We have 238 days to go until Black Friday 2017, but Home Depot decided they wanted to get in on the action early with their Spring Black Friday Sale!
If you're a Black Friday pro, then you know that usually "early Black Friday sales" are full of gimmicks and lukewarm deals. However, Home Depot's sale features truly hot prices on timely items that you might need for Spring.
This sale is running from today through April 9th, with most items available both in-store and online. We've posted the 32-page Home Depot Spring Black Friday sale ad scan for you to peruse! Remember that you can choose free in-store pickup to save on shipping costs. Otherwise, shipping is free on orders over $45.
You may have noticed that our front page has been a little quiet. With the end of the holiday shopping season, we wanted to give you a heads-up on where you can find your favorite BFAds content!
In order to provide the best year-round experience we can, our deal hunters are still posting Hot Deals every day over at our sister site FatWallet.com, both on the front page and in the forums. The FatWallet community is full of savvy shoppers and we hope you'll join us!
In case you haven't seen it, we have a snazzy new email management system.
Are you interested in receiving a no-frills, no-fuss list of hand-picked deals every day? We've got you covered. We narrow down the best of the best deals from all sorts of categories and send them out around lunchtime every day of the year. Just sign up for our Daily Hot Deals email and we'll take care of the rest.
If you like contests, giveaways, and special promotions, sign up for our Contests & News emails. We'll send you flash sales, breaking news, and more as they occur.
Finally, if you're a Black Friday purist, don't miss out on our Black Friday Newsletter. Subscribe to this list to make sure you know when Black Friday ads leak and to get our expert analysis of Black Friday deals straight to your inbox.
Head over here to manage your email subscriptions so we can send you more of what you want -- and less of what you don't.
Finally, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter for hot deal alerts, fun videos, and more. We'll keep holding contests year-round, and updating this site with all Black Friday news and sales. In the meantime, be sure to come find us at the places we mentioned above so we can stay in contact. See you there!
Breaking news! Amazon dropped their free shipping threshold to $35 today, likely because of Walmart doing the same thing a few weeks ago. There isn't an official press release yet but we'll be sure to keep you updated.
If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you'll now get Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $35. Of course, Amazon Prime members will still get free 2-day shipping among a ton of other benefits. You can click here for a free 30-day trial.
There are still a few differences between the two retail giants' shipping policies. At Walmart, you'll get free 2-day shipping on most orders over $35 or you can pay a fixed $5.99 flat-rate fee for 2-day shipping on orders less than $35. At Amazon, orders over $35 take longer to ship. You have to pay $99 a year or $10.99 per month to get that free 2-day shipping --- but there's no minimum purchase for Prime Members as long as the item is Prime eligible.
We're hoping that Walmart and Amazon continue their tug-of-war. Maybe we'll even get the average free shipping threshold down to $25 again!
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Our friends at FatWallet and Dell have partnered up to give away a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 Laptop!
These sleek little devices are ultra-portable, ultra-stylish, and perfect for everything from writing papers to streaming Netflix to sweet mobile gaming on the touchscreen. Check out the Fatwallet blog for Louryn and Chelsey's in-depth review, or their Facebook broadcast for a tl;dr version. Make sure you enter for your chance to win by 11:59PM CT on February 20th!
Today Walmart announced changes to the way they handle free shipping! There are a few different rules for this new policy, so let's dig right in.
Walmart will now offer free shipping on orders over $35. Over 2 million items across their website will be eligible for free 2-day shipping on orders over $35. If your item isn't eligible for free 2-day shipping, you'll still get free 3-5 day shipping on orders meeting the $35 minimum.
Finally, if your order has eligible 2-day shipping items, but is less than $35, you can pay $5.99 for 2-day shipping. Of course, you'll still be able to choose free in-store pickup if you'd rather get your purchases that way.
Items that are eligible for free 2-day shipping span tons of different categories, from baby and pets to household essentials, clothing, and beauty to name a few. You can use filters to search for only these items when shopping at Walmart.
This new policy means that Walmart's ShippingPass program has ended. All current ShippingPass members will receive a refund on their membership.
Walmart's updated shipping policy could give them an edge over Amazon. Amazon's free shipping threshold used to be $25, but back in 2013 they raised it to $35, and then again to $49 in 2016 -- effectively pushing customers towards an Amazon Prime membership. We're hoping this change motivates Amazon to up the ante a bit. As we always say, when stores try to outdo their competition, customers usually win.
What do you think about Walmart's new free shipping policy? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for Visiting and Tell Your Friends!
We're partnering with our sister site, BFAds, to bring you the best Black Friday content on the web!
BFAds is the “wikileaks” of Black Friday. With over a decade of experience, BFAds is the definitive source for Black Friday news, early ad scan leaks, Black Friday buying guides, doorbuster roundups, and informative articles. In fact, this team has been powering your Black Friday ad scans for over a year. Now we’re letting them take the spotlight.
We work very closely with BFAds — like, in the same building close — and they’re excited to be able to improve your Black Friday experience.