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Black Friday Deals


Black Friday marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. My Black Friday-prep tradition typically involves reading the ads in the Thanksgiving Day paper while the girls watch the dog show.

If you want to browse the ads online, check out flyers as they’re posted on one of the deal aggregators, like TheBlackFriday.com or Black-Friday.net.

Want to shop early? Take advantage of sales & Lightning deals during Amazon.com’s Black Friday Week.

I don’t go every year, but if loss-leader sales lure you out, you can often take advantage of other freebies & deals between shopping stops.

  • Toys “R” Us: Starting November 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., the first 200 customers in line get a Toys”R”Us Great Big Goody Bag filled with $30 worth of stocking stuffers.
  • Target: Starting at 9 p.m. on November 22 at most stores, get a $60 Target gift card when you buy any iPad, $20 gift card when you buy a 16GB iPod touch, $20 gift card when you buy Halo 4 or Assassins Creed 3, plus many more.
  • P.F. Chang’s: On Friday, November 23, enter promo code “BARGAIN” during your online checkout to get 20% off your order.
  • Shoe Carnival: On Friday, November 23, from midnight-noon, the first 100 customers get a reward card worth $10-$100. Plus an extra $10 off coupon to use from Midnight until 8am Friday, or an extra $5 off coupon to use all day.
  • Cost Plus World Market: Starting at 7a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, the first 100 customers will get a LIFE of PI ornament & movie ticket. Starting at 8a.m. Saturday & Sunday, November 24-25, the first 100 customers will get a LIFE of PI tote bag & movie ticket.
  • Sonic: Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, you can get half price breakfast burritos.
  • Red Lobster: On Facebook, you can claim a coupon to buy one Maine Stays entrée & get one free at participating locations. Valid on Friday, November 23, 2012 only.
  • Friendly’s: From Friday, November 23-November 25, 2012, use this coupon for a buy one get one free three scoop sundae.
  • Belk: Starting at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, the first 250 customers will get a gift card worth anywhere from $5 to $1,000.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: From 8:00 a.m.-close on Friday, November 23, 2012, purchase $100 in gift cards and receive two $20 rewards cards.
  • Sam’s Club: Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, members can get a complimentary Starbucks holiday blend coffee + pastry while supplies last. From November 23-25, if you join you’ll get a $50 gift card or if you upgrade to Plus membership you’ll receive a $25 gift card.
  • Half Price Books: On Black Friday, November 23, at 7:00 a.m. The first 100 people in line will get a free tote bag–99 will have a $5 gift card, and one will contain a $100 gift card.
  • Tanger Outlets: Starting at 10:00 p.m. on November 22, 2012, get a savings pass good for 20% off a single item at participating stores from 10:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. or a pass good for 30% off a single item at participating stores from 3:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee: If you’re working on Black Friday 2012, you can get a free 1.75 oz. sample of Seattle’s Best Coffee shipped to you.
  • IKEA: From November 23-25, 2012, dine in the restaurant at your local IKEA store and deduct your restaurant receipt total from any home furnishings purchase over $100.
  • 7-Eleven: Starting at midnight on Black Friday at participating locations, purchase a Red Bull product and receive a FREE any-size coffee all day.
  • Sports Authority: Starting November 23, 2012 at midnight at most locations, if you’re one of the first 80 people in line, you’ll receive a free Sports Authority Bonus Bucks card worth anywhere from $10-$500.
  • Kohl’s: For every $50 you spend from Thursday, November 22, through Monday, November 25, you’ll receive $15 in Kohl’s Cash. The Kohl’s Cash can be redeemed online and in-store from November 26-December 3, 2012.
  • Office Depot: From Friday, November 23 at 5:00 a.m., through Monday, November 26, spend $10 online or in store and get a SurPrize coupon redeemable on November 27 worth up to $350 off your next purchase.
  • JC Penny: Starting Friday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m., while supplies last, receive a free button containing a promotional code redeemable for a chance to win one of a hundred American vacations or one of a million other prizes.
  • RA Sushi: On Friday, November 23 happy hour food specials will be extended from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with drink specials available all day.
  • Bass Pro Shops: On Saturday and Sunday, November 24th and 25th, there will be free drawings every hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing through 5:30 p.m. with great door prizes including merchandise and gift cards. Plus, the first 100 customers in the door Saturday will receive a Bass Pro Shops knife and the first 100 Sunday will get a 3-pack of Cotton Cordell baits.
  • Turkey Hill: Starting at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 22 till Friday, November 23 at noon, free 16oz coffee.
  • Quick Chek: On Friday, November 23, free medium coffee.