Entries from November 20, 2005 - November 26, 2005


Weekend Update

Many new things to share with you! And here's an interesting read about Black Friday. We also recently updated our freebies page and if you haven't checked it out yet, Amazon is still offering free $30 Amazon gc w/ Huggies purchase, this offer ends in a few days, Nov.30!!

Free gift from Glamour when you purchase Clearasil

Free HP paper sample pack

Take a quiz for a free Motorola pen

La-z-boy $25 rebate offer- 12/31/05

Free sample of Tylenol EZ Tabs

Free $10 gasoline card/ with insurance quote (select states)

Free deck of playing cards with pop from Degree deodorant


Fist Fights and Falls Sum Up This Black Friday

Wow, did you see the news about Black Friday? People getting into fights and others being trampled? Here's one story from CNN.com. Surprisingly, I didn't go out shopping until early afternoon. When I did, I found Walmart was very quiet, Kohl's wasn't too crowded (I got a plush Snoopy and Woodstock for $5 each, very cute), Best Buy was very crowded though, but the mall wasn't too bad. For me, it was a low key shopping day. There didn't seem to be as much traffic as I remember from last year. One reason could be the snow we got a few days ago and the very cold temps. I hope you all had a happy Black Friday and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Here's the latest:

JCPenney, $25 off custom decorating coupon- 12/31/05

Free sample of Sarah Jessica Parker perfume

Macy's Million Dollar contest

Macy's, $16.95 Scooby Doo w/ $35 purchase

Sign up for Toys R Us deals email

Hot tip: Go to Disneyshopping.com and use code TAKE15 for $15 off your order, no minimum. Select items qualify for the discount. These items include cookie jars, pajamas, ornament sets and more.

Blockbuster Customer? If you qualified for the Blockbuster settlement from last year, free rental coupons are printing at the register: 2 free rentals, plus 5 $1 off any rental/non food purchase. They expire 11/28.


Black Friday Deals, Tips and more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prepare your Black Friday shopping plan now!

I looked over the ads at Gottadeal.com and here are some of the items that stood out to me:

Best Buy:
24 - Seasons 1, 2 or 3 DVD Box Sets - $19.99
$3.99 DVD's
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Axion 4.2" Portable DVD Players - $99.98 (after rebate)
Delphi Roady 2 XM Satellite Radio - $29.99


8 Pc. Fondue Set - $4.99
Animated White Reindeer Lawn Figures - $14.88
5 Pc. Kitchen Textile Sets - $2.99
Magna Doodle with Bonus Pocket Etch A Sketch - $10.00
Yahtzee or Racko Card Game - $4.00
Your Choice Select Hasbro Family Games - $8.00

Thanksgiving Sales Ad

Friday Door Buster Deals (includes a DVD player for under $10!)

Friday and Saturday Two Day Sale Ad


Art Explosion Seasons, Events & Holidays - Free After Rebate
Family Tree Maker Essentials - Free After Rebate
Kodak Picture Paper 60 Sheets 4x6" - $1.99
Secure Digital Memory Card Reader - Free After Rebate
Targus 64-CD Wallet - Free After Rebate


AT&T Trimline Phone - Free After Rebate
Brother P-touch PT-1180 Label Maker - $9.99 (after rebate)
Canon 50 Sheet 4x6 Photo Paper - $2.94


6 1/2 Foot Pre-lit Pine Christmas Tree w/ Free Wreath - $29.88
Candy Land, Cootie, Hi-Ho Cherry-O Board Games - $3.88
Craft Kits (Airplane, Bird House, more) - $8.99
KitchenAid Stand Mixer w/ Free $10 Target GC - $159.00
Kodak EasyShare 300 Photo Printer - $68.88
Let's Go Fishin', Memory, Chutes and Ladders, Spider-Man Board Games - $3.88
Lexmark Z517 Inkjet Printer - $16.88
Lite-Brite Flat Screen - $6.00
Rival 5.5qt Crock-Pot Slow Cooker w/ Mini Warmer - $19.00
Selected Jar Candles - $5.00
Shrek 2, Harry Potter, Shark Tale, Scooby-Doo 2 DVDs - $5.88
Toastmaster 1.5qt Slow Cooker - $4.14
Toastmaster 12-cup Coffemaker - $4.14
Westinghouse .6 cu.ft. Microwave - $30.00

See all here in the Target online ad

Target wakeup call for Black Friday


More Black Friday deals

Family Christian, 20% off- 11/25-11/27/05

Gymboree: after Thanksgiving sale online and in stores- 11/25-11/27

Eddie Bauer Black Friday: Receive a Holiday Shopping Kickoff Card and save up to an additional 30% off. Card available only Friday, November 25, until noon! To be applied to your purchase between Friday November 25 and November 27.

Pier One 10% off coupon- 11/25-11/27

Sam's Club: is offering FREE continental breakfast until 9:30.

Costco: is giving away free recipe books on Black Friday.

Sears: is giving $10.00 gc to the first 200 people on Black Friday

Kohl's: for 2 days only receive $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 in purchases, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25 & 26, 2005

Gap b1g1 50% off, Nov.23-27, 2005

Bath & Body Works: Doorbusters Wallflowers $5 and Pleasures Bubble Bath & Shower Gel $5


Black Friday Store Hours

Radio Shack-- 6 am
Sears-- 6 am
WalMart-- 5 am
Lowe's-- 10 am
Office Max-- 7 am
Toys R Us-- 6 am
Home Depot-- 6 am
Target-- 6 am
Walgreens-- 7 am
Best Buy-- 5 am
KMart-- 6 am
Rite Aid-- 7 am
Dillards-- 7 am
Game Stop-- 7 am
Media Play-- 6 am
JC Penney-- 5 am
Circuit City-- 5 am
Mervins --5 am
Cabela's-- 8 am
Michaels-- 6 am
Dick's Sporting Goods-- 5:30 am


Tips for a successful Black Friday:

~Wear comfortable clothes

~Pack snacks for later in the day

~Go over the ads and make a list of what you are looking for. Print coupons for more savings.

~Get to bed at a good time on Thanksgiving night, so you are ready to hit the stores first thing Friday morning!

~If you are shopping with a group that will be splitting up, especially at a mall, bring a walkie-talkie or cell phones to keep in contact.

~Decide which stores are most important. Best Buy is extremely popular Black Friday. If there is something there you have your eye on, be sure to be there first thing!

~Leave young children at home. Black Friday can be very chaotic, especially when you are shopping with children. If possible, get a babysitter for that day.

~Be sure to check Savingsmania.com for online Black Friday deals too!

Here's an interesting article about Black Friday:Retailers seeing red over Black Friday tips


Free Gift Cards!

Buy gift cards for gifts, get a freebie for yourself!

~Chili's, buy $25 gc's, get free $5 gc

~Bennigan's, buy $50 gc's, get $10 gc free

~Texas Roadhouse, buy $50 gc's, get a free Willie Nelson Christmas CD

~Auntie Anne's, with any $10 purchase get $30 in coupon savings!

~TGI Fridays, buy $25, get a $5 gc or buy $50, get a $10 gc

~On the Border, buy $25.00 gift card, get $5.00 gift card.

~Macaroni Grill, buy a $50.00 gift card, get a $10.00 gift card

~Dave & Busters, purchase $50 gift card, get $10 in game tokens (or purchase $25, get $5 game tokens

~BW3- Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

~Buca De Beppa- Buy $100 gift certificate, get $25 gift certificate free

~Souplantation- Buy $100 certificates, get 1 free meal pass

~Sammy's Pizza Kitchen- Buy $50 certificate online and get a coupon for a free pizza.

~Tony Roma's- Buy $50 certificate, get $10 free

~Jack in the box- Buy $10 gift certificate, 2 free tacos

~Blockbuster- Buy $50 in gift certificates, get $5 free

~Home Depot, spend $50+ on gift cards till 12/7 and receive 3 free itunes

~Krispy Kreme, buy a $25 gift card, get one dozen original donuts free

~Joe's Crab Shack free gift card offer

Check back for more!


Free Papa John's pizza, Free itunes, more

We'll be updating our Black Friday page all week, bookmark it and check back for the latest!

Family Christian, $5 off digital praise software- 12/3/05

Family Christian, 20% off- 11/25-11/27/05

Gymboree after Thanksgiving sale online and in stores- 11/25-11/27

Eddie Bauer Black Friday: Receive a Holiday Shopping Kickoff Card and save up to an additional 30% off. Card available only Friday, November 25, until noon! To be applied to your purchase between Friday November 25 and November 27.

Take this quiz for free itunes

Papa John's freebie- buy a extra-large specialty pizza and get a free large 1 topping pizza, when you order online with code BACK

Pier One 10% off coupon- 11/25-11/27

In the December/January 2006 issue of Family Fun, there is a $5 off $10 coupon for Build a Bear,page 93.

In the new People magazine, coupon in it for Madagascar DVD, $3 off, Shark Tale or Shrek or Shrek2, $3 off and The Island movie, $3 off.

Giant Eagle deal: Buy any 8 General Mills Cereals, and receive an $8.00 catalina off your next purchase. PLUS, you get 2 catalinas for a free Giant Eagle 64oz. Apple Juice!

PayPal/EBay code: 10% off one item up to $25, C1-Holiday2005-11/30

Borders printable, 50% off select books- 11/27/05

Giant Eagle free gift card deal: Spend $150 or more at participating DICK'S Sporting Goods locations on November 25th and receive a FREE $25 GetGoĀ® Gift Card!