Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black Friday- real deals?

Are Black Friday deals the real thing? Or are they just a gimmick to get you to wake up at the crack of dawn and into a store on a day you should be sleeping off turkey?

The truth is, at least in my opinion, is that there are some good deals for the early risers. A few cream puffs to get you in the door. The rest of the "deals" are just good old-fashioned sales you will see for the next 4-5 weeks till Christmas.

If you just happen to be one of the people in the market for one of the cream puff deals, it is well worth it.

Sears held its first "Black Friday Now!" sale last week. Big box favorite Best Buy also held their first not-exactly-Black-Friday sale called "Shop Early-Save Big" November 5-6.

Computer e-tailer has launched a Black November featuring "shell shocker"-priced (get it? eggs? shells?) merchandise.

Target will open their doors at 4 am on Black Friday for 2 days of deals, followed by Cyber Monday deals.  Sign up here to get their email alerts.

Walmart has not yet announced its' Black Friday deals, but has confirmed they are coming, as well as Cyber Week Deals.

Toys "R" Us' Great Big Christmas Book began arriving for customers' on Oct. 31, featuring sales that will end on Nov. 24.

Twitter and Facebook are a great way to track which retailers have specials, values, and deals going on each day, in addition to subscribing to your favorite retailers' email newsletters.

Lowes on Facebook
Sam's Club on Twitter
Target on Facebook
Target on Twitter
Home Depot on Facebook
Old Navy on Twitter

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