As most traditional department chains have fallen or been absorbed into mergers over the last few decades, Macy’s has emerged as one of the sole survivors. One reason the venerable retailer has survived is its ability to adapt to the times and learn a few tricks from the big box discount chains. That’s why the 50-page Macy’s Black Friday ad circular is just packed with coupons, rebates and free shipping offers.
Like most other major retailers taking part in the Black Friday madness,Macy’s stores will be opening at 5 pm on Thanksgiving and remain open until 2 am on Friday. Macy’s doors will reopen at 6 am Friday, with more Doorbusters until 1 am and again Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Armchair customers can shop online all day Thursday through Saturday but will miss out on most of the Doorbusters.
The front page of Macy’s Black Friday ad flyer is all about freebies with a purchase or after rebates like a pair of 1/10 cttw diamond silver earrings with any purchase of $50 or more. Those would make nice stocking stuffers, as would the select tote bags, free after a mail-in rebate.
Macy’s seems to be competing with discount chain Kohl’s when it comes to using those mail-in rebates to tempt thrifty customers. Rebates can save you a ton of money but you have to play the game. Save your receipts and remove the rebate paperwork from the item as soon as you open it. Keep everything you need in one place and be sure to mail off all those rebate cards before they expire. It’s not a bargain if you don’t follow through on your rebates!
Macy’s promises 10 free-after-rebate Doorbusters but all are in-store so you have to actually make an appearance at your local store to cash in. Other free items are Gold Toe slippers for men, men’s thermal tops and glassware sets from Longchamp or Cellar Basica. Page two of the ad offers more free-after-rebate items like young men’s joggers, a Disney Olaf stuffed toy, BCBG Maxazria Perfume, graphic sweatshirts, Lauren Ralph Lauren pillows and your choice of a Bella slow cooker or coffee maker. Nothing especially exciting but all items that could come in handy around the house or as gifts.
Be sure to read the fine print at the bottom of the page when you check out the Macy’s Black Friday ad because there’s a lot of it. You’ll find many exclusions and other stipulations so be informed!
Macy’s Savings Passes don’t apply to Doorbusters but are still worth using. Use the promo code HURRY25 to get $10 off your $25 purchase in-store during select times in-store and online. Use the code HURRY50 to take $20 off your $50 purchase of select merchandise, but again, read the fine print.
You can upgrade your whole kitchen on a budget with Macy’s in-store Doorbuster Deals good 6 am to 1 pm on Black Friday on small kitchen appliances by Bella, Bell and Howell and Cuisinart, your choice $7.99 after mail-in rebate. Items offered include blenders, electric skillets, griddles, coffee makers, toasters, slow cookers and more. Even without rebates, Macy’s has Doorbuster Deals on more kitchen items like a Bella air fryer or pressure cooker regularly priced at $99.99 to $179.99 for just $39.99 each. Get 50% off a Crux programmable slow cooker or 4-slice toaster. The Nespresso by Brevia espresso machine list priced at $289.99 will be just $99.99 and espresso machines by De’Longhi originally selling for $359.99 will be $149.99. There are more deals on blenders and food processors as well as name-brand cookware, but shop fast because all these specials are over at 1 pm Friday.
Get a head start on your Christmas decorating by taking 65% off holiday ornaments and dinnerware by Lenox, Spode, Waterberry and more. Get 60% off ornaments, tree skirts and more by Holiday Lane. Get 20-40% off boxed chocolates and more by Godiva, 65% off holiday linens and 25% off all holiday collectibles.
There are more Macy’s Doorbuster Deals for the home with king or queen 900-count sheet sets in assorted colors usually selling for $179.99 to $199.99 just $29.99. Microfiber sheet sets start at $5.99 for twin size and your choice of a any size comforter or down pillow will be $19.99 each. Get 65% off all damask sheets and bedding.
Now’s a great time to pick up new luggage for holiday trips and Macy’s has plenty of Black Friday Doorbuster Deals good until 1 pm on November 24. Get 60-75% off all Samsonite luggage and business bags. Get 60% off all Travelpro or Delsey bags and any size Tag luggage is just $49.99.
Designer suiting for men by Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Michael Kors and Lauren is on sale for $199 with designer overcoats by Lauren and London Fog just $89.99 each. Get 75% off designer sportcoats and overcoats and 40-60% off mens shoes and boots. Take 50% off designer dress shirts while select designer ties and dress pants are $29.99 each. Macy’s also has Black Friday Doorbusters on men’s underwear, loungewear, accessories and gifts.
For the ladies, Macy’s has Black Friday Doorbusters like 30-50% off designer collections, 50% off contemporary looks, 50% off holiday sweaters and Impulse Contemporary graphic sweatshirts for $39.99 each. Select sweaters, ribbed tops and tees are $9.99 each. Select ponchos, cardigans, sweaters, jeans, and fleece jackets are $14.99 each.
Detailed juniors’ dresses by Planet Gold are just $14.99 each. Juniors’ tees or leggings in graphic styles are $9.99 each. Junior’s sweaters and hoodies are $9.99 each, colorful jeans are $19.99 each. Embellished jackets and jeans are $24.99 each.
Watches make great gifts and Macy’s has sales good all through Black Friday weekend including 50% off clearance fashion watches. Stainless steel bracelet watches by Bulova regularly selling for $200 to $299 are just $99 each during Doorbuster hours on Black Friday. Select famous maker watches are $165 each and new Guess watches are $69.99 each. Select fashion watches from Anne Klein, Fossil, Kenneth Cole, Diesel and Armani Exchange regularly priced at $100 to $165 are just $79.99 each during Macy’s Black Friday Doorbuster hours.
Shoes and Bags
Select boots and shoes from brands including Clarks, Sperry, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Jessica Simpson are 40% off, selling for $53.70 to $89.49 during Black Friday Doorbuster hours. Plus, cold weather boots are 60% off. Macy’s also has Doorbuster Deals on handbags, with 40% and 60% off select styles from famous makers.
Beauty items make super stocking stuffers and Macy’s has kits from Origins, Clinique, Impulse, Bar III and more for $10 each. More beauty gifts from MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Elizabeth Arden, Urban Decay and Origins priced at $16 to $25. Fragrance sets by Calvin Klein for Her, Jimmy Choo, Burberry Brit, Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere, Michael Kors Sexy Blossom, Narciso Rodriguez for Her and Vince Camuto are $25 each. Macy’s has dozens of beauty and fragrance sets to choose from so you’re sure to find a few great gifts for $25 or less.
The Le Parisien Holiday Collection featuring $350 in Lancome products can be yours for $63.50 with any Lancome purchase and all beauty orders ship free. The Best of Clinique set with eight products tucked into a train case is just $49.50 with your Clinique purchase of $29.50 or more. The Estee Lauder Beauty Essentials set, a $455 value, is just $65 with a Lauder purchase of $35 or more. Aficionados of these legendary beauty labels wait all year for these bonus deals so now is the time to stock up!
For online shoppers, Macy’s has dropped the total for free shipping to $49 but if you throw in a beauty product you can get free shipping on the whole order.
There’s truly something for everyone at Macy’s Black Friday sale, but shoppers need to plan carefully to get the best deals. Read the ad circular carefully to see when the items you want are available at Doorbuster Deal prices because many of them revert to a higher price as soon as the designated hours are over. Most of the best deals are available in-store only so you really do have to brave the crowds to get them. Plan your shopping time carefully and look for the items you most desire before they sell out or you run out of energy!
While you’re in your local Macy’s loading up on Doorbuster items, drop your letter to Santa in their big red mailbox because each one will result in a $1 donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.