In addition to the promotions we mentioned above, Half Price Books will also be hosting 12 Days of Giveaways from December 1st through December 12th. You will be able to enter here beginning November 2nd, and every day they will give away a prize pack. More details will be revealed closer to the start of the giveaway.
The items featured in the ad are arranged into a gift guide. You can find teen gifts, food-themed items, sci-fi deals, Star Wars goodies, music-related items, and of course, books.
After the Staples news yesterday and our first ad leaking today, we are definitely looking forward to this Black Friday season more than ever! Last year we didn't post Black Friday news until October 14th - the same day the first ad of 2014 leaked. We are confident that this trend of early news will continue, so make sure you check back often to stay updated!
Today is the first day of October which means it's time to officially kick things off for the Black Friday 2015 season!
While no Black Friday ads have been released yet, we just posted our first big news of this Black Friday season, as well as a few toy lists that predict this holiday season's most popular toys. We expect the first ads to show up sometime in the next few weeks (for reference, the first 2014 ad was released on October 14).
In the interim, we will soon be announcing details regarding our 2015 BFAds t-shirts, the 8th Annual November Holiday Give-Away Sweepstakes, and our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. We already posted our first round of Black Friday buying guides with more to come, and we will continue our daily coverage of Hot Deals.
Stay tuned for more updates and surprises as we get closer to November.
It's October 1st, and with 56 days to go, we have our first major piece of official Black Friday news!
Staples announced today in a press release that Black Friday deals will go live online on Thanksgiving day. A specific start time isn't mentioned, but if 2015 is anything like years past, online deals will begin at midnight. As always, customers with a free Staples Rewards Membership will receive free shipping sitewide. Staples Black Friday deals will begin in-store at 6AM on November 27th and will continue through Cyber Monday.
You probably remember the backlash last year over stores that decided to start their in-store Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning. Staples' president addressed the issue today, stating that "We want our customers and associates to enjoy Thanksgiving their own way". Giving shoppers the option of staying home on the holiday while still
snagging great deals will no doubt be appreciated by customers and employees alike, especially considering the fact that merchants have been open earlier and earlier in previous years.
The press release also mentioned that Staples will feature "special holiday savings" in-store and online beginning in early November. They said that the deals will be available for "a huge assortment" of tech devices as well as other business essentials, but no other details were revealed.
While this isn't a Black Friday ad, it is a pretty interesting announcement. Having Black Friday deals available online on Thanksgiving is a win-win situation; employees get to stay home, traditionalists can focus on their families and get deals in-store the next day, and those of us addicted to Black Friday goodness can still get their shopping on via the Staples website. What do you think? Do you hope more stores follow in Staples' footsteps?
Target officially launched their updated price matching policy page and you guessed it, they WILL NOT price match from Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. This is actually not a big surprise as they didn't allow it last year either. They have also changed the language about coupons. Before, coupons were applied prior to the price match. If the other merchant was still lower, then Target would match the price. Now it just says that coupons cannot be used.
We wanted to say thanks to eagle-eyed Disqus user @skook48 for the heads up on this one. An unregistered user named FILA also wondered if Black Friday would be included in their policy. Part of what we love about Black Friday so much is that our fans are as excited and passionate about it as we are. If you have any news, ads, or other things, feel free to leave us a Disqus comment, Facebook us, send us a Tweet or if it is really big email us at Webmaster@BFAds.net.
Happy Wednesday! We just posted some breaking new about Target's new price matching polices and you can check out the complete story with the complete list of merchants Target will price match. Also we've selected a few of the very best deals from the list, and looked up their Black Friday prices just to prove that we can always find you a better than Black Friday price on something at BFAds. If you like these, you'll love our daily Hot Deals newsletter with a full listing, by category, of the highlights from each morning's deal-hunt. Thanks for checking out BFAds today, and stay warm out there!
The best price last Black Friday for The North Face Half-Dome Pullover Hoodies was $45.00 at Bass Pro Shop. This makes today's deal from Gander Mountain more than $20.00 better than Black Friday. Amazon has the next best price today starting at $32.76 and receives 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 289 customer reviews.
Last Black Friday Macy's offered most of the Bella Small Kitchen Appliances from today's deal for $9.99 making today's deal about $2.00 better than Black Friday. To avoid shipping & handling fees, choose free in-store pickup where available. Limit 1 rebate per household per offer and the rebate expires on October 4th.
Congrats to Paul H. for winning the Oktoberfest Xbox One Gears of War Console Giveaway. Today's Hot Deals collection is growing by the hour, as our deal-hunters search the web for the best prices since Black Friday 2014 and add them to the list. Below we've hand-picked a few of the best possible deals from our morning searches, and we're working on putting together the Hot Deals newsletter with a longer list of highlights categorized for your convenience. Right now on twitter we are giving away a $25 Starbucks Gift Card for National Coffee Day! For a list of where you can snag some free coffee, check out our Free Coffee for National Coffee Day Article! Good luck and thanks for being a fan of BFAds!
Last Black Friday Best Buy had the Dyson DC44 Origin Bagless Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum on sale for $219.99. Today's price from Best Buy beats that by $20.00. The DC44 has received great reviews at Best Buy, with 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 226 customer reviews. Amazon customers agreed, rating it 4.3 out of 5 stars from 918 customer reviews. For a more in depth review you can head over to Trusted Reviews.
The best price last Black Friday for a Nintendo Wii U 32Gb Deluxe Set was $349.99 from GameStop. That makes today's deal $90.00 better than Black Friday. The next best price today is $292.99 at Amazon and receives 4.6/5 stars based on 578 customer reviews. Cnet has a review of the Nintendo Wii U that might be helpful.
Target has issued a press release that indicates a major price matching policy update starting October first. You can now price match digital retailers at Target.com. Target has expanded their price matching window so that you now have 14 days to submit your price match. They have also added retailers to the list of stores they will price match. The full list of merchants Target will price match, according to the press release:
Target does take into account that they have both Target specific coupons and their mobile app Cartwheel. Price matching includes both of these, and says that the price must be lower AFTER using Cartwheel and a coupon, before they'll offer price match. They will also only offer one price match per item, meaning you can't buy two identical items and price match on both of them. Price matching can only be done at the customer service desk.
Congrats to Kathy M., for winning one year of Amazon Prime! Winner was emailed!
Hey BFAds fans! You may have heard that tomorrow only, Amazon is offering Prime Memberships for just $67 to first-time members! Prime Memberships usually go for $99 apiece, and for good reason; members bag free 2-day shipping on thousands of items, free Prime Video subscriptions, early access to Black Friday deals, special members-only pricing, and more. For a full list of Prime benefits and how to use them to your advantage, check out our Prime Day Guide from earlier this year.
We have good news! Today one lucky BFAds subscriber will be receiving a 1-Year Amazon Prime Membership for free!
If you want to get in on the hot $67 price, or you're a current Amazon Prime member, don't worry. You can still order your discounted membership, and if you win, you can convert your BFAds winnings into an Amazon gift card to extend your subscription.
Enter our contest using the widget below, and please remember that email submissions are not accepted. Good luck, happy shopping, and tell your friends!