ($20 off!)
**ONLY available at this price from 5am to 1pm on Friday, 11/26.

Click here to view the Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Scan

Thanks Hip2Save

BEST BUY: Black Friday Ad & Deals

Here are a few Best buy Black Friday Deals for you to check out:

Wii Console Bundle $169.99 after $30 savings
Includes Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort

Nook Wi-Fi eReader by Barnes and Noble $99.99 after $50 savings
Downloads books instantly using a WiFi network

Verizon Samsung Fascinate $1 after savings with 2 year activation
Brilliant 4″ touch screen, 1GHz processor

Panasonic 50″ Class Plasma HDTV $699.99 after $300 savings
49.9″ measured diagonally

LG Front Load Washer and Dryer $999.99 after $1,000 savings
Washer with TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System and Electric Dryer

Insignia AA Digital Camera $59.99 after $20 savings

Toshiba Blu-Ray Disc Player $59.99 after $40 savings

Sony Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor (laptop only) $399.99
Includes Windows 7 Home Premium, Webcam and Best Buy pc app.

AT&T Blackberry Torch 9800 $49.99 after savings with 2 year activation
Regular price $499.99!

Polaroid Instant Mobile Printer $19.99 after $30 savings
Print 2″x3″ prints from your Bluetooth or digital camera

GE Top Load Washer and Dryer $579.98 after $580 savings
High efficiency washer with stainless steel wash basket and electric dryer

Philips Norelco Rechargeable Cordless Men’s Razor $27.99 after $25 savings

Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Powered Toothbrush $39.99 after $30 savings
- $10/1 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Pay $29.99
Submit for the $10 rebate found in the 11/21 SS
= $19.99!

Select Blu-Ray Discs $7.99

Select DVD’s $3.99
You may be able to use the $2/1 DVD coupons available here

Samsung 55″ Class LED HDTV $1499.99 after $1,000 savings
Includes delivery and recycling

Canon PIXMA MP560 Wireless All-in-One Printer $49.99 after $100 savings
With 2.0″ LCD

  • Doorbusters start at 5am

Thanks Hip2Save & Faithful Provisions


Don’t forget to check out all of the Black Friday Ads & Deals I have posted in the last few Days. You can access them all by clicking here

You can also find a link to the Black Fridays Deals under the following Categories (on the left Hand Side of the Website):

  • Worth Checking Out
  • Deals

I will continue to add as I find them. If you know of any hot Deals, please feel free to add a comment.

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WALMART: Price Matching All Black Friday Competitor Ads And Sales

This is sweet….Read on…

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, said it will match the price of competitors’ ads on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Weekend savings will begin with Thanksgiving Day online specials on Nov. 25 and will run through Saturday, with cut- price deals on electronics, home items and apparel, the company said today in a statement. Customers with ads from competitors, such as Target Corp. and Sears Holding Corp., will be able to obtain those promotional prices at any Wal-Mart store.

For all details – See the Walmart Black Friday Press Release

maybe now you just need to go to Walmart to get your Christmas Goodies (as long as they have the items in stock)

Thanks Money Saving Mom

WALGREENS: Black Friday Ad & Deals

Here are some Black Friday FREEBIES available at Walgreens on Black Friday.

  • Valid From 11/25 – 11/27

7up, A&W, Canada Dry, or Hawaiian Punch 2 liter $.99 get $1 rr

Advil PM 4 ct $.99 get $1 RR

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste 4 oz $2.99 get $3 rr

Crest 3d white vivid toothpaste 4 oz $2.99 get $3 rr

Fiber choice fruit tablets 10 ct $2.49 get $2.50 rr

Gillette Fusion proseries skin care 1.7-5 oz $5.49 get $5.50 rr

Gum eez-thru flossers 90 pk $2.25 get $2.25 rr

Just For Men 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner 8 oz $4.99 get $5 rr

Nivea For Men shave gel 7 oz $2.99 get $3 rr

Old Spice fresh collection body spray 4 oz $3.99 get $4 rr

Oral-b indicator toothbrush $2.25 get $2.25 rr

Planters Nutrition 9.25 or 9.75 oz, Cashews 9.75 OZ, or Mixed Nuts 10 oz $3.49 get $3.49 mir

Robitussin To Go 2 ct $2.49 get $2.50 RR

Scunci No Slip 14 ct, or no damage 18 ct hair elastics $1.99 get $2 rr

Secret Scent Expressions body splash 3 oz $3.49 get $3.50 rr

Thermacare neck, shoulder heat wraps trial size 1 ct $2.49 get $2.50 RR

FREE 8×10 Collage Print 3 Days Only!

Click Here for more deals.

Thanks MoJoSavings