Target has finally released their 2018 Top Toys list, and while they are a bit behind Amazon and Walmart, they're pulling out ALL of the stops! Target is adding 2,500 new and exclusive toys both in-store and online.
They will be offering in-store events, a digital toy catalog, and their online "Toy Hub," which will make shopping for kids even easier! We saw various discounts last year from Target, including $10 off a $50 toy purchase and their weekend Cartwheel deals which often featured toys.
As always, if you have the Target REDcard, you'll get an additional 5% off your purchase and free shipping on any order. Plus, we've seen a lot more REDcard holder exclusive sales this year, so we're expecting to see more during the holidays. We talk all about signing up for the REDcard in our How to Save Money at Target post.
Without further ado, here are our top picks from the 2018 Target Top Toys List:
We're excited to see the Toy List and even to hear that they will be offering a digital Toy Catalog, but for nostalgia sake, we sure hope they'll be releasing a print one as well! Keep an eye on our Hot Deals page for the best deals we can find on this year's hottest toys!
You can mark your calendars for Walmart's first National Play Day on September 8th, where your kids can play with top toys, take pictures, and enter giveaways. While this sounds great on paper, it could be a major test of your patience as your kid and hundreds of others try out the same toy.
Walmart will not only be carrying some of the season's hottest toys, including items we saw on Amazon's Top 100 Toy List such as the Barbie Dreamhouse and Fingerlings Hugs, but they will also have tons of Walmart Exclusive products. Keep in mind that means less competition for those items and possibly higher prices, so we'll be hoping to see them on sale in the Walmart Black Friday ad.
Amazon has released their Top 100 Holiday Toys list a full week earlier than last year! We saw Walmart release theirs a day earlier than Amazon last year, so we'll be watching for theirs to come out soon.
Toy shopping will be a whole different ballgame this year since Toys R Us has closed. We always found at least a few deals in their Black Friday ad, but it was always the Toy Catalog that seemed to really kick off the season. Maybe Amazon will pick up the slack with great deals on this season's hottest toys.
Amazon, similar to last year, hasn't released an official press release announcing their toy list; however, you can view the landing page as well as sort through the toys. Most of these aren't on sale yet, so while we encourage making a shopping list, we definitely don't encourage purchasing them just yet. We'll be sure to add any hot toy deals to our Hot Deals page so that you don't miss out on any price drops.
We did notice that the very popular L.O.L. Surprise toys made an appearance on the list again this year (FIVE times) and they even have a Limited-Edition Surprise being released on September 25th. If your kiddo is adding these to their wish list, you're not going to want to miss that day as they may sell out quickly.
If you're wondering when we'll start leaking Black Friday circulars, check out our 2017 Ad Scan Timelines to get a better idea of when you'll see your first Black Friday 2018 doorbusters. Does all of this sound foreign to you? Maybe you need a quick refresher. Our Black Friday 101 article will help you learn more about our favorite day of the year.
Finally, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our emails, for hot deal alerts, giveaways, and more. We'll be holding contests year-round, and updating this site with all Black Friday news and sales. In the meantime, come find us at the places we mentioned above so we can stay in contact. See you there!
Labor Day is fast approaching us. The kids are back in school, and the hot days will slowly start cooling into fall. Are you getting ready for the upcoming holiday season?
All of us here are busy searching and preparing for the busy holiday season and the busiest day of our year - Black Friday. We thought "What better way to kick off the end of summer than with an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway?".
Congrats to Dia, for winning a $150.00 Amazon gift card! Winner has been emailed!
Hey BFAds Fans,
We're finally to August, which means summer is almost over and the most exciting time of the year is getting closer! On August 14th there will only be 100 days to go until Black Friday 2018!
We are already busy prepping for the busy Black Friday season and are ready to bring you the best Black Friday ads - before everyone else! Plus, we'll be writing up articles and buying guides so that you not only know that you make sure you're getting the best deal! We're packing the prize closet full for our November Contest, but we thought we'd give you a chance to win now! Enter for a chance to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card until August 14th, 2018.
The earliest ad leak we saw last year was Harbor Freight on August 28th, that means in just a few weeks you may see the first ad of the 2018 Black Friday season! We'll also be keeping an eye out for toy lists and holiday catalogs, but unfortunately with the closure of Toys R Us we won't be having a huge toy catalog to browse through, but we'll still be on the lookout for other stores to pick up the slack on toy deals!
Don't forget to subscribe to our Black Friday newsletter so you're the first to know when an ad scan leaks! Plus, check out our Hot Deals page and you may find items on your list already on sale! We're also on Twitter and Facebook so feel free to give us a shout out there!
Our favorite summer shopping holiday is on it's way. Here's what you need to know about Prime Day 2018.
Prime Day will start on July 16 at 3PM ET and run through July 17. This year the 36-hour event will have over 1,000,000 deals worldwide. Deals will come in the form of Lightning Deals, similar to Black Friday, and they can go live as often as every five minutes.
Amazon is tight-lipped on specifics, but there are a few things we do know. Prime Day 2018 will feature double the deals on Amazon devices and the "biggest deals yet" on Alexa-enabled products. Whole Foods customer may want to check out their local store during the event, since there will be special discounts to enjoy, including 10% off hundreds of sale items throughout the store.