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Black Friday brag thread!

Posted November 24, 2011

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Found a deal during this Thanksgiving holiday? Here's the place to share it!

Let's hear about your best Black Friday bargains. Be sure to share all your wild and crazy shopping experiences, as well!















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  • Dr D Nov 26, 2011

    Too funny to read about FFF - we can relate! Made lists of the CVS/RA/Wags deals in advance, and suggested to the fam that it would be convenient to stop at these stores en route to our Thanksgiving family gathering. They are familiar with this, and were not excited about it, so we compromised. I got up early Th and although RA was not open at 7 as expected, I did shop at CVS early to get that one off the FFF list. That was my longest list anyway. The fam did agree to stop at Walgreens en route to visit family. Never made it to Rite Aid, but that's ok. On Friday morning, we trudged through a mall, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy with the fam for the deals they were interested in. Perhaps my wording hints that crowds and waiting in long lines are not my favorite, but we were spending time together. :-) The weather was (is still) beautiful, so long afternoon walks in the sunshine have also been a highlight for me this weekend.

  • heathersdeals Nov 25, 2011

    lucasd06-- I saved up all of my staples rewards from the past few months and used them all towards the camera.

  • ncsuecu Nov 25, 2011

    Shopped on line for the one item I would have gone out for...bargain prices shipping...and code for extra off worked...second Black Friday deal at a local store...picked up a couple of stocking stuffers..Done with Christmas shopping..Bring it on.

  • starbutterfly10252 Nov 25, 2011

    Also Walmart was price matching on Thursday night including those deals advertised being available at 5am! I got the Lion King Diamond Bluray/DVD combo for $9.96 when I used a $5 off coupon. I also got a Leapster Explorer game for only $10.99 after price matching and a coupon! Savings of $29 total!!!

  • starbutterfly10252 Nov 25, 2011

    Went to Toysrus just looking around and I found the Muppet Movies in the Bluray/DVD combo sets for 3.99... I had a $3 off a $3 purchase... I got two great movies my son will love for only $2!!!!

  • lucasd06 Nov 25, 2011

    heathersdeals--how did you get a free camera??

  • heathersdeals Nov 25, 2011

    Wanted to share my best deal EVER... I even shocked myself on this one! At Staples got an Olympus camera ($150) and an 8gb memory card ($10)... Total I paid: $0.00 and I still had $8 in rewards left over and got a $10 easy rebate to submit! They paid me $18 to walk out of the store! Thank You Staples :)

  • tamontello Nov 25, 2011

    I went to 2 Walmarts this morning & found everyone actually acted civilized!! I was so glad to not be pushed, shoved or yelled at.

  • trublondmom715 Nov 25, 2011

    I refuse to do the black friday thing after having an awful experience in a Wal-Mart a few years ago. I just don't know that I need anything THAT badly. I did however get a good deal online from Lowe's this morning on a 6.5 ft. pre-lit tree for 48.00. It's waiting for me to pick up right now. That's the only way to do black Friday shopping as far as I'm concerned :)

  • LAXMom12 Nov 25, 2011

    I did a paper product stockup this morning at BJ's with a great coupon book they had stacked with some awesome manufacturer coupons so I will have all of the Charmin, Bounty, and Puffs Plus we need for a while and saved $81 in coupons. Those are the 3 products I'm not allowed to change brands on so I was glad to save the most I have ever been able to on that stuff.