Black Friday 2012 is here

FatWallet brings you the hottest Black Friday deals, sales and ad scans for Black Friday 2012! Subscribe to be notified by email as soon as we publish our Black Friday ad leaks, deal guides, and shopping tips! Learn from the experts, when to shop early Black Friday online, how to save even more with coupons and cash back, and ways to simplify your shopping trip with Black Friday store hours and doorbuster deal guides! Oh, and we will have lots of giveaways and other Black Friday fun too! If you're interested in contributing, please check out our posting guidelines.




December 18, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Gift cards are great! The simplify your shopping, save you time, and now even save you money! Check out our huge list of more than 100 FatWallet merchants who are generous enough to pay cash back when you buy one of their gift cards/eGift cards in today's blog...
December 16, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Not much compares to the convenience of doing your comparison shopping online being able to stack up coupons and cash back, and having everything delivered to your doorstep. Getting a deal that also stacks Free Shipping can add up to really big savings, especially during the holidays when we're shopping a bit more than usual. In order to help save you money and time this holiday season we've rounded up a bunch of the free shipping offers here on the blog for you as well.
December 10, 2013 | Posted By: Marian Whitaker
Grandmas, Moms, and Girlfriends, oh my! When you've known them for years and the initial cute ideas run out, how can you get them something you know they'll enjoy? Well, we may not know your gran or special lady personally, but below are some gifts that we think most people will enjoy.
December 6, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
If you've never heard of Green Monday you're not alone. It was coined by eBay back in 2007 when they noticed that the second Monday in December had record breaking sales. ComScore said that last year, "Green Monday reached $1.275 billion in spending, ranking as the third heaviest online spending day for the season to-date." This year looks to be following in the footsteps of 2012, if the sales we're seeing on FatWallet are any indication. Our fabulous deal hunter, Kim, helped me round up the best Green Monday sales from top stores, many of which are Friends and Family sales!
December 6, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Shopping online with free in store pickup is an easy way to save money and get your gifts as quickly as possible without having to battle crowds at the stores. It is even better when you can shop online, pick up in the store for free, AND earn cash back! This blog contains cash back shopping tips and a list of popular stores that will allow you to do your shopping online, earn cash back, and pick up your purchase in the store.
November 30, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Tucked in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday which are both shopping holidays catered to big box retail and online stores, Small Business Saturday is the day dedicated to encourage holiday shoppers to shop local small businesses. Here's how you can shop local businesses while still saving money and earning Cash Back...
November 29, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
After all the preparations, scanning ads, loading deals, and buzzing in social it feels like the shopping soiree should be coming to a close, but smart shoppers know it's only just beginning! There are a lot more fantastic frugal shopping days ahead. I'll run through them in today's post helping you space out your holiday shopping and bargain hunting over the next few weeks!
November 29, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Here's a list of the top 20 things people are clicking to buy, RIGHT NOW on FatWallet! I'll be sure to update this post throughout the day as I see things sell out, so leave it open and refresh often!
November 29, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Don't you wish there was somewhere to look that compiled the dates and times of your favorite stores, what they're selling, and who has the hottest deals? Oh, you do wish that? Your wish is our command! Here at FatWallet, we've gathered and ordered all of the important Black Friday stuff for you, so you can spend less time trying to sort through all that information and more time checking items off your shopping list. Those in Massachusetts should refer to local listings, as Blue Laws prevent stores from opening on Thanksgiving Day. We will keep this list up to date for you as new stores leak their Black Friday ads, and post their store hours and doorbuster deals!
November 29, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Currently there are 31,457 deals from the ad-scans we've added to the Black Friday Deal Finder! To simplify your search for the best gift at the best price I've taken a few minutes to round up the top deals chosen by the choosy shoppers of the FatWallet community! Use this list to help you gather ideas for what to get people on your holiday gift list and to compare to see if a deal you see in the store is a great price or not!
November 27, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Black Friday is almost here! Dozens of stores have already leaked their Black Friday Deals, with more yet to come! To simplify your shopping we've created a bunch of Black Friday Survival Guides for the most popular of stores that include the stores' ad, deals, store hours, doorbuster hours, return policy and price match policy! Pretty much, everything you'd need to know about shopping at that store, corralled into one location for easy reference!
November 27, 2013 | Posted By: Peter Siess
What's better than snagging a great Black Friday deal? Getting it for free! This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for our members, and we want to give back to you! Before (or in-between!) hitting the stores, make sure to enter for some great prizes as FatWallet is continuing the Lenovo Thanksgiving Giveaway again this year with 12 hours of giveaways with a total value of more than $4,200! We have a new deal every hour from noon to midnight CST all throughout Thanksgiving Day. Values increase with each hour, so make sure you keep entering every hour! From accessories to laptops, you don't want to miss out!
November 27, 2013 | Posted By: Brian Jensen
If you’re an avid follower of the FatWallet.com blog, you obviously know the value of a great deal, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you can look forward to some of the deepest discounts of the year. As you’re taking advantage of the wallet-saving prices, it’s important to look out for deals that are simply too good to be true. Bad electronics have now been dubbed “anti-deals,” low-priced, substandard products that look great in the ream of Sunday ads about to hit your mailbox, but are less than stellar once you compare apples to apples with truly good products. Here are some tips on how to avoid the bad deals while taking advantage of the good:
November 26, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
There are 20 pages of Sports Authority Black Friday deals-432 to be exact-in their Black Friday ad this year. Start your shopping at 6pm-Midnight Thanksgiving night, and Friday from 6am-10pm. (store hours may vary). Here's a roundup of the Sports Authority deals, ads, store hours, doorbusters, price match policy and return policy for your shopping convenience!
November 26, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Shop hundreds of doorbusters at the Overstock Black Friday sale! Their 14 page ad contains 105 deals in all departments up to 90% off! We've rounded up all the important resources for you to help make shopping at Overstock a breeze. Enjoy the deals, cash back, retail and price matching policies in today's blog.
November 26, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Retailers have more than doubled the iPad and tablet deals for this year’s Black Friday events (+180 vs. 73 in 2012) and by a landslide, consumers have voted them their favorite deals in FatWallet’s Black Friday Deal Finder. They recognize these are "the lowest prices they’ve ever seen" on iPads (iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini), Kindles, Samsung’s Galaxy Tablets and Microsoft’s Surface and with Black Friday shopping starting online Thanksgiving morning, they know they may not last until Friday.
November 26, 2013 | Posted By: Marian Whitaker
Sam's Club is having a Black Friday sale and you don't want to miss out! Sam's Club has deals on electronics, TVs, gaming systems, appliances and more, so there's sure to be something you'll want to get your hands on. Get the scoop on their hours, deals, and policies so that this Friday, you'll be ready to get the biggest bang for your buck.
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Pamper your pets and pad your wallet with cash back, with the PetSmart Black Friday sale! PetSmart is giving away a Free stocking stuffed with treats for your dog or cat and over $100 in coupons to the first 100 customers, starting at 7am Friday! Here is a roundup of their Black Friday ad, deals, return policy and price match guarantee to help you maximize your savings this busy shopping weekend.
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Game Stop Black Friday 2013: Let the shopping games begin and the gamers on your list (and your wallet) be joyful! Get the XBox One and PS4, bring in your games, systems, accessories, smartphones and tablets for cash or 30% extra in-store credit, and shop from tons of fabulous deals! Most stores will open at Midnight Thanksgiving night, others open at 5am. Get the rest of the essential GameStop shopping information like price match policy, return policies and more in today's post.
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Walgreens Black Friday shopping resources rounded up for you in today's post! Are you shopping on Thanksgiving? If you are, you'll want to hit up Walgreens for sure! Lots of one day only offers, including a Free Redbox DVD rental when you make a purchase between 9am and noon on Thanksgiving. Waiting until Friday? Enjoy a 1 day coupon for 25% off your purchase of regularly priced items and awesome discounts in every department!
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Old Navy Black Friday 50% off sale starts 7pm Thursday through Friday! Will you be the Overnight Millionaire? Old Navy will be giving one million bucks to one lucky shopper. You have a chance if you're one of the first 500 people waiting in line at each store! Check out some of the favorite Old Navy Black Friday deals, store hours, return policy and price match policy in today's blog...
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Bed Bath and Beyond Black Friday 2013 ad is simple but sweet! Get a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase when you arrive at the store Friday morning from 6 am to 12 Noon. The coupon is valid all day Friday. They're also discounting Dyson products 25% !
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
The Newegg Black Friday ad has leaked! We've rounded up links you'll need to shop smart at Newegg this holiday season. Check out their Black Friday ad, deals, store hours, price match policy and return policy in today's post!
November 25, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
As one of the only sites offering Cash Back we're so excited to bring you Amazon's Black Friday Survival Guide. We're offering cash back of up to 8% in the following categories over the Black Friday weekend: Toys 3%, Jewelry & Watches 8%, Sports & Outdoors 7%, Clothing 6%, Shoes 6%, Luggage 6%, Musical Instruments 4%, Amazon Local 3%! This is on top of the great prices and selection you'll find at Amazon. Check out their Black Friday deals, return policy, price match policy and deals in today's post.
November 22, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
We've been putting in long hours to build a bunch of fantastic resources to help you save money and time this Black Friday and holiday shopping season! While we've mentioned them in social media and here on the blog, from time to time, I thought it would be easiest to pull them all together in one blog post for you! Here's a roundup of our Black Friday resources: The Black Friday Deal Finder, Apps, Store Hours and Doorbuster Deals post, and our Black Friday Shopping Survival Guides. We are continuing to update the store hours post and the survival guides as new stores leak, so keep checking back!
November 22, 2013 | Posted By: Reyna Mendoza
Rakuten has released a 3-page gift guide that features several electronics on sale! They're knocking off $1,100 on their Samsung UN55F6300 55" 1080P 120HZ Slim Smart LED HDTV. Here we have doorbuster hours, deals, return and price match policies so you can get the most out of your Rakuten.com shopping.
November 14, 2013 | Posted By: Marian Whitaker
This Thanksgiving weekend, you can save a lot of money on office supplies through OfficeMax. What are you thinking of getting for your home or work office this year? Let us help you navigate and strategize through OfficeMax deals for this Black Friday!
November 13, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Check it out! The Sears Black Friday ad leak has hit the web and we've rounded up the FatWallet members' favorite Sears Black Friday Deals, store hours, doorbusters, return policy and price match policy information for your shopping pleasure. :)
November 13, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Kmart is opening earlier than ever this year, and we've compiled some of the best deals and savings for Black Friday. As well, we have all the important info on doorbusters online and in store so you can prioritize this Thanksgiving weekend.
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Marian Whitaker
Get the low down on Target for Black Friday! Here's how to make the most of the Target Black Friday deals, layer on the savings with cash back, and what you need to know about price matching and Target's return policy. We're here to help you strategize and save in big ways. As a plus, we've gathered every link available in one place, to make your Target deal searching as effortless as possible.
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
We've been waiting for this! Best Buy has released their 23 page Black Friday Ad with almost 300 drool-worthy deals for the gadget and electronics lovers on your holiday shopping list! We're rounding up the top fav's among our FatWallet community as well as Best Buy's store hours, doorbuster deals, return policy, price match policy and FatWallet cash back for you into this spiffy survival guide to make your Best Buy Black Friday shopping easier.
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Here is your Kohl's Black Friday cheat sheet that includes everything a shopper needs to know about Kohl's Black Friday deals, ad, and offerings! We've rounded up for you all the links and information on their Black Friday ad, deals, store hours, doorbusters, price match policy and return policies to simplify your Black Friday shopping!
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
It's out! The one you've all been waiting for! Walmart's Black Friday Ad has leaked and we're rounding up all the details for you to help simplify your Black Friday shopping! Read on for the skinny on the 40 page Walmart Black Friday Ad, stuffed with 500+ deals in every category, including: Apparel, Baby, Cameras, Cellphones, Computers, Electronics, Holiday and Home Decor, Home Theatre, Movies, Sporting Goods, TV's, Tools, Toys, Video Games and so much more! We're also including the details on Walmart doorbuster events, store hours, return policy, price match policy, and last-but-not-least cash back, so you can make the most of your Walmart Black Friday shopping trip!
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
Will you be shopping Macy's Black Friday sales this year? Here's all you need to know about Macy's Black Friday deals, doorbusters, store hours, return policy, price match policy, and that oh-so-awesome cash back, so you can make the most of your Macy's Black Friday shopping adventures!
November 12, 2013 | Posted By: Penny Moneybags
The JCPenny Ad Scan is out with 72 pages of deals from every department: apparel for everyone in the family, jewelry, shoes, automobile, holiday decor, home and kitchen items, personal care, promotional items, toys, and luggage! Here's your cheat sheet survival guide to help you make the most of JCPenny Black Friday Deals, pile on the savings with cash back, including everything you need to know about the JCPenny return and price matching policies!
October 24, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
This national survey, conducted online by TNS Global on behalf of FatWallet.com in October 2013, reports that almost half (48%) of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday 2013, with more than half planning to spend more this year. Also, more than 60% surveyed under the age of 40 plan to shop Cyber Monday while more than 60% of “Boomers” say they will not. In a switch from years past there was more indications that shoppers will look to buy more tablets and smartphones than tvs and laptops this year, and 34% say they will shop for gadgets while 55% will look for store-wide discounts on Dec. 2.
October 23, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
There are so many Black Friday deals and so many stores participating in the shopping holiday, that keeping track of which deals you want to buy from which stores can be monumental. Let us simplify and streamline your Black Friday shopping with the FatWallet Black Friday Deal Finder and apps for your iPhone or Android device!
October 17, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's the day we open the voting for the FatWallet Black Friday T-Shirt contest! We had 119 members submit 246 qualified designs into the contest. To say it wasn't easy whittling them down to the top 10, is an understatement, but choosing the winner is up to you! Go vote for your favorite!
October 15, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Last year early came often as Sears extended their early November Friends and Family weekend sale. And although limited to select products, some of Amazon's Lightning Deals and Newegg's Black November daily deals were as good, or better than those we see any time of the year. What we know for sure is in 2013, almost every major retailer will have a "beat the rush" kind of sale, or two, and new price-matching and layaway programs offer legit reasons to start shopping earlier.
October 10, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
2013 Predictions are in! Thanksgiving Day (which really has become the beginning of Black Friday) comes late this year, so should we see volatile "early" sales as retailers have more days in November to market and shoppers can expect the total number of Black Friday deals in 2013 to eclipse 40,000 (at least 50% more than 2012) in 2013 (that's not counting Cyber Monday). With some of the lowest prices we'll ever see on big screen TVs, laptops, tablets and video games, it should be a fruitful holiday shopping season.
October 8, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
One could make a long list of excellent doorbusters from last year, as retailers offered them early and often, online and in-store, on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and even on Cyber Monday. And with more than 2,800 price-reduced "lures" to sort through, 50% priced under $25 and 40% clothing deals, it really came down to personal preference. With that said, doorbusters are usually the lowest prices we see all year on this level of quality products, and some were spectacular. This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
October 3, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Holiday sales have traditionally received a big boost from the bigger, stronger brands and 2012 was no different. These 10 brands led the way for awareness and variety, not to mention prices worth comparing. There were a few newer brands (known for Black Friday deals) that had a good showing for number and quality of savings, including V-tech, Skylanders, Leapfrog, Columbia, Dyson, Craftsman and Razor (the scooter, not the cell phone). This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
October 1, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Up to 60% off everything??!! Retailers raised the bar on the number of advertised Black Friday deals and official ad scans in 2012 (27,209+ deals and 112 ads compared to Black Friday 2011 with 17,059 deals and 92 ads). Due to an early Thanksgiving, pretty much all Black Friday ads were public by Nov. 15 and several retailers jumped the gun starting Black Friday deals on Wednesday (even the weekend before for VIPs). This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 26, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
50% Off Everything!! ...there are numerous tactics retailers use to get bargain shoppers’ attention and they pull out all the stops on Black Friday. It can be tricky to navigate through the details and do math to determine whether it’s a good deal. This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's best holiday sales and bundles and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 25, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
The Master List of our series, "Black Friday Recap and 2013 Predictions". This post gives you direct access to our top deal picks and reviews from 2012, predictions for Black Friday 2013, smart shopping tips from expert online insiders, and links to all the tools and apps you'll ever need to assure you won't miss out on the best deals of year. Enjoy!
September 24, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
These SUPER CHEAP deals is what Black Friday is all about. With over 10,000 deals under $20 and 5,000 under $10, we've studied what buyers went for and vet out which deals were worth pulling the trigger on. Walmart alone advertised more than 900 deals for twenty bucks or less. So were they the best deals ever? This "Best of Black Friday" series gives you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 19, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Was this a sign from struggling industry? Advertised video game, consoles and accessories deals almost doubled in 2012 for Black Friday (1,163 vs. 624 in 2011) as big retailers brought there best prices and discounts of the year on dozens of top selling games (more than 890 game deals alone, 340+ deals under $20 and 120 under $10. Toys R Us led the deal count with 260+, followed by GameStop with 200+ and Walmart with 160+ deals. What were the best? This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 18, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
WooHoo! It's time! We've been counting down the days for weeks and weeks now and today's finally the day we're launching the 2013 FatWallet Black Friday T-Shirt Contest and Post a Hot Deal promotion! The design contest is a time honored tradition, here on FatWallet! Hundreds of our members gather every year to submit their designs, hoping to be the one chosen winner! Read on for details of the contest and get a glimpse at our fabulous prizes!
September 17, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Advertised toys and games deals more than tripled in 2012 (4,500+ Black Friday offers vs. 1,313 in 2011) and a whopping 2,260+ were under $20 (836 under $10). Six top brands had more than 100 deals (Barbie, Disney, Leapfrog, LEGO, Vtech and Fisher-Price) and six retailers dominated with 75% of all toy deals (2,000+ from Toys R Us and Farm & Fleet/FleetFarm alone). With so many to choose from, which rank as our best from last year? This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 13, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Want to know what the top toys of the holiday season will be? Walmart has announced their "Chosen by Kids" top toy picks for the holidays! They gathered 1,000 kids between the ages of 1 1/2 years old to 10 to play with toys and vote on their favorites. Here are the Walmart Chosen by Kids Top 30 Toys for 2013:
September 12, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
As predicted in 2012, Tablet and iPad deals soared with some of the high interest and volume (176 deals vs. only 65 in 2011) as Android technology became real competition for Apple in this market (First year Kindle and Nook were categorized as a tablet product). There were 73 tablet deals under $100 and 21 iPad deals and/or bundles. But which rank as the best? This "Best of Black Friday" series ranks the top deals from the 2012 holiday and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 10, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Cell Phones, particularly smartphones were a hot item with more than 130 different Black Friday advertised deals, 25 deals offering a cell phone for less than $1 with an activation contract, including an iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S III deal. There were 47 cell phone accessory deals with 27 under $20 and a viral deal on Cyber Monday from Virgin Mobile for an HTC One V for $49. But which rank as the best? This "Best of Black Friday" series ranks the top deals from the 2012 holiday and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 5, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
As predicted in 2012, laptop deals were popular with shoppers with a record number of laptop and notebook deals (156 deals from 28 stores) and some of the lowest prices we've ever seen. There were 22 models under $300 and at least 4 models under $200. But were they the best? This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
September 4, 2013 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
GO BIG or GO HOME! As predicted in 2012, Big Screen HDTV deals were the "big" winner with shoppers with a record number of TV deals (313 deals from 28 stores) and some of the lowest prices we've ever seen. There were a couple of 50+" models for under $400 and at least one 42" under $200. But were they the best? This "Best of Black Friday" series will give you the skinny on last year's holiday bargains and some thought for predictions on Black Friday 2013.
November 26, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
We made it into the list of Top Five Best Deal Sites, nominated by readers of LifeHacker.com, but we need your help to make it to the top! Just in time for Black Friday and Holiday Shopping, Life Hacker, polled their readers asking which sites saved them the most money! We're honored to be in the top five out of all the sites nominated, but we'd like to be voted number one! Please help us win by showing your support for FatWallet with your vote!
November 25, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Check out the sneak preview of Cyber Monday deals with exciting price-breaks on laptops and accessories from Lenovo, Dell and Sony. Plus, see some money-saving store-wide discounts from dozens of your favorite stores. FatWallet's Cyber Monday feature launches at noon today (Nov. 25).
November 24, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Tucked in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday which are both shopping holidays catered to big box retail and online stores, Small Business Saturday is the day dedicated to encourage holiday shoppers to shop local small businesses. Here's how you can shop local businesses while still saving money and earning Cash Back...
November 23, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
After all the preparations, scanning ads, loading deals, and buzzing in social it feels like the shopping soiree should be coming to a close, but smart shoppers know it's only just beginning! There are a lot more fantastic frugal shopping days ahead. I'll run through them in today's post helping you space out your holiday shopping and bargain hunting over the next few weeks!
November 23, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
Have you checked out our giveaways yet? We have lots of goodies!
November 22, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Currently there are 20, 653 deals from the ad-scans we've added to the Black Friday Deal Finder and I've taken a few minutes to round up the top ones for you in today's post! Use it to help gather ideas for what to get people on your holiday gift list and to compare to see if a deal you see in the store is a great price or not!
November 22, 2012 | Posted By: Danielle Benoy
Some may know Black Friday as the best shopping day of the year with great deals and the search for that perfect buy. However, for a sales associate it’s a nightmare of long days, crabby customers, and the never ending lines.
November 21, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
It doesn't have to be this way. There are a few simple strategies you can use to saving money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You don't have to be an expert deal hunter to successfully apply the habits savvy shoppers have developed. You just need a plan, a roadmap, or step by step checklist of what to do. Here are the 7 Habits of a highly effective shopper...
November 20, 2012 | Posted By: Mary Diamond
When looking to purchase a new laptop, the number of options can be almost as overwhelming as the prices. Usually, the hardware that is the fastest with the latest features is the farthest from your ideal price. Do you want a regular laptop, or are you willing to pay more for a feather-light low profile ultra book? No two laptops are the same, just like no two buyers have the exact same needs -so how do you know what's a good deal and what's just cheap?
November 20, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
While some people will be deep into food comas on Thanksgiving, here at FatWallet we will be partying it up with our friends from Lenovo, bringing you 12 hours stuffed with goodies valued at more than $2,500! Lenovo will be dishing out everything from messenger bags, headphones, laptop accessories to laptops themselves. Check the blog post for more details!
November 20, 2012 | Posted By: Shannen Bayless
Black Friday is only in a few days!! Check out Shannen’s latest article about things you definitely want to “do” on Black Friday…or is it really Black Friday anymore since many stores are opening on Thanksgiving this year?
November 19, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
If you were planning on doing your shopping online for Black Friday, then now is the time to start scooping up some deals. Today, Amazon kicked off their Black Friday Deals Week which features a series of sales ranging from DVD's to printers to clothing. Learn more about it in our blog post!
November 19, 2012 | Posted By: Mary Diamond
Black Friday 2012 is less than five days away, and gamers are no different than soccer moms and couponers when it comes to seeking the best deals -unless you count the technical research involved in choosing the best new consoles for the current season.
November 19, 2012 | Posted By: Eric Pearson
In search of a deal on a digital camera this Black Friday? Look no further, there are plenty of savings to be had from every major retailer. Here are a few that stand out in some of the poplular categories.
November 17, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
You already love eBay for the bargains, now you can love eBay for the Cash Back too. You know all those hard to buy for people on your holiday gift list who have everything they need and want, that you have no idea what to get them? Problem is solved! It's Back! What's back? Cash Back on eBay!
November 16, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Here's a quick wrap up of the top 20 Black Friday deal finder favorites from FatWallet members this week! We have 18,174 deals posted from 65 ads as of this afternoon, with more still to come.
November 14, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
While I'm all about saving money, heck I blog about it for a living, I'm one of those "old fashioned" types who thinks my shopping should fit into my family holiday schedule instead of my family into my shopping schedule. So to simplify my own week (as well as yours) here's a 2012 Black Friday Shopping Week Schedule of which stores are offering deals early in the week and which ones will make you have to toss that turkey into the oven a couple of hours early.
November 13, 2012 | Posted By: Danielle Benoy
Believe it or not, there are only 10 days left till Black Friday! It’s coming and it’s coming quick, so here are a few tips to help you save and survive this Black Friday.
November 9, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
There's never a dull moment around here at FatWallet HQ! Missing pages from the Best Buy Black Friday ad were discovered and as expected the full Target Black Friday ad leaked today! Read about them both in tonight's short but sweet post for you...
November 9, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
The wait is over. Kohl's has leaked their 2012 Black Friday ad, announcing over 500 early bird specials and $15 in Kohl's cash for every $50 spent! Shop and save in every department: jewelry & accessories, watches, perfume, clothing for everyone, toys, kitchen appliances, electronics, luggage, Christmas decorations, home decor, linens, coats, & shoes.
November 8, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
We've sprung another leak! Target's Black Friday Preview Ad just leaked! It gives us just a glimpse of what they're offering with savings on HDTV's, Xbox Kinect Bundle, Nook, cameras, DVD's, housewares, accessories and more. Stay tuned for a larger release to come. My super sneaky detective work (reading the fine print) leads me to believe a full page ad will be released soon...
November 8, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
The Kmart Black Friday Ad and Thanksgiving Ad both have leaked! Like other merchants, Kmart will be starting their frugal shopping festivities are starting on Thanksgiving and continuing them through Saturday. Touting Thanksgiving doorbusters, Black Friday preview doorbusters, and Black Friday morning Doorbusters, these ads contain 757 deals on apparel, automotive, baby, cameras, cellphones, computers & accessories, electronics, food, holiday decor, home decor, home theater, jewelry, movies & tv, patio & garden, personal care, sporting goods, HDTV's, toys and video games!
November 8, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Walmart has leaked their Black Friday Ad! Get suited up for the shopping game early on Thanksgiving because in addition to rolling back prices, Walmart is rolling out their doorbuster items in-store in three separate waves starting at 8 pm Thanksgiving day! By combining their price match guarantee, new one hour in stock guarantee, and three rounds of doorbusters, Walmart is sure to be a top destination on the Black Friday routes for many people!
November 7, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
The FatWallet Black Friday party rolls on with another ad leak from Sears! You'll be wanting to pack up your Thanksgiving leftovers early and shoo away your guests so you can move on to celebrating the deals when you see what they're offering! Starting at 8:00 PM Thanksgiving, Sears will offer a whole round of Early Black Friday deals, with more deals available at 4:00 am Friday! They ad mentions more than 1,000 doorbusters including...
November 7, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
It's Out! Best Buy has leaked a "preview" of their Black Friday Ad and our team upstairs has been busy entering all the deals into our Black Friday Deal Finder! Check out the deals Best Buy is offering Black Friday shoppers online starting Thanksgiving day and in-store-only doorbusters for shoppers starting at 12:00 am Friday in today's post...
November 1, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
Kohls, the department store giant, recently released a monster press lease detailing out their 2012 Black Friday hours and holiday plans for the upcoming shopping season. Come check out some of the details here.
October 29, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
Shopping for toys this holiday season at Target? Take some time, and preview their newly released toy catalog on FatWallet's Black Friday Ad Scan page! It's a 110-page catalog filled with goodies...
October 26, 2012 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
Looking to shop at Victoria Secret's this holiday season? Then come check out one of their leaked Black Friday promotions that will be hitting their stores come November 23rd!
October 26, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
We've rounded up the 2012 holiday toy catalogs that have leaked so far and added the deals into our deal finder to make it easier for you to find the best prices on the best toys! Check them out along with some hot toy picks this year in the blog post!
October 15, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Hurry! Your chance to submit a design and get a free Black Friday T-Shirt is ending tomorrow at Noon Central! So far we've received approximately 316 designs from 171 members! If you haven't entered your design yet, set aside some time tonight! It could pay off to the tune of $500, plus bragging rights, a winner's only badge, a box of schwag, and your design worn by hundreds of FatWallet members across the country!
September 18, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Do you have what it takes to design our 5th annual Black Friday T-Shirt? I can hardly believe it's that time of year already! Put on your thinking caps we need you to get creative and design a Black Friday t-shirt that will win the votes of your fellow FatWallet members! Read about the prizes and details here!
November 23, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Set aside some time on Thanksgiving to do a little shopping online after your guests have gone! For extra savings, stack cash back deals, with the coupons, Black Friday sales, and free shipping!
November 23, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
How frustrating is it to be out shopping and realize that you forgot to stop at a particular store and now you've got to back-track across town to pick up what you need? Don't let that happen to you on Black Friday!
November 23, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Don't get suckered into paying more than you should on Black Friday! There's no doubt that the deals will be spectacular in the stores, our Black Friday Deal Finder proves it, but shopping at the brick and mortar stores on Black Friday may not always be the best way to save the most money.
November 21, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Have you packed your Black Friday shopping survival kit yet? You don't want to be unprepared for the unexpected when you've got a big list to tackle on Black Friday.
November 20, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip is to remind you to save those Black Friday ads and bring them shopping with you so if you have a chance to price match, you've got the proof to back you up!
November 19, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Schedule your "Retail Reconnaissance" trip this week to scope out the location of the items you plan to buy on Black Friday ahead of time so you don't waste time trying to find them when the deals are flying out the door!
November 18, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Check the Black Friday store hours & doorbuster deals post before heading out on Black Friday. It includes the hours they'll be opening up on Thanksgiving Night or Black Friday, what the hours of their doorbuster sales are, as well as if they're a FatWallet merchant that offers cash back on online shopping.
November 17, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
You know the early shopper get's the deal and you'll be kicking yourself if you miss the Black Friday doorbusters because you overslept! Learn my secret to never oversleeping in today's Black Friday shopping tip!
November 16, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
You've got some serious shopping to get done on Black Friday so dress for comfort not style! You know you'll look great no matter what you're wearing ~ especially if you're sporting some FatWallet schwag! (Hint! Hint!)
November 15, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip is to stay hydrated while shopping. Plus win a FatWallet reusable water bottle to take shopping on Black Friday by sharing your favorite Funny Black Friday tip in the comments on this blog.
November 14, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Take a few minutes this week to prepare yourself for a good shopping experience next week. Clean out your purse and balance your bank account.
November 13, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Use the power of your circle of friends and family to get the deals you need and want on Black Friday! Gather a group of shoppers and trade cell phone numbers and divide your shopping lists up by stores.
November 12, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
So standing in line while your shopping on Black Friday may be inevitable, but wasting that time certainly isn't. :)
November 11, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
If, while you're shopping in the stores and using the price check apps we talked about in tip 25, you happen to find the item cheaper online, grab your phone...
November 10, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Your mom was right...you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, so today's tip is to remember the "Golden Rule" is golden on Black Friday!
November 9, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
So the lines can be tough on Black Friday, but if you get creative with where you check out, it might not be as bad as you think.
November 8, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Black Friday is starting earlier every year. Many popular stores will offer their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day to their online shoppers.
November 7, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Look for deals on Black Friday that include free gift cards! It's the perfect way to get two gifts in one! :)
November 6, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Check the inventory of the items you're wanting to buy in the stores on Black Friday before heading out into the cold to shop.
November 5, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Look for deals on Black Friday or during the holiday shopping season that are combined with rebates. Last year there were many items that were actually FREE after rebate!
November 4, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Yikes, is there anything more frustrating than having a list of things you have to get while dragging a tired, fussy kid along or having to leave early when the deals are hot because the puppy's been alone too long?
November 3, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Shop at stores that offer a gift with purchase or a coupon to use on your next purchase that could give you even more off that great Black Friday deal!
November 2, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Save time and money on Black Friday by shopping at stores that price match! many stores will let you price match if a competitor offers the same item and quantity at a lower price, but there are rules you must follow. Here's your Price Matching Playbook of Rules.
November 1, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Our sales team here at FatWallet has scored us some awesome items from many of our fantastic merchants that we'll be giving away! Here's how to get in on the fun!
October 31, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
This tip is for all of the smart phone users in the crowd. Download a price comparison app to your phone to make sure you're really getting the best price on Black Friday!
October 30, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Don't be in such a big hurry to get going on your shopping trip that you forget to get breakfast!
October 29, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Check out the local daily deals on Groupon for great gifts at Black Friday prices. Plus get up to 4% cash back on your purchase when you shop through FatWallet!
October 28, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
It's easy to focus on all the big box stores who are doing lots of advertising during Black Friday and the holiday season, but there are great deals to be found at many local mom & pop type stores as well.
October 27, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip will introduce you to the art to savings stacking! Read and discover what savings stacking is, what deals will stack, and how to sharpen your stacking skills!
October 26, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
In the last few years, there's been a trend with retailers to promote Black Friday sales early on the Friday's leading up to Black Friday. It may be clever marketing to get you to shop early, or it may be a rock bottom price great deal.
October 25, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
There's a lot of wisdom and experience within your circle of friends, available to you through a text, phone call, or over a cup of coffee!
October 24, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Don't end up exhausted, pulling an all-nighter to wrap all your gifts the night before Christmas and hide the presents right under your kids' noses!
October 23, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
The Black Friday ad leaks have already started to come in! You're signed up and getting an email every time a new store announces their Black Friday deals, aren't you?
October 22, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Are you using the FatWallet Wish Lists to help you with your black Friday shopping? Save the links you want and share them with others on Facebook, or use it to create a shopping list for yourself or for the others you need to buy for!
October 21, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Growling tummies are not conducive to strategic shopping! So plan your Black Friday to include some sit-down lunch time to give your feet a break and let your brain reboot.
October 20, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip will help you pass the time in line, learn about great new bargains in the stores, and hold your spot in line should nature call. :)
October 19, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
What if You Can't Shop Black Friday? Will you miss out on the best deals if you're traveling or working on Black Friday? Will you end up paying big if you can't make it to the stores?
October 18, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip is to evaluate what is the better value: buying a gift at the brick and mortar store or shopping online and paying shipping?
October 17, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Instead of shopping at the store that is most conveniently located, you may have better luck, on Black Friday, picking a store that's a bit off the beaten path if it's typically not as busy.
October 17, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
What's better than stacking up the Black Friday coupons, deals, and free shipping when you're getting cash back? A cash back sale of course!
October 15, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
We try hard to make things work auto-magically for you when you're shopping here at FatWallet, but every once in a while someone doesn't get the cash back they think they're getting. We've got a team of employees who are here to help you if you have questions about your cash back, but here are a few simple tips to help you make the most of your cash back shopping on Black Friday and everyday!
October 14, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Here's a riddle for you. What investment cost approximately $1.00 and can give you back $150+ each week? The Newspaper of course! Are you using it to pad your wallet with savings this shopping season?
October 13, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Who else hates wasting time, standing in line at the post office with your arms loaded down with heavy packages? During the holidays the lines get worse, so today's tip will simplify holiday shipping!
October 13, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Wahoo, this week we passed the half way point on our Black Friday countdown of money saving and shopping tips! Here's where you can check out the tips you've missed so far...
October 11, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Organize your shipping calendar to avoid having things get lost in the mail or intercepted by snooping family members. :)
October 10, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Miss a tip, or want to read more tips? Here's a list of all 90 Black Friday Tips that will be updated as each tip gets added.
October 10, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
In-box overwhelm got you down? It only gets worse during the holidays with all the online shopping offers and discounts, receipts, and tracking numbers that trickle in. Get your inbox organized!
October 9, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip will help you avoid the hassles of trying to track down a package that required a signature or finding a package that was supposedly delivered but never arrived.
October 8, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Don't you hate all the passwords and things we need to remember these days? Here are a few tips to hep you create secure but easy to remember passwords.
October 7, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's tip is to pick one credit card to use online so that if there's ever a problem that causes you to have to cancel your account, your main credit card won't be out of commission.
October 6, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
So while many people will be out shopping in brick and mortar stores on Black Friday, others will be shopping from home. And while most of us are no longer online shopping newbies, it's always good to be reminded what to look for to know we're shopping safely online.
October 5, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Check out these two great resource, right here on FatWallet, to help you plan your Holiday travel while saving money, time, and hassle!
October 4, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
You don't want to waste time shopping for things on Black Friday that are not going to be big money-savers anyway. Focus your efforts where it will count the most!
October 3, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Buy more than you planned on? Get caught in the moment on Black Friday? It's best to let the buying buzz wear off and make a decision about your purchases at home when your head is clear.
October 3, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Your mission today, should you choose to accept is is to get to know the FatWallet Black Friday Deal Finder! Use it now to compare deals from last year to set your budget for this year and be the Black Friday guru your friends will envy!
October 1, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
You don't want to miss out on your favorite thing at it's lowest price do you? Well, don't be late to the bargain party or you may find your favorite deals have already expired!
September 30, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Great deals for the holidays get even better when you can stretch them into great deals for birthdays, anniversaries, mother's day, father's day, etc!
September 29, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
While they try to anticipate the demands of their customers, no store is perfect and with the chaotic rush of Holiday shoppers, it's likely that some of the items on your list are going to be gone by the time Black Friday gets here.
September 28, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Black Friday not only a great day to shop for gifts, it's a great time to find awesome deals for yourself and your household. Expand your list to include these other big ticket items and you could end up saving more money in the long run!
September 27, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Scarcity is one of the biggest marketing techniques of Black Friday. We have a deadline, one day only, to get the lowest priced deals of the season and we're competing against every other shopper. Here's how to defend yourself against this marketing strategy...
September 27, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
So we've grown up obeying authority in the form of parents, teachers, employers, government leaders and judges. It's ingrained in us to listen to authority. Which is exactly why marketers use it to sell their products.
September 25, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
People do business with those they know, like and trust. It's one of the oldest rules of sales known to man and it can also be one of the pitfalls of spending too much if we're not careful. Here's how to avoid being persuaded by a wolf in sheep's clothing on Black Friday!
September 24, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Store owners, Bartenders, baristas, charity bell wringers, and infomercial creators all know the monkey see, monkey do marketing trick to get you to buy...do you?
September 23, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
"But Daddy, you said!" Marketer's know you don't like disappointing your kids and here's how they use it to get you to spend more than you plan on, year after year.
September 22, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Black Friday buyer beware! Have you ever sent someone a holiday card after you received a holiday card in the mail from someone even though they weren't on your list? See how sales people and marketers use this same technique to get your money!
September 21, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Just because the Black Friday store flyer says something is a great deal, doesn't mean it is. Here's how to not get caught in the moment and buy impulsively...
September 20, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Let Twitter help you simplify your Black Friday shopping! Use this handy twitter search to see what people are saying in real time about the hot products on your list!
September 19, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Do you're kids have visions of more than just Sugar Plums on Christmas Eve? Today's Black Friday Shopping Tip #67 will simplify shopping for your kids and help make Grandma's life easier too!
September 17, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Are you on the "A" list for your favorite stores discounts and deals? Well if you're not, Black Friday shopping tip #68 will tell you how to get on it!
September 16, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's Black Friday shopping tip #69 is all about strategic shopping for free shipping deals to save you money when you're buying for out of town guests. Click to check it out!
September 15, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Forget to ask for what is in today's tip and you could end up having to stand in another line during your busy Black Friday shopping trip!
September 14, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Today's Black Friday countdown tip will save you money if the price on an item you bought drops even lower before the holidays arrive!
September 14, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
In the chaos of Black Friday shopping, it's easy get caught in the moment thinking something is a fantastic deal until you've read the fine print. Another deal for slightly less of a discount may be a better deal in the long run when you read the fine print!
September 12, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Tip # 73 of our 90 Days to Black Friday countdown. That's our policy...could more frustrating words be heard? You won't be caught off guard trying to return gifts this year after you get today's tip!
September 11, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Get twice the shopping done with 1/2 the expense and time with today's Black Friday countdown tip! Who doesn't love a great bogo?
September 10, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 75 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 9, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 76 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 8, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 77 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 7, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 78 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 6, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 79 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 5, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 80 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 4, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 81 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 3, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 81 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 2, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 83 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
September 1, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 84 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 31, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 85 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 30, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 86 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 29, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 87 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 28, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 88 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 27, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Day 89 of 90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
August 26, 2011 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
90 FatWallet Black Friday Tips: (Day 90) A series of simple actionable steps and savings tips you can use to save you and your family money as we head into the holiday shopping season!
July 26, 2011 | Posted By: Laura Smith
Black Friday 2011 is already buzzing as stores throw sales for Black Friday in July. Get the skinny on the who, what, when and why of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Take a peek back in time to see which stores leaked Black Friday adds early and equip yourself for scouting out the best deals with the FatWallet Black Friday 2011 Deal Finder!
December 3, 2010 | Posted By: Laura Pagles
Cabbage Patch Kids: my first memory of parents lining up and forsaking all sense of civility for a toy that was plentiful before the holiday and forgotten a year later. Maybe I’m bitter - I didn’t get a real signature-on-the-rear, papered kid from the garden - but was it worth ...
November 26, 2010 | Posted By: Emma Stover
Cyber Monday is not as famous as her big brother Black Friday. She's the Joan to John Cusak, the Maggie to Jake Gyllenhaal. The secret to her slow and steady success: everything she does is good. Unlike Black Friday (and John and Jake), who has just as many downsides as ...
November 24, 2010 | Posted By: B list Bargain Bin Crew
Note to the filmmakers: Black Friday and Black Tuesday are not the same.
November 24, 2010 | Posted By: Chelsea Osoling
Black Friday is the unofficial kick off for the holiday shopping rush. For those of us who have made the leap from shopping in stores to shopping online, we know firsthand the beauty of saving money versus battling the early morning crowds. But there are a few tips we can ...
November 22, 2010 | Posted By: Angela Lindsey
If you've ever worked a Black Friday in retail you see things that you normally wouldn't notice about these sales. There are methods to getting the most out of the year's best deals without breaking your wallet - or your back.
November 21, 2010 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
Gaming, Smartphones, Tablets and 3D: One Walleteer's 2010 Black Friday / Holiday Predictions

The Black Friday 2010 rumor mill has already started to leak. A few more stores should follow suit through to Nov. 29 (Cyber Monday). The new FatWallet Black Friday DEAL Filter is the go-to for many consumers ...
November 18, 2010 | Posted By: Laura Pagles
Remember the olden days when Black Friday was wrapped around one day’s newspaper circulars. Even after Al Gore invented the Internet, you only had to keep your eyes peeled for early ad circular leaks posted by forum users of sites like FatWallet. Then came the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ...
November 12, 2010 | Posted By: Brian E Young
It's the largest shopping day of the year in the United States, or at least that's what retail stores everywhere are hoping. Can we predict the Black Friday by looking at the past? [Infographic Inside]
November 5, 2010 | Posted By: Laura Pagles
This week at FatWallet: Giveaways, cash back sales, and Black Friday - oh my!
November 2, 2010 | Posted By: Emma Stover
Those first four times I stood in line in sub-freezing temperatures at 4:30 a.m., simultaneously loving the anticipation of great deals and hating my numb feet, I couldn't help but think: I wish I owned an RV.
October 28, 2010 | Posted By: David Wright
Smart (and brave) shoppers know that if you play Black Friday just right, you can get all your holiday shopping, pick up some stuff for yourself, and save a bundle in the process - despite the stock boy who promised the last $200 laptop to his girlfriend.
October 22, 2010 | Posted By: Farfisa850
History

Black Friday's roots stretch back to the mid-1800s and share the name with the Fisk & Gould gold scandal. Why not gold Friday, you ask? (You may not have asked but this makes a fantastic segue.) Because the only ones really benefiting from this scheme were (you guessed it) Fisk ...
September 20, 2010 | Posted By: lpickles
What's up at FatWallet for the week of 9/19/2010, including new Cash Back stores, Halloween, and Black Friday T-shirts
September 22, 2009 | Posted By: Laura Smith
Black Friday is always one of the most talked about shopping days for trendy toys. With that said, let’s peek at some cool toys people are already talking about. Even as we may be inclined to look for “what we really need this year”, here are fun gifts to compliment ...
September 17, 2009 | Posted By: Brent Shelton
To help you create successful T-shirt designs for the annual FatWallet Black Friday T-shirt Design Contest, here's a few links to tips. Some are pretty heady for those of you who do design on a professional level, but some are perfect to help the novice designer make that good ...


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