Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips


If you are heading out Friday to do some shopping there are many things you can do to make the experience more enjoyable. 

Here are my tips for the optimal shopping experience:

1.  Charge Your Phone- both for purposes of contacting the people you are shopping with and playing Angry Birds while you wait in line.

2. Eat a Good Breakfast- don’t shop hungry

3.  Dress Comfortably- Black Friday is not a fashion show

4.  Leave the Kids at Home- for your sake and the sake of everyone around you!

5.  BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag- carts are going to be in short demand

6.  Bring the store Ad- store ads will be in short supply as well.  Be sure to bring yours with your high demand items circle

7.  Bring the Store Map if available

8.  Create a shopping list with your high priority items

9.  Shop stores close together- no need to drive around town

10.  If you hate crowds, consider shopping on-line!

Follow these tips and you should have a great shopping trip and save lots of money!

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Print Your Walmart and Target Maps Before Friday


Did you know that stores have special layouts just for Black Friday? 

The electronic items you want may not be in the electronics section when you enter the store! 

Two stores have their maps online for you to print before you even head out!

For Walmart click on Local Ad on the top of their site.  When you select your store you will be able to print the map for your location.

For Target click on that link and it will take you in where you can put in your zip code to get your map!

Also at my local Target they will be handing out Luna Bars- so you can grab a snack when you go in!  Hopefully yours will be too!

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Black Friday: Ipod Touch Sale


This is a funny post to do because the best deals are not necessarily the best place to get it. 

Let me show you what I mean:

Toys R Us:  $199.99 with a $50 giftcard
Walmart:  $195.00
Target:  $195.00 with a $40 giftcard
Best Buy:  $194.99 with a $50 giftcard

So as you can see it is cheaper to get the iPod touch at both Best Buy and Toys R Us then at Target. 

That being said I would tell people to go to Target to get the iPod touch.  I feel like they will have more available and you can get the better deals with your gift card!

Thanks Mom on Dealz!

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Black Friday Hours and Store Deals


This year the stores have gone kind of crazy with their Black Friday hours.  Gone are the days of everyone opening at the same time and you and your friends having to split up to catch all the deals!

As stores release their times I will do my best to keep this post updated.  Here are the ones I know so far:

Ace Hardware (7 a.m.)

Bass Pro Shop (6am)

Best Buy (midnight *Passing out Tickets at 10pm)

CVS (Thanksgiving Day!)

HH Gregg (midnight)

JCPenney (4am)

Kohl’s (Midnight)

Little Tikes (on-line)

Lowe’s ( 5 a.m.)

Macy’s (midnight)

Old Navy (midnight)

Pet Smart (7 a.m.)

Rite Aid (Open On Thanksgiving!)

Sears (4am)

Target (midnight)

Toys R Us (open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Night)

Walgreens (call your local store)

Walmart (Open 24 Hours – Electronics Sale begins at Midnight)

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Black Friday Deals: Playstation 3


Looking for a PS3 this Black Friday?

Here are the best deals:

Best Buy: PlayStation 3 160GB Console Bundle (w/ Little Big Planet 2, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and PlayStation Plus 30-day Membership) $199.99

Sears: PlayStation 3 160GB Holiday Bundle w/ Ratchet and Clank: All for One and Little Big Planet 2 Games $199.99

Target: Playstation 3 160GB Bundle w/ 2 Games & 30-Day Playstation Plus Membership $199.99

Toys R Us: PS3 160GB Game System Bundle (w/ 2 Bonus Games and PS3 Power A Wired Controller) $199.99

Walmart: Playstation 3 160GB Console w/ Little Big Planet 2 & Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Games $199.96

Be sure to watch Amazon on Black Friday- they should be priced VERY similar to these deals! 

Thanks The Coupon Challenge

Don’t forget to check out the other Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday Deals: Wii


I am guessing the Wii is not a hot item this year as there are so few sales on Black Friday.

BJ’s: Wii Holiday Bundle $199.99

Sam’s Club: Nintendo Wii Blue Console $99.99

Sears: Nintendo Wii w/ New Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Galaxy Music $134.99

Walmart: Nintendo Wii Limited Edition Blue Console $99.96

Thanks The Coupon Challenge!

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Black Friday Deals: Nintendo DS


This seems to be one of the hot Black Friday items this year!

Best Buy:  3DS Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land Game (flame red) $179.99

Kmart:  3DS Game System (black) $169.99

Target:  3DS Game System (blue, cosmo black or flame red) $169.99

Toys R Us:  3DS Super Mario Bundle with Super Mario Bobblehead Stylus $189.99
November 22-23 3DS Game System $169.99

Walmart:  3DS Game System $199.99
November 21-23 DS Game Bundle-Comes with console and choice of game $189.00

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