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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: Black Friday Bonanza

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Black Friday Bonanza

Saving money is all about being organized and thinking ahead. Black Friday is a perfect example. Most of us are completely exhausted after all of the busy activities of Thanksgiving and still have dirty dishes in the sink the next day, but the organized shopper wakes up early the next morning, ready to hit the stores and grab the bargains. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it marks the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

The term dates back to at least 1966The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day. More recently, the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit). In many cities it is not uncommon to see shoppers lined up for hours before stores with big sales open. Once inside the stores, shoppers rush around and snatch up what they can, as many stores have only a few of the big-draw items. On occasion, injuries and even fatalities are reported. Now that’s a bit much just to save a few dollars!

This year, in hopes of surviving the rough economy, some stores have started their Black Friday sales already! Check out these helpful web sites to find some of the great deals out there:

Here are some examples of what you can find:

Black Friday Free Stuff at Target

Target will open its doors at 5:00am on Black Friday.
Get $10 Gift Card With Any $100 In Store Purchase
Get $10 Gift Card With Select Video Game Purchases
Get $15 Gift Card With Any Apple 8GB iPod Nano Purchase
Get $20 Gift Card With Any DSi System Purchase
Get $30 Gift Card With Any Apple 32GB iPod Touch Purchase
Get $50 Gift Card With Any Call Of Duty Super Elite XBOX 360 System Bundle
Get $50 Gift Card With Any XBOX 360 120GB Elite Game System Bundle Purchase

Staples Freebies at Black Friday
Staples opens doors at 6:00am on Black Friday.
Items that are free after rebate:
- Free Canon Photo Printer With Purchase Of Any Digital Camera
- 4 Device Universal Remote
- Sharp Handheld Calculator
- 20 pack of Duracell Batteries (Free After Staples Rewards)
- Peachtree Pro Accounting 2010

Very cheap items:
$1 - 50-Pack of HP Everyday 8.5x11 Photo Paper

Toys R Us (Black Friday)
Toys R Us opens at 5:00am on Black Friday. Doorbuster items are marked with a *
Free Bendaroos 100 Piece Set With Any 500 Piece Set Purchase - Free
Free Easel Starter Kit With Any Imaginarium Deluxe Wooden Art Easel Purchase - Free
Free EVA Sleeve Kit With Any DSi Holiday Bundle - $0.00 *
Free Imaginarium Big Train Set With Any Arch Train Table Purchase - Free
Uno Card Game - B1G1 Free
Gear Monkey Video Game Accessories - B1G1 Free *
Batman Dark Knight 6 Figures - B1G2 Free
Select Nintendo DS Games - B1G1
School Zone Books And Flashcards - B2G1 Free *
scrabble Card Game - B1G1 Free
Go Fish Card Game - B1G1 Free
Rook Card Game - B1G1 Free
Animal Planet Foam Animals - B1G1 50% Off
Crazy Bones - B1G1 50% Off
Crayola Arts And Crafts Sets - 50% Off
Crayola Color Wonder Sets - 50% Off
Deal Or No Deal Board Game - 50% Off
Disney Wheel Of Fortune Board Game - 50% Off
Gnip Gnop Board Game - 50% Off
Ker Plunk Board Game - 50% Off
Othello Board Game - 50% Off
Pokemon, Club Penguin Or Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Packs - B1G1 50% Off
Style Six Fashion Set - B1G1 50% Off *
Thomas The Tank Engine Bike - 50% Off *
Thomas The Tank Scooter - 50% Off *
Wii Fit Accessories - 50% Off *

To help you get better organized for the new year, along with a few freebies and coupons, are some free calendars:

Free 2010 calendar from Jump Start Coalition:

Free 2010 calendar from Oriental Trading, which includes:
* A special money-saving offer for you each month!
* New tips & idea starters to help you plan fun events all year long!
* Shopping reminders for guaranteed holiday delivery.
* Tons of unique dates to celebrate every month, such as "National Ice Cream Day!"

And when you’re done with all of that shopping, relax in your favorite chair, light a free candle and read a free magazine:

Beauty Herbal Spa offers free Christmas herbal candle from their salon so that you can test candles out and see how you like it.

For a limited time, receive your own FREE subscription to Successful Living Magazine!

Enjoy this week with your loved ones and remember to take some time to offer thanks for all that you DO have.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Sister Thrifty

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