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Black Friday 2016 Online Sale Start Times

You asked, and we're answering. We're happy to present you our list of Black Friday 2016 online sale start times! Read More


Black Friday Shopping Survey 2016

Seeking answers to who, what, when, where and why we shop the Black Friday sales, this year BFAds farmed out 15 questions to consumers that said they will present and accounted for come Friday November 25…or is was Thursday November 24? Or earlier? More than 8 in 10 said they will definitely shop for Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving! What kind of Black Friday deals are they most excited about? Which stores do they plan to visit and how much will they spend? Which holiday shopping event ranks highest for having the best prices? Would Donald Trump be a more frugal Black Friday shopper than Hillary Clinton? Let's find out… Read More


Infographic Black Friday Shopping Survey 2016

A whopping 83% of those looking for Black Friday deals this year will be doing so on Thanksgiving and 56% will start shopping on Thanksgiving morning, if not earlier. Nearly 4 in 10 will use Black Friday sites to get the majority of sales intel. This is in sharp contrast to the nearly 4 in 10 that scoured newspaper ads for the same info 4 years ago, as was featured in Mashable in 2012. Back then, 44% said holiday gifts were the primary reason for shopping Black Friday sales while this year more than 6 in 10 said their primary reason was to seek out low prices. Huh…it appears many of us will be shopping for ourselves! Read More


Record Store Day Black Friday 2016

From classic rock to trap to experimental noise, this year the Record Store Day Black Friday sale is better than ever. Read More


How-to Shop Kohl's: Tips & Tricks

Here's a few of our favorite tips & tricks to saving even more at Kohl's. Read More


Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2016

Are you boycotting stores that are open on Thanksgiving this year? Do you want to see which stores share your values? Here's a list of merchants that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2016. Read More


Black Friday 2016 Store Hours

Here's a comprehensive list of Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2016 store hours! Where possible we have also included online sale information. We'll update this with more information as we receive it. Read More


50 Days Till Black Friday 2016 Giveaway

Four lucky winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on October 7th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 Black Friday Toy Lists Released

Several merchants have released their Top Toy Lists for 2016! These don't have any special discounts just yet, but they are a great resource for those of you who want to stay on top of toy shopping trends this holiday season. In addition, the items that span multiple top toy lists will usually be the first to be offered at doorbuster prices. Read More


Black Friday 101

Are you entirely new to Black Friday, or do you just want to brush up on your shopping skills? Read on for expert tips and advice from our Black Friday staff! Read More


Infographic 2016 Black Friday Predictions

We bring you the “Top 10 Black Friday Predictions” which point to a record number of deals and doorbusters for the 2016 holiday shopping season. Savvy shoppers should be on the lookout for more discounted 4K TVs than last year, as well as super cheap video games, xbox One bundles under $200 and some of the lowest prices of the year on smart home devices. BFAds brings you the early Black Friday forecast in this fun infographic…share it with your friends! Read More


2016 Black Friday Predictions

This year, Thanksgiving weekend shoppers will have access to more than 52,000 Black Friday Deals (49,000 in 2015), including 15,000 deals under $20 each. We expect a record of more than 7,000 Black Friday Doorbusters with more available online and via mobile devices than ever before. Read on for our predictions regarding this year's hottest Black Friday items. Read More


Labor Day Giveaway 2016

One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! The giveaway ends at 5PM Central Time on September 6th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck and have a save Labor Day! Read More


100 Days Til Black Friday

With only 100 days to go until Black Friday 2016, we post some predictions, the first rumor of the year, and a $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! Read More


Gotta Catch 'em All: Pokemon Go Essentials

Do you have what it takes to catch all 151 Pokemon? Our list of Pokemon Go essentials will help you get started. Read More


Prime Day 2016 Primer

Amazon Prime Day 2016 begins at midnight PT on July 12th. Our primer is packed with tips and tricks on how to best shop Amazon's Prime Day 2016 sale! Read More


2016 Prime Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive $200 in AmEx gift cards! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on July 12th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


Amazon Prime Day 2016

Amazon Prime Day is back, baby! Read on for the full scoop regarding their plans for this year. Read More


2016 Mother's Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on May 9th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


How to Watch the Game of Thrones Premiere for Free Tonight

Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres tonight at 9PM EDT. For those of us who don't have cable, luckily there's still a way to binge-watch the rise and fall of houses Stark, Lannister, and all the rest. Read More


Microsoft to Halt Production of Xbox 360

Today, Microsoft announced plans to halt production of the Xbox 360. Read on to find a silver lining. Read More


2016 Earth Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on April 22nd, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 Record Store Day

Record Store Day's annual event is on Saturday, April 16th! Here we'll list our favorites from the 2016 list and let you know how to find out if your local record shop is participating. Read More


2016 Tax Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on April 18th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 April Fools Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on April 4th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 Easter Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on March 28th, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 Pi Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit & $25 Papa John's gift card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on Pi Day (3/14), so make sure to get your entries in before then! Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted. Good luck! Read More


2016 St Patrick's Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on March 17th, so make sure to get your entries in before then. Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted! Read More


2016 Leap Day Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $250 Walmart Gift Card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on February 29th, so make sure to get your entries in before then. Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted! Read More


Amazon Raises Free Shipping Threshold to $49

Amazon raised their free shipping threshold. What do you think? Read More


2016 Valentine's Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and a snazzy $100 Amazon Gift Card! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on February 16th, so make sure to get your entries in before then. Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted! Read More


Restaurant Deals for The Big Game

The Big Game is on February 7 and we're rounding up the best restaurant deals ahead of time! Beat the crowds and order early so you can be at home when the game starts! Read More


2016 Big Game Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a 1-Year Amazon Prime Membership, along with a snazzy $100 Amazon Gift Card to kick off their shopping spree! We'll draw the winner at 5PM Central Time on February 8th, so make sure to get your entries in before then. Please remember that submissions via email are not accepted! Good luck, and may the best team win! Read More


Below are our archived articles from 2015:

Last-Minute Gifts & Giving Back on a Budget

Here's a list of some last-minute gift ideas! We’ve also included frugal ways to give back this season. Read More


Black Friday Store Hours

Look no further for your definitive list of Thanksgiving & Black Friday store hours! We'll keep this list fresh throughout the rest of the shopping season and let you know when anything is updated or changes are made. Read More


Record Store Black Friday 2015

The organizers of Record Store Day released their Black Friday list, which is full of great gifts for any music fan. Read More


Camping for A Cause

Kevin Sutton of Orlando is making the most of his time spent outside Best Buy in anticipation of their Black Friday sale. Read More


Black Friday 2015 Deal Predictions

After looking at over ten years of Black Friday ads as well as the best Cyber Monday deals, BFAds takes their experience and makes some predictions about Black Friday 2015 deals. Read More


Free Coffee for National Coffee Day

September 29th is National Coffee Day! Read on for a list of locations where you can get yourself a free cup of coffee. Read More


Back To School Tax Free Weekend 2015

A handful of States in the US participate in Back To School Tax Free Weekends. They aren't all necessarily a weekend long, but knowing when to save on taxes is an important part of your Back To School shopping strategy. In this Back To School shopping guide, we will let you know which States participate, when they participate, and what the rules are for Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2015. Read More


Last Minute 4th of July Deals

If you are looking for what our expert Deal Hunters think are the best 4th of July deals from the 4th of July sales they have come across, you can find them right here! Read More


4th of July Sales & Deals

The 4th of July is this Saturday, but there are already sales you can shop. Our Deal Hunters have collected the best 4th of July sales with the best 4th of July deals into one place, so you can score some great prices, and then get back to planning your Independence Day BBQ. Read More


Last Minute Father's Day Deals

In case you missed our newsletter yesterday, our Deal Hunters put together a nice list of last minute Fathers Day Deals for 2015, so we archived it here for you. Happy shopping! Read More


Memorial Day 2015 Sales Going On Now!

While Black Friday is our raison d'être, we can't pass up a good deal or sale no matter when in the year it occurs. Memorial day sales tend to be some of the better annual sales, so we have collected the best of those sales in one place, for your convenience.

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Teacher Appreciation Freebies & Discounts

This week is teacher appreciation week, so we've tried to collect all of the best freebies and discounts in one place, to thank our teachers. It runs from today until the 8th, but May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day, and as a way to thank teachers, some business are giving away freebies and discounts.

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File Your Taxes Cheap, Or Even Free

Tis the season to file your 2014 Taxes, and we're here to help you clear the way for a tax return that you can make the most of! Tax deals are happening all over the internet right now, but they will start to fade away the closer we get to April 15th.

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Below are our archived articles from 2014:

Take Advantage of Free Shipping Day

You want your gifts delivered in time for the holidays, right? Read on to learn about National Free Shipping Day, and the cut off dates for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. We also let you know some major retailers' free shipping requirements.

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What is Green Monday?

What does it mean when retailers use the term "Green Monday" in their promotions and ads? More importantly, are the deals worth checking out?

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Black Friday 2014 Store Opening Times

We have compiled a huge list of store opening times to help you breeze through your Black Friday shopping! Please note that your local stores may choose to open at times other than the official listed hours. So be ready, and happy shopping! Read More


Black Friday 2014 Store Layaway Policies

Every year, we get a lot of questions regarding Black Friday layaway policies at individual stores. This article provides the Layaway policies and procedures (as well as links to each store's website for clarification) at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Best Buy. Read More


Shipping Your Gifts With Confidence

After the perfect storm of last-minute orders and inclement weather that complicated holiday shipping for retailers last year, many stores are prepping for Black Friday 2014 by buffing up their operations. But will it be enough to handle the increased number of shoppers fulfilling their gift lists online? Read More


Online Pricing Versus In-Store

At our core, as Americans, we care very deeply about the principal of the thing. When I ran across this article discussing how my online dollar might not be going as far as my in person dollar at Wal-Mart on school supplies, my first reaction was to check the details. Read More


The Origins and Evolution of Black Friday

The Day after Thanksgiving, now more commonly known as Black Friday, is the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season and one of the largest sales days of the year. But, given the [negative] connotations associated with “black” events, why on Earth would retailers decide to call such an important day “Black Friday?” Read More



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