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Black Friday: Share your deals and stories

Posted November 27, 2015

Black Friday

How is your Black Friday shopping going today?

What fabulous deals did you score?

Did you hit the stores Thursday night, get up at the crack of dawn today or see anything crazy?

Share your stories here!


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  • raesmom1612 Nov 27, 2015

    So the only thing we were looking for was a Barbie pop up camper for none other than Princess Rae.....well DH and I went to the local "non 24 hour WalMart" (they closed at midnight last night) and we got the last one!!!!!! With these crazy hormones I'm experiencing, it almost made me cry lol! We also picked up some men's house shoes, PJ's for Rae and a how are we gonna get this thing home lol

  • watchhillgirl Nov 27, 2015

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    It was Kristin's shoes and apparel. Everything was 50 percent off! Great deals and NO CROWDS!!! I will got there again next year. I got my husband his kicking shoes at the great outdoor company!

  • LAXMom12 Nov 27, 2015

    Good to know watchhillgirl. What store had the boots?

  • watchhillgirl Nov 27, 2015

    I went to Cameron village and got 2 pairs of boots 50 percent off. Because I spent $150.00 I got a $25.00 gift card to use anywhere in Cameron village. So I bought my husband a pair of hiking boots that were 50 percent off at another store. Ended up spending 30 for his boots! Great deals! I went by southpoint and it was crazy. All other shopping will be done from the comfort of my couch! No one was at Cameron village today! Very easy shopping!

  • vlynn Nov 27, 2015

    Jdouglas13 re giftcards: kroger has digital coupons that you can load to get discounts off giftcards. They have 20% off for gap, old navy, & banana republic. Not sure if there are activation or inactivity fees, so check before you buy. I got a great deal a few years ago on Chipotle gift cards at Kroger with a similar type of coupon.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 27, 2015

    Have we ever done a gift card tutorial here? I know there are smart ways to buy them to save $$$, but I could use some tips. And let's assume I have no SB available to buy them. LOL

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 27, 2015

    Great deals, Vlynn! Thanks for sharing!

    LAXMom12 - What a good experience! I will keep it in mind if I do any Kohl's Black Friday in-store shopping next year.

    The only Black Friday in-store shopping I have done so far is at CVS where I picked up the free and almost free items using Extrabucks I earned on Monday and a Swagbucks gift card so it was all free and I got a bunch more Extrabucks to use in the next couple weeks at CVS or Harris teeter. :-)

    I have made online purchases at Kohl's, Amazon and Walmart and got great deals at all 2 stores. My Kohl's purchases were made on Tuesday (since their Black Friday was already live then) and they have already shipped. And I am just about done holiday gift shopping.

  • vlynn Nov 27, 2015

    There's a great deal at City Barbque next to Cabela's today---buy a $25 gift card and today they will give you a $10 bonus card, too. I think it's an excellent way to save on splurges! I ususally buy gift cards at my favorite restaurants to use during the year, but I never thought about checking for Black Friday deals on them. At City Barbque, it's usually a $5 bonus, but it's doubled today. There's also a bonus deal on Outback Steakhouse gift cards at Sams Club today, too. I think it's $85 for $68.

  • LAXMom12 Nov 27, 2015

    Well I learned something today. Usually we have the $10 Kohls Black Friday coupon that I always dread going to use (in store only). Today we went around 10 and there were maybe 10 people in line at checkout. Usually we are at the back of the store in a line that takes an hour plus. The mistake we were making was getting there around noon and the coupon expires at 1:00. We shopped and checked out with hardly any wait today. Lesson learned!