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.
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.