It's the standard Black Friday C&D form letter and touches on some of the reasons why we were hesitant to post the advertisement in the first place: the advertisement posted yesterday is not the final version that will go to print. Whether the items and prices change is speculation, but the advertisement released yesterday was definitely a draft of their final ad (misspellings, bad grammar, a couple incorrect SKU #s, etc.).
While we warn that no advertisements released early on this site should be regarded as "official," the majority we receive turn out to be the final version of the advertisement. This was not the case with OfficeMax's advertisement and to prevent visitor/buyer confusion, we are cooperating with this Cease & Desist and have removed the advertisement scan along with the item listings.
In preparation for our month-long November give-away contest, we've decided to get the ball rolling early this year with two Halloween oriented contests: pumpkin carving and Halloween costumes.
If you plan on dressing up for Halloween or carving a pumpkin, enter into our contest for a chance to win up to $100 and a free BFAds t-shirt. In all, $350 in gift certificates and 50 BFAds t-shirts will be given away to the top entries.
The top three costumes and carvings will be featured on our site, Friday, October 30th and a public vote will decide the final winners.
The rules and entry form are available on our Halloween Contest page; make sure you read the rules in order to have your submission count. We are biased, so carvings and/or costumes that have a Black Friday or BFAds theme will probably receive preferential treatment.
One of the biggest requests we had last year was the option to purchase BFAds t-shirts, so this year we worked with our printer to figure out a solution. Because the vote was so close, visitors interested in purchasing shirts will be able to choose between either design (we will only be giving away the Sales Tag design shirts).
Black Friday has come and gone and we hope that everyone had a successful Black Friday experience and a happy Thanksgiving Holiday. We'd like to thank all of our visitors, mailing list subscribers and forum members for once again making us the largest and most popular Black Friday website.
We also would like to thank everyone who emailed us with a suggestion or comment, those who submitted advertisements, members of the media who featured our site, retailers who submitted their advertisements or released their ads early and retailers who did not bother us when their advertisement was leaked.
It still amazes me that six years ago, the only people who knew about the site were friends and family. We've only grown through word-of-mouth advertising and have gotten to the point where during the week of Black Friday, BFAds.net is one of the Top 300 visited sites in the world. We only have our loyal visitors to thank for our continued success in covering Black Friday sales.
We received a lot of feedback and suggestions that we will be implementing in our 2009 site. We will continue to cover weekly sales and hot daily deals throughout December for the Christmas shopping season. Implementation has taken longer than we expected, but we should definitely have everything in place by Monday, December 8th.
We hope everyone enjoyed the site and we look forward to seeing all of you again in 2009!
This started earlier than we expected, but Best Buy has started their 2-Day Sunday-Monday "Cyber Monday" sale. Chances are if you wait until Monday, all the good items will be gone. I don't think they're going to introduce new items or different prices on Monday, so what you see now is all that will be available.
We're not going away just yet. Not only will we be actively covering the Cyber Monday sales this upcoming Monday, December 1st, we will also be covering weekly and Holiday sales throughout the entire month of December.
Cyber Monday sales will be posted shortly and starting Monday, we will begin coverage of all weekly ads and daily hot deals.
We hope everyone had a successful Black Friday shopping experience and relaxing Thanksgiving!
Cyber Monday is a few days away, this year it is on December 1. This day has become the traditional day for online retailers to offer some great bargains for the beginning of the holiday shopping season. We will be posting more information about this years' Cyber Monday sales as the information comes our way.
We are also going to continue to post other sales information until the holiday season comes to a close. Check back for more updates in the upcoming days.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday Online Sales Timeline
Below we have compiled a list of all Pre-Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday online sales and their respective sale hours. This list will be constantly updated to reflect which sales are going on now and updated sale times. Be sure to check back often!
Coupon expires on December 2nd at 11pm or after 50000 redemptions (previous coupons expired after only 500 redemptions). Coupon excludes the following: TV's, software, power, batteries, monitors, Dell docking stations, cameras and camcorders.
Below we've listed some of the deals you can get when you use the new coupon:
UPDATE #2: They are back! You can pre-order these bundles again.
Note that these are technically "pre-orders," as the bundles are not released until Friday, November 28th.
We've received quite a few emails on deals for the Nintendo DS and this is best deal we've seen on the DS this Black Friday!. Walmart is offering the same bundle for $136 during their Black Friday sale, but you can avoid tax and waiting in lines by purchasing through Amazon. Best Buy, Sears and Target are all offering the bundle for $149.99 during their Black Friday Sales.