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Black Friday brag thread: Share your best buys & shopping stories!

Posted November 22, 2012


If you are shopping the Black Friday sales starting on Thursday and lasting through Cyber Monday, we want to hear all about it!  Did you find the sale of the century? Did you witness any Black Friday craziness? Here's the place to share all your Black Friday stories!


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  • cmk617 Nov 24, 2012

    Scoredsome great finds at Gymboree: everything was 30% off, even clearance. Then I used a 20% coupon I received in the mail. Bought items for $2.50 and $4.00 -- that's cheaper than Walmart! Also good finds at Belk and Macy's and nearly everything on my list at Walmart too. I didn't go out until Friday at 5 a.m. and most of the deals were still available. :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 23, 2012

    Thanks for sharing your deals (and chaos) everyone!

    I finally went out to Walgreens around 4 pm this afternoon and there were no lines and they had all the freebies I was looking for. That's my kind of Black Friday shopping! lol

  • LuvinCam Nov 23, 2012

    JC Penney was a zoo, every register had extremely long lines. I walked right through the store and kept it moving.

  • LuvinCam Nov 23, 2012

    I did Black Friday shopping for the first time in probably 20 years. My son and I left home 2 4:30 a.m. with hopes of getting a $59 Christmas Tree @ Home Depot. They had plenty and even had cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate for the shoppers. I was very impressed! I also purchased some 99 cent poinsettias for my sister and myself. Check-out was smooth and easy. I went to several other places (7.5 hours worth) but my entire trip was perfected at my first stop, thanks Home Depot! :-)

  • beez Nov 23, 2012

    I was at Macy's this morning and shoppers were getting very annoyed because most items at Macy's are ineligible for the coupon in their ad. I hope people were able to get good deals without it.
    Belks was great and if you did not have a coupon, they scanned one for you.

  • LAXMom12 Nov 23, 2012

    My daughter wanted the Jason Aldean CD for $7 at Target. We didn't get there until around 11: 00 am this morning. There were none on the shelf and the guy told me his computer was showing one more but it was probably just not updated from a recent purchase. We were checking out the Black Friday display of movies at the front of the store and I was looking around at the ones left on top of the display. Underneath a couple of moves was that last Jason Aldean CD. I became Mom of the Year. LOL!!!!!

  • lcarr333 Nov 23, 2012

    Needed a new chest freezer and Sears had a 14.8 cu ft model normally $529.49 on sale for $397.49 ($132 off). I bought four $100 Sears gift cards through Albertsons giving me four $20 off your next purchase Albertsons groceries ($80 free groceries), used them to purchase the freezer at Sears. This brings the price of the freezer down to $317.49 and I can mail my receipt to my power company for a $50 credit (with the Energy Star efficiency rating of the freezer), making my OOP for the freezer $267.49, or 51% off of full retail. Whoo hoo!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 23, 2012

    So - any crazy Black Friday stories to report? Four hour wait in line? Did you see any knock-down, drag-out, hair-pulling brawls??

    What was the BEST deal you bought?

  • suramsey Nov 23, 2012

    Restaurant.com has great savings on area restaurants today. I got almost $200 off for $38. Today only use code GIFT and get half off EVERYTHING sitewide! http://rst.cm/fwq1r

  • nceducator79 Nov 23, 2012

    Kohl's had a great sale on tons of stuff...I spent $276 on over $600 worth of stuff and got $75 Kohl's cash back to spend. I'm almost done with all my Christmas shopping and will probably stay under my $600 budget. Not bad for a family of 4!