The sale begins Thursday (Thanksgiving), November 25 at 9am and lasts through the weekend until Sunday, November 28. The ad contains a lot of deals on apparel (many hunting related), outdoor items and sporting goods (lots of guns).
We expect more ads to come available very soon, so be sure to stay tuned!
The sale starts at 8am in-stores, online hours are currently TBD. If the past is any indication, we expect the online sale to start in the early morning hours of Saturday, well before the in-store sale starts. If this is the case, we recommend shopping online first and then going to the store to pick up any items you may have missed out on.
We're only two days into November and retailers are already kicking off their full-forced sales drives leading up to Black Friday. Right now, Walmart is offering their Amazing Online Specials which features the Viore 32" 720p LCD HDTV for $299.99 among many other deals. If this is anything like Walmart's online sales of prior years, Walmart will be cycling in new items every week until Black Friday, so we expect this sale to run throughout the month of November.
NewEgg wants to know "why wait until the end of November for big savings?" As they have started their Black November sale, where every day they will be unveiling new "Shell Shocker" priced items and promotional coupon codes.
Everyone should remember that these sales are not necessarily "Black Friday" caliber, but feature a greater variety of items on sale than will be available on Black Friday.We'll continue to update this post as more sales become available.
Yesterday we received a letter via registered mail from Home Depot. We thought it'd be a letter of them expressing their love for BFAds, how useful they find our site and how much they appreciate us for promoting their sales. So imagine our surprise when it turned out to be a hastily sent, preemptive cease and desist letter that was addressed to a competitor's site!
Obviously, Home Depot loves BFAds so much, they're sending out these letters to all of our competitors so that BFAds.net will be the sole provider of the Home Depot Black Friday advertisement. Thanks Home Depot!
To return the favor, we sent a letter back to Ms. Mueller along with a BFAds Golden T-Shirt! That's right, the first publicized winner of our Golden T-Shirt contest is Ms. Trish Mueller, VP of Advertising for Home Depot!
Congratulations and we look forward to her picture to claim the $100 gift-card!
All daily give-away ends 11:59:59 CST. You only need to enter the November Holiday Give-Away Contest once and you will be eligible for every daily give-away. Limit 1 entry per person. We will be monitoring for multiple entries, so please enter only once.
Kmart will be having a similar sale where they will be offering Black Ops for $59.99 plus $25 in rewards points (gift-card), but will not be offering free shipping; which makes the Amazon deal a bit better if you're shopping online (by only a couple of dollars). The Kmart sale will go live starting November 9.
Lastly, Toys R Us will be having a similar video-game sale starting next Sunday, November 7, where you will receive a $20 gift-card with the purchase of one $59.99 video-game and a $50 gift-card with the purchase of two $59.99 video-games. If you plan on purchasing another $59.99 video-game along with Black Ops, then the Toys R Us deal is the best. Thanks for the tip DickFitzwell!
The sale, oddly, starts this Wednesday, November 3 and lasts through Wednesday, November 24. All listed prices are after-coupon prices as the advertisement features 48 coupons on a variety of items. We didn't want to clutter up the listings, so we opted to not type up the coupons; rather just include the item with its after-coupon price.
Target and Kohl's Pre-Black Friday Sales Information
Today, both Kohl's and Target put out press releases detailing their plans for pre-Black Friday sales.
Target will be launching a 4-day Sale starting Sunday, November 21 featuring over 170 items with an emphasis on electronics, movies and toys. Coupons will be available in the Sunday circular to offer even more savings.
On Thanksgiving, Target will have a 1-day, online-exclusive sale featuring items that will not be included in their Black Friday sale. Then on Black Friday (which is actually a two day sale lasting both Friday and Saturday), Target have an unprecedented 25 Doorbuster items on sale and giving away $10 gift-cards if you purchase $100 before 10am on Black Friday.
It is unknown how the 4-day Sale will compare to the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales, but we should have the Target Black Friday before the 4-Day Sale begins, which will give us an opportunity to directly compare both sales.
Kohl's pre-Black Friday plans are a lot more complicated as they will be running four different sales between November 5th and November 20th, with some overlap and a buzz-words like "Power Hours."
There's too much to summarize concisely, but the full details are available in the press release. Highlights include a November 17 Secret Sale where an additional 15-30% will be taken off everything in store and online and the Kohl's Cash promotion, which runs through November 15th, where you get a $10 gift-card for every $50 spent.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on all sales throughout November, so stay tuned!
I'm not entirely sure how we came up with this idea, all I know is it happened while on our way to McDonalds to get the McRib (yes, it's back) and some Monopoly pieces. We were kicking around ideas for new contests and got to thinking about successful contest ideas we could mirror, when someone brought up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We all know the premise: there are five Wonka bars that contain a golden ticket for a tour of the Chocolate Factory. Unfortunately, we don't have a Chocolate Factory... and we don't think many would enjoy a tour of a living room filled with banquet tables, BFAds t-shirts and computers. Luckily, we do have gift cards!
When we start shipping out the shirts later today, we're going to be including a few Golden BFAds 2010 t-shirts with random orders. If you are lucky enough to receive a Golden shirt, all you need to do is take a picture of yourself wearing the t-shirt in front of your favorite store and email the photo to us. In return, we'll send you a $100 gift-card to the store of your choice!
We're looking at revising the BFADS.NET presents portion of the Golden t-shirt, so the first few Golden shirts awarded may be slightly different than future Golden shirts (and thus worth thousands of dollars on eBay). Winners will receive both their original order and a golden t-shirt.
Anyone who purchased/purchases a BFAds t-shirt is automatically entered into the Golden T-shirt contest and the only way to enter the contest is to purchase a BFAds 2010 t-shirt (remember all profits go to charity).
We're still working on finalizing all the prizes for the November Give-Away Contest, but we hope you all enjoy this tiny contest in the interim!
The early emphasis seems to be on toys this year as we just finished typing up almost 1,000 items between the Toys R Us Big Toy Book and the Walmart Toy Catalog advertisements. Both of their advertisements are available on our adscans page here: http://bfads.net/Adscans
Combined with the Kmart Toy Catalog we posted earlier last week, retailers are pushing their pre-Black Friday toy sales hard this year. The Toys R Us Big Toy Book and Kmart Toy Catalog sales start on October 31, with Walmart's Toy Catalog going live a week later on November 7.
A representative from Harbor Freight contacted us today and has confirmed our thoughts: the advertisement that we found on the Harbor Freight website (which was, conveniently, the lower priced ad) is incorrect. The correct and accurate advertisement was the one we originally posted on Monday, which you can see on the Harbor Freight Black Friday advertisement page.
Original post is below:
Well, it wouldn't be a Black Friday without one conflicting ad. Might as well get it out of the way early. Four days ago we posted the Harbor Freight Black Friday advertisement; today we get word that Harbor Freight has a lower priced Black Friday ad on their website. We've highlighted the differences between the two advertisements in the images below:
Despite the two above images looking like a Highlight's magazine "Hidden Pictures" page, there are thirteen price discrepancies between the ads and one completely new/missing item (a racing jack). This is one of the few times where we have a physical copy of the Harbor Freight ad and can confirm that our version (found in Southern California) matches the one posted on Monday.
Our scanned advertisement was obtained by a customer in a Harbor Freight store (they're giving them out at the register), so if anyone else has a Harbor Freight ad, we'd love to hear which version of the ad you have! You can contact us here.
Most of the price differences are minimal ($5-$10 difference) and we're assuming that the images on Harbor Freight's site represent earlier versions of the ad. You can still see both page one and page two on the Harbor Freight website, but we are guessing they will soon be removed and replaced with the current ad being given away in stores.
We'll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more! Thanks to avalon from SD for the tip!