Happy Thanksgiving: Gearing Up for Black Friday!

by Beth Montgomery on November 24, 2011 · 2 comments

in Coupons & Rebates, CVS, Freebies & Samples, Frugal Living, Holidays, Meijer, Menards, Online Shopping, Restaurants, Retail Deals, Rite Aid, Store Deals, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are enjoying this day off with your family and friends. Enjoy the turkey and rest up for Black Friday tomorrow (or Thanksgiving Day sales if you’re heading out later today.)  But, before you start shopping, take the time to be thankful for what everything good in your life.

But, if you plan to hit the sales tomorrow, don’t forget to also take some time to plan!

Shop Smart!

Don’t get overly excited by the words “Black Friday” and assume everything is a deal.  It’s not! Last year, I put together a list of what not to buy on Black Friday and what to buy on Black Friday.  Do your research and make sure you know what would be a good sale price and what would be a great sale price.

Shopping in store or online?

Experts are predicting (and from what I saw, it’s true), that sales will be as good or better this year online! In fact, many Black Friday sales are happening online tomorrow too.  So, don’t be afraid to avoid the crowd and bunker down at midnight at the computer for online shopping!  Unfortunately, you can’t sleep in.  Sales online start bright and early too and the best things go fast!

Remember, Cyber Monday is coming up Monday and deals look like they may get even better!

Look for Black Friday coupons!

I’ve been busy compiling a list of Black Friday ads, along with printable coupons available for Black Friday shopping.  Keep watch on the Black Friday 2011 page for updates and check to see if there are any coupons for the stores you’ll be hitting!

There’s FREE Eats & FREE Treats!

The best part of Black Friday is the FREEbies you can pick up, from FREE food to FREE cameras! I’ve also compiled a lit of Black Friday Restaurant FREE Stuff and Deals, as well as a list of Black Friday Doorbuster Freebies.  There may be additions to this list as well, so check back.

Black Friday Coupon Codes

Shopping online? There’s coupons for that too!  In fact, my amazing friends at Savings.com have put together a wonderful database of Black Friday online coupons for popular stores. There are over 500 Black Friday coupons in it, so make sure to search and save before you shop!

Click “Get Code” or “Shop Now” to apply the discount, since some are special links only available here!

Black Friday Survival Tips

Make sure to read my top Black Friday Survival Tips on everything from how to dress, to how to plan!  They are from last year, but they are still accurate.

Download & Turn On Shopkick

Get your Smartphone ready with the FREE Shopkick app!  You can get bonus Kickbucks for making purchases with your Visa card at select stores, just for walking into stores, and scanning items.  Offer are ranging up to 1,000 bonus Kickbucks.

Plus, you never know when Shopkick will reward you for walking into a store with a great coupon you can use!

In Good Cents fan can still get a FREE $25 Restaurant.com gift card or signing up and checking into one participating store.

Have fun!

My grandpa once told me, if there’s something you want so bad that you can’t live without it, then the first thing you should do is live without it.  At the time, this was the comment standing between me and a beautiful yellow sports car, but I’ve matured since then and seen the wisdom in his words.  Stuff is just stuff.

If you’re going Black Friday shopping, don’t forget to breath!  Be kind to the people around you and your overworked, probably very anxious, cashier. If you miss a deal, more will come along. Just keep your eyes open.
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