Friday, Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret sent out emails to customers reminding them to shop at their stores on Black Friday for great deals. Bath and Works Works also sent coupons to customers this week with additional offers that can be used on Black Friday. Every year Bath and Body Works has a VIP tote on Black Friday that includes discounted items and a cool bag. This year’s bag (items may vary by store) is a black leather like bag that includes 5 of the stores best products items, a 3-wick candle, body mist, lotion, hand soap and a shower gel. The tote value is over $100 (and is available now for that price on their website), but on Black Friday the VIP tote will be available for a lower price (typically around $40) with a purchase. To see the Bath and Body Work Black Friday gift tote bag and what it includes, click here.
Victoria’s Secret website asks if you can keep a secret? Then it states: “we can. This year’s Black Friday sales are bigger, better, and earlier than ever. If you can’t wait, visit today’s offers daily.” The free secret rewards cards are being given out now at Victoria’s Secret every time you make a purchase and they can be used December 1-17 and they may be worth $10-$500 at Victoria’s Secret stores and online. For more information, click here.
There is one week left until the biggest sales day of the year arrives, and big box retailers are pulling out all of the stops. Most consumers want good deals on electronics and typically those deals come from Amazon, Walmart or Best Buy. But who has the best electronic deals this year and when will they be offered? Click here to read more.
The Amazon Black Friday sale begins today and continues for eight days with new deals offered as often as every five minutes on their website. Deals include: a 40” TV for $115.00, and 50% Harry Potter books, Acer Home Theater Projector for $299. Beginning on Thanksgiving day, 10 deals of the day will be offered on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. For more information on the Amazon sale, click here.
Amazon also announced that their Prime members will get an early start on Black Friday sales by allowing customers to purchase items 30 minutes ahead of regular customers. Amazon has already started their Black Friday sales and they are not only posting deals of the day, but have lightening deals that are available for a specific amount of time. For more information about the Black Friday Amazon sales, click here.
This year, competing with Amazon, Walmart’s Black Friday deals will also be available on their website, and many consumers can get information about them on their new Black Friday app. Hot deals include TVs, Fitbits, video games, toys and much more. To read about specific deals that will be on sale at Walmart during the Black Friday season, click here.
Best Buy has great offers on TVs and electronics and they will open at 5 pm Thanksgiving day. Best Buy just revealed 300 more deals that will be offered at Buy Best stores and on their website. To see the items that Best Buy will have on sale on Black Friday, click here.
This year, REI has opted out of the craziness of the biggest sale day of the year and they will be closed on the biggest shopping day of the year. REI started a Twitter buzz when it released information stating they will be closed and that a “life outdoors is a life well lived.” For more on this story, please click here.
Are the deals better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? How do you know you are getting the best deal? To get the answers to these questions and more, click here.
Target’s Black Friday ad includes a doorbuster for an HD Video Drone for $349.99. In addition to the sale items, Target is also offering $10 off a $50 purchase, or $25 off a $100 purchase with the promotional code HOME. To read more about the Target Black Friday sale, click here.
Many stores will be open on Thanksgiving day to begin their Black Friday sale. The news is full of stories about how this new tradition is destroying the holiday for many families. Employees of the retail stores have to work on Thanksgiving, and it tears people away from Thanksgiving dinner if they plan to go to the store and shop. But as long as millions of people around the United States go to the stores during these early shopping hours, then the stores will be open.
Amazon has already started their Black Friday sales on their website, and plans to include deals everyday through the holiday season. For more on this story and to see the current list of sale items, click here.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers and consumers, and retailers fight for attention from consumers. Retailers begin promoting their holiday sales at the beginning of November. Each year, every retailer will promote their holiday sale items several weeks in advance and some add deals at the last minute. Sales continue throughout the month of December, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest discounted days of the year. Every major retailer including Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Apple, and Game Stop have Black Friday ads that they release.
This is the best time of the year to get deeply discounted items and deals on electronics. This includes HGTV’s, tablets, and laptops and some deals will get people out of bed at 4 a.m. to get them.
Black Friday shopping takes planning and you will need to get organized if you plan to shop to get what you want. You can raise your chances of getting the specific items you want for Christmas this year. Make a plan and know exactly where you are going when you get into the store. The Walmart app can even help you with a map of your local store, so you know where to go once inside. For more tips and tricks for getting the best holiday deals, click here.